Tag: Middle East

‘IT’S NOT ANTISEMITIC TO FAVOR A TWO-STATE SOLUTION’

The EU spends some 300 million euros a year to help the Palestinians and has been doing so since the 1990s when the Oslo Accords were signed. The European Union supports a two-state resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and has kept that option alive, the incoming European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell told the European Parliament. […]

ANTISEMITISM, IRAN THREAT HIGHLIGHT NEED FOR US-ISRAEL TIES

Republican Congresswoman Ann Wagner of Missouri spoke against BDS and promoted the necessity of joint Palestinian-Israeli business ventures over the Green Line. Growing global antisemitism and the dangers of Iran make it more important than ever that the US maintain close ties to Israel, leading Republican Representative Ann Wagner of Missouri said during a speech on […]

Trump pulls back troops from northern Syria ahead of Turkish assault, Pentagon officials ‘blindsided’

The White House announced late Sunday that Turkey will soon move forward with a planned military operation in northeast Syria, as U.S. troops who have been deployed and operating with Kurdish-led forces in the area began pulling back from their positions. The decision sent shockwaves through the region and Washington, with U.S. officials telling Fox News that top Pentagon officials were “completely […]

Iran’s top general says wiping Israel off map is an ‘achievable goal’

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commander on Monday said that wiping Israel off the map is now an “achievable goal” thanks to the country’s technological advances. Gen. Hossein Salami’s comments, delivered before an audience of IRGC leaders, were carried by multiple news outlets, including the state-funded IRNA agency. “This sinister regime must be wiped off the map and […]

US envoy meets Israel’s embattled PM to discuss peace plan

The U.S. envoy to the Middle East met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday, days after elections that left the Israeli leader’s political future in doubt. Netanyahu suffered an apparent setback when he and his allies failed to secure enough seats for a narrow, right-wing majority coalition. The centrist Blue and White party, which […]

NETANYAHU TO PURSUE UNITY WITH BLUE AND WHITE

Likudniks say he’s even ready for rotation with Gantz Benjamin Netanyahu will push for Blue and White to join a national-unity government led by him, sources close to Netanyahu said Wednesday, following a meeting of the Likud faction at Jerusalem’s Orient Hotel. The sources who participated in the closed-door meeting said Netanyahu would publicly pursue […]

Saudi Arabia flags plan to enrich uranium as U.S. seeks nuclear pact

Saudi Arabia wants to enrich uranium for its nuclear power program, its energy minister said on Monday, potentially complicating talks with Washington on an atomic pact and the role of U.S. companies. Uranium enrichment has been a sticking point with the United States, especially after Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said in 2018 that the […]

LEBANON’S AOUN SAYS ISRAELI DRONE STRIKES LIKE ‘A DECLARATION OF WAR’

Aoun met U.N. Special Coordinator for Lebanon Jan Kubis on Monday to discuss “the latest developments,” the president’s office said on Twitter. Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun said on Monday his country had a right to defend itself after Israeli drone strikes that were like a “declaration of war.” “What happened was similar to a declaration of […]

TRUMP: PARTS OF PEACE PLAN MAY COME OUT BEFORE ISRAEL’S ELECTION

Blue and White’s Yair Lapid, meanwhile, welcomed Trump’s statement, saying the intention to publicize the plan before the elections is “just and correct.” US President Donald Trump hinted on Monday that parts of his long-awaited Mideast peace plan may be released before the September 17 election, leading to some speculation that this may include elements […]

TRUMP LIKELY TO ROLL OUT HIGHLY ANTICIPATED PEACE PLAN AFTER ISRAEL VOTES

US President Donald Trump said on Sunday he would likely wait until after Israel’s Sept. 17 elections to release his peace plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict prepared by White House senior adviser Jared Kushner. “I probably will wait, but we may put out pieces of it,” Trump said, explaining that “peace between the Israelis […]