Tag: Middle East

US envoy: Peace plan for Israel and Palestinians delayed ‘several months’

The U.S. ambassador to Israel said Sunday that the Trump administration’s Middle East peace plan will likely not be released for “several months,” according to multiple reports. Ambassador David Friedman told reporters in Jerusalem that the plan is “pretty much completed,” but the administration must still smooth out certain details. The delay is due in part […]

IRAN’S LEADER CALLS FOR ISRAEL’S DOWNFALL

According to the report, Khamenei congratulated leaders of the Islamic Jihad for, what he called, their victory against Israel in Gaza. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei met with Secretary General of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Ziad al-Nakhala in Teheran on Monday to emphasize his support for the Palestinian people, the Iranian network Press TV reported […]

Israel Heading to Elections

“With God’s help, we will win,” said Netanyahu, who vowed to form the same coalition after the election. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the parties in his coalition decided Monday to disperse the Knesset this week and initiate an early general election on April 9, 2019. Netanyahu boasted to his Likud faction that his coalition […]

U.N. MISSION IN LEBANON CONFIRMS HEZBOLLAH TUNNELS CROSSED ISRAEL BORDER

“UNIFIL at this stage can confirm that two of the tunnels cross the Blue Line.” the UNIFIL said according to the statement. In a development that will bolster Israel’s case against Hezbollah in a UN Security Council meeting scheduled for Wednesday, UNIFIL confirmed Monday that at least two Hezbollah-dug tunnels from Lebanon cross into Israel’s […]

IDF CLAMPS DOWN ON WEST BANK AFTER DEADLY TERROR ATTACKS

Kalashnikov automatic weapons used in the Givat Asaf terror attack was found as well as one of the soldier’s weapons stolen by the terrorist. The IDF continued to clamp down on the West Bank, arresting dozens of Palestinians as security forces continue to search for a Hamas cell believed to be behind a string of […]

Australia recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

After reversing decades of Middle East policy, Australia will now wait to move its embassy to Jerusalem. Last year, the US unilaterally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, triggering violent unrest in the region. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday that his government recognizes west Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, upending decades of Australian […]

Kushner: White House has shifted from Khashoggi killing to Israeli-Palestinian peace

Jared Kushner, a senior adviser to President Donald Trump, his father-in-law, said on Monday that the American intelligence community was still “making their assessments” regarding the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but that the administration was “focused now on the broader region” in the Middle East. “I think our intelligence agencies are making their […]

Sanhedrin Invites 70 Nations to Hanukkah Dedication of Altar for the Third Temple

The nascent Sanhedrin released a declaration to the 70 nations for Hanukkah to be read at a ceremony in Jerusalem on the last day of the holiday. The ceremony will include the consecration of a stone altar prepared for use in the Third Temple. The declaration is intended as an invitation to the nations to […]

FRIEDMAN SAYS PEACE U.S. PLAN WILL BE RELEASED WHEN ‘TIME IS RIPE’

Senior US officials want plan to be rolled out before Israeli elections The US “remains committed to sharing its vision for peace with Israel, the Palestinians and other regional and international stakeholders at the appropriate time,” US Ambassador David Friedman said on Monday. Friedman’s comments, in the form of a rare press release, came amid […]

IRANIAN NUCLEAR CHIEF THREATENS ‘OMINOUS’ CONSEQUENCES FROM U.S. SANCTIONS

But Salehi, the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, told reporters in Brussels: “If words are not turned into deeds, then … it is very ominous, the situation would be unpredictable.” Iran’s nuclear chief warned the European Union on Monday of “ominous” consequences if it did not follow through with action to keep the economic […]