Tag: Middle East

SHI’ITE MILITIA LEADER IN IRAQ THREATENS U.S.

Powerful Iraqi party leader Hadi al-Amiri embraces visit by Iranian president, opposes US bases in Iraq Two Shi’ite militia leaders spoke out over the weekend, with one threatening the US, and the other demanding American troops leave Iraq. Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba spokesman Hashim al-Mousawi slammed the US and Israel after the US last week designated […]

U.S. Deploys THAAD Missile Defense System in Israel in Joint Drill

According to IDF Spokesperson Brig.-Gen. Ronen Manelis, the THAAD system will be deployed to southern Israel and some 200 American troops will take part in the drill. In a first, troops belonging to the US European Command (EUCOM) have deployed the THAAD anti-ballistic missile defense system in Israel as part of a joint drill between […]

IRAN, HEZBOLLAH COMMANDING FORCES LOCATED ALONG GOLAN BORDER

Forces commanded by Hezbollah and Iran are facing Israel along the Golan Heights border and are being used as sources of tactical information, according to a report on the Nziv.net news site. Hezbollah began returning home to Lebanon after fighting in the Syrian civil war for some eight years, the report said. The fighters, though […]

GABBAY REVEALS REGIONAL MIDEAST PEACE PLAN

Gabbay’s plan is called “Paths to Separation,” he said that it is intended to reverse the direction Israel has been heading in under right-wing governments. Labor Party leader Avi Gabbay, who avoided the diplomatic issue until his party fell in the polls, outlined a new diplomatic plan of his party on Wednesday at a press […]

A synagogue on the Temple Mount? Activists say let the Jews move in

A group of Israeli activists are calling on the government to establish a synagogue on the Temple Mount and open it for Jewish prayer. According to Asaf Fried, a spokesman for an association of organizations dedicated to Jewish rights on the Temple Mount, more than 50 leaders from across the religious spectrum gathered on Sunday […]

WILL NETANYAHU BE ABLE TO FORM A COALITION?

According to Kan, about a third of the public believe Netanyahu should resign. The Likud suffered a blow in the polls and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won’t be able to form a coalition after the elections, according to a Kan news poll published on Friday. Following the Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit’s announcement that he intends to […]

Kushner: Trump peace plan will focus on borders

President Trump’s son-in-law shares details on the ‘deal of the century, to be released following Israel’s elections. US President Donald Trump’s adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner who is the head of the team formulating the administration’s peace plan, revealed several details about the plan to Sky News in Arabic. “We have tried to formulate practical […]

KUSHNER SAYS TRUMP PEACE PLAN WON’T INCLUDE SAUDI INITIATIVE

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence thanked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his commitment to the historic alliance between their two countries, adding: “Israel is our cherished ally.” US special envoy Jared Kushner confirmed Thursday that US President Donald Trump’s peace plan won’t be based on past international understanding such as the 2002 Saudi initiative, which […]

NETANYAHU WARNS ARAB COUNTRIES NOT TO REJECT TRUMP PEACE PLAN

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Arab countries not to reject the Trump peace plan before it is presented. Netanyahu’s comments to Arab leaders at last week’s conference in Warsaw were revealed on a secret tape that was aired Sunday morning by KAN News. “We will wait to see what the plan will look like that […]

Guterres: Two States ‘side-by-side’ is the ‘peaceful and just solution’ for Israel-Palestine conflict

A “peaceful and just solution” to the Israel-Palestine conflict can “only be achieved” through two States “living side-by-side in peace and security”, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres reiterated on Friday In his address to the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, which was established by the UN General Assembly in 1975, […]