The Security Cabinet has agreed to Egypt’s proposal for a cease-fire with Hamas, beginning at 9:00 am IST – despite the fact that Hamas categorically rejected the offer on Monday night. “The cabinet has decided to accept the Egyptian initiative for a ceasefire starting 9am today,” Ofir Gendelman, spokesman for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, said on Twitter. The decision […]
Secretary of State John Kerry will hold in-depth discussions Monday with Iran’s top diplomat in a bid to advance faltering nuclear negotiations, with a deadline just days away for a comprehensive agreement. The scheduled talks come a day after Kerry and the foreign ministers of Britain, France and Germany failed to reach a breakthrough on […]
As nuclear negotiations resume this week between Iran and world powers, it is becoming increasingly clear that any deal signed will be considered ill-conceived by Israel. Read More: Iran’s path to the bomb | JPost | Israel News.
The Israeli military bolstered forces along the volatile border with the Gaza Strip on Thursday in response to intensifying rocket fire as tensions remained high over the deaths of three Israeli teenagers and an Arab youth who Palestinians allege was killed in a revenge attack. Buses carrying Israeli forces could be seen heading to the […]
This week rings a historical bell. On June 28, it will be exactly 100 years since one man in the Balkans changed the world forever — with two shots from a pistol in the dusty provincial town of Sarajevo. Those shots, fired by Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip, killed Austria’s Archduke Franz Ferdinand and set off […]
Chemical weapons inspectors who came under attack while investigating claims of chlorine gas attacks in Syria last month found information suggesting that similar chemicals had indeed been used, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said Tuesday. According to Reuters, the OPCW, which is overseeing the destruction of Syria’s chemical stockpile, said inspectors […]
The United States is considering US air strikes to help the Iraqi government fend off an Islamist insurgency as well as possible discussions with neighboring Iran, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday. Read More: Kerry: US considering air strikes in Iraq | JPost | Israel News.
Iran has already reached the point of being a “nuclear threshold state” and has the capacity to build a bomb in less than a year, Strategic and Intelligence Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz said on Monday. Steinitz discussed Iran’s nuclear program at the annual Herzliya Conference hosted by the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya. Repeating a message […]
The Turkish government recently cut off the flow of the Euphrates River, threatening primarily Syria but also Iraq with a major water crisis. Al-Akhbar found out that the water level in Lake Assad has dropped by about six meters, leaving millions of Syrians without drinking water. Two weeks ago, the Turkish government once again […]
The visit of the Russian President Vladimir Putin to China is seen as a landmark event in terms of changing the vector of Russia’s development towards Asia. State Duma deputy Mikhail Emelyanov explained in an interview with Pravda.Ru why the United States tried to prevent Russia’s initiative to move closer to China and how the […]