Australia recognizes only West part of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

On Saturday Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, announced that Australia now recognizes West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, but will not relocate the embassy from Tel Aviv.

By Reuters, AP

 

Australia formally recognises West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, reversing decades of Middle East policy, but will not move its embassy there immediately, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday.

“Australia now recognises West Jerusalem, being the seat of the Knesset and many of the institutions of government, is the capital of Israel,” Morrison said.

The Knesset, located in Jerusalem, capital of Israel – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

“We look forward to moving our embassy to West Jerusalem when practical,” he told reporters in Sydney. Continue Reading »

ANALYSIS: IDF’s Strategy in the War Against Iran

The IDF’s commencement of Operation Northern Shield is the third tier in its psychological war against Iran:

  1. Iranians left dumbstruck by Israel’s cutting-edge technology that is currently destroying tunnel after tunnel exiting Lebanon,
  2. Generals distressed after Israel’s Air Force successfully destroyed advanced weaponry in Syria while Russia’s S-300 stood idly ‘watching’ and,
  3. Reading in the press how Hamas begged Egypt to facilitate a ceasefire the day after the IAF successfully hit 150 strategic targets in Gaza in under 48 hours.

By Yochanan Visser

 

With “Operation Northern Shield” entering its second week and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) working to destroy a third Hezbollah attack tunnel underneath the border with Lebanon it has become increasingly clear Israel is waging a psychological war against Iran and its proxies. Continue Reading »

Palestinian terrorist neutralized during knife attack on Police Officers in J’lem

Two Israel Border Police officers sustained light & moderate wounds from stabbing attack by Palestinian terrorist in Jerusalem’s Old City.
– Terrorist dead.
– WATCH CCTV of knife-attack

By Elad Benari

 

Two police officers were wounded in a stabbing attack at the Hospice junction in the Old City of Jerusalem on Thursday morning.

A 20-year-old female Border Police officer who suffered moderate injuries as evacuated to the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital. A 21-year-old male officer with light injuries was evacuated to the Shaare Zedek Hospital.

Other police officers who were at the scene neutralized and killed the terrorist.

 

View original Arutz Sheva publication at:
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/256094

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Australia flip-flops on recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Just one day after after The Australian published a report citing government sources that Scott Morrison’s Cabinet would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Wednesday, Australia’s Prime Minister told reporters that “when I’m in a position to make that announcement, I will.”

By SAM SOKOL/JTA

 

Australia’s prime minister appeared to quash reports that he would announce his government’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Wednesday.

Asked what decision the Cabinet had been reached regarding the the matter during a news conference in Adelaide, Scott Morrison replied that it was premature to discuss the issue, telling reporters that “when I’m in a position to make that announcement, I will.”

Morrison’s rebuttal of the rumors comes only one day after the publication of a report by The Australian, citing government sources, claiming that his Cabinet had approved recognition and was planning to announce the change in policy on Wednesday. Continue Reading »

Netanyahu secures new Islamic ties through strength, not political weakness

With PM Netanyahu’s breakthrough diplomatic achievements with Abu Dhabi and Oman under its belt, Israel’s gov’t is now looking to normalize an open relationship with Saudi Arabia.

By Ryan Jones

 

For decades it has been assumed that Israel must bend over backwards in order to convince the Arab world to make peace with it. Israeli concessions and “goodwill gestures” were always the order of the day when it came to negotiations, be they with the Palestinians, or other Arab neighbors.

But Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has in recent years demonstrated that the above formula is not the only way forward. Continue Reading »

Hezbollah flabbergasted: IDF uncovers third Hezbollah terror tunnel

Immediately after the IDF uncovered yet another Hezbollah attack-tunnel, explosive devices were placed inside the tunnel rendering it neutralized and extremely dangerous for anyone entering from the Lebanese side.

Arutz Sheva Staff

 

A short while ago, IDF troops exposed a cross-border attack tunnel that crossed the Blue Line from Lebanese territory into Israel.

The attack tunnel is under the IDF’s control and does not pose an imminent threat, the army stated.

IDF soldiers participating in operation Northern Sheild – Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

Explosive devices have been placed inside the tunnel by the IDF. Any entrance from the Lebanese side is dangerous. Continue Reading »

Arab League ‘warns’ Brazilian President-elect should embassy move to Jerusalem

Arab League tells President-elect Jair Bolsonaro that relocating the embassy to Jerusalem would be considered a ‘violation of international law’ and  could harm relations with the Arab world.
• Brazil’s halal meat exporters’ lobby opposed embassy move.

By Reuters and Israel Hayom Staff

 

The Arab League has told Brazil’s right-wing President-elect Jair Bolsonaro that moving Brazil’s Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem would be a setback for relations with Arab countries.

Such a move by Bolsonaro, who takes office on Jan. 1, would be a sharp shift in Brazilian foreign policy.

Brazil’s new President-elect Jair Bolsonaro – Photo: agenciabr

Ambassadors from Arab nations are expected to meet in the capital Brasília on Tuesday to discuss Bolsonaro’s plan to follow U.S. Continue Reading »

Australian tv reports: Australia set to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

The TV station cited the daily, The Australian, that if the government’s decision is ratified by the cabinet on Tuesday after approval was made by the national security committee on Monday, an official announcement will be given on Wednesday.

By THE JERUSALEM POST Staff

 

Australia is reportedly set to formally recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Australian public television station SBS reported on Tuesday.

The station cited local paper The Australian, saying that the decision is to be ratified by the cabinet at a meeting on Tuesday after its approval by the country’s national security committee on Monday.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison – Wikimedia

The move would be officially announced on Wednesday, according to the report. Continue Reading »

Iranian navy launches first stealth destroyer

Iran’s domestically built Sahand destroyer apparently has advanced warfare capabilities including anti-aircraft guns, surface-to-air missiles & electronic warfare capabilities, according Iran’s state-run television.

By Reuters

 

Iran’s navy on Saturday launched a domestically made destroyer, which state media said has radar-evading stealth properties, as tensions rise with arch-enemy, the United States.

In a ceremony carried live on state television, the Sahand destroyer—which can sustain voyages lasting five months without resupply—joined Iran’s regular navy at a base in Bandar Abbas on the Gulf.

The Sahand has a flight deck for helicopters, torpedo launchers, anti-aircraft and anti-ship guns, surface-to-surface and surface-to-air missiles and electronic warfare capabilities, state television reported. Continue Reading »

2nd Arab Gulf State Permits Israeli Flights Thru Airspace

Israeli PM Netanyahu revealed Monday that Oman is allowing Israeli airline carrier El Al to enter its airspace, following Saudi permission for Indian flights to Israel.

By Arutz Sheva Staff

 

An Arab Gulf state will allow Israeli civilian flights to enter its airspace, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced Monday, cutting the travel time from Israel to India.

Speaking at an Israeli Foreign Ministry conference on Monday, Netanyahu revealed that Israeli passenger jets will now be permitted to fly over the Gulf Arab state of Oman, on the southeastern end of the Arabian Peninsula.

PM Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara, on an official diplomatic visit to Oman where they met with Sultan Qaboos bin Said.

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Brazil kept promise to support Israel at United Nations

Departing from Brazil’s decades-old stance of voting against Israel at the United Nations, son of President-elect Jair Bolsonaro pledges Brazil’s support at the diplomatic arena.
• Incoming president has vowed to be pro-Israel.

By Sandra Rejwan

 

The symbolic victory against Hamas at the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, in which 87 nations supported a draft resolution condemning Hamas, marked another milestone: Brazil took an unprecedented step by siding with Israel and the U.S.

The U.S.-sponsored text would have for the first time condemned the Islamic terrorist group Hamas, which controls Gaza. Although it won a plurality of votes in the assembly, it failed to win the required two-thirds majority. Continue Reading »

AL-ARABIYA article calls Linda Sarsour a Muslim Brotherhood extremist

Labeling the previous administration’s ‘Muslim poster girl,’ Linda Sarsour, as an “Islamist activist” for preaching the same terms used in Muslim Brotherhood teachings, the Saudi based article claimed she also used the same terms “used and preached also by [the] al-Qaeda terrorist organization.”

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF

 

Linda Sarsour is an extremist who has “roots in [the] Muslim Brotherhood,” according to an English-language feature on Al-Arabiya, the Saudi Arabia based news channel. The article published in idiomatic English on Sunday accused the Brotherhood of “shaping the thoughts of American activist Linda Sarsour, [which resulted in] her declaring her ‘Jihad’ against US President Donald Trump.”

The unprecedented article linked her to others whom it also labeled extremists, and insinuated that the Brotherhood and groups it is allied with, including Hamas, are seeking to infiltrate the US. Continue Reading »

Palestinians planting 15 million olive trees on public lands in land-grab ploy

Israel’s Civil Administration reveals a report on how the Palestinian Authority is promoting a plan to take over Israeli state and public land swathes by planting olive trees, particularly near Jewish communities in the West Bank.
– The IDF’s Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories says, report based on Palestinian data, and hasn’t yet been verified by COGAT.

By Elisha Ben Kimon

 

The Palestinian Authority (PA) has planted millions of olive trees in the West Bank in a ploy to lay claim to land and set facts on the ground, according to an internal report by the Israeli Civil Administration (ICA). Continue Reading »

Execution carried out on Arab who sold property to Jews

Israeli lawmakers cry foul when a Palestinian man who was wanted by the PA for brokering a land transaction to Jewish buyers, a crime punishable by death, was executed in Jaljuliya, an Israeli-Arab town in central Israel near Kfar Saba.

By Arutz Sheva Staff

 

A Palestinian Arab man that was shot to death in the city Jaljuliya on Friday was wanted by the Palestinian Authority for selling land to Jews.

Ahmad Salamah’s (pictured in Tweet below) suspicious death was noted by Likud lawmaker Yehuda Glick, who alleged that the PA had killed him for his role in brokering land sales to Jews, a crime punishable by death. Continue Reading »

United Nations Refuses to Condemn Hamas

World body routinely condemns Israel by simple majority, but as usual, enacts a double standard against Israel to officially condemn Hamas, so General Assembly decides a 2/3 majority must be needed to condemn the Palestinian terror group.

By ISRAEL TODAY STAFF

 

The United Nations has failed to officially condemn Hamas, even after the US and Israel managed to garner a strong majority in the General Assembly for a resolution doing just that.

Typically, such resolutions require a simple majority to pass. But the General Assembly decided that a two-thirds majority would be required for it to condemn a group that most of the world considers a terrorist organization. Continue Reading »