Israeli Knesset Member Yair Lapid claims PM Netanyahu has agreed to U.S. President Trump’s peace plan suggestion of making the Abu Dis neighbor of Jerusalem, the capital of the future Palestinian state.
The Abu Dis neighborhood bordering east Jerusalem will be the capital of a Palestinian state in US President Donald Trump’s planned peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians, Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid said Monday.
Israel’s security barrier (preventing entry to terrorists & suicide-bombers) separates Abu Dis from Jerusalem, Israel’s capital. – Photo: Yann/ Wikimedia
“Over the weekend, different sources began saying that in the American paper that will be presented next month, Abu Dis will be mentioned as the capital of Palestine,” Lapid said at a Yesh Atid faction meeting. Continue Reading »
The Palestinian foreign minister is scheduled to meet with the International Criminal Court’s prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda on Tuesday morning, to investigate alleged crimes committed in the Palestinian territories in Gaza by the Israel Defense Forces. – Watch video of FM explain blackmail strategy of UK for ‘reparations‘
Palestinian foreign minister Riyad al-Maliki is to arrive in The Netherlands later Monday ahead of talks with the chief prosecutor of the world’s only permanent war crimes court.
Maliki will meet with prosecutor Fatou Bensouda on Tuesday morning just over a week after 62 Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire as they protested the US decision to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to the disputed city of Jerusalem. Continue Reading »
Report: Although selected portions of the proposed peace plan is already being scrutinized by close U.S. allies, the Trump White House is reportedly planning to release their Mid-East peace plan publicly for Israel and the PA at the end of Ramadan, which ends June 14th.
By David Rosenberg
The Trump administration will release its much-anticipated Middle East peace plan next month, according to a report by The Associated Press.
The White House team charged with drawing up the peace plan, which includes Jared Kushner, senior adviser to President Trump and the president’s son-in-law, and special envoy Jason Greenblatt, will release the plan at the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Continue Reading »
A ‘foreign minister’ of the settler community empathizes with the plight of his Palestinian neighbors who are interested in securing a peaceful agreement, and explains how they are subjected to a narrative that is dictated to them, not only by Abbas’ Palestinian Authority, but also by the EU, int’l NGOs and the extremist groups they finance.
By GOL KALEV
Oded Revivi meets foreign ambassadors and officials regularly and hosts about 30 foreign delegations a month in his dual role as head of foreign relations of the Yesha Council (the umbrella organization representing communities in Judea and Samaria) and as the mayor of Efrat, a settlement in Gush Etzion. Continue Reading »
Is Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian Authority despot finally reaching the end of his 4-year term, that he was elected to in 2005?
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was hospitalized for the third time in a week on Sunday, although a medical official said the health of the ageing leader was “reassuring.”
It was not immediately known what prompted 82-year-old Abbas to be taken to Istishari Arab Hospital in Ramallah, the PA’s seat of power in the West Bank. A source told AFP that the Palestinian leader was suffering from a high fever.
The indignant Palestinian Authority autocrat, Mahmoud Abbas.
Because of the oppression from his gov’t, poverty, ill treatment and the unbearable circumstances forced on Fathi Harb, a 20 yr-old Palestinian father of 2 from Gaza, passerbys say he was screaming, “damn the government,” before lighting himself up. -WARNING- (video containing graphic content)
By Elior Levy
A 20-year-old Palestinian father of two from Gaza set himself on fire Saturday night in the city’s Sheikh Radwan neighborhood, all while cursing the strip’s Hamas rulers who he apparently blamed for his family’s poverty and the dismal economic situation in Gaza.
The young man, Fathi Harb, survived the self-immolation, and is currently in moderate condition. Continue Reading »
A multi-million dollar deal has been concluded between the Israeli defense systems manufacturer Refael, producer of the Iron Dome, and Romania’s defense contractor Romaero, in Refael’s first collaboration with an EU state.
By Yoav Stoler
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems signed Wednesday an agreement for local production of domestic air defense systems and ground systems with the Romanian company Romaero.
As part of the deal, Romaero will acquire the know-how and license for the production of air defense systems, including the Iron Dome, the naval iron dome, “Samson” model remote controlled weapons positions and precision “Spike” tactical missiles (also known as Gil). Continue Reading »
Despite the disappointment of abandonment from countries friendly to Israel at the UN Human Rights Council, some impressive diplomatic achievements were noted.
– WATCH: Col. Richard Kemp delivers statement toUN Human Rights Council Special Session on Gaza (May 18, 2018)
While 29 (64%) countries voted on Friday in favor of a commission of inquiry, 14 abstained and only two opposed—Israel considers the mandate the UNHRC gave itself to be entirely draconian, and claims it has already set its goal: to investigate the wrongs perpetrated against Palestinian civilians who held protests in the Gaza Strip, which resulted in the violation of international law, to the point of committing war crimes.
Netanyahu: “The organization that calls itself the Human Rights Council has once again proved that it is a hypocritical and biased body whose goal is to harm Israel and to back terrorism, but it has mostly proved to be irrelevant.”
– Watch Netanyahu’s full response to the UNHRC’s “automatic anti-Israeli” resolution.
By Arutz Sheva North America Staff,
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Friday reacted to the UN Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC) vote to establish a Commission of Inquiry to examine possible war crimes committed by Israel during the recent confrontations on the Gaza border.
Paraguay’s outgoing President Horacio Cartes fulfills promise to move his country’s embassy to Jerusalem before leaving office, with it’s official opening on Tuesday, following decisions of the U.S. and Guatemala. – President-elect Mario Abdo Benitez said he wasn’t consulted on the subject.
“By supporting UNRWA, we are keeping the conflict alive.” admits Switzerland’s Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis, saying, “instead of supporting UNRWA schools and hospitals, we could help the Jordanian institutions promote integration of Palestinian refugees.”
The UN agency for Palestinian refugees is fueling “unrealistic” hopes of return after 70 years of exodus and is therefore helping keep the Mideast conflict alive, Switzerland’s foreign minister said Thursday.
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) was established after the war surrounding Israel’s creation in 1948, when around 700,000 Palestinians fled or were expelled.
Part of what remains of Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp, near Damascus, Syria, after being abandoned by most of its inhabitants after years of indiscriminate bombings.
Dubbed the “Shoko Drone,” the IDF’s newest UAV hovers over rioters and releases small plastic bags packed with “skunk water” that burst on contact. Not harmful in cases of a direct hit, but rioters are overcome by nausea & the immediate need to ‘take a bath.’
By David Israel
Israel’s Defense Ministry’s weapons R&D on Wednesday revealed a new development that will help IDF soldiers disperse rioters with non-violent means. Dubbed the “Shoko Drone,” the new device hovers over groups of rioters and dumps its payload of plastic baggies packed with “skunk water,” which erupt on contact, sharply reducing quality of life wherever they hit, but no one is hurt beyond being seized by nausea. Continue Reading »
Israel’s Defense Ministry and the IDF’s fence-building administration have completed a 26 meter high fence that will protect the soon to open Assaf and Ilan Ramon Int’l Airport from Kornet missiles etc., should they be fired from Jordan.
Two years after work began on the smart fence capable of stopping Kornet missiles aimed towards Israel’s newest civilian airport, Eilat Ilan and Assaf Ramon International Airport, the 26-meter-high fence been completed.
The fence, which extends 4.5 km, is part of a larger 34-kilometer six-meter-high fence along the Jordanian border which runs from Eilat to Kibbutz Samar north of Timna. Continue Reading »
In contravention of UN Security Council resolution 2231, Turkey, who purchased advanced electronic capacitors made by a Jerusalem-based company, is said to have sold them to Iran for use in its nuclear program.
– Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan suspected of circumventing UNSC Resolution 2231
– Special Counsel Robert Mueller investigates Michael Flynn, Erdoğan connection.
By Itamar Eichner
The United Nations (UN) has opened an investigation into Turkey allegedly selling electronic equipment to Iran included in a list of items banned for export to the Islamic republic, thereby violating a Security Council resolution on the matter.
The UN also contacted Israel seeking it open its own inquiry into the matter, after it was discovered the equipment sold by Turkey to Iran was manufactured by a Jerusalem-based Israeli company, considered a major manufacturer of electronic capacitors. Continue Reading »
Israel’s Education Minister Naftali Bennett slams the UN Security Council for holding a ‘moment of silence’ for the violent rioters killed in Gaza, after a Hamas official revealed 50 of the dead were its members.
– WATCH VIDEO
By Arutz Sheva
Share the Truth on Gaza from Naftali Bennett YouTube channel
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