Republican lawmakers delay Biden’s refunding the Palestinians

The Congressional Republicans noted how, “Since 1993, the US government provided more than $6.3 billion to the Palestinians… (but) US programs have not just failed but have been counter-productive, with the money facilitating terrorist incitement and making its way to terrorists.”

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Congressional Republicans put a hold on $75 million of the newly reinstatedUS aid to the Palestinians, two sources in Washington confirmed on Thursday.

On March 26, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) sent Congress a “program narrative” of about $75m. in Economic Support Funds (ESF) for programs in the West Bank and Gaza that would begin 15 days after the notification was received. Continue Reading »

4 Syrian soldiers injured in alleged IDF airstrikes on Damascus targets

— SPECIAL SECURITY REPORT —

Four Syrian soldiers were reportedly injured and heavy material damage was reported following an airstrike targeted in Damascus by IAF jets on Wednesday night, according to Syrian state news agency SANA.

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Four Syrian soldiers were injured and material damage was reported after an alleged Israeli airstrike targeted Damascus on Wednesday night, according to Syrian state news agency SANA.

The strikes reportedly came from the direction of the Golan Heights and Lebanon, with Lebanese media reporting Israeli aircraft flying over large portions of Lebanon.

A large explosion was heard near the border between Israel and Lebanon during the strikes after a Syrian air defense missile was fired towards an Israeli aircraft in the area, according to Hezbollah-affiliated reporter Ali Shoeib. Continue Reading »

PLO vs. Hamas in West Bank elections or ‘Old Guard’ PLO vs. Fatah

Whether or not the elections Abbas has planned in May will actually happen, the demon is out of the bottle, and with the infighting between the ‘Old Guard’ PLO members from Tunisia vs the local Palestinians, the end of PLO’s political supremacy in the West Bank seems near.

By Pinhas Inbari

 

When Palestinian elections were first discussed, the spotlight immediately turned to the struggle between Fatah and Hamas and the fear that under cover of the elections, Hamas would infiltrate the West Bank. But it soon became clear that the story was not Fatah against Hamas, but Fatah against Fatah. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Linoy Ashram wins two gold medals in Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup

Out-performing Belarusian rhythmic gymnast Alina Aliaksandraŭna Harnasko and Bulgarian gymnast Brianna Klein, Israel’s Linoy Ashram made it to 1st place in the multi-sport race category with an incredible score of 98.45.

By TOBIAS SIEGAL

 

Israeli gymnast Linoy Ashram won two gold medals and a bronze in the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup taking place over the weekend in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Ashram won the multi-sport race category on Saturday with an impressive 98.45 score, guaranteeing a gold medal. The category includes a continuous series of stages that require athletes to switch from one athletic discipline to another.

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With Trump gone, EU states return to vote against Israel at UNHRC

Just prior to the Palestinians firing a rocket at Israel’s largest southern city on its election day, only 6 of the 47-member UNHRC opposed the arms embargo resolution against Israel, with Bahrain conspicuously absent during Tuesday’s vote.

By TOVAH LAZAROFF

 

The United Nations Human Rights Council approved a resolution calling for an arms embargo against Israel that had the support of many of the European countries but received a nod of disapproval from Bahrain, which was absent for Tuesday’s vote.

The measure, dubbed the accountability resolution, passed 32-6, with eight abstentions. It included some of the harshest language against Israel out of the four resolutions that the 47-member UNHRC is expected to approve, as the 46th session ends this week. Continue Reading »

To deter Iran from building nukes, the US must sell Israel the B-52 & MOP

Op-Ed: Only if Teheran feels Israel can actually destroy their bunkered nuclear production sites will there be a serious deterrent in preventing Iran from producing a nuclear arsenal.
– Unlike the US, Israel has a long history in flying extended distances from its borders to destroy nuclear installations of its enemies.

By EHUD EILAM

 

US President Joe Biden’s administration seeks to negotiate with Iran. If it does not work, the US will have to deter Iran from producing nuclear weapons. Another scenario is that the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, might survive and even be improved following future negotiations. Continue Reading »

White House attempts to curb Israeli military responses to gain favor with Iran

Israel’s alleged disruption of Iran’s illegal oil-smuggling to Syria (that directly finances Hezbollah’s regional expansion & terror activities), then Tehran’s subsequent maritime retaliations, appears to have exasperated Biden officials that are seeking to renew negotiations with the Iranians.

By Yaakov Lappin and JNS

 

Recent reports suggest that the United States is disturbed by aspects of the Israeli-Iranian shadow war raging across the region – in this case, at sea. It seems reasonable to conclude that Washington is trying to lower tensions it fears can spoil attempts to negotiate a new nuclear agreement with Tehran.

American sources told The Wall Street Journal in recent days that since 2019, Israel allegedly attacked 12 ships illegally carrying Iranian oil to Syria, using weapons such as limpet mines to damage the vessels. Continue Reading »

Israel’s ‘Iron Sting’ laser, GPS-guided mortar transforms urban warfare 

This 10-year development concludes with successful trials that incorporated a precise, laser and GPS guided 120 mm mortar in a surgical strike of an urban target that substantially reduced possibility of civilian collateral damage.

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As the IDF completes preparations for possible combat in both the southern and the northern fronts — where it is expected to encounter a smarter, well-organized enemy —the Defense Ministry, the IDF’s Ground Forces and Elbit Systems have revealed a precise, laser and GPS guided mortar munition: the “Iron Sting.”

The 120 mm mortar has recently undergone final trials in a testing site in southern Israel. Continue Reading »

MAZEL TOV! Kosovo opens embassy in Jerusalem

Following the establishment of diplomatic ties with Israel via then-U.S. President Donald Trump, Kosovo becomes the first Muslim-majority country, and the first European country, to establish its official Embassy in Israel’s eternal capital, Jerusalem.

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Kosovo’s Foreign Ministry said on Sunday it has formally opened its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem.

A statement said the move was made after the establishment of diplomatic ties with Israel on Feb. 1 and a Kosovo-Serbia summit held at the White House in September.

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Jewish nurse breastfeeds hungry, Arab baby in Jerusalem hospital

A Jewish nurse breastfeeds hungry, hospitalized Arab baby at Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center in Jerusalem after her mother was injured in a horrific car accident.

By Arutz Sheva Staff

 

“It’s not weird at all to offer it, despite the fact that I never nursed another baby,” nurse Yael Cohen told Ynet. “The motherly instinct is what was talking, and it guided me.”

Cohen, a nurse at  who lives in the settlement of Nokdim, told the news site on Wednesday that the four-month-old baby had arrived with her mother at the hospital.

A Jewish nurse, Yael Cohen, breastfeeding hungry, hospitalized Arab baby at Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center in Jerusalem.

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Review of Obama’s ‘A Promised Land’: At Best Anti-Israel, at Worst Antisemitic

With at least 15 falsehoods succinctly articulated in a letter below on behalf of the Zionist Organization of America, former President Obama knew or should have known, millions of his readers will be horribly misled into drawing false & negative conclusions about Israel and the Jewish people.

 

 

 

 

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Dear Mr. Dohle and Ms. McIntosh:

 

We write on behalf of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), the oldest and one of the largest pro-Israel organizations in the U.S. The ZOA is a leader in fighting against antisemitism and anti-Israel bias wherever these problems arise.

Having received complaints from our supporters and conducting our own review, we are deeply concerned about the factual inaccuracies, material omissions and outright falsehoods contained in one of your recent publications – “A Promised Land” by former U.S. Continue Reading »

Biden abandons Abraham Accords, Israel, Middle East peace for Iran

Joe Biden’s White House contains the most ideologically rigid and radical administration in US history, as demonstrated by a tidal-wave of actions that have served to undermine the recent historical Mid-East achievements between Israel and many Muslim States.

By Caroline B. Glick –  Biden abandons Middle East peace 

 

The Trump administration was on the verge of securing a peace agreement between Israel and Indonesia in its final weeks in office, according to a former senior Trump administration official involved in the efforts. The official divulged that the negotiations between Israel and the world’s most populous Muslim state were run by then-President Donald Trump’s senior adviser Jared Kushner and Adam Boehler, then-head of the US’s International Development Finance Corporation

Israel was represented by then-Ambassador Ron Dermer and Indonesia by Minister Mohamed Lutfi. Continue Reading »

Libyan tanker sailing from Iran to Syria purposely spill crude oil off Israeli coast

Israel’s Environmental Protection Minister called ecological damage, ‘environmental terrorism’, saying those responsible for intentionally discharging crude oil off Israel’s northern coast ‘must pay the price’ for devastation to Israeli nature and animals.

By Ilana Curiel, News Agencies

 

The recent oil spill off Israel’s shores that caused massive ecological damage was caused by a Libyan ship sailing from Iran to Syria, Environmental Protection Minister Gila Gamliel said on Wednesday, describing the incident as “environmental terrorism.”

The country’s investigation had focused on an unidentified ship that passed about 50 km (30 miles) off the coast on Feb. 11 as the likely source of what environmentalist groups are calling an ecological disaster that could take years to clean up. Continue Reading »

Vaccines Israel gave the Palestinians were given to Jordan royalty

Instead of the meant ‘at-risk’ Palestinian population receiving intended doses, PA autocrat Mahmoud Abbas transferred  200 vaccine doses to Jordan and the PA “health ministry” reported 12,000 vaccine doses were allocated to PLO members and to Abbas’ security personnel.

By Elad Benari

 

The Palestinian Authority (PA) acknowledged on Tuesday that it has given COVID-19 vaccines to senior PA officials and to the Jordanian royal family, Kan News reported.

Kan News reported several weeks ago that the PA had transferred 200 vaccines to Jordan, but PA officials denied the report. On Tuesday, the PA “health ministry” confirmed that 200 vaccines were transferred to the office of Jordanian King Abdullah II. Continue Reading »

Pompeo: Biden officials trying to torpedo Abraham Accords for Palestinians

In a speech at the annual conference of the Combat Anti-Semitism movement, former Secretary of State Pompeo said certain policy-makers in the US & Europe work to keep the Palestinian issue sacrosanct, protected above all other issues on the international stage.

By  Ariel Kahana

 

Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is accusing certain US and European officials of attempting to block the historic Abraham Accords in order to keep the Palestinian issue at the top of the international agenda.

President Trump at The Abraham Accords Ceremony Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, on the South Lawn of the White House. – Official White House Photo by Joyce N.

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