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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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55 years after ‘Israel’s Man in Damascus’ execution, RT renews interest

Experts suggest Israeli spy Eli Cohen’s legendary status and the rumors of recent Israeli-Syrian back-channel talks of normalization may be the impetus behind this recently released video, 55 years after his public execution in Syria.
– WATCH the RT Documentary (in English)

By DANIEL SONNENFELD/THE MEDIA LINE

 

Russian news giant RT recently released a video it says shows Eli Cohen, the famous Israeli spy, walking in a Damascus street. The video, unclear and no more than a few seconds in length, has generated headlines throughout the region, both in Arabic and in Hebrew. Experts attribute the interest to Cohen’s legendary status and recent Russian efforts to try and facilitate a normalization agreement between the two enemy countries. Continue Reading »

Syrian healthcare workers receive Israeli bought COVID vaccine

In order to secure the release of an Israeli woman who had been held by its longtime enemy, Syria, Israel agreed to purchase the Russian “Sputnik V” vaccine for Syrian healthcare workers, in an exchange deal brokered in Moscow.

By REUTERS

 

Syria’s health minister said on Thursday it had received COVID-19 vaccination doses from a “friendly country” and healthcare workers would start receiving inoculations next week.

Hassan Ghabash’s comments, carried by state news agency SANA, did not specify which country provided the vaccines or how many doses had arrived.

Medical worker in Moscow holds the Sputnik V vaccine. – Photo: Mos.ru

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Israeli vehicle carrying cargo ship hit by explosion in Gulf of Oman

— BREAKING NEWS —

An Israeli-owned vehicle carrier ship, the MV Helios Ray, exploded after sailing out of a Saudi port. The blast has increased the already antagonistic relationship between Israel and Iran. No injuries were reported as the vessel safely sailed to port.
– The area of the blast hosted a series of explosions in 2019 that the U.S. Navy attributed to Iran.

i24NEWS – Breaking news

 

An explosion struck an Israeli-owned cargo ship sailing through the Gulf of Oman on Friday, an incident renewing concerns about ship security amid escalating tensions between the US and Iran.

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Iranian views ‘Schindler’s List’ and learns truth about the Jews & Israel

Steven Spielberg’s movie on the Holocaust undid decades of lies, inspired me to go see Auschwitz for myself and taught me that the truth will eventually come to light.

– In Iran, I was taught to hate Israel and Jews. Then I watched Schindler’s List.
By Omid Safari

 

I am an Iranian, born in Iran one year after the Islamic Revolution in 1980. I spent my entire childhood there and was schooled in its educational system, which is designed by an extremist Islamic cult known as the Islamic Republic of Iran. Throughout those years and up until today, anti-Semitic and anti-Israel dogma pervaded the society and was taught in all school and university textbooks. Continue Reading »

Fatah officials demand London return Big Ben to ‘Palestine’

Hey…. when your entire history was concocted in the mid 1960’s, you can say almost anything… and the anti-Zionists will believe it ….most of the time!

 

 

“The Jerusalem Clock is hidden in London today,” Fatah, the political movement behind the PLO and the Palestinian Authority, asserts in a post titled “Jerusalem Stolen Clock.”

It goes on to claim that the British military ordered the clock tower dismantled. Then the “British moved the clock first to a new tower across from the municipality of Jerusalem, and transferred it to the British Museum in London, to become the famous British icon, ‘Big Ben.’ Continue Reading »

Israeli invented synthetic cornea returns eyesight to blind 78yr old

After receiving the first implant of an artificial cornea, a 78-year-old patient was able to recognize his family members and read a text immediately after his bandages were removed at the Rabin Medical Center in Petah Tikva.

By  ILH Startup Editor

 

A 78-year-old man who has been blind in both eyes for 10 years has regained his sight after receiving the first implant of an artificial cornea developed by Israeli startup CorNeat, the company announced Monday.

The CorNeat KPro implant is designed to replace deformed, scarred or opacified corneas, and it integrates with the eye wall with no reliance on donor tissue. Continue Reading »

MAZEL TOV! Israeli hospital cures 29 of 30 COVID-19 patients in 3-5 days

Although the 30th patient also fully recovered later on, 29 out of 30 moderate-to-severe COVID-19 patients recovered from the disease and were released within 3 to 5 days after using a new treatment developed by Tel Aviv’s Sourasky Medical Center.

By MAAYAN JAFFE-HOFFMAN

 

Twenty-nine out of 30 moderate-to-severe COVID-19 patients who were administered a treatment developed by Tel Aviv’s Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov Hospital) as part of a Phase I trial recovered from the disease and were released within three to five days, the hospital said Friday.

The 30th patient also recovered but it took longer.

Prof. Nadir Arber – Photo: Ichilov Hospital

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With Trump gone, ICC now ready for war crime probe against Israel

The ICC has declared their jurisdiction extends over the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem, thus prepared to now open a war crimes probe into Israeli’s military actions.
– Netanyahu slams UN court, saying, “the court has violated the rights of democracies to defend themselves against terrorism.”

By the Associated Press, Ynet

 

The International Criminal Court said Friday that its jurisdiction extends to territories occupied by Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War, appearing to clear the way for its chief prosecutor to open a war crimes probe into Israeli military actions.

The ICC’s chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, said in 2019 that there was a “reasonable basis” to open a war crimes probe into Israeli military actions in the Gaza Strip as well as Israeli settlement activity in the West Bank. Continue Reading »

Historic²: Israel and Kosovo establish full diplomatic ties over Zoom

In a uniquely held ceremony via a Zoom meeting on Monday, Israel and Muslim-majority Kosovo officially established diplomatic ties Monday.

By LAHAV HARKOV

 

The ceremony, which according to Israel’s Foreign Ministry is the first of its kind in the world, saw agreements signed by Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi, and then scanned and sent to his Kosovar counterpart Meliza Haradinaj-Stublla in the capital of Pristina.


In her official capacity, the Kosovo Foreign Minister Meliza Haradinaj-Stublla, adopted the IHRA working definition of antisemitism last week on International Holocaust Memorial Day, which among other things defines certain anti-Israel activity as antisemitic. Continue Reading »

Biden’s pro-PLO promises called illegal and subject to judicial scrutiny

Biden’s reversing Trump policies with promise to reopen PLO Washington office will make Palestinians open to liable cases of $655.5 million in financial penalties and Biden’s commitment of refinancing PA, violates the Taylor Force Act, a law passed by Congress in 2018.

By REUTERS

 

US President Joe Biden’s plan to work to reopen the Palestinians’ diplomatic mission in Washington could be held up over a law that exposes Palestinian officials to US anti-terror lawsuits, officials and advisers to the Palestinians say.

The Biden administration hopes to repair relations with the Palestinians after a sharp deterioration under former President Donald Trump, who closed the Palestine Liberation Organization’s Washington office in 2018 and cut millions of dollars in aid to the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Continue Reading »

Biden appoints Palestinian top intelligence possition

Under former US President Obama, ex-UNRWA official Maher Bitar served as his National Security Council director for Israeli, Palestinian affairs, then during Trump’s tenure he was deeply involved in Trump’s first impeachment as Rep. Adam Schiff’s top legal representative.

By  Netta Bar and ILH Staff

 

US President Joe Biden has appointed Palestinian American Maher Bitar to the role of senior director for intelligence programs at the National Security Council, according to a report in the political journalism site Politico.

Maher served in the National Security Council under former US President Barack Obama, as director for Israeli and Palestinian affairs. Continue Reading »

Biden puts hold on F-35 sale to UAE that’s intended to counter Iranian threat

Although Israel agreed with sale, Biden’s State Dept. calls decision to freeze the $23 billion UAE deal a ‘routine action’ that new administrations can take on large-scale foreign arms sales, but declined to say if halt is permanent.
– Was this Biden’s payoff to entice Ayatollah Khamenei’s good favor?

By the Associated Press

 

The Biden administration has put a temporary hold on several major foreign arms sales initiated by former president Donald Trump, with officials saying that includes a massive $23 billion transfer of stealth F-35 fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates.

That sale and several other massive purchases of U.S. Continue Reading »

F-35 photographed by Hezbollah TV flying over Lebanon

‘Caught’ during a rare operational flight, a photographer for a Hezbollah-owned TV station posted photos on Twitter of the advanced 5th-generation aircraft flying over Lebanon….but identified them as F-15 fighter jets.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF

 

Israeli F-35s are never seen in combat, but on Monday they seemed to have been captured by a Lebanese photographer patrolling the skies over Lebanon.

Translated from Arabic by Google: 6 F-15s. A hostile Israeli woman was flying over Lebanon for hours.
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Palestinian terrorist shot dead during knife-attack on female IDF soldier

Knife-wielding Palestinian male held at bay as female IDF soldier successfully fended off multiple stabbing attacks using the butt of her weapon, as force commander took open shot to neutralized him.

By Ynet, Reuters

 

IDF troops on Tuesday shot and killed a Palestinian attacker who attempted to stab soldiers at a junction near the West Bank settlement of Ariel. There were no Israeli casualties.

Israeli troops at a nearby military post “spotted an assailant who attempted to stab two IDF soldiers” stationed at the junction, the army said.

Corporal Lian Harush, fought the terrorist back.- Photo: IDF Spokesperson

“One of the soldiers blocked the assailant’s multiple stabbing attacks, and the commander of the troops who was at the scene fired towards the assailant and neutralized him,” the statement said. Continue Reading »