Scrambling to minimize the importance of historic move by Arab states to align with Israel, Palestinian Social Affairs Minister says, “The attitude that there can be peace with the Arabs without peace with the Palestinians is an illusion.”
By LAHAV HARKOV, REUTERS
Israel is in talks with several Arab and Muslim countries to normalize ties, Palestinian Authority Social Affairs Minister Ahmed Majdalani told KAN Radio Thursday.
Oman, Sudan, Comoros, Djibouti and Mauritania are engaged in normalization discussions with Israel, he said.
L-R- Bahraini FM Abdullatif bin Rashid Alzayani, PM Benjamin Netanyhau, U.S. President Donald Trump and Emirati FM Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan at the White House signing ceremony – Photo: AFP
On Wednesday, US President Donald Trump said five more countries plan to establish diplomatic relations with Israel soon, following the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. Continue Reading »
President Trump, “After decades of division and conflict, we mark the dawn of a new Middle East.”
PM Netanyahu, “This is a not a peace between leaders, but a peace among peoples.”
– As Gulf states become 3rd & 4th Arab states to sign treaties with Israel, Palestinian terrorists fire rockets from Gaza injuring 2 in southern Israel.
By Itamar Eichner, Associated Press
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed treaties on Tuesday as U.S. President Donald Trump hosted the landmark signing ceremony at the White House.
The two Gulf states become the third and fourth Arab nations to sign agreements with Israel, after Egypt in 1979 and Jordan in 1994. Continue Reading »
The Israeli Parliament [Knesset] will only get to debate the historic treaties with both Persian Gulf states next week, with speculation heightening as PM Netanyahu hints more sheikdoms are in line to follow suit.
By Ariel Kahana
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to present the Knesset with the historic peace treaties with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, the signing ceremony for which is slated to be held in Washington on Tuesday.
The two Persian Gulf states will thus become the third and fourth Arab nations to sign peace deals with the Jewish states, following Egypt and Jordan, which did so in 1979 and 1994, respectively. Continue Reading »
A member of the Swedish Parliament has nominated President Donald Trump for his second Nobel Prize in honor of his Serbia & Kosovo Agreement, which follows a Norwegian MP who nominated Donald Trump on Wednesday for his peace agreement between Israel and the UAE.
By CHARLIE SPIERING
The nomination was announced by Magnus Jacobson a member of the Swedish Parliament for the Christian Democrats party.
“I have nominated the US Gov. and the governments of Kosovo and Serbia for the Nobel Peace Prize for their joint work for peace and economic development, through the cooperation agreement signed in the White House,” he wrote in English on Twitter. Continue Reading »
— Historic Agreement —
Two days after President Donald Trump is nominated for 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for normalizing relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Trump tweets Bahrain has also agreed to normalize relations with Israel.
– PM Netanyahu, ‘Agreement marks a new era of peace.’
– Palestinians: ‘Our Arab brothers have abandoned us’
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF, REUTERS
Bahrain has joined the United Arab Emirates in striking an agreement to normalize relations with Israel, President Donald Trump said on Friday, a dramatic move aimed at easing tensions in the Middle East.
Trump tweeted out the news after he spoke by phone to both Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the White House said. Continue Reading »
Following Malawi, Serbia and Kosovo this week, the Chad cabinet chairman announced on Tuesday in Israel, that it plans to open a diplomatic mission in Jerusalem within a year.
By DEBORAH DANAN
Serbia and Kosovo, followed by Malawi, over the weekend announced their intentions to open a Jerusalem embassy.
According to Israel’s Intelligence Minister Eli Cohen, Chad’s cabinet chairman and the president’s son, Abdelkarim Déby, said his country would establish a diplomatic mission — and possibly an embassy — in the Israeli capital within the year.
“At the request of Minister Cohen, General Déby responded positively to advancing the establishment of an official representative office of Chad in Jerusalem,” a statement from the Intelligence Ministry said. Continue Reading »
— BREAKING NEWS —
“I’m not a big Trump supporter,” said Norwegian MP Christian Tybring-Gjedde, who nominated the POTUS, but “The committee should look at the facts and judge him on the facts – not on the way he behaves sometimes. The people who have received the Peace Prize in recent years have done much less than Donald Trump. For example, Barack Obama did nothing.”
By David Rosenberg
President Donald Trump was nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize on Wednesday.
Trump has been added as a candidate for the prize in recognition of his role in brokering the soon-to-be signed Abraham Accords, normalizing relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. Continue Reading »
Palestinians still fuming following President Trump’s brokered Israeli-UAE peace announcement. Now, cementing the irrelevance of their anti-Israel/anti-America influence, President Trump has Kosovo joining Serbia in their recognition of Israel as well.
– Israeli PM Netanyahu, “Their recognition of Israel is expanding and more countries are expected to join it.”
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Friday that Kosovo will become the world’s first Muslim-majority nation to open its Israel embassy in Jerusalem.
The announcement came shortly after US President Donald Trump unveiled a historic accord on economic ties between Kosovo and Serbia, which also included Kosovo recognizing Israel and Serbia relocating its embassy to Jerusalem. Continue Reading »
Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh, scheduled to visit Beirut for the first time in 27 years, will join the other intransigent Palestinian group leaders to participate in a conference called by rival Palestinian kleptocrat Mahmoud Abbas, to tackle ‘calamitous’ UAE peace deal with Israel.
By i24NEWS, Ynet
Hamas political leader Ismail Haniyeh returned to Beirut for the first time in 27 years, a spokesperson for the terror group said on Tuesday.
His visit was suddenly canceled Monday night before being put back on the agenda on Tuesday morning.
The current leader of Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Yahya Sinwar (L) and the senior Political Leader of Hamas and formerly one of two disputed Prime Ministers of the Palestinian National Authority, Ismaïl Haniyeh (R) – Photo: AFP/Archives
From Beirut, Haniyeh was to participate by video conference in a meeting Thursday headed by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank city of Ramallah, the Dubai-based Al-Arabiya channel reported. Continue Reading »
While Syrian officials were quick to accuse Israel of executing the airstrike, the IDF has yet to confirm or even comment on the event.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Syrian air defenses intercepted missiles over the southern region of the country on Monday near Damascus, state television cited a Syrian military source as saying. The source accused Israel as being behind the attacks.
The strikes reportedly killed five Iranian-backed militiamen, including three of non-Syrian nationalities according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Rampage missile fired from an IAF fighter jet. – Photo: IAI
Initially, the state news agency SANA cited a military source as saying that at least two people were killed, and seven injured. Continue Reading »
This would be the first publicly acknowledged entry into Saudi airspace by El Al, Israel’s official airline to Abu Dhabi from Israel; passengers include officials from Washington & Jerusalem for the first stage of direct normalization talks.
An airliner carrying Israeli and U.S. delegations to the UAE on Monday will fly over Saudi Arabia, according to a source familiar with the itinerary, in what would be the first publicly acknowledged entry of an Israeli plane into Saudi air space.
El Al flight LY971 is ready to fly to UAE. – Photo courtesy: El Al spokesperson
El Al flight LY971, a number that includes the UAE international dialing code, will depart from Tel Aviv to Abu Dhabi on Monday. Continue Reading »
Academic standards evaporate with Harvard’s hiring of this openly anti-Israel propagandist to educate American university students. Erakat, proponent of the Palestinian ‘Pay-to-Slay Jews’ National Project and the BDS movement, will perpetuate his false narrative to thousands of students that will further embed antisemitism among yet another generation.
In a ‘scoop’ not covered by mainstream media, the pro-Israel blogger known as ‘Elder of Ziyon’ has informed us of an incredible announcement by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs website:
Cambridge, Massachusetts – The Future of Diplomacy Project at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs has named four senior leaders in diplomacy to be Fisher Family Fellows for the 2020-21 academic year:
Julie Bishop, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Australia and Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party;
Saeb Erakat, the Chief Palestinian Negotiator and Head of the Negotiations Affairs Department of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO);
Federica Mogherini, former High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission; and
Peter Wittig, former Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United States. Continue Reading »
The United Arab Emirates, under the direction of the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, facilitated the rescue of the 11 members of a Jewish family in Yemen, whose lives were in imminent danger.
By Yossi Aloni
Russian Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar has revealed that the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan (who is de facto ruler of the UAE) accepted his request for Emirati forces engaged in Yemen’s civil war to rescue two Jewish families trapped there (11 people in all).
Russian Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar welcomes rescued Jewish family members. – Photo: WAM/ Emirates News Agency
Rabbi Lazar revealed the rescue in a public letter of thanks to the crown prince that read:
“The noble act of saving lives will further raise the fortunes, with God’s help, of the United Arab Emirates. Continue Reading »
Islamic Jihad subsequently announced the four terrorists in Gaza were killed accidentally while preparing rockets to fire at Israel after initial reports blamed their deaths on Israeli Air Force strikes.
By Ben Ariel
Four terrorists from the Islamic Jihad organization were killed in a so-called “work accident” in the Gaza Strip late on Monday.
After explosions were reported in an Islamic Jihad compound in the northern Gaza City neighborhood of Shejaiya, Palestinian Arab media initially attributed the explosions to Israeli Air Force strikes.
An Islamic Jihad militant attends an anti-Israel rally in Rafah. – Photo: REUTERS
However, Israeli security officials quoted by Israeli media denied any Israeli connection to the incident, adding that it appeared to have been a “work accident.” Continue Reading »