Arab States tell the Palestinian leadership to end their intransigent attitude vis-à-vis Israel and accept the funds collect on their behalf, before they are willing to continue with added monetary assistance.
By Baruch Yadid/TPS
In the past year, there has been a drastic 82% decline in the financial aid provided to the Palestinian Authority (PA) by Arab countries. The financial support now stands at only NIS 132 million ($37M), compared to NIS 716 million ($200M) last year, according to data in the PA’s budget reports.
Arab sources claim that the sharp decline in Arab aid is due to American pressure on Arab countries, as part of the campaign of pressure on the PA. Continue Reading »
PLO propagandist Saeb Erekat, who has become a mega-millionaire delegitimizing and demonizing Israel to the world, turns to Israeli hospital to save his life after experiencing respiratory difficulties associated with the global pandemic, COVID-19.
Secretary General of the Executive Committee of the PLO, Saeb Erekat, who contracted the coronavirus earlier this month in the Palestinian Authority and now considered to be in critical condition, was given permission by Israel’s Defense Ministry to be transferred to Jerusalem’s Hadassah Medical Center.
The 65-year-old Palestinian official was put on ventilator after experiencing respiratory difficulties.
“Erekat had a quiet night but this morning his condition deteriorated and is now defined as critical, and due to respiratory distress he was intubated and sedated,” the hospital said in a statement. Continue Reading »
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The Sudanese Sovereignty Council has decided to move ahead and accept the US demand to normalize diplomatic ties with the Jewish State in exchange for their removal from the US blacklist of terrorism supporters.
The Sudanese Sovereignty Council decided to go ahead with normalizing the country’s ties with Israel, sources close to the Sudanese leadership told i24NEWS.
A source close to the council told the Arabic-language edition of i24NEWS that after a heated discussion late on Wednesday, the council decided to yield to US pressure and forge formal ties with Israel.
According to reports in Sudanese and Arab media outlets, Washington gave Sudan 24 hours to respond to an ultimatum demanding that Sudan recognizes Israel and normalizes its ties with the Jewish state in exchange for being removed from the US blacklist of terrorism supporters. Continue Reading »
Al-Ain media reports emails showed Obama/Biden backed the religious extremist Muslim Brotherhood control over Egypt; another just days after US Amb. Chris Stevens was murdered in Benghazi, referenced a Muslim Brotherhood media venture. Articles asserted how the Democrat administration sought to “bring the Brotherhood in all of the Mid-East.”
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
Media in the Gulf, particularly Al-Ain and Al-Arabiya, have focused on an ostensibly new trove of emails linked to Hillary Clinton. It was not entirely clear, since western and US media seemed to only cover the fact that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was going to release more emails, what was new and old in the reports. Continue Reading »
Three unarmed Palestinian men were handed over to the Shin Bet for questioning after being nabbed Friday trying to illegally sneaking into Israel from southern Gaza.
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) arrested three Palestinians Friday after they crossed into the country from the Gaza Strip, the army announced.
The three illegally entered Israel from the southern part of the coastal enclave.
Two Palestinian terrorists destroying security fence on Border with Gaza. – Screen Shot: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit
No weapons were found on any of the suspects, the military said, and the three have been handed over for questioning. Continue Reading »
Saudi journalist exposes backstory on Jordan and its sidekick, the Palestinian Authority: “Both have benefited from the Arab-Israeli conflict. While Palestinian children die to become “martyrs,” Jordan’s king cruises the Mediterranean in his yacht and Abbas’ sons are likely to be found vacationing in Nova Scotia.”
By Abdul Hameed Al-Ghabin
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has taken a very open stance of seeking better ties to the Jewish people and to Israel. Some call this “normalization.” I call it plain common sense.
To begin, Saudi Arabia has always been a force for stability. We have always sought peace, not war. Continue Reading »
Israel’s Elbit Systems of America was contracted to produce spare parts for the US aviators’ helmet mounted night vision imaging systems with initial order for $17.9 million to be supplied until 2023.
By News Agencies and ILH Staff
Israel’s Elbit Systems said on Wednesday its US subsidiary won a contract worth up to $50 million to produce spare parts for the aviators’ night vision imaging system head-up display system of the US Army.
The contract, to be carried out over five years, was awarded on behalf of the US Army by the Defense Logistics Agency. An initial order for $17.9 million was placed under this contract, to be supplied until 2023. Continue Reading »
European Union leaders have passed on their absolute refusal to PA kleptocrat Abbas, that his request for addition ‘free money’, will not be given as long as hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenues, collected by Israel, are not utilized because of Abbas’ stubbornness.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
European Union leaders have told the Palestinian Authority they will refuse to provide any additional financial aid as long as the Palestinians refuse to accept tax revenues collected by Israel, European diplomats and Israeli officials told Barak Ravid of Axios on Wednesday.
The unprecedented ultimatum is another indication that frustration with leaders in Ramallah is growing, even among staunch supporters of the Palestinians. Continue Reading »
Terrorist leader Hassan Nasrallah denounced Binyamin Netanyahu’s exposure of Hezbollah missile cache locations in an address to the United Nations saying, Netanyahu was trying “to incite the Lebanese people against Hezbollah, as usual.”
– Watch PM Netanyahu’s video address to the UN
By Elad Benari
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah on Tuesday said Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was lying when he said during his speech to the UN General Assembly that Hezbollah is storing missiles in the neighborhood of Janah near the Beirut airport.
PM Netanyahu during UN address reveals Hezbollah weapons depot near Beirut Airport – Screenshot: YouTube, PMO
“A short while ago, the enemy’s prime minister spoke directly in a speech at the United Nations, saying things in order to incite the Lebanese people against Hezbollah, as usual,” said Nasrallah, according to Reuters. Continue Reading »
After finding her great-grandmother’s old identity cards in Beirut, Heba was able to seek Spanish citizenship following a 2015 law that allowed naturalization to anyone whose Jewish ancestors ‘fled’ the Spanish Inquisition.
By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
As a UK-based academic who was born in Dubai to a Palestinian father and Lebanese mother, Heba Nabil Iskandarani had plenty of potential national identities.
What she lacked, however, was a passport.
A 26-year-old lecturer in architecture at Birmingham City University, Iskandarani has been stateless for most of her life, possessing only a Lebanese travel document that defines her as a Palestinian refugee.
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Heba Nabil Iskandarani’s newly acquired Spanish Passport and her Lebanese refugee Passport.-
Free money to the Palestinians from fellow Arab countries have dropped by 85% in 2020, 100% since March, when the peace negotiations between Israel and the Gulf states began.
By SARAH CHEMLA
Palestinian officials have a feeling that the recent normalization agreements between Gulf states and Israel have led to a sudden decrease in funding from Arab states to the Palestinian Authority.
According to The New Arab’s Arabic-language and data from the Palestinian finance ministry service, Ramallah has received no aid from Arab countries since March, in addition to a 50% decrease in foreign aid.
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The indignant Palestinian Authority autocrat, Mahmoud Abbas.
Arab media speculates the Hamas terror-tunnel may have collapsed after the IDF detected it and “employed special technological measures to make it collapse.“
By Daniel Siryoti
At least one Hamas operative was killed Sunday and seven others sustained moderate-to-serious injuries when a terror tunnel collapsed in northern Gaza.
Khalil Muhammad of the Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades of Hamas was killed in the collasp of a terror-tunnel in Gaza. – Photo: Hamas
According to Palestinian media, the incident took place east of Beit Lahiya. Local rescue services rushed the injured to a hospital in the Strip and shortly thereafter Hamas’ Interior Ministry confirmed that one of its operatives had died in the incident. Continue Reading »
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 »