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Syria: We downed Israeli plane – Israel: No, you didn’t

Syrian news agency reports that in Damascus, its air defenses brought downed an Israeli war plane along with intercepting four Israeli missiles.
– IDF Spokesperson’s Unit: Syrian reports are false, no Israeli plane was shot down, although, a Syrian launched missile was fired at an open area in the Golan Heights.

By Daniel Salami

 

Syrian news agency SANA reported Thursday that the regime’s air force continues to repel Israeli “aggression” over southern Syria and that its air defenses have downed several “hostile targets” that were flying over the town of al-Kiswah, home to military bases in south of Damascus. The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit denied this report. Continue Reading »

Totally unnoticed but immensely profitable, Israel-UAE diamond industry

The diamantaires in the UAE and Israel are keen on keeping their businesses performing well and making a profit, as Israel exported $7.9 billion in diamonds last year.

By Ronen Shnidman

 

If you enter one office among the many in the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre, you will find a mezuzah on the door, much the same as those many Jews place at the entrance to their homes and workplaces. What is this visible symbol of Jewish identity doing in the financial center of the United Arab Emirates, a state that does not have official diplomatic relations with Israel? Well, it is actually just the tip of the iceberg of burgeoning trade ties between the Jewish state and the Persian Gulf state, driven in large by the diamond trade. Continue Reading »

Arabic Daily: Saudis & Egypt push Arab countries to engage Israel

Al Araby Al Jadeed rReport says Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman discussed how to encourage Arab countries to develop trade relations with Israel as part of President Trump’s regional peace plan.

By Tal Polon

 

The leaders of Saudi Arabia and Egypt are working together to convince other Arab countries to take steps toward developing economic relations with Israel and making progress in political relations, in accordance with Israel’s demand as part of the US peace plan, according to a report this morning in the UK-based Arabic newspaper Al Araby Al Jadeed.

President of the Arab Republic of Egypt Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu and Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman – Wikimedia

According to the report, extensive meetings held between Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman during the latter’s visit to Cairo this week dealt largely with the US “Deal of the Century” peace plan. Continue Reading »

US Ambassador Demands Release of Arrested Palestinian-American

The U.S. envoy to Israel has demanded the immediate release of a 55 yr-old Palestinian man who also holds American citizenship, arrested over 2 months ago and still detained by Mahmoud Abbas’ security services for facilitating the sell of a property to a Jew.

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH

 

US Ambassador David M. Friedman has demanded the immediate release of Isaam Akel, a Palestinian-American arrested by the Palestinian Authority security forces two months ago for engaging in a real estate transaction with Jews in the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City.

“Akel’s incarceration is antithetical to the values of the US & to all who advocate the cause of peaceful coexistence,” said Friedman on Twitter. Continue Reading »

CNN pundit calls for Israel’s destruction, by violence, in UN address

At annual UN pro-Palestine event, CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill says violence against Israel is legitimate, concluding, “Justice requires a Free Palestine from the River to the Sea.”

By Gary Willig

 

CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill addressed the opening meeting of the United Nations commemoration of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People Wednesday.

“This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Nakba,” he said.

“The Israeli nation continues to restrict freedom,” Hill stated. “There are more than 60 Israel laws that deny citizenship rights to Palestinians just because they are not Jewish.”

He called the “Israeli criminal justice system” a “term I can only use with irony,” as “Palestinians are routinely denied due process of law.”

Hill further accused Israel of turning Gaza into “the world’s largest open-air prison.”

“As an American I’m embarrassed that my tax dollars contribute to this reality. Continue Reading »

Exiled Jews from Arab countries call on UN chief to recognize their plight

In a plea sent to U.N. Secretary-General Guterres, Jewish community representative suggests U.N. should strive for justice for all refugees, including the recognition of some 850,000 Jews expelled from Arab states and Iran.

By Ariel Kahana

 

Seventy years after the exodus and expulsion of some 850,000 Jews from Arab states and Iran, the heads of communities of Jews from Arab countries are demanding the United Nations officially recognize the suffering they were forced to endure.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres‏. – Photo: Wikimedia Commons

In a letter to U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres, community leaders, among them Dr. Shimon Ohayon, director of Bar-Ilan University’s Dahan Center and chairman of the Alliance of Moroccan Immigrants wrote, “While the U.N. Continue Reading »

Israel Police arrest 32 Jerusalem Arabs for joining Palestinian security forces

In Israel’s tit for tat for the Palestinian Authority’s arrests of Arabs who sell property to Jews, Israel Police have arrested 32 Arabs living in East Jerusalem for violating Section 7 of the 1993 Oslo Accords Law, which prohibits enlistment in the armed forces of the Palestinian Authority.

ByTAMARA ZIEVE

 

The Israel Police arrested 32 residents of east Jerusalem on Monday morning, the latest in a series of measures against Palestinian Authority civilian and security officials who are believed to be carrying out various illegal activities in east Jerusalem.<

The 32 individuals are suspected of supporting and serving in the Palestinian Authority Security Forces. Continue Reading »

NY’s Ocasio-Cortez rebuked for comparing illegal immigrants to Holocaust refugees

29 yr-old Democratic Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez arrogantly doubles down on Twitter comparing the illegal immigrants traveling through Mexico to Jewish Holocaust refugees, after South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham (Rep) recommended she visit a Holocaust museum.

By David Rosenberg

 

Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is set to represent New York’s 14th congressional district in the US House of Representatives next January, doubled down on her comparison between Jewish Holocaust refugees fleeing genocide in Europe to illegal immigrants making their way towards the US in the so-called “migrant caravan”.

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Chad president vows renewal of diplomatic ties with Israel “in the coming weeks”

Having severed diplomatic relations with Israel in 1972, visiting Chadian President Idris Deby tells reporters that his African Muslim country plans to reestablish diplomatic ties with the Jewish State “in the coming weeks” to promote common interests.

By i24NEWS

 

On the second day of his historic visit to Israel, Chadian President Idris Deby toured the country and spoke to i24NEWS in an exclusive interview on the timeline for renewal of diplomatic ties, how the Palestinians are involved, and on prospects for fostering further diplomatic breakthroughs between Israel and Muslim African nations.

“I announced yesterday that we will renew the diplomatic relations between Chad and Israel in the coming weeks,” Deby told i24NEWS. Continue Reading »

Palestinian terrorist rams 3 IDF soldiers in vehicle attack

Two IDF soldiers sustain light injuries, one in moderate condition in car ramming terrorist attack near the Gush Etzion junction in Judea and Samaria
• Palestinian terrorist shot dead during attack.

By Efrat Forsher and Lilach Shoval

 

Three IDF soldiers were injured in varying degrees Monday when they were hit by a Palestinian vehicle near the large Gush Etzion intersection in Judea.

The event has been characterized as a terrorist ramming attack.

Israeli forces fired at the Palestinian driver and killed him.

The soldiers were patrolling a main artery south of the Gush Etzion junction when a private vehicle suddenly swerved and hit them. Continue Reading »

Airbnb to be investigated by US Senate author of ‘Israel Anti-Boycott Act’

With over half of US states having passed anti-BDS legislation, an author of the ‘Israel Anti-Boycott Act’ in the Senate, Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio (Rep), wants to hear from Airbnb.

BY MICHAEL WILNER

 

WASHINGTON – Airbnb’s move this week to delist properties located in Jewish settlements in the West Bank from its website prompted enough of an outcry in Israel to be heard in Washington, where key lawmakers are expressing concern and raising the prospect of legal action against the service giant.

The decision by Airbnb, an online marketplace for property rentals, sparked furor from Israeli officials this week. Continue Reading »

Israeli University develops technology turning human waste into biofuel

Providing solutions to two growing environmental problems, sanitation and clean energy, researchers at Ben-Gurion University in southern Israel have permuted reusable fuel and a nutrient-rich fertilizer from human excrement.

By Abigail Klein Leichman

 

Just in time for World Toilet Day (November 19), Ben-Gurion University of the Negev publicized results of a pilot study demonstrating that raw human excrement potentially can be converted into a safe, reusable fuel and nutrient-rich fertilizer.

According to the groundbreaking study published recently in the Journal of Cleaner Production, researchers at the Ben-Gurion University Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research refined a process using hydrothermal carbonization (HTC) to heat solid human waste in a special “pressure cooker” to create hydrochar, a safe, reusable biomass fuel resembling charcoal. Continue Reading »

Israel to supplement F-35 jets with Boeing’s enhanced F-15 IA fighter jets

Along with additional F-35i multirole stealth fighter purchases, the IAF has decided to upgrade its unfailing F-15 fleet with Boing’s improved IA model that’s enhanced with advanced avionics and capable of extended ranges with the ability to deploy a full complement of 13 tons of explosives.

By Alex Fishman

 

The new F-15 IA was chosen by the IDF and Israel Air Force (IAF) as the new fighter jet to be acquired over the next decade, according to an official announcement Saturday.

The purchase has already been approved by the government, and the first of the aircraft is expected to arrive in Israel as soon as 2023. Continue Reading »

Airbnb capitulates to BDS pressure, removes only Jewish homes from West Bank

Israel’s former Ambassador to the US, Michael Oren, “Airbnb blacklists Jewish apartments in Judea & Samaria – not Palestinian apartments, not apartments in Turkish occupied Cyprus, not in Moroccan occupied Sahara, not in Tibet or the Crimea. – Airbnb’s policy is the very definition of antisemitism. No one should use its services.”

By TOVAH LAZAROFF

 

Airbnb agreed to boycott West Bank settlements and announced plans Monday to remove settler listings from its popular website of temporary rentals in 191 countries.

“Another BDS [Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions] win!” multiple pro-Palestinian groups jubilantly claimed on social media.

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Hezbollah media stirs Jordanians against Netflix for portraying Amman as Tel Aviv

Although the Netflix produced TV show is set in Israel’s largest city, large segments are being filmed in the Jordanian capital, so the Lebanese newspaper is angering the public in how they report producers having some local [Jordanian] actors wearing IDF uniforms.

By Daniel Salami

 

A new Netflix series currently being filmed in Amman sparked anger in Jordan after it was revealed the Jordanian capital is being used as a stand-in Tel Aviv, where the show is set.

According to Lebanese newspaper Al Akhbar, the American streaming company decided to film the project in Amman due to budgetary restrictions. The production is reportedly filming at some 50 different locations in the Jordanian capital. Continue Reading »