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Palestinian official names the 5 Muslim countries seeking ties with Israel

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 »

Israel makes history with UAE & Bahrain peace accords brokered by Trump

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 »

Netanyahu to present UAE, Bahrain peace deal to Knesset after ceremony

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 »

Chad, 4th Country in 4 Days to Promise Embassy in Jerusalem

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 »

President Donald Trump nominated for 2021 Nobel Peace Prize

—  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 »

Netanyahu: Kosovo is 1st Muslim-majority state to open embassy in Jerusalem

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.”

By i24NEWS

 

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 »

Palestinian leaders rush to Beirut confab over UAE peace-deal with Israel

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 »

REPORT: Five Iranian-backed militiamen killed in Syria during airstrikes

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 »

Israeli plane to make maiden direct flight to UAE, via Saudi Arabia airspace

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.

Agencies

 

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 »

Four Palestinian terrorists killed in ‘work accident’ preparing to fire rockets

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 »

Donald Trump follows Fred with 40 years donating to Jewish causes

Following in father Fred’s footsteps, Donald Trump, who donated generously to resettle the exiled Jews of Gush Katif, Gaza, has given generously to Jewish and Israeli causes for well over 40 years.
– Chronology of donations & awards starting in the 1970’s.

By Dan Feinreich

 

NEW YORK — After seeing so many Jews say such horrible things about him, I decided to look further into Trump’s background to learn more about his feelings toward the Jews. This is what I learned:

On Donald Trump’s Trump Tower office wall is his ‘Tree of Life’ plaque.- Screenshot: attorneys defending israel-blogspot-12/2015

Let’s start with the biggest influence in Donald Trump’s life, his father. Continue Reading »

Watch: Israel Police laser system destroys Palestinian terror-balloons

With 32 successful interceptions yesterday, the new ‘Lahav Or’ system uses laser bursts to explode incendiary and/or explosive terror-balloons launched by Palestinian terrorists from Gaza.

By Arutz Sheva Staff

 

The IDF’s new ‘Lahav Or’ laser system located and intercepted 32 incendiary and explosive balloons which were launched from the Gaza Strip at Israel yesterday, including one interception which caused the balloon to explode in midair.

‘Lahav Or’ system uses lasers to intercept incendiary and explosive balloons – Screenshot: Israel Police Spokesperson Division

This is the first system of its kind in the world, developed under the leadership of the Israel Border Police and physicists from Optidefense, a firm which specializes in electro-optics and lasers. Continue Reading »

Israeli Jets Fly Over Dachau & 1972 Munich Olympic Massacre Site

Israeli Air Force F-16s and German Eurofighters fly over the Nazi camp memorial and airfield where 11 Israeli athletes were brutally massacred by Palestinian terrorists during the 1972 Olympics.

By The Associated Press

 

German and Israeli Air Force jets flew over the former Nazi concentration camp Dachau on Tuesday in tribute to the Jews and others killed there during the Holocaust.

Two Israeli F-16s and two German Eurofighters escorted an Israeli Air Force Gulfstream G-550 carrying the commanders of both air forces over the camp memorial outside Munich, while a third Eurofighter filmed the formation from the sky.

German and IAF jets fly in formation over the Fuerstenfeldbruck airbase in commemoration of the Israeli victims of the 1972 Olympic massacre .-

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Palestinian terrorist shot dead during knife attack in Jerusalem’s Old City

UPDATED with Police CC VIDEO: A 19 yr-old border policeman was moderately wounded by a Palestinian terrorist Monday evening near the Lions’ Gate to the Old City of Jerusalem.
– The assailant, neutralized by the police, succumbed to his wounds.

By Arutz Sheva Staff

 

An Arab man attempted to stab a border police officer in a suspected terror attack in the Old City of Jerusalem Monday night. The attack took place near the Lions Gate.

One officer was moderately wounded in the attack.

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Unscheduled port visit with ammonium nitrate years ago led to Beirut’s disaster

A Russian ship transporting 2,750 tonnes of highly combustible ammonium nitrate was to be delivered to a Mozambique explosives maker, but was diverted in an unscheduled stop to Lebanon, where it was subsequently stored in a manner not in accordance with accepted safety standards in a Beirut port hanger.

By Reuters

 

The chemicals that went up in flames in Beirut’s deadliest peace-time explosion arrived in the Lebanese capital seven years ago on a leaky Russian-leased cargo ship that, according to its captain, should never have stopped there.

“They were being greedy,” said Boris Prokoshev, who was captain of the Rhosus in 2013 when he says the owner told him to make an unscheduled stop in Lebanon to pick up extra cargo. Continue Reading »