Archive for Mid-East News

Emirati writes, ‘Palestinians hijacked by Hamas to serve an Iranian agenda’

An Emirati who worked on the Abraham Accords penned a column in Newsweek calling to free the Palestinians from Hamas & Iran, writing, ‘The people’s rights & hopes have been hijacked by Hamas to serve an Iranian agenda.’

By i24NEWS

 

An Emirati who helped broker the Abraham Accords between Israel and four Arab countries last year has penned a column published in Newsweek calling to free Palestinians from Hamas and Iran.

Dr. Ali al Nuaimi, chairman of the Defense Affairs, Interior and Foreign Relations Committee of the UAE’s Federal National Council, writes that “the Palestinian people’s rights and hopes have been hijacked by Hamas to serve an Iranian agenda.” Continue Reading »

REPORT: Israel sabotaged Hamas rockets to fall short, causing dozens killed in Gaza

UK daily, based on an unnamed source, claims Mossad operatives tampered with hundreds of rockets on their way to Gaza, making 680 terrorists’ missiles aimed at Israeli cities misfire, falling short, killing dozens of their own civilians in Gaza.

By Arutz Sheva Staff ,

 

The Daily Mirror reported that the over 600 rockets fired by the Hamas terrorist organization which fell short in Gaza may have been sabotaged by Israel.

An anonymous Western intelligence source stated that the rocket parts may have been sabotaged by the Mossad when they were first smuggled into Gaza or when the rockets were being assembled. Continue Reading »

Report: Biden team offers to unfreeze $7B, release 4 Iranian prisoners

Biden administration denies report in Lebanese news outlet affiliated with the Iranians, that they agreed to free 4 Iranian prisoners and release $7 billion in frozen assets in order to work out deal with Tehran.

By David Rosenberg

 

The United States has agreed to release Iranians accused of aiding the Tehran regime in the US, and unfreeze billions of dollars in Iranian assets as part of a prisoner exchange with Tehran, a news outlet aligned with the Iranian government reported Sunday afternoon.

Who’s on the wrong side? Biden supporting Iran, or Israel & Saudi Arabia against Iran? – Photos: Wikimedia

Al Mayadeen, a Lebanese news outlet affiliated with the Iranian-aligned Hezbollah terrorist group reported Sunday that the Biden administration has agreed to free four Iranian nationals who have been accused of helping Tehran circumvent US sanctions. Continue Reading »

4 Syrian soldiers injured in alleged IDF airstrikes on Damascus targets

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Four Syrian soldiers were reportedly injured and heavy material damage was reported following an airstrike targeted in Damascus by IAF jets on Wednesday night, according to Syrian state news agency SANA.

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Four Syrian soldiers were injured and material damage was reported after an alleged Israeli airstrike targeted Damascus on Wednesday night, according to Syrian state news agency SANA.

The strikes reportedly came from the direction of the Golan Heights and Lebanon, with Lebanese media reporting Israeli aircraft flying over large portions of Lebanon.

A large explosion was heard near the border between Israel and Lebanon during the strikes after a Syrian air defense missile was fired towards an Israeli aircraft in the area, according to Hezbollah-affiliated reporter Ali Shoeib. Continue Reading »

To deter Iran from building nukes, the US must sell Israel the B-52 & MOP

Op-Ed: Only if Teheran feels Israel can actually destroy their bunkered nuclear production sites will there be a serious deterrent in preventing Iran from producing a nuclear arsenal.
– Unlike the US, Israel has a long history in flying extended distances from its borders to destroy nuclear installations of its enemies.

By EHUD EILAM

 

US President Joe Biden’s administration seeks to negotiate with Iran. If it does not work, the US will have to deter Iran from producing nuclear weapons. Another scenario is that the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, might survive and even be improved following future negotiations. Continue Reading »

White House attempts to curb Israeli military responses to gain favor with Iran

Israel’s alleged disruption of Iran’s illegal oil-smuggling to Syria (that directly finances Hezbollah’s regional expansion & terror activities), then Tehran’s subsequent maritime retaliations, appears to have exasperated Biden officials that are seeking to renew negotiations with the Iranians.

By Yaakov Lappin and JNS

 

Recent reports suggest that the United States is disturbed by aspects of the Israeli-Iranian shadow war raging across the region – in this case, at sea. It seems reasonable to conclude that Washington is trying to lower tensions it fears can spoil attempts to negotiate a new nuclear agreement with Tehran.

American sources told The Wall Street Journal in recent days that since 2019, Israel allegedly attacked 12 ships illegally carrying Iranian oil to Syria, using weapons such as limpet mines to damage the vessels. Continue Reading »

Biden abandons Abraham Accords, Israel, Middle East peace for Iran

Joe Biden’s White House contains the most ideologically rigid and radical administration in US history, as demonstrated by a tidal-wave of actions that have served to undermine the recent historical Mid-East achievements between Israel and many Muslim States.

By Caroline B. Glick –  Biden abandons Middle East peace 

 

The Trump administration was on the verge of securing a peace agreement between Israel and Indonesia in its final weeks in office, according to a former senior Trump administration official involved in the efforts. The official divulged that the negotiations between Israel and the world’s most populous Muslim state were run by then-President Donald Trump’s senior adviser Jared Kushner and Adam Boehler, then-head of the US’s International Development Finance Corporation

Israel was represented by then-Ambassador Ron Dermer and Indonesia by Minister Mohamed Lutfi. Continue Reading »

Vaccines Israel gave the Palestinians were given to Jordan royalty

Instead of the meant ‘at-risk’ Palestinian population receiving intended doses, PA autocrat Mahmoud Abbas transferred  200 vaccine doses to Jordan and the PA “health ministry” reported 12,000 vaccine doses were allocated to PLO members and to Abbas’ security personnel.

By Elad Benari

 

The Palestinian Authority (PA) acknowledged on Tuesday that it has given COVID-19 vaccines to senior PA officials and to the Jordanian royal family, Kan News reported.

Kan News reported several weeks ago that the PA had transferred 200 vaccines to Jordan, but PA officials denied the report. On Tuesday, the PA “health ministry” confirmed that 200 vaccines were transferred to the office of Jordanian King Abdullah II. Continue Reading »

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

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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.

“Investigations are ongoing. 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 »

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 »

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 »