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With the help of Fake News reporting, Israel’s the ‘bad guy’ once again

A Pallywood Production:
Ignoring IDF decorations, Western media and celebrity pundits were once again happy to demonize Israel by blindly accepting and falsely reporting a Hamas report that a 9-month baby girl from Gaza died after inhaling Israeli fired tear-gas. 

By  Ryan Jones

 

Remember that baby girl who died in Gaza last month allegedly after inhaling teargas fired by Israeli soldiers against Palestinian protestors?

Well, surprise, surprise…it turns out 9-month-old Layla Ghandour wasn’t the victim of heartless Israeli brutality after all. At least not according to her cousin.

So happy to throw Israel to the wolves. – Twitter screenshot

Twenty-year-old Mohammed Omar was captured by Israeli forces late last month while taking part in a three-man infiltration of southern Israel. Continue Reading »

UK to join US, Canada, the Netherlands, Arab League outlawing Hezbollah

London paper cites UK plans to update 2008 decision to blacklist Hezbollah’s military wing by outlawing Lebanon’s entire shiite terror group by end of 2018.

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL

 

The United Kingdom Home Secretary Sajid Javid plans to outlaw all of the Lebanese terrorist organization Hezbollah in Britain later in 2018, according to a report in the London-based Jewish Chronicle on Tuesday.

Official portrait of UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid – UK Parliament

According to the The Jewish Chronicle article, Javid pleded to take “decisive action” against against the Iranian-regime sponsored Hezbollah organization. The paper cited a senior Conservative Party source for the full-blown proscription of the Lebanese Shi’ite entity. Continue Reading »

US Homeland Security fancies Israel’s Egypt border-fence for Mexico

Looking for ideas for President Donald Trump’s U.S. border-fence with Mexico, US Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen toured Israel’s Egyptian border on Tuesday, with an eye on the towering, sensor-rigged fence.

By Reuters

 

US Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen inspected Israel’s fenced-off border with Egypt on Tuesday for ideas for the U.S. border with Mexico, where President Donald Trump has pledged to build a wall, Israel Radio reported.

Trump has said the United States needs a wall along its 3,200 km (2,000 mile) southern border to prevent illegal immigrants entering from Mexico and that country should pay for the project. Continue Reading »

Emergency UN General Assembly meeting called after 4 Gaza rioters killed

Having already been shut down at the UN Security Council, Arab states now call for an emergency General Assembly meeting on Gaza, in the aftermath of 4 more Palestinians that were killed by IDF fire on the Gaza border, Friday. 

By AFP

 

The UN General Assembly will hold an emergency meeting next Wednesday at 3:00 pm (19:00 GMT) to vote on an Arab-backed resolution on Gaza, the body’s president Miroslav Lajcak announced Friday.

U.S. Amb. Nikki Haley blasts Hamas at UNSC, 30 May 2018 – Screenshot: YouTube

The resolution will condemn Israel, and will be similar to one vetoed by the United States in the Security Council last week, which called for protecting Palestinians from Israeli aggression, according to diplomats. Continue Reading »

Netanyahu warns Assad: If Syria fires at Israel, we’ll destroy his armed forces

PM Netanyahu says in London: Since after having inviting Iran into his country, where they’ve taken direct, aggressive, military action against Israel, Syrian President Bashar Assad ‘is no longer immune.’
– On the use of lethal force in Gaza, the PM said: ‘If you found non-lethal means to deal with such a situation, I would be the first to want to use it.’
– Watch Video

By Ynet

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Syrian President Bashar Assad on Thursday, saying if he fires at Israel, the IDF will “destroy his forces.”

“When they waged this horrific civil war, Israel did not intervene. Continue Reading »

Britain’s PM May conveys concern over Gaza deaths to Netanyahu

While recognizing Israel’s right to defend itself, Britain’s PM Theresa May tells PM Netanyahu that the UK is deeply ‘concerned over the loss of Palestinian lives’ during the Gaza border clashes.
Video: View welcoming statements.

By Reuters, Ynetnews

 

LONDON – Britain is concerned about the deaths of protesters in Gaza, Prime Minister Theresa May told Israel’s premier Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday, saying that the situation had deteriorated.

Over a hundred Palestinians have been killed in weekly demonstrations launched on March 30 in the Gaza Strip, an enclave controlled by the Islamist terror group Hamas.

“We have been concerned about the loss of Palestinian lives,” May told Netanyahu ahead of talks in London, adding that Britain “absolutely recognizes” the Israel’s right to self-defense against “extremists and terrorists.”

“But with 100 Palestinian lives lost and a deteriorating situation in Gaza, I hope we can talk about how we can alleviate that situation, and how we can ensure that we can get back to a position where we are able to find a way through to talk about a two-state solution,” May added. Continue Reading »

US vetoes UN Security Council resolution placing int’l force to protect Gazans

Explaining veto, Amb. haley said, “When the United Nations sides with terrorists over Israel, as the Kuwait resolution does, it only makes a peaceful resolution to this conflict harder to reach…It is resolutions like this one that undermine the UN’s credibility in dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”
– Watch: Nikki Haley warns UNSC of impending U.S. veto

By MICHAEL WILNER

 

WASHINGTON — When the Trump administration demanded a UN Security Council vote on Friday meant to counteract a Kuwaiti resolution condemning Israel, the Israelis saw the birth of a new diplomatic strategy that it hopes becomes the norm.

Under the plan, Israel would no longer face hostile votes at the council without the US counter-punching, demanding a vote on language that calls out “the hypocrisy of the council,” Danny Danon, Israel’s ambassador to the UN, told The Jerusalem Post on Friday. Continue Reading »

Czech FM, ‘Hamas alone responsible for Palestinian deaths during protests’

Czech Republic’s Foreign Minister issues uniquely honest statement for a European leader regarding the Gaza strip border violence, saying, “It’s also important to note…that Hamas habitually sends children to the riots’ focal points, so it could blame Israel for the deaths of children in front of the world.”
– Watch Video from Gaza

By Itamar Eichner

 

Czech Foreign Affairs Minister Martin Stropnický issued a public statement on his ministry’s website Thursday in which he said Hamas alone was responsible for the deaths of Palestinians during Gaza Strip border protests in recent weeks.

Czech Foreign Affairs Minister Martin Stropnický – Official DoD photo by Sgt.

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Palestinian FM seeks war crimes probe at the ICC

The Palestinian foreign minister is scheduled to meet with the International Criminal Court’s prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda on Tuesday morning, to investigate alleged crimes committed in the Palestinian territories in Gaza by the Israel Defense Forces.
– Watch video of FM explain blackmail strategy of UK for ‘reparations‘ 

By AFP

 

Palestinian foreign minister Riyad al-Maliki is to arrive in The Netherlands later Monday ahead of talks with the chief prosecutor of the world’s only permanent war crimes court.

Maliki will meet with prosecutor Fatou Bensouda on Tuesday morning just over a week after 62 Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire as they protested the US decision to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to the disputed city of Jerusalem. Continue Reading »

Suffering from Hamas leadership, Palestinian youth sets himself ablaze in Gaza

Because of the oppression from his gov’t, poverty, ill treatment and the unbearable circumstances forced on Fathi Harb, a 20 yr-old Palestinian father of 2 from Gaza, passerbys say he was screaming, “damn the government,” before lighting himself up.
-WARNING- (video containing graphic content)

By Elior Levy

 

A 20-year-old Palestinian father of two from Gaza set himself on fire Saturday night in the city’s Sheikh Radwan neighborhood, all while cursing the strip’s Hamas rulers who he apparently blamed for his family’s poverty and the dismal economic situation in Gaza.

The young man, Fathi Harb, survived the self-immolation, and is currently in moderate condition. Continue Reading »

Norway: Boycotting Israel is legal

Although Norway’s deputy foreign minister signed a document asserting boycotting Israel as inappropriate, the country’s Foreign Affairs Ministry proclaimed boycotting goods coming from Israeli settlements was legal.

By Itamar Eichner

 

Norway’s Foreign Affairs Ministry determined that boycotting products and services coming from Israeli settlements is legal and does not contradict Norway’s international trade commitments.

Nevertheless, the assertion was said to be inappropriate, according to an internal document signed by Norway’s deputy foreign affairs minister published during the weekend.

“The government does not consider boycotting Israel’s product to be helpful in solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,” the document said.

The document was sent as response to Tromsø district’s governor’s request to be updated about the juridical examination launched by Norway’s Foreign Affairs Ministry in 2016. Continue Reading »

Major #BDSfail When Israel Won Eurovision Song Contest

After the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) worked hard to make sure Netta didn’t amass votes outside of Israel, they were devastated to learn Saturday night, it was a huge waste of time & money.
– Watch Netta’s winning performance.
– Watch Netanyahu’s reaction…it’s hilarious.

By Israel Today Staff

 

War with Iran seems more likely than ever, and the United States is about to move its embassy to Jerusalem. But on Sunday morning Israelis could talk of little else than the nation’s victory at the Eurovision song contest.

Final tally of top 26 of 43 entries to the 63rd edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest.

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As U.S. initiate Iranian sanctions, European leaders scurry to safeguard deals

After President Trump’s withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear deal and the U.S. reimposing sanctions, European leaders are scrambling to protect their economic deals and lucrative profits with the notorious Islamic Republic.

By Reuters

 

Europe’s largest economies lobbied to protect their companies’ investments in Iran on Friday, seeking to keep the nuclear deal with Tehran alive after Washington pulled out and threatened to impose sanctions on European companies.

Germany and France have significant trade links with Iran and remain committed to the nuclear agreement, as does Britain, and the three countries’ foreign ministers plan to meet on Tuesday to discuss it. Continue Reading »

White House fulfills threat by sanctioning Iran’s Quds Force

U.S. Sect. of Treasury Mnuchin announced sanctions on 6 people and 3 Iranian companies beginning with Iran’s central bank for actively helping the Revolutionary Guard’s elite Quds Force accessing millions US dollars held in foreign banks.

By Reuters

 

The US Treasury imposed sanctions on Thursday against six individuals and three companies it said had funneled millions of dollars to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s elite Quds Force, just days after President Donald Trump withdrew from the landmark 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

The Treasury Department said it was acting with the United Arab Emirates to disrupt the network and accused Iran’s central bank of actively helping the group to access US dollars held in foreign bank. Continue Reading »

Satellite photos reveal Iranians scurrying around Fordow nuclear research plant

Satellite images shows parking lots full, an opened gate to the plant’s uranium enrichment tunnels, new building construction and recently, numerous buses parked at the facility.

By i24NEWS

 

Israeli satellite company iSi released several photos on Thursday indicating ‘unusual activity’ at a nuclear research facility in Iran from April 29, following weeks of speculation that US President Donald Trump might decide to leave the nuclear deal.

Satellite images reveal ‘unusual activity’ at Iran nuclear research facility. – Photo: iSi

The satellite images show a number of activities at the Fordow nuclear research plant that haven’t been detected in recent months, such as a large presence of buses and vehicles, as well as new large buildings which iSi believe are for R&D (research and development) and assembly. Continue Reading »