Tag Archive for Israel

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 »

Sudan signs on to Abraham Accords, normalized ties with Israel

The signing ceremony in Khartoum makes Sudan the 3rd of four countries to officially normalize diplomatic, economic & cultural ties with the Jewish State, following the UAE, Bahrain and preceding Morocco, which has yet to formally sign the Abraham Accords.

By i24NEWS

 

Sudan officially joined the Abraham Accords on Wednesday, opening the door to normalizing its ties with the Jewish state, the Associated Press reports.

The agreement was signed as US Secretary Treasury Steven Mnuchin was visiting Sudanese capital Khartoum.

YouTube clip is in English

From the Sudanese side, the agreement was signed by Justice Minister Nasreldin Abdelbari, according to a statement from Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok’s office. Continue Reading »

Publicized Israeli-Saudi meeting sends Biden warning on his Iran policy

Both Jerusalem and Riyadh fear US President-elect Biden will adopt outdated, dangerous Obama policies on Iran which seriously damaged Washington’s ties with its traditional Jewish and Sunni Middle East allies.

By Reuters and ILH Staff

 

A historic meeting between Israel’s prime minister and Saudi Arabia’s crown prince has sent a strong signal to allies and enemies alike that the two countries remain deeply committed to containing their common foe Iran.

Last Sunday’s covert meeting in the Saudi city of Neom, confirmed by Israeli officials but publicly denied by Riyadh, conveyed a coordinated message to US President-elect Joe Biden that Washington’s main allies in the region are closing ranks. Continue Reading »

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 »

Palestinian leaders pressure Biden camp to nullify Trump’s pro-Israel decisions

Palestinian PM Shtayyeh, “If Mr Biden is elected in November, we hope that it will be a totally different dynamic.”
Campaign spokesman Michael Gwin, “Biden opposes any unilateral action by either side that makes the prospects of a 2-state solution less likely, including annexation, which Biden opposes now, and would continue to oppose as president.”

By  Reuters and ILH Staff

 

Palestinian leaders hope Democrat Joe Biden will tone down Washington’s pro-Israel policies if he becomes US president, and Palestinian-Americans have been pressing his campaign for a change, sources familiar with the efforts have said.

So far, their efforts have had little impact, the sources said. Continue Reading »

Israel: Hamas ‘unilaterally agrees’ to halt explosive-balloons, rocket attacks

“Tonight and the coming weekend will serve as a test of stability,” an Israeli Defense official said, adding that if the quiet is preserved, Israel will extend the Gaza fishing zone to 15 nautical miles for their fishing boats and restore 500 work permits for Gaza’s businessmen to enter Israel.

By Israel Hayom Staff

 

Will peace and quiet return to Israel’s south? A defense official on Thursday night said Hamas intends to cease launching incendiary devices from Gaza at the country’s southern communities.

“Hamas has delivered messages to Israel, whereby it has decided to unilaterally stop launching [incendiary and explosives-laden] balloons and rockets at Israel,” the official said. Continue Reading »

Berlin and Prague argues ICC cannot rule on Palestinian issue

Germany and the Czech Republic back Israel’s stance against the International Criminal Court’s probe against the Jewish State on major legal points: Palestine does not meet the criteria for statehood, by not having secured & internationally recognized borders, a single government over all its territory, nor the capacity to enter into relations with other States, and thus, ‘Palestine’ cannot present a case to the ICC, according to its own charter.

By i24NEWS

 

Germany offered to join the proceedings in the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday as a “friend of a court” — a party that is not part of the proceedings but is willing to put their information or expertise at the court’s service — alongside the Czech Republic and the Israeli Bar Association. Continue Reading »

Day after Iran threatens Israel, 4 Iranians, 3 Syrians killed in airstrike on weapon depot

Day after Iran threatens [Zionist] “regime”, 7 militants are killed when the IDF allegedly destroyed more Iranian ammunition depots in the Damascus area; Israel’s PM Netanyahu comments: ‘Maybe it was the Belgian air force.’

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF

 

Prime Minister Netanyahu said that he did not know anything about the alleged Israeli attack that target the Damascus area on Thursday, adding that maybe it was “the Belgian air force.”

“I don’t what happened last night,” Netanyahu said in an interview with Radio Haifa on Friday, as quoted by channel 12. “Maybe it was the Belgian air force.”

Having witnessed repeated military opposition to Iran’s presence in Syria and Iraq, Iran has defiantly increases its presence and maintains the transfer of precision missile technology to Hezbollah, leaving PM Netanyahu to say, “Iran has no immunity, anywhere.”

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US to facilitate historic meeting between Netanyahu, Saudi crown prince

US Secretary of State’s team have been mediating talks between Jerusalem, Amman, Cairo and Riyadh to convene a summit that will include a meeting between Israeli PM Netanyahu and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman.
– White House encourages the Palestinians, “last chance… to partake in the diplomatic developments unfolding in the region.”

By  Daniel Siryoti, i24NEWS, Israel Hayom Staff

 

Senior Arab diplomatic sources on Thursday night said intensive talks were taking place between Washington, Jerusalem, Cairo and Riyadh to convene a summit in the Egyptian capital, which will include a meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman. Continue Reading »

US Peace proposal spurs Palestinians to violence and rocket attacks

Iron Dome neutralizes Gaza rocket fired at civilian communities in southern Israel just hours after three mortars were first fired.

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At least two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip struck southern Israel on Friday night hours as tensions remain high over the release of US President Donald Trump’s “Deal of the Century.”

Incoming rocket sirens were activated in the communities of Sufa and Nir Yizhak and a statement by the Eshkol Regional Council said that the rocket landed in an open area causing no damage or injuries.

Iron Dome goes after projectiles fired from Gaza, – Screenshot: Twitter

Two hours earlier sirens sounded in the town of Sderot. Continue Reading »

Netanyahu calls to annex parts of Judea & Samaria, to expel illegal migrants

Back-stepping on previous statements in an obvious move to attract right-wing voters, Blue and White Chairman Benny Gantz now echoes PM Netanyahu’s calls to annex the Jordan Valley.

By News Agencies , Israel Hayom Staff

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu renewed a vow to annex Israeli settlements in Judea and Samaria as the embattled leader kicked off a third election campaign in under a year on Tuesday.

Addressing Likud Party supporters at a campaign launch event in Jerusalem, Netanyahu promised to “impose Israeli sovereignty on the Jordan Valley and northern Dead Sea,” then pledged to annex all Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria “without exception.” Continue Reading »

Of Democratic contenders, only Biden opposes cutting military aid to Israel

After Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders said that Israel’s defense aid should “go right now into humanitarian aid in Gaza” and be used as leverage against Israel, former VP Biden called the idea “outrageous.”

By OMRI NAHMIAS

 

Washington – Former Vice President and Democratic presidential hopeful, Joe Biden, sharply criticized some of his fellow candidates for offering to use military aid to Israel as leverage, and called the idea “outrageous.”

After Sen. Bernie Sanders claimed the United States is “complicit” in so-called Israeli ‘occupation’ and should rethink U.S. military aid to the Jewish state, Sharia Law advocate Linda Sarsour announced her support for Sanders’ bid for presidency.

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Israel’s PM Netanyahu proposes air-defense against Iranian attacks

Netanyahu’s proposal comes following a series of unpunished Iranian attacks and seizures of foreign oil-tankers, their recent attack on Saudi oil facilities and now Tehran’s accusation that Israel attempted an assassination on the IRGC commender.

By TZVI JOFFRE

 

In a cabinet meeting on Sunday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proposed a massive air defense system to defend against Iranian attacks, especially cruise missiles like those used in attacks on a Saudi Arabian oil facility last month, according to KAN.

Last month, cruise missiles and explosive drones were used in an attack on two plants at the heart of Saudi Arabia’s oil industry, including the world’s biggest petroleum processing facility. Continue Reading »

REPORT: Saudi, Israeli forces attack pro-Iran Quds force on Syria/Iraq border

An unnamed source to the Independent in Arabic writes, “Saudi fighter jets have been spotted along with other fighter jets, that have attacked facilities and positions belonging to Iranian militias.”

By TZVI JOFFRE

 

Both Israel and Saudi Arabia have been blamed for recent air strikes targeting pro-Iranian militias in the Albukamal area of Syria near the border with Iraq, according to Arab media. The attacks resulted in a number of deaths and injuries and the destruction of weapon storage facilities and rocket launchers.

“Saudi fighter jets have been spotted along with other fighter jets that have attacked facilities and positions belonging to Iranian militias,” said an unnamed source to the Independent in Arabic. Continue Reading »

EXPOSED: Hezbollah transformed civilian Port of Beirut into weapons hub

Israel’s Ambassador Danny Danon urges the UN Security Council to tackle Iran’s nefarious regional activities and its illicit exploitation of civilian maritime routes for moving explosives and weapons. Amb. Danon, “They use commercial companies, mainly from Europe, to support Hezbollah and develop its missile program.”

By Ariel Kahana

 

Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon presented the UN Security Council new evidence to prove that Iran was using civilian maritime navigation as means of arming Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah, all the while flouting international sanctions.

Speaking at the UN just days after Iran seized a British oil tanker and amidst growing tension between the Islamic republic and the West, Danon urged the international community to take action against Tehran and counter its regional aggression. Continue Reading »