To the Honorable Leaders of the Arab States, We in Israel received with great pleasure your agreement to normalize relations with Israel on condition that we agree to the establishment of a Palestinian state and exchanges of territories between that state and Israel. Read more: An Open Letter to the Arab League – Op-Eds – [...]
Syria and Israel crossed verbal swords Tuesday, May 21, after an overnight exchange of fire on the Golan. IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz warned that Assad would pay the price for bringing terror to the Golan, after Damascus for the first time claimed responsibility for the gunfire on an Israeli Golan patrol [...]
Professor Shlomo Sand opens his new book, “How and When I Stopped Being Jewish,” with a warning. “Many readers will see the main point presented in this book as illegitimate and even infuriating. Read more: The Gospel according to Sand: We are not Jews – Books – Israeli Culture | Haaretz Daily Newspaper.
Finance Minister Yair Lapid said Jerusalem should not be the capital of any future Palestinian state in an interview with The New York Times published on Sunday, his first interview to the foreign media since being elected. Read more: Lapid: J’lem shouldn’t be capital of Palestine | JPost | Israel News.
The instability rocking Syria has caused three critical security arenas – Lebanon, Syria and Iran – to become more closely intertwined than ever before. Read more: Intertwined fates: The Lebanon-Syria-Iran axis | JPost | Israel News.
Foreign Ministry rescinded its offer to let a team from the UN cultural agency inspect historical sites in the Old City of Jerusalem, saying the Palestinians violated a prior agreement that the visit be apolitical. Read more: Israel nixes UNESCO Jerusalem visit, alleging Palestinians tried to make it political – Diplomacy & Defense – Israel [...]
Veteran Shas MK and former Deputy Minister Yitzchak Cohen said Sunday that he supported the latest plan by the Arab League to solve the Israel-Arab conflict. The plan would entail Israel giving up nearly all of Judea and Samaria and repatriating many descendants of Arabs who fled Israel in 1948. Read more: Shas MK: We [...]
Shortly after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu pledged Sunday, May 19, to maintain Israeli operations in Syria against the passage of advanced Iranian weapons to the Lebanese Hizballah, Syrian troops and their Hizballah comrades stormed Al-Qasayr, the northwestern town which commands the high road from Syrian Homs to Lebanon’s Hermel Mountains. Read more: Syrian-Hizballah’s capture of Qusayr [...]
Four days after a “senior Israeli official” warned Assad through The New York Times of Wednesday, May 15 that he risks forfeiting power if he retaliates for Israeli attacks on weapons supplies to terrorists, “Israeli officials” were telling the London Times of Saturday, May 18 something quite different: “An intact, but weakened, Assad regime would be [...]
US Secretary of State wants to restart Israeli-Palestinian talks, will meet with Livni, Palestinian leadership separately. Read more: Kerry to return this week for push on talks | JPost | Israel News.
RUSSIA has sent a dozen or more warships to patrol waters near its naval base in Syria, a build-up that US and European officials see as a new, aggressive stance meant partly to warn the West and Israel not to intervene in Syria’s bloody civil war. Read more: Russia boosts fleet off Syria | The [...]
A senior defense official claimed recently in closed conversations that Israel has erred in its estimates of how quickly Assad would fall from power in Syria. Read more: Israeli official: We underestimated Assad regime’s strength | JPost | Israel News.
Germany “stands alongside Israel” during this challenging period in the region, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said at the outset of a meeting Friday in Jerusalem with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. Read more: German FM: We stand by Israel during this unstable time | JPost | Israel News.
Its four-day meeting occurs annually. It’s a rite of spring. British political economist Will Hutton calls the group the “high priests of globalization.” Read more: June 6-9: Bilderberg Meeting behind Closed Doors. On the Agenda: Domestic Spying, Diffusing Social Protests, War on Syria and Iran | Global Research.
Russia’s Foreign Minister clarifies his country intends to complete the deal to sell advanced missile systems to Syria. Read more: Russia to Arm Syria, Despite Israel’s Objection – Middle East – News – Israel National News.