Entries by Thomas Taylor

Abbas trying to drag Israel into war with Gaza

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman accused Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas of trying to drag Israel into a confrontation with Hamas so it can retake control of Gaza.   “Abu Mazen knows that he is not capable of overthrowing the Hamas regime by force; he understands that Hamas will not transfer control over the Gaza […]

Jordan-Israel negotiations set to bypass PA

Jordan-Israel negotiations based on President Trump’s long-awaited peace plan seem increasingly likely to happen – following retired Jordanian Ambassador and former editor of the Jordan Times – Walid Sadi – flagging Jordan’s legal and sovereignty claims in the ‘West Bank’ (Judea and Samaria) and East Jerusalem (“disputed territories”).   Sadi – in an op-ed article […]

The DroneHunter knocks killer drones out of the sky

SPRINGVILLE, Utah — U.S. officials have long worried that weaponized drones could be used to hit “soft targets” like sporting events and political rallies, as allegedly happened in Venezuela earlier this month.   A Utah-based company, however, gave NBC News an exclusive look at a potential answer to killer drones.   Backed by Boeing and […]

US ambassador tells Israeli MK ‘no reason to evacuate settlements’ in peace deal

In a meeting with several settler leaders Wednesday, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman said that he saw “no reason to evacuate settlements” in a peace deal, a Likud lawmaker said.   MK Yehudah Glick, who organized the sit-down with Har Hebron Regional Council chairman Yochai Damari, recounted the statement to the Times of Israel […]