US President Barack Obama said on Monday that Russia has violated international law in its military intervention in Ukraine and said the US government has warned it will look at a series of economic and diplomatic sanctions that would isolate Moscow. Russian President Vladimir Putin needs to allow international monitors to mediate a deal […]
Crimea’s parliament voted to join Russia on Thursday and its Moscow-backed government set a referendum on the decision in 10 days’ time in a dramatic escalation of the crisis over the Ukrainian Black Sea peninsula. Read More: Crimea votes to join Russia, accelerating Ukraine crisis – Yahoo News.
The USS Truxtun, a US Navy guided-missile destroyer, is heading to the Black Sea where it will conduct training with Bulgarian and Romanian naval forces that was scheduled long before the crisis in Ukraine, the Navy said on Thursday. Read More: US Navy destroyer heads to Black Sea for pre-planned exercises | JPost | Israel […]
The US government sued Philadelphia’s school district for religious discrimination on Wednesday for demanding that a veteran Muslim police officer trim his beard. Read More: US government sues Philadelphia schools over beard policy | JPost | Israel News.
The Palestinian Authority (PA) complained to the United Nations on Wednesday over Israel’s actions at the Temple Mount. Read More: PA Complains to UN Over Temple Mount – Middle East – News – Israel National News.
The Israeli navy seized a ship in the Red Sea on Wednesday that was carrying dozens of advanced Iranian-supplied rockets made in Syria that were intended for Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, the military said. Read More: Israel says seized Gaza-bound rocket shipment from Iran – Telegraph.
In an unusually frank disclosure, White House spokesman Jay Carney said Wednesday night, March 5, that US intelligence services and military had worked with Israel to track the Iranian Panama-flagged ship KLOS C, which was apprehended by Israeli naval commandos on the Red Sea earlier that day carrying missiles for Gaza via Sudan. Read More: […]
U.S. President Barack Obama committed to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu he would push the Palestinian Authority (PA) to match any Israeli concessions as he seeks to negotiate a framework for peace talks, AFP reported on Tuesday. Read More: Obama Promised Netanyahu to Pressure Abbas – Middle East – News – Israel National News.