Tag: Middle East

Israel Buys Rockets ‘That Can Reach Anywhere in the Middle East’

Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced Monday that Israel is purchasing advanced rockets that he says can reach “anywhere in the Middle East.” The Defense Ministry signed a deal with Israel Military Industries for the purchase of the rockets, estimated to cost hundreds of millions of shekels. The new rockets have innovative technology that allow them […]

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 […]

Report: ‘Deal of the Century’ to be unveiled next month

The Trump Administration will unveil its long-awaited Middle East peace plan next month, according to a report by Palestinian Authority newspaper Al Quds.   The plan, which President Donald Trump has dubbed the ‘Deal of the Century,’ will reportedly be unveiled during Trump’s speech to the UN General Assembly on September 25.   The plan […]

Will Supreme Court petition end discrimination on Temple Mount?

An Israeli civil rights group dedicated to combatting discriminatory policies on the Temple Mount has filed a petition with the Supreme Court, demanding that non-Muslims be granted the right to pray on the holy site.   While Israel gained control over eastern Jerusalem in June 1967 – and with it the Old City and the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jeremy Corbyn Allegedly Met Secretly With Officials From Hamas

British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn reportedly met with officials from the terrorist organization Hamas on a 2010 trip to Israel and the West Bank.   According to i24NEWS, Corbyn met with two groups of Hamas parliamentarians during his trip between November 5-9 as a part of a delegation with the Islamist lobby group Middle […]

Liberman: Next round of violence with Hamas a matter of time

The next round of fighting with Hamas in the Gaza Strip is just a matter of time, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said on Monday during a visit to the Gaza Division.   “Since the start of the ‘March of Return,’ Hamas has claimed 168 dead, another 4,348 wounded and dozens of terror infrastructures destroyed,” Liberman […]

Trump increases staff for Israeli-Palestinian peace team

US President Donald Trump is adding staff to his Middle East peace team ahead of its rollout of a plan for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.   The White House policy team, currently centered on three of the president’s closest advisers, is recruiting staffers from other government agencies to help them message the plan to the […]

As US pushes for Middle East peace, Saudi king reassures allies, Middle East News & Top Stories

Saudi Arabia has reassured Arab allies that it will not endorse any Middle East peace plan that fails to address Jerusalem’s status or refugees’ right of return, easing their concerns that the kingdom might back a nascent United States deal which aligns with Israel on key issues.King Salman’s private guarantees to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas […]