Tag: Middle East

I Reached an Agreement With Abbas

President Shimon Peres revealed on Monday that three years ago he reached a peace agreement with Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.   Speaking to Channel 2 News in a special interview on the occasion of Yom Ha’atzmaut (Independence Day), Peres said that his contacts with Abbas were made on behalf of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, but that at the […]

An Iranian stealth submarine sinks before targeting a mock US carrier in an a naval exercise

A new Iranian Ghadir-class stealth mini-submarine, home-built with Chinese technology, recently sank near the Strait of Hormuz, while preparing for a Revolutionary Guards naval exercise to practice sinking or disabling a mock-up US aircraft carrier, DEBKAfile’s military and intelligence sources report exclusively. Read More: An Iranian stealth submarine sinks before targeting a mock US carrier […]

UN committee on torture brings Vatican delegation back for second round of questioning

In its second grilling at the United Nations this year, the Vatican on Monday sought to limit its responsibility for the global priest sex abuse scandal by undercutting arguments it has violated an international treaty against torture and inhuman treatment. Read More: UN committee on torture brings Vatican delegation back for second round of questioning […]

Kerry will resume push for Israeli-Palestinian talks

After the nine-month deadline for Israeli-Palestinian peace talks expired on Tuesday, US Secretary of State John Kerry’s aides said that he would again try to get the sides back to the negotiating table after a pause of several months.   The talks came to an official halt on Tuesday, though Israel had already decided to […]

The story of the Day of Independence

The High Commissioner of British Mandate Palestine, General Sir Alan Gordon Cunningham started the day early on May 14, 1948. It was his last day on the job, which was to keep the land under his control in order. Read More: News Source No Longer Available — Continue to Endtime ».

The UN Rejected a Return to the 1949 Armistice Lines

The 1949 Armistice lines, are also commonly called the ‘1967 borders’, although they are not legal borders, and are actually the ‘1967 Pre Six Day War’ lines.   The wording of UN Resolutions 242 and 338 clearly reflect the contention that none of the territories were occupied territories taken by force in an unjust war. […]

High-ranking Iranian cleric visits Shiraz synagogue

Even if this was part of the Iranian president Hassan Rouhani’s campaign of smiles for the West, the visit to the Shiraz synagogue Friday night, May 1, by the head of his assistant for minority affairs, Hojat- Islam Ali Yunessi, was especially noteworthy.   He was the first high-ranking Iranian cleric to visit a Jewish […]

Rebuilding the temple in Jerusalem?

The dramatic recent collapse of the Arab-Israeli peace talks and the ongoing political turmoil involving the Temple Mount have again focused world attention on the centuries-old struggle for that sacred site. Since antiquity, the roughly 37 acres of the Temple Mount and its immediate surroundings have frequently been the focus of interreligious strife.   The […]

Israel Offered the Temple Mount to the PA

Former United States President Bill Clinton claimed on Wednesday that Israel had offered the Palestinian Authority (PA) control of the Temple Mount in 2000.   Channel 2 News reported that Clinton’s comments were made during a speech at Georgetown University in Virginia, during which he made some revelations regarding the Camp David Summit attended by himself, then-Prime […]

US taking a pause, reassessing after peace talk failure

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday he would pause and reassess what might be possible after failing to meet his April 29 goal for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, saying both sides still wanted to try to negotiate. Read More: Kerry: US taking a pause, reassessing after peace talk failure | JPost | […]