Tag: Middle East

NETANYAHU GIVES UP EFFORT TO FORM GOVERNMENT, RETURNS MANDATE

            Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu returned the mandate to form a government to President Reuven Rivlin minutes after the end of the Simhat Torah holiday on Monday night, and two nights before the deadline for him to build a coalition. Rivlin, who has received the message from  Netanyahu, will hold […]

With Hypersonic Missiles, Israel’s F-35s Are Upping The Ante In Syria

Israel will soon have a new precision-guided supersonic stand-off missile for its F-35s and other fighter jets. The new missile was announced on June 11, 2018 in a press release by two leading Israeli defense firms, Israeli Military Industries Systems (IMI Systems) and Israel Aerospace Industries, which jointly developed the missile. The so-called Rampage missile is a […]

‘IT’S NOT ANTISEMITIC TO FAVOR A TWO-STATE SOLUTION’

The EU spends some 300 million euros a year to help the Palestinians and has been doing so since the 1990s when the Oslo Accords were signed. The European Union supports a two-state resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and has kept that option alive, the incoming European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell told the European Parliament. […]

ANTISEMITISM, IRAN THREAT HIGHLIGHT NEED FOR US-ISRAEL TIES

Republican Congresswoman Ann Wagner of Missouri spoke against BDS and promoted the necessity of joint Palestinian-Israeli business ventures over the Green Line. Growing global antisemitism and the dangers of Iran make it more important than ever that the US maintain close ties to Israel, leading Republican Representative Ann Wagner of Missouri said during a speech on […]

Trump pulls back troops from northern Syria ahead of Turkish assault, Pentagon officials ‘blindsided’

The White House announced late Sunday that Turkey will soon move forward with a planned military operation in northeast Syria, as U.S. troops who have been deployed and operating with Kurdish-led forces in the area began pulling back from their positions. The decision sent shockwaves through the region and Washington, with U.S. officials telling Fox News that top Pentagon officials were “completely […]

Iran’s top general says wiping Israel off map is an ‘achievable goal’

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commander on Monday said that wiping Israel off the map is now an “achievable goal” thanks to the country’s technological advances. Gen. Hossein Salami’s comments, delivered before an audience of IRGC leaders, were carried by multiple news outlets, including the state-funded IRNA agency. “This sinister regime must be wiped off the map and […]

US envoy meets Israel’s embattled PM to discuss peace plan

The U.S. envoy to the Middle East met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday, days after elections that left the Israeli leader’s political future in doubt. Netanyahu suffered an apparent setback when he and his allies failed to secure enough seats for a narrow, right-wing majority coalition. The centrist Blue and White party, which […]

NETANYAHU TO PURSUE UNITY WITH BLUE AND WHITE

Likudniks say he’s even ready for rotation with Gantz Benjamin Netanyahu will push for Blue and White to join a national-unity government led by him, sources close to Netanyahu said Wednesday, following a meeting of the Likud faction at Jerusalem’s Orient Hotel. The sources who participated in the closed-door meeting said Netanyahu would publicly pursue […]

Saudi Arabia flags plan to enrich uranium as U.S. seeks nuclear pact

Saudi Arabia wants to enrich uranium for its nuclear power program, its energy minister said on Monday, potentially complicating talks with Washington on an atomic pact and the role of U.S. companies. Uranium enrichment has been a sticking point with the United States, especially after Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said in 2018 that the […]

Mideast Peace Agreement—2019?

The Prophecy of the Final Seven Years The Bible prophesies a peace agreement will be signed between the Palestinians and Israelis. This agreement will put the Palestinians in control of much of Judea (the West Bank) and will place the Temple Mount under a sharing arrangement between Muslims and Jews. The peace deal will also […]