Tag: Middle East

Trump signs declaration reversing U.S. policy on Golan Heights

President Donald Trump signed a proclamation on Monday recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, reversing more than a half-century of U.S. policy in the Middle East. Standing alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House, Trump made formal a move he announced in a surprise tweet last week. The president said it […]

SYRIA SAYS U.S. ‘MAIN ENEMY OF ARABS’

Syria has condemned the United States’ decision to recognize Israel’s control over the disputed Golan Heights, which had been considered occupied by the United Nations, in a move bound to disrupt the administration’s ties with the Arab World. President Donald Trump officially announced the U.S. policy reversal Monday during a press conference with Israeli Prime Minister […]

IDF Pounds Gaza After Hamas Rocket Destroys Central Israel Home

Early Monday morning, a surprise rocket attack from Hamas, the Sunni jihadist group that governs the Israel-adjacent Gaza Strip, struck a civilian home in central Israel. Seven were injured, including two infants. The Times of Israel reports: A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck a residential building in central Israel early Monday morning, injuring […]

7 injured, including 2 infants, in Gaza rocket attack on central Israel

 A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck a residential building in central Israel early Monday morning, injuring seven people, including two small children, and leveling the structure, officials said. The attack triggered air raid sirens at approximately 5:20 a.m. throughout the Sharon and Emek Hefer regions north of Tel Aviv, the army said. […]

MONTHS AFTER SAYING US WILL WITHDRAW, NOW 1,000 TROOPS IN SYRIA TO STAY

Just months after claiming the US would withdraw from Syria, Washington has reportedly now decided to keep up to a thousand troops in the country. The revelations were published Sunday in the Wall Street Journal but Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford disputed them, claiming the US was still drawing down its […]

U.N. CREATED “CONFIDENTIAL FILE” OF ALLEGED ISRAELI WAR CRIMINALS FOR ICC

Neither the United States or Israel spoke at the council, but its official issued tweets during the council meeting. The United Nations Commission of Inquiry on the Gaza border protests has created a confidential file of Israelis who it holds could be culpable of killing peaceful Palestinians, and has asked that it be handed to […]

Iran Inches Closer to its Goal: “Wipe Israel off the Map”

As Iran’s theocratic establishment believes that the Supreme Leader is Allah’s representative on earth, whatever words or desires the Supreme Leader utters are considered Allah’s wishes, which must be brought to life by Allah’s true believers. Iran has built, or is in the process of building, more than 10 military bases in Syria, some of […]

Will assault drones become a frequent presence in Mideast skies?

For Israel, countering the threat from the air – especially from non-state actors such as Lebanon’s Iranian-backed Hezbollah – requires superior intelligence, advances in technology and plain old deterrence Matiga Airport in Tripoli, Libya, briefly closed down this past weekend due to security concerns over an unidentified drone that had entered the area, airport officials […]

PA: Israel has no authority on Temple Mount

PA official in charge of Jerusalem affairs dismisses Israeli court’s decision ordering the closure of the Golden Gate on the Temple Mount. Adnan al-Husayni, the Palestinian Authority (PA) official in charge of Jerusalem affairs, on Sunday described the Israeli court’s decision ordering the closure of the Golden Gate on the Temple Mount “void, invalid and […]

Jordan’s King Abdullah Meets Pence, Discusses Peace Plan

Amman officials have said in the past they would only support a peace plan that includes creation of a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital Jordanian King Abdullah met with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence Monday, as the Trump administration continues preparations for the release of its Middle East peace plan. Abdullah is […]