Several purported strikes have occurred in recent months, targeting alleged Iranian arms transfers
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu admitted for the first time Tuesday that Israeli forces have been operating in Syria, where the Iran-backed regime is battling rebels including the jihadist Islamic State. Continue reading “Netanyahu admits forces operating in Syria”
Decision made in response to the EU requiring the labeling of exports from Israeli settlements in the West Bank
Israel said on Sunday it was suspending contacts with European Union bodies involved in peace efforts with the Palestinians after the bloc started requiring the labeling of exports from Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Continue reading “Israel suspends EU role in peace talks with Palestinians”
Inconvenient truth: The real barrier to peace isn’t Israeli settlements, or Israeli anything — it’s the refusal even of “moderate” Palestinians to accept the Jewish state’s existence.
Even as Palestinians are stabbing Jews on Israeli streets, President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry still save their harshest criticism for Israel’s settlement-building and its “incitement” to violence.
They’d do well to notice what Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas recently had to say in Arabic to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. Continue reading “For Palestinian president, all of Israel is ‘occupied territory’”
Meshaal urged other organisations to join “an operational leadership of the intifada… to put in place an agreed strategy for common struggle covering all options.”
Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – Exiled Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal called on all Palestinian groups Wednesday to form a unified leadership of the current wave of violence against Israel, which he called an intifada, or uprising. Continue reading “Hamas chief urges unified Palestinian leadership of violence”