Netanyahu admits forces operating in Syria

Several purported strikes have occurred in recent months, targeting alleged Iranian arms transfers

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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”

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Israel suspends EU role in peace talks with Palestinians

Decision made in response to the EU requiring the labeling of exports from Israeli settlements in the West Bank

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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”

For Palestinian president, all of Israel is ‘occupied territory’

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.

MahmoudAbbas_Palestinian President_at UN_2015Even 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’”

Hamas chief urges unified Palestinian leadership of violence

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.”

Khaled Meshaal_exiled leader of HamasGaza 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”

Kerry: Nuclear Deal Blocks New Congress Sanctions on Iran

US Secretary of State John Kerry has revealed that the Iran nuclear deal will limit the ability of Congress to impose new sanctions on the Islamic regime over its gamut of violations, as was first exposed on Thursday.

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In an on-the-record letter in response to questions by Republican presidential candidate Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) that was obtained by the Washington Free Beacon, Kerry noted that theoretically Congress could impose new non-nuclear sanctions after the deal.

However, he said that in effect Congress would be rendered powerless, as Iran could take the sanctions as an excuse to forego the deal and therefore the administration would not back new sanctions.

According to the letter, not only would reimposing nuclear sanctions be near impossible, but imposing new sanctions on Iran’s support of terror, its rampant human rights violations or its ballistic missile program will also be off limits.

As reported on Israel National News, a senior political strategist in Washington DC involved in Iran sanctions told the Washington Free Beacon that the Obama administration’s decision to let Iran set the terms with its threat of leaving the deal makes no sense.”You have to understand how crazy backwards this is,” said the strategist on condition of anonymity.

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