Wednesday, July 13, 2016


IDF bulldozers with tanks enter Golan DMZ  Israeli military bulldozers backed by tanks have crossed into the demilitarized zone dividing the Israeli and Syrian Golan borders. 

Iran says it could restart nuclear program if needed  President Hassan Rouhani assures Iranians of consequences if world powers violate atomic agreement. 

Turkey PM Yildirim hints at mending ties with Syria  Turkey has said it wants to re-establish good relations with Syria - in an apparent reversal of its policy towards its war-stricken neighbour. 

Theresa May vows to be 'one nation' prime minister  The UK's new prime minister Theresa May has vowed to lead a "one nation" government that works for all not just the "privileged few". 

After diplomatic blitz, 'offensive' UNESCO vote postponed  A vote to deny the Temple Mount's Jewish significance was delayed, after Israeli diplomats outflanked the resolution's instigators. 

Facebook closes Hamas leader's account  Facebook has said recently that there is no place for encouraging violence on its website and is committed to taking action against inciters. 

* 'Judea and Samaria More Volatile Than Ever Before,' New Shin Bet Chief Warns  Nadav Argaman, the new director of the Shin Bet, described the situation in Judea and Samaria as 'more volatile than ever' on Tuesday when he gave his first report on Palestinian threats before the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee. 

State Department denies intentionally funding anti-Bibi campaign  US State Department acknowledges giving money to activist group but claims had no idea group would then turn to partisan politics. 

Juno probe returns first in-orbit Jupiter photo  The American space agency's new Juno mission to Jupiter has returned its first imagery since going into orbit around the gas giant last week. 

Who Do Bigots Blame for Police Shootings in America? Israel, of Course!  In response to the tragic deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling at the hands of police officers in Minnesota and Louisiana, the New York University chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) posted the following on its Facebook page: