Thursday, July 18, 2019

7/18/19

German diplomat for Palestine liked Antisemitic and Neo-Nazi/KKK Tweets Germany's best selling paper Bild broke the story and showed screenshots of the Tweets on its website, stating the diplomat liked a large number of "antisemitic and anti-Israel" tweets.

Netanyahu: I want to train the next generation of leadership PM on whether he intends to bring Ayelet Shaked into the Likud: My political experience says this question should not be answered.

Expect a War Between Russia and China in the 2020s Notwithstanding the seeming friendship between Chinese president Xi Jinping and Russian president Vladimir Putin, and the growing congruence of both countries' interests in undermining the US-led international order, relations between Russia and China remain at their core as brittle and prone to mutual suspicion and distrust as they have in the past.

Ebola declared global health emergency as 2nd-largest outbreak ever inches toward Congolese border The second-deadliest outbreak of Ebola in history has been dubbed a global health emergency by the World Health Organization after a case was confirmed in a Congo border city of two million people with an international airport.

Caroline Glick: Trump's Tweetstorm Correctly Linked Anti-Americanism to Antisemitism President Donald Trump's tweets on Sunday drew predictable condemnation.

Boris: 'Something About Islam' Kept Muslims 'Centuries Behind', 'Muslim Grievance' Behind Most Conflict Theresa May's expected successor Boris Johnson is under fire from the Muslim Council of Britain for past comments suggesting "something about Islam" was responsible for the Islamic world ending up "centuries behind" the West.

'Jewish by DNA' is rabbinical courts' latest tool Rabbis target immigrants from former Soviet Union, demanding genetic proof of their Jewishness, but the rabbinate's higher courts reject claims it is a racist endeavor.

WATCH: Netanyahu v. Ben-Gurion - two Israeli PMs with markedly different styles This week, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu surpassed Israel's first Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion to become the country's longest serving leader.

US deploys 500 troops plus Patriots at Saudi airbase facing Iraq border Bracing for the revival of Iran's attacks on Gulf oil allies, the Trump administration has begun deploying troop reinforcements to Saudi Arabia.

Israel ranked among top 10 most innovative countries in the world The exact numbered rank will only be revealed on July 24.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

7/17/19

Israel vs Iran: Are Israel and Iran on verge of war? Why do they despise each other? Israel and Iran have openly despised one another since 2005. But are the two countries on the verge of war?

Iranian Official in Syria: Israel does not have a future in the region Hussein Amir Abdullahian described "the occupying regime of Israel as a destabilizing cancer and the root cause of insecurity and instability in the region."

Iran, Russia and Syria: strategic convergence Moscow views cooperation with Tehran as an important condition for ensuring Russia's national interests and strengthening stability in the South Caucasus, Central Asia and the Middle East.

Gaza Leader: 'Palestinians Around the World Are Preparing to Kill Jews in Diaspora' A leader in Gaza stated that the Palestinians in America and Europe have been preparing to kill all the Jews, giving the world one week before all of the Palestinians around the world "slaughter and kill... every Jew on planet earth."

Iran rejects suggestion its missile programme is negotiable Iran has rejected suggestions it is willing to discuss its missile programme with the US.

Israel's military to increase protection of strategic sites from Hezbollah missiles Israeli Air Force to build hardened aircraft hangers at a cost of $10 million.

Iran-Syria rift: Tehran calls on Assad to explain his contacts with "Iran's enemies" Exclusive: An Iranian diplomat made a sudden appearance in Damascus on Monday, July 16, demanding that the Syrian ruler Bashar Assad explain his interaction with anti-Iran elements, DEBKAfile reveals.

NATO-linked pundits say Russia is set for 'regional war' in Europe, but do the facts back it up? A pair of German pundits, including a retired top NATO officer, tried their best to warn the world about nuclear-weapons-wielding Russia, but it was in fact the West that did everything to threaten Moscow, experts told RT.

The Gulf States and the New Silk Road The rise of the People's Republic of China over the past two decades has significantly changed the global economy.

Survey: 93 percent of tourists to Israel in 2018 had a 'good to excellent' time A whopping 93% of tourists who visited Israel in 2018 rated their experience as "good to excellent," according to the annual Israel Tourism Ministry Inbound Tourism Survey, released on Sunday.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

7/16/19

Netanyahu: Some in Europe won't wake up until Iran nukes land on them After EU says Iran's latest violations of nuclear deal not sufficient to reimpose sanctions, PM compares bloc's response to pre-WWII attempts at appeasement with the Nazis.

To prevent war with Iran, China could endorse a US-led Gulf military escort scheme The odds of China joining a multilateral escort plan led by the US are close to zero, but Beijing recognises its use.

DeVos: Efforts to boycott Israel are a 'pernicious threat' Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Monday that a movement to boycott Israel has become a "pernicious threat" on college campuses and is fueled by bias against Jews.

Trump officials headline conference on 'the new anti-Semitism' Department of Justice hosts conference on anti-Semitism, focusing on the rise of 'new anti-Semitism' and anti-Israel activity.

Neil Armstrongs Most Significant Steps, Where Jesus Walked 50 years ago next week, Neil Armstrong uttered what remains one of the most iconic statements relevant to all of humanity except for the Bible. "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

COGAT: Hamas summer camp trains kids to 'commit acts of terror' "Imagine what they could be learning instead," read the COGAT tweet.

Netanyahu wary of West Bank-Gaza corridor in Trump peace plan Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his advisers told Trump administration officials they have reservations about the proposal for a passage connecting the West Bank and Gaza as part of the White House Middle East peace plan, sources briefed on the matter tell me.

EU braces for no-deal Brexit or another delay under Boris Johnson The European Union is bracing for either a no-deal Brexit or another delay if Boris Johnson becomes Britain's prime minister next week with a pledge to renegotiate a deal the bloc says it will not reopen.

Turkey: Out in the Cold The fight for Tripoli has killed more than 750 people - not a stunning number when compared to 9/11, but not small enough to be ignored like a bomb blowing up in Paris, Istanbul or Berlin.

Ridgecrest earthquake aftershocks move toward dangerous faults, sparking concerns of triggered temblors Aftershocks of the magnitude 7.1 earthquake near Ridgecrest have been creeping into areas close to two major earthquake faults, a development that is generating interest and some concern among seismologists over whether it could trigger another huge temblor.

Monday, July 15, 2019

7/15/19

Nasrallah warns Israel could be 'wiped out' in war between US and Iran Pointing to map of Israel, Hezbollah leader specifies the targets his terror group could hit, claims its precision missiles can reach Eilat.

EU seeks to deescalate Persian Gulf tensions European Union nations were looking to deescalate tensions in the Persian Gulf area on Monday and call on Iran to stick to the 2015 nuclear deal, despite the pullout of the United States from the accord and the re-imposition of U.S. sanctions on Tehran.

Netanyahu Warns Hezbollah of 'Crushing' Blow After Terror Chief's Threats Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Hezbollah that Israel would deal a "crushing" blow to Lebanon if it attacks, after the terror group's chief, Hassan Nasrallah, warned that Israel would be "wiped out" in any conflict between the U.S. and Iran.

With Iran deal teetering on brink, Europeans assess next step Tehran has scaled back on some of its nuclear commitments under the deal, leading the European parties to the pact to warn it about not fully complying with the terms.

Netanyahu: IDF the only army ready to fight Iran Speaking to members of the National Security College at the Prime Minister's Office, Netanyahu slammed the 2015 nuclear deal, saying that only he was against it at the time.

The Hamas March to Destroy Israel By choosing to hold the protests under the banner of the "Three No's," the organizers of the "Great March of Return" have again proven that the weekly demonstrations are not about improving the living conditions of Palestinians or easing restrictions imposed on the Gaza Strip.

EU supports Iraq-proposed conference on US-Iran tensions The European Union supports an Iraqi proposal to hold a regional conference amid rising tensions between the United States and Iran, the group's foreign policy chief said Saturday.

EU's Mogherini cautions against 'dangerous adventures' in the Middle East The European Union fully backs Iraq's efforts to de-escalate growing tensions between the United States and Iran because conflict will have dire consequences for all sides, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Saturday.

Iran nuclear deal: 'Small window' to save deal, says Jeremy Hunt Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said there was a "small window" to save the Iran nuclear deal, as he launched a fresh bid to ease tensions in the Gulf.

Erekat slams senior Hamas official's 'repugnant' call to kill Jews worldwide Top PLO official says Fathi Hammad's comments made him want 'o vomit'; UN envoy Nikolay Mladenov calls them 'dangerous' and says they must be condemned by all.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

7/13/19

Ancient city of Babylon becomes Unesco World Heritage Site The 4,000-year-old ancient city of Babylon in Iraq has been designated a World Heritage Site by Unesco. 

TV: IAEA finds traces of radioactive material at Iran site flagged by Netanyahu 10 months after PM identified ‘secret atomic warehouse’ in Tehran, UN inspectors reportedly conclude that it was indeed used as a nuclear storage facility.

Assad meets Russians to discuss future of Syria They discussed Idlib and the establishment of a “Constitutional Committee,” Russia said.

Would you name a kids’ summer camp after a murderer? Would you name a kids’ summer camp after the perpetrators of 9/11, the New Zealand mosque shooter, or the Pittsburgh synagogue killer?

Nasrallah: Israel will vanish in next war with Hizbollah Hezbollah leader warned that "The region will burn in the event of a war on Iran."

Netanyahu warns Iran and Syria; Nasrallah, Saudi Arabia. Iran redeploys big Saegheh-2 drones at T-4 Hizballah’s Hassan Nasrallah was implicitly threatening Saudi Arabia as well as Israel when he said on Friday, July 11, that his precise missiles’ range extended south of Israel’s southernmost town of Eilat.

European Union: Toward a European Superstate After weeks of frenzied backroom wrangling, European leaders on July 2 nominated four federalists to fill the top jobs of the European Union.

Russia’s and China’s Geopolitical Offensive in Africa Both China and Russia have increased their influence on the African continent through money, diplomacy, and other measures – efforts that go directly against US interests.

Abbas’ advisor praises Nazi collaborator as “role model” Known Nazi collaborator, the former Mufti of Palestine Haj Amin Al-Husseini, was openly honored by Abbas' Advisor on Religious Affairs and Islamic Relations, Mahmoud Al-Habbash.

Iran's New Global Terrorist Network As Iran intensifies its efforts to establish a global terror network, new evidence has emerged that highlights the regime's attempts to establish a terrorist infrastructure in Africa.

Friday, July 12, 2019

7/12/19

IDF Prepares For Hostilities in Face of Hamas Threats While Netanyahu “Prefers Calm’ The IDF is gearing up for heavier-than-usual riots on the southern border as Hamas threatens a violent response to the mistaken killing of a Hamas field commander who was trying to prevent Gazan rioters from breaching the security fence.

Iran Says Macron Can Play Key Role in Reducing Tensions Iran’s ambassador to Paris has highlighted the leading role that President of France Emmanuel Macron can play in relieving the current political tensions in the region.

Netanyahu: The days of uprooting Jews from their land are over The prime minister said no more “nonsense” about uprooting settlements.

Secret Iranian Nuclear Weapons Facility Still Up and Running Report: 'Everything required to enrich uranium to weapons grade could be quickly reconstituted'

TV: IAEA finds traces of radioactive material at Iran site flagged by Netanyahu 10 months after PM identified ‘secret atomic warehouse’ in Tehran, UN inspectors reportedly conclude that it was indeed used as a nuclear storage facility.

The US and Hezbollah Hezbollah is a global threat. Reports about its drug trafficking and terrorist threats in Europe show that it is not just Israel’s problem, or Lebanon’s problem, but a problem for everyone.

Europe Is In Crisis And Its Leaders Are In Denial Europe is in a bad shape. Economically, its growth in the north has stalled and high unemployment and low productivity continue to hamper the economies of the south.

Turkey defies US as Russian S-400 missile defence arrives Turkey has received the first parts of a Russian S-400 missile defense system despite opposition from the US.

Report: ‘Assad Hits Wall’ in Syria as Turkey-Backed Rebels, Jihadis Join Forces Forces loyal to Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad are struggling to seize the last remaining rebel stronghold in northwestern Syria held by Turkey-backed opposition fighters and al-Qaeda-linked jihadis who have joined forces against the regime, Reuters reported Wednesday.

EU foiled in effort to prevent members from opening embassies in Jerusalem Hungary and the Czech Republic vetoed the E.U. proposal seeking to block the transfer of diplomatic missions to Israel’s capital.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

7/11/19

Sanhedrin to Host Conference of 70 Nations to Take Place on Anniversary of Creation of the World: Nations Answer Call On September 26, the Sanhedrin will be hosting the first conference of the Organization of 70 Nations at which representatives of several nations will attend.

The Two-State Solution is Dead. Is There an Alternative? I am writing this while listening to John Williams’ Schindler’s List for the hundredth time, reminding myself of the immense tragedy of the Shoah and of the small but glorious Schindler redemption and then I think of the creation of Israel as the ultimate redress for millennia of persecution.

Netanyahu: We are preparing for broad, Surprising campaign in Gaza "We do not have the illusion that it is possible to reach a political agreement with this group that wants to wipe the State of Israel off the face of the earth," Netanyahu said.

Hamas threatens Israel after 'security officer' dies Hamas threatens revenge after member killed at border by Israeli soldiers.

Israel mulling defense pact with US in exchange for peace deal approval, report says Critics say the deal would be difficult to implement, and the report likely to be electioneering.

'Only the Strong Survive.' How Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu Is Testing the Limits of Power Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is pacing the stage at a cyberconference in Tel Aviv, and he is not happy.

Disowning Ben-Gurion’s Vision The rejection by Israeli intellectuals of Jewish spiritual and political activism, as exemplified in the preaching and actions of Rabbi Akiva, who was executed by the Romans for his support of the Bar-Kochba revolt (132-35 CE), runs counter to the thinking of David Ben-Gurion, who considered himself a disciple and successor of the eminent sage.

Abbas’ advisor praises Nazi collaborator as “role model” Known Nazi collaborator, the former Mufti of Palestine Haj Amin Al-Husseini, was openly honored by Abbas' Advisor on Religious Affairs and Islamic Relations, Mahmoud Al-Habbash.

Libya-Turkey Tensions Forces loyal to the Libyan militia leader Khalifa Haftar lost control of the strategically significant town of Gharyan.

Iran sets up command center at Abu Kamal for attacks on US targets and Israel The small east Syrian town of Abu Kamal near the Iraqi border is under close US military and Israeli surveillance.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

7/10/19

Trump: Sanctions on Iran to increase substantially US President says Iran has been secretly enriching uranium even before announcement it would violate limits imposed under nuclear deal.

US plans coalition of allies to patrol waters off Iran and Yemen Pentagon’s top general says group of nations would ensure freedom of navigation in Straits of Hormuz.

Jordanian MP Calls for Violence Against Israeli Pipeline Christian lawmaker says Jordanians should be willing even to sacrifice their children to prevent coexistence with Jewish state.

'Wild horses wouldn't keep me away from Israel' Boris Johnson supports Israel, calls on Iran to stop breaching nuclear deal.

Immigration to Israel up in 2018, with more Russians, fewer French arriving More than 28,000 new immigrants arrived in Israel last year, with two-thirds coming from former Soviet countries.

Russia’s and China’s Geopolitical Offensive in Africa Both China and Russia have increased their influence on the African continent through money, diplomacy, and other measures – efforts that go directly against US interests.

Libya-Turkey Tensions Forces loyal to the Libyan militia leader Khalifa Haftar lost control of the strategically significant town of Gharyan.

Palestinian Commander: We will capture Gaza Border Towns in future war He added that scuba units will also play a "very important role" in an upcoming conflict.

Lebanon PM: US sanctions won't affect government Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said on Wednesday that U.S. sanctions targeting Hezbollah MPs moved in a “new direction” from existing measures, but would not affect government work.

Have Archeologists Found the Biblical City of Ziklag? Those claiming the Bible is full of exaggerations and fairytales suffer another blow with identification of Philistine city.

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

7/9/19

In first, U.S. sanctioning Hezbollah leaders who are Lebanese MPS The move to boost pressure on the group comes at a time of growing US concern about its role in the Lebanese government.

U.S. sanctions three Hezbollah leaders, including two members of Lebanon's Parliament The U.S. Treasury added three top Hezbollah figures to its list of sanctioned individuals on Tuesday, including two members of the Lebanese Parliament and a security official responsible for coordinating between Hezbollah and Lebanon’s security agencies.

Europeans take first step to punish Iran over nuclear pact breaches European powers took their first step on Tuesday towards punishing Iran for breaking its nuclear agreement, triggering the deal’s mechanism to resolve breaches.

Netanyahu warns Iran it is within range of Israeli air strikes, citing Iranian threats Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cautioned Iran on Tuesday that it is within range of Israeli air strikes, citing what he described as Iranian threats to destroy Israel.

Netanyahu responds to Iran's threats: Israel's F-35 jets can reach you Israel was the first country to use the F-35 in a combat operation.

Florida headteacher removed from post for refusing to call Holocaust a fact The headteacher of a US school has been sacked after telling a parent he would remain neutral on whether or not the Holocaust happened.

Brexit: Labour to back Remain as it calls for a new EU referendum Jeremy Corbyn has challenged the next Tory leader to hold another referendum before taking Britain out of the EU, saying Labour will campaign for Remain.

Liberman: No peace with Palestinians unless 'conflict' resolved with Israeli-Arabs "The conflict is three-dimensional — with the Arab countries, with the Palestinians and Israeli Arabs".

Jews living under military control Yisrael Medad describes current relations with his Arab neighbors and also outlines his vision for a peaceful future.

Massive California earthquakes could be seen from space As fears of "the Big One" reemerge after two powerful earthquakes rocked Southern California last week, the damage that was done has left a lasting impression on the planet — one that can be seen from space.

Monday, July 08, 2019

7/8/19

Status quo violations on Temple Mount continue Four suspects detained for transporting room dividers to install in structure transformed illegally into Temple Mount's newest mosque.

Hamas MP: Holocaust is a lie - but Hitler was right to hate Jews Gaza lawmaker denies Holocaust, says Jews have been hated throughout history 'because of their crimes'.

Iran makes new nuclear threats that would reverse steps in pact Iran threatened on Monday to restart deactivated centrifuges and ramp up enrichment of uranium to 20% purity in a move away from the 2015 nuclear deal, but the head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards insisted the world knows Tehran is not pursuing nuclear arms.

Israeli official: Iran has begun march toward nuclear weapons Israel's energy minister on Sunday described Iran's increase in uranium enrichment as moderate while also accusing Tehran of moving toward a nuclear weapon, Reuters reported.

“A nasty, brutal fight”: what a US-Iran war would look like The bottom line: It’d be hell on earth.

California’s 6.4 Earthquakes Signalling End-of-Days Global Shakeup Two major earthquakes in Southern California leading many, including experts, to ask, ‘When will the big one hit?.’ Several end-of-days experts weigh in, suggesting that ‘when’ may be the wrong question.

Russian Military Plans Swarms Of Lethal 'Jihadi-Style' Drones Carrying Explosives In May, I reported that the Iranian-backed terrorist group Palestinian Islamic Jihad had released a video purporting to show an IED being dropped from a small drone onto Israeli tanks on the Gaza border.

Pope Francis claims US televangelist performed miracle, paving way for sainthood Pope Francis has declared that a late US television preacher once performed a miracle, moving him one step closer to sainthood.

European Union: Toward a European Superstate After weeks of frenzied backroom wrangling, European leaders on July 2 nominated four federalists to fill the top jobs of the European Union.

Netanyahu: Archaeology, DNA prove Palestinians not native to Land of Israel “There’s no connection between the ancient Philistines and the modern Palestinians, whose ancestors came from the Arabian Peninsula to the Land of Israel thousands of years later,” Netanyahu tweeted.

Saturday, July 06, 2019

7/6/19

Ancient city of Babylon designated Unesco World Heritage Site The ancient Mesopotamian city of Babylon has been declared a Unesco World Heritage Site.

Israel will be destroyed in half an hour if Iran is attacked by America, warns top Iranian politician Israel will be destroyed in half an hour if the United States attacks Iran, a senior Iranian parliamentarian said on Monday, according to the semi-official Mehr news agency.

Will Israel strike Tehran? US on alert for imminent war as Iran crosses 'nuclear red line' THE US has raised alarm over concerns that Israel could soon drag the country into a war with Iran, after the Islamic Republic breached the limit on its uranium stockpiles.

Did Trump’s Ambassador to Israel Call for the Third Temple to be Built in 2019? Although July 4, is tomorrow, the US Embassy in Israel pre-emptively celebrated America’s 243rd Independence Day on Tuesday.

Prepare to Die: Iran Says ‘Filthy Enemies’ Face Surprise Attack by ‘Secret Weapons’ Iran’s “filthy enemies” in the U.S. military should gird themselves for attack by deadly “secret weapons,” an Iranian military commander warned Wednesday.

Jordan criticizes Israel for opening road to the Temple Jordan’s Foreign Ministry says unveiling of 2,000-year-old Pilgrims’ Road is "illegal and irresponsible".

Islamic organization condemns Israeli tunnel in East Jerusalem Organization of Islamic Cooperation slams opening ceremony for 2,000-year-old underground route that led to the Jewish Temple; event put on by right-wing City of David organization included participation by U.S. ambassador and Mideast envoy.

Settlers plead with Netanyahu to stop Palestinian Construction near Area C The residents of Binyamin are claiming that the work being carried out by the Palestinian Authority is too close to two Gush Shilo Israeli settlements in Area C, causing security concerns.

Netanyahu calls for automatic European sanctions on Iran over uranium breach PM says Israel will not allow Islamic Republic to obtain atomic weapons as country exceeds stockpiles permitted under 2015 deal, while Steinitz accuses Tehran of pursuing 'nuclear blackmail' but says continued international pressure would cause regime to back down.

Will Israel expand strikes on Iranian targets from Syria to Iraq? Reports that Iran’s armed drones which attacked Saudi oil targets on May 14 came from Iraq – not Saudi Arabia – may shift the IDF’s anti-Iran targeting map in a new direction.

Friday, July 05, 2019

7/5/19

Turkey, Iran and Russia to meet for Syria talks Leaders from three of the most powerful international players in Syria will hold talks next month to discuss the situation in Idlib province and other key matters affecting the war-torn country.

Anti-Semitism a growing concern for majority of Europe's young Jews Young Jewish Europeans believe anti-Semitism is on the rise in their countries.

Antisemitism Spikes in Czech Republic: Near 200% Increase Since 2015 Antisemitic hate speech on the Internet accounts for 92.8% of recorded incidents; country still safer for the Jewish community than others in Central and Western Europe.

Putin, visiting Italy, says wants Rome to help mend Moscow-EU ties Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he hoped Italy would battle to restore fully fledged relations between the European Union and Russia and help persuade the bloc's new leadership that sanctions on Moscow were counter-productive.

High alert in US, British Navies after UK marines seize Iranian oil tanker The high alert was declared even before Mohsen Rezai's threat on Friday, July 5, to seize a British vessel unless the Iranian oil tanker impounded by UK Marines on its way to Syria was released at once.

Islamic Jihad summer camp: Young Palestinian men graduate from military-style training school in Gaza Every summer, terror organisation Palestinian Islamic Jihad runs camps throughout the Gaza strip.

Hamas threatens to expand conflict with Israel Senior Hamas official praises military coordination between Hamas and Islamic Jihad, threatens to expand conflict with Israel.

Islamic organization condemns Israeli tunnel in East Jerusalem Organization of Islamic Cooperation slams opening ceremony for 2,000-year-old underground route that led to the Jewish Temple; event put on by right-wing City of David organization included participation by U.S. ambassador and Mideast envoy.

France: The Real Emmanuel Macron Charles de Gaulle refused to speak of the many French who had collaborated with the authorities of the German occupation. He refused to commemorate D-Day.

Analysis: Is Mossad chief right about a one-time shot at peace? Mossad Chief Yossi Cohen says there's a unique opportunity for regional peace in the Middle East.

Thursday, July 04, 2019

7/4/19

Netanyahu Says IDF ‘Preparing’ for Gaza Military Campaign Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on July 3 that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) are bracing for a possible military campaign into the Gaza Strip, the Jerusalem Post reports.

Watch: Hundreds at Western Wall for Rosh Chodesh prayers Education Minister Rabbi Rafi Peretz among the worshipers. 'We are truly living in a special generation.'

Iran Preparing a Worldwide Terror Network An Iranian network of terrorist cells is spread out around the world, ready for activation at any time as tensions in the Persian Gulf remain high.

Turkey offers to mediate between US, Iran Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he is willing to mediate between the United States and Iran to ease tensions over Iran's nuclear program.

War Is Coming?: America May yet Get into an Escalation with Iran For now, it appears that the United States will hold off on striking Iran in retaliation for the downing of a U.S. drone by an Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) surface-to-air missile.

Prepare to Die: Iran Says ‘Filthy Enemies’ Face Surprise Attack by ‘Secret Weapons’ Iran’s “filthy enemies” in the U.S. military should gird themselves for attack by deadly “secret weapons,” an Iranian military commander warned Wednesday.

Kushner: Trump ‘very fond of Abbas, likes him very much personally,’ peace plan to advance “Our door is always open to the Palestinian leadership,” said senior adviser to President Trump, Jared Kushner.

EU's next foreign minister a critic of Israel Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell nominated to replace Federica Mogherini. Last year, he called for recognition of Palestinian state.

Islamic organization condemns Israeli tunnel in East Jerusalem Organization of Islamic Cooperation slams opening ceremony for 2,000-year-old underground route that led to the Jewish Temple; event put on by right-wing City of David organization included participation by U.S. ambassador and Mideast envoy.

Size matters: France deflates EU enlargement aspirations European Union outsider nations courting accession to the club face dimmer prospects after French President Emmanuel Macron refused to countenance further enlargement until the bloc speeds decision-making and restores its credibility.

Four things to know about the European Commission One president, 27 commissioners, 30,000 staff, 24 languages: explaining one of Europe's most misunderstood institutions.

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

7/3/19

Did Trump's Ambassador to Israel Call for the Third Temple to be Built in 2019? Although July 4, is tomorrow, the US Embassy in Israel pre-emptively celebrated America's 243rd Independence Day on Tuesday.

Russia: Israel behind Syria strikes, threatens regional stability Russian Foreign Ministry says 6 Israeli fighter jets carried out Monday's predawn raid, reportedly against Iranian weapons caches.

Iran threatens end to limits on uranium enrichment President Rouhani issues ultimatum to European Union, vows to increase uranium enrichment within days if demands not met.

Iran Leader Says Hajj Pilgrimage 'Political-Religious' Move Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the Leader of Iran's Islamic Revolution, has criticized those who believe the annual Hajj pilgrimage is not a political move.

Trump's Political Plan for the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict The upcoming Israeli elections are the perfect opportunity for America's president to resuscitate the two-state solution.

Settlers plead with Netanyahu to stop Palestinian construction near Area C The residents of Binyamin are claiming that the work being carried out by the Palestinian Authority is too close to two Gush Shilo Israeli settlements in Area C, causing security concerns.

Russia offers Iran advanced S-400 air defense weapons Moscow invites Tehran to bid for S-400 aid defense systems, Russia media reported on Sunday, June 30.

Macron emerges victorious as a new EU leadership rejects Brexit and anti-EU populism In a stunning reaffirmation of core European values, the next European leadership team will by led by women and men who are strongly committed to European partnership and opposed to the anti-European ideology of Boris Johnson, Viktor Orban, Matteo Salvini and Marine Le Pen.

France: The Real Emmanuel Macron Charles de Gaulle refused to speak of the many French who had collaborated with the authorities of the German occupation.

European Council appoints new leaders: Who are they? Quick facts The European Council has agreed on nominations for the future leadership of four top EU bodies after three days of intense negotiations. The results were posted on Twitter by current Council President Donald Tusk.

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

7/2/19

Israel will be destroyed in half an hour if Iran is attacked by America, warns top Iranian politician Israel will be destroyed in half an hour if the United States attacks Iran, a senior Iranian parliamentarian said on Monday, according to the semi-official Mehr news agency.

Diplomats: Europeans keen to avoid sending Iran nuclear case to back U.N. for now France urged Iran on Tuesday to reverse its first major breach of a nuclear pact with world powers as European states signaled they would not seek to reimpose U.N. sanctions - for now.

Netanyahu calls for automatic European sanctions on Iran over uranium breach PM says Israel will not allow Islamic Republic to obtain atomic weapons as country exceeds stockpiles permitted under 2015 deal, while Steinitz accuses Tehran of pursuing 'nuclear blackmail' but says continued international pressure would cause regime to back down.

Will Israel strike Tehran? US on alert for imminent war as Iran crosses 'nuclear red line' The US has raised alarm over concerns that Israel could soon drag the country into a war with Iran, after the Islamic Republic breached the limit on its uranium stockpiles.

Arab League angry over opening of Pilgrims' Road Arab League: Israel's opening of road used by pilgrims during Second Temple is "flagrant violation of international law".

Israel's foreign minister warns Iran veering toward war after uranium ramp-up Israel Katz says Tehran will suffer heavy blows in a conflict, Israel could act alone against nukes if needed.

Al-Qaida is stronger today than it was on 9/11 Al-Qaida has recruited an estimated 40,000 fighters since Sept. 11, 2001, when the Osama bin Laden-led extremist group attacked the United States, according to the not-for-profit Council on Foreign Relations.

European Parliament opens amid protest and discord The European Parliament has re-opened in Strasbourg with an anti-EU protest by the UK's Brexit Party and a demonstration by Catalan nationalists whose MEPs are barred.

UK-based 'Muslim Scholars' Demand 'Fascist' Israel Returned to Arabs, Want Jerusalem as Caliphate Capital Twenty-six "Muslim scholars" based in Britain have called for "fascist" Israel to be returned to the Arabs, and expressed their hope that "Jerusalem will be the capital of the Islamic Caliphate when it returns, Allah willing."

Monday, July 01, 2019

7/1/19

Terrorist state coming right around the corner, warns Israeli NGO More than 28,000 illegal Palestinian structures have been built in areas under Israeli jurisdiction in Judea and Samaria in the last decade, threatening Israel's future, warns NGO Regavim.

Iran Violates Nuclear Deal, Exceeds 300 KG Limit on Enriched Uranium Under the deal, Iran was prohibited from accumulating more than 300 kilograms of enriched uranium to the 3.67% level and from enriching uranium beyond that level.

U.S. envoys on hand at controversial ceremony in Jerusalem Despite condemnation from Palestinian officials and protest from demonstrators on the scene, Ambassador Freidman took part in a controversial ceremony saying the archeological finding is the truth which is the only foundation upon which peace will come to this area.

Fatah members threaten to 'hunt down' Bahrain conference participants (June 30, 2019 / MEMRI) A video posted online during the "Peace to Prosperity" conference in Bahrain last week features a statement by a group of armed and masked Fatah members from the town of Yamoun in the West Bank.

Jordan criticizes Israel for opening road to the Temple Jordan's Foreign Ministry says unveiling of 2,000-year-old Pilgrims' Road is "illegal and irresponsible".

Russia and Syria: How Moscow Views the Middle East Today Russia's embassy in Israel puts out a weekly newsletter that is particularly interesting revealing Moscow's views of the region.

Danger hidden in Trump peace plan, Israeli editor warns One of the leaders of the right-wing camp in Israel has publicly rejected the economic part of President Trump's "Deal of the Century" that was discussed last week in a conference in Bahrain.

EU summit: Leaders suspend talks amid disagreement over top jobs EU leaders meeting in Brussels remain divided over who should get the EU's top jobs, and talks have been suspended until Tuesday.

EU in Turmoil: 19 hours of Summit talks end with no conclusion as divided Europe cracks EU leaders this morning found themselves no closer to replacing Jean-Claude Juncker as European Commission president despite holding through the night talks for nearly 19 hours.

Recently Discovered Rock-Eating Worm Could Be Key to Building Third Temple Marine biologists have just made a remarkable find: a unique rock-eating worm found only in one river in the entire world.