Monday, February 17, 2020

2/17/20

From Atop Temple Mount: Hamas Calls on Muslims Worldwide to Assassinate Trump [Watch] Hamas has exerted its presence on the Temple Mount, bearing an implied threat against the President of the United States.

Trump's Middle East Peace Plan: Historic or Disaster? U.S. President Donald Trump's long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, released Jan. 28, may appear to try and appease both sides, but it will function as more of a one-state solution in disguise.

Analysis: Do Palestinians even want a state? History says no Taking into account all the peace initiatives proposed to end the conflict between the Jews and the Palestinian Arabs over the last 83 years, we must consider the possibility that the Palestinians - or at least their leaders - do not want to establish their own state.

Nasrallah: Soleimani's death and Trump's plan 'ushered in confrontation' 'All the people of the region will carry a rifle, because this American tyrant has left no room for anyone'.

If Russia can't curb Iran in Syria, the Saudis ask: How can Israel? The Saudi paper Sharq al-Awsat reported on Feb. 15 that the Russians had given up on curbing Iran's military presence in Syria.

'Change course before it's too late': Lavrov calls on Europe to reject false notion of 'Russian threat' in Munich speech NATO's eastward expansion and large-scale drills near Russian borders may lead to unpredictable consequences and it's time for Europe to change course, Russia's FM Sergey Lavrov told the Munich Security Conference.

EU must develop 'appetite for power', Borrell says European Union governments need to be willing to intervene in international crises or risk prolonging paralysis in their foreign policy, the EU's top diplomat said on Sunday.

Europe, Not Doing So Well The growth rate of the eurozone came in at 1.2 percent in 2019 and the European Commission is projecting that growth will drop to 1.1 percent in 2020.

Three scenarios for the battle for Idlib Turkey wants to stop the advance of the regime forces but it cannot risk a confrontation with their main backer, Russia.

Iran Proxy Gives America Countdown to War An Iranian backed militia, Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba (Movement of the Party of God's Nobles), threatened America in a tweet featuring a US armored vehicle with a target around it saying "we are closer than you think."

Saturday, February 15, 2020

2/15/20

WW3 alert as Iran launches advanced ballistic missile in terrifying show of military might IRAN unveiled a new advanced ballistic missile on Sunday highlighting a new feature that could make it more versatile and deadly in a menacing display of sabre-rattling as tensions with the West soar.

Top Iranian official: We’re looking for a pretext to raze Tel Aviv to the ground Former leader of Revolutionary Guards also says Tehran has ‘precise information’ on all US military and civilian activity in the region, from ships to individual soldiers.

The EU's response to Trump's peace plan has been pitiful – it is time for the bloc to speak up The 27 have a crucial role to play in containing the American president's destructive impulses – a role it is entirely reneging.

Iranian Armed Forces spokesman: Zionist state will disappear from Earth Commemorating fighters from various units and the Basij on the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, he spoke with passion about how Iran’s “resistance” was confronting the US and Israel.

Top EU diplomat wants European strategy for Middle East peace Criticizing the US Middle East peace plan, the EU's foreign policy chief said the bloc needs a strategy to end unrest between Israelis and Palestinians. He said he hopes both sides could accept the EU as a mediator.

Israel’s Defense Minister: We are Now in Era of Third Temple Israel’s defense minister and head of the New Right party, Naftali Bennett, spoke to a Yeshiva (male seminary) in northern Israel on Wednesday criticizing a political rival who Bennett claims doesn’t treat Israel’s state institutions as playing an integral role in the Redemption process.

Israel sends Hamas message: We’ll deal ‘major blow’ to Gaza and US will back us An Egyptian security delegation visiting the Gaza Strip has relayed a message from Israel to Hamas, warning that if calm is not restored to the Israeli-Gazan border area, Israel will “deal a major blow to Hamas with international and American support,” reports the Lebanese Al-Akhbar newspaper.

Can NATO and The EU Really Defend the Baltic States Against Russia? In a crisis what would happen? Is the NATO alliance and Europe ready for a challenge by Moscow?

Space force assemble? 1km-wide asteroid headed this way at 57,000kmph An enormous 3,000-ft asteroid is set to make a close flyby of the Earth this coming Saturday at a speed which, if it hits, could produce widespread devastation across the planet.

Pope Pushes One World Religion on Israel’s Independence Day Historically, the Vatican was no friend to the Jews but its new initiative aligns the Catholic Church with Islam in a one-world religion that may be the biggest threat ever to the Jewish People.

End of the world: Coronavirus panic and African locust plague spark Bible apocalypse fears THE END OF THE WORLD is upon us, as Coronavirus, an apocalyptic locust plague and the conflict between Iran and the US fulfils the prophecy for Jesus' Second Coming, according to outrageous claims among Biblical scholars.

Friday, February 14, 2020

2/14/20

EU Threatens Israel: Annexing the Jordan Valley Will be Violent The European Union's top diplomat, Josep Borrell, sent a message to Israel on Tuesday not to annex the Jordan Valley in the West Bank or else Palestinians could resort to violence.

Thousands Rally for Annexation, Say Delay Will Cost PM the Election Several thousand demonstrators gathered in Jerusalem outside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's residence on Thursday to protest his reluctance to apply swift sovereignty over settlements in Judea and Samaria.

The Palestinians' non-resolution, the blacklist and how Jerusalem emerged Diplomatic Affairs: It was a dramatic week for Israel at the UN, and we assess the good, the bad and the ugly.

Palestinians prefer to work for Israeli employers - They may be hurt most by the UN's black list In response to the UN's release of its list of blacklisted Israeli companies that have businesses across the Green Line, Palestinian Media Watch is releasing this report "Palestinians prefer to work for Israeli employers" - based on previous PMW releases.

Top EU diplomat wants European strategy for Middle East peace Criticizing the US Middle East peace plan, the EU's foreign policy chief said the bloc needs a strategy to end unrest between Israelis and Palestinians.

The Inconvenient Truth About ISIS The group is even bigger now, and America's conflict with Iran is only making the fight against it more complicated.

Iranian commander: We're ready to strike the US and Israel Head of Iran's Revolutionary Guard warns Iran is ready to strike the United States and Israel if they give it any reason to do so.

Iran Has A Big Army, But That Is Just The Start of Trump's Problems in a War Iran's sheer size, both in geography and population, are a deterrent to invasion.

Hungarian MEP: Rising Antisemitism in Europe Fueled by Illegal Immigration Hungarian European Parliamentarian Balazs Hidveghi declared this week that "radical Muslim antisemitism" is on the rise in Europe thanks to massive illegal immigration.

End of the world: Coronavirus panic and African locust plague spark Bible apocalypse fears The End of The World is upon us, as Coronavirus, an apocalyptic locust plague and the conflict between Iran and the US fulfills the prophecy for Jesus' Second Coming, according to outrageous claims among Biblical scholars.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

2/13/20

From 'Waze of War' to a general devoted to countering Iran - the IDF's new plan Multiyear Momentum Plan is designed to create a deadlier, more integrated military, though lack of government makes money an issue.

PA: Rejecting Trump's plan is a religious obligation; You "betray Allah" if you cooperate with the "deal of the century" The Grand Mufti of the Palestinian Authority Muhammad Hussein has ruled that Palestinians are forbidden to cooperate in any way with US President Trump's peace plan, the so-called "deal of the century."

The terror behind the UN blacklist Strategic Affairs Ministry uncovers terrorist connections of NGOs involved in development, release of UN Human Rights Council blacklist.

Hamas, Fatah push ahead on reconciliation to counter US peace plan US President Donald Trump's announcement of the details of the US Middle East peace plan - known as the deal of the century - on Jan. 28 challenged the Palestinian Authority's (PA) ability to develop a national strategy to counter it.

Israel's Defense Minister: We are Now in Era of Third Temple Israel's defense minister and head of the New Right party, Naftali Bennett, spoke to a Yeshiva (male seminary) in northern Israel on Wednesday criticizing a political rival who Bennett claims doesn't treat Israel's state institutions as playing an integral role in the Redemption process.

Turkey sending special forces, rocket batteries to Idlib border: report Turkey said to be beefing up its presence in Syria's Idlib amid persistent fighting in the area.

We Will protect you - or else: NATO members agree to expand Iraq mission, without regard for Baghdad's permission NATO has vowed to expand its training operations in Iraq, paused last month after the US assassination of a top Iranian general. With growing anger in the country over foreign meddling, Baghdad is reluctant to OK the plan.

Killing of top Iranian commander will lead to the liberation of Jerusalem: Guards spokesman The killing of top Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani will lead to the liberation of Jerusalem, the spokesman for the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Thursday, according to the Tasnim news agency.

Qassem Soleimani: Iran's Latest 'King of Martyrs'? Esmail Ghaani, Soleimani's successor as head of the Quds Force, has promised: "to continue martyr Soleimani's path with the same force and the only compensation for us would be us would be to remove America from the region."

You Can't Stop This Fighter Jet: Why Israel's Air Force Rules Since the 1960s, the air arm of the Israel Defense Forces (colloquially the IAF) has played a central role in the country's defense.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

2/12/20

Iranian Armed Forces spokesman: Zionist state will disappear from Earth Commemorating fighters from various units and the Basij on the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, he spoke with passion about how Iran's "resistance" was confronting the US and Israel.

Thousands of Palestinians March in Protest at Trump Peace Plan Thousands of Palestinians took to the streets Tuesday to protest President Donald Trump's recently unveiled peace plan amid a failed bid by the Palestinians to pass a UN resolution opposing the plan.

Israeli Sovereignty and the Fate of the Trump Plan On Wednesday morning, Never Trump propagandist Bill Kristol told his MSNBC audience that Democratic chances of victory over US President Donald Trump will rise if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is defeated in Israel's elections on March 2.

UN publishes blacklist of companies with ties to Israeli settlements Companies were not given any notice that the list was coming out today.

Fatah posts anti-Semitic tweet as Abbas claims Palestinians aren't against Jews Fatah posted the offensive anti-Semitic image on the same day Abbas insisted repeatedly that the Palestinians were not against Jews.

Analysis: Poisonous legacy of 'Hitler's Mufti' makes peace impossible The Trump administration's recently released "Peace to Prosperity" plan may be controversial, but it includes one provision on page 16 that gets to the core of the conflict it seeks to solve: "People of every faith should be permitted to pray on the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif."

Turkey will hit Syrian government forces anywhere if troops hurt: Erdogan Turkey’s military will strike Syrian government forces by air or ground anywhere in Syria if another Turkish soldier is hurt, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday.

Replacement theologist antisemitism How they can cleanse their souls: Stop thinking that God changes his mind, because that means the Islamists are right.

Coronavirus: Death of Dr. Li Wenliang Rocks China The disease ravaging the country could be, as is now said, China's "Chernobyl," the cover up of a disaster eventually leading to the downfall of the regime.

Israel sends Hamas message: We'll deal 'major blow' to Gaza and US will back us Hamas's leader in Gaza, Yahya Sinwar, reportedly did not attend the meeting with the Egyptian delegation over fear that Israel would assassinate him.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

2/11/20

Vivian Bercovici: The Arabs are giving up on the Palestinians, and the Palestinian Authority knows it Seventy years after the founding of Israel, it should not be wildly controversial for the Palestinian leadership to accept and recognize the existence and legitimacy of the Jewish state. Yet, they choke on it.

What is the West Bank? The West Bank is a contentious territory, often the focus of any potential peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians.

WATCH: Is unilateral annexation a good move for Israel? U.S. Ambassador David Friedman warns Israel against unilateral moves.

Senior Fatah official: "Palestine" stretches from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea and is "waqf" - an inalienable religious endowment in Islamic law Abbas' Fatah is not only saying adamantly "no" to US President Trump's peace deal, they also insist that all of the State of Israel is "Palestine."

Top Iranian official: We're looking for a pretext to raze Tel Aviv to the ground Former leader of Revolutionary Guards also says Tehran has 'precise information' on all US military and civilian activity in the region, from ships to individual soldiers.

Pope Pushes One World Religion on Israel's Independence Day Historically, the Vatican was no friend to the Jews but its new initiative aligns the Catholic Church with Islam in a one-world religion that may be the biggest threat ever to the Jewish People.

Libya: Are Turkey's Syrian mercenaries a new threat? A growing number of opposition fighters from Syria's north have been contracted by Ankara to fight in Libya, raising the risk that a new generation of foreign fighters could further destabilize Libya and the region.

Naftali Bennett: Israel, U.S. Working to Prevent Iranian Corridor Israel and the U.S. will work together to combat Iranian terror in the Middle East, Defense Minister Naftali Bennett said following a trip to the U.S., with the task being divvied up so Jerusalem will work to curb Iran's entrenchment in Syria while Washington will combat the Islamic Republic's presence in Iraq.

UN warns of 'major shock' as Africa locust outbreak spreads Uganda scrambled to respond to the arrival of the biggest locust outbreak that parts of East Africa have seen in decades, while the United Nations warned Monday that "we simply cannot afford another major shock" to an already vulnerable region.

Space force assemble? 1km-wide asteroid headed this way at 57,000kmph An enormous 3,000-ft asteroid is set to make a close flyby of the Earth this coming Saturday at a speed which, if it hits, could produce widespread devastation across the planet.

Monday, February 10, 2020

2/10/20

WW3 alert as Iran launches advanced ballistic missile in terrifying show of military might Iran unveiled a new advanced ballistic missile on Sunday highlighting a new feature that could make it more versatile and deadly in a menacing display of sabre-rattling as tensions with the West soar.

Russia ramps up complaints that Israel raids endanger civilians, could prompt war with Syria Russian ambassador to Damascus, Alexander Yevimov, warned on Monday, Feb. 10 that Israeli raids "are provocative and very dangerous for the situation in Syria."

The EU's response to Trump's peace plan has been pitiful - it is time for the bloc to speak up The 27 have a crucial role to play in containing the American president's destructive impulses - a role it is entirely reneging.

Palestinians: After Inciting Violence, Abbas Comes to New York To Fight a Peace Plan "Other stateless people can only dream of being offered independence and $50bn by the US president.... If only the Yazidis or Baluchis or Kurds or Rohingya Muslims were so lucky." - Tom Gross, January 29, 2020.

Sanhedrin Gets Authorization to Use Their Trees for Third Temple Five years ago, the Sanhedrin began planting in preparation for the needs of the Third Temple and today is the first day the fruit of their labor can be used.

Can NATO and The EU Really Defend the Baltic States Against Russia? The Defender Exercise 2020 will be one of the biggest military exercises since the end of the Cold War.

U.S. Ambassador Warns Israel Against Annexing West Bank Settlements Before Getting U.S. Approval Any unilateral Israeli action toward annexing West Bank territory could endanger the Trump administration's peace plan, U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman warned in a two-part tweet Sunday.

China Is Making Middle East Moves Over the past decade, we've seen great power jockeying return to the Eastern Mediterranean with China using its deep pockets to secure influence with key U.S. allies as a means to further its global ambitions and adversely impact the United States' national security interests.

Opinion: West African Christians face Islamic terror as US weighs troop withdrawals West Africa's Christians are suffering extraordinary levels of violence at the hands of radical Islamist killers.

ANALYSIS: Two Israeli-Palestinian peace proposals - through the eyes of a machine While Trump focuses on prosperity, Arab Peace Initiative lives up to name with "peace" and "Arab" in spotlight.

Saturday, February 08, 2020

2/8/20

Hamas Cheers Jerusalem Terrorist Attack as ‘Response’ to Trump Peace Plan Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas hailed a car-ramming in Jerusalem that wounded 12 Israeli troops on Thursday as a “practical response” to US President Donald Trump’s controversial Middle East peace plan.

Report: Iranian Al-Quds Force to work with Palestinian militants against US peace plan Hamas said Iran's support "boosts morale and determination to liberate Palestine"

In blow to Trump administration, pan-Islamic group rejects peace plan 57-state Organization of Islamic Cooperation denounces Trump's Mideast peace plan, calls on member states not to cooperate with US.

E.U. Top Diplomat Begins Talks in Iran to Lower ‘Tensions’ Top EU diplomat Josep Borrell on Monday held talks in the Iran capital on a mission aimed at lowering tensions over the Islamic republic’s nuclear programme.

Trump Deal Forces Rabbis Against Jewish Pilgrimage to Temple Mount to Reconsider Stance Unlike many previous powers that had ruled Jerusalem, and had destroyed the holy sites of other faiths, the State of Israel is to be commended for safeguarding the religious sites of all and maintaining a religious status quo.

Our Arab neighbors have always rejected any kind of so-called peace plans Our rights to our land should not and will not be contingent in any way shape or form as to whether we agree to the creation of another enemy state.

EU's top diplomat warns against Trump Middle East peace plan, annexation “Steps towards annexation, if implemented, could not pass unchallenged,” EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said in a statement.

Palestinians Gathering U.N. Support to Reject Trump’s Mideast Peace Plan Palestinian supporters have distributed a draft U.N. resolution demanding an outright rejection of U.S. President Donald Trump’s plan to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying it violates international law.

Pete Buttigieg Again Claims Bible Says Babies Can be Aborted “Up to Their First Breath” Democrat presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg insisted again this week that he can be a Christian and support abortion on demand.

Beware of Putin's Push for Primacy in Africa While the United States and France have been helping the fragile governments of Africa's Sahel region stave off Islamist terrorist attacks and takeovers, Russia has been busy trying to push NATO out of the area and augment its own influence there.

Friday, February 07, 2020

2/7/20

Iraq considers deepening military ties with Russia A statement from Iraq's Defense Ministry says Iraq and Russia are discussing prospects for deepening military coordination.

Exclusive i24NEWS poll: Israelis split over Trump peace plan, annexation Only 35% are willing to adopt Trump peace plan in entirety, with another 31% saying no.

Palestinians: Arab Leaders Talking to Israel Are 'Traitors, Jews' Why is it permissible for Egypt's Abdel Fattah Sisi and Jordan's King Abdullah to have diplomatic relations with Israel, and not permissible for the leader of Sudan to sit with the Israeli prime minister?

Egypt stays out of renewed Israel-Gaza escalations A series of military skirmishes broke out between Israel and the Gaza Strip this past week, the latest taking place Feb. 5 at dawn. Israeli aircraft launched raids on a Hamas position in the southern Gaza Strip after the Israeli army said three rockets were launched from the enclave toward Israel.

5 Places Where World War III Could Start in 2020 As the United States enters an election year, prospects for global stability remain uncertain.

Our Arab neighbors have always rejected any kind of so-called peace plans Our rights to our land should not and will not be contingent in any way shape or form as to whether we agree to the creation of another enemy state.

Amid arms race, Macron offers Europe French nuclear wargames insight President Emmanuel Macron on Friday offered to open a "strategic dialogue" with willing European partners about the role of French nuclear deterrence policy in continental security, calling for a "surge" in European defense spending and resolve.

Political Tensions Boil Over Rights To Mediterranean Natural Gas Bonanza While the eyes of the world have been on the impeachment of President Trump, Brexit, the coronavirus and the new American peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians, the seeds for the next war perhaps are being sown in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Pete Buttigieg Again Claims Bible Says Babies Can be Aborted "Up to Their First Breath" Democrat presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg insisted again this week that he can be a Christian and support abortion on demand.

What does the Deal of the Century mean to the eternal people? Israel, free at last from Pharaoh's reign of terror, passes through the Sea of Reeds, and on the other side, sees itself, for the first time, as a people with a destiny.

Thursday, February 06, 2020

2/6/20

Hamas Cheers Jerusalem Terrorist Attack as 'Response' to Trump Peace Plan Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas hailed a car-ramming in Jerusalem that wounded 12 Israeli troops on Thursday as a "practical response" to US President Donald Trump's controversial Middle East peace plan.

Abbas: We will foil Trump peace plan 'no matter who the victims might be' PA president blames rapid uptick of violence on 'attempt to assert fake facts on the ground'.

US security chief: Aliyah surge could make two-state solution impossible If the Palestinians accept the plan, "Palestine could become the Singapore of the Middle East," O'Brien stated.

Palestinians Gathering U.N. Support to Reject Trump's Mideast Peace Plan Palestinian supporters have distributed a draft U.N. resolution demanding an outright rejection of U.S. President Donald Trump's plan to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying it violates international law.

Israeli researchers grow new date plants from 2,000-year-old seeds Six saplings sprout from ancient kernels gathered at Judean archaeological sites; scientists hope to pollinate female plants and produce fruit.

Settlement heads meet Netanyahu: 'We expect national leadership' Judea/Samaria mayors met last night with Prime Minister. Yossi Dagan: 'We expect you to take national leadership step like Menachem Begin.'

UK anti-Semitism soars to record high, up 7% since 2018, says watchdog Britain's Community Security Trust records 1,805 anti-Semitic hate incidents, including 158 violent assaults, nationwide in 2019.

'CoronaVirus: God Destabilizing World Economy for Arrival of Messiah' leading Rabbi Says Noted messianic era expert, scholar, and international speaker Rabbi Mendel Kessin just connected the recent Holocaust Forum held in Jerusalem in late January and the China-based coronavirus with the advancement of the messianic era.

EU official says Balkan membership expansion is priority The European Union's proposed new system for adding members is meant to reinstate the bloc's influence in the Western Balkans, the bloc's enlargement commissioner said Thursday.

Israeli-Palestinian violence flares up There has been a flare-up in violence in Israel and the Palestinian territories, days after US President Donald Trump unveiled his peace plan.

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

2/5/20

'ISIS in Sinai is close, we must be ready,' says IDF battalion commander In recent days, an ISIS spokesman released a new audio message, which included a call for jihadist factions in the Sinai Peninsula and in Syria to step up attacks against Israel.

Khamenei calls for Palestinian jihad on Israel after Trump peace plan The Iranian leader called on all other Muslims to support the Palestinian war on Israel.

'Deal of Century' Will Die before Trump's Death: Iran Leader Leader of Iran's Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the US president's so-called 'deal of the century' will perish before Donald Trump's death.

Trump peace plan offers land without people to people who don't want the land Settler leaders watched US President Donald Trump unveil his peace plan last week from a hotel just blocks away from the White House.

The Real Reason Arabs in Israel Do Not Want to Live in 'Palestine' Why are the 250,000 Arab Israelis living in the Triangle area strongly opposed to the idea of becoming part of a Palestinian state?

'Abbas Won't be Around Much Longer' PA Officials Say A "day of rage" was declared after President Trump's Deal of the Century was announced.

European Union won't recognize Israeli sovereignty over 'territories occupied since 1967' In a statement, EU leader says organization won't recognize Israeli sovereignty, US plan 'departs from internationally agreed parameters.'

Can the EU resuscitate the two-state solution? Palestinian leaders are counting on the European Union to renew its commitment to a two-state solution for resolving the conflict with Israel.

Sudan's leader: Meeting with Israel's Netanyahu was to protect national security Chief of Sudan's Sovereignty Council al-Burhan says nothing changed in country's stance on Palestinian issue.

Pope Francis Plans Trip to Most Populous Muslim Country Pope Francis is looking to travel to Indonesia later this year, the nation with the highest Muslim population in the world, Reuters reported Monday.

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

2/4/20

Kushner should know that Muslims already pray freely on Temple Mount Analysis: In an Egyptian media interview, Kushner takes credit for getting Israel to allow Muslims to pray in Jerusalem, even though that's been the case for decades.

Trump Deal Forces Rabbis Against Jewish Pilgrimage to Temple Mount to Reconsider Stance Unlike many previous powers that had ruled Jerusalem, and had destroyed the holy sites of other faiths, the State of Israel is to be commended for safeguarding the religious sites of all and maintaining a religious status quo.

Twitter cites 'Iran & Israel state actors' after suspending researcher who exposed new user-data flaw Twitter, in a post so reassuring it's alarming, says it stopped possible state-backed actors in Iran and Israel from exploiting its features.

EU's top diplomat warns against Trump Middle East peace plan, annexation  "Steps towards annexation, if implemented, could not pass unchallenged," EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said in a statement.

Israel blasts "unfortunate" threat by EU Foreign Ministry responds to EU High Representative statement that application of sovereignty would not go "unchallenged."

Iranian youths praise Khamenei, singing about Israel's end "Israel is facing its end," "Death to America!" and you will hear "the glad tidings of the death of the government of Saudi Arabia,” they sang.

'I think it's Israel': How Orthodox Jews became Republicans Like most of his Orthodox friends, Richard Goldberg was raised a Democrat. But by 2000, Goldberg had affixed a Republican congressional campaign bumper sticker to the maroon Lincoln Town Car he drove to his Orthodox Jewish high school in Chicago.

"Trump Plan is Poison Wrapped in Candy," Say Jewish Settlers You'd think they stand to gain the most, but Jewish settlers see Trump's plan as a great threat.

Attacks in the Sinai raise alarms over Egypt-Israel gas deal While the attack on the pipeline was one the first in many years, its timing suggests that security concerns underline any energy agreement.

80 percent of US Jews say they are pro-Israel, study finds Still, more than half of American Jews are critical of Israeli policy, with 39% saying that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's support for the US President made them feel less connected to Israel.

Monday, February 03, 2020

2/3/20

OIC Rejects Trump's 'Peace Plan' for Middle East The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has rejected US President Donald Trump's so-called "deal of the century" on the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

In blow to Trump administration, pan-Islamic group rejects peace plan 57-state Organization of Islamic Cooperation denounces Trump's Mideast peace plan, calls on member states not to cooperate with US.

Report: Iranian Al-Quds Force to work with Palestinian militants against US peace plan Hamas said Iran's support "boosts morale and determination to liberate Palestine".

Fatah calls on Palestinians to defend Palestine with their 'blood and soul' Palestinian political party Fatah responded to Trump's peace plan declaring that it 'will not pass'.

IDF launches drill simulating multi-front war Four-day exercise to focus on communication between headquarters and various units, with representatives from across the military taking part.

Europe Cowers in Front of Iran and Hezbollah "Hezbollah itself has publicly denied a distinction between its military and political wings."

E.U. Top Diplomat Begins Talks in Iran to Lower 'Tensions' Top EU diplomat Josep Borrell on Monday held talks in the Iran capital on a mission aimed at lowering tensions over the Islamic republic's nuclear programme.

Does Turkey stand to gain after Soleimani's assassination? There are both dangers and opportunities for Turkey in the latest Iran-US escalation.

Russia stuck in middle as Turkey and Syrian regime clash in Syria This is the one of the largest clashes between the Syrian regime and Turkey in 10 years of war.

Beware of Putin's Push for Primacy in Africa After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Moscow largely withdrew from the African continent, until Putin rekindled the flame about two years ago, in an attempt to restore Russia's "glory days" and fill a vacuum wherever one is created by the West.

Saturday, February 01, 2020

2/1/20

Savaging Trump plan, Abbas warns Palestinians will cut all ties with Israel, US ‘I will not have it recorded in my history that I have sold Jerusalem,’ PA leader tells emergency meeting of Arab League as alliance of nations rejects proposal

The fall of Qasem Soleimani and the Mahdi Doctrine This messianic creed is the raison d’ĂȘtre for the Islamic Republic of Iran according to its founders and leaders.

Palestinians: Abbas Chooses Hamas Over Peace with Israel US President Donald Trump's "Peace to Prosperity" plan for peace between Israel and the Palestinians offers hope to the two million Palestinians of the Gaza Strip, which has been ruled by Hamas for more than a decade.

Trump Pushes Netanyahu to Expand Biblical Borders of Israel as Commanded in Deuteronomy As Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’ is about to be revealed, the president’s political largesse towards Israel might be the pathway for Prime Minister Netanyahu to fulfill his destined role; to lead Israel in fulfilling God’s commandment to conquer the land.

Why are Arab states 'divided' in the face of Trump's plan? Several countries facing social and economic upheaval and a perceived threat from Iran fail to challenge Trump's plan.

‘Trump’s Peace Deal is Akin to Decree of King Cyrus Paving Path For Third Temple’ says Israeli Politician While people on both the Arab and the Israeli side are still considering the possible implications of President Trump’ ‘Deal of the Century’ revealed on Tuesday, one insightful Israeli declared it to be “the declaration of Cyrus in our time.”

After Trump deal unveiled, Jordan warns of ‘new reality’ on Temple Mount Statement from Islamic Affairs Ministry in Amman does not directly mention US plan that calls for allowing members of all faiths to pray at the site.

Iran’s Quds Force vows to oppose Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’ Tehran monitors Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s work with Hamas and the response to Trump in Gaza and the West Bank.

Iran’s Khamenei vows ‘satanic’ US peace plan will not be realized Supreme leader calls Trump proposal for solving Israeli-Palestinian conflict ‘evil,’ says ‘Jewishization’ of Jerusalem is ‘unwise’.

U.S. sees no imposed change to 'status quo' around Al-Aqsa mosque A U.S. proposal for Israeli-Palestinian peace does not call for imposing any change to prayer arrangements around a key Jerusalem mosque compound which was also the site of ancient Jewish temples, a U.S. official said on Wednesday.

Fatah threatens anyone supporting the deal of the century - in song on Fatah Facebook Yesterday, when US President Trump revealed his Middle East peace plan – the deal of the century – Abbas’ Fatah posted a song that threatens anyone who supports and follows the plan.

Missing you already - how Brexit tilts EU political alliances Britain’s exit from the EU is reshaping the balance of power in Europe, removing one of the bloc’s two big military powers and one of the top contributors to its budget.

Netanyahu in Moscow to Discuss U.S. Mideast Peace Plan The Israeli prime minister came to Moscow on Thursday to discuss the U.S. Mideast peace plan and take an Israeli woman who had been jailed in Russia back home.

Prince Charles Praises Iranians, Says Willing to Visit Iran The heir to the British throne, Prince Charles, has told the Sunday Times newspaper he would like to make an official visit to Iran.

‘Israel’s Reaction to Trump Deal Mirrors Book of Ezra Right Before Temple Construction’ Yehuda Glick says Rabbi Yehudah Glick, founder of the Shalom Jerusalem Foundation, reacted to U.S President Donald Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’ comparing the mixed reactions of the nation of Israel to that of the Jewish people during the days of the Prophet Ezra.