* Palestinians Complain That Some Arab States Are Not Following Their Orders The Palestinians are enraged that the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain are attempting to block their resolution, to be voted on at the upcoming Arab League meeting, that condemns the UAE’s “normalization” of relations with Israel.
Tuesday, September 08, 2020
* Turkey and Iran seek ‘strong foundation’ for partnership - analysis Iranian President Hassan Rouhani spoke with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday.
* Turkey has Become a Slave to its Own History The European Union not only has to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic and the threat from Russia and China but also a new threat from Turkey.
* Hezbollah, Hamas leaders meet in Lebanon to discuss growing Israeli-Arab ties Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah met on Sunday with a Hamas delegation to Lebanon led by the terror group’s politburo head Ismail Haniyeh to discuss Arab countries’ normalization of relations with Israel, Hezbollah’s Al-Manar website reported.
* National Security Council discussed closure of Temple Mount to worshipers The Islamic Waqf has thus far been opposed to any closure. Israel's National Security Council is holding discussions on closing the Temple Mount to both Jewish and Muslim worshipers in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to a N12 report on Sunday.
* From Tripoli to Tripoli, Turkey’s Real Aim Is Egypt The recent explosion at Beirut Port highlights both Turkey’s growing defense cooperation with Iran and its strategic interest in Lebanon, which facilitates Ankara’s provocative and worrisome agenda in the Eastern Mediterranean.
* Russia makes moves in Syria and Cyprus - analysis Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov went to Damascus to meet Syrian regime leader Bashar al-Assad.
* Lavrov: Russia ready to help ease Turkey-Greece tension Russia's foreign minister says Moscow is ready to step in and help ease rising tensions over Turkey's search for energy reserves in the eastern Mediterranean and rejected any actions that could lead to further escalation.
* Turkey's 'Filthy War' Against Syria, Libya The Turkish regime, about a month ago, cut off the water supply to residents of northern Syria, where the temperature in August easily reaches more than 39° Celsius (103° Fahrenheit).
* China Puts Squeeze on Christian Evangelization of Youth The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has enacted a new set of regulations obliging foreign teachers to refrain from sharing their religious faith with their students under penalty of losing their visas, the South China Morning Post reported Sunday.
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