* Ukraine tells EU leaders: Prepare for war with Russia Paris and Berlin must brace themselves for an outbreak of fighting between Russia and Ukraine, Kiev's foreign minister has warned amid unsubstantiated rumors that Moscow is building up its military forces at the shared border.
Thursday, November 18, 2021
* First joint naval exercise by Israel and Gulf states signals Iran worries In a move almost unthinkable only three years ago, Gulf Arab navies have held their first joint military exercise with Israeli warships, co-ordinated by the US Navy.
* Why is Iran returning to the negotiating table? The answer is simple: The 2015 nuclear deal is good for Iran. But negotiations or no, Israel must prepare for the possibility it will have to defend itself.
* Biden-Xi talks: China warns US about 'playing with fire' on Taiwan Chinese President Xi Jinping has used a virtual summit with US counterpart Joe Biden to warn that encouraging Taiwanese independence would be "playing with fire".
* Bennett: No matter what happens with Iran talks, we'll defend ourselves PM Naftali Bennett and DM Benny Gantz stressed that Israel will defend itself, no matter what happens between Iran and the world powers.
* Arab spy chiefs found an inner circle in Cairo, embrace Syria with US nod A group of Arab intelligence directors got together for a secret rendezvous in Cairo last week, DEBKA's sources reveal.
* Israeli couple arrive home after being held in Turkish prison as suspected spies Israel thanks President Erdogan for helping end saga of Natali and Mordy Oknin, arrested last week for photographing his Istanbul palace; couple thanks "entire nation of Israel"
* GENERAL MICHAEL FLYNN CALLS ON AMERICA TO BECOME "ONE RELIGION" General Michael Flynn, Trump's first (albeit short-lived) National Security Adviser, made a speech, citing the New Testament as saying that the US needed to be "one religion."
* Israel, Jordan to sign UAE-mediated energy and water agreement The agreement is meant to help Israel and Jordan deal with the challenges of climate change.
* Palestinian fatwa bans Muslims from following 'modern Abrahamic faith' The council warned that calls to follow the "modern Abrahamic religion are dangerous and tantamount to apostasy."
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