Qatar: Peace agreement with Israel “easily solved”

Qatar’s Ambassador to Gaza Mohammed al-Emadi claims that his country is helping Israel avoid another Gaza war by funneling relief money, amounting to some 800 million dollars, to impoverished Palestinians across the Gaza Strip with Washington’s blessing, describing the cooperation as evidence of Doha’s distance from the Islamist Hamas, which controls the Palestinian enclave and … Read more

Amnesty International accuses Israel of imposing a siege over Gaza

The Amnesty International organization has once again accused Israel of imposing a siege on the Gaza Strip and on its two million residents and said that the collective punishment that Jerusalem was imposing was causing a humanitarian crisis – while refraining from mentioning terror related activities by the Islamist Hamas, which controls the Palestinian enclave, … Read more

President Abbas urged the international community to advance Israel-Palestinian peace

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas urged the international community to convene a Middle East conference by mid-2018 that will provide a platform aimed at advancing peace between Israel and the Palestinians. In a rare address to the United Nations Security Council, President Abbas reiterated that he would no longer view the United States as a neutral … Read more

UN: Possible conflagration between Israel and Hezbollah

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres voiced concern of a possible conflagration between Israel and the Lebanese Shi’ite militia Hezbollah, even after both Jerusalem and Beirut have voiced hope that the latest tensions would not result in war. During a press conference at Lisbon University, the world body’s Secretary General stressed that while efforts are … Read more

Israeli company signs agreement to supply Egypt with natural gas

The Israeli energy company ‘Delek Drilling’ and its U.S. partner ‘Noble energy’ signed an agreement with the Egyptian government to supply natural gas to Egypt, amounting to some 15 billion dollars, in the largest export agreement to date for Israel’s promising natural gas industry. Sources familiar with the details of the agreement noted that the … Read more

“Israel will not allow Iran’s regime to put a noose of terror around our neck”

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that Jerusalem would not allow the Islamic Republic of Iran to put – what he defined as “a noose of terror” around Israel’s neck, and will act without hesitation to defend itself. In an address to a panel of the annual Munich Security Conference, the Netanyahu emphasized that Israel would … Read more

Nasrallah: ‘Hezbollah is ready to go to war with Israel if necessary’

The leader of the Iranian-backed Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, warned the Lebanese government in Beirut not to succumb to American pressure on resolving a maritime border dispute with Israel, unless all of Lebanon’s demands are met. In a televised address to his followers, Nasrallah further asserted that his Iranian-backed group was ready to go to … Read more

Israel accuses Hamas of bearing full responsibility for the deteriorating situation in Gaza

The United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov updated the UN Security Council about the situation in the Gaza Strip, during which he warned of a deteriorating situation in which there is a shortage of drinking water, hospitals have been closed down, and doctors have stopped performing surgeries. Mladenov further … Read more