Israel freezes Palestinian taxes earmarked to support terror

Hamas militants

In the West Bank city of Ramallah, hundreds of Palestinians protested against the Israeli security cabinet’s decision to withhold around five-percent of taxes that are transferred on a monthly basis to the Palestinian Authority, over/ due to its continued financial support for convicted terrorists and their families. Under the 1993 Oslo Accords, Israel collects taxes … Read more

Most Arab States no longer view Israel as their enemy, Netanyahu says

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visit Oman

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed that most Arab countries “no longer view Israel as their enemy, but (rather) view (Israel) as their indispensable ally.” In an address to the annual Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, Netanyahu stressed that the factor that unites Israel with the majority of Arab countries is the ongoing … Read more

Hezbollah boasts in capability to infiltrate Israel

hassan nasrallah Hezbollah leader

The Secretary General of the Lebanese Iranian-proxy Hezbollah, Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, boasted over his organization’s capabilities to infiltrate Israel, despite six cross-border attack tunnels that were discovered and destroyed by the Israeli Defense Forces. In a televised address to thousands of his organization’s supporters in Beirut, Nasrallah claimed that Hezbollah has the upper hand when … Read more

Iran attests to great risk of war with Israel

Israel Vs. Iran

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that “an historic change of great importance to Israel” took place during last week’s Warsaw summit, in which “Arab states with whom (Israel) does not have (diplomatic) relations” united with Jerusalem’s position against its main adversary, the Islamic Republic of Iran. During Jerusalem’s weekly cabinet meeting, Netanyahu underscored that under … Read more

Unanimous recognition of Iran’s malign nature, at Warsaw summit

The international ministerial conference on promoting a future of peace and security in the Middle East came to an end last night (past), after two days of discussions that primarily focused on the threats that emanate from the Islamic Republic of Iran. At a final press conference that sought to summarize discussions held by representatives … Read more

Crisis emerges between Israel and Poland

A crisis in Polish-Israeli relations erupted yesterday, after Prime Minister Netanyahu said that the Poles had collaborated with Nazi Germany during the Holocaust. The comment by the Israeli leader was made after a wreath-laying ceremony that was attended by Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence – at the Warsaw Ghetto … Read more

Moscow: ‘deal of the century’ threatens Middle East peace

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned that the U.S.-brokered “deal of the century” for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict threatens the progress that has been reached to date. In a press conference, following a Russian brokered meeting on intra-Palestinian reconciliation – which included members from Hamas and the rivalry Palestinian Authority – the Russian top diplomat claimed … Read more

Iran offers military support to Lebanon

iran and lebanon relations

Among the countries boycotting the Warsaw summit is Lebanon. Beirut’s decision not to attend was announced by the Lebanese Foreign minister Gebran Bassil, during a joint press conference with his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif. While the Lebanese top diplomat cited his country’s policy of disassociation from regional conflicts as the reason; Lebanese sources revealed … Read more

Israel condemns EU for failure to address Iran’s malign behavior

iranian president rouhani and foreign minister zarif

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in the Polish capital Warsaw last night, to attend an international ministerial summit. The conference, which is spear-headed by the United States, aims at addressing a variety of issues that relate to the Middle East in general, and threats posed by the Islamic Republic of Iran in particular. Prior to … Read more

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary visits Iraq

U.S. defence secretary Patrick Shanahan visits iraq

Acting U.S. Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan arrived in Baghdad this morning for an unannounced trip, that he said would emphasize the importance of Iraqi sovereignty and broach the issue of the future of U.S. troops in the country. Secretary Shanahan told reporters accompanying him that his trip came ‘at the invitation of the Iraqi … Read more