Tag: Israel

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Israeli Forces Kill Al-Aqsa Brigades Commander In Nablus Raid

Ibrahim al-Nabulsi, 30, had been on the run for months and evaded several assassination attempts by Israeli forces. Three Palestinians, including a senior armed resistance commander, have been killed by Israeli forces during a raid on the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, the Palestinian health ministry said. The Israeli army surrounded a building in the Old City at 5 […]

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Hezbollah Airs Video Of Israeli Barges In Disputed Maritime Area

The group warns Tel Aviv of ‘playing with time’ as a new round of maritime border talks starts between Israel and Lebanon. Lebanon’s Hezbollah has aired a video showing vessels involved in the Israeli offshore oil and gas industry and warned against “playing with time”, underlining its threat of military escalation amid maritime border demarcation talks. The footage aired on Sunday […]

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Israel Asks Saudis To Let Mecca Pilgrims Fly In From Tel Aviv

Israeli official asks Saudi Arabia to admit direct flights from Tel Aviv for Muslim pilgrims ahead of US President Joe Biden’s visit to the kingdom. Israel’s regional cooperation minister says that he has asked Saudi Arabia to admit direct flights from Tel Aviv for Muslim pilgrims to perform the Hajj, pointing to a possible new accommodation by Riyadh ahead of […]

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Israel Prefers Diplomacy On Iran But Can Act Alone, Says Bennett

Israel threatens Iran with military action, as nuclear talks between Iran and the US look no closer to concluding. The Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has told the United Nations nuclear watchdog that his country would prefer a diplomatic resolution to the standoff over Iran’s nuclear program, but could take independent action, reiterating a longstanding veiled threat to launch a preemptive war. […]

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Iraq Passes Law To Criminalize Relations With Israel

Violators of the anti-Israel law could face penalties including life imprisonment or even the death sentence. The parliament said in a statement that the legislation was “a true reflection of the will of the people”. Iraq’s parliament has been unable to convene on any other issue bar the law prohibiting ties with Israel, including electing a new president and forming […]

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US Congress: Rashida Tlaib Introduces Nakba Resolution

Congresswoman says measure aims to recognize forced displacement of Palestinians during establishment of Israeli state. Washington, DC – US Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has said she introduced a resolution to recognize the Palestinian Nakba, a term used to describe the forced displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians in the lead-up to the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948. Tlaib said […]

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‘Why Should I Leave?’: Palestinian Bedouins Decry Expulsion

Local families are battling to stop what would be one of the largest single displacements of Palestinians by Israel in decades. Outside the city of Hebron, already an example of encroaching Israeli settlements on Palestinian territory sits what appears to be an unassuming grouping of Palestinian Bedouin homes. But here, in Masafer Yatta, local families are battling to stop what […]

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Israel Lashes Out At Russia Over Lavrov’s Nazism Remarks

Israel on Monday lashed out at Russia over “unforgivable” comments by its foreign minister about Nazism and antisemitism — including claims that Adolf Hitler was Jewish. Israel, which summoned the Russian ambassador in response, said the remarks blamed Jews for their own murder in the Holocaust. It was a steep decline in the ties between the two countries at a […]

POLITICS

Biden Congratulates New Israeli Government

Following the ousting of the longest serving Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu and the installation of a new government led by Naftali Bennett, the U.S. President Joe Biden has offered congratulations to new Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, Alternate Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, and all the members of the new Israeli cabinet. Mr. Biden said, “On behalf […]

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A Divided Congress On Israel Vs. Hamas

Since the eruption of the latest fight between Israel and Hamas and the death of over 200 people with most on the Palestinian side along with massive destruction of properties, world leaders have been appealing for a cease-fire. Meanwhile, in the U.S. there has been a divided a call on the opposite side of aisle in Congress. Senate Minority Leader […]