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  • New Mediterranean energy forum launched with Israel as member

    09/22/2020 8:35:03 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | SEPTEMBER 22, 2020 | LAHAV HARKOV
    The forum includes Egypt, Israel, Greece, Cyprus, Jordan, the Palestinian Authority and Italy. Energy Ministers of seven countries, including Israel’s Yuval Steinitz, attended an event launching the new East Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF) in a virtual event hosted in Cairo on Tuesday morning. “The blessing of gas brings regional cooperation with Arab and European countries, the first of its kind in history, including contracts to export $30 billion of blue-and-white gas to Jordan and Egypt, and that’s only the beginning,” Steinitz said. The forum includes Egypt, Israel, Greece, Cyprus, Jordan, the Palestinian Authority and Italy, whose ambassadors, and Egyptian Energy...
  • Social media rumours that Saudi Arabia King Salman is in critical condition

    09/21/2020 10:22:32 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    www.forexlive.com ^ | Mon 21 Sep 2020 02:34:09 GMT | Eamonn Sheridan
    Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is King of Saudi Arabia He is 84 years old and said to be in ill health. Social media mill grinding out the rumours he is in critical condition. https://twitter.com/AliAlAhmed_en/status/1307847955639083008
  • Two Russian MiG-29s Have Crashed In Libya According To Top American Intel Official

    09/19/2020 11:07:44 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 52 replies
    The Drive ^ | September 11, 2020 | Thomas Newdick and Joseph Trevithick
    U.S. Africa Command says that at least two MiG-29 Fulcrum fighter jets, possibly piloted by shadowy Russian mercenaries, have crashed in Libya. Jared Szuba, the Pentagon correspondent for AI-Monitor, Tweeted out that one of the jets was apparently lost on June 28, while the other went down on September 7, 2020. This information had come in a statement from Rear Admiral Heidi Berg, U.S. Africa Command's (AFRICOM) director of intelligence. Another tweet indicates that Berg believes that "Russian fighter aircraft," presumably MiG-29s too, but potentially also Su-24 Fencer strike aircraft, have conducted airstrikes in Libya. AI-Monitor's Szuba follows that up...
  • Turkey and Iran are engaging in new operations in Africa - reports

    09/18/2020 3:30:29 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 9 replies
    jpost ^ | 9/18/20 | Seth Frantzman
    Call it a new 'Great Game' or war for hearts and minds, or just influence peddling, but Iran and Turkey are now engaged in greater efforts to expand their role in Africa. This comes as Russia and China are also extending networks on the continent. It is important to understand that this is in the context of the US generally reducing its global role and comes around 60 years after European colonialism was rolled back. The increasing footprint of Iran and Turkey have caused concern for other states that view their role as belligerent. That means that Gulf media is...
  • Why Trump Deserves Credit For Brokering Mideast Peace Deals

    09/17/2020 7:39:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 17, 2020 | John Daniel Davidson
    For decades, foreign policy experts—the blob—assumed much about the Middle East that has turned out to be completely wrong. It’s been remarkable to watch the mainstream press and official Washington try to downplay the significance of the peace deal the Trump administration brokered between Israel and two Arab states this week.The signing of the Abraham Accords on Tuesday between Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain at the White House, which for the first time normalized relations between Israel and the two Persian Gulf states, is by any measure historic. It’s been 26 years since any Arab state recognized Israel,...
  • IRAN: IF ISRAEL ATTACKS, WE’LL WAGE WAR ON ARAB WORLD

    09/09/2020 6:19:41 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 29 replies
    israel365news ^ | 9/8/20 | JNS
    Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, special aide to the president of the Islamic Parliament of Iran, said on Sunday that the United Arab Emirates had made a “big mistake” in normalizing relations with Israel. In an interview with Iran’s Arabic-language Al-Alam TV, Amir-Abdollahian, formerly Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs, said that establishing relations with “the cancer of the region, the Zionist entity,” was not in the UAE’s interest. The UAE may very well have upset its own security and stability with this move because Israel upsets the stability everywhere it is present, said the Iranian official, who added that...
  • Nile dam row: US cuts aid to Ethiopia

    09/03/2020 7:54:00 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 18 replies
    bbc ^ | 9/3/20 | staff
    The US is cutting aid to Ethiopia over a controversial mega dam being built on a tributary of the River Nile. The move was triggered by Ethiopia's move to start filling the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam before reaching agreement with Egypt and Sudan. Egypt has long been opposed to any development on the Nile that could reduce the amount of water it receives. Ethiopia says it needs the dam to provide a reliable electricity supply. Once fully operational, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (Gerd) will be the largest hydro-electric plant in Africa and provide power to up to 65 million...
  • Palestinians: Never Missing an Opportunity to Miss an Opportunity

    09/02/2020 7:00:13 AM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Sep 2, 2020 | Joseph Puder
    Rejecting peace for an entire century. Israel’s legendary Foreign Minister Abba Eban had famously quipped that “the Arabs never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.” It is the most fitting attribute for the Palestinians. Historically, they have said no to the British Peel Commission of 1937, which promised them a state on 75% of mandatory Palestine. The Yishuv, Palestine’s Jews, who were originally called Palestinians during the British Mandate (1920-1948) said yes, despite of being offered a small piece of the second partition of Palestine. In the first partition of Mandatory Palestine, in 1922, Winston Churchill, then British Colonial Secretary, sliced off...
  • With the UAE deal, the BDS movement is over

    09/01/2020 7:26:40 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 | EMILY SCHRADER
    The normalization agreement between the UAE and Israel has effectively ended the racist BDS movement. A Palestinian man walks by a grafitti sign calling to boycott Israel seen on a street in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on February 11, 2015. (photo credit: MIRIAM ALSTER/FLASH90) With the recent developments between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, it’s become clearer than ever that there’s no future for the discriminatory and racist Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. From its inception, the movement was rooted in a desire to destroy the State of Israel as we know it. While cleverly presenting itself...
  • Hamas threatens: 'The Zionists will sit in bomb shelters'

    08/31/2020 4:17:25 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/8/20
    Hamas spokesperson Mushir al-Masri has said that the terror organization has decided to "remove the siege" in any way possible, Arab media reported. Al-Masri added that "if the negotiation efforts fail, it will mean that the Zionist enemy will experience a siege in the heart of the bomb shelters." "Since we have nothing to lose, we will not accept the continuation of the siege, the force, and the enemy's attempt to use the coronavirus plague to renew the siege on the Palestinian nation. All options are open." Meanwhile, the Qatari emissary to Gaza confirmed the continuation of negotiations to restore...
  • The Abraham Accord: Peace is moving slowly but surely in Middle East between Israel and her Arab neighbors

    08/29/2020 9:02:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/29/2020 | Michael Youssef
    President Trump and his administration facilitated a historic, world-changing peace treaty between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. The “Abraham Accord” is the first peace treaty since the Israel-Jordan treaty signed 26 years ago. This was a stroke of diplomatic genius and I applaud the hard work of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the countless others. I remember Egyptian President Anwar El Sadat’s courageous visit to Israel in 1977 and the resulting peace between the two countries. I was nearly 30 at the time, and even though I had left Egypt many years earlier, I was thrilled at the...
  • New arms shipments come for Haftar forces: Libyan army

    08/26/2020 10:12:23 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    AA (Turkey) ^ | August 2, 2020 | Handan Kazanci
    Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Gen. Abdulhadi Dirah, the spokesman for the army's Sirte-Jufra Joint Operations Unit, said that carrying military ammunition, Ilyushin-type planes conducted five flights to Sirte and Jufra provinces on Saturday. Carrying Bashar al-Assad regime's soldiers, two more flights were made from Syria to Benghazi, the second biggest Libyan city, which is the center of the Haftar's forces, Dirah said. Libya has been torn by civil war since the ouster of late ruler Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. The government was founded in 2015 under a UN-led agreement, but efforts for a long-term political settlement failed due to a...
  • Gaza: Four Palestinian Islamic Jihad Terrorists Accidentally Blow Themselves Up

    08/26/2020 7:41:33 AM PDT · by texas booster · 42 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Augusr 25, 2020 | William A. Jacobson
    “in an apparent accident, while preparing explosives.” Four terrorists from Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s Saraya al Quds brigade died in an explosion at their facility in Sajaiya, in eastern Gaza City. They were killed “in an apparent accident, while preparing explosives.” This is what commonly is referred to as a “work accident,” a topic we have covered many times: Four terrorists from Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s Saraya al Quds brigade died in an explosion at their facility in Sajaiya, in eastern Gaza City. They were killed “in an apparent accident, while preparing explosives.” This is what commonly is referred to as a...
  • Egypt: Christians Ordered to Sell Home and Go into Exile As “punishment” for a confirmed accident

    08/26/2020 6:48:18 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Aug 26, 2020 | Raymond Ibrahim
    An Egyptian government-appointed village mayor has just ruled that a Christian family must sell its home and leave their village, in what is being described as a strange and unprecedented incident for that village. This happened during a traditional “reconciliation session.”  In Egypt, local authorities and involved parties of a dispute often meet outside of courtrooms in an effort to resolve matters and restore peace before getting the law involved. The case revolves around a Christian youth who accidentally hit and killed a Muslim girl with his motorcycle in the narrow streets of the village of Hawarat al-Maqta.  Despite the...
  • Pelosi calls Pompeo's convention address from Jerusalem 'appalling'

    08/25/2020 3:57:54 PM PDT · by Marinario · 65 replies
    TheHill ^ | Aug 25, 2020 | JUSTINE COLEMAN
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi called Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's Republican National Convention address from Jerusalem "appalling" on Tuesday.  The House Speaker told MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports" that Pompeo's convention speech, which was pre-recorded in Israel during official diplomatic travel, violated State Department rules for employees not to participate in partisan activities
  • Hamas Demands Israel Change its Flag, Concede Islamic Ownership of the Land

    01/29/2006 6:54:04 PM PST · by Fred Nerks · 185 replies · 7,654+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Jan 30, '06
    (IsraelNN.com) Hamas spokesman Mahmoud Zahar issued a demand Sunday evening that Israel remove the stripes from its flag. "Israel must remove the two blue stripes from its national flag", Zahar said. "The stripes are symbols of occupation – they signify Israel's borders, stretching from the River Euphrates to the River Nile." The Hamas official's comments followed Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz's assessment at the weekly Cabinet meeting that the newly elected terror group was "acting responsibly so far." Zahar also told CNN's Late Edition that the world should not be asking Hamas to recognize Israel, but rather demanding that the Jewish...
  • Officials say Israel, Sudan close to peace agreement

    08/25/2020 7:25:58 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | August 18, 2020 | Josef Federman, Associated Press
    Sudan hosted the landmark Arab conference after the 1967 Mideast war where eight Arab countries approved the "three no's": no peace with Israel, no recognition of Israel and no negotiations. In 1993, the U.S. designated Sudan a state sponsor of terrorism in part for its support of a number of anti-Israel militant groups, including Hamas and Hezbollah. But in recent years those hostilities have softened, and both countries have expressed readiness to normalize relations. Sky News Arabia quoted a Sudanese Foreign Ministry spokesman as saying his government looked forward to a peace agreement "based on equality and Sudanese interests." "There...
  • Argument: The Israel-UAE Deal Won't Bring Peace, but It Will Prolong the War in Libya

    08/24/2020 8:56:07 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 37 replies
    Foreign Policy Magazine ^ | August 21, 2020 | Jason Pack|
    Despite being hailed as a "peace deal," the UAE-Israel agreement will more likely prolong ongoing regional wars. It will intensify conflict in those contested zones of the Middle East where the two blocs back rival actors -- primarily Yemen, Libya, and Syria. The insurgent bloc is winning in all three conflicts. The UAE has proved that its main strategy in these conflicts is to control the policymaking of its allies. Emirati leaders have leveraged their relationships in Riyadh and Washington over the last three years to give them or their proxies a free hand to fight in these contested zones....
  • Secretary Michael R. Pompeo And Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu After Their Meeting

    08/24/2020 4:21:08 PM PDT · by poconopundit · 4 replies
    U.S. Department of State website ^ | August 24, 2020 | Mike Pompeo
    Folks, Secretary Mike Pompeo gave a talk in Israel alongside Prime Minister Netanyahu. The Fake News and Search Engines are doing everything in their power from having the public hear/see the wonderful praise Netanyahu gave the Trump Administration today. Netanyahu laid all the cards on the table. He crushed Obama's Iran policy and gave a stirring endorsement of President Trump. I could not find his speech on Youtube or any outlet, but here's the transcript of his remarks from the State Department directly.
  • Israeli military and intelligence assessments see Turkey as growing threat

    08/23/2020 6:17:26 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 14 replies
    jpost ^ | 8/23/2020 | Seth Frantzman
    While Israelis have been celebrating the new potential ties with the United Arab Emirates, the Turkish ruling party is angling across the Mediterranean in Istanbul to become a much larger challenge to the Jewish state in the coming years. Ankara’s current regime under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been increasingly hostile to Israel for the last decade, comparing the country to Nazi Germany and vowing to “liberate” Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem. Now reports indicate that intelligence and military assessments in Israel see Ankara as a challenge and threat. A recent article in The Times noted that Mossad head Yossi Cohen...