Tag: Israel & Middle East

President Trump In Tel Aviv, Israel For Mideast Peace Talks

President Trump arrived in Israel from Saudi Arabia on Monday, for a 36-hour visit that includes a meeting in the West Bank with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. Trump will also meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and has scheduled a visit to the Wailing Wall in East Jerusalem and a 15-minute tour of Yad…

Trump To Visit Saudi Arabia, Israel, Vatican On First Foreign Trip

President Donald Trump will be traveling to Saudi Arabia, Israel and Rome in first foreign trip. Trump will meet with a “gathering” of Arab and Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia, before going on to meet leaders in Israel and finally the Pope in Rome. The trip is about “making sure the three faiths work together”…

Syria: ‘Israeli Strike’ Hits Near Damascus Airport [VIDEO]

Syrian state media claimed Thursday that an Israeli missile strike caused an explosion and fire at a military site near Damascus’s airport. However, Syrian rebel sources told the BBC that the target was an arms depot controlled by Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement—an ally of the Assad regime that Israel has consistently targeted in its attempt to…

Israel Censures Ambassadors For UN Vote [VIDEO]

Israel has summoned ambassa-dors from countries that voted against for a United Nations resolution this week against settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. The measure passed after the United States did not vote instead of vetoing the measure. “From the information that we have, we have no doubt that the Obama administration initiated…

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres Dies [VIDEO]

Shimon Peres, who served as prime minister of Israel twice and as the country’s ninth president, died late Tuesday at the age of 93, two weeks after suffering a stroke. He was on a respirator in the hospital and his condition deteriorated. Peres was one of the architects of the Oslo peace accords that led…

Netanyahu To Meet Candidates On Sunday

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on Sunday in separate meetings in New York, just a day before their first debate. Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi also met with both candidates this past week in New York after vising for the UN’s annual gathering. Netanyahu wants to avoid…

Jeremy Corbyn Compare Israeli Government To Islamic State [VIDEO]

Jeremy Corbyn was engulfed in a fresh row over Israel when he appeared to compare the government of Benjamin Netanyahu to Islamic State at the launch of an independent review into antisemitism in the Labour party. In prepared remarks, Corbyn said: “Our Jewish friends are no more responsible for the actions of Israel or the…

Israeli Defense Minister Resigns Blaming Netanyahu

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon resigned from his post on Friday, citing “extremist and dangerous elements” that are threatening instability in the country. “I fought with all my might against manifestations of extremism, violence and racism in Israeli society that threatens its sturdiness and is seeping into the army and already damaging it,” Yaalon, a…

Israel Bus Bombing Injures 20+

According to Israeli radio reports, a bomb explosion has injured at least 20 people aboard a Jerusalem bus line on Monday evening. According to The Times of Israel, police are exploring whether the explosion was terrorist in nature. They also indicated that the exploded bus was empty at the time, and that most of the…

Two Fired Iran Missiles Marked With ‘Israel Must Be Wiped Out’ [VIDEO]

Iran test-fired two ballistic missiles with the phrase “Israel must be wiped out” written on them Wednesday, according to media reports. The country’s semiofficial Fars news agency said the missiles were fired at a target 870 miles away. It came the day after Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said it test-fired several ballistic missiles as part of…

Israel PM Wants Fence for ‘Wild Beasts’ [VIDEO]

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced that he plans to surround Israel with (another) fence to protect it from invasion by Palestinians and other Arab states. He described the potentially infiltrating citizens as “wild beasts”—also translated as “predators”—and quickly garnered critics in his own cabinet. Education Minister Naftali Bennett said: “We are wrapping ourselves in…

Hamas Says It Continues To Build Tunnels To Attack Israel [VIDEO]

A senior leader of Hamas, the Islamic militant group that rules Gaza, says its gunmen continue to build attack tunnels into Israel. Ismail Haniyeh said Friday that militants dig tunnels and test rockets to attack Israel “every day.” He spoke at the funeral of 7 militants who died this week when a tunnel from Gaza…

Israeli TV Reporter Stabbed Demonstrating ‘Knife-Proof’ Vest [VIDEO]

An Israeli reporter has been accidentally stabbed – while filming an item demonstrating a stab-proof vest. Yaniv Montakyo, the vice president of the company which designed the vest, accidentally struck reporter Eitam Lachover on an area not protected by it. Mr Lachover received stitches for the wound and was discharged from hospital.

11 Wounded in Jerusalem Car Attack [VIDEO]

Eleven people were wounded in Jerusalem when a car rammed a bus stop Monday. The driver was shot by bystanders, police said, and has been identified as Abed Almohsin Hassoneh from East Jerusalem. A elderly woman and an 18-month-old child suffered moderate injuries, while the rest were injured lightly.

Israeli Spy Freed From U.S. Prison [VIDEO]

Convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard was released from a North Carolina federal prison Friday morning after serving 30 years behind bars. The 61-year-old former intelligence officer was arrested for spying on behalf of Israel in 1985 and was given a life sentence. Pollard cannot leave the country without permission and will spend at least the…

Deadly Attack At Israel Bus Station [VIDEO]

An Israeli hospital speaker said an Eritrean migrant, who was mistaken as an attacker during a bus-station shooting, died of his wounds late Sunday. Officials said an Israeli soldier was also killed during the shooting at the central bus station in Beersheba that left at least six people wounded. Some reports say as many as…

Palestinians Set Fire to Joseph’s Tomb Ahead of ‘Day of Rage’ [VIDEO]

Hundreds of Palestinians entered the Joseph’s Tomb compound in the West Bank town of Nablus late Thursday and set it on fire, severely damaging the Jewish holy site in what Israel called a “despicable” act. The overnight violence came amid calls for another “day of rage” in the region and looked set to further escalate…

3 Dead, 20 Injured in Israel Attacks [VIDEO]

At least three people were killed and 20 injured Tuesday in a series of violent attacks around Israel, prompting the mayor of Jerusalem to call for the government to “immediately implement drastic measures” to protect citizens. Two people were killed on a bus in Jerusalem when two men opened fire and stabbed passengers; one attacker…

Netanyahu: Iran Deal Is Historic Mistake [VIDEO]

Israeli Prime Minister Bejamin Netanyahu condemned the landmark nuclear deal with Iran before it was finalized Tuesday, describing it as “a bad mistake of historic proportions.” Before a meeting with Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders in Jerusalem, Netanyahu warned any deal was a giving Iran a “sure path to nuclear weapons.” Other officials, including Israel’s…

Ethiopian-Israeli Protest Against Police Brutality Turn Violent [VIDEO]

The clashes between Ethiopian-Israeli protesters and police over the weekend have drawn international attention to one of the most disadvantaged groups in Israel. Though the demonstrations were set off by the police beating of a uniformed Israeli soldier, captured on video, experts say the issues between the Ethiopian-Israeli community and the government are not new…

Netanyahu Calls for Tougher Iran Deal [VIDEO]

Bibi took advantage of the late deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran to demand stronger rules for the Islamic Republic. According to the Israeli prime minister, an acceptable deal would “significantly roll back Iran’s nuclear infrastructure.” He has been a vocal opponent of nuclear negotiations with Iran, repeatedly insisting that such a deal would…

Israel Spied on U.S. Talks With Iran [VIDEO]

Israel spied on personal discussions US had with Iran on nuclear arms, and provided advice to members of Congress as a way to gain assistance against the offer. Mentioning senior White House officials, the statement asserts Israeli Prime-Minister Benjamin Netanyahu needed information that’s inside on closed door discussions so he can gain help and create…

Israel Elections Today – No Palestinian State: Bibi Netanyahu [VIDEO]

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyhau said Monday that if he were to be reelected, a Palestinian state would not be created, in a definite disavowal of his 2009 speech, in which he had voiced support for the principle of two states for two peoples. Netanyahu’s remarks in an interview with the NRG website – which is…

Jon: Reps gave Bibi ‘the longest BJ a Jew has ever received’ [VIDEO]

Stewart mocked the Republican-Congress for giving Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not just a warm welcome, but nearly 20 minutes of applause for his much-ballyhooed appearance. “Whether or not Netanyahu achieved his goals of sabotaging a deal with Iran or mistakenly opened up a rift in U.S.-Israeli relations, one thing is certain,” Stewart observed. “The…

Obama says Netanyahu’s speech on Iran is a mistake [VIDEO]

Obama said on Monday that the bond between the US and Israel is unbreakable, despite tensions over differences in opinion with regard to efforts to seal a landmark atomic deal with Iran. In an interview with Reuters at the White House, Obama said that a rift over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned speech to…

Jerusalem Hits Back At Claims It Is Causing Collapse Of Palestinian

Assertions that the Palestinian Authority is on the verge of collapse because Israel is withholding the monthly tax revenue it collects and transfers to Ramallah are exaggerated, Israeli officials said Sunday. The officials were responding to consistent claims from top US and EU officials, including US Secretary of State John Kerry, that if the money…

Israeli PM Tells Jews to Move to Israel [VIDEO]

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suggested Sunday that European Jews should move to Israel in a “mass immigration,” following the shooting in Copenhagen that left one Jewish security guard dead and last month’s terrorist attacks in Paris, where four French Jews were killed. “Jews have been murdered again on European soil only because they were…