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Iran dismisses new US pressure, calls for ‘mutual respect’

Iran’s foreign minister brushed aside new pressure from the United States on Sunday, declaring that his country is “unmoved by threats” but responds well to respect. President Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran, the US

Was Netanyahu right to return from Washington triumphant?

Yossi Mekelberg

By : Yossi Mekelberg Watching the joint press conference with US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu felt like I was watching a Saturday Night Live special on a Wednesday afternoon. There was much self-congratulating, and Netanyahu

We ‘absolutely’ support two-state solution: US ambassador to UN

The United States “absolutely” supports a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict but is thinking of new ways to push for a peace deal, US Ambassador Nikki Haley said Thursday. It would be an “error” to say the United States

Israeli minister Naftali Bennett praises Trump’s two-state statement

A far-right Israeli minister praised the end of the idea of a Palestinian state Wednesday, after US President Donald Trump said he could abandon a two-state solution if an alternative was found. “A new era. New ideas. No need for

Trump says Israel, Palestine must make compromises

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he would work to bring about peace between Israel and Palestinians, but it would be up to the parties themselves ultimately to reach an agreement. “The United States will encourage a peace and

After invading Syria, does Hezbollah threaten Israel or Turkish-Saudi interests?

When the Shiite group’s fighters first poured into Syria to fight the mostly Sunni rebels, many observers expected Hezbollah to be worn down and its reputation as the pre-eminent anti-Israel force to be tarnished as it was dragged into a

White House will not insist on two-state solution in Mideast

US President Donald Trump’s sharp break with decades of support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict does “not make sense,” a senior Palestine Liberation Organization official said on Wednesday. “This does not make sense,” PLO executive committee member

Israel’s vision for the future is terrifying

Ramzy Baroud

By : Ramzy Baroud Empirical historical evidence and a little common sense are enough to tell us the type of future options Israel has in store for the Palestinians: Perpetual apartheid, ethnic cleansing or a mix of both. The passing

Egypt in the dark about Israeli ambassador’s ‘withdrawal’ from Cairo

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry denied having any information about reports that Israel is withdrawing its ambassador in Cairo. Foreign Ministry spokesman, Chancellor Ahmed Abu Zaid told Al Arabiya that ” the ministry does not have any details about the Israeli

Israel backs bill to mute Muslim call to prayer

Israeli ministers on Sunday endorsed a contentious draft bill which Muslims say is meant to silence the traditional call to prayer, information released by the justice ministry showed. A list of draft legislation put to the vote in the powerful

‘Loaves’ church in Israel reopens 20 months after Jewish arson

The church in northern Israel where Christians believe Jesus performed the miracle of the loaves and fishes reopened on Sunday, 20 months after an arson attack by Jewish extremists. Two rooms of the church complex in Tabgha on the Sea

US blocks Palestinian from leading UN mission in Libya

The United States on Friday blocked the appointment of former Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad to be the new UN envoy to Libya. US Ambassador Nikki Haley said in a statement that she did not “support the signal this appointment

Israel settlement growth not ‘good for peace’: Trump

US President Donald Trump does not believe Israeli settlement growth in Palestinian territories is “good for peace”, he told a paper Friday, in his most direct comments on the matter since inauguration. In the interview published in Hebrew by the

Netanyahu orders reprimand of Belgian envoy over meeting with rights groups

Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday ordered the reprimanding of the Belgian Ambassador over a meeting between Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel with representatives of two Israeli rights groups. Israeli Channel Ten reported that Michel had met with representatives of

Israel says rockets fired from Egypt at resort town of Eilat

A volley of rockets was fired from Egypt’s Sinai peninsula late Wednesday at the southern Israeli resort town of Eilat, but without causing casualties, the Israeli army said. “Some of these rockets were destroyed in flight by Iron Dome batteries,”

Netanyahu kept waiting on British premier’s doorstep

An awkward 20 seconds seemed to last for much longer on Tuesday, as Israel’s Prime Minister was kept waiting on the doorstep of his UK counterpart. Benjamin Netanyahu is in London for pressing talks with Theresa May — but there

Turkey condemns ‘unacceptable’ Israeli settlement law

Turkey on Tuesday condemned a new Israeli law legalizing dozens of Jewish settlements built on private Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank, as a senior government minister was visiting Tel Aviv in the first such trip in seven years.

Israel hits Hamas after ‘projectile’ fire: Army

Israel struck a Hamas position in Gaza after a “projectile” fired from the Palestinian enclave on Monday crashed in a border area, the Israeli army said. “Initial inquiry suggests a projectile launched from the Gaza Strip landed in an open

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