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  • How could Iran retaliate for Natanz explosion? - analysis

    07/07/2020 4:35:45 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 50 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | July 7, 2020 | Seth J. Frantzman
    [Tehran] is in a difficult position because it labeled the explosion an accident, but it is now facing a deluge of foreign media reports seeking to conclude that the explosion was perpetrated by a state or group. This is what Iran's regime is reading: Major media from The New York Times to The Washington Post and local media such as Kuwait's Al-Jarida have all sought to assert that Israel was involved in the mysterious July 2 explosion at a warehouse in the Natanz nuclear enrichment facility... [t]hat could set back the program for months or a year. Iran, however, is...
  • Watch: Pro-Palestinian BLM Rallies in U.S. Call for ‘Death to Israel, Death to America’

    07/06/2020 1:39:52 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 06 2020 | DEBORAH DANAN
    At pro-Palestinian Black Lives Matter rallies in New York and Washington, chants were heard calling for “Death to Israel,” “Death to America” and “From Gaza to Minnesota, globalize the Intifada!” Several hundred protesters attended the July 1 demonstration in Brooklyn dubbed as a “Day of Rage” event, set to coincide with the earliest date Israel could begin its plans to apply Israeli law over parts of the West Bank and the Jordan Valley. Speakers issued inflammatory rallying cries that ran the gamut from anti-Semitic and anti-American to just plain absurd. One pro-North Korea activist called for the end of the...
  • Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu Is a Peacemaker—and Don't Think the Left Will Mention It

    06/29/2020 8:52:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/29/2019 | P. David Hornik
    In this Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 file photo, released by Oman News Agency, Oman's Sultan Qaboos, left, receives Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Muscat, Oman. (Oman News Agency via AP, File) The “last decade,” notes James Sinkinson in a perceptive article, has seen a “sea change” in Israel’s ties with “key Arab states.” And that last decade is also the one in which Benjamin Netanyahu (again, after a stint in the 1990s) has been Israel’s prime minister — specifically since March 2009.True, conditions for enhanced Arab-Israeli ties have been propitious — particularly the behavior of regional bully Iran, a...
  • Israeli fence construction cuts off migration from Egypt

    12/31/2012 7:23:05 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 14 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Monday 31 December 2012 | Harriet Sherwood
    The number of migrants crossing the border between Egypt and Israel dropped to zero last week for the first time since 2006, as construction of the last small sections of a 150-mile fence is due to be completed in the coming weeks. A total of 36 migrants crossed into Israel from Egypt in December, all of whom were detained, compared with 2,295 in January. The numbers have steadily declined throughout 2012 as construction of the vast steel fence through the desert from Eilat to the border with Gaza has progressed. "We have succeeded in blocking the phenomenon of illegal infiltrators,"...
  • Possible Egyptian 'direct' intervention in Libya becomes legitimate: President Sisi

    06/23/2020 11:54:17 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    Egypt Today ^ | June 20, 2020 | Noha El Tawil
    President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi checked on the forces in the Western Military Zone Saturday telling them, "The Egyptian Army is one of the strongest in the region. Yet, it is a wise army that protects but doesn't threaten, and is able to defend the national security of Egypt within and beyond its borders." The president said that the Air Force, the Special Forces, and the Border Guards have been securing 1,200 kilometers of borders with Libya for seven years, and accomplishing missions that have not been disclosed... The president warned in his speech in Sidi Barani district in Matrouh Governorate...
  • Egypt wishes for no UN sanctions against Ethiopia over GERD issue: Foreign Minister [Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam]

    06/23/2020 10:33:32 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    Egypt Independent ^ | June 21, 2020 | Al-Masry Al-Youm
    Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on Saturday stressed that his country does not want punitive measures from the UN Security Council against Ethiopia, and only wants to prevent any negative repercussions from the stalled Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) negotiations... "It's now the responsibility of the Security Council to resolve the Renaissance Dam crisis, as its decisions are mandatory and represent the will of the international community," Shoukry said. He added that the GERD issue impacts the lives of more than 150 million Egyptians and Sudanese people... Egypt on Friday called on the UN Security Council to intervene in the...
  • Iran Turns George Floyd Into a Shi’ite Muslim Saint

    06/21/2020 7:05:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/21/2020 | Robert Spencer
    Dr. Reza Parchizadeh, a political theorist and analyst, recently noted on Twitter that “the Iranian regime has turned the late #George_Floyd into Saint George, Shiite-style!” And sure enough, Parchizadeh posted a painting of Floyd depicting him in the way Shi’ite Muslims often depict their holy figures: in a green robe and surrounded by an aura of holy light. The Iranian regime has turned the late #George_Floyd into Saint George, Shiite-style! #Beware_Foreign_Influence pic.twitter.com/ofTtW5J3px— Dr. Reza Parchizadeh (@rezaparchizadeh) June 1, 2020 As incongruous as the image is, it’s perfectly fitting: Floyd, whose murder touched off the rage for destruction that is...
  • Syria devalues currency (44%) amid chaos ahead of new US sanctions

    06/18/2020 5:35:02 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 17, 2020 | ALBERT AJI Associated Press
    Syria devalued its currency by 44% on Wednesday, announcing a new official exchange rate for the pound amid chaos in the market, hours before new U.S. sanctions aimed at cutting off revenue for Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government took effect. The sanctions, known as the U.S. Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act, are the toughest set of measures to be imposed on Syria yet, preventing anyone around the world from doing business with Syrian officials or state institutions or from participating in the country’s reconstruction... Syria’s already troubled economy has sharply deteriorated, prices have soared and the national currency, the Syrian...
  • How Russia saved Israel from a Palestinian state based on the '48 borders

    06/16/2020 11:33:06 AM PDT · by bitt · 31 replies
    israelhayom ^ | 6/15/2020 | Ariel Kahana
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tells the story of a major drama that unfolded behind the scenes at the UN Security Council shortly before former US President Barack Obama left office. New details about some drama involving Israel, Russia, and the US that played out behind the scenes at the United Nations Security Council some four years ago are coming to light. more.... It appears that Russia demonstrated a rare willingness to use its UNSC veto on Israel's behalf to block a resolution led by then-US President Barack Obama, which would have compelled Israel to set up a Palestinian state based...
  • MASSIVE GANG WAR BREAKING OUT IN FRENCH CITIES BETWEEN CHECHEN MUSLIMS AND ARAB MUSLIMS

    France is decending into a war zone with guns.  Both muslim gangs are armed. https://twitter.com/descifraguerra/status/1272576971445280770 https://twitter.com/DawkinsReturns/status/1272631024305004545 https://twitter.com/Sotiridi1/status/1272590419868688385 https://twitter.com/EncartL/status/1272598686439108610 https://twitter.com/DarrenPlymouth/status/1272629102042918920 https://twitter.com/BasedPoland/status/1272580808893763585
  • Iran: The November Miracle

    06/10/2020 10:55:40 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 7 replies
    StrategyPage ^ | 6/9/20 | Staff
    June 9, 2020: Despite the financial crises, continuing anti-government protests and growing criticism from government and military leaders, the senior clerics who run Iran believe that there is a good chance the American presidential elections in November will put a more pro-Iran and anti-Israel government in power. While this is a possibility, many Iranians don’t believe the clerics can hang onto power until the end of the year. Poverty is growing in Iran and the government continues to spend lots of money on military operations in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen. Syria is the costliest foreign adventure. So far this...
  • Cyprus, Greece, Israel to sign pipeline deal on Jan. 2

    12/27/2019 7:11:30 PM PST · by Swarthy Greek Immigrant · 20 replies
    apnews.com ^ | December 22, 2019 | DEMETRIS NELLAS
    Cyprus, Greece, Israel to sign pipeline deal on Jan. 2 By DEMETRIS NELLAS December 22, 2019 ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The leaders of Cyprus, Greece and Israel plan to sign an agreement early in the new year for the building of the eastern Mediterranean natural gas pipeline, the Greek prime minister’s office announced Sunday. The agreement will be signed in Athens on Jan. 2 by Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Cypriot President Nikos Anastasiades and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. As now planned, the pipeline will run across the Mediterranean from Israel’s Levantine Basin offshore gas reserves to the Greek...
  • ‘$3.75 billion investment in Israel's Leviathan gas reservoir a blow to BDS’

    02/23/2017 7:15:50 AM PST · by Wiz-Nerd · 16 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | February 23, 2017 16:09 | Sharon Udasin
    The announcement Thursday that the partners of the Leviathan gas reservoir will invest $3.75 billion in its development is a devastating blow to the BDS movement, Eli Groner, director-general of the Prime Minister's Office, told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday. The development of Leviathan, which is scheduled to take about three years, constitutes both the largest energy project and financial investment in Israel in the country's history.
  • ISRAEL MAKES NEW DISCOVERY OFF ITS COAST

    12/18/2014 9:47:29 AM PST · by thackney · 37 replies
    Natural Gas Europe ^ | December 18th, 2014 | Karen Ayat
    Israel made another discovery off its coast. The newly discovered field, Royee, may hold up to 3.2 Tcf of natural gas according to a statement made by the Israeli partners in the field Ratio and Israel Opportunity who hold respectively 70%, and 10% stakes. The remaining 20% of the field are held by Edison. Royee is located about 150 kilometers offshore Israel close to its maritime borders with Cyprus and Egypt. The field’s size is yet to be confirmed, but current estimates suggest it is the third largest field discovered to date in Israeli waters after the Leviathan discovered by...
  • Russia Backs Greece-Cyprus-Israel Triangle Against Turkey on Offshore Gas

    05/08/2012 4:48:42 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 5 replies
    On May 3, Moscow criticized Turkey’s plans to explore natural gas deposits around the divided island of Cyprus, under the protection of Turkish naval and air power. Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry’s chief spokesman, Aleksandr Lukashevich, cautioned Turkey that its actions “may exacerbate the situation on the territory of Cyprus” (Rossiskaya Gazeta, May 4). The Greek Cypriots and Israel are coordinating their plans to develop offshore gas deposits and export the product in partnerships with international companies. One export route under consideration would run via mainland Greece into Europe. The Republic of Cyprus, Greece and, recently, Israel are all involved in...
  • Huge Oil and Gas Discovery (Israel)

    09/03/2010 4:11:12 AM PDT · by saganite · 30 replies
    energycapital.com ^ | Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 | Ian Cooper
    While the Middle East may have a reputation for instability and occasional violence, there's no denying the vast riches it has to offer patient investors. Just months after the announcement of $1 trillion worth of minerals in Afghanistan comes word of oil discoveries in Israel... Israel may finally be able to tell its Middle Eastern neighbors where they can stick their oil — something the United States has wanted to do for years. In one of the most sought-after parts of the world, 4.3 billion barrels of oil could be sitting in the Leviathan project beneath the Mediterranean, according to...
  • [Israeli] Defense minister tells army to ‘step up preparations’ as annexation looms

    06/01/2020 11:52:56 AM PDT · by jonatron · 2 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | June 1, 2020 | Judah Ari Gross
    Defense Minister Benny Gantz orders IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi to “step up preparations for the IDF,” his office says, ahead of the potential annexation of portions of the West Bank. “Alternate Prime Minister and Defense Minister Benny Gantz instructed the chief of staff, Lt. Gen. Aviv Kohavi, to step up preparations for the IDF ahead of diplomatic efforts on the agenda in the Palestinian arena,” the statement reads. Gantz says he also plans to appoint a point-person to coordinate between the different government bodies involved in the process. “In addition, a joint team will be formed that will...
  • Egypt announces international anti-Turkey alliance

    06/01/2020 6:31:31 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | May 31, 2020 | George Mikhail
    Egypt has announced an anti-Turkey alliance that includes Greece, Cyprus, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and France to confront Turkish moves in Libya and the Mediterranean. The announcement was made during a virtual meeting with the foreign ministers of these countries on May 11. In a joint statement issued shortly after the meeting, the five-party alliance said it will focus on confronting the Turkish moves in the territorial waters in Cyprus, where Turkey has been carrying out “illegal” excavations in the Mediterranean under Cyprus sovereignty. The alliance also condemned Turkey’s escalated violations of Greek airspace.  The European Union condemned May 16...
  • Russian warplanes in Libya could open new phase in Middle East's biggest proxy war

    05/31/2020 11:30:30 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 31 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 5-31-20
    The warplanes, a mix of at least 14 MiG-29 fighters and Su-24 fighter-bombers, appear to have taken off from a base in Russia sometime in the middle of May and flown to Hmeimeem, Russia’s airbase on Syria’s Mediterranean coast. There they were repainted, their Russian Federation Air Force markings obscured, before flying more than 1,200 miles and landing in eastern Libya, in territories controlled by Russia’s ally, strongman-in-waiting Khalifa Haftar. The deployment, which the Pentagon revealed last week and Moscow denied, is the latest in a series of escalations that have seen all types of weapons — Turkish and Emirati...
  • Lancaster Woman Imprisoned in Egypt Since Last Summer Is Released

    05/05/2020 1:16:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    PENNLIVE ^ | May 05, 2020
    An American schoolteacher imprisoned in Egypt for nearly a year without trial has been freed by Egyptian authorities and returned home to the United States, the State Department said Monday. Reem Desouky, 47, a dual Egyptian-American citizen and single mother from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, was arrested on arrival at the Cairo Airport with her teenage son in July 2019 and hauled off to Qanatir Prison outside the capital. She faced charges of running a Facebook page critical of the Egyptian government. Security officials had confiscated her phone and interrogated her about her political opinions and social medias posts, according to her...