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  • Biden Admin Walks Back U.S. Recognition of Golan Heights as Israeli Territory

    06/24/2021 7:47:52 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 38 replies
    freebeacon ^ | June 24, 2021 | Adam Kredo
    State Department pushes back on signature Trump admin foreign policy decision The Biden administration is walking back the United States' historic recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the contested Golan Heights region along Israel's northern border, a significant blow to the Jewish state and one of the Trump administration's signature foreign policy decisions. The Trump administration declared the territory—seized by Israel from Syria in 1967 and later annexed by the country—to be wholly part of the Jewish state in 2019. Then-secretary of state Mike Pompeo took a trip to the area in 2020 and reaffirmed that America formally abandoned a decades-long...
  • Syrian air defenses repel ‘Israeli aggression' as IDF launches attack in response to missile landing near Israeli nuclear reactor

    04/21/2021 8:22:59 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 19 replies
    RT ^ | 4-21-21 | RT
    Syria’s air defenses responded to an Israeli attack in the Damascus countryside, according to state media. The report comes after a blast near Israel’s nuclear plant, which IDF pinned on a missile launched from Syria. The Israeli strike reportedly targeted a site in al-Dumayr, located some 24 miles (40km) from the Syrian capital, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported early on Thursday morning. The country’s air defenses were said to have intercepted “most of the enemy missiles,” according to a military spokesman. “The Israeli enemy carried out an air aggression with bursts of missiles from the direction of the...
  • King David-era fort found in Golan, may be 1st evidence of Bible’s ‘Geshurites’

    11/12/2020 7:48:35 AM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 11 November 2020 | AMANDA BORSCHEL-DAN
    Stunning stone etching of two horned individuals at prayer found at mouth of rare circa-11th century citadel in Israel’s north; could predate famous Geshur site, Tel Bethsaida Dating to around the time of King David 3,000 years ago, what may be the earliest fortified settlement in the Golan Heights was recently discovered during salvage excavations ahead of the construction of a new neighborhood. Incredible rock etchings of two figures holding their arms aloft — possibly at prayer with what could be a moon — were uncovered inside the unique fort, which was dated to circa 11th-9th century BCE. The striking...
  • Geshurite Fortress From King David's Era Discovered In Golan Heights

    11/11/2020 8:46:30 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    Israel365 ^ | Wednesday, November 11, 2020 | unattributed
    The archaeologists consider that the fort was built by the kingdom of Geshur, the ally of King David, in order to control the region. The excavation was undertaken prior to the construction of a new neighborhood in Hispin, and funded by the Ministry of Housing and Construction and the Golan Regional Council, with the participation of many residents of Hispin and Nov, and youth from the pre-military academies at Natur, Kfar Hanasi, Elrom, Metzar and Qaztrin. According to Barak Tzin and Enno Bron, excavation directors on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority, "The complex we exposed was built at a...
  • Ancient 'Kfar Nafah' Boundary Stone Uncovered on the Golan [facts on the ground]

    11/08/2020 1:06:01 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | Monday, November 2, 2020 | David Israel
    The Nafah IDF base recently made headlines in an Israeli TV series on the 1973 Yom Kippur War which was bought by HBO, Valley of Tears. Now an archaeological excavation conducted on the Golan Heights reveals for the first time that the name Nafah was given to the site as early as 1700 years ago. A boundary stone inscribed in Greek was discovered during an archaeological excavation conducted by the Israel Antiquities Authority ahead of the Mekorot Water Company project to install a water pipeline in Nafah. At some point, the boundary stone was re-purposed as a tombstone... According to...
  • IDF tanks found abandoned in Golan Heights

    08/28/2020 1:55:19 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 59 replies
    Families hiking on Thursday in the Golan Heights were amazed to discover IDF tanks in an open area, completely unguarded, News 12 reported. The tanks were open, and inside there was equipment, weapons, MAGs, and mortars. In a statement, the IDF responded: "This is an unusual and serious mistake. The issue will be immediately investigated by commanders, and presented to senior staff."
  • The 1967 Six-Day War (What really happened)

    04/06/2003 3:35:06 AM PDT · by Asher · 26 replies · 1,095+ views
    us-israel.org ^ | Mitchell Bard
    The 1967 Six-Day War by Mitchell Bard -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Israel consistently expressed a desire to negotiate with its neighbors. In an address to the UN General Assembly on October 10, 1960, Foreign Minister Golda Meir challenged Arab leaders to meet with Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion to negotiate a peace settlement. Nasser answered on October 15, saying that Israel was trying to deceive world opinion, and reiterating that his country would never recognize the Jewish State.(1) The Arabs were equally adamant in their refusal to negotiate a separate settlement for the refugees. As Nasser told the United Arab Republic National Assembly March...
  • Unprecedented 4,200-year-old rock art etching of animal herd found in Golan tomb

    07/14/2020 1:12:37 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 8 Jul 2020 | Amanda Borschel-Dan
    An extremely rare example of megalithic rock art was recently identified in northern Israel's Yehudiya Nature Reserve inside a 4,200-year-old stone burial chamber. The unique discovery of a clearly composed, artistic rendering of a herd of animals is shifting the way archaeologists think about the little-understood peoples who created the thousands of massive stone burial chambers, or dolmens, that dot northern Israel's Golan and Galilee... "These megalithic structures were built more than 4,000 years ago. They are ancient burials and they were built by a group of people of whom the only thing we know is that they built their...
  • Iran Launches Major CyberAttack on Israeli Sites

    05/21/2020 12:42:49 PM PDT · by robowombat · 14 replies
    Israel Unwired ^ | May 21, 2020 | Avi Abelow
    Iran Launches Major CyberAttack on Israeli Sites By Avi Abelow - May 21, 2020 Iranian hackers launched a massive cyberattack this morning on Israel, taking down thousands of Israeli websites. This video u just saw, showing the destruction of Israel by missile attacks, appeared on all the hacked websites together with other messages and links about Israel’s destruction. This is Avi Abelow for today’s Pulse of Israel. We work hard to ensure that you receive the true updates and inspirational videos about Israel and the Jewish people. To help us cover our growing costs please consider a tax-deductible donation. Just...
  • Israel approves funding for new ‘Trump Heights’ settlement

    06/14/2020 4:51:42 PM PDT · by Marchmain · 7 replies
    One America News ^ | June 14, 2020 | OAN Newsroom
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has confirmed plans to construct a new settlement in the Golan Heights named after President Trump. The funding for “Trump Heights” was approved on Sunday, which will allocate $2.3 million towards the settlement. This big move expressed gratitude for President Trump’s decision to steer clear from prior foreign policies that actively worked against the state of Israel. “Today, we will begin practical steps to construct the settlement ‘Trump Heights’ in the Golan Heights, which Israel’s sovereignty over it was recognized by President Trump,” stated the prime minister. (more at link)
  • Why NATO Should Expel Turkey

    12/22/2019 6:49:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | December 22, 2019 | Steve Postal
    In response to the U.S. Senate recognizing the Armenian Genocide, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to close two military bases (one American and one NATO) on its soil. This led U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper to openly question Turkey’s commitment to NATO. Two days later, The Telegraph broke a story that Hamas uses Turkey’s territory to plot attacks on Israel, which included plans to assassinate the then-mayor of Jerusalem and the chief of police, as well as a well-known advocate of Jews’ rights to pray on the Temple Mount. These two developments are part of a larger pattern...
  • Operation Nickel Grass [Yom Kippur war supply airlift]

    12/13/2019 4:58:39 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 53 replies
    Various ^ | Fri, 12/13/19 | Various
    Operation Nickel GrassExcerpt: The Arab states had trained well and Moscow had supplied equipment on a colossal scale, including 600 advanced surface-to-air missiles, 300 MiG-21 fighters, 1,200 tanks, and hundreds of thousands of tons of consumable war materiel. By Monday, the Israelis were reeling as missiles supplied by the Soviet Union took a heavy toll on aircraft and tanks. The IDF was running out of artillery shells and the Israeli Air Force warned that its capability to sustain combat would be exhausted within the week... On 12 October, Nixon decided that no more delays could be allowed, and ordered the...
  • PM: Israel has ‘full right’ to annex strategic Jordan Valley

    12/05/2019 4:05:34 PM PST · by DoodleDawg · 10 replies
    ABC ^ | 2/5/19 | Aaron Heller
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel has the “full right” to annex the Jordan Valley if it chose to, even as the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court warned the country against taking the bold step. Netanyahu said his proposal to annex the strategic part of the occupied West Bank was discussed during a late-night meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. He said they also agreed to move forward with plans for a joint defense treaty. The longtime Israeli leader, beleaguered by a corruption indictment and political instability at home, is promoting the two...
  • 23 killed as Israeli strikes in Syria, 16 of them likely Iranian – war monitor

    11/20/2019 9:11:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | November 20, 2019 | Judah Ari Gross
    At least 23 “fighters” were killed in Israel’s predawn airstrikes in Syria Wednesday, 16 of them likely Iranians, according to a Syrian war monitor. The Israel Defense Forces launched the strikes against Iranian and Syrian targets around the capital of Damascus and on the Syrian Golan Heights in response to a Tuesday morning rocket attack.
  • Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria after rocket attack

    11/20/2019 11:31:59 AM PST · by dynachrome · 6 replies
    AP ^ | 11-20-19 | TIA GOLDENBERG and BASSEM MROUE
    Israel said it struck dozens of Iranian targets in Syria on Wednesday in a “wide-scale” operation in response to rocket fire on the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights the day before
  • Israel Destroys Iranian HQ in Syria and Makes Syrian Missile System Go Crazy

    11/20/2019 10:10:48 PM PST · by robowombat · 33 replies
    Israel Unwired ^ | November 20, 2019 | Avi Abelow
    Israel Destroys Iranian HQ in Syria and Makes Syrian Missile System Go Crazy By Avi Abelow - November 20, 2019 Israel retaliated against an Iranian missile attack on Northern Israel the night before. The Israeli air force attacked the central headquarters of Iran’s Quds force in Syria and look what happened to the Syrian missile system! The Syrian ground to air rockets fall right back down to the ground after takeoff! The Intelli Times intelligence blog theorizes that this may indicate a loss of radar lock after the launch, or another proactive action that prevented the missiles from starting their...
  • pompeos-statement-on-settlements-is-a-diplomatic-turning-point/

    11/18/2019 6:50:59 PM PST · by Track9 · 10 replies
    CarolineGlick.com ^ | 11/18/19 | Caroline Glick
    Monday will long be remembered as a turning point in Middle East history. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s statement Monday that Israeli settlements are not illegal per se is the most significant shift in U.S. Middle East policy in the past generation. Jerusalem’s status as Israel’s capital has been a matter of U.S. law since 1996. There was little interest in Washington in recent years in pressuring Israel to withdraw from the Golan Heights. But the issue of the legality of Israeli settlements has been the defining issue of much of the international discourse on Israel for a generation....
  • Watch: US says Israeli courts determine legality of settlements

    11/18/2019 12:08:07 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/11/19 | Gary Willig
    You Tube Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=bIRDP7Kju3c&feature=emb_logo
  • Trump Hints at Becoming King of Israel (??!!)

    11/16/2019 11:35:56 PM PST · by robowombat · 51 replies
    Breaking Israel News ^ | November 13, 2019 , 1:37 pm | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    Trump Hints at Becoming King of Israel By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz November 13, 2019 , 1:37 pm I will make them a single nation in the land, on the hills of Yisrael, and one king shall be king of them all. Never again shall they be two nations, and never again shall they be divided into two kingdoms.” Ezekiel 37:22 (The Israel Bible™) (Breaking Israel News) FacebookTwitterEmailWhatsAppPrintShare2,247 At a super donor event, Being blessed by Jews as a King, Trump suggested he may take on a new role: Prime Minister of Israel. President Trump took time from his busy schedule...
  • Greenblatt: A hypocritical and political decision

    11/12/2019 3:54:55 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/11/19 | Elad Benari
    Jason Greenblatt, the former US Representative for International Negotiations on Tuesday denounced the ruling by the European Court of Justice that all EU member states must label products from Judea and Samaria, eastern Jerusalem and the Golan Heights as ones manufactured in an Israeli “settlement”. “A hypocritical/political decision! So-called ‘settlements’ are actually cities & neighborhoods; nonsense to pretend otherwise. Peace will only come-if at all-via direct negotiations. This decision harms prospects for peace & ultimately hurts Palestinians,” said Greenblatt. Israel’s foreign ministry said earlier it “strongly rejects” the EU court’s ruling, decrying a "double standard". The secretary general of the...