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  • US wants Arab states to join peacekeeping force in Gaza

    05/15/2024 7:02:04 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/5/24
    The Biden administration is urging Arab states to join a "peacekeeping" force which would control Gaza once the war ends, the Financial Times reported. The initiative aims to fill the vacuum which would be created in Gaza once Hamas is toppled and until a "credible Palestinian security apparatus" could be established. Among the countries the US has been discussing its plans with are Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and Morocco, all of which are "considering" the initiative. The US has also spoken to Saudi Arabia about the plan, but the Saudis are unwilling to deploy their own forces to the...
  • Biden 'is offering Israel top secret intelligence detailing exact locations of Hamas leaders and their hidden tunnels in bid to stave off full-scale invasion of Rafah'

    05/12/2024 4:20:30 AM PDT · by Libloather · 85 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/11/24 | James Gordon
    Biden administration officials are said to be offering Israel exact locations of Hamas leaders in a bid to stop the IDF invading the Gazan city of Rafah. The president has reportedly offered highly-classified information that also includes the locations of Hamas' secret tunnels to try and stave-off what he fears could be a humanitarian catastrophe. The detailed and sensitive talks serve to illustrate the stakes facing Israel and the U.S. Rafah is the last city in Gaza that has not been bombed by Israel. According to the Washington Post, the U.S. is also proposing to assist in the construction of...
  • Hamas says 33 hostages to be freed in 1st phase of a deal may not all be alive

    05/07/2024 7:39:05 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 32 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 5/7/24 | TOI Staff
    Terror group said to tell mediators it doesn’t have 33 living people who meet ‘humanitarian’ criteria of initial phase — after Israel agreed to lower previous demand of 40 people Hamas has said some of the 33 hostages it would release under the first phase of a prospective hostage deal with Israel would not necessarily be alive. In an announcement detailing the clauses to which it had agreed Monday in the latest proposal for a deal, the terror group said, “During the first phase, Hamas releases 33 Israeli detainees (alive or corpses).” The New York Times reported Tuesday that the...
  • Iran Pressures Iraqi Kurds to Limit Ties with America

    05/06/2024 1:43:26 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/06/2024 | FRANCES MARTEL
    The president of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) of Iraq, Nechirvan Barzani, traveled to Tehran on Monday to meet with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, who warned him to prevent “anti-revolutionary elements” from getting too friendly with the autonomous Kurdish region. The warning appeared to be a threat intended to dissuade Kurdish cooperation with the United States and any potential cordial ties with neighboring Israel. The KRG maintains friendly relations with the United States and cooperates militarily with Washington, particularly against the Islamic State (Isis) jihadist organization. The KRG’s Peshmerga forces were pivotal in the ouster of the ISIS “caliphate” from...
  • IDF says its fighter jets have shot down a drone heading to Israel from the east

    05/05/2024 9:08:40 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 10 replies
    Times Of Israel ^ | May 6, 2024 | Emanuel Fabian
    Israeli fighter jets during the night shot down a drone that was heading toward Israel from “the eastern direction,” the military says. The IDF says the aircraft had been tracked throughout the incident, and there was no threat to civilians.
  • Revealed: Netanyahu’s Utopian Plan for ‘Gaza 2035’

    05/03/2024 6:03:10 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/03/2024 | Joel B Pollack
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released a utopian plan for a rebuilt Gaza on Friday called “Gaza 2035.” In a PowerPoint file apparently published by the Prime Minister’s Office, and available (in Hebrew) on the Ynet news website, the Israeli government envisions a future for Gaza as a thriving center of trade and innovation under a Palestinian administration that is de-radicalized and focused on economic growth rather than on terror and hate. The “Gaza 2035” plan seeks to capitalize on Gaza’s historical role as a crossroads on the east-west route between Cairo and Baghdad on the one hand, and the...
  • Jordan flatly rejects senior Hamas official’s idea of moving leadership to kingdom

    04/30/2024 8:23:29 PM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 19 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 4/30/24 | Michael Horvitz
    After Abu Marzouk claims good relations with Amman, veteran Jordanian diplomat responds that country ‘has closed the book on Palestinian cells’ Jordan on Tuesday quickly dispelled the idea that Hamas leaders would be welcome to set up their offices on their territory after a senior Hamas official suggested the terror group’s political bureau would move to the kingdom if it was forced to leave its current home in Qatar. It was reported earlier this month that Hamas’s political chiefs are exploring moving their base of operations out of Qatar, as the Gulf state faces increasing pressure over its influence with...
  • NYT: Israelis Used Stealth Missile on Nuclear-Site Defenses in Iran Attack -- shows capability to unleash devastating strikes that could result in massive casualties

    04/20/2024 9:44:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/20/2024 | Ed Morrissey
    We could call this A Tale of Two Facilities. Iran launched an unprecedented direct attack on Israel in retaliation for the targeted strike on IRGC and Hamas commanders. That attack did little damage despite a volley of well over 300 missiles and drones, thanks to the regional defenses and the several hours of lead time necessitated by Iran's launch from its own territory.That demonstrated the facility Iran has for offensive operations in the region. Israel responded by demonstrating its facility, and as the New York Times hears from officials in Iran and the West, the result shocked the Iranians:An Israeli...
  • 7 [Arabs] injured from a [Hezbollah] direct hit at the community center in the Western Galilee, 2 in serious condition

    04/17/2024 5:02:05 AM PDT · by Freeleesy · 7 replies
    Mako ^ | 4.17.24
    Seven were injured by a direct hit by an explosive UAV in a communal building in the settlement of Arab al-Aramshe in the Western Galilee. in the artillery for the launch sources. Ader Gitsis | Branu Tegene | N12 | Published 13:34 17.04.24 Seven injured, two of them in a serious condition, from a direct hit today (Wednesday) in a populated community center in Arab al-Aramsha in the Western Galilee. Another injured is in moderate condition, and four are in light condition. MDA teams, along with IDF medical teams, evacuated the seven to the Galilee Medical Center in Nahariya.
  • Hezbollah launches major rocket attack that injures 18

    04/17/2024 8:16:55 AM PDT · by hardspunned · 5 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | 4/17/24 | AP, Reuters
    Lebanon's Hezbollah said it launched missiles and drones on an Israeli military facility in Arab al-Aramshe on Wednesday, in response to the Israeli killing of Hezbollah members and commanders in Lebanon. This escalation comes as tensions between Israel and Iran are reaching new heights after a series of strikes and counterstrikes.
  • Saudi Arabia: When it comes to Israel and Iran, the enemy of my enemy is my friend

    04/17/2024 8:56:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/17/2024 | Andrea Widburg
    Something extraordinary happened above Israel over the weekend. It wasn’t that Israel repelled a massive Iranian rocket and drone barrage, although that was sufficiently miraculous. Nor was it that amazing that Saudi Arabia helped defend Israel against Iranian incursions because it’s been rumored for decades that Saudi Arabia occasionally lends a hand in those matters. What was truly extraordinary was that Saudi Arabia openly admitted to helping Israel fight back against Iran’s attack. It shows the truth of the ancient proverb that the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Many people are pointing to President Trump’s Abraham Accords as...
  • Iran state TV uses footage of crazed One Direction fans to show ‘Israelis panicking’ after missile attacks

    04/16/2024 5:53:29 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 16, 2024 | Yaron Steinbuch
    “In fact, it shows Louis Tomlinson fans near Four Seasons Hotel in Buenos Aires, Argentina last week,” a fellow BBC fact-checker said of the 32-year-old singer and one-time Harry Styles bandmate in One Direction. The footage, also shared by numerous online influencers, was just one of a number aired by Iran’s state TV claiming to show scenes of devastation from the weekend’s air strikes, despite Israel shooting down around 99% of the drones and missiles fired at the Jewish state. Another that IRINN claimed to be the fiery aftermath of a missile strike was actually from a February forest fire...
  • John Fetterman Breaks With Biden's Approach to Iran Attacks

    04/14/2024 1:58:20 PM PDT · by lightman · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 14 April A.D. 2024 | Sarah Arnold
    Democrat Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA) broke ways with President Joe Biden on Sunday after he said he wouldn’t support Israel if it retaliated against Iran. During an interview with CNN, Fetterman told host Jake Tapper that he disagreed with Biden’s stance, saying he would never "capitulate to the fringe" or “pander” to the Democratic Party. “Do you think that's the right call or should direct U.S. military action, as some of your colleagues in the Senate are suggesting, should that be on the table?" Tapper asked. The president made it clear that he would not back Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...
  • Our Gygean Age

    04/14/2024 6:46:33 AM PDT · by Twotone · 15 replies
    City Journal ^ | April 9, 2024 | Jacob Howland
    “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.” This aphorism aptly describes the phenomenon of Jew-hatred. Purim fell in March this year, while Israelis were engaged in an existential war against Gazan and Lebanese terrorists. The holiday commemorates the salvation of the Jews of ancient Persia from a genocide planned by an abominable man named Haman. Today, Iran—modern Persia—is a major sponsor of Islamist Hamans, including the paragliding, motorcycling murderers of Hamas. Founded three years after the end of the Holocaust, Israel became the great beacon of hope for a traumatized people. The Jewish homeland took in millions of refugees...
  • Iran Deploying Russian Tactics To Overwhelm Israel: ISW

    04/14/2024 6:41:36 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 48 replies
    Newsweek ^ | April 14, 2024 | Ellie Cook
    Iran's massive missile and drone barrage targeting Israel over the weekend is similar to Russian tactics used in frequent strikes on Ukraine, according to a new assessment, after Iran launched its first-ever direct strike from its own territory into Israel. "Iran's use of drones and missiles shows how Iran is learning from the Russians to develop increasingly dangerous and effective strike packages against Israel," the U.S. think tank, the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) said on Saturday. Russia has launched thousands of missile and drone strikes on Ukraine in nearly 26 months of all-out war in the country....
  • Iran warns Jordan it may be next target if it cooperates with Israel

    04/13/2024 11:51:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 61 replies
    Terhan Times ^ | April 14, 2024 | staff
    TEHRAN - Amid escalating tensions, an Iranian military source has suggested that Jordan may face severe repercussions and become the next target if it aligns with the Zionist regime. The caution follows heightened surveillance by Iranian armed forces, closely monitoring Jordan's activities in the aftermath of a retaliatory attack by Iran against the occupied territories on Saturday night. This retaliation came after the Israeli regime struck Iran's embassy in Damascus on April 1, resulting in the deaths of seven high-ranking military officials. The source emphasized that should Jordan choose to engage in any future actions, it risks becoming the next...
  • Biden says he expects Iran to attack Israel soon, warns: 'Don't'

    04/12/2024 9:48:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Reuters via MSN ^ | 04/12/2024 | Andrea Shalal
    U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday said he expected Iran to attack Israel "sooner, rather than later" and warned Tehran not to proceed. Asked by reporters about his message to Iran, Biden said simply, "Don't," and he underscored Washington's commitment to defend Israel. "We are devoted to the defense of Israel. We will support Israel. We will help defend Israel and Iran will not succeed," he said. Israel braced on Friday for an attack by Iran or its proxies as warnings grew of retaliation for an attack on Iran's embassy compound last week in Damascus that killed a senior commander...
  • Jordan failed to stop pro-Palestine protests. Now it's accusing Hamas of leading them

    04/10/2024 9:00:25 AM PDT · by Twotone · 6 replies
    MiddleEastEye.net ^ | April 6, 2024 | Mohammad Ersan
    Jordanian authorities have clamped down on participants in the daily protests against the Israeli war on Gaza, amid accusations that Hamas has a role in igniting them. Thousands have been protesting daily in Ramadan in front of the Israeli embassy in the capital, Amman, demanding its closure and an end to normalisation with Israel in response to its atrocities in Gaza. The protests continued even though the embassy has no diplomatic mission, following the departure of Israel's ambassador in October and Jordan's recalling of its ambassador in protest of the Israeli war on Gaza. Jordanian authorities have been caught off...
  • NYT: Iran has flooded West Bank with arms for 2 years, aims to make it next flashpoint

    04/09/2024 8:05:57 PM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 13 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 4/9/24 | TOI Staff
    Iran has for some two years inundated the West Bank with arms, employing a covert, multinational network of intelligence operatives, terror groups and criminal gangs as part of its multi-pronged strategy against Israel, The New York Times reported on Tuesday According to the report, citing three unnamed officials each from Iran, Israel and the United States, much of the contraband travels along one of two routes that pass through Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Israel. The operation hinges on Bedouins who smuggle the weapons from Jordan across the border into the West Bank, Iranian officials were cited as saying....
  • Turkish Cypriot Leader Warns Cyprus Could Turn Into Gaza

    04/07/2024 7:10:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Greek Reporter ^ | April 6, 2024 | Tasos Kokkinidis
    Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar warned on Friday that “one tiny mistake” could turn Cyprus into “a new Gaza”. Tatar, not recognized as a head of state by the international community, also suggested that Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan may soon recognize the north. Turkey is the only country that recognizes the so-called Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. in an interview with the British newspaper The Daily Telegraph, said, “A mistake or a misunderstanding such as the shooting of a Turkish soldier on the Green Line… would provoke a bomb between the two populations.” “If you shoot one Turkish soldier, you...