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  • Israeli environment minister says UAE oil deal is blocked

    12/31/2021 6:12:56 PM PST · by blueplum · 6 replies
    AP ^ | 30 December 2021 | TIA GOLDENBERG
    TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel’s Environment Minister said Thursday a clandestine oil deal that would have turned a scuba divers’ paradise into a waypoint for Emirati oil headed for Western markets has effectively been blocked.... ...The secret deal would have significantly increased the number of oil tankers docking and unloading in the Israeli resort city of Eilat. It was struck last year between the Europe-Asia Pipeline Company, the Israeli government-owned corporation, and MED-RED Land Bridge, a joint Israeli-Emirati venture, following the historic agreement establishing formal diplomatic ties... ...Senior officials in former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government — including his...
  • Saudi royal family are descendants of Jews who fought Muhammad - Iranian general

    01/15/2022 6:23:53 PM PST · by aimhigh · 19 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 01/15/2022 | JERUSALEM POST STAFF
    The commander of Iran's navy said in a speech on January 7 that the modern-day Saudi Arabian royal family are descendants of Jews who fought early Muslim tribes. The commander of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy said on January 7 that the ruling royal family of Saudi Arabia were actually Jewish, and that their conflict with Iran harkens back to 7th century battles between Muslim and Jewish tribes. The speech was aired on Iran's Bushehr TV and translated by MEMRI, the Middle East Media Research Institute. “We cannot bear to see injustice in a Muslim country that is perpetrated...
  • Saudi Arabia Names and Shames Sexual Harasser in Historic Verdict

    01/11/2022 4:02:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Gulf News ^ | January 11, 2022 | January 11, 2022
    The verdict is the first of its kind to be issued by a court in the KingdomA man who was convicted of sexual harassment in Saudi Arabia has been named and shamed in public. This is the first such verdict to be issued by a Saudi court, local media reported. The Criminal Court in Medina has also sentenced Yasser Muslim Al Arawi to eight months in prison and a fine of SR5,000 for harassing a woman using obscene remarks. This verdict comes after the Council of Ministers approved a law allowing authorities to publicly reveal the identity of individuals found...
  • Israel – the best place to be an Arab

    12/23/2021 9:17:01 AM PST · by Conservat1 · 8 replies
    TOI ^ | Dec 22, 2021 | Bassem Eid
    Although Israel is the world’s only Jewish state, it is home to a free and thriving Arab community. For decades, anti-Israel activists have decried Israel as an illegitimate state which represses Arabs and Muslims. Israel has been incorrectly labeled as a state for “settler colonialism” and apartheid. These baseless claims could not be further from the truth. Researchers have conducted surveys to shine a light on the true treatment of Arabs living in Israel. According to these surveys, there is a growing trend of Israeli Arabs ditching their former Palestinian identity and starting to identify more heavily with their Israeli...
  • Palestinians slam [Arab MK] Mansour Abbas for 'recognizing' Israel as a Jewish state

    12/22/2021 4:19:37 PM PST · by Conservat1 · 18 replies
    Jpost ^ | Dec 20, 2021 | K A Toameh
    Jerusalem Post Arab Israeli Conflict Palestinians slam Mansour Abbas for 'recognizing' Israel as a Jewish state ) PA President Mahmoud Abbas: Mansour Abbas represents only himself when he talks about accepting Israel as a Jewish state. Palestinians from across the political spectrum have strongly condemned Ra’am (United Arab List) leader and MK Mansour Abbas for recognizing Israel as a Jewish state. On Tuesday, Abbas was quoted as saying, “The State of Israel was born as a Jewish state, and it will remain one.” He made the statement at a conference of the Hebrew economic newspaper Globes.
  • Envoy: Ukraine Recognizes Jerusalem as “one and Only Capital of Israel,” Plans to Open Diplomatic Office

    12/17/2021 11:47:53 PM PST · by ProfessorGoldiloxx · 5 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | December 17, 2021 | Vijeta Uniyal
    "Ukrainian President Zelensky: “We know what it’s like not to have our own state. We know what it means to defend one’s own state and land with weapons in hand, at the cost of our own lives.” Ukraine recognizes Jerusalem as “the one and only capital of Israel” and plans to open an embassy branch in the Holy City in the coming months, the Ukrainian envoy to Israel announced on Thursday. “My country recognizes the one and only capital of Israel, and that is Jerusalem,” Ukrainian Ambassador Yevhen Korniichuk said. Regarding the establishment of a diplomatic mission in Jerusalem, the...
  • The Hill: Trump evokes antisemetic tropes, says Jewish Americans 'don't like Israel'

    12/17/2021 4:52:11 PM PST · by RandFan · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/17/21 06:29 PM EST | BY CAROLINE VAKIL
    Former President Trump evoked antisemitic tropes about Jews in excerpts of an interview released on Friday and claimed that they “either don't like Israel or don't care about Israel.” In the interview with journalist Barak Ravid, portions of which were played on an episode of the “Unholy: Two Jews on the news” podcast released on Friday, Trump said that "there's people in this country that are Jewish — no longer love Israel. I'll tell you, the evangelical Christians love Israel more than the Jews in this country,” Trump said in an interview He also used common antisemitic tropes about Jewish...
  • Overwhelming Number of Diversity Officers at US Colleges Hold Anti-Israel Views, Study Says

    12/15/2021 11:14:49 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 70 replies
    freebeacon ^ | December 10, 2021 | Adam Kredo
    Findings come as anti-Semitic attacks on students have skyrocketed in recent years An overwhelming number of diversity, equity, and inclusion officers at American universities, who are ostensibly hired to create a welcoming space on campus, use social media to bash Israel and Jews, according to a study. Researchers reviewed the Twitter feeds of 741 diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) officials at 65 different U.S. universities to determine their attitudes on Israel and, for purposes of comparison, China. They found that DEI staff "tweeted, retweeted, or liked almost three times as many tweets about Israel as tweets about China." Of the...
  • Iranian Newspaper Releases List of Israel Sites to Be Targeted

    12/15/2021 12:26:52 PM PST · by Signalman · 13 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 12/15/2021 | Brian Freeman
    The Tehran Times published on Wednesday a front-page article with a map threatening Israel with missile attacks, The Jerusalem Post reported. The article in the state-affiliated paper headlined "Just one wrong move!" stated that "an intensification of the Israeli military threats against Iran seems to suggest that the Zionist regime has forgotten that Iran is more than capable of hitting them from anywhere," adding it "doesn’t need to remind the illegitimate regime of Israel of Iran’s defense capabilities." The article ended with a quote by Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei from 2013 that Tehran would "destroy Tel Aviv and Haifa"...
  • BREAKING Report: Israel attacked chemical weapons production facilities in Syria in June

    12/13/2021 12:37:35 PM PST · by NewsRael · 18 replies
    newsrael ^ | Newsrael
    The Washington Post reported that the unusual raids took place last June, in which seven soldiers were killed - including a colonel. Israel feared the Assad regime is trying to reproduce deadly nerve gases, years after it was forced to give up most of its chemical weapons stockpiles under US pressure. "This is a strategic weapon for the regime." Israel attacked chemical weapons production facilities in Syria last June, in unusual raids deep in the country, the Washington Post reported today (Monday). Fighter jets reportedly fired missiles at three military targets near Damascus and Homs, killing seven soldiers, including an...
  • Hamas to Israel: Leave or die

    12/11/2021 3:43:32 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/12/21
    The Hamas terror group held ceremonies throughout Gaza on Friday to mark the 34th anniversary of the outbreak of the First Intifada, which they claim was a sign of commitment to continue the struggle for the liberation of "Palestine." Mushir al-Masri, a senior Hamas figure, said in a rally in northern Gaza (as reported in the Falastin newspaper) that Hamas continues on the path of jihad and the struggle in all its forms, particularly that of armed resistance against Israel. According to him, Jerusalem will remain the organization's central purpose... Masri added that the "Palestinian" people are in an open...
  • Will Israel address the threat posed by Hezbollah before attacking Iran? Opinion

    12/10/2021 10:00:54 AM PST · by JerusalemOne · 6 replies
    NEWSRAEL ^ | Dec 10, 2021 | NEWSRAEL
    NEWSRAEL: The "obvious" assumption is: If Israel attacks Iran, Hezbollah will attack Israel with its 150,000 missiles. The writer here says that that this is not so obvious and could very well not happen. As tensions between Israel and Iran rise, against the backdrop of a round of nuclear talks with the superpowers and the possibility that the talks will fail, opinions in the media are growing as to how Israel should respond if it turns out that the Iranian nuclear threat is taking shape? Should Israel first deal militarily with the threat that Hezbollah poses to Israel on the...
  • Oct-Dec 2021: Epidemic of racist Arab Islamic anti-Jewish attacks inside Israel: marking Jews' homes, swastikas, arson, rock throwing, beatings...

    12/09/2021 8:47:22 AM PST · by Conservat1 · 6 replies
    October-December, 2021 (Mixed cities: Lod, Acre, etc.) Oct-Dec 2021: Epidemic of racist Arab Islamic anti-Jewish attacks inside Israel: marking Jews' homes, swastikas, arson, rock throwing, beatings... Israeli security too overwhelmed w violence from Arab-Muslim sector against Jews - less time left to its racist motives. _______"Police not at the incident": Knesset discusses violent crime against Jews Knesset members from right and left discussed escalation in violence, incitement and protection against Jews since the Guardian of Walls riots By Atara German --- 08/12/2021 ... The conference was attended by many Knesset members from right and left, including Bezalel Smutrich and Shlomo...
  • Hamas Threatens to Renew Attacks Against Israel Over Blockade

    12/07/2021 9:20:39 PM PST · by JerusalemOne · 4 replies
    CBN News ^ | Dec 8, 2021 | NEWSRAEL
    JERUSALEM, Israel – Hamas is considering whether to renew violence against Israel following weeks of relative calm and lashed out on Monday against Egypt for its role as mediator between the two sides. "We are examining the possibilities for escalation with Israel against the background of the continuation of the blockade and the delay in the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip,” an unnamed senior Hamas official told Al Jazeera on Monday. The source was referring to Israel and Egypt’s blockade on the Gaza Strip, which Israel says is necessary to prevent the transfer of weapons to Palestinian terror groups inside...
  • Senior Defense officials: Israel has hit 75% of Iran's weapons in Syria

    12/07/2021 12:31:30 PM PST · by JerusalemOne · 30 replies
    NEWSRAEL ^ | Dec 7, 2021 | NEWSRAEL
    Israel has damaged 75 percent of Iran's weapons in Syria, senior security officials said in closed-door talks. They detailed in the same talks that some of the damaged weapons were manufactured in Iran and smuggled to Syria by land, air and sea, and some were for forces in Syrian itself. The sources also said that Israel's level of deterrence against Iran in Syria and the Assad regime had been fully achieved, according to data presented to the political echelon regarding the extent of the attacks in Syria (without referring to the attack attributed to Israel tonight). It was learned that...
  • Herzog and Meta in Israel launch 'Think Good' campaign to change online discourse

    12/06/2021 11:56:31 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/12/21
    The “Think Good” campaign to change online discourse, initiated by President Isaac Herzog and Meta (formerly Facebook) in Israel, went online on Tuesday morning. As part of the initiative, dozens of celebrities and public figures in Israel will share video clips of themselves reading the most hurtful responses that they have received online, with the offensive words censored and overlaid with words of positive reinforcement. The purpose of the initiative is to expose to millions of followers the difficulty of reading nasty replies, to encourage people to think twice before using hurtful language, and to think positive thoughts before hitting...
  • VIDEO: Saudi Journalist: Hamas attacks from homes in Gaza so that Israel will attack and then they use it for PR

    12/02/2021 9:23:51 PM PST · by JerusalemOne · 4 replies
    NEWSRAEL ^ | Dec 2, 2021 | NEWSRAEL
    - Hamas Is a Murderous Political Organization - It only claims to represent Palestine, Jerusalem, Islam – In reality, it serves Iranian plots to occupy the Arab world - Hamas has been a terrorist movement for decades, and it has been directing its terrorism against the Palestinians and the Arab countries - Iran is killing people in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and Yemen - It has launched rockets from buildings full of civilians so that Israel would bomb these buildings, and then Hamas would be able to do PR - Hamas and other groups have been exploiting Al-Aqsa "throughout history"
  • U.S. Navy Seizes 1,400 Assault Rifles

    12/24/2021 7:59:29 AM PST · by texas booster · 80 replies
    Military Spot ^ | DECEMBER 23, 2021 | NAVCENT Public Affairs
    U.S. 5th Fleet ships seized approximately 1,400 AK-47 assault rifles and 226,600 rounds of ammunition from a stateless fishing vessel during a flag verification boarding in accordance with customary international law in the North Arabian Sea, Dec. 20. U.S. Navy patrol coastal ships USS Tempest (PC 2) and USS Typhoon (PC 5) found the weapons during a search conducted by embarked U.S. Coast Guard personnel. The illicit weapons and ammunition were later transported to guided-missile destroyer USS O’Kane (DDG 77) where they await final disposition. The stateless vessel was assessed to have originated in Iran and transited international waters along...
  • Saudi Arabia 'is building ballistic missiles' with China's help at top secret base that threatens balance of power in Middle East cold war with Iran

    12/23/2021 11:31:23 AM PST · by elpadre · 27 replies ^ | December 23, 2021 | Lauren Lewis
    Saudi Arabia has started building its own ballistic missiles with China's help at a top secret base, US intelligence and satellite images have revealed. It is the first time the Gulf state has managed to manufacture its own weapons of the class, though it has purchased ballistic missiles from China in the past. The development is likely to threaten the balance of power in the Middle East cold war between Saudi Arabia and Iran and could derail negotiations to revive Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal with the US. New satellite images dated between October 26 and November 6, 2021 show a...
  • Iranian envoy in Yemen is dead - and why that is important news

    12/21/2021 5:46:24 AM PST · by NewsRael · 5 replies
    NEWSRAEL ^ | Dec 21, 2021 | NEWSRAEL
    Iranian envoy in Yemen is dead - and why that is important news Yoni Ben Menachem 15:00 an hour ago Said Khatibzadeh, a spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, announced this morning the death of Hassan Arlo, his country's ambassador to the Houthis in Yemen, due to "complications of contracting the corona virus." Khatibazadeh said Arlo contracted corona in Yemen "but returned to Iran in poor health because some countries refused to cooperate to bring him back to Iran for treatment." This is a severe blow to Iran, this man has waged an entire campaign in Yemen and not only,...