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Israel and UAE reach historic peace deal

This peace deal will lead to a full normalization of diplomatic relations between the two Middle Eastern nations in an agreement that Donald Trump helped >>>

By Reuters - The Jerusalem Post - 8/13/2020   


Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza amid spate of balloon-borne arson...

The Israel Defense Forces said that Israeli warplanes, combat helicopters and tanks hit a number of targets belonging to the Hamas terror group. >>>

By Aaron Boxerman - The Times of Israel - 8/13/2020   


Israel to limit number of diners at cafes but allow flights to resume

Coronavirus cabinet set to allow no more than 10 people in a confined space of 80 square meters, effectively reducing number of visitors allowed in >>>

By Ynet News - 8/13/2020


Israel stands behind Greece in escalating energy dispute with Turkey

The Foreign Ministry on Wednesday said it "expresses its full support" for Greece amid an escalating dispute with neighboring Turkey over energy >>>

By i24 News, Reuters - Israel Hayom - 8/13/2020


Israeli plasma vaccine appears to work as first 3 patients depart hospital

The first results of the passive vaccine, based on the plasma of formerly infected patients, is very encouraging. Hadassah head Zeev Rotstein said >>>

By David Isaak - World Israel News - 8/13/2020   


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  UAE and Israel have reached a "historic" deal which was brokered by Trump and his Middle East team. For anyone following the region closely, this agreement was not a great shock. The unofficial contacts between the two countries have been going on for some time now. Two reasons why the UAE decided to close the deal now. First is the realization that the irrevocably fractured Palestinian movement is struggling to reach any kind of deal between Hamas and Fatah (PLO), despite numerous tries. With the current state of affairs between Palestinians and Israelis any talk of peace agreement is a pipe >>>


  If asked who is their worst enemy, most Lebanese people will point to Israel, given that they have a history of having fought a couple of wars and countless skirmishes that still go on to this day. But when on August 4th a horrific explosion rocked the coastal city of Beirut most Lebanese pointed fingers at Hezbollah, Party of God, who is a de facto ruler of Lebanon. Large scale bombings are Hezbollah's calling card, the reputation their leader Hassan Nasrallah has cultivated for years. Some of the most notable examples are 1983 bombing of American and French barracks in Beirut, 1994 bombing of the AMIA >>


Opinion


Right of Return & a Just Solution

Refugees YemenAt the time when Israel celebrates the Independence Day the Palestinians commemorate the event by mourning the birth of the Jewish state. There is word for it in Arabic called Nakba or Catastrophe. Every year the Palestinians are reminded of that event as a planned ethnic cleansing perpetrated by the Jews. This Arab version of history is brought up every time  the question comes up about the right of return of Arab refugees >>>

 


2334 - The Misguided Resolution

UN Security Coucil MeetingOn December 23rd, 2016 the UN Security Council has adopted a non binding resolution 2334 concerning the Israeli settlements. The language of the resolution states that: "establishment by Israel of settlements in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem, has no legal validity and constitutes a flagrant violation under international law." Resolution was passed by 14-0 vote. U.S. who has abstained. >>>


 

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