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With claws unsheathed, Iran creeps up on Israel

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The Israeli officer leant forward in the seat of his patrol car and pointed across the desolate valley. A few miles away, the white houses dotted on the Syrian side of the border were just visible in the January gloom. “That’s where the Syrian regime is,” he barked. “Hand in hand with them is Iran, … Read More

US withholds $65 million from UN agency for Palestinians

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

WASHINGTON, United States — The United States sent $60 million to keep the UN relief agency for Palestinians (UNRWA) in operation but withheld a further $65 million while it urged others to pay more, a State Department official said Tuesday. “There is a need to undertake a fundamental re-examination of UNRWA, both in the way … Read More

Pence promise fulfilled: US changes rules on the UN to help Christian and minority victims of ‘genocide’ in Iraq

Monday, January 15, 2018

Help appears finally to be on the way to thousands of desperate Christian, Yazidi and other minority refugees in northern Iraq, more than two months after Vice President Mike Pence promised last October 25 to  “stop funding ineffective relief efforts at the United Nations” and “provide support directly to persecuted communities through USAID.” After some … Read More

Danon to UN Secretary-General: Condemn Abbas’s ‘hateful’ and ‘racist’ speech

Monday, January 15, 2018

NEW YORK – Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon demanded on Monday that Secretary General António Guterres condemn an inflammatory speech delivered by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas the previous day. In a letter sent to Guterres’s office, Danon claimed that the PA leader had disparaged the State of Israel with “hateful” and “racist” language … Read More

Palestinian leaders urge PLO to suspend recognition of Israel

Monday, January 15, 2018

RAMALLAH  — Palestinian leaders voted on Monday to call for the suspension of recognition of Israel, as they met in response to US President Donald Trump’s acknowledgement of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The vote ordered the Palestine Liberation Organisation to suspend its recognition of the Jewish state until Israel “recognizes the state of Palestine,” cancels its annexation … Read More

US ready to hold millions of dollars from UN agency for Palestinians: report

Sunday, January 14, 2018

President Trump is reportedly ready to cut part of its aid package to the United Nations agency that oversees aid to Palestinian refugees , The Associated Press reported on Sunday. The news outlet, citing anonymous officials, said Trump is mulling cutting aid for the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) from $125 million to $60 … Read More

Israel’s Neighbors Among Most Dangerous Countries for Christians, New Report Says

Friday, January 12, 2018

Most of Israel’s neighbors, including Egypt, Jordan, Syria and the Palestinian territories, are among the most dangerous places in the world for Christians, a new report by the Christian charity group Open Doors has found. According to the report, Egyptian Christians suffer in “various ways” such as pressure on Christian converts to return to Islam, severe restrictions … Read More

Israeli hospital sends delegation to cholera-stricken Zambia

Thursday, January 11, 2018

A delegation of two physicians and one water engineer from the Sheba Medical Centre, Israel’s largest hospital, arrived Friday in the southern African country. Over 60 people in Zambia have died of cholera and more than 2,500 are said to have been infected since September, when the disease started spreading. Sheba, which is located in … Read More

South African Zulu King Invokes Fight Against AIDS, Drought, in Plea to ANC Government to Retain Close Israel Ties

Thursday, January 11, 2018

The king of South Africa’s Zulu nation has urged the country’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) to retain close ties with Israel, following last month’s vote by the ANC at its national conference to downgrade the South African Embassy in Tel Aviv to a “liaison office.” King Goodwill Zwelithinii — the constitutionally-recognized monarch of the 12 million … Read More

PM calls on Abbas to condemn West Bank shooting, end terrorist stipends

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Wednesday on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to condemn the killing a day earlier of Rabbi Raziel Shevach, shot dead by terrorists in a drive-by shooting attack in the northern West Bank. In separate talks with the foreign ministers of Ireland and the Netherlands, both currently visiting Israel, Netanyahu slammed Abbas’s silence on … Read More