NEWS

Trump administration willing to extend Iran sanctions: report

Monday, February 10, 2020

The Trump administration has expressed openness to extending sanctions waivers allowing Iraq to import Iranian electricity and gas, Iraqi officials reportedly said. An existing waiver granted to Iraq is set to expire on Thursday. Three unidentified Iraqi officials told The Associated Press that the State Department has signaled that it is prepared to extend it another three months … Read More

Iran’s IRGC unveils ‘new’ rocket: The Thunder 500

Monday, February 10, 2020

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has unveiled what it says is a new rocket called the Thunder 500. It has a composite engine and new technologies that will make it lighter and give it a better range, it said.It is one of many rockets and missiles in the Iranian arsenal that the IRGC likes to … Read More

US arranging meeting between Netanyahu and Saudi crown prince – report

Monday, February 10, 2020

Talks are being held between teams from Israel, the US, Egypt and Saudi Arabiaon a potential summit in Cairo, whereby Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman could meet, according to a report in the Jewish News Syndicate.The JNS report is based on senior Arab diplomatic sources. The sources indicated that … Read More

Israelis in ‘diplomatic blitz’ ahead of UN Security Council vote

Monday, February 10, 2020

Israelis at the UN are in the midst of a “diplomatic blitz” ahead of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ Tuesday speech and a possible vote on a draft resolution condemning the US peace plan and settlement annexation.The US intended to veto the resolution, while other countries considered abstaining from the vote as of Monday morning.Tunisia … Read More

After rocket fired into Israel, aircraft strike Hamas targets in Gaza

Monday, February 10, 2020

Israeli warplanes attacked several targets in the Gaza Strip after midnight Sunday, the army said, several hours after terrorists in the enclave launched a rocket into Israel. The Israel Defense Forces said warplanes and and other aircraft attacked several targets of the Hamas terror group in southern Gaza, including “a training camp and military infrastructure.” … Read More

US Kills Leader of Al Qaeda in Arabian Peninsula

Friday, February 7, 2020

President Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States had killed Qassim al-Raymi, the leader of Islamist group al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), in a counterterrorism operation in Yemen. “Under Rimi, AQAP committed unconscionable violence against civilians in Yemen and sought to conduct and inspire numerous attacks against the United States and our … Read More

TikTok removes animated video glorifying Palestinian terror attacks

Friday, February 7, 2020

TikTok, the video-sharing social networking app popular with children, said Friday it had removed an animated video portraying several real-life Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis and banned the account. “Our Community Guidelines make it clear that we do not allow content that promotes terrorism, crime, or other behaviors that could cause harm,” TikTok said in … Read More

IDF sending extra combat troops to West Bank as violence surges

Friday, February 7, 2020

The Israel Defense Forces on Thursday announced it was sending additional troops to the West Bank in light of the increase in violence in the region. The military said the decision was made after an “ongoing situational assessment.” The IDF said it was deploying one extra battalion, which usually comprises a few hundred soldiers. The … Read More

DC Court: Turkey must face charges in Sheridan Circle assault on Kurdish protesters

Friday, February 7, 2020

A federal court in Washington, D.C., denied a request Thursday by Turkey to dismiss a civil suit by protesters who are seeking damages after they were violently beaten while demonstrating against the visit of the Turkish president to the Capitol in 2017. The court struck down Turkey’s argument that it is protected under the Foreign Sovereign … Read More