Israel arrests 430 Palestinians, injures 3,400 since US decision on Jerusalem

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Israeli forces detain a Palestinian man during protests against US President Donald Trump’s announcement to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on 16 December 2017 [Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency] Israeli occupation forces arrested 430 Palestinians and wounded more than 3,400 … Read More

Trump’s New National Security Doctrine: Israel Is Not the Cause of the Middle East’s Problems

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In new outline of national security strategy, Trump doctrine to declare that ‘states have increasingly found common interests with in Israel’ in confronting threats such as Iran and radical jihadist terrorist organizations. Prioritizing national sovereignty over alliances, President Donald Trump … Read More

Abbas’s Anti-Semitism is a roadblock toward peace in Israel

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The reaction to President Trump’s decision on Jerusalem has varied widely in the Arab world. For example, the Saudi reaction has been moderate. It is well described by Rob Satloff in a report on his recent visit to Riyadh, which … Read More

Trump’s Jerusalem Decision Ushers in New Era of Unilateralism, Uncertainty

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Trump’s move has further sidelined the United States in the Middle East. Once again, Russia has an opportunity to step into the vacuum. Closer coordination is expected between Moscow, Ankara and Tehran, observes Thomas Seibert. WASHINGTON — US President Donald … Read More

IDF Retaliates to three rockets fired at Israel by striking hamas targets

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–Al-Qaida condemns Trump’s Jerusalem move, calls for action –Nasrallah calls for support of new Palestinian intifada Two rockets fell inside the Gaza Strip but set off sirens in Hof Ashkelon and Sha’ar HaNegev regional councils. A third fell in an … Read More

Why declaring Jerusalem as Israel’s capital may upend peace in Middle East

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WASHINGTON — President Trump will announce Wednesday that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and will begin the lengthy process of moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Although the Israeli government would welcome the acknowledgement, Palestinians and other world leaders say … Read More

Netanyahu Warns Iran After Israel Reportedly Fires Missiles at Syria

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu published a stern warning to Iran on Saturday evening, less than 24 hours after at least a dozen Iranian military personnel were killed when their base in Syria was destroyed. Arab media reported over the weekend … Read More

Analysis Alleged Israeli Strike in Syria: Why Iran’s Silence Speaks Volumes

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What exactly was attacked in Syria? According to leading Iranian news outlets, no Iranian bases were attacked near Damascus. At most it was  a “Syrian army weapons depot”  a base near Damascus. And yet according to a more detailed report … Read More

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