UN Security Council rebukes US on Israeli settlements

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All members of the UN Security Council — except the US — rejected Washington’s decision to no longer consider settlements a violation of international law. Four European nations said the move hindered peace efforts. The UN Security Council on Wednesday … Read More

Any Israeli forces attack on Lebanon equals their annihilation: Nasrallah

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TEHRAN, May 02 – Hezbollah Leader Hassan Nasrallah warned that if forces of the Israeli regime dare to attack southern Lebanon, they will be destroyed. He made the remarks while addressing his supporters via a televised speech broadcast live from the … Read More

Nikki Haley in farewell talk: U.N. ‘hopelessly biased’ on Israel

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Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, spoke for the last time at the monthly Security Council meeting, saying Tuesday that the world body is “hopelessly biased” against Israel. U.N. sceenshot (UPI) — Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to … Read More

Analysis Merkel Wants to Talk High-tech in Israel, but Iran and Palestinians May Dampen Mood

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The German chancellor is in Israel hoping to improve economic ties between the two countries. But a Bedouin village and the Gaza Strip could cast a large shadow over proceedings this week. Merkel and the Netanyahus at their home, October … Read More

Hamas-Israel ceasefire holds after night of violence

Palestinian faction says it has agreed to a ceasefire with Israel to end largest flare-up of violence since 2014 war. A ceasefire agreement between Hamas and Israel appears to be holding following one of the worst days in violence in the Gaza Strip since the 2014 Gaza … Read More

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman says Israel has a ‘right’ to homeland

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Saudi Arabia’s de facto leader has explicitly acknowledged Israel’s right to its own homeland, a first for a senior official from the kingdom. However, he also made a bizarre comparison between Hitler and Iran’s leader. Israel has a “right” to … 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

Netanyahu rejects one-state solution, says settlements are a ‘side issue’

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In comprehensive interview with the BBC, PM stops short of endorsing Palestinian statehood; also praises Trump’s ‘leadership qualities’ and Iran policies Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discusses Israel’s foreign policy at Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs, in London, … Read More

Kushner chases Trump’s ‘ultimate deal’ in Middle East

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Tel Aviv (CNN)In a bid to restart a moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process, Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trump’s adviser and son-in-law, met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv on Thursday. Accompanied by a high-level American delegation, Kushner … Read More