Month: January 2018

UK to launch new radar against ‘severe’ Russian threat reports: “Britain’s defence minister Gavin Williamson said a new radar off Scotland’s Shetland Islands would help tackle the ‘severe and real’ threat from Moscow. In a return to the Cold War days when Shetland […]

Jordan King Calls for Palestinian Capital in East Jerusalem

Voice of America News reports: “Jordan’s king affirmed his support Sunday for establishing a Palestinian capital in east Jerusalem, highlighting his differences with the Trump administration on a central issue in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Abdullah […]

Abbas invites African nations to join in peace process

The Times of Israel reports: “Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday called on African countries to join an international mechanism that would lead to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state, after the United […]

Abbas to Meretz head: The Oslo Accords are dead

Israel National News reports: “Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas told Meretz chairwoman Zehava Galon that the Oslo Accords are dead and that the PA would demand that Europe take over as mediator in the […]

IDF to Lebanon: ‘Your country has become one big missile factory for Iran’

Israel National News reports: “In an article published this morning on opposition sites in Lebanon and in Arab media, the IDF Spokesman, Brigadier General Ronen Manlis, calls upon the citizens of Lebanon to open their […]

Kissinger: Nuclear North Korea ‘immediate challenge’ of our time reports: “North Korea poses the most immediate threat to global security, former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger told Congress Thursday, stressing that denuclearization of the regime must be a ‘fundamental’ American foreign policy […]

Netanyahu at Davos: Jerusalem to remain capital under any peace agreement

The Jerusalem Post reports: “Netanyahu was interviewed by CNN‘s Fareed Zakaria on the main Davos stage on Thursday, saying: ‘Under any peace agreement the capital of Israel will continue to be in Jerusalem.’ Netanyahu reiterated […]

Iran has amassed army of 82,000 troops in Syria, says Danon

Israel National News reports: “Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon warned the UN Security Council Thursday that Iran had amassed a massive fighting force in Syria, including thousands of Revolutionary Guard soldiers flown […]

Netanyahu: We will not allow Iran to destroy us

Israel National News reports: “Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke on Thursday evening at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Netanyahu criticized the nuclear deal with Iran and said, ‘I think that the current agreement […]

With more Islamic schooling, Erdogan aims to reshape Turkey

Reuters reports: “On a hill overlooking Istanbul is a religious school where, 50 years ago, a boy from a working class district attended classes in Islam. The boy was Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s future president. The […]

Mattis signals harder line in South China Sea

Asia Times Online reports: “The United States kicked off 2018 by sending an unmistakable signal to China’s maritime ambitions in the South China Sea. The moves appear to be the first salvo in President Donald […]

North Korea sends rare announcement to all Koreans, calls for unification

Reuters reports: “North Korea sent a rare announcement addressed to ‘all Koreans at home and abroad’ on Thursday, saying they should make a ‘breakthrough’ for unification without the help of other countries, its state media […]