Month: January 2020

Qatar welcomes US peace plan but urges changes

Israel National News reports: “Qatar responded cautiously on Wednesday to US President Donald Trump’s Israeli-Palestinian Arab peace plan, saying it welcomed efforts to broker ‘longstanding peace’ but warned that was unattainable without concessions to the […]

Iran’s Quds Force vows to oppose Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’

The Jerusalem Post reports: “Palestinian Islamic Jihad is seeking to play a major role against US President Donald Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century.’ At the same time, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force has […]

US envoy tells Jewish leaders a Palestinian state won’t happen in near future

The Times of Israel reports: “US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman told a gathering of American Jewish and Christian Evangelical leaders that it would take a long time for a Palestinian state to emerge under […]

Palestinians push UN action over Trump peace plan reports: “Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will speak in the United Nations Security Council in the next two weeks about the U.S. Middle East peace plan, Palestinian UN envoy Riyad Mansour said on Wednesday. […]

After Trump deal unveiled, Jordan warns of ‘new reality’ on Temple Mount

The Times of Israel reports: “The Jordanian Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Ministry warned on Wednesday against a ‘new reality’ being applied to the Temple Mount, a site revered by both Jews and Muslims. The ministry […]

US Space Force seeks civilians to join staff reports: “The U.S. Space Force, the new branch of the Armed Forces established Dec. 20, has begun advertising to fill civilian staff positions in its initial headquarters, called the Office of the Chief of […]

Iran vows to crush ‘satanic’ Trump plan and ‘Jewishization’ of Jerusalem

The Jerusalem Post reports: “Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei slammed the Trump administration’s peace plan as ‘satanic’ and evil on Wednesday. ‘It will never bear fruit’ he wrote, claiming that Jerusalem must not be ‘in […]

Death Toll in China Coronavirus Outbreak Now Over 100

Voice of America News reports: “The United States, Japan and other countries are sending planes to evacuate their citizens out of the central Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the global coronavirus outbreak that […]

ISIS threatens to shift its focus to Israel

Israel National News reports: “The Islamic State (ISIS) jihadist group on Monday threatened to shift its focus from the remnants of its ‘caliphate’ towards Israel, AFP reports. In a purported audio message by ISIS spokesman […]

Nikki Haley: This is the Palestinians’ last chance

Israel National News reports: “Former US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley spoke on Monday at the Israel Center on Addictions event in the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. In her remarks, Haley addressed […]

Defense Minister Bennett: ‘Israel won’t be deterred by Palestinian threats’

Israel National News reports: “Defense Minister Naftali Bennett toured Judea and Samaria Tuesday, accompanied by IDF chief of staff Aviv Kochavi, as part of the Defense Ministry’s preparations for the release of the Trump administration’s […]

Iran may be pushing Islamic Jihad to challenge ‘Deal of Century’

The Jerusalem Post reports: “Iran is concerned about US President Donald Trump’s push for his ‘Deal of the Century’ and his invitations to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz. […]