Ukraine’s interim prime minister says the country will likely sign a long-awaited political accord with the European Union next week. Arseniy Yatsenyuk made the announcement on Wednesday, after talks with US President Barack Obama at the White House.
Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman said Israel should reoccupy Gaza resume military control of the Gaza Strip after a barrage of 41 rockets was fired from the Palestinian territory. No injuries or damage were reported. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: Israel will respond “forcefully” to the rockets.
Support for Israel is weakening among evangelical Christians, prompting a new struggle for the hearts and minds of younger members of America’s largest pro-Israel demographic group. Many are seeking some form of evenhandedness when approaching the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
A group of 50 Israeli teenagers has sent an open letter to Prime Minister Netanyahu declaring their opposition to being drafted into the military because of Israel’s policies surrounding West Bank settlements, which they view as human rights violations.
80,000 Palestinians in East al-Quds (Jerusalem) have been without water for more than three days. Israeli water company Gihon: reason for the cut in water supplies is the water infrastructure.
sraeli forces have attacked Palestinian protesters marking the International Women’s Day in the occupied West Bank. Israeli soldiers fired tear gas at protesters. Protesters condemned Israeli occupation of their land, called on Tel Aviv to end blockade on the Gaza Strip.
Regardless of whether one thinks this is a wise or just policy in the case of Russia, this is setting a great political precedent in the United States for considering boycotts, divestment and sanctions on Israel over its military occupation of Palestine - the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem.
The US House of Representatives passed bill, names Israel “major strategic partner” of the US and seeks to expand Washington’s military ties, delivery of US arms, funding for Israel’s Iron Dome missile system. Israel already receives $30 billion dollars of American taxpayers’ money each year.
Israel going ahead with its Prawer Plan, which seeks to demolish Palestinian houses and relocate tens of thousands of Palestinian Bedouins, refused to recognize rights of Palestinian Bedouins, denies them access to basic services. Already approved military and settlement projects in the area
Ukraine’s former prime minister urged Europe to take strong action over Crimea's attempt to join Russia. Lawmakers in Crimea unanimously declared they wanted to join Russia, would put decision to voters in 10 days. New Ukrainian government declared planned vote illegal.
Obama told Putin that "Russia's actions are in violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, which has led us to take several steps in response, sending US fighter jets to allied countries located near Ukraine, imposing visa restrictions on Russians. US military build-up in NATO countries,
Israeli soldiers have reportedly taken position near the southern Lebanese border town of Maroun al-Ras, shortly after violating Beirut’s airspace. Israeli jets entered Lebanese airspace over border towns. Israel violates Lebanon’s airspace on an almost daily basis.
Israeli defense electronics company Elbit Systems announced that its US subsidiary awarded a $145 million contract by United States Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection (CBP) .The contract calls for deployment of border surveillance technology in southern Arizona.
CBS News: United States is pressuring Israel to stop assassinating Iranian nuclear scientists, admitting that Mossad agents were behind the string of terrorist attacks, Iran has repeatedly emphasized that its nuclear energy program is meant for civilian purposes only.
Obama: deep concern over Russia's violation of Ukrainian sovereignty, territorial integrity, called on Putin to withdraw Russian forces from Crimea. Putin: his country has right to protect Russian interests and ethnic Russians in Ukraine. Russian parliament approved Putin’s request to deploy troops into Crimea
Israel launched an airstrike against Gaza Strip in the north. Israeli drone fired a rocket on a farmland near the city of Beit Hanoun. Monday, an Israeli airstrike hit a base belonging to the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah on the Lebanon-Syria border near the village of Janta.
Haaretz, Times of Israel: Media reports former Israeli army soldiers played key role in organizing violent street clashes with government forces in Ukrainian capital Kiev. Unit linked to ultra-nationalist groups. Russia repeatedly accused the West of meddling in internal affairs of Ukraine, fueling crisis in the country
President Barack Obama warned Russia against intervening in Ukraine,“deeply concerned” over reports Russian troops are invading Ukraine’s southern Crimean region. "Any violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity would be deeply destabilizing, not in the interest of Ukraine, Russia or Europe,
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday Israel was doing all that was “necessary” to ensure its security, following reports of an air raid against Hezbollah targets on the Syrian-Lebanese border. We will not say what we’re doing or what we’re not doing” to maintain Israel’s security.
American Jewish leader Malcolm Hoenlein: growing international campaign to boycott Israel over illegal settlements is one of Israel's greatest challenges. "We have to counter the BDS movement in the strongest possible way. That means zero tolerance, and that has to become the mantra of our time,
10th annual Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) has kicked off in the United States and Britain with similar events expected to be held in other parts of the world in March, to build support for the growing boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) campaign of Israel.
Haaretz: attack will originate in Jordan and the US, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan are planning the way it will be launched. US constructing runways for military near border, arming foreign-backed insurgents with heavy weapons. No US troops will be involved in the fighting on the ground.
US Marines, Japan Western Army Infantry Regiment in mexercise, called Iron Fist, at Camp Pendleton in California. Tension between Washington Beijing escalated after China establised air defense zone over East China Sea urging military, commercial aircraft to inform Chinese government before entering region.
US building up its military presence in Jordan inattempt to exert more control over current situations in Syria and Lebanon. Continued to build its military capability in Jordan Under guise of humanitarian operation, considering military role in region, as Israel has no capability to operate in Lebanon again.
Ukraine parliament voted to remove President Viktor Yanukovych from powe hours after he left Kiev for city of Kharkov, denounced events in the capital as a coup. Yanukovych was impeached by 328 of447 lawmakers Saturday, accusing him of abusing his powers, unable to carry out his responsibilities.
A federal judge this week dismissed a lawsuit against the New York City Police Department and said that the covert NYPD operation that sent undercover officers into area mosques to conduct surveillance on innocent Muslims was not unconstitutional.
A report says Israeli spies have been ordered to try to link supporters of an economic boycott against Tel Aviv to terrorists and enemy states. Israel has convened a ministerial meeting to discuss how to respond to the growing number of foreign companies refusing to do business with Israel.
Israel secretly transferring African refugees to Uganda, Over past month, dozens of Africans left for Uganda, some had already departed. African asylum seekers protesting Israel’s violation of their rights, including implementation of anti-infiltration law, allows Israel to jail illegal asylum seekers without charge.
President Shimon Peres will award Israel's highest civilian medal to German Chancellor Angela Merkel next week for her "unwavering commitment to Israel's security, advocacy of education against anti-Semitism.
Israeli gunboats have opened fire at Gazan fishermen off the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah, Press TV reports. Israeli gunboats shot two fishing trawlers belonging to Palestinian fishermen claimed they were smugglers. Israeli navy does not allow them to fish off the coast of Gaza.
More U.S. tax money given to Israel than to any other nation, $8 million per day. Large disbursements given to other Mideast nations, on behalf of Israel. Policies causing escalating harm entangled U. S. in wars, damaged economy, undermined democratic processes, placed citizens in danger.
: Israel does not have an image problem that can be fixed with better PR or by defaming those who criticize it. Israel has a reality problem, with occupation, apartheid, colonization, racism and the systematic denial of the rights of indigenous Palestinians solely on the grounds that they are not Jewish.
European elections in a few months and the UK general election next year. BDS to mobilize locally and nationally to challenge election candidates robustly. A passionate attachment of one nation for another produces a variety of evils.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has condemned the boycott movement against Israel as anti-Semitism in a modern guise. Blasting the initiative as an “outrage,” Netanyahu likened EU companies’ tactics to the Nazi policy of embargoing Jewish businesses.
The biggest private bank in Iran is suing the UK government for $4 billion, according to a claim filed in London’s high court. The Brits imposed sanctions on the bank over alleged links to Iran’s controversial nuclear program, alleges UK government encouraging other authorities to place sanctions on the bank.
March 2nd through March 4th, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) will hold its annual celebration of Zionist domination of American politics and media. The 2014 AIPAC Policy Conference at the Washington, DC Convention Center will attract thousands of fanatical Zionists, and angry protestors.
Common interest in offshore mineral exploration areas throughout Eastern Mediterranean, Israel, Cyprus tightening defense air, naval exercises. relations between Israel, Cyprus, Greece warming. Israel’ relations with Turkey deteriorated since rise of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan power
Egyptian army demolished ten more tunnels under border with Gaza Strip under Israeli blockade. Has destroyed hundreds. Lifeline for Gazans living under the Israeli siege. Palestinians use the tunnels to bring essential supplies, such as food, cooking gas, medicines, petrol, and livestock, into the Gaza Strip.
At least 13 Palestinians have been injured by Israeli forces in the northern Gaza Strip one day after a 26-year-old man was killed by Israeli gunfire. Israeli soldiers opened fire on a group of Palestinian youths in the northern town of Jabalia, a few kilometers north of Gaza City.
Thousands of young Israeli hardliners marched in the occupied West Bank. Demand construction of new settler homes in E1 a sensitive zone between East al-Quds and West Bank. Considered illegal by world. Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu: settlement construction isTel Aviv’s policy and will not stop.
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