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Israeli military bombs Gaza after rocket strike

Five wounded as Israel strikes ‘Hamas terror targets’Hamas says Egypt has helped arrange a ceasefireIsrael’s military said it had begun striking “Hamas terror targets” across the Gaza Strip, retaliating for an earlier rocket attack that wounded seven people in a neighbourhood north of Tel Aviv.“The [Israeli Defense Forces] has begun striking Hamas terror targets throughout the Gaza Strip,” the army said in a statement. Continue reading...
Tags: Gaza, Palestinian territories, Israel, World news, Middle East and North Africa, US foreign policy, US news, Hamas


Trump’s Golan Heights Proclamation Reverses 52-Year-Old US Policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a proclamation on Monday recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, reversing more than a half-century of U.S. policy. Standing alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House, Trump made formal a move he announced in a tweet last week. The president said it was time for the U.S. to take the step after 52 years of Israeli control of the strategic highlands on the border with Syria. Netanyahu had pressed for su...
Tags: News, AP story, Benjamin Netanyahu, Golan Heights, Israel, Summer Concepcion


Israeli Airstrikes Hit Targets Across Gaza After Rocket Attack

'Israel will not tolerate this,' Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said
Tags: Uncategorized, Israel, Onetime


Trump, With Netanyahu, Formally Recognizes Israel’s Authority Over Golan Heights

The president’s decision was a valuable political gift to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a few weeks before he faces voters in Israel in a closely fought election.
Tags: Trump, Donald J, Netanyahu, Benjamin, United States Politics and Government, United States International Relations, Israel, American Israel Public Affairs Committee


President Trump, With Netanyahu by His Side, Officially Recognizes Golan Heights as Israeli Land

Netanyahu has pressed for such recognition for months
Tags: Uncategorized, Israel, Onetime, White House


Netanyahu Cuts His DC Visit Short After Gaza Rocket Attack On Israel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he’s cutting short his visit to Washington after a Gaza rocket attack on Israel. Netanyahu described Monday morning’s rocket launch that struck a home in central Israel as a “criminal attack” and vowed to strike back hard. He says he will return to Israel to handle the crisis shortly after meeting with President Donald Trump on Monday. An Israeli rescue service says the rocket from the Gaza Strip wounded seven people. Netanyahu a...
Tags: World News, AP story, Benjamin Netanyahu, Gaza, Israel, Summer Concepcion


Trump to Meet Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House, Reinforcing Close Ties

President Trump is fresh off news that an inquiry did not find evidence of a conspiracy with Russia, while Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel faces indictment on charges of bribery and fraud.
Tags: Trump, Donald J, Netanyahu, Benjamin, United States Politics and Government, United States International Relations, Israel, American Israel Public Affairs Committee


Rocket From Gaza Hits Israel, Prompting Netanyahu to Curtail U.S. Trip

Israel bolstered its forces near Gaza, and the attack presents the prime minister with a political challenge as elections approach.
Tags: Defense and Military Forces, Palestinians, American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Hamas, Magen David Adom, Netanyahu, Benjamin, Gaza Strip, Israel, Tel Aviv (Israel


Netanyahu Cuts Short U.S. Trip After Rocket From Gaza Hits Near Tel Aviv

Israel bolstered its forces near Gaza as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu planned to fly back immediately after meeting with President Trump.
Tags: Defense and Military Forces, Palestinians, American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Hamas, Magen David Adom, Netanyahu, Benjamin, Gaza Strip, Israel, Tel Aviv (Israel




Netanyahu Cuts Short U.S. Trip After Gaza Rocket Strikes Near Tel Aviv

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would he would fly back immediately after meeting President Trump.
Tags: Defense and Military Forces, Palestinians, American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Hamas, Magen David Adom, Netanyahu, Benjamin, Gaza Strip, Israel, Tel Aviv (Israel


Eager to Court Jews (and Fracture Democrats), Republicans Push Bills on Anti-Semitism

The bills are part of a larger political strategy aimed partly at showing that Republicans are more willing to tackle anti-Semitic hate speech than divided Democrats.
Tags: Jews and Judaism, Democratic Party, Republican Party, American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Cruz, Ted, Trump, Donald J, Israel, Senate


Netanyahu Lands in U.S., but New Scandal Could Mar His Big Moment

With the Israeli election weeks away, Netanyahu’s trip to Washington was supposed to show off his statesmanship. A scandal followed him here.
Tags: Netanyahu, Benjamin, Trump, Donald J, Gantz, Benny, Israel, Blue and White (Israeli Political Party, American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Elections




Israel Lobby Convenes in Washington Amid Fraying Bipartisanship and Rising Tension

On the surface, the annual Aipac conference looks relatively unchanged. But recent actions by President Trump and rising criticism of Israel on the left are taking a toll.
Tags: United States Politics and Government, Elections, Jews and Judaism, Presidential Election of 2020, Anti-Semitism, Boycotts, Human Rights and Human Rights Violations, Netanyahu, Benjamin, Trump, Donald J, Israel, American Israel Public Affairs Committee


Spymaster behind the capture of Adolf Eichmann dies aged 92

Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu hails Rafi Eitan as a hero of the intelligence servicesRafi Eitan, a renowned and controversial Israeli spymaster who masterminded the capture of Adolf Eichmann, one of the key architects of the Holocaust, has died aged 92.The Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu called him a “hero of the Israeli intelligence services”. Continue reading...
Tags: Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, Holocaust, World news


Generals Are Back in Israel’s Political Vanguard

The return of the generals to Israeli politics is viewed as an emergency call-up by those hoping to rout right-wing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Tags: Blue and White (Israeli Political Party, Likud Party (Israel, Gantz, Benny, Israel


Israel's Netanyahu to play Trump card in tight election

PM gets Washington photo ops after Trump recognises Israeli sovereignty over Golan HeightsIsrael’s April election has at times felt like it might be Benjamin Netanyahu’s last. But even as he tries to fend off a string of corruption accusations, the prime minister cannot be counted out. He has survived 13 years in office, and he now has a Trump card up his sleeve.Netanyahu will use that card on Monday when he arrives in Washington to bask at the White House in the warmth of his relationship with ...
Tags: Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, Donald Trump, Trump administration, US news, World news, Mike Pompeo, US politics, Middle East and North Africa


Pompeo Denounces Hezbollah in Lebanon, With an Israeli Audience in Mind

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s attack on Hezbollah is expected to give a boost to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel.
Tags: Hezbollah, State Department, Aoun, Michel (1935-, Assad, Bashar al, Netanyahu, Benjamin, Beirut (Lebanon, Golan Heights, Iran, Israel, Lebanon


The Case for Aipac

Critics say that the pro-Israel group is too powerful and too far to the right. Neither is true.
Tags: Jews and Judaism, Zionism, Lobbying and Lobbyists, American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Netanyahu, Benjamin, Israel, Gantz, Benny


Trump Has Liberated Israel

The president’s announcement on the Golan Heights will finally free us from the “land for peace” formula that none of us believe in anyway.
Tags: Palestinians, Defense and Military Forces, Netanyahu, Benjamin, Trump, Donald J, Golan Heights, Israel, Syria


Israel Is on the Brink of Disaster. Trump Just Made Things Worse.

Israel’s right-wing leaders are reading signals from Washington as a green light.
Tags: Palestinians, Likud Party (Israel, Defense and Military Forces, Palestinian Authority, Netanyahu, Benjamin, Trump, Donald J, Gantz, Benny, Golan Heights, Israel, Middle East, Syria, United States, West Bank


Trump provokes global anger by recognising Israel's claim to Golan Heights

Russia, Iran and Turkey condemn US president while Syria vows to recapture territory lost in 1967 warSyria has vowed to retake the Golan Heights as Donald Trump’s call for the US to recognise the occupied territory as part of Israel elicited strong responses from Russia, Turkey and Iran. The president ended half a century of US foreign policy and broke from post-second world war international consensus that forbids territorial conquest during war with a tweet on Thursday that said it was time “t...
Tags: Israel, Middle East and North Africa, World news, Donald Trump, US news, US foreign policy, Syria, Russia, Europe, Turkey, Iran


The Golan Heights Was Once an Arab Rallying Cry. Not Anymore.

The muted Arab response to President Trump’s call to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the territory shows Syria’s weakness amid a reordered Arab world.
Tags: Security Council (UN, Assad, Bashar al, Kerry, John, Obama, Barack, Trump, Donald J, Golan Heights, Israel, Defense and Military Forces, Arab-Israeli War (1967, Syria, United States, Middle East


The Golan Heights Was Once an Arab Rallying Cry. Not Any More.

The muted Arab response to President Trump’s call to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the territory shows Syria’s weakness amid a reordered Arab world.
Tags: Security Council (UN, Assad, Bashar al, Kerry, John, Obama, Barack, Trump, Donald J, Golan Heights, Israel, Defense and Military Forces, Arab-Israeli War (1967, Syria, United States, Middle East


Trump’s New Contribution to Mideast Chaos

Israel’s right-wing leaders are reading signals from Washington as a green light for expanding in one of the most incendiary pieces of territory in the Middle East.
Tags: Palestinians, Likud Party (Israel, Defense and Military Forces, Palestinian Authority, Netanyahu, Benjamin, Trump, Donald J, Gantz, Benny, Golan Heights, Israel, Middle East, Syria, United States, West Bank


A Brief History of the Golan Heights, Claimed by Israel and Syria

On Thursday, President Trump tweeted about a hilly plateau beside the Sea of Galilee that has been one of Israel’s quieter frontiers for 52 years.
Tags: Golan Heights, International Relations, Israel, Syria, Arab-Israeli War (1967, Trump, Donald J, United States International Relations, Netanyahu, Benjamin, Middle East


In Golan Heights, Trump Bolsters Netanyahu but Risks Roiling Middle East

Mr. Trump reversed decades of U.S. policy by declaring that Israel should have sovereignty over the Golan Heights — a move that has never been recognized internationally.
Tags: Trump, Donald J, Netanyahu, Benjamin, Golan Heights, Israel, Syria, International Relations, United States International Relations


In Golan Heights, Trump Bolsters Israel’s Netanyahu but Risks Roiling Middle East

Mr. Trump reversed decades of U.S. policy by declaring that Israel should have sovereignty over the Golan Heights — a move that has never been recognized internationally.
Tags: Trump, Donald J, Netanyahu, Benjamin, Golan Heights, Israel, Syria, International Relations, United States International Relations


James Comey says he hopes Trump isn't impeached – as it happened

Comey says Congress should pursue it if the facts are there, but impeachment would ‘deeply fracture our country’Sign up for the US briefing to get a fresh perspective 12.06am GMT Thanks for reading along. Here’s what happened Thursday night: 11.10pm GMT House Democrats, whose requests for documents on Trump’s communications with Russian President Vladimir Putin were rebuffed by the White House today, have responded saying they are “consulting on appropriate next steps”.Schiff, Engel and ...
Tags: Donald Trump, US politics, US news, World news, Abortion, Health, Israel, Syria



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