Sunday, September 22, 2019

MixedTimes - Deborah Danan

UAE, Bahrainis, Saudis Censure Condemn Hezbollah for Attacking Israel

UAE, Bahrainis, Saudis Censure Condemn Hezbollah for Attacking Israel

TEL AVIV -- In what seems to be another indication of thawing relations between Israel and Gulf states, several prominent figures have come forward and publicly condemned the Hezbollah terror group for attacking Israel and have expressed support for the Jewish state's right to retaliate.

UAE, Bahrainis, Saudis Condemn Hezbollah for Attacking Israel

UAE, Bahrainis, Saudis Condemn Hezbollah for Attacking Israel

TEL AVIV -- In what seems to be another indication of thawing relations between Israel and Gulf states, several prominent figures have come forward and publicly condemned the Hezbollah terror group for attacking Israel and have expressed support for the Jewish state's right to retaliate.

Netanyahu: We Achieved Our Goals Against Hezbollah

Netanyahu: We Achieved Our Goals Against Hezbollah

TEL AVIV -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday said while Sunday's exchange of fire with the Hezbollah terror group was tense, Israel achieved all its goals.

WATCH - IDF Stages Fake Evacuation of Hezbollah 'Victims'

WATCH - IDF Stages Fake Evacuation of Hezbollah 'Victims'

TEL AVIV -- The IDF engaged in psychological warfare Sunday by staging a fake evacuation of “bloodied” soldiers from an APC military vehicle hit by Hezbollah, in an apparent attempt to deter the terror group from escalating the violence in the northern border any further.

Abbas: Trump Trampling on Palestinians' 'Culture of Peace'

Abbas: Trump Trampling on Palestinians' 'Culture of Peace'

TEL AVIV -- Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said from Berlin that the Palestinians were engaged in "spreading a culture of peace" but that the Trump administration was hampering efforts to stabilize the region.

Watch - Yair Netanyahu to Germany: Stop Funding Anti-Israel NGOs

Watch - Yair Netanyahu to Germany: Stop Funding Anti-Israel NGOs

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s son Yair has called on Germany to immediately stop its "outrageous" policy of providing millions of euros in aid money to radical Israeli and Palestinian NGOs that are bent on bringing an "end to the Jewish state" and make Israelis feel as if Germany sees the Jewish state as its "colony.

Hezbollah Said Preparing 'Calculated Strike' Against Israel

Hezbollah Said Preparing 'Calculated Strike' Against Israel

TEL AVIV - Hezbollah is preparing a “calculated strike” against Israel in response to two drones that crashed in a Beirut suburb, Reuters reported, citing two sources close to the Iran-backed terror group.

IDF: Israel Followed Iran 'Killer Drones' Plot for Weeks

IDF: Israel Followed Iran 'Killer Drones' Plot for Weeks

TEL AVIV - Israel had been following the killer drones that Iran planned to use against it on Saturday night since they were flown into Syria from Tehran several weeks ago along with four members of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, the IDF said Sunday.

Netanyahu Hints Israel Behind Attacks on Iranian Targets In Iraq

Netanyahu Hints Israel Behind Attacks on Iranian Targets In Iraq

TEL AVIV - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday hinted that Israel was behind recent attacks on Iranian weaponsdepotsin Iraq, and added that his country will continue to take action against the Islamic Republic wherever necessary.

Abbas Unhinged: 'We Are the Canaanites Who Were Here 5,000 Years Ago'

Abbas Unhinged: 'We Are the Canaanites Who Were Here 5,000 Years Ago'

TEL AVIV - Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has wildly claimed that Palestinians are indigenous to the land of Israel and are the "Canaanites who were here 5,000 years ago" in a fiery speech he gave over the weekend in which he also declared that Jewish settlements in the West Bank would disappear into “the dustbins of history.

Kevin McCarthy: Omar, Tlaib Distancing Democratic Party from Israel

Kevin McCarthy: Omar, Tlaib Distancing Democratic Party from Israel

TEL AVIV - Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are part of a "movement" within the Democratic party that is pulling it away from Israel, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California) told the Jerusalem Post on Tuesday.

Jennifer Lopez Defies Calls to Cancel Egypt Gig Over BDS Calls

Jennifer Lopez Defies Calls to Cancel Egypt Gig Over BDS Calls

TEL AVIV - Jennifer Lopez’s concert in Egypt on Friday night went ahead but only drew a crowd of 2,000 amidst calls by anti-Israel groups to boycott the performance due to her decision to perform in Israel the week before.

Senior U.S. Official: Israel Must Regulate Chinese Investments

Senior U.S. Official: Israel Must Regulate Chinese Investments

TEL AVIV - A senior U.S. official said that in order to maintain good relations with the U.S., Israel must establish more robust oversight for Chinese investments in the country, theJerusalem Post reported Wednesday.

Neighbors Say Ehud Barak 'Frequently' Visited Epstein Building

Neighbors Say Ehud Barak 'Frequently' Visited Epstein Building

TEL AVIV -Neighbors in a New York City building tied to disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein's alleged trafficking ring said that former prime minister Ehud Barak was a “frequent presence” there, theDaily Beast reported Monday.

IDF: Next Gaza War Will Be Short but Deal 'Massive Blow' to Hamas

IDF: Next Gaza War Will Be Short but Deal 'Massive Blow' to Hamas

TEL AVIV - The next war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip will be shorter but harsher than 2014's Operation Protective Edge, and will deal a "massive blow" to terror groups in the coastal enclave, the military said Thursday.

CNN Staffer Apologizes for 'I Love You Hitler' Tweet

CNN Staffer Apologizes for 'I Love You Hitler' Tweet

TEL AVIV -A day after a CNN photojournalist resigned over a tweet referring to "Zionist pigs," another CNN staffer issued an apology for offensive tweets, including one that said, “I love you Hitler.

BDS Fail: House Overwhelmingly Passes Anti-Boycott Resolution

BDS Fail: House Overwhelmingly Passes Anti-Boycott Resolution

TEL AVIV - The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution on Tuesday opposing boycotts of Israel after some Democrats expressed concern last week that the measure could cause infighting within the party leading up to the 2020 election.

Gal Gadot to Star in Netflix’s Biggest Film Yet

Gal Gadot to Star in Netflix’s Biggest Film Yet

TEL AVIV - Israeli actress Gal Gadot will star in the biggest feature film by Netflix, scoring a large payday for the actress best known for her role as Wonder Woman.

IDF Uncovers Attack Tunnel from Gaza into Israel

IDF Uncovers Attack Tunnel from Gaza into Israel

TEL AVIV - The IDF on Monday uncovered another attack tunnel from the Gaza Strip into Israel during construction of an underground barrier, the military said in a statement.

Netanyahu: Iran's Breach of Uranium Limit Shows Nuke Deal 'One Big Lie'

Netanyahu: Iran's Breach of Uranium Limit Shows Nuke Deal 'One Big Lie'

TEL AVIV - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday accused Iran of "lying this whole time" and taking a “significant step” toward producing a nuclear weapon after news that Tehran had violated the terms set under the 2015 nuclear deal and exceeding its enriched uranium limit.

Palestinian Authority’s Secret Pay Hikes Enrage Public

Palestinian Authority’s Secret Pay Hikes Enrage Public

TEL AVIV - The Palestinian street is fuming over news that the Palestinian Authority secretly signed off on massive salary hikes and other perks for government ministers at a time when the Palestinian labor market was going through major cutbacks amid an economic crisis.

Mexico City Caves to BDS Extremists, Removes Photos of Jerusalem and Golan Heights

Mexico City Caves to BDS Extremists, Removes Photos of Jerusalem and Golan Heights

NUWEIBA - A dozen photographs have been removed from an exhibition on Israel in Mexico City Metro on the grounds of complaints filed by theBoycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against the Jewish state, saying the images, which included scenes from the Golan Heights and eastern Jerusalem, depicted territories of "brutal military occupation.

Iron Dome Deployed Ahead of Eurovision in Tel Aviv

Iron Dome Deployed Ahead of Eurovision in Tel Aviv

TEL AVIV - Ahead of what is expected to be an eventful but tense-filled May, the IDF on Tuesday deployed the Iron Dome missile defense system throughout the country after a rocket was launched from Gaza the previous night.

Netanyahu Calls ‘Crisis Meeting’ to Warn Likud that Right-wing Coalition in Peril

Netanyahu Calls ‘Crisis Meeting’ to Warn Likud that Right-wing Coalition in Peril

TEL AVIV - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday called an emergency meeting to warn Likud party leaders that a right-wing government was at real risk of being toppled in favor of a left-wing and Arab-centric coalition put together by main rival party Blue and White following Tuesday’s elections.

Netanyahu Vows to Annex West Bank Settlements

Netanyahu Vows to Annex West Bank Settlements

TEL AVIV - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed over the weekend to annex West Bank settlements if he is reelected in Tuesday’s elections. The incumbent prime minister also said he had toldPresident Donald Trump that would not evacuate “a single person” from the 400,000 or so Jews residing in the West Bank.

Hamas Chief: Rocket Fire At Tel Aviv Was 'Mistake' And Warning

Hamas Chief: Rocket Fire At Tel Aviv Was 'Mistake' And Warning

TEL AVIV - The leader of the Gaza-ruling Hamas terror group said Tuesday that three rockets fired from the Gaza Strip into central Israel were a "mistake," but added that they demonstrated what Hamas would do intentionally in a future conflict.

Brazil's Bolsonaro to Netanyahu: 'I Love Israel'

Brazil's Bolsonaro to Netanyahu: 'I Love Israel'

TEL AVIV - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro professed his love for Israel in Hebrew as he was greeted by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, at Ben-Gurion airport Sunday after landing in the country for a two day visit.

Florida Advances Bill Prohibiting Antisemitic Speech

Florida Advances Bill Prohibiting Antisemitic Speech

TEL AVIV — A bill that would define anti-Semitism as racism, bar religion-based discrimination at schools and universities as well the demonization of Israel was unanimously approved by the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee Tuesday.

Netanyahu Warns Hamas After Latest Terror Balloons: 'Don't Test Us'

Netanyahu Warns Hamas After Latest Terror Balloons: 'Don't Test Us'

TEL AVIV - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Hamas that a major IDF operation was not out of the question, and told the Gaza-ruling terror group "not to test us" as violence continued to flare up around the border area, with the weekend seeing another explosives-laden cluster of balloons land in Israeli territory.

Israel Urges Countries To Stop Funding Terror-Linked BDS Groups

Israel Urges Countries To Stop Funding Terror-Linked BDS Groups

TEL AVIV - Israel's Public Security and Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan called on interior, internal security and justice ministers across the world to to stop funding for terror-affiliated NGOs in support of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.

U.S. Shutters Consulate in Jerusalem as Embassy Fills Role

U.S. Shutters Consulate in Jerusalem as Embassy Fills Role

JERUSALEM - In a move that angered Palestinians, the U.S. officially closed its consulate in Jerusalem on Monday, merging consular activities with the main embassy which was relocated to the capital in May.

Palestinian Authority Daily Runs Oped Calling Trump Mideast Envoy 'Mongoloid'

Palestinian Authority Daily Runs Oped Calling Trump Mideast Envoy 'Mongoloid'

TEL AVIV - U.S. Ambassador David Friedman slammed the official Palestinian Authority newspaper for running an opinion piece that described US President Donald Trump’s special envoy to the Middle East as a “mongoloid,” a derogatory term for a person with Down syndrom

Palestinian Official Claims U.S. Ordered Banks to Withhold Funds

Palestinian Official Claims U.S. Ordered Banks to Withhold Funds

TEL AVIV - The US has asked international banks to place a financial embargo on the Palestinian Authority in a bid to exert pressure on the Palestinians to accept the Trumpadministration’s long-awaited peace plan, a senior PA official said.

IDF to Demolish Home of Palestinian Behind Israeli Teenager's Murder

IDF to Demolish Home of Palestinian Behind Israeli Teenager's Murder

TEL AVIV - The IDF on Sunday began preparations for the demolition of the home of a Palestinian man who confessed to brutally murdering a 19-year-old Israeli woman in Jerusalem last week, suggesting that security forces believe that the murder constituted an act of terror.

U.S. to Purchase Iron Dome Missile Defense System from Israel

U.S. to Purchase Iron Dome Missile Defense System from Israel

TEL AVIV - The U.S. Army has purchased the Iron Dome from Israel, the missile defense system that for over a decade has been protecting Israelis from rockets launched from Gaza, Israel's Defense Ministry announced Wednesday.

Netanyahu Rival Gideon Sa'ar Makes Top Five in Likud Primaries

Netanyahu Rival Gideon Sa'ar Makes Top Five in Likud Primaries

TEL AVIV - The results of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party primaries were published Wednesday evening, with Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein coming in first place, Transportation Minister Israel Katz in second place and Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan in third.

Israel: Terrorists Work for European-Funded Groups Promoting BDS

Israel: Terrorists Work for European-Funded Groups Promoting BDS

TEL AVIV - In a damning report released Sunday, Israel's Strategic Affairs Ministry said that there are more than 100 links between terrorist organizations Hamas and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and NGOs promoting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel, some of which are the recipients of millions of euros in funding from European states and philanthropic funds.

Netanyahu Uses Trump in Israeli Election Billboard

Netanyahu Uses Trump in Israeli Election Billboard

TEL AVIV - An oversized billboard of President Donald Trump shaking hands with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was visible on Sunday from Tel Aviv's main highway as part of the prime minister's reelection campaign.

Roseanne Barr to Women's March Leaders: 'B*tch, Shut Up'

Roseanne Barr to Women's March Leaders: 'B*tch, Shut Up'

TEL AVIV - Comedian Roseanne Barr called the Women’s March "disgusting" and said that while she is a fighter for women's rights, when it comes to the movement lead by Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory and Carmen Perez, her only comment is "Bitch, Shut up.

BDS Fail: Judge Rejects Arkansas Newspaper Suit on Israel Boycott Law

BDS Fail: Judge Rejects Arkansas Newspaper Suit on Israel Boycott Law

TEL AVIV —A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit in Arkansas by a local newspaper to block an anti-BDS law against Israel, ruling that such boycotts are not protected by the First Amendment since denying a purchase on account of perceived injustices relating to Israeli policies has nothing to do with free speech.

Pompeo: Peace Plan to Come ‘Immediately Following' Israeli Elections

Pompeo: Peace Plan to Come ‘Immediately Following' Israeli Elections

TEL AVIV - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday that the rollout of the Trump administration's much-anticipated peace plan will begin “immediately following” Israeli elections on April 9 and that certain aspects of the proposal have already been discussed with regional partners.

Shin Bet Chief: Chinese Investment in Israel is 'Dangerous'

Shin Bet Chief: Chinese Investment in Israel is 'Dangerous'

TEL AVIV - The head of the Shin Bet security service warned this week that massive Chinese investments in Israel could pose a danger to the country's national security, a local news station reported Wednesday.

In First, Three Iraqi Delegations Said to Visit Israel

In First, Three Iraqi Delegations Said to Visit Israel

TEL AVIV - Three delegations from Iraq have reportedly made trips to Israel in recent months, holding meetings with Israeli officials and academics, visitingthe Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and meeting with experts in the field of Iraqi Jewish heritage.

WATCH: Netanyahu Has Fun in the Sun with Brazilian Fans

WATCH: Netanyahu Has Fun in the Sun with Brazilian Fans

TEL AVIV - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seemed to be living it up during a state visit to Brazil, and was caught on camera dining in Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana, being swamped by fans on the beach, and even engaging in an impromptu round of soccer.

Israel Prepares for Mass Immigration of French Jews

Israel Prepares for Mass Immigration of French Jews

TEL AVIV - Israel is launching a government-wide initiative to encourage as many as 200,000 French Jews to immigrate to Israel, Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett announced Wednesday.

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