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Analysis Egypt’s ‘Newspeak’ Masks Public’s Perception of Israel

Ahmed Kahwaji is a teaching assistant at Alexandria University and a doctoral student at the University of Poitiers in France. He also periodically contributes to the Egyptian website Mada Masr, whose op-eds tread the fine line between the permitted and the forbidden. His latest article, “The Egyptian ‘1984’: A war on words,” is about the newspeak that has taken over ...

Benjamin Netanyahu to press Theresa May for tougher line on Iran

The Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, will push his UK counterpart, Theresa May, to back his call for a tougher international stance on Iran when the pair meet in Downing Street. Netanyahu told his cabinet on Sunday he would raise the issue of Iran as a diplomatic priority, as it has become clear that he sees the arrival of the ...

Israel-Palestinian conflict: Summit warns against unilateral actions

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Representatives of nations at a conference aimed at kick-starting peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians have warned that neither side should take unilateral actions. In a statement, delegates at the summit in Paris also restated their commitment to the two-state solution. But they shied away from criticising President-elect Donald Trump’s suggested US embassy move to ...

Jerusalem lorry attack: Four Israelis soldiers killed

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Four people have been killed in Jerusalem by a Palestinian man who drove a lorry into a group of soldiers, in what police called a terror attack. Three women and one man, all in their twenties, were killed and 17 others were wounded, police said. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the attacker, who was shot ...

Israel summons US ambassador as Netanyahu hits out at Obama

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu launched a scathing attack Sunday on the Obama administration and summoned the US ambassador after its refusal to veto a UN Security Council resolution condemning Israel’s settlements in the West Bank. The United States abstained on the resolution, allowing it to pass, rather than vetoing it – as it usually does ...

Why Trump’s Israel ambassador could upend relations in the Middle East

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Donald Trump’s designated ambassador to Israel signals a potential shift in long-standing US policy that has implications for Washington’s relationships in the region, with Europe and even the American Jewish community. The President-elect tapped New York-based attorney David Friedman Thursday to represent the United States. Friedman, who maintains a residence in Jerusalem, is known for hardline ...

Israeli ambassador backs Trump pledge to move U.S. embassy to Jerusalem

Israel’s ambassador to the United States issued an impassioned endorsement on Tuesday of President-elect Donald Trump’s promise to relocate the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, a move that would mark a break with longstanding U.S. foreign policy. Ron Dermer, the Israeli envoy to Washington, made the statement less than a week after Trump announced his decision to nominate as ambassador to ...

ISIS fighters target Israel for the first time and are obliterated by warplanes after firing rockets at soldiers

   Four jihadi gunmen were shot dead when they tried to take on Israel today  Attack took place in the Golan Heights in Syria, occupied by Israeli troops  Israeli general: ‘They know exactly what the Israeli response would be’ Four ISIS gunmen were killed today after they opened fire on Israeli soldiers in their first attack on the occupied Golan ...

Israeli Blazes Damage Almost as Much Land as 2010 Carmel Fire

Last week’s fires were about 80 percent as bad with a similar problem: Pine forests might now expand at the expense of natural woodland Israel’s five days of fires have burned more than 20,000 dunams (5,000 acres) of forest, brushland and other open space, a similar scope as the record 2010 Carmel fire, the Jewish National Fund and the Israel ...

Iran demands halt in arms sales to Israel citing ‘humanitarian law’

The comments were made during the UN’s annual Disarmament and International Security Committee meeting at the world body’s headquarters in New York, Press TV added. “We are deeply concerned about the destabilizing repercussions of the continual entry and export of such weaponry into the region, especially into Saudi Arabia and the Zionist regime of Israel,” said Iran’s Deputy permanent representative ...

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