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Nasrallah: Warsaw meet unmasked Israel-Gulf ties, Arab leaders Israel’s ‘tools’

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah on Saturday dismissed last week’s Middle East conference in Warsaw as “weak and stale,” and warned that Arab leaders moving toward normalization with Israel were only “a tool” in Israel’s hands. In a speech marking the terror group’s annual remembrance day for “martyrs,” Nasrallah said the summit in Poland, which focused strongly on Iran’s belligerence in the region, aimed to ...

ISRAELI FILM WINS TOP PRIZE AT BERLINALE

adav Lapid’s Synonymes, a drama about an Israeli who tries to forget his roots during an extended Parisian sojourn, took the Golden Bear, the top prize at the 69th Berlinale, the Berlin International Film Festival on Saturday night. It was a controversial choice, dividing audiences between those who thought it was pretentious, self-indulgent drivel and those who saw in it ...

Opinion For Israel’s Golden Intel Boys, It Starts With Terror and Ends With Greed

A coincidence brought together two stories in Haaretz last Wednesday. One reported on the sadistic abuse of two Palestinians by soldiers from the Netzah Yehuda Battalion, while the other told of astonishing meddling abroad by Israeli intelligence companies. Ostensibly the conduct of the battalion is more sickening. But actually the actions of veterans of the Mossad and the military’s signal intelligence unit, ...

REPORT: 12 IRANIANS KILLED IN ISRAELI STRIKE ON SYRIA; TOTAL RISES TO 21

twelve soldiers belonging to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps were killed in Sunday’s Israeli air strikes on Syria, the UK-based NGO Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claimed on Tuesday. The report said a total of 21 people were killed in the strikes, among them six Syrian soldiers and 15 non-Syrian nationals, 12 of whom were IRGC soldiers, making it the deadliest attacks ...

Israel Strikes Hamas Targets After Projectile Fired From Gaza

Israeli aircraft struck subterranean Hamas targets on Saturday night after  a projectile was fired at Israel from Gaza, the military said. Rocket sirens sounded 24 hours after Israel struck two Hamas targets following violent protests at the fence separating Israel and the Gaza Strip, in which Gaza authorities said a Palestinian woman was killed and at least 14 other people were wounded ...

Israel reportedly attacks Syria

Israel reportedly attacked Syria on Friday, the country’s Sana news agency reported. According to Sana, Israeli plans bombed the outskirts of Damascus on Friday evening. “Around 23:15, an Israeli fighter jet from the Galilee fired several missiles into the Damascus area, and immediately the air defense system took down most of them. One of the warehouses at Damascus International Airport ...

Summing Up Tenure, Israel’s Outgoing Military Chief Settles Score With Right-wing Critics

As he nears the end of his term as chief of staff, Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot — who in the past almost always refused to grant interviews — has pulled out all the stops. In a series of interviews with the three main Israeli television channels (plus another with The New York Times), Eisenkot summed up his tenure on Saturday. ...

In Three Years, Israeli Military Courts Have Fined Palestinians $16 Million

Israel’s military courts imposed fines topping 60 million shekels ($16 million) on West Bank Palestinians from 2015 to 2017, even though the great majority of the offenses don’t involve the harming of people or property. Two reports by the Military Court of Appeals’ president were submitted to the Al-Dameer Association for Human Rights at its request and were brought to Haaretz’s attention ...

DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CONTENDER GABBARD SUPPORTS AND CRITICIZES ISRAEL

Tulsi Gabbard, a Democratic congresswoman from Hawaii who supported Bernie Sanders’s 2016 presidential run, called-out Barack Obama for an inability to use the term “radical Islamic terror,” met Syrian President Bashar Assad, and slammed Israel for the use of live-ammunition to quell riots on the Gaza border, joined the crowded Democratic presidential race on Friday. “I have decided to run ...

NEW BOOK PROPOSES ISRAEL WITHDRAW UNILATERALLY FROM THE WEST BANK

“Israeli National Security: A New Strategy for an Era of Change” by former Deputy National Security Adviser Charles Freilich proposes first public national security policy. srael should unilaterally withdraw from the West Bank in order to lay the groundwork for a two-state solution with the Palestinians and prevent terrorist attacks like Barkan from occurring again, says former deputy national security ...