Moshe Yalon, Israel’s last foreign minister under Netanyahu recently parted ways acrimoniously with the government. and gave this speech – “At this time and in the foreseeable future, there is not an existential threat to Israel. Israel is the strongest state in the region and there is an enormous gap between it and every country and organization around it. Therefore, it is appropriate for the leadership in Israel to stop scaring the citizens and to stop telling them that we are on the verge of a second Holocaust.” – Ya alon didn t stop there. He went on to more-or-less endorse the Iran nuclear deal.
The US vice-president, Joe Biden, has delivered an unusually sharp critique of the government of Binyamin Netanyahu, saying the Israeli prime minister is leading Israel in the wrong direction through his policies, including settlement building. Biden described the Obama administration’s “overwhelming frustration” with Israel, adding that “profound questions” existed about how the country could remain both Jewish and democratic.
An IDF soldier was filmed shooting a Palestinian in the head at close range in the Tel Rumeida neighborhood of occupied Hebron Thursday, after he and another Palestinian reportedly stabbed a different soldier, lightly wounding him. Maybe even worse than the murder itself is the fact that no one in the vicinity seems at all moved by it.
If there s one thing most Israelis can agree on, it is that the world is against us. At the very least, so it goes, Israel is surrounded by enemies on all fronts, and the Jewish state s existence is always in peril. This mantra was seared into the fabric of the Israeli consciousness from the founding of the state and persists until today. Perhaps that is why recent statements by top-brass Israeli officials come as such a surprise. In a recent interview with Israeli newspaper Ma ariv, outgoing Mossad head Tamir Pardo stated that while Israel still faces security challenges, it no longer faces any existential threats.
“Iran is continuing to strive for nuclear weapons and the International Atomic Energy Agency s optimism must not blind the international community,” Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon said on Saturday, as world powers dropped sanctions on Iran after international monitors concluded the first phase of their landmark nuclear deal complete, marking the formal commencement of the accord. Lifting the sanctions, Danon said is like “greasing the wheels of terrorism that Iran is funding around the world.”
New data revealed worrying results related to Iran in the background of the signing of the nuclear deal. The new research indicates that the gap between Iran and Israel in the scientific and technological fields is lessening, threatening the advantage held by Israel in the future. Although Israel truly maintains the quality gap in the computer field and the life sciences, Israel is no longer consider a leader in the mathematics field. This means that the gap has narrowed. Another statistic that indicates the narrowing gap was the results of the Science Olympiad in High Schools, where the recent winners were youth from Turkey and Iran.
Several sources have confirmed rumours that Israel have purchased most of its oil supplies from ISIS militants who stole it from Syria via tanker truck convoys. In a carefully detailed article, Al-Araby lays out the entire process from start to finish, showing how ISIS supposedly steals the oil from Conoco oil fields in Syria and then transports them down to Iraqi Kurdistan where the oil is purchased illegally and refined to some small degree so they can get around import regulations in Turkey. The oil is put in tanker trucks labeled as legitimate oil from the Iraqi Kurdistan region and sold to black market buyers in Turkey. The article explains how one of the biggest buyers of that stolen oil just happens to be an Israeli-Greek duel citizen named Uncle Farid.
Miko Peled in an interview with Mint Press exposes Netanyahu and Israel’s war crimes and strategy for colonization and how Isreal has been breaking international laws and human rights towards the Palestinains. He explains how Netanyahu uses deflections like the Palestinian Mufti Hitler comments to perpertuate their policies vs. the Palestinains.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was quoted on Monday as claiming that Israel and Hamas have been conducting direct negotiations to expand the Gaza Strip so that it would include some 1,000 square kilometers of Sinai. In response to Abbas s allegations, Hamas leaders denied that they have been conducting negotiations with Israel. They also denied the claim that Hamas wants to annex parts of Sinai to the Gaza Strip.
A Sephardic Jewish spiritual leader said Thursday that Jewish presence on the Temple Mount complex in Jerusalem was part of the reasons for the current deterioration in the security situation. “Of course this [Jews visiting the Temple Mount] sparked all the current tumult,” Rabbi Shimon Ba adani said. The Council of Torah Sages for the ultra-Orthodox Shas party recently shelved a letter in which it calls on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to issue a sweeping prohibition against the entry of Jews onto the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, based on the view that halakha, Jewish religious law, bars Jews from treading on the site of the two ancient temples that once stood on the site. The prime minister has since barred any lawmakers from visiting the site.