As army drills for Gaza war, Liberman says Israel will defeat any enemy

Defense minister visits IDF exercise simulating warfare in the Palestinian coastal enclave, which has seen a significant increase in violence and bellicose rhetoric in recent weeks

Israeli army drills for Gaza incursion, in apparent warning to Hamas

The Israel Defense Forces on Monday launched a large-scale military drill simulating a ground incursion into the Gaza Strip. The drill in the country’s Negev region, which involves infantry and armored corps, will include exercises in urban warfare, with the…

Trump and Putin test ties in Baltic showdown

HELSINKI, Finland (AFP) — US President Donald Trump headed into a summit with Vladimir Putin on Monday, determined to overcome diplomatic tensions and forge a personal bond with the Kremlin chief. If Trump’s instinct proves right and the pair find…

Trump and Putin set to test rapport, talk Syria in first summit

HELSINKI, Finland — After months of anticipation, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin meet Monday to put to the test the US president’s ambition to forge a personal bond with the Kremlin chief and find common ground on an array of…

Top Trump aide says US to stay in Syria as long as Iran ‘menacing’ region

US President Donald Trump’s top security adviser said Sunday that US troops would remain in Syria as long as Iran continues to “menace” the region, seemingly reversing a promise by the White House to pull out sooner. Trump said in…

Russia Can Mediate A Grand Bargain On Syria

The prevailing impression is that Russia plays a hugely influential role in the Syrian conflict. But it is equally the case that there are serious limits to what Russia can do and/or is willing to do to influence the future…

Pledging not to oust Assad, Netanyahu urges Putin to ‘get Iranians out’ of Syria

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday that Israel will not seek to unseat Syrian dictator Bashar Assad from power, while urging Moscow to remove Iranian troops from the country, according to an Israeli official. “We…

Argentina asks Russia to arrest Iran official over 1994 Jewish center bombing

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — An Argentine federal judge investigating the 1994 Buenos Aires AMIA Jewish center bombing has asked Russian officials to arrest a high-level Iranian adviser to the country’s supreme leader in connection with the attack. Ali Akbar Velayati…

Meeting Putin, Netanyahu says Israel will counter all border violations

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday that Israel will continue to thwart any efforts to breach its borders, adding that Jerusalem is keeping a close eye on regional developments in Iran and Syria. “We will…

Germany charges Iranian diplomat detained in bomb plot

BERLIN — An Iranian diplomat suspected of involvement in a bomb plot against an Iranian opposition rally in France, was charged in Germany on Wednesday with activity as a foreign agent and conspiracy to commit murder. Assadollah Assadi, a Vienna-based…

Netanyahu departs for ‘very important’ meeting with Putin in Moscow

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu departed Israel on Wednesday on his way to Moscow, where he will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, in the latest in a series of frequent summits between the two amid persistent tensions over the presence…

Iran’s Reaction To The OPEC+ Output Deal Reeks Of Desperation

Iran had a fiery reaction to the OPEC+ output agreement between Russia and Saudi Arabia. The country’s First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri ominously warned that “Anyone trying to take away Iran’s oil market (share) would be committing great treachery against Iran…

Netanyahu slated to meet Putin amid friction over Iranian foothold in Syria

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to meet with Russian president Vladimir Putin Wednesday, the latest in a series of frequent summits between the two amid persistent tensions over the presence of Iran-backed fighters in Syria. The meeting between the…

Iranians dance in solidarity with teen arrested over Instagram video

Iranian women are posting videos of themselves dancing to Instagram to protest the country’s strict Islamic modesty laws after a teenage girl was arrested for posting dance videos to the photo and video sharing platform. Last week, state TV broadcast…

Trump’s Global Political And Trade Gaffes

Trump’s gaffes are piling up, all within 18 months of his presidency. The tweets are coming at breakneck speeds causing mass confusion. Trump scrapped the Paris climate accord, then pulled out of TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership) trade agreement, tore JCPOA…

But is it bad for the Jews? 6 things to know for July 10

1. A controversial bill enshrining Israel’s Jewish character in a Basic Law of constitutional stature is garnering fresh criticism Tuesday morning as it heads toward the Knesset, drawing rebuke over a clause that allows towns to reject prospective burghers on…

Pompeo talks tough on Iran while visiting Emirates

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, on a visit to the United Arab Emirates, said Tuesday that the US wants to show Iran its actions have “a real high cost.” Speaking to Sky News Arabia, he said that a focus remains on…

Israel allegedly strikes T-4 base, triggering Syrian air defenses

Syrian air defenses were activated near the T-4 air base in central Syria on Sunday night, in response to an airstrike on the facility, which Syrian and Lebanese news outlets attributed to the Israeli military. “Air defenses responded to the…

Iran calls for EU help as shipping giant pulls out for fear of US sanctions

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France/LONDON (Reuters) – One of the world’s biggest cargo shippers announced on Saturday it was pulling out of Iran for fear of becoming entangled in U.S. sanctions, and President Hassan Rouhani demanded that European countries to do more to…

French shipping firm drops Iran over US sanctions threat

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France — The world’s third largest shipping container group, the French-owned CMA CGM, has decided to withdraw from Iran over the threat of US sanctions, its chief executive said Saturday. “Because of the Trump administration, we have decided to…

Cracks form in bid to save nuke deal as Iran spurns European economic package

VIENNA, Austria — Three European nations along with Russia and China met with Iran Friday to offer it economic benefits that would lessen the blow of sweeping US sanctions, but the meeting was quickly overshadowed by Iran expressing disappointment and…