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19.08.2018 - 09:04 [ Bundeskanzlerin.de ]

Im Wortlaut: Pressestatements von Bundeskanzlerin Merkel und dem russischen Präsidenten Putin

BUNDESKANZLERIN MERKEL: Meine Damen und Herren, ich heiße den russischen Präsidenten Wladimir Putin herzlich in Schloss Meseberg willkommen. Dadurch ist die Möglichkeit gegeben, dass wir heute den Gesprächsfaden von Sotschi wieder aufnehmen und die Gespräche fortsetzen können. Ich denke, angesichts der Tatsache, dass es weltweit so viele und auch so ernste Konflikte gibt, unterstreicht das die Möglichkeit, Lösungen zu finden. Wir haben Verantwortung Deutschland, aber vor allem auch Russland; denn Russland ist ständiges Mitglied des Sicherheitsrates. Deshalb sollten wir daran arbeiten, Lösungen zu finden.

19.08.2018 - 09:02 [ Bundeskanzlerin.de ]

Kanzlerin empfängt Putin: Internationale Krisenherde im Blick

Ein weiteres großes Gesprächsthema war der Syrien-Konflikt. Zunächst müsse es darum gehen, dass es bei den Kämpfen um Idlib nicht zu einer humanitären Katastrophe komme, betonte Merkel. „Wir beobachten, dass die Kampfhandlungen zurückgehen, aber damit ist natürlich noch keine Friedensordnung geschaffen.“ Deutschland wolle als als Mitglied der sogenannten „Small Group“ dafür einsetzen, einen politischen Prozess in Gang zu bringen.

18.08.2018 - 17:22 [ New York Times ]

North Korea Presses Demand for End of War Amid Talk of Pompeo Visit

When he met with representatives of political parties in Seoul on Thursday, President Moon Jae-in of South Korea said that negotiations between the United States and North Korea have recently gained “speed,” with Mr. Pompeo planning to visit North Korea again, according to Yun So-ha, an opposition leader, who briefed reporters on the meeting.

On Thursday, Mr. Pompeo said his team was “continuing to make progress” with the North Koreans, and said he hoped that “we can make a big step here before too long.”

18.08.2018 - 09:26 [ Al-Monitor.com ]

Russian, Turkish officials meet, keep low profile on Idlib ideas

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met Aug. 14 in Ankara with his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, with Syria dominating the agenda, largely against the backdrop of a planned Sept. 7 meeting of the leaders of Russia, Turkey, Germany and France in Istanbul.

18.08.2018 - 08:58 [ France 24 ]

Macron, Merkel warn of ‚humanitarian risks‘ in Syria’s Idlib

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel voiced concern Friday about the humanitarian situation in the rebel-held Syrian region of Idlib, which is shaping up be the country’s next big battleground.

In a telephone call the two leaders described the „humanitarian risks“ in Idlib, where government forces have stepped up their bombardments of rebel positions in recent days, as „very high“, according to the French presidency.

18.08.2018 - 07:11 [ KBS ]

USA schlugen Nordkorea Ausfuhr seiner Atomsprengköpfe nach Großbritannien vor

Die USA haben offenbar Pjöngjang vorgeschlagen, die Hälfte der nordkoreanischen Nuklearsprengköpfe nach Grßbritannien zu schaffen.

Dies habe ein US-Außenministeriumsvertreter bei seinem jüngsten Seoul-Besuch bestätigt, wie eine gut informierte Quelle aus diplomatischen Kreisen beim Telefonat mit KBS mitteilte.

18.08.2018 - 07:09 [ KBS ]

Innerkoreanische Familienzusammenführungen starten am Montag

Bei den zwei jeweils dreitägigen Runden vom 20. bis 26. August am Berg Geumgang in Nordkorea werden 89 Südkoreaner und 83 Nordkoreaner ihre Familienangehörigen zum ersten Mal seit der Trennung des Landes 1953 wiedersehen.

Neun südkoreanische Teilnehmer hätten unter anderem aus gesundheitlichen Gründen das Wiedersehen aufgeben müssen, teilte das Vereinigungsministerium in Seoul mit.

18.08.2018 - 07:06 [ Korea Broadcasting System (KBS) ]

Eröffnung von Verbindungsbüro in Kaesong steht bevor

Eine Entscheidung, ob die UN angesichts des Betriebs vom Verbindungsbüro in Kaesong eine Ausnahme der Nordkorea-Sanktionen anerkennen würden, ist allerdings noch nicht getroffen. Seoul hatte die UN um eine Ausnahme gebeten, da für einen ständigen Aufenthalt von südkoreanischen Vertretern im Büro Güter wie Öl für die Stromversorgung geliefert werden müssen.

16.08.2018 - 16:01 [ Arirang News / Youtube ]

Two Koreas completely restore military communication lines ..

Back in April, during their historic summit, the two Koreas agreed to stop all hostile acts against each other, and reduce military tensions. Now, they’ve moved another step closer to that goal. Military communication lines in the east have been fully reconnected. Park Ji-won has the latest. South Korea’s defense ministry announced that inter-Korean military communication lines for the eastern part of the Korean Peninsula were completely restored as of Wednesday. All functions of the line, such as phone call and fax functions, are now working as normal.

15.08.2018 - 17:45 [ Yonhap ]

Moon says ending division of two Koreas will achieve ‚true liberation‘

Speaking at a ceremony marking Korea’s independence from the 1910-45 Japanese colonial rule 73 years ago on the day, he renewed his commitment to end the division of the Koreas, saying „true liberation“ can only be achieved when the two countries establish a lasting peace and economic community.

15.08.2018 - 17:33 [ Mint Press ]

Alliance Between Syria and YPG Deepens Ahead of Idlib Offensive, Provoking an Unpredictable Turkey

With military forces from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Russia gathering around Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province, the last major military offensive of Syria’s seven-year-long war may only be weeks away. As the noose tightens around Idlib, the last hold-out for majority of terrorist fighters still active in Syria, the Syrian army seems to have secured the help of a new military ally: the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG).

Turkish media reported on Sunday that 1,300 YPG fighters have been transferred to Aleppo over the course of the past two weeks to take part in the upcoming Syrian military offensive against the rebel-controlled Idlib province.

14.08.2018 - 18:26 [ Ronald Lauder / New York Times ]

Israel, This Is Not Who We Are

Its Declaration of Independence guarantees “complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants irrespective of religion, race or sex,” as well as a guarantee of freedom of religion, conscience, language, education and culture.

Theodor Herzl, Chaim Weizmann, Zeev Jabotinsky, David Ben Gurion and Golda Meir always emphasized the need to combine Jewish nationalism with universal humanism. So now, when Israel’s government appears to be tarnishing the sacred value of equality, many supporters feel it is turning its back on Jewish heritage, the Zionist ethos and the Israeli spirit.

14.08.2018 - 18:21 [ Haaretz ]

Ronald Lauder Warns Israel: Nation-state Law Will Harm Ties With World Jewry

World Jewish Congress chief and former Netanyahu confidant urges Israeli leaders to ‚rethink their destructive actions‘ in New York Times op-ed

14.08.2018 - 17:46 [ Tagesanzeiger.ch ]

Der Adrenalinpegel in Israel steigt bedrohlich hoch

Aber es war doch Khni­fess, der vor zwei Wochen auf die Büh­ne stürm­te. Er rief «Ras­sist, Ras­sist!» und ging auf den ehe­ma­li­gen Ge­heim­dienst­chef Avi Dich­ter los. Die Faust­schlä­ge von Khni­fess pras­sel­ten auf ins­ge­samt acht Bo­dy­guards nie­der, die sich ihm in den Weg stell­ten. Wie­der und wie­der griff er an. Die Aufnahmen dieser Sze­nen, wie Khni­fess den am Po­di­um ste­hen­den Ab­ge­ord­ne­ten der rechts­kon­ser­va­ti­ven Regierungspartei Li­kud at­ta­ckier­te, sorgten in Israel für grosses Aufsehen.

14.08.2018 - 07:36 [ Peter Beinart / Forward.com ]

Peter Beinart: I Was Detained At Ben Gurion Airport Because Of My Beliefs

Then he told me that on my last trip to Israel I had participated in a protest, which is true. He asked where it occurred and I answered “Hebron.” He asked its purpose and I answered that we were protesting the fact that Palestinians in Hebron and across the West Bank lack basic rights. (I wrote about the protest at the time). He asked how I had become involved in the protest and I mentioned The Center for Jewish Nonviolence. He asked if the Center had incited violence, and I replied that, as its name suggests, it practices non-violence. My interrogator then replied that names could be misleading. The government of North Korea, he observed, calls itself a democracy but is not. I told him I didn’t think the Center for Jewish Nonviolence and the North Korean government have much in common.

14.08.2018 - 06:45 [ Spiege.de ]

Trump unterzeichnet Verteidigungsetat über 716 Milliarden Dollar

US-Präsident Donald Trump hat den Verteidigungshaushalt für das Jahr 2019 unterzeichnet – er sieht ein Budget von 716 Milliarden Dollar vor, das sind umgerechnet etwa 627 Milliarden Euro. Trump unterschrieb das entsprechende Gesetz am Montag im Armeestützpunkt Fort Drum im Bundesstaat New York.

13.08.2018 - 22:50 [ Yonhap ]

Koreas agree to hold summit in Pyongyang in September

„We agreed to hold an inter-Korean summit within September in Pyongyang“ the two Koreas said in a joint press statement issued after the meeting.

North Korea’s chief delegate, Ri Son-gwon, hinted after the meeting that the two sides agreed on a date but decided not to announce it, only to emphasize that the summit will take place „within September.“

13.08.2018 - 22:45 [ KBS ]

Neuer Korea-Gipfel soll Durchbruch für Denuklearisierung bringen

Die Denuklearisierungsverhandlungen sind wegen der Differenzen zwischen Nordkorea und den USA ins Stocken geraten. Washington fordert die Veröffentlichung von Listen nordkoreanischer Atomwaffen und Raketen und einen Abbau des Nukleararsenals, während Pjöngjang eine parallele Erklärung des Kriegsendes und eine Lockerung der Sanktionen verlangt.

12.08.2018 - 17:58 [ Yonhap ]

Moon-Kim summit logistics likely to be decided on at high-level talks Monday

The logistical details of the third inter-Korean summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are likely to be determined during a high-level official meeting on Monday, the presidential spokesman said.

„We expect the date, venue and size of the South Korean delegation to be agreed on during the high-level talks tomorrow in light of the April 27 Panmunjom Declaration,“ Cheong Wa Dae spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom said Sunday in a press briefing.

12.08.2018 - 16:20 [ Haaretz ]

How Evolution Became a Dirty Word in Israel

The main question is whether in the Israel of 2018 an effort is being made to blur the Earth’s age or conceal biology’s most significant theory. How can one present the scientific truth to the average Israeli, who is curious and has a wide variety of beliefs? Is there anywhere in Israel where an exhibit claims unapologetically that man descends from apes? Is there any public explanation of Darwin’s theory?

If there is such an exhibition, I don’t know where it is. My searches came up with nothing. But no website or museum that I visited claimed that it was required to conceal, blur or distort the truth; instead, precautions were taken simply to avoid flak.

12.08.2018 - 16:08 [ HaMoked - Center for the Defense of the Individual ]

The Disappearing Plot of Land: the state issued an entry permit to „the Seam Zone“ to a Palestinian to tend his lands, after insisting for two years that his plot is not there

Since 2003, the Israeli military has imposed a draconian permit regime in the West Bank areas trapped between the separation wall and the Green Line (the armistice line between Israel and the West Bank), an area it refers to as „the Seam Zone“. The permit regime applies to Palestinians only; Israelis and tourists do not require a permit to enter the Seam Zone or stay in it. Palestinians who live in the Seam Zone or wish to enter it in order to tend to their lands, visit relatives or conduct business, are forced to obtain a permit, subject to the regulations of a stifling and highly bureaucratic military mechanism, which dictates a myriad of conditions for the receipt of permits to enter and stay in the Seam Zone.

In March 2016, a Palestinian resident of the village Qaffin submitted a request for an entry permit to the Seam Zone for agricultural purposes, in order to cultivate land owned by his family for generations. The man, who had previously received a number of permits for the very same plot, received no response to his request for several months…

12.08.2018 - 15:44 [ 972+ magazine ]

Tens of thousands of Palestinians and Jews protest Nation-State Law

(12.8.2018) “We are not going to rest after this incredible protest,” Barekeh continued. “We are marking the beginning of the way and there is no way back until the law is rescinded. Our struggle will be here, a popular parliamentary and democratic struggle for Arabs as well as Jews.”

“I came to France from Morocco when I was 10 years old,” Eva Illouz told the crowd. “Although I was Jewish and from Morocco, I went to the same schools as the French, and my teachers gave me grades just like the French. I felt that I wasn’t defined by my origin or religion. As a girl I felt deep in my bones the meaning of living in a country where I am treated as an equal.”

12.08.2018 - 15:25 [ Democracy Now! / Youtube ]

Horror on Gaza Beach: New York Times Photographer Witnesses Israeli Killing of 4 Palestinian Boys

(17.7.2014) Israel says it is considering a new ceasefire proposal from Egypt that would take effect on Friday. There is no word yet from Hamas, which rejected the last proposal on the grounds its leaders were never consulted and the terms would have allowed for the continued siege of Gaza and for Israeli bombardment at will. The news of a fresh proposal comes just as a five hour humanitarian pause has ended. The United Nations asked for the break to let Gazans receive supplies and repair damage following 10 days of Israeli bombings. On Wednesday, an Israeli gunboat shelled a beach killing four boys who were playing. The boys were all between the ages of nine and 11 and from the same extended family. Seven other adults and children were wounded in the strike. The scene was witnessed by several international journalists, including our guest Tyler Hicks, a Pulitzer Prize-winning staff photographer at The New York Times. We are also joined from Gaza City by Democracy Now! correspondent Sharif Abdel Kouddous, who has interviewed family members of the young victims

12.08.2018 - 15:18 [ BBC ]

Eyewitness: Gaza beach shelling

(9.6.2006) „Three children were there, two with severe deep cuts in their heads.

One girl was just screaming, crying out for her father: ‚Dad, my dad.‘

It was a terrible scene, with blood everywhere. We could see a gunship in middle of sea, so we knew what had happened.

The medics arrived and started moving the bodies away. I helped them. It was shocking – it’s the first time I have been around to see this kind of thing.“

12.08.2018 - 15:02 [ telesur ]

Common Enemy: Why Israel Is Embracing Fascism in Europe

(1.8.2018) Indeed, the ‘special relationship’ between Netanyahu and Orban is only the tip of the iceberg. For years, Netanyahu’s Israel has been ‘flirting’ with radical right movements in Europe.

The unmistakable Israeli strategy, of course, has its own logic. Israeli leaders feel that Europe’s move to the far-right is irrevocable and are keen to benefit from the anti-Muslim sentiment that accompanies this shift as much as possible.

Moreover, the EU’s resolve to label illegal settlement products and refusal to heed calls for moving their embassies from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is pushing Netanyahu to explore these new routes.

12.08.2018 - 14:55 [ Haaretz ]

Rights Groups Demand Israel Stop Arming neo-Nazis in Ukraine

(9.7.2018) They argue that these weapons serve forces that openly espouse a neo-Nazi ideology and cite evidence that the right-wing Azov militia, whose members are part of Ukraine’s armed forces, and are supported by the country’s ministry of internal affairs, is using these weapons.

An earlier appeal to the Defense Ministry was met with no response.

12.08.2018 - 14:10 [ UN Tribune ]

UN Peacekeepers Observe IDF Interacting With Al Nusra in Golan

(4.12.2014) UN troops monitoring the 1974 ceasefire between Israel and Syria have witnessed interactions between members of the Israeli Defence Forces and the Al Nusra Front who have taken over a large part of the Golan Heights.

12.08.2018 - 09:55 [ Haaretz / googleusercontent.com ]

FULL TEXT: Haaretz Publisher Schocken Calls for Israelis to ‚Join the Struggle‘ at Nation-state Rally

One of the most significant threats to Jewish nationalism, as expressed in the nation-state law, is Arab representation in the Knesset, according to a portion of the Israeli population. So I tell you, the Arab citizen: Do not give the right-wing government a prize – despair and isolation. You all have the political power to reshape public discourse in Israel by participating in elections. Use it.

And to all the citizens of Israel, from every tribe, I call to join the struggle against the elimination of democracy, to develop an Israeli society, pluralistic and prosperous, with the participation of minorities in the economy and in politics.

12.08.2018 - 09:45 [ Ynetnews.com ]

Arab protesters say not enough attended thousands-strong anti-Nationality Law protest

Approximately 20-25 thousands people showed up in solidarity against the law, a number in which Agbariyah expressed disappointment.

“I expect that out of a million-and-a-half Arab citizens, at least 200,000 should turn up. It is unacceptable if we don’t manage to bring the Arab public to this protest,” Agbariyah complained. “Arab Knesset MKs have to get the crowds into the street. Committees, mayors of mixed cities, mayors of Arab cities—everyone should be uniting as one.”

12.08.2018 - 09:36 [ Haaretz ]

Tens of Thousands Gather in Tel Aviv for Nation-state Law Protest Led by Israeli Arabs

Tens of thousands of demonstrators protesting the nation-state law gathered in Tel Aviv Saturday night in the wake of last week’s mass march, which drew tens of thousands of Israelis to protest in solidarity with the country’s Druze community.

Demonstrators marched from Rabin Square to the plaza of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, which began at 8:00 P.M. Protesters gathered at Rabin Square. A rally under the name „Abolish Nation-state Law – Yes to Equality“ took place after the march.

11.08.2018 - 20:04 [ Radio Utopie ]

Israel: Großdemonstration gegen „Nationalstaatsgesetz“

Am 4. November 1995 wurde auf dem heute nach ihm benannten Rabin Platz der israelische Ministerpräsident Yitzhak Rabin nach dieser Rede von einem faschistischen Attentäter ermordet. Ein halbes Jahr später kam Benjamin Netanyahu an die Macht.

Über 22 Jahre später nun demonstrieren in diesen Minuten Zehntausende in der größten interreligiösen, interethnischen und interkulturellen Demonstration in der Geschichte Israels gegen das von der Regierung Netanyahu in Form eines der israelischen „Grundgesetze“ eingebrachte neue „Nationalstaatsgesetz“, welches unvereinbar ist mit der israelischen Unabhängigkeitserklärung von 1948.

11.08.2018 - 19:18 [ עומדים ביחד نقف معًا ‏ / Twitter ]

Tens of thousands are gathering RIGHT NOW in Tel Aviv’s Rabin square in to protest the #NationStateLaw, in what appears to be the THE LARGEST JEWISH-ARAB DEMONSTRATION IN HISTORY OF ISRAEL. This is our answer to the racist government.

11.08.2018 - 17:34 [ ORF.at ]

Syrische Armee vor Offensive auf Rebellenhochburg Idlib

Nach der Eroberung der meisten Rebellengebiete im Süden des Landes bereitet sich die syrische Armee auf eine großangelegte Offensive auf Idlib vor. Die Region im Nordwesten des Landes wird größtenteils vom radikal-islamischen Rebellenbündnis Haiat Tahrir al-Scham kontrolliert, das von einem Ableger des Terrornetzwerkes al-Kaida geführt wird.

11.08.2018 - 11:23 [ STANDING TOGETHER עומדים ביחד نقف معًا ]

STANDING TOGETHER עומדים ביחד نقف معًا

„The movement has begun to succeed where others faltered, drawing on the strategies and lessons of successful left-wing populist movements around the world. The movement is young — it first appeared in late 2015 — but it has been steadily growing in size and influence… Standing Together — identifiable by its signature purple paraphernalia — has, over the past year or two, become ubiquitous at protests around the country.“

11.08.2018 - 09:26 [ Rudaw.net ]

Syrian troops shell Idlib, drop ’surrender‘ notes

A Syrian man holds a leaflet stamped with the government forces‘ seal and dropped by helicopters flying over the city of Saraqibon August 9, 2018 reading in Arabic: „Which do you prefer? This was Syria before terrorism and its militiamen, and this is what armed terrorism has one to Syria and its people. The fate of your family, children, and future depend on your decision. Quickly join the local reconciliations to return the smile and guarantee the future.“

11.08.2018 - 09:11 [ Daily Sabah ]

Präsident Erdoğan: Zuversicht trotz aktuellem Lira-Verfall

Angesichts des aktuellen Lira-Verfalls hat Präsident Recep Tayyip Erdoğan das Volk zur Besonnenheit und Ruhe aufgerufen. „Macht Euch keine Sorgen“, rief Erdoğan am späten Donnerstagabend in Rize am Schwarzen Meer seinen Wählern zu. Derzeit liefen gegen die Türkei mehrere Kampagnen, sagte er mit Blick auf den Streit mit den USA. „Beachtet sie nicht.“

11.08.2018 - 08:55 [ Al-Monitor.com ]

Syria’s Kurds cautiously progress in talks with Damascus

(6.8.2018) The Kurdish delegation, however, did not offer much information, simply saying that committees will be set up to prepare for a transition to the phase of negotiations.

This Kurdish-regime dialogue, which was held July 26-27, offered optimism that war may not be the only option, yet there are many obstacles left to overcome. For one thing, the 50,000-strong SDF and the proposed model of democratic autonomy, with its abundant local institutions, are not easy for a centralized system like Damascus to accept.

11.08.2018 - 08:19 [ Washington Post ]

Syria’s war could be entering its last and most dangerous phase

But at least a third of Syria remains outside government control, and those areas are occupied both by Turkish and American troops. Turkey has deployed soldiers in the northwest, in parts of the rebel-held province of Aleppo and in Idlib, which Assad has identified as the next target of an offensive. About 2,000 U.S. Special Operations forces hold sway in the northeast, in support of their Kurdish allies fighting against the Islamic State.

11.08.2018 - 08:07 [ ORF.at ]

Erdogan sieht Partnerschaft mit USA „in Gefahr“

Sollte die US-Regierung die Souveränität der Türkei nicht respektieren, „dann könnte unsere Partnerschaft in Gefahr sein“, schrieb Erdogan in einem am gestern Abend (Ortszeit) veröffentlichten Gastbeitrag der „New York Times“.

Seine Regierung könne sich genötigt sehen, „die Suche nach neuen Freunden und Verbündeten zu beginnen“.

10.08.2018 - 12:00 [ Haaretz ]

Demonstrate With the Arabs

The demonstration called for Saturday night in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square by the Higher Arab Monitoring Committee, which represents Israel’s Arab community, is the most important of all the protests that have taken place against the nation-state law. It’s also one of the most important demonstrations in Israel in the past several years.

No minority in Israel suffers as much discrimination as the Arab minority, which is also Israel’s largest minority. It is frequently the target of normalized, institutionalized racism.

10.08.2018 - 02:49 [ KBS ]

Süd- und Nordkorea führen nächsten Montag Gespräche auf hoher Ebene

Laut der südkoreanischen Regierung werden beide Seiten über ein innerkoreanisches Spitzentreffen diskutieren. Es wird erwartet, dass ein konkreter Zeitplan und Ort für das im Herbst geplante dritte Treffen zwischen Präsident Moon Jae-in und Machthaber Kim Jong-un erörtert werden.

09.08.2018 - 23:01 [ KBS ]

Nordkorea wiederholt Aufforderung zu Erklärung von Kriegsende

Die Erklärung des Kriegsendes sei ein „Erfordernis der Zeit“ und „erster Fortschritt“ in Richtung auf Frieden und Sicherheit auf der koreanischen Halbinsel und in der Welt.
Es sei „nicht normal“ weiterhin Misstrauen und Feindseligkeit zwischen Nordkorea und den USA zu sehen.

09.08.2018 - 18:36 [ memri.org ]

Qatar’s Opposition To Trump’s Forthcoming Middle East Peace Plan As Reflected In Qatari Cartoons

(2.8.2018) In recent weeks, the Qatari media has been slamming the Trump administration’s efforts to advance a regional peace plan that has come to be known as the „Deal of the Century.“ Qatari media reports and articles about this plan have described it as serving Israel’s interests while eliminating the Palestinian cause. Furthermore, following reports in the non-Arab media that Saudi Arabia has been involved in formulating this plan, and against the backdrop of the growing crisis between Qatar and the „Arab Quartet“ – i.e. the four countries, led by Saudi Arabia, which have been boycotting Qatar for the last year – the Qatari media has been accusing Saudi Arabia and other Arab regimes of collaborating with the Trump administration and betraying the Palestinians.

09.08.2018 - 18:26 [ Financial Times ]

Trump’s hopes for Middle East peace deal falter

(6.8.2018) Arab officials have said any peace proposal has to wait until tensions between Israel and Hamas — the Islamist movement that controls Gaza — ease and Palestinian fury over the US’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital dissipates. A US diplomat said this message had been relayed to the plan’s architects, Jared Kushner, Mr Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, and Jason Greenblatt, the Middle East peace envoy.

09.08.2018 - 18:22 [ Al-Monitor ]

US game plan on Iran written in Tel Aviv, claim Israeli insiders

An anonymous high-level Israel intel source was quoted in the Israeli media Aug. 7 as saying that the renewed US sanctions imposed this week on Iran “will bring Iran to its knees.’’ The source also argued that chances are good that the country will be forced to return to the negotiating table with the six world powers that cut the nuclear agreement and agree to a modification and to limitations on its continued expansion in the Middle East.

09.08.2018 - 18:19 [ Haaretz ]

U.S. Official: Trump’s Peace Plan Will Cause Discomfort to Both Israel and Palestinians

Sources outside the administration who are involved in the discussions over the plan told Haaretz that the Trump peace team believes their plan could be the first one ever to receive a positive answer from both Israel and major Arab countries, regardless of the Palestinian position.

09.08.2018 - 17:04 [ Times of Israel ]

Heads of IDF southern, homefront commands visit Sderot

Southern Command chief Maj. Gen. Herzl Halevi and Home Front Command chief Maj. Gen. Tamir Yadai speak with the mayor of the town, Alon Davidi, and visit one rocket impact site, the army says.

Halevi praises the residents of the city and the local government for standing up to “challenging situations.”

09.08.2018 - 16:33 [ KBS ]

Süd- und Nordkorea diskutieren über Kooperation im Eisenbahnbereich

Die zweite Sitzung des gemeinsamen Forschungs- und Untersuchungsteams im Bahnbereich finde ab 9.20 Uhr im Zoll-, Einwanderungs- und Quarantänebüro im südkoreanischen Paju an der Grenze statt, teilte ein Beamter des Vereinigungsminsteriums mit. Die nordkoreanischen Teilnehmer seien gegen 8.30 Uhr über die militärische Demarkationslinie (MDL) in den Süden gekommen.

09.08.2018 - 16:22 [ KBS ]

Medien: Pompeo schlägt Nordkorea Abbau von Atomarsenal um 60 bis 70 Prozent vor

Laut dem von den USA vorgelegten Plan soll Nordkorea 60 bis 70 Prozent seiner Atomsprengköpfe binnen sechs bis acht Monaten übergeben. Die USA oder eine dritte Partei wird sie in Besitz nehmen und aus Nordkorea entfernen.

Laut dem Bericht legte US-Außenminister Mike Pompeo nordkoreanischen Unterhändlern den Plan in den letzten zwei Monaten mehrmals vor.

09.08.2018 - 15:41 [ Haaretz ]

After Gaza Factions Declare Round of Hostilities Over, Rocket Fired at Southern Israeli City

Palestinian factions in Gaza declared Thursday that they consider the latest round of violence between Israel and Gaza over, saying that maintaining the peace now depends on Israel. After the statement was released, however, a rocket was fired at the city of Be’er Sheva, located some 40 kilometers from the Strip. This was the first time rockets were fired at the city since the 2014 Gaza war.

09.08.2018 - 12:35 [ Radio Utopie ]

Sabotiert Herzl Halevi den Waffenstillstand zwischen der Hamas und Netanyahu?

Kurz vor einem Waffenstillstand zwischen der im aufständischen Teil der israelischen Kolonie Palästina herrschenden Hamas im Gazastreifen und der israelischen Regierung Netanyahu in Jerusalem eskaliert plötzlich die Situation.

09.08.2018 - 09:53 [ Press TV ]

Colombia recognizes Palestine as independent state

Duque’s administration said it would review Santos’ decision on Palestine, but acknowledged that it was legal.

The new Colombian government “will cautiously examine” the “implications” of the decision and “will act according to international law,” Foreign Minister Carlos Holmes said in a statement.

09.08.2018 - 03:04 [ Press TV ]

US reimposition of bans on Iran wrong, unlawful: North Korean FM

In a meeting with President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran on Wednesday, Ri Yong-ho said Washington’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and the subsequent reimposition of the bans that had been lifted based on the multilateral agreement are wrongful and in contravention of international regulations.

08.08.2018 - 21:29 [ Times of Israel ]

Activists wave Declaration of Independence in stormy Knesset nation-state debate

In her speech, Livni railed against the right-wing government, called for early elections and said the opposition would pass the Declaration of Independence as a basic law in lieu of the nation-state law passed by the right-wing coalition on July 19.

08.08.2018 - 21:10 [ Haaretz ]

The Shin Bet State Is Here

As part of the war that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is waging against the “enemy within” – that is, anyone who thinks differently than he does – the state has adopted the despicable practices of a thought police in its attempt to intimidate and silence opponents of the occupation from Israel and abroad.