(11.11.2018) Negotiations for the financial package to Gaza began months earlier, following the Palestinian Authority’s decision to cut salaries of employees in Gaza last year, an Israeli government source with knowledge of the matter told CNN. The sanctions against Gaza were an attempt to put economic pressure on Hamas to relinquish control of the coastal enclave to the Palestinian Authority.
Netanyahu isn’t looking for a long-term solution now. He doesn’t believe one exists with the Palestinians, besides what he call “peace of deterrence” – another word for bullying the Palestinians until they give up. He’s perfectly aware that won’t happen in the foreseeable future and he’s prepared to wait even for another generation if that’s what it takes.
(15.10.2018) If Israel is dragged into a military operation in the Gaza Strip amid ongoing clashes on the Israel-Gaza border, it should be called the “Mahmoud Abbas War,” Energy Minister and security cabinet member Yuval Steinitz said on Monday.
Speaking at the Maariv Leaders Conference in Jerusalem, Steinitz reiterated his warning last year that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has a “strategic program to embroil Israel in a conflict in Gaza, and he wants to manipulate us into a conflict Israel is not interested in at a time that isn’t desirable.”
Prominent Jewish intellectual Noam Chomsky has raised concerns over what he believes is the rise of “Judeo-Nazi tendencies” in Israel. Speaking to i24NEWS last week, the renowned political dissident, linguist and scholar repeated warnings given by Yeshayahu Leibowitz, an Israeli public intellectual, biochemist and polymath, concerning the dehumanising effect of Israel’s brutal occupation of Palestine on the victims and the oppressors.
(9.11.2018) Haaretz’s crime reporter and defense expert answer questions on the corruption case in which the police seek indictments on people close to the prime minister
Palestinian officials said the group of Hamas men were fired at from a passing car.
Palestinian sources told Haaretz that one of the casualties is Nur Barake, a deputy commander of an elite unit of Iz al-Din al-Qassam, the military wing of Hamas. According to a statement from Hamas‘ military wing, Israeli forces entered Gaza in a civilian vehicle three kilometers east of Khan Yunis. The exchange of fire began after Israeli soldiers kiled Barake.
Sollten die Berichte zutreffen, wäre es eine höchst ungewöhnliche Operation: Israelische Spezialkräfte sollen innerhalb des Gazastreifens das Feuer auf militante Palästinenser eröffnet haben. Normalerweise operiert die israelische Armee aus der Luft oder von Stellungen außerhalb des Gazastreifens.
Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources Francis R. Fannon will travel to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem; Nicosia, and Cairo from November 11 to 20, 2018. During his trip, Assistant Secretary Fannon will be meeting with government officials and private sector representatives to discuss energy security and regional cooperation on energy issues.
According to the report, the sea route will be under international supervision in addition to Israeli security monitoring. However, it is yet unclear how and in what manner the sea route will operate.
Die Polizei empfiehlt, in Zusammenhang mit dem Kauf von U-Booten aus Deutschland Anklage gegen sechs Personen zu erheben. Es geht um Bestechung, Geldwäsche und Betrug. Betroffen sind mehrere Leute aus dem Umfeld von Premier Netanjahu.
Charges relate to $2bn sale of German Thyssenkrupp submarines to Israel
(13.10.2013) Wie wir alle wissen, wurde der rechtsradikale Premierminister Benjamin Netanjahu vor 18 Jahren wegen einem maßgeblich durch seine Person organisierten drohenden Atomkrieg gegen den Iran, nachfolgend gegen Libanon, gegen Syrien sowieso und natürlich auch gegen den Gazastreifen und überhaupt die gesamte Region von einem linksradikalen Israeli erschossen. Ganz Israel reagierte seinerzeit wie Netanjahus eigene Likud Partei. Es sagte: „Oh. Das ist aber schade.“ Und dann kam alles ganz anders. Während der Attentäter zu einer Art Volksheld wurde und in allen Ehren im Gefängnis saß, beschloss nun die Likud Partei ab sofort genau das Gegenteil von dem zu machen was sie bisher getan hatte und alle Pläne von exzessivem Krieg und Kapitalismus über den Haufen und sich selbst einer bis zu dem Attentat gesellschaftlich vollkommen isolierten winzigen Gruppe der Gesellschaft zu Füßen zu werfen. Ab sofort wurde lauter intellektuelles, menschenfreundliches, pazifistisches ja sozialistisches Zeug geredet und auch getan. Sogar die Arbeitspartei fing – äußerst widerstrebend – damit an, diesem lästigen Trend zu folgen. Es fingen überhaupt alle damit an, alle Parteien…
The Trump administration announced Friday that its powerful sanctions would snap back against Iran, effective Sunday, on banking, oil, shipping and other economic sectors where the penalties were lifted by the Obama administration in 2015 as part of the JCPOA nuclear deal.
The report does not specify when the meeting took place, but says it came amid a series of meetings Argaman held with senior PA officials in recent months in which he stressed they would benefit from renewed contact between Israeli and Palestinian leaders.
(1.11.2018) Plot in Denmark has sparked call for tougher action against Tehran, even as EU strains to salvage nuclear deal
(3.März 2015) REP. JAN SCHAKOWSKY: [Netanyahu] made the same argument over the Iraq War, that it was time for the United States to not pay attention to any world opinion, but just to go it alone. What I heard today, felt to me like an effort to stampede the United States into war once again.
(3.März 2015) MSNBC’s Chris Matthews reacts to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Minister’s speech to a joint session of Congress. Matthews said Netanyahu was trying to „take power away from the president.“
„This was a takeover attempt by Netanyahu with his complying American partners to take American foreign policy out of the hands of the president,“ Matthews said.
(3.März 2015) „And I also resent the fact that he was telling us how to negotiate when the administration and their representatives have been at this for two years now with the cooperation, participation of five other major nations in the world. This speech was straight out of the Dick Cheney playbook. It was fearmongerring at its ultimate. Phrases like essentially saying nuclear war is inevitable if this deal were to be accepted, phrases like this would pave the way to Iran having a nuclear bomb, these are things that I think are, again, part of what Dick Cheney would have done and did. This has been the Prime Minister’s pattern. He’s gone to the U.N. and done the same thing. „
(3.März 2015) Es sei abwegig, von einem Islamistenregime, dessen Führer sogar auf Twitter die Auslöschung Israels fordere, ein positiveres Verhalten zu erwarten. Vielmehr werde Iran seine destabilisierenden Aktivitäten in vielen Ländern der Region noch ausweiten, wenn der Sanktionsdruck nachlasse. Das Regime bekomme so „das Beste beider Welten: Aggression im Ausland, Wohlstand daheim“.
(9. März 2007) After a final offensive in which Israel lost 33 soldiers, the government agreed a ceasefire without having achieved its objectives. In the fighting 1,200 Lebanese and 158 Israelis were killed. Of the dead almost 1,000 Lebanese and 41 Israelis were civilians.
Mr Olmert told the committee that he had ordered the final offensive to put pressure on the UN security council to improve the wording of the ceasefire in Israel’s favour.
(8. März 2007) Many Israelis view Olmert’s decision to go to war as a knee-jerk reaction by a leader with little security experience, unlike his predecessor, former general Ariel Sharon.
In testimony apparently aimed at dismissing any notion he acted recklessly, Olmert told the commission he asked army commanders in March 2006 if a contingency plan for military action existed in the event soldiers were abducted along the Lebanon frontier, Haaretz said.
(15.10.2006) Die Zeremonie vor Beirut fand auf dem italienischen Flugzeugträger „Giuseppe Garibaldi“ statt, von dem aus bislang eine interimistische Marinegruppe geführt wurde.
Sie hatte die Aufgabe wahrgenommen, das Seegebiet vor dem Libanon zu überwachen und möglichen Waffenschmuggel zu unterbinden. Israel hatte das zur Voraussetzung gemacht, seine Seeblockade aufzuheben, die es während des Krieges im Nachbarland im Sommer gebildet hatte. Der Kommandeur von Unifil, der französische General Alain Pellegrini, dankte Italien dafür, daß es kurzfristig eingesprungen war. Deutschland wäre das wegen des notwendigen parlamentarischen Verfahrens, aber auch wegen der zweiwöchigen Anmarschzeit unmöglich gewesen.
(25.Juli 2006) Sie gilt mittlerweile auch als Konsens unter den Staats- und Regierungschefs der Länder, mit denen Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel in den vergangenen Tagen sprach. Darunter waren der amerikanische Präsident Bush, der russische Präsident Putin, der französische Präsident Chirac und der britische Premierminister Blair. Selbst der israelische Ministerpräsident Olmert habe in einem Telefongespräch mit Merkel diese Einschätzung geteilt, hieß es jetzt in Berlin.
(3.August 2006) The ground battle inLebanon is widening, but on the eve of a new United Nations Security Council decision on the Israeli- Hizbullah conflict, its days may be numbered. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is already dealing with “the day after,” the diplomatic arrangement that will install an international force north of the Blue Line to replace the Israeli army.
(10.März 2002) WASHINGTON — The Bush administration, in a secret policy review completed early this year, has ordered the Pentagon to draft contingency plans for the use of nuclear weapons against at least seven countries, naming not only Russia and the „axis of evil“–Iraq, Iran, and North Korea–but also China, Libya and Syria.
In addition, the U.S. Defense Department has been told to prepare for the possibility that nuclear weapons may be required in some future Arab-Israeli crisis. And, it is to develop plans for using nuclear weapons to retaliate against chemical or biological attacks, as well as „surprising military developments“ of an unspecified nature.
(12.September 2001) Asked tonight what the attack meant for relations between the United States and Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, the former prime minister, replied, “It’s very good.“ Then he edited himself: “Well, not very good, but it will generate immediate sympathy.“ He predicted that the attack would “strengthen the bond between our two peoples, because we’ve experienced terror over so many decades, but the United States has now experienced a massive hemorrhaging of terror.“
I have touched on the problem of the Middle East that is largely undemocratic, and part of it is strongly anti-democratic. Specifically, it is being radicalized and terrorized by a number of unreconstructed dictatorships whose governmental creed is based on tyranny and intimidation.
The most dangerous of these regimes is Iran, that has wed a cruel despotism to a fanatic militancy. If this regime, or its despotic neighbor Iraq, were to acquire nuclear weapons, this could presage catastrophic consequences, not only for my country, and not only for the Middle East, but for all mankind.
The last speech of prime minister and minister of defense Yitzhak Rabin, who was assassinated by right-wing Israeli radical on November 4th 1995 in Tel Aviv.
(4.3.2015) The prime minister has been warning for over 20 years that Tehran is close to achieving its pursuit of nuclear weapons.
Yuli Edelstein criticizes speech by Meretz chairwoman Tamar Zandberg, who called the murder ‚the best political assassination in history‘
Meretz Chairwoman Tamar Zandberg, who was later added to the list of speakers, addressed the rally, saying Rabin’s assassination was „the best political assassination in history.“ If this evening doesn’t get us to act, then Yigal Amir will keep smiling for another year, she said in reference to Rabin’s murderer.
Brasiliens künftiger Präsident Jair Bolsonaro will die Botschaft seines Landes in Israel nach Jerusalem verlegen. Wie bereits im Wahlkampf angekündigt, plane er den Umzug der Botschaft von Tel Aviv nach Jerusalem, erklärte der Rechtsaußen-Politiker gestern auf Twitter. „Israel ist ein souveräner Staat, und wir sollten dies respektieren“.
The Tree of Life Synagogue has a conservative congregation, and the ultra-Orthodox community does not recognize non-Orthodox movements of Judaism.
The Times of Israel described the ultra-Orthodox Lau as an „avowed foe“ of more liberal streams of Judaism. He was reportedly key in pushing the government to renege on a deal for an egalitarian prayer section at the Western Wall.
In interview with Orthodox newspaper, Rabbi Lau calls Tree of Life ‘a place with profound Jewish flavor
(2.10.2018) But as Jerusalem Post correspondent Benjamin Weinthal reported, Merkel and her foreign minister, Heiko Maas, also back the European Union’s “special purpose vehicle (SPV)” mechanism to permit financial transactions with Iran. The SPV undercuts the US financial sanctions on Iran’s regime that are due to go into effect on November 5.
Insisting on thinking outside the box, Jared Kushner pushed Trump to build his Mideast strategy on M.B.S. and the Saudis. Now the West Wing is left with few good options. And some are joking that Kushner is probably going to take off soon for a well-timed vacation.
Saudi Arabia’s powerful crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, was meant to be the linchpin of the plan, providing key diplomatic cover to both Israelis and Palestinians. But with the Saudi prince’s credibility facing serious questions following Khashoggi’s death, US President Donald Trump may soon have to rethink his Mideast strategy.
“It definitely complicates their plans to release their proposal, if indeed they have one,” said Dan Shapiro, who served as former US president Barack Obama’s ambassador to Israel.
In einem Nachtrag zu dem Friedensvertrag hatten die beiden Länder festgelegt, dass Israel die Gebiete pachten und nutzen kann. Die Vereinbarung galt für eine Dauer von 25 Jahren und sollte sich automatisch verlängern, wenn keine der beiden Parteien sie aufkündigt. Die Übereinkunft über die betreffenden Gebiete läuft am 25. Oktober aus.
Abdullah said he informed Israel of his decision. „We are practicing our full sovereignty on our land,“ he said. „Our priority in these regional circumstances is to protect our interests and do whatever is required for Jordan and the Jordanians.“
Abdullah did not give a reason for his decision, but he has faced escalating domestic pressure to end the lease and return the territories to full Jordanian control. Last week, demonstrators demanding an end to Israeli ownership of the lands marched in Jordan’s capital of Amman last week.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda yesterday warned Israel against demolishing the Palestinian Bedouin village of Khan Al-Ahmar and displacing its residents saying the action could constitute a “war crime”.
“Extensive destruction of property without military necessity and population transfers in an occupied territory constitute war crimes under the Rome Statute,” Bensouda said in a statement.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided Saturday that the evacuation of the Palestinian Bedouin village, Khan al-Ahmar, would be postponed.
Joe Carr’s image caption: „March 16, 03. Rachel nonviolently blocks Israeli bulldozers from destroying Palestinian homes along the Rafah/Egyptian border along with nine other International Solidarity Movement volunteers. Photos from earlier in the day, NOT OF THE ACTUAL INCIDENT of her death.“
Court slams detention as an ‚extreme and dangerous step, which could lead to the crumbling of the pillars upon which democracy stands‘ ■ Alqasem, 22, was detained upon landing in Israel after she was flagged as a BDS activist
The organization has approached a number of companies from around the world that specialize in defense sensors that can detect precision-guided weapons such as missiles and mortars. Three out of the five companies contacted by the UN were Israeli. Ultimately, the Israeli company MER was chosen. The UN recently signed an $8 million deal for the next three years, with the option of another five years.
French media stirs up a controversy and blames Israel for trying to enforce censorship.
Die französische Tageszeitung Le Monde bemerkte, dass niemand in der israelischen Botschaft den Bericht überhaupt gesehen hatte, bevor man dagegen protestierte, dass er ausgestrahlt würde, und dass bin Noun sich beschwerte, dass Israel keine Gelegenheit hatte, eine Stellungnahme abzugeben, obwohl der israelische Militärsprecher in dem Bericht befragt wurde.
Israeli settlements are considered a violation of international law and major stumbling blocks to peace efforts as they are built on land the Palestinians want for their future state.
(8.10.2018) Developed by Israeli cyber company NSO Group, Pegasus sends „exploit links“ to operators‘ targets, who can then access virtually all the phone’s data and can even use the phone’s camera to spy on conversations.
(12.10.2018) The missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was an outspoken opponent of rumors that Saudi Arabia was considering increased ties with Israel. His disappearance while visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul may now result in a reduction of Washington’s support for Riyadh and have repercussions that affect Jerusalem.
(2.10.201) Agents apparently linked to the Saudi regime used spy technology from Israeli firm NSO Group Technologies to eavesdrop on a Saudi dissident in Canada, according to a report on Monday.
The Citizen Lab research group said it had “high confidence” that NSO’s Pegasus software had been used this summer to eavesdrop on a 27-year-old Saudi exile, Omar Abdulaziz.
As I write, Lara Alqasem, a 22-year-old American student of Palestinian descent, is sitting in a “detention facility” at Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport. She has been there for a week. She arrived to begin a master’s degree in human rights at Hebrew University…
The court said it could not justify intervening in the case and that the government’s decision to detain her was reasonable, echoing a previous decision by an administrative appeals court. Lara Alqasem, 22, still has the option of requesting that the Supreme Court hear her appeal.
(11.10.2018) Israel detained a 22 heard old student because she is a “threat” to the country. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.
‚Yiska‘ Shadmi, the highest IDF officer tried for the Kafr Qasem massacre, admitted before his death that his trial was staged to protect military and political elites. Historian Adam Raz believes that behind the horrific 1956 event was a secret plan to transfer Israel’s Arabs
The Syrian Foreign Ministry condemned the decision in two separate letters to the UN and the UNSC on Wednesday, asking UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and other international organizations to push for al-Maqet’s immediate release.
The campaign official, Rick Gates, was ultimately not interested in the company’s work, a person with knowledge of the discussions told the Times.
Special counsel Robert Mueller and his team, who are investigating Russian interference and possible coordination with the Trump campaign in the 2016 presidential election, have obtained copies of the proposals and questioned Psy-Group employees, according to people familiar with those interviews, the Times reports.
According to the report, Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating foreign interference in the 2016 election, is closely examining these contacts. His office, the report said, has interviewed workers from Psy-Group and collected documents from the company’s headquarters in Israel.
A third proposal by the company, Psy-Group, which is staffed by former Israeli intelligence operatives, sketched out a monthslong plan to help Mr. Trump by using social media to help expose or amplify division among rival campaigns and factions. The proposals, part of what Psy-Group called “Project Rome,” used code names to identify the players — Mr. Trump was “Lion” and Mrs. Clinton was “Forest.” Mr. Cruz, who Trump campaign officials feared might lead a revolt over the Republican presidential nomination, was “Bear.”
Psy-Group has also alleged to have been involved in Israel’s efforts against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The Times of Israel reported that these revelations, which came to light in a separate investigation, showed that Psy-Group registered the website outlawbds.com. The site was believed to contain a “blacklist” with photos and email addresses of individuals believed to support BDS, but outlawbds.com has since disappeared from the internet.
Lara Alqasem, a 22-year-old American student who arrived in Israel last week to start a master’s degree program at Hebrew University, is entering her sixth day of detention Monday at Ben-Gurion Airport. Her “crime,” according to the Strategic Affairs Ministry, is that while studying for her bachelor’s degree in Florida, she was president of the state’s chapter of a group that promotes boycotts, divestment and sanctions against Israel as a way to battle the occupation.
Israeli authorities have detained an American college student for almost a week because of purported ties to a pro-Palestinian organization, officials said.
Mrs. Netanyahu appeared before the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court wearing a dark jacket and white shirt, her hair coiffed into curls. She flashed a nervous smile to a courtroom packed with reporters but made no remarks before the press was asked to leave.
On Sunday morning, she appeared composed as she arrived at Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court for her trial on charges of fraud and breach of trust, focusing on the alleged misuse of taxpayer dollars at the couple’s official residence at Balfour Street.
From April 2009 until March 2013, Sara Netanyahu ordered approximately $100,000 in meals from some of Jerusalem’s top restaurants, according to an indictment filed in June, which painstakingly detailed each transaction by month.
Sie soll Hunderte Essen auf Staatskosten bestellt haben – seit heute muss sich die Ehefrau des israelischen Ministerpräsidenten Benjamin Netanjahu vor Gericht verantworten. Die 59-jährige Sara Netanjahu erschien zum Prozessauftakt selbst vor dem Gericht in Jerusalem. Ihre Anwälte wiesen alle Vorwürfe zurück.
The premier announced that he and the Russian leader agreed to meet while speaking at a cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, where he also extended his condolences to the families of the slain Israelis who were killed earlier on Sunday in a West Bank shooting attack.
The crowd marked the Saturday event by wearing their traditional black garbs and white hats while waving Syrian flags and pictures of Assad. The gathering Druze shouted support for the president into megaphones and were answered by Syrian soldiers who were standing behind a security fence on the opposite side of the border.
In view of the visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, which began Wednesday, the government decided to put off the demolition and evacuation of the Jahalin Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar for a few days, so as not to embarrass her.
Each day that has passed since May 1999, Europe in general and Germany in particular have crossed another red line in the normalization of the status quo.
WAFA correspondent said Israeli soldiers fired rubber-coated steel bullets, tear gas canisters, and stun grenades toward the students who rallied in protest of Israel’s Nation-state Law and its planned demolition of Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin community, east of Jerusalem.
Holding posters of Angela Merkel ahead of a scheduled visit to Israel by the German chancellor, Bedouin children appealed to her on Tuesday to help block Israeli plans to raze their hamlet in the occupied West Bank.
“This act is not only heartless and discriminatory; it is illegal. The forcible transfer of the Khan al-Ahmar community amounts to a war crime. Israel must end its policy of destroying Palestinians’ homes and livelihoods to make way for settlements.”
m Grunde genommen handelt es sich hierbei wohl um dieselben Lügen und beweislosen Anschuldigungen, die der israelische Premierminister seit vielen Jahren in Sachen iranischem Atomprogramm erhebt – und wie üblich mit irgendwelchen Bildern oder Zeichnungen, die Null Beweiskraft haben. Ziel ist es, die Welt auf einen Krieg gegen den Iran einzuschwören, weil dieser ja so böse sei und Atomwaffen entwickle, die Israel selbst schon seit langer Zeit illegal und entgegen der internationalen Atomwaffensperrverträge besitzt.
Deputy Attorney General Dina Zilber backed Shin Bet detentions and interrogations of left-wing activists entering Israel. In a letter issued Friday to the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, Zilber wrote…
While President Donald Trump condemned Iran in his address Tuesday to the United Nations General Assembly, a small but influential group of countries gathered elsewhere in New York City in an attempt to rally support for an increasingly controversial cause among the international community.
The foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia and Yemen, the ambassadors of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates to Washington and the director of Israel’s Mossad spy agency were among those who spoke alongside two of President Donald Trump’s most senior officials at the 2018 United Against Nuclear Iran summit.
(8.Mai 2013) Israel, Saudi-Arabien, die Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate, Jordanien und die Türkei wollen einen Militärpakt gründen. Die U.S.A. befördern die Angelegenheit, so israelische „Offizielle“.
The crisis between Russia and Israel over the downing of the Russian air force plane by a Syrian anti-aircraft battery is far from over. Jerusalem is hoping that American intervention will help reduce the…
Risky Israeli behavior threatens everyone
Riskantes israelisches Verhalten bedroht alle Beteiligten
(21.09.2018) An Israeli military official says its „deconfliction line“ with Russia for their air forces in Syria will be improved after a Russian plane was hit by Syrian forces responding to an Israeli raid.
He spoke anonymously according to protocol Friday after an Israeli delegation returned from Moscow where they briefed officials on the incident that killed 15 Russians.
He proceeded to say that Moscow had halted the delivery of S-300s to Damascus back in 2013 at Israel’s request, but the situation around the delivery has changed „through no fault of Russia.“
Khan al-Ahmar, which is located near Route 1, is home to several dozen families from the Jahalin tribe. The tribe originated in the Negev and was expelled to the West Bank in the 1950s. Aerial photographs and testimony by villagers show that the residents wandered within the Jerusalem-Jericho region before gradually establishing permanent residence in Khan al-Ahmar, apparently in or around the 1970s.
Besides Norkin, the Israeli delegation will include Brigadier General Erez Maisel, the head of the Israel Defense Forces‘ Foreign Relations Division, and officers of the Intelligence Division, Air Force and Operations Command, the army said.
A delegation from the European Parliament tried to enter Gaza Strip to learn more about the humanitarian situation in the territory but were banned from entering by Israel Wednesday. Israel has repeatedly denied the delegation access to visit the Strip since 2011 and the Palestinian parliament has condemned the ban.
Editor’s note: Fake translations of this story are on the internet. This is a real one and Israel’s story about it’s pilots not seeing the Russian plane are cast aside as the total bullshit they are.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday described the downing of a Russian plane in Syria as the result of “tragic chance events,” appearing to dial back a rare flare-up in tensions with Israel.
According to Russian Defense Ministry spokesperson Igor Konashenkov, the Russian transport plane was shot down Monday night, local time, as Israel F-16’s attempted to use it as cover while carrying out a bombing mission against targets in the Latakia region of western Syria near the Meditarranean coast.
„By using the Russian plane as cover the Israeli air pilots made it vulnerable to Syrian air defense fire. As a result, the Ilyushin-20, its reflective surface being far greater than that of the F-16, was downed by a missile launched with the S-200 system,“ Konashenkov told reporters.
Während israelische Soldaten auf palästinensische Demonstranten schossen, trafen sich Aktivisten aus dem Gazastreifen und Israel – auf zwei Seiten des Zauns – zum Tee, zu einem symbolischen Akt der Sehnsucht nach einem Tag ohne Barrieren und Aggressionen