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
Deputy Minister of Defense Industry of Azerbaijan Yahya Musayev has met with Minister of Defense of Israel Avigdor Lieberman, who is on an official visit to Azerbaijan, the Ministry of Defense Industry said in a statement Sept. 15.
There is a global struggle taking place of enormous consequence. Nothing less than the future of the planet – economically, socially and environmentally – is at stake.
At a time of massive wealth and income inequality, when the world’s top 1% now owns more wealth than the bottom 99%, we are seeing the rise of a new authoritarian axis.
While these regimes may differ in some respects, they share key attributes: hostility toward democratic norms, antagonism toward a free press, intolerance toward ethnic and religious minorities, and a belief that government should benefit their own selfish financial interests. These leaders are also deeply connected to a network of multi-billionaire oligarchs who see the world as their economic plaything.
That’s not the first time the government of Israel has surprisingly popped up during the Russia probe, investigations into President Donald Trump and his associates and White House policy on a number of issues. It should be noted that whatever Israel’s role has been in propping up Donald Trump, it’s fairly shocking, given that the Trump campaign was arguably propelled by white nationalists and avowed anti-Semites.
The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the Emirati official’s meetings with senior Israeli figures, including the Israeli customs chief, were all arranged by the chief economist at the American multinational investment bank.
It would be a mistake to believe that the court on its own has the strength to deal with Shaked’s revolution, because it is a victim of the same assault against our democratic regime. Powers of all kinds — legal, public, academic and political — must unite against Shaked’s overbearing tactics, whose purpose is to change the nature of the government and the state. They are a clear danger to Israel’s character.
(6.9.2018) The Syrian civil war is slowly turning into a regional conflict which has the potential to become a world war and Israel is heavily involved in it.
As we reported on August 23th Israel and the United States are now working together to contain the growing Iranian threat and to prevent further Iranian entrenchment in Syria.
(20.1.2018) When protesters spotted him, they called out, „You ruined this country.“
(12.8.2017) The anti-corruption protesters called out „Money, government, underworld,“ „The country is collapsing,“ and „Both an investigator and a friend,“ among other things.
(13.2.2018) Israel’s attorney general, Avichai Mandelblit, was Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s favored candidate for the country’s top legal job. Now, Mr. Netanyahu’s fate lies in Mr. Mandelblit’s hands.
(4.9.2018) The Tel Aviv district attorney for economic and tax crimes said Tuesday that it will take “months” before investigations are completed on corruption cases involving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Liat Ben Ari Shwekey said the investigations could not be speeded up at the expense of the truth.
On Friday, during the weekly „March for Return“ protests that Palestinians have held on the Gaza-Israel border since the end of March, 17-year-old Bilal Hafaje was killed by live Israeli fire, while at least another 30 were wounded, the Gaza Health Ministry reported.
Gaza’s Health Ministry also said that a 19-year-old Palestinian man died of wounds he had sustained in clashes along the border on July 14. The ministry identified the man as Amjad Hamdona, whose death brings the amount of demonstrators killed along the border to 174.
Die Angst tötet den Verstand. Sie ermöglicht fortwährende Kriegsführung und einen Polizeistaat – und eine Menge Profit und Macht für diejenigen, die diese ermöglichen.
Fear is the mind-killer. It enables perpetual warfare and a police state – and lots of profit and power to those who facilitate the same.
Israel also provided salaries to rebel fighters, paying each one about $75 a month, and supplied additional money the groups used to buy arms on the Syrian black market, according to the rebels and local journalists.
The payments, along with the service Israel was getting in return, created an expectation among the rebels that Israel would intercede if troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad tried to advance on southern Syria.
When regime forces backed by Russian air power did precisely that this past summer, Israel did not intervene, leaving the rebel groups feeling betrayed.
While many critics of the Trump administration have claimed there is no peace plan, Haley said she had read it, but told reporters that it would not be rolled out during this month’s United Nations General Assembly debate when Trump and other world leaders will address the global body.
“I can tell you that (White House senior adviser) Jared Kushner and (Trump’s special envoy for international negotiations) Jason Greenblatt have done unbelievably detailed work in it. I have read the plan. It is thoroughly done. It is well-thought-out from both sides, the Palestinians and the Israelis.“
(3.9.2018) The Palestinian president did not detail the administrative implications of such a plan and what level of autonomy a Palestinian state would have under a Jordanian confederation. According to him, he completely rejected the offer as long as Israel is not mentioned as a party.
(1.5.2018) Abbas ist Kollaborateur der israelischen Besatzungsmacht. Seine Aufgabe ist es, effektiven Widerstand gegen die Besatzung zu verhindern, stattdessen die Vorurteile vom primitiven, überall lauernden palästinensischen Judenmörder und Barbaren zu bedienen, alle Unterstützer der palästinensischen Sache entweder zu vergraulen oder mit solchem Wahnsinn genau so zu diskreditieren wie die Palästinenser insgesamt, und der Regierung von Benjamin Netanjahu auf jede erdenkliche Weise in die Hände zu spielen, genauso wie bisher und das möglichst so, dass es schlichter gestrickten Charakteren nicht auffällt.
“Paraguay wants to contribute to an intensification of regional diplomatic efforts to achieve a broad, fair and lasting peace in the Middle East,” Foreign Minister Luis Alberto Castiglioni said.
(11.5.2018) Israeli PM has lobbied hard to keep Russia from providing advanced anti-air system to Syria. Top aide to Putin now says Assad has all it needs.
(14.1.2018) Taxation and economics prosecutor Liat Ben Ari and State Prosecutor Shai Nitzan must submit their opinions to Mendelblit within a month or two.
Speaking at a conference organized by Hadashot TV news, Mandelblit said, “A free press is an essential component of a democratic society and it is of utmost importance to protect and guard it.”
He added that the role of the media was similar to that of the police and law enforcement.
Airstrike attributed to Israel and threats made by its leaders suggest Israel may respond to any danger – even if it means deviating from deals made with Moscow
Duterte is set to meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Reuven Rivlinand and other leaders.
Das US-Außenministerium sagte am Freitag, dass es seine jährlichen Beiträge in Höhe von 360 Millionen Dollar an das Hilfswerk der Vereinten Nationen für Palästinaflüchtlinge (UNRWA) nicht mehr fortsetzen und ihm ein Drittel seines Budgets entziehen werde. US-Beamte bezeichneten die Organisation als „irreparabel fehlerhaft“.
Refugees are the final loose end in forcing Palestinians to accept Trump’s ‘deal of the century’ peace plan
First the state wanted them to live next to a garbage dump. Then it told the Jahalin Bedouin they’d be moved near a large sewage-treatment site where human habitation has been forbidden. And that’s not the end of the story
The United States has spent hundreds of billions on unnecessary wars, but only the UN relief agency for the Palestinians is improperly run
(31.8.2018) It is significant that Netanyahu made the fiery remarks at the country’s top-secret nuclear research facility. Israel is the only state in the Middle East to possess nuclear weapons, though its policy of “strategic ambiguity” makes it difficult to say how large its atomic armory is. Estimates reach as high as 400 nuclear warheads.
(7.8.2018) Israeli MP Oren Hazan, from the ruling Likud party, has sparked international outrage with his comments about Africans.
In a video posted on the Facebook page of the UK Likud branch, Hazan said that Africans have no culture and that African refugees should be stopped having children.
Hazan also called African immigrants a “threat to Israel” that would destroy the country.
“If we don’t kick them out they will kick us out. We need to destroy the problem when it is still small,” said Hazan.
Preliminary remarks by Federica MOGHERINI, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, following the Informal Meeting of Foreign Affairs Ministers (Gymnich), on 31 August 2018 in Vienna.
Israeli group submits freedom of information request as evidence grows of meddling by Netanyahu government in UK politics
(23.8.2018) Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday during a visit to Jerusalem, John Bolton said: „We now see plans for the Syrian regime to resume offensive military activities in Idlib province.
„We are obviously concerned about the possibility that Assad may use chemical weapons again.
„Just so there’s no confusion here, if the Syrian regime uses chemical weapons we will respond very strongly and they really ought to think about this a long time,“ he added.
Netanyahu made his remarks after US National Security Adviser John Bolton said the issue is not currently under consideration by Washington.
Technological developments are obliging espionage agencies to adopt diverse methods of operation: not only to dispatch agents to enemy countries and to recruit local sources for intelligence, but also to dupe people into serving as agents without their knowledge, to use mercenaries and to rely on new capabilities, such as cyberattacks. To avoid biometric identification, as well as to evade security cameras, espionage organizations are being compelled to make increasing use of unwitting local agents.
(17.8.2018) Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was questioned in his home today (Friday) by police investigators, regarding an alleged tit-for-tat between himself and media mogul Shaul Alovich, who served as Communications Ministry Director under Netanyahu.
Netanyahu is now convinced that the case – known as Case 4000 – „has collapsed for good,“ according to sources close to him.
(5.8.2018) Supreme Court Justice Isaac Amit on Sunday ordered police to return jewelry worth 600,000 shekels ($162,200) to Shaul and Iris Elovitch because it was seized without a court order.
The jewels were confiscated during the investigation of Case 4000 (the Bezeq bribery case). Amit said that taking the jewelry without a court order was illegal, thereby overturning rulings by the Tel Aviv Magistrate’s and District courts, and contrary to the state’s position.
‚Why are you nervous?‘ she asked. He replied, ‚B/c you’re applying pressure’…She said: “Maybe you’re nervous because you’re a criminal”
“Don’t lie to us, because we already know everything anyway, and we can see when you lie too. We have a lot of video footage of you, we know where you went and what you did,” a second interrogator reportedly told him.
Nadim Sarrouh, a 34-year-old German citizen, says he’s accustomed to short detentions and questioning. But this time was different
The UN said in a statement dated Aug. 22 that Crane had informed the council of his decision a day earlier, „due to a personal circumstance that has arisen“ and that the council was „considering next steps“.
Hamas leader Ismail Haniya said an end to Israel’s decade-long blockade of Gaza was „around the corner“ as talk of a possible truce deal intensifies.
Indirect negotiations between Gaza’s Hamas rulers and Israel brokered by Egyptian and UN officials have reportedly included discussion on easing the blockade, but by no means a complete lifting of it.
Entgegen dem weltweiten Trend, Schusswaffen, die im Besitz von Bürgern sind, mit Hilfe von Anreizen, Überzeugungsarbeit oder Amnestiegesetzen zur Abgabe ihrer Waffen zu bewegen, werden im Irak und in Israel unter bestimmten Voraussetzungen Zivilisten ihre Waffen behalten oder eine solche erwerben können.
U.S. National Security Advisor, Ambassador John Bolton meets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for dinner at the Prime Minister’s Residence, Jerusalem, August 19, 2018.
Der Nationale Sicherheitsberater der USA, John Bolton, ist gestern in Tel Aviv zu Gesprächen über die Iran-Politik mit Israels Premierminister Benjamin Netanjahu zusammengetroffen. Es gehe bei den Unterredungen in Jerusalem vorrangig um das Raketenprogramm des Iran sowie um dessen nukleare Ambitionen. Bolton sprach von einem „Atomwaffenprogramm“ des Landes.
A deal negotiated between Israel and Hamas via UN and Egyptian mediation, whose first stage went into effect on Wednesday, entails a commitment to rebuild the Gaza Strip’s infrastructure and a prisoner swap to…
Understanding, approved by all minister but Bennett and Shaked, includes six phases to be implemented gradually
Wie FAIR bereits öfter aufgezeigt hat, wird der Begriff „Zusammenstoß“ fast immer verwendet, um ungleiche Machtverhältnisse schönzureden und dem Leser den Eindruck zweier gleichberechtigter Seiten zu vermitteln. Er verschleiert die Machtdynamik und die Art des Konflikts selbst, z.B. wer ihn ausgelöst hat und welche Waffen, wenn überhaupt, eingesetzt wurden. „Zusammenstoß“ ist der beste Freund eines Reporters, wenn er Gewalt beschreiben will, ohne Machthaber zu beleidigen – in den Worten von George Orwell, „um Dinge zu benennen, ohne mentale Bilder von ihnen aufzurufen“.
It obscures power dynamics and the nature of the conflict itself, e.g., who instigated it and what weapons if any were used. “Clash” is a reporter’s best friend when they want to describe violence without offending anyone in power—in the words of George Orwell, “to name things without calling up mental pictures of them.”
Reza Aslan says he was asked about his views of Netanyahu by Israeli interrogator; Shin Bet denies the Iranian-born author was threatened
Netanyahu was quick to distance himself from an incident that was totally outrageous and completely predictable at the same time
As those crises and controversies accumulate, the explanations stretch and strain but cannot cover the concern that what we’re witnessing is our democracy under assault from within.
Israel cares little for American sovereignty. It’s prime ministers Ariel Sharon and Benjamin Netanyahu have both boasted how they control the United States.
Israeli airport security, long extolled for its success in preventing terrorism, seems to have another target recently: critics of Israel.
On Sunday, officers at Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion International Airport pulled aside Peter Beinart, a liberal American Jewish journalist, after he landed and interrogated him about his political activities. Mr. Beinart, an author and CNN contributor, is known for his love of Israel as well as his vocal opposition to its occupation of Palestinian territory.
His case is not unique.
Berlin police say threatening letters containing a white powder have been sent to both the American and Israeli embassies in the German capital.
Police spokeswoman Kerstin Ismer told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the Israeli embassy received a letter July 24 and the U.S. Embassy on July 26.
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.
World Jewish Congress chief and former Netanyahu confidant urges Israeli leaders to ‚rethink their destructive actions‘ in New York Times op-ed
The Anti-Defamation League said that ‚questioning those who may hold divergent views when entering or exiting Israel does the opposite of strengthening a commitment to a democratic Jewish state‘
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.
The prime minister’s PR move doesn’t explain why the Shin Bet security service has detained a number of ‘far left’ activists in recent months
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.
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.
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…
(12.8.2018) “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.”
Smoke rises after an Israeli aircraft bombed a multi-storey building in Gaza City August 9, 2018
(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
(9.6.2006) This video is my recording of an Aljazeera news segment aired on Friday June 10th at 10pm EST.
(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.“
(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.
(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.
(21.2.2018) With the Assad regime’s advances the civil war and America’s reduced involvement in the region, Israel has been forced to make significant changes in its policies in the Golan Heights
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.
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.”
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.
„T H E R E I S H O P E, hopefully“
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.
Arab Israelis gather in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square on Saturday, August 11, to demonstrate against the new Jewish nation-state law.
Die Unabhängigkeitserklärung von Israel und das „Nationalstaatsgesetz“ der Regierung Netanyahu in der wörtlichen Gegenüberstellung.
Sehr zum Leidwesen der E.U.-Reichsbürger und ihrer entsprechenden Pendants kann in der Berliner Republik die Verfassung nur durch Zwei-Drittel-Mehrheit in zwei Parlamentskammern (Bundestag und Bundesrat) geändert und nur durch eine Volksabstimmung gestürzt werden.
Im Gegensatz dazu werden Israels „Grundgesetze“ lediglich in einer einzigen Parlamentskammer (der Knesset) mit absoluter Mehrheit beschlossen, wie alle anderen Gesetze. Inwieweit sich der Status der „Grundgesetze“, die irgendwann einmal eine Verfassung bilden sollen, überhaupt von allen anderen Gesetzen unterscheidet, ist in Israel bis heute umstritten.
„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.“
The slaughter in Yemen and the Palestinian territories is happening with British arms and support – and media silence
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.
Israelische Medien berichteten auch am Donnerstag von Verhandlungen über eine langfristige Waffenruhe zwischen Israel und der Hamas unter ägyptischer Vermittlung. Die Hamas hatte am Montag Gespräche mit Ägypten über eine Waffenruhe bestätigte. Von Israel gab es dafür keine offizielle Bestätigung.
(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.