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17.07.2018 - 18:28 [ Junge Welt ]

Israel verbietet Armeekritik an Schulen

Die Organisation kommentierte, die wahre Botschaft des Gesetzes sei: »Ihr seid verpflichtet, eure Leben in den (besetzten) Gebieten zu riskieren, aber die Soldaten, die dort waren und es erlebt haben, dürfen euch nicht erzählen, wie euer Dienst aussehen wird.«

16.07.2018 - 19:45 [ ORF.at ]

Sobotka: Österreichs Regierung klar „proisraelisch“

Nationalratspräsident Wolfgang Sobotka (ÖVP) ist heute Nachmittag vom israelischen Parlamentspräsidenten Yuli Edelstein in der Knesset empfangen worden. Österreich vertrete eine „klare und proisraelische Position, die unverrückbar ist“, betonte Sobotka. Israel leiste auch einen „bedeutenden Beitrag“, um die gesamte Region stabil zu halten.

15.07.2018 - 18:13 [ Press TV ]

Thousands protest Israel’s ‚racist‘ nation-state draft law

In a joint statement, the participating organizations said, “The nation-state law would turn racism, discrimination and segregation into an inescapable part of our lives.“ …
A group of 14 American Jewish organizations have also expressed their concerns about the contentious bill in a letter addressed to Knesset opposition leader Isaac Herzog.

14.07.2018 - 15:57 [ Radio Utopie ]

„Nicht genug!“

Der Staat Israel hat keine Ölquellen. Er hat keine Goldminen. Was hat er stattdessen? Er hat die Eigentümerschaft am Holocaust.

Die ist eine Menge wert. Jeder, der sich von einem Schmutzfleck reinigen will, braucht eine Reinigung davon durch den Staat Israel. Ein solches Dokument ist sehr viel wert. Und je größer die Schuld des Bewerbers, umso höher der Preis für die Lossprechung.

14.07.2018 - 15:44 [ Gush Shalom ]

„Not Enough!“

The State of Israel has no oil wells. It has no gold mines. What has it got? It has the ownership of the remembrance of the Holocaust.

That is worth a lot. Everyone who wants to clean himself from the stain needs a certificate from the State of Israel. Such a document is worth very much. And the larger the guilt of the applicant, the higher the price of the dispensation.

14.07.2018 - 14:36 [ Elijah J. Magnier ]

US message to Assad: “We will pull out of al-Tanf and the North if Iran withdraws from Syria”

Russia played the role of postman for the exchange of the US-Assad messages. President Assad, however, informed the Americans that Iran is not interested in remaining in Syria once all terrorist Takfirees are killed and when its function is no longer required.

The bottom line is that Assad and his allies believe that the US-French-UK withdrawal from Syria would actually be an achievement. Moreover, both Iran and Hezbollah consider their withdrawal both a fact and a necessity, once Assad is no longer in need of their contribution.

14.07.2018 - 14:07 [ Haaretz / googleusercontent.com ]

Gaza Flare-up: Netanyahu Resists Pressure for War, but Flames Getting Higher

However, the prime minister had to make it look like something was being done, in light of the fires that keep raging in Israeli border communities. The media and right-wing critics have already pushed Netanyahu into a military operation he didn’t want in the Gaza Strip, twice: Operation Pillar of Defense (2012) and Operation Protective Edge (2014). This time, he looked better prepared to stand firm in the breach, but not to take responsibility.

14.07.2018 - 12:29 [ Mint Press ]

PSY-Group to Black Cube: Israel’s Role in Global Cyber-Election Meddling

Several Israeli companies decided to further monetize such digital dissonance by improving on Megaphone, mixing it with human intelligence tradecraft, and offering it to pro-Israeli politicians and political parties and movements around the world to affect the outcome of elections.

Wikistrat, Inc., along with Wikistrat Ltd., are related Israeli social media and election-meddling firms. Founded in 2010, Wikistrat combined the functionality of Facebook with Wikipedia in a platform called “Global Model” (GLOMOD). GLOMOD’s primary purposes is to manipulate Facebook and Wikipedia. Coincidentally, or not, Wikistrat moved its headquarters from Tel Aviv to Washington, DC, where it is conveniently located next to CNN’s Washington bureau.

13.07.2018 - 17:28 [ Newsweek.com ]

Russia, Caught Between Iran and Israel’s War in Syria, Looks for Allies on Both Sides

Velayati took the opportunity to censure a „rebellious“ President Donald Trump, who abandoned a historic nuclear deal with Iran and five major world powers in May. He also criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who met with Putin on Wednesday, just as Velayati arrived in Moscow. Velayati said on Wednesday that Netanyahu’s visit to Putin would not affect his own discussion with the Russian leader.

13.07.2018 - 17:24 [ Al-Monitor.com ]

Netanyahu, Putin talk Iran before Helsinki summit

Moscow had earlier invited the Israeli prime minister to attend the final game of the FIFA World Cup on July 15, where Netanyahu could have found himself in the stadium together with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Yet Netanyahu, who is reluctant to meet with Abbas, opted for an earlier visit, while the Palestinian leader will come for the final as originally planned.

12.07.2018 - 19:16 [ Radio China ]

Putin trifft Israels Ministerpräsident

Wie der Kreml auf seiner Webseite mitteilte, bezeichnete Putin beim Treffen die Beziehungen zu Israel als positiv. Beide Seiten hätten in den Bereichen Wirtschaft und Politik zusammengearbeitet sowie beim militärischen und kulturellen Austausch gute Kontakte aufrechterhalten.

08.07.2018 - 16:11 [ Haaretz / googlewebusercontent.com ]

Splitting the EU: Israel’s Tightening Alliance With Central Europe’s Nationalist Leaders

In tandem with the upgrading of relations with Israel, there is growing friction between central European states and the EU. This revolves mainly around the issue of migrants. Tensions reached new heights this month over a compromise on closing the EU’s external borders and the establishment of screening centers for migrants. The measures were opposed by Germany, but strongly promoted by Hungary and Poland.

08.07.2018 - 15:43 [ Ansa.it ]

Salvini agrees with Lieberman: Northern League leader on second day of visit to Israel

(30.3.2016) Salvini said that the pair also agreed on the need to intervene „in any way possible“ against ISIS, including with action on the ground, „above all in Libya“.
He said they both thought that migrant flows brought „dangers of all kinds“. Salvini also visited Jerusalem’s Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum and blasted Islamist extremists as today’s Nazis.
„The new Nazis are those who kill in the name of Allah,“ he said.

08.07.2018 - 15:33 [ dieFreiheitsliebe.de ]

Miri Regev: Eine Rassistin in Israels Regierung – auf den Spuren Kahanes

(8.10.2015) Am 23. Mai 2012 auf einer Großdemonstration gegen afrikanische Kriegsflüchtlinge heizte die damals bereits Likud- und Knesset-Abgeordnete mit ihrem Ausruf „Die Sudanesen sind ein Krebs in unserem Körper!“ die Stimmung zum Siedepunkt an. Daraufhin rannten tausende Israelis stundenlang auf der Suche nach dunkelhäutigen Menschen in Tel Aviv umher, griffen diejenigen an, die sie in die Finger bekommen konnten und zerstörten ihr Eigentum. Zunächst bestritt Regev daher, die rassistische Aussage getätigt zu haben. Allerdings bezeugten Videoaufnahmen das Gegenteil, woraufhin sie sich dazu bekannte.
Dazu sei jedoch ebenfalls gesagt, dass sich die Knesset-Abgeordnete im Nachhinein für ihre Worte entschuldigte – bei Krebspatienten. Sie habe die Krankheit in ihrem Inneren nicht mit Sudanesen vergleichen wollen, sondern lediglich das Phänomen ihrer Ausbreitung. In einer ausführlichen Videobotschaft teilte sie überdies mit, dass es nie ihre Absicht gewesen sei, afrikanische Kriegsflüchtlinge – in ihrem Wortlaut „Eindringlinge“ – mit menschlichen Wesen zu vergleichen.

07.07.2018 - 18:57 [ Haaretz ]

Far-right British Troll Katie Hopkins Visits Israel – and You Can Imagine How It Went

Hopkins is infamous in the United Kingdom for calling migrants “cockroaches,” even stating in one article that she would use gunships to keep them away.

She also called for a “Final Solution” in response to the deadly Manchester Arena bombing attack in May 2017, for which she was promptly fired from her job on a popular political radio show in London.

05.07.2018 - 19:49 [ Haaretz / googleusercontent.com ]

How a Group of Jewish Terrorists Ended Up in Israel’s Halls of Power

A new documentary series about the Jewish Underground charts the movement’s terrorist activities in the 1980s and the influence its members now exert on modern politics. Director Shai Gal hopes his show serves as a wake-up call

05.07.2018 - 19:35 [ Radio Utopie ]

Analyse: Vorbereitung eines Angriffskrieges in Deutschland

(vor drei Tagen) Ich wette alles was ich habe darauf, dass die israelischen „Kollegen“ (und natürlich auch die „Kolleginnen“) derzeit massiv ihre lieben Kameraden in Deutschland bespringen und ihnen wieder einmal jeden Sch**ss erzählen denen die gerne hören. Irgendwas mit Terror, links und Islam, zum Beispiel. Die Unverschämtheit, die sich der rechtsradikale Benjamin Weinthal in der „Jerusalem Post“ wieder einmal erlaubt, ist da ein ganz nützliches Indiz. Entsprechend Israels post-Rabinscher Definition als Paradies für Zyniker spricht Weinthal von Aktivitäten der „Revolutionsgarden“ Irans in Deutschland, um Raketentechnologie zu erwerben. Dies wird nun mutmaßlich, entsprechend der unauffällig durch die „Sicherheitsbehörden“ in internationaler Hierarchie und Befehlskette innerhalb der Republik aufgebauten Selbstermächtigungs-Struktur, als Legitimation benutzt werden mutmaßlich genau die Kräfte verstärkt zu bespitzeln und zu verleumden, die der Vorbereitung eines Angriffskrieges auf deutschem Boden überhaupt noch etwas entgegensetzen.

05.07.2018 - 18:12 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Emigranten aus Guatemala in den USA kritisieren Außenministerin Jovel

Jovel habe systematisch die Arbeit der Internationalen Kommission gegen die Straffreiheit in Guatemala (Comisión Internacional contra la Impunidad en Guatemala, CICIG) vor dem UN-Generalsekretär und Regierungsbeamten in Washington diskreditiert. Ihr Ziel sei offenbar gewesen, die Justiz zu behindern und korrupte Beamte sowie Abgeordnete zu schützen. Die Petition hebt hervor, dass Korruption und Straflosigkeit die Hauptgründe für die Auswanderung und die Massenflucht aus dem mittelamerikanischen Land seien.

04.07.2018 - 06:22 [ Radio Utopie ]

Doppelagent Putin

(15. April 2018) Der ranghöchste Funktionär seiner staatlichen Hierarchie ist nicht einmal mit Russland verbündet, geschweige denn mit Syrien, dem Iran oder irgendeinem anderen aus der U.S.-Hegemonie seit Jahrzehnten attackierten oder direkt angegriffenen Land. In Wirklichkeit dient Wladimir Putin dem von uns bereits mehrfach beschriebenen imperialen Komplex und einer seit bald siebzehn Jahren den weltweiten Terrorkrieg führenden großen Koalition des Krieges und internationalen Kriegslobby und strebt deren noch effektivere Kollaboration an.

02.07.2018 - 11:56 [ Radio Utopie ]

Analyse: Vorbereitung eines Angriffskrieges in Deutschland

Die Anklage wegen Korruption als Damokles-Schwert über sich hängend, versucht Benjamin Netanjahu und seine rechtsradikale Gang an der Regierung des von ihnen seit der Ermordung von Yitzhak Rabin faktisch gekaperten Israels sich in einen weiteren Angriffskrieg in Asien zu retten. Und der Sturz der einem Krieg gegen den Iran entgegenstehenden Kanzlerin von Deutschland mittels einem „Putsch von rechts“ ist Teil dieses Bemühens.

Eine Analyse.

02.07.2018 - 10:15 [ Haaretz ]

‚One Little Kick and It’s Done‘ Senior Trump Advisers Believe It’s Possible to Hasten Collapse of Iranian Regime

Senior U.S. and Israeli sources tell Haaretz that White House is divided over Iran strategy, with John Bolton pushing for regime change and James Mattis striving for new agreement with Islamic Republic

30.06.2018 - 12:10 [ Hurriyet ]

Netanyahu warns Merkel of new refugee crisis sparked by Iran

(5.6.2018) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned German Chancellor Angela Merkel Monday that Iranian meddling in the Middle East could touch off massive new refugee flows to Europe, as they clashed about the future of the nuclear deal with Tehran.

30.06.2018 - 01:54 [ Uri Avnery / Radio Utopie ]

Prinzen besuchen Israel

PRINZ WILLIAM, Herzog von Cambridge, der Zweite in der britischen Thronfolge, hat diese Woche Israel besucht.

29.06.2018 - 06:08 [ Geographical ]

Hotspot: Golan Heights

The second aspect involves water. The highland plateau may only be about 450 square miles in area but it is a major source of water for the River Jordan. Some 30 per cent of Israel’s freshwater supplies originate from the Golan Heights. The river water is essential to enabling Israeli agriculture and settler communities in Golan. Winter rainfall and snowfall replenish the River Jordan, which then snakes its way towards the Sea of Galilee.

28.06.2018 - 10:05 [ Haaretz ]

Israel’s AG Says He Won’t Delay Netanyahu Probe Even if Elections Called

The attorney general also said there’s a feeling that the Knesset is trying to undermine the law enforcement system. “At times it seems the law enforcement system is standing alone,” he said, pledging to continue with the struggle against corruption.

28.06.2018 - 03:37 [ United Nations Security Council ]

Top UN political official updates Security Council on Iran nuclear deal

She noted however, that at present, the Secretariat “is unable to determine whether such missiles, or parts thereof, or related technology, may have been transferred from Iran after 16 January 2016, the date when annex B provisions came into effect.”(…)
“The Secretariat did not have the opportunity to examine its debris, but images provided by Israeli authorities show that its wing configuration appears consistent with that of an Iranian drone unveiled in October 2016,” informed Ms. DiCarlo, adding that the Secretariat “has no information as to the owner and operator of those drones.”

24.06.2018 - 17:50 [ Petra - Jordan News Agency ]

Israel coerces citizen to demolish his home in Negev

An Israeli team, backed by Israeli occupation police and special forces broke into the village earlier today and threatened Yousif al-Zayadnah of demolishing his home and force him to cover the cost of the demolishing process if he declined to do that himself, the source added.

21.06.2018 - 19:36 [ Weißes Haus ]

Statement from the Press Secretary on the Visit of King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein and Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will welcome Their Majesties King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein and Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan to the White House on June 25, 2018. President Trump looks forward to reaffirming the strong bonds of friendship between the United States and Jordan. The leaders will discuss issues of mutual concern, including terrorism, the threat from Iran and the crisis in Syria, and working towards a lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

21.06.2018 - 19:29 [ Eric H. Yoffie / Haaretz ]

Counting Down to Donald Trump’s Complete Betrayal of Israel on Iran

But another alternative, more likely in many ways, is that rigorously enforced sanctions will push the Iranians to renounce the agreement themselves and resume nuclear enrichment activity. As Amos Yadlin and Ari Heistein point out in The Atlantic, Iran will choose negotiations over bomb building only if there is „the credible threat of a military strike.“

And while many in Israel and the Jewish community do not want to admit it, such a threat simply does not exist.

21.06.2018 - 10:12 [ ORF.at ]

Kanzler Kurz bei Visegrad-Treffen

In Budapest stehen laut BKA zudem folgende Programmpunkte an: „Verbesserung der Beziehungen EU-Israel, die Unterstützung der Westbalkan-Staaten bei der EU-Annäherung, die Indexierung der Familienbeihilfe sowie die ablehnende Haltung Österreichs zur Nutzung von Atomenergie.“

18.06.2018 - 14:13 [ AviationIntel.com/ ]

Israel developing a stealth UCAV

(3.12.2012) I have talked about this before as it seems absolutely logical that Israel would work towards developing a low-observable UCAV to help ease its long-range deep strike and surveillance woes. In fact I think Israel has also developed other stealthy assets, including a low-observable modified transport helicopter, similar to the “Stealth Hawks” used in the Bin Laden raid. None the less, a low observable unmanned surveillance and strike platform would fit into Israel’s order of battle like a prominent piece in a jigsaw puzzle, it just makes sense.

17.06.2018 - 21:48 [ Uri Avnery / Radio Utopie ]

Die Siamesischen Zwillinge

Wie erfrischend – im Vergleich zu anderen Politikern. Aber Rabin war kein wirklicher Politiker. Er war Soldat durch und durch. Dazu war er der Mann, der die Geschichte Israels hätte verändern können.

Darum wurde er ermordet.

17.06.2018 - 21:44 [ Uri Avnery / Gush Shalom ]

The Siamese Twins

After commenting on most of the episodes on the first Israeli Prime Ministers in Raviv Drucker’s TV series „The Captains“, I must come back to the one whose episode I have not yet covered: Yitzhak Rabin. Let me state right from the beginning: I liked the man.

He was a man after my own heart: honest, logical, straightforward, to the point.

14.06.2018 - 02:50 [ UnitedNations General Assembly ]

General Assembly Adopts Resolution on Protecting Palestinian Civilians Following Rejection of United States Amendment to Condemn Hamas Rocket Fire

‘We Cannot Remain Silent’ in Face of Recent Gaza Violence, Palestine Observer Says
In an emergency meeting, the General Assembly today adopted a resolution deploring the use of excessive, disproportionate and indiscriminate force by Israeli forces against Palestinian civilians in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and particularly the Gaza Strip.

09.06.2018 - 05:15 [ Uri Avnery / Radio Utopie ]

Hat man SIE einer Gehirnwäsche unterzogen?

WAS KANN man gegen solche Gehirnwäsche tun?

Nicht viel.

Zuallererst gibt es die lebensentscheidende Notwendigkeit einer zweiten Stimme. Gehirnwäsche kann nur dann wirken, wenn die offizielle Stimme das vollständige Monopol besitzt. Das zu brechen war eines der Ziele von HaOlam HaSeh, der Wochenschrift, die ich 40 Jahre lang herausgab. Sie trat jeder unwahren Darstellung der Regierung mit einer entgegengesetzten Darstellung entgegen. Zwar war unsere Stimme im Vergleich zur (selbst damals schon) mächtigen Regierungsmaschinerie schwach, aber jedenfalls verhinderte die Tatsache, dass es zwei Stimmen gab, wie ungleich an Macht sie auch waren, eine vollkommene Gehirnwäsche. Der Bürger hört zwei Fassungen einer Geschichte und fragt sich: „Welche ist die richtige?“…

Im Land gibt es eine winzige Gruppe von Kommentatoren, die sich nicht davor fürchten, die Wahrheit zu sagen, auch wenn das als Verrat betrachtet wird. Gideon Levy, Amira Hass und einige andere. Wir müssen sicherstellen, dass ihre Stimmen gehört werden. Wir müssen ihnen Mut machen.

09.06.2018 - 04:59 [ Uri Avnery / Gush Shalom ]

Are YOU Brainwashed?

WHAT CAN be done to counter such brainwashing?

Not much.

First of all: there is a vital need for a second voice. Brainwashing can be efficient only when the official voice enjoys a complete monopoly. That was one of the aims of Haolam Hazeh, the weekly which I edited for 40 years. It met every untrue government version with a contrary version. Although our voice was weak, compared to the powerful government machine (even in those days), the very fact that there are two voices, however unequal, prevents a total brainwashing. The citizen hears two versions and wonders „who is right?“

If all the peace and human rights groups in Israel set up a joint center for information, which will be heard, perhaps the monopoly of official propaganda can be broken. Perhaps.

There is in the country a tiny band of commentators who are not afraid to tell the truth, even when this is considered treason. Gideon Levy, Amira Hass and a few others. We must ensure that their voice is heard. They must be encouraged.

07.06.2018 - 09:41 [ Ynetnews.com ]

Zoabi calls soldiers ‚murderers,‘ is removed from Knesset

“MKs from the Left are actually those who wish to privatize the suffering and disconnect the cause from the effect … The responsibility for the suffering of the women in the Gaza Strip lies solely with Israel. After Israel destroyed the infrastructure and the agriculture in Gaza, it dictates to the people there how and where to eat,” she added in rage.

Zoabi went on with her charge. “You all should be boycotted. The people in Gaza are refugees, their land is in Israel. Those murdered by the soldiers are not being accounted for. Democracy is a nightmare in the Knesset,” she accused.

07.06.2018 - 09:37 [ Al Jazeera ]

Knesset disqualifies bill seeking equal status for Jews and Arabs

(5.6.2018) The bill was sponsored by Balad, an Arab political faction and member of the Joint List – an alliance of four predominantly Arab parties – in the parliament.

Haneen Zoabi, a Balad member of the Knesset and one of the bill’s sponsors, told Al Jazeera the proposed legislation aimed to make Israel more democratic – especially in its treatment of Arab citizens.

07.06.2018 - 09:33 [ Haaretz ]

Public Security, Justice Ministers Snub Meeting of Police Brutality Lobby in Knesset

(4.6.2018) The lobby brings together groups from the whole political spectrum, from minority communities such as the Arabs and Ethiopians, the ultra-Orthodox, LGBTQs, settlers, the disabled, representatives of people slated for eviction from the Tel Aviv neighborhood Givat Amal, and more.

At the meeting on Monday, protesters, their families and representatives of social organizations testified on cases in which police officers allegedly used excessive force.

07.06.2018 - 09:23 [ Haaretz ]

Israeli Defense Chief Accuses Center-left, ultra-Orthodox Parties of Thwarting ‚Terrorist‘ Lawmaker’s Removal From Knesset

(4.6.2018) Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Monday that the reason lawmaker Haneen Zoabi (Joint List) is still sitting in the Knesset is because members of the center-left and ultra-Orthodox parties refuse to support her dismissal.

Lieberman said he „cannot understand why (Deputy Health Minister) Yaakov Litzman (United Torah Judaism), (opposition head) Isaac Herzog (Zionist Union), and Ofer Shelah (Yesh Atid), are supporting this terrorist.“ Lieberman also snapped at Meretz chairwoman Tamar Zandberg, saying: „nobody expects anything else from you.“

07.06.2018 - 09:18 [ Haaretz ]

The Justices ‚Wisely Chose Not to Intervene‘ in Israel’s Legislation

(30.5.2018) The law itself is bad, undemocratic and non-egalitarian. It theoretically makes it possible for an elected lawmaker to be removed on the basis of his political rivals’ interpretation of the terms “racism” and “support for terrorism.” What exactly is racism and what exactly is support for terrorism? When Culture Minister Miri Regev says that the African asylum seekers are a cancer in the nation’s body, is that racism or a medical diagnosis? Does a call for Nakba Day demonstrations or the mere use of the term “Nakba” qualify as incitement to terrorism? Until now, these were matters for the High Court to determine. But from now on, the Knesset will decide who is a racist and who is a terrorist.

07.06.2018 - 08:59 [ Haaretz ]

Ex-spy Chief Said ‚Fun Part‘ About Mossad Is That It’s a Crime Organization. Netanyahu Is Not Amused

(3.6.2018) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a report published last week that accused him of asking the former head of the Shin Bet security service to listen to the telephone conversations of then-IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz and then-Mossad chief Tamir Pardo.

„The Mossad is not a criminal organization. It is a splendid organization that does holy work in the fight against terrorism and other threats to the State of Israel, and we all salute it,“

07.06.2018 - 08:35 [ Politico.com ]

Giuliani: Trump is ‚committed to‘ regime change in Iran

(5.5.2018) Rudy Giuliani pushed for regime change in Iran on Saturday, saying President Donald Trump is „as committed to regime change as we are.“

It’s „the only way to peace in the Middle East“ and „more important than an Israeli-Palestinian deal,“ Trump’s newest attorney in the ongoing Russia probe and former mayor of New York City told reporters after giving a speech to the Iran Freedom Convention for Democracy and Human Rights in Washington.

07.06.2018 - 08:10 [ ORF.at ]

Trump-Anwalt: „Kim Jong Un bettelte um Treffen“

Nordkoreas Machthaber Kim Jong Un hat nach Aussage des Anwaltes von US-Präsident Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, um ein Treffen mit Trump „gebettelt“. Trump habe ein geplantes Treffen mit Kim wegen der nordkoreanischen Drohungen mit einem Atomkrieg und Beleidigungen gegenüber US-Politikern abgesagt, sagte Giuliani heute bei einer Konferenz der israelischen Zeitung „Globes“ in Tel Aviv.

06.06.2018 - 22:46 [ Haaretz ]

How Russia Angered Iran in Syria and Had to Pull Its Troops From the Lebanese Border

There was no comment from the Russian military about the incident. Russia has faced calls from Israel to rein in Iran in Syria, where Israel has mounted numerous attacks against Hezbollah and other targets it has described as Iran-backed.

„Perhaps it was to assure the Israelis,“ said the commander, adding that the move could not be justified as part of the fight against the Nusra Front or Islamic State because Hezbollah and the Syrian army had defeated them at the Lebanese-Syrian border.

06.06.2018 - 22:44 [ eurasiafuture.com ]

Are Hezbollah and Russia on a Collision Course in Syria?

Lebanon’s recently re-appointed Parliamentary Speaker Nabih Berri of the Amal Movement, a close political ally of Hezbollah, has recently given an interview with Sputnik where he openly contradicted the desires expressed by Russian President Putin who has called for a pull out of all foreign troops from Syria so that the military phase of the conflict can transition to a negotiated political settlement.

06.06.2018 - 15:49 [ Bloomberg ]

Wooing Trump Pays Off for Netanyahu as His Popularity Soars

(31.5.2018) Netanyahu’s grip on power is still potentially in jeopardy, and his political successes shouldn’t have a bearing on Attorney General Avihai Mandelblit’s decision whether to indict him in the corruption cases — in theory at least. But it would take an especially aggressive attorney general to indict a popular, sitting prime minister for the first time in Israel’s history, said Eran Vigoda-Gadot, a political science professor at Haifa University.

06.06.2018 - 15:41 [ Jerusalem Post ]

Netanyahu: Only the A-G will decide whether to indict me

(7.2.2018) “So don’t worry,” Netanyahu said sarcastically. “There will be recommendations [to indict], and also signs reading ‘Bibi is guilty until proven otherwise,’” he said, criticizing signs that were spotted at the ongoing Saturday night anti-corruption protests in Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit’s neighborhood in Petah Tikva and at Rothschild Boulevard in Tel Aviv.

06.06.2018 - 15:08 [ Zeit.de ]

Israel droht Iran mit Angriff

Zuvor hatte der oberste Führer, Ajatollah Ali Chamenei, die staatliche Atomorganisation des Iran aufgefordert, ab sofort mit den Vorbereitungen für eine Wiederaufnahme der unbegrenzten Urananreicherung zu beginnen. Das Projekt verstoße aber nicht gegen das internationale Atomabkommen von 2015, hieß es von der iranischen Atomorganisation. Behördenchef Ali Akbar Salehi sagte, darüber sei die Internationale Atomenergiebehörde IAEA in Wien auch schriftlich informiert worden.

06.06.2018 - 12:48 [ teleSUR ]

UK’s Corbyn: ‚West’s Support Of Israeli Violence Is Shameful‘

„The U.K. government’s decision not to support either a U.N. Commission of Inquiry into the shocking scale of killings of civilian protesters in Gaza, or the more recent UN resolution condemning indiscriminate Israeli use of force – and calling for the protection of Palestinians – is morally indefensible,“ the Labour leader said.

06.06.2018 - 10:13 [ Kommunistische Partei von Israel ]

Hundreds Display Solidarity in Haifa with Besieged People of Gaza

Several hundred persons, Arabs and Jews, participated in a demonstration in the German Colony in Haifa on late Friday afternoon, June 1, to express solidarity with the nearly 2 million Palestinian people living under the Israeli blockade and repression of the Gaza Strip.

05.06.2018 - 03:10 [ Fefes Blog ]

Benjamin Netanjahu tourt ja gerade rum und macht Werbung für einen Irankrieg. Dabei kam er auch bei uns in Deutschland vorbei und macht eine gemeinsame Presse-Fragestunde.

Und das Pressecorps hat den monumentalen Fehler begangen, Tilo Jung reinzulassen, der sich nicht lange bitten lässt und u.a. Bibi fragt, wie das denn mit der West Bank ist gerade (Israel annektiert das Land gerade), ob Israel die besetzten Gebiete jemals freigeben wird, vielleicht gar in Netanjahus Amtszeit, und dann noch ein paar Stichelfragen an Mutti Merkel, wieso wir eigentlich mit einem Land Waffenhandel betreiben, das Menschenrechte verletzt und illegal Atomwaffen beschafft hat.

04.06.2018 - 18:47 [ Haaretz ]

Israeli Defense Chief Accuses Center-left, ultra-Orthodox Parties of Thwarting ‚Terrorist‘ Lawmaker’s Removal From Knesset

Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Monday that the reason lawmaker Haneen Zoabi (Joint List) is still sitting in the Knesset is because members of the center-left and ultra-Orthodox parties refuse to support her dismissal.

Lieberman said he „cannot understand why (Deputy Health Minister) Yaakov Litzman (United Torah Judaism), (opposition head) Isaac Herzog (Zionist Union), and Ofer Shelah (Yesh Atid), are supporting this terrorist.“ Lieberman also snapped at Meretz chairwoman Tamar Zandberg, saying: „nobody expects anything else from you.“

04.06.2018 - 18:43 [ israelnationalnews.com ]

‚Ban Joint List from running in next election‘

(24.5.2018) National Union Party Secretary-General Ophir Sofer sent a letter to Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit Thursday stating that ere is a strong suspicion of terrorist activity by MKs from the Joint Arab List faction.

The letter was sent following the participation of MKs Ayman Odeh, Aida Touma Suleiman and Yousef Jabareen in the violent riots in Haifa last weekend.