Day: 16/02/2018

Why are Jewish leaders fighting about Qatar? Here’s a scorecard – Middle East Affairs

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WASHINGTON (JTA) — There’s a battle going on among pro-Israel leaders, and it’s over Qatar. It’s like watching ice hockey players clear the bench for a brawl, only the antagonists are all on the same team. The folks lining up to praise or bury the emirate are best known for sharing the same stages, and […]

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Reserve IDF Training Base Harassed by Bedouin Thieves

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The IDF suffered a new level of embarrassment recently after a group of Bedouin thieves surrounded a platoon of soldiers and harassed them during their training exercise. The soldiers were mostly d…

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Trump warned Abbas of new US cuts to PA through Putin, Palestinian FM claims – Middle East Affairs

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According to PA foreign minister al-Maliki the Palestinian Authority might suffer from severe cuts in US aid According to a Palestinian official, American President Donald Trump warned Mahmoud Abbas of upcoming cuts in aid to the Palestinian Authority through a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin ahead of their meeting in Moscow last week. […]

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PressTV-Syrian anti-aircraft fire repels Israeli drones

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Syrian air defenses repel Israeli reconnaissance planes over the southwestern Quneitra province, forcing them to exit the Syrian airspace.

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Pakistan’s economy might take a blow if global finance group puts them on notice – Middle East Affairs

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By Middle East Affairs A global finance group is considering placing Pakistan on its watchlist of nations that financially support terrorist groups — a move which could hurt Pakistan’s economy, Reuters reports. The Financial Action Task Force, which consists of the United States and European countries, will meet in Paris to discuss a co-sponsored motion […]

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Opinion | For Desperate Palestinians In Gaza, Rage Has Turned Into Suicidal Despair

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In the old days, the iconic incident of Ibrahim’s death would have sparked an intifada.These days, Hamas would never allow it.

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U.S. pushes motion to put Pakistan on global terrorist-financing…

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The United States has put forward a motion to place Pakistan on a global terrorist-financing watchlist with an anti-money-laundering monitoring group, according to a senior Pakistani official.

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