Day: 07/07/2019

Israeli attacks on Iranian, Hezbollah targets in Syria show no sign of waning | Simon Speakman Cordall | AW

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There are estimates in Israel that claim Hezbollah has set up approximately 20 observation posts 3-5km from the border.

Source: Israeli attacks on Iranian, Hezbollah targets in Syria show no sign of waning | Simon Speakman Cordall | AW

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Religious Affairs: How did religious Zionism become a pillar of Israel?

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‘Everyone feels something toward this sector,’ explains journalist and author Yair Sheleg.

Source: Religious Affairs: How did religious Zionism become a pillar of Israel?

US House members talk restoring aid to Palestinians with Israeli, PA officials

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Visiting Israel and the West Bank, members of Congress discuss the two-state solution and celebrate July 4 at Jerusalem embassy

Source: US House members talk restoring aid to Palestinians with Israeli, PA officials

‘All politics is local’: US mayors travel to Israel to enhance relations on municipal level | JNS.org

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“Our delegation is showing how cities lead on the world stage, how mayors get things done and how urban centers can tackle everything from innovation and climate change to immigration and economic growth,” said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

Source: ‘All politics is local’: US mayors travel to Israel to enhance relations on municipal level | JNS.org

How Israel returned a Gaza fishing boat back to its owner

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Abdul-Muti al-Habil’s boat was sunk and confiscated by Israel’s navy in 2016. What was left of it was returned in ruins.

Source: How Israel returned a Gaza fishing boat back to its owner

Germany threatens journalist with prison for speaking about Palestine

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TEHRAN, Jul. 06 (MNA) – German authorities barred Palestinian-Canadian journalist Khaled Barakat from speaking at a Palestine solidarity event in Berlin, claiming his “anti-Semitic” speeches posed a threat to public order and could undermine relations between the country and the Israeli regime.

Source: Germany threatens journalist with prison for speaking about Palestine

‘No economic proposition can replace two-state solution’

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AMMAN — Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi on Saturday met with Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO), to discuss furthering cooperation between Jordan and Palestine. The two sides reiterated that no economic propositions or notions can substitute for a two-state solution that guarantees Palestinians their right to an independent state established along the June 4, 1967 lines, with East Jerusalem as its capital.

Source: ‘No economic proposition can replace two-state solution’