Netanyahu: Iranian weapon transfers to Syria declined since downed Russian plane


11/19/2018 Written by i24NEWS FILE: Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, center, and former Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon, left, stand next to Israeli soldiers at a military outpost during a visit at Mount Hermon in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights overlooking the Israel-Sy(AP Photo/Baz Ratner, Pool) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that Russia would not […]

Russia Says to Switch to National Currencies in Settlements with Iran


TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Russia may launch settlements with Iran in national currencies in order to continue bilateral cooperation despite the US sanctions against Tehran, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said. November, 19, 2018 – 13:50 “We do not recognize (the US sanctions against Iran), which were introduced unilaterally without the approval of the United Nations […]

Europe must not become ‘plaything’ of great powers, says Macron in Berlin


French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday urged a Franco-German push to make Europe a stronger and more confident global player that could prevent “chaos” on the world stage. Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have used a series of war anniversaries to project unity as they push back against populist and nationalist forces in Europe […]

Coalition Crisis: Jewish Home to remain in Netanyahu government


Naftali Bennett, Ayelet Shaked say they will remain in Netanyahu’s government despite his refusal to appoint Bennett as Defense Minister.   David Rosenberg, 19/11/18 10:43 Jewish Home ministers Naftali Bennett and Ayelet Shaked will remain in the coalition government, the two said Monday, despite the Prime Minister’s refusal to appoint Bennett as Defense Minister. The […]

Covering the Gaza November crises and Netanyahu’s teetering government


November 18, 2018Seth Frantzman By SETH J. FRANTZMAN On November 11 an Israeli army team near Khan Yunis was spotted by a suspicious Palestinian Hamas commander, according to reports. An exchange of fire left a senior Israeli officer and the Hamas commander dead. Airstrikes were carried out by Israel. The next day Hamas launched an […]

Netanyahu calls talks of early elections ‘irresponsible’


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement to the members of the media in Tel Aviv. (photo credit: CORINNA KERN/REUTERS) 11/18/2018 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused his coalition partners of being irresponsible and acting for personal gain in moving towards an early election, in a statement to the press made at the Defense Ministry in […]

In looming Israeli elections, Trump may find excuse to delay peace plan


The US president has promised to unveil his proposal by January, but if Israel’s snap polls become a reality, the timetable could change By Eric Cortellessa Today, 6:39 pm WASHINGTON — Over the past two years, the White House has kept few things under tighter wraps than the contents of its Israeli-Palestinian peace proposal. US […]

Spotlight on IranNovember 4, 2018 – November 18, 2018


The Shamkhani – Lavrentiev meeting ( Fars, November 5 2018). The meeting between Assad and Ansari (Mehr, November 12 2018). The deputy commander of the IRGC (Fars, November 4 2018). The deputy commander of the IRGC (Fars, November 4 2018). The meeting between the Iranian ambassador to Iraq with Fu’ad Hussein, the Iraqi Deputy Prime […]

Undersea gas fires Egypt’s regional energy dreams


Newly flowing gas from four Mediterranean fields, including the vast Zohr field, as well as deals with Israel and Cyprus, has helped ease Cairo’s financial woes Mona SalemToday, 11:00 am CAIRO, Egypt (AFP) — Egypt is looking to use its vast, newly tapped undersea gas reserves to establish itself as a key energy exporter and […]

German Politician: We Don’t Need EU Army, We Need a ‘European Home’ With Russia


11/17/2018   Following years of floating within the bloc, the idea of Europe creating joint military forces is on the agenda after the French President and German Chancellor called on their EU allies to unite. While the EU leadership backed the initiative, it got a mixed response among European politicians. Deputy Chair of left-wing Die Linke’s […]