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Bolivia announces that it will reestablish diplomatic relations with Israel

JERUSALEM – Bolivia announced that it will renew its diplomatic ties with Israel after a decade in which relations between the two countries were severed. Speaking to the foreign press, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bolivia, Karen Longaric, said: “We will restore relations with Israel.” Longaric said diplomatic relations will resume “out of respect […]

Israel deports director of Human Rights Watch in Palestine

JERUSALEM – Israel deported the director of the international NGO Human Rights Watch (HRW) for Israel and Palestine, Omar Shakir, for allegedly supporting the boycott campaign against Israel. HRW has claimed that with the expulsion of Shakir, Israel has placed itself in the “ugly club” of authoritarian regimes. Shakir lost a trial this month before […]

Israel’s War With Syria Escalates Under Cover of US Impeachment

By Steve Brown – Perhaps under cover of impeachment hearings in Washington or perhaps due to the appointment of Naftali Bennett as Defense Minister the hot war between Israel and Syria escalated dramatically on the night of November 19th.     Israel’s military repeated its usual claim that missiles were fired at Israel from Syria (detected at […]

U.S. Continues to Draw Lines in Eastern Mediterranean

From November 3 to November 14, Israeli, U.S., German, Italian and Greek war jets participated in the “Blue Flag 2019” military exercises out of the Ovda Air Base in Israel’s Negev Desert. The timing of these exercises corresponds with Turkey and a whole host of other countries conducting their own naval exercises in the Aegean […]

Israeli Embassies Around World Shut as Diplomats Start a General Strike

TEL AVIV – All Israeli embassies and consulates all over the world shut down early Wednesday as diplomats and military attachés went on strike over a long-simmering dispute with the Finance Ministry over expense stipends paid to envoys. The move, coordinated by the Foreign Ministry, the Defense Ministry and the Histadrut Labor Federation, comes after […]

Iran says it ‘can destroy Israel in 30 minutes’

TEHRAN – The threat from the Iranian official came earlier this month when he said the country was tracking movement at US bases in the region. Iranian Parliament President Mojtaba Zannour, the president for national security and foreign policy, had threatened Israelis earlier this month, saying that “if Israel or America make a mistake, Israel […]

Washington, Tel Aviv, Riyadh Taking Advantage of Iraqis’ Demands

TEHRAN – Senior Advisor to the Iranian Parliament Speaker Hossein Amir Abdollahian blasted the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia for interfering in other countries’ internal affairs, and said they are fomenting unrest in Iraq. “By taking advantage of the actual demands of Iraqi people and by using Ba’athists and insiders, the United States, Israel and […]

Chaos in Israel and the Changing World Order

By Steve Brown – Since May we have seen a bewildering series of events, running the gamut from bizarre attacks on shipping in the Gulf; the downing of an US RQ-4 Reaper drone by Iran; Israel bombing Lebanon, Iraq and Syria; mysterious attacks on a Saudi oil field and installation; and now the sudden US […]