User: newstrust Topic: Crisis in Gaza
Category: Greater Middle East
Last updated: Dec 25 2018 23:16 IST RSS 2.0
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Netflix’s Iranian ‘Messiah’ is a gift to Trump and his evangelical base 10.1.2020 Raw Story
Amid horrific natural disasters and a global refugee crisis, an Iranian menace emerges. This might summarize the news cycle at the start of 2020, but it’s also the premise of Netflix’s controversial new series Messiah. Critics have blasted the series for its slow pace, meandering and inchoate storylines, and lack of a clear theological or […]
Israel releases Syrian prisoners in 'goodwill gesture' 10.1.2020 BBC: World
Two Syrians are released as part of a swap, after the body of an Israeli soldier was handed over.
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Perverting patriotism: This is the horrifying reality about the Republican Party’s loyalties 4.1.2020 Raw Story
Donald Trump ordered a missile strike that killed one of Iran’s top generals in Baghdad. Qassem Soleimani was no ordinary commander. He was the most elite of Tehran’s military elite. He was said to be in line to be the Islamic Republic’s supreme leader. His death sent oil markets reeling. It opened the door to open war […]
Israel had advance notice of U.S. plan to kill Iranian general Suleimani, sources say 4.1.2020 LA Times: Nation

A longtime foe of Iran, Israel convened top military leaders and braced itself for an escalation of tensions in the region.

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Reality Check: How strong is Iran's military? 3.1.2020 BBC: Front Page
Iran has vowed revenge after the killing of a top general - what forces can it muster?
News Analysis: Trump has little to show for his efforts on Iran, North Korea 3.1.2020 LA Times: Nation

None of Trump's most championed foreign causes — a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians; disarmament of nuclear North Korea; crushing Iran's leadership — has produced desired results.

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‘What a disgrace’: Dem senator blasts Trump over embassy attack leaving Americans ‘huddling in safe rooms’ 31.12.2019 Raw Story
In a blistering series of tweets about the collapse of American foreign policy in the Middle East, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) pummeled the president over the ongoing attack on the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, calling it a “disgrace” that it has comes to this. With the president addressing the attack by tweeting, “Iran killed an […]
Democrats Are Shifting on Foreign Policy – But Not Far Enough to End War 19.12.2019
Though their rhetoric has shifted left, many Democrats do not wish to disrupt the tradition of U.S. global ...
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What constitutes fair and unfair criticism of Israel? 8.12.2019 Raw Story
Canada recently voted at the United Nations for the establishment of a Palestinian state. At the same time, Canada reiterated its position that there were too many UN resolutions about Israel. Canada argued that these resolutions unfairly singled out Israel for criticism. Nevertheless, Israel’s ambassador to the UN claimed that Canada’s vote delegitimized Israel. The […]
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Letters to the Editor: How support for Israel protects the Jewish state and the U.S. 1.12.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The forces that threaten Israel are also those that threaten the United States; provided aid therefore protects both countries.

Israel's deportation of Human Rights Watch activist condemned 25.11.2019 BBC: World
The government terminated Omar Shakir's residency permit, saying he supported a boycott of Israel.
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Trump’s New Policy on Israeli Settlements Is Illegal and Self-Serving 21.11.2019
A banner depicting Trump and Netanyahu is displayed on the side of a building
Trump is pandering to his extremist Christian Zionist base at the expense of the Palestinians.
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Israel-Gaza clash: Why Hamas chose restraint 18.11.2019 BBC: World
Unusually, Gaza's rulers stayed out of the recent fighting, but the next time might be different.
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Israel launches air and missile strikes in the Gaza Strip despite ceasefire 15.11.2019 Raw Story
Israel launched fresh strikes against Islamic Jihad targets in Gaza, the army said early Friday, weakening a ceasefire put in place after fighting this week killed 34 Palestinians in exchanges of fire. The ceasefire began Thursday morning following two days of deadly violence in the Gaza Strip triggered by an Israeli strike on an Islamic […]
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Israel-Gaza 'ceasefire begins' after two days of fighting 14.11.2019 BBC: Front Page
Israel is yet to confirm the reported truce, which is said to have come into effect early on Thursday.
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Israel-Gaza fighting continues for second day after militant's death 13.11.2019 BBC: World
After an overnight lull, militants fire more rockets towards Israel and Israeli aircraft hit Gaza.
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Israel's targeted killing of a Palestinian leader sends a chilling message to Hamas 13.11.2019 LA Times: Nation

Israel targeted two senior Islamic Jihad commanders, killing one and sparking the worst bout of fighting with Palestinian militants in recent months.

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Israel-Gaza violence spirals after killing of top Palestinian militant 12.11.2019 BBC: World
The death of a Palestinian commander triggers some of the most intense fighting for months.
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Israel kills Baha Abu al-Ata, top Palestinian militant in Gaza 12.11.2019 BBC: World
Dozens of rockets hit Israel after Palestinian Islamic Jihad vows to avenge Baha Abu al-Ata's death.
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Jordan ends border enclaves land lease for Israeli farmers 10.11.2019 BBC: World
King Abdullah's decision not to extend the lease is seen as a sign of worsening ties with Israel.
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