Report: Saudi Prince promises Israel billions of dollars to defeat Hezbollah

The Saudi Arabian monarch will announce his son as successor, who plans to count on IDF backing to defeat Iran and its proxy Hezbollah and has already promised Israel billions of dollars if they agree, a new report indicates.

King Salman of Saudi Arabia plans to step down and announce his son as his successor next week, a source close to the country’s royal family told in an exclusive interview.

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Israeli Sovereignty Conference – It is Possible – It is Vital

“The Time Has Come for Sovereignty” proclaimed a large backdrop to the dais as over 100 people gathered in a large white tent in the Oz VeGaon Nature Preserve in Gush Etzion on Friday morning, November 10 for the first in a series of eight conferences this year promoting the application of Sovereignty in Judea and Samaria. Other conferences will take place (in Hebrew) in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Ra’anana, Haifa, Petah Tikva, Givat Shmuel and Sderot. The Oz VeGaon Nature Preserve was established by the Women in Green movement, with the encouragement of the Gush Etzion Council, in memory of the three boys – Gilad, Ayal and Naftali – abducted and murdered by Hamas terrorists three years ago, as an immediate and appropriate Zionist response to this brutal act of terrorism. Oz VeGaon has developed into a vibrant and impressive center of education, culture and tourism.

The 9th issue of the Sovereignty Journal, hot-off-the-press, in both Hebrew and English, published by the Sovereignty Movement (founded by the Women in Green), was distributed at the Conference and participants could be seen eagerly turning the pages and browsing the articles during the program.

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Balfour Declaration: ‘State’ or ‘Homeland’?

Presumably if the headline of an article on the Balfour Declaration states “what it means for the Middle East today,” shouldn’t that include both Jews and Arabs? Not for The Independent, which focuses solely on portraying the Balfour Declaration as the root of all evil when it comes to Palestinian victimhood.

Bethan McKernan, no stranger to taking a one-sided approach to her reporting, may as well have reprinted Palestinian Authority talking points in her Balfour story. For her, the framing of the story is purely about alleged Palestinian suffering. Jewish rights to self-determination or any other rights are simply ignored in favor of the Palestinian narrative.

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Israel ‘to prepare’ for UNESCO withdrawal alongside US, says Netanyahu

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem, October 1, 2017.
(AFP/POOL/Sebastian Scheiner)

Israel will begin preparations to withdraw from the UN’s cultural and education body now that the United States has made its decision to do the same, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday

“The prime minister instructed the Foreign Ministry to prepare Israel’s withdrawal from the organization alongside the United States,” Netanyahu’s office said in a statement, hours after the US said it is quitting the organization, citing its “anti-Israel bias” alongside financial considerations.

Netanyahu said he “welcomes the decision by President [Donald] Trump to withdraw from UNESCO. This is a courageous and moral decision because UNESCO has become the theater of the absurd and because, instead of preserving history, it distorts it.”

The US withdrawal is to take effect on December 31, 2018.

Earlier Thursday, Israel’s ambassador to UNESCO, Carmel Shama-Hacohen, said his personal recommendation to Netanyahu would be to “immediately withdraw” from the organization.

Israel’s ambassador to UNESCO, Carmel Shama-Hacohen, with cultural agency’s director-general Irina Bokova, September 26, 2017
(Erez Lichtfeld)

Shama-Hacohen said that in recent years UNESCO has become “an absurd organization that has lost its way in favor of the political considerations of certain countries” and that his “personal recommendation to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is to follow suit and immediately withdraw [from UNESCO].”

The US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, said in a statement Thursday following the US announcement to withdraw that “the purpose of UNESCO is a good one,” but “unfortunately, its extreme politicization has become a chronic embarrassment.”

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