THE CONFLICT CONTINUES…
Danger on Israel’s Border: Why Israel’s Netanyahu Keeps Meeting with Russia’s Putin.
BattleForTruth Video HERE
How I became a Mossad operative – by Frank Shatz for the LA TIMES, July 6, 2018
“My recent reunion with Erika Fabian at the Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport, after a separation of 65 years, triggered the recollection of a half-forgotten event.”
READ OF FIRSTHAND ACCOUNT HERE
- The PLO Threatens to File a Complaint Against the US at the ICC – ALGEMEINER, Elder of Ziyon
- IDF transfers care packages to Syrians fleeing regime offensive – JERUSALEM POST, Anna Ahronheim
- U.S. says ready to keep Strait of Hormuz open in face of Iranian threat. It would be a different fight this time – LIBERTY UNYIEDING, J.E. Dyer
- Israeli spacecraft aims for historic moon landing… within months – TIMES OF ISRAEL, Stuart Winer and Shoshanna Solomon
- Column One: Why the concern for UNRWA? – JERUSALEM POST, Caroline B Glick
by Elder of Ziyon for ALGEMEINER, July 05, 2018
The Secretary of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, Dr. Saeb Erekat, said today that the Palestinian leadership is going to the International Criminal Court to file a complaint against US President Donald Trump’s decisions on the city of Jerusalem, stressing that the Palestinian issue is not run by the ideas of real estate men and the managers of casinos.
Erekat also demanded that the ICC take action on previous complaints filed against Israel. The impression I get is that the ICC is putting all Palestinian complaints on the back burner.
At any rate, a strategy of threatening the US on a complaint that the PLO has zero chance of winning — especially under this president — seems to be truly clueless.
Elder of Ziyon has been blogging about Israel and the Arab world for a really long time now. He also controls the world, but deep down you already knew that.
by Anna Ahronheim for the JERUSALEM POST, July 11, 2018
“We feel the moral obligation, in accordance with our values, to send humanitarian aid and, as much as is possible, to build a relationship of humanity with those who have always been our neighbors on the other side of the fence. The residents of the Golan have come together wholeheartedly to raise and collect supplies, and make personal gift bags for the Syrian children, to give them a moment of happiness in a great chaos,” he added.
The Syrian Army, backed by Russian air strikes, has been pummeling the southwestern provinces of Deraa and Quneitra in an offensive aimed at recapturing the strategic rebel-held areas bordering Jordan and the Golan Heights. In recent days, rebels in Deraa handed over a swath of territory along the border with Jordan to Damascus.
by J.E. Dyer for LIBERTY UNYIEDING, July 12, 2018
Time and the march of technology have done their work. As Iran issues a new threat to shipping in the Persian Gulf, the U.S. military issues its recurring assurances that the Gulf will be kept open for business. But the landscape – and seascape – of warfare are changing, and in the unlikely event of a confrontation, keeping the Strait of Hormuz open and safe for commercial passage won’t look the way it would have 20 years ago, or even 10.
A report by Fox News on 5 July previewed that reality in a barely-noticeable passage deep in the article.
The Fox report took note of the elliptical threat from Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday, 3 July: an implied threat that if the U.S. shut down Iranian oil exports, Iran would see to it that the other oil producers in the Gulf were unable to export their oil.
“It really is an unfounded and unfair thing to suggest that one day all oil-producing countries will be able to export oil, while Iran won’t be able to do so,” Rouhani added.
Rouhani’s threat was promptly clarified by a senior Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) officer:
Esmail Kowsari, deputy commander of the Sarollah Revolutionary Guards base in Tehran, said: “Any hostile attempt by the U.S. will be followed by an exorbitant cost for them,” according to Bloomberg.
“If Iran’s oil exports are to be prevented, we will not give permission for oil to be exported to the world through the Strait of Hormuz,” Kowsari said.
by Stuart Winer and Shoshanna Solomon for the TIMES OF ISRAEL, July 10, 2018
Save the date. On February 13, 2019, an Israeli-built unmanned spacecraft is expected to land on the moon, having blasted off from Earth two months earlier, project managers said at a news conference Tuesday.
If all goes well, the SpaceIL spider-like craft will give Israel entry into the exclusive club of just three nations that have so far achieved a controlled landing on the moon’s surface.
“This is a tremendous project,” Khan said. “When the rocket is launched into space, we will all remember where we were when Israel landed on the moon.” The idea, he said, is to inspire youth in Israel to take up science studies and to have the impact the Apollo lunar mission had in 1969, when astronauts landed on the moon, with people remembering forever where they were on that day.
The Israeli government has promised to fund 10% of the project, he said, but the money still has to come. “The government should recognize that space is very important for the future,” he said.
“This is national history,” said IAI director Yossi Weiss. “The path to the moon is not easy. It is a very complicated route.”
“The cooperation between SpaceIL and IAI is an example of the amazing abilities that can be reached in civil space activities — activities that combine education, technology, industry, knowledge and a lot of initiative.”
Article 5 –
Column One: Why the concern for UNRWA?
by Caroline B Glick for the JERUSALEM POST, July 06, 2018
This is true enough. But at least in Israel’s case, those ramifications would be positive. The less money UNRWA has, the less damage it can do to the Palestinians and to Israel. With less money, UNRWA can teach fewer Palestinians that they should strive to become suicide bombers. With less money, they can build fewer booby trapped clinics and fewer attack tunnels under the floors of their examination rooms.
With less money, UNRWA becomes a less attractive option for millions of Arabs for whom accepting cradle-to-grave welfare payments from UNRWA has substituted work as an economic model. “Employed” on the UNRWA dole, they have been able to take low paying jobs as terrorists.