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- ‘No Reason to Panic’ says IDF Gen. Re: Trump’s PUlling out of Syria, Twitter, Maj. Gen. (ret.) Amos Yadlin
- Ex-defense chief warns US pullout from Syria could spark ‘all-out’ war in north, TimesofIsrael, Alexander Fulbright
- Israel-Greece-Cyprus Summit to be Held in Be’er Sheva, JewishPress, Hana Levi Julian
- Israel, Jews and the Conflict in Palestinian Authority Schoolbooks, terrorism-info.org.il, Dr. Arnon Groiss
- Palestinian Children – Victims of Arab Apartheid, GatestoneInstitute, Khaled Abu Toameh
- Iranian Regime Faces Most Serious Threat in 40 Years with Worsening Economy and Strengthening Opposition Forces, JCPA, Jerusalem Desk
by Maj. Gen. (ret.) Amos Yadlin via Twitter.com, December 20, 2018
Maj. Gen. (ret.) Amos Yadlin (pictured, photo Twitter), Executive Director of Tel Aviv University’s Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), former head of IDF Military Intelligence and director of the Institute for National Security Studies at Tel Aviv University.
The Major General tweeted the following:
Trump’s declaration on US forces withdrawal from Syria is a significant step, but there’s no reason to panic. 2000 US troops came to Syria to fight against ISIS and had no authorities to act against Iran.
by Alexander Fulbright for TimesofIsrael, December 20, 2018
Avigdor Liberman says move a boon for Iran and its proxies; his predecessor Ya’alon calls for US recognition of Israeli sovereignty in Golan ‘as an expression of continued support.’
(Pictured, right) Israeli soldiers guard at the Quneitra border crossing with Syria in the Golan Heights on September 27, 2018. (Basel Awidat/Flash90)
Former defense minister Avigdor Liberman warned Thursday that US President Donald Trump’s decision to pull all American troops out of Syria could lead to a northern war between Israel and Iranian-backed forces.
Trump announced Wednesday that American soldiers would leave Syria as the Islamic State jihadist group had been “beaten.” The planned pullout was criticized by officials in the United States and Israel, who warned it could undercut efforts to counter Iran in Syria.
by Hana Levi Julian for JewishPress, December 20, 2018
(Pictured) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras at trilateral summit in Nicosia, May 8 2018.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hosts the fifth Israel-Greece-Cyprus summit on Thursday, this one to be held in the southern Israeli city of Be’er Sheva at the National Cyber Directorate and the Carasso Science Park.
Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras are both expected to arrive in Israel for the event.
The summit is to focus this time on cyber and innovation.
by Dr. Arnon Groiss for terrorism-info.org.il, December 20, 2018
(Pictured, right) UNRWA-funded School Book illustration for 3rd graders depicts a “Free Palestine” – where Israel and all Jews are genocidally cleansed from the land.
Following are representative items taken from textbooks published by the Palestinian Authority (PA) in 2017-2018 for use in grades 1-12 in all schools throughout the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Several pieces were taken from textbooks in current use at the religious Shar’i stream that were published back in 2013.
from Sciences and Life, Grade 3, Part 1 (2017) p. 65 –
Violent struggle for the liberation of all of Palestine… the goal of “Free Palestine” where Israel has no place. The whole country is depicted being covered by the Palestinian flag with an unequivocal English message: “Free Palestine”, namely, that the liberation of Palestine from occupation should include the disappearance of the State of Israel.
by Khaled Abu Toameh for GatestoneInstitute, December 20, 2018
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) has denied responsibility for the death in Lebanon this week of a three-year-old Palestinian boy from the Nahr al-Bared refugee camp, after Lebanese hospitals refused to receive him because his parents were unable to cover the cost of his medical treatment. Pictured: The Wavel Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon, administered by UNRWA. (Image source: European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations/Flickr)
According to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), “legal prohibitions persist on access for Palestinian refugees to 36 liberal or syndicated professions (including in medicine, farming, fishery, and public transportation)… In order to work, Palestinian refugees in Lebanon are required to obtain an annual work permit. Following a change in the law in 2001, Palestinian refugees are reportedly prevented from legal acquiring, transferring or inheriting real property in Lebanon.”
by the Jerusalem Desk for JCPA.org, December 20, 2018
Former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (right) has recently become one of the most vocal critics of the Iranian regime, while Reza Pahlavi, exiled son of the late Shah, has been stepping up his activities in the United States for putting an end to the rule of the ayatollahs, and a considerable percentage of the Iranian people are distancing themselves from the government.
With all of this going on, the leaders in Tehran not only feel that the threats to overthrow their government are become more tangible than they have ever been, but the leaders of Iran are actually referring to this possibility openly, and the various factions within the regime are in total agreement that the government is facing a new, unprecedented situation.