The current conflict in Europe has shown me anew how easily peoples can plunge into a world war. War can happen anywhere, but not in Europe, not after World War II and the rise of modernity with its supposed new enlightenment. Has Putin effectively started World War III? Admission of Ukraine to NATO would lead to World War III. A world war is becoming more and more likely in our generation, and once again opening stage is likely to be Europe, not the Middle East.
Israel resumed attacks on Iran-related targets in Syria late last week and this also appears to be related to certain developments in the war between Russia and Ukraine. The sudden resumption of IAF attacks on targets in Syria is likely related to two apparently unrelated events. After all, tensions between Russia and Israel over the IAF attacks against Iran and its allies in Syria had grown before the temporary cessation of these strikes because of Israel’s stance on the war in Ukraine. It remains unclear whether the Iranian engineers also operate the Russian UAVs themselves, but the enhanced effect of the Shahed 136 attacks on Ukraine can be attributed to the Iranians. This hitherto secret cooperation between Israel and Ukraine also sheds a different light on Zelensky’s continued criticism of the Jewish state.1 month ago Israel Today
Israeli President Isaac Herzog greeted a largely admiring crowd of dozens of American Jewish leaders in a Washington hotel conference room on Tuesday. The Israeli president, however, was more realistic, telling the crowd that none of them could completely ignore the current reality. May I also add we must respect each other’s democracies,” President Herzog said. But most importantly, a lot of praise and compliments about President Herzog and the great work he’s doing in his position,” said Wilf. Antisemitism is one of them, along with the need for an American Jewish community in support of Zionism and Israel.1 month ago Israel Today
According to those on the left in both Israel and the United States, the results will largely determine the future of democracy. There is no war on democracy in either country, or at least not one being waged from the right. The main issue in the four rounds of Knesset elections that were held from 2019 to 2021 was Netanyahu himself. The distorted system that produced the shameful political circus of the Netanyahu indictments and trial also needs to be fixed. What isn’t in question in Israel, any more than it is in America, is the future of democracy.1 month ago Israel Today
Navi Pillay, chair of the United Nations Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and Israel, briefs reporters, June 14, 2022. (UN Photo/Jean Marc Fere)The UN General Assembly may vote next week to seek the International Court of Justice’s legal opinion. The experts, members of a special commission, also appealed to the International Court of Justice to offer its opinion on the matter. The panel, which Israeli leaders have repeatedly accused of anti-Israel bias, reviewed the impact of many years of Israeli “occupation and de-facto annexation policies” on the human rights of Palestinians. The commission’s third member, Australian human rights lawyer Chris Sodati, is closely associated with non-governmental organizations in Ramallah and Australia that advocate for BDS.1 month ago World Israel News
By Jonathan Hessen and Erin VinerIn a rare daytime attack, the Syrian Armed Forces (SAF) said Israeli missiles hit targets near the Syrian capital Damascus on Monday. The IDF spokesperson’s Unit did not confirm or deny involvement in either attack in response to TV7’s request for comment. In related developments, the United States has condemned the Assad regime of committing severe human rights violations. We condemn in the strongest possible terms any use of chemical weapons anywhere, by anyone, under any circumstances. He also underscored that the US will continue to support “Syrian-led and international efforts to ensure there are consequences for the ongoing human rights violations and abuses committed in Syria.1 month ago TV7 Israel News
And why is former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu one of the few world leaders who very much understands it? IRANIAN LEADERS HAVE BEEN CRYSTAL CLEAR ABOUT THEIR INTENTIONS TOWARDS THE U.S. AND ISRAELIn January 2001, Khamenei made his intentions crystal clear. In July 2015, just days after agreeing to the nuclear deal with Obama and Biden, Khamenei admitted his goals hadn’t changed. EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: WHAT NETANYAHU TOLD ME IRANIAN ESCHATOLOGYFew world leaders understand Tehran’s Doomsday Theology. And the correction is supposed to be done by the resurrection of an Islamic empire and the acquisition of nuclear weapons and the use of nuclear weapons, if necessary, to obliterate Islam's enemies and to subjugate the rest.29 days ago All Israel News
By Collin Anderson, Washington Free BeaconThe Biden administration on Saturday agreed to pay climate reparations to developing nations, a move that China—the world’s top emitter of greenhouse gases and one of its largest economies—could profit from. Administration officials emerged from the United Nations Climate Change Conference over the weekend with a global agreement to establish a “climate justice” fund that would see the United States and other wealthy nations pay developing countries for “loss and damage” caused by climate change. Biden’s climate diplomats agreed to the fund at the conference, but Congress still must appropriate any taxpayer money that goes into it. Beyond the Biden administration’s support for climate reparations, conference attendees faced criticism for using gas-guzzling private jets to travel to the two-week summit, which was held in Sharm El Sheikh, a swanky resort town in Egypt. “Couldn’t that money have been used for climate reparations?4 days ago World Israel News