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CIA chief: Saudi, Israel may set up ‘joint military headquarters’

Saudi, Israel may set up 'joint military headquarters'

CIA Director Mike Pompeo says Saudi Arabia is working directly with Israel on confronting “challenges” in the Middle East, suggesting that the two sides could go as far as setting up “a joint military headquarters.” Speaking at the Reagan National Defense Forum in California, Pompeo cited Daesh, Iran and “failed states” as posing a challenge to both Saudi Arabia and …

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Tens of thousands hold ‘March of Shame’ against Netanyahu

Tens of thousands hold 'March of Shame' against Netanyahu

Tens of thousands of Israelis have held their biggest rally yet against scandal-hit Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is the subject of corruption investigations. Around 20,000 joined the “March of Shame” demonstration in Tel Aviv on Saturday, holding up signs reading “Crime Minister.” The number of participants was greater than those of all previous protests, which have been held every …

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The new geopolitics

The new geopolitics

America’s politics are mired in dysfunction and division. Much of the focus is on economic questions, and much of the heat is generated by the culture wars; but real wars—and America’s role in them—are part of the debate too. While this debate preoccupies America, the world is changing, and rapidly. We have entered a new phase in international affairs, leaving …

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Israel ‘reprimands’ Myanmar envoy for revealing arms deal

Israel ‘reprimands’ Myanmar envoy for revealing arms deal

The Israeli regime has “reprimanded” Myanmar’s ambassador to Tel Aviv for saying that Tel Aviv has signed a new arms deal with Naypyidaw, which is under massive international criticism over ethnically cleansing minority Muslim Rohingya in the west of the country. The Israeli foreign ministry said in a statement on Thursday that Ambassador Maung Maung Lynn had been reprimanded for …

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Israel could be ‘temporary allies’ with Daesh against Iran

Israel could be ‘temporary allies’ with Daesh against Iran

A new report released yesterday by an Israeli intelligence bureau has suggested that in confronting Iran, the interests of Daesh and Israel could converge, making them temporary allies, according to the Jerusalem Post. The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Centre emphasised that there was no formal alliance between Israel and the so-called Islamic State, but said that after Daesh …

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Saudi anti-terrorism summit censured on social media

Saudi anti-terrorism summit censured on social media

Social media users have reacted to a Saudi Arabian anti-terrorism summit in which a video was played showing a Palestinian fighting Israeli occupation forces. The self-proclaimed anti-terrorism coalition, led by Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, launched their first meeting in Riyadh on Monday with representatives from 41 Muslim states in attendance. After the clip was shown, social media …

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UK: Universities Blocking Platform to Free Speech on Palestine?

UK Universities Blocking Platform to Free Speech on Palestine

British universities are being accused of threatening free speech on issues such as Palestine by insisting on tough yet ill-defined rules that events must be chaired by approved “independent” moderators, according to academics and students. Standard rules of non-interference on campus have been contradicted by training given to universities under the government’s “Prevent” counter-extremism strategy, as revealed in the Middle …

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US Backtracks on Move to Close DC Palestinian Office

US Backtracks on Move to Close DC Palestinian Office

Assuring what the Palestine News Network (PNN) published last night, the Trump administration has backtracked on its decision to order the Palestinian office in Washington to close, instead saying it would merely impose limitations on the office that it expected would be lifted after 90 days. Last week, U.S. officials said the Palestine Liberation Organization mission couldn’t stay open because …

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End of Zionism Dream: collapse of ISIS

End of Zionist Dream End of ISIS

Major General Qassem Soleimani, who commands the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), has congratulated Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on the collapse of the Takfiri terror group Daesh in Iraq and Syria. In a congratulatory message to the Leader on Tuesday, General Soleimani hailed the “great victory” over Daesh which was materialized …

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