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Hezbollah, Syrian forces advance on rebels 7 miles from Israel

(Worthy News) – Hezbollah and Syrian army forces have reportedly launched an assault on a besieged Syrian rebels’ stronghold some 11 kilometers (6.8 miles) from Israel’s border, even as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that Israel will not accept Iranian proxies on its frontier. Rebels groups have reported heavy bombardments and artillery fire on their…

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Iranian parliament recognizes Jerusalem as 'capital of Palestine'

(Worthy News) – The Iranian parliament voted to approve a plan on Wednesday that would require the government of Iran to recognize Jerusalem as the permanent capital of the Palestinian people, Iranian news agency Fars reported. The vote yielded 207 supporters and met with no opposition. On December 6, US President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem…

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IDF warns Gaza tensions could erupt into new conflict — report

(Worthy News) – The Israel Defense Forces has reportedly warned senior government ministers the situation in the Gaza Strip is incendiary and could lead to a new round of violence with Hamas. Senior defense officials told ministers at Sunday’s briefing for the high-level security cabinet that the Gaza-based terrorist group has no interest in starting…

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Hamas ‘Just Waiting for Abbas to Die,’ as Palestinian Unity Deal Falters

(Worthy News) – Hamas’ latest effort to join a Palestinian unity government is little more than a facade. Instead, the terror group’s top immediate objective is to seize control of Judea and Samaria and turn it into a second Gaza, according to the assessments of Israeli defense experts. After years of failed attempts at reconciliation,…

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Syrian, Iranian backed forces advance in border area near northern Israel

(Worthy News) – Syrian army forces backed by Iranian-backed militias pushed deeper into the last rebel-held enclave near a strategic border area with Israel and Lebanon in a new expansion of Tehran’s influence in the war-torn country. The army and the Shi’ite forces advanced east and south of the Sunni-rebel held bastion of Beit Jin…

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Guatemala says it’s begun working on moving embassy to Jerusalem

(Worthy News) – Guatemala’s Foreign Ministry said Monday it had begun working on moving the country’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, a day after President Jimmy Morales announced he would follow US President Donald Trump’s controversial lead on the holy city. “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs received the presidential order and is starting the process…

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Israel says 10 more countries in talks about moving embassies to Jerusalem

(Worthy News) – Following Guatemala’s announcement Monday that it would move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, at least 10 other countries are in talks to move their own missions, Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said. In an interview with Israel Radio, she declined to say which states Israel was speaking with, but Channel 10…

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Top Hamas official says Palestinian unity deal collapsing

(Worthy News) – Hard-line Hamas Gaza leader Yahya Sinwar said on Thursday that the reconciliation deal with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah faction was collapsing, just 10 weeks after the agreement was reached. The rivals signed a deal brokered by Cairo on Oct. 12 after Hamas agreed to hand over administrative control of the…

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Pope Francis laments ‘winds of war’ blowing around the world

(Worthy News) – Lamenting “the winds of war” blowing around the world, Pope Francis in his traditional Christmas message on Monday called for a two-state solution to find peace in the Middle East and prayed that confrontation can be overcome on the Korean Peninsula. The pope took particular aim at areas of global tension where…

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