Israel-Palestinian Conflict

US vetoes UN call for withdrawal of Trump Jerusalem decision

(Worthy News) – The United States was further isolated on Monday over President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital when it blocked a United Nations Security Council call for the declaration to be withdrawn. The remaining 14 council members voted in favor of the Egyptian-drafted resolution, which did not specifically mention the…

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The secret backstory of how Obama let Hezbollah off the hook

(Worthy News) – In its determination to secure a nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration derailed an ambitious law enforcement campaign targeting drug trafficking by the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah, even as it was funneling cocaine into the United States, according to a POLITICO investigation. The campaign, dubbed Project Cassandra, was launched in 2008…

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UN Security Council to vote Monday on rejecting US Jerusalem decision

(Worthy News) – The United Nations Security Council will vote Monday on a draft resolution that would reject US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, diplomats said. Egypt on Sunday requested the vote for the next day. On Saturday, it presented the measure that is likely to be vetoed…

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US peace plan not finalized, but efforts 'serious,' says Saudi's Jubeir

(Worthy News) – The US administration is serious about getting a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians, but its proposed plan is still being put together, Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said. US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and eventually move the US Embassy in Israel there has angered the Palestinians,…

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Hamas will reverse Trump's Jerusalem move, leader tells Gaza rally

(Worthy News) – Tens of thousands of Palestinians including hundreds of gunmen rallied in Gaza on Thursday to mark the 30th anniversary of Hamas’s founding and its chief vowed to reverse US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Earlier in the day, Israel shut its border crossings with Gaza in response to…

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IDF strikes Hamas targets in Gaza in response to rockets

(Worthy News) – The Israeli Air Force struck three Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip overnight Wednesday-Thursday, in retaliation for a volley of rockets fired at Israel from the Hamas-controlled enclave. The IDF spokesman in a statement said Israeli warplanes struck military training sites and weapons storage facilities used by the terrorist group. “Israel will…

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Soleimani Says Iran Is Ready to Back Palestinian Forces

(Worthy News) – Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander Qassem Soleimani says his nation is ready to support Palestinian forces in the Gaza Strip, days after the U.S. recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Soleimani, commander of the Al Quds force, made the offer in a phone call late Monday with leaders of groups in Gaza, according to…

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After Iron Dome shoots down rocket fired at Ashkelon, IDF hits Gaza targets

(Worthy News) – Israeli forces attacked Hamas targets in the northern Gaza Strip early Tuesday after Palestinians fired a rocket toward the southern city of Ashkelon, the army said. The rocket was intercepted by an Iron Dome anti-missile battery. After the rocket fire, Israeli aircraft and a tank attacked Hamas sites in the Strip, the…

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Palestinian leader Abbas in Cairo, Istanbul to rally region over Jerusalem

(Worthy News) – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday intensified efforts to rally Middle Eastern countries against US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, setting up talks with Arab leaders beginning in Cairo. Abbas will meet President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt, which has been a key broker in past peace talks with Israel and…

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Netanyahu faces pressure in Europe amid Jerusalem protests

(Worthy News) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces renewed pressure from Europe on Monday to reboot the Middle East’s moribund peace process following widespread criticism of the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Jewish state’s capital. Netanyahu will be in Brussels for an informal breakfast with EU foreign ministers who will urge him to…

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