Last week, the US deployed an aircraft carrier – the USS Abraham Lincoln – to the Persian Gulf in a move Iran characterized as “psychological warfare.” The US decision was reportedly made after Israel’s Mossad intelligence services warned about a possible plot by Iran to attack US interests in the Gulf.
U.S. President Donald Trump has many competing issues to contend with. The longest government shutdown in U.S. history and a Democratic Party majority in the House of Representatives, has stalled the domestic agenda. In foreign policy, his long-awaited Middle East peace plan has yet to be put on the table.
Munich is slated to present an award to the allegedly antisemitic cartoonist Dieter Hanitzsch in January. He was fired in May 2018 for stoking hatred of the Jewish state in a Nazi-like way. Munich-based newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung’s editor-in-chief Wolfgang Kach said the cartoon used “antisemitic cliches” when it showed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dressed similarly… Read more »
Hezbollah terrorists in a Lebanese border village received a nasty surprise last week.After the IDF revealed a fifth terrorist attack tunnel, they began pouring in concrete from the Israeli end. Video footage showed spooked terrorists fleeing as the liquid cement seeped out of the Lebanese side of the tunnel.
Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison created a lot of buzz when his government said it would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Since that time, the zeal to acknowledge what other countries – most notably the United States – already have, has waned somewhat. For those unfamiliar with the term, pareve, means a food that is neither meet… Read more »
Iran’s allegedly “moderate” President Hassan Rouhani has called Israel a “cancerous tumor.” He doubled down by suggesting that Israel was a “fake regime” established by Western countries. This moderate language seems suspiciously similar to the supposedly hard-line Ayatollah Khamenei. It perfectly exemplifies the fine line between moderates and hard-liners in Iran.