Category Archives: Israel/State of Palestine

International Court of Justice: forum for Palestine’s dispute with the United States

On 28 September 2018, the State of Palestine filed a complaint against the United States before the International Court of Justice (the ICJ, the UN's Court). The State of Palestine is denouncing the US embassy's recent relocation to Jerusalem. The brief filed by the State of Palestine is based on UNGA Res 181 on The Partition of Palestine, adopted in 1947 . This partition plan provides that the city of Jerusalem, given its broadest definition, does not form part of the two Independent (...)

S-300 for Syria: the United Kingdom, France and Israel will no longer be able to fly over Syrian territory

In two weeks time, the Russian Federation will hand over to Syria, S-300anti-air defense batteries, and modern systems for automated control for anti-air command posts. This equipment has until now only been available in the Russian military installations in Syria. The information was divulged by the Russian Minister of Defence. However he did not specify which model of the S-300 will be handed over to Syria. In 2013, the Russian Federation had promised S-300 version V4 to Syria. However (...)

Remarks by Mahmoud Abbas to the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, by Mahmoud Abbas

Jerusalem is not for sale and the Palestinian people's rights are not up for bargaining In the name of God, the most merciful and beneficent Excellency, Ms. Maria Fernanda Espinosa, President of the United Nations General Assembly, Excellency, Mr. Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, In these days last year, I came before you appealing for freedom, independence and justice for my oppressed people, who are suffering under Israeli (...)

Remarks by Mahmoud Abbas to the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, by Mahmoud Abbas

Jerusalem is not for sale and the Palestinian people's rights are not up for bargaining In the name of God, the most merciful and beneficent Excellency, Ms. Maria Fernanda Espinosa, President of the United Nations General Assembly, Excellency, Mr. Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, In these days last year, I came before you appealing for freedom, independence and justice for my oppressed people, who are suffering under Israeli (...)

Remarks by Benjamin Netanyahu to the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, by Benjamin Netanyahu

Distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen, When I spoke here three years ago Israel stood alone among the nations. Of the nearly 200 countries that sit in this hall, only Israel openly opposed the nuclear deal with Iran. We oppose it because it threatens our future, even our very survival. We opposed it because the deal paved Iran's path to a nuclear arsenal. And by lifting the sanctions, it fueled Iran's campaign of carnage and conquest throughout the Middle East. We oppose it because (...)

Will London, Paris and Tel-Aviv be sanctioned by Moscow and Washington?, by Thierry Meyssan

The confrontation which recently occurred in Lattakia may result in a complete global redistribution of the cards. There are two reasons for this, the second of which is being hidden from the Western world. First of all, it cost the lives of 15 Russian soldiers; secondly, it not only implicates Israël, but also the United Kingdom and France. This is potentially the most dangerous crisis in more than 60 years. We now have to find out whether President Trump, currently in the middle of his election campaign, is capable of supporting his Russian counterpart, in order that the United States and Russia may sanction the colonial powers as they did in 1956, during the Suez crisis.

Israel used Russian military plane to shield it against a Syrian attack

On 17 September 2018, at around 22 hrs (local time) a Russian military plane, Il-20, disappeared from the radar screens in the Mediterranean, approximately 35 km from the coasts of Syria. It returned to the air base of Hmeymim, with 14 people on board. The incident occurred when a battle was to be waged in the area. From the international waters four Israeli F-16 planes, attacked the International Institute of Technical Industries in Latakia. The anti- air Syrian defense responded by (...)

Riyadh purchases an Iron Dome from Israel

The Arab Press has reported that an Israel system of protection against short term grenades and rockets, «the Iron Dome», was sold to Saudi Arabia. The United States probably facilitated the transaction. The “Iron Dome” was conceived by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems. It has been operational since 2011 along the Gaza Strip and from 2017 it was installed on several ships at sea. Its cost, normally prohibitive, is being taken care of by the United States. The Israeli lobby in the US Congress (...)

Israel’s involvement in the war against Syria

According to the US journal Foreign Policy , since 2013, Israel has probably paid 75 dollars per month to several thousands of fighters during the war against Syria. From August 2014, the Hebrew State has probably also sent arms through three passageways along the boundary. This military aid would have been twice as much as humanitarian aid. However, Israel would have cut off support in July 2018 pursuant to an agreement made with Russia stipulating that Iranian troops withdraw to 50 (...)

Israel claims 200 attacks against Syria in 18 months

The Israeli Minister of Intelligence and Transport, Yisrael Katz (see photo), publicly declared that Israel has carried out more than 200 attacks against Syria in the last 18 months. Speaking at the anti-terrorist conference at Herzilya on 4 September 2018, the minister affirmed that the Israeli operations targeted principally targets linked to the Iranian Guardians of the Revolution (which therefore includes the Lebanese Hezbollah) but does not disguise the fact that many of these were (...)