The Dow and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index are expected to record their largest percentage gains in November since 1928. Data from the Dow Jones Market Data Group show that the two indexes rose by 12.86% and 11.27%, respectively. The Nasdaq Composite Index is expected to rise 11.86%, the best November since 2001.
A senior US administration official said on, Sunday that Jared Kushner, senior adviser to US President Donald Trump, will meet within the next few days, the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Saudi city of NEOM and with the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani in Doha.
Iran is blaming the State of Israel for assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, their Chief of Staff in production of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. Israel has in the past been accused of targeting killings. The second suspect for the assassination is the United States under the leadership of President Trump. The week before the assassination Netanyahu made an unannounced visit to Saudi to meet Mike Pompeo and the Prince of Saudi Arabia. The purpose of their meeting the danger of Iran obtaining nuclear weapons to the stabilization of the Middle East which has already begun with the Abraham Accords.
The slaying of Iranian nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, has threatened to escalate tensions between the United States and Iran. According to reports by Iranian officials, the scientist was ambushed as he headed to his home in Absard. The scheme, which was meticulously planned, involved a squad of over 50 people.
“We regret that the Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh lost his life as a result of an armed attack in Tehran. We condemn this heinous murder and extend our condolences to the government of Iran and the family of the deceased,” said Turkey’s Foreign Ministry in a statement.
Iranian President Hassan Rohani on Saturday accused Israel of the murder of it’s scientist,“sowing chaos” and acting as a “mercenary” of the United States. The murdered scientist was one of the top scientists in Iran working on the Iranian nuclear program. Iran has thus vowed retaliation over the murder.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry made a statement condemning the possibility of additional sanctions against China. The new sanctions could be implemented against four Chinese corporations that continue to have business dealings with Iran. The protest by China, stems from the virtual event in the Institute of Belarus that was held on November 25th.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made an unannounced visit to Saudi to meet with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the beginning of the week. The Prime Minister did not inform his partner in the government, Benny Gantz, that he was making this trip abroad.
The Nation of Israel has a Biblical history more than any other nation in the world. Like all nations it was established and survived through wars. The whole Bible from Genesis is the story of the establishment of the Biblical nation of Israel which began with Adam in the Garden of Eden.
Adam was created by God from the earth unlike all other human beings who come from the sexual union of male and female. The belief in the special creation of Adam is the foundation of faith in God the creator. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” are the first words of the Bible. The belief in the special creation of Adam refutes evolution.
A friend of Jamal Khashoggi said today that the Saudi journalist received threats from an adviser to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Twenty Saudis, including two relatives of MBS, are on trial in absentia in Istanbul for the assassination of Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October 2018.
A Twitter user with the handle “Reza_Mad” published an image of a production version of an Iranian tank on Sunday. The tank differs from the previously shown samples. Images of the first mass-produced main battle tank (MBT) of the Iranian production Karrar appeared on the social networks.
Western Union, the world’s largest money transfer company, spent $200 million to acquire a 15% stake in the digital payment division of STC Group. Saudi Arabia’s largest telecommunications operator said in a statement on Saturday that the acquisition will provide the company with funds and support its long-term expansion plans.
Rabbi Lord Jonathon Sacks passed away at the age of 72 in November. He devoted his life toward uniting the secular world with the religious world. He served as Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth the largest the largest synagogue body in the UK. He held this position from September 1991 until September 2013. He is known to be not only a Rabbi but also a philosopher, theologian, author and politician.
The US Central Command has announced that it will deploy B-52 fighter jets in the Middle East to increase its rapid response capability. The decision comes just days after announcing a reduction in US military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan. Gen. Greg Guillot, a U.S. Air Force commander, has said B-52 bombers will be deployed to counter possible attacks.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called on Taliban leaders to reach an agreement with the Afghan government as soon as possible on a permanent ceasefire and a reduction in violence. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with a Taliban delegation in Doha, Qatar.
In response to a rocket attack on the coastal city of Ashkelon, the Israeli air force targeted Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip. Despite the Hamas-Israel agreement on the ceasefire, rocket attacks on Israel as well as Israeli airstrikes continue. The Israeli army issued a statement on Sunday announcing its air strikes on areas in the Gaza Strip.
A senior US government official says Donald Trump will attend the G20 summit. This year, the summit of the leaders of the top 20 economies in the world will be held in Saudi Arabia virtually. The G20 countries include the top seven economies of the world and 13 emerging powers, and meet as usual in December each year.
The Afghan Interior Ministry says at least eight people have been killed and dozens injured in the attacks. On the morning of Saturday, November 21nd, a number of rockets were fired at buildings in Kabul’s Green Zone, where most embassies and government offices are located.
The Russian Ministry of Economic Development announced new draft law pertaining the simplified procedure for the foreign nationals to obtain Russian residential permit. It should be noted, Ukrainian nationals can obtain Russian citizenship under the simplified procedure already without the need of the investment.
Nearly half of the new Coronavirus cases in Israel are amongst Arabs. Nazareth, the largest Arab city in Israel, has been declared a red zone by the Israeli Ministry of Health due to a spike in COVID-19 cases. On Friday, it will be decided by the government if the city will be put in lockdown.
Canada announced on Wednesday that China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea are the main threats to its cyber security. This is the first time Canada has made such a declaration. In 2018, when the Canadian Communications Security Establishment (CSE) released its first cybersecurity threat report, the agency only mentioned foreign-funded actors.
At least 3 soldiers died and another was wounded following an air attack by Israel against positions in Syria belonging to the Syrian army forces and the Iranian Quds Force on Tuesday night. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that the death toll includes about 10 dead, including three Syrians and other soldiers of foreign origin, presumably Iranian.
On the anniversary of the crackdown on the November protests in Iran, the Trump administration imposed sanctions on Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi, two deputies of the Foundation of the Oppressed and Disabled, and a number of individuals and entities close to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.
Bahrain Foreign Minister Aldulallatif Al-Zayani arrived in Israel to meet with Netanyahu and Mike Pompeo to sign bi-lateral agreements during the visit. This is the first official delegation to Israel. Gabi Ashkenazi Israel foreign minister greeted the delegates from Bahrain at Ben Gurion airport as the two countries look to broaden cooperation after establishing formal ties in September.
Two months before the end of his term in office, U.S. President Donald Trump has been investigating an attack on an Iranian nuclear facility. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also spoke about this issue after the publication of the results related to the US presidential election.
Iran has rebuffed claims made by the New York Times alleging that a high ranking al-Qaeda member was recently assassinated by Israeli operatives in its capital. According to the Times story, Abu Muhammad al-Masri, who is believed to be the Number 2 in al-Qaeda’s top hierarchy, was killed alongside his daughter, Miriam on August 7.
Last week, US President Donald Trump asked his advisers about the possibilities of striking Iranian nuclear facilities. The Wall Street Journal published the information regarding Iran expanding its supply of low-enriched uranium. Trump has been hostile towards Iran since he took office.
The New York Times reported this week that Israeli operatives killed Abu Mohammed al-Masri, al-Qaeda’s #2 leader, in Iran in August. Al-Masri, who is accused of masterminding the bombing of two United States embassies in Africa, was gunned down by two men on a motorcycle in the streets of Tehran.
This year has been challenging shaping the trajectory around the world. The winner of the US presidential election will have vested interest in the US influence around the globe, including on the African continent. Currently, there is an attempt of the global geopolitical redistribution.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a message posted on the State Department website that the United States would soon take action against those responsible for cracking down on the November protests. The US State Department issued a statement on the anniversary of the November 2019 nationwide protests.
American Jews will play a prominent part in the new administration of President-Elect Joe Biden. Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris is married to Doug Emhoff, making him the first Second Gentleman of the United States and the first Jewish spouse of an American President or Vice President.
It says in Psalms 24, the whole earth belongs to God and everything in it. Nations do not accept this biblical passage. They refuse to surrender their territories and protect their borders. Azerbaijan is in the middle of a war over a territorial dispute. Israel and Palestine are in the middle of a dispute. The world is filled with border conflicts.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed COVID-19 vaccines and other ways of ending the pandemic at a video conference with world leaders. The video conference was hosted by the Chancellor of Austria, Sebastian Kurz, with the participation of the Prime Ministers of Austria, Norway, Denmark, Greece and the Czech Republic.
The European stock market jumped to an eight-month high today after Pfizer and Biontech announced strong progress in their vaccine against COVID-19. Meanwhile, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s victory in the US presidential election raised hopes for a more stable trade policy for the United States.
A group of Islamic State members attacked a watchtower, as well as popular mobilization positions in Iraq, killing at least eleven people. Eight people were injured in the attack, according to news agencies. Some of the victims were civilians. News agencies reported the new attack by members of the group near Baghdad.
For the first time, a Boeing 737 Emirates FlyDubai plane transported an Israeli tourist group to Dubai Airport on Sunday. The flight is another step towards normalizing relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. According to the Associated Press, the plane flew between Bangorion Airport in Tel Aviv and Dubai Airport in about three hours.
Most of Israelis feel that President Trump stood up for the sovereignty of the nation of Israel. He took tremendous steps to strengthen the State of Israel the main representative of democracy state in the Middle East. Trump began his four-year term by cancelling the Nuclear Deal which was made by the Obama administration with Iran. Netanyahu continuously encourage Trump and other world leaders to recognize the danger of Iran acquiring nuclear weapons.
The International Civil Aviation Organization has called on Iran to speed up its investigation into the downing of a Ukrainian plane crash of Ukraine International Airport PS752.. The ICAO Council announced that Tehran has only two months to submit its final report. The outcome of the Tehran-Kyiv talks is unknown.
The US Treasury Department has added one of the most powerful Lebanese politicians and supporters of Hezbollah to the sanctions list on Friday Nov. 6th. Lebanese Foreign Minister Gibran Basil has close ties to Iranian-backed extremist Shiites.
Just at the time when Israel was beginning to improve its relations with Armenia, the recent conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, over the Nagorno–Karabakh region began. Armenia and Israel established diplomatic relations in 1992. The ambassadors to Israel from Armenia were located in Paris, Cairo and Yeravan.
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned the Hezbollah terrorist group against attacking Israeli army positions. This is while on a visit to northern Israel, where the IDF Lethal Arrow drill is taking place. The annual exercise simulates attacks on terror groups that continue to threaten the nation.
Coming close to election for the Presidency of the United States in Israel there is anxiety about the future of the peace making progress which President Trump began. U.S. ambassador to Israel David Friedman showed his anxiety about the future in his last statement, “We are in a position to change things in the Middle East for the next 100 years. The friends and potential friends get to join the circle of peace and get the peace dividends that come with it. Those that are hostile and want to remain on the outside fine. Iran gets maximum pressure and Palestinian donors are drying up.” It is questionable if Biden will continue in the same direction as President Trump or go back to restore relations with Iran.
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the US Department of Homeland Security issued a joint statement on Friday evening (October 30th) accusing Iranian hackers of sending threatening emails to thousands of American voters. The emails were apparently sent to a pro-Donald Trump far-right group.
Satellite images showing increased activity at Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility have emerged as the nation faces rising criticism about its nuclear program, particularly from the United States and Israel. The photos from Planet Labs, a San Francisco-based imaging firm, show that a new road leading to the facility has also been built.
Quite a number of Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), have strongly condemned Thursday’s terror attack in a church in Nice, southern France, and disassociated it from the values of Islam. Each country put out a statement through their Ministries of Foreign Affairs.
President Trump in the last days of his campaign carries with him the credit of a Nobel Prize nomination for his peace efforts in the Middle East. President Trump has been nominated for Nobel Peace prize by Norwegian lawmaker Christian Tybring-Gjedde. Christian Tybring Gjedde is a member of the Norwegian Parliament for the far right progress party.
According to Reuters, a Fars Air Qeshm plane, belonging to Mahan Iran, landed in Venezuela on Tuesday. The airline had started operating to transport cargo and personnel on the orders of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). The United States and Iran have not commented on the matter.