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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sudan also called North Sudan a country in North-East Africa is officially called the Republic of Sudan. It is bordered by Egypt to the north, Libya to the northwest, Chad to the west, and the Central African Republic to the southwest. South Sudan to the south, Ethiopia to the southeast, and the Red Sea to the northeast. It has a population of 43 million people the third largest country according to area in Africa and the third largest in the Arab world.
Israel and Sudan agreed to normalize relations between them through American mediation. Sudan is the third Arab country to establish relations with Israel within two months. The Palestinians condemn the agreement and consider it a “new stab in the back of the Palestinian people” and a “political sin.”
The World Zionist Organization (WZO) met this week for three days. The WZO was established in 1897 by Theodore Herzl. The usual meeting takes place in Jerusalem, but this week it was done virtually because of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Seven hundred delegates and observers from over 30 countries took part in the conference.
In August, Israel and United Arab Emirates (UAE) agreed to normalize relations between the two countries. They met at the White House, together with US President Donald Trump. Representatives from Bahrain joined them. This was the first Middle East treaty since 1994.
As part of a high-level delegation, the United Arab Emirates’ Economy and Finance Ministers arrived in Israel, where they were received by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The two sides will sign several agreements in the fields of visas, aviation, investment, science and technology.
International oil prices fell on Monday due to China’s economic growth rate in the third quarter, which was lower than expected. China’s energy demand is still inevitably dragged down by the renewed surge in the number of new coronavirus infections in other countries around the world.
The words “Don’t fear Corona” is a motto well known today. Nevertheless, the fake news media and the governments of the world, the FDA and WHO also preach Fear Corona, Quarantine, Wait for Bill Gates to save the world with a vaccine. Against the words wait for the vaccine, King David wrote in Psalms 27, Wait for God, be strong and courageous, Wait for God.” Rabbi Nachman of Breslov a Chassidic master living in Ukraine 200 years ago taught, “There is no such thing as without hope. If you believe that it is possible to destroy, believe also that it is possible to correct. The story of life is about crossing a narrow bridge. Most important is not to fear. It is a great achievement to be always happy.”
Israelis in their tens of thousands took to the streets on Saturday in protest against the Netanyahu led administration’s management of the COVID-19 pandemic. After three weeks of total confinement the protesters demanded the resignation of the nation’s premier, Benjamin Netanyahu. Now, this is the third one of this week.
Israel’s secular democrats are not willing to accept the limitations made by the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to the guidelines of the Ministry of Health. These guidelines limited demonstrations to within one kilometer of demonstrators’ homes.
Kudos to President Donald Trump, Jared Kushner and their diplomatic team. They have added the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain to the list of Arab countries that recognize Israel as a legal entity and via the “Abraham Accords” agree to normalize diplomatic and other relations.
In recognition of President Trump’s brokerage of the Accords, a Norwegian official has nominated him for a Nobel Peace Prize, seemingly totally oblivious of the fact that the peace deals between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain represent only two small steps in a complicated and lengthy process toward Middle East peace. Agreements between Arabs and Palestinians, Sunnis and Shia, Arabs and Iranians must be achieved before a lasting Middle East peace becomes a reality.
Israel is known for its new innovations in Science and Technology. Today, it has introduced a new innovation in demonstrations for freedom and democracy. The right to demonstrate in a democracy is sacred. The right to protest may be a manifestation of the right to freedom of assembly, the right to freedom of association, and the right to freedom of speech.
The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has unveiled a new ballistic missile that has a range of approximately 700 kilometers. Dubbed Zolfaghar Basir, its range surpasses that of the nation’s other systems, which include the “Hormuz-2.” The “Hormuz-2” has a range of 300 kilometers.
Israel is in a lockdown for at least the next few weeks. As result, many businesses are closed. Schools are closed, even though the period of the lockdown falls during the holiday season, when schools would be closed anyway. However, there are many restrictions on holiday celebrations.
After the high holidays Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur starting the New Year, the Jewish people begin to build on their porches and in the streets temporary dwellings called Sukot or booths. These booths are symbolic of the housing quarters in which the Jewish people lived in for forty years wandering in the wilderness of Sinai. The generation of the wilderness has the possibility to cross over into Israel in a short time since the distance between the Sinai Peninsula and Israel is not long only requiring to cross over the Jordan River to reach Israel. However God had for them other plans and they were ordered by God to wait forty years with Moses their leader before entering Israel. Moses did not enter Israel but he sent his disciple Joshua to lead the people into Israel.
Russian researchers have created a device that instantly detects dangerous viruses and bacteria in the air, even if there are very few of them. A compact detector will help you determine whether it is safe to be in a room or vehicle. This innovation is relevant given the Coronavirus pandemic around the world.
Demonstrations continue in Louisville, Kentucky, and throughout the United States, against the decision of a grand jury in the killing of Breonna Taylor. The grand jury’s decision to not charge the police officers who killed Taylor was legal but controversial. It was based on all evidence given by all sides involved in the killing.
Democracy gives the right of the people to demonstrate and should also give the right for its people to pray together. This is the complaint of the religious parties and communities in Israel, faced with a lockdown during the holiday season, which began the day before the Jewish new year.
The Talmud teaches the world only exists because of the pure breath of children without sin in elementary school that learn the Torah. It is even more important the learning of children in Elementary school than any other level of education. The world was created for the sake of the learning of these children who are without sin. According to the Bible even if opening up schools in September may be dangerous for some people who are in the ages of danger from Corona, schools must open. The Talmud teaches, the learning of children whose breath is pure without sin, is greater than the learning of adults. Elementary schools in throughout the world, in America and Israel must open for the fall term. Opening the schools will bring the blessing that the Corona Pandemic will end soon.
Israel has been one of the leading countries in the world for COVID-19 cases per capita. At press time, Israel and the United States are neck and neck in this statistic neither nation wants. There are 21,251 cases per million people in the United States, compared to 20,759 in Israel.
Peace is a universal goal of all mankind. Peace Shalom is the name of God. The True peace must also include the right to remain separate, separate nations and separate religions. The meaning of “God is One” means to include One God who is separate and One God united. One means separate from his creation; one means united with his creation. Each person has the right to be an individual as well as being part of the whole, a part of his nation, a part of mankind, a part of the congregation of his religion.
On Tuesday, an historic Middle East peace agreement was signed at the White House between Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain titled the Abraham Accords. This the first peace accord between Arab nations and Israel since 1994, when Jordan and Israel signed a peace agreement.
The Israeli government has chosen to begin its lockdown a few hours before the Jewish New Year, called Rosh Hashanah, will be celebrated. The lockdown will continue for three weeks, extending into the holiday of Yom Kippur and Sukkot. The lockdown will begin at 2:00 in the afternoon.
Following an agreement with UAE, a peace treaty with another Arab country Bahrain is a new step in a cherished dream of Israel and America to win recognition of the Jewish State of Israel without having to complete negotiations for the two state solution which has been most difficult considering the objection of the Palestinians to any type of compromise.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has had a rough few weeks trying to develop a cohesive nationwide coronavirus restriction policy. Last week, he settled for a dusk to dawn curfew affecting 40 cities that have become Covid-19 hotspots. The order which came into effect on Tuesday has been met with some resistance, with a slew of opposition members critiquing it as ineffective.