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Saudis Transfer $2 Billion to Prop Up Yemeni Allies’ Currency

Putin calls on Israel to end occupation of Arab lands, proclaims solidarity with Palestine

Season of peace talks: Is the Super power begging for dialogues with Taliban?

Indian clandestine support for Korean nukes

US and Pakistan clash at UN over Afghanistan

Did Netanyahu offer friendship to Pakistan?

At least 5 killed as gunmen storm Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul

Another demand for Sharia: The political motives behind Pir Sialv's demand

North Korean logistical delegation arrives in Seoul

Israel’s Mossad behind Lebanon car bomb attack against Hamas member: Report

US Escalates Afghan Airstrikes Through Winter, But Will It Matter?

Saudi Crown Prince to form a private army with help from American Blackwater Corporation!

Iranian youth are fully supportive of their political system: Asia Times

Pakistan’s enemy is our enemy, not in favor of Baloch separatists: US

ASWJ-allied Deobandi Fazalur Rehman elected MMA president

Encounter specialist: Can Zardari save his arm child Rao Anwar in Naqeebullah’s murder case?

Waging war against Pakistan army prohibited in Islam: Ex-Terrorist organization Chief Sufi Muhammad

Free Karachi: Another smear campaign against Pakistan in US newspaper

US military edge over Russia, China eroding: Mattis

5,000 Yemen Children Killed or Wounded in War Since 2015

Iran reiterates Missile program non-negotiable

Trump no longer following Saudi-UAE script on Qatar, says former envoy

Allama Raja Nasir lashes out at Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif

Did TTP really assassinate Benazir Bhutto?

A Jewish plot: Pushing India against China, Pakistan and Iran

An old headache: How did Haqqani network bring US on the knees

India successfully test-fires nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile: New Delhi

Saudis wasting billions by buying outdated weapons from US: Analyst

HRW urges UN sanctions on Saudi crown prince over Yemen war

Another minor raped: Why is Pakistan hesitant to hang rapists?

Modi and Netanyahu may get along great, but there are serious limitations to India-Israel relations

Season of protests: Is another national debacle in the offing?

Pakistan attaches importance to significant role of Iran in regional developments: Speaker

Hidden Israeli-Iranian war in Syria

Is Jordan breaking alliance with Saudi Arabia, West?

Russia weights behind Pakistan:  The end of US hegemony in South Asia?

Damage control: Has Trump conceded his defeat against Pakistan?

North, South Korea to march under 'unified flag' at Winter Olympics

US 'arrant erring' on al-Quds futile: Ayatollah Khamenei

Netanyahu: $500mn Israel-India arms deal 'back on track'

Saudi politicization of holy places is unislamic, we will continue to oppose

Israel prepares for air bridge to India over Saudi Arabia

Don’t forget old friends to make new one

Ulema decree against terrorism: Would religious card prove a true success against terrorism?

New network should be created to confront US-Israel alliance: Raza Rabbani

America seeks to use Taiwan against China: Today Online

Pakistan’s ruthless response to US: Why is India worried?

Shafaqna Exclusive: Is Govt hiding arrest of Zainab’s murderer for political purpose?

US new strategy seeks to create complex situation for Iran: Defense minister

Hamas blames Israeli regime for assassination attempt on its commander

US attacking North Korea would be like trying to get rid of Allah: Retired South Korean General

Egypt is not an honest broker for Palestinian reconciliation

Pakistan and Iran consult each other on many issues, says former diplomat

Surrendering of TTP terrorist: Is Pakistan gradually winning war against terrorism?

Inciting Pakistan: Is India inviting conventional war with Pakistan?

The secret behind Sharif's electoral success and popularity

Tel Aviv ‘disappointed’ by India’s rejection of Al-Quds as Israeli capital: Netanyahu

Syria militants in US seeking CIA dollars to ‘confront Iran’s influence’

US ‘policy of Armageddon’ means nuclear attack even against non-nuclear states

Rape, murder of 7-year-old Pakistani girl seem work of serial killer: Officials

Yemeni snipers kill three Saudi troopers in retaliatory attacks

Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution

US to sell 17 Black Hawk aircrafts to Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia seeks arrest of citizens on wanted list who are abroad

US deploying 1,000 troops to Afghanistan

Israel Keeps Bombing Syria and Nobody Is Doing Anything About It

Fire-breathing rhetoric: Pakistani guns on China’s shoulder

Meeting with Trump: Did Imran Khan give US a hidden signal for future role?

Netanyahu in India: A dangerous alliance against Pakistan

Pakistan can’t be forced to compromise on national interests: US historian

Netanyahu Visits India: Muslims Burn Israeli Effigies in Protest

US-led coalition intends to create large new border force in Syria: Report

Interference of Saudi Intelligence services in Tehran’s deep operations

Hariri lauds Hezbollah, wants ‘best of relations’ with Iran

16 US troops and officers killed in Afghanistan

A hidden cost: Pakistan’s Psychological cost of war

Security agencies issue threat alert due plots of Daesh and Taliban factions

Can Pakistan’s judicial system punish killers of Innocent Zainab?

Is Balochistan a next ground of proxy war between Saudia and Iran?

ABN| Mass 'Free Zakzaky' protest in Istanbul, Turkey

Trump Gives World Four Months to Change Iran Nuclear Deal

Anti-Trump demonstrators march in Swiss capital

All parties must continue to implement JCPOA: Warns China's FM

Yemen's Displaced Families Escape Death from Saudi War to Makeshift Camps

Amnesty International urges probe after Myanmar’s Army admits its troops killed Muslims

Kasur Tragedy: Is Pakistani nation completely dead?

Trump Says He ‘Probably’ Has Good Relationship With Kim Jong Un

Pentagon Investigates Video of US Soldier Shooting Afghan Civilian

Abandoning the secular dream

Agony of Hazaras: A story of denied Justice

A soft tone: Did US repent on her policy to alienate Pakistan?

Even Saudi allies are questioning its Mideast power plays

Pakistan handed humiliated defeat by New Zealand

Trump paid porn star $130,000 to stay silent over alleged affair: Report

After Yemen’s defensive threat, Saudi buys Israel’s Iron dome

CIA Chief secretly visits India and Afghanistan to make new plots

LHC orders police to arrest culprit behind Zainab's rape and murder within 36 hours

Yemen announces production of new air defense missiles

Secret military cooperation between Saudi Arabia and Israel – Middle East Monitor

Will Pakistan be in trouble if US demands early repayment of debts?

Palestine


Putin calls on Israel to end occupation of Arab lands, proclaims solidarity with Palestine

1396/11/1 | 03:13
  Russian president Vladimir Putin made the statement in a congratulatory letter marking the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.   The Russian President has written a letter to his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas affirming Russia’s longstanding commitment to justice for Palestine which dates back to the 1950s.   In his letter, Putin wrote,   RUSSIA, AS A PERMANENT MEMBER OF THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL AND THE MIDDLE EAST QUARTET OF INTERNATIONAL MEDIATORS, TAKES A PRINCIPLED STAND IN SUPPORT ...

Don’t forget old friends to make new one

1396/10/27 | 03:13
  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is on a three day visit to India. His tour will start from January 15, he will remain in India till January 18.    About this visit, Acharya Pramod Krishnam has said that India should follow it’s traditional policy. He said that India has always supported Palestine but PM Narendra Modi is having proximity with Israel which is against the traditional policy that India followed.   He said that while making new friends we shouldn’t create a rift with our old friends. He questioned ...

Hamas blames Israeli regime for assassination attempt on its commander

1396/10/27 | 03:13
Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, has blamed the Israeli regime after an explosion in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon targeted the group’s commander Mohammad Hamdan.   Hamas comments were released during a visit paid to Hamdan in Lebanon’s Labib Medical Center. The visit was led by the group’s representatives in Lebanon Ali Baraka, Aymen Shana’a, and Jihad Taha. According to a statement by Hamas, a blast in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon targeted Sunday Mohammad Hamdan, a member of Hamas in Sidon and a refugee ...

Egypt is not an honest broker for Palestinian reconciliation

1396/10/26 | 03:13
The Egyptian security forces shot dead a Palestinian fisherman on Saturday. Abdullah Zaidan, 33, was killed on board his boat while he was working off the Rafah coast in the south of the Gaza Strip.   The Egyptian authorities claimed that Zaidan had strayed into Egypt’s territorial waters, but the Fishermens’ Union and official Palestinian sources insisted that it was very clear that he did not.   Egypt is a key broker in the internal Palestinian reconciliation process; nevertheless, it has not paid much attention to the killing, ...

Kashmir and Palestine are punchbags for their occupiers

1396/10/20 | 03:13
  Kashmir and Palestine are two nations with too long a history but too small a geography. A history of mass-historical blunders; of occupation and oppression; of resistance and rebellion; of angst and determination; of hope and despair; of nation and nationhood; and of belief and belongings.   A geography whose walls of blood and horror are viewed as an exhibit in a case by outsiders but have no windows to the outside world; an odd conjecture yet fitting for Kashmir and Palestine. What broadly connects the two nations and elucidates ...

Posters Supporting Ahed Tamimi Removed From London

1396/10/17 | 03:13
  Posters calling for the freeing of Ahed Tamimi, the Palestinian teenager who was detained by Israel Defense Force (IDF) soldiers after she was filmed slapping one of them, were removed from London bus stops after being put up by an unknown party. The flyers were adorned with illustrations of Tamimi’s encounter with the IDF troops as well slogans such as “Free Ahed Tamimi” and “Freedom for Palestinian prisoners.” They were removed by JCDecaux, the multinational corporation that oversees transportation advertising in hundreds ...

Arab League vows to seek international recognition of al-Quds as Palestine capital

1396/10/17 | 03:13
  The Arab League has vowed to seek international recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as the capital of Palestine. Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi made the announcement following a meeting attended by the foreign ministers of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Palestine, and the United Arab Emirates in the Jordanian capital Amman on Saturday. "There is a political decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and we will strive to reach an international political decision to recognize a Palestinian state... with (east) Jerusalem ...

Israel accused of using live ammunition against unarmed civilians in West Bank

1396/10/16 | 03:13
  The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights has accused the Israel Defence Forces of deliberately increasing the use of live ammunition against unarmed civilians through sniper attacks during peaceful demonstrations.   “The number of casualties, including fatalities, proves that the Israeli forces are deliberately intending to have as many victims as possible from among Palestinian protesters,” the Centre said on Thursday.   It cited the case of Musab Firas Al-Tamimi, aged just 17, from Deir Netham village north-west of ...

US freezes $125 million in funding to Palestinian refugees: Report

1396/10/16 | 03:13
The US has reportedly cut off $125 million in funding for a UN agency that provides aid to Palestinian refugees, less than a week after US President Donald Trump threatened to hold back future aid payments to the Palestinian Authority (PA). The Axios news website, citing three unnamed Western diplomats, said on Friday that the sum -- a third of the annual US donation to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) which was expected to be delivered on Monday -- was frozen until the White House finishes its review ...

Israel step closer to making Jerusalem Jewish-only city

1396/10/15 | 03:13
  The Israeli government is planning a series of measures aimed at fully denying Palestinians their legal rights in Jerusalem and precluding any future peace settlement based on sharing the city between Israel and a future Palestinian state.   One of the most aggressive measures to date is a bill that was approved by the Israeli Knesset on Tuesday, January 2.   Haley declared that the US will cut off US funding of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and will only resume funding when the Palestinians agree to ...

US threatens to withhold aid cash to Palestinians

1396/10/14 | 03:13
    US President Donald Trump said in tweets on Tuesday that the United States may withhold future aid payments to Palestinians, accusing them of being “no longer willing to talk peace” with Israel, Reuters reports.   Trump said that Washington gives Palestinians “HUNDRED OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS a year and get no appreciation or respect. They don’t even want to negotiate a long overdue peace treaty with Israel … with the Palestinians no longer willing to talk peace, why should we make any of these massive future payments ...

Fatah is ready for ‘armed resistance,’ says senior official

1396/10/14 | 03:13
  A senior member of Fatah’s Central Committee said on Monday that his movement is ready to embrace “armed resistance” to fight the Israeli occupation, Quds Net News has reported.   “Fatah has been part of the Palestinian resistance against the occupation for 50 years and it is still major player in the field,” Jebril Al-Rajoub told Al-Jazeera. “The movement’s strategy since the 1967 war is based on resistance, which guarantees persistence of the Palestinian people in this country [Palestine].”   He added that ...

Why Is Israel So Afraid of 16-Year-Old Ahed Tamimi?

1396/10/12 | 03:13
  Sixteen-year-old Ahed Tamimi was back in court Thursday, with the judge ruling for the third time that her detention is extended, this time for another five days.   Over the past week and a half, Ahed has been shuffled between numerous Israeli prisons and police stations. She has been held in cold isolation cells with cameras pointed at her 24 hours a day. Repeatedly, without a parent or lawyer present, they have attempted to interrogate her. The reasoning for the judge’s rulings to extend her detention is that she “poses a ...

Mothers of all Palestinians shall be killed: Israeli law maker

1396/10/10 | 03:13
Ayelet Shaked, Israeli parliament member and law-maker has accused all Palestinians of being terrorists, and wishes death on all Palestinians, supporting the Israeli military aggression.   Ayelet Shaked wrote this on her Facebook page: “Behind every terrorist stand dozens of men and women, without whom he could not engage in terrorism. They are all enemy , and their blood shall be on all their heads. Now this also includes the mothers of the Palestinians, who send them to hell with flowers and kisses. They should follow their sons, nothing ...

Palestine recalls envoy for sharing stage with Hafiz Saeed

1396/10/10 | 03:13
Palestine has recalled its envoy to Pakistan after India objected to his appearance in a public meeting on Al Quds along with Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed. A statement by the Palestinian foreign ministry said: “The minister of foreign affairs and expatriates under the direct instructions of the president of the state of Palestine has decided to recall the Palestinian ambassador to Pakistan immediately.” It said that the envoy’s participation “in a mass rally in solidarity with Jerusalem… in the presence of individuals accused ...

The Zionist regime tries to win support from third world countries over Al Quds with financial promises

1396/10/9 | 03:13
  Zionist Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, created a fund to win support from third world countries over Quds issue.   According to the Times of Israel, a fund has been set up to provide 50 million dollars to 50 developing countries to gain their support of Israel at international level.   It is also said that the Zionist regime has paid $ 72,000 to persuade a small island nation in the Pacific to vote against the US-back resolution on Quds in the General Assembly.   The Israeli Foreign Ministry paid the $ 72,000 ...

The lies of Israel

1396/10/8 | 03:13
  Israel claims to be a light unto the nations. But it casts a dark shadow over the region.Israel claims to be the only democracy in the middle east. But 4.5 million of the Palestinians it rules have no vote.   Israel claims to be a villa in the jungle. But this entire notion is the epitome of racism.   Israel claims to have an independent judiciary. But for Palestinians, it runs racist show trials in military “courts” which have a 99.7 per cent conviction rate.   Israel claims its military is the most moral in the ...

Netanyahu thanks Denmark for cutting aid to Palestinian NGOs

1396/10/6 | 03:13
  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has hailed Denmark’s recent decision to revoke funding to several Palestinian NGOs, Israel’s Walla reported yesterday.   Netanyahu called on all European countries to follow similar measures.   “I call on all the European governments to end their support for organisations that support terrorism and boycotts of Israel.” He stressed: “Denmark has decided to take this step, but it is not the first or the last.”   “We will continue pursuing this line,” he said.   On ...

Israel sole winner of Saudi Arabia’s ME destabilizing game

1396/10/5 | 03:13
Being a region full of complexities, the Middle East has been facing a string of crises. The rise of Daesh in Iraq and Syria followed by the Qatar blockade, fueling sectarian tensions, the invasion of Yemen, the flood of US arms to the Middle East and the recent Lebanese crisis are only a few instances in which Saudi Arabia’s involvement is discernible.   Apparently, Saudi Arabia is now facing the consequences of its insanity and the conspiracies it has been fomenting in the Middle East as the crisis has spilled over to its own territory, ...

Saudi Arabia and UAE threatens Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

1396/10/4 | 03:13
  Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan have threatened Palestinian President that if he does not follow the footsteps of American President Donald Trump, Palestinian financial aid will be stopped.   Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan have threatened Palestinian President Mahmous Abbas to stop Palestinian financial support in the event of not complying with US President Donald Trump’s plan. The report ...

A united rejection: A strong slap in Trump’s face

1396/10/3 | 03:13
  A Clear majority of the global community — in fact, over half of the UN’s members — voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to reject the unilateral US move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.       A General Assembly resolution, spearheaded by Egypt and co-sponsored by Pakistan, termed any attempts to alter the status of Jerusalem as “null and void” while calling on all states “to refrain from the establishment of diplomatic missions in the Holy City. ...”       The vote lacks any ...

Downgrading their Israel embassy is South Africa’s latest gesture of solidarity

1396/10/1 | 03:13
The 54th Conference of the African National Congress (ANC) was held at the Nasrec exhibition complex in Johannesburg from 16-20 December 2017.   The ANC is the oldest political organisation in Africa and the biggest political party in South Africa – since the dawn of democracy in 1994 the ANC has maintained a clear majority in parliament.   The ANC’s conference is significant because at this gathering the ANC endorses policies and elects its leadership. The president of the ANC will also serve as the South African Presidential ...

Ayatollah Kazem Seddiqui calls for Arms supply to Palestinians

1396/9/29 | 03:13
  Tehran’s Provisional Friday Prayers Leader Ayatollah Kazem Seddiqi condemned a recent move by US president Donald Trump to declare al-Quds (Jerusalem) the capital of the Israeli regime, and said Palestinians should be armed in their resistance against Tel Aviv.   Addressing a large congregation of worshippers here in Tehran on Friday, Ayatollah Seddiqi denounced Trump’s decision on Quds and said his “foolish words” led to another intifada (Palestinian uprising) and caused Muslim countries to boost their unity.   “As ...

Who like North Korea: Kim Jong Un finds grateful fans in Gaza

1396/9/28 | 03:13
  An unusual sight welcomes patrons of a shawarma restaurant in Gaza’s Jabaliya refugee camp. A poster showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next to a North Korean and a Palestinian flag announces a special offer: an 80 percent discount to North Korean customers.   While there are no North Koreans in Gaza, the gesture is meant to show gratitude toward the country for condemning President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem, a city holy to Jews, Muslims and Christians, as the capital of Israel.   “We are ...

China backs state of Palestine with East Al-Quds as Capital

1396/9/25 | 03:13
China has called for the establishment of a Palestinian state with full sovereignty and independence and with East Jerusalem al-Quds as its capital. A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, Lu Kang, said on Thursday that Beijing understood the concerns of Muslim countries about the status of occupied territories after a controversial move by US President Donald Trump to declare that the US would recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as the “capital” of Israel. Trump announced the decision last week, saying his administration would begin a process of ...

US signals Western Wall has to be part of Israel

1396/9/25 | 03:13
The administration of US President Donald Trump has signaled that the Western Wall, a site of worship in Jerusalem al-Quds’ Old City, has to be a part of Israel. The declaration by two US senior officials on Friday came amid mounting tension over Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel's capital. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, ruled out any scenario that did not retain Israeli control over the site. "We cannot envision any situation under which the Western Wall would not be part of Israel. But as ...

Pakistan army chief meets Palestinian ambassador assures support

1396/9/23 | 03:13
  Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa met the Palestine ambassador to Pakistan Walid AM Abu Ali and assured Pakistan's moral and political support to his country, days after President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.   He also said that "both issues have unequivocal public, moral and political support of the Pakistani nation."Palestinian ambassador thanked Pakistan over her support to the legitimate cause of Palestine.       Palestine Ambassador Walid A M Abu Ali called ...

OIC to shun Western countries: Is it a dream?

1396/9/23 | 03:13
  After a two-day brainstorming session to become scientifically and technologically independent, member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) have decided to share scientific equipment with each other rather than importing them from Western countries.   The decision was taken at the concluding session of the high-level meeting hosted by COMSTECH, also known as OIC’s Ministerial Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation, on Tuesday.   An official privy to the meeting told The Express ...

OIC recognizes East Jerusalem al-Quds as Palestine's capital

1396/9/23 | 03:13
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has invited all nations to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as the capital of Palestine, blasting the United States for disregarding Middle East peace by moving its Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to the occupied city. The 57-member organization issued a communique at the end of an emergency summit on Wednesday, declaring that it would recognize "East Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Palestine and invite all countries to recognize the State of Palestine and East Jerusalem as its occupied capital." The ...

From Shameless to shameful: Trump’s debacle on Jerusalem is also Obama’s failure

1396/9/22 | 03:13
Donald Trump’s announcement, Wednesday, to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel represents yet another example of the current occupant of the White House’s ability to throw caution to the wind, disrupt established norms and blunder, myopically, into some of the world’s most complex issues.   But while this president’s remarkable in his rashness, he is not so different from his predecessors. Trump didn’t create the problem and, importantly, his immediate forerunner bares significant responsibility for the current state ...

Turkish FM slams Arab’s weak response to US al-Quds decision

1396/9/22 | 03:13
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has lashed out at some Arab countries over their “weak” reaction to US recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital. “Some Arab countries have shown very weak responses (on Jerusalem)," Cavusoglu said on Tuesday, noting, "It seems some countries are very timid of the United States." "We will make a call for countries that have so far not recognized Palestine to do so now," he said. "...We want the United States to turn back from its mistake." On Wednesday, US President Donald Trump ...

Egypt journalists: ‘Sorry Palestine, we are governed by a Zionist’

1396/9/21 | 03:13
  Egyptian journalists staged a protest on Thursday evening in front of the Journalists Syndicate in Cairo, objecting to US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the US embassy from Tel Aviv.   A number of public figures took part in the protest, including former presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabahi, human rights activist Tariq Al-Awadhi as well as representatives of the Kefaya Movement, the April 6 Youth Movement and Al-Dustour.   The protesters demanded authorities ...

Gazans burn photos of Saudi king, crown prince

1396/9/20 | 03:13
Palestinians come out in force in the Gaza Strip to protest US recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s “capital,” burning the pictures of American and Saudi heads of state. The rally, organized by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), drew thousands in the besieged enclave to protest the most serious inroad in recent years to the third holiest site in Islam. The protesters set fire to American and Israeli flags as well as the portraits and effigies of US President Donald Trump, and tore up pictures of Saudi King ...

Riyadh advancing Israeli interests, Palestinian officials worry

1396/9/19 | 03:13
Palestinian officials have expressed worry that Saudi Arabia is forgoing important Palestinian rights as it acts behind the scenes to advance a United States “grand bargain” over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that heavily favors Israel. Four Palestinian officials told Reuters on condition of anonymity on Friday that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman had communicated a proposal to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas that would give away the right of return for Palestinian refugees and the status of Jerusalem al-Quds as the capital ...

Losing Jerusalem to focus on Iran

1396/9/18 | 03:13
The US and its Arab allies have paved the way for Israel to expand its occupation of Palestine. The Palestinian cause is now clearly secondary to the supposed threat posed by Iran in the region.   And so, it’s come to this. Jerusalem has been stolen in broad daylight, gone not with a bang but with a whimper, as the usual crop of unelected Arab dictators again validate their special place in the hearts of politicians in Washington and Tel Aviv.   Take for example the Saudis. The supposed ‘Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques’ ...

Egypt minster calls for opening Arab embassies in Palestine’s Jerusalem

1396/9/17 | 03:13
Mohamed Al-Ghoul, deputy chairman of the Egyptian Parliament’s Human Rights Committee, called on all Arab nationals, including his own, to issue laws to recognise the State of Palestine and to set up embassies in its capital, Jerusalem.   His calls came after US President Donald Trump announced that his administration will recognise Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel and move its embassy there in a move that Al-Ghoul said did not come as a surprise.   In a statement issued yesterday, Al-Ghoul added President Trump is ...

Saudi offers Abu Dis as future capital of Palestine

1396/9/16 | 03:13
A Saudi proposal for a peace initiative between Israelis and Palestinians offers the village of Abu Dis as the future capital of Palestine instead of East Jerusalem, stirring widespread anger.   Activists have released a new hashtag under the name “Jerusalem is our capital” in response to the Saudi proposal.   The New York Times reported on Sunday that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman made the proposal during Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ visit to Riyadh last month.   According to the proposal, the Palestinians ...

Iran says Trump's al-Quds move to spark another Palestinian Intifada

1396/9/16 | 03:13
Iran has strongly condemned US President Donald Trump’s decision to move his country’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem al-Quds, saying the measure will ignite a new Palestinian Intifada (uprising). In a Wednesday night statement, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital is a “blatant violation of international resolutions.” “The Islamic Republic of Iran has always stressed that the most important reason behind instability and insecurity in the Middle East is [Israel’s] ...

Palestinians Fume: Saudi Peace Plan Biased Toward Israel

1396/9/15 | 03:13
  Palestinian officials are voicing major concern following a recent meeting between President Mahmoud Abbas and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, during which the price set out a shockingly bad set of terms for a new peace proposal being pushed, supposedly with the support of the US government. According to the Palestinians this proposal, which US and Saudi officials have since disavowed, Israel would keep effectively everything, including full border control, all settlements, and permanent rule over all of Jerusalem. The Palestinians ...

Massive demonstrations against Netanyahu

1396/9/14 | 03:13
Tens of thousands of Zionists in occupied Palestine came to the streets to protest against the corruption of the Zionist authorities.     News sources said Zionists demonstrated on Saturday against government corruption and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who is under criminal investigation over allegations of abuse of office. Demonstrators demanded speeding up his case and some of his political and military officials.   The four-term leader is suspected of involvement in two cases. The first involves receiving gifts from wealthy ...

Saudi abuse of Palestine is a stigma, claims journalist

1396/9/12 | 03:13
    A well-known journalist said on Friday that Saudi Arabia’s “abuse” of the Palestinian cause is a “stigma” that harms the Saudis themselves, Shehab news agency has reported. Jamal Khashoggi criticised members of the Saudi elite who have attacked the Palestinian cause and people. The writer is a Saudi citizen who now lives in exile. He described his country as one which is doing deliberate harm to itself by attacking the Palestinians. “It is the worst of campaigns for the Kingdom,” he explained.   “If I announced ...

Secret documents reveal Mubarak’s plan to resettle Palestinians in Egypt

1396/9/9 | 03:13
  Secret British documents have revealed that deposed Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak had agreed to resettle Palestinians in Egypt over three decades ago.   According to the documents, obtained exclusively by the BBC following a Freedom of Information Act disclosure request, Mubarak was responding to an American request when he made his offer. The former president stipulated that in return for agreeing to the move, an agreement to end the Arab-Israeli conflict must be reached.   The documents show that Mubarak revealed the ...

Saudi anti-terrorism summit censured on social media

1396/9/7 | 03:13
  Social media users have reacted to a Saudi Arabian anti-terrorism summit in which a video was played showing a Palestinian fighting Israeli occupation forces. The self-proclaimed anti-terrorism coalition, led by Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, launched their first meeting in Riyadh on Monday with representatives from 41 Muslim states in attendance. After the clip was shown, social media users referred to its content as a form of Arab "normalization" with the Israeli occupation. This image from the video that was shown ...

Abbas ready for ‘historic’ peace deal under Trump

1396/9/2 | 03:13
  Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas said yesterday that he is ready for an “historic” peace deal with Israel under US President Donald Trump’s patronage, the Anadolu Agency reported.   During a speech delivered in the Spanish parliament, Abbas renewed his calls for the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital, where the Palestinians can live peacefully side by side with the state of Israel.   Trump’s administration has said that it is ...

Saudi: Palestinian Abbas must endorse US’ plan or leave

1396/8/28 | 03:13
  Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman has told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas that he has to back Donald Trump’s Israeli-Palestinian peace deal or resign. According to Israeli sources Abbas was offered an ultimatum after he was summoned to Riyadh last week for a meeting with Bin Salman days after Us Presidential advisor Jared Kushner made an unannounced visit to the Saudi capital to meet the young crown prince. The two are reported to have thrashed out a plan in which Abbas seems to have had no say. Riyadh had offered ...

Palestine to freeze ties with US if Trump admin closes mission in Washington

1396/8/28 | 03:13
  Palestinian officials have threatened to cut all communications with the US, if the Trump administration continues with plans to shut down their diplomatic mission in Washington. "We will put on hold all our communications with this American administration," said Senior Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat on Saturday. He added that the decision was "very unfortunate and unacceptable," and accused Washington of giving in to pressure from the Israeli regime. He further noted that “we are trying to cooperate to achieve the ultimate deal." The ...

Islamic Jihad vows retaliation for Israeli attack

1396/8/23 | 03:13
  Palestine’s Islamic Jihad Movement slammed the fresh Israeli threats as a declaration of war, saying the Tel Aviv regime will have to pay the price for a military attack on a tunnel in Gaza that killed 12 members of the Islamic Jihad and Hamas some two weeks ago.     “Israel has killed 12 Palestinians in Gaza and another one in the West (Bank) over the last two weeks… When they kill men of the resistance, and especially from Islamic Jihad, we have no other choice but to punish the occupier, and continue to strengthen the buildup ...

The untold story: why Priti Patel’s departure is ‘a great loss for Israel’

1396/8/22 | 03:13
  It is easy enough to understand why an ambitious politician like Priti Patel would have wanted to court Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI), described this week by The Jewish Chronicle’s reporter Marcus Dysch as “the biggest lobbying group in Westminster”.   But what about the Israeli government and its allies? Why, in the words of Israeli opposition politician Isaac Herzog, was Patel’s fall from grace a “great loss for Israel”?   True, she looked like future leadership material. But in fact, a more interesting ...

Israel arrests 483 Palestinian children this year

1396/8/17 | 03:13
    Israeli occupation forces have arrested 483 Palestinian children since the start of 2017, the Prisoners and Freed Prisoners Committee announced yesterday.   Quds Press reported the official Palestinian rights groups saying that the Israeli occupation locked up a number of these children in Ofer Military Prison under administrative detention.   The lawyer of the rights group Louai Al-Mansi said “40 Palestinian children were arrested in October”; eight of them were tortured.   Al-Mansi said that one child ...

Palestine is Iran’s central issue, says senior adviser

1396/8/15 | 03:13
  A senior adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Friday that Palestine remains Iran’s central issue, Quds Press has reported.   “The enemy axis creates sedition in the region in order to divert eyes from the Palestinian cause,” Ali Akbar Velayati told a conference in Lebanon to mark the centenary of the infamous Balfour Declaration. “The choice of resistance and confrontation is the only road to liberate occupied Palestine.”   Velayati noted that some governments in the region have opted ...