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​Netanyahu demands ‘up to $45 bn’ in US military aid to deter Iran, Gulf States
Israel is hoping to receive $4.2-$4.5 billion a year in military aid from the United States for ten years, to counter the threat from Iran and oil-rich Middle East states that have been re-arming rapidly, a senior Israeli source has told Defense News

27.05.2015 17:05

Hamas committed war crimes, executed ‘collaborators’ in Gaza conflict – Amnesty UK
Hamas took advantage of the chaos created by last year’s Gaza conflict with Israel to settle political scores through summary executions and torture, an Amnesty UK report alleges.

27.05.2015 11:07

To beat ISIS, kick out US-led coalition
It’s been a bad time for foes of ISIS. Islamic State scored a neat hat-trick by invading strategic Ramadi in Iraq’s mainly Sunni Anbar province, occupying Syria’s historic gem Palmyra, and taking over Al-Tanf, the last remaining border crossing with Iraq.

27.05.2015 11:03

Nuclear Iran 1,000 times more dangerous than ISIS – Netanyahu
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has once again beaten the drums of potential danger stemming from the nuclear deal with Iran, claiming that a nuclear-armed Iran is a “thousand times” more dangerous and destructive than ISIS.

27.05.2015 04:31

Hummus-ide: ‘After Palestinian land, Israel now covets its food & culture’
Merely altering a culinary map at a Rotterdam eatery has set off a firestorm of debate regarding Israeli actions against Palestinians, which Richard Becker, a member of the anti-war ANSWER coalition, says is increasingly isolating Israel.

25.05.2015 15:36

Hebron: Israel killed this city
Palestinians believe Hebron has been used to test methods now applied on a wider scale in Jerusalem, such as building settlements on Palestinian territory, installing checkpoints, seizing sanctuaries and taking away jobs and food from the people.

25.05.2015 08:49

US blocks nuclear disarmament document over Israel, Moscow fumes
Washington has blocked the final document of a UN conference that reviewed the nuclear non-proliferation treaty, accusing Egypt of manipulating the gathering to target Israel. Moscow has slammed the US for rendering the four-week meeting futile.

23.05.2015 12:12

US-led wars and arms sales in Middle East ‘very big business’
Washington says it provides arms to the Middle East in the name of defense, but this activity has fomented wars while fragmenting the region, says Brian Becker from the anti-war Answer Coalition.

22.05.2015 14:46

Happy slice: Pizzeria owner arrested after lacing cops' meal with synthetic marijuana
The owner of a pizzeria in Israel has been arrested for lacing a pizza ordered by two policemen with “Mr. Nice Guy,” a synthetic marijuana. Both men became ill and were hospitalized following their meal.

22.05.2015 16:41

How Europe changed its tune- 60 years of Eurovision
On Saturday night in the Wiener Stadthalle in Vienna the grand final of the 60th Eurovision Song Contest takes place. Twenty-seven countries, not all of European, will compete for the prize, won last year by the Austrian ‘bearded lady’ Conchita Wurst.

22.05.2015 10:22

'It’s all ours': Israeli deputy FM slams Western interference, saying Holy Land is Jewish
Israel’s new deputy foreign minister has lashed out at the international community’s attempts to create a two-state solution with Palestine. Tzipi Hotovely told Israeli diplomatic representatives aboard that the Holy Land belongs to the Jews.

22.05.2015 08:52

Foreign informants for Israel left scraping, doubt it was worth it
Palestinians and other Arabs who risked their life spying for the Israelis and are now unable to live in their home countries and are forced to scrape a living in Israel, denied either residency or a state pension, RT’s Paula Slier has discovered.

21.05.2015 19:55