Israeli officials are watching closely the midterm congressional elections in the US on Tuesday, according to reports, as the results will likely have major ramifications for the longtime allies and any current potential for a Middle East peace deal.
A political cartoonist for the left-leaning Israeli daily Haaretz has come under fire for likening Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to one of the 9/11 hijackers. The artist said the cartoon was intended to show the Israeli PM's misguided US policy.
The US president needs to send a message to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that with every day of ongoing occupation Israel becomes more alienated and more isolated, Palestinian Chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat told RT.
A Turkish NGO said it would send ships to the Gaza Strip to provide emergency aid to Palestinians trapped in a month-long offensive by Israel. The decision comes four years after Israeli commandos stormed a Gaza-bound ship, killing 10.
The US Congress voted to support Israel; they voted for new arms supplies, while President Obama has made useless gestures and continues to equate Hamas' firecrackers with Israeli deadly bombing, expert on Israeli-Arab relations James Petras told RT.
At least 296 Palestinian children have been killed so far in an IDF operation in the Gaza Strip, UN says. The continued bombardment took 84 lives on Saturday alone, with Israeli PM saying that destroying Hamas’ tunnels is not the ultimate goal after all.
Israeli PM is apparently possessed by the devil, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said, urging Pope Francis to cast out his demons. Ortega also called on the international community to impose sanctions on Israel for the military action in Gaza.
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, still stung by the interim agreement reached by the US and Iran that places restrictions on Tehran’s nuclear program in return for easing sanctions, has offered his strategy to Obama on ISIS and Iran: “Weaken both.”
Israel has arrested scores of Palestinians, including the parliamentary speaker, in its hunt for the abductors of three teenagers. PM Benjamin Netanyahu demanded cooperation from the Palestinian Authority in returning the captives.