Palestinian unity govt must recognise Israel, disarm Hamas: US

By AFP News— A top aide to US President Donald Trump said Thursday that an emerging Palestinian unity government must recognise Israel and disarm Hamas, following a landmark reconciliation deal signed last week. “Any Palestinian government must unambiguously and explicitly commit to nonviolence, recognise the state of Israel, accept previous agreements and obligations between the…

Clash of Israel and Amalek Replays as ISIS vs. Egypt on Identical Biblical Battlefield of Rephidim

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, Breaking Israel News— The violent, ongoing conflict between Egypt and the Islamic State currently raging in the Sinai is a reenactment of the Biblical confrontation between Israel and Amalek, even taking place on the same battlefield, pointed out a military analyst who has turned to the Bible to make sense of…

Israel warned Obama over UN vote, calling on Trump for help

By Michael Wilner, JPost— The Israeli government asked President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team to intervene before a vote scheduled for Thursday at the UN Security Council condemning its settlement activity in the West Bank, just as Barack Obama planned to allow the resolution to pass. The Obama administration intended to let the resolution, spearheaded by…

Putin said willing to host Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

By Times of Israel— Amid speculation over a developing Egyptian bid to revive stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said late Sunday that Russian President Vladimir Putin was willing to host Israeli and Palestinian leaders for direct talks. In a briefing with newspaper editors in Cairo, Sissi said Israel is increasingly convinced of…

Egypt urges Israel not to normalize ties with Turkey

By Ari Yashar, Arutz 7— Egypt recently contacted Israel requesting clarification over the rapprochement talks Jerusalem is holding with Turkey, it was revealed on Thursday. Senior clerks in Jerusalem told Haaretz on condition of anonymity that the Egyptian government expressed its displeasure with the notion of Turkey being given an official role in Gaza, and…