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…

President Trump Did the Right Thing by Walking Away from UNESCO — for Now

By Alan Dershowitz, Gatestone Institute— The State Department announced on Thursday that the United States would be withdrawing from the UN agency UNESCO. The U.S. agency citied financial reasons, the need for reform and the body’s “continuing anti-Israel bias.” President Trump’s decision to leave UNESCO – the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization –…

Israeli jets hit Syrian anti-aircraft battery in response to attack

BY Israel Hayom— The Israeli Air Force on Monday struck a Syrian missile battery that fired on its warplanes as they were on a reconnaissance mission over neighboring Lebanon earlier in the day, the Israeli military said. IDF Spokesman Brig. Gen. Ronen Manelis said Monday’s strike targeted a Syrian SA-5 anti-aircraft battery deployed 50 kilometers (30…