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By ALEXANDER FULBRIGHT, TOI— The report said the plan, many of whose tenets mirrored those favored by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, raised consternation among Abbas and other Arab officials as to the US’s intentions for an Israeli-Palestinian peace plan and whether the powerful crown prince was acting on behalf of the Trump administration. Among the…

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…

Obstacles to peace: a politically-incorrect diagnosis

By Yoram Ettinger, The Ettinger Report— Political-correctness suggests that the resolution of the Palestinian issue is predicated upon a dramatic Israeli land-concession and the establishment of a Palestinian state: the two state solution. Moreover, political-correctness has subordinated Middle East reality and long term national security to the achievement of the holy grail of peaceful-coexistence between Jews…

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…

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…