PM Netanyahu Meets with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin

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Iranskt fraktflyg tar konstiga omvägar till Damaskus

Source: The unusual route of the Iranian cargo jets

Western intelligence sources believe that a Fars Air Qeshm Boeing 747, very active on the Tehran-Damascus route, made an unusual flight to Beirut to deliver advanced weapons systems to Hezbollah, including GPS for precision missiles.
Flight QFZ9975 set off alarm bells for Western intelligence agencies. The Boeing 747 aircraft of the Iranian cargo airline Fars Air Qeshm has been operating for months in the service of arms shipments from Tehran to Syria, but this time it made an unusual stop in Beirut. Fox news reported on Friday that the aircraft delivered GPS components to Hezbollah that would make their unguided rockets into precision-guided missiles.
The 27-year-old plane, under the registration EP-FAB, took off Tuesday morning from Tehran to Damascus as flight QFZ9950 and landed in Syria just before 11am. About two hours later, in a rather unusual change, the plane took off as flight QFZ9975 directly to Beirut airport, where it landed shortly after 2pm.The following day, the plane took off at night from Lebanon to Doha, the capital of Qatar, as flight QFZ9976, where it landed after midnight. On Thursday it made its final journey last week when it flew back as flight QFZ9977 to Tehran.

The plane has worked extensively in the past to transport equipment and weapons from the Revolutionary Guards under civilian guise, mainly to Assad’s army. It entered the Iranian fleet in September 2017 after an extensive service life with companies from Japan, Georgia, Afghanistan, Armenia and Russia.Last month, suspicions surfaced that Iran used the Boeing 747 to deliver advanced weapons to Syria. The reports came in the aftermath of the assault on the Damascus airport, attributed to Israel. This plane was documented at the time when it landed at Damascus International Airport.

Last month, it was also reported that two aircraft belonging to the Iranian airline “carried out unconventional flight routes.” The first flight was by a Boeing 747, which took off on July 9 from a military base in Tehran, made a brief interlude at the Damascus International Airport, and then continued to Beirut International Airport.The second flight took off on August 2 from Tehran and landed in Beirut about two hours before the scheduled landing, in what appeared to be “an unusual route through northern Syria.”

“The Iranians are trying to find new ways to smuggle weapons to their allies in the Middle East,” said an unnamed Middle Eastern intelligence source, adding that “they are exploring the West’s ability to locate and define smuggling.”

According to Fox News, the Iranian airline stopped operations in 2013 due to administrative failures, but became active once more last March. The company’s board of directors includes three representatives from the Iranian Revolutionary Guards.

Last month. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed in his speech at the UN General Assembly that “in Lebanon, Iran is directing Hezbollah to build secret sites to convert inaccurate projectiles into precision-guided missiles. Missiles that can target deep inside Israel within an accuracy of ten meters.”

 (Photo: IDF Spokesman's Office)

(Photo: IDF Spokesman’s Office)
Netanyahu addressed the Shiite terror organization and said: “Hezbollah is deliberately using the innocent people of Beirut as human shields. They’ve placed three of these missile conversion sites along Beirut’s international airport.”

 (Photo: IDF Spokesman's Office)

(Photo: IDF Spokesman’s Office)

Netanyahu presented world leaders with a picture of the airport and said: “Here’s Beirut’s international airport. Here’s the first missile site. It’s in the Uzai neighborhood, on the water’s edge, a few blocks away from the runway. Here’s the second site. It’s underneath a soccer stadium, two blocks away. And here’s the third site. It’s adjacent to the airport itself, right next to it. So I have a message for Hezbollah today: Israel knows, Israel also knows what you’re doing. Israel knows where you’re doing it. And Israel will not let you get away with it.”

The IDF published a record of the Hezbollah sites in the Lebanese capital.

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Trump kommer att få demokraterna att ångra att de anklagat honom för samröre med Ryssland – Spänningen i världen kan stiga till oanade höjder

Source: Trump: US to exit nuclear treaty, citing Russian violations


American president says country will pull out of Cold-War era INF treaty, designed to eliminate short- and intermediate-range nuclear and conventional missiles, due to Moscow’s deployment of ground-launched system in breach of 1988 agreement
President Donald Trump said on Saturday the United States will exit the Cold-War era Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty that eliminated a class of nuclear weapons, in a move that is likely to upset Russia.
The INF treaty, negotiated by then-President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and ratified by the US Senate in 1988, required elimination of short-range and intermediate-range nuclear and conventional missiles by both countries.”Russia has not, unfortunately, honored the agreement so we’re going to terminate the agreement and we’re going to pull out,” Trum told reporters after a rally in Nevada.

President Trump (Photo: AP)

President Trump (Photo: AP)

Washington believes Moscow is developing and has deployed a ground-launched system in breach of the INF treaty that could allow Moscow to launch a nuclear strike on Europe at short notice. Russia has consistently denied any such violation.

Trump said the United States will develop the weapons unless Russia and China agree to a halt on development.

China is not a party to the treaty and has invested heavily in conventional missiles as part of an anti-access/area denial strategy, while the INF has banned US possession of ground-launched ballistic missiles or cruise missiles of ranges between 500 and 5,500 km (311 and 3,418 miles).

Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, will visit Moscow next week.


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IDF fortifierar gränsen mot Libanon med gränsmur och artificiella dyner för tanks

Source: Anticipating Hezbollah clash, Israel builds barriers, deploys tanks on Lebanon border – Israel Hayom


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EU pumpar in pengar i Gasa Universitet som spyr ut judehat och jihadism

ANALYSIS: Europe pours funding into hate-spewing Gaza U

The Islamic University in Gaza that receives European funds recently held a large event that openly embraced anti-Semitism and Jihad terrorism against the Jewish state.

By Daniel Krygier, World Israel News

The Islamic University in Gaza recently hosted the event “Resist with your knowledge and the knife.” It openly encouraged students to embrace lethal Jew-hatred and jihadi terrorism against Israel.

Despite its violent and openly racist agenda, the Islamic University in Gaza enjoys cooperation with and receives funds from several European universities. One of its European partners is the prestigious KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden’s equivalent of America’s MIT or Israel’s Technion.

Hate-Up Nation

Few things happen in Gaza without the blessing of the terror organization Hamas. It should therefore not come as a surprise that Hamas was involved in the recent jihadi event at the Islamic University in Gaza. While Israel has emerged as a leading Start-Up nation of innovation, Hamas has used international aid to turn Gaza into a leading laboratory of lethal hatred and destruction.

Islamist events that openly call for murdering Jews contradict Europe’s official embrace of tolerance and diversity. They constitute a flagrant violation of international law and contradict fundamental values that Europe claims to adhere to. However, this has not prevented Western organizations including European academia from funding violent supremacist jihadi events like the one recently hosted by Gaza’s Islamic University. 

The European Union and several of its member states have emerged as Israel’s harshest critics. Post-1945 Europe tends to view conflicts through the prism of border negotiations. Since its modern rebirth, Israel has showed a readiness to make territorial compromises for peace. This eventually led to the Camp David Peace Accords between Egypt and Israel as well as a peace agreement with Jordan.

However, it is evidently clear that Gaza’s Islamist rulers oppose Israel’s existence within any borders. Territorial compromises in such a harsh political reality will only strengthen the resolve of those forces that seek the complete destruction of the Jewish state.

The European Union has for years insisted on playing a central role in Arab-Israeli peace negotiations. European officials have for decades insisted that the Palestinian Arabs have no better friends than the European Union. Brussels and its individual member states should act on these words by insisting that European funds are used for progress and peace instead of anti-Semitism and destruction.

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Israel oroar sig i onödan för att Trump skall också erkänna Jerusalem som Palestiniernas huvudstad

Israel fears Trump will recognize Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

Israel fears the U.S. will recognize Jerusalem as a joint Israel-Palestinian capital in an attempt to jumpstart the diplomatic process. 

By Jack Gold, World Israel News

Israel fears that U.S. President Donald Trump’s peace plan will include a declaration that Jerusalem is the capital of two states – Israel and Palestine – as a concession to the Palestinians in order to get them back to the negotiation table, Ynet reported Sunday.

The Palestinian Authority has rejected the Americans as mediators in the Mideast peace process since December, when Trump announced official U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

If the Republicans are weakened in the midterm elections next month, the report notes, the White house might ramp up pressure for a deal in the hopes of having an achievement to show voters ahead of the 2020 presidential elections.

Should this happen, the report continues, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will likely ask the Americans to hold off on the dramatic announcement until after the elections in Israel out of fear that these complications could hinder his reelection chances as well. Israel’s elections are slated for November 2019, and there is talk of holding them sooner.

“Trump wants a deal, and he’s very serious,” a senior Israeli official is quoted as saying in the Ynetreport. “For the Americans, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is relatively easy to solve and is a ripe fruit.”

However, there are influential government officials in Washington who likely will do whatever they can to ensure that such a promise regarding Jerusalem will not be made to the Palestinians. Netanyahu also has considerable influence in the White House, so he may succeed in preventing the declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian state if necessary.

Responding to the report, Minister of Science Ophir Akunis stated that “Jerusalem will never be a joint capital and a Palestinian terror state will not be established under any circumstances. If the Palestinians want to return to the negotiating table, they should do so without any preconditions.”

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Has the left had enough of Hillary Clinton?

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