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Iran's foreign minister has revealed the content of secretive back channel talks with Washington, and this marks rare positive news to come out of a Middle East which remains on knife's edge amid the Gaza conflict. The very fact of these quiet discussions over red lines suggests both sides are legitimately interested in restraint related to broader tensions outside Gaza. However, a dangerous tit-for-tat has ensued at US bases in Iraq and Syria.
Iran's top diplomat Hossein Amirabdollahian has said in a fresh interview with FT that Tehran does not want to escalate with Israel and the United States, and doesn't want to see the war centered on Israel and Hamas spiral further.
Iran will do “whatever it takes” to help Hamas in its war with IsraelIran’s Quds Force commander Esmail Qaani said in a message to top Hamas commander Mohammed Deif, state media reported on Thursday.
“Your brothers in the resistance axis stand united with you and will not allow the enemy to reach its dirty goals in Gaza and Palestine,” Qaani said in a letter addressed to Deif, leader of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas.
The “resistance axis” refers to a network of regional militant groups supported by Iran, including Hamas, Lebanon’s Hezbollah, various militias in Iraq and Syria, and the Houthi militia in Yemen.
The head of the Iranian regime’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) has warned Israel to expect more atrocities like those unleashed by Hamas during the Oct. 7 pogrom.
“Just as the al-Aqsa Storm came from a place the enemy did not calculate, they must wait for other storms that will reach them from where they do not figure out,” Gen. Hossein Salami declared in a speech on Thursday in the city of Isfahan, using the official nomenclature chosen by Hamas to describe its onslaught in southern Israel last month that claimed the lives of more than 1,200 people and the seizure of over 200 hostages.
Mayorkas' speech highlighted the rapidly evolving global threat landscape and the potential consequences for the United States and its communities.
In testimony to the US House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday, officials from the US Department of Homeland Security and the FBI warned about increased security threats following the Hamas terrorist attack on October 7.
1) Israel is resolute in its unyielding efforts to ensure the eradication of the Islamist Hamas and its terror affiliates in the Gaza Strip. 2) Jerusalem responds to the UN Security Council’s resolution ‘calling for extended pauses’ – stressing that “Extended humanitarian pauses are untenable as long as 239 abductees remain in the hands of Hamas terrorists.”
Smotrich, outraged by the decision, stated that he wanted to make drastic changes to the war cabinet.
Israel's war cabinet unanimously approved a joint recommendation by the IDF and the Israel Security Service (Shin Bet) on Friday to allow the entry of two diesel tankers a day for the needs of the UN to support water and sewer infrastructure.
This decision was made following a request by the US. The tankers will pass through the Rafah crossing to the UN's control in the southern Gaza Strip.
Channel 12 wartime survey finds coalition would crash to 45 Knesset seats, opposition bloc would soar to 70; respondents prefer Gantz to Netanyahu, 41-25%
A survey published Thursday found that the Benjamin Netanyahu-led coalition that won 64 seats in the November 2022 elections would crash to just 45 seats in the 120-strong Knesset were elections held today.
The anti-Netanyahu, so-called “change” parties would soar to 70 seats, with the Hadash-Taal alliance winning the other five, Channel 12 reported. Benny Gantz’s National Unity party would win 36 seats, the survey found, more than double the 17 for Netanyahu’s Likud.
Loay Abdelfattah Alnaji indicted for involuntary manslaughter after causing ‘great bodily injury’ on Paul Kessler; additional charges for hate crime may still be considered
A US college professor was charged Thursday with involuntary manslaughter and battery in the death of a Jewish protester during Southern California demonstrations over the Israel-Hamas war.
Ventura County District Attorney Erik Nasarenko said in a statement that both charges have special allegations that Loay Abdelfattah Alnaji, 50, personally inflicted “great bodily injury” on Paul Kessler, 69, during a confrontation at an event that started as a pro-Palestinian demonstration in Thousand Oaks, a suburb northwest of Los Angeles.
Jewish communities say pro-Palestinian rallies and antisemitic incidents surged to unprecedented levels amid Israel's war against Hamas
Since the outbreak of the war against Hamas, antisemitic and anti-Israeli campaigns have been escalating in Australia, including widespread protests calling to kill Jews using gas. Several incidents have been reported in which Jews displayed Israeli flags and were violently attacked as a result.
The latest case took place in Sydney, where an Israeli national riding a bike with an Israeli flag was assaulted by passersby and was injured. Fortunately, several local citizens came to his defense. On Friday, violent clashes occurred between Hamas supporters and Jews and Israelis demonstrating in support of Israel in the country.
The Ukrainian president has reportedly claimed there may be Moscow-inspired mass protests in Kiev
Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky told journalists on Thursday that he has received tips about a Russian influence campaign aimed at destabilizing his government, according to a Bloomberg report. He claimed that various intelligence agencies had informed him about the purported operation.
Ukrainian government infighting has already escalated to assassinations of factional lieutenants. International affairs and security analyst Mark Sleboda said CIA Director William Burns would either "tamp down" the civil war or tell President Zelensky to go quietly.
Washington's spymaster has flown to Ukraine in secret to stamp US authority on the power struggle within the Kiev regime, says a security expert.
Russia warned that skyrocketing tensions with the West could result in the complete severing of ties sparking fears that Moscow and NATO were barrelling towards conflict.
The Russian Foreign Ministry released a dire statement on the 90th anniversary of the Russian-US relationship warning that relations were hanging by a thread.
For both leaders, the most important thing at the APEC summit in San Francisco was to be seen as maintaining influence in the Asia-Pacific
On Wednesday Chinese leader Xi Jinping travelled to San Francisco for the APEC summit. Here, he held a meeting with US President Joe Biden and attended a luxury dinner with US officials.
During the meeting, the two sides agreed to constructively improve relations, although they failed to make any substantive breakthroughs on the major issues of disagreement between the two countries.
The US has dropped trade restrictions on a Chinese institute to win Beijing’s support in halting the flow of fentanyl
US President Joe Biden’s administration has dropped trade restrictions on the Chinese government’s forensic science institute as part of a push to persuade Beijing to help block the trafficking of fentanyl and its constituent chemicals into the US.
The institute’s removal from the blacklist was confirmed on Thursday in a notice posted by multiple US agencies to the Federal Register.
German MP tells Bundestag that the only ones who need the digital euro are those who want total surveillance of citizens
Much is promised with the digital Euro, Ms Cotar said in the Bundestag, “data protection, everything’s secure, no one intends to spy on anyone. This is as credible as the promises made during the euro introduction.”
Promises that were made at the introduction of the euro included no bailout, the 3% rule and prohibition of monetary state financing. “Now the ECB does nothing else and the Maastricht Treaty is waste paper,” she said.
“What’s the real history of COVID?”
"CITIZENFOUR" is a documentary about U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden. It came out in 2014, but it’s even more pertinent today than it was then, so if you haven’t seen it, I urge you to do so.
The Snowden story began in January 2013, when documentary film director/producer Laura Poitras received an encrypted email from a stranger who called himself "Citizen Four." Snowden reportedly chose this codename "as a nod to three NSA whistleblowers who came before him: Bill Binney, J. Kirk Wiebe and Thomas Drake."
Registered Ontario nurse Andrew Brannan sent the following letter to the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario in response to their claim that “Canada is burning and our future is in peril” due to… climate change.
As far as I know, Andrew still hasn’t received a reply to his well-written letter. So, being a fiction writer, I thought I’d offer an in-line fictional response
50-In-5: Bill Gates’ Latest Attempt To Force Digital ID On The World — Derrick Broze Interview with Tim Hinchliffe
Derrick Broze interviews journalist Tim Hinchliffe about the recently announced “50-in-5” Digital ID initiative from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, and the United Nations. Don’t miss this informative conversation on the next stage in the push to force digital IDs on humanity!
An absolutely massive volcanic eruption in Russia has created a cloud of dust and ash that is a thousand miles long. Yeah, that is “normal”. In recent days we have also seen a spectacular eruption of lava at Mt. Etna in Italy, volcanic activity has caused a brand new island to emerge off the coast of Japan, and thousands of people have been forced to evacuate in Iceland as volcanic magma races to the surface near the town of Grindavik.
A powerful undersea earthquake of up to 7.2 magnitude has struck the Philippines. The tremor, which lasted several seconds, occurred around 16 miles (26km) off Burias at the southern tip of the archipelago, the US Geological Survey said.
Scientists said no tsunami was expected, but residents were advised to be on alert for aftershocks and damage. There were no immediate reports of casualties. Radio announcer Leny Aranego, of General Santos city in South Cotabato, said the strong earthquake cracked walls and toppled some computers from desks.