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From the ‘Battle of Dignity’ to the shield of shame: How Jordan has fallen

APR 16, 2024 Source Amman’s collaboration with Tel Aviv peaked last Saturday with its shocking defense of Israeli territory from Iranian drones and missiles, a move that may prove fateful for the future of the Hashemite Kingdom. (Photo Credit: The Cradle) Khalil Harb The most dangerous development during Iran’s massive 13 April retaliatory strike against Israel last weekend […]

Existential war: Gaza to West Bank & Iran’s retaliation

15 Apr 2024 Source: Al Mayadeen English By Myriam Charabaty The escalating confrontations in the West Bank are intricately linked to the ongoing genocide in Gaza, the Axis of Resistance’s support for Palestine, and Iran’s retaliatory operation, True Promise. In recent months, the West Bank has witnessed a disturbing trend: a surge in attacks by […]

Live from ‘Eilat’ port, Dimitri Lascaris details impact of Yemeni ops

 March 19, 2024 Source: Dimitri Lascaris By Al Mayadeen English Dimitri Lascaris’ report on the Israeli occupation’s port settlement of “Eilat” reveals the severe impact of the Yemeni Armed Forces’ operations on the Israeli occupation’s economy. Dimitri Lascaris, a Canadian lawyer and journalist, visited the Israeli occupation’s port settlement of “Eilat” on March 17 through […]

Pentagon’s Tower 22 ‘logistics support base’ is secretly drone base

February 11, 2024 Source: The Intercept What was described by the Pentagon as a “logistics support base” turns out to be a secret drone base for long-range surveillance of fighters in neighboring Syria and Iraq and for conducting airstrikes. The US military base, Tower 22, in Jordan in October 2023 (Planet Labs LBC / AP) […]

GAZA LIVE BLOG: Israeli Bombing Kills Scores | Biden: Israel’s Response ‘Over the Top’ | US Bombs Yemen | Israel Steals Hundreds of Bodies – Day 126

February 9, 2024 By Palestine Chronicle Staff   US President Joe Biden said that Israel’s response in Gaza has been “over the top” and said he is seeking a “sustained pause in the fighting”  to help the civilian population in the Strip. Israeli occupation forces continue to pound Gaza by air, land and sea, killing scores of […]

The enemy within: Arab states that trade with Israel

JAN 31, 2024 West Asian exports to Israel have skyrocketed since 2020. These are the Arab and Muslim governments that put goods on Israeli shelves, despite their public stances supporting Gaza. Mohamad Hasan Sweidan Israeli import data reveals that a number of Arab countries play a significant role in buoying the occupation state’s trade volume, […]

Biden under Pressure by Republicans to Declare War on Iran

The recent assault on Tower 22, a remote outpost near Jordan’s northeastern border with Syria, resulting in the tragic loss of three American soldiers and injuries to several dozen others, has thrust President Joe Biden into a challenging position, heightening the political pressure to devise a measured yet impactful response to Iranian-backed militants. This incident […]

3 US Troops Killed, 25 Injured, After Drone Slams Into Base On Jordanian Border

An overnight drone attack on a US military outpost in northeast Jordan has killed three American troops and left 25 more injured, according to breaking reports Sunday morning. The outpost, called Tower 22, is located very close to the Syrian border, and the casualty rate is so high as soldiers were reportedly sleeping in tents […]

‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 115: Israel pushes Gazans further south; U.S threatens further regional violence

The U.S. government threatens further regional violence on the heels of drone attack that killed three American troops in Jordan. Human rights groups slam countries for pulling funding for UNRWA as Palestinians in Gaza face famine and starvation. Source

Blair Gaza plan is to ‘complete Balfour Declaration’, presidency warns

January 1, 2024 Source: Agencies By Al Mayadeen English The Palestinian presidency expresses strong rejection of the Israeli plot to forcibly displace Palestinians in a plan to be executed by former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair. The Palestinian Presidency warned of attempts to “complete the Balfour Declaration” after reports that the Israeli occupation entity delegated […]

No prisoner exchange until aggression on Gaza ends: Hamas official

December 3, 2023 Source: Al Mayadeen By Al Mayadeen English Speaking to Al Mayadeen, Hamas official Zaher Jabarin addresses several points regarding the aggression on Gaza and reiterates the movement’s position on key issues. A member of the Hamas movement political bureau, who is the head of the detainees, wounded, and martyrs files in the […]

Jordan, Egypt unwilling to take Palestinian refugees, king says

Jordan and Egypt will not accept Palestinian refugees amid the war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, Jordanian King Abdullah II said Tuesday. “This is a situation that has to be handled within Gaza and the West Bank,” he said in a meeting with the German chancellor, The Associated Press reported. “And you don’t have… […]

Solidarity for Gaza: Millions Surge Worldwide on Al-Aqsa Flood Friday (Videos)

October 14, 2023 Nearly a week following the profound surge of Palestinian resistance, which sent shockwaves through the Israeli enemy, retaliation for the latter’s brutal assault on the Gaza Strip, targeting both structures and lives, alongside an oppressive blockade that left over two million Palestinians devoid of water, electricity, fuel, and access to aid, the […]

Jordan, Palestine leaders call for Gaza humanitarian corridors amid Israel attacks

The leaders of Jordan and Palestine, on Thursday, called for opening humanitarian corridors into Gaza amid a massive Israeli air campaign on the Palestinian territory, Anadolu Agency reports. Jordan’s King Abdullah II held talks in Amman with Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, to discuss the situation in Gaza. A joint statement said the two leaders called […]

Jordan: Hamas victory will change shape of Middle East, says ex-PM

Jordan’s former Prime Minister Taher Al-Masri has said that the shape of the Middle East will change if Hamas wins the current confrontation with the Israeli occupation. Al-Masri made his comment after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed that it will be Israel’s response to the Hamas attack which “will change the Middle East.” “The […]

Jordan, UNRWA officials discuss Palestine refugee crisis

Director-General of the Department of Palestinian Affairs in the Jordanian Foreign Ministry, Rafiq Kharfan, met with the Director of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) Affairs in Jordan, Olaf Becker, in Amman yesterday. The officials discussed several issues related to Palestinian refugees in Jordan, including the healthcare system, education sector, relief […]

Israel just eased restrictions on US citizens, the EU should demand no less for Europeans

On 27 September,  the US government granted Israel entry into its visa-waiver program, allowing Israeli citizens visa-free entry to America. To obtain this long-sought political prize, the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in July eased its discrimination against US nationals who are of Palestinian or, more generally, Arab or Muslim origin, when they travel […]

War of Economic Corridors: the India-Mideast-Europe ploy

SEP 25, 2023 The India-Middle East-Europe transportation corridor may be the talk of the town, but it will likely go the way of the last three Asia-to-Europe connectivity projects touted by the west – to the dustbin. Here’s why. Pepe Escobar The India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor (IMEC) is a massive public diplomacy op launched at the recent […]

Lebanon Will Become Syrian Refugees’ Transit Stage into Europe: Report

September 18, 2023 Source: Al-Manar English Website The United States of America decided in 2011 to destroy a politically and economically independent nation just because it does not comply with US administration’s policies in the Middle East. USA ordered most of the world countries to dispatch terrorists in order to fight the safe civilians and army […]

Egypt on the Economic Corridor: No alternative for Suez Canal

Sep 12, 2023 Source: Al Mayadeen By Al Mayadeen English Former Suez Canal Authority Head asserts that there is no substitute for the Suez Canal in maritime transport, in response to the announcement of the Economic Corridor project by the United States, India, and Saudi Arabia. General Mohab Mamish, former adviser to the President and […]

US, EU back corridor stretching from India to Europe via Middle East

The United States and European Union have backed the establishment of a new landmark transport route linking India to the Middle East and the Mediterranean, in an apparent Western attempt to counter China’s global ambitions. On the sidelines of the G20 summit in New Delhi today, a memorandum of understanding was agreed to establish ship […]

Libyan PM met Mossad chief in Jordan to discuss normalization: Report

SEP 4, 2023 Posted by INTERNATIONALIST 360° The meeting, which took place in 2022, was sponsored by the US and the UAE News Desk According to a classified diplomatic cable obtained by Lebanese daily Al-Akhbar, Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh met with the head of the Israeli spy agency Mossad, David Barnea, in the Jordanian capital […]

Netanyahu pledges to build fence along Jordan border

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Sunday his plan for building a fence along the border with Jordan to prevent infiltration into the occupation state, local media have reported. “We erected a fence on our southern border [with Egypt] and prevented the infiltration from there into Israel,” said Netanyahu on the X social media […]

Report: Israel escalations in West Bank cast shadow on ties with Arab world

Israeli escalations in the occupied West Bank have cast a shadow over the occupation state's relations with the Arab world, leading to a significant drop in the number of visits by senior Israeli officials to Arab countries, Haaretz newspaper reported. According to the paper, since taking office as prime minister about six months ago, Benjamin Netanyahu has […]

Eyewitnesses call Israel military raid on West Bank a ‘war’

The Palestinians who witnessed the Israeli army raid on Monday in the northern West Bank city of Jenin, which killed six Palestinians and injured 91 others, likened it to a "war", Anadolu Agency reports. Mohammed Abu Hatab, 39, a resident of Jenin, told Anadolu on Tuesday that they woke up early in the morning to […]

Red Sea epidemic kills off sea urchins, imperilling coral

A deadly epidemic that is spreading through the Red Sea has killed off an entire species of sea urchin in the Gulf of Aqaba, imperilling the region’s uniquely resilient coral reefs, an Israeli research team has found, Reuters reports. The whole population of black sea urchins, a species known for helping keep coral reefs healthy […]

Israeli Provocations: Ben-Gvir Raids Al-Aqsa, Controversial Weekly Meeting Underground

 May 21, 2023 Today, on Sunday, the Israeli occupation government is set to convene its weekly meeting in the tunnels of the Al-Buraq Wall, located beneath the revered Al-Aqsa Mosque. This marks the second time they have chosen this location for their meeting, the first being in 2017. The Israeli occupation government has announced that […]

Jordan says Embassy building in Khartoum ransacked

Jordan said, Monday, that its embassy building in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, was ransacked, Anadolu News Agency reports. In a statement, the Foreign Ministry condemned the attack and "all forms of violence and vandalism, especially the targeting diplomatic buildings and violating their sanctity." The Ministry called for respecting the rules of international law and relevant […]

Saudi Foreign Minister visits Assad, further easing Syria isolation

Syrian President, Bashar Al-Assad, received Saudi Foreign Minister, Prince Faisal bin Farhan, in Damascus on Tuesday, Syrian state media reported, in the most significant step yet towards ending Syria's decade-long regional isolation, Reuters reports. Bin Farhan landed earlier on Tuesday for the first visit of a top Saudi diplomat to Damascus since ties were ruptured […]

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