If Putin is able to persuade Saudi King Salman to accept Assad’s return to the Arab League summit — and calm the animus between Iran and Saudi Arabia — the Russian leader's reputation in the Arab world will soar.
ISIS looters of Jonah's tomb in Nineveh inadvertently made a whale of a discovery. Now that the terror group has been driven from the site, archaeologists in Iraq are confirming discovery of a palace that a notorious enemy of ancient Israel called his home.
Israel today is facing four menacing and imminent threats. In order to address them and protect its people, it must focus on the present, not the past. And it must determine to eliminate the threats, not contain them.
In a direct challenge to US President Donald J. Trump, Iran yesterday launched a major naval war game near the Strait of Hormuz, the same place where Trump has deployed the US Navy's massive Fifth Fleet. With surface ships and submarines, special forces and an array of high-tech systems, Iran says it is a "message of peace and friendship" to regional countries in the Middle East and "poses no threat to other countries."
Robotic warfare may be closer than many think. According to Israeli Minister Ayoob Kara, assassin robots could be a part of Jerusalem's arsenal in "two or three" years.
This morning another rocket was fired into Israel. It is the eighth missile shot at the Jewish State in thirty days. While collective damage has been negligible, the uptick signals a resurgence of hostilities, mostly by ISIS in the Sinai and its allies in Gaza.
It "depends on the person, but if you let him fall, help him up, and explain, eventually he won't fall; and even if he does, he will know how to get up." ~Guy Galboiz
Israel's Northern Kingdom was established after the death of King Solomon. According to the Bible, the 10 tribes of Israel in that Northern Kingdom were taken into captivity by Assyria in about 740 BCE. Ever since, they have been lost to history. Today they are being found; one of them in India.
In Australia, Netanyahu strengthens economic ties, and invites Australia's PM to visit, "to hike in the Golan Heights." And "by the way," he adds, "the Golan will never go back to Syria; it will always be a part of the State of Israel."
Apparently, the head of Saudi Arabia's General Intelligence Directorate has been in Israel this week, visiting Israeli and PA officials. What motivated his visit? And what were his objectives?