July 9 2020

At Brooklyn Pro-Palestine Rally, Calls to Eliminate Both Israel & United States

At a pro-Palestinian demonstration in Brooklyn participants called “Death to Israel,” “Death to America” & “From Gaza to Minnesota, globalize the Intifada!”

Rocket Fired Toward US Embassy in Iraq Hits Nearby Home, Injures Child: Reports

A rocket aimed at Baghdad's Green Zone, home of the U.S. Embassy, struck a residential home and injured a child, according to reports.

Explosion Reportedly Damages Power Plant in Iran, the Latest in Series of Blasts

Incident in city of Ahvaz follows mysterious explosions at nuclear facility and site near Tehran, which prompted regime to issue warning to Israel and US

Law Change Further Threatens Christians, Other Religious Minorities in Iran

A change in legislation passed by the Parliament of Iran could make it easier to arrest, imprison Christians and other religious minorities in that country.

Russia, Turkey & Iran Coordinate Anti-US Syria Policy, Slamming Israel

Russia, Turkey & Iran held a meeting to coordinate efforts in Syria; Their goals appeared aimed at undermining the US role in Syria & condemnation of Israel

Iran Warns Israel, US Suspecting Sabotage After Explosion at Nuclear Site Makes Third Incident in 7 Days

Hours after an explosion at a nuclear complex, Iran warned it would weigh its response to “hostile countries,” if they crossed Iran’s “red lines"

Democrat Lawmakers Threaten to Cut US Military Aid to Israel If Annexation Takes Place

US Democrat lawmakers are threatening to withhold military aid to Israel if PM Netanyahu should move forward with his annexation plans

In Counter to US Peace Plan, Palestinians Say Ready for Direct Talks with Israel

Palestinians are prepared to renew long-stalled peace talks with Israel, agree to “minor” territorial concessions, according to counter-proposal to US plan

At Least 17 Dead in Explosion in Medical Center in Tehran

A loud explosion was heard in northern Tehran on Tuesday evening causing thick clouds of smoke to fill the skies, Iranian News Agency ISNA reported.

Lebanese President Warns of Civil War Climate as Unrest Grows Amid Economic Downfall

Lebanese President issues warning of an ‘atmosphere of civil war’ as unrest continues to rise; As Lebanese pound declines nearly 75% since last October.

Belgian Protesters at Anti-Annexation Rally Call for ‘War Against Jews’

Protesters at an anti-annexation rally in Belgium Sunday were heard shouting anti-Semitic chants including calling for “war against the Jews in the streets”

Iran Issues an Arrest Warrant for President Trump in Response to Killing of Soleimani in January

Iran is calling on Interpol for assistance after issuing an arrest warrant for US President Trump; Their motive comes after killing of former IRGC Commander

Violence & Antisemitism: Groups in U.S. Call for ‘Day of Rage’ Rallies Against Israel

"There is every reason to believe that the planned July 1 ‘Day of Rage’ will be a day of violence and antisemitism, commensurate with… the word ‘rage,'"

Large Blast in Iran came from Suspected Missile Site, Satellite Images Show

An explosion rattled Iran’s capital that analysts believe hides an underground tunnel system & missile production sites, satellite photographs showed.

Palestinians in Gaza Fire Two Rockets at Israel, IDF Hits Hamas Post in Response

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip fired two rockets at Israel, military says; IDF aircraft carried out retaliatory strikes against Hamas targets in Gaza.

Israel’s Planned West Bank Annexation is a ‘Declaration of War,’ says Hamas

Israel’s planned annexation of parts of the West Bank constitutes a “declaration of war,” a spokesperson for Hamas said in a speech on Thursday.

UK Labour Education Spokeswoman Fired for Sharing Anti-Semitic Conspiracy

British opposition Labour Party leader fired his education spokeswoman Thursday after she shared what he called an "antisemitic conspiracy theory."

US Sanctions Iranian Oil Tankers Delivering Oil to Venezuela

The US Wednesday imposed sanctions on 5 Iranian ship captains who delivered oil to Venezuela; Pompeo reaffirms Washington's backing Juan Guaido.

Letter from Republican lawmakers voices firm support for sovereignty bid

Republican lawmakers released statement of support for Netanyahu's plans to apply Israeli sovereignty to the Jordan Valley, settlements in Judea & Samaria.

Israeli Airstrikes Reported Against Iranian Sites in Syria, Killing 2

Airstrikes were reported Tuesday evening in two areas in Syria, with some reports attributing the deadly strikes to Israel.

Saudi Arabia Repels Ballistic Missile Strike from Iran’s Yemen Rebels

The Saudi-led coalition said Tuesday it repelled aerial attacks by the Yemeni, Iran linked, Houthi rebels aimed at targets in Saudi Arabia.

Report: TikTok Used to Target Youth with Antisemitic Material, Encourage Holocaust Denial

According to study done by University of Haifa & Israel’s Institute for Counter-Terrorism, the TikTok app is being used to encourage antisemitic material.

The Iranian Rial Falls to Lowest Value Ever, Largely Due to US Sanctions and COVID-19

The rial reaches an all-time low amid ongoing US sanctions and the effects of COVID-19; The rial has depreciated in value a reported 600% since 2015.

Netanyahu: World is Realizing What We Said About Iran Nuclear Threat

The International Atomic Energy Agency has begun to realize that Iran is lying about its nuclear ambitions, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said.

Iran Destroys Targets at Distance of 170 Miles in Recent Cruise Missile Test

Iran’s Navy successfully struck targets in Gulf of Oman & Indian Ocean during a recent cruise missile test; Claims missiles can outreach distance of test.

Syrian Chemical Weapons Agency Sought Illicit WMD Tech in Germany

The SSRC, an agency the US gov't says builds chemical weapons for Assad regime, made attempts last year to obtain illegal WMD technology in Germany.

Israeli Bus Driver Fired For Preaching Gospel to Passengers

An Israeli bus driver fired for sharing the Gospel with passengers, after anti-missionary group demanded the bus company act urgently to halt the driver.

Turkey Enters Northern Iraq in Ground Operation Against Kurdish Rebels

Turkey said it has airlifted troops for a cross-border ground op against Kurdish rebels in Iraq, in 1st known airborne/land offensive by Ankara inside Iraq

EU Urges US to Join New Israeli-Palestinian Peace Push, Rejects Trump Plan

EU foreign ministers urge US to join a new effort to breathe life into long-stalled peace talks between Israel and Palestinians, but reject Trump peace plan

In first, EU Nixes Grant to Palestinian NGO Refusing to Sign Anti-Terror Clause

EU cancels grant to Palestinian nonprofit for refusing to sign clause obligating it to ensure no terrorist orgs benefit from the funded programs.

Iran Combats Resolution Put Forth That Would Require them to Allow the IAEA Access to Potential Nuclear Sites

Iran is vowing to take drastic measures if this new resolution allows the IAEA to access two controversial sites that they’ve restricted to date;

UK’s Johnson: Israeli Annexation in West Bank Breaches International Law

If Israel applies its laws in parts of the West Bank, it would violate international law, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday.

Pompeo: The US Will Always Support Israel’s Right to Defend Itself

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at 2020 AJC Global Forum, condemns anti-Semitism and Palestinian Authority incitement.

Gaza Rocket Strikes Field in Israel as Hamas Urges ‘Resistance’ to Annexation

IDF retaliates with strikes in Gaza after projectile strikes open area in Eshkol region, as terror groups threaten to step up clashes along the border

Chants of ‘Dirty Jews!’ Heard at Racial Justice Protests in France

Paris police are investigating after multiple participants were heard shouting “dirty Jews” at a demonstration in Paris focused on Adama Traore.

New Swedish ‘Ambassador to Tel Aviv’ Denied Support for Israel

He courted controversy last month when he announced his new posting by tweeting that he was appointed "ambassador to Tel Aviv," as opposed to Israel.

Crumbling Economy & Corrupt Government – Unrest Continues Throughout Lebanon

As the civil unrest throughout the small Mediterranean country of Lebanon continues, riots and clashes with police forces took place again Friday evening.

World Council of Churches wants EU sanctions on Israel if annexation goes ahead

The World Council of Churches is asking European diplomats to punish Israel with sanctions if it annexes West Bank lands.

Germany Condemns Iran’s ‘Spread of Anti-Semitism’ in a Policy Reversal

Germany reversed its position previously labelling Iranian regime's calls to exterminate the Jewish state as only “anti-Israel rhetoric” not antisemitic.

Turkey Rejects Egypt’s Call for a Ceasefire in Libya

Egypt proposed a ceasefire on Wednesday that was rejected by Turkey soon after; This suggestion from Egypt was welcomed by both Russia and the UAE.

Russia Tests 7 New Weapons Systems in Syria; Claim New Laser Shot Down Israeli Drone

There is no indication that the Russian army shot down an Israeli unmanned aerial vehicle in southwestern Syria during tests of a new laser weapons system.

Standoff in the Mediterranean – Greece Confronts Turkish Cargo Ship, Turkey Issues Warning

Grecian military stands in the way of Turkish cargo ship making its way to Libya on Wednesday; Greece would later fall back after Turkey issued a warning.

Netanyahu: Immediate Elections if High Court Rejects Gantz Post

Netanyahu warned the High Court that if it disqualifies Alternative PM Law facilitating the formation of the gov't, elections would be initiated immediately

ICC Prosecutor: Israel War Crimes Probe Can Go On Despite Oslo Accords

In brief filed by Czech Republic supporting Israel, they argued the Oslo Accords give Israel exclusive jurisdiction over criminal issues in West Bank.

Iran to Execute Alleged CIA Agent Involved in Soleimani’s Killing

An Iranian citizen who allegedly provided information to US on the whereabouts of IRGC slain commander Soleimani to be executed soon.

Iranian Forces Amass on Israeli Border – Report

Strikes in Syria last week by Israel targeted Iranian forces; According to analysts, Iran is disguising militia as Syrian & massing them on Israel's border

Top US diplomat: Only An Israeli Decision Would Delay Annexation

A top official in Trump’s admin said Monday that US will not hold back Israel’s annexation plans as it is a decision to be made “[only] by Israeli leaders.”

Israel ‘Pull Emergency Brake’ on Further Easing Restrictions as Cases Rise

PM Netanyahu on Monday announced the government was applying the brakes on further easing coronavirus restrictions, amid a spike in number of cases.

PA Advancing UN Resolution Condemning Israeli Sovereignty Bid

PA takes its battle against Israel's plan to apply sovereignty to parts of Judea and Samaria & the Jordan Valley to the UN, seeking official condemnation.

Jihadist, Christian Persecuting Iranian President Lectures President Trump About Bible

Iranian President who presides over funds for jihadist groups, threatens destruction of Israel, and Persecutes Christians lectures Trump on the Bible.

Lebanon: Clashes & Tear Gas in Beirut as Anti-Government Protests Turn to Riots

Lebanese riot police fired tear gas at protesters in Beirut on Saturday, after a planned anti-government demonstration quickly degenerated into rioting.

Polish Journalist Denies the Holocaust in New Book; Makes Several Antisemitic Comments

Polish journalist is being called out by anti-semitism watchdog after release of book wherein he denies the Holocaust and makes several antisemitic remarks.