After Issawiya rioters trash gas station, residents of Jerusalem’s French Hill want a fence to divide the two neighborhoods and keep rioters out.
In letter sent to PM and chief of staff, 43 officers, soldiers, graduates of the IDF’s elite intelligence unit, 8200, say they will no longer report for reserve duty related to the Palestinian arena. ‘No one asks himself if the targets we collect for the air force justify ruining the lives of 1.5 million people,’ they say.
While Israel and Arab states use Arab acronym Daesh, most world knows radical Islamist force as either ISIS or ISIL, but PR-savvy terror group prefer you drop the specifics and just stick with Islamic State.
After Iran claims to have shot down Israeli drone, Islamic Republic urges UN atomic agency to slam alleged Israeli ‘act of aggression’.
The Western strategy of fighting warfare with warfare has only perpetuated sectarian divides, creating the very environment that fostered ISIS.
Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday he was comfortable that the United States would form a broad-based coalition to fight Islamic State militants but said it would not be appropriate for Iran to be involved in the efforts. Kerry has been touring the Middle East to build support for President Barack Obama’s plan, announced on Wednesday, to strike both sides of the Syrian-Iraqi frontier to defeat Islamic State Sunni fighters that control swathes of both countries. “I’m comfortable that this will be a broad-based coalition with Arab nations, European nations, the United States, others,” Kerry said, speaking in Ankara after meeting Turkish leaders. He said France had publicly made clear its willingness to take action in Iraq and to use force but said it was too soon to say what role individual nations would play.
Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday played down chances of an imminent broad coalition against Islamic State militants, illustrating the difficulty Washington faces winning commitment for a military campaign in the heart of the Middle East. Kerry met Turkish leaders to try to secure support for U.S.-led action against Islamic State, but Ankara's reluctance to play a frontline role highlighted the challenges of building a willing coalition to wage what will likely be a tough offensive. Kerry has been touring the Middle East to build support for President Barack Obama's plan, announced on Wednesday, to strike both sides of the Syrian-Iraqi frontier to defeat Islamic State Sunni fighters, who control swathes of both countries.
After France says it wants Iran to join conference on Islamic State, Kerry says move would be inappropriate in wake of Iran’s support of Assad, says he is comfortable with current coalition.