Assad Regime Threatens to Attack Israel on Northern Border

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11 mar 2019 (Gehele dag)
Assad Regime Threatens to Attack Israel on Northern Border
Reports surfaced last week that the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad has threatened to attack Israel if it does not withdraw from the Golan Heights in response to rumours that the US is preparing to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the area over fifty years after Israel gained control over it in the 1967 Six Day War. Also over the weekend, Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the Iranian-backed Lebanese Shi’ite terror militia Hezbollah, made a speech in which he said, among other things, that Israel was “afraid” of another war and ill-prepared for one.

“What the Zion-American enemy failed to obtain during the military campaigns, it wants to achieve through imposing sanctions on the Syrian people, besieging the Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank, causing starvation in Yemen, and blacklisting Hezbollah,” Nasrallah said during a speech whch was part of events commemorating the founding of one of Hezbollah’s subsidiaries. “Israel is scared of a new war,” he continuedd. “Every day you hear that Israel is not prepared for war in one way or another, and this week you saw Israel began using the American THAAD system. The Israelis do not believe in their defense systems and are afraid, and that is why they have set up US-made defense systems. The Israeli Army is afraid of war against us, and they know why. We’ll break them on the battlefield. No advanced missile defense systems will help.”

Iranian President in Iraq for Trade Talks
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was in Iraq on Monday to meet with senior officials and make speeches denouncing the existence of Israel and the US presence in the Middle East generally. Another area the three-day visit is expected to touch on is bi-lateral trade between Iran and Iraq, both of which are facing desperate economic, environmental and political crises.

Israel Blesses the World
IKEA, the Swedish-based retail conglomerate announced on Sunday that it is teaming up with Access Israel and Milbat, two Israeli NGOs, to launch a new project called “ThisAbles” to make IKEA merchandise more user-friendly for people with physical disabilities. "IKEA has vowed to create a better daily life for as many people as possible, and we feel it is our duty to create this initiative and allow people with disabilities to enjoy a wide range of products, furniture and household items," explained IKEA Israel CEO Shuki Koblenz.

WZO Leads Wave of Protests Against Anti-Semitism
A protest against Anti-Semitism, led by the World Zionist Organization [WZO] was held in Jerusalem and several other cities around the world on Sunday under the banner of the “No Hate Campaign” which was initiated by Chief Rabbi of Israel David Lau. "The recent events are not a warning sign at this point," Vice Chairman of WZO Yaakov Hagoel said during the event. "But a wake-up call to the rest of the world, including Jews and non-Jews."

Nazareth Illit Changing Name
Nazareth Illit, a village predominantly populated by Jews and situated in the hills above the modern-day Israeli city of Nazareth, which is almost entirely populated by Arab citizens, is changing its name to Nof Hagalil (Hebrew for “the Galilee view”). “We live in an excellent neighborhood, but we are dealing with separate authorities with a completely different identity and character,” said Nazareth Illit Mayor Ronen Plot to Yediot Aharanot. "If after 62 years, Israelis have still not grasped the difference, there is no alternative but to change the name and give it a name that distinguishes it from Nazareth.”

Israelis Among Victims of Ethiopian Airlines Crash
A team from the Israeli Emergency Response organization ZAKA was on its way to Ethiopia Monday morning to search for the remains of two Israeli citizens who were among 157 victims of a plane crash Sunday evening. Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 crashed shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa Sunday evening, en route to Nairobi Kenya.

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