PM: Terrorists attacking Israel will be met with a ‘heavy hand’

PM: Terrorists attacking Israel will be met with a ‘heavy hand’

 

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Newsletter Sunday November 12, 2017
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PM: Terrorists attacking Israel will be met with a ‘heavy hand’
After Islamic Jihad vows to exact revenge on Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel holds Hamas responsible for any aggression from Gaza • Islamic Jihad: We have the ability and tools to strike, and the Zionist entity should be worried.
Oded Granot | Hariri the pawn
Recently resigned Prime Minister Saad Hariri may be a senior Sunni official in Lebanon, but he is just a minor figure in the bitter war between Shiite Iran and Sunni Saudi Arabia.
Prof. Eyal Zisser | The quiet between the storms
Tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran will continue to deepen because the Saudis view the Iranian threat as an existential matter. These tensions, however, will not necessarily translate into open war.
Yoav Limor | Shaping the northern front
Israel’s goal is to influence the struggles in Syria and Lebanon without being sucked in. As things stand, however, this seems to be an increasingly difficult task.
Report: White House begins drafting new Mideast peace plan
New York Times quotes White House officials as saying that after months of preparation, President Donald Trump and team of advisers are advancing to “next phase” of efforts to resolve Israeli-Palestinian conflict • Envoy: We spent a lot of time listening.
‘Iran building permanent military base 30 miles from Israel border’
BBC obtains satellite images showing significant construction at military base south of Damascus • Iranian officials seen visiting site in past weeks, say U.S. intelligence sources • Russian, U.S. presidents: No military solution to Syria conflict.
Israel intercepts Syrian drone approaching border in Golan
Israeli defense officials say the drone did not infiltrate Israel’s airspace, was probably deployed by Syrian regime to gather intelligence • Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman: We will not allow the Shiite axis to establish Syria as its forefront base.
Thousands rally in Gaza to mark anniversary of Arafat’s death
Tens of thousands of Gazans mark the anniversary of Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat’s death for the first time since Hamas seized the territory a decade ago • Commemoration comes amid improving relationship between Fatah and Hamas.
New UNESCO chief says door must stay open for Israel, US
“I obviously regret their departure … but this ’empty chair politics’ is not sustainable because the U.S. is also affected by everything that UNESCO does,” says Audrey Azoulay, the U.N. world heritage and cultural body’s first Jewish chief.
Hezbollah leader: Saudis pushing Israel to attack Lebanon
In televised address, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah says Israeli war with Lebanon unlikely, but warns Israel not to take advantage of current political turmoil • Saudis’ detention of Lebanese PM Saad Hariri amounts to declaration of war, he says.
Lebanese president demands answers on PM Hariri’s status
U.S. and France express support for Lebanon’s sovereignty, stability • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson cautions against using Lebanon as “a venue for proxy conflicts” • French officials: Ambassadors met with Hariri, who “says he is not a prisoner.”
1986 Prince Charles letter reveals shocking thoughts on Jews
In letter to friend, heir to British throne writes that influx of European Jews “helped to cause the great problems” in the Middle East and says a U.S. president should “take on the Jewish lobby in U.S.” • Letter is “jaw-droppingly shocking,” says editor.
Israel’s Wonder Woman flexes star power to fight sexual harassment
Gal Gadot reportedly refuses to sign on for Wonder Woman sequel unless producer Brett Ratner, accused of sexual harassment, is removed from franchise • Gadot is “tough” and “knows Warner Bros. has to side with her on this issue,” says company official.