Israel’s military said it downed a drone along its southern coastline on Monday, the first time it encountered such a weapon since its campaign against the Gaza Strip militants began last week.
Secretary of State John Kerry says the Mideast peace process is on “pause” after Palestinian authorities created a unity government with the terrorist group Hamas.
Nearly three-quarters of Israeli Jews believe the Americans are applying more pressure on Israel than the Palestinians to accept a potential US framework agreement, and almost two-thirds of both Jewish and Arab Israelis say they don’t trust U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry with Israel’s security.
Benjamin Netanyahu’s hardline coalition partners on Sunday stepped up pressure on the Israeli prime minister, threatening to topple the government if he caves in to American pressure to accept a key Palestinian territorial demand in U.S.-backed peace talks.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blasted his Palestinian partner in peace-making efforts on Thursday, accusing him of embracing terrorists “as heroes,” harsh words that clouded the start of Secretary of State John Kerry’s tenth trip to the region to negotiate a peace deal he claims is “not mission impossible.”
Senior Israeli officials on Sunday demanded an end to U.S. spying on Israel, following revelations that the National Security Agency intercepted emails from the offices of the country’s top former leaders.
A top adviser to President Barack Obama is urging Israel not to launch a military strike against Iran in an effort to get a nuclear deal done.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is assailing the new nuclear deal with Iran, saying he believes it “bodes very, very ominously for the region and U.S. security.”
Secretary of State John Kerry says world powers remain skeptical with Iran despite a six-month nuclear deal being reached in Geneva.
President Barack Obama called the breakthrough agreement between Iran and six world powers an important “first step” toward resolving a dangerous nuclear situation.