Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) told The Times of Israel that the US should sell F-35 fighter jets to Arab countries that have normalized with Israel under the Abraham Accords in exchange for investments that could benefit the Palestinians.
Saudi-led coalition shelling in Saada’s Shadaa district reportedly killed two civilians and injured four on 22 January, an Al-Mayadeen correspondent said.
The news was also reported by Yemen’s Al-Masirah TV, affiliated with the Ansarallah resistance movement and the National Salvation Government (NSG) based in Sanaa.
According to Al-Masirah, these latest Saudi truce violations have sent the death toll from coalition shelling in Saada this month up to seven, with 91 injured so far.
The Royal Jordanian Air Force has announced the purchase of 12 Block 70 F-16s from American aerospace giant Lockheed Martin.
The US State Department approved the sale in February last year, stating that the agreement could reach $4.21 billion.
It included communication systems, targeting pods, and munitions components such as guided missile tail kits.
Pete Gregson explains why the thousand of Israelis who demonstrated against Netanyahu's threat to their 'democracy' are deluded, because theirs is not a democracy but a racist, colonial endeavour that treats non-'Jews' as non-existent.>>
An investigative journalism website has revealed that the former United Nations special envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, is linked to the British spy agency MI6 through the private conflict resolution company Inter Mediate.
Stuart Littlewood comments on Facebook's suspension of Gaza-based Father Manuel Musallam's account, highlighting the 'turbulent priest's' extraordinary courage, truthfulness and plain speaking, qualities totally absent from Western churchmen and politicians.>>
Israeli academic and author Ilan Pappe describes his most significant research finding as uncovering the “intentional ethnic cleansing” of Palestine by the Zionists — a fact. he says, that’s supported by documents he found in Israeli and British archives. He says public debate of this and other matters related to the establishment of Israel had become virtually impossible, which has prompted him and others to leave Israel.>>
A human rights monitoring group has released a new report finding at least 87 Yemeni civilians were killed with American or British weapons during a 14-month period. The Oxfam report reviewed 1,700 attacks on civilians and found Saudi Arabia used US or UK weapons in over a quarter of those incidents.
James Dorsey says "it’s business as usual" for the United Arab Emirates and Israel as Binyamin Netanyahu’s newly formed government implements hardline policies aimed at forcing Palestinians to give up on an independent state and accept Israeli rule.>>
Just a few years ago, Oman was expected to be next in line after Morocco, Sudan, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates to sign onto the Abraham Accords normalization agreements with Israel.
On Friday, the country’s parliament voted to criminalize any relations or interactions with “the Zionist entity.”