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Israel Warns Biden Against Rejoining the Iran Deal

handshake against backdrop of Iranian flag symbolizes Iran Deal

Israel sent an official message from the Prime Minister’s office last Thursday night, warning the United States against ending the sanctions on Iran and rejoining the 2015 JCPOA. “Israel remains committed to preventing Iran from getting nuclear weapons and its position on the nuclear agreement has not changed,” said the official statement, adding that “Israel …

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Biden First US President in 4 Decades to Hold Off on Calling Israel

Biden on Phone in OVal Office while lifting weight

President Joe Biden hasn’t called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, though the new president has been in office now for over three weeks. Biden has spoken to a flurry of world leaders, including Russian president Vladimir Putin, and Chinese president Xi Jinping. But no call to Bibi, which makes Biden the first president in 40 …

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If Biden Makes Nice to Iran, Say Bye-Bye to Any More Peace Deals for Israel

iran america as flag-patterned chess pieces

US Special Representative to Iran Brian Hook, told Israel’s i24 News, that if Biden attempts to restart Obama’s appeasement tack with Iran, Israel can kiss any more Middle East peace deals goodbye. “If the Biden administration pursue a policy of accommodating Iran and alienating our partners in the region, there will be no more peace …

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Trump: According to Some, Every Which Way You Roll the Dice, He Wins

Map with caption: electoral integrity

Perhaps by the time you read this, we’ll know how things will play out. Some, including the right-wing media, think they know: Biden is certified by the state electors, and is sworn in as president as January. But at least one Facebookian still holds out hope that Trump can still overturn the election results. From …

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Reading the News Now that Fox has Turned on Trump

Fox News Trump lede

Now that Fox News has apparently turned, Trump supporters are finding it difficult to find unbiased, professional news reportage on the issues they care about, for instance the Hunter Biden scandal and election/voter fraud. Some have turned to Newsmax or OANN, but both these sources offer very little hard information, and they feel second-rate in …

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Trump Sanctions Yet More Iranian Banks

donald trump faces off against Hassan Rouhani

Trump’s time in the White House has been marked by the shutdown of Iran’s nuclear ambitions, in contrast with Obama’s JCPOA, which fueled those ambitions with pallets of cash to the mullahs, and more. Now Trump has sanctioned 18 more Iranian banks with ties to terror, missile development, and the development of Iran’s nuclear weapons …

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Trump Twice Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Nobel Peace Center, Oslo

Making a peace accord between the UAE and Israel? Check. Getting Kosovo to recognize Israel? Check. Getting Serbia to agree to move its embassy to Jerusalem, Israel’s capital? Check. Good enough reason to give this president a Nobel Peace Prize. Trump had already been nominated for the Abraham Accords, but with Kosovo and Serbia taking …

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Serbia and Kosovo Set to Normalize Relations with Israel

Serbia with Kosovo

Serbia announced on Friday that it would move its Israel embassy to Jerusalem by next summer. On the same day, Kosovo announced that Israel and the Muslim-majority state had agreed to establish diplomatic relations. This was after two days of discussion with Trump administration officials that also led to the signing of an economic normalization …