British military presence near Venezuela ‘extremely concerning’

BRITAIN’S navy and marines are conducting military exercises close to Venezuela, the Morning Star has discovered. The Mounts Bay, a giant Royal Fleet Auxiliary landing ship, spent New Year in Miami embarking More »

Greek Parliament ratifies ‘North Macedonia’ accord

Greece on Friday ratified a landmark accord that changes the name of the neighbouring Former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia(FYROM), ending a decades-old dispute with its neighbour and opening the way for the More »

The Coup in Venezuela Must Be Resisted

by Craig Murray Venezuela has elections. Juan Guaido has never even been a Presidential candidate. Despite massive CIA opposition funding and interference over years as Big Oil tries to regain control of More »

Second woman carrying gene-edited baby, Chinese authorities confirm

A second woman became pregnant during the experiment to create the world’s first genetically edited babies, Chinese authorities have confirmed, as the researcher behind the claim faces a police investigation. He Jiankui More »

Airport strikes across Germany

Staff responsible for checking passengers and cargo have started an 18-hour warning strike at Germany’s biggest airports. An estimated 220,000 passengers are affected. German airport association ADV warned that the strike action More »

 

Israel | New Rules of engagement between Syria and Israel, as Russia changes its position

by Elijah J. Magnier

Syria will adopt a new rule of engagement with Israel now that Russia has taken a tougher and clearer stance on the conflict between Israel and the “Axis of the Resistance”. Henceforth, Damascus will be responding to any Israeli strike. If it damages a specific military target it will reply with a strike against a similar objective in Israel. Decision makers in Damascus said “Syria will not hesitate to hit an Israeli airport if Damascus airport is targeted and hit by Israel. This will be with the consent of the Russian military based in the Levant”.

Israel | Netanyahu: Trump gave me guarantees about freedom of Israeli operations in Syria

During trip to US, Netanyahu hopes to discourage Moscow from giving advanced air-defense system to Syria.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will try to discourage Russia from providing Syria with an S-300 air-defense system during his upcoming visit to the U.S., according to Israeli media reports.

Israel | A new shameful crime: apartheid voted as the Basic Constitutional Law of Israel

by Savas Michael Matsas

Today, July 19, 2018, early morning, the Israeli Knesset, the Parliament of the Zionist State controlled by the ruling far right coalition under Benjamin Netanyahu, passed by 62 votes against 55 and one abstention its apartheid “Nation-State of the Jewish People” Basic Law, abolishing even the “democratic” façade of the 1948 “Declaration of Independence of Israel”. Not only Arabic ceases to be an “official language” but a destructive blow is given to all the extremely restricted rights of the Palestinian Arab citizens of the occupied country. Segregation according to ethnicity and religion is established and “Jewish settlements” are praised and inaugurated as the State’s highest “national value”. But also the rights of the Israeli Jewish citizens, who do not conform to the so called “ultra-orthodox” distorted version of Judaism ordered by the corrupt rabbis supporting Netanyahu, are under immediate attack.

Israel | Israel is arming neo-Nazis in Ukraine

Israeli arms are being sent to a heavily armed neo-Nazi militia in Ukraine, The Electronic Intifada has learned.

Azov Battalion online propaganda shows Israeli-licensed Tavor rifles in the fascist group’s hands, while Israeli human rights activists have protested arms sales to Ukraine on the basis that weapons might end up with anti-Semitic militias.

Israel | Israeli town residents take to streets in hundreds to protest sale of house to Arabs

The deputy mayor of the northern Israeli town of Afula has joined a demonstration calling for a house in the community not to be sold to an “undesirable” Arab-Israeli family.

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