How Mahmoud Abbas Punished His People by Ceasing To Cooperate with Israel

Dec. 15 2020

Last week, the Palestinian Authority (PA) announced that it was resuming security and civil coordination with Israel, which it had suspended in May. The PA president Mahmoud Abbas took this dramatic step when Jerusalem insisted on subtracting from the tax revenue it collects for Ramallah the amount the latter was spending on paying terrorists and their families. Khaled Abu Toameh observes:

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More about: Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian Authority, Palestinian economy

 

In Yemen, Iran Is Preparing for Its Next War with Israel

Sept. 20 2021

In the past few weeks, Houthi rebels backed by Iran have escalated their attacks on Saudi and Emirati positions in Yemen. On September 4, they also launched multiple ballistic-missile and drone attacks on several Aramco facilities within Saudi Arabia. The U.S. removed some of its anti-missile batteries from Saudi Arabia a week later, rendering the kingdom even more vulnerable. The Houthis—who mark every missile and drone launch by chanting their slogan, “God is great, death to America, death to Israel, curse the Jews, and victory for Islam!”—are part of the network of militias and proxy groups Tehran dubs the “axis of resistance,” which also operate in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and the Gaza Strip. Michael Segall writes:

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More about: Gaza Strip, Hizballah, Iran, Israeli Security, Saudi Arabia, Yemen