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01.12.2018

"CIA says crown prince messaged key aide around time of Khashoggi murder – report"

https://www.timesofisrael.com/cia-says-crown-prince-messaged-key-aide-around-time-of-khashoggi-murder-rep
ort/

CIA-Erkenntnissen zufolge stand der saudi-arabische Kronprinz Mohammed bin Salman im Zeitraum der Ermordung des Journalisten Jamal Khashoggi im engen Kontakt mit seinem Berater. "Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sent at least 11 text messages to his closest adviser, said to have overseen the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, in the hours preceding and following the journalist’s murder, the Wall Street Journal reported Saturday, citing excerpts from a highly classified CIA assessment. The Saudi royal sent the messages to Saud al-Qahtani, who is thought to have supervised the 15-man team that killed Khashoggi. The content of the electronic messages is unknown, the newspaper reported. (...) Although the excerpts do not directly state that the order to kill Khashoggi came from the crown prince, the US intelligence agency apparently had 'medium-to-high' confidence that the crown prince had targeted the dissident writer and to the point of 'probably ordering his death,' the Journal reported."

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12.11.2018

"Is it the economy? Stupid!"

https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/is-it-the-economy-stupid/

Die Migration aus Afrika hat auch in Israel eine kontroverse politische Debatte ausgelöst. Sheldon Gellar erläutert am Beispiel Eritreas, warum die Flucht vieler Bewohner afrikanischer Länder nicht immer vorrangig wirtschaftliche Ursachen habe. "Yonatan Jakubowicz, spokesperson for the Israel Immigration Policy Center (IIPC) has been arguing for years that nearly all African asylum seekers in Israel are economic migrants rather than refugees. 'It’s the economy, stupid,' he says. He has also been saying that it is safe to send our Eritrean asylum seekers back to Eritrea. (...) The primary cause pushing 50,000 young Eritreans to leave their country each year has been Eritrea’s National Service (ENS), a form of indefinite servitude imposed by the least free regime in Africa. (...) To date, the Afwerkli regime has made no official declarations or shown any inclination to adapt any measures to liberalize the regime or end indefinite involuntary servitude. In October, the UK announced that it has no evidence of human rights reforms in Eritrea since the last session of the UN Human Rights Council in September. Eritrea is not a safe place for anyone opposing its president, including returning asylum seekers. It’s the regime, stupid, not the economy."

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12.11.2018

"Hamas will never change. Sooner or later, it must be faced down"

https://www.timesofisrael.com/hamas-will-never-change-sooner-or-later-it-must-be-faced-down/

David Horovitz hält einen dauerhaften Frieden mit der radikalislamischen "Terrorgruppe" Hamas angesichts der erneuten Eskalation der Gewalt in Gaza für ausgeschlossen. "(...) Hamas will not rest, and will not change. A murderous extortionist cannot be bought off. Sooner or later, therefore, Hamas must be faced down. And in the battle between a sovereign state that is obligated to ensure security for its citizens, and a ruthless, cynical terrorist organization, backed by Iran and committed to Israel’s destruction, there can and must be only one winner."

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12.11.2018

"Putin, Trump have ‘good’ talk on world situation over lunch in Paris"

https://www.timesofisrael.com/putin-trump-have-good-talk-on-world-situation-over-lunch-in-paris/

Während der Gedenkfeiern in Paris sind Präsident Trump und Präsident Putin zu einem Gespräch zusammengekommen, an dem sich Berichten zufolge auch Präsident Macron und Bundeskanzlerin Merkel kurzzeitig beteiligten. "Arriving last for the event, Putin made for his US counterpart to shake his hand before giving him a thumbs-up sign, while smiling. Speaking in an interview with the Kremlin-backed channel RT France earlier in the day, Putin confirmed the pair did not want to steal French President Emmanuel Macron’s thunder. 'We agreed not to violate the host’s work schedule, we will not organize any meetings here at their request,' he said. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Putin and Trump had agreed to hold a more detailed discussion on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina at the end of the month."

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05.11.2018

"Netanyahu green-lights death penalty for terrorists"

https://www.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-green-lights-bill-mandating-death-penalty-for-terrorists/

Premierminister Netanjahu hat die Einwände von Experten des israelischen Geheimdienstes und des Militärs zurückgewiesen und einen Gesetzesvorschlag unterstützt, der die Verhängung der Todesstrafe für Terroristen erleichtern soll. "Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave the go-ahead Sunday for lawmakers to advance a controversial bill calling for the death penalty for convicted Palestinian killers of Israeli civilians and soldiers, reportedly rejecting the advice of the security establishment. (...) Although the death penalty formally exists in Israeli law, it has only ever been used once — in 1962 in the case of Nazi officer Adolf Eichmann, one of the architects of the Holocaust. It is technically allowed in cases of high treason, as well as in certain circumstances under the martial law that applies within the IDF and in the West Bank, but currently requires a unanimous decision from a panel of three judges, and has never been implemented. The bill, proposed by Yisrael Beytenu and championed by the party’s chairman, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, would allow a simple majority of two to one judges to impose the death penalty."

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03.11.2018

"Khashoggi crisis may tip Middle East power balance towards Turkey"

https://www.timesofisrael.com/khashoggi-crisis-may-tip-middle-east-power-balance-towards-turkey/

Die Türkei könnte aus dem Khashoggi-Skandal als gestärkte Regionalmacht hervorgehen, schreibt Ezzedine Said. "'The killing of Khashoggi has proven to be a golden opportunity for President Erdogan to pressure Saudi Arabia and work towards presenting Turkey as the new leader of the Muslim world,' said Lina Khatib, director of Middle East and North Africa Programme at Chatham House. 'The Khashoggi crisis is a big geo-political gamble for Turkey and so far it looks like it is playing the game masterfully. But Turkey alone will not be able to push for the removal of MBS. The ball lies in the American court,' she added. (...) Nicholas Heras, an analyst at the Center for a New American Security, said the Khashoggi case was the 'latest chapter in Turkey and Saudi Arabia’s ongoing contest over which country is better' to lead the Muslim world."

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30.10.2018

"In Europe, synagogues are fortresses. Is this the path for the US?"

https://www.timesofisrael.com/in-europe-synagogues-are-fortresses-is-this-the-path-for-the-us/

Cnaan Liphshiz schreibt nach dem Attentat von Pittsburgh, dass sich jüdische Gemeinden in den USA beim Schutz ihrer Synagogen an Europa orientieren könnten, wo die jüdischen Gotteshäuser in der Regel "Festungen" glichen. "European security professionals say that even if Sikorski’s approach prevails, it will take at least a decade and hundreds of millions of dollars before US Jewry’s security infrastructure matches the European counterpart. 'The security doctrine you see in Europe is the result of decades of evolution,' said Ophir Revach, director of the European Jewish Congress’ Security and Crisis Center. 'It was built on lessons from terrorist attacks in the 1960s and adjusted constantly. It’s pretty comprehensive.' Even if a critical mass of US Jewish communities decide tomorrow that they want to replicate the European model, Revach said, 'Optimistically speaking, it will take at least a decade to achieve.' When it comes to security, he said, 'American Jewry is at the beginning of a long journey.'"

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29.10.2018

"Poll finds most Israelis see EU as a foe rather than a friend"

https://www.timesofisrael.com/poll-finds-most-israelis-see-eu-as-a-foe-rather-than-a-friend/

Eine Mehrheit der israelischen Bevölkerung betrachtet die EU einer neuen Umfrage zufolge eher als "Widersacher". "Fifty-five percent of respondents said they consider the EU 'more of a foe,' while only 18% view it as 'more of a friend.' Twenty-seven percent had no opinion on the matter. Among Jewish Israelis polled, the gap is even wider: 61% have a negative view of the 28-member union, while only 16% said they consider it a friendly entity. Arab Israelis are split on the question: 27% of respondents said the EU was 'more of a friend' and 25% said it was 'more of a foe.' Nearly half had no opinion. (...) According to the survey, Israelis considers Russia the 'most important country' after the US, followed by Germany, Great Britain, China, France, and Egypt."

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28.10.2018

"Why the Pittsburgh shooter is not being prosecuted for terrorism"

https://www.timesofisrael.com/why-the-pittsburgh-shooter-is-not-being-prosecuted-for-terrorism/

Der Attentäter von Pittsburgh, der in einer Synagoge elf Menschen erschossen hat, wird in den USA nicht als "Terrorist" angeklagt werden. "'There is no federal crime labeled domestic terrorism,' Department of Justice spokeswoman, Sarah Isgur Flores, told The Times of Israel on Sunday. While the US Patriot Act, passed in 2001 by the George W. Bush administration, following the September 11 attacks, includes a working definition of 'domestic terrorism,' no crime was ever created to match such a designation. (...) The most common terrorism-related charge in US courts is providing 'material support' to one of the State Department-designated foreign terrorism organizations. There were roughly 300 such prosecutions from 2001 to 2011 that resulted in indictments related to jihadist terror or national security charges, according to the Center on Law and Security. While Bowers’ motives seem plainly evidenced through his social media accounts and verbal proclamations at the scene of the massacre, he acted alone and not on behalf of any terror group."

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09.10.2018

"Start working now on securing World Cup 2026 against futuristic terrorism"

https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/start-working-now-on-securing-world-cup-2026-against-futuristic-terrorism
/

Shaul Mofaz empfiehlt den amerikanischen Sicherheitsbehörden, die Vorbereitungen auf die Fußball-WM im Jahr 2026 bereits jetzt zu beginnen und dabei auch auf israelische Expertise zurückzugreifen. "In the first half of 2018 alone, Israeli security forces managed to stop more than 250 planned terrorist attacks before they were executed utilizing some of these technological advancements and more. Already employed in several sports’ arenas around the world, these Israeli advancements can and should be used to build the protective infrastructure for the 2026 World Cup. While we lack the ability to precisely predict how the world will look in eight years in an era of frenetic and constant changes in technology, we do know the direction to which the trends are leading us: think smart-cars, smart homes and cities, predictive algorithms – the possibilities are endless with the evolution of IoT. Along with increased technological advancement comes increased threat and we will be forced to continue developing pioneering technologies to prevent terror attacks before they occur."

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08.10.2018

"The political paradoxes of German-Israeli ties"

https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/the-political-paradoxes-of-german-israeli-ties/

Melody Sucharewicz meint, dass Deutschland und Israel ihre bilateralen Beziehungen nicht nur als "Buße für den Holocaust" verstehen sollten. "In fact, the consistent reference to the Holocaust as the glue for German-Israeli relations today is one-sided and destructive. Germany and Israel share an immense amount of strategic interests and values. It is worthwhile for Germany to work hard on clearing their relationship with Israel from these paradoxes. And it is worthwhile for Israel to keep relying on its own strengths as an innovation powerhouse; as an inevitable strategic ally for anyone interested in a stable Middle East; and as an attractive partner for anyone interested in a future dominated by scientific progress and creative energy."

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03.10.2018

"Assad says 'understanding' reached with Arab states to mend ties"

https://www.timesofisrael.com/syrias-assad-says-understanding-reached-with-arab-states-to-mend-ties/

Syriens Präsident Assad hat sich nach eigenen Worten mit anderen arabischen Staaten grundsätzlich auf eine Normalisierung der diplomatischen Beziehungen verständigt. "Assad doesn’t name the Arab countries but says Arab and Western delegations have begun visiting Syria to prepare for the reopening of diplomatic and other missions. Soon the civil war will be over, Assad told the paper’s publisher, allowing Syria to resume its pivotal role in the region. Syria’s membership in the 22-member Arab League was suspended in the early days of the war and Arab countries later imposed economic sanctions after they failed to mediate an end to the war."

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25.09.2018

"The true threat of S-300s is not that they’re powerful, but that they’re Russian"

https://www.timesofisrael.com/the-true-threat-of-s-300s-is-not-that-theyre-powerful-but-that-theyre-russi
an/

Judah Ari Gross meint, dass die angekündigte Installation moderner russischer Luftabwehrsysteme in Syrien für das israelische Militär weniger taktische, dafür aber neue sicherheitspolitische Probleme mit sich bringen werde. "While the S-300, known by NATO as the SA-10, is far more powerful than Syria’s current long-range anti-aircraft system, the S-200 or SA-5, the Israeli Air Force has had decades to prepare for it. A number of Israeli allies operate the air defense system. The IAF has reportedly trained against S-300 batteries that once belonged to Cyprus, but are now owned by Greece, during joint aerial exercises over the years. (...) But a Russia-supplied S-300 system is not only an operational challenge — it is a geopolitical one as well. Though in his announcement Russian defense minister Shoigu said Syrian teams had been training to operate the S-300 system, it was not immediately clear if the batteries would also be staffed by Russian military personnel. If they were, this would make an Israeli decision to destroy Syrian S-300 batteries far more complicated, requiring the direct and intentional targeting of Russian forces."

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25.09.2018

"Defying Trump, powers agree to evade Iran sanctions, keep nuke deal alive"

https://www.timesofisrael.com/defying-trump-powers-agree-to-evade-iran-sanctions-keep-nuke-deal-alive/

Die EU, die sich weiterhin um die Rettung des Atomabkommens mit dem Iran bemüht, will europäischen Unternehmen mit Hilfe einer neuen Finanzgesellschaft ermöglichen, die US-Sanktionen bei ihren Geschäften mit Iran zu umgehen. "EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, speaking at the United Nations alongside Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, said the countries were still working out the technical details. 'In practical terms, this will mean that EU member states will set up a legal entity to facilitate legitimate financial transactions with Iran and this will allow European companies to continue to trade with Iran in accordance with European Union law and could be open to other partners in the world,' she told reporters. She said that the remaining members of the so-called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action — Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia — would also maintain their commitments to support Iran on civilian nuclear energy."

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24.09.2018

"After Idlib deal, Turkey faces tough task to oust jihadists"

https://www.timesofisrael.com/after-idlib-deal-turkey-faces-tough-task-to-oust-jihadists/

Die Türkei habe nach der Einigung mit Russland wenige Wochen Zeit, um dschihadistische Rebellengruppen aus der syrischen Idlib-Provinz zu verdrängen, schreibt Alice Hackman. Experten seien skeptisch, ob Ankara dies gelingen könne. "(...) the deal hands Turkey the near-impossible mission of ensuring that battle-hardened jihadists and heavy weaponry are removed from the u-shaped zone in just a few weeks. 'I don’t see how Turkey will be able to impose its will on jihadists,' Syria expert Fabrice Balanche said. 'Implementing the deal will be very difficult,' he warned, adding that it would likely result in 'a failure of the ceasefire and a Syrian army offensive in the coming months.'"

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18.09.2018

"In rare move, IDF admits Syria strike, expresses sorrow over Russian plane"

https://www.timesofisrael.com/in-rare-move-idf-admits-syria-strike-expresses-sorrow-over-russian-plane/

Die potentielle Krise zwischen Israel und Russland nach dem Abschuss eines russischen Militärflugzeugs durch die syrische Luftabwehr ist offenbar wieder entschärft. Während Israel den Luftangriff bestätigt und den Abschuss bedauert hat, hat Präsident Putin den Vorfall als "Verkettung tragischer Umstände" bezeichnet. "The Israeli and Russian militaries maintain what they call a 'deconfliction mechanism,' which is meant to coordinate their activities in Syria in order to avoid incidents like this one. Until Monday night, these efforts had largely succeeded in preventing direct or indirect clashes since Russia became more deeply involved in the Syrian civil war three years ago. The Israeli military said it had coordinated with Russia ahead of the attack, though it did not address Moscow’s specific claims about the amount of time between the notification and the airstrike itself."

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15.09.2018

"Turkey-Russia discord over Idlib defers regime offensive, for now"

https://www.timesofisrael.com/turkey-russia-discord-over-idlib-defers-regime-offensive-for-now/

Die Vorbehalte der Türkei haben Russland veranlasst, die Offensive zur Rückeroberung der Idlib-Provinz vorerst zu verschieben, berichtet Ezzedine Said. Hintergrund sei das Bemühen Moskaus, den sunnitischen und schiitischen Einfluss in der Region auszubalancieren. "Turkish military analyst Metin Gurcan (...) said the lack of an agreement with Ankara could push Moscow, and thus the Syrian regime, to stage an 'incremental operation that will last months' rather than a full-fledged attack. 'Russia is trying to keep Ankara in the game,' he told AFP, saying any confrontation between the two countries was 'highly unlikely.' 'Moscow needs Turkey as a Sunni power to balance Shiite militias’ presence in northern Syria,' he said."

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10.09.2018

"Syria’s Assad said to OK chlorine gas use in Idlib offensive"

https://www.timesofisrael.com/syrias-assad-said-to-ok-chlorine-gas-use-in-idlib-offensive/

Mitarbeiter der US-Regierung haben dem Wall Street Journal mitgeteilt, dass Syriens Präsident Assad den Einsatz von Chlorgas in der Provinz Idlib genehmigt habe. "According to the report in the Journal, which cited unnamed US officials, the Pentagon is drawing up military responses to Syrian chemical weapons use but a decision has not been made by Trump regarding what would lead to military action nor whether this would include striking Iranian and Russian forces in Syria backing Assad. The report said non-military measures such as economic sanctions are being weighed. 'We haven’t said that the US would use the military in response to an offensive,' an administration official was quoted saying. 'We have political tools at our disposal, we have economic tools at our disposal. There are a number of different ways we could respond if Assad were to take that reckless, dangerous step.'"

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06.09.2018

"Shift to UNHCR criteria would strip refugee status from millions of Palestinians"

https://www.timesofisrael.com/shift-to-unhcr-criteria-would-strip-refugee-status-from-millions-of-palesti
nians/

Israels Premierminister Netanjahu hat das UN-Flüchtlingshilfswerk UNHCR aufgefordert, die Aufgaben des Palästinenser-Hilfswerks der UN (UNRWA) graduell zu übernehmen. Beide Organisationen arbeiten mit unterschiedlichen Flüchtlings-Definitionen, was Adam Rasgon zufolge dazu führen würde, dass Millionen Palästinenser ihren Flüchtlingsstatus verlören. "(...) based on a comparison of UNRWA’s refugee figures and the assessments of James Lindsay, a former UNRWA legal adviser who has written extensively on the differences between UNHCR and UNRWA, almost all of Jordan’s 2.2 million UNRWA-designated refugees would likely lose their status under UNHCR criteria, as would most of Syria’s 560,000 and just under half of Lebanon’s 521,000. All 2.17 million UNRWA-designated refugees in Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem would lose that status were those areas to become parts of a sovereign Palestinian state. This would leave a refugee total of a little over half a million."

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02.09.2018

"Trump gets UNRWA better than Israel does"

https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/trump-gets-unrwa-better-than-israel-does/

Sivan Rahav Meir begrüßt die Streichung der US-Hilfe für das Palästinenser-Hilfswerk der UN (UNRWA) als überfällige Korrektur eines Status Quo, der im Westen nicht mehr hinterfragt worden sei. "UNRWA is the only UN agency dedicated to dealing with a specific group of refugees. It openly declares that it does not aim to settle the Palestinian refugees in other countries and thus relieve their plight and misery. In addition, UNRWA’s definition of a refugee is unique. Only in UNRWA are the descendants of Palestinian refugees also defined as refugees. This explains why their numbers are continually increasing and currently stand at 5 million fake-refugees. And that is before we have even mentioned the financial corruption in the organization or the strong links many UNRWA workers have to terror and Hamas. (...) those who do not only take a short-term view of the situation ought to be aiming to crush the entire industry of lies once and for all. This should also be in the interest of those who advocate dividing the country: to expose the true number of Palestinians and then to begin transferring funds for education and infrastructure through different channels. This is precisely what Trump proposes."

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02.09.2018

"Jordan rejects alleged US proposal for confederation with Palestinians"

https://www.timesofisrael.com/jordan-rejects-possibility-of-confederation-with-palestinians/

Jordanien hat die von US-Offiziellen ins Spiel gebrachte Idee der Bildung einer palästinensisch-jordanischen Konföderation entschieden zurückgewiesen. "Jordanian government spokeswoman Jumana Ghneimat said that joining the kingdom with the West Bank — the bulk of the area Palestinians want for a future state and controlled by Israeli since 1967 — is not a matter that is open for discussion. (...) According to the dovish Peace Now group, a senior delegation of which met Abbas on Sunday in Ramallah, the Palestinian leader said senior US administration officials Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt asked him recently about his opinion on a 'confederation with Jordan.' Abbas allegedly voiced interest in a tripartite confederation with Jordan and Israel, in what would appear a dramatic departure from his longstanding insistence on a two-state solution, according the to Israeli peace activists and a Palestinian official."

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26.08.2018

"Pro-Iran militias turn on Assad, try to establish land corridor to Mediterranean"

https://www.timesofisrael.com/pro-iran-militias-turn-on-assad-try-to-establish-land-corridor-to-mediterra
nean/

Im Osten Syriens ist es offenbar zum ersten Mal zu Kämpfen zwischen Regierungstruppen und proiranischen Milizen gekommen. Hintergrund ist Avi Issacharoff zufolge das Bemühen Irans, einen Landkorridor zum Mittelmeer zu sichern. "Israel has been following the developments in that area, fearing that Iran could succeed in establishing a land corridor to the Mediterranean that would pose a significant threat to the Jewish state. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has long been campaigning internationally against Iranian presence and influence in Syria, and has lately been seeking to convince Russia to expel all Iranian forces from Syria."

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26.08.2018

"Russia accuses UK of backing a false flag chemical attack in Syria"

https://www.timesofisrael.com/russia-accuses-uk-of-backing-a-false-flag-chemical-attack-in-syria/

Russland hat Großbritannien vorgeworfen, radikalislamische Gruppen in der Idlib-Provinz bei der Planung eines vorgetäuschten Chemiewaffeneinsatzes zu unterstützen. "Russia on Saturday said Syrian rebels were preparing a chemical attack in Idlib province which will be blamed on Damascus and used as a pretext for Western powers to hit government targets in the war-torn country. Moscow’s accusation comes after US President Donald Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton this week said Washington will respond 'very strongly' if Syrian President Bashar Assad uses chemical weapons in an offensive to retake Idlib, one of the last rebel held provinces in the country."

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22.08.2018

"Russia says its air force has killed ‘over 86,000 militants’ in Syria"

https://www.timesofisrael.com/russia-says-its-air-force-has-killed-over-86000-militants-in-syria/

Das russische Verteidigungsministerium hat mitgeteilt, dass Russland im Verlauf der letzten Jahre in Syrien über 63.000 Soldaten eingesetzt und über 86.000 feindliche Kämpfer getötet habe. "The ministry said Wednesday that the Russian air force had conducted more than 39,000 sorties that killed 'over 86,000 militants' and destroyed 121,466 'terrorist targets.' A total of 63,012 Russian personnel have 'received combat experience' in the war-torn country, the ministry said in a video about Russia’s campaign to support the Syrian regime dating back to September 2015. (...) It said its forces had tested 231 types of modern weaponry in Syria including aircraft, surface-to-air systems, cruise missiles and others. The video made no mention of Russia’s civilian or military casualties in the conflict."

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15.08.2018

"Israeli democracy isn’t broken, but it is under assault"

https://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-democracy-isnt-broken-but-it-is-under-assault/

David Horovitz sieht die kurzzeitige Verhaftung des israelkritischen US-Journalisten Peter Beinart im Ben-Gurion-Flughafen als jüngsten Beleg für die Krise, in der sich die israelische Demokratie heute befinde. "Israeli democracy isn’t broken. (...) But Israeli democracy is being battered. There are attempts to intimidate the judiciary. The media is both demonized and compromised. Financial corruption goes untreated and seeps into politics. (...) Key hierarchies are being undermined and corroded, as exemplified by Netanyahu’s allegations of police bias against him. People in positions of power are exercising it without due heed for essential rights and freedoms. Internalizing what is now expected, some, in organizations such as the Shin Bet and police force, are trending to the overzealousness epitomized by the detention of the visiting journalist and the summons of the non-Orthodox rabbi. Uniquely in the Middle East, we in Israel have enjoyed free speech, freedom of religion, a free press, equality before the law, an independent judiciary and more. But in this Israeli summer of 2018, there’s a chill in the air."

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08.08.2018

"UN puts cost of Syria war destruction at $388 billion"

https://www.timesofisrael.com/un-puts-cost-of-syria-war-destruction-at-388-billion/

Der durch den Krieg in Syrien herbeigeführte materielle Schaden wird von der UNO in einer neuen Schätzung auf ca. 388 Milliarden US-Dollar beziffert. Die Zahl berücksichtigt ausdrücklich nicht den Verlust von Menschenleben und die langfristigen wirtschaftlichen Folgen des Krieges. "The figure was released after a two-day meeting of more than 50 Syrian and international experts in neighboring Lebanon, hosted by the UN’s Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). ESCWA said the 'volume of destruction in physical capital and its sectoral distribution' had been estimated at more than $388 billion. It said the figure did not include 'human losses resulting from deaths or the loss of human competences and skilled labor due to displacement, which were considered the most important enablers of the Syrian economy.'"

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31.07.2018

"Syria boots IS from Golan Heights, retaking full control of frontier with Israel"

https://www.timesofisrael.com/syria-boots-is-from-golan-heights-retaking-full-control-of-frontier-with-is
rael/

Die syrischen Regierungstruppen haben ihre sechswöchige Kampagne zur Rückeroberung des Grenzgebietes zu Israel offenbar erfolgreich beendet. "The Syrian government regained control of the frontier with the Israel’s Golan Heights for the first time in seven years on Monday, after Islamic State-linked militants gave up their last pocket of territory in the area. The breakthrough against the militants, reported by state media and an opposition-linked war monitoring group, capped a six-week-long bloody campaign to retake the southwest corner of the country. Rebels captured the area along the Golan Heights after a popular uprising broke out against Syrian President Bashar Assad in 2011. An IS-linked outfit known as the Khaled bin Al-Waleed Army later seized the area from the opposition fighters."

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24.07.2018

"North Korea begins dismantling rocket test site — analysts"

https://www.timesofisrael.com/north-korea-begins-dismantling-rocket-test-site-analysts/

Aktuellen Satellitenaufnahmen zufolge hat Nordkorea damit begonnen, eine wichtige Raketentestanlage abzubauen. Experten werten dies als wichtigen Schritt zur Erfüllung der Vereinbarungen von Singapur. "According to the respected 38 North group, commercial satellite imagery of the Sohae satellite launching station indicates Pyongyang has begun taking down a processing building and a rocket-engine test stand that had been used to test liquid-fuel engines for ballistic missiles and space launch vehicles. Sohae, on the northwest coast of North Korea, has been used to test rockets, with the aim of putting a satellite into orbit. (...) 38 North analyst Joseph Bermudez called the move an 'important first step' for Kim in fulfilling commitments he made to Trump during their June summit in Singapore."

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22.07.2018

"In Damascus, Syrians dare to hope that war’s end may be near"

https://www.timesofisrael.com/in-damascus-syrians-dare-to-hope-that-wars-end-may-be-near/

In den von der Regierung kontrollierten Gebieten in Syrien wächst Bassem Mroue zufolge die Hoffnung, dass der sieben Jahre andauernde Krieg endlich zu Ende gehen könnte. "The country has suffered catastrophic damage and some aspects of the conflict are far from over. Still, many Syrians — even some among the opposition — are hoping for some degree of security and stability. The government now controls major opposition strongholds and key cities like Aleppo, Homs, and even Daraa, the southern city where the uprising was born from protests in March 2011. The vital border crossing with Jordan, sealed for years, is expected to reopen soon after troops recaptured Daraa province, and hopes are high for the resumption of trade and Syrian exports to Arab countries. Syrians can now drive all the way form the Jordanian border in the south to the central province of Hama on one of the country’s most important highways that was severed by insurgents for years in several locations. There is talk that the railway from Damascus to Aleppo might resume operations later this year."

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21.07.2018

"Egypt warned Hamas: Israel will go to war 'in two hours' if you respond to raids"

https://www.timesofisrael.com/egypt-said-to-warn-hamas-that-response-to-israeli-strikes-would-spark-war/

Die Erschießung eines israelischen Soldaten durch einen palästinensischen Scharfschützen in Gaza hätte am Freitag offenbar beinahe zu einem offenen Krieg geführt, berichtet die Times of Israel. "An unofficial ceasefire reached overnight Friday-Saturday between Israel and Hamas came after Egypt warned the Palestinian terror group that Israel would launch a war 'in two hours' if Hamas responded to IDF retaliatory strikes in Gaza following the killing of an IDF soldier by Palestinian sniper fire, Israeli television reported Saturday. Channel 10 news also reported that Egypt threatened to impose sanctions on Hamas if it does not end the launch of incendiary airborne devices toward Israeli territory. (...) The Israel Defense Forces said it struck more than 60 Hamas targets Friday in response to sniper fire from the Strip that killed IDF infantryman Aviv Levi, 21, from Petah Tikva. Staff Sgt. Levi was the first Israeli fatality in fighting along the border since the 2014 war."

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