Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will discuss the Middle East, and in particular the growing influence of Iran in Syria, with Russian President Vladimir Putin when they meet on Wednesday in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.
"Terrorism is terrorism is terrorism, whether it takes place in Barcelona, Paris, Istanbul or Jerusalem,’’ wrote Israeli President Reuven Rivlin in a letter of condolence to King Felipe VI of Spain following the deadly terror attack in Barcelona.
‘’This evening we again saw that terror strikes everywhere, the civilized world must fight it together in order to defeat,’’ said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a first statement on the terror attack in the Spanish city which claimed the lives of at least 13 people and injured more than 100.
‘’When Neo-Nazis march in Charlottesville and scream slogans against Jews and in support of white supremacy, the condemnation has to be unambiguous. There aren’t two sides,’’ said Yair Lapid, leader of Yesh Atid party, in response to US President Donald Trump’s Trump statements that “there's blame on both sides” for Saturday night’s demonstration in Charlottesville.
Listeners to BBC Radio 4’s “Today” program last week heard two reports on consecutive days relating to Palestinian rioting that was ostensibly in reaction to security measures installed at the Temple Mount.
The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee endorsed the Taylor Force Act, a bill which conditions the American annual aid to the Palestinian Authority on ending the payment of salaries to terrorists convicted of murder.