> The Middle East holds its breath on eve of Iran Sanctions > Liberman lauds 'critical blow' of renewed U.S. sanctions on Iran as Rouhani defiant Share on facebook Share on twitter US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers remarks on the Trump Administration's Iran Policy, November 4, 2018 (Reuters) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers remarks on the Trump Administration's Iran Policy, November 4, 2018 (Reuters) X Dear Reader, As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner. For $5 a month you will receive access to the following: A user experience almost completely free of ads Access to our Premium Section Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world. Thank you, Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post … [Read more...] about United States imposes second round of sanctions on Iran
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Exactly one month after the disappearance and the subsequent murder of the Washington Post columnist inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, the U.S. has yet to issue the "severe punishment" that Donald Trump had promised if the regime's involvement in the journalist's death were confirmed.Fidan, the Istanbul prosecutor, on Wednesday said that Khashoggi was strangled shortly after entering the consulate and that his body was dismembered afterward. After offer varying explanations for his disappearance, Saudi Arabia acknowledged he was killed in the diplomatic facility, but sought to shift the blame for his slaying on a "rogue operation".Turkish media had previously quoted sources as saying Khashoggi had been tortured.His reported comments were made while Saudi Arabia was still claiming that Mr Khashoggi had walked safely out of the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, a story that has now changed several times.Khashoggi, a Saudi national working for the USA press, was a well-known critic of … [Read more...] about Israeli mission in Saudi as Netanyahu asks United States to back MBS
The military personnel would be on top of the border patrol and immigration and customs enforcement agents from other departments already staged there, he added.Hundreds of Salvadorans are travelling through Guatemala and Mexico towards the United States, following two other caravans in defiance of US President Donald Trump's anti-migration stance, a Salvadoran official said Wednesday.The migrants have not said what route they intend to take northward or where on the US border they planned to reach, and Juchitan, still about 1,450 kilometres from USA soil, was something of a crossroads.It is his latest warning about the migrants, who are still weeks away from reaching the U.S. -Mexico border, in the lead-up to next week's midterm election.Numbers are changing daily, but so far the Pentagon has authorised 5,239 active-duty troops to go to the border on a 45-day deployment.But Defense Secretary Jim Mattis pushed back. A caravan last the spring ultimately fizzled to just about 200 people … [Read more...] about Hundreds more Salvadorans on way to United States as troops deployed to border
Casey Kauffman and Alessandro Cassigoli met when they were in their early 20s, sharing a flat in Rome. Casey, an American who aspired to become a journalist, and Alessandro, an Italian with ambitions of becoming a filmmaker, had very different personalities. But a friendship soon blossomed between them. Casey would meet people from all walks of life, while Alessandro would film his encounters. "Since Alessandro loved filmmaking and I was starting out in journalism, we had a common interest in filming things," Casey recalls. "We talked a lot about video cameras, about characters, about how to capture special moments ..." But then Casey moved to the Middle East to begin his career as a journalist, while Alessandro set off for Berlin. "When I started working as a one-man-band reporter and cameraman for Al Jazeera, Alessandro wanted to see the footage. And I wanted him to have it," Casey explains. Casey's footage, shot in the back of immigrant trucks and homeless shelters, … [Read more...] about The Things We Keep: Which news stories stay with us and why?
In a video published by El País of Spain, Donald Trump announced that he will abandon the nuclear treaty signed with the former Soviet Union, now Russia. Leer en español: ¿Vuelve la Guerra Fría? Trump se retirará del tratado nuclear con Rusia Among his arguments, he explains that "Russia has been violating the agreement. He has been violating it for many years." He also asks "why did not President Barack Obama negotiate or withdraw from the nuclear treaty?" Referring to 2014 when Obama, as reported by the BBC, "accused Russia of violating the Treaty of IntermedIntermediate-Range Forces (INF) after allegedly testing a cruise missile launched from the ground." At that time, there was no, for Trump, negotiation with Russia or the intention of Obama to leave the INF. As the BBC points out, Obama "chose not to withdraw from the treaty under pressure from European leaders, who said such a move could restart an arms race." "We are going to abandon it, … [Read more...] about Is the Cold War coming back? Trump will withdraw from the nuclear treaty with Russia The treaty agreed in 1987 between the Soviet Union and the United States, marked a great step for the Cold War. However, Trump announced that he will retire