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Israel accepts to suspend annexation of West Bank in historic peace deal with UAE

On Thursday, President Donald Trump announced that Israel and UAE has agreed to a historic peace agreement that will see israel suspend its planned annexation of the West Bank.

According to the joint statement that was posted on the US Embassy in israel, between the USA, UAE and israel, The new deal will establish diplomatic ties between Israel and the UAE.

According to the statement that was read at the white-house between the three countries;

President Donald J. Trump, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates spoke today and agreed to the full normalization of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.

This historic diplomatic breakthrough will advance peace in the Middle East region and is a testament to the bold diplomacy and vision of the three leaders and the courage of the United Arab Emirates and Israel to chart a new path that will unlock the great potential in the region. All three countries face many common challenges and will mutually benefit from today's historic achievement.

Delegations from Israel and the United Arab Emirates will meet in the coming weeks to sign bilateral agreements regarding investment, tourism, direct flights, security, telecommunications, technology, energy, healthcare, culture, the environment, the establishment of reciprocal embassies, and other areas of mutual benefit. Opening direct ties between two of the Middle East's most dynamic societies and advanced economies will transform the region by spurring economic growth, enhancing technological innovation, and forging closer people-to-people relations.

As a result of this diplomatic breakthrough and at the request of President Trump with the support of the United Arab Emirates, Israel will suspend declaring sovereignty over areas outlined in the President's Vision for Peace and focus its efforts now on expanding ties with other countries in the Arab and Muslim world. The United States, Israel and the United Arab Emirates are confident that additional diplomatic breakthroughs with other nations are possible, and will work together to achieve this goal.
The United Arab Emirates and Israel will immediately expand and accelerate cooperation regarding the treatment of and the development of a vaccine for the coronavirus. Working together, these efforts will help save Muslim, Jewish, and Christian lives throughout the region.

This normalization of relations and peaceful diplomacy will bring together two of America's most reliable and capable regional partners. Israel and the United Arab Emirates will join with the United States to launch a Strategic Agenda for the Middle East to expand diplomatic, trade, and security cooperation. Along with the United States, Israel and the United Arab Emirates share a similar outlook regarding the threats and opportunities in the region, as well as a shared commitment to promoting stability through diplomatic engagement, increased economic integration, and closer security coordination. Today's agreement will lead to better lives for the peoples of the United Arab Emirates, Israel, and the region.

The United States and Israel recall with gratitude the appearance of the United Arab Emirates at the White House reception held on January 28, 2020, at which President Trump presented his Vision for Peace, and express their appreciation for United Arab Emirates' related supportive statements. The parties will continue their efforts in this regard to achieve a just, comprehensive and enduring resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. As set forth in the Vision for Peace, all Muslims who come in peace may visit and pray at the Al Aqsa Mosque, and Jerusalem's other holy sites should remain open for peaceful worshippers of all faiths.

Prime Minister Netanyahu and Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan express their deep appreciation to President Trump for his dedication to peace in the region and to the pragmatic and unique approach he has taken to achieve it.


Revealed! Ancient Israelites Used Cannabis During Religious Rituals

It is probably that historic Israelites got excessive on cannabis all through non secular rituals, according to archaeologists who found traces of weed at an old temple in Israel.

Israeli Archaeologists discovered cannabis residue on artefacts at an eighth-century temple in Tel Arad within the Negev desert, south of the occupied West Bank.

Writing in a journal article published through Tel Aviv University’s Institute of Archaeology, they stated the find turned into “the earliest evidence for the use of hashish within the Ancient Near East”.

“The presence of cannabis at Arad testifies to the use of mind-altering materials as part of cultic rituals in Judah,” they said.

The temple changed into first discovered in the Negev desert, about 95km (59 miles) south of Tel Aviv, in the 1960s.

However, the composition of black deposits located on limestone altars within the temple’s internal sanctum, now positioned at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, remained a mystery for decades.

According to the researchers, chemical evaluation of the samples carried out at Israel’s Hebrew University and Technion Institute located that one altar contained the psychoactive compounds determined in marijuana, and the other had traces of frankincense – one of the ingredients referred to in the Bible for the incense sacrifice in the historical Jewish Temples.

The state of Judah lasted from around 940 to 586 BC and focused on Jerusalem. It turned into destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon.

“It seems probably that cannabis changed into used at Arad as a planned psychoactive, to stimulate ecstasy as a part of cultic ceremonies,” the researchers said.

The discovery has triggered a buzz on-line in Israel, wherein 21st-century people who smoke use smartphones and encrypted messaging to order weed deliveries. Medical use of cannabis is allowed within the country but police often boast of drug busts.

The researchers stated they have been surprised by using the discovery.

“Hallucinogenic materials are recognised from various neighbouring cultures, but that is the first acknowledged proof of hallucinogenic substance determined inside the Kingdom of Judah,” stated the group, led through Eran Arie from Jerusalem’s Israel Museum.

The crew has referred to as for further research to higher recognize the practice and its breadth.


Israel includes out air raids in Syria and Gaza

Two Islamic Jihad opponents have been killed in an Israeli air attack on Damascus, the armed crew has said, as Israel tested the raid on the Syrian capital as nicely as in the besieged Gaza Strip.

A assertion from the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) armed crew on Monday stated the two men, who were members of the group, had been killed all through the "Zionist bombing in Damascus," which took region late on Sunday night.

An AFP correspondent in Damascus heard various sturdy explosions quickly earlier than midnight local time (22:00 GMT).

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the attacks have been "near the Damascus global airport".

The Syrian country news organization SANA said "most of the enemy missiles were shot down before accomplishing their targets," stressing that "no airport" used to be struck.

Earlier, SANA stated anti-air defences were activated against attacks "in the Damascus area".

Earlier, Israel said it launched the assault south of Damascus following rocket fire from the Palestinian territory, Gaza.

"In the Adeliyah region, outside of Damascus, an Islamic Jihad compound was struck, used as a hub of Islamic Jihad's exercise in Syria," the Israeli military stated in a statement, while confirming various different assaults in Gaza.

It is uncommon for Israel to claim such assaults directly.

According to the Al Jazeera news, They also obtained independent affirmation about the air raids in Gaza. According to a declaration by using the Israeli army, "Israeli military planes focused Islamic Jihad goals in Gaza" which include the Khan Yunis headquarters of the group and several storage web sites in the southern metropolis of Rafah.

Images obtained by means of Al Jazeera confirmed a ball of fireplace lighting fixtures up the night time sky in one Gaza neighbourhood, as thick smoke rose. According to the Palestinian news agency, Maan, 4 human beings were injured.

The PIJ operates in the occupied Palestinian territories and Syria and fired more than 20 rockets from Gaza all through Sunday.

The rockets came in response to Israel killing a Palestinian member of the Islamic Jihad's armed wing, Mohammed Ali al-Naim, east of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip previously on Sunday.

A video displaying an Israeli bulldozer dragging al-Naim's physique earlier than lifting it up and transferring it to the Israeli aspect of the fence has sparked outrage among Palestinians.

Since the begin of the Syrian fighting in 2011, Israel has carried out thousands of raids in Syria, broadly speaking focused on authorities forces as nicely as allied Iranian forces and Hezbollah fighters.

A missile attack blamed on Israel in mid-February killed three Syrian and 4 Iranian warring parties in the Damascus airport area, in accordance to the Syrian Observatory.

Iran is an ally of Damascus and has presented navy advisers, and despatched opponents and cloth assist to help President Bashar al-Assad's authorities forces in the nine-year civil war.

Israel considers Iran a national security threat and says it would not tolerate Iran's presence on its borders.

In November, Israel focused two senior Islamic Jihad commanders in a simultaneous attack, killing one in the Gaza Strip and lacking the second in Syria.

At the time, Israeli warplanes fired three missiles at the domestic of Akram al-Ajouri, a member of the Islamic Jihad's leadership living in exile. He was no longer harmed, but his son and granddaughter had been killed.


Israeli forces kill Palestinian in Jerusalem after alleged attack

A Palestinian man has been shot useless with the aid of the Israeli police when he allegedly attempted a stabbing assault outside the Old City in Jerusalem on Saturday.

According to Palestinian legitimate information enterprise Wafa, witnesses stated the man used to be shot various instances and left on the floor bleeding near the Lions' Gate (also regarded as Bab al-Asbat) earlier than Israeli paramedics arrived at the scene.

Netanyahu vows hundreds of new settler residences in East Jerusalem
A video posted on social media regarded to exhibit a man in a darkish jacket and light blue denims lying motionless on the ground, with a quantity of Israeli forces standing nearby.

Israeli police issued a assertion saying they had referred to as on the man or woman to quit before "he became around towards them with the goal of harming them".

"The police responded quickly while firing toward him, neutralizing him and preventing harm," the statement said.

Israeli medics said the safety forces, whilst firing on the suspect, had gently wounded a 42-year-old lady in the leg.

Israeli forces shut down the gates main to the Old City earlier than later reopening them.

The shooting comes amid heightened tensions after the release of US President Donald Trump's controversial Middle East plan.

There have been every day clashes between Israeli troops and Palestinians in the occupied West Bank considering that the format used to be released in late January, with 5 Palestinians killed so far.


Trump to reveal Israeli-Palestinian arrangement in Netanyahu, Gantz visits

President Donald Trump plunges into Israel's strained political decision Monday by facilitating both Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and adversary Benny Gantz in front of disclosing a "harmony plan" effectively dismissed by the Palestinians. 

The president, dominated by his reprimand preliminary in the Senate and a troublesome re-appointment crusade, has a stuffed calendar both Monday and Tuesday bringing him profound into Israel's tempestuous legislative issues. 

Israel goes to the surveys in barely a month, with Netanyahu's conservative Likud and Gantz's anti-extremist Blue and White gathering at present running neck-and-neck. 

On Monday, Trump welcomes the two men independently for Oval Office talks. At that point, on Tuesday, he again has Netanyahu for what is relied upon to be the official turning out of the White House's hotly anticipated Israeli-Palestinian harmony plan. 

While the arrangement - the most recent cycle in many years of so-far bombed US endeavors to determine the contention - as of now faces solid analysis, Trump's companion "Bibi" Netanyahu could be an early recipient. 

A harmony plan supporting the Israeli side in the contention - as pundits state the content will appear - would show once more that Netanyahu appreciates the US president's close unquestioning help. 

Trump has just tossed Netanyahu a series of past political presents. 

These incorporate breaking with worldwide political accord to perceive the contested city of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, perceiving Israeli power over the Golan Heights, which were seized from neighboring Syria, and closure restriction to Israeli settlements on involved Palestinian land. 

This time, he'll be showing what the organization calls a harmony plan and remaining close by for joint comments to the press with Netanyahu on Tuesday. 

For a US president impugned for maltreatment of office and an Israeli PM battling defilement accusations, the pageantry of a White House visit and the profound matter of attempting to determine the Israeli-Palestinian clash will be welcome changes of discussion. 

Trump has more than once give himself a role as the most "genius Israeli" American president ever. 

That is a gigantically well known position among the outreaching Christian voters framing a key layer of his base, and this most recent activity will possibly polish Trump's notoriety exactly when he needs to support political help. 

Trump's tranquility plan, managed by his child in-law Jared Kushner, has been gestating covertly for such a long time that cynics asked whether it even truly existed. 

Aaron David Miller, a Mideast master with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, said Kushner's group needs to "at long last, fundamentally show that they have an arrangement" - and to do as such in front of the US presidential political race. 

For the time being, said Dennis Ross, a US representative who chipped away at the issue under a few organizations, "anything that can redirect consideration away based on what's happening" is the objective. 

Last Thursday, Trump portrayed the still-unpublished arrangement as "extraordinary" and said it "truly would work." 

Netanyahu said before leaving for Washington that Trump would "present his arrangement of the century... I'm loaded with trust that we can leave a mark on the world." 

Gantz is additionally energetic, saying the arrangement will "stand out forever," permitting "various players in the Middle East to at long last push forward towards a noteworthy local understanding." 

That appears to be impossible, in any case, in light of the fact that the other head player in the contention - the Palestinians - state they are dismissing an arrangement where they were never included in any case. 

The way that they are not welcome to the White House this week seems to underline their point. 

On Sunday, Palestinian pioneers cautioned that as opposed to bringing harmony, the arrangement could trigger their withdrawal from key arrangements of the decades-old Oslo Accords, which looked to outline tranquil Israeli-Palestinian relations. 

"The US organization won't locate a solitary Palestinian who bolsters this undertaking," the Palestinian remote service said in an announcement on Sunday. 

"Trump's arrangement is the plot of the century to exchange the Palestinian reason."


Palestinians hammer US arrangement inversion on Israeli settlements

Palestinians, rights gatherings, lawmakers and others have strongly scrutinized the Trump organization after it reported the United States was never again thought to be Israeli settlements in the involved West Bank "conflicting" with universal law. 

"After cautiously concentrating all sides of the legitimate discussion, this organization concurs ... (the) foundation of Israeli regular citizen settlements in the West Bank isn't, fundamentally, conflicting with global law," US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday when making the declaration. 

He said the organization of US President Donald Trump would never again keep a 1978 State Department lawful feeling that said the settlements were "conflicting with worldwide law". 

As indicated by a few United Nations Security Council goals, the latest in 2016, Israeli settlements are unlawful under global law as they abuse the Fourth Geneva Convention, which disallows a possessing power from moving its populace to the region it involves. 

The US declaration, the most recent in a progression of moves by the Trump organization favoring Israel, drew quick analysis from Palestinians, rights gatherings and government officials around the world. 

A representative for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said the US choice "repudiates absolutely with worldwide law". 

Washington is "not qualified or approved to drop the goals of universal law, and has no privilege to concede lawfulness to any Israeli settlement", Palestinian presidential representative Nabil Abu Rudeinah said in an announcement. 

Hanan Ashrawi, a veteran Palestinian arbitrator and individual from the Palestine Liberation Organization's Executive Committee, said on Twitter before Pompeo's explanation that the move spoke to another hit to "universal law, equity and harmony". 

Jordan's outside pastor, Ayman Safadi, cautioned that the US change of position would have "hazardous results" on the possibilities of resuscitating the Middle East harmony process. 

Safadi said in a tweet that Israeli settlements in the region were unlawful and executed possibilities of a two-state arrangement where a Palestinian state would exist one next to the other with Israel, which Arab nations state is the best way to determine the decades-old Arab-Israeli clash. 

In excess of 600,000 Israelis as of now live in settlements in the involved West Bank, including involved East Jerusalem. Around 3,000,000 Palestinians live there. 

The settlements have for some time been viewed as a significant hindrances to an Israeli-Palestinian harmony understanding. 

Screen bunches have said Israel has led a settlement push since Trump got down to business. 

Monday's declaration denoted another huge occurrence where the Trump organization has agreed with Israel and against positions taken by the Palestinians and Arab states even before uncovering its since quite a while ago deferred Israeli-Palestinian harmony plan. 

In 2017, Trump perceived Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and, in 2018, the US officially opened an international safe haven in the city. US approach had recently been that the status of Jerusalem was to be chosen by the gatherings to the contention. 

In 2018, the US likewise declared it was slicing its commitments to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the UN office for Palestinian displaced people. 

Also, in March, Trump perceived Israel's 1981 extension of the involved Golan Heights in a lift for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that incited a sharp reaction from Syria, which once held the key land. 

Netanyahu on Monday respected the move in approach, saying the US move "rights an authentic wrong". 

Yousef Munayyer, the official chief of the US Campaign for Palestinian rights, called Pompeo's declaration "another blessing to Netanyahu and a green light to Israeli pioneers to put settlement incorporating further with overdrive and advance conventional extension". 

Netanyahu is right now confronting residential weight on two fronts after Israel held uncertain decisions recently. His fundamental political opponent, previous military head of staff Benny Gantz, has two days to attempt to frame a legislature to supplant Netanyahu, who is likewise confronting potential prosecution in three debasement cases. 

In the last political race crusade, Netanyahu promised to add enormous pieces of the West Bank, a move that would additionally jeopardize a two-state arrangement. 

Gantz respected the US move, saying in a tweet that the "destiny of the settlements ought to be controlled by understandings that meet security prerequisites and advance harmony". 

Pompeo denied an inspiration to prop up Netanyahu, saying: "The planning of this was not attached to whatever had to do with local legislative issues anyplace in Israel or something else." 

Noura Erakat, a Palestinian human rights attorney, tweeted: "Pompeo's settlement declaration is predictable w 5 many years of US Mideast Police [policy]. Making it about Trump is self-exculpatory and a continuation of brutality. Trump isn't the break, he's the summit of US arrangement." 

Huwaida Arraf, a Palestinian American legal advisor and rights lobbyist, said the declaration was "not amazing". 

"Trump organization by and by shows its total contempt for the law," she tweeted. 

"Sec. Pompeo, what has 'not propelled the reason for harmony' is Israel's structure of illicit settlements on taken Palestinian land, NOT getting out the settlements for what they are. #Justice101," she included. 

In the interim, the European Union said that it kept on accepting that Israeli settlement movement in involved Palestinian domain was illicit under global law and dissolved possibilities for enduring harmony. 

"The EU approaches Israel to end all settlement action, in accordance with its commitments as an involving power," EU international strategy boss Federica Mogherini said in an announcement following the US move. 

Kenneth Roth, the official chief of Human Rights Watch, tweeted: "Pompeo's anecdotal explanation changes nothing. Trump can't wipe away with this declaration many years of set up worldwide law that Israel's settlements are an atrocity." 

US Senator Bernie Sanders, a main US Democratic presidential cheerful, likewise said something regarding Twitter, saying "Israeli settlements in involved region are unlawful." 

"This is obvious from universal law and various United Nations goals. Indeed, Mr Trump is disengaging the United States and undermining tact by pandering to his fanatic base," Sanders said.