Jerusalem to Host International Security Summit
Jerusalem is gearing up to host a security summit amongst Israel, the United States and Russia. This is promising to be an important meeting, full of expectation and tension, especially in light of the recently released “Deal of the Century” plan. The Trump administration’s plan is filled with economic considerations that attempt to direct the Muslim Arabs toward peace. However, it has been pointed out that the plan… “Being an economic plan, it specifically doesn’t address what happens to all the terrorists with their guns and rockets, and the generations poisoned by a government-run education system and government-run media dedicated to the vision of destroying and replacing Israel.” (quote from Joe the Settler as published in The Jewish Press). At the same time, we are watching ever-increasing tension between Iran and the U.S. The article below explains more. So, we will see where this security summit leads us…
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Bolton arrives in Israel ahead of ‘unprecedented’ security summit in Jerusalem
Article Courtesy: i24News
United States National Security Adviser John Bolton arrived in Israel on Saturday to take part in a historic security summit in Jerusalem with Israeli National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat, and Russian Secretary of the Security Council Nikolay Patrushev.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is expected to take part in the “discussion about regional security issues,” has called the meeting “unprecedented.”
Ahead of the meeting, Patrushev said Moscow would be looking out for Iran’s interests in Syria.
“Iran is in Syria at the invitation of the legitimate government and is actively involved in fighting terrorism. Therefore, of course, we will have to take into account the interests of Iran,” Patrushev said.
The meeting will be held amid rising tensions between Iran and the US. On Thursday, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) shot down an American surveillance drone in the Strait of Hormuz.
US President Donald Trump revealed on Friday that he canceled an order for strikes against three Iranian sites just ten minutes before they were to be executed after being told the raid would kill 150 people.
Trump tweeted that the planned raid was “not proportionate” to Iran’s downing of the US drone.
Netanyahu has repeatedly called on the international community to support the US against Iran’s “aggressive behavior” in the region, clarifying that Israel’s Defense Forces (IDF) is ready to assist.
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