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  • French President Emmanuel Macron and Saad al-Hariri, who announced his resignation as Lebanon's prime minister while on a visit to Saudi Arabia, react on the steps of the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, November 18, 2017. . (photo credit:BENOIT TESSIER /REUTERS)

    French President Emmanuel Macron briefed Israel on the crisis in Lebanon as Saudi Arabia and other Arab foreign ministers hold an emergency meeting in Cairo Sunday to discuss confronting Iran and its Lebanese Shi'ite ally Hezbollah.

    It is possible that the Arab leaders may refer the matter to the UN Security Council in New York.

    Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri met with Macron on Saturday before he heads back to Lebanon on Wednesday. He left at the start of the month, when he announced that he was resigning fearing an assassination plot and warned against Iran gaining control of his country.

  • Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on November 19, 2017. (AFP/POOL/RONEN ZVULUN)

    Police questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the sixth time Sunday evening as part of a graft investigation into alleged gifts the Netanyahu family received from wealthy acquaintances.

    Investigators arrived at the Prime Minister’s Residence in Jerusalem to question him regarding further testimonies gleaned from witnesses, including that of Hollywood movie mogul Arnon Milchan, a key benefactor of the Netanyahus in the case.

    Police questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the sixth time Sunday evening as part of a graft investigation into alleged gifts the Netanyahu family received from wealthy acquaintances.

    Investigators arrived at the Prime Minister’s Residence in Jerusalem to question him regarding further testimonies gleaned from witnesses, including that of Hollywood movie mogul Arnon Milchan, a key benefactor of the Netanyahus in the case.

  • Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman looking through binoculars during a visit to the Israel's northern border, November 14, 2017. Ariel Hermoni/Ministry of Defense)

    Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman on Saturday urged moderate Arab nations to make peace with Israel in order to better confront the threat posed by Iran.

    “After Daesh, Iran,” Liberman tweeted on Saturday, referring to the Islamic State by its Arabic name. “[Late Egyptian President] Anwar Sadat was a brave leader, who went against the stream and paved the way for other Arab leaders to recognize the importance of strategic ties with Israel.”

    “40 years after his historic visit to Israel, I call on leaders in the region to follow the path of President Sadat, come to Jerusalem and open a new chapter, not just in terms of Israel’s relations with the Arab world, but for the whole region,” Liberman wrote.

  • Donald Trump. (photo credit:REUTERS)

    WASHINGTON — Senior Trump administration officials are working tirelessly on an airtight diplomatic structure that, once revealed, will demonstrate just how serious they are about negotiating a comprehensive peace agreement between Israelis and Palestinians. But if you ask them, they are not working against a clock.

    Deadlines are not a part of President Donald Trump's peace effort, led by Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and senior adviser, and Jason Greenblatt, the US special representative for international negotiations. These two refuse to bind themselves in timetables as they prepare what they describe as an "architecture" for their upcoming initiative.

    It is a notable break in strategy from those of past diplomats who have tried, and failed, to bring peace to the Middle East, along the way claiming time is not on the side of Israelis or Palestinians, and that facts on the ground are diminishing the feasibility of a settlement to this dynamic conflict.

  • Palestinian foreign minister Riyad al-Malki speaks during a press conference in the West Bank city of Ramallah on August 11, 2015. (Flash90)

    The Palestinians on Saturday warned they would freeze ties with the US if it shuts the Palestine Liberation Organization’s office in Washington DC for reportedly running afoul of a US law by calling for Israelis to be prosecuted by the International Criminal Court.

    In a video posted on Twitter, senior Palestinian official Saeb Erekat said that Palestinian officials would “put on hold all communication with this administration” if the office is officially shuttered. “This is very unfortunate.”

    US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had refused to certify on Friday that the Palestinians are complying with a 2015 Congressional mandate, which induces penalties if the PA pursues the prosecution of Israelis at the ICC.

    The specific penalization, according to a provision in a US law passed in December 2015, is the closure of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s mission to the United States, located in Washington, DC.

    “We were unable to make a new certification, and have notified the PLO accordingly,” a State Department official told The Times of Israel on Friday evening.

  • US President Donald Trump (L) and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas leave following a joint press conference at the presidential palace in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on May 23, 2017. (AFP/ MANDEL NGAN)

    American and Israeli officials on Saturday night quickly dismissed an Israeli TV report that claimed the Trump administration is ready to recognize a Palestinian state as a central element of an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, that the US will not insist on the evacuation of any settlements or settlers under a permanent accord, and that Washington backs most of Israel’s security demands regarding the West Bank.

    The Hadashot News (formerly Channel 2) TV report cited these positions as being among the “key principles” of the emerging US peace plan. But a White House official contacted by The Times of Israel rejected the report as “not an accurate representation.”

  • People watch a TV at a train station in Seoul on September 3, 2017, showing a news broadcast about North Korea's latest possible nuclear test. (AFP Photo/Ed Jones)

    Satellite imagery of sites in North Korea indicates that the dictatorship is rushing to build its first operational ballistic missile submarine.

    A report on the website 38 North said that according to data gleaned from satellite photos, there seem to be sections of a submarine’s pressure hull under construction at the Sinpo South Shipyard.

    The images were taken On November 5.

    38 North is a project of the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

    The site also noted that there was continual movement of parts into and out of the shipyard, indicating that the program was "prolonged and ongoing."

  • Left to right: Museum Founder Steve Green (he is also the CEO of Hobby Lobby), Israeli Minister of Tourism Yariv Levin, Rhoda Dermer and Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer at the ribbon cutting ceremony. (photo: Koenig - World Watch Daily)

    The Museum of the Bible opened on Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18 in Washington, DC. Click here for some exclusive photos and comments from Koenig - World Watch Daily.

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