UK warns Russia that Ukraine invasion would lead to ‘quagmire’ – POLITICO

LONDON – Ukraine could sink into a “quagmire” like the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan unless Moscow abandons plans for a military incursion there, the British Foreign Secretary is set to warn. In a speech in Australia on Friday, Liz Truss will call on Russian President Vladimir Putin to engage in “meaningful discussions” and “discontinue Ukraine … Read more

Why Biden’s Jerusalem consulate promise remains unfulfilled | Jerusalem News

Washington DC – The US diplomatic presence in Jerusalem predates the creation of the state of Israel by nearly a century, and a US consulate in the holy city has been serving Palestinians in East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza since 1967. That is, until former President Donald Trump shut it down in 2019. … Read more

Israel police chief orders probe into NSO spyware claims | Police News

The police commissioner said an internal investigation of the police force using NSO’s spyware has not resulted in cases of illegal surveillance. Israel’s police chief said he has ordered an extensive investigation into a newspaper’s allegations that police forces used controversial Israeli spyware to hack into the phones of protesters, mayors and other citizens under … Read more

Video: Israeli police tear down Palestinian home in Sheikh Jarrah | Occupied East Jerusalem News

The occupation police forcibly expelled the Salhiya family from their home in Sheikh Jarrah, occupied East Jerusalem, before it was demolished. Israeli police destroyed the home of a Palestinian family that was amid an anti-forced eviction campaign in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem. The Israeli police forcibly removed the Salhiya family from … Read more

Israeli police demolish Palestinian home in controversial East Jerusalem eviction

Israeli police have destroyed the home of a Palestinian family and arrested at least 18 people while they were carrying out a controversial eviction order in the sensitive East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah. Before dawn, Israeli officers headed to the Salhiya family’s home, threatening eviction since 2017, when the land on which their home … Read more

Israel to probe alleged use of Pegasus to spy on its citizens | Cybersecurity News

A press report claimed that the program was used with citizens at the forefront of protests against Netanyahu last year. The Israeli Ministry of Justice has pledged to conduct a full investigation into allegations of the use of the controversial spyware Pegasus on Israeli citizens, including people who led protests against former Prime Minister Benjamin … Read more

Polish leader under fire over Pegasus hack scandal – POLITICO

WARSAW – The scandal over Polish security services allegedly using the Pegasus malware to spy on opposition politicians has tipped the de-facto ruler of Poland, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of the nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party. In a hearing on Tuesday before a special committee of the Polish Senate, Marian Banak, head of the … Read more

Israeli police under fire for alleged use of Pegasus spyware | Police News

The Israeli lawmaker said she would question the police about their alleged use of the NSO Group hacking tool on Israeli citizens. A senior lawmaker said the Israeli parliament will seek an explanation from the police over the alleged use of force as a controversial hacking tool against the country’s citizens. Financial daily Calcalist said, … Read more

Three dead as Yemeni rebels hit Abu Dhabi in ‘warning’ shot

The capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, is shown in file photo on November 8, 2017 Yemen’s Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for attacks in Abu Dhabi that caused a fuel tank explosion that killed three people Monday, and warned civilians and foreign companies in the UAE to avoid “vital installations”. The Houthis warned … Read more

Abbas will not find the ‘political horizon’ he is looking for | Opinions

On December 28, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz held a meeting at the latter’s home. This was their second official meeting since the current Israeli government took office in June. The two had previously met in August and had a phone call a few weeks ago. Gantz and Abbas … Read more