Iran warns Israel against hostile military action
25 April 2022 | 1:31 pm
Tehran said it would hit back in response to "the slightest step by Israel." Meanwhile, religious tensions in Jerusalem are once again close to boiling over.
The new deal may be watered down compared to the 2015 original, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said. At the same time, Israel believes lifting sanctions on Iran could increase financing for terrorism.
Iran is demanding world powers to lift all sanctions against it to revive the 2015 nuclear deal. According to the Iranian foreign minister, ongoing talks in Vienna are now making significant progress. The 2015 agreement offered Tehran sanctions relief in exchange for the country curbing its nuclear programme. But under president Donald Trump, the United States in 2018 pulled out of the deal and re-imposed harsh economic sanctions.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is set to visit Israel on Wednesday, with the war between Russia and Ukraine expected to be a major item on the agenda. So far, Israel’s stance on the conflict is a delicate balancing act.
On his first tour of Israel as German chancellor, Olaf Scholz spoke alongside Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett. The trip comes as Europe's largest ground war in generations rages between Russia and Ukraine.
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett was the latest international leader in Moscow to sound out Russia's Vladimir Putin on the war in Ukraine. Some see Bennett as a potential mediator between Moscow and Kyiv.
When it comes to the nuclear talks between Iran and the West, no country watches as closely as Israel. Conflict Zone talks to Israel's former defense minister, Moshe Yaalon, who says the nuclear agreement was a mistake and a missed opportunity.
Despite progress in the negotiations to restore the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, the accord's future is at stake after a last-minute Russian demand for an exemption from Western sanctions.
The US said it is working with the Iraqi and the regional Kurdish governments to get missile defense capabilities after Iran attacked Erbil.
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Huge crowds of ultra-Orthodox Jews gathered in Bnei Brak to mourn Chaim Kaniesky, a prominent rabbi. Police were out in force to prevent a repeat of a deadly stampede at a pilgrimage site 11 months ago.
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