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proIsrael-nonIsraeli

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"According to the Lebanese media, a huge blast tore through a building in a key Hezbollah-controlled town called Ain Qana, an area in which the Lebanese military claimed Israeli aircraft had been operating since early on Tuesday."

"Massive Explosion Rocks ‘Stronghold’ of Israel’s Nemesis Hezbollah"
 

Rafidi

Legendary Member
Stained relations? Israeli PM accused of taking dirty laundry on state trips

Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife said to pack soiled clothes to be cleaned on foreign trips

Oliver Holmes
Thu 24 Sep 2020 14.07 BST

While black-tie banquets, lavish royal receptions and priceless gifts are the most obvious extravagances of international diplomacy, Israel’s leader and his wife have spotlighted a lesser-known perk of the state visit: free dry cleaning.

Benjamin and Sara Netanyahu have developed a reputation for lugging bags and suitcases of dirty clothes on foreign trips to be laundered at another country’s expense, a practice noticed by staff at the White House guesthouse, according to the Washington Post.

“The Netanyahus are the only ones who bring actual suitcases of dirty laundry for us to clean,” the paper quoted an unnamed US official as saying. “After multiple trips, it became clear this was intentional.”

The Israeli prime minister’s office has denied the allegation, but it is not the first time the 70-year-old leader has been accused of taking soiled clothes abroad for a rinse.

In 2018, leaked transcripts emerged containing allegations that Sara Netanyahu packed “four or five” suitcases worth of laundry for state trips. Two years previously, the prime minister successfully launched a legal bid to have his domestic laundry bills remain private.

The Israeli embassy in Washington said in a statement the allegations were “groundless and absurd”, and aimed at distracting from Netanyahu’s recent US visit, where he signed accords to normalise relations with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.

“On this visit, for example, there was no dry cleaning, only a couple of shirts were laundered for the public meeting, and the prime minister’s suit and Mrs Netanyahu’s dress were ironed also for the public meeting,” the embassy statement said. “Oh yes, a pair of pyjamas that the prime minister wore on the 12-hour flight from Israel to Washington was also laundered.”

In its report, the Washington Post said last week’s visit did not include multiple suitcases of laundry, but that “political and career officials spanning the Trump and Obama administrations” had confirmed several previous mass cleaning incidents.

The allegations have compounded domestic accusations that the Netanyahus have sought to exploit the benefits of high office, no matter how small.

Last year, Sara Netanyahu was convicted of illegally misusing tens of thousands of pounds of public funds on lavish meals, despite having an in-house cook provided by the state.

Meanwhile, the prime minister is on trial in three corruption cases, including charges he accepted expensive gifts including champagne, jewellery and cigars. Netanyahu denies all accusations.

 

proIsrael-nonIsraeli

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Lemon

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Interesting claim. I doubt it would be true though.

"Bahrain: We signed peace deal with Israel to guarantee ‘no annexation of Palestinian lands’"
Israel only agreed to a delay. I think after the U.S. election. Ironically, if Trump gets elected, that gives Palestinians more time because then Netanyahu doesn't have to rush the annexation of Jordan Valley in 2020.
 

proIsrael-nonIsraeli

Legendary Member
Israel only agreed to a delay. I think after the U.S. election. Ironically, if Trump gets elected, that gives Palestinians more time because then Netanyahu doesn't have to rush the annexation of Jordan Valley in 2020.

Netanyahu does not need to rush annexation because it is inevitable.
 

proIsrael-nonIsraeli

Legendary Member
But it's easier with Trump in power than Biden/Harris. So if Trump doesn't get elected, the annexation needs to start before he leaves office.

Let's just say that with Biden/Harris (or whoever else behind the throne) it might even be impossible, but it still inevitable and there is no need to rush.
 

proIsrael-nonIsraeli

Legendary Member
When do you think it'll happen, if not in 2020? (Assuming Biden wins)

Why would you even ask.
First, US presidents come and go and Biden administration, should he be elected, may not even survive passed its first term.
Second, you do not talk time to people who waited for 19 centuries to come home - it sounds ridiculous.
 

divergent

New Member
Interesting claim. I doubt it would be true though.

"Bahrain: We signed peace deal with Israel to guarantee ‘no annexation of Palestinian lands’"
Don't doubt, the annexation issue definitely is off the table.
 

Lemon

Well-Known Member
Why would you even ask.
First, US presidents come and go and Biden administration, should he be elected, may not even survive passed its first term.
Second, you do not talk time to people who waited for 19 centuries to come home - it sounds ridiculous.
So you think Jordan Valley annexation and ethnic cleansing might be as far as four years away, if not more. I would call that a very optimistic view for the Palestinians.

Anyway, my prediction is out there and we'll see in a few months if I was right.
 

proIsrael-nonIsraeli

Legendary Member
So you think Jordan Valley annexation and ethnic cleansing might be as far as four years away, if not more. I would call that a very optimistic view for the Palestinians.

Anyway, my prediction is out there and we'll see in a few months if I was right.

OK, I'm willing to wait, with stipulation - it does not matter who will be elected POTUS, annexation is inevitable for there is not other way.
 
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