Israel Paving the Way for China’s Belt & Road Initiative – Over to Chad for Some Diplomacy Then Drop a Few Bombs On Damascus
Israel, Chad Renew Diplomatic Ties That Were Severed in 1972
Netanyahu arrives in Chad for quick visit, a first by an Israeli premier since relations between the two countries soured decades ago: This is ‘a breakthrough for the Arab world’
by Noa Landau N’Djamena, Chad • January 20, 2018
N’DJAMENA – Israel and Chad have renewed diplomatic ties that were severed in 1972.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu landed in the country on Sunday morning for a quick visit, the first of its kind to the African country since relations soured.
Speaking in a joint press conference later Sunday, Chad President Idriss Deby told Netanyahu that he would like to welcome him to the country and wished him a pleasant stay. “The purpose of your visit is to bring our two countries closer and to cooperate,” Deby told the Israeli premier.
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Source: Jerusalem Post
Report: Israel strikes Syria in rare daytime attack; Syria fires at Golan
“A military source said that our air defenses had successfully engaged an Israeli aerial attack targeting the southern region and prevented it from achieving any of its objectives,” said Syrian media
Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted a projectile launched from Syria after Damascus accused Jerusalem of carrying out a rare daytime attack on the south of the country on Sunday.
Pictures from Israel’s popular Mount Hermon ski resort, which was full of tourists enjoying the snow-filled hill, showed two trails from Iron Dome missiles while screams from children were heard in a video from the scene.
The interception came shortly after the Syrian regime accused Israel of carrying out airstrikes in the south of the country, triggering air defenses that intercepted several of them.
“A military source said that our air defenses had successfully engaged an Israeli aerial attack targeting the southern region and prevented it from achieving any of its objectives,” read a report by the official Syrian news agency SANA.
Al-Manar, Hezbollah’s media network, reported the attack near Damascus but gave no further details. Syrian regime supporters said that a total of nine Israeli missiles were intercepted by regime air defenses.
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