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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that his country is ready to launch another attack at Hezbollah in Lebanon after fire exchanges broke out along the Lebanese border.

Netanyahu said he consulted with the army's command after Hezbollah launched an anti-tank missile attack earlier in the afternoon.

"We are prepared for any scenario and will decide how to continue based on further events," he said, warning Hezbollah not to fire more missiles.

Shortly after 16:00 p.m. local time (13:00 GMT), Hezbollah fired anti-tank missiles at an Israeli military position near the community of Avivim in northern Israel's upper Galilee near the Lebanese border.

Jonathan Conricus, a spokesperson with the Israeli military, told reporters that two or three Hezbollah missiles were fired and hit a battalion headquarters and a military ambulance. Both were damaged.

There were no injuries among the Israeli forces.

Conricus said that in response, the army attacked the Hezbollah squad that fired the missiles with about 100 artillery shells and attack helicopters.

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Washington 

Reported by | Abeer Almadawy   

In a speech to the president  Donald J. Trump before receiving Mr. President AlSisi, Trump paid his hopes in Egypt to save the stability in the Middle East...Also the president talks about the American Egyptian relations as strong as his friendship with president AlSisi.

Trump said with a journalism conference:

" It’s a great honor to be with President El-Sisi, a friend—a great friend—of Egypt. And we have very special things happening. Our relationship has never been stronger. And we’re working with Egypt on many different fronts, including military and trade"

Trump also speaks about  the strategic issues and the powerful partnership with Egypt as he pointed ;

" The United States and Egypt have a strong relationship with many security and economic implications.Today marks the second visit of President El-Sisi to the White House since 2017. So as Egypt has long been an important strategic partner in the Middle East, United States of America is strengthening our partnership with Egypt and promoting regional stability across the Middle . We push the assistance to Egypt who has played a central role in the country’s economic and military development."

President of USA Donald Trump said

In other politics points president Trump pointed to the Situation in the Middle East and relation with Israel so he reminds with this historical information about the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel, he said ;


" Since the 1979 Egypt–Israel Treaty of Peace, the United States has provided Egypt with more than $40 billion in military assistance and $30 billion in economic assistance.
Egypt has become an anchor of stability in the Middle East, as exemplified by its enduring forty-year peace with Israel."

Trump alsp replied on a question from a journalist about the file of human rights in Egypt, he replied ;


" The United States encourages the Egyptian government to preserve space for civil society and to protect human rights."


President Trump said they are working with Egypt on issues impacting regional stability including conflicts in Libya, Syria, and Yemen and progress on the Middle East Strategic Alliance.

Today Mr president of Egypt Abdul Fattah AlSisi met with officials in the White House such as advisor of president Trump and the Foreign affair minister.
Trump 's Administration also is working with Egypt to combat terrorism and to stop the spread of radical Islamic terrorism. Officials confirmed in this text that The United States is providing Egypt with military training and equipment to support counterterrorism efforts.


"We continue to strengthen our strategic relationship through security cooperation and broader security efforts."

Officials in Trump's Administration added that US supports the Egyptian government in its bold program of economic reform, which will set Egypt on the course of long-term economic stability.
So as Egypt hosted the inaugural meeting of the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum, will enhance the economic cooperation and shared prosperity among countries across the region. And President Trump is building on the strong and robust trade relationship between the United States and Egypt.

It's that the  United States and Egypt have a robust bilateral trade relationship.
President Trump hopes to build on this relationship through cooperation and mutual benefit.
America is one of Egypt’s leading trade partners.
In 2018, the United States goods trade surplus with Egypt was $2.6 billion, a 9.3 percent increase from 2017.
In 2018, United States goods exports to Egypt totaled $5.1 billion, up 26.7 percent from 2017.
America and Egypt continue to work together to promote fair trade and increased investment by addressing market access, standards, labor, and intellectual property protection issues.

 

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Aman -Jordan 

 Dafous Economic Forum was launched yesterday in The capital of Jordan for 2 days (6-7) April where leaders of the Arabic world met during the summit.

Arab ministers have discussed relations with Israel in a session of the World Economic Forum regional meeting in Jordan.

Officials and business leaders exchanged their opinions in various sessions on different topics during the two-day forum that started on Saturday.

In a session where Arab ministers talked about Israel, Oman's Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi spoke about the need to help Israel to get out of the feeling of threat. May be he stressed on the deepest relationship that gathered Israel and Oman recently...though that Oman does not have diplomatic relations with Israel but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a surprise visit to the country in October of last year.

Arab countries have been at odds with Israel over Palestine for decades. Among those countries, only Egypt and Jordan have diplomatic relations with Israel.

But recently some Arab countries and Israel have been moving toward closer ties as they share the common interest of countering the growing influence of Iran.

The Omani foreign minister's comments could indicate changes in the country's political view.

source: NHK 

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