Netanyahu confirms Israel behind artillery attack in Syria


"We operate every day, including yesterday, against Iran and its efforts to entrench itself in the region", Netanyahu said before boarding a flight to Poland for a conference focused on Tehran's activities in the Middle East. For his part, Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah said, "People in the Middle East have suffered a lot because they have stuck to the past".

"The global community must consistently call out parties seeking to sow instability, and this includes by being vigilant about the very real machinations towards war that are being undertaken", the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) said in a statement. In October, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the Sultantate of Oman, marking the first time in 22 years that an Israeli prime minister has visited Oman.

Israel has been increasingly open about carrying out air strikes in Syria with an election looming in April.

Vice President Mike Pence is leading the US delegation, accompanied by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and White House advisor Jared Kushner.

"Poland and the U.S. welcome this outward symbol of this gathering, a symbol of cooperation and a hopeful sign of a brighter future that awaits nations across the Middle East", Pence said. And how they always get made when we say this?

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo last month announced the two-day conference saying it would focus on the "destabilising influence" of Iran in the Middle East.

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Before broadening the agenda, the USA initially told allies the meeting would focus on Iran, a bête noire for national security adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, both of whom have advocated for regime change in Tehran in the past.

"Iran isn't behaving like a normal country".

Walla reported that sources in the security establishment stated that the issue would be raised by Netanyahu when he meets Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow next week.

During the conference US President Donald Trump son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner, who has been putting final touches on a "deal of the century" for peace between Israel and the Palestinians, will make a rare speaking appearance.

But with few RSVPs coming, Poland and the United States have towned down the agenda to focus on ways of promoting peace and security in the Middle East. In a joint op-ed published Wednesday morning on CNN's website, Pompeo and Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz wrote that the summit will deal mainly with the civil wars in Syria and Yemen, as well as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and other security-related regional matters.