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The Daily TIP: Iran to Host “Hourglass Festival” in Anticipation of Israel’s Destruction within 25 Years

Posted by Tip Staff - March 01, 2018

Iran to Host “Hourglass Festival” in Anticipation of Israel’s Destruction within 25 Years
Amb. Haley Thanks Honduras for Supporting Move of U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem
Netanyahu Expected to Visit Brazil in June, as Ties Continue to Warm
Five Former Italian Cycling Champions Arrive in Israel to Promote May Race


Iran to Host “Hourglass Festival” in Anticipation of Israel’s Destruction within 25 Years

Iran announced that it would be hosting what it calls an international “Hourglass Festival” in April to celebrate the destruction of Israel within 25 years, Iran’s semi-official Mehr News reported Tuesday.

Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, a foreign policy adviser to Iran’s parliamentary speaker, Ali Larijani, announced the conference saying that is a symbol of the “imminent collapse” of Israel, as predicted by the Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

"The Islamic Republic won’t allow the Zionists to play with the security of the sensitive region of Middle East. Iran and its allies in the region, who defeated terrorists, will never allow the Zionists to endanger the region’s security,” Amir-Abdollahian said.

He also said that Iran’s national security was at stake and that if the Islamic Republic didn’t fight Israel in its borders, “it will have to fight against them in Tehran.”



Amb. Haley Thanks Honduras for Supporting Move of U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem

The United States ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, praised Honduras for backing the U.S. decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem, The Times of Israel reported Wednesday.

“As the US ambassador to the UN, I want to thank the president and the people of Honduras for supporting our decision to move the embassy to Jerusalem,” Haley said at a press conference in Honduras with Hernández.

She thanked the Central American country for voting against a resolution in the UN General Assembly, backed by 128 other nations, that condemned the decision to move the American embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Honduras was one of eight countries to have voted with the U.S., the others being Guatemala, Israel, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau and Togo.

“That was one that was not an easy decision for any country to have to vote on,” Haley observed. “But the people of Honduras stood with us in being able to make that decision for ourselves and decide where we want our embassy, and to know that that’s our right,” she added.



Netanyahu Expected to Visit Brazil in June, as Ties Continue to Warm

Following an invitation from Brazilian Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes, who arrived in Israel this week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has conditionally accepted an invitation to visit Brazil in June, The Jerusalem Post reported Wednesday.

According to Israel’s Ambassador to Brasilia Yossi Shelley, Netanyahu accepted the invitation on condition that the two nations successfully upgraded their trade agreement currently being negotiated. The negotiations are expected to be completed by June.

Netanyahu’s trip to Latin America this past September was the first by a sitting Israeli prime minister and, according to the Post, he has been talking about visiting the South American nation for months.

Israel’s ties with Brazil have improved since President Michel Temer took office in August 2016, replacing his predecessor Dilma Rousseff, who was impeached and removed from office.



Five Former Italian Cycling Champions Arrive in Israel to Promote May Race

This week, five former cycling champions from Italy, including two Giro d’Italia two-time winners, are riding in Israel’s north, south and center. The cyclists — Maurizio Frondiest, Paolo Savoldelli, Andrea Tafi, Alessandro Ballan and Gilberto Simoni — are guests of Israel’s Tourism Ministry and are accompanied by a delegation of sports journalists.

Their cycling experiences are being documented to promote cycling tourism in Israel and the Giro d’Italia Big Start race set to take place May 4-6.

On Wednesday, the cycling stars hit the streets and bike paths of Tel Aviv accompanied by Tourism Ministry Director-General Amir Halevi and the Honorary President of 'Big Start Israel' Sylvan Adams, a philanthropist who holds the world cycling record for the over 50s.

In May, 176 of the top cyclists will head to Israel to kick off the 2018 Giro d’Italia race in Jerusalem, marking the first time in 101 years that a Grand Tour will take place outside of Europe.


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