“Every government is run by liars and nothing they say should be believed.” -- I.F. Stone

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Relations between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel Fattah el-Sissi, have been icy for years.

When democratically elected Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was removed from office by then General Abdel Fattah el-Sissi in 2013, Erdogan immediately sided with the jailed Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated leader, calling el-Sissi a putschist, murderer and tyrant.

The U.S. and Israel have been planning the construction of brand-new trade routes, which are only possible through normalization agreements signed between Tel Aviv and the Arab World.

So, what is the Ben Gurion Canal, India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor, and why is this so important to Washington’s considerations when backing the current Israeli onslaught on Gaza? Could the reason the U.S. is supporting Israel’s war against Gaza, full force, be because of a trade route?

  • Egypt, Qatar and the United States are pressing for four-day truce to be extended.
  • Netanyahu, addressing Israeli forces in Gaza, says: “Nothing will stop us.” He also told Biden he would extend the truce by one day for each further 10 captives released.
  • Hamas releases 13 more Israeli captives as well as three Thais and one Israeli-Russian. Meanwhile, 39 more Palestinian prisoners released as part of the third prisoner-captive exchange w