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Israel’s leaders must pull themselves together or resign

Israel’s leaders must pull themselves together or resign

Opinion: Imposing a second closure is an admittance of failure on part of the politicians who have thus far torpedoed any practical suggestion from our… Read More ›

The ‘Netanyahu lockdown’ is dangerous sham

The ‘Netanyahu lockdown’ is dangerous sham

Opinion: Imprisoning the Israeli public, who have lost all trust in the prime minister, brings with it all the health and psychological risks that surfaced… Read More ›

One-Third Of Netanyahu’s Voters Believe COVID-19 Was Sent By God

One-Third Of Netanyahu’s Voters Believe COVID-19 Was Sent By God

  JERUSALEM (JTA) — One quarter of Jewish Israelis, and more than one-third of Jews who voted for Benjamin Netanyahu, believes the coronavirus was sent… Read More ›

First Chadian military cargo plane to land in Israel for humanitarian aid

First Chadian military cargo plane to land in Israel for humanitarian aid

  The first military cargo plane from Chad is set to land in Israel late Wednesday night to pick up humanitarian aid from a private… Read More ›

Israel-UAE-Bahrain peace deal is the new Middle East

Israel-UAE-Bahrain peace deal is the new Middle East

Opinion: The peace treaty, alongside the rocket fired from Gaza to Israel during the signing ceremony, symbolizes the shift taking place in the Arab world… Read More ›

26 years after first Israeli-UAE meet, accord brings diplomat full circle

26 years after first Israeli-UAE meet, accord brings diplomat full circle

Recalling his first discreet contact with an Emirati official, Jeremy Issacharoff relishes in finally being able to ‘take the mask off’ bilateral relationship   At… Read More ›

The peace treaties between the UAE, Bahrain and Israel are signed

The peace treaties between the UAE, Bahrain and Israel are signed

Netanyahu: ‘Treaty could end Arab-Israel conflict once and for all’   WASHINGTON DC – Marking the “dawn of a new Middle East”, Prime Minister Benjamin… Read More ›

Mideast peace, Trump style

Mideast peace, Trump style

Opinion: The agreements signed Tuesday are testament to U.S. weakness and Gulf nations’ understanding that the American president cannot be trusted to defend them; Israel… Read More ›

Analysis: Peace agreements suggest UAE, Bahrain are now less pro-Palestinian than Europe

Analysis: Peace agreements suggest UAE, Bahrain are now less pro-Palestinian than Europe

The documents signed by Abu Dhabi and Manama vaguely call for a ‘solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict’ but don’t explicitly mention the two-state solution or… Read More ›

Abraham Foxman Endorses Biden, Calling Trump A ‘Demagogue’

Abraham Foxman Endorses Biden, Calling Trump A ‘Demagogue’

  NEW YORK (JTA) – Abraham Foxman, the former longtime leader of the Anti-Defamation League, has broken his tradition of not endorsing political candidates to… Read More ›

Israel deal protects Bahrain’s interests amid Iran threat, minister says

Israel deal protects Bahrain’s interests amid Iran threat, minister says

Bahrain and Israel’s defense ministers held their first publicly acknowledged phone call on Monday.   Bahrain’s interior minister said on Monday that normalizing ties with… Read More ›

New lockdown is test of public faith in government

New lockdown is test of public faith in government

Opinion: After showing discipline and adhering to health directives during the first nationwide closure, Israelis have become critical of the politicians and their motives in… Read More ›

White House peace confab to aim for social distancing, but masks won’t be forced

White House peace confab to aim for social distancing, but masks won’t be forced

Senior US official says documents to be signed at ceremony won’t mention Temple Mount access for Muslims, assures F-35s won’t be sold to UAE unless… Read More ›

Kosovo’s Jews Cheer Their Muslim-Majority State’s New Deal With Israel

Kosovo’s Jews Cheer Their Muslim-Majority State’s New Deal With Israel

  PRISTINA (JTA) – For Flori Dedoni, a member of the tiny Jewish community of Kosovo, the news that his country is establishing formal diplomatic… Read More ›

PM heads to DC to sign deals with UAE, Bahrain while lockdown expected

PM heads to DC to sign deals with UAE, Bahrain while lockdown expected

“We now have two historic peace agreements with two Arab countries within one month… It will be warm peace,” Netanyahu said.   Prime Minister Benjamin… Read More ›

Go Bibi, go to Washington and leave your sick country behind

Go Bibi, go to Washington and leave your sick country behind

Opinion: You had one job and it was not to help re-elect U.S. President Donald Trump or rehabilitate the Saudi Crown Prince MBS, it was… Read More ›

After Bahrain and UAE, which Arab state next for Israel ties?

After Bahrain and UAE, which Arab state next for Israel ties?

In-depth: Both Sudan and Oman welcomed the peace deals but implied they will not formalize ties with Israel until Palestinians have an independent state; while… Read More ›

Private jet owners said to have told Netanyahu they didn’t want him to use plane

Private jet owners said to have told Netanyahu they didn’t want him to use plane

PM’s office denies report that after public outcry Udi Angel’s management team balked at Netanyahu family’s use of private aircraft for trip to sign normalization… Read More ›

Syrian air defenses thwart Israeli attack on Aleppo

Syrian air defenses thwart Israeli attack on Aleppo

Later, the broadcaster said the army downed several Israeli missiles before they reached their targets in the latest attack Syria said was conducted by Israel.… Read More ›

Ministers opt for two week nationwide lockdown pending government approval

Ministers opt for two week nationwide lockdown pending government approval

After hours of deliberation the ministerial committee on the coronavirus agreed on lockdown to come into effect before the Jewish New Year, Full Cabinet to… Read More ›