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Will Trump leave Biden a war in the Middle East?

Will Trump leave Biden a war in the Middle East?

Fear of a possible war with Iran is growing after the assassination of the man believed to be responsible for Iran’s nuclear weapons program.  … Read More ›

Israel’s oft-repeated sin of pride

Israel’s oft-repeated sin of pride

Opinion: From the botched false flag operation of 1950s in Egypt, to the existential threat of the Yom Kippur War and the disastrous handling of… Read More ›

Ministers rein in mall crowding as active virus cases hit highest level in month

Ministers rein in mall crowding as active virus cases hit highest level in month

Cabinet approves rules to limit customer numbers inside stores, after over 1,000 new cases confirmed on Sunday, pushing active infection figure to 10,232   The… Read More ›

Israel and Iran’s atomic two-step

Israel and Iran’s atomic two-step

Analysis: While Tehran probably does not want to start Mideast war before Biden takes office, the tendency of some Israeli officials to brag about even… Read More ›

Jerusalem fears attacks on Israelis visiting UAE following Iran hit

Jerusalem fears attacks on Israelis visiting UAE following Iran hit

Security officials reportedly concerned that Israeli tourists could be targeted by terror attacks in Gulf, in response to killing of top nuclear scientist   Israeli… Read More ›

Despite corona spike, Israeli high school students return to school today

Despite corona spike, Israeli high school students return to school today

Health officials to reconsider mall pilot after severe overcrowding   The Health Ministry is considering shutting down the mall pilot program almost before it even… Read More ›

Iran assassination could undercut Biden’s diplomatic options

Iran assassination could undercut Biden’s diplomatic options

Analysis: Senior State Department source says Trump administration to continue to pursue its policies until White House transition; Aircraft carrier U.S.S. Nimintz deployed to the… Read More ›

Israeli missions, Jews around world said on alert after hit on Iran nuke chief

Israeli missions, Jews around world said on alert after hit on Iran nuke chief

TV reports say embassies, communities heighten security as Iran promises to avenge assassination of nuclear physicist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, allegedly by Israel   Israel has raised… Read More ›

Iranian war games, Trump’s legacy and boxing in Biden – analysis

Iranian war games, Trump’s legacy and boxing in Biden – analysis

The US will not attack Iran in the final weeks of Trump’s Presidency.   There will be no attack by the US on Iran in… Read More ›

Netanyahu has paved way for new Jewish-Arab alliances

Netanyahu has paved way for new Jewish-Arab alliances

Opinion: The prime minister has long demonized Arab MKs, branding any alliances with them as treason; but his budding ties to Joint List’s Mansour Abbas,… Read More ›

PA says it conveyed to Biden administration interest in return to peace talks

PA says it conveyed to Biden administration interest in return to peace talks

Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki says Ramallah is in indirect contact with incoming Biden team, expresses cautious optimism about US president-elect   Palestinian Authority… Read More ›

Israel, Saudi find themselves facing more than one common foe

Israel, Saudi find themselves facing more than one common foe

Analysis: Netanyahu and bin Salman’s covert meeting Monday was a major stepping stone on the path to normalization, with both in trepidation of Joe Biden’s… Read More ›

Government plans to legalize dozens of wildcat West Bank outposts, minister says

Government plans to legalize dozens of wildcat West Bank outposts, minister says

Tzachi Hanegbi claims PM backs move to regulate illegal communities, many built on Palestinian land, but Blue and White minister says move will require AG… Read More ›

Israel can sleep easy with Biden’s top foreign policy picks – analysis

Israel can sleep easy with Biden’s top foreign policy picks – analysis

Unclear what input Kerry will have outside his climate portfolio   Of the 20 Democratic candidates who took part in the first round of primary… Read More ›

Saudi Arabia and Israel: A history of quietly warming ties

Saudi Arabia and Israel: A history of quietly warming ties

Analysis: Shared animosity towards Iran and modernization efforts by Crown Prince Mohammed have put the kingdom on track to formalize ties with Jerusalem, although until… Read More ›

Victims of air force plane crash named: Maj. Itay Zayden, Cpl. Lihu Ben-Bassa

Victims of air force plane crash named: Maj. Itay Zayden, Cpl. Lihu Ben-Bassa

Military investigating what caused fatal accident, the first of its kind since 2008, which claimed the life of 42-year-old reserve officer and 19-year-old cadet  … Read More ›

Report: Syria Claims Israeli Attack On Post South Of Capital

Report: Syria Claims Israeli Attack On Post South Of Capital

  DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria’s military said suspected Israeli warplanes struck locations south of the capital Damascus late Tuesday, causing only material damage, state-run… Read More ›

Could a panicked Gantz and Bibi unwittingly take Israel back to the polls?

Could a panicked Gantz and Bibi unwittingly take Israel back to the polls?

Warring armies have learned the hard way through history that merely deploying troops was seen as an act of belligerency that led to unwanted war.… Read More ›

Israel’s COVID vaccine ethical challenges

Israel’s COVID vaccine ethical challenges

Opinion: The public must have all the pertinent information about the immunization since the combination of big money, political interests and crisis is a slippery… Read More ›

Fully free, Pollard to head ‘home’ to Israel when wife’s health allows — lawyer

Fully free, Pollard to head ‘home’ to Israel when wife’s health allows — lawyer

Esther Pollard undergoing chemotherapy for aggressive cancer, attorney says, adding his client was not told ahead of time that his parole would be terminated Friday… Read More ›