Middle East

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Israel Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz says Israel will treat, but not accept Syrian refugees

04/10/2017 2:37 PM

Israel is willing to treat, but not absorb, Syrian refugees, Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz said Monday, according to Times of Israel. “You have to differentiate between

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Israel closing off West Bank ahead of Passover as security measure

04/09/2017 4:26 PM

The West Bank and crossings from the Gaza Strip will be sealed off for Passover Monday night as a security measure, according to an IDF announcement

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For mysterious reason, Russia just became first country to recognize West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

04/07/2017 11:32 AM

Russia became the first country in the world Thursday to recognize West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “We reaffirm our commitment to the UN-approved principles for a

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Israeli leaders praise Syria strike, but Putin and alt-right are not pleased

04/07/2017 10:33 AM

  The U.S. airstrike Thursday night on an airfield controlled by Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad has been greeted with praise by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF),

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Passover sacrifice reenactment held in Jerusalem’s Old City for first time in 2,000 years

04/06/2017 7:08 PM Updated: 2 weeks ago

Every year, Temple Mount activists dutifully stage a reenactment of the korban pesach (Passover sacrifice) offered in Jerusalem in the Temple era. Striving for authenticity, participants (all

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Hamas executes three suspected Israel collaborators

04/06/2017 5:13 PM

Three men accused of “collaborating” with Israel were hanged Thursday in Gaza. According to Times of Israel, the hangings, which were carried out by Palestinian terror

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One Israeli soldier killed, another injured in West Bank car ramming attack

04/06/2017 12:16 PM

Elichai Taharlev, a 20-year-old Israeli Brigade Sergeant, was killed Thursday in a car ramming attack in the West Bank’s Ofra Junction. A 19-year-old soldier was injured

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In wake of deadly gas attack, Assad blames Israel for supporting “terrorists”

04/06/2017 10:31 AM

Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad fired off a round of accusations against Israel this week, as his regime faces international censure for a deadly gas attack on

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Syria-trained Hamas operative arrested in Shin Bet, IDF operation

04/05/2017 12:33 PM

Shin Bet, Israel’s internal security agency, announced Wednesday the arrest of a Palestinian man trained in Syria to carry out terror attacks in Israel. The suspect,

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Rivlin likens gassing in Syria to atrocities of the Holocaust

04/05/2017 11:07 AM

Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin drew an analogy Tuesday between the gassing of Syrian civilians and the atrocities the Jewish people suffered during the Holocaust. “We, as

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New Palestinian Authority elementary school textbooks encourage martyrdom

04/04/2017 3:25 PM

Palestinian elementary school textbooks are indoctrinating students to become “martyrs,” a Sunday report by the Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education (IMPACT-se)

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Sisi flatters Trump’s deal-making in Israel-Palestinian conflict

04/04/2017 12:13 PM

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi voiced confidence Monday in President Donald Trump’s ability to resolve the Israel-Palestinian conflict. “You, Mr. President, can find a solution,” Sissi told

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Temple Mount Sifting Project may shut down after 12 years due to lack of funding

04/03/2017 3:16 PM

Israel’s Temple Mount Sifting Project, which seeks to unearth artifacts connected to the Temple Mount, may be “on the verge of closure” due to a halt

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Netanyahu agrees to curb settlement construction as goodwill gesture to Palestinians, Trump

04/03/2017 12:11 PM

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced at his security cabinet meeting last week that he will be curbing settlement construction, in accordance with the Trump administration’s request that

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In newly discovered telegram, Himmler wishes Grand Mufti of Jerusalem success against “Jewish invaders”

04/02/2017 8:03 AM Updated: 3 weeks ago

Heinrich Himmler, one of the main architects of the Holocaust, may have had closer ties with the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Hajj Amin al-Husseini than previously

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Israel’s High Court rejects attempt by Sephardic Chief Rabbi to annul divorce

03/31/2017 2:31 PM

Israel’s High Court of Justice blocked an attempt by Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef Thursday to annul the divorce of a woman married to a comatose

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Trump Mid East envoy Jason Greenblatt receives blessing from esteemed Israeli rabbi

03/30/2017 3:01 PM

To say that President Trump Mid-East envoy Jason Greenblatt’s past two weeks have been hectic would be an understatement. On Wednesday, the former Trump Organization chief

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In Jordan, Arab League reaffirms commitment to 2002 Arab Peace Initiative

03/30/2017 12:57 PM

Members of the Arab League signaled to President Donald Trump Wednesday that they are open to working with him in brokering a peace deal in the

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Trump Middle East Envoy Jason Greenblatt meets with Abbas for 2nd time

03/29/2017 10:15 AM

Trump Middle East Envoy Jason Greeenblatt met in Jordan Tuesday with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas as a “follow-up” to their meeting earlier this month. Had

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Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick seeks removal of Knesset members ban

03/28/2017 12:23 PM

Likud MK and Temple Mount activist Rabbi Yehuda Glick petitioned Israel’s High Court Tuesday to force the government to allow MKs to visit the Temple Mount.