Middle East


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


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


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


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),


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


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


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


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


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,


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


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)


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.