Middle East


Israeli soldiers rescued by Palestinians

01/22/2017 12:03 PM Updated: 1 day ago

Three IDF soldiers and an Israeli civilian were rescued by two Palestinians after an altercation broke out between the four Israelis and local villagers. According to


Israel: the week in review

01/22/2017 9:08 AM Updated: 2 days ago

Anxiety in Israel about possible embassy relocation A lot happened in Israel this past week, most of it revolving around the election of Donald Trump and


Netanyahu briefed on violent scenarios if U.S. embassy is relocated

01/20/2017 11:33 AM Updated: 4 days ago

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been briefed by Shin Bet, the army, and police on the possibility of violence breaking out in the event of


Iranian Foreign Minister warns Trump “will be surprised” if he tears up nuclear agreement

01/20/2017 11:03 AM Updated: 4 days ago

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif warned Wednesday that President-Elect Donald Trump “will be surprised” if he annuls the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran. Speaking at


Israel just needs US approval to annex settlements, says Defense Minister

01/19/2017 3:32 PM Updated: 4 days ago

The election of Donald Trump, whose cabinet appears to have a more favorable stance towards Israeli settlements than the Obama administration, has stirred the hopes of


Obama warned Trump that relocating embassy could be “explosive”

01/19/2017 12:48 PM

Relocating the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem has been a campaign pledge of several U.S. presidents, including George W. Bush and Bill


Pentagon preps Middle East military options for Trump

01/19/2017 9:33 AM Updated: 5 days ago

Washington (AFP) – He wants to frantically bomb the Islamic State group and has slammed White House micromanagement of America’s warfighting generals, but President-elect Donald Trump


Obama warns Trump not to jettison Iran nuclear deal

01/17/2017 9:15 AM Updated: 1 week ago

Washington (AFP) – US President Barack Obama marked the first anniversary of the nuclear deal with Iran by emphasizing its “significant and concrete results” and warning


Britain’s Johnson wants to maintain Iran nuclear deal

01/16/2017 2:03 PM Updated: 1 week ago

Brussels (AFP) – British foreign minister Boris Johnson said on Monday the Iran nuclear accord that US President-elect Donald Trump has threatened to tear up must


Trump confirms that Kushner will serve as peace broker in Israel-Palestinian conflict

01/16/2017 11:33 AM Updated: 1 week ago

President-Elect Donald Trump appeared to confirm in an interview with the Times of London Sunday night that his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, will serve as a peace


Damascus says Israel missiles, likely targeting Hezbollah, caused airbase explosions

01/13/2017 10:22 AM Updated: 1 week ago

Damascus (AFP) – The Syrian army said on Friday that Israeli missile strikes caused a series of explosions at an airbase outside Damascus before dawn. “In


Iran to buy over 100 tons of uranium

01/13/2017 9:02 AM Updated: 1 week ago

Tehran (AFP) – Iran has received authorization from world powers to import 130 tons of natural uranium, Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi said Thursday.


Israel approves bill banning foreigners boycotting Israel or its settlements

01/12/2017 5:32 PM

An Israeli parliamentary committee approved Thursday legislation preventing foreigners from entering the country if they’ve called for boycotts against Israel, or any of its settlements. The


New charges for World Vision official accused of aiding Hamas

01/12/2017 3:02 PM Updated: 1 week ago

Jerusalem (AFP) – Israel on Wednesday announced new charges against the Gaza head of a major US-based NGO accused of diverting millions of dollars in aid


Mattis cagey on Israel at confirmation hearing, will not break Iran Deal

01/12/2017 12:30 PM

General James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of defense, has faced scrutiny for his surprisingly critical comments on Israel. Today, Mattis testified before


Israeli Arabs strike in protest at house demolitions

01/11/2017 2:58 PM

Jerusalem (AFP) – Arabs across Israel closed businesses and schools on Wednesday in a one-day strike to protest against the demolition of Arab homes built without

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President Barack Obama says Bibi Netanyahu’s settlement support is obstacle to peace

01/11/2017 1:32 PM Updated: 1 week ago

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s support of Israeli settlements is an obstacle to the creation of a Palestinian state, President Barack Obama told Israel’s Channel 2


Nazi war criminal and Eichman’s right-hand man died in Syria basement

01/11/2017 9:16 AM Updated: 1 week ago

Paris (AFP) – Nazi war criminal Alois Brunner, who was responsible for the deaths of an estimated 130,000 Jews, died in 2001 at the age of

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Most Israelis believe Obama was unfavorable towards Israel

01/10/2017 4:00 PM

Most Jewish Israelis believe President Barack Obama had an unfavorable attitude towards Israel during his tenure in the White House, according to a poll released Tuesday


Thousands throng funeral of former Iran president Rafsanjani

01/10/2017 10:11 AM

Tehran (AFP) – Hundreds of thousands of mourners attended the funeral on Tuesday of Iran’s ex-president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, whose death leaves a hole in the