Middle East

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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.

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Israel agrees to provide emergency funding for over 1,000 monkeys at Mazor farm

03/27/2017 4:25 PM Updated: 2 days ago

The Israeli government is coming to the rescue of 1,250 macaque monkeys at the Mazor monkey breeding farm. This week, the Shmurat Hakofim company, which is

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Pence, Netanyahu offer AIPAC speeches light on details, heavy on Israel support

03/27/2017 12:11 PM Updated: 2 days ago

    Speaking at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)’s annual policy conference event Sunday, VP Mike Pence described President Donald Trump as a “true

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Scientists believe Dead Sea region suffered from “epic” droughts thousands of years ago

03/25/2017 12:03 PM Updated: 4 days ago

Drilling into the Dead Sea has revealed that the region may have been affected by two “epic,” centuries-long droughts which occurred hundreds of thousands of years

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Netanyahu cancels coalition talks due to ill health as crisis looms

03/23/2017 11:54 AM

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled coalition talks Thursday to defuse a crisis threatening to tear apart his government. The prime minister’s stated reason for the cancellation

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Israeli archaeologists discover British soldiers’ century-old liquor stash

03/22/2017 6:29 PM

Israel is a land rich in history. While Israeli archaeologists often uncover artifacts dating back thousands of years, a discovery last week is more recent, though

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IDF confirms that Israel hits terror tunnels from above

03/22/2017 4:35 PM

Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot admitted for the first time Wednesday that Israel is destroying Hamas terror tunnels with ground-penetrating airstrikes. Speaking

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Naftali Bennett nixes Israel Prize for left-wing artist Yair Garbuz

03/22/2017 12:46 PM

Yair Garbuz, a left-wing Israeli painter, writer, and activist, was denied the Israel Prize in the fine arts by Education Minister Naftali Bennett over a 2015

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Syria fires missiles in response to Israeli Air Force strikes

03/17/2017 12:19 PM

  The Israeli Air Force (IAF) struck several targets in Syria Thursday, prompting retaliation from the neighboring nation. The incident is the most serious between Israel

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Former Obama Iran National Security Director now serving under Tillerson

03/16/2017 6:00 PM

Sahar Nowrouzzadeh formerly served as the Iran director of then-President Obama’s National Security Council. Nowrouzzadeh also worked as an employee of the National Iranian-American Council, a

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Only 9% of Palestinians feel Trump could restart peace negotiations

03/15/2017 2:32 PM

President Donald Trump, who has long boasted of his deal-making prowess, told the New York Times in January that he would “love” to be the one

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Trump envoy Jason Greenblatt discusses stopping incitement in meeting with Abbas

03/15/2017 11:12 AM

Jason Greenblatt, President Donald Trump’s Envoy to the Middle East, met in Ramallah Tuesday with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Greenblatt, an Orthodox Jewish lawyer and

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Israeli police investigating burned effigies of Haredi IDF soldiers

03/14/2017 2:17 PM

Israeli police say they are investigating after effigies of haredi (ultra-Orthodox) IDF soldiers were publicly burned Monday in the haredi Jerusalem neighborhood of Mea Shearim. According to

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Report: offenders not charged in 95% of anti-Palestinian attacks

03/14/2017 12:40 PM

In 2015, Israeli police did not charge offenders in 95% of reported attacks against Palestinians, according to a Haaretz report Monday. The information was released by

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Trump envoy Jason Greenblatt meets with Benjamin Netanyahu as settlement vote is delayed

03/14/2017 10:24 AM

Israeli settlement construction was the focus of a meeting Monday between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Donald Trump envoy Jason Greenblatt.  In a statement, the

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What does $15.3 billion buy? An Israeli self-driving car company.

03/13/2017 4:16 PM

Intel, the multi-millionaire California-based technology corporation, announced Monday its upcoming acquisition of Mobileye, an Israeli driver-less technology company, to the tune of $15.3 billion. The acquisition,

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Netanyahu promises Reform leaders that egalitarian prayer space at Western Wall is coming soon

03/13/2017 12:17 PM

For years, the Western Wall, one of Judaism’s most sacred sites, has been locked in a tug-of-war between ultra-Orthodox worshipers and Women of the Wall, a

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Israeli archaeologists discover ancient Crusader shipwreck

03/10/2017 5:14 PM Updated: 2 weeks ago

The wreckage of a Crusader ship dating back to the 13th century C.E. has been discovered in the Northern Israeli city of Acre. During the Middle Ages,

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British royal family to let bygones be bygones with “likely” visit to Israel this year

03/10/2017 4:14 PM

A member of the British royal family is “likely” to make an official visit to Israel later this year, according to British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.