Middle East


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.


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

03/27/2017 4:25 PM Updated: 4 weeks 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


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

03/27/2017 12:11 PM Updated: 4 weeks 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


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

03/25/2017 12:03 PM Updated: 1 month 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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,


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


Israeli archaeologists discover ancient Crusader shipwreck

03/10/2017 5:14 PM Updated: 1 month 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,


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.


Reform Jewish leaders “impressed” after meeting with Mahmoud Abbas

03/10/2017 3:38 PM

A Union of Reform Judaism delegation met Thursday with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to discuss the two-state solution. “I was impressed with the president’s clear