Middle East


Most New York Jews would vote for Trump again, poll finds

03/09/2017 4:50 PM Updated: 1 month ago

Despite controversy surrounding his reluctance to denounce anti-Semitic incidents, 57 percent of Jewish New Yorkers said they would vote for Donald Trump if the elections were


Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn could be affected by Israel’s new anti-BDS law

03/09/2017 2:56 PM

  Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of Britain’s Labor Party, may be impacted by Israeli legislation this week barring Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) supporters from entering


Head of religious pre-army academy stands by controversial views on Orthodox women in the IDF

03/09/2017 1:53 PM

Comments made Tuesday by Rabbi Yigal Levinstein, the head of a pre-army religious academy in the West Bank, have gotten Levinstein in hot water, and have


In Putin meeting, Netanyahu once again invokes Purim story to describe Iran threat

03/09/2017 12:54 PM

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu traveled to Moscow Thursday for his third meeting in a year with Russian president Vladimir Putin. Speaking with Putin, Netanyahu drew an


Jordanian man who murdered seven Israeli girls to be released

03/08/2017 6:44 PM Updated: 1 month ago

A Jordanian man responsible for murdering seven Israeli junior high school girls in a 1997 shooting spree will be released from prison after serving a 20-year


Israel’s Ambassador to Jordan warns of government’s instability

03/08/2017 5:59 PM Updated: 1 month ago

All is not well in Jordan, according to the assessment of Israeli Ambassador to Jordan Einat Schlein. In a report Wednesday, Haaretz noted a briefing given


Boris Johnson says Trump brings “opportunity” to solve Israel-Palestinian conflict

03/08/2017 4:20 PM Updated: 1 month ago

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, a man who has been called “Britain’s Donald Trump,” said Wednesday that the Trump administration represents an “opportunity” for progress regarding


Cornell West: Einstein would “turn over in his grave” over Israeli anti-BDS law

03/08/2017 2:33 PM

Cornell West, an American philosopher and activist affiliated with the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, had harsh words regarding a new Israeli law barring entry


Hamas developing new platform accepting Palestinian state within 1967 borders

03/08/2017 12:37 PM

While Palestinian terror group Hamas remains unwilling to recognize Israel as a Jewish state, it has now developed a new outline of its policies which includes


Netanyahu’s fourth round of police questioning interrupted by Trump call

03/07/2017 1:33 PM Updated: 1 month ago

  Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu underwent questioning this week for the fourth time over ongoing investigations into his alleged acceptance of gifts from billionaires Arnon Milchan


More Israeli ultra-Orthodox men study full-time, employment at standstill

03/06/2017 1:56 PM

The number of married Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) students enrolled in yeshiva full-time jumped 15 percent from 2015-2016, according to Israeli Education Ministry figures cited by Haaretz. Conversely,


“Two-state solution is dead,” says Likud MK who doubts Palestinians would vote in unified state

03/06/2017 12:30 PM

“The two-state solution is dead.” This was the message delivered bluntly by Israeli MK Miki Zohar (Likud) in an interview Sunday with Israel’s Channel i24. According


Israeli government moves to decriminalize marijuana use

03/06/2017 11:29 AM Updated: 1 month ago

Following the lead of states in the U.S. as well as many European countries, the decriminalization of marijuana was approved Sunday by the Israeli government.  Politicians


Archaeologists uncover hidden ancient palace underneath site of Jonah’s Tomb

02/28/2017 4:05 PM Updated: 1 month ago

In July 2014, ISIS (the Islamic State) detonated a site in Mosul, Iraq believed to be the tomb of the biblical prophet Jonah. Now that ISIS has


Lawsuit depends on how much champagne Sara Netanyahu can drink

02/28/2017 12:35 PM

The ongoing scandal surrounding Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu and his family will take another turn Tuesday, when the Prime Minister’s wife, Sara Netanyahu, is expected to


Not going down without a fight: Israeli police injured evacuating settlement of Ofra

02/28/2017 10:34 AM Updated: 1 month ago

Settlers and protesters in nine buildings in the West Bank settlement of Ofra were evacuated by Israeli police Tuesday. The buildings have been slated for demolition


Abbas rejections regional peace

02/27/2017 4:52 PM

In an address Monday to the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas rejected regional and “temporary” frameworks for resolving the Israel-Palestinian


Israel retaliates against Hamas rockets with Gaza airstrikes

02/27/2017 11:56 AM

Five military targets were struck in Gaza Monday by the Israeli Air Force in retaliation for Hamas rocket fire.  According to a Reuters report, four people


Over 1000 yeshiva girls protest at Women of the Wall

02/27/2017 11:29 AM

    A monthly prayer service was held at the Western Wall Monday by Women of the Wall, an organization advocating for the right of women


Female combat soldiers in IDF increased 350% in one year

02/26/2017 2:03 PM Updated: 1 month ago

The number of female combat soldiers in the IDF Ground Forces increased 350% between 2015 and 2016, according to an Israel Defense report Thursday. The report