Middle East


Building dedicated by U.S. ambassador to Israel nominee built on privately owned Palestinian land

02/16/2017 8:29 AM

A building in the West Bank settlement of Beit El dedicated by David Friedman, President Donald Trump’s nominee for ambassador to Israel, was built on privately


As Middle East deals with refugee crisis, Dubai looks toward more space…on Mars

02/15/2017 5:19 PM

While most of the world is caught up in the turmoil of the Middle East refugee crisis, fears of terrorism, and the administration of a wild


Minister says Netanyahu will push Trump for Palestinian state…in Egypt

02/14/2017 11:42 AM

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu will suggest the possibility of creating a Palestinian state in Gaza and the Sinai Peninsula during his meeting Wednesday with President Donald


Israeli official’s faux-pas scares NFL players out of PR trip after feeling ‘used’

02/13/2017 4:03 PM Updated: 2 months ago

A planned public relations visit to Israel by top NFL players has gone awry after a faux-pas by Public Security, Strategic Affairs, and Information Minister Gilad


Rivlin supports West Bank annexation: “Zion is entirely ours”

02/13/2017 2:46 PM

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin voiced support Monday for a full annexation by Israel of the West Bank, though he qualified his statement by saying that West


Meet the new Hamas boss, scarier than the old Hamas boss

02/13/2017 2:03 PM

  Yahya Sanwar, the newly elected leader of Hamas in the Gaza Strip, is an extremist even by the Palestinian terror group’s standards, according to Palestinian


Trump wanted to move U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem at “12:01” on Inauguration Day

02/13/2017 12:06 PM Updated: 2 months ago

During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump curried favor with Jewish voters by pledging to relocate the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. The promise was one


Germany cancels summit with Israel after passage of settlements law

02/13/2017 11:21 AM

A joint summit between the Israeli and German governments has been cancelled by German chancellor Angela Merkel, reportedly in response to the Knesset’s passage last week


(Video) “Death to Trump” chant huge crowds on anniversary of Iranian revolution

02/10/2017 3:19 PM

Israeli right pressure Netanyahu to drop two-state solution in Trump talk

02/10/2017 10:03 AM Updated: 2 months ago

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu is facing pressure ahead of his meeting next week with U.S. President Donald Trump to reject a two-state solution and encourage support for


CIA analysts warn Trump not to label Muslim Brotherhood as terrorist group

02/09/2017 6:11 PM

The Trump administration’s reported plan to designate the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group is encountering push-back from the CIA analysts, who have warned that the label


Archaeologists to excavate Ark of the Covenant site

02/09/2017 5:03 PM Updated: 2 months ago

After recently finding a new cave believed to have contained the Dead Sea Scrolls, archaeologists have now set their sights on unearthing more info about the site


Evicted residents of Amona choose new unauthorized outpost as home

02/09/2017 3:40 PM Updated: 2 months ago

Residents of Amona, the West Bank settlement forcibly evacuated by the Israeli government this month, are relocating to another unauthorized outpost, according to a Times of


Israel Immigration Authority apologizes after detaining NGO leader

02/09/2017 11:33 AM Updated: 2 months ago

Jennifer Gorovitz, the vice president of the non-profit organization The New Israel Fund, received an apology Thursday from the head of Israel’s Immigration Authority after being


Israeli yeshivas targeted for de-funding after protesting draft

02/09/2017 9:10 AM Updated: 2 months ago

Israel Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman vowed Wednesday to take action against Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) yeshivas for rioting in protest against a military draft. Israel’s compulsory military service


Feinstein says Israeli settlements bill dooms two-state solution

02/08/2017 5:25 PM

Israel’s just-passed “Regularization Bill,” which retroactively legalized Israeli settlements built on privately-owned Palestinian land, came under fire Wednesday from Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). In a statement,


Israel uncovers cash smuggling operation by Hamas, Islamic Jihad

02/08/2017 1:47 PM

A joint operation by Hamas and Islamic Jihad transferring cash from the Gaza Strip to West Bank operatives has been uncovered by Shin Bet, Israel’s Security


Report: Jordan behind Trump’s sudden Israel shift

02/08/2017 1:27 PM Updated: 2 months ago

The White House’s press release last week, which stated that further Israeli settlement construction “may not be helpful” to the peace process, caught many off-guard, as


Trump administration may designate Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group

02/08/2017 11:34 AM

The Trump administration is weighing the possibility of designating the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization, the New York Times reported Tuesday. The Muslim Brotherhood


Rudy Giuliani, Elaine Chao among dozens of U.S. pols paid by Iranian terror group

02/06/2017 6:07 PM Updated: 2 months ago

  Elaine Chao, who was confirmed this week as the Trump administration’s Transportation secretary, received $50,000 in 2015 for a speech to an Iranian exile group