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Is Donald Trump Harming Israel?

US President Donald Trump speaks at a press conference in Tokyo, Japan. Photo: Reuters / Jonathan Ernst. Many of Donald Trump’s Jewish supporters are willing...

Satellite Photos Appear to Confirm Iran-Linked Weapons Depot in Iraq Was Destroyed by Air...

Smoke rises from an explosion at an Iraqi base used by an Iran-backed militia. Photo: screenshot. Satellite photos of a destroyed site at a military...

Israel-US Militaries Conduct Joint Exercise Simulating Potential Ship-Hijacking

  The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, followed by the fast-combat support ship USNS Arctic and the guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze, transit the Strait...

IDF Warns Hamas to Control Islamic Jihad Violence; FM Katz Says Israel Prepared for...

IDF armored personnel carriers are seen in a field in southern Israel, near the border with the Gaza Strip, Nov. 13, 2018. Photo: Reuters...
Syrian Regime Claims Air Defenses Foiled Missile Strike

Syrian Army Opens Corridor for People to Leave Rebel Bastion: State Media

A general view shows Khan Sheikhoun in the southern countryside of Idlib, March 16, 2015. Photo: Reuters / Khalil Ashawi / File. Syrian government forces...

Ghazal’s Success Story: A Day for Celebrations

“I cannot describe my feelings when our exam results were announced. There was a lot of excitement in the room, I was so happy.  I...

‘The Occupation’ — How the EU Discriminates Against Israel

European Union flags in front of the European Commission building in Brussels. Photo: Amio Cajander via Wikimedia Commons. The European Commission, the executive and bureaucratic...

Intel Announces First AI Chip Developed in Israel

Intel Shooting Star Quadcopters. Photo: courtesy of Intel. CTech – Intel unveiled an inference tasks chip for large computing centers on Tuesday at the Hot...

How Will Netflix Portray Israel’s Most Famous Spy?

A detail of the commemorative stamp honoring Eli Cohen issued by the State of Israel in 2000, on the 34th anniversary of his hanging....
Equatorial Guinea: Coup Trial Travesty of Justice

Iran’s Revolution at 40 | Chatham House

Dr Lina Khatib, Head, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham HouseDr Renad Mansour, Research Fellow, Middle East...

Israel, South Korea Finalize Free Trade Deal After Three Years of Talks

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Economy and Industry Minister Eli Cohen meet in Jerusalem with South Korean Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee, Aug. 21,...

Israeli Delegation Visits Chad to Discuss Agricultural, Economic and Technological Ties

  Israeli and Chadian governmental ministries meet to discuss economic development and other forms of cooperation, August 2019. Credit: Israeli Ministry of Agriculture and Rural...

Replicating Hamas Terror, Hezbollah Launches Arson Attack in Israel’s North

  An Israeli firefighter works to extinguish a blaze caused by an incendiary device sent from Gaza into southern Israel on June 27, 2019. Photo:...
Inflation Looms As Gov’t Increases In Taxes

The Role of the Arab States in Israeli-Palestinian Peacemaking

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Inslee Ends Bid for Democrats’ Presidential Nod | Voice of America

OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who made fighting climate change the central theme of his presidential campaign, announced Wednesday night that he was...

The Tlaib/Omar Controversy Reveals the True Nature of BDS

US Reps Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) hold a news conference after Democrats in the US...

Another Gaza Rocket Fired at Israel’s South, No Injuries Reported

An Iron Dome battery fires an interceptor missile as rockets are launched from Gaza toward Israel near the southern city of Sderot, Aug. 9,...

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