Senate Democrats: Annexation puts Israel’s security, democracy at risk

" would betray our shared democratic values by denying Palestinians’ right to self-determination in a viable, sovereign, independent and contiguous state.” By OMRI NAHMIAS   - The Jerusalem Post WASHINGTON - A group of 18...

Is Israel heading for a second coronavirus wave?

"The numbers are very low, but the numbers were very low when we started this pandemic.” By MAAYAN JAFFE-HOFFMAN, TAMAR BEERI - The  Jerusalem Post Tightfisted testing policies and logistical delays may lead to...

Lebanon PM warns of major food crisis amid virus

Diab’s government is seeking a rescue program from the International Monetary Fund while grappling to deal with the financial crisis that saw the local currency crash Source: Associated Press BEIRUT: Lebanon’s prime minister is warning of...

Abbas Unlikely to End Cooperation with Israel, Hopes His Threats Trigger Mass Riots, Pundit...

by Elizabeth Blade The head of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas said Tuesday that he was "terminating all agreements with Israel and the United States, including security cooperation" over Israel's intention to extend its sovereignty to...

‘Fruitless, Repetitive’: Iran Says New US Sanctions Show Total Inefficiency of Previous Restrictions

The United States has been relentlessly trying to ratchet up pressure on Tehran and force it to abandon its missile programme and agree to tougher nuclear commitments. A fresh round of sanctions targets Iran's...

Netanyahu in the dock: How the first day of the PM’s trial is set...

Sunday’s opening hearing will mark the first time in Israel’s history that a serving prime minister faces criminal charges in court. Here’s what’s expected to take place By Raoul Wootliff With the Jerusalem District Court...

Nasrallah: We are Closer than Ever to Liberation of Jerusalem

Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Wednesday announced that the “liberation of Jerusalem” is nearing. “Today in the year 2020, and despite all the international and regional transformations and all the storms, earthquakes and sedition...

Judge releases BDL director after posting bail

The arrest warrant of Mazen Hamdan was issued last week by Lebanon's Financial Prosecutor Ali Ibrahim who accused him of “manipulating the lira exchange rate.” by Georgi Azar -Source: Annahar BEIRUT: A Lebanese judge has released...

Jumblat: There’s a U.S.-Iran War in Lebanon, Sanctions Won’t Weaken Hizbullah

Progressive Socialist Party chief Walid Jumblat suggested Wednesday that there is an "economic war" between the United States and Iran on "Lebanese soil." Speaking in an English-language interview with the journalist Raghida Dergham, Jumblat revealed...

After U.S. warning, Iran says its navy will still operate in Gulf

DUBAI (Reuters) - The Iranian navy will maintain regular missions in the Gulf, the ISNA news agency reported on Wednesday, a day after the United States warned mariners there to stay away from U.S....

Iran’s Navy to Continue its Activities in Persian Gulf Regardless of US Warning –...

The US Navy has issued a navigational warning, instructing vessels in the Persian Gulf and Arabian Sea to keep a minimal 100-metre distance from US warships, otherwise they will be perceived as a threat. Iran's...

Palestine withdraws from all agreements with Israel and US, says Mahmoud Abbas

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas announced his country will be ceasing all arrangements with Israel and the US in light of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s annexation plans. "The Palestine Liberation Organization and the State of...

Syrian civil war brought to Libya thanks to Russia, Turkey: report

While a ceasefire in Syria has reduced combat between rebels and government forces, mercenaries from the two sides are still fighting in Libya on behalf of their Russian and Turkish backers, AFP reported. Turkey supports...

Iran leader accuses UAE of ‘treachery’ after first direct flight to Israel

Etihad Airways flies 16 tons of aid for Palestinians via Tel Aviv, but Khamenei says Gulf states ‘betray Palestine by supporting Israel,’ calls for armed uprising in West Bank By TOI staff and Agencies...

Mahmoud Abbas: We are no longer abiding by agreements with Israel, US

Abbas said that "starting today, we are also no longer committed to security agreements with Israel," in reference the Oslo Accords (1993), Hebron Agreement (1997) and Wye River Memorandum (1998). By CODY LEVINE  - ...

Biden: Israeli threats of annexation choke off hope of peace

Biden vowed that if elected, he would support the Taylor Force Act while restoring funding to security cooperation with Israel. By OMRI NAHMIAS Former vice president and presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden said on Tuesday...

Hasan: Isolation of Some Areas May be Best Solution

The isolation of some regions “could be the best solution in light of what happened last week” as to the uptick in coronavirus cases, Health Minister Hamad Hasan said on Tuesday. “Commitment to restrictions can...

Etihad makes first known flight between UAE and Israel

Emirati government officials did not respond to multiple requests for comment. Source: Associated Press JERUSALEM: Etihad Airways said Tuesday it would fly aid for the Palestinians amid the coronavirus pandemic into Israel, marking the first known...

Hariri Slams Bassil, Rules Out Trade with Syria

by Naharnet Newsdesk Ex-PM Saad Hariri on Tuesday criticized Free Patriotic Movement chief Jebran Bassil's latest statements and ruled out a restoration of Lebanon's commercial ties with Syria. “We are all Lebanese. Until when will we...

Russian ambassador denies report claiming Iran, Turkey, Russia agreed on removal of Assad

Denying a report on an agreement made by Iran, Russia, and Turkey to remove Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and from power, Russian Ambassador to Iran Levan Dzhagaryan told the Mehr News Agency that the...