After 13 Years as Chancellor, Merkel to Step Down in 2021

With her popularity waning, German Chancellor Angela Merkel will step down from her position and as leader of the right-wing CDU party in 2021, having served 18 years as...

Swastikas, Slurs Daubed on Polish Embassy in Tel Aviv Amid Ongoing Holocaust Bill Row

Polish Prime Minister Mateusza Morawieckiego. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Swastikas and profanities were daubed on the entrance to Poland’s embassy in Israel on Sunday after Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said...

Iran Planning June Oilfield Tender for International Companies

An Iranian oil rig. Iran plans to invite international companies to bid for oilfield development rights in June. Photo: Screenshot. Iran plans to invite international companies to bid for oilfield...

Israel to Enhance Cooperation with Russia in Syria Following Plane Crash

Israel said on Thursday it would not halt strikes on Syria but would do more to “deconflict” them with Russian forces, after Moscow accused it of “irresponsible and unfriendly...

Netanyahu: Not Seeking War With Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday Israel was not seeking war with Iran, one day after unveiling what he said was evidence of a secret Iranian nuclear weapons program. Netanyahu...

American Troops, International Peacekeepers Wounded in Sinai Bomb Blasts

Satellite view of the Egypt's Sinai region, bordering on Israel in the Northeast. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Four American and two international peacekeepers from Fiji were wounded Thursday in two bomb...

Turkey’s Operation in Northern Syria

By Sirwan Kajjo, GATESTONE INSTITUTE The evolving U.S.-Kurdish partnership has alarmed Turkey. Ankara fears that establishing a Kurdish-led entity on its southern borders would empower its restive Kurdish population, particularly...

Netherlands, Switzerland Suspend UNRWA Funding Over Corruption Allegations

The allegations of systematic corruption at the highest levels of UNRWA — the United Nations body dedicated solely to Palestinian refugees and their descendants — proved too much for...

National Security Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Status of Golan Heights

Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) said in a hearing he organized in the House of Representatives on Tuesday that Iran’s growing presence in Syria has bolstered the case for the...

At Town Hall, Sanders Calls Netanyahu Government Racist

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Sen. Bernie Sanders called Israel’s new government “racist,” but also said he is “100 percent pro-Israel.” Sanders, I-Vt., who is Jewish, was one of five...
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