Peace in the Middle East is more than just a dream. For multiple Arab nations and Israel, it’s already something of a reality—or at least close enough for now. That’s the opinion of Dr. Jonathan Spyer, a Middle East expert who told The Mideast Update that secretive relations between Israel, Saudi Arabia and the UnitedContinue Reading »
Friday, 23 June 2017 | Like the majority of their friends who are starting summer vacation, these high school kids will also work, have fun and maybe travel abroad with their families. However, they have another mission that they have taken upon themselves: to defend Israel’s name. “There is a limit to what the governmentContinue Reading »
June 17 marked the World Day to Combat Desertification. In 1994, the United Nations General Assembly designated this day in order to promote public awareness of the issue. What is desertification? Desertification means land degradation in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas as a result of human activity, climate change and various additional factors. AsContinue Reading »
Friday, 16 June 2017 | On June 7, ISIS executed simultaneous terrorist attacks against the Iranian parliament and the tomb of Ayatollah Khomeini—the spiritual and political leader of the 1979 Iranian Revolution. As of this writing, 12 people were killed and dozens more injured in the first major ISIS attack in Iran. This horrible attackContinue Reading »
Monday, 12 June 2017 | All over the world anti-Semites are becoming mainstreamed. It is no longer disqualifying to be outed as a Jew hater. This is especially so if the anti-Semite uses the cover of rabid hatred for the nation-state of the Jewish people. These bigots succeed in becoming accepted — even praised —Continue Reading »
Monday, 29 May 2017 | The most iconic moment of President Donald Trump’s visit to the Middle East was not his “speech on Islam”; it was his visit to the Western Wall in Jerusalem. The Western Wall is a contested space, and that controversy has bled outside Israel’s borders. U.S. Secretary of State Rex TillersonContinue Reading »
Friday, 26 May 2017 | The Palestinian Authority issued payments to terrorists and their families totaling more than $1 billion over a four year period, according to a recent study by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. The sum accounts for seven percent of the PA’s budget and is equivalent to 20 percent of theContinue Reading »
Monday, 22 May 2017 | The IDF’s Judea and Samaria Division has marked the coming month of June as a period in which a new wave of terrorism and unrest in the West Bank [Judea–Samaria] could surface once again with reinvigorated energy. The renewed fear stems from a combination of the Islamic holiday of Ramadan,Continue Reading »
Monday, 22 May 2017 | National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources [Minister] Yuval Steinitz expressed concern on Sunday morning regarding the massive arms deal signed between the United States and Saudi Arabia during US President Donald Trump’s visit to Riyadh. The military sales deal amounts to about $110 billion effective immediately, plus another $350 billionContinue Reading »
Friday, 19 May 2017 | As U.S. President Donald Trump prepares to hold his second meeting with Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem next week, two Palestinian terror groups have announced that the new U.S. administration is planning to “liquidate the Palestinian cause.” The warning by Hamas and Islamic Jihad is directed notContinue Reading »
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