Tuesday, 24 November 2020 | What happened: Israeli media reports suggest Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Saudi Arabia on Sunday and met Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The reports emerged after Avi Scharf in Haaretz published aviation tracking data of a private jet that made a rare trip betweenContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 24 November 2020 | The US elections continue to draw the attention of the Iranian leadership and media, which reports on its front pages the election process, its disputed results and implications. Iran’s top religious and political figures have highlighted the damage caused to Iran by the US maximum pressure policy. This has resultedContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 24 November 2020 | Although former [Palestinian Liberation Organization] PLO and [Palestinian Authority] PA Chairman Yasser Arafat signed the Oslo Accords peace agreement with then Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and then Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres in 1993 and later received the Nobel Peace Prize together with the two Israelis, the PA neverContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 24 November 2020 | Centenarians’ genes age slower than expected and show genetic manifestations of aging like septuagenarians, claims a new international study conducted by the University of Haifa published Sunday in the Aging Cell journal. The study, which attempts to uncover the secret to longevity in people aged 100 and over, examined increasesContinue Reading »
Monday, 23 November 2020 | Exactly seven days—minus four hours—elapsed between last week’s rocket fire on Ashdod and the outskirts of Rishon Lezion and the rocket fire on Ashkelon on Saturday night. This time there was no lightning to be seen in the skies of Gaza. And if it was not a tropical storm, meteorContinue Reading »
Monday, 23 November 2020 | With Israel reportedly striking more Iranian targets in Syria over the weekend, Iran’s Foreign Ministry issued another threat against Israel and anyone else interested in disrupting Iranian actions in Israel’s northern neighbor. While simultaneously claiming that Iran’s presence in Syria is merely “advisory,” Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh issuedContinue Reading »
Monday, 23 November 2020 | The six months in which ties were severed between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) may not have resulted in any great security calamity or a resurgence of terrorism, but they were a nightmare for Israeli security officials. On Tuesday, Ramallah announced the renewal of these ties, a bright spotContinue Reading »
Monday, 23 November 2020 | This week, the PA [Palestinian Authority] announced to the world via the New York Times that it will change its policy of rewarding terrorists with salaries based on the length of their prison time (i.e., the severity of the crime) to instead be based on the needs of the individualContinue Reading »
Friday, 20 November 2020 | US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo yesterday wrapped up a highly eventful visit to Israel filled with unprecedented stops, groundbreaking statements and landmark announcements. The US secretary of state’s three-day stop in the Jewish state—part of a 10-day diplomatic journey across Europe and the Middle East—kicked off on Thursday morningContinue Reading »
Friday, 20 November 2020 | After normalizing ties under the US-brokered Abraham Accords, Israel and Bahrain will open reciprocal embassies in each other’s nations by the end of the year, Israel’s foreign minister said Wednesday in a joint statement with his Bahraini counterpart. The announcement was made during Bahraini Foreign Minister Abdullatif al-Zayani’s historic visitContinue Reading »
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