How Israel and the Arab World Are Making Peace Without a Peace Deal

It turns out that solving the Palestinian question isn’t essential after all. And the Trump administration, Israel and a few of the Gulf Arabs seem fine with that. Without much fanfare or notice, the first known commercial aircraft from the … Read More

Defense Ministry wants China excluded from Israeli 5G – report

A bar on Chinese firms participating in telecommunications infrastructure has implications for Hutchison’s stake in Partner. The Ministry of Defense recommends against allowing Chinese firms to participate in the construction of 5G mobile telecommunications infrastructure in Israel, Channel 12 News correspondent … Read More

The Constitution Isn’t Suspended Because of Coronavirus

(Pixabay) The city of Newark is cracking down on “coronavirus disinformation,” warning that any “false reporting” — which includes misleading “allegations” on social media — will lead to criminal prosecution. What exactly makes Newark think it has the authority to threaten speech? … Read More

California reopens churches 3 days after Trump threatened to ‘override’ states

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom gave California churches the green light Monday to reopen, three days after President Donald Trump threatened to “override” states that continued to block in-person religious services due to the pandemic. Newsom also was facing pressure from more … Read More

Minister Quits as Britain Boils Over With Rage Against Boris Johnson and His Lockdown-Breaking Aide

There has been an outpouring of public anger after Johnson’s top aide admitted to traveling across the country while he thought he had the virus. REUTERS / Hannah McKay The most serious political crisis that Boris Johnson has faced as British prime minister is … Read More

Venezuela celebrates arrival of Iranian petrol tanker

The first of five Iranian tankers has docked in the South American country. A worker of the Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA waves an Iranian flag as the Iranian-flagged oil tanker Fortune docks at the El Palito refinery in Puerto … Read More

Venezuela attorney general seeks to declare Guaido party ‘terrorist organization’

Venezuelan attorney general Tarek William Saab (pictured January 2020) asked the country’s Supreme Court “to determine if the Voluntad Popular political organization is a terrorist organization” Federico PARRA AFP/File Venezuela’s attorney general on Monday asked the Supreme Court to declare opposition … Read More

Bushfires left estimated 445 dead from smoke and a nation traumatised

An estimated 445 people were killed by exposure to bushfire smoke over the Black Summer fires, while 3340 were admitted to hospital due to heart and lung problems and 1373 people attended emergency departments due to complications with asthma. The … Read More

Earthquake rattles New Zealand for the second time in 48 hours

SYDNEY (Reuters) – A magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck the New Zealand city of Levin, near the country’s capital Wellington, a day after a 5.8 tremor was recorded in the same area, government seismic monitor Geonet said on Tuesday. The epicentre … Read More

Germany wants to end travel warning for 31 European countries: report

BERLIN (Reuters) – The German government wants to end a travel warning for tourist trips to 31 European countries from June 15 if the coronavirus situation allows, magazine Focus on Tuesday cited dpa news agency as reporting. It said a … Read More

Libya stops nearly 400 migrants attempting to cross to Europe: IOM

TUNIS (Reuters) – Libya’s coastguard has stopped nearly 400 migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean in five boats in the past two days, the United Nations migration agency said on Monday. That brings to more than 1,000 the number of … Read More

PM says ‘inalienable right’ to build fence at Evros border

Greece has a right to extend a fence at the border with Turkey in the northeastern region of Evros to avoid a repeat of the tensions last March when thousands of migrants attempted to scale the fence and enter into … Read More

Palestine’s Mahmoud Abbas is threatening the nuclear option

Faced with the threat of illegal annexation, the Palestinian Authority is signaling that it is running out of options. An Israeli activist holds a banner during a protest against the US peace plan for the Middle East, in front of … Read More

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