Israel-Gaza clash leaves 27 dead after 690 rockets fired, 350 airstrikes

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Hundreds of rockets from the Gaza Strip flew into southern Israel over the weekend, sparking one of the most violent conflicts between the two in years. About 690 rockets were fired by Palestinian militants on Saturday alone, leaving four Israelis … Read More

Israeli-Gulf Relations: Will the Détente Deepen or Dry Up?

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Photo: Israel Prime Minister Office Israeli Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu walks together with Sultan Qaboos bin Said in this undated handout provided by the Israel Prime Minister Office, in Oman. Israel GPO/Handout via REUTERS On April 25, the Israeli Ministry … Read More

Syria vows to recover Golan as Trump policy shift draws criticism

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BEIRUT (Reuters) – The Syrian government vowed to take back the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights as its allies and enemies alike condemned U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday for moving to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the territory seized in war. Trump’s … Read More

Sisi: If Jews return to Egypt, We’ll build synagogues

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“President Sisi spoke fondly not only of Egypt’s past vibrant Jewish community, but also said that should there be a resurgence of the Jewish community in Egypt.” If Jews are interested in establishing a Jewish community in Egypt, the government … Read More

Pompeo says ‘confronting Iran’ key to Mideast peace

Front row third from left, United States Vice President Mike Pence, fourth from left, Poland’s President Andrzej Duda, fifth from left, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and sixth from left, United States Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, pose for a … Read More

Pope Francis: reaching out to Muslims

Pope Francis met mufti Rahmi Yaran at Istanbul’s Blue Mosque in November 2014 Pope Francis has made dialogue with Islam a cornerstone of his papacy, which began in 2013, and visited several countries with large Muslim populations. In February he … Read More

Israeli concerns about Chinese weapons in Middle East

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A study published by the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) at Tel Aviv University has reviewed the history of arms deals between China, some Arab countries and Iran. China’s arms exports to the Middle East began in the mid-1970s, and by 2017 it … Read More

Egypt’s SISI: Military Cooperation with Israel at Unprecedented levels

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Egypt invites Hamas leaders for more truce talks Egyptian general apologizes to Israel for stray bullets hitting Nitzana Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in New York . (photo credit: AVI OHAYON – GPO)Military … Read More

Pompeo says US has helped foster cooperation between Israel and Arab states

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‘We have set the conditions in the Middle East where these countries are now working together across multiple fronts,’ top US diplomat tells Fox News US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is interviewed by Fox News on January 3, 2019. … Read More

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