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

Persecution driving Christians out of Middle East – report

Millions uprooted from homes, says UK-commissioned report, with many jailed and killed.  The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, was mentioned in the report for denigrating Christians. Photograph: Reuters Pervasive persecution of Christians, sometimes amounting to genocide, is ongoing in parts … 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

Arab leaders condemn U.S. Recognition of Israeli Golan

Arab leaders pose for the camera, ahead of the 30th Arab Summit in Tunis, Tunisia March 31, 2019. (photo credit: REUTERS) TUNIS – Arab leaders, long divided by regional rivalries, condemned on Sunday a US decision to recognize Israel’s sovereignty … Read More

Analysis Trump’s Golan Declaration: Blessing for Netanyahu, Message to Russia

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The international response is likely to be weak, and returning the Golan isn’t something most Israelis support. The significance is mostly political, and the timing unsurprising. U.S. President Donald Trump (right) and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hug after speaking at … Read More

Israel court orders closure of building at Jerusalem holy site

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The Golden Gate at Al-Aqsa mosque is known as the Temple Mount by Jews. (AFP/File) Waqf religious organization has 60 days to respond to the court’s decision Palestinians entered the site despite it being closed by Israeli forces JERUSALEM: An … Read More

West Bank Attack Raises Tensions as Israeli Elections Approach

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An Israeli security officer standing guard at the site of an attack in the West Bank city of Ariel on Sunday.Credit Credit Jack Guez/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images JERUSALEM — A Palestinian carried out a stabbing and shooting attack in … Read More

ANALYSIS: What’s Behind the Crisis Over the Temple Mount?

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On Tuesday, Israeli police finally decided to close the Temple Mount in Jerusalem after a Muslim terrorist threw a firebomb at a station of the Border Police near the Al-Aqsa Mosque. One police officer was seriously wounded by the firebomb while Muslim … Read More

Russia and the Palestinians send a strong message to US

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The Russian-sponsored Palestinian unity talks in Moscow last week were neither a success nor a failure. Uniting Palestinian factions was not the main objective of the Moscow conference. Instead, the nature of the event, the host country and the clear … Read More

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