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Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

The Middle East's most famous olive oil seeks to rebrand itself - Food - Haaretz.com

Now is the time to visit olive presses in the Galilee, where a few growers aim to bring the region’s superlative oil to world prominence

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Elder Of Ziyon - Modern Orthodox Jews apparently make the best negotiators between Israel and Arabs

Blogging about Israel and the Arab world since, oh, forever.

News | Antisemitism Watch

HonestReporting Clarification: Twitter's New Middle East & North Africa 'Editorial Curation Lead' Apologizes for Antisemitic Posts

Given Fadah Jassem's apology, HonestReporting urges her to take a public stand against widespread anti-Jewish racism on Twitter.

Politics | Opinion

Jerusalem Consulate: A Nail in the Coffin of Peace

This may seem like just another diplomatic facility to issue visas, promote trade and take care of US citizens, with no greater consequence than the US consulate in Edinburgh, UK. But it is far more than a mere office for paper-shuffling diplomats. It

News | Iran

IAEA Says Monitoring Iran's Nuclear Program No Longer 'Intact'

The International Atomic Energy Agency says that the watchdog agency no longer has access to monitoring devices keeping track of activity at a key site in Iran.

Miscellaneous | Interesting stories

Massive Byzantine-era winery discovered in Israel

Winepresses, warehouses and kilns were uncovered by archaeologists who believe the winery once produced a fine white wine.

News | News

Iraq Government Issues Arrest Warrants For Iraqi Speakers Who Championed Peace With Israel

As the number of Arab nations in the Middle East deciding to make peace with Israel has escalated due to the Trump administration’s efforts, the Iraqi government is showing they have no desire for peace, issuing warrants for the arrest of arresting two speakers at a conference who urged Iraq to make peace with the Jewish state and threatening the roughly 300 participants at the conference.

News | Israel Around The World

Joint Israel-UAE Mission Rescued Dozens of Afghan Women, Human Rights Activists From Kabul

Afghan evacuees arrive in the United Arab Emirates. Photo: Afra Al Hameli / Twitter screenshot International efforts to rescue vulnerable …

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Afghanistan: US admits Kabul drone strike killed civilians

An inquiry finds the strike, days before the US pullout, killed 10 members of a family - not militants.

Politics | Hamas, Gaza & The Palestinian Authority

A Palestinian Explains Hamas | PragerU

How do we make life better for those who live in Gaza? According to Palestinian political analyst Bassem Eid, we start by recognizing who is really responsible for the suffering that happens there.

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UNPACKED: What does the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan mean for Israel and the Middle East?

UNPACKED: What does the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan mean for Israel and the Middle East?   By Sara Himeles What does the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan mean for Israel and the Middle East? As Americans and the West process the rapid collapse of

Politics | Opinion

Can the West be honest about the Islamist threat?

  It was only two months ago that the US Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, boasted on Twitter about flying a

News | News

SEAL Team 6’s Robert O’Neill Not Surprised at Taliban Takeover of Afghanistan

Seeing Afghanistan fall to the Taliban was not a surprise to a famous Navy SEAL who is often credited with killing Osama Bin Laden.

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Will The Taliban Rule Be Any Different This Time?

The militant group terrorized Afghans and was shunned by the world for its harsh rule from 1996 to 2001. The Taliban are more image conscious now but haven't changed any fundamental principles.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Fall of Afghanistan Shows Israel Must Rely on Itself

An Afghan soldier stands in a military vehicle on a street in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 15, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer A former …

Politics | Debunking Lies

Debunked: Those Maps of 'Palestinian Land Loss' Are Misleading. Here's Why.

If you've spent some time reading about the Arab-Israeli conflict on the internet, you have most likely encountered a series of maps supposedly outlining

History | History

No, Israel was not the aggressor at June 1967

One of the most heated debates in the context of the Six-Day War in June 1967 and perhaps also in the context of the entire Israeli-Arab conflict is the question of what caused this war. According to…

News | News

Taliban Retake Ground As US-NATO Disengages from the Battle Theater

As US and NATO forces continue the task of disengaging from Afghanistan, Taliban fighters took control of another key district, this time...

Politics | "Apartheid" State?

The Baseless Charge that Israel Is an Apartheid State, Again

Advocates of the Israel-apartheid libel hope that their campaign will lead to Israel's eventual replacement with a Palestinian Islamic entity. - The Baseless Charge that Israel Is an Apartheid State, Again

Politics | POLITICS

Netanyahu Blasts Biden on His Way Out of Office

On Sunday, outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blasted Joe Biden and his approach to Iran in his final address to parliament, revealing that the Biden administration wanted him to keep...

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Israel set to swear in government, end Netanyahu's long rule

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is set to swear in a new government on Sunday that will send Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu into the opposition after a record 12 years in office and a political crisis that sparked four elections in two years. 

Politics | Biden Administration/Congress

The Biden Administration's Orwellian Erasing of the 'Abraham Accords'

Imagine being so anti-Trump that you would throw even historic peace agreements between Israel and neighboring Arab nations down the memory hole just because President Donald Trump brokered those deal...

History | History

Here’s THE TRUTH About the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (A Comprehensive History)

Go to https://expressVPN.com/Ben and find out how you can get 3 months of ExpressVPN free!From biblical times to today, Ben takes us through time to explore ...

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu May Be On His Way Out. What Happens Next?

Israeli politicians from the right and left and an Arab party say they've reached an agreement to form a new government that casts out Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. But it's not yet a done deal.

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PODCAST: Antisemitism in the US Is Reaching Dangerous Levels

The best prediction of where we are going as a society is based on accurate, fact-based, and sometimes disturbing history. Shockingly, the American Left is marching down a road Germany did in the 1930s. But will We the People have time to stop it...

Food & Drink | Travel

Ten Things Tourists DON’T like about ISRAEL

10 things travelers DON’T like about Israel. I want you to visit Israel. My whole site is dedicated to encouraging you to do that. However, there are things ...

News | Iran

Report: Facility in Iran Used for Drone Manufacturing Hit by Explosion That Injured Nine, Days After Israel Downs Iranian UAV

Drones are seen during a large-scale drone combat exercise of Army of the Islamic Republic of Iran, in Semnan, Iran …

Miscellaneous | Opinion

The Costly Success of Israel’s Iron Dome

The country’s missile-defense system tells a national story.

Humor | Humor

3 Things I Don’t Understand About the Israel-Palestine Conflict, Plus 5 More I Don’t Understand About Basic Life

I’ve never claimed to be a particularly smart man, but I do try to keep well-informed. The world is a complex place. Truth, lies, right and wrong are rarely clear-cut. With that in mind, here’s three things I don’t understand about the Israel-Palest

News | News

Inside the Battle for Jerusalem

Israel’s bombing of Gaza has killed 213 people and Hamas rockets into Israel have killed 13. The latest violence between Israel and Palestine came after week...

Politics | Debunking Lies

The 3 Biggest Anti-Israel Myths On Social Media, Debunked

With the help of the corporate media, leftist celebrities, and politicians, these three anti-Israel myths have been spreading on social media.

Politics | Opinion

Elder Of Ziyon - What to Answer Anti-Israel Idiots (but it won’t help) (Judean Rose)

If you dare to enter the fray and debate the Israel-haters, some suggested responses to questions.

News | News

U.S. says ready to help Israel, Palestinians if they seek a ceasefire

NEW YORK (Reuters) -The United States told the United Nations Security Council on Sunday it has made clear to Israel, the Palestinians and others that it is ready to offer support "should the parties seek a ceasefire" to end the worsening violence between

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Why Isn't There a Palestinian State?

Why don't the Palestinians have their own country? Is it the fault of Israel? Of the Palestinians? Of both parties? David Brog, Executive Director of the Maccabee Task Force, shares the surprising answers. Read David Brog's book, "Reclaiming Israel's Hist

Politics | Opinion

Progressivism's Moral Atrocity in the Middle East

If you spent the last several years ignoring events in the Middle East and you’re just now tuning in, the images on your television screen might suggest to

Politics | Opinion

Israel: Until we assert ourselves, projecting actual power and deterrence, we will be picked apart

We live with a functional absurdity, in which the most powerful army in the world hamstrings itself irrationally. Op-ed.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Understanding the Sheikh Jarrah Property Dispute

The entrance to the Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah. Photo: Tamar Hayardeni/Wikimedia. JNS.org – The current dispute in Jerusalem’s Sheikh …

Politics | Opinion

When Will it End? When They Pave Gaza and They Put Up A Parking Lot (Judean Rose)

What is the ultimate solution to the rockets on Israel from Gaza?

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Hamas fires rockets into Israel as tensions in Jerusalem boil over

The violence comes on Jerusalem Day, the anniversary of Israel's capture of the city in the 1967 Six-Day War.

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Thirty-Five Fires in Israel’s South as Gaza Terrorists Launch Incendiary Balloons

A part of a wheat field goes in flames after Palestinians in Gaza sent incendiary balloons over the border near …

Politics | "Apartheid" State?

Israel Is Not An Apartheid State

HRW’s exploitation of the apartheid image in the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a cynical appropriation of the suffering of the victims of the actual apartheid regime.

History | History

INTO THE FRAY: When did Palestine become Palestine?

The Palestinian Arabs’ claim for sovereignty over what they now insist is their long yearned-for homeland arose only after 1967—i.e. when it came under Jewish administration.

Politics | Opinion

Biden Just Threw Israeli-Palestinian Peace Under the Bus | Opinion

At a time when the Abraham Accords finally mark acceptance by some Arabs of Israel's belonging and permanence in the region, the Biden administration is refinancing an agency that provides

News | Iran

You Will Cheer When You Learn How Israel Crippled Iran's Nuclear Program

Israel's alleged attack on the Iranian nuclear facility at Natanz hit an electrical substation about 150 feet underground, severely damaging it.

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The Islamofascist Dismissal of Male Culpability in Sexual Assault

In a statement that elicited anger among several communities throughout his country, Pakistan’s prime minister appeared to blame how some...

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Iran Attempts to Implicate Israel in Explosion that Targeted IRGC-Linked Spy Ship

An explosion aboard an Iranian-flagged ship in the Red Sea that many suspect serves as an intelligence-gathering operation for Iran’s...

Politics | POLITICS

USAID Failed to Ensure Palestinian Aid Dollars Kept from Terrorists, GAO Says

The United States Agency for International Development is downplaying the significance of a recent government oversight report highlighting the agency’s failure to ensure that taxpayer aid dollars sent to the Palestinian government did not ultimately make

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The Reason the Maritime Traffic Jam at the Suez Canal Has Daunting Ramifications

A Japanese-owned cargo ship, the Ever Given – which is lodged immobile in the Suez Canal, is causing an economic crisis in shipping as a...

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Israel to Deploy New Laser, GPS-Guided Mortar Shell

The Israel Defense Forces are set to deploy a newly developed laser-guided mortar artillery round after a wildly successful testing phase...

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Rami Dabbas – The main conflict in the Middle East is no longer between the Arabs and Iran.

Rami Dabbas – The main conflict in the Middle East is no longer between the Arabs and Iran. While the Arab world was the political heart of the Middle East, non-Arab powers now play a major role in the region. For a long time, the main conflict in t

Politics | BDS

BDS groups from US and Europe team up with Iran and Hamas against Israel - The Jerusalem Post

Over 60 organizations took part in the Gaza event, organized by The Global Campaign to Return to Palestine, a broad network including many BDS groups.

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Bipartisan Group Seeks to Strip Biden of War Powers

A bipartisan group of US Senators, upset about the President’s unilateral move to use of force in Syria, introduced legislation that...

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Report: Obama offered Syria an Israeli withdrawal from Golan Heights

  Just a few months before the Syrian civil war erupted in March of 2011, the Barack Obama administration offered

Politics | Demos

The Deterrent Message Iran Needs to Hear

The Biden administration can’t let the latest Iran-backed attack on American forces in Iraq go unanswered.

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Biden Team Already Talking To Iran About Resuming Nuclear Deal, Possibly In Violation Of Logan Act

President-Elect Joe Biden’s team is reported to have opened up back-channel communications with the Iranian regime regarding the return of

News | News

Jonathan Pollard, Spy for Israel, Gets Hero’s Welcome From Netanyahu: ‘You’re Home’

Mr. Pollard, who gave a range of classified documents to Israel starting in 1984, recently completed his parole. His case was a longstanding irritant to American-Israeli ties.

Politics | Politics

"Intersectionality" includes Palestinian Arabs but not minorities persecuted by Arabs

'Intersectionality' does not include minorities persecuted by Arabs like Yazidi in Iraq, the Copts in Egypt or the Bantus in Somalia. Op-ed

Politics | Opinion

Stop Playing Down the Significance of Morocco and Sudan Normalization Deals

A general view shows an empty street following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Casablanca, Morocco, March 20, …

News | News

Israel’s historic missile test: A message to Iran, Hezbollah, allies - The Jerusalem Post

Today’s warfare is not about hunting down terrorists in buildings or using tanks, it is also about confronting hi-tech missiles and drones

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Israel, Morocco Agree to Normalize Relations in Latest Trump-Brokered Deal

People walk on a street, in Rabat, Morocco. Photo: Nawalbennani via Wikimedia Commons. Israel and Morocco agreed on Thursday to …

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Banner Over Busy Tehran Street Reads, ‘Thank You, Mossad’

An Israeli flag draped over a sign in Tehran that reads: “Thank you, Mossad.” Photo: Twitter. JNS.org – In what …

News | Iran

Joe Biden’s Dream of a Worse Iran Nuclear Deal

This hasn’t been anyone’s year. But for the theocratic Iranian regime, it couldn’t have gone any worse.

News | Iran

Joe Biden Does Not Include Israel in Proposed New Iran Deal Negotiations

Joe Biden excluded Israel on Wednesday from the list of countries he said needed to be included in negotiations with Iran.

News | Iran

Why Iran Is Getting the Bomb - Tablet Magazine

The ‘moderates’ staffing the Biden administration will move quickly to cement Barack Obama’s foreign policy legacy, starting with its most obvious failures

News | Iran

Israeli Official to New York Times: World Should Thank Jewish State for Killing Top Iranian Nuclear Scientist

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during the opening ceremony of Iran’s 11th parliament, amid the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, …

Politics | Politics

Let this be a warning to Biden: Iran has been cheating this whole time

Friday’s apparent assassination of the founder of Iran’s nuclear weapons program wasn’t just a setback for the regime’s nuclear ambitions — it was a timely reminder that the Iran nuclear deal was built on Iranian deception from the start.

Politics | Iran

Democrats Erupt After Scientist Behind Iran’s ‘Clandestine Nuclear Ambitions’ Is Killed

Democrats lashed out on Friday in response to the news that the scientist who was at the center of Iran's clandestine nuclear ambitions had been killed in

Politics | Opinion

How Trump can expose biggest lie in Middle East: Palestinian ‘refugee’ myth

The Trump administration may be on its way out, but it can still ­advance American interests between now and January.

Politics | Hamas, Gaza & The Palestinian Authority

Palestinian Authority Prisoners Official Told the New York Times ‘Pay to Slay’ Would Be Changed, Then Denied It in Arabic

Palestinians protest against an Israeli decision to trim funds over prisoner stipends, in Hebron in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, February …

Sports | Cycling

Purim B7MX jam ISRAEL

Annual bmx jam in be'er sheva thanks to the locals of the south, Nightrider and BSD.

Politics | BDS

Pompeo: US to take action against BDS movement

  The US government will take action against the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement and groups that support it, US

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Elder Of Ziyon - What was Joe Biden's role in pushing UNSC 2234?

Blogging about Israel and the Arab world since, oh, forever.

News | Iran

Iran Finishes Moving First Batch of Advanced Centrifuges Underground

A satellite image shows Iran’s Natanz Nuclear Facility, in Isfahan, Iran, Oct. 21, 2020. Photo: Maxar Technologies / Handout via …

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Biden's history signals problems for Israel - Opeds

We smile, but we have to face facts: Biden boycotted Netanyahu's speech in Congress, Kamala's chief of staff said AIPAC was racist. Op-ed.

Politics | Leftists & Antisemitism

A Biden Presidency: Your Tax Dollars for Palestinian Jihad

70 years of failed policies followed by four of actual progress toward peace, and a Biden/Harris presidency would be a full return to those failed policies.

Politics | Trump Politics

Trumpism: Then, Now—and in the Future? - American Greatness

What was, is, and will be the Trump agenda? Against all odds, what elected Trump in 2016 was a recalibration of American foreign and domestic policy—and the art of politicking itself.

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Rami Dabbas - The Middle East is Fundamentally Changed

Rami Dabbas – The Middle East is Fundamentally Changed Fundamental changes are taking place in the Middle East that will ultimately redraw the diplomatic map of the region, including the vital Persian Gulf. The concept of an “Arab-Israeli conflict

Politics | Politics

U.S.-Israeli delegation secretly visits Sudan - Axios

It set the stage for a possible announcement on "ending the state of belligerence" between the countries.

News | News

Jack Cohen - Arab Support for Palestinians Wanes

Jack Cohen – Arab Support for Palestinians Wanes Among the many reasons for the normalization/peace agreements between Israel and the UAE and Bahrain are the following: 1. The Iranian threat: Shia Iran threatens the existence of the Sunni Arab State

Politics | Leftists & Antisemitism

What binds the radical US Left is hatred for both Israel and the USA

In the USA - and outside its borders - people are becoming increasingly familiar with an explosive grassroots movement, #WalkAway. Op-ed.

Humor | Humor

U.S. Military Considers Dropping Gender Reveal Bombs in Middle East

The Department of Defense began compiling a report this week aimed at assessing the viability of gender reveal “bombs” as effective weapons.

News | News

Arab funding for Palestinian Authority down 85% in 2020

Arab aid for the Palestinian Authority plummeted by 85% in 2020, the New Arab reported Wednesday. According to the report,

Politics | Donald Trump

Trump's Middle East Peace Deals Continue to Pay Dividends

We’re all used to seeing protesters hit the bricks when war breaks out. War is bad. It’s often unwise, or the end reached after a series of unfortunate events and poor choices. War is violent and kills people and gets things broken. It’s the kind of thing people tend to protest.

News | News

Jack Cohen - Paradigm Shift in the Middle East

Jack Cohen – Paradigm Shift in the Middle East The Trump Administration is in the process of selling F-35 fighter jets to the UAE. Until now, Israel has been the only country in the Middle East which has received these advanced jets. This is because

Politics | Politics

Morning Greatness: Media Frets About Maskless Abraham Accords Signing

Good Wednesday morning. Here is what’s on the president’s agenda today: The president participates in a High Holy Days Call with Jewish Leaders President Trump has lunch with the Vice President The president delivers remarks at National Republican Congres

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Marking 'dawn of new Middle East,' Israel signs historic deals with UAE, Bahrain | The Times of Israel

Trump speaks of 'changing course of history,' Netanyahu hopes for end to Arab-Israeli conflict 'once and for all,' while Gulf FMs pledge commitment to Palestinian cause

Music | Music

The Astroglides on Israeli National TV האסטרוגליידס בתוצרת הארץ

This a segment of a show that was broadcast on Israeli National TV in the early 2000s. We (The Astroglides) were approached by the TV producers through our l...

Sports | Mat surfing

Anchor Point Morocco

Ari Browne and friends have some fun matting Anchor Point in Morocco. Shot in and around Taghazout area.

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Israel's anti-government protests deepen Netanyahu's problems | DW | 20.07.2020

Thousands of Israelis have been taking to the streets to protest the government’s handling of the coronavirus crisis. Now, as Israel grapples with a second wave, Prime Minister Netanyahu is under increasing pressure.

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Tinder, Sailor, Hooker, Pimp: The U.S. Navy’s sex trafficking scandal in Bahrain

NCIS probes revealed evidence that U.S. sailors were housing prostitutes in their apartments, seizing the women’s passports and taking a cut of their earnings ― profiting from the sex trade that services shipmates in Bahrain.

Politics | Politics

Iran is increasingly promoting antisemitic Houthi leader from Yemen

Iran’s role in Yemen gives it the ability to project power into the Red Sea and the Bab al-Mandab Strait.

Sports | Cycling

Into the Rift : The Story of the PEdALED Atlas Mountain Race

After the film, tune into the Q&A get the inside scoop from top riders, the race director and the filmmaker. Follow the link to the Zoom call here: https://u...

Sports | Cycling

Israel Is My Playground - Fabio Wibmer

Thanks to Visit Israel for inviting me to this incredible country! Check out https://goisrael.com and https://youtube.com/user/goisraelofficial to get more i...

Politics | Israel

14 pro-Iranian militiamen killed in airstrikes in Syria - Defense/Security

Israel 'likely' behind airstrikes on pro-Iranian militias in Syria, observer group says, after 14 fighters killed in strikes.

Politics | Politics

A Clear Win: Israel Has Decided

Based on the early results, which point to Benjamin Netanyahu as the big winner in these elections, statements saying he

Politics | Iran

How Iran’s regime spread coronavirus to the Middle East

Iran has known for five days that there were likely more cases concentrated in the holy city of Qom, where religious pilgrims gather.

News | News

Barry Shaw - Basic Middle East Facts.

Barry Shaw – Basic Middle East Facts. How Middle East realities reflect the abnormal behavior of the Palestinians. The Middle East is characterized by the following 14-century-old intra-Muslim features: no intra-Muslim peaceful coexistence, unpredic

Politics | Leftists & Antisemitism

Saudi Arabia Is Now More Pro-Israel Than the Democratic Party

For decades, Saudi Arabia — a territorially expansive nation and home to Islamic holy cities Mecca and Medina — represented a symbolic epicenter of the

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Newly-Unveiled Trump Peace Plan Envisions Palestinian State With East Jerusalem Capital

US President Donald Trump points past Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as they discuss a Middle East peace plan proposal …

Sports | Surfing/SUPing

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How Al Jazeera is Avoiding Registering as a Foreign Agent

The international media conglomerate Al Jazeera has long operated as a Qatari publicity agent, producing content that consistently reflects the emirate's pro-Islamist, anti-American outlook. But when the U.S. Justice Department, spurred on by Russian

Sports | Cycling

The 2019 Edition of Migdal Epic Israel

Georg Egger / Maximilian Brandl and Haley Smith / Catharine Pendrel crowned the Men’s and Women’s overall winners of Migdal Epic Israel 2019 - https://bttlob...

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Amid Anti-Regime Protests, Iranians Repeatedly Continue To Refuse to Trample American, Israeli Flags

Photo purportedly showing mosque attendees in Ahvaz, Iran refusing to place their shoes on American and Israeli flags. Photo: @the_boss1396 …

News | International News

Social Media Video Shows Iranian University Students Refusing to Trample American, Israeli Flags

Iranian university students refusing to trample American and Israeli flags. Photo: Twitter screenshot. Video emerged on Sunday of students at …

Politics | Iran

Iran Opens Fire On Demonstrators. Protesters Chant: ‘Our Enemy Is Right Here; They Lie To Us That It’s America’ |

The Iranian government opened fire with live ammunition against demonstrators who were protesting the Islamic regime for shooting down a Ukrainian passenger plane last week and lying about it for days. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), which i

Politics | Iran

U.S. Forces Followed Soleimani On Road During Airstrike, Reveal What They Found On Him | The Daily Wire

U.S. Special Operations forces were only a few hundred yards behind Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force (IRGC-QF) commander Qasem Soleimani last week when an American Reaper drone shot a hellfire missile at his vehicle, killing him, as he and oth

News | The News

BREAKING: Video Appears To Show Missile Hitting Passenger Plane In Iran

Video obtained and verified by The New York Times on Thursday appears to show an Iranian missile hitting a plane near Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran, the same area where a Ukrainian passenger plane went down earlier this week. “A smal

Miscellaneous | Interesting

What Is the Middle East In the Middle Of Anymore?

Since World War II, the United States has been involved in a series of crises and wars in the Middle East on the premise of protecting U.S., Western, or global interests, or purportedly all three combined. Since antiquity, the Middle East has been the hub

Politics | Iran

Petraeus on Soleimani Airstrike: 'This is Bigger Than Bin Laden' and Baghdadi's Death

Former CIA Director David Petraeus characterized the U.S. drone airstrike that killed Iran's top military commander, Qassem Soleimani, as "bigger" than the raid that killed former Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the

Politics | Politics

BREAKING: Thousands Of Terrorist Supporters Storm U.S. Embassy In Baghdad After U.S. Strikes Kill Dozens Of Terrorists

Thousands of terrorists’ supporters stormed the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday after the U.S. killed dozens of terrorists from an Iranian-backed terrorist organization earlier this week. The terrorist supporters who attacked the U.S. Embassy did so in

News | News

Inside Rawabi: A new West Bank city built by a Palestinian for Palestinians

For the first time in over a thousand years, a new, planned Palestinian city is rising. Bill Whitaker reports from the West Bank on Rawabi.

Politics | Iran

‘Unprecedented’: Iran Kills Hundreds Of Unarmed Protesters, Quran Expert Warns It May Kill Thousands In Crackdown | The

A brutal crackdown by the Iranian government has left at least 180 demonstrators dead after they participated in protests that were initially sparked by an unexpected increase in fuel prices. “Altogether, from 180 to 450 people, and possibly more, w

Politics | Media Watch

Palestinian Terrorist Killed In Israeli Airstrike. AFP Calls Him Simply 'Palestinian.'

A Palestinian terrorist leader was killed in an Israeli airstrike Tuesday morning, yet the Agence France-Presse referred to him simply as a “Palestinian.” In a tweet thread announcing  the death of Baha Abu al-Ata, a senior leader of the militant group Pa

News | News

Victor Rosenthal - Keeping Our Honor in the Middle East

Victor Rosenthal – Keeping Our Honor in the Middle East What I’m about to write will probably be off-putting, even offensive to some Western readers. But it’s a subject that is extremely relevant to life in much of the rest of the world, especia

Sports | Surfing/SUPing

Paddle Boarding Israel | Supconnect.com

I bet you never thought of Israel as a great destination for SUP, surf, windsurf and kite! You’ll be surprised to discover in this article the wide va...

News | Israel/Jewish Community

Netanyahu Promises Aid To Kurds. Miss Iraq: That's Why I Stand With Israel

On Thursday, Sarai Idan, who was Miss Iraq, lauded Israel for its commitment to help the Kurdish people in the face of what Turkish dictator Recip Erdogan’s brutal assault on them. Israeli prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tweeted Thursday morning, “Israe

Politics | Other Politics

'POTUS went rogue': Trump's Syria move blindsides national security leaders - POLITICO

The White House’s announcement that U.S. forces are pulling back from northeastern Syria to allow a Turkish offensive there took the Pentagon and the government’s Syria point man by surprise ⁠— and the decision defied the current thinking of President Donald Trump's national security leaders.

News | ISRAEL NEWS

Netanyahu Seeking United Right-Religious Bloc for Coalition Talks | Jewish & Israel News

Laborers work on hanging up a Likud election campaign banner depicting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with his party candidates, …

Sports | Cycling

Gravel Adventure in the North of Israel

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New Study: Palestinian Educational Materials Even More Radical Than Before, Celebrate Jihad and Terrorism, Delegitimize Israel

Palestinian schoolchildren sit inside a classroom at an UNRWA-run school, on the first day of a new school year, in …

Sports | Cycling

Documentary Epic Israel 2018 | The Ultimate Holy Land Mountain Bike Challenge

This is the 6th Ford Epic Israel powered by Trek and the first time it's taken place in the Jerusalem hills. Around 600 riders started the race at Ya'arim Ho...

Politics | The "Squad"

Palestinian Authority Cracks Down On LGBT Group; Ilhan Omar Responds By Bashing Israel | Daily Wire

Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar (MN) responded to the news that the Palestinian Authority is cracking down on LGBT groups on Monday by, once again, condemning Israel.

News | ISRAEL NEWS

Antisemite Linda Sarsour Falsely Implies Israel Banned Tlaib and Omar Because They Are Muslim | Israellycool

Linda Sarsour is yet again trying to exploit the situation to stoke the flames of hatred by claiming our decision was motivated by anti-Muslim/palestinian bigotry

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Israel Bars Entry to Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib. Rightfully So.

Israel was absolutely right to bar entry to US congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib.

News | ISRAEL NEWS

An Israeli Victory Is Necessary if Peace Is to Be Achieved

Palestinians gather near the Israel-Gaza Strip border fence, east of Gaza City, May 15, 2019. Photo: Reuters / Mohammed Salem. …

News | ISRAEL NEWS

IDF Discovers Another Hamas Attack Tunnel Under Israel-Gaza Border

A Hamas attack tunnel discovered under the Israel-Gaza Strip border, July 8, 2019. Photo: IDF. Another attack tunnel was discovered …

Politics | Iran

Victor Davis Hanson: We Hold All the Cards in the Showdown with Iran

In May 2018, the Donald Trump Administration withdrew the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran, popularly known as the Iran nuclear deal.The United States then ramped up sanctions on the Iranian theocracy to try to ensure th

History | History

The silence about black slavery in the Arab world | David Meir

In recent years, there has been a surge of interest in the US about a demand by certain black organizations (like Black Lives Matter) for a financial compensation by the “white” people for slavery.

Politics | Politics

To Avoid War With Iran, Democrats and Europe Should Support Trump - Bloomberg

The regime’s leaders are the only ones who should be made to answer for Iran’s campaign of terror.

News | Israel/Jewish Community

Why Jared Kushner Is Right: Palestinians Do Not Deserve A State.

White House senior adviser and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner, who is helping the president devise and (one expects) eventually unveil his much-ballyhooed "deal of the century

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Israel News: It's a weird world when the only person really trying to help Palestinians is Jared Kushner

It's fascinating that the two state solution is such a dogma to so many that Jared Kushner saying that we should prioritize the actual human rights and dignity of Palestinians before we figure out the political parameters of a solution is mercilessly criticized.