Middle East

US and Israel to form team to discuss Palestinian consulate

US and Israel to form team to discuss Palestinian consulate

Israeli officials say team will hold discreet negotiations on the reopening of the US Consulate for Palestinian Arabs in Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/10/2021 06:02
Drones and rockets fired at military outpost in southern Syria

Drones and rockets fired at military outpost in southern Syria

Al-Tanf military outpost hit in a coordinated attack. No US troops stationed there injured or killed.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/10/2021 03:35
UAE to participate in next Israeli moon landing

UAE to participate in next Israeli moon landing

Israel, UAE to embark on joint space exploration plan to land Beresheet 2 spacecraft on the moon.Ron Kampeas/JTA, 20/10/2021 22:18
Biden working to add Saudi Arabia to Abraham Accords

Biden working to add Saudi Arabia to Abraham Accords

Biden administration working with Saudi Arabia on normalization of ties with Israel, USA concludes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/10/2021 13:22
IAEA chief to visit Iran before the end of November

IAEA chief to visit Iran before the end of November

IAEA chief Rafael Grossi says he intends to visit Tehran “soon” to discuss specific concerns about Iran’s nuclear program.Elad Benari, 20/10/2021 06:04
PA warns against continued construction in 'settlements'

PA warns against continued construction in 'settlements'

Fatah leadership warns of violence if Israeli construction in Judea and Samaria continues.Dalit Halevi, 20/10/2021 04:28
Bennett receives invitation to make official visit to UAE

Bennett receives invitation to make official visit to UAE

PM Bennett meets UAE, Bahraini Ambassadors to Israel at Prime Minister's Residence in Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/10/2021 15:23
Iran steps up cyber war against Israel - using models

Iran steps up cyber war against Israel - using models

Report: Hundreds of social media accounts using photographs of models to pose as Israeli women are part of bid to sow division in Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/10/2021 14:49
Israeli Minister: Qatar, Tunisia, Oman and Malaysia may join Abraham Accords

Israeli Minister: Qatar, Tunisia, Oman and Malaysia may join Abraham Accords

Minister of Regional Cooperation Esawi Frej says in interview that Qatar, Tunisia, Oman and Malaysia may join the Abraham Accords.Elad Benari, 19/10/2021 06:43
Nasrallah: We have 100,000 trained fighters

Nasrallah: We have 100,000 trained fighters

Hezbollah leader: We have prepared our fighters with their diverse weapons to defend our territory, our oil and gas.Elad Benari, 19/10/2021 05:44
Iran's President: US should lift the sanctions

Iran's President: US should lift the sanctions

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi says US should lift the sanctions on his country to prove it is serious about restarting nuclear talks.Elad Benari, 19/10/2021 04:41
PA disappointed by Biden administration

PA disappointed by Biden administration

PLO leadership disappointed at the slow pace of political activity under the Biden administration.Dalit Halevi, 19/10/2021 04:04
Blinken speaks to Emirati, Indian and Israeli Foreign Ministers

Blinken speaks to Emirati, Indian and Israeli Foreign Ministers

Discussion focuses on expanding economic and political cooperation in the Middle East and Asia.Elad Benari, 19/10/2021 03:15
ANALYSIS: Iran’s ‘touch’ is working in Lebanon

ANALYSIS: Iran’s ‘touch’ is working in Lebanon

Hezbollah does everything it can to prevent an investigation into last year's Beirut port explosion.Yochanan Visser, 18/10/2021 18:37
Former Mossad chief: Iran greater risk to Abu Dhabi than to us

Former Mossad chief: Iran greater risk to Abu Dhabi than to us

Iran seeking to undermine neighboring Arab regimes, not just Israel, former Mossad chief Yossi Cohen says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/10/2021 12:06
Bennett to ask Putin to press Iran to remove forces from Israeli border

Bennett to ask Putin to press Iran to remove forces from Israeli border

PM to urge Putin to press Iran to remove forces from Israeli border, allow Israel freedom of action against Iranian nuclear program.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/10/2021 10:09
US proposes sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey

US proposes sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey

Erdogan says the United States had proposed the sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey in return for its investment in the F-35 program.Elad Benari, 18/10/2021 06:33
Hamas sentences two men to death for collaboration with Israel

Hamas sentences two men to death for collaboration with Israel

Hamas regularly claims to have captured “Israeli spies”, and many times it tries them and sentences them to death.Elad Benari, 18/10/2021 05:36
Will Iran resume nuclear talks this week?

Will Iran resume nuclear talks this week?

Iranian lawmaker says talks with world powers will resume on Thursday, but EU officials say they cannot confirm it.Elad Benari, 18/10/2021 04:30
PA Mufti warns against harming Al-Aqsa

PA Mufti warns against harming Al-Aqsa

Mufti of "Palestine" says the "occupation" is using violence against Al-Aqsa Mosque.Dalit Halevi, 18/10/2021 04:05
Report: Israel not yet ready to attack Iran

Report: Israel not yet ready to attack Iran

Iran is dragging its feet, the US seems uninterested in taking action - and Israel isn't ready to attack Iran on its own.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/10/2021 10:40
Former governor of Iran's central bank sent to prison

Former governor of Iran's central bank sent to prison

Former governor of Iran's central bank sentenced to 10 years in prison for violating the country's currency system.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/10/2021 06:48
Syria condemns Israel over elimination of senior official

Syria condemns Israel over elimination of senior official

Syria condemns Israel for allegedly killing senior Syrian official who spent 12 years in an Israeli prison.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/10/2021 06:19
Morocco to review cooperation treaties with Israel

Morocco to review cooperation treaties with Israel

Moroccan government to review and ratify two bilateral cooperation treaties signed during Foreign Minister Yair Lapid's visit.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/10/2021 05:35
EU official: Iran not ready to return to talks with world powers

EU official: Iran not ready to return to talks with world powers

Senior EU official says Iran's new negotiating team wants to discuss texts that will be put forward when it meets EU in the next few weeks.Elad Benari, Canada, 15/10/2021 22:33
Afghanistan: At least 32 dead after mosque bombed during Friday prayers

Afghanistan: At least 32 dead after mosque bombed during Friday prayers

Suicide bomber triggers explosion at Shiite mosque in Kandahar, Afghanistan, during Friday services.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/10/2021 16:08
Israeli official: US made clear its opposition to 'settlements'

Israeli official: US made clear its opposition to 'settlements'

Senior Israeli official said the US made clear to Israel its opposition to building on land that Palestinian Arabs want for a future state.Elad Benari, 15/10/2021 06:10
Iran, EU to hold further dialogue on nuclear deal

Iran, EU to hold further dialogue on nuclear deal

Iran and the EU agree to hold further dialogue aimed at resuming talks on 2015 nuclear deal.Elad Benari, 15/10/2021 05:34
Hamas: We will demand release of Marwan Barghouti

Hamas: We will demand release of Marwan Barghouti

Senior Hamas official says that Israel attempted to advance prisoner exchange deal, but its offer was not enough.Dalit Halevi, 15/10/2021 04:35
Gunfire exchanges in streets of Beirut, several wounded

Gunfire exchanges in streets of Beirut, several wounded

Shooting breaks out near protest against Beirut blast investigation committee.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/10/2021 14:32
Blinken: US doesn't support efforts to normalize ties with Syria

Blinken: US doesn't support efforts to normalize ties with Syria

Secretary of State: There will be no efforts to normalize relations with Assad until there is progress in the political process.Elad Benari, 14/10/2021 06:35
France: EU coordinator's visit vital for Iran nuclear deal

France: EU coordinator's visit vital for Iran nuclear deal

France says pending visit to Tehran by the European Union’s coordinator for talks to revive the Iran nuclear deal is vital to its future.Elad Benari, 14/10/2021 05:58
Egypt: 32 men sent to prison for plotting to kill President

Egypt: 32 men sent to prison for plotting to kill President

Egyptian military court upholds life sentences for 32 people accused of plotting to kill President Al-Sisi and former Saudi crown prince.Elad Benari, 14/10/2021 05:36
Iran tests anti-missile defenses for 'sensitive' sites

Iran tests anti-missile defenses for 'sensitive' sites

Iranian military claims it successfully tested anti-missile defenses during war games in central Iran.Elad Benari, 14/10/2021 04:01
Algeria claims it foiled attack aided by 'Zionist entity'

Algeria claims it foiled attack aided by 'Zionist entity'

Algerian security forces say they foiled a plot to carry out an armed attack by separatists aided by Israel.Elad Benari, 14/10/2021 03:34
Is Israel closing in on Iran?

Is Israel closing in on Iran?

Israel is continuing operations inside Iran and now reportedly has a presence in countries bordering the Islamic Republic.Yochanan Visser, 13/10/2021 21:03
Report: Iranian VP threatens to hold Iran's 10,000 Jews hostage

Report: Iranian VP threatens to hold Iran's 10,000 Jews hostage

Iranian Vice President for Economic Affairs Mohsen Rezaee says Iran will treat country's Jews differently in warning against Israeli attack.Gary Willig, 13/10/2021 16:07
US pushing Israel to allow opening of consulate for PA in Jerusalem

US pushing Israel to allow opening of consulate for PA in Jerusalem

US continues to push to reopen consulate for Palestinian Authority in Jerusalem. Nuclear deal with Tehran and the US in discussion.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/10/2021 10:33
US expects another Arab state will join Abraham Accords

US expects another Arab state will join Abraham Accords

US State Department working to bring Sudan and other Arab states into Abraham Accords with Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/10/2021 07:49
Iran arrests 10 on suspicion of spying for 'regional countries'

Iran arrests 10 on suspicion of spying for 'regional countries'

Iran says it arrested 10 people who it says are linked to “foreign intelligence services”.Elad Benari, 13/10/2021 06:39
Arrest warrant for former minister in Beirut blast probe

Arrest warrant for former minister in Beirut blast probe

Judge leading probe into massive Beirut port explosion issues arrest warrant for a former Cabinet minister.Ben Ariel, 13/10/2021 06:14
EU envoy for nuclear talks to visit Tehran

EU envoy for nuclear talks to visit Tehran

Iran says EU envoy coordinating talks on reviving Iran nuclear deal will visit Tehran on Thursday.Elad Benari, 13/10/2021 05:11
US officials: Abraham Accords not a substitute for two-state solution

US officials: Abraham Accords not a substitute for two-state solution

State Department officials say US working to expand Abraham Accords, but they are not a substitute for the "two-state solution".Elad Benari, 13/10/2021 03:06
Libya’s Jewish graveyards were destroyed. They are being rebuilt online.

Libya’s Jewish graveyards were destroyed. They are being rebuilt online.

After Jewish cemeteries in Libya 'obliterated', Libyan Jew creates virtual cemetery.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 12/10/2021 15:02
Nasrallah to Lebanese cabinet: Ask US for sanctions waiver

Nasrallah to Lebanese cabinet: Ask US for sanctions waiver

Hezbollah chief calls on Lebanese cabinet to seek a US sanctions waiver to import Iranian fuel.Elad Benari, 12/10/2021 06:46
PA: Temple Mount belongs only to Muslims

PA: Temple Mount belongs only to Muslims

PA cabinet leader responds to PM Naftali Bennett, who said that a Palestinian state means a "terrorist state".Dalit Halevi, 12/10/2021 05:10
Palestinian Arabs planning riots in the Qalqilya area

Palestinian Arabs planning riots in the Qalqilya area

Coalition of PA organizations decides to escalate the fight against the IDF and the "settlements".Dalit Halevi, 12/10/2021 02:58
First Jewish wedding held in Bahrain in 52 years

First Jewish wedding held in Bahrain in 52 years

Association of Gulf Jewish communities facilitates ceremony as it continues to build Jewish life in the GCC.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/10/2021 12:48
Iran vows to continue supporting Lebanese 'resistance'

Iran vows to continue supporting Lebanese 'resistance'

Iran is a major backer of Hezbollah and has in recent weeks provided Lebanon with fuel, in violation of US sanctions.Ben Ariel, 11/10/2021 06:20
Report: US pressing Sudan to establish diplomatic ties with Israel

Report: US pressing Sudan to establish diplomatic ties with Israel

Sudan normalized ties with Israel as part of the Abraham Accords, but no steps for full normalization have taken place as of yet.Elad Benari, 11/10/2021 03:59
Jordan’s King vows to stand by Lebanon

Jordan’s King vows to stand by Lebanon

Jordan’s King Abdullah II meets Lebanon's Prime Minister amid ongoing fuel shortage in Lebanon.Elad Benari, 11/10/2021 02:03
PA to Bennett: Occupation is terrorism

PA to Bennett: Occupation is terrorism

Abbas spokesman attacks Bennett's remarks that a Palestinian would become a state of terror.Dalit Halevi, 10/10/2021 23:57
Iranian official announces significant progress towards bomb

Iranian official announces significant progress towards bomb

Iranian official says country has 'more than' 120 kilograms of enriched uranium.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/10/2021 13:09
Report: New details on Mossad's abduction of Iranian general in op to locate Ron Arad

Report: New details on Mossad's abduction of Iranian general in op to locate Ron Arad

Arab paper reports senior Quds Force official was interrogated in Israel before being released in Johannesburg with the Iran embassy number.Nitzan Keidar, 10/10/2021 10:48
Electricity outage in Lebanon as power stations run out of fuel

Electricity outage in Lebanon as power stations run out of fuel

Lebanon’s electricity grid shuts down after the country’s two main power stations run out of fuel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/10/2021 09:13
Fatah official: Israelis are murderers and messengers of instability

Fatah official: Israelis are murderers and messengers of instability

Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki lashes out at Israel: They are messengers of instability, we are messengers of peace.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/10/2021 06:39
Iran and Syria report 'comprehensive developments' in relations

Iran and Syria report 'comprehensive developments' in relations

Iranian Foreign Minister arrives in Damascus, stresses his country's ongoing support for Syria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/10/2021 05:54