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Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas casts his vote at P.A. headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Dec. 3, 2016. Photo by Flash90.

Living in Israel, voting in the PA

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In 1996, Arab residents of eastern Jerusalem, which lies within Israel’s sovereign borders, took part in elections in the Palestinian Authority, thereby smashing a taboo. Israel, under the leadership of Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon...
The flag of Morocco. Credit: Wikipedia.

Israeli, Moroccan students to learn about mutual Jewish history next academic year

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Students in Israel and Morocco will be taught Moroccan Jewish history in school starting next year in a historical collaboration between the education ministries of the two countries, The Jerusalem Post reported. Israeli Education Minister Yoav Gallant...
Palestinian children cheer during an event organized by UNICEF to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, in eastern Jerusalem. 2009. Credit: Mohamar Awad/Flash90.

NGO Monitor: EU funding campaign to trigger UN sanctions against IDF

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Palestinian and international NGOs, funded by European governments and working in tandem with the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), have launched a campaign seeking to trigger U.N. sanctions against the Jewish state,...
A view from Mount Bental, overlooking the border with Syria, in the Golan Heights on Aug. 22, 2020. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Report: Prisoner exchange in works between Syria, Israel

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A prisoner exchange in the works between Israel and Syria was reported on Wednesday by Syrian state media and foreign sources. The release allegedly involves two Syrians who are prisoners in Israel and an Israeli...
Iranian Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alevi (right) sitting next to Iran's Supreme Leader Khamenei. Source: Khamenei.ir.

Despite appearances, Iran’s intelligence minister hasn’t broken ranks

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Iran’s Tasnim news agency (affiliated with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps) has strongly criticized Iranian Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi over his remarks in a television interview regarding the future of Iran’s nuclear program and the investigation...
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Dec. 25, 2017. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Report: Iran behind plot to attack UAE embassies in Africa

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Iran was behind a recently foiled plot to attack embassies of the United Arab Emirates in Ethiopia and Sudan, The New York Times reported on Monday. The paper quoted Israeli and Western intelligence sources who said the plot...
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Credit: Kremlin.ru via Wikimedia Commons.

Turkey invests $10 million in Jenin construction project

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Turkey has invested $10 million in a new industrial zone currently under construction in the Palestinian city of Jenin. The move is a significant step for Turkey, which normally invests in the Gaza Strip...
Joint Arab List head Ayman Odeh speaks to the media at party headquarters on election night in the Arab city of Shfar'am, March 2, 2020. Photo by David Cohen/Flash90.

Report: Joint Arab List leader Ayman Odeh receives funds from PLO

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The leader of the Knesset’s Joint Arab List, Ayman Odeh, received payments from a senior Palestinian Authority official, Israel’s Channel 20 reported on Sunday. According to the report, the transfer of cash took place when Odeh visited...
Iranian Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Iranian intelligence minister: Israel did not kill Mohsen Fakhrizadeh

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Iranian Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said on Sunday that despite multiple claims to the contrary by the regime, top Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was not assassinated by Israel, but rather by a former...
Reza Pahlavi. Credit: Gage Skidmore via Wikipedia.

The ayatollah-led regime will soon fall, says Iran’s exiled crown prince

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Israel and Iran are archenemies; that is a simple fact of the modern Middle East. So much so that is it easy to forget that this was not always the case. In fact, Iran...