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The Jordanian parliament approving a bill to ban imports of natural gas from Israel on Jan. 19, 2020. Source: Jordanian parliament via Facebook.

Jordanian MPs: UK’s terrorist designation of Hamas an ‘act of aggression’

Dozens of Jordanian parliamentarians on Sunday issued a statement condemning Britain’s plan to designate Hamas in its entirety as a terrorist organization. While Hamas is designated as a terrorist organization by Israel, the United States, Canada,...
A Ben & Jerry's store. Credit: Java Designs/Shutterstock.

Palestinian human-rights activist sues Ben & Jerry’s for stirring ‘hatred’ with boycott

Palestinian human-rights activist Bassem Eid filed a complaint in New York state recently against Ben & Jerry’s over the ice-cream maker’s decision to boycott Israeli territories. Eid filed the complaint last month with New York State’s Division...
Flags of Hezbollah fly during a funeral salute. Credit: Shutterstock.

In unstable Lebanon, Hezbollah’s amassing of force continues

Lebanon, the least stable country in Israel’s environment at this time, is home to Iran’s strongest proxy, Hezbollah, which continues to get stronger despite the many crises plaguing its host country. Lebanon’s multi-faceted dysfunction at...
A Palestinian stands on a truck loaded with bags of cement after entering the southern Gaza Strip from Israel through the Kerem Shalom crossing in Rafah on May 23, 2016. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/ Flash90.

Qatar, Egypt agree to supply fuel, basic building materials to Gaza Strip

Qatar and Egypt have signed agreements “to supply fuel and basic building materials for the Gaza Strip,” Qatar’s Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. Qatar’s Foreign Minister Sultan bin Saad Al Muraikhi made the announcement during...
A Palestinian dragging bags of fruit passes a mural depicting late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Nov. 11, 2021. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90.

Palestinians protest via online campaign over economic situation in Gaza

Palestinian Arab residents of the Gaza Strip have been protesting online in recent days against the Hamas government that rules the coastal enclave, particularly about the economic situation there. According to a report by the...
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Credit: Mohammed Younos/Shutterstock.

Jewish leaders visit Saudi Arabia to assess openness towards Israel, form budding networks

Earlier this month, it was revealed that a group of 15 Republican Jewish leaders from the United States paid a visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in June to try to advance the...
Israel Security Agency Director Ronen Bar leaves his home in Rishpon, Central Israel, Oct. 11, 2021. Photo by Flash90.

Report: New Shin Bet chief met with Abbas in Ramallah

Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) Director Ronen Bar met with Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah last week, Israeli media reported on Tuesday. The focus of the meeting was Hamas’s attempts to increase its...
Ronen Bar, the newly appointed head of the Shin Bet security services, leaves his home in central Israel, Oct. 11, 2021. Photo by Flash90.

Shin Bet chief visits Cairo to discuss regional security matters

Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) Director Ronen Bar headed to Cairo on Sunday at the head of an Israeli delegation to meet with senior Egyptian security officials. The two sides discussed, among other things, tightening...
A delegation that toured California to promote the Abraham Accords meets with Oracle CEO Safra Catz (fifth from left) on Nov. 8, 2021. Credit: Courtesy of Sharaka.

‘People-to-people’ relationships are centerpiece of Abraham Accords’ progress, advocates say

The Abraham Accords garnered headlines in 2020 as landmark normalization deals between the governments of Israel and Arab states. But more than a year later, advocates of the agreements are emphasizing their impact on...
An Israeli Air Force F-35 fighter jet seen during the "Blue Flag", an international aerial training exercise at the Ovda air force base, Southern Israel, November Southern Israel, October 24, 2021. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90

2022: The year Iran’s nuclear program becomes top priority for the Israeli Air Force

The year 2022 is set to be the year that the Israeli Air Forces places its long-range strike capabilities against Iran’s nuclear program sites at the top of its priority list. Recent years have seen...