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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu attends the Munich Security Conference, on Feb. 19, 2017. Photo: Preiss/MSC via Wikimedia Commons.

Report: Turkey warns Israel will cross a ‘red line’ with sovereignty move

Israel’s plan to extend its sovereignty to the Jordan Valley, and parts of Judea and Samaria, will “destroy all hopes” for lasting peace in the Middle East, Turkey’s top diplomat said on Wednesday. “If the...
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah speaking during a televised address marking the 21st anniversary of Israel's withdrawal from Southern Lebanon on May 25, 2021. Source: Screenshot.

Pale and coughing, Hezbollah leader says Jerusalem holy sites will spark regional war

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said on Tuesday that any violations of Jerusalem and sites holy to Muslims would spark a regional war. Speaking publicly for the first time since the ceasefire ending the 11-day war...
Abdullah II of Jordan at SOFEX conference opening in Amman. Credit: Ahmad A Atwah/Shutterstock.

US-Jordan defense pact good for Israel, stability in Mideast

The Jordanian government publicly acknowledged a new defense agreement with the United States this week that allows free entry for American forces, boosting Israel’s unstable eastern neighbor and providing a base from which these...
Posters of Hezbollah’s flag and the terrorist group’s leader, Hassan Nasrallah, in Beirut. Credit: Al Aan Arabic Television via Wikimedia Commons.

Hezbollah member killed in southern Lebanon

Unknown gunmen shot and stabbed a Hezbollah member in southern Lebanon, said Lebanese security officials on Sunday. The body of Ali Mohammed Younes was discovered on Saturday evening near the town of Nabatiyeh, two security...
Palestinian Authority security forces patrol the empty streets of Ramallah in the West Bank, on March 23, 2020. Photo by Flash90.

Israel-PA cooperation on coronavirus is encouraging, but will it last?

One thing is for sure: COVID-19 does not respect borders, or armistice lines for that matter. The deadly coronavirus strain that has already killed over 50,000 people around the world has yet to wreak...
A car is set on fire during clashes between Arab and Jews in Acre, northern Israel, May 12, 2021. Photo by Roni Ofer/Flash90

Arab rioting during Gaza conflict exposes long-simmering issues in Israeli mixed cities

The rioting and violence that took place in mixed Jewish-Arab cities during the 11-day Gaza conflict in May has unsettled many Israelis and exposed long-simmering problems in these communities, such as high rates of...
A satellite image of the Arabian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman, Dec. 30, 2001. Credit: NASA via Wikimedia Commons.

Iran’s Bahrain campaign enters a dangerous new phase

The normalization of relations between Israel and Bahrain constitutes another significant and painful blow to Iran’s soft belly. However, unlike the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain is of particular historical, religious and political importance to...

Palestinian activist supports Israel’s account of 2010 ‘Mavi Marmara’ incident

A leading pro-Palestinian activist involved in the Mavi Marmara flotilla, which set out to infiltrate Israeli waters on the way to Gaza in May 2010, has now verified Israel’s version of the events that led...
Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid is greeted at Bahrain International Airport on Sept. 30, 2021. Source: Twitter.

Lapid arrives in Bahrain in first official visit to Gulf State by Israeli minister

Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid traveled to the Kingdom of Bahrain on Thursday in the first official visit by an Israeli minister to the country. Lapid met with Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani...
Husain Haqqani — an academic and journalist who served as Pakistan’s U.S. envoy from 2008-2011. Credit: by Ian Wagreich /Ian Wagreich Photography.

Former Pakistani envoy unpacks the new jihad, America’s strategic shortcomings

A former Pakistani ambassador to the U.S. has highlighted the failure of the American foreign policy community’s long-term strategic thinking compared to its adversaries. In a speech delivered Nov. 15 to scholars at the Association...