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Palestinian supporters of the Fatah movement march in support of the joint conference between Hamas and Fatah in Ramallah against plans by Israel to apply sovereignty to part of the West Bank on July 2, 2020. Credit: Abed Rahim Khatib/Shutterstock.

Could Palestinian elections spell bad news for US and Israel?

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Israel is not the only one headed to elections this spring. Palestinians made headlines across the news media recently for an unexpected reason: the announcement of new elections for the first time in 15...
A child reading a book in Qom, Iran. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

ADL: Iranian textbooks more anti-Semitic than ever

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Iranian students are exposed to the hatred of and incitement to violence against the United States, Israel and the Jewish people, according to a special report by the Anti-Defamation League released on the 42nd...
Iranian Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Iranian intelligence minister: ‘Iran will only develop nuclear weapons if forced to’

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Iranian Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said on Monday that following the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action nuclear deal, the scope of Iran’s nuclear program was reduced but its quality increased. The program, he...
Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank city of Ramallah on June 27, 2018. Photo: Alaa Badarneh/AP.

Palestinian Authority, Hamas agree on election timetable

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Palestinian factions agreed on Tuesday after a two-day meeting in Cairo to “respect and accept” the results of their upcoming elections, reported Reuters. Palestinian parliamentary elections are scheduled for May 22, with a presidential vote set...
Uranium-enrichment centrifuges at Iran's Natanz nuclear facility. Credit: Tehran Times.

IDF: Iran can enrich enough uranium for a bomb within four months

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Iran could develop a nuclear bomb within two years and Hezbollah will not seek an all-out war, according to the IDF Military Intelligence Directorate’s annual threat-assessment report, which was made public on Tuesday. The report,...
A recent Israeli-UAE online investment conference dedicated to addressing agriculture technology and food security. Source: Screenshot.

Israelis partner with Emiratis to address critical food-security and agricultural needs

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A recent Israeli-UAE online investment conference dedicated to addressing agriculture technology and food security was driven by the objective of assisting the Gulf state in meeting one of its central challenges, which came to...
UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation Reem al-Hashimy speaking at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington on July 18, 2018. Source: Screenshot.

Pointing to COVID-related economy, UAE says it will not fund UNRWA in 2021

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The United Arab Emirates says it does not plan to fund the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees, this year as part of a “wiser way of...
The Iranian nuclear program's heavy water reactor near Arak. Credit: Nanking 2012 via Wikimedia Commons.

Saudi foreign minister: Iranian nuclear program threatens entire region

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A nuclear Iran is a threat to the entire Middle East, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan al Saud told an emergency meeting of the Arab League in Cairo on Monday. “The development of...
Maj. Gen. Hossein Salami, commander of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, June 8, 2018. (MEMRI)

‘Arab states making peace with Israel will burn,’ says IRGC commander

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Arab countries should not pursue normalization with Israel as doing so could make them targets of Iran on their own soil, said Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps commander Maj. Gen. Hossein Salami on Monday. “We warn...
A Palestinian child plays with a toy gun on his father's shoulders at the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City, Nov. 6, 2015. Photo by Muammar Awad/Flash90.

Coalition to press UNICEF to demand Palestinians stop militarizing children

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Ahead of the second annual Palestinian Child Soldier Week, the Coalition to Save Palestinian Child Soldiers announced that their goal this year was to press UNICEF—the “global leader in children’s rights”—to issue a statement...