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U.S. President Joe Biden. Credit: vasilis asvestas/Shutterstock.

Some Western leaders are ‘divorced from reality’ with regard to Palestinians, Iran

Iranian diplomat Assadollah Assadi was sentenced to 20 years in prison this week for planning a bomb attack in Paris. His sentencing comes at a time when Europeans and the new U.S. administration are...
An airstrike in Syria on June 24, 2020. Source: Twitter/Majd Fahd.

Syria demands UNSC take ‘immediate’ action following alleged Israeli strike

The Syrian Foreign Ministry on Thursday demanded that the United Nations Security Council take “firm and immediate” action in the wake of missile strikes on Syrian targets allegedly carried out by Israel on Wednesday...
Dubai deputy police chief Lt. Gen. Dhahi Khalfan Tamim. Source: Screenshot.

UAE official: Israel could ‘easily’ take out Iranian nuclear facilities

Dubai deputy police chief Lt. Gen. Dhahi Khalfan Tamim said on Wednesday that Israel could easily destroy Iran’s nuclear facilities. “Israel can attack the nuclear facilities in Iran. And it would be easier than you...
Maccabi Haifa players celebrate a goal during the Israeli Premier League match between Beitar Jerusalem and Maccabi Haifa at the Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem on July 7, 2020. Photo by Flash90.

UAE, Israeli soccer clubs to play first friendlies since normalization

United Arab Emirates soccer club Al-Ain will play Israel’s Maccabi Haifa in two friendly matches, the Emirati club announced on Wednesday. The announcement was made during the virtual signing of a deal between the two...
A view of the barrel room at Psagot Winery in the Binyamin region mountains of Judea and Samaria. Credit: Courtesy.

UAE embraces trade with Israeli-owned businesses in Judea and Samaria

The Psagot Winery sits on the peaks of the Binyamin region mountains in Judea and Samaria, north of Jerusalem and just east of Ramallah. Though Psagot and many Israeli-owned businesses operating over the 1967...
Uranium-enrichment centrifuges at Iran's Natanz nuclear facility. Credit: Tehran Times.

Iran spins up advanced centrifuges at Natanz enrichment facility

Iran is now operating two cascades of advanced centrifuges at its Natanz nuclear facility, with two more to come at its Fordo site, Tehran’s envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on...
Ashraf Jabari attends the Moreshet Conference of the “Besheva” group, on Feb. 12, 2017. Photo by Gershon Elinson/Flash90.

Meet Ashraf Jabari: The Palestinian populist

With a mask resting below his mouth, which just took in its third or fourth cigarette of the last hour, Palestinian reformer and businessman Asharf Jabari said he hasn’t received the COVID vaccine yet....
U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning IIs (center) lead a formation of Royal Air Force F-35B Lightnings (left) and Israeli Air Force F-35I Lightning IIs (right) during Exercise Tri-Lightning over the Mediterranean Sea on June 25, 2019. Photo: Staff Sgt. Keifer Bowes/U.S. Air Force.

UAE confident of F-35 deal, despite Biden administration hold on arms sales

The United Arab Emirates’ ambassador to Washington, Yousef Al Otaiba, said on Monday that he was confident the pending sale of F-35 jets would go through after the Biden administration concludes its review of...
The font page of the official Palestinian Authority daily "Al-Hayat Al-Jadida," March 15, 2018. (MEMRI)

Europeans created Zionism ‘to get rid of its Jewish problem,’ claims official PA daily

The official Palestinian Authority daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida published an op-ed last week claiming that Zionism is a Western colonial project designed to rid Europe of its Jews and smash pan-Arab nationalism, according to Israeli research institute...
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at the Munich Security Conference in 2019. Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Balk/MSC.

Iran says nuclear deal non-negotiable, rejects new participants

Iran’s Foreign Ministry said on Saturday that its 2015 nuclear agreement with six world powers was non-negotiable and rejected any changes to the participants in the accord. The announcement came in response to French...