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From left: UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyani, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, U.S. President Donald Trump and Bahraini Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani at the signing of the Abraham Accords on the South Lawn of the White House, Sept. 15, 2020, Credit: White House/Joyce N. Boghosian.

Friedman’s ‘The Abraham Accords’ comes to life, and the big screen, at gala Jerusalem...

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Just over one year after being signed at the White House, the historic Abraham Accords came to life at a star-studded gala event in Jerusalem on Monday. The event featured the premiere of an upcoming...
Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer addresses Christians United for Israel's "Night to Honor Israel" on Oct. 26 in San Antonio. Credit: Paul Wharton Photography.

‘Only weakness can truly undermine the US-Israel alliance’: A special interview with Ron Dermer

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When Ron and Rhoda Dermer told their five children that this time their long stay in Washington was really over, and that there would be no more delays, they didn’t believe it. With good...
U.S. Navy and Israeli Navy sailors during the “Noble Waters” exercise. Credit: IDF.

Israel officially moves into US military’s CENTCOM area of responsibility

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Israel officially moved into the U.S. Central Command’s (CENTCOM) area of responsibility on Sept. 1, taking over from the European Command (EUCOM) in a transfer announced earlier this year during the final days of...

“From Kabul to Queens: the Jews of Afghanistan”

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‘From Kabul to Queens: the Jews of Afghanistan and Their Move to the United States,’ a new book, on a topic which has not widely been explored, was presented and discussed by the author...
Ebrahim Raisi. Credit: Mohammad Hossein Taaghi via Wikimedia Commons.

Tehran ready to pounce on Afghanistan and Mideast foes in more aggressive stance

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Newly installed Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi celebrated the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan and the failure of the United States to leave smoothly after 20 years entrenched in the country, marking the beginning of what’s...

My Father’s Paradise: Book about Kurdish Jews and the Aramaic Language

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About 15 years ago, a student of mine with blue eyes told me he was a Kurdish Jew. I was surprised because most of my Kurdish students at Grossmont College in nearby El Cajon...
A cedar forest in El-Arz, Bsharri, Lebanon, Dec. 1, 2006. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Lebanon and the geography of Arab change

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In a summer of brewing crises, from Havana through Caracas to Tehran (and other Iranian cities), Lebanon’s descent into crisis tends to be overlooked. And yet, it is part of a larger picture in...
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett speaking with U.S. President Joe Biden on June 13, 2021. Credit: Ariel Zandberg/GPO.

In first phone call, Bennett thanks Putin for Russia’s role in ‘regional stability’

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Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Monday thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for the role that his country is playing in maintaining regional stability, his office said in a statement. Monday’s phone call was the...

Israel, Hamas Terror and Power Over Death

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“I believe is the one great word against metaphysical fear.”-Oswald Spengler, The Decline of the West (1918) Though misunderstood by Israel, there is no more compelling form of Jihadist power than power over death. The perilous result of...
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken heads to the Middle East after departing from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, on May 20, 2021. Credit: U.S. State Department Photo by Ron Przysucha.

Blinken heads to Mideast post-conflict to speak with leaders in Israel, PA, Jordan and...

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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has left for the Middle East this week in the wake of last week’s ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. According to a statement from U.S....