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Members of Hamas attend a rally in Beit Lahiya on May 30, 2021. Photo by Atia Mohammed/Flash90.

Saudi Arabia sentences 69 Hamas members to prison for up to 21 years

A Saudi court sentenced 69 Palestinians and Jordanians to as much as 21 years in prison on Sunday. The men, residents of Saudi Arabia, were arrested three years ago and accused of links with a...
Mansour Abbas, head of the Ra'am Party, meets with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin at the President's Residence in Jerusalem on April 5, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Will an Arab political party prove ‘kingmaker’ in Israeli elections?

Israel remains in a political deadlock as both right-wing and left-wing blocs remain unable to form parliamentary majorities, and similarly cannot find formulas to create a unity government. The situation is creating an opportunity...
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Source: Turkish Presidency via Twitter.

Turkey ready to resume exchange of ambassadors with Israel, says Ankara official

Turkey has made it clear to Israel that from its perspective it is ready to dispatch an ambassador to Tel Aviv once the Israeli government commits to simultaneously reciprocating the measure, a senior Turkish...
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, 20019. Credit: U.S. Senate Photographic Studio via Wikimedia Commons.

Cruz reintroduces bill to label Muslim Brotherhood as terrorist group

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has reintroduced a bill that calls on the U.S. State Department to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist group. His office announced on Dec. 2 that the senator is again...
Left: Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman of Saudi Arabia. Right: President-elect Joe Biden. Source: U.S. State Department/Joe Biden via Facebook.

Gulf states concerned over possible Biden overtures to Iran, Muslim Brotherhood

While President-elect Joe Biden has yet to fill out key cabinet and foreign-policy positions for his next administration, top U.S. allies in the Arab Gulf are voicing concerns over a return to a more...
President Donald J. Trump and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey at the United Nations

The world must wake up to the megalomaniac in Ankara

Turkey under President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the Muslim Brotherhood is the enemy of Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, the Gulf states, Cyprus, Greece, the E.U., the Kurds (who comprise a third of the country’s...
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Source: Turkish Presidency via Twitter.

Turkey’s bid to return to Ottoman-era glory endangers Israel and the region

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has high ambitions. He wants to take his country back to what he perceives as the glory days of the Ottoman Empire, but the leader, who has been described...
Jamal Abdul Nasser Circle in Amman, Jordan, in busier days before the coronavirus (COVID-19) hit. Credit: Tareq Ibrahim Hadi via Wikimedia Commons.

Jordan’s top court dissolves the country’s Muslim Brotherhood branch

Jordan’s top court dissolved the country’s branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, a Jordanian official said on Thursday. “The Court of Cassation yesterday issued a final verdict ruling that the Muslim Brotherhood group is...
Muslims visit at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City on Feb. 28, 2020. Photo by Sliman Khader/Flash90.

What is Israel’s next move as Turks and Saudis duel over Jerusalem?

Tensions have run increasingly high between the Jordanians and Saudis on one side, and the Turks and Qataris on the other over control of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. “Turkey’s neo-Ottominism in its foreign policy...
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before U.S. Congress about the social-media giant's use of ads, political content and more. Source: WikiTribune.com.

Should an Islamist on Facebook’s new oversight board scare users?

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg thinks he’s found a way to avoid further skewering at the hands of those looking for a whipping boy for the failings of the Internet. Actor Sacha Baron...