The region known as the Middle East has been conquered and reconquered by every super power in the West. This has created a region rich in a culture of resistance and thousands of ethnic groups looking for their piece of land. This has created a complicated region and Jpost's Middle East News simplifies it.
In his demands about how peace should be reached and his acceptance of terrorism as legitimate, Erekat's legacy may be one of preventing a Palestinian Israeli peace rather than fostering it.
Tehran may soon regain the ability to sneak out a weapon.
Israel has always opposed the US want to supply sophisticated weapons to other countries across the world.
The Defense Minister made the comments while on a tour of the IDF's Lethal Arrow drill simulating war with Hezbollah.
“We’re doing a lot of work right now. I’m involved in all these deals,” he said. “We have peace in the Middle East with no money and no blood.”
Concerns over their relationship came into the spotlight in recent weeks as Turkey tested the S-400 missile system, prompting a furious response from Washington.
A record daily death toll of 346 pushed the total toll to 33,299.
Egypt has demanded that Turkey stay away from issues the Egyptians are dealing with, including efforts to end the dispute between Hamas and the Palestinian ruling Fatah faction.
The Taliban were responsible for 45% of civilian casualties while government troops caused 23%, it said. US-led international forces were responsible for 2%.
New poll on eve of US election shows Arab support for MidEast peace and US involvement but argues that previous US presidents have left the region worse off.
"Now the anger towards the UAE, from both the PA and Hamas, has been created because we have stopped paying. We want to pay and we will pay the people. Not Hamas and the PA."
Iran's foreign minister said on Monday that insulting Muslims is an "opportunistic" abuse of free speech in an apparent reference to the remarks by Macron.
Ramallah, Jerusalem, Haifa, Bethlehem, Gaza City screenings feature two empty seats between each audience member .
"The regime in Iran uses the petroleum sector to fund the destabilizing activities of the IRGC-QF."
“History will judge how this Council responds to this historic moment – it can either shrink from the challenge or rise to the occasion.”
Some elements of Trump's Mideast peace plan, the so-called “Deal of the Century,” are becoming facts on the ground regardless of who wins next week’s US election.
The supposed controversy involves cartoons published long ago in France and which Paris has consistently defended as free speech.
After the US invasion al-Douri vanished and became one of the world's most wanted men. His family was detained but he evaded capture.
Today the three countries, along with China, help determine more regional and global affairs as the US has retreated from dealing with foreign conflicts and what many see as “endless wars.”
It is not entirely clear what the agenda is, but in a country where media is linked to the state but where there are competing agendas, the decision by media to highlight one person and not another has a message.
Chatter about attack in kingdom highlights delicate balance in Saudi rulers’ plans for national reforms.
Trade, tourism suffer as Erdogan’s drive for influence offends fellow Sunnis in anti-Islamist bloc
Tensions between Greece and Cyprus and Turkey are likely to come up in the meeting.
It is both an ideological and logistical blow.
What makes this saga is even more frustrating is that in this particular case the UAE deal could have been all silver lining – with no clouds visible at all.
Several messages are expected to be related via the Egyptians
Interest does not appear to be a coincidence because the group claimed it was “mobilizing” in Gaza over the weekend.
There is little tangible progress in the wake of the talks last week, however Egypt’s position in general is part of a trend among many Arab states to deal with the Syrian regime again.
It appears that Rouhani is facing criticism due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in addition to poverty in regions around Iran.
Why would small groups in Gaza, such as Islamic Jihad, suddenly care about a cartoon in France when they have more pressing issues? This is a sort of regional competition over who “defends Muslims.”
While the IDF reported that the teen fainted and died without any physical contact from soldiers, Palestinian media claimed he was beaten to death by the IDF.
The Islamist movement Hamas, the governing authority of the Gaza Strip, also denounced Macron's words, as did Islamic Jihad.
US-mediated normalization talks between Israel and Oman are reportedly close to achieving a breakthrough.
Sudanese women contemplate ties with Israel, country’s future, with peace deal in sight
Last month, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said fewer than 200 al Qaeda operatives remain in Afghanistan.
Bahrain has made itself the first Arab country in the Middle East to have agreed to join the US in combating “the ancient, recurring human sickness that is antisemitism."
Israelis need to realize that the situation in Sudan is very different from the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.
Jewish Democratic Council says Sudan deal only serves president’s ‘short-term political interests.’
“We are thrilled to see yet another country end hostilities with Israel."
The Palestinian leadership has toned down its rhetoric on the Sudan deal, in comparison to its response to the deals with Bahrain and the UAE.
The Palestinian Islamic Jihad is an extremist terror group that is widely seen as an Iranian proxy.
Iran has denounced every normalization deal Israel has made with Arab governments.
The goal of the Forum is to unite women from the Gulf and Israel in friendship and business.
The US deems Hezbollah, the heavily armed, Iran-backed group which is also a powerful political presence in Lebanon, to be a terrorist group.
There is no end in sight to the 2017 battle between Doha and it's neighboring states.
The identify of the perpetrators of the attack was not published.
Israel has what to learn from the UAE, particularly the desirability of integrating people’s happiness into government policy decisions.
Nas shows a clip of an Al Jazeera news segment where he is accused of "using all his tools that the Israeli government provides him," one analyst says.
A weekly selection of opinions and analysis from the Arab media around the world.
This is part of a cycle of reports about cyberwarfare in the Middle East that escalated in April.
While visiting Dubai, she realized that there is a tremendous interest from some of the UAE’s largest companies and institutions to do business in Israel.
The air defense drill is a message against adversaries and a potential sales pitch as it wants to sell its systems.
Any new government will have to contend with a financial meltdown worsening by the day, a COVID-19 outbreak and the fallout of the massive explosion at Beirut port.
Multiple incidents appear to point to a rising tempo of tensions. Foreign media reports indicate that the Hezbollah and pro-Iranian presence has grown.
Fractious political leaders, in power for decades, have traded blamed for hindering progress as Lebanon sinks into its worst crisis since its 1975-1990 civil war.
Ankara has tried to cement its military role and occupation of northern Cyprus by calling itself a “guarantor” of the area.
The UAE and Bahrain are only the third and fourth Arab states to make peace with Israel, following Egypt in 1979 and Jordan in 1994.
“I believed in 2010 that we had an opportunity to [have] good relations with the Gulf states,” Kara said.
In Bahrain, the fear was different. In my wildest nightmares I imagined being called out loudly as a Jew and all heads turning in my direction.
In 2013, Sudan’s now-deposed dictator Omar al-Bashir vowed that his country would never normalize relations with the “Zionist enemy.”
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The Beirut explosion and maritime deal struck between Israel and Lebanon are shifting views of Hezbollah within the country.
Iran's Tasnim News reported that the operation will take place as if it were a "real battle."
The Emirati foreign minister said he appreciated Israel's efforts to support cooperation, and had every faith in support for the diplomatic mission.
Astal was allegedly tasked with gathering intelligence on Muslim Brotherhood members and Arab and Emirati dissidents in Turkey.
The agreement will be the first one of its kind between Israel and an Arab state.
Several hundred people have been killed in the fighting, which each side blames on the other, and there are fears of a humanitarian crisis.
Ersin Tatar is seen as closely aligned to the Turkish president amid conflicts over gas rights
Representatives also claimed that Bahrain is a potential gateway to the Saudi market.
Up to 100 people have been detained for various crimes, most not connected to the particular incident that sparked this.
The message the defense minister has is that Iran is ready to offer “cooperation for production” to foreign states. Iran wants cash and it can sell weapons or cooperation.
Israel ratified the deal in a cabinet vote and a parliamentary vote last week.
There is no debate that after the nuclear deal, Iran promoted terrorism as much or more in the Middle East and globally as before.
It would be a major reversal for the Trump administration to make any kind of arrangement with Damascus.
The ceasefire was agreed on Saturday after a deal brokered by Russia a week earlier failed to halt the worst fighting in the South Caucasus since the 1990s.
Earlier, Erekat said he was experiencing "difficult symptoms resulting from my lack of immunity as a result of lung transplantation."
The United States suspended operations at the US embassy in Damascus in February 2012.
US instituted sanctions as other JCPOA signatories rejected extending embargo.
The militias are actually part of an official government paramilitary force, but they have so many brigades and units that they behave like a shadow state.
President Aoun said Lebanon relies on the US after he met with US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs David Schenker.
These extreme punishments were rarely applied in the past and their use today is the source of controversy wherever they are carried out.
Visitors of the Al-Aqsa Mosque were accused of promoting normalization with Israel and “desecrating” the holy site.
Khaled Abdul Majid, the Syria-based leader of the Palestinian Popular Struggle Front, told Al-Monitor that 100,000 people are expected to return to their houses that suffered minimal damage.
Observers of United Nations affairs cite need for major reforms regarding way countries are elected to rights council.
The Yazidis have suffered since IS marauded into Sinjar in 2014, one of the Sunni extremist group's conquests that shocked the West into military action to stop it.
The delegation may hold meetings at the airport before flying home.
The bill, if passed, would instruct the president to designate areas under Hezbollah control as "primary money laundering concerns."
Despite pandemic, Turkish food and beverage exports to Israel up so far in 2020.
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Since 9/11, the UAE has developed a comprehensive strategy to target terrorism in the region, symbolized by its sending troops to Afghanistan alongside the US.
“My sources also name Moslem Rahimi, a supermarket owner, who witnessed the murder, who has stated Afkari was not the killer.”
The family of those kidnapped claimed that "'Rambo' Khaled Mansour," a commander in the PIJ's Al-Quds Brigades, is responsible for the incident • "I felt my bones breaking in my right arm."
As COVID-19 cases surge, health restrictions exacerbate financial troubles.
The UAE is the country most Israelis want to visit.