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Palestinian Authority rejects Israeli and UAE agreement and calls for Arab League “emergency meeting”

The Palestinian Authority of Mahmud Abbas today considered the agreement to normalize relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates a “betrayal” to the Palestinian…

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Trump announces “historic” diplomatic agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates

The President of the United States, together with the Israeli PM and Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, congratulated, in a joint statement, on the historic…

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IDF chief warns Iran now the ‘most dangerous country’ in Middle East

Along with its nuclear program, Aviv Kohavi says Tehran’s conventional weapons also a threat to Israel, and it is behind a variety of terror attempts…

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European Union wants to work on a peace solution for the Middle East

The European Union today reaffirmed its support for a solution with two states in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, pending the inauguration of the new Israeli government…

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NATO wants to intensify presence in the Middle East

The alliance’s secretary-general, Jens Stoltenberg, held meetings with the Foreign Coalition’s foreign ministers to defeat ISIS and insisted on NATO’s presence in the region. NATO…

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Lebanon removes banking secrecy rules to fight corruption

BEIRUT: Lebanon’s parliament approved on Thursday a law to remove decades-old banking secrecy rules in order to better fight rampant corruption that has pushed the…

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Deadly heat wave broils Israel, drives record electricity use

Temperatures soar into the upper 40s Celsius throughout the country; firefighters battle wildfires, rescue people from elevators; at least three deaths blamed on heat An…

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Israel gets first Ethiopia-born minister, in Pnina Tamano-Shata

Israel is set to get its first Ethiopia-born minister, with the nomination of a female MP brought there in a secret operation in the 1980s….

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Israel and Iran trade blows again as the coronavirus threat recedes

By Yossi Melman  in Tel Aviv, Israel It’s back to business as usual between the two enemies, as a series of pressure points sees Iranian presence in western…

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Turkey accuses UAE of sowing chaos in the Middle East

Most recent salvo in the war of words came after the United Arab Emirates condemned Ankara’s role in Libya’s conflict. Turkey accused the United Arab…

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Report: US pulling Patriot missiles from Saudi Arabia

The US is removing four Patriot missile batteries and dozens of troops deployed to Saudi Arabia amid heightened tensions with Iran, according to a report…

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