Israel Opens Expo 2020 Dubai Pavilion Showcasing Ties to Arab Region
DUBAI: Israel’s Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai officially opened its doors amid a vibrant celebration of traditional Jewish formalities and special performances by Israeli DJ Abass and Hamalgezot, an Israeli band playing traditional Israeli music. The audience of around 250 guests reveled in the Pavilion’s inauguration in the 15-meter... Read more
Israeli Court Ruling on Major Holy Site Angers Palestinians
JERUSALEM: A ruling by a local Israeli court in favor of a Jewish man who prayed quietly at a flashpoint Jerusalem holy site has angered Muslim authorities. They denounced it on Thursday as a violation of the fragile status quo governing the compound. The Al-Aqsa mosque compound is the... Read more
Biden Aide Tells Israeli Official Diplomacy Best Way to Keep Iran From Getting Nuclear Bomb
WASHINGTON D.C.: White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan told his Israeli counterpart Eyal Hulata on Tuesday that President Joe Biden’s administration believes diplomacy is the best way to make sure Iran never gets a nuclear weapon, the White House said. Sullivan also noted at the White House meeting... Read more
Israel Accuses Iran of Cyprus Attack Plot After Suspect Arrested
JERUSALEM/NICOSIA: Israel accused Iran on Monday of orchestrating an attempted attack against Israelis in Cyprus after police on the Mediterranean island said an armed individual had been arrested. “This was a terrorist incident directed by Iran against Israeli businesspeople living in Cyprus,” Matan Sidi, spokesman for Prime Minister Naftali... Read more
Bahrain’s King Receives Israeli FM in Landmark Visit
LONDON: Bahrain’s King Hamad and Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid discussed increasing cooperation on Thursday during the highest level Israeli visit since the two countries established relations last year. Bahrain and Israel signed a US-brokered agreement, known as the Abraham Accords, last year, along with the UAE, Sudan and... Read more
Israel Investigating After Lebanon’s Hezbollah says it Shot Down Israeli Drone
BEIRUT: Israel said it was investing an incident on Thursday after Lebanon’s Hezbollah group said it had shot down an Israeli drone in the south of Lebanon. A statement by the armed group said it had brought down the drone on the outskirts of the village of Yater by... Read more
Israel Releases Palestinian MP Khalida Jarrar From Prison
RAMALLAH: Israeli authorities on Sunday released from jail Palestinian lawmaker Khalida Jarrar after two years in detention. Jarrar, 58, was sentenced to two years in March 2021 for belonging to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), which Israel and the United States label a “terrorist” organization.... Read more