October 11, 2017 RSS feed / Mideast

With America’s blessing, Abbas signals a Palestinian Authority reconciliation with Hamas

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is encouraging the Palestinian Authority to assume control of the Gaza Strip and leaving the door open for a role by Hamas in the subsequent Palestinian government. More...

Interpol admits ‘State of Palestine’ over objections

Interpol voted to admit the State of Palestine to the world police organization despite attempts by Israel and the United States to prevent it.  Seventy-five countries voted in favor of admitting Palestine at Interpol’s General Assembly in More...

Israel-Russia trade leaps by 25 percent

Trade between Russia and Israel has grown this year by 25 percent, officials from both countries revealed, amid complications with other Russian trading partners. More...

Israeli balloon helped guard Pope Francis

Pope Francis’ security detail used an Israeli- made observation balloon to protect the pontiff during his visit to South America.  The balloon proved to be more reliable than the unmanned air vehicles typically used and cost only a fracti More...

Netanyahu apologizes for absence at YK War memorial

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apologized for no member of the Israeli government attending the annual memorial for soldiers killed during the Yom Kippur War.  Family members of the 2,222 fallen soldiers from the 1973 war attended the ceremon More...