June 7, 2017 RSS feed / Mideast

Trump wants to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia; Why is Israel (and its friends) keeping quiet?

WASHINGTON—The year was 1981 and the director of AIPAC was calling for a “showdown” with the Reagan administration, saying, “This country is being held hostage to the whims of the Saudis.” At issue was the sale to Saudi More...

Norway, UN withdraw funds from center named for terrorist

Israel praised Norway after the Scandinavian country withdrew funds it donated to a West Bank women’s center after learning it was named for a Palestinian terrorist.  The center in the village of Buraq was named for Dalal Mughrabi, who le More...

Palestinian prisoners end hunger strike

Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli prisons ended their extended hunger strike after reaching a compromise on receiving more family visits.  More than 800 prisoners ended the strike after 40 days, which also was the first day of the month-long R More...

Israeli minister, Goldman Sachs CEO, among pullout critics

Israel’s energy minister and the CEO of the Goldman Sachs bank, Lloyd Blankfein, joined the chorus of critics who condemned President Donald Trump’s decision to exit the Paris climate deal.  More...