August 2, 2017 RSS feed / Mideast

West Bank wines have Israelis toasting the settlements

PSAGOT, West Bank—Psagot Winery calls its Sinai wine an “unassuming but distinctive blend” of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. More...

EU top court keeps Hamas as terrorist group

The European Union’s top court reversed a 2015 ruling that said Hamas was unjustly blacklisted by Brussels as a terrorist group.  The ruling by the Luxembourgbased European Court of Justice was on an appeal made by EU justice officials aga More...

Netanyahu eyeing way to shut down Al Jazeera in Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would seek to pass a law to shut down the Jerusalem bureau of Al Jazeera if law enforcement will not do so after his multiple requests.  More...

Government spending $22-million to restore historic synagogue

The Egyptian government reportedly has approved a $22-million plan to restore a 160-year-old synagogue in Alexandria.  More...

Turkish reporter made up Kushner’s Erdogan quote

A Turkish reporter admitted that he fabricated a quote by Jared Kushner in which President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser reportedly said Turkish President Recep Erdogan “is making Turkey great again like [the] U.S. More...