November 22, 2017 RSS feed / Mideast

What the political turmoil in Saudi Arabia & Lebanon means for Israel

WASHINGTON—What is MBS? Why did Lebanon’s prime minister resign—and why in Saudi Arabia? What’s Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas doing in Saudi Arabia? Where is Jared Kushner in all this? More...

Iran & Iraq reject aid

Israel offered humanitarian assistance to the victims of the earthquake that killed hundreds of people in Iran and Iraq but was turned down.  More...

Congressional panel considers a move

A congressional panel heard testimony on whether the United States should move its Israeli Embassy to Jerusalem.  The hearing by the national security subcommittee of the U.S. More...

Rise in Russian, Turkish immigration

Bucking a slump in Western immigration to Israel under its law of return for Jews, movement from Russia has increased in 2017 and more than doubled from Turkey.  In total, the 23,415 immigrants who have come to Israel from Jan. 1 to Sept. More...

Funds allocated for West Bank roads

Israel’s government allotted $227-million for improving the security of roads in the West Bank, including by building new ones that circumvent Palestinians cities.  More...