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Google Planning to Link Israel, Saudi Arabia as Part of Optical-Fiber Cable Project: Report

i24 News – Google is planning to connect Israel and Saudi Arabia with optical-fiber cable as part of a larger internet infrastructure project, The...

November 24, 2020 2:08 pm

Netanyahu, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

JNS.org - Former First Minister of Northern Ireland Lord David Trimble has nominated Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, according...

Khamenei Dismisses Talks With West as Iran Looks to Post-Trump Future

Iran's supreme leader dismissed the prospect of new negotiations with the West on Tuesday, even as the Tehran government spoke optimistically about the return of foreign companies in "the absence of Trump" and his sanctions. President-elect...

Saudi-Led Coalition Destroys Five Mines Laid by Yemen’s Houthis in Red Sea – Saudi TV

The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthis in Yemen said it had destroyed five mines laid by the Iran-aligned group in the Red Sea, Saudi state TV reported on Tuesday. The mines are of the Iranian-made "Sadaf"...

November 24, 2020 6:54 am

Israeli PM Netanyahu Says He Will Visit Bahrain Soon

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday he would visit Bahrain "soon" at the...

November 23, 2020 3:38 pm

Israeli Delegation Visits Sudan for Talks on Agriculture, Health Care Cooperation

Israel sent a first delegation to Sudan to discuss potential economic and humanitarian cooperation on Monday...

November 23, 2020 3:14 pm

Algemeiner Editor-in-Chief Urges Biden to Continue Trump’s Policies in Middle East

US President-elect Joe Biden should seek to preserve the foreign policy accomplishments of the outgoing...

November 23, 2020 11:24 am

Israel’s El Al Airlines to Fly 14 Weekly Flights to Dubai

El Al Israel Airlines will operate 14 weekly flights from Tel Aviv to Dubai from Dec. 13,...

November 23, 2020 10:43 am

Netanyahu’s Visit to Saudi Arabia ‘Dangerous,’ Hamas Warns

JNS.org - Hamas on Monday lambasted the Saudis for agreeing to meet with Israeli Prime...

November 24, 2020 2:08 pm

Google Planning to Link Israel, Saudi Arabia as Part of Optical-Fiber Cable Project: Report

i24 News – Google is planning to connect Israel and Saudi Arabia with optical-fiber cable as part of a larger internet infrastructure project, The Wall...

November 24, 2020 10:54 am

Netanyahu, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

JNS.org - Former First Minister of Northern Ireland Lord David Trimble has nominated Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin...

November 24, 2020 9:54 am

Khamenei Dismisses Talks With West as Iran Looks to Post-Trump Future

Iran's supreme leader dismissed the prospect of new negotiations with the West on Tuesday, even as the Tehran government spoke optimistically about the return of...

November 24, 2020 9:08 am

Saudi-Led Coalition Destroys Five Mines Laid by Yemen’s Houthis in Red Sea – Saudi TV

The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthis in Yemen said it had destroyed five mines laid by the Iran-aligned group in the Red Sea, Saudi state...

November 24, 2020 6:54 am

Israeli PM Netanyahu Says He Will Visit Bahrain Soon

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday he would visit Bahrain "soon" at the invitation of the Gulf state's Crown Prince Salman al-Khalifa. Bahrain followed...

November 23, 2020 3:38 pm

Israeli Delegation Visits Sudan for Talks on Agriculture, Health Care Cooperation

Israel sent a first delegation to Sudan to discuss potential economic and humanitarian cooperation on Monday after the countries announced a US-brokered agreement on Oct 23...

November 23, 2020 3:14 pm

Algemeiner Editor-in-Chief Urges Biden to Continue Trump’s Policies in Middle East

US President-elect Joe Biden should seek to preserve the foreign policy accomplishments of the outgoing Trump administration in the Middle East, the editor-in-chief of The...

November 23, 2020 11:24 am

Israel’s El Al Airlines to Fly 14 Weekly Flights to Dubai

El Al Israel Airlines will operate 14 weekly flights from Tel Aviv to Dubai from Dec. 13, it said on Monday, joining a handful of carriers launching...

November 23, 2020 10:43 am

Netanyahu’s Visit to Saudi Arabia ‘Dangerous,’ Hamas Warns

JNS.org - Hamas on Monday lambasted the Saudis for agreeing to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, calling the move an “insult” to the...

November 23, 2020 10:20 am

Iran Vows ‘Crushing Response’ to Israeli ‘Disruption’ of Its Presence in Syria

JNS.org - Iran said on Sunday that it would quash any additional attempts by Israel to hamper Tehran’s role in Syria. During a weekly virtual news...

November 23, 2020 8:14 am

Veteran Syrian Diplomat Mekdad Named Foreign Minister, State Media Says

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad named veteran diplomat Faisal Mekdad as foreign minister on Sunday to replace Walid Moalem, who died last week, state media reported. Mekdad,...

November 23, 2020 7:12 am

Netanyahu Reportedly Travels to Saudi Arabia for Meeting With Crown Prince

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu travelled to Saudi Arabia and met its crown prince, an Israeli official said on Monday, in what would be the first publicly-confirmed...

November 22, 2020 8:25 pm

Palestinian Authority Prisoners Official Told the New York Times ‘Pay to Slay’ Would Be Changed, Then Denied It in Arabic

Despite claiming to the New York Times that the Palestinian Authority’s policy of making payments to imprisoned terrorists would be changed, a top PA official promptly...

November 22, 2020 7:52 pm

Saudi Arabia Confident Biden Will Pursue Regional Stability, Foreign Minister Says

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said on Saturday he was confident that Democrat Joe Biden's incoming US administration would pursue policies that help regional stability and...

Culture

Egyptian Celeb Faces Legal Action for Taking Photos With Israelis

Egyptian actor and rapper Mohamed Ramadan is facing legal action for causing "offense to the Egyptian people" after taking pictures...

Features

Why the UAE Wants Israeli Help to Secure Its Food Supplies

JNS.org - Food security is emerging as a key area in which the United Arab Emirates is eager for Israeli...

Young Global Jewry at Forefront of Fight Against COVID-19

Masa Israel Journey, a leader in immersive international experiences in Israel founded by the Jewish Agency and government of Israel,...

Checking in on COVID-19 and Jewish Seniors

JNS.org - As America’s battle with the novel coronavirus has raged on, America’s Jewish community has suffered its share of...

World

In First Speech as US Secretary of State Nominee, Blinken Recalls Story of ...

In his first speech since being named as US President-elect Joe Biden's choice to be the next secretary of state,...

Israel

New Innovative Vaccines Are Safe, Says Top Israeli Virologist

CTech - Coronavirus has wreaked havoc on the world for most of the past year, but new vaccines developed by Pfizer, Moderna, and others may hold the answer. With Pfizer’s...

Opinion

How Chess Helped Natan Sharansky Outlast the Soviet Union and Foster Jewish...

Never Alone: Prison, Politics, and My People by Gil Troy and Natan Sharansky (Hachette, 2020). In 1977, Natan Sharansky, a leading...

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