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German police threaten Israeli with crime for show of Israeli flag

Monday, September 28, 2020

09/27/2020 The police in the German city of Frankfurt launched a criminal investigation against the young Israeli musician Ana Agre for her display of an Israeli flag at an anti-Jewish state demonstration organized by a pro-BDS group that supports convicted Palestinian terrorists. The prominent Israeli author Chaim Noll on Friday first reported on the popular … Read More

Visiting USAID deputy says Israeli tech will be key for developing nations

Monday, September 28, 2020

09/24/2020 The deputy administrator for the US Agency for International Development said on Wednesday that Israel has a key role to play in the organization’s efforts to combat food insecurity and poverty in developing nations. Israeli cybersecurity technology, and its private sector, will help the aid agency with its planned implementation of 5G technology in … Read More

Hamas charges Gaza peace activists for ‘normalizing’ with Israelis

Friday, September 25, 2020

09/25/2020 Hamas military prosecutors on Thursday charged three Palestinian activists in the Gaza Strip with “weakening revolutionary spirit” — a charge that could lead to years in prison — for holding a video conference with Israelis. Rami Aman, a 38-year-old peace activist and Gaza resident, was detained in early April after holding a public “Skype … Read More

Fatah, Hamas say they’ve agreed to hold Palestinian elections in coming months

Friday, September 25, 2020

09/24/2020 After reconciliation talks in Istanbul earlier this week, the Fatah and Hamas movements said Thursday they had agreed to hold general Palestinian elections within the next six months. Similar announcements of planned elections have fallen through in the past, largely due to long-running conflict between Fatah and Hamas. If the vote goes forward, however, … Read More

Israeli Navy successfully launches new sea-to-sea missile for corvettes

Friday, September 25, 2020

09/25/2020 ‘The introduction of the system will… ensure continued naval superiority,’ IDF says The Israeli Navy and the Ministry of Defense successfully conducted a trial of a new sea-to-sea missile system, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) spokesperson said in a statement Friday. During the trial, a missile was fired at a dummy target vessel meant to … Read More

Report: Israel-Sudan, Oman normalization deals could be announced next week

Friday, September 25, 2020

09/25/2020 Extensive talks between parties are being held to push peace process through, report says Normalization deals between Israel and Sudan and Oman could be announced as soon as next week, Hebrew-language newspaper Maariv reported on Friday morning. US Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft spoke at the 75th UN General Assembly in New York City this week, … Read More

Arab funding for Palestinian Authority down 85% in 2020: report

Thursday, September 24, 2020

09/24/2020 Ramallah said to have received $38 million in first 7 months of 2020 compared to $267 million in early 2019 Arab aid for the Palestinian Authority plummeted by 85 percent in 2020, the New Arab reported Wednesday. According to the report, while in the first seven months of 2019, Ramallah received $267 million from Arab states, … Read More

Saudi king warns UN of Iranian threat, backs US peace efforts in Middle East

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

09/23/2020 In his address to the United Nations General Assembly Wednesday, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman called upon world leaders to confront Iranian nuclear aspirations as a united front and expressed support for US Middle East peace efforts. In his pre-recorded speech, Salman said that his country’s stance on Iran was one of peace, “but to … Read More