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Not only is the Trump administration tough on Russia, but its toughness is also a function of a hard-headed strategy to diminish Russian power in Syria and throughout the Middle East.

byCaroline Glick22 Feb 2018, 2:34 PM PST0

PALESTINIAN-POLITICS Palestinian Authority President and head of the Fatah movement, Mahmud Abbas attends a Fatah 'Revolutionary Council' meeting in the Palestinian West Bank city of Ramallah on September 1, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ABBAS MOMANI (Photo credit should read ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images)

TEL AVIV — Fatah criticized the Hamas terrorist group on Wednesday after spokespeople for Gaza’s Hamas rulers said that Palestinians should be preparing for life after Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and that the PA has finished its historic role.

byAli Waked22 Feb 2018, 6:34 AM PST0

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a conference at the foreign ministry in Jerusalem, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. Netanyahu said President Donald Trump

TEL AVIV – Despite the developments over the past two days regarding the Bezeq corruption case, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party would remain in power and even gain an additional four seats if elections were held today, a new poll released this week shows.

byDeborah Danan22 Feb 2018, 6:33 AM PST0

A military truck carrying Shalamcheh missiles drives past the presidential rostrum during the annual Army Day military parade on April 18, 2014 in Tehran. On the right is a portrait of Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

TEL AVIV – The nuclear deal gives Iran “a highway to a nuclear arsenal” and has only served to bolster the Islamic Republic’s aggression across the region, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday to U.S. Jewish leaders in Israel.

byDeborah Danan22 Feb 2018, 6:30 AM PST0

The Intel logo is displayed at the entrance of Intel Corp. headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., Monday, April 18, 2011. Intel Corp. reports quarterly financial earnings Tuesday, April 19, 2011, after the market close. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Intel Corp plans to invest $5 billion to expand production at its Kiryat Gat plant in southern Israel, Israeli Economy Minister Eli Cohen said on Wednesday after talks with the U.S. chipmaker.

byBreitbart Jerusalem22 Feb 2018, 4:48 AM PST0

A fragment of the former Warsaw Ghetto wall in Sienna 53 street that regional official for preservation of historical sites wants put on a list of protected historical monuments, in Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. The wall was built in 1940, when the Nazi Germans closed the area of Warsaw they called the “Jewish district.” (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

WARSAW, Poland — Two sections of the wall that isolated the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II should be added to a list of historical monuments, a regional conservation official in Poland said Tuesday.

byBreitbart Jerusalem22 Feb 2018, 3:51 AM PST0

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 26: A flag flys outside the U.S. Supreme Court after it was announced that the court will allow a limited version of President Donald Trump's travel ban to take effect June 26, 2017 in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court will consider the case of the president's power on immigration in the fall but in the meantime agreed to allow a limited ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries to take effect. (Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — The US Supreme Court is preventing survivors of a 1997 terrorist attack in Israel from seizing Persian artifacts at a Chicago museum to help pay a $71.5 million default judgment against Iran.

byBreitbart Jerusalem22 Feb 2018, 3:30 AM PST0

© AFP/File | Israel hopes its gas reserves will enable it to forge strategic ties within the region and become a supplier for Europe

CAIRO — The Egyptian president declared on Wednesday that his country “scored a goal” by signing a $15 billion deal with an Israeli company to supply natural gas that will help turn Egypt into a regional energy hub.

byBreitbart Jerusalem22 Feb 2018, 2:23 AM PST0

A visitor films at the Star War exhibition, an American epic space opera franchise, centered on a film series, during the Saudi Comic Con (SCC) which is the first event of its kind to be held in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. (AP Photo)

RIYADH – Saudi Arabia is to invest $64 billion in its entertainment sector over the coming decade, an official said Thursday, as the kingdom pursues a programme of social and economic reforms.

byBreitbart Jerusalem22 Feb 2018, 1:44 AM PST0

FILE -- In this Nov. 1, 2006 file photo, a Qatari employee of Al Jazeera Arabic language TV news channel walks past the logo of Al Jazeera in Doha, Qatar. Hackers allegedly broke into the website of Qatar's state-run news agency and published a fake story quoting the ruling emir, authorities there said Wednesday, May 24, 2017, as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates responded by blocking Qatari media, including broadcaster Al-Jazeera. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

Al Jazeera Arabic TV is once again facing sharp criticism from Palestinians in particular, and Arabs in general, for interviewing an Israeli official.

byBreitbart Jerusalem22 Feb 2018, 1:30 AM PST0

n this Sunday, May 4, 2014 photo, an Etihad Airways plane prepares to land in Abu Dhabi Airport, United Arab Emirates. Fast-growing Gulf carrier Etihad Airways says it and Alitalia have reached a deal in principle for the United Arab Emirates-based airline to buy a 49 percent stake in the struggling Italian airline. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

Israeli intelligence services provided critical information that foiled a plot by the Islamic State terrorist group to blow up a plane mid-flight, Australia’s Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton said.

bySimon Kent22 Feb 2018, 12:51 AM PST0


In a Nov. 25, 2017 article marking the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, published in the London-based daily Al-Hayat, Lebanese journalist Karam Al-Hilu compared the meager accomplishments of the Arab world in the past century with those of the rest of the countries, particularly Israel.

byBreitbart Jerusalem22 Feb 2018, 12:09 AM PST0

Avi Gabbay

TEL AVIV – Leaders of the Israeli opposition are gearing up for early elections in light of news that a confidant of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signed a state witness deal in a case that will possibly incriminate the prime

byDeborah Danan21 Feb 2018, 10:17 AM PST0

Danny Danon

TEL AVIV – Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon on Tuesday slammed Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for “running away” from negotiations after the Palestinian leader abruptly left the room following his Security Council speech.

byDeborah Danan21 Feb 2018, 3:56 AM PST0

UN Palestine Jared Kushner, Nikki Haley, Jason Greenblatt Jared Kushner, left, and Jason Greenblatt, right, listen as American Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks during a Security Council meeting on the situation in Palestine, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace team briefed members of the UN Security Council on their plan to jumpstart negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians on Tuesday.

byBreitbart Jerusalem21 Feb 2018, 3:48 AM PST0

In this Sept. 19, 2014 file photo, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gestures as he speaks during a media conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris. The Hamas militant group on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2017, said it has accepted key conditions demanded by its rival, President Mahmoud Abbas, including nationwide elections in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, to clear the way for a reconciliation deal after a 10-year rift that has left the Palestinians divided between two governments. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)

TEL AVIV – Drama unfolded at the United Nations Tuesday as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas angrily described President Donald Trump’s decision to relocate the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem a “dangerous” move, before stomping out after his speech as U.S. envoy Nikki Haley snapped back, “we will not chase after you.”

byDeborah Danan21 Feb 2018, 3:44 AM PST0

In this handout photo provided by the Israel Government Press Office (GPO), Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shakes hands with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas during the funeral of former Israeli leader Shimon Peres on September 30, 2016 in Jerusalem, Israel. World leaders and dignitaries from 70 countries attended the state funeral of Israel's ninth president, Shimon Peres, in Jerusalem on Friday, after thousands of Israelis paid their last respects to the elder statesman who died on Wednesday. (Photo by Amos Ben Gershom/GPO via Getty Images)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu castigated Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s address at the UN Security Council Tuesday, saying the PA leader was “running away from peace.”

byBreitbart Jerusalem21 Feb 2018, 1:30 AM PST0

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley speaks during a press briefing at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, in Washington. Haley says

WASHINGTON — US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Tuesday said Washington would not “chase” the Palestinians to the negotiating table with Israel, following Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s speech to the UN Security Council.

byBreitbart Jerusalem21 Feb 2018, 1:01 AM PST0

Patriot air defense

The United States and Israel successfully tested the Arrow 3 weapons system to defend against ballistic missiles.

byBreitbart Jerusalem21 Feb 2018, 12:42 AM PST0

US President Donald Trump delivers a speech at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem on May 23, 2017. (AFP Photo/Menahem Kahana)

TEL AVIV – A Palestinian couple from Gaza have named their triplets Jerusalem, Capital and Palestine in protest of President Donald Trump’s December recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

byDeborah Danan21 Feb 2018, 12:04 AM PST0

Iranian armed forces members march in a military parade marking the 36th anniversary of Iraq's 1980 invasion of Iran, in front of the shrine of late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, just outside Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. Iran's chief of staff of the armed forces said Wednesday a $38 billion aid deal between the United States and Israel makes Iran more determined to strengthen its military. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

The Islamic Republic of Iran is reportedly acting more visibly upon what it refers to as “the axis of resistance” by mobilizing its growing network of terrorist proxies throughout multiple Middle Eastern countries, particularly in Syria, in light of a recent incident between Iran and Israel.

byAdelle Nazarian20 Feb 2018, 5:31 PM PST0

Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov pauses during talks with the Cyprus' foreign minister Ioannis Kasoulides, at the foreign ministry in capital Nicosia, Cyprus, on Thursday, May 18, 2017. Lavrov is in Cyprus for two-day working visit. (Yiannis Kourtoglou, Pool via AP)

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov issued a severe rebuke of Iran in Moscow on Monday during a panel discussion with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif at a conference. He rebuked the Islamic Republic’s continuous calling for the destruction of Israel.

byAdelle Nazarian20 Feb 2018, 5:21 PM PST0

Antisemitism in Poland 2 (Artur Reszko / AFP / Getty)

Relations between Poland and Israel are in their deepest crisis in memory in the wake of Poland’s move to criminalize criticism of Polish collaboration with the Nazis during the Holocaust.

byCaroline Glick20 Feb 2018, 12:55 PM PST0

American Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks to reporters Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, at United Nations headquarters. Haley said the U.S. is calling for U.N. Security Council and Human Rights Council emergency sessions on Iran. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

United States Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley had strong words for top Palestinian Negotiator Saeb Erekat on Monday: “I will not shut up.”

byBreitbart Jerusalem20 Feb 2018, 12:00 PM PST0

Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah (R) sits next to Major General Yoav Mordechai, head of COGAT, the Israeli defence ministry agency responsible for civilian affairs in the Palestinian territories, as they attend a ceremony on July 10, 2017 in Jalamah, near the northern West Bank city of Jenin, during which the prime minister announced the construction of a new power plant in Jenin. / AFP PHOTO / JAAFAR ASHTIYEH (Photo credit should read JAAFAR ASHTIYEH/AFP/Getty Images)

TEL AVIV – Stop the violent protests or Israel will respond harshly, the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) warned Gazans demonstrators in an Arabic-language video Tuesday, adding that they might consider protesting against their oppressive Hamas government instead.

byDeborah Danan20 Feb 2018, 7:56 AM PST0


TEL AVIV – There are 10 Iranian military bases in Syria, two of which are close to the border with Israel, that are training militias from the Assad regime for a future war with Israel, an analyst for an American think tank said in an article published Monday.

byDeborah Danan20 Feb 2018, 7:51 AM PST0

US Vice President Mike Pence addresses the Knesset (Israeli parliament) in Jerusalem on January 22, 2018. The visit, initially scheduled for December before being postponed, is the final leg of a trip that has included talks in Egypt and Jordan as well as a stop at a US military facility near the Syrian border. Controversy back home over a budget dispute that has led to a US government shutdown has trailed Pence, and he sought to blame Democrats for the impasse during a speech to troops at the military facility a day earlier. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Ariel Schalit (Photo credit should read ARIEL SCHALIT/AFP/Getty Images)

US Vice President Mike Pence has been confirmed as the keynote speaker for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee annual policy conference.

byBreitbart Jerusalem20 Feb 2018, 4:13 AM PST0

Iranian former chief of the Revolutionary Guards and presidential candidate Mohsen Rezai speaks during an interview with AFP in Tehran on May 29, 2009. Rezai will push for the creation of a global consortium to enrich uranium in the Islamic republic if elected, he told AFP. The veteran conservative and former head of the elite Revolutionary Guards Corps also said he was 'optimistic' over a change in policy from the United States after Barack Obama's election as president. AFP PHOTO/ATTA KENARE (Photo credit should read ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)

Any attacks carried out against Iran will result in the destruction of Tel Aviv, Mohsen Rezaei, secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council, warned Israel on Monday, according to the Fars News Agency.

byBreitbart Jerusalem20 Feb 2018, 4:03 AM PST0

The bodies of civilians who were killed in Syrian army bombardment on the town of Hamouria in the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta are seen lying on the ground at a make-shift morgue the morning after the attacks on February 20, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / ABDULMONAM EASSA (Photo credit should read ABDULMONAM EASSA/AFP/Getty Images)

HAMOURIA, Syria — A heavy bombardment killed at least 100 civilians, 20 of them children, in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta on Monday, as regime forces appeared to be preparing for an imminent ground assault.

byBreitbart Jerusalem20 Feb 2018, 3:46 AM PST0

Camels are seen during a beauty contest as part of the annual King Abdulaziz Camel Festival in Rumah, some 160 kilometres east of Riyadh, on January 19, 2018. The 28-day King Abdulaziz Camel Festival features races and camels beauty contest, known as Miss Camel with prizes amounting to $30 million. / AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)

DUBAI – A UAE-based company has unveiled what it calls the world’s first camel-based baby formula, an instant powder mix aimed mainly at infants allergic to cow’s milk.

byBreitbart Jerusalem20 Feb 2018, 3:21 AM PST0

A Chabad center in Coral Springs, Florida, may have evidence that can help police bring the Parkland high school shooter to justice.

byBreitbart Jerusalem20 Feb 2018, 2:18 AM PST0

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the International Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 during a lunch meeting. (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP)

Police on Tuesday lifted a gag order on the Bezeq fraud case, the latest corruption probe involving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, revealing the names of seven people who were arrested earlier this week.

byBreitbart Jerusalem20 Feb 2018, 1:19 AM PST0

Iranian police control the scene in front of the British Embassy in Tehran prior to arrival of the British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond to reopen the Embassy, Iran, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. Iran's state TV says British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has reopened the British Embassy in Tehran nearly four years after it closed following an attack by hardliners. Hammond's visit is the first by a British foreign secretary to Iran since 2003. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

TEHRAN, Iran — Three policemen were killed in “a vicious attack” in the Iranian capital during protests by a Sufi sect on Monday, a police spokesman told local media.

byBreitbart Jerusalem20 Feb 2018, 12:59 AM PST0


TEL AVIV – The Holocaust is the greatest lie in history, invented by the Jews to extort the world, and gas chambers were used to disinfect clothes and nothing more, an Egyptian TV host said on national television in a program broadcast on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

byDeborah Danan20 Feb 2018, 12:24 AM PST0

© AFP/File | Israel hopes its gas reserves will enable it to forge strategic ties within the region and become a supplier for Europe

JERUSALEM – Israel has struck an “historic” contract for sales of billions of dollars’ worth of natural gas to Egypt, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Monday.

byBreitbart Jerusalem19 Feb 2018, 7:48 AM PST0

An image grab taken on April 19, 2015 from a video reportedly released by the Islamic State (IS) group through Al-Furqan Media, one of the Jihadist platforms used by the militant organisation on the web, purportedly shows men described as Ethiopian Christians captured in Libya kneeling on the ground in front of masked militants before their beheading on a beach at an undisclosed location in Libya. The video released online purportedly shows the executions of 30 Ethiopian Christians captured in Libya, with the footage showing one group of about 12 men being beheaded by militants on a beach and another group of at least 16 being shot in the head in a desert area. AFP PHOTO / HO / AL-FURQAN MEDIA == RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT

The violent Muslim persecution of Christians in the Middle East did not begin with the Islamic State’s rise to power in 2014, said Iraqi Archishop Bashar Warda, but rather many centuries ago. “Having faced for 1,400 years the slow-motion genocide

byThomas D. Williams, Ph.D.19 Feb 2018, 6:28 AM PST0

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 08: Robert S. Mueller III, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), takes part in a question-and-answer forum at the International Conference on Cyber Security (ICCS) on August 8, 2013 in New York City. The ICCS, which is co-hosted by Fordham University and the FBI, is held every 18 months; more than 25 countries are represented at this year's conference. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

The indictment of Russian nationals and entities for alleged attempts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election represents a major intelligence failure on the part of the Obama administration, which was warned about the purported Russia meddling threat since at least 2014.

byAaron Klein19 Feb 2018, 4:50 AM PST0

Palestinian women take part in a rally of Hamas supporters to commemorate the 27th anniversary of the Islamist movements creation and to ask for the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip on December 12, 2014 in Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip.

TEL AVIV – Hamas banned a new TV station for women from being launched on Sunday, prompting outcry that the Gaza-ruling terror group is “oppressive.”

byDeborah Danan19 Feb 2018, 4:30 AM PST0

In this photo released by Lennart Preiss/MSC 2018, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, holds a part of a downed drone during his speech at the Munich Security Conference, MSC, in Munich , Germany, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. (Lennart Preiss/MSC 2018/dpa via AP)

TEL AVIV – Wielding a fragment of an Iranian drone downed in Israel last week, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday warned Tehran not to “test Israel’s resolve.”

byDeborah Danan19 Feb 2018, 4:29 AM PST0

Palestinians check the site of an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on February 18, 2018. Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire, Gaza medical sources said, after four soldiers were wounded in an apparent bomb attack on the border with the Palestinian enclave. The explosion and ensuing Israeli air strikes marked one of the most serious escalations in the Hamas-ruled enclave since the Islamist movement and Israel fought a war in 2014. / AFP PHOTO / MAHMUD HAMS (Photo credit should read MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images)

The Israeli military struck the Gaza Strip early Monday, hours after a rocket was shot into southern Israel as intense cross-border fighting persisted for a third straight day.

byBreitbart Jerusalem19 Feb 2018, 3:52 AM PST0


Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, who was being held in custody in France on multiple rape charges, has been released to hospital care for evaluation to determine if he is well enough to face trial.

bySimon Kent19 Feb 2018, 3:30 AM PST0

Swastikas and profanities were daubed on the entrance to Poland's embassy in Israel on Sunday after Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said Jews, as well as Poles and others, were among perpetrators of the Holocaust.

Swastikas and profanities were daubed on the entrance to Poland’s embassy in Israel on Sunday after Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said Jews, as well as Poles and others, were among perpetrators of the Holocaust.

byBreitbart Jerusalem19 Feb 2018, 2:57 AM PST0

An Israeli Navy vessel passes by the Tamar drilling natural gas production platform during a squadron exercise on May 27, 2013 off the coast of Israel in the Mediterranean Sea. Israel launched a nation-wide exercise today to test the civilian population's response to a possible massive rocket attack from three fronts. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

Hezbollah threatened on Sunday to target Israel’s Mediterranean natural gas rigs in a future conflict, the latest in a string of such threats.

byBreitbart Jerusalem19 Feb 2018, 2:02 AM PST0


President Reuven Rivlin on Sunday slammed Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki’s comments that there were Jewish perpetrators in the Holocaust, calling them “a new low.”

byBreitbart Jerusalem19 Feb 2018, 12:35 AM PST0

TEL AVIV – In what Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu deemed a “serious” incident, four IDF soldiers were wounded when a bomb was detonated by their jeep during a patrol along the Gaza Strip border on Saturday.

byDeborah Danan18 Feb 2018, 10:12 AM PST0

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