Jerusalem rocked by violence

Competing claims over property in Jerusalem has sparked clashes in the city, and prompted the resumption of hostilities between Israel and the Islamist Hamas terror organization in the Gaza Strip.…

Israel bans travel to 7 nations due to COVID

Israelis are now forbidden to visit 7 countries due to soaring outbreaks of the novel coronavirus at those destinations. Ukraine, Ethiopia, Brazil, South Africa, India, Mexico and Turkey are now…

Palestinians call off elections

As expected, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ‘postponed’ 22 May parliamentary elections amid internal divisions among his Fatah party and a dispute with Israel over voting by Arab residents in east…

Israel blamed for PA election delay

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is widely expected to imminently announce cancellation of the first elections in 15 years, amid infighting in his Fatah party and a dispute over voting in…

Turkish currency drops to record low

Turkey’s lira briefly fell 15% yesterday following the shock dismissal of the country’s Central Bank Governor Naci Ağbal by Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Ağbal was abruptly fired on Saturday, just 2…

Greece, Turkey resume talks on disputes

Greece and Turkey held two days of talks aimed at resolving major outstanding disputes. The tow countries are at odds over manifold issues, such as competing claims over their respective…

PA to hold first elections in 15 years?

Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas has announced that parliamentary and presidential elections would be held later this year in a bid to heal long-standing divisions. The 85-year-old Fatah leader…