Israel eases 2nd lockdown

Israel's Coronavirus Cabinet has approved the lifting of restrictions imposed as part of a nationwide lockdown to curb the pandemic. Starting Sunday, which is the first business day of the…

Knesset approves Israel-UAE deal

Israel’s Knesset has officially approved the agreement to establish formal relations with the United Arab Emirates. The U.S.-brokered deal known as the “Abraham Accords” was signed between the Middle East…

Sudan to recognize Israel?

Speculation is rising over whether Sudan will be the next country to normalize ties with Israel. The United States, which recently brokered the historic Abraham Accords between Israel with the…

Major cyberattacks target Iran

Iran’s National Computer Emergency Response Team (Maher) reported a “large-scale” cyberattack on two government institutions in the Islamic Republic, according to Iranian media. Neither of the two official agencies were…

Israel to resume settlement building

Israel’s Civil Administration Higher Planning Committee (HPC) has given final approval for the construction of 1,313 new housing units at several settlements. The move marks the first such decision since…

Israel, UAE deal forges ahead

Israel’s cabinet officially approved the nation’s normalization deal with the United Arab Emirates, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he and Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan had…

Jordan’s new leaders focus on reform

Jordan’s new Prime Minister Bisher al Khaswaneh was sworn into office by King Abdullah II along with other government leaders on Monday. Amman’s new government must formulate critical new strategies…

US Jewish leader meets with Abbas

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas held talks with World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder in the West Bank on Saturday, following a call by the influential American business leader for the…