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…

Israel, Qatar work to help Gaza

Israel is reportedly negotiating a further infusion of monetary support from Qatar to Hamas, against which Israel has fought three wars. Mossad head Yossi Cohen and the Coordinator of Government…

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…

Gaza resumes rocket fire at Israel

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip fired a rocket at Israeli territory late last night. Air raid sirens blasted throughout the southern part of the Jewish State, warning residents to quickly…