Israel, US blame Iran for ship attack

An Iranian-made unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV, drone) hit the Israeli-owned MV Pacific Zircon oil tanker on Tuesday, say officials. By Erin Viner The Liberian-flagged commercial tanker is managed by the…

Israel, Jordan sign energy MOU

The development signals advancement of a water-for-energy deal. By Erin Viner The memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed at the COP27 climate summit in Egypt at an event hosted by the…

A New Middle East

By Major General (res.) Yaakov Amidror Changing Israel’s relationship with Arab countries is vital for its regional legitimacy, but it is also in the best interests of the Arab world. Sunni…

Saudis hope to normalize ties with Israel

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud has acknowledged the Kingdom’s keen interest in establishing ties with the Jewish State. By Jonathan Hessen and Erin Viner “We're definitely interested,”…

Saudis open more airspace to Israeli flights

Until now, routes to Israel could overfly Saudi territory to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain after the two Gulf states established ties with the signing of the Abraham…

Negev Forum meets in Bahrain

The Steering Committee met for the first time since the landmark inaugural forum was created by then- Foreign Minister Yair Lapid this past March. By Erin Viner Representatives from the…

Israel’s greatest challenge is Iran

The assessment came from Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz during a briefing to members of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee. By Erin Viner “The State of Israel faces…