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TEL AVIV — An Egyptian intelligence security delegation arrived in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip on Sunday in an effort to save the reconciliation deal between Fatah and Hamas as talks have reached a dead end between the two parties.

byAli Waked25 Feb 2018, 3:23 PM PST0

A member of the Iraqi forces walks past a mural bearing the logo of the Islamic State (IS) group in a tunnel that was reportedly used as a training centre by the jihadists, on March 1, 2017, in the village of Albu Sayf, on the southern outskirts of Mosul. Iraqi forces launched a major push on February 19 to recapture the west of Mosul from the Islamic State jihadist group, retaking the airport and then advancing north. / AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE (Photo credit should read AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

TEL AVIV — The Islamic State has released photos over the Telegram chat application of jihadists who took part in an attack against Egyptian army headquarters, where the terrorist organization says the military operation of the Egyptian army is run against Wilyat Sinai, the Egyptian branch of IS.

byAli Waked25 Feb 2018, 3:22 PM PST0

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TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday hailed the U.S.’ announcement that it would be moving its embassy to Jerusalem in time for the 70th anniversary of Israel’s independence as a “great moment for the citizens of Israel.” The prime minister is also expected to invite President Donald Trump to inaugurate the embassy in May, Israeli media reported.

byDeborah Danan25 Feb 2018, 7:39 AM PST0

TEL AVIV – Yet another poll published Saturday showed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud gaining steam with an additional two seats predicted for the party if elections were held today, up two from last week’s results from the same pollsters.

byDeborah Danan25 Feb 2018, 7:31 AM PST0

Polish President Andrzej Duda makes a statement in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, July 24, 2017. Duda announced that he will veto two contentious bills widely seen as assaults on the independence of the judicial system. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

TEL AVIV – An official delegation from Poland will arrive in Israel in the coming days to reach an understanding on the controversial bill which criminalizes blaming the eastern European country for any Holocaust-related crimes, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Saturday.

byDeborah Danan25 Feb 2018, 7:30 AM PST0

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The State Department is considering an offer from billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson to help pay a new embassy in Jerusalem after moving from Tel Aviv.

byBreitbart Jerusalem25 Feb 2018, 6:38 AM PST0

FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2015 file photo, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, center, reviews honor guards, as he takes part in a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of Unknown Soldier outside of Kremlin wall in Moscow, Russia. Seeking to improve the country's image, authorities in Egypt are pulling out all the stops to ensure that President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's visit to New York for the U.N. General Assembly is a diplomatic success. El-Sissi flew to New York Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, with some two dozen loyal lawmakers and media figures who will be on hand to express support for the general-turned-president during his four-day stay in New York. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, Pool, File)

CAIRO, Egypt — Campaigning began in Egypt’s presidential election on Saturday with incumbent Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, likely to romp to victory in the absence of a serious challenger in the two-candidate race.

byBreitbart Jerusalem25 Feb 2018, 2:54 AM PST0

A Russian Su-30 fighter jet takes off on a combat mission with a Su-30 bomber in the foreground, at Hemeimeem airbase, Syria, on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. Since early morning, Russian combat jets have been taking off from this base in western Syria, heading for missions. (AP Photo/Vladimir Isachenkov)

Israeli satellite imagery has confirmed the deployment of Russia’s newest Sukhoi Su-57 stealth fighter jets in war-torn Syria.

byBreitbart Jerusalem25 Feb 2018, 2:01 AM PST0

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Amid pressure from Israel and rising tensions between the two states, Poland will freeze its new controversial Holocaust law.

byBreitbart Jerusalem25 Feb 2018, 1:33 AM PST0

The UN Security Council voted unanimously to condemn North Korea's latest missile test, but with no new sanctions resolution imminent the US may take unilateral steps

UNITED NATIONS — The UN Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Saturday demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria “without delay” to deliver humanitarian aid to millions and evacuate the critically ill and wounded.

byBreitbart Jerusalem25 Feb 2018, 1:22 AM PST0

In this file photo taken on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017 a man watches Russian military jets performing in Alabino, outside Moscow, Russia. The Russian military says major war games, the Zapad (West) 2017 maneuvers, set for next month will not threaten anyone. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)

MOSCOW — Russia has tested over 200 new types of arms in Syria during its campaign in support of President Bashar al-Assad, a senior lawmaker said Thursday, as Moscow was accused of taking part in airstrikes against rebel-held Eastern Ghouta.

byBreitbart Jerusalem25 Feb 2018, 12:52 AM PST0

NEW YORK — Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee on Saturday released a purported rebuttal to a four-page House Republican memo from earlier this month that alleges abuse of surveillance authority on the part of Obama-era federal agencies.

byAaron Klein24 Feb 2018, 8:47 PM PST0

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TEL AVIV — Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah announced the Palestinian Authority’s 2018 budget on Monday, which will stand at a total of $5.8 billion.

byAli Waked24 Feb 2018, 9:19 AM PST0

Mourners, including his mother (C), carry the body of Qassem Abu Ouda, a Palestinian who was shot dead following reported attacks on Israelis, during his funeral on March 15, 2016 in the West Bank town of Hebron. Three Palestinians, Qassem Abu Ouda, 30, and Amir Juneidi, 22, from Hebron, and Yousef Taraya, 18, from the nearby village of Bani Naim, carried out two attacks on March 14, 2016 -- a shooting and a car-ramming -- on Israelis at the entrance of Kiryat Arba (near Hebron) before they were shot dead, the Israeli army said. / AFP / HAZEM BADER (Photo credit should read HAZEM BADER/AFP/Getty Images)

TEL AVIV — Hamas has angered the family of a senior Palestinian jihadist after the group told them they would not be allowed to erect a mourning tent on behalf of their relative to receive condolences as is customary in Palestinian society.

byAli Waked24 Feb 2018, 9:19 AM PST0

Muezzin, Ibrahim Goban recites the call to prayer from the steps inside a minaret at Istanbul's famous Blue Mosque on December 8, 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey. The Blue Mosque, one of Turkey's most visited tourist sites, will undergo the most extensive renovations since being built. The renovations are expected to begin in 2017 and take approximately three and a half years to complete. The project will see work done to the mosques tiles, main dome, outer marble layers, all minarets and a refurbishment of the underground drainage system. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

TEL AVIV — Saudi investigators and security forces have brought in author and intellectual Muhammad al-Sahami for questioning after he criticized the building of mosques and the calls to prayer through Muezzin loudspeakers.

byAli Waked24 Feb 2018, 9:19 AM PST0

The Islamic State has released propaganda photos over the encrypted Telegram messaging application purporting to show the actions of its members along the border area between Syria and Iraq.

TEL AVIV — The Islamic State has released propaganda photos over the encrypted Telegram messaging application purporting to show the actions of its members along the border area between Syria and Iraq.

byAli Waked24 Feb 2018, 9:19 AM PST0

A view of Jerusalem Old City seen from Mount of Olives, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. U.S. officials say President Donald Trump will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital Wednesday, Dec. 6, and instruct the State Department to begin the multi-year process of moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city. His decision could have deep repercussions across the region. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

U.S. will move its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem on May 14; State Dept. considers accepting private donations to pay for the embassy; Already furious Palestinians condemn embassy move on ‘Naqba Day’ — ‘Catastrophe Day.’

byJohn J. Xenakis24 Feb 2018, 7:30 AM PST0

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Panelists at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) attempted to disband some of the biggest misconceptions that many Americans have about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Thursday.

byAdelle Nazarian23 Feb 2018, 6:52 PM PST0

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Palestinian Authority (PA) president Mahmoud Abbas addressed the United Nations Security Council this week, reiterating a farrago of falsehoods and distortions that underscore his lack of interest in a genuine peace with Israel.

byMorton A. Klein23 Feb 2018, 5:54 PM PST0

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The United States plans to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem on May 14, Steven Goldstein, undersecretary of State for public diplomacy said Friday.

byBreitbart Jerusalem23 Feb 2018, 1:02 PM PST0

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The Arab world must shoulder the responsibility of the Palestinian people, who they have for years used as pawns against Israel, and the world must stop using the phrase “two-state solution,” according to guests at a panel discussion at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Thursday.

byAdelle Nazarian23 Feb 2018, 10:58 AM PST0

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NEW YORK — David J. Kramer, a former State Department official and longtime associate of John McCain, reportedly invoked the Fifth Amendment to get out of testifying before the House Intelligence Committee regarding the infamous, largely discredited 35-page dossier on President Donald Trump.

byAaron Klein23 Feb 2018, 10:25 AM PST0

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OXON HILL, MD – Years of persecution has left the Middle East’s once-thriving Christian population at odds for survival as what is being described as a “genocide” of the followers of Jesus Christ threatens to eradicate them.

byAdelle Nazarian23 Feb 2018, 7:36 AM PST0

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TEL AVIV – The IDF completed a series of drills Thursday simulating attacks from its northern border in preparation for a potential war in Lebanon, the IDF said.

byDeborah Danan23 Feb 2018, 6:26 AM PST0

HEMPSTEAD, NY - SEPTEMBER 26: Businessman Sheldon Adelson (L) and Republican Vice Presidential nominee Mike Pence (R) attend the Presidential Debate between Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at Hofstra University on September 26, 2016 in Hempstead, New York. The first of four debates for the 2016 Election, three Presidential and one Vice Presidential, is moderated by NBC's Lester Holt. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is considering an offer from Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson to pay for at least part of a new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, four U.S. officials told The Associated Press.

byBreitbart Jerusalem23 Feb 2018, 5:07 AM PST0

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Qatar is helping Israel avoid another Gaza war by funneling relief money to impoverished Palestinians with Washington’s blessing, a Qatari diplomat said on Thursday, describing the cooperation as evidence of Doha’s distance from Islamist Hamas.

byBreitbart Jerusalem23 Feb 2018, 4:01 AM PST0

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Police are reportedly making efforts to again interrogate Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Bezeq corruption probe, known as Case 4000, and to take his testimony in another case involving alleged graft in multi-billion-shekel naval deals.

byBreitbart Jerusalem23 Feb 2018, 2:52 AM PST0

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Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was taken to a Baltimore hospital Thursday for a routine checkup, Palestinians said.

byBreitbart Jerusalem23 Feb 2018, 2:01 AM PST0

In this Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 photo Two Israeli air force F-15s of the Knights of the twin tail 133 squadron fly over Ovda airbase near Eilat, southern Israel, during the 2017 Blue Flag exercise. Israel's military is holding the largest ever air drill of its kind with pilots from eight countries simulating combat scenarios. It said Thursday that Germany, India and France are taking part for the first time in the two week drill codenamed

The Israeli military on Thursday began its final preparations for a major air defense exercise with the United States, which is set to kick off at the beginning of next month, the army said.

byBreitbart Jerusalem23 Feb 2018, 1:46 AM PST0

New York City rapper Azealia Banks had a few choice words for anti-Israel protesters who called on her to cancel her upcoming show in the Jewish State.

bySimon Kent23 Feb 2018, 1:11 AM PST0

HAMBURG, GERMANY - JULY 07: Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) and President of the United States of America Donald Trump (right) shake hands during the meeting at G20 Summit on July 7, 2017 in Hamburg, Germany. (Photo by Dmitry Azarov/Kommersant via Getty Images)

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

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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

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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

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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

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