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Even empty, the new Palestinian Museum is making history - Arts Leisure

Near the town of Bir Zeit in the West Bank, behind the university, a 10-minute drive from Ramallah on a hill that overlooks the beautiful scenery of …

Several times a year, often more, Doreen Gold, an Israeli Jew, goes undercover to organize a mission of humanitarian aid for Syrian NGOs. From there …

A Different Kind of Refugee Crisis

In Jordan and Lebanon, middle-income countries with robust public sectors where a significant Syrian population may be present for years to come, …

Israeli startup claims to spot terrorists with facial recognition - Tech Nation

A Tel Aviv startup called Faception has developed technology that purportedly can identify character traits, including spotting who might be a …

IAF retaliates on Hamas targets after rockets were launched into Israel

In response to the rocket fire launched towards Israel late Wednesday night, the Israeli Air Force attacked two locations that were part of Hamas' …

Iran and Hezbollah Avoid Blaming Israel for Terrorist Commander’s Death

Mustafa Badreddine, the head of Hezbollah’s military operations in Syria, was recently killed in an explosion near Damascus International Airport. …

ISIS blocking Fallujah residents escape as Iraq troops advance on key city

<b>BAGHDAD</b> -- The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is preventing people from fleeing Fallujah amid a military operation to recapture the city west …

US allies mobilize on two fronts against IS, but Sunnis wary - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

Author: Laura Rozen<p>WASHINGTON — As US-backed Iraqi security forces and allied militias have encircled the Islamic State (IS)-held city of Fallujah, …

Nasrallah: Liberman is 'crazy'

Hezbollah leader warns that Israel remains the real enemy in the region.

IAF attacks Hamas infrastructures in Gaza

Israeli aircraft strike two terrorist infrastructures belonging to Hamas in retaliation for rocket attack.

Egyptian FM: No plans for Netanyahu, Abbas summit

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry denies reports in the Israeli media yesterday that Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is working behind …

Nasrallah credits slain commander for Syrian forces’ gains

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah says territorial gains made by the Syrian regime around Damascus are the legacy of Mustafa Badreddine, the …

Israel: Hamas stealing 95% of civilian cement transferred into Gaza

Hamas is stealing 95% of the cement transferred into Gaza for the purpose of rebuilding homes so that it can use it for military purposes, Foreign …

Arab MK: 'Liberman less dangerous than Yaalon'

Following the signing on Wednesday of a new coalition agreement bringing Avigdor Liberman’s Yisrael Beytenu party into the government, the decision …

MIDEAST - Iraqi troops push forward around Fallujah

ARTS - In pursuit of Ottoman Greek artist Mario Prassinos

Displayed until Aug. 14, the exhibition brings together a large selection of Prassinos’ works, ranging from paintings and book illustrations to …

What happened to the 12 Syrian refugees rescued by the pope?

Ramy Alshakarji was still coming to terms with the idea that at last he was safe – he was leaving Lesbos after all, one of 11 refugees rescued by the pope last month – when he found himself at the centre of an improbable security crisis. Ramy must have thought he had a broad and visceral …

Italy

Israel's government just got pushed further to the right

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu clinched a coalition deal on Wednesday that will make far-right opposition legislator Avigdor Lieberman defense minister and broaden a razor-thin governing majority in parliament, officials said.<p>The agreement on a political partnership …

Israel

Blair: Normalization steps, plus Arab initiative could bring peace

Regional normalization steps alongside a regional peace process based on the Saudi Initiative could bring about the resolution of the …

Newly installed MK vows to end Temple Mount prayer ban for Jews

The Knesset gained two new lawmakers on Wednesday, including the controversial Temple Mount activist Yehudah Glick, who called for an end to a ban on …

Taliban Name New Leader After Confirming Predecessor Died in U.S. Strike

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban broke their silence early Wednesday over the death of their leader, Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour, confirming in a statement that he had been killed in an American drone strike.<p>Mawlawi Haibatullah Akhundzada, a deputy to Mullah Mansour, was selected as the new …

Taliban

Israeli official says deal reached to expand government

JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reached a deal to expand his coalition government by bringing in the ultranationalist Yisrael Beitenu party and appointing its leader Avigdor Lieberman as the new defense minister, a government official said Wednesday.<p>Moshe Leon, a representative …

Government

Afghan Taliban says Haibatullah Akhunzada is new leader

Armed group names Haibatullah Akhunzada as Mullah Mansoor's successor plus two new deputy leaders.<p>An Afghan Taliban spokesman has confirmed the death of Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, the armed group's leader, in a US drone strike and announced the appointment of Haibatullah Akhunzada as his …

Afghanistan

Reembracing Islamic Jihad, Iran to renew financial aid for Palestinian terror group

After a two-year cessation, Iran is attempting to bring Islamic Jihad back to its fold by renewing its financial support for the Palestinian terror …

U.S.-backed offensive in Syria targets Islamic State’s capital

BEIRUT — A Kurdish-led force backed by U.S. airstrikes launched an offensive on Tuesday to seize territory around the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, the first ground attack to directly challenge the Islamic State’s control of its self-proclaimed capital.<p>Although the operation appears to have …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Why is Tunisia's Ennahda ditching political Islam?

Several months of internal debates have come to full fruition for the reformists within the party.<p><b>Tunis -</b> Is Tunisia's Ennahda party renouncing 'Islamism', its doctrinaire sine qua non and the basis of its foundational identity?<p>Over a three-day congress, the party's first since 2012, members …

Religion

Yisael Beiteinu, treasury reach understanding over pension payments, sources say

Members of the Likud Party were optimistic Tuesday morning that a deal would be reached in the coming hours to add Yisrael Beiteinu to the …

Taliban names Mansour's deputy Haibatullah Akhundzada as new leader

The Taliban in Afghanistan has confirmed the death of its former leader, Mullah Akhtar Mansour. Taliban leaders have also elected his successor, an influential religious figure.<p>Akhundzada was named leader after an "unanimous agreement in the shura (supreme council), and all the members of shura …

Taliban

Iraqi Shi'ite leader calls for restraint in assault on Falluja

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric urged the forces battling to retake Falluja from Sunni militants Islamic State to spare civilians trapped in the city located just west of Baghdad.<p>Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani added his voice to the many calls for restraint in the battle launched on …

Iraq War

Jeremy Corbyn ‘sponsored conference that denounced Zionism as racist’ | The Jewish Chronicle

By Josh Jackman, May 25, 2016<p>Jeremy Corbyn at a 2014 demonstration organised by Stop the War Coalition and the PSC (Picture:PA)<p>Jeremy Corbyn …