Middle East

Leaders of ISIS and Al Qaeda Puzzled Why Trump Has Not Invited Them to White House

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—The leaders of <i>ISIS</i> and Al Qaeda said on Friday that they were totally perplexed as to why Donald J. Trump had not yet invited them to the White House.<p>The terror chiefs said that, as sworn enemies of the United States, they had certainly attacked the country enough …

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Israel pummels Hamas targets in Gaza after Israeli solider killed by Palestinian fire

<b>JERUSALEM --</b> Israel pummeled Hamas targets in Gaza killing four Palestinians, mostly Hamas operatives, on Friday in a series of airstrikes after …


Israel's 'Jewish state' law is the latest assault on its Arab citizens

Since its establishment in 1948, Israel has claimed to be both a Jewish state and a democratic state. But are those two aspirations achievable, or are they mutually exclusive? Can a country founded as a Jewish homeland — with a "right of return" for diaspora Jews, a flag featuring the Star of David …


Here's What Archaeologists Found Inside Egypt's Mysterious 2,000-Year-Old Sarcophagus

A mysterious black sarcophagus discovered in Egypt two weeks ago has been opened by archaeologists, according to Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities, …


Roseanne Barr Says She Was Fired By ABC Because She Voted for Trump: 'That Is Not Allowed in Hollywood'

Disgraced “Roseanne” star reiterates that she wasn’t aware of former Obama aide’s ethnicity when she tweeted the racist remark<p>After posting an …

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This Famous French Restaurant Has A System To Keep Out People With Arabic-Sounding Names

L'Avenue, a Paris restaurant popular with celebrities like Kim Kardashian West and Rihanna, has a system in place to keep out people with …

United Arab Emirates

IDF Soldier Shot And Killed At Gaza Border

Earlier today, an Israeli Defense soldier was shot and killed by a Palestinian sniper on the Gaza border.<p>The incident comes amid an escalation of …


Israeli Army Ready to Attack Iran

Military and political members reported to pro-Netanyahu newspaper, Israel Hayom, that the Israeli Army is now ready more than ever to attack …

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U.S. and Allies Prepare to Evacuate White Helmets From Southwest Syria

(WASHINGTON) — U.S. officials say the United States is finalizing plans to evacuate several hundred Syrian civil defense workers and their families …


How Jordan Shaped the Munich Massacre

Five men in tracksuits carrying athletic bags swiftly moved through the early morning silence along the empty streets of Munich. It was 4:30 a.m. — …


The US Launched Missiles At Yemen After A Navy Ship Came Under Fire

The United States launched a series of missiles into Yemen early Thursday in response to two attacks on a US Navy ship in the past four days.<p>The <i>USS</i> …


Germany Blasts Mark Zuckerberg On Holocaust Denial Remarks

(JTA) — Berlin issued a withering critique of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s recent announcement that he would not remove Holocaust denial posts …

Jewish Culture

Israeli east Jerusalem plan gets cool Palestinian reception

JERUSALEM (AP) — A landmark half-billion-dollar Israeli plan to develop Palestinian areas of east Jerusalem and hoist residents out of poverty is getting a cool reception from the very people who are supposed to benefit.<p>Israel says it hopes the program will improve living conditions in impoverished …


Arabic media: Israel obtained list of Iranian targets in Iraq

Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF)<p>X<p>Dear Reader,<br>As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, …

News Industry

US demands American pastor's release from Turkey as Congress weighs new sanctions

Andrew Brunson, 50, was arrested as part of a sweeping crackdown on political opponents of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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New Zealand must expel the Israeli Embassy

Now Israel has become a full blown Apartheid State, the NZ Government has no choice but to close the Israeli Embassy in NZ.<p>We can not have any …


Israel begins 'wide-scale attack' against Hamas

The Israeli airforce has started a "wide-scale attack" against Hamas military targets in Gaza, according to a statement from the Israeli military. CNN's Ian Lee reports.


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From San Francisco, a Saudi Woman Fights Her Country's Strict Male Guardianship Laws

Damanhoori decided to stay in the U.S. and cut family ties.<p>"It was really hard at the beginning, I lost myself, I lost the ability to form a whole …

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Iran has laid groundwork for extensive cyberattacks on U.S., say officials

ASPEN, Colo. — Iranian hackers have laid the groundwork to carry out extensive cyberattacks on U.S. and European infrastructure and on private companies, and the U.S. is warning allies, hardening its defenses and weighing a counterattack, say multiple senior U.S. officials.<p>Despite Iran having …


This Arab Celebrity Is Being Called Out For Saying Domestic Workers Shouldn't Get A Day Off

This is Sondos al-Qattan. She's a makeup blogger based in Kuwait.<p>Sondos al-Qattan / Instagram<p>She has 2.3 million followers on Instagram, as well as …

World News

The Syrian war is a 'shame to mankind' says Serbia's top weapons-maker – but I found his instruction books in eastern Aleppo

There’s no doubt about the affection in which Serbia’s Zastava weapons factory is held in the Middle East. Along the wall of Milojko Brzakovic’s …

Opinion (UK)

Left-Wing Students Walk Off Free Trip To Israel. Now They Are Asking for Money.

Last week, left-wing activists walked off of their free Birthright trip to Israel in order to visit a Palestinian family. Now they are asking for …


7 Stunning Natural Wonders in the Middle East

Travel<p>Explore colorful salt domes, an ever-growing grotto, and incredible deserts across the varied region.<p>If you close your eyes and picture the Middle East, windswept desert dunes probably come to mind. While this region certainly has incredible sandscapes worth wandering (and we’ve included some …


Kuwaiti Instagram star slams days off for Filipino domestic workers

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Kuwaiti Instagram star has slammed new regulations requiring a weekly day off for Filipino domestic workers in the country, with her comments drawing the ire of social media users.<p>"The new laws that have been passed are like a pathetic film," said makeup artist Sondos Alqattan in a viral …

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Inside the Putin-Netanyahu-Trump deal on Syria

ASPEN, Colo. – There’s broad confusion both inside and outside the Trump administration about what “agreements” President Trump made with Russian President Vladimir Putin during their private meeting in Helsinki. One thing we do know is that — post-summit — Trump now endorses a deal on Syria that …


Germans are wearing yarmulkes to protest rising anti-Semitism in the country

More than 1,000 demonstrators, many wearing yarmulkes, gathered in Bonn, Germany, Thursday to protest the latest attack on a Jewish man amid concerns of rising anti-Semitism in the country.<p>The rally came a week after a visiting academic, Yitzhak Melamed, was assaulted in broad daylight by a young …


After over 100 days of mass demonstrations, what's next for Gaza?

Nearly four months on, Great March of Return participants reflect on the movement and Gaza's future.<p>The Great March of Return movement has been the largest mass protest in the Gaza Strip in decades.<p>Since March 30, demonstrators have gathered every week by Israel's fence, calling for the right of …


Liberman: Hamas is forcing Israel into a larger Gaza war than 2014

“We have acted responsibly and with discretion.”<p>><br>• ><p>Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman convenes with IDF officers in the Gaza region. (photo credit: …


Lebanon must strike deal with Syria to use export crossing-minister

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon must seek a deal with Syria so Lebanese exporters can reach wider Middle East markets via the Syrian border with Jordan now that Damascus has recovered state control of that frontier, Lebanon’s caretaker economy minister said on Friday.<p>Raed Khoury said it was vital that …

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