Elad Benari

Elad Benari

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Elad was born in Haifa, Israel, and currently resides in Canada.

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New York Republican: Biden’s hostile comments toward Israel are shameful

Rep. Elise Stefanik joins Republicans who criticized Biden over his response to the planned judicial reforms in Israel.

New York Republican: Biden’s hostile comments toward Israel are shameful

Indonesia stripped of hosting U20 World Cup due to calls to boycott Israel

FIFA announces Indonesia won't host men's Under-20 World Cup amid political turmoil regarding Israel's participation.

Indonesia stripped of hosting U20 World Cup due to calls to boycott Israel

Iran denies 'baseless accusations' it plotted to attack Jewish targets in Athens

Iran’s Embassy in Athens claims Israel is making false accusations to divert attention from its domestic issues.

Iran denies 'baseless accusations' it plotted to attack Jewish targets in Athens

Syria claims: Israel carried out air strike in the Damascus area

Media in Syria report explosions near capital as a result of Israeli air strike. Two Syrian military personnel reportedly injured.

Syria claims: Israel carried out air strike in the Damascus areaplayer

Indonesian President: Our policy towards Palestine hasn't changed

Indonesia's President says Israel's participation in soccer tournament in his country means no change to its foreign policy.

Indonesian President: Our policy towards Palestine hasn't changed

Netanyahu responds to Biden: Israel makes its decisions by the will of its people

PM responds to Biden: Israel makes its decisions by the will of its people and not based on pressures from abroad.

Netanyahu responds to Biden: Israel makes its decisions by the will of its people

Biden on Israel: I'm very concerned, Netanyahu won't be invited in the near term

US President comments on the recent goings on in Israel, says he will not be inviting Netanyahu to the White House in the near future.

Biden on Israel: I'm very concerned, Netanyahu won't be invited in the near term

Canada announces new sanctions against Iran

Canada targets two entities and eight individuals as part of new sanctions against Iran over human rights violations and drone production.

Canada announces new sanctions against Iran

US welcomes freezing of judicial reform in Israel

National security spokesperson John Kirby says Biden is not worried that Israel could devolve into civil war.

US welcomes freezing of judicial reform in Israel

North Korean leader calls to expand nuclear arsenal

Kim Jong Un calls to scale up the production of weapons-grade nuclear materials.

North Korean leader calls to expand nuclear arsenal

FIFA delays U20 World Cup draw due to host Indonesia's issues with Israel

Israel and Indonesia do not have diplomatic relations, and Bali governor called to ban Israel from taking part in the tournament.

FIFA delays U20 World Cup draw due to host Indonesia's issues with Israel

Gulf countries to Blinken: Condemn Smotrich's comments on Palestinian people

Gulf Cooperation Council writes to US Secretary of State, condemn comments by Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich.

Gulf countries to Blinken: Condemn Smotrich's comments on Palestinian people

'Urgent need for compromise': US 'deeply concerned' over developments in Israel

National Security Council Spokesperson urges compromises on judicial reform following dismissal of Defense Minister Yoav Gallant.

'Urgent need for compromise': US 'deeply concerned' over developments in Israel

Following Gallant's dismissal: Israel's Consul General in New York resigns

Israel's Consul General in New York, Asaf Zamir, resigns from his post: It is now time for me to join the fight for Israel's future.

Following Gallant's dismissal: Israel's Consul General in New York resigns

US strikes Iranian targets in Syria following drone attack on US base

The US air strikes came after a drone believed to be Iranian struck a Coalition base in northeast Syria.

US strikes Iranian targets in Syria following drone attack on US base

Sources: Syria and Saudi Arabia to reopen embassies next month

The re-establishment of ties between Riyadh and Damascus follows Saudi Arabia's agreement with Iran.

Sources: Syria and Saudi Arabia to reopen embassies next month

Lawyers of Tree of Life shooter: He has schizophrenia and brain impairments

Lawyers for Robert Bowers raise concerns over their client's mental state as his trial is set to begin.

Lawyers of Tree of Life shooter: He has schizophrenia and brain impairments

North Korea tests new nuclear underwater attack drone

North Korea also confirms it fired cruise missiles during the weapon test and firing drill.

North Korea tests new nuclear underwater attack drone

Saudi and Iranian Foreign Ministers to meet following restoration of ties

Saudi Foreign Minister and Iranian counterpart agree in phone call to meet and pave the way for the re-opening of embassies.

Saudi and Iranian Foreign Ministers to meet following restoration of ties

Top US official John Kirby: Israel remains a strong ally and a deep, deep friend

White House National Security Council Coordinator says "our support for Israel’s security will remain ironclad."

Top US official John Kirby: Israel remains a strong ally and a deep, deep friend

Nasrallah: We'll respond immediately if Israel starts a war

Hezbollah leader won't comment on Megiddo Junction attack: If Israel starts a war, it could lead to a battle in the entire region.

Nasrallah: We'll respond immediately if Israel starts a war

Lebanon condemns Smotrich's 'deliberately provocative' statement

Lebanon joins in on condemnation of remarks made by Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich that “there’s no such thing as a Palestinian people”.

Lebanon condemns Smotrich's 'deliberately provocative' statement

In rare move: Israel's Ambassador to the US summoned by State Department

Ambassador Michael Herzog summoned to meeting with Deputy Secretary Wendy Sherman following approval of law repealing Disengagement.

In rare move: Israel's Ambassador to the US summoned by State Department

Syrian reports: Israel carried out air strike on Aleppo airport

Syrian media report alleged Israeli air strike in the Aleppo area. Country’s air defense systems activated.

Syrian reports: Israel carried out air strike on Aleppo airport

UN expert: Iranian authorities may have committed crimes against humanity

UN Special Rapporteur on Iran says Iranian authorities committed violations in recent months that may amount to crimes against humanity.

UN expert: Iranian authorities may have committed crimes against humanity

Amazon to lay off thousands of additional employees

Amazon announces it will axe another 9,000 roles in a second round of layoffs in recent months.

Amazon to lay off thousands of additional employees

National Security Advisor to Jordan: Israel committed to uphold the peace treaty

National Security Advisor Tzachi Hanegbi speaks to Jordanian Foreign Minister following uproar over Smotrich's comments in Paris.

National Security Advisor to Jordan: Israel committed to uphold the peace treaty

Egypt's Sisi discusses nuclear plant with Russian officials

Construction by Russia's state-owned energy corporation of Egypt's first nuclear plant began in July of last year.

Egypt's Sisi discusses nuclear plant with Russian officials

After Saudi-Iran deal: Iranian President invited to visit Saudi Arabia

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi welcomes invitation from Saudi Arabia's King Salman to visit the kingdom.

After Saudi-Iran deal: Iranian President invited to visit Saudi Arabia

Senator Richard Durbin tests positive for COVID-19

Durbin, the No. 2 Senate Democrat, also tested positive for COVID-19 in July 2022.

Senator Richard Durbin tests positive for COVID-19

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un: Stand ready to conduct nuclear attacks at any time

North Korea conducts exercises “aimed at improving tactical nuclear attack capabilities and war deterrence".

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un: Stand ready to conduct nuclear attacks at any time

Netanyahu speaks to Biden: Israel was and will be a strong and vibrant democracy

Netanyahu and Biden speak about Iran and judicial reform. White House: Biden offered support for compromise on the proposed reforms.

Netanyahu speaks to Biden: Israel was and will be a strong and vibrant democracy

US and Saudi officials: Iran agreed to halt weapons shipments to Houthis in Yemen

Officials say Iran has agreed to halt weapons shipments to Houthis as part deal to re-establish diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia.

US and Saudi officials: Iran agreed to halt weapons shipments to Houthis in Yemen

UK bans TikTok from official government devices

The move follows similar restrictions imposed by Canada, the European Union and the United States.

UK bans TikTok from official government devices

China, Iran and Russia hold drills in Gulf of Oman

The exercises come amid heightened tensions between the US and China.

China, Iran and Russia hold drills in Gulf of Oman

Once again: North Korea launches ballistic missile

This is North Korea’s third round of weapons testing this week as South Korean and US troops continue joint military drills.

Once again: North Korea launches ballistic missile

Israel's offensive woes continue in loss to Dominican Republic at World Baseball Classic

Israel's tournament will come to an end on Wednesday after they face Venezuela.

Israel's offensive woes continue in loss to Dominican Republic at World Baseball Classic

North Korea: Our missile launches helped train for missions at any time

North Korea confirms latest missile test, says the launches were a military drill designed to "annihilate the enemy" if necessary.

North Korea: Our missile launches helped train for missions at any time

Iran: Khamenei pardons more than 22,000 arrested during protests

The statement by Iran's judiciary head offers glimpse of the full scope of the government's crackdown on anti-government protests.

Iran: Khamenei pardons more than 22,000 arrested during protests

Team Israel on wrong side of history in second WBC game

Israel held without a base runner for eight innings in 10-0 mercy rule loss to Puerto Rico.

Team Israel on wrong side of history in second WBC game