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Official: Abbas postpones PA elections

Official: Abbas postpones PA elections

PA chairman officially announces that the PA elections will be postponed, cites Israel refusal to permit Jerusalem Arabs to vote.Elad Benari, 30/04/2021 00:47
Arabs and Jews celebrate Lag Ba'Omer, Ramadan together in Dubai

Arabs and Jews celebrate Lag Ba'Omer, Ramadan together in Dubai

Arabs from the United Arab Emirates and Israeli Jews celebrated Ramadan and Lag Ba'Omer together at a special ceremony in DubaiArutz Sheva Staff, 29/04/2021 22:01
Abbas postpones PA elections

Abbas postpones PA elections

PA chairman blames Israel's refusal to allow vote to be held in Jerusalem for decision to delay first legislative election in 15 years.Gary Willig, 29/04/2021 21:54
Rouhani: Soleimani's death was directed by the Zionists

Rouhani: Soleimani's death was directed by the Zionists

Iranian President claims former President Donald Trump was “a mercenary of the Zionist regime”.Elad Benari, 29/04/2021 06:36
European Parliament condemns UNRWA's teaching of hate and violence

European Parliament condemns UNRWA's teaching of hate and violence

European Parliament adopts resolution condemning the UNRWA for teaching hate and violence in PA schools.Elad Benari, 29/04/2021 03:12
PA official: Jerusalem is an essential part of our faith

PA official: Jerusalem is an essential part of our faith

Deputy Fatah leader: Holding elections in Jerusalem is a "political and sovereign issue not a technical or procedural issue".Dalit Halevi, 29/04/2021 02:00
Report: Biden considering wholesale rollback of sanctions on Iran

Report: Biden considering wholesale rollback of sanctions on Iran

Biden administration considering a near wholesale rollback of sanctions in a bid to get Iran to return to compliance with 2015 nuclear deal.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/04/2021 01:02
Watch: Iranian ships swarm US Navy vessels

Watch: Iranian ships swarm US Navy vessels

In the latest incident in the Persian Gulf, Iranian fast ships harassed US vessels for close to 3 hours, raising new security fears.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/04/2021 11:06
Iran's government to investigate leaked recordings of Zarif

Iran's government to investigate leaked recordings of Zarif

President Hassan Rouhani orders probe to identify who leaked "stolen" three-hour recording of Foreign Minister.Elad Benari, 28/04/2021 06:10
PA: Israel is guilty of thwarting elections

PA: Israel is guilty of thwarting elections

Abbas spokesman calls on the international community to pressure Israel to allow PA elections to be held in eastern Jerusalem as well.Dalit Halevi, 28/04/2021 05:42
Blinken rejects Zarif's remarks on Kerry: Utter nonsense

Blinken rejects Zarif's remarks on Kerry: Utter nonsense

Secretary of State dismisses report that John Kerry informed Iranian Foreign Minister of Israeli operations in Syria.Elad Benari, 28/04/2021 03:07
US military ship fires warning shots at IRGC vessels in the Gulf

US military ship fires warning shots at IRGC vessels in the Gulf

US military says one of its ships fired warning shots after three vessels from Revolutionary Guard came close to it in the Gulf.Elad Benari, 27/04/2021 23:31
Iran registers record single-day death toll from COVID-19

Iran registers record single-day death toll from COVID-19

Iran records 496 new deaths in 24 hours, surpassing the previous most deadly day in mid-November.Ben Ariel, 27/04/2021 06:42
Hamas: We will not be part of a decision to postpone elections

Hamas: We will not be part of a decision to postpone elections

Hamas makes clear it is against any postponement of the PA legislative elections that are scheduled to take place next month.Elad Benari, 27/04/2021 06:18
Russia: Iran nuclear deal safeguards Israel's security needs

Russia: Iran nuclear deal safeguards Israel's security needs

Head of Russian delegation to nuclear talks: We believe nuclear deal will correspond with the security interests of all states.Ben Ariel, 27/04/2021 05:33
Kerry denies giving Iranian FM info on Israeli actions in Syria

Kerry denies giving Iranian FM info on Israeli actions in Syria

Former Secretary of State says allegations that he informed Zarif of Israeli operations in Syria are "unequivocally false".Elad Benari, 27/04/2021 04:36
PA leadership to discuss postponement of elections

PA leadership to discuss postponement of elections

The PA has threatened to cancel the May elections if Israel does not permit Arabs residing in eastern Jerusalem to vote.Elad Benari, 27/04/2021 04:04
Erdogan to Biden: Reverse declaration on Armenian Genocide

Erdogan to Biden: Reverse declaration on Armenian Genocide

Turkish President urges US President to swiftly reverse his declaration that the 1915 massacres of Armenians constituted genocide.Elad Benari, 27/04/2021 02:00
Iranian FM claims Kerry told him about Israeli covert operations in Syria

Iranian FM claims Kerry told him about Israeli covert operations in Syria

In leaked audio, Mohammad Javad Zarif claims former Secretary of State informed him of more than 200 Israeli operations in Syria.Elad Benari, 27/04/2021 01:02
Should Israel follow US in recognizing the Armenian genocide?

Should Israel follow US in recognizing the Armenian genocide?

With the US administration's official recognition of Turkish massacres of Armenians as genocide, should Israel follow suit?i24NEWS, 26/04/2021 22:40
Why the PA now wants to postpone Palestinian elections

Why the PA now wants to postpone Palestinian elections

New obstacles have emerged that could again delay or even cancel the planned PA elections.Yochanan VIsser, 26/04/2021 21:58
Mysterious audio leak of Iran's FM: Russia tried to prevent deal

Mysterious audio leak of Iran's FM: Russia tried to prevent deal

Experts say a leaked interview of Iran's FM Javad Zarif that has set off a firestorm in the country couldn't have come at a worse time.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/04/2021 21:23
UK woman sentenced to 6th year in Iranian jail for 'spreading propaganda'

UK woman sentenced to 6th year in Iranian jail for 'spreading propaganda'

British-Iranian national accused of 'spreading propaganda' by Iranian court handed a 6th year in prison.Eitan Divinsky, 26/04/2021 16:59
Iranian Chief of Staff: We'll teach Israel 'a good lesson'

Iranian Chief of Staff: We'll teach Israel 'a good lesson'

Chief of Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces threatens to retaliate against Israel after Iranian oil tanker was attacked off the coast of Syria.Elad Benari, 26/04/2021 06:40
Abbas: There will be no elections without eastern Jerusalem

Abbas: There will be no elections without eastern Jerusalem

PA chairman clarifies the PA is adamant on having Arab residents of eastern Jerusalem vote in next month's elections.Elad Benari, 26/04/2021 05:35
Hamas leader threatens Israel

Hamas leader threatens Israel

Ismail Haniyeh: If the Israeli occupation continues its aggression in Jerusalem - there will be no calm.Elad Benari, 26/04/2021 05:00
UAE condemns eastern Jerusalem violence

UAE condemns eastern Jerusalem violence

United Arab Emirates Foreign Ministry urges Israel to “put an end to all aggressions” in the wake of eastern Jerusalem violence.Elad Benari, 26/04/2021 02:03
Has Biden facilitated Saudi-Iranian rapprochement?

Has Biden facilitated Saudi-Iranian rapprochement?

With Biden admin. signaling end to Iran sanctions and return to nuclear agreement, regional powers sag under the pressure exerted by Iran.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/04/2021 14:46
Saudi Ta'if residents keep dangerous war dance alive

Saudi Ta'if residents keep dangerous war dance alive

'Taasheer' war dance goes viral. Dancers jump, fire rifle at the ground to motivate soldiers, intimidate enemies.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/04/2021 08:41
Turkey summons US ambassador over Biden's recognition of Armenian Genocide

Turkey summons US ambassador over Biden's recognition of Armenian Genocide

Turkey says Biden's statement recognizing massacres of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire as a genocide had no legal basis.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/04/2021 06:07
Biden informs Erdogan of plan to recognize Armenian Genocide

Biden informs Erdogan of plan to recognize Armenian Genocide

Biden's expected declaration that the Armenia massacre was a genocide risks angering Turkey but makes good on Biden's campaign pledge.Elad Benari, Canada, 24/04/2021 01:40
UN demands Israel permit PA election to take place in Jerusalem

UN demands Israel permit PA election to take place in Jerusalem

UN calls on Israel to permit all eligible Palestinian Arabs residing in eastern Jerusalem to vote in next month's elections.Elad Benari, Canada, 23/04/2021 22:57
Hamas official warns against postponing elections

Hamas official warns against postponing elections

Senior Hamas official: Any change to timetable for the elections will deal a heavy blow to reconciliation efforts.Elad Benari, 23/04/2021 06:41
PA: Investigate Israel's 'racism' against Palestinians

PA: Investigate Israel's 'racism' against Palestinians

PA cabinet leader calls on European Union to strengthen the professional and legal role of the International Criminal Court in The Hague.Dalit Halevi, 23/04/2021 05:04
Abbas recorded cursing China, Russia and the United States

Abbas recorded cursing China, Russia and the United States

In leaked recording, PA chairman uses slew of curse words against China, Russia, the US and "all the Arabs".Dalit Halevi, 23/04/2021 04:01
Iran reduces number of centrifuges enriching uranium to 60% purity

Iran reduces number of centrifuges enriching uranium to 60% purity

IAEA says Iran has reduced the number of centrifuges enriching uranium to up to 60% purity at Natanz to one cluster from two.Elad Benari, 23/04/2021 03:07
Israel, Bahrain reach agreement on mutual recognition of green passports

Israel, Bahrain reach agreement on mutual recognition of green passports

Citizens who have been vaccinated against COVID to be able to travel between Israel and Bahrain.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/04/2021 22:24
Iran continues violating 2015 nuclear deal but US reportedly 'ready to lift sanctions'

Iran continues violating 2015 nuclear deal but US reportedly 'ready to lift sanctions'

Negotiations to return to 2015 nuclear pact continue in Vienna, as interim agreement appears at hand despite Tehran's breach of terms.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/04/2021 10:40
Assad applies to run in Syrian presidential election

Assad applies to run in Syrian presidential election

Six people, including a woman, have applied to take part in the presidential race.Elad Benari, 22/04/2021 06:41
PA official: 90% chance elections are cancelled

PA official: 90% chance elections are cancelled

The PA has hinted at the possibility that the elections will be postponed if Israel does not allow them to be held in eastern Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 22/04/2021 06:10
Official: US presented Iran with roadmap on sanctions relief

Official: US presented Iran with roadmap on sanctions relief

Senior State Department official says the US provided Iran with outline of sanctions it is prepared to remove.Elad Benari, 22/04/2021 05:19
Facebook thwarts hacking network used by PA intelligence services

Facebook thwarts hacking network used by PA intelligence services

Facebook says elements linked to PA security services used fake accounts to target journalists and government critics.Elad Benari, 22/04/2021 04:35
Chemical weapons watchdog strips Syria of its voting rights

Chemical weapons watchdog strips Syria of its voting rights

The move follows OPCW investigation that found the Syrian air force used sarin and chlorine gas in three attacks.Elad Benari, 22/04/2021 04:07
IAEA: Iran has installed extra advanced centrifuges in Natanz

IAEA: Iran has installed extra advanced centrifuges in Natanz

UN atomic watchdog says Iran has installed extra advanced centrifuges at its underground plant and plans to add even more.Elad Benari, 22/04/2021 01:00
Israel, UAE sign Memorandum of Understanding on health cooperation

Israel, UAE sign Memorandum of Understanding on health cooperation

Under agreement, the countries will cooperate on global pandemics, cyber security, medical training, and many other aspects of public healthArutz Sheva Staff, 21/04/2021 18:48
Tehran losing sleep over situation on Iran-Azerbaijan border

Tehran losing sleep over situation on Iran-Azerbaijan border

Israel's Mossad is increasingly active on the Iran-Azerbaijan border - a fact which is causing growing concern in Tehran.Dean Elmas Shmuel, 21/04/2021 12:21
Saudi Arabia: Iran should avoid escalation

Saudi Arabia: Iran should avoid escalation

Saudi Arabia calls on Iran to engage in negotiations over 2015 nuclear agreement and avoid escalation.Elad Benari, 21/04/2021 06:45
US and EU: More work needed to revive Iran deal

US and EU: More work needed to revive Iran deal

Meanwhile, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the "negotiations have achieved 60-70 percent progress."Elad Benari, 21/04/2021 06:01
Abbas aide: Postponing the elections is on the table

Abbas aide: Postponing the elections is on the table

PA chairman's aide Nabil Shaath says elections could be postponed if Israel refuses to let them take place in eastern Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 21/04/2021 05:36
BDS movement attacks first Israeli art exhibition in UAE

BDS movement attacks first Israeli art exhibition in UAE

Exhibit in Dubai features three Israeli artists featuring a theme of the "concept of water."Dan Verbin, 21/04/2021 04:42
Iranian official: We have already resumed enrichment activities at Natanz

Iranian official: We have already resumed enrichment activities at Natanz

Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran says uranium enrichment activities at Natanz have already resumed after last week's explosion.Elad Benari, 21/04/2021 03:07
New York Times report: Mossad agents deeply entrenched in Iran

New York Times report: Mossad agents deeply entrenched in Iran

NYT report alleges authorities in Tehran are 'greatly alarmed' by Israel's ability to strike targets at will and fear a 'network of agents.'Nissan Tzur, 20/04/2021 17:21
Jewish family which fled Yemen marks son's Bar Mitzvah in Dubai

Jewish family which fled Yemen marks son's Bar Mitzvah in Dubai

After fleeing Houthi radicals in Yemen and reuniting with relatives in the UAE, one Jewish family celebrates Bar Mitzvah in Dubai.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/04/2021 10:24
Top Democrats still want to slow down sale of F-35s to the UAE

Top Democrats still want to slow down sale of F-35s to the UAE

Senate Democrats introduce bill hampering sale of F-35 stealth fighters to the United Arab Emirates.Ron Kampeas, JTA, 20/04/2021 07:45
PA receives 72,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine

PA receives 72,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine

The shipment is part of the international COVAX initiative.Elad Benari, 20/04/2021 06:32
Hamas demands elections in Jerusalem

Hamas demands elections in Jerusalem

Deputy Hamas leader says Palestinian people have a right to hold parliamentary elections in eastern Jerusalem.Dalit Halevi, 20/04/2021 06:18
Sudan officially abolishes Israel boycott law

Sudan officially abolishes Israel boycott law

The Cabinet approved the bill that repealed the 1958 law earlier this month.Elad Benari, 20/04/2021 06:05