Elad Benari

Elad Benari

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News writer based in North America

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

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Iranian FM: We remain serious about reviving nuclear deal

Iranian Foreign Minister: We can reach the final point of the agreement in the near future with realism from the American side.

Iranian FM: We remain serious about reviving nuclear deal

Damascus Airport resumes flight after two weeks

The international airport in Syria’s capital was heavily damaged two weeks ago by an air strike attributed to Israel.

Damascus Airport resumes flight after two weeks

Judge approves settlement for victims of Miami condo collapse

Florida judge approves $1.2 billion settlement for victims of Champlain Towers collapse in Sunrise.

Judge approves settlement for victims of Miami condo collapse

Iran orders US to pay compensation for deaths of scientists

Iranian court demands US pay $4 billion to the families of Iranian nuclear scientists who were killed in targeted attacks.

Iran orders US to pay compensation for deaths of scientists

Democrats to Biden: Ensure impartial, and open probe of Al Jazeera journalist's death

Democratic senators write to Biden, ask for “direct involvement” of US in investigation of death of Shireen Abu Aqleh.

Democrats to Biden: Ensure impartial, and open probe of Al Jazeera journalist's death

Top US official hints: More Arab nations looking to make gestures to Israel

Top US diplomat for the Middle East hints more Arab nations are looking to make gestures to improve relations with Israel when Biden visits.

Top US official hints: More Arab nations looking to make gestures to Israel

US Ambassador to the UN tests positive for COVID-19

US Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield is experiencing mild symptoms and will isolate at home.

US Ambassador to the UN tests positive for COVID-19

Has top Iranian intelligence official been fired?

Multiple unofficial reports indicate that head of IRGC intelligence unit has been fired for failure to stop Mossad operations in Iran.

Has top Iranian intelligence official been fired?

Hamas to restore ties with Syria

The ties were cut in 2011, when Hamas refused to support Assad in the uprising against him.

Hamas to restore ties with Syria

Texas Republican platform 'prohibits' Palestinian state

Texas Republican Party approves platform that supports the “prohibition” of a Palestinian state in lands that Israel now controls.

Texas Republican platform 'prohibits' Palestinian state

State Department: US will maintain its strong support for Israel

State Department spokesperson: Political developments in Israel won't affect what we are trying to accomplish.

State Department: US will maintain its strong support for Israel

Turkey detains two wanted ISIS suspects

Turkish police detain two ISIS suspects wanted by Interpol.

Turkey detains two wanted ISIS suspects

Three Iranian vessels buzz US ships in the Gulf

Three IRGC vessels come close to two American ships, divert after warning sign.

Three Iranian vessels buzz US ships in the Gulf

Syria: 13 people killed in ISIS attack on a bus

11 soldiers and two civilians killed in attack on a bus in northern Syria claimed by Islamic State.

Syria: 13 people killed in ISIS attack on a bus

IAEA report: Iran preparing enrichment escalation at Fordow

UN nuclear watchdog says Iran preparing to use advanced IR-6 centrifuges at underground Fordow site.

IAEA report: Iran preparing enrichment escalation at Fordow

Biden's Israel visit to take place as scheduled

US President still plans to visit Israel next month despite collapse of the government. He will meet with Lapid, who will take over as PM.

Biden's Israel visit to take place as scheduled

Shaked to hold diplomatic visit in Morocco

Interior Minister to depart Monday for Morocco visit, where she will meet local officials.

Shaked to hold diplomatic visit in Morocco

PA to Israel: Hand over gun which killed Al Jazeera journalist

PA calls on Israel to hand over gun that allegedly fired the shot which killed Shireen Abu Aqleh in Jenin.

PA to Israel: Hand over gun which killed Al Jazeera journalist

Zelenskyy warns: Russia will intensify hostile activity this week

Ukrainian President warns Russia is likely to intensify its "hostile activity" as Kyiv awaits a decision on EU membership.

Zelenskyy warns: Russia will intensify hostile activity this week

Catalonia's parliament: Israel committing apartheid against the Palestinian people

Catalonia's parliament passes resolution accusing Israel of committing “the crime of apartheid against the Palestinian people”.

Catalonia's parliament: Israel committing apartheid against the Palestinian people

US sanctions Iranian petrochemical producers

Chinese and Indian brokers targeted as well, though US says it is still committed to diplomacy with Iran.

US sanctions Iranian petrochemical producers

Report: Israel coordinates Syria air strikes with the US

Current and former US officials say Israel secretly coordinates with the US on many of the air strikes it carries out in Syria.

Report: Israel coordinates Syria air strikes with the US

Federal hate crime charges announced against Buffalo shooter

Justice Department announces federal hate crimes charges against Payton Gendron, who shot dead 10 African Americans at Buffalo supermarket.

Federal hate crime charges announced against Buffalo shooter

Iranian commander: The Zionist regime continues to receive blows from Iran

Former IRGC commander: The Zionist regime and its officials know better what blows they have received from the Islamic Republic so far.

Iranian commander: The Zionist regime continues to receive blows from Iran

Shareholder sues Unilever over Ben & Jerry's Judea and Samaria boycott

US shareholder says Unilever mishandled the decision by Ben & Jerry's to stop selling ice cream in Judea and Samaria.

Shareholder sues Unilever over Ben & Jerry's Judea and Samaria boycott

Biden assures senators: Sanctions on Iran will be ramped up if no nuclear deal is reached

Biden administration officials assure senators the US would ramp up sanctions on Iran if needed.

Biden assures senators: Sanctions on Iran will be ramped up if no nuclear deal is reached

Dr. Fauci tests positive for COVID-19

President Biden's chief medical adviser will work from home and follow agency protocol.

Dr. Fauci tests positive for COVID-19

Germany, Switzerland arrest 4 ISIS sympathizers

Four suspected members of ISIS detained in Germany and Switzerland in a cross-border operation.

Germany, Switzerland arrest 4 ISIS sympathizers

Satellite footage shows: Iran preparing for space launch

Images published by Maxar Technologies show launch pad at site of recent failed attempts to put a satellite into orbit.

Satellite footage shows: Iran preparing for space launch

Iran: We still believe nuclear negotiations can succeed

Iran says it still believes negotiations can succeed to revive 2015 nuclear deal, despite recent rebuke from IAEA.

Iran: We still believe nuclear negotiations can succeed

Lebanon to offer Israel compromise on maritime borders

Lebanon preparing to offer a compromise to US energy envoy to resolve dispute with Israel over maritime gas resources.

Lebanon to offer Israel compromise on maritime borders

Report: IRGC officers who died developed arms for Hezbollah

Source says two officers whose deaths were announced Sunday were engaged in "developing arms for Hezbollah".

Report: IRGC officers who died developed arms for Hezbollah

Canadian PM tests positive for COVID a second time

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces he has tested positive for COVID-19 and will be isolating.

Canadian PM tests positive for COVID a second time

Report: Iran believes Israel killed two of its scientists by poisoning their food

Iranian sources say Israel poisoned the food of two Iranian scientists who died within days of each other.

Report: Iran believes Israel killed two of its scientists by poisoning their food

Top PA official: Israel's unilateral actions undermine chances for peace

Senior PA official Hussein Al-Sheikh meets US diplomats, blasts Israel.

Top PA official: Israel's unilateral actions undermine chances for peace

New York Governor: In New York, there’s no room for antisemitism or hate

Kathy Hochul announces her administration has issued proclamation highlighting IHRA definition of antisemitism.

New York Governor: In New York, there’s no room for antisemitism or hate

UN calls on Lebanon to guarantee security of its peacekeepers

UNIFIL says its personnel were "threatened" by armed men on Saturday.

UN calls on Lebanon to guarantee security of its peacekeepers

Source: White House to announce Biden's Israel trip this week

Source confirms to Reuters Biden will travel to Saudi Arabia and Israel next month.

Source: White House to announce Biden's Israel trip this week

Joe Biden expected to visit Israel in mid-July

Biden expected to arrive in Jerusalem on July 14 and also meet PA chairman during the visit.

Joe Biden expected to visit Israel in mid-July

Blinken: Iran's latest actions further complicate efforts to restore nuclear deal

US Secretary of State criticizes Iran’s removal of cameras that monitor its nuclear program.

Blinken: Iran's latest actions further complicate efforts to restore nuclear deal