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Middle Eastern states top list of world's angriest countries

Julie Ray of Gallup Global Emotions says economic and political instability is likely to be a leading source of anger and frustration.

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President Biden’s middle east vacation

Back in the USA, Biden faces a rebellion even within his own party. It was good for him that he left, bad for him that he came back.Op-ed.

President Biden’s middle east vacation

Our priorities for Biden's Middle East visit

It’s not about making a comeback in the region, but about correcting US policy errors, from the signing of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Op-ed

Our priorities for Biden's Middle East visit

IDF Chief of Staff & his Saudi counterpart met in Egypt

A new report reveals a US-led conference of Middle East military officials met on Egyptian soil in March to discuss Iranian threats.

 IDF Chief of Staff & his Saudi counterpart met in Egypt

Biden's Middle East trip may become another of his blunders

Biden's overt, long term love affair with the Palestinian Arabs is sure to bloom once he meets their leader Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah,Op-ed.

Biden's Middle East trip may become another of his blunders

When the Middle East loses confidence in the US

How much will the US be willing to concede to Iran? How likely is it that a deal will ultimately be signed?

When the Middle East loses confidence in the USplayer

US defense initiative: Israel and Iraq to be allies?

US pushing for regional defense agreement among 10 Middle Eastern countries against Iran, including Israel and Iraq,

US defense initiative: Israel and Iraq to be allies?

Will Israel be drawn into a new Middle East war?

Inevitable tensions may drive some to believe that a new Middle Eastern war is about to erupt.

Will Israel be drawn into a new Middle East war?

Report: US mulling regional leaders' meeting during Biden's Middle East visit

Israeli officials say White House and Bennett’s office discussed regional leaders' meeting as part of Biden’s visit to the Middle East.

US mulling regional leaders' meeting during Biden's visit

Will Musk's Twitter takeover lead to suppression in Middle East?

Some analysts are concerned Elon Musk's approach of 'absolute free speech' will make it easier for oppressive regimes to corner activists.

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When the Middle East loses confidence in the US

How much will the US be willing to concede to Iran? How likely is it that a deal will ultimately be signed?

When the Middle East loses confidence in the USplayer

From Ukraine to UNRWA: Russia foments war in Arab refugee camps

The Russians have been far from honest brokers in the Middle East and they may try to repair their image now by brokering "peace." Op-ed.

From Ukraine to UNRWA: Russia foments war in Arab refugee camps

A dangerous scenario of widespread chaos in the Middle East is developing right now

An international stance must be taken against the militia axis whose attacks on the UAE alone included four drones just last week. Op-ed.

A dangerous scenario of widespread chaos in the Middle East

Book which erased Israel from map gets dropped by UK publisher

'Amazing Women of the Middle East', which featured map replacing Israel with Palestine, pulled from publisher's website, bookseller.

Book which erased Israel from map dropped by UK publisher

UK publisher blasted for children’s book that erases Israel

UK publisher has come under criticism for publishing a children’s book about women of the Middle East that denies Israel's existence.

UK publisher blasted for children’s book that erases Israel

Wars and COVID-19 - How to travel to the Middle East

Unfortunately, when we hear about the Middle East, it’s always for the saddest reasons.

Wars and COVID-19 - How to travel to the Middle East

Latest Iranian pipeline explosion blamed on aging infrastructure

The third major Iranian pipeline explosion since the summer has reportedly occurred at the country’s Parsian refinery in the southwest.

Latest Iranian pipeline explosion blamed on aging infrastructure

Richard Gere et al, thanks for the reminder to bless Israel

Richard Gere and more than 100 other movie notables signed a letter not to bless, but to curse the precious land and its holy people. Op-ed.

Richard Gere et al, thanks for the reminder to bless Israel

Middle East: We need to get off the beaten track

Security and stability in the Middle East can only be achieved by thinking outside the box. Op-ed.

Middle East: We need to get off the beaten track

Islamism’s brutal face is back on display

Across the Middle East, extremist regimes and terrorist groups are rejoicing at the waning of the U.S. presence in their region. Op-ed.

Islamism’s brutal face is back on display

The U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan: What’s next?

The Middle East is brutal, repressive and culturally Islamist. Regional powers, including Israel, must guarantee stability together Op-ed.

The U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan: What’s next?

The colonizers

Progressives in the West who recoil at “settler colonial projects” should embrace the Jewish state as an example of decolonization. Op-ed.

The colonizers

A powder keg, courtesy of Washington

Israel’s ruling class refuses to see the US administration's effect on the Middle East from the Taliban to Syria to violence in Israel.Op-ed

A powder keg, courtesy of Washington

Jordan's volatility alerts the US to Middle East reality

Of the 11 million Muslims killed in wars and terrorism since 1948, just 0.3% died in wars against Israel. Most violence is internal. Op-ed.

Jordan's volatility alerts the US to Middle East reality

Can a Right Wing Coalition contain the Israeli Arab Ra’am party within it?

The Middle East neighborhood does not make Israeli Arabs pine for an Arab society, but will Ra'am dump ideology to help its voters? Op-ed.

Can a Right Wing Coalition contain an Arab party?

Middle East quandary

Israel has been a unique cost-effective, battle-tested counter-terrorism laboratory for the USA in its combat with Islamic terror. Op-ed.

Middle East quandary

White House policy: No 'blank check' for Israel to pursue anti-American policies

'We will maintain our ironclad commitment to Israel's security, resume role as provider of viable two-state solution,' Biden document says.

White House policy: No 'blank check' for Israel

Paradigm Shift: Towards a New Middle East

TED-style lectures delve into how the Abraham Accords are changing the Middle East and Israel's standing around the world.

Paradigm Shift: Towards a New Middle East

'Prisoner exchange may signal bigger moves with Russian backing'

Middle East expert says looming prisoner exchange with Syria is likely a 'sign of things to come' in Israel-Syria relations.

'Prisoner exchange may signal bigger moves with Russian backing'player

Lessons from Britain’s Brexit breakthrough

The UK success provides an object lesson in strategy for democratic nations facing the Middle East or foreign aggressors' threats. Op-ed.

Lessons from Britain’s Brexit breakthrough

Pompeo: UAE is a friend and partner, we'll help them counter Iran

Secretary of State briefs ahead of Middle East trip. First stop will be Israel, where Pompeo will meet with Prime Minister in Jerusalem.

UAE is a friend and partner, we'll help them counter Iran

How the Middle East sees Biden and Trump

Despite Trump’s sometimes inappropriate language, many people in the Middle East support him for a variety of reasons. Op-ed..

How the Middle East sees Biden and Trump

Middle East conflict: 'One side wants the other dead'

PragerU asks: 'What would happen if Israel laid down its arms? What would happen if its Arab neighbors did?'

Middle East conflict: 'One side wants the other dead'player

ANALYSIS: The real new Middle East reality

The Middle East has undergone a massive realignment, dividing the region up into two camps - one allied with the West, the other led by Iran

ANALYSIS: The real new Middle East reality

Watch: China's stake in the Middle East

Yishai Fleisher's discussion with renowned geopolitical analyst and author Dr. Michael Doran.

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After US riots: Is more violence on the way?

The US riots are a signal for the simmering pressure cooker of the Middle East and North Africa.

After US riots: Is more violence on the way?player

Is the Palestinian issue a core cause of Middle East turbulence?

None of the threats facing today's Arab world is triggered by the Palestinian Arab issue and none affected by the lack of a solution. Op-ed.

Is the Palestinian issue a core cause of Middle East turbulence?

A review and assessment of the corona pandemic in the countries of the Middle East

The response of each Middle Eastern country to the pandemic. Diplomatic and defense implications stemming from the situation. Part I. Op-ed.

Coronavirus in the Middle East: Review and assessment

Saudi shows feature Jewish characters, urge ties with Israel

Ramadan shows depicting Jewish life in the 1940s, character calling for business ties with Israel, causing controversy over 'normalization.'

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Israel and Middle East Map Gallery

Commentator Mark Langfan simplifies complicated Middle East disputes via maps

Israel and Middle East Map Galleryplayer