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A powder keg, courtesy of Washington

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-edCaroline Glick, 09/05/2021 21:00
Jordan's volatility alerts the US to Middle East reality

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.Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, 07/04/2021 04:00
Can a Right Wing Coalition contain the Israeli Arab Ra’am party within it?

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.Douglas Altabef, 31/03/2021 18:00
Middle East quandary

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.Amb. (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, 31/03/2021 12:00
White House policy: No 'blank check' for Israel to pursue anti-American policies

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/03/2021 13:09
Paradigm Shift: Towards a New Middle East

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/02/2021 18:05
'Prisoner exchange may signal bigger moves with Russian backing'

'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.ILTV, 18/02/2021 21:35
Lessons from Britain’s Brexit breakthrough

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.Melanie Phillips, 01/01/2021 05:00
Pompeo: UAE is a friend and partner, we'll help them counter Iran

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/11/2020 17:35
How the Middle East sees Biden and Trump

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..Rachel Avraham, 01/11/2020 21:00
Middle East conflict: 'One side wants the other dead'

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?'Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/10/2020 19:17
ANALYSIS: The real new Middle East reality

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 IranYochanan Visser, 02/10/2020 15:18
Watch: China's stake in the Middle East

Watch: China's stake in the Middle East

Yishai Fleisher's discussion with renowned geopolitical analyst and author Dr. Michael Doran.Mordechai Sones, 02/09/2020 11:43
After US riots: Is more violence on the way?

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.Israel News Talk Radio, 23/06/2020 04:24
Is the Palestinian issue a core cause of Middle East turbulence?

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.Amb. (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, 12/06/2020 15:59
A review and assessment of the corona pandemic in the countries of the Middle East

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.Fellows of the JISS, 10/05/2020 20:18
Saudi shows feature Jewish characters, urge ties with Israel

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.'Gary Willig, 03/05/2020 10:36
Japan to send warship and planes to the Middle East

Japan to send warship and planes to the Middle East

Japan will send a warship and patrol planes to protect Japanese ships in the Middle East amid regional tensions.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/12/2019 04:30
'Disregard for Iran's nuclear program cries out to the heavens'

'Disregard for Iran's nuclear program cries out to the heavens'

Israel refrained from taking part in UN conference on nuclear-free zone in the Middle East because it was unilaterally biased against it.Nitsan Keidar, 26/11/2019 04:29
The Middle East experts who made us laugh

The Middle East experts who made us laugh

The Middle East is the goose that lays the golden egg for the experts who want to keep all the problems without solving them.Jay Shapiro, 18/10/2019 05:44
Middle East breakdown: How does Israel deal with Arab threats?

Middle East breakdown: How does Israel deal with Arab threats?

Journalist Barak Ravid analyzes the complexity and intrigue that the State of Israel faces at the regional level.Naor Meningher and Eytan Weinstein, 08/10/2019 06:55
Saudi blogger: I am not an Israeli Yemenite Jew

Saudi blogger: I am not an Israeli Yemenite Jew

Saudi blogger Mohammed Saud responds to claims he is a Jew living in Israel. 'I am from Riyadh, and I love Israel.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/10/2019 16:05
'Facilitating cooperation between Israel and her Arab neighbors'

'Facilitating cooperation between Israel and her Arab neighbors'

Attended by US and Poland foreign ministers, United Nations Security Council discusses peace and security in the Middle East.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/08/2019 09:30
Hezbollah resorts to piggy banks due to sanctions: Brian Hook

Hezbollah resorts to piggy banks due to sanctions: Brian Hook

US Special Representative to Iran Hook says that 'the US will respond with military force if it or its interests are attacked by Iran.'Sara Rubenstein, 30/05/2019 18:58
A rare phenomenon in the Middle East neighborhood

A rare phenomenon in the Middle East neighborhood

Jay Shapiro looks at the countries of the region and expresses his joy at having lived in a Jewish and democratic state.Jay Shapiro, 25/04/2019 17:35
Security analyst to speak at Capitol Hill policy seminar

Security analyst to speak at Capitol Hill policy seminar

This Thursday, the EMET's Capitol Hill Policy Seminar Series will host security analyst Mark Langfan.Sharona Cohen, 16/04/2019 22:49
'We will not allow establishment of an Iranian army in Syria'

'We will not allow establishment of an Iranian army in Syria'

Immigration Minister and former IDF southern command chief army speaks on preparations after Iranian missile attack on the Golan Heights.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/01/2019 14:56
Arab League chief: Importance of Palestinian cause 'reduced'

Arab League chief: Importance of Palestinian cause 'reduced'

Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit says Arab countries must focus on other issues in light of recent conflicts.Gary Willig, 17/01/2019 20:08
Israel and Middle East Map Gallery

Israel and Middle East Map Gallery

Commentator Mark Langfan simplifies complicated Middle East disputes via mapsSharona Cohen, 06/01/2019 21:43
Risk in Syria, not just for Israel

Risk in Syria, not just for Israel

What will the US pullout from Syria do to the Kurds? Which weak links will get wiped off the board?The Land Of Israel Network, 01/01/2019 03:41
Report: Pompeo to deliver speech on Middle East

Report: Pompeo to deliver speech on Middle East

Official says Secretary of State will deliver speech on Middle East during a visit to Egypt next month. He might then visit Israel.Ben Ariel, 20/12/2018 02:08
'Israel would be in big trouble without Saudi Arabia'

'Israel would be in big trouble without Saudi Arabia'

Watch: President Trump says during special teleconference call with US soldiers that Saudi efforts in Middle East are critical for Israel.David Rosenberg, 22/11/2018 18:06
Oman: 'Israel is a fact of life'

Oman: 'Israel is a fact of life'

Following Netanyahu's visit to Oman, nation says region should 'consider giving Israel equal treatment, Jews part of Islamic history'.Nitzan Keidar , 27/10/2018 22:03
Trump: Saudi Arabia 'a good ally with respect to Israel'

Trump: Saudi Arabia 'a good ally with respect to Israel'

US president says revelation of Saudi crown prince's involvement in journalist's murder would have negative impact on the MIddle East.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/10/2018 08:12
ANALYSIS: ISIS is back

ANALYSIS: ISIS is back

Islamic State is working hard to establish a new Caliphate in Asia by planting new sleeper cells and invigorating existing ones.Yochanan Visser, 14/10/2018 21:31
US to move missile systems from Middle East

US to move missile systems from Middle East

US dismantles, moves missile batteries, air defense systems, from Middle East to more significant locations, report says.Nitsan Keidar, 26/09/2018 14:22
ANALYSIS: Iran continues its entrenchment in both Syria and Iraq

ANALYSIS: Iran continues its entrenchment in both Syria and Iraq

Missiles given to Iraq by Iran can hit both Tel Aviv and Riyadh.Yochanan Visser, 02/09/2018 22:06
Khamenei says no chance of war, but calls to bolster Iran's army

Khamenei says no chance of war, but calls to bolster Iran's army

'No chance' Iran facing war, says Islamic republic's supreme leader, adding that Iran must nevertheless work to strengthen military.David Rosenberg, 02/09/2018 17:03
ANALYSIS: Dangerous stand-off between Russia and US over Syria

ANALYSIS: Dangerous stand-off between Russia and US over Syria

The Syrian war is far from over and could blow up into a regional or even world conflict.Yochanan Visser, 26/08/2018 22:32
Bolton: No plans for US to recognize Golan as Israeli territory

Bolton: No plans for US to recognize Golan as Israeli territory

President Trump's National Security Advisor says US has no plans to recognize Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights.David Rosenberg, 22/08/2018 08:41
Israeli security, Mideast peace top issues in next Putin meeting

Israeli security, Mideast peace top issues in next Putin meeting

Trump declares meeting with Putin a success, vows to focus on Israeli security, terror, Mideast peace, nuclear proliferation at follow-up.David Rosenberg, 19/07/2018 17:46
Turkey vows to retaliate after Turkish woman indicted in Israel

Turkey vows to retaliate after Turkish woman indicted in Israel

'We will retaliate against this', says Turkish FM, after woman charged in Israel for supporting Hamas terror group.David Rosenberg, 08/07/2018 21:10
Secret meeting held between Middle East intel chiefs

Secret meeting held between Middle East intel chiefs

Jason Greenblatt, Jared Kushner lead conference of intel heads from moderate Arab countries. Mossad chief Yossi Cohen also takes part.Nitzan Keidar, 28/06/2018 09:14
'For Father, journalism was a mission'

'For Father, journalism was a mission'

Aviv Bushinsky eulogizes his father, journalist and media personality Joseph (Jay) Bushinsky after his passing last week.Aviv Bushinsky, 21/05/2018 20:24
Bernard Lewis, Jewish Mideast expert, dead at 101

Bernard Lewis, Jewish Mideast expert, dead at 101

Lewis, dubbed 'West's leading interpreter of Middle East', advised Bush administration, warned of Iranian nuclear threat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/05/2018 23:01
Mike Pompeo lands in Saudi Arabia

Mike Pompeo lands in Saudi Arabia

Sec. of State Pompeo says he aims to deliver 'American diplomacy' around the world.AFP, 28/04/2018 21:06
ANALYSIS: How Israel is intervening in Syria to contain Iran

ANALYSIS: How Israel is intervening in Syria to contain Iran

Reports say the IDF has now stepped into the battle for control over the Kuneitra and Daraa area along the Israeli-Syrian border- and more.Yochanan Visser, 23/02/2018 13:29
The brewing conflict along the Red Sea

The brewing conflict along the Red Sea

Amb. Dore Gold talks about a crisis brewing near Israel’s south that has not received sufficient attention.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/02/2018 14:41
3,350 new airplanes in Middle East over the next 20 years

3,350 new airplanes in Middle East over the next 20 years

Boeing forecasts demand for new planes in the Middle East estimated at $730 billion.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/11/2017 11:50
There may be no solution to conflict

There may be no solution to conflict

Jared Kushner, in closed session on US involvement in Temple Mount crisis, admits: There may be no solution to Arab-Israeli conflictMordechai Sones, 01/08/2017 21:00
UN Envoy to Middle East: Peace with Arab states can't come first

UN Envoy to Middle East: Peace with Arab states can't come first

Nikolay Mladenov claims that, despite US wishes, normalizing relations with Arab states cannot come before a peace agreement with PA.Nitsan Keidar, 12/07/2017 19:47
The Trump Effect on the Middle East 

The Trump Effect on the Middle East 

Regional leaders want to work with President Trump.Dr. Ted Gover, 10/06/2017 22:43
'Converging interests of Israel, Arab states is an opportunity’

'Converging interests of Israel, Arab states is an opportunity’

US National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster praises Israel's ability to respond and adapt to changing circumstances.JTA, 05/06/2017 19:14
Think-tank offers Trump policy recommendations on Israel

Think-tank offers Trump policy recommendations on Israel

Conservative Heritage Foundation releases report recommending Trump admin 'move embassy to Jerusalem, correct historic anomaly.'Mordechai Sones, 29/03/2017 14:20
Watch: Algeria, where are your Jews?

Watch: Algeria, where are your Jews?

UN Watch head Hillel Neuer calls out Muslim nations accusing Israel of Apartheid at UNHRC. 'Algeria had 140,000 Jews.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/03/2017 22:17
Watch: What are Israel's main problems?

Watch: What are Israel's main problems?

Middle East analyst describes the main reasons peace has yet to be achieved in the region., 21/03/2017 13:52
Did former British PM want to be Trump's adviser?

Did former British PM want to be Trump's adviser?

Tony Blair denies reports he had contacts with Trump about the possibility of Blair becoming his Middle East adviser.Ben Ariel, 06/03/2017 01:07