Deborah Danan

Deborah Danan

Deborah is a freelance journalist based out of Jaffa, Israel. After moving to Israel from London in 2002, she received her undergraduate at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a master’s from Bar Ilan University. She was the founding editor of The Jerusalem Post’s Premium Zone and editor of its Oped page. Her work as an investigative journalist has taken her across the Mideast, from Ramallah to Jerusalem to Cairo to Amman.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, center, and his wife Sara, left, stand beside Vice-President Gabriela Michetti on the site of the former Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. The Bombing of the Israeli embassy on 1992 killed more than a dozen and left hundreds injured. Netanyahu …

Apology From Sara Netanyahu’s Cook for Serving Meal With Glass Used to Refute Indictment

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife Sara is expected to defend herself against an indictment charging that she spent hundreds of thousands of shekels on gourmet meals by claiming that the cooks employed at the prime minister’s residence were unskilled, as evidenced by a letter written by a former cook apologizing for serving a dish with shards of glass in it. 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu embarks on a three-day European tour in Germany on Monday with strategic differences on Iran set to dominate as leaders attempt to rescue the nuclear deal after US withdrawal

Netanyahu to Push for Railway Linking Israel to Saudi Arabia

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Transportation Minister Israel Katz will “immediately launch” a trade route initiative called “Tracks for Regional Peace” that will see the establishment of a railway network linking Israel to Saudi Arabia. 

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Jared Kushner: U.S. Ready to Work with Abbas

TEL AVIV – President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner slammed Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for issuing a blanket rejection of the U.S. peace proposal before seeing it, but added that the U.S. is willing to work with the Palestinian leader, in a rare interview published Sunday.

U.S. President Donald Trump's Middle East envoy, Jason Greenblatt, center, Israeli Minister of Regional Cooperation Tzachi Hanegbi, left, and the head of the Palestinian Water Authority, Mazen Ghoneim give a news conference about a water-sharing agreement, in Jerusalem, Thursday, July 13, 2017. Greenblatt announced Thursday that Israel and the Palestinians …

U.S. Envoy Jason Greenblatt Slams Palestinian ‘Hypocrisy’ For Rejecting Gaza Aid

TEL AVIV – President Donald Trump’s Middle East negotiator Jason Greenblatt slammed the Palestinians for their “hypocrisy” Thursday, after a Palestinian Authority official rejected U.S. humanitarian relief to Gaza under the claim that the aid was a cynical ploy to separate the coastal enclave from the West Bank.

A masked Palestinian launches a Balloon loaded with flammable materials to be flown toward Israel, at the Israel-Gaza border, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on June 17, 2018. (Photo by SAID KHATIB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images)

Latest Terror Threat From Gaza – Explosive Condoms

TEL AVIV – Terror condoms. That’s the answer to the question “whatever will they come up with next?” posed by Breitbart Jerusalem earlier this month when rioting Gazans added helium balloons to their growing repertoire of airborne fire-starters.

Israel's singer Netta Barzilai aka Netta performs with the trophy after winning the final of the 63rd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, on May 12, 2018. (Photo by Francisco LEONG / AFP) (Photo credit should read FRANCISCO LEONG/AFP/Getty Images)

Netanyahu: Government Will Not Interfere in Eurovision

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday said his government would adhere to the Eurovision Song Contest guidelines, which may include nixing a plan to split public broadcaster Kan, in a bid to ensure the country would host the competition in 2019 as planned.

U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) speaks during a press conference about their report on the Benghazi consulate attack, on Capitol Hill, on December 31, 2012 in Washington, DC. The report was released on Monday by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs and cites 'extremely poor security in …

Joe Lieberman Concerned by Rift Between Israel and Progressive Jews

TEL AVIV – In an interview with Israel’s Army Radio Monday, former Senator Joe Lieberman discussed the growing rift between Israel and progressive Jewry in the U.S., as well as expressing his pride in repealing the U.S. Army’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy for homosexual soldiers, and asserting his belief that a Jew could one day become president of the United States. 

Palestinian spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh (center) announces the latest update on the health of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat October 28, 2004 in th grounds of Arafat's Mukata headquarters in the West Bank town of Ramallah. Abu Rudeineh told the press that Arafat's condition was stable and that a decision would …

Abbas Spokesperson: Trump’s Peace Plan ‘A Waste of Time’

TEL AVIV – Palestinian Authority President spokesperson Nabil Abu Rudeineh slammed the Trump administration’s highly anticipated peace proposal, declaring that the upcoming visit by the White House Middle East peace team is “a waste of time and is bound to fail,” Channel 10 reported on Saturday.

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Report: Israel, UAE Maintained Secret Close Ties Since 1990s

TEL AVIV – Israel has maintained a top-secret but extremely close relationship for nearly a quarter of a century with the United Arab Emirates, the New Yorker magazine reported on Monday, adding that the two nations attempted to deter then-president Barack Obama from going through with the Iranian nuclear deal.

Israel prepares for opening of US Embassy in Jerusalem

Abbas Adviser: Jews Have No Claim to Jerusalem

TEL AVIV – Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ senior adviser Mahmoud al-Habbash last week said that President Donald Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is part of a plot to divide the Arab world and that any Jewish connection to the holy city is an imperialist myth and distortion of history.

US State Department official says the Palestine Liberation Organization office in Washington can remain open but must restrict activity to the peace process with Israel

Cruz, Ros-Lehtinen: Palestinian Embassy in Washington ‘Violates U.S. Law’

TEL AVIV – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have been urged by two members of Congress to shutter the Washington D.C. bureau of the Palestine Liberation Organization, which endorses “flagrant violations” of U.S. law such as payments to terrorists.

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Iranian Army Claims Arab World Guilty of ‘Betrayal of Palestine’

TEL AVIV – The Iranian Army on Wednesday slammed Arab leaders for their “betrayal” of the “great nation of Palestine” for staying silent in the face of President Donald Trump’s “aggressive” Jerusalem move, and added its hope that “the world will witness the collapse” of Israel “very soon.”

Argentina's forward Lionel Messi attends a training session at the FC Barcelona 'Joan Gamper' sports centre near Barcelona on June 6, 2018

Netanyahu Concerned Nixed Argentinian Match Could Set Precedent for Anti-Israel Activism

TEL AVIV – Amid calls from Israel demanding soccer’s governing body FIFA to investigate threats against Argentinian players, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed concern that the South American country’s “disappointing” decision to cancel its friendly soccer match against Israel would not set a precedent.