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.

Articles by Deborah Danan

Former Israeli Health Ministry Head Warns Against Protests, Citing U.S. Report

As coronavirus cases in Israel soar — and with them, tensions in the Knesset over whether to tighten restrictions on ongoing anti-government protests — a former Israeli director-general of the Health Ministry on Wednesday warned against the demonstrations, citing a U.S. report that showed a significant spike in infections following the George Floyd protests.

Israelis take part in a weekly protest against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, seen on the poster, in front of the home of Israel's attorney general Avichai Mandelblit in Petah Tikva. Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017. The weekly vigils have become the vanguard of a grassroots protest movement against Netanyahu's alleged …

Watch: Hezbollah Arms Depot Explodes in Southern Lebanon

A weapons depot belonging to the Hezbollah terror group in southern Lebanon exploded on Tuesday, sending shockwaves through the nation just weeks after a similar explosion decimated the port of Beirut.

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Report: UAE, U.S. Aiming for December Deal on F-35s

The United States and United Arab Emirates hope to reach an initial agreement on the sale of F-35 stealth fighter jets to Abu Dhabi by early December, the Reuters news agency reported Tuesday.

SINGAPORE - FEBRUARY 09: A United States Air Force F-35B Lightning II fighter jetÊperforms an aerial display during the Singapore Airshow media preview on February 9, 2020 in Singapore. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)

Honduras to Move Embassy to Jerusalem by End of Year

Honduras will relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and Israel will open an embassy in the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa by the end of 2020, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement released early Monday.

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Rockets from Gaza Injure Six Israelis As Hamas Blasts Peace Deal

Rockets fired into Israel from the Gaza Strip injured six people Tuesday evening, in what appeared to be in protest over the concurrent signing of the peace deals between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain which the Gaza-ruling Hamas terror group has called an act of “aggression.”

Rocket Gaza (Jack Guez / Getty)

Trump: Five or Six More Countries Ready for Peace with Israel

At least five or six countries are ready to make peace with Israel, President Donald Trump said at a press briefing alongside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ahead of the signing of the historic normalization between the Jewish state, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.

Jerusalem flags on walls (Menahem / AFP / Getty)

Senior UAE Official: ‘Palestinians Need to Want to Help Themselves’

The Palestinians need to want to help themselves and understand that the normalization deal between the United Arab Emirates and Israel will aid their cause if they allowed it to, a senior Emirati diplomat told The Times of Israel ahead of the inking of the deal at a White House ceremony on Tuesday.

An Emirati official stands near an air-plane of El Al, which carried a US-Israeli delegation to the UAE following a normalisation accord, upon it's arrival at the Abu Dhabi airport in the first-ever commercial flight from Israel to the UAE, on August 31, 2020. - A US-Israeli delegation including White …

Kushner: If Palestinians Keep Playing Victim Card, Situation Will Worsen

Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner on Wednesday warned the Palestinians if they continue to reject President Donald Trump’s peace proposal for solving the conflict with Israel, their plight will worsen because Israel will continue building on West Bank territory earmarked for a Palestinian state.

Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner speaks during the Time 100 Summit event April 23, 2019 in New York. - Kushner said that he would present his long-awaited Middle East peace plan after the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan ends in early June. (Photo by Don Emmert / AFP) …

Abu Dhabi Orders Hotels Go Kosher Ahead of White House Summit to Ink UAE-Israel Deal

Ahead of next week’s signing of the historic U.S.-brokered normalization accord between the United Arab Emirates and Israel, Abu Dhabi’s Department of Culture and Tourism has instructed hotels to begin providing kosher food in preparation for the influx of Israeli and Jewish tourists expected to visit the Gulf nation.

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Police Cover-up in Netanyahu Probe Alleged in Bombshell TV Report

Senior police officers and officials at the state prosecutor’s office were accused Monday of staging a massive cover-up involving a serious conflict of interest by a lead investigator in one of the three corruption cases facing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Israel’s Channel 12 news reports.

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Malawi to Open Embassy in Jerusalem

Malawi announced Saturday that it would open an embassy in Jerusalem, making it the third country to do so over the weekend.

Malawi president (Amos Gumulira / AFP / Getty)