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.

Fact Check: Abbas UN Speech Brimming with Anti-Israel Lies

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas once again had the opportunity to show off his polished skills in the art of double-speak in his address to the United Nations Wednesday. It was, to wit, classic Abbas: brimming with non-sequiturs, misinformation and outright lies.

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas (C) arrives at the UN Security Council at the United Nations headquarters on February 11, 2020 in New York. - Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Tuesday told the UN Security Council that the world should reject President Donald Trump's Middle East plan, which he said would …

Abbas Rages Against Trump Peace Plan in U.N. Speech

TEL AVIV – The map featured in President Donald Trump’s recently unveiled peace plan for a Palestinian state side by side with Israel is nothing more than “Swiss cheese,” Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday in a damning condemnation of the proposal which he said obliterated Palestinian rights. 

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during the 66th General Assembly Session at the United Nations on September 23, 2011 in New York City. The annual event, which is being dominated this year by the Palestinian's bid for full membership, gathers more than 100 heads of state and government for …

Naftali Bennett: Israel, U.S. Working to Prevent Iranian Corridor

TEL AVIV – Israel and the U.S. will work together to combat Iranian terror in the Middle East, Defense Minister Naftali Bennett said following a trip to the U.S., with the task being divvied up so that Jerusalem will work to curb Iran’s entrenchment in Syria while Washington will combat the Islamic Republic’s presence in Iraq.

After US decision, Israel plans new Hebron settlement

Israel Health Ministry: Visitors to China Must Self-Quarantine

TEL AVIV – In a bid to curb the coronavirus outbreak, Israel’s health ministry on Monday said anyone returning from a trip to China must self-impose a 14-day quarantine. Employers would also be penalized if they attempted to force people to come back to work during that time. 

Passengers wear face masks to protect against the spread of the Coronavirus as they arrive on a flight from Asia, at Los Angeles International Airport, California, on February 2, 2020. - The US has declared a public health emergency and starting today February 2, is temporarily banning the entry of …

Report: Avigdor Liberman Aided Ultra-Orthodox in Obtaining Draft Exemptions

TEL AVIV – Avigdor Liberman, who single-handedly led the country to the voting booths three times within a year over his vehement opposition to draft exemptions for the ultra-Orthodox, was the subject of an exposé published Monday that found he had issued hundreds of exemptions to yeshiva students while serving as defense minister.

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman listens during a news conference after his talks with Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

Abbas Cutting Ties with U.S., Israel over Peace Deal

TEL AVIV – Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas announced he was cutting all ties with both the U.S. and Israel in response to President Donald Trump’s recently unveiled peace plan, including security coordination in the West Bank. 

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas holds a placard showing maps of (L to R) historical Palestine, the 1947 United Nations partition plan on Palestine, the 1948-1967 borders between the Palestinian territories and Israel, and a current map of the Palestinian territories without Israeli-annexed areas and settlements, as he attends an Arab …

Palestinian Official On Trump Plan: ‘These Are Terms of Surrender’

TEL AVIV  – Senior Palestinian official Saeb Erekat on Thursday charged the Trump administration’s peace proposal with being a “copy paste” of a deal offered by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in 2012, and added that the recently unveiled plan is essentially President Donald Trump’s and Netanyahu’s saying “you lost, we won.”

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Backpacker Released by Putin Flies Home to Israel with Netanyahu

TEL AVIV – Israeli-American backpacker Naama Issachar was released Thursday and flew home from Moscow together with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara following a pardon from Russian President Vladimir Putin.   

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara, today (Thursday, 30 January 2020), at the airport in Moscow, met Naama Issachar and her mother Yafa. “It is very moving to see you. Now we return home,” the Prime Minister said. Attached photo credit: Koby Gideon (GPO)

Another Benny Gantz Aide Compares Trump to Hitler

TEL AVIV – For the second time in three days, a senior aide to Blue and White chief Benny Gantz – this time his main campaign strategist Joel Benenson – was discovered to have made incendiary comments on social media against President Donald Trump, including calling him “deranged,” “bigot” and “narcissist” and drawing comparisons with Hitler.

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Naftali Bennet Announces ‘Special Annexation Team’ Following Trump Peace Plan

TEL AVIV – Defense Minister Naftali Bennett on Wednesday announced the formation of a special team for the annexation of West Bank settlements and the Jordan Valley on the heels of President Donald Trump’s unveiled peace plan which calls for Israeli law to be applied throughout those territories.

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