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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Saudi Arabia's Shura Council, which advises the cabinet, approved a draft law which would introduce a prison term of up to five years and a penalty of 300,000 riyals for sexual harassment, weeks before the decades-long ban on women driving is lifted

Saudi Editor to Arab World: Be Like Europe, Stop Living in Past

TEL AVIV – The editor of a major Arabic-language paper has urged the Arab world to stop clinging to a past that no longer exists and start learning from Europe, which gave up on violence and war in favor of peace and modernity. 

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Hamas Uses Fake Instagram Accounts of Women to Lure IDF Soldiers

TEL AVIV – The Gaza-ruling Hamas terror group is using fake Instagram accounts of beautiful women to lure IDF soldiers into giving up intelligence in what is the latest honeypot tactic in what is known as “Operation Broken Heart,” the IDF said. 

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah delivers an address on the movement's al-Manar TV on December 11, 2017

Nasrallah: Hezbollah Stronger than Israel, Prepared for War

TEL AVIV – Hezbollah chief on Tuesday said the Trump administration’s sanctions against Iran will not impact either Tehran or its proxies, and added that the Lebanese terror group was stronger than the IDF and ready for a new round of conflict with Israel. 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the annual health conference in Tel Aviv on March 27, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Netanyahu: We Will Not Accept Anything Less Than Full Ceasefire

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday warned Hamas that Israel will continue to do whatever it needs to combat the terrorism coming from the Gaza Strip and will accept nothing less than a blanket ceasefire, at the

Israel hits Gaza after Palestinian rockets target Israel

IDF Instructs Summer Camps, Schools to Close Due to Rocket Fire

TEL AVIV – Following a barrage of more than 180 rockets, the IDF issued directives to residents of southern Israel on Wednesday night and Thursday morning, instructing them to close down summer camps and stay near bomb shelters. 

Thousands of employees of the U.N agency for Palestinian refugees demonstrate in support of their organization following U.S. funding cuts in Gaza City, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. Earlier this month, the Trump administration slashed $60 million of a planned $125 million funding installment for 2018. Washington wants the Palestinian Authority …

Report: Trump Administration Pushing Closure of ‘Corrupt, Unhelpful’ UN Palestinian ‘Refugee’ Agency

TEL AVIV – President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner is pushing to get rid of the refugee status of millions of Palestinians as well as shut down the United Nations agency for so-called Palestinian refugees, which he said was “corrupt” and “unhelpful” for the peace process, according to emails written by Kushner and other members of the peace team that were obtained by Foreign Policy magazine.

Thousands march in Jerusalem Gay Pride amid surrogacy uproar

Jerusalem’s Largest-Ever Pride Parade Takes Place Under Intense Security

TEL AVIV – Some 30,000 people attended Jerusalem’s largest-ever gay pride parade Thursday, with the annual event maintaining relative calm despite fears of violence from right-wing groups. Some LGBT allies called for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to resign over the passage of a surrogacy law that excludes gay men.

The Latest: Russia: Syria downed half of Israel's missiles

IDF Releases Footage of Largest Syria Strike in Decades

TEL AVIV – The IDF on Tuesday released a video showing Israel’s raid on Syria in May that destroyed more than 50 Iranian targets in the most extensive military strike in the country since 1974.

Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi, 17, listens during an interview with Agence France-Presse (AFP) in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh on July 30, 2018

Arab Activist: Ahed Tamimi Lucky She Was Imprisoned in Israel, Not Human Rights Abusing Syria

TEL AVIV – The Arab Twittersphere has been circulating images of “lucky” Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi from her release from an Israeli prison and noting that she is more “beautiful than when she went in,” showing no signs of mistreatment and has even gained a considerable amount of weight, while imprisoned Arab women in next door Syria are tortured, raped and starved.