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.

Israel Joins U.S., UK in Blaming Iran for Oil Tanker Attack

TEL AVIV – Israeli intelligence has joined the U.S.’s accusations that Iran carried out Thursday’s attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, an Israeli TV report claimed over the weekend, citing senior intelligence officials. 

A picture obtained by AFP from Iranian News Agency ISNA on June 13, 2019 reportedly shows fire and smoke billowing from Norwegian owned Front Altair tanker said to have been attacked in the waters of the Gulf of Oman. - Suspected attacks left two tankers in flames in the waters …

More than Half of House Democrats Reject Peace Plan Without Two States

TEL AVIV – More than half of the Democrats in the House of Representatives have backed a resolution that argues that the Trump administration’s long-anticipated peace plan will only distance the prospects of peace unless it expressly stipulates the notion of a two state solution.

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 25: (AFP OUT) US President Donald J. Trump (C) signs an order recognizing Golan Heights as Israeli territory, in front of Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu (Back C), in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House March 25, 2019 in Washington, DC. Also in …

Moldova Announces Embassy Move to Jerusalem

TEL AVIV – Moldova will relocate its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the Filip government said Tuesday, making it the first European country to have its embassy in Jerusalem.  The announcement comes amid a constitutional crisis that

Moldova crisis deepens as new president calls snap vote

Dozens of Accounts Belonging to BDS Groups Shuttered over Terror Ties

TEL AVIV– Dozens of financial accounts in the US and Europe belonging to BDS-promoting organizations have been shut down amid an ongoing campaign by Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs to unearth links between the organizations and terror groups including Hamas and the PFLP.

In an unprecedented initiative, 60 members of the European Parliament called on EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini to stop EU funding and isolate the anti-Israel BDS (Boycott,Divestment and Sanctions) movement.

Iran Unveils New Locally Developed Air Defense System

TEL AVIV — Iran on Sunday unveiled a locally developed missile defense system that it claims can intercept six projectiles simultaneously as well as target fighter jets and enemy drones from a distance of 75 miles, state media reported.

This photo released by the official website of the Iranian Defense Ministry on Sunday, June 9, 2019, shows the Khordad 15, a new surface-to-air missile battery at an undisclosed location in Iran. The system uses locally made missiles that resemble the HAWK missiles that the U.S. once sold to the …

Netanyahu Appoints Israel’s First Openly Gay Minister

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday appointed Amir Ohana to replace Ayelet Shaked as justice minister, making him the first openly gay cabinet minister. Shaked was fired by Netanyahu earlier this week after she and former education

Israeli Knesset member Amir Ohana attends the Champions of Jewish Values International Awards Gala at the Marriott Marquis on Thursday, May 5, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Palestinian Authority’s Secret Pay Hikes Enrage Public

TEL AVIV – The Palestinian street is fuming over news that the Palestinian Authority secretly signed off on massive salary hikes and other perks for government ministers at a time when the Palestinian labor market was going through major cutbacks amid an economic crisis. 

Palestinians to cut civil servant salaries after Israeli tax freeze

WATCH: Hamas Claims to Have Defeated Iron Dome

TEL AVIV — The Hamas terror group on Tuesday released a video claiming that it had thwarted Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system when a barrage of some 700 rockets was launched from Gaza last month, killing three Israelis.

The Iron Dome defense system fires to interecpt incoming missiles from Gaza in the port town of Ashdod, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that the army is prepared for a “significant widening” of its operation in the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo /Tsafrir Abayov)

Netanyahu Warns Iran: Hurt Us and Get Hurt Far Worse

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday warned Iran that Israel would continue to hit back hard just as it had done earlier in the day with strikes on Iranian targets in Syria.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during statements to the press in Jerusalem, Thursday, May 30, 2019. President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday to push the Trump administration's long-awaited plan for Mideast peace, just as Israel was thrust …