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.
TEL AVIV - Hezbollah has released several dozen close-up images …

Hezbollah Releases Photos, Maps of IDF Troops by Border

TEL AVIV – Hezbollah has released several dozen close-up images and videos of IDF soldiers working to destroy the terror group’s cross-border attack tunnels, and have included a map indicating where the troops are located. 

Antisemitism in Poland 2 (Artur Reszko / AFP / Getty)

EU Poll: 90% of European Jews Feel Rise in Anti-Semitism

TEL AVIV – Nearly 90% of European Jews feel that anti-Semitism has been on the rise since 2013 and close to 40% say they have considered leaving their home countries, a European Union poll — the largest of its kind in the world — revealed.

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Israeli Citizen Co-Authors NYU Resolution Calling for Israel Boycott

TEL AVIV – An Israeli citizen co-authored a resolution passed by New York University’s student government calling on the school to divest from companies that do business with Israel and are involved in “murdering brown people across the globe.”

Israeli soldiers deploy excavators alongside the border wall with Lebanon on December 5, 2018, after the army announced it had discovered Hezbollah infiltration tunnels passing under it

Israel Uncovers Second Cross-Border Hezbollah Terror Tunnel

TEL AVIV – A second cross-border terror tunnel was uncovered Thursday in the western Galilee, the IDF said.  Israel demanded UN peacekeeping force UNIFIL destroy the tunnels on the Lebanese side of the border. The tunnel originated under a residential building

Israeli soldiers deploy excavators alongside the border wall with Lebanon on December 5, 2018, after the army announced it had discovered Hezbollah infiltration tunnels passing under it

IDF: Operation Northern Shield ‘Great Surprise’ to Hezbollah

TEL AVIV – The IDF’s northern operation to destroy cross-border tunnels dug by Hezbollah came as a “great surprise” to the terror group, which kept the underground program a secret from its own operatives, a senior IDF officer said Wednesday, adding that the Iranian-backed group planned on launching a surprise attack, infiltrating Israel and thus instigating a war.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) is greeted by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Ministry of Defence in Tel Aviv on April 29, 2018

Pompeo to Netanyahu: U.S. Committed to Defending Israel Against Iran

TEL AVIV – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday vowed to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the U.S. was committed to defending Israel on a number of fronts, including confronting Iranian aggression and fighting anti-Israel bias at the UN.

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Operation Northern Shield: IDF Mobilizes Reserves to Ward Off Hezbollah Threat

TEL AVIV – Israel has mobilized artillery and unrolled a partial mobilization of reservists from the Air Force and Military Intelligence to thwart potential attacks from Lebanese terror group Hezbollah following the launch of an IDF operation to destroy cross-border attack tunnels dug by the Iranian-backed group.

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U.S. Jewish Groups: Bush Was ‘Great Friend of Jewish People’

TEL AVIV – Late president George H.W. Bush was hailed as “a great friend” of Israel and Jews around the world by major American Jewish groups from both sides of the political aisle.   The powerful American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)

Iran launches a medium-range Qadr ballistic missile in the Alborz mountains on March 9, 2016.

Iran Vows to Continue Missile Tests Despite Pompeo Warning

TEL AVIV – Iran said Sunday it will continue to develop and test ballistic missiles following Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s accusation that Tehran conducted tests of a medium-range ballistic missile capable of “carrying multiple warheads,” which could strike “anywhere”

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas coughs during his address at the United Nations General Assembly on September 27, 2018 in New York City. World leaders gathered for the 73rd annual meeting at the UN headquarters in Manhattan. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Abbas’s Fatah: Hamas Not a Terror Group

TEL AVIV – In a rare move, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s ruling Fatah party said Sunday that it will stand behind its rival Hamas in opposing a U.S.-drafted resolution condemning the terror group at the United Nations General Assembly.

Miami police officer suspended after video emerges of him tossing Jewish bible

Video Shows Miami Police Officer Allegedly Desecrating Jewish Bible

TEL AVIV – A senior Miami police officer has been suspended after a video emerged of him throwing out a Jewish Bible and a box engraved with a Star of David, saying it was “crap,” and he was “taking out the trash,” NBC Miami reported.

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American Jews Sue Airbnb Over Ban on Jewish West Bank Apartments

TEL AVIV – A group of American Jews have sued Airbnb in a U.S. Federal Court on Wednesday over charges that the vacation rental giant’s new policy of barring Israeli apartments in the West Bank constitutes religious discrimination.

Israel earned the right to host next year's Eurovision in May when Israeli singer Netta Barzilai won the 2018 contest in Lisbon

Palestinian Journalists Call for Boycott of Eurovision in Israel

TEL AVIV – The Palestinian Journalists Syndicate on Wednesday called to boycott the 2019 Eurovision Contest, scheduled to take place in May in Tel Aviv, despite the journalists’ claim that the music event may be held in “occupied Palestine.”

TEL AVIV - The old adage "Football is life. The rest is mere details" clearly doesn't ring true for one rabbi who was caught on a stadium camera at an Israel-Scotland game in Glasgow deep in Talmudic study just after the away team scored a goal. 

WATCH: Clip of Rabbi Studying Talmud After Goal Scored Goes Viral

TEL AVIV – The old adage “Football is life. The rest is mere details” clearly doesn’t ring true for one rabbi who was caught on a stadium camera at an Israel-Scotland game in Glasgow deep in Talmudic study just after the away team scored a goal.