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Palestinians Reignite ‘Zionism is Racism’ Lie at the UN

TEL AVIV – At a United Nations panel on racism, the Palestinian Authority re-invoked the decades-old charge that “Zionism is racism” and further claimed that Israel is “weaponizing” antisemitism in order to prevent the Palestinians from having their own state.

Palestinians hold up placards outside the United Nations headquarters in Beirut to protest against a US-sponsored Middle East economic conference in Bahrain on June 25, 2019. - US President Donald Trump's administration organised the conference, which is to be held on June 25 and 26 in Manama for the unveiling …

Jerusalem Under Heightened Security for Pence Visit

Israel is bracing for US Vice President Mike Pence’s two-day visit, with thousands of police officers taking part in special security operations and residents preparing for wide-scale traffic disruptions, particularly in Jerusalem where his visit will focus.

US Vice President Mike Pence waves after stepping off a plane with his wife Karen Pence upon their arrival at Ben Gurion Airport near the Israeli city of Tel Aviv on January 21, 2018 on the second day of his delayed Middle East tour after visiting Egypt and Jordan. / …

Israel Seeks Direct Tel Aviv-Mecca Flights for Pilgrims

TEL AVIV – Israel is working to persuade Saudi Arabia to allow direct flights from Tel Aviv to Mecca for Israeli Muslims making the Hajj pilgrimage, building on the same flight route taken by President Donald Trump on his trip to the region in May.

MECCA, SAUDI ARABIA - SEPTEMBER 15: Prospective pilgrims make the farewell circumambulation of the Kaaba on the last day of Eid Al-Adha, after stoning of the devil ritual during Hajj in Mecca, Saudi Arabia on September 15, 2016. Muslims worldwide celebrate Eid Al-Adha, to commemorate the holy Prophet Ibrahim’'s (Prophet …