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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 …

In Town for Tel Aviv Pride, Neil Patrick Harris Says He’s No Gay Icon

This year’s official international ambassador to Tel Aviv’s Gay Pride Parade says he has no interest in being a gay icon. TV star Neil Patrick Harris arrived in Israel Wednesday along with his husband, the chef and actor David Burtka, to headline Tel Aviv’s annual celebration of its famous gay-friendly scene.

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 08: Actor and IAm App ambassador Neil Patrick Harris talks during a press event for CES 2018 at the Aria Resort & Casino on January 8, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs from January 9-12 and …

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 Warns U.S. Navy and ‘Zionist’ Military: Prepare to Be Crushed

U.S. Navy forces now gathered in the Persian Gulf region will be hit with “unimaginable reciprocal blows” if any attack is made on Iran, a top military aide to the country’s leadership said Sunday. “Zionists” were also warned they face the same fate in the announcement.

Iranian soldiers march during the annual military parade marking the anniversary of the outbreak of its devastating 1980-1988 war with Saddam Hussein's Iraq, on September 22,2017 in Tehran. President Hassan Rouhani vowed that Iran would boost its ballistic missile capabilities despite criticism from the United States and also France. / …

Palestinians: Arabs Not Authorized to Represent Us at Bahrain Peace Summit

TEL AVIV – Senior Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat reiterated the position that no Palestinian has been given authorization to attend next month’s US-led peace conference in Bahrain, amid reports that Arab countries are pressuring the Palestinians to walk back their rejection of it. 

Saeb Erekat, Chief Palestinian negotiator, gestures during a press conference in Jerusalem on March 19, 2015. The Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) executive committe was given two weeks to work out the modalities to end the security cooperation with Israel, Erekat said. AFP PHOTO / AHMAD GHARABLI (Photo credit should read …

More than 1,000 Fires Devastate Israel in Under Two Days

TEL AVIV – More than 1,000 fires — many of which were sparked by IEDs sent over the Gaza border and fueled by extreme weather — devastated towns and forests and farmlands over less than two days, forcing thousands to evacuate their homes. 

An Israeli flag is pictured in front of vehicles that were badly damaged by a fire amidst extreme heat wave in the village of Mevo Modi'im, in central Israel on May 24, 2019. (Photo by JACK GUEZ / AFP) (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)