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Iran will not rule out possibility of military conflict with Israel

BERLIN (Reuters) - Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif accused Israel of engaging in “adventurism” with its bombing campaigns in Syria and said he could not rule out the possibility of a military conflict between the countries.


Political attacks mount in Israel as a retired general challenges Netanyahu

JERUSALEM — With seven weeks left until Israelis go to the polls, the two most likely candidates to become the country’s next prime minister, incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu and newcomer Benny Gantz — both highly decorated former Israeli army officers — have taken aim, at each other.


Podcast: Rep. Ilhan Omar can criticize Israel, but her tweets still hurt Jews

It’s been a tough week at "The Amen Corner" podcast. Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar’s tweets that conjured up age-old, anti-Semitic ideas about wealthy Jews controlling politicians were painful and worrying. If that was not enough, the reaction to criticism of Omar among progressives was also upsetting a


Benjamin Netanyahu strikes deal with hardline parties ahead of Israel elections

The Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, on Wednesday reached a preliminary election deal with two fringe religious-nationalist parties in a bid to unify his hardline bloc before elections in April.


Iran's FM not ruling out war with Israel

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday accused Israel of engaging in “adventurism” with its bombing campaigns in Syria, saying he could not rule out the possibility of a military conflict between the countries.


Top Netanyahu challengers unite for Israeli elections

JERUSALEM – Israel's primary centrist challengers to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have announced they are joining forces. Ex-military chief Benny Gantz and Yair Lapid, head of the Yesh Atid party, said early on Thursday they'll present a joint list for the upcoming Israeli elections that "will


Why single out Israel for boycott?

Would the likes of Brian Eno, Roger Waters and Peter Gabriel also seek a boycott of the Oscars in support of the #MeToo movement (We must not let Israel use Eurovision as a political tool, 18 February)?


UK and Israel Sign Post-Brexit Free Trade Deal

The United Kingdom and Israel finalized a post-Brexit free trade agreement on Monday. British Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox flew to Israel for the signing of the deal, which was first announced last month.


Boycotting Israel won't end the Palestinian tragedy

JERUSALEM—Airbnb recently announced that it is boycotting tiny Abkhazia and South Ossetia. The ostensible reason for the boycott is that these are contested territories. The Abkhazians and the South Ossetians, with Russian backing, have seceded from Georgia and declared their independence, moves rej


WATCH: Elizabeth Warren Mocks Friendship Between Trump And Netanyahu

In an excerpt from an interview he conducted with Massachusetts senator and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, Pod Save America host Tommy Vietor and Warren engaged in sniping at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Trump, mocking them for the obvious friendship the two men


Jerusalem U Presents – The Ship That Almost Sank Israel

Jerusalem U Presents – The Ship That Almost Sank Israel. Israel in 1948 faced many threats, but one of the defining moments of the War of Independence came not from Israel’s Arab neighbors, but from an internal threat that almost led to civil war. We’re talking about the Altalena affair.


Dems shouldn’t support anti-Israel Rep. Ilhan Omar – She doesn’t speak for me and other American Muslims

Freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., has drawn sharp criticism recently for comments widely characterized as anti-Semitic – though she denies being an anti-Semite. But try as she might to claim that her harsh condemnations of the Jewish state of Israel do not mean she is hostile to the Jewish people,


Appeals court revives $1 Bn lawsuit against Israel supporters

A U.S. appeals court has ruled that a $1 billion lawsuit by Palestinian Arabs and Arab Americans against Sheldon Adelson and other Israel supporters for "genocide" and other "war crimes" can go forward.


Israel sends 'bugged shoes' with microphones in the soles to Gaza to spy on Hamas

Hamas have claimed Israel are sending bugged shoes to spy on people in a war-torn part of the country. The militant group, who control much of the Gaza Strip, found 'secret electronic chips' sewn inside the soles of shoes.


Yes, Ilhan, there is an Israel Lobby – Despite the Phony Controversy

In a country that has elected a born-rich, incompetent, petulant child as its president nothing should really surprise us any longer, but the absurdities of contemporary American political life just keep on coming.


How decision to cut Palestinian revenues could endanger Israel

The decision by Israel’s security cabinet to implement the law enabling Israel to freeze the monies of the Palestinian Authority is one of the most explosive in Israel's recent history. The law enables Israel to deduct funds paid to Palestinian assailants in Israeli prisons from tax revenues collect


Iran's Zarif accuses Israel, U.S. of seeking war

MUNICH (Reuters) - Iran’s foreign minister on Sunday accused Israel of looking for war and warned that its actions and those of the United States were increasing the chances of a clash in the region.


Crowley and Shuster head to K Street

Former Reps. Joe Crowley and Bill Shuster are heading to K Street, making them one of the rare bipartisan pairs of former lawmakers to team up as lobbyists after leaving office.


Foreign Intervention in Israel’s Elections

Ever since Russia’s IW assault on the American political system in 2016 and its less successful attempt to manipulate the French elections, hacking, fake news, bots, and trolls are what come to mind regarding attempts to illicitly manipulate elections and affect democracies’ public discourse.


How Israel, Iran Will Work With Russia-Led EAEU

Sputnik/Moscow: Israel, one of Washington’s key allies in the Middle East, refused to impose anti-Russian sanctions and is seeking to sign a free trade agreement with the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), Israeli publicist Avigdor Eskin told Sputnik, explaining how Iran’s plans to ink a sim