02.23.2017 | 27 Shevat, 5777
Pro-Palestinian protesters depict Netanyahu as Hitler in Sydney rally
Beit Hanina home demolished, displacing Arab family of seven
UN, EU demand Israel halt demolitions of illegal Palestinian homes
State rejects plan to seal Ofra homes
IDF intercepts unmanned Hamas drone flying into Israeli territory
Baring her soul
Erdan, under fire, defends his handling of Umm al-Hiran affair
Shouting match over kashrut dispute erupts in Knesset
Erdan: Apology needed if Beduin village incident found not terror attack
Netanyahu urges Australia to take more aggressive tone on Iran
Interview: Russia and Israel cooperation on counterterrorism
Invasion of the summer shows
Jazz guitarist Larry Coryell, the ‘Godfather Of Fusion,’ dies at 73
Austrian Film Week returns to Israel
Beersheba up against the wall in Turkey
Yellow-and-blue eyes momentum-building opportunity at CSKA
While trade unexpected, Casspi to get much-needed opportunity with Pelicans
Yellow-and-blue brought back down to earth by Herzliya
‘Investment in Israel's Leviathan gas reservoir a blow to BDS’
Ashdod woman dies after medic is mistakenly told it wasn’t an emergency
Brain catheterization treats rare tinnitus
Start saving on multiple tracks
Medical emergency in Israel: 101 or 1221?
Helmsley Charitable Trust grants help Yad Sarah expand in periphery
Environmental Protection Ministry orders closure of ammonia facility
Israeli firm to build second sewage treatment plant in Ethiopia
Building frustration in the wild, wild east
Rihanna the rhino gives birth to first calf at Israeli zoo
American society headed toward a breaking point
February 23, 2017: Hailing Haley
Addressing the tobacco industry vector
Should prenuptial agreements be compulsory
Iran warns Arab states: Don't be enticed by Israeli attempts to win Arab allies
Iran sends delegation to Saudi for talks on rejoining haj
'Iran ready to give US slap in the face'
ISIS releases 'proof' it fired rockets on Israel
Steinitz: Trump’s test is to expel Iran from Syria
What do the warning shots from Sinai mean?
Why does a weakened ISIS see Trump presidency as a lifeline?
Refugee who took selfie with Merkel sues Facebook
Settler leader takes Anne Frank Center to task over antisemitism
DNC candidate Ellison slams 'smear' he is antisemitic
'Amazon should stop selling Holocaust denial books'
Pence visits vandalized Jewish cemetery
‘Startups as far as the eye can see, all the way to the sea’
Mobileye outfits 4,500 NYC Uber & Lyft cars with anticollision tech
Tech Talk: Cyber criminals breach enterprises in 40 countries
‘Israeli venture capital sector is booming, despite global decline’
Pence: Trump vowed to fight bigotry in all forms as he addressed antisemitism
Trump, the Jews and the political weaponization of antisemitism
Yeshiva’s alumni, former staff urge grad. Kushner to help halt refugee ban
Trump says antisemitism is 'horrible' and has to stop
Analysis: Clinton falls amid assault on establishment
Clinton concedes: 'We have still not shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling'
Hillary Clinton and the glass ceiling: Cracked but intact
NY hassidic village loyal to Clinton despite Trump popularity among ultra-Orthodox
Trump reportedly picks friend of Jared Kushner to serve in administration
Trump calls UN 'sad,' days after Israeli settlements vote
Saddam Hussein's daughter touts Trump's 'political sensibility'
Dermer calls on Trump to move embassy to Jerusalem
Grapevine: Celebrating women
Star Catcher: Astrology for the week of February 24, 2017
This week in 60 seconds: Good missile defense gets better
Podcast: Three Ladies, Three Lattes
Podcast: Does Trump love Jews or embolden antisemitic voices?
Why Starbucks failed in Israel (and only in Israel)
Taxicab Diplomacy: Trump vs. Clinton
'Dancing with the Stars' celeb gives baby Hebrew name
Trump appears to invent Sweden terror incident
Disney drops top YouTube star over antisemitic videos
Dominican paper apologizes for Baldwin-Trump photo flub in Israel article
Warning: Weddings can be hazardous to your health
Race for respect
Port of Tel Aviv: More than a pretty picture
A taste of its own medicine?
Art that isn’t what
Books: The mystery of things
that remain unresolved
Driven by hatred
Hot off the Arab press
Pascale's kitchen: Cholent, Tunisian style
Estonian Jewry revisited
This week in Jerusalem: Peggy Cidor’s round-up of city affairs
Rising nationalism vs globalization and how it affects the Jews
Sugar is a spice
Critics and hugs
City Notes: Bloomberg fund grants $1 million to Beersheba
Exhibition: Hello Dolly
Always in the mood for a melody
מֵחוֹדֶש יָנוּאָר צָרִיך לְשַלֵם עַל שַׂקִיוֹת נַייְלוֹן
שִידוּרִים חַיִים מֵהַכְּנֶסֶת
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John Quincy Adams: Supporting the Jewish homeland with the Bible in hand
Baptist leaders tour Israel
The fulfillment of Ezekiel 36
Dedicating a Grove to Avi Sasportas, a Victim of Hamas Terror
“My Angel in the Sky”
CFI Parliamentary Chairman Plants a Tree in Israel and Visits Gaza Border
O.L.E.I Helps Restore Burnt Neveh Shalom Forest on Tu Bishvat
Turning dancing into Mourning on Rosh Hodesh Adar
Bibi And The Iranian Bomb
Why Trump didn't get it so wrong about Swedenistan
In their call, Trump also expressed his view that an international nuclear agreement brokered with Iran in 2015 should be "rigorously enforced."
By MICHAEL WILNER
Official responses in Cairo, Riyadh and Amman seemed calculated to make an impression on the incoming Trump administration rather than to impel any immediate or urgent follow up on the Kerry proposal
By BEN LYNFIELD
Saudi Arabia maintains membership, but Russia loses seat.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF,REUTERS
The editorial, published Sunday in the Saudi Gazette, seemed to depart in tone from the widely-held position in the Arab world that Israel is responsible for the impasse with the Palestinians.
The editorial came amid signs that the Saudi media is softening its reporting on Israel, a development that has been linked to under the table contacts between the two countries.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Softer media reporting "is a sign there is less enmity," says one Israeli official.
By MICHAEL WILNER,HERB KEINON
Rabbi Michael Melchior said the day when Israelis can travel to Saudi Arabia is “in the cards and it will, as we say Inshallah, ‘with god’s help,’ happen very soon.”
“The Israeli society that I encountered embraces a culture of peace, has accomplishments it wants to (protect), wants coexistence, and wants peace,” says Abd al-Mujid al-Hakim.
By ADAM RASGON
Saudi general Anwar Eshki leads group of businessmen and academics on rare Israel visit in part to promote the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Right-wing lawmakers in Knesset's Land of Israel Caucus pen petition, which garners 22 signatures.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Following the shooting, Salma al-Jamal, a Palestinian news anchor working at Al-Jazeera TV, wrote on Twitter: "The Ramadan operation is the best answer to stories about 'peace process'."
By MAAYAN GROISMAN
Iran's Parliament Speaker accuses Saudi Arabia of shirking its responsibility to help "the resistance axis" both in the 2008 war in Gaza and in the Second Lebanon War.
The question of Saudi Arabia’s involvement in 9/11 will remain in the arena of speculation and conspiracy theories.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Anwar Eshki, a retired Major General in the Saudi army said in an interview with AL-Jazeera that he opposes arming the Palestinians, "like Iran does," because it will be counterproductive.
By MAAYAN GROISMAN,HERB KEINON
During an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press," Sanders voiced his support for Senate legislation that would allow victims of terror attacks to sue foreign governments in federal court.
By DANIEL J. ROTH
"Why should the end result be different between how Saudi Arabia and the PA are treated if their goal was the same? Why are they viewed so differently?"
Saudi Arabia denies providing any support for the 19 hijackers - most of whom were Saudi citizens - who killed nearly 3,000 people in the Sept. 11 attacks.
The session, titled "Old crises, new Middle East," is to be held on Sunday morning.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
According to US law, the Defense Department must ensure that weapons sales to Mideast nations comport with an American guarantee of Israel's qualitative military edge (QME) in the region.
Channel 10 says Arab governments have sent messages through third parties to Netanyahu indicating a desire to change their posture toward Israel.
It is broadly hinted that relations between Israel and Saudi Arabia are improving. Will this positive trend continue?
By ZVI MAZEL
What citizens of other countries are reading about the Middle East
By COMPILED BY THE MEDIA LINE
What citizens of other countries are reading about the Middle East.
Relations between the two regional powers worsened after hundreds of people, many of them Iranians, died in a crush at the 2015 pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.
"How can one deal with a nation whose intent is to destroy us?" Saudi FM asks at Munich confab.
By BEN LYNFIELD,ANNA AHRONHEIM
Twenty-thousand Saudis flocked to their nation's first-ever Comic Con, an event which religious conservatives decried as "devil worship."
Editorials and columns in the Arab world focus on the promised embassy move to Jerusalem, hopes for strategic cooperation and uncertainty over Trump's alliance with Putin.
By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
Saudi Arabia cancelled military aid last February when Beirut failed to join other Arab states in condemning attacks by Iranian demonstrators on Saudi missions in Iran.
Pop song that chides Gulf kingdom's oppressive treatment of women has garnered over 2.5 million views along with sparking scandal.
Cairo and Riyadh retain mutual interests on Iran, but have clashed on Syria and relations with Russia.
By BRUCE MADDY-WEITZMAN
German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen's decision reportedly sparked anger across the Islamic Kingdom.
In an eyebrow-raising statement made to the British newspaper 'The Guardian,' Boris Johnson was quoted saying "you've got the Saudis, Iran, everybody... playing proxy wars."
The rulings are subject to appeal, and death sentences must go to the king for ratification.
One social media user demanded: "Kill her and throw her corpse to the dogs."
Amidst economic woes from dropping oil prices, Saudi Arabia is encouraging women to enter the workforce.
By KATIE BEITER / THE MEDIA LINE
Lashing comes after another Saudi prince was executed for murder.
Assaults on foreign embassies have occurred throughout the Islamic Republic's 37-year history, often harming its diplomatic relations.
ISIS-linked terrorists reportedly planned to attack World Cup qualifying match.
Prince Turki bin Saud al-Kabir was found guilty of shooting dead another Saudi national during a brawl and was executed after a royal order by King Salman.
Abitbol said that Haidar has asked countries with ties to Saudi Arabia, including the Canadian government, to intervene on the blogger's behalf.
The vacuum left by America’s disengagement has thrown the Middle East into a dangerous state of instability, wherein extremist groups thrive and thwart any hopes for peace.
An Egyptian investment bank, said Egypt is on the verge of devaluing its currency, the Egyptian pound.
By LINDA GRADSTEIN/THE MEDIA LINE
A reader in Saudi Arabia also wrote on Twitter on Monday that he can now access the site from there on his mobile device.
By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL
Warships, speedboats, air navy aircraft, Marine Corps and special security naval units took part, state-run Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said.
Arranged marriages and segregation of sexes contribute to increase in divorce.
The veto override is a blow to Obama, and to Saudi Arabia, one of the longest-standing US allies in the Arab world.
Obama said other countries could use the law as an excuse to sue US diplomats, service members or companies.
"If they are preparing an army to invade us, we are not easily taken by someone who would make war on us," Prince Khaled al-Faisal warns.
Fake passports and drug smuggling are just two ways pilgrims attempt to carry out the Haj.
Gulf states rap passage by US Congress of law allowing families of the deadly 2001 attacks to sue the kingdom; White House expected to veto measure.
The pilgrimage is a duty for all Muslims at least once in their lives if they can afford it.
Saudi women are not allowed to travel, marry, study, or even have surgery without permission from their guardians.
Saudi Grand Mufti Al-Sheikh's remarks, made to a Mecca newspaper which carried them on Tuesday, drew a swift retort from Iran's Foreign Minister.
"They must not let those rulers escape responsibility for the crimes they have caused throughout the world of Islam," Iran's supreme leader says.
Eshki posited that PIJ and Hamas leaders have a flawed understanding of normalization.
The Council argues that the mutations of the creatures in the popular game, who are given specific powers, amounts to blasphemy by promoting the theory of natural evolution.
The coordination but poor training appear to be a sign of ISIS's operational model, recruiting would-be jihadists online and managing plots remotely with minimal involvement in training.
The explosions targeting US diplomats, Shi'ite worshippers and a security headquarters at a mosque in the holy city of Medina follow days of mass killings claimed by the Islamic State group.
Syria jihadi expert: The project of Islamic State building a state structure is a failure, which could lead to members going back to al-Qaida
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
The state has the right to appeal the ruling at a higher court, and the accord must also be approved by parliament.
US attraction park company seeks to expand to ultra-conservative Middle Eastern kingdom.
John Brennan seems to be working to counter the imminent release of 28 pages from 2002 report.
Under King Salman, Riyadh has adjusted its strategy for countering the efforts of its Shi'ite Muslim rival to build influence in Africa, Asia and even Latin America.
Iran's official pilgrimage organization says Iranians wont attend annual Muslim pilgrimage, citing regional rivalry
Luckily for cat lovers across the Islamic country, the cleric explained that it was not only cats which were prohibited from photos.
By ROSIE PERPER
According to 'Al-Araby', the father went to the hospital in order to "thank" the doctor, only to pull out a gun and shoot him at close range.
Prince Mohammed is overseeing the most dramatic changes his country has seen in the past half century.
By NOGA TARNOPOLSKY/THE MEDIA LINE
Fans of the team, which represents the al-Ahwaz region that was occupied by Iran in 1925, donned traditional Arab keffiyeh head coverings to express their solidarity with the Arab nation.
According to the report, the Saudi police, in collaboration with the Kingdom's security forces, besieged Wadi Numan, a Mecca suburb, where a group of five ISIS fighters had been hiding.
The cleric, Salman Odah, stated that "even though homosexuality is considered a sin in all the Semitic holy books, it does not require any punishment in this world."
The proposed US law could hold the Saudi kingdom responsible for any role in the Sept 11, 2001 attacks.
Deputy Crown Prince's remarks about women's right to drive aroused a hot debate between liberals and conservatives in Saudi Arabia. Surprisingly, many women were on the side opposing women's driving.
Senior official of Shi'ite Lebanese group tells local media that secret relations between Riyadh and Jerusalem led to the Saudi decision to classify Hezbollah as a terrorist organization.
Local activists and al-Qaida elements lash out at the Saudi government for arresting a well-known scholar who protested the decision to strip religious police of its authorities.
After 70 years of buying allies abroad and quiet at home, the Saudis must use oil’s dwindling power to reinvent the Arab world.
By AMOTZ ASA-EL
Obama has spoken of his desire to persuade Gulf states to arrive at a "cold peace" with Iran to ease sectarian tensions.
The parliament lashed out at Iran and Hezbollah, accusing them of "waging terror attacks against local security forces to serve their foreign agenda and destabilize Bahrain."
Ankara walking a tightrope amid ongoing crises.
Steinitz sees Saudi declaration in a "positive light."
By REUTERS,DANA SOMBERG
Organization of Islamic Cooperation issue a communique saying it "deplores" Iran's interference in internal affairs of regional players.
The central demonstration will take place in the famous Tahrir Square in Cairo, while additional protests are expected to take place in other Egyptian provinces.
"Mia Khalifa has a proven track record of bringing people together regardless of cultural background for the betterment of our country and international community," reads the appeal.
Nuptials over in a flash after Saudi bride shares photos of wedding ceremony via social media app.
Saudi blue blood's temper becomes red-blooded in alleged abuse of Parisian artisan.
Saudi Arabia seems to be at its lowest point in the regional and sectarian conflict with its arch-enemy Iran, one of the main winners of the situation on the ground in Syria.
By ELY KARMON
The real story with Ellison is that, as with so many religious-nationalist Muslims in the West, his views dovetail much more logically with the extreme Right.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN