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Palestinians “Pained” as US, Israeli Delegations Arrive in UAE Following Landmark Peace Deal

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 11:00am 9/1/2020 at 11:00am
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The Palestinians are “deeply pained” to witness the flight carrying the first official Israeli delegation to the United Arab Emirates following the last month’s historic peace agreement brokered by President Donald Trump, Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said. “It pains us to see an Israeli plane land in the United...

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Trump Warns Iran of ‘Heavy Price’ if U.S. Troops Targeted in ‘Sneak Attack’

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 12:00pm 4/2/2020 at 12:00pm
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U.S. President Donald Trump warned Tehran on Wednesday against carrying out further terrorist attacks on U.S. troops and facilities in Iraq.

“Upon information and belief, Iran or its proxies are planning a sneak attack on U.S. troops and/or assets in Iraq.,” President Trump tweeted. “If this happens, Iran will pay a very...

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Iran “Scaling Back” on Terror Activities as Coronavirus Outbreak Cripples Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 9:00am 3/17/2020 at 9:00am
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Iran is “scaling back” on terrorist activities in the Middle East due to coronavirus outbreak, the Israel Defense Forces indicated on Monday.

“There are countries who have gotten it way worse than us with this corona[virus] story, and as a result their activities are at a slower pace,” IDF Spokesman Hidai Zilberman...

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Palestinian Leadership Plans to Foil President Trump’s Peace Plan by Inciting Mass Protests

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 12:00pm 1/26/2020 at 12:00pm

Never missing an opportunity to miss an opportunity, Palestinian leadership has decided to thwart U.S. President Donald Trump’s peace plan by inciting mass protests, media reports suggest. “Palestinian officials warned over the weekend that US President Donald Trump’s plan for Mideast peace, which is expected to be announced on Tuesday, would...

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Christians are being ethnically cleansed from Middle East, except in Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 25, 2019 at 9:00pm 12/25/2019 at 9:00pm
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Christians are being ethnically cleansed throughout the Middle East, including areas under Palestinian Authority and Hamas control.

A report last spring commissioned by then British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt found:

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Israel Heads for Third Election as Deadlock Continues

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 9:00am 12/12/2019 at 9:00am
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Israel is heading for a third election in eleven months after repeated rounds of negotiations failed to yield a coalition government.

In consecutive elections, which took place in April and September, neither Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party nor the opposition Blue and White alliance managed to secure a majority in a...

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As Extinction Rebellion Heads to the Middle East, OPEC Rejects Climate Crisis Antics

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 9:00am 11/12/2019 at 9:00am
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The climate cult group known as Extinction Rebellion is now taking its city-shutdown antics to the Middle East.

Off-shoots of the group that advocates peaceful protest as a way to pile on pressure to curb global warming are sprouting from Beirut to Doha, as activists in the oil-rich region want governments to...

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Iran’s Decision to Defy Uranium Limits Shows How Bad the Nuclear Deal Was

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 6:00pm 7/3/2019 at 6:00pm
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Earlier this week, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif justified Iran’s violation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of  Action (JCPOA) by increasing its stockpile of enriched uranium above the limit set by the deal.

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Was the Failure to Strike Iran Trump’s “Red Line” Moment?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 7:00pm 6/23/2019 at 7:00pm
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One way of looking at President Donald Trump’s reversal of striking at Iranian targets at the last minute is that it was Trump’s “red line” moment.

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Palestinians Reject Participation in US-Sponsored Economic Forum in Bahrain

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 7:00pm 5/21/2019 at 7:00pm
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Top Palestinian business leaders are following the lead of the Palestinian Authority (PA) and refusing to attend next month’s economic workshop in Bahrain, The New York Times reported Monday.

The report noted the objections of several prominent Palestinian businessmen. Their primary complaint echoed that of the PA: economic incentives cannot replace the...

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Raw Diehl: WaPo Editor Excuses Omar’s Anti-Semitism; Blames Bibi

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 1:00pm 2/21/2019 at 1:00pm
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Saudi Arabia and UAE sending troops to help Kurds in Syria

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 23, 2018 at 12:00pm 12/23/2018 at 12:00pm
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There have been some intriguing developments related to Syria that are now being reported in the wake of President Trump’s announcement of the withdrawal of U.S. troops.

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Bernard Lewis RIP – “First the Saturday people, then the Sunday people”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 10:00am 5/20/2018 at 10:00am
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Historian Bernard Lewis died yesterday at age 101.

The accolades are rolling in.

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Former Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh Dead After House Explosion

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:33am 12/4/2017 at 9:33am
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Former President of Yemen Ali Abdullah Saleh has died after his house exploded in the capital city of Sana, which has been torn apart from fighting between the government and Houthi rebels. From Reuters:

Former President Ali Abdullah Saleh has been killed in fighting with the Iran-aligned Houthi militia raging in the...

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Saudi Crown Prince Calls Iran Supreme Leader ‘New Hitler of the Middle East’

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 24, 2017 at 2:00pm 11/24/2017 at 2:00pm

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman sat down with Thomas Friedman of The New York Times and offered up some very choice words for Iran’s leader:

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India Bids for Israel’s Offshore Oil and Gas Blocks

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 1:00pm 11/16/2017 at 1:00pm
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In what amounts to a significant policy shift, Indian public sector companies are bidding for Israeli offshore oil and gas fields. A consortium led by India’s state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) is seeking drilling rights in 24 offshore blocks in Israel’s Mediterranean waters, Indian and Israeli newspapers reported on Wednesday.

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Resounding “Yes” In Kurdish Independence Vote Leads to International Threats

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 7:00pm 9/26/2017 at 7:00pm
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Iraqi Kurdish leaders have announced that yesterday’s vote for Kurdish independence was a resounding “yes.”

According to the Kurdish Rudaw news outlet’s live results page, as of this writing, 3,440,616 votes have been counted, with 91.83% voting yes.  Final results are expected Wednesday.

Reuters reports:

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