Tag: israel

What to make of the Biden administration’s first overseas calls

wait a few weeks for a call, Blinken, Austin and Sullivan all held early calls with their Israeli counterparts. If any longtime U.S. partner should be wary of a “snub,” it’s probably the Egyptians.The Biden administration has already raised concerns…

/ February 19, 2021
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Archaeologists Have Discovered What May Be the World’s Oldest Brewery, Built for Ancient Egyptian Kings

Archaeologists have discovered what may be the world’s oldest beer factory, according to Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, which made the announcement on Facebook. A team led by Matthew Adams of New York University and Deborah Vischak of Princeton University…

/ February 16, 2021
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Netanyahu’s trial resumes ahead of Israeli election

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's corruption trial resumed on Monday, with his lawyers giving their formal response to his indictment. Why it matters: Netanyahu's trial resumes 43 days before Israel is due to hold its fourth election in two years. Driving the…

/ February 8, 2021
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Joe Biden Is Playing It Cool with Benjamin Netanyahu

The Trump Presidency has strained many of the friendships that President Joe Biden cultivated with Republicans over the years. Similarly, Biden’s forty-year friendship with Benjamin Netanyahu, who openly allied himself with Trump Republicans, now seems perfunctory. Biden’s admiration for Israel…

/ February 3, 2021
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Why an Israeli Human-Rights Organization Decided to Call Israel an Apartheid Regime

A central political question of our time is not so much where or how to draw the line but when. All over the world, we see regimes that are following clear trajectories away from democracy, justice, and freedom. As we…

/ January 27, 2021
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Are Palestinians left out of Israel’s vaccination drive? | DW News

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFUh-LgwUwEIsrael has been praised for its record in vaccinating its population. But Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu is also facing flak for failing to organize vaccine supplies for five million Palestinians in the occupied territories. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/deutschewelleenglish?sub_confirmation=1For more news go to:…

/ January 15, 2021
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Iran plans to resume 20% uranium enrichment

Iran announced Saturday its atomic energy agency will begin enriching uranium up to 20% at its underground Fordow nuclear facility — a level of enrichment exceeding regulations set by the the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, AP reports.Why it matters: The…

/ January 2, 2021
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The 10 Most Astonishing Archaeological Discoveries of 2020, From an Ancient Cat Carving to the Amazon Rock Paintings

Despite its many difficulties, 2020 gave us some incredible discoveries. Shortly after scientists confirmed that the Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC, owned Dead Sea Scroll forgeries, putting the authenticity of some 70 other known fragments in question, the…

/ December 30, 2020
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Why the Assassination of a Scientist Will Have No Impact on Iran’s Nuclear Program

The roadside assassination, last week, of the Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was an elaborate intelligence operation that played out like a blockbuster thriller, according to unusually candid accounts by the Iranian media. Fakhrizadeh, who was around sixty and had…

/ November 30, 2020
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Goods from West Bank settlements to be labeled “Made in Israel,” Pompeo says

After visiting a winery in the Jewish settlement of Psagot in the West Bank, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced a new policy on Thursday of allowing products from the settlements to be labeled as “made in Israel."Why it matters:…

/ November 19, 2020
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‘We Painted, Sang, and Danced Our Way to the Polls’: Artists React to US President-Elect Joe Biden’s Victory

As jubilant Democrats took to the streets in cities across the US on Saturday to celebrate the victory of president-elect Joe Biden and vice president-elect Kamala Harris, artists, too, paid tribute to the election, and shared their reactions on social…

/ November 9, 2020
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Beirut Blast: The Real Motive

I’m going to assert that the explosion in Lebanon was an act of sabotage. And that the act of sabotage was not for what you might think...many think it was Israel trying to secure it’s interests, and they might have…

/ August 22, 2020
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Mr. Trump, you cannot erase the Palestinian refugees

First, the Trump Administration “took Jerusalem off the table.” Now, in an especially dangerous display of recklessness, they have announced their intention to do the same for the Palestinian “right of return.” The first indication that this was in the…

/ September 1, 2018