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Despite Mergers and Ousters on Right and Left, Israel’s Electoral Map Looks Similar to...

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.globaldiasporanews.net). JNS.org – Two consecutive elections in Israel just five months apart have produced inconclusive results without the formation of...

Jordan Parliament Passes Draft Law to Ban Gas Imports From Israel

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.globaldiasporanews.net). Jordan’s parliament on Sunday approved a draft law to ban imports of Israeli gas to the country just days...

Explosives-Rigged Balloons, Likely Launched From Gaza, Found Next to Central Israel Moshav

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.globaldiasporanews.net). A group of balloons rigged with explosives — likely flown into Israel from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip — was...

Soleimani Strike Marks a Potential Turning Point for Iranian Protesters

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.globaldiasporanews.net). JNS.org – In assassinating Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani, head of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps...

Israel’s Domestic Security Agency Thwarted 560 Terror Attacks in 2019, Chief Says

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.globaldiasporanews.net). The head of Israel’s domestic security agency, the Shin Bet, revealed on Monday that his organization had thwarted 560...

Dozens of Iraqi Protesters Wounded as Anti-Government Unrest Resumes

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.globaldiasporanews.net). Two Iraqi police officers were killed and dozens of protesters were wounded in Baghdad and other cities on Monday...

Having Fled Bombing, Syrian Children Learn to Read in Tent Schools

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.globaldiasporanews.net). Syrian teacher Ahmad al Hilal listens to his young pupils sitting on a mat reciting the Arabic alphabet in...

What Prospects for a Ceasefire in Libya?

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.globaldiasporanews.net). What Prospects for a Ceasefire in Libya? | Crisis Group icon caret Arrow Down Arrow Left Arrow Right Arrow Up Line Camera icon set icon set Ellipsis icon...

Don’t Turn Plane Crash Into Political Issue: Iran Foreign Ministry Spokesman

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.globaldiasporanews.net). All countries involved in the Ukrainian airliner crash in Iran should avoid turning it into a political issue, an...

Over 10 Percent of Israelis Make Weekly Use of Bikes and E-Scooters, Report Says

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.globaldiasporanews.net). Tel Aviv is often considered an ideal market for micro-mobility vehicles thanks to its warm climate and mostly flat...

UN Says Around 350,0000 Syrians Have Fled Russian-Led Assault in Idlib

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.globaldiasporanews.net). Around 350,000 Syrians, mostly women and children, have fled a renewed Russian-backed offensive in the opposition-held Idlib province since...

New Nature Reserves to Open in Judea and Samaria for First Time Since Oslo...

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.globaldiasporanews.net). JNS.org – Israel’s Defense Minister Naftali Bennett approved on Wednesday the creation of seven new nature reserves in Judea and...

Iran Can Take Fight Beyond Its Borders, Khamenei Warns in Rare Friday Sermon

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.globaldiasporanews.net). The Revolutionary Guards can take their fight beyond Iran‘s borders, the country’s supreme leader said on Friday, responding to the...

Israeli Court Orders Closed-Door Hearings in NSO Surveillance Firm Case

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.globaldiasporanews.net). Amnesty International’s legal bid to have Israel revoke the export license of the Israeli NSO surveillance firm will be...

Amid Anti-Regime Protests, Iranians Repeatedly Refuse to Trample American, Israeli Flags

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.globaldiasporanews.net). Video and photo evidence coming out of Iran shows multiple crowds refusing to walk on American and Israeli flags...

Global Survey Shows Young Israelis Not Optimistic About Resolution of Conflict With Palestinians

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.globaldiasporanews.net). A survey of young people from around the world shows that young Israelis are less optimistic than any other...

Journalists assaulted, detained while covering protests in Beirut

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.globaldiasporanews.net). ...

Israel’s Mellanox and IAI to Jointly Develop and Sell Cyber Technologies

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.globaldiasporanews.net). CTech – Israel’s defense companies are often in competition when taking on tenders abroad, but when it comes to...

Breaking Down Walls, Iranian Women Fight Home-Built Patriarchy

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.globaldiasporanews.net). From breaking down kitchen walls designed to separate women from men to ornately decorating domestic spaces — an architect...

Israel, Thailand Hold First Joint Cyber Exercise

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.globaldiasporanews.net). JNS.org – The Israeli military this week held its first joint cyber drill with Thai forces, the IDF Spokesperson’s...

Iran Accuses Europe of Yielding to ‘High School Bully’ Trump in Nuclear Row

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.globaldiasporanews.net). Iran said on Thursday three European states had succumbed to “high school bully” Donald Trump when they triggered a...

Tackling Intersecting Conflicts in the MENA Region

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.globaldiasporanews.net). Tackling Intersecting Conflicts in the MENA Region | Crisis Group icon caret Arrow Down Arrow Left Arrow Right Arrow Up Line Camera icon set icon set Ellipsis icon...

Israel-Based Edgybees: From Drone-Based Games to Putting Out Fires in Australia

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.globaldiasporanews.net). CTech – Three years ago, Edgybees developed and launched the first augmented reality game for drones. The game, which...

Iran’s Nuclear Enrichment at Higher Level Than Before 2015 Deal, Rouhani Declares

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.globaldiasporanews.net). Iran is now enriching more uranium than Tehran did before it agreed to a nuclear deal with world powers...