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(JTA) — In finally addressing the protests against the repression of women that have for two weeks roiled his country, Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, blamed Israel and the United States for the unrest.

The failed Israeli-Palestinian peace attempt in 2008 would have succeeded if it had been given more time, said former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who came closer than any Israeli leader to reach a peace agreement with the Palestinians.

Seven months ago, Consul General of Israel Hillel Newman’s diplomatic visit to the United Arab Emirates was top secret. But after the Abraham Accords declaration normalized relations last September, that trip is no longer hush-hush. Already more than 130,000 Israelis have visited the newly-a…

Some 60 Israeli and Egyptian officials and businesspeople recently took part in the largest bilateral meeting held between the two countries in the last 20 years. The meeting, held in the Egyptian resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh, was aimed at expanding economic cooperation beyond textile manu…

Peer-reviewed correspondence from Sheba Medical Center published last week in the prestigious British medical journal The Lancet reveals that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is up to 85% effective even after the first dose.Sheba’s research team reported that after 7,214 of its healthcar…

U.S. President Joe Biden called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday in their first conversation since Biden took office nearly a month ago.According to the Prime Minister’s Office, the conversation was “warm and friendly” and lasted nearly an hour.“The two leaders noted th…

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner has talked with incoming U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan about the Trump administration’s Mideast policies, U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman told the Knesset’s foreign relations committee in a closed hearing on Monday, reported Axios.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party has downplayed a Dec. 31 meeting in Beirut between Fatah official Azzam Al-Ahmad and Hezbollah terror leader Hassan Nasrallah, in which the two reportedly agreed to instigate a violent Palestinian uprising in Israel.

Clashes between Palestinian rioters and Israeli security forces erupted last Friday in Jerusalem, as well as the West Bank and Gaza, amid Palestinian “day of rage” protests over President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley called remarks by a leader of the Hamas terror group lauding its strong ties with Iran “a stunning admission” that illustrates Iranian violations of U.N. resolutions.

Five Arab residents of eastern Jerusalem were indicted earlier this week on charges of incitement to terrorism over actions including Facebook posts lauding the July 14 terror attack that killed two Israeli policemen near the Temple Mount.

Israel’s security establishment is closely monitoring the health of Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas after he was hospitalized this weekend at the Al Istishari Hospital near Ramallah.

A new survey conducted among the Palestinian public shows the majority of Palestinians do not support violence against Israel, but overwhelmingly support the Palestinian Authority’s payment of salaries to terrorists and their families.

The film “Wonder Woman,” starring Israeli actress Gal Gadot, took in more than $103 million at the North American box office last weekend. According to Variety, the film’s global take was even higher at $122.5 million. It seems everyone was watching “Wonder Woman,” except in Lebanon.