Deborah Danan

Deborah Brand

Deborah is a freelance journalist based out of Jaffa, Israel. After moving to Israel from London in 2002, she received her undergraduate at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a master’s from Bar Ilan University. She was the founding editor of The Jerusalem Post’s Premium Zone and editor of its Oped page. Her work as an investigative journalist has taken her across the Mideast, from Ramallah to Jerusalem to Cairo to Amman.

Articles by Deborah Brand

Iran: Israel Made ‘Very Bad Gamble’ with Natanz Nuclear Attack

Iran’s foreign minister on Tuesday said Israel made a “very bad gamble” with its alleged cyberattack cutting the power at the Natanz nuclear plant, adding  the sabotage would only strengthen Tehran’s position in renegotiating the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks at the Islamic World Forum in Kuala Lumpur on August 29, 2019. (Photo by Mohd RASFAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Israel’s Mossad Behind Iran Nuke Site Power Cut

Israel’s Mossad spy agency was responsible for the power cut on Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility, which came hours after the site began enriching uranium at high speeds, Israeli media said Sunday citing Western intelligence sources.

This photo released on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 by the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran shows centrifuge machines in Natanz uranium enrichment facility in central Iran. Iran announced on Monday that had started gas injection into a 30-machine cascade of advanced IR-6 centrifuges in Natanz complex. (Atomic Energy Organization of …

How Prince Philip’s Mother Saved Jews from the Holocaust

Prince Philip, who passed away at the age of 99 a day after Israel commemorated Holocaust Remembrance Day, was born to Princess Alice of Battenberg, a woman who is remembered for sheltering Jews during the Second World War.

KAMPALA, UGANDA - NOVEMBER 22: HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh waves as he watches AIDS orphans perform a fashion show at the Mildmay centre for AIDS Orphans on November 22, 2007 in Kampala, Uganda. The Queen will open the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting on Friday. CHOGM will …

WATCH: AOC Incoherent on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Left-wing star Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Wednesday delivered a rambling and incoherent explanation last week of how she views the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, drawing comparisons with the treatment of detained children in the U.S. border with Mexico.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., speaks during the House Oversight subcommittee hearing on deportation of critically ill children at Capitol Hill in Washington, on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Netanyahu: Israel Won’t Be Bound by Nuke Deal that Gives Iran the Bomb

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Israel would not be bound by a renegotiated nuclear deal with Iran that would see the Islamic Republic obtaining a bomb in a few years, and reiterated the Jewish State would do whatever it took to protect itself from regimes seeking its destruction.

In this image from UNTV video, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, of Israel, speaks in a pre-recorded message which was played during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at U.N. headquarters. (UNTV via AP)

Israeli Official: New Biden Stance on Iran ‘Very Troubling’

The Biden administration’s mixed messages regarding the nuclear deal ahead of indirect talks with Iran are “very troubling,” the Jerusalem Post cited senior Israeli officials as saying, with one accusing Special Envoy for Iran Rob Malley of “acting like he’s from the U.N.” and not a representative of the American people.

Rob Malley, former US negotiator during the Iran nuclear program negotiations and current CEO at the International Crisis Group, poses in his office May 7, 2018 in Washington, DC. - President Donald Trump will confirm on May 8, 2018 whether he will make good on a threat to re-impose US …

Biden Admin.-led Statement Praising Anti-Israel Durban Confab Sparks Outrage

Following the Biden administration’s decision last month to rejoin the anti-Israel U.N. Human Rights Council, the U.S. representative of the Geneva body has now authored a statement hailing the notorious anti-Semitic hate-fest that was the 2001 World Conference against Racism in Durban, sparking outrage among Jewish groups.

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 01: Secretary of State Antony Blinken attends a virtual meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on March 1, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker-Pool/Getty Images)

Report: Last Remaining Jews Expelled from Yemen by Houthis

The last three Jewish families in Yemen were deported by the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels, leaving only four elderly Jews from what was once a community that was several thousand-strong, the London-based Saudi daily Asharq Al-Awsat reported over the weekend.

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Israel Election Stalemate as Both Pro and Anti-Netanyahu Blocs Come up Short

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s prospects of forming a government took a turn for the worse Wednesday as evolving election results defied exit polls, leaving the Israeli premier’s Likud party with no choice but to seek support from the Arab-Islamist Ra’am in order to gain the majority needed.

sraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu votes during the general election on Tuesday at a polling station in Jerusalem, Israel. Photo by Ronen Zvulun/UPI/Pool

Israeli Voters Head to Polls — Again

More than 6.5 million eligible Israeli voters will head to the ballot box Tuesday to vote in the fourth national election in two years, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hoping the country’s turbo vaccination drive will be enough to keep in power.

A man votes for Israel's parliamentary election at a polling station in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, March. 23, 2021. Israel is holding its fourth election in less than two years. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)