Deborah Danan

Deborah Danan

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.

Islamic State Seizes Gaza-Bound Rocket Shipment

TEL AVIV — Islamic State gunmen in the Sinai Peninsula intercepted a shipment of rockets being smuggled to the Gaza Strip, Palestinian sources told i24News Arabic on Tuesday.

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UAE, Bahrainis, Saudis Condemn Hezbollah for Attacking Israel

TEL AVIV — In what seems to be another indication of thawing relations between Israel and Gulf states, several prominent figures have come forward and publicly condemned the Hezbollah terror group for attacking Israel and have expressed support for the Jewish state’s right to retaliate. 

Bahrain Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa an Arab League meeting called by Riyadh

Hezbollah Chief: ‘No Red Lines’ in Attacks Against Israel

TEL AVIV — Hezbollah terror chief Hassan Nasrallah warned Israel that Sunday’s “successful” attack at an army base was the start of a “new phase” in which the Iran-backed terror movement no longer has red lines. 

In this Aug. 2, 2013, file photo, Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah gestures during a rally to mark Jerusalem day or Al-Quds day, in a southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon. The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, categorically denied accusations that his group is sending weapons to …

Netanyahu’s Likud Mocks Blue and White for Conflicting Responses to Hezbollah Attack

TEL AVIV — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling Likud party mocked the rival Blue and White for putting out two contradictory statements in the same minute regarding Sunday’s flareup with Hezbollah on Israel’s northern border, and slammed the party’s number 2 Yair Lapid for putting politics before the lives of soldiers. 

TEL AVIV - A majority of Israelis believe Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will beat his main political rival Benny Gantz in April's elections and serve another term, tie David Ben-Gurion and become the longest-serving prime minister in Israel's history, a new poll aired Monday showed.

Honduran President Opens Diplomatic Office in Jerusalem

TEL AVIV – Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez on Sunday opened a trade mission in Jerusalem, in a move he said was a “first step” toward transferring his country’s embassy to the city.

Palestinians to file complaint over Honduras Jerusalem move

WATCH – IDF Stages Fake Evacuation of Hezbollah ‘Victims’

TEL AVIV — The IDF engaged in psychological warfare Sunday by staging a fake evacuation of “bloodied” soldiers from an APC military vehicle hit by Hezbollah, in an apparent attempt to deter the terror group from escalating the violence in the northern border any further. 

SHIZAFON, ISRAEL - JUNE 05: In this handout photo distributed by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) helicopters and tanks are mobilized as the Israeli army takes part in a military manoeuvre to conquer a Syrian outpost June 05, 2007 in Shizafon in the southern Israeli, Negev desert. The military exercise …

Watch – Yair Netanyahu to Germany: Stop Funding Anti-Israel NGOs

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s son Yair has called on Germany to immediately stop its “outrageous” policy of providing millions of euros in aid money to radical Israeli and Palestinian NGOs that are bent on bringing an “end to the Jewish state” and make Israelis feel as if Germany sees the Jewish state as its “colony.”

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New Zealand Latest Country to Halt Funding to UN Palestinian Agency

TEL AVIV – New Zealand is the latest country to suspend funding to the United Nations aid agency for Palestinian refugees after a leaked internal report alleged corruption, sexual misconduct, antisemitism, and mismanagement at the agency’s highest levels. 

UN Palestinian agency calls on donors to help fill deficit

Beirut Drone Attack Said to Delay Hezbollah Missile Program

TEL AVIV – The alleged Israeli drone attack in a Hezbollah-dominated suburb of Beirut caused serious damage to an advanced industrial equipment for mixing fuel for long-range missiles, setting Hezbollah’s missile program back by at least a year, according to reports. 

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Netanyahu to Nasrallah: ‘Calm Down’ Threats of Reprisal

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday warned Hezbollah terror chief Hassan Nasrallah to “calm down” after the latter threatened to exact revenge on Israel over an Israeli strike in Syria Saturday night that saw Hezbollah operatives killed. 

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IDF: Israel Followed Iran ‘Killer Drones’ Plot for Weeks

TEL AVIV – Israel had been following the killer drones that Iran planned to use against it on Saturday night since they were flown into Syria from Tehran several weeks ago along with four members of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, the IDF said Sunday.

Toll from Israel's Syria strikes rises to 21: monitor

PA President Abbas: ‘Millions Of Fighters’ Will Storm Jerusalem

TEL AVIV – Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas threatened that “millions of fighters” would enter Jerusalem, and promised that “martyrs” — convicted terrorists — would continue to get every penny of the so-called pay-for-slay scheme because they are the most “sacred” thing the Palestinians have. 

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas gestures as he speaks during a Christmas lunch with members of the Christian Orthodox community on January 6, 2016 in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Mahmud Abbas dismissed weeks of rumours the Palestinian Authority could collapse, saying he would 'never give up' on it. AFP …

Two Arab-Israelis Arrested for Joining Islamic State

TEL AVIV – Two Arab-Israelis have been arrested and charged with terrorist training and conspiracy to commit murder on behalf of the Islamic State terror group, Israel’s Shin Bet security agency said on Wednesday.

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Israeli Official: We Will Pay for Palestinians to Emigrate from Gaza

TEL AVIV – Israel is actively promoting the emigration of Palestinians from the Gaza Strip, including providing financial aid and finding host countries willing to absorb them, a senior Israeli official accompanying Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his current trip to Ukraine said Monday.

Qatar distributes Gaza funds after flareup

Netanyahu Hints Israel Behind Attacks on Iranian Targets In Iraq

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday hinted that Israel was behind recent attacks on Iranian weapons depots in Iraq, and added that his country will continue to take action against the Islamic Republic wherever necessary.

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - MAY 23: (ISRAEL OUT) In this handout photo provided by the Israel Government Press Office (GPO), Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks with US President Donald Trump prior to the President's departure from Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv on May 23, 2017 in Jerusalem, Israel. …