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Fighting rages around airport in Yemen port city of Hodeida

Iran-Allied Houthis in Yemen: ‘We Are Ready to Freeze and Stop Military Operations’

A senior leader of the Iran-allied Houthis in Yemen on Monday said the Shiite terrorists would stop bombing targets inside Saudi Arabia for the sake of United Nations-backed peace efforts that have failed in the past, marking the first sign of hope for the latest push to end the war that has been raging for more than three years.

Naftali Bennett

Netanyahu Coalition Crisis Eases as Naftali Bennett Walks Back Threats to Resign

TEL AVIV – Education Minister and head of the Jewish Home party Naftali Bennett on Monday walked back on a promise to quit the coalition if he is not made defense minister, saying he would back Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the role and ensure Israel goes back to “winning” its wars.

Israeli security forces at the Adam settlement in the occupied West Bank on July 26, 2018, after a stabbing attack

Israeli Arab Teenager: It’s ‘A Privilege’ to Serve in IDF

T., a 19-year-old from the Jerusalem area, where clashes with police is a regular occurence, decided four months ago in an unprecedented move to join the Border Police. On Wednesday he is expected to participate in a graduation ceremony from basic training where he will receive a combat pin.

Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah President of ANOC during the 69th ANOC Executive Council Meeting at ANOC headquarters on April 4, 2016 in Lausanne, Switzerland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Kuwaiti Sheikh Steps Aside from IOC After Forgery Charge

KUWAIT CITY – World sport powerbroker Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah said he was “temporarily” stepping aside from his International Olympic Committee duties on Monday after he was charged with forgery in Switzerland.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem on August 12, 2018

Netanyahu: It’s ‘Irresponsible’ to Call Early Elections

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will remain defense minister and there will be no early elections at a time when Israel finds itself in a sensitive security situation, the premier said in a highly anticipated speech Sunday night.

Iraq's new President Barham Salih (R) meets Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on his official visit to Tehran

Iraq’s President Visits Iran Weeks After U.S. Renews Sanctions

TEHRAN — Iraq’s President Barham Salih began a visit to Iran on Saturday, where he pledged to improve relations less than two weeks after the United States restored oil sanctions that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal.

Yahya Sinwar leader of the Islamist Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip, speaks during a protest east of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip on April 6, 2018, demanding the right to return -- meaning Palestinian refugees being allowed to go back to the land they fled or were …

Hamas Gaza Chief Threatens Tel Aviv Following Truce

Hamas’s leader in the Gaza Strip Yahya Sinwar on Friday warned Israel “not to test us again,” saying the next rocket barrage from the territory would target Tel Aviv and other central cities with a potency that would “surprise” Israel.

United Nations peacekeepers observe the Quneitra border crossing with Syria in the Israeli annexed-Golan Heights during its reopening on October 15, 2018. - The only crossing point between Syria and Israeli-controlled territory reopened on October 15, 2018, an AFP correspondent reported, four years after closing due to the civil war …

U.S. Opposes Anti-Israel Golan Heights U.N. Draft Resolution

The United States opposed on Friday for the first time an annual draft resolution at the United Nations calling on Israel to rescind its authority over the occupied Golan Heights, drawing praise from Israeli officials.

Israeli politician former Likud minister and head the Kulanu party, Moshe Kahlon, delivers a speech during a debate on economy on March 11, 2015 in the coastal Israeli city of Tel Aviv. Six days before Israel votes in a snap general election, the centre-left Zionist Union opened a lead of …

Kahlon: Gaza Truce ‘Not A Win’ for Hamas

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon said Saturday that the Israeli government knew that the truce with Palestinian terror group Hamas in the Gaza Strip would not be a popular decision, but that security chiefs were unanimous in their recommendations that this was the right course of action.

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump (Olivier Douliery / Getty)

New York Times Jew-shames Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump

The New York Times took aim at Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump on Saturday in a story citing them as symbols of division within the American Jewish community: “Are Jared and Ivanka Good for the Jews?”

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Rhodes: House Dems Should Investigate What Trump Knew About Khashoggi and When

On Saturday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Up,” MSNBC Contributor and former Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes stated House Democrats should investigate whether the White House knew that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was responsible for the murder of Washington Post writer Jamal Khashoggi