February 9, 2024

After concerns expressed, Texas A&M votes to shut down Qatar campus

Texas A&M University in Education City, Al Rayyan, Qatar. Credit: Arwcheek via Wikimedia Commons. From JNS and IIS reports The board of regents of Texas A&M University, a nearly 150-year-old public school with an undergraduate enrollment of more than 60,000, […]
August 14, 2023

Saudis seek to assert themselves on Temple Mount, replacing Jordanian control

The Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem as seen from the Mount of Olives, Oct. 20, 2019. Credit: TPS. by Baruch Yedid (JNS) — The timing was not accidental when Saudi Arabia announced over the weekend […]
June 4, 2023

Key questions in the Egypt border attack investigation

Israeli soldiers and rescue forces at the Mount Harif military base in the southern Negev desert, close to the border with Egypt, on June 3, 2023. Photo: Dudu Greenspan/Flash90. by Yaakov Lappin (JNS) — There are several critical questions that […]
April 21, 2023

Sudan in peril, and the consequences for Israel

Sudan flag on a military uniform. Credit: Bumble Dee/Shutterstock. by Ben Cohen (JNS) — The warlords who have brought untold misery to Sudan since it achieved its independence from the United Kingdom in 1956 are hardly loosening their grip. Over […]
February 14, 2023

Assad drags feet on earthquake relief in Syria for political advantage

Collapsed buildings in Kahramanmaraş Turkey, following a deadly 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit the country in the early morning hours of Feb. 6, 2023. Source: Screenshot. by Yoni Ben Menachem (JCPA) — Syrian President Bashar Assad and his wife Asma lowered […]
January 1, 2023

Does Jordan’s King Really Protect Christians in the Middle East?

Jordan’s King Abdullah II address to the U.N. General Assembly on Sept. 20, 2022. Source: Youtube. by Jonathan Feldstein I was disappointed to read of Jordanian King Abdullah II warning Israel not to cross “red lines” on Jerusalem, during a […]
August 22, 2022

Renewal of Israel-Turkey ties a ‘win-win’ for both countries and the region

Israeli President Isaac Herzog and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Turkey on March 9, 2022. Source: Isaac Herzog/Twitter. by David Isaac (JNS) — After 14 years of strained relations, Israel and Turkey agreed to restore full diplomatic ties. Analysts […]
July 26, 2022

Israel’s “shadow campaign” against Iran in Syria producing “partial results”

A reported Israeli attack on a weapons storage site outside Damascus on July 22, 2022. Credit: Alma Center. by Yaakov Lappin (JNS) — The latest reminder of Israel’s shadow war in Syria aimed at preventing Iran from installing advanced weapons […]
April 30, 2022

Jordan fears loss of Temple Mount control, presses for reduced Jewish presence

Palestinians wave flags and shout slogans as Muslim worshippers attend the last Friday prayers of the month of Ramadan at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem’s Old City on April 29, 2022. Photo by Jamal Awad/Flash90. by Israel Kasnett (JNS) […]
April 3, 2022

With UAE, Israel has first-ever free trade agreement with Arab country

Israeli Economy and Industry Minister Orna Barbivay (right) and UAE Minister of State for Foreign Trade Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi at the David’s Citadel Hotel in Jerusalem upon the completion of negotiations over a bilateral free-trade agreement, on […]
March 29, 2022

U.S. dampens Negev Summit by injecting Palestinian issue to deflect from Iran appeasement

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits David Ben-Gurion Memorial National Park with Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid in Sde Boker, Israel, on March 28, 2022. Credit: U.S. State Department Photo by Freddie Everett. by Israel Kasnett (JNS) — The […]