Middle East

Chess great Kasparov urges US to end nuke talks with ‘terrorist’ Iran

Legendary chess champion Garry Kasparov has urged the US government to pull the plug on nuclear negotiations with the Iranian clerical regime because it is a dictatorship.“Terror regimes should be isolated and their leaders should be treated like the criminals they are," Kasparov said. "That is how can you support the people and the victims…

Couples desiring to conceive should vaccinate against COVID – here’s why

In contrast, several studies have found a significantly negative impact of the virus on sperm parameters. Sperm (illustrative) (photo credit: INGIMAGE) The Pfizer  coronavirus vaccine does not appear to have an impact on sperm, according to a first-of-its-kind Israeli study.Researchers from Hadassah-University Medical Center collected data from 43 male patients undergoing in vitro fertilization between February and…

Will Israel cancel the $75 VAT exemption for online shopping?

Israelis ordering from Amazon, Ali Express and thousands of other online shopping sites feel comfortable knowing that purchases under $75 are exempt from VAT and customs charges. But that exemption should be canceled, according to a report submitted to Economy Minister Orna Barbivay (Yesh Atid) this week.The Economy Ministry’s Committee for Economic Promotion, which was…

Do I, as an Arab, have a future in Israel?

The quiet revolution to exclude Arabs in Israel has succeeded in undermining their existence as equal citizens. The dismissal of the petition against the nation-state law presents us with questions about the future of the two peoples in this land, and the partnership that has been woven between Jews and Arabs over the years.And a…

Israeli filmmakers arrested in Nigeria

Rudy Rochman and two other Israelis traveled to Nigeria to film a documentary and met with prominent leaders in the Igbo community. Photo of Edouard David Benaym (left), Rudy Rochman (center), and Andrew Leibman (right) posing with the Torah before their trip to Nigeria. (photo credit: Courtesy) Israeli filmmaker Rudy Rochman was arrested alongside two others, Andrew…

UAE opens embassy in Tel Aviv

The United Arab Emirates opened its embassy in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, with recently sworn-in President Isaac Herzog and the UAE's ambassador to Israel, Mohamed Al Khaja, attending the inaugural ceremony.The embassy is situated in the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange building and its opening followed the inauguration of Israel's embassy in the UAE last month…

Was King David a nomad? New theory sparks storm among Israeli archaeologists

A top Israeli archaeologist has sparked bitter debate with a controversial theory suggesting that there really was a great Israelite monarchy ruled by the kings David and Solomon, after all. The new hypothesis contrasts with the prevailing theory in mainstream scholarship, that even if such rulers existed, they were monarchs of a tiny backwater.The proposed…

Harvard astronomer revolutionizes search for alien life with new project

The possible existence of aliens is one of the most intriguing subjects on the fringe of military and scientific communities, and has become more mainstream in recent years. But now, a groundbreaking new scientific initiative is creating a unified telescope network to see if mankind is truly alone in the universe.Dubbed the Galileo Project, it…

Bitcoin Leapfrogs 12.5 Percent, Ether Hits 3-Week High

Published July 26th, 2021 – 01:00 GMT Highlights Last week, cryptocurrency enthusiast and Tesla boss Elon Musk said the carmarker would likely resume accepting bitcoin once it conducts due diligence on its energy use. Cryptocurrencies popped to the top of recent ranges on Monday as short sellers bailed out in the wake of a strong…

Palestinians threaten to resume Gaza-Israel border protests

Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad have threatened to resume weekly protests near the Gaza-Israel border if there is no progress in talks to improve the economic and humanitarian situation in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.The threat was relayed to Israel through Egypt, Qatar and other mediators, according to Palestinian sources who said the groups were “running…

Israeli who crossed into Syria and returned with Russian help gets jail time

An Israeli court sentenced an Israeli woman who crossed the border into Syria in February to eight months in prison.”The court accepted our claims over the woman’s special circumstances,” and its verdict was moderate and proportional, her lawyers, who were assigned to her by the public defender, said in a statement.Israel goes to the Olympics…

Column: That time I met KKK Grand Wizard David Duke

Satan recently made a cameo appearance on France’s most watched evening news programme. He popped up to spit enthusiasm on January’s attempted coup d’état in America and stimulate the Big Lie that the results of the 2020 US Presidential Election were illegal. The on-screen demon’s legal name was David Ernest Duke, a 71-year-old self-described white…

French parliament approves COVID passes despite protests

New legislation extends the use of health certificates in daily life, introduces mandatory vaccinations for healthcare workers.France’s parliament has approved legislation to make COVID passes a key part of daily life and vaccinations mandatory for health workers amid a surge in infections across the country. Monday’s move means people visiting restaurants and other public venues,…

Coronavirus: 12 cases of ‘Delta plus’ found in Israel

The number of serious coronavirus patients in Israel continued to climb: on Monday morning it stood at 108, the previous Monday it stood at 61. Women shopping in Jerusalem with face masks amid the coronavirus pandemic (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM) At least 12 cases of the “Delta plus” variant have been found in Israel, Hebrew…

Civilian casualties in Afghanistan reach record numbers, UN report shows

Nearly 2,400 Afghan civilians were killed or injured in May and June as fighting between Taliban insurgents and Afghan security forces escalated, the highest number for those two months since records started in 2009, the United Nations said on Monday.The UN’s Assistance Mission to Afghanistan (UNAMA) said in a report it had documented 5,183 civilian…

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