Saturday, January 16, 2021

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Israeli Researchers Rank Top in the Scientific World

Israeli Researchers Rank Top in the Scientific World

A dozen Israeli researchers were ranked among the world's top 50 in their disciplines, a new study from Stanford University showed, with a further 333 researchers coming in the top two percent of the world.

NY Post: Trump’s Peace Deals Killed the Anti-Israel Boycott Movement

NY Post: Trump’s Peace Deals Killed the Anti-Israel Boycott Movement

The U.S.-brokered normalization accords between Israel and an ever-growing list of Arab states has effectively neutralized the threat posed by the anti-Israelboycott, divest, and sanction movement (BDS), the New York Post's op-ed editorSohrab Ahmari wrote Tuesday.

Israeli Space Chief Says Aliens Likely Exist, but They Haven't Met Humans

Israeli Space Chief Says Aliens Likely Exist, but They Haven't Met Humans

The chances of extraterrestrial life are high and while an Israeli defense expert who last week claimed aliens have formed a "Galactic Federation" with humans and President Donald Trump knows about it may have taken things too far, he shouldn’t be dismissed entirely, the head of Israel’s space agency told The Times of Israel.

Joe Biden Delivered Egyptian Disinformation to Israel Ahead of Yom Kippur War and Later Lied About It

Joe Biden Delivered Egyptian Disinformation to Israel Ahead of Yom Kippur War and Later Lied About It

In 1973, 30-year-old freshman senator Joe Biden made his first overseas trip to Egypt and Israel. This week, an Israeli historian revealed Biden had passed on disinformation to then-Israeli prime minister Golda Meir, telling her Egypt believed it would be impossible to go to war with Israel -- contributing to an Israeli consensus that would end up costing the Jewish state dearly when its neighboring foe caught it unawares a little more than a month later and attacked.

On Third Jerusalem Recognition Anniversary, Netanyahu Thanks Trump for 'Historic Proclamation'

On Third Jerusalem Recognition Anniversary, Netanyahu Thanks Trump for 'Historic Proclamation'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday marked the third anniversary of U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital by thanking President Donald Trump and hanging a copy of the American president's proclamation on the wall of the cabinet room beside a 1948 proclamation by then-president Harry Truman recognizing the new State of Israel.

Israel Says Abraham Accords are 'Opportunity' for Palestinians

Israel Says Abraham Accords are 'Opportunity' for Palestinians

The U.S.-brokered normalization deals between Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain arean opportunity for the Palestinians and do not come at their "expense" as they claim, Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi said Sunday.

Iran Claims It Has Identified Suspects in Nuke Chief's Killing

Iran Claims It Has Identified Suspects in Nuke Chief's Killing

Iran has successfully identified the perpetrator’s behind Friday’s assassination of Iran’s top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, an Iranian government spokesperson claimed Wednesday. Iran’sTasnimNews Agency cited Ali Rabiei as saying the Islamic Republic’s Intelligence Ministry had “identified individuals in connection with

WATCH: Israel's Navy Receives Most Advanced Warship Yet

WATCH: Israel's Navy Receives Most Advanced Warship Yet

Israel on Wednesday received its most advanced warship,a German-made Sa’ar-6-class corvette equipped with sensors, weapons and defensive systems that will aid the navy in protecting the country's natural gas rigs and trade routes amid sky-high tensions with Iran.

Report: Netanyahu Traveled to Saudi Arabia, Met with Pompeo, Crown Prince

Report: Netanyahu Traveled to Saudi Arabia, Met with Pompeo, Crown Prince

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu secretly flew to Saudi Arabia on Sunday to meet Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in what would mark the first known encounter between leaders of the two countries, Israeli media reported.

NYT: Israel, at U.S. Behest, Killed al-Qaeda’s No. 2 in Iran NYT

NYT: Israel, at U.S. Behest, Killed al-Qaeda’s No. 2 in Iran NYT

Israeli operatives acting at the behest of the U.S. killed Al-Qaeda’s second-in-command, accused of masterminding the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa, in a drive-by shooting in Tehran, Iran, in August, the New York Times reported, citing intelligence officials.

U.S. Approves $23bn Sale of Arms Deal with F-35 Jets to UAE

U.S. Approves $23bn Sale of Arms Deal with F-35 Jets to UAE

The U.S. State Department on Tuesday notified Congress of its plans to sell 50 stealth F-35 fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates as part of a wider arms package worth over $23 billion, with the goal of deterring Iran.

U.N. Passes Resolution Referring to Temple Mount by Muslim Name Only

U.N. Passes Resolution Referring to Temple Mount by Muslim Name Only

A United Nations General Assembly committee on Thursday adopted a resolution, backed by 139 member states, that referred to Jerusalem’s Temple Mount only by its Muslim name and ignored any connection to Judaism -- despite it being the religion's holiest site.

'Closeted' Liberal Jews Who Voted for Trump Say 'Friends Sat Shiva' for Them

'Closeted' Liberal Jews Who Voted for Trump Say 'Friends Sat Shiva' for Them

Liberal Jews who are "closet" supporters of President Donald Trump paid a high price for revealing their loyalties, a hawkish New York-basked Jewish newspaper reported on election day,saying they lost decades-old friendships and were told they would be mourned as if they were dead.

Aaron Klein: Normalization Deals Shatter Leftist Myth that Peace Comes with Painful Concessions

Aaron Klein: Normalization Deals Shatter Leftist Myth that Peace Comes with Painful Concessions

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's advisor and former Breitbart Jerusalem bureau chief Aaron Klein said in aninterviewpublished Wednesday that the U.S.-brokered normalization deals between Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Sudan shatter existing myths from the left that peace can only be achieved through "painful and dangerous" concessions on Israel's part.

U.S., Israeli U.N. Envoys Chastise Security Council for Rejecting Peace Deals

U.S., Israeli U.N. Envoys Chastise Security Council for Rejecting Peace Deals

The Israeli and U.S. envoys to the United Nations this week called on the Security Council to refrain from "shrinking" away from the recent U.S.-brokered normalization deals between Israel and three Arab nations, and urged the global body to promote peace in the region by embracing the accords

Netanyahu Praises Trump for 3 Peace Deals in 6 Weeks

Netanyahu Praises Trump for 3 Peace Deals in 6 Weeks

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday praised President Donald Trump for securing three peace deals in six weeks between Arab countries and Israel, and expressed his hope that under the next U.S.

Trump Mideast Envoy Berkowitz: Biden Will Harm Peace Deals

Trump Mideast Envoy Berkowitz: Biden Will Harm Peace Deals

A Biden presidency could harm normalization accords between Israel and Arab states if it chooses to reverse the Trump administration's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, President Donald Trump'sspecial Middle East envoy Avi Berkowitz said in an interview published Thursday.

Netanyahu Advisor Aaron Klein: 'Palestinians No Longer Hold a Veto over Peace'

Netanyahu Advisor Aaron Klein: 'Palestinians No Longer Hold a Veto over Peace'

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's advisor and former Breitbart Jerusalem bureau chief Aaron Klein said in an interview published Wednesday that the U.S.-brokered normalization deals between Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain prove the Arab world is not beholden to the Palestinians anymore, and the latter no longer hold a veto over peace.

On First State Visit, Emiratis Ask Israel to Establish Embassies ASAP

On First State Visit, Emiratis Ask Israel to Establish Embassies ASAP

The United Arab Emirates' top diplomat on Tuesday asked his Israeli counterpart to move quickly to set up embassies in Tel Aviv and Abu Dhabi. His plea came as a delegation of Emirati officials visited Israel for their first official state visit since signing a U.S.

NYT Publishes Op-ed Glorifying Louis Farrakhan Million Man March

NYT Publishes Op-ed Glorifying Louis Farrakhan Million Man March

TheNew York Times on Saturday published anop-ed piece glorifying Louis Farrakhan’s Million Man Marchand failed to mention the Nation of Islam's anti-Semitism, prompting former staffer Bari Weiss to condemn the newspaper for presenting him as a "gentleman" and for ignoring "Jew hate.

Poll: Nearly 80% of Saudis in Favor of Normalization with Israel

Poll: Nearly 80% of Saudis in Favor of Normalization with Israel

Seventy-nine percent of Saudis are in favor of a normalization deal with Israel within the next five years, a stunning pollfound, and more than 70 percent of respondents from four Arab nations going as far as to say Arab states will normalize ties without a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians.

'Never Again' Vows UAE Foreign Minister at Berlin Holocaust Memorial

'Never Again' Vows UAE Foreign Minister at Berlin Holocaust Memorial

Israel and the UAE’s top diplomats visited the Holocaust Memorial in central Berlin on Tuesday, in a “historic” first meeting between the newly allied foreign ministers. Gabi Ashkenazi and Emirati counterpart Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan joined German Foreign Minister

Palestinian Authority Daily: Trump Made up COVID to Avoid Debating Biden

Palestinian Authority Daily: Trump Made up COVID to Avoid Debating Biden

The Palestinian Authority's official al-Hayat al-Jadida daily published a front-page editorial claiming President Donald Trump may have "fabricated" his COVID19 diagnosis in order to garner sympathy and avoid his upcoming debate with Democratic opponent Joe Biden.

AOC Slammed by Left for Snubbing Yitzchak Rabin Commemoration

AOC Slammed by Left for Snubbing Yitzchak Rabin Commemoration

Star of the progressive left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has come under fire forwithdrawing from an event commemorating late-Israeli Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin, including by Rabin's own granddaughter who accused the Democratic senator of surrendering to populism.

US Envoy to UN: Another Israel Peace Deal in 'Next Day or Two'

US Envoy to UN: Another Israel Peace Deal in 'Next Day or Two'

Another U.S.-brokered normalizationdeal between Israel and an Arab country is expected to be signed in the "next day or two," US Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft said in an interview with Al-Arabiya Wednesday.

Trump at UN: More 'Great' Peace Deals With Israel 'Shortly'

Trump at UN: More 'Great' Peace Deals With Israel 'Shortly'

President Donald Trump told the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday that more peace deals with Israel, like the U.S.-brokered normalization agreements signed with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, were "coming fast.

Watch: Hezbollah Arms Depot Explodes in Southern Lebanon

Watch: Hezbollah Arms Depot Explodes in Southern Lebanon

A weapons depot belonging to the Hezbollah terror group in southern Lebanon exploded on Tuesday, sending shockwaves through the nation just weeks after a similar explosion decimated the port of Beirut.

Honduras to Move Embassy to Jerusalem by End of Year

Honduras to Move Embassy to Jerusalem by End of Year

Honduras will relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and Israel will open an embassy in the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa by the end of 2020, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement released early Monday.

Rockets from Gaza Injure Six Israelis As Hamas Blasts Peace Deal

Rockets from Gaza Injure Six Israelis As Hamas Blasts Peace Deal

Rockets fired into Israel from the Gaza Strip injured six people Tuesday evening, in what appeared to be in protest over the concurrent signing of the peace deals between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain which the Gaza-ruling Hamas terror group has called an act of "aggression.

Trump: Five or Six More Countries Ready for Peace with Israel

Trump: Five or Six More Countries Ready for Peace with Israel

At least five or six countries are ready to make peace with Israel, PresidentDonald Trump said at a press briefing alongsidePrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ahead of the signing of the historic normalization between the Jewish state, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.

Senior UAE Official: ‘Palestinians Need to Want to Help Themselves’

Senior UAE Official: ‘Palestinians Need to Want to Help Themselves’

The Palestinians need to want to help themselves and understand that the normalization deal between the United Arab Emirates and Israel will aid their cause if they allowed it to, asenior Emirati diplomat told The Times of Israel ahead of the inking of the deal at a White House ceremony on Tuesday.

Kushner: If Palestinians Keep Playing Victim Card, Situation Will Worsen

Kushner: If Palestinians Keep Playing Victim Card, Situation Will Worsen

Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner on Wednesday warned the Palestinians if they continue to reject President Donald Trump's peace proposal for solving the conflict with Israel, their plight will worsen because Israel will continue building on West Bank territory earmarked for a Palestinian state.

Abu Dhabi Orders Hotels Go Kosher Ahead of White House Summit to Ink UAE-Israel Deal

Abu Dhabi Orders Hotels Go Kosher Ahead of White House Summit to Ink UAE-Israel Deal

Ahead of next week's signing of the historic U.S.-brokered normalization accord between the United Arab Emirates and Israel, Abu Dhabi's Department of Culture and Tourism has instructed hotels to begin providing kosher food in preparation for the influx of Israeli and Jewish tourists expected to visit the Gulf nation.

Malawi to Open Embassy in Jerusalem

Malawi to Open Embassy in Jerusalem

Malawi announced Saturday that it would open an embassy in Jerusalem, making it the third country to do so over the weekend.