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TEL AVIV – A prominent Shiite Iraqi interfaith activist told BBC Arabic earlier this month that the Islamic State terror group’s violence, including beheadings, is “deeply rooted in Islam” and that that makes it “a hundred times more evil.”

byDeborah Danan16 Mar 2018, 11:07 PM PDT0

Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia's deputy crown prince, looks on during a bilateral meeting with U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May at An Nasiriyah Palace in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. May began a visit to Jordan and Saudi Arabia on Monday, with the goal of building security and commercial ties. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A report surfacing this week claims Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), 31, has blocked his father, King Salman, from seeing his mother for more than two years and has worked to keep them apart throughout his rise to power.

byAdelle Nazarian16 Mar 2018, 5:03 PM PDT0

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A Palestinian driver hit four Israeli soldiers with his car Friday afternoon, killing an officer and a soldier and seriously injuring the others, outside the Mevo Dotan settlement in the northern West Bank.

byBreitbart Jerusalem16 Mar 2018, 1:49 PM PDT0

White House National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster delivers keynote remarks during a discussion on 'Syria: Is the Worst Yet to Come?' in Washington, DC, on March 15, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Amid widespread reports National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster is expected to lose his job within days, it is instructive to recall the troubling ideology and concerning connections of the man who has been serving in one of the most powerful U.S. national security positions.

byAaron Klein16 Mar 2018, 1:34 PM PDT0

A Palestinian Bedouin woman washes a bowl on October 22, 2013 at an encampment where she lives with her family in tents amid harsh living conditions with no electricity in southern Gaza City.

With the US announcing cuts in aid money to the Palestinians, one might think the Palestinian Authority would try to cut expenses, but an invoice from a hotel stay by top Palestinian officials this month indicates the exact opposite.

byBreitbart Jerusalem16 Mar 2018, 10:35 AM PDT0

This photo released on Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows members of the Syrian Civil Defense group and civilians gathering to help survivors from a street attacked by airstrikes and shelling by Syrian government forces, in Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria. A new wave of airstrikes and shelling on eastern suburbs of the Syrian capital Damascus left at least 22 people dead and more than a dozen wounded Saturday, raising the death toll of a week of bombing in the area to nearly 500, including scores of women and children. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)

BEIRUT — Syrian government and Russian airstrikes killed at least 46 people in a besieged town outside of Damascus on Friday, while Turkish shelling and attacks on a Kurdish-held town in northern Syria left at least 22 dead there, monitors and officials said.

byBreitbart Jerusalem16 Mar 2018, 9:31 AM PDT0

Christopher Steele

An extensive New Yorker magazine profile of former British spy Christopher Steele disclosed that the author of the infamous, largely discredited anti-Trump dossier held a series of off the record briefings with national-security reporters in Washington.

byAaron Klein16 Mar 2018, 8:54 AM PDT0

A vehicle damaged in the explosion that went off near Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah's convoy is seen in the northern Gaza city of Beit Hanoun on March 13, 2018. (AFP Photo/Mohammed Abed)

TEL AVIV — A security delegation from the Palestinian Authority is set to arrive in the Gaza Strip at the orders of Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah in order to follow the investigation into an explosion that recently targeted a convoy that included the prime minister and intelligence chief Majed Faraj, a Palestinian source from the Interior Ministry said.

byAli Waked16 Mar 2018, 8:52 AM PDT0

Air India's Dreamliner taxis on the tarmac upon arriving in Sydney on August 30, 2013. Australia's first ever Dreamliner passenger flight touched down in Sydney as the airport welcomed direct services from New Delhi to Sydney with Air India. AFP PHOTO / Saeed Khan (Photo credit should read SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)

India’s state-run carrier Air India said Friday it will fly over Saudi airspace to Tel Aviv, a move that ends a decades-long Saudi ban on the use of its airspace for flights to Israel.

byBreitbart Jerusalem16 Mar 2018, 8:48 AM PDT0

CA Bastia's Anthony Salis (R) vies with Bastia's French defender Gaetan Varenne (L) during the French Cup football match CA Bastia (CAB) vs Sporting Club de Bastia (SCB) at the Francois Coty stadium in Ajaccio, Corsica, on January 6, 2013. AFP PHOTO / PASCAL POCHARD-CASABIANCA (Photo credit should read PASCAL POCHARD-CASABIANCA/AFP/Getty Images)

A well-known Israeli soccer player from one of the country’s top teams appears in a disturbing sex video that was spreading across social media Thursday morning.

byBreitbart Jerusalem16 Mar 2018, 5:42 AM PDT0

Hovi Star representing Israel celebrates as he advances to the grand final, after qualifying in the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden, on May 12, 2016.

Israel has retained its spot as the 11th happiest country in the world for the fifth year running, according to the United Nations’ annual “World Happiness Report,” published Wednesday.

byBreitbart Jerusalem16 Mar 2018, 3:57 AM PDT0

A visitor with with a Star of David and the words 'Against Hatred Toward Jews' written on her hands attends a rally against anti-Semitism on September 14, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. With the slogan 'Stand Up! Never Again Hatred Towards Jews' ('Steh auf! Nie wieder Judenhass'), the Central Council of Jews in Germany (Zentralrat der Juden) organized the demonstration after anti-Semitic incidents in the country occurring in the wake of the conflict in Gaza this summer, in which more than 2,000 Palestinians were killed by the Israeli government, the majority of whom were civilians, according to Palestinian authorities. (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)

Berlin recorded a twofold increase in anti-Semitic hate crimes between 2013 and 2017, according to the latest German police figures.

bySimon Kent16 Mar 2018, 3:07 AM PDT0

In this photo released by the Egyptian Presidency, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, center, attends a conference commemorating the country's martyrs, in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, March 15, 2018. Up for re-election in less than two weeks, Egypt's president on Thursday took center stage at a televised ceremony declaring his readiness to personally join the battle against militants and decorating soldiers and families of fallen ones. (Sherif Abdel Meniom/Egyptian Presidency via AP)

With Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on the cusp of winning a second term in this month’s election, what’s left of the opposition is reduced to praying he will step aside in four years.

byBreitbart Jerusalem16 Mar 2018, 2:12 AM PDT0

A Palestinian protester burns an Israeli flag after the funeral of Palestinian Milad Said Ayyash, 17, who died of wounds sustained in yesterday's protests in east Jerusalem, Saturday, May 14, 2011.(AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

Palestinian groups in the West Bank and Gaza are urging mass protests Friday to mark 100 days since US President Donald Trump announced his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

byBreitbart Jerusalem16 Mar 2018, 1:51 AM PDT0

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres

The United Nations received pledges Thursday of nearly $100 million in new funding for the UN relief agency for Palestinians after the US slashed its aid, but it is still facing a nearly $350 million shortfall this year.

byBreitbart Jerusalem16 Mar 2018, 1:34 AM PDT0

Rex Tillerson

Like the foreign policy establishment he represented, Rex Tillerson refused to abandon the false belief that nothing can be done without PLO approval.

byCaroline Glick15 Mar 2018, 11:22 PM PDT0

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman conducts a meeting with Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May with other members of their delegations, inside 10 Downing Street, London, on Wednesday March 7, 2018. Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a royal welcome with high level political talks to begin his three day visit to Britain, although protesters criticised the visit. (Dan Kitwood/Pool via AP)

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, commonly referred to as MBS, asserted that Riyadh will pursue nuclear weapons development if Iran possesses a nuclear bomb and reiterated his claim that Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei is “very much like Hitler” in a CBS interview to air on Sunday.

byFrances Martel15 Mar 2018, 1:02 PM PDT0

The unelected European Commission is set to approve an additional three billion euros in funding for Turkey, the second part of a deal whereby they make efforts to stem the flow of migrants from the Middle East.

byLiam Deacon15 Mar 2018, 11:16 AM PDT0

TEL AVIV – President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and the subsequent transfer of his country’s embassy there constituted “shock therapy” against Palestinian rejectionism, which is the real obstacle to peace, Israel’s ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer said at a Senate event on Tuesday.

byDeborah Danan15 Mar 2018, 8:39 AM PDT0

Palestinian Prime Minister, Rami Hamdallah talks during the first cabinet meeting of the new Palestinian unity government in the West Bank city of Ramallah on June 3, 2014. Under terms of the agreement, Hamas and Fatah, which dominates the West Bank administration, worked together to formulate an interim government of independents which will prepare for elections within the next six months. AFP PHOTO/ ABBAS MOMANI (Photo credit should read ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images)

TEL AVIV — The working assumption within the Palestinian Authority is that Palestinian intelligence commander Majed Faraj and not PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah was the main target of the assassination attempt on Tuesday morning in the Gaza Strip, a PA official told Breitbart Jerusalem.

byAli Waked15 Mar 2018, 8:37 AM PDT0

Roger Waters, of Pink Floyd, performs on the Us + Them Tour on Saturday, July 22, 2017, in Chicago. (Photo by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP)

Former Pink Floyd singer Roger Waters has joined Palestinian performers Trio Joubran to record a song attacking Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the U.S. embasssy from Tel Aviv accordingly.

bySimon Kent15 Mar 2018, 7:05 AM PDT0

The Knesset passed the state’s budget for 2019 in the early hours of Thursday, closing out the parliament’s winter term just over a day after the coalition managed to solve a crisis that nearly saw the government fall and new elections called.

byBreitbart Jerusalem15 Mar 2018, 4:03 AM PDT0

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2007 file photo, a worker repairs a part of a unit of the Tehran oil refinery, in Tehran, Iran. A series of fires at Iranian petrochemical plants and facilities have raised suspicions about hacking potentially playing a role in the blazes. Iran officially insists the six known blazes this summer weren’t the result of a cyberattack. However, authorities themselves saying that “viruses had contaminated” equipment at several of the affected complexes. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran on Wednesday signed a $742 million (600 million euro) deal with Russian state-owned energy firm Zarubezhneft to boost production at two oil fields in the country’s west.

byBreitbart Jerusalem15 Mar 2018, 3:25 AM PDT0

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 21: (ISRAEL OUT) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks on during a joint press conference with Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman and Defence Minister Ehud Barak (not pictured), on November 21, 2012 in Jerusalem, Israel. An official ceasfire started at 9pm local time between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas movement after eight days of conflict resulting in the deaths of over 140 Palestinians, five Israelis and many hundreds injured. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)

Israel Police have asked the attorney general for permission to question Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his wife Sara, and possibly also their son Yair before the Passover holiday, which begins on March 30, in connection with the Bezeq corruption probe.

byBreitbart Jerusalem15 Mar 2018, 2:40 AM PDT0

This photo released on Wednesday March 7, 2018 by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows Syrian government soldiers advancing during a battle against Syrian rebels, in eastern Ghouta, Syria. The International Committee of the Red Cross said a second convoy that was supposed to carry aid to the besieged rebel-held eastern suburbs of Damascus was postponed Thursday because of the violence and rapidly evolving situation on the ground. (SANA via AP)

HAMMURIYEH, Syria — Syrian regime forces broke into a key town in the beleaguered rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta late Wednesday amid heavy bombardment, a monitor said.

byBreitbart Jerusalem15 Mar 2018, 2:11 AM PDT0

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The Democratic Party is following Britain’s Labour party down the antisemitic rabbit hole with its refusal to oppose Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.

byCaroline Glick14 Mar 2018, 6:04 PM PDT0

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NEW YORK — Victoria Nuland, a senior official in John Kerry’s State Department, gave the green light for the FBI to first meet with former British spy Christopher Steele regarding his infamous, largely discredited dossier alleging wild claims about Donald Trump and Russia, according to a book released this week.

byAaron Klein14 Mar 2018, 5:15 PM PDT0

TEL AVIV – The Trump administration will move ahead with projects in the Gaza Strip with or without the Palestinian Authority if its chairman Mahmoud Abbas continues to boycott the U.S., senior administration officials said Tuesday.

byDeborah Danan14 Mar 2018, 3:19 PM PDT0

Thousands of employees of the U.N agency for Palestinian refugees demonstrate in support of their organization following U.S. funding cuts in Gaza City, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. Earlier this month, the Trump administration slashed $60 million of a planned $125 million funding installment for 2018. Washington wants the Palestinian Authority to return to the negotiating table with Israel in exchange for aid resumption. Arabic at right reads “Returning to Hamama village.” (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra)

TEL AVIV – Officials from the UN agency for Palestinian refugees will meet in Rome with world powers on Thursday in an urgent attempt to alleviate the crisis it faces after the U.S. withheld hundreds of millions of dollars in funding earlier this year.

byDeborah Danan14 Mar 2018, 8:04 AM PDT0

JERUSALEM – Israel will win this year’s Eurovision song contest with its entry, “Toy” sung by Netta Barzilai, bookies are predicting.

byDeborah Danan14 Mar 2018, 8:01 AM PDT0

Former FBI Director James Comey testified in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, on his past relationship with President Donald Trump, and his role in the Russian interference investigation, in the Senate Hart building on Capitol Hill, on Thursday, June 8, 2017. (Photo by Cheriss May) (Photo by Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

NEW YORK — New details presented in an extensive New Yorker magazine profile of former British spy Christopher Steele, the author of the largely discredited anti-Trump dossier, raise immediate questions about a key representation inside the FISA application to obtain a warrant to conduct surveillance on Carter Page.

byAaron Klein14 Mar 2018, 7:57 AM PDT0

WASHINGTON, DC — The Russian- and Iranian-assisted regime of Bashar al-Assad is winning the civil war that has killed hundreds of thousands in Syria since 2011, suggested the top U.S. commander in the Middle East, stressing that toppling the dictator is not part of the American mission in the conflict-ridden country.

byEdwin Mora14 Mar 2018, 7:55 AM PDT0

A woman reads a copy of Egyptian newspaper 'Al-Tahrir' with the headline 'No to Dictatorship' on December 3, 2012 in Cairo. A cartoon of a newspaper in human form chained in a cell was pasted on the front of several independent papers including Al-Watan and Al-Masry Al-Youm with the line 'A constitution that cancels rights and shackles freedoms. No to dictatorship'. AFP PHOTO/GIANLUIGI GUERCIA (Photo credit should read GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/Getty Images)

Egypt wants its citizens to report on the news media. Escalating a pre-election crackdown on independent or critical reporting, Egyptian authorities have published a list of telephone numbers for citizens to alert them to reports they view as undermining security or spreading false news.

byBreitbart Jerusalem14 Mar 2018, 3:46 AM PDT0

US President Donald Trump’s peace plan is nearly finished and the White House intends to present to the proposal soon, The New York Times reported Sunday.

byBreitbart Jerusalem14 Mar 2018, 2:39 AM PDT0

Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah visits a primary school in the Palestinian Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on March 2, 2017. The United Nations raised concerns last month over newly announced demolition plans in the Palestinian Bedouin village that threaten dozens of buildings including a primary school. / AFP PHOTO / ABBAS MOMANI (Photo credit should read ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images)

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday strongly condemned the explosion that targeted the convoy of Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah in the northern Gaza Strip, calling it a “murderous terror attack.”

byBreitbart Jerusalem14 Mar 2018, 2:22 AM PDT0

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The Israeli military hosted US Marines this week for an urban combat drill in a mock-up of a generic Middle East village, sharing know-how and signaling the allies’ shared interests as their leaders close ranks on a host of regional issues.

byBreitbart Jerusalem14 Mar 2018, 1:55 AM PDT0

TEL AVIV -- The Islamic State has released photos over the encrypted Telegram forum purpoting to be from the areas under its control in Syria showing members of the IS-affiliated Khaed Bin Waleed militia in the Yarmouk region of the Golan, the triangular border zone between Syria, Jordan and Israel.

TEL AVIV — The Islamic State has released photos over the encrypted Telegram forum purpoting to be from the areas under its control in Syria showing members of the IS-affiliated Khaed Bin Waleed militia in the Yarmouk region of the Golan, the triangular border zone between Syria, Jordan and Israel.

byAli Waked13 Mar 2018, 10:24 PM PDT0

Israeli soldiers patrol near the Israeli Gaza border, Monday June 08, 2009. Israeli troops battled Palestinian gunmen early Monday in a flare-up of violence along the tense frontier between Israel and Hamas-controlled Gaza. A group of around 10 gunmen were trying to cross the border fence into Israel when they were spotted by troops, according to Palestinian security officials. (AP Photo / Tsafrir Abayov)

TEL AVIV — Hamas has demanded that other jihadist Palestinian organizations prevent any attempts to carry out attacks in the border area with Israel in order to avoid harming the chances of leading thousands of Palestinians to the border fence in a protest planned as part of events marking the 70th anniversary of Israel’s founding, a senior official in one of the jihadist Palestinian organizations told Breitbart Jerusalem.

byAli Waked13 Mar 2018, 10:23 PM PDT0

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: A statue of Andrew Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans occupies the center of Lafayette Square on the north side of the White House January 20, 2018 in Washington, DC. The federal government was partially shut down at midnight after Republicans and Democrats in the Senate failed to find common ground on a budget. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON – Israeli national security officials sat around the same table on Tuesday morning with their counterparts from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman and the United Arab Emirates, discussing a dire humanitarian situation unfolding in the Gaza Strip.

byBreitbart Jerusalem13 Mar 2018, 9:20 AM PDT0

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. (Jim Hollander/Pool via AP)

JERUSALEM – New polls released Monday showed that were elections held today the Likud party would remain in power with the same amount of seats, centrist Yesh Atid would come in second and main opposition party the Zionist Union would lose around half its seats.

byDeborah Danan13 Mar 2018, 8:44 AM PDT0

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the Economic Club of Washington, Wednesday, March 7, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

JERUSALEM – The so-called Israeli coalition crisis has lawmakers on the fence about whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should call early elections or not amid the threat of an indictment and contention over a draft bill that has parties in the coalition pitted against each other.

byDeborah Danan13 Mar 2018, 8:41 AM PDT0

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NEW YORK — A third former official from John Kerry’s State Department has been named in recent reports for alleged involvement in circulating the largely discredited 35-page anti-Trump dossier.

byAaron Klein13 Mar 2018, 8:33 AM PDT0

A picture taken on May 10, 2017 shows bare sand and dried tree trunks standing out at Theewaterskloof Dam, which has less than 20% of it's water capacity, near Villiersdorp, about 108km from Cape Town. South Africa's Western Cape region which includes Cape Town declared a drought disaster on May 22 as the province battled its worst water shortages for 113 years. This dam is the main water source for the city of Cape Town, and there is only 10% of it's usual capacity left for human consumption, at the last 10% is not useable, due to the silt content. / AFP PHOTO / Rodger BOSCH (Photo credit should read RODGER BOSCH/AFP/Getty Images)

For months, Cape Town, a city of four million people, has been facing the doomsday scenario of taps running dry. The city’s Theewaterskloof Dam, a water reservoir which once supplied the city 50 percent of its supply, looks more like a desert area.

byBreitbart Jerusalem13 Mar 2018, 3:37 AM PDT0

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BERLIN, Germany — A former Nazi SS guard dubbed the “Bookkeeper of Auschwitz” has died at the age of 96, nearly three years after his conviction for being an accessory to murder, German media said Monday.

byBreitbart Jerusalem13 Mar 2018, 2:52 AM PDT0


US President Donald Trump is expected to present his peace plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict soon, The New York Times reported Monday, citing three Trump administration officials.

byBreitbart Jerusalem13 Mar 2018, 2:28 AM PDT0

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