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  • Report: Israel attacked two targets in Syria

    October 31, 2013 | 3:44 pm

    Israel attacked two targets in Syria, the Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya network reported.

    The attacks in Latakia and Damascus on Wednesday night targeted SA-8 portable missiles that were to be transferred to Hezbollah in northern Lebanon, according to the report published Thursday...

  • Dozens die in Egyptian bloodbath on Islamists’ ‘Day of Rage’

    August 16, 2013 | 1:46 pm

    Islamist protests descended into a bloodbath across Egypt on Friday, with around 50 killed in Cairo alone on a "Day of Rage" called by followers of ousted President Mohamed Morsi to denounce a crackdown by the army-backed government.

    As automatic gunfire echoed across Cairo, the...

  • A year after signing power transfer deal, Yemenis divided over government’s performance

    November 28, 2012 | 9:32 am

    [SANA’A] Last week, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Gulf Cooperation Council Secretary-General Abdullatif Bin Rashid Al Zayani visited Yemen to mark the first anniversary of the deal that saw former President Ali Abdullah Saleh relinquish power to his longtime...

  • Morsi removed Israel-friendly references from speech

    October 31, 2012 | 10:47 am

    Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi removed from his prepared speech to the United Nations two positive references to peace with Israel.

    Morsi's remarks, as prepared for delivery and distributed by the Egyptian mission to the United Nations on Sept. 26, included an endorsement of...

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  • Michael Oren: Iran targeted Israeli Embassy

    August 16, 2012 | 10:09 am

    UPDATE (9:09 p.m.): On previous occasions, Israeli officials have suggested that Israel is considering a massive, crippling attack on Iran before it can move its nuclear facilities to safety deep underground. Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren did not use that language in his interview...

  • Iranian plot included Israeli embassy in Argentina

    October 14, 2011 | 11:34 am

    An Iranian plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to the United States, thwarted earlier this week, also involved an attack the Saudi and Israeli embassies in Buenos Aires. 

    American-Iranian Manssor Arbabsiar, arrested Oct. 11in the Saudi ambassador murder plot, was also planning an...

  • U.S. State Dept. to study Saudi texts

    July 7, 2011 | 4:21 pm

    The U.S. State Department is launching a study of Saudi textbooks to determine their reach and whether they promote intolerance.

    The department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights will commission experts to examine textbooks for bigoted depictions of non-Muslims, including...

  • Rabbi reports from Saudi interfaith conclave: We must seize the moment

    July 30, 2008 | 3:30 am

    MADRID (JTA) -- When King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia announced his intention some three months ago to reach out to the leaders of the main religions of the world to convene an interfaith dialogue and to work together to address major global challenges, there was no shortage of...
  • VIDEO: This just in—Saudis are Jews in disguise!

    June 22, 2008 | 1:26 am

    Former Lebanese Minister Wiam Wahhab: The Saudi regime Is used by the Jews to avenge the defeat of the Qaynuqa Tribe by the Prophet Muhammad.

    Huh?

    In other words, The House of Saud are Jews in disguise.

     

  • That gas pump is a giant Saudi tzedakah box

    By Jon E. Drucker

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The 5767 High Holiday tallies are in from synagogues around the country, and it appears that U.S. Jewry has topped all previous pledge drive records. It is estimated that this year,

    American Jews will send approximately $660 million to Saudi Arabia.

    Yes, you read that correctly. You...

  • Jihad follows twisted path from Afghanistan to Israel

    By Sam Ser

    September 28, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The path of jihad begins in a cave on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. From there, it takes a dizzying spin through Iran, wends its way through the Middle East and then settles, inevitably, in Israel.
     
  • Optimistic? Yep.

    By Rob Eshman

    July 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The most remarkable aspect of the war Israel is fighting now in Lebanon is not who Israel's enemy is, but who its friends are.

    The terrorist group Hezbollah crossed Israel's border, killed eight soldiers and captured two others, and followed that attack with volleys of rockets...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    May 2, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Bush Blasts Attacks

    President Bush lashed out at those responsible for a rash of anti-Semitic attacks that have taken place across Europe. "We reject the ancient evil of anti-Semitism," Bush said during a speech Tuesday, referring specifically to "those who burn synagogues in...

  • Most Americans Mistrust Saudi Peace Plan

    By JTA Staff

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Only 26 percent of Americans believe the Saudi peace initiative is sincere, according to a new poll of more than 1,000 Americans. Thirty-one percent believe the Saudis launched the initiative to improve their image in the United States. Sixty-two percent of respondents believe the...