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A Palestinian Authority spokesman said Wednesday a move by the United States to cut financial assistance in the Middle East amounts to a declaration of war.

byBreitbart Jerusalem29 Mar 2018, 4:21 AM PDT0

This file photo shows Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who has officially submitted his candidacy for presidential polls due in March

CAIRO – Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been reelected for a second term with 92 percent of the vote, state media reported on Thursday citing preliminary results.

byBreitbart Jerusalem29 Mar 2018, 3:53 AM PDT0

9/11 Attacks

A federal judge on Wednesday rejected the Saudi Arabian governments attempt to dismiss a lawsuit accusing them of financing Al Qaeda and sponsoring the 9/11 attacks.

byBreitbart Jerusalem29 Mar 2018, 3:45 AM PDT0

Palestinian Authority officials are seen at the northern entrance of the Gaza Strip just after the Israeli-controlled Erez crossing, on November 1, 2017 in Beit Hanun. Hamas handed over control of the Gaza Strip's borders with Egypt and Israel to the Palestinian Authority in the first key test of a landmark Palestinian reconciliation accord agreed last month. / AFP PHOTO / MAHMUD HAMS (Photo credit should read MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images)

The army on Wednesday announced it would impose a nine-day closure on the West Bank and Gaza for the entirety of the Passover holiday, beginning on Friday.

byBreitbart Jerusalem29 Mar 2018, 2:13 AM PDT0

UN Human Rights Council

UNITED NATIONS, United States — Germany on Wednesday rejected claims that it violated a supposed decades-old agreement to let Israel run unopposed for a seat on the United Nations Security Council.

byBreitbart Jerusalem29 Mar 2018, 1:41 AM PDT0

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel announced Wednesday it was launching a domestic digital health database that could make it a global medical powerhouse.

JERUSALEM — Israel announced Wednesday it was launching a domestic digital health database that could make it a global medical powerhouse. The move aims to improve public health worldwide but critics warn it risks compromising personal privacy.

byBreitbart Jerusalem29 Mar 2018, 1:29 AM PDT0

Passengers and crew members flee away of an El Al aircraft at Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv Sunday, March 25, 2007. An El Al jet taxiing before takeoff at Ben Gurion International Airport filled with smoke on Sunday, forcing passengers and crew to flee the aircraft on emergency slides, airport officials said. (AP Photo/Johnathan Shaul) ** ISRAEL OUT

JERUSALEM — Israels national carrier filed a lawsuit against the government on Wednesday for allowing Air India to fly over Saudi airspace on its New Delhi-Tel Aviv flights, a move El Al says puts it at an unfair disadvantage.

byBreitbart Jerusalem29 Mar 2018, 1:16 AM PDT0

Sheikh Hassan Yousef (C), a prominent leader of the Hamas Islamic movement, holds the party's flag and talks on a phone following his release on January 19, 2014 after spending 28 months in Israel's Ofer prison, near the West Bank city of Ramallah. Yousef, who is also a member of the Ramallah-based Palestinian Legislative Council, told reporters after being released that he would work with Hamas rivals 'Fatah and other Palestinian factions to achieve reconciliation.' AFP PHOTO / ABBAS MOMANI (Photo credit should read ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images)

Top Hamas official Musa Abu Marzouk has said in an interview to Londons Al-Hiwar television station that Hamas-Iran relations were the closest they had been since the Syrian civil war blew up in 2011.

byBreitbart Jerusalem29 Mar 2018, 12:58 AM PDT0

Trump and McCain collage

NEW YORK — John McCains involvement in handing the largely discredited, Democrat-funded dossier directly to then-FBI Director James Comey helped to turn the anti-Trump document into a more urgent matter, according to a recently released book.

byAaron Klein28 Mar 2018, 4:46 PM PDT0

Politicians including LR MP Eric Ciotti (2L), LR president Laurent Wauquiez (C) and others prepare to take part in a slient march in Paris on March 28, 2018, in memory of Mireille Knoll, an 85-year-old Jewish woman murdered in her home in what police believe was an anti-Semitic attack. The partly burned body of Mireille Knoll, who escaped the mass deportation of Jews from Paris during World War II, was found in her small apartment in the east of the city on March 23, by firefighters called to extinguish a blaze. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)

Thousands of mourners silently walked through Paris on Wednesday to condemn the gruesome murder of an 85-year-old Jewish woman, the latest in a series of anti-Semitic attacks that have convulsed Frances dwindling Jewish community.

bySimon Kent28 Mar 2018, 10:39 AM PDT0

US President Donald Trump poses for a photo with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and in the Rose Garden of the White House on March 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump said he 'may' attend the opening of a controversial new US embassy in Jerusalem, a fraught prospect designed to underscore close ties with Benjamin Netanyahu, whom he hosted Monday.Trump warmly welcomed the embattled prime minister to the White House, claiming US-Israel ties had 'never been better' and floating a May trip that would be a major security and diplomatic challenge. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

TEL AVIV – President Donald Trump is still undecided about whether he will travel to Israel in May to inaugurate the new U.S. embassy to coincide with Israels 70th anniversary, the White House said Tuesday.

byDeborah Danan28 Mar 2018, 9:50 AM PDT0

African migrants pose for a photograph in front of the Holot detention center in the Negev Desert, southern Israel. Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. A high Israeli court has condemned the governments policy of detaining illegal African migrants captured in the Negev Desert, ordering that the Holot detention facility be closed within three months and banning new detentions for a year. Mondays ruling by the High Court of Justice sets the stage for a constitutional showdown between the countrys executive and judicial branches. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

TEL AVIV – Israel will postpone deporting illegal African migrants until after Passover a high court demand for a policy brief on the matter.

byDeborah Danan28 Mar 2018, 9:49 AM PDT0

Airplanes are seen at the Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, March 28, 2018. The spokesman for the Israel Airports Authority says a German plane collided with an Israeli plane on the ground at Ben Gurion airport causing damage but no injuries. (AP Photo/Lior Grundman)

JERUSALEM — The Israel Airports Authority says a German plane collided with an Israeli plane on the ground at Ben Gurion airport, causing damage but no injuries.

byBreitbart Jerusalem28 Mar 2018, 4:46 AM PDT0

Israeli Merkava tanks roll near the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip as they return from the Hamas-controlled Palestinian coastal enclave on August 5, 2014, after Israel announced that all of its troops had withdrawn from Gaza.

JERUSALEM – Israeli tanks hit two Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday after activists set fire to the base of the security fence on the volatile frontier, the army said.

byBreitbart Jerusalem28 Mar 2018, 4:10 AM PDT0

F-16

ZAGREB, Croatia — Croatia is set to buy a squadron of F-16 fighter jets from Israel to modernize its military, after the countrys top defense body backed the deal.

byBreitbart Jerusalem28 Mar 2018, 4:03 AM PDT0

An Israeli woman was left in a serious condition after falling out of the doorway of a passenger jet during a chaotic evacuation when passengers became alarmed at smoke in the cabin and rushed to the emergency exits.

byBreitbart Jerusalem28 Mar 2018, 2:55 AM PDT0

A picture taken on January 20, 2017 shows the exterior of the US Embassy building in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv, coinciding with the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States. Outgoing US President Barack Obama warned his successor against any 'sudden, unilateral moves' on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, in an apparent reference to his plan to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. / AFP / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

The red tape that could have delayed the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem was cut on Tuesday, when the National Planning and Construction Council authorized plans to build a wall and escape route from the structure chosen, when the embassy moves from Tel Aviv.

byBreitbart Jerusalem28 Mar 2018, 1:31 AM 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 met in New York City on Tuesday afternoon with around a half-dozen representatives of major American Jewish groups, The Algemeiner has learned.

byBreitbart Jerusalem28 Mar 2018, 1:02 AM PDT0

President Donald Trump greets Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi as he arrives at the White House in Washington, Monday, April 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

If Sisi succeeds, the Islamic world will never be the same. And the world will be safer. If Sisi fails, then barring an unforeseen miracle, Egypt, with its 90 million people, will fall apart.

byCaroline Glick27 Mar 2018, 5:57 PM PDT0

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - FEBRUARY 22: Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton speaks during CPAC 2018 February 22, 2018 in National Harbor, Maryland. The American Conservative Union hosted its annual Conservative Political Action Conference to discuss conservative agenda. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Officials within the Iranian regime on Sunday said President Donald Trumps decision to appoint former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton as national security adviser was a “matter of shame” due to his involvement with an Iranian opposition group that Iran considers to be a terrorist organization.

byAdelle Nazarian27 Mar 2018, 5:28 PM PDT0

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a conference at the foreign ministry in Jerusalem, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. Netanyahu said President Donald Trump

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was taken to the hospital Tuesday evening due to a high fever and a cough.

byBreitbart Jerusalem27 Mar 2018, 12:46 PM PDT0

View of the apartment door of 85-year-old Mireille Knoll who was was slain last week, in Paris, France, Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Police seals, hearts and a photo of her are pasted on her entry way. Knoll had been stabbed several times and her apartment set on fire. Two suspects have been given preliminary charges of murder with anti-Semitic motives over the death of an elderly Jewish woman, a French judicial official said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

PARIS — French leaders and activists called for people to take to the streets to protest after prosecutors filed preliminary charges of murder with anti-Semitic motives Tuesday in the death of an elderly Jewish woman.

byBreitbart Jerusalem27 Mar 2018, 9:35 AM PDT0

jerusalem temple mount

TEL AVIV – A stash of extremely rare bronze coins from the time of the Jewish Revolt against the Romans has been unearthed in a cave close to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

byDeborah Danan27 Mar 2018, 9:27 AM PDT0

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, speaks during a meeting with the Palestinian Central Council, a top decision-making body, at his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 . (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed,l)

TEL AVIV – The Palestinian Authority has filed official requests this past week to join eight international treaties including the UNs International Convention against Apartheid in Sports and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, according to a report from Channel 2 news.

byDeborah Danan27 Mar 2018, 9:27 AM PDT0

Avigdor Lieberman

TEL AVIV – Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman on Sunday warned that the homefront by the border with Syria and Lebanon in Israels north was not adequately prepared for a potential war.

byDeborah Danan27 Mar 2018, 9:25 AM PDT0

The Iron Dome defense system fires to interecpt incoming missiles from Gaza in the port town of Ashdod, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. Israels prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that the army is prepared for a “significant widening” of its operation in the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo /Tsafrir Abayov)

JERUSALEM — Israels defense minister has thanked the United States for including a “record-breaking” $705 million to aid the countrys missile defense in the spending bill passed last week.

byBreitbart Jerusalem27 Mar 2018, 4:05 AM PDT0

TOPSHOT - Inmates that are to appear in court for their trial are rounded up at the Quezon City Jail in Manila in this picture taken on July 29, 2016. There are 3,800 inmates at the jail, which was built six decades ago to house 800, and they engage in a relentless contest for space. Men take turns to sleep on the cracked cement floor of an open-air basketball court, the steps of staircases, underneath beds and hammocks made out of old blankets. / AFP / NOEL CELIS / TO GO WITH AFP STORY: Philippines-politics-crime-jails, FOCUS by Ayee Macaraig (Photo credit should read NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)

JERUSALEM — The Israeli military says it has caught three Palestinians from Gaza who sneaked into Israel carrying grenades.

byBreitbart Jerusalem27 Mar 2018, 3:53 AM PDT0

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas gestures as he speaks during a Christmas lunch with members of the Christian Orthodox community on January 6, 2016 in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Mahmud Abbas dismissed weeks of rumours the Palestinian Authority could collapse, saying he would 'never give up' on it. AFP PHOTO / THOMAS COEX / AFP / THOMAS COEX (Photo credit should read THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Germanys new foreign minister on Monday urged the Palestinians “not to tear down bridges,” an apparent reference to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbass contentious relationship with the US.

byBreitbart Jerusalem27 Mar 2018, 3:15 AM PDT0

Marseilles

PARIS – Two people have been charged with the murder of an 85-year-old French Jewish woman, who was stabbed and whose body was then set alight in a crime being treated as anti-Semitic, a judicial source said Tuesday.

byBreitbart Jerusalem27 Mar 2018, 2:35 AM PDT0

Protesters hold placards as they demonstrate in Parliament Square against anti-Semitism in the Labour Party on March 26, 2018 in London, England. The Board of Deputies of British Jews and the Jewish Leadership Council have drawn up a letter accusing Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn of failing to address anti-Semitism in his party. Mr Corbyn has today apologised to Jewish groups for 'pockets of anti-Semitism' in Labour. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

Jewish leaders and thousands of their supporters took to Londons streets on Tuesday to voice their opposition to the rise of anti-Semitism in the UK Labour Party.

bySimon Kent27 Mar 2018, 1:36 AM PDT0

An 85-year-old woman, who survived the World War Two roundup of Jews by the Vichy regime, was found dead in her apartment after a fire broke out and had been stabbed eleven times in what investigators are now labelling an anti-Semitic attack.

byChris Tomlinson27 Mar 2018, 12:46 AM PDT0

If President-elect Donald Trump made good on his threat to tear up the Iran nuclear deal, the US would face serious international fallout

WASHINGTON — If Congress and Americas European allies are unable to amend the Iran nuclear deal, US President Donald Trump is prepared to “potentially” walk away from it, the White House said on Monday.

byBreitbart Jerusalem27 Mar 2018, 12:26 AM PDT0

US President Donald Trump and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman -- shown here at the White House in 2017 -- will meet there again on Tuesday

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman came to Washington to meet President Donald Trump last week, and was lauded for many of the reforms he is undertaking in Saudi Arabia. Many of these, such as improving the rights of women, are commendable, but the country still has a long way to go in the area of human rights.

byShmuley Boteach26 Mar 2018, 8:50 PM PDT0

Jimmy Carter and Yasser Arafat (Ric Feld / Associated Press)

Former President Jimmy Carter called President Donald Trumps decision to appoint Ambassador John Bolton as his new National Security Advisor “a disaster for our country.”

byJoel B. Pollak26 Mar 2018, 2:43 PM PDT0

Images provided by the Israeli army reportedly show an aerial view of a suspected Syrian nuclear reactor during a top-secret 2007 air raid that it has publicly acknowledged for the first time

TEL AVIV – Days after Israel admitted to destroying a nuclear reactor in Syria in 2007, an Arabic-language report claimed that the Assad regime may have constructed another nuclear facility near the border with Lebanon.

byDeborah Danan26 Mar 2018, 10:42 AM PDT0

Palestinian protesters wave their national flag near the Israel-Gaza border east of the southern Gaza Strip city of Khan Yunis as they demonstrate efforts to close UNRWA and possible US cuts Palestinian aid

TEL AVIV – Israeli Military Intelligence chief Maj. Gen. Herzl Halevi on Sunday warned of a possible “explosion” by the Palestinians ahead of Israels 70th Independence Day.

byDeborah Danan26 Mar 2018, 10:41 AM PDT0

An Israeli F-15 Eagle fighter jet takes off from an Israeli Air Force Base on November 19, 2012. European Union foreign ministers called for an 'immediate' halt to hostilities between Gaza and Israel as a new strike in a sixth day of violence pushed the toll in Gaza to over 100. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

TEL AVIV – Arab media outlets reported that Israel attacked a number of Hezbollah targets along the Lebanon-Syria border on Sunday night, in reports that the Iran-backed terror group said had no foundation.

byDeborah Danan26 Mar 2018, 10:41 AM PDT0

In this Feb. 1, 2017 photo, Venezuela's Vice President Tareck El Aissami, right, is saluted by Boilivarian Army officer upon his arrival for a military parade at Fort Tiuna in Caracas, Venezuela. The administration of President Donald Trump is slapping sanctions on El Aissami and accusing him of playing a major role in international drug trafficking. Thats according to individuals briefed on the U.S. governments plans who requested anonymity to disclose the move ahead of a formal announcement. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

WASHINGTON, DC — Venezuelas Vice President Tareck El Aissami, an official of Syrian-Lebanese origin sanctioned by the United States for his connections to drug trafficking, is a “huge” monetary contributor to Irans narco-terrorist proxy Hezbollah.

byEdwin Mora26 Mar 2018, 8:55 AM PDT0

qatar

Dubai – Bahraini authorities on Sunday announced they would be taking “severe measures” to track down dissidents who use social media, as the Gulf monarchy tightens its grip on political opposition.

byBreitbart Jerusalem26 Mar 2018, 3:31 AM PDT0

Governor Andrew Cuomo

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) told a predominantly black congregation Sunday that Baptists, Catholics, and Jews all worship God but, unlike them, “without the rhythm,” according to the New York Post.

byJohn Nolte26 Mar 2018, 2:39 AM PDT0

missile defense

The Iron Dome missile defense system was apparently mistakenly activated by automatic gunfire within Gaza on Sunday, sending an unnecessary barrage of interceptors into the skies above southern Israel, the army said.

byBreitbart Jerusalem26 Mar 2018, 2:33 AM PDT0

Opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn gives a speech on Brexit at Coventry University in Coventry on February 26, 2018. Corbyn called for 'a new comprehensive UK-EU customs union' after Brexit on Monday in a major policy shift that could force Prime Minister Theresa May's government to change course. / AFP PHOTO / Ben STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

British Jewish leaders blasted opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in an extraordinary public letter released on Monday, accusing him of backing anti-Semites “again and again.”

bySimon Kent26 Mar 2018, 1:37 AM PDT0

In this picture released by the office of the Iranian supreme leader on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei waves to his supporters during his visit to Mashhad, 900 km (540 miles) east of Tehran, Iran. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)

Outgoing Military Intelligence chief Maj. Gen. Herzl Halevi on Sunday accused Iran of bringing instability to the Middle East in its quest for hegemony, a trend that he said would shape the region this year.

byBreitbart Jerusalem26 Mar 2018, 12:44 AM PDT0

boycott israel

TEL AVIV – Students at Trinity College Dublin voted this week to support the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel for the “long-term.”

byDeborah Danan25 Mar 2018, 10:58 AM PDT0

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 02: U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks during a brief press availability at United Nations headquarters, January 2, 2018 in New York City. She discussed protests in Iran and the North Korea nuclear threat. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

TEL AVIV – U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley slammed the UN Human Rights Council on Friday after it approved five new anti-Israel resolutions, saying the council was “foolish and unworthy of its name.” At the same time, Israel blasted the UN agency for being a “sham” run by “bloodthirsty dictatorships.”

byDeborah Danan25 Mar 2018, 10:58 AM PDT0

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