Iranian FM Amir-Abdollahian to visit Turkey

Iran’s top diplomat Hossein Amir-Abdollahian is expected to visit Turkey on Monday after Tehran rejected “ridiculous” allegations by Israel that it was planning to target its citizens in the country. Amir-Abdollahian “will pay a visit to Turkey” on Monday for talks on bilateral issues as well as current regional and international developments,” the Turkish foreign … Read more

Israeli gunshots killed Al-Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh: A

Findings show that Israeli forces fired the bullets that killed Al-Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh in May and not indiscriminate firing from Palestinians, a spokesperson for the United Nations human rights office said Friday. “All information we have gathered … is consistent with the finding that the shots that killed Abu Akleh and injured her … Read more

Israeli president thanks Turkey for counterterrorism efforts

Israel has thanked Turkey for the country’s efforts to fight terrorism, the Communications Directorate in the capital Ankara said Sunday. The Directorate added that the Israeli president Isaac Herzog expressed his thanks in a phone call with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan earlier in the day. They also discussed Turkey-Israel relations and regional matters. The two … Read more

Israeli forces kill Palestinian man in occupied West Bank: Ministry

A Palestinian worker was shot dead by Israeli forces on Sunday while crossing a security barrier in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian sources said. The Palestinian Health Ministry identified the man killed as Nabil Ghanem, 53, from the West Bank city of Nablus. The official Palestinian news agency Wafa said Ghanem was among the tens … Read more

Iranian fans admire Israeli kemenche master Mark Eliyahu

Master of kemenche, Dagestan-born Mark Eliyahu, a man of deep melodies, generally creates his supernal tunes with an ancient Persian violin-like “kemenche” in a yurt in northern Israel. However, despite the political controversy, his biggest fans are in Iran, where he cannot pay a visit. Eliyahu’s ethereal music, partly inspired by his Jewish roots from … Read more

Israeli troops kill 3, injure 10 Palestinians in West Bank raid

Three Palestinians were killed and 10 others injured when Israeli forces carried out a raid on Friday in the city of Jenin in the occupied West Bank. The three men were killed when the Israeli forces opened fire on a vehicle in which they were traveling, according to the Palestinian news agency Wafa. “Fierce clashes” … Read more

Israeli fans to attend Qatar World Cup after unprecedented deal

Israeli football fans will be allowed to travel to Qatar to watch the 2022 FIFA World Cup, despite an absence of diplomatic relations between the two countries, the government said. World football’s governing body “FIFA has confirmed that Israeli citizens will be able to enter Qatar during the World Cup and watch games, just like … Read more

Israeli missiles targeted Syrian army south of Damascus

Syria’s state television reported on Tuesday that Israeli missiles struck some targets in Syria belonging to Assad regime forces south of the capital of Damascus, causing material damage but no casualties. The state broadcaster quoted an unnamed military official as saying that Israeli warplanes fired several missiles while flying over Syria’s Israeli-occupied Golan Heights before … Read more

Hundreds of Israelis storm Al-Aqsa complex amid flag march

Nearly 2,000 Israeli settlers stormed their way into occupied East Jerusalem’s most sensitive holy site, Al-Aqsa Mosque complex, early Sunday amid tensions over a planned flag march by settlers through the occupied city, according to eyewitnesses. “Around 1,044 Israeli settlers stormed the Al-Aqsa compound since the morning,” the Jordan-run Islamic Waqf Department, which oversees the … Read more