Iran says it is ready for a new nuclear deal but asks if the US is

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran’s president insisted Wednesday that his country is serious about reviving a deal meant to prevent it from acquiring a nuclear bomb, but questioned whether Tehran could trust America’s commitment to any eventual agreement. The US had already “trampled” on a previous deal, President Ebrahim Raisi told the UN General Assembly, … Read more

Maritime gas dispute risks conflict between Lebanon and Israel Oil and Gas News

Beirut, Lebanon – Karish is a relatively small untapped gas field in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, but its location between Israel and Lebanon means that it could lead to a new conflict between the two neighbors. While Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun said on Monday that United States-brokered negotiations over the exploration of Karish had reached … Read more

Israeli army: ‘High probability’ soldier killed reporter

JERUSALEM — The Israeli military on Monday announced the long-awaited results of its investigation into the deadly shooting of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, saying there was a “high probability” an Israeli soldier had mistakenly killed her during a raid in the occupied West Bank last May. It was the closest that Israel has … Read more

Israeli army: ‘High possibility’ soldier killed reporter

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli army said Monday there was a “high possibility” that a soldier killed a well-known Al Jazeera journalist in the occupied West Bank last May, as it announced the results of its investigation into the killing. In a briefing to reporters, a senior military official said a soldier opened fire after … Read more

Extremist lawmaker surges ahead of elections in Israel

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli lawmaker Itamar Ben-Gvir calls his Arab colleagues “terrorists.” He wants to deport his political opponents, and in his youth, his views were so extreme that the army banned him from compulsory military service. Yet today, the populist lawmaker who was once relegated to the margins of Israeli politics is … Read more

Hezbollah at 40 stronger than ever but has more enemies

BEIRUT (AP) — Forty years since Hezbollah was founded at the height of Israel’s 1982 invasion of Lebanon, the group has morphed from a ragtag organization to the largest and most heavily armed militant group in the Middle East. The Iranian-armed and funded Hezbollah, which has marked the anniversary with ceremonies in its strongholds in … Read more

Palestinian toll mounts as Israel steps up West Bank raids

TUBAS, West Bank (AP) — At least 85 Palestinians have been killed in the West Bank this year as Israeli forces have carried out nightly raids in cities, towns and villages, making it the deadliest in the occupied territory since 2016. The military says the vast majority were militants or stone-throwers who endangered the soldiers. … Read more

‘I lost my fiance’: Israeli assault ends wedding plans in Gaza | Gaza News

Gaza – Abeer Harb waited six hours for her fiancé’s body to be rescued from under the rubble. The 24-year-old had only been engaged to Ismail Dweik since June, and the couple were busy making preparations for their wedding, when an Israeli air attack destroyed Ismail’s home, in the southern Gaza Strip. Ismail, a 30-year-old … Read more

Latest Israeli attacks exacerbate hardships of life in Gaza Israel-Palestine conflict News

Gaza City – As life returned to the streets of the Gaza Strip following the violence between Israeli forces and Palestinian fighters, Yasser Awadallah went to his workplace which has now been reduced to rubble. Awadallah owned an aluminum workshop in a three-storey apartment building that was destroyed by Israeli bombing in the latest Israeli … Read more

Misfired rockets may have killed over a dozen in Gaza battle

TEL AVIV, Israel — Close to one-third of the Palestinians who died in the latest outbreak of violence between Israel and Gaza militants may have been killed by errant rockets fired by the Palestinian side, according to an Israeli military assessment that appears consistent with independent reporting by The Associated Press . The Israeli military … Read more