Middle East

The region known as the Middle East has been conquered and reconquered by every super power in the West. This has created a region rich in a culture of resistance and thousands of ethnic groups looking for their piece of land. This has created a complicated region and Jpost's Middle East News simplifies it.

How diplomacy replaced oil as the new 'prize' in the Middle East - analysis

The important comments by Saudi Arabia’s crown prince this week about potential normalization with Israel and also Iran’s nuclear program illustrate how Riyadh is positioning itself in the region.

Saudi deal could be in place early 2024 - Israel FM

"The gaps can be bridged. It will take time. But there is progress," Foreign Minister Eli Cohen said of Israel-Saudi ties.


Diplomats harassed by Israeli settlers during West Bank tour - EU

Footage from the scene showed the left-wing and right-wing activists scuffling and shouting at each other.

Qatar pursues US-Iranian nuclear steps after detainee swap - analysis

"When nobody wants a crisis then it's good time to negotiate between now and the US elections," said a senior diplomat in the region.


Gulf states and US seek MidEast stability, Iran 'de-escalation'

The US and Gulf powers reportedly welcome diplomatic engagement with Iran despite Tehran's history of malign activities.

Thousands rally in Sweida, Syria, demanding end to Assad’s rule

Ongoing protests see citizens, including Druze spiritual leaders, calling for democratic reform and a halt to economic degradation


Netanyahu discusses Saudi normalization in first Erdogan meeting

“Our ties are growing stronger,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the start of their meeting.

King Abdullah: Middle East security impossible without Palestinian state

King Abdullah joined the voices at the UN arguing that a two-state solution at the pre-1967 lines with east Jerusalem as the Palestinian capital is the only viable option.

Why is Hamas escalating tensions with Israel now? - analysis

If Hamas was seemingly scared of escalating before, why are they comfortable escalating now, in the middle of the High Holy Days, one of the most sensitive periods of the year?

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