Presumed incoming prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that the United States needs to reaffirm alliances with its traditional partners in the Middle East, particularly Saudi Arabia, adding that a normalization deal between Jerusalem and Riyadh could serve as a “quantum leap” for long-moribund peace talks with the Palestinians. In an interview with Saudi broadcaster Al Arabiya,…

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Israel’s embassy in Abu Dhabi issued the first-ever Israeli passport to a citizen born in the United Arab Emirates on Thursday. Hailing the “exciting moment,” Ambassador Amir Hayek personally handed the passport to the parents, who welcomed their son Mateo David in May this year. The mother, Danielle, is married to a Belgian. “Because I…

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The Azerbaijani parliament on Friday approved a proposal to open an embassy in Israel. The historic decision will make Azerbaijan the first Shi’ite Muslim country to open an embassy in the Jewish state. Prime Minister Yair Lapid welcomed the move, saying “Azerbaijan is an important partner of Israel and home to one of the largest…

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Rishi Sunak, who will be the new British new prime minister after becoming Conservative party leader on Monday, is considered a strong supporter of Israel and a friend of the UK’s Jewish community. At a Conservative Friends of Israel event in August, Sunak declared Jerusalem is “indisputably the historic capital” of Israel and that there…

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According to Yaffa, the Zoom meeting depicted, which took place in early June, is when the research team submitted its reports to IMoH senior staff. The report looked specifically at the mRNA (messenger RNA) shot from Pfizer, the brand widely distributed across Israel. That report included an analysis of other reports received between December 2021…

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