Category: Middle East

 

Hard-Line Supporter of Israel Offers to Pay for U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem

NYTIMES.COM – The State Department is reviewing whether the offer by Sheldon Adelson to donate up to an estimated $500 million is legal. WASHINGTON Sheldon…

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Top Aide to Netanyahu Turns State Witness as Graft Cases Multiply

NYTIMES.COM – The aide, Shlomo Filber, could support the most damning charge of favors to an Israeli communications giant in exchange for fawning news coverage….

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Swastikas Discovered at Polish Embassy in Israel

NYTIMES.COM – The obscene graffiti followed a remark by the Polish prime minister defending a new law criminalizing suggestions that Poland was a perpetrator of…

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Iran Plane Crash Leads to Search-and-Rescue Effort at 14,500 Feet

NYTIMES.COM – Because of bad weather conditions, the rescue teams have been unable to use helicopters to fly over the crash site, and its members…

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4 Israelis Hurt by Bomb Set in Flag at Gaza Fence, Igniting Night of Fighting

NYTIMES.COM – Israel responded with two waves of airstrikes on an attack tunnel and military targets across Gaza. A rocket fired at Israel struck the…

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Syrian Bombardment Takes Its Deadliest Toll in Years

NYTIMES.COM – At least 200 were killed in a rebel-held area near Damascus, and pro-government forces tried to bolster Kurds fighting Turkish forces in Afrin….

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For 8 Days, Syria Felt More Like World War III

NYTIMES.COM – Over the course of just eight days in February, the conflict in Syria intensified, with the U.S., Russia, Turkey, Israel and Iran all…

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66 Feared Dead After Iran Plane Crash

NYTIMES.COM – Aseman Airlines said the plane was carrying 60 passengers and six crew members when it went down in a mountainous region south of…

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