Israel ramps up arrests of Palestinian journalists

Israel ramps up arrests of Palestinian journalists

Three of seven journalists were arrested in the past week in pre-dawn raids (AFP) Israeli forces have arrested at least seven Palestinian journalists in the West Bank since 30 July, drawing condemnation from local and international journalist rights groups and watchdogs that called the move “politically motivated”. The journalists have not been charged, which has […]

Middle East Fuji approaches Silver Jubilee

Middle East Fuji approaches Silver Jubilee

In December 2018, the new head office of Middle East Fuji, aptly named the Silver Jubilee building, is due to be commissioned, marking the company’s 25 years of presence in the UAE. “Most of our logistics activities will be handled from the new building,” says Middle East Fuji’s general manager, Biji Joseph. “It will also […]

SoftBank-Backed Vertical Farm Is Opening Middle Eastern Facility

SoftBank-Backed Vertical Farm Is Opening Middle Eastern Facility

A vertical-farming startup backed by Masayoshi Son’s Vision Fund is building its first overseas outpost — in the United Arab Emirates. Plenty Inc. plans to start selling locally grown produce, including kale and other leafy greens, to communities in Abu Dhabi and Dubai early next year. The startup, which has a farm in its hometown […]

Israel's opportunism comes with unforeseen costs

Israel's opportunism comes with unforeseen costs

The state of Israel is as new as the Jewish culture is old. It could even be said that Israel is still trying to build a state. This was the Zionist dream, but the outcome was apartheid. Israel, established through the occupation of Palestine, is still best known for its racist laws.  Still not recognised […]

Israeli minister says Egypt bears equal responsibility for Gaza

Israeli minister says Egypt bears equal responsibility for Gaza

Egypt bears as much responsibility for the Gaza Strip as Israel does, an Israeli cabinet minister said on Monday, in remarks that could upset Cairo as it tries to avoid being drawn back into the Palestinian enclave while brokering truce talks there. In parallel to UN mediation, Egypt has used its contacts with both Israel and the dominant […]

US Jewish anti-occupation activist interrogated by Shin Bet

US Jewish anti-occupation activist interrogated by Shin Bet

A prominent American Jewish activist who used to work for Senator Bernie Sanders was interrogated by Israeli security service agents yesterday evening, reported Haaretz. Simone Zimmerman, a founding member of anti-occupation group IfNotNow, was held for at least three hours at the border between Israel and Egypt, confirmed Israel’s Immigration Authority. According to Haaretz, “Shin […]

Analysis: Iran reaches crisis point as US sanctions return

Analysis: Iran reaches crisis point as US sanctions return

An Iranian woman raises her fist amid the smoke of tear gas at the University of Tehran during a protest on December 30, 2017. (photo credit: STR / AFP) X Dear Reader, As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no […]

Style Guide: Lebanese Designer Reem Acra On How She's Supporting The Middle East's Fashion Industry

Style Guide: Lebanese Designer Reem Acra On How She's Supporting The Middle East's Fashion Industry

Gliding down the runway in one of Riyadh’s glitzy hotels earlier this year, models turned heads for more than just glamour—they were part of Saudi Arabia’s first ever fashion week. Showcasing local and foreign designers, the sold-out event in April was a groundbreaking moment for the region’s fashion industry. Reem Acra wasn’t able to attend, […]

Yemen rebels say willing to attend UN talks

Yemen rebels say willing to attend UN talks

UN-brokered political talks on Yemen broke down in 2016 amid demands for a rebel withdrawal from key cities and power-sharing with the Saudi-backed government (AFP) A member of the political wing of Yemen’s Houthi rebels has said the group are willing to attend United Nations-brokered talks, although they had low expectations of a positive outcome. […]

Russia seeks US cooperation on Syria reconstruction and refugee return

Russia seeks US cooperation on Syria reconstruction and refugee return

Russia has used a closely guarded communications channel with America’s top general to propose the two countries cooperate to rebuild Syria and repatriate refugees to the war-torn country, according to a US government memo seen by Reuters. The proposal was sent in a 19 July letter by Valery Gerasimov, chief of the Russian military’s General […]