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Iraqi cleric accuses Iran’s allies of meddling, as political tensions continue

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s Parliament is set to hold a session Thursday to vote in replacements for 73 lawmakers who resigned earlier this month. The collective walkout by followers of…

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Bank of Israel predicts economy can keep expanding despite political upheaval

The head of the Bank of Israel, Amir Yaron, said Tuesday that Israel’s economy can continue to grow amid the political upheaval wrought by the government’s collapse. “Israel fortunately has…

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Bennett, Blinken stress ongoing cooperation on Iran, despite political turmoil

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett spoke on Tuesday night with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, with the two agreeing that close cooperation would continue in combating threats emanating from Tehran.…

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Blinken speaks with Lapid, vows support for Israel amid political turmoil

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid spoke on the phone Tuesday with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who promised strong support for Israel as it heads to its fifth election in…

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Iran Guards chief says Israel in ‘political collapse’ as government crumbles

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps commander Hossein Salami said Monday that Israel is undergoing a political collapse as the government announced that it will dissolve parliament and call fresh elections.…

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Lapid Turkey trip for security talks still on despite political tumult

Despite the unfolding drama around the dissolution of the governing coalition, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid will still fly to Ankara on Thursday to meet his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu, the…

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Amid political upheaval, US says Biden to visit Israel next month as planned

US Ambassador to Israel Tom Nides confirmed Monday that President Joe Biden’s trip to Israel will go forward as planned, despite the political turmoil in Israel. The envoy spoke to…

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Online English MA in Political Studies track: Politics and Religion in the Middle East and beyond – Sponsored Content

Together with colleagues in the Department of Political Studies at Bar Ilan University, I have established a new, international, online MA in Religion and Middle Eastern Politics. Taught entirely online…

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Daily Briefing May 26: Political minefield at West Bank settlement Homesh

Welcome to The Times of Israel’s Daily Briefing, your 15-minute audio update on what’s happening in Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world, from Sunday through Thursday. Political correspondent…

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Israel’s untenable political dysfunctionality exposed in a ridiculous Knesset battle

This Editor’s Note was sent out Wednesday in ToI’s weekly update email to members of the Times of Israel Community. To receive these Editor’s Notes as they’re released, join the ToI…

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