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Recent articles by Barak:

U.S. asked Israel for its Hawk missiles to send to Ukraine

Israel told the U.S. there is no change in Israel’s policy not to provide weapons systems to Ukraine. → Read More

Netanyahu tells Israeli president he’s formed a new government

He still needs to get laws his coalition partners have demanded passed before new ministers are sworn in. → Read More

Iran nuclear deal is "dead," Biden says in newly surfaced video

“It is dead, but we are not gonna announce it. Long story." → Read More

CIA warned Turkey that strikes in Syria endanger U.S. troops

CIA director Bill Burns gave his Turkish counterpart a strongly worded message opposing the recent Turkish artillery strikes. → Read More

FBI opens investigation into killing of Palestinian American Shireen Abu Akleh

Israeli officials said they would refuse to cooperate. → Read More

U.S. "not going to waste time" on Iran deal right now, official says

"It is not on our agenda," the U.S. envoy for Iran said. → Read More

Saudis plot energy cooperation with China amid tensions with Biden

Saudi Arabia's energy minister held on Friday a virtual meeting with his Chinese counterpart to discuss cooperation in the global oil market and on nuclear energy, the Saudi state news agency said. Why it matters: The meeting comes amid a deep crisis between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia over the Saudi-led OPEC+ decision earlier this month to cut oil production by 2 million barrels per day starting… → Read More

Menendez warns Netanyahu against working with Jewish supremacists

Netanyahu united several radical right-wing Jewish supremacist parties as part of his effort win the November election. → Read More

U.S. toughened positions in Iran deal response, Israeli officials say

Israel has been pressing Biden to reject Iran's demands. → Read More

Announcement on steps toward Saudi-Israel normalization expected around Biden's visit

The White House wants to discuss a road map for normalization between the countries during Biden's trip to the region. → Read More

Biden official in Saudi Arabia to finalize plans for U.S. president's visit

The trip is seen as diplomatically and politically sensitive. → Read More

Fresh round of Iran nuclear talks ends with no progress

“The Iranians have not demonstrated any sense of urgency," the official said. → Read More

Biden planning July trip to Saudi Arabia and Israel, White House confirms

Israeli officials expect the trip to begin on July 14. → Read More

Scoop: Israel rejects U.S. request to approve missile transfer to Ukraine

The Spike missiles are made in Germany with Israeli technology and under an Israeli license. → Read More

U.S. quietly negotiating among Saudis, Israelis and Egyptians on Red Sea islands transfer

A deal could be a first step on the road to the normalization of relations between Saudi Arabia and Israel. → Read More

Israeli military to hold wide-ranging drill simulating strike on Iran

The goal of the exercise is to redevelop a credible military option against Iran's nuclear program, Israeli officials said. → Read More

Israeli PM's coalition hangs on as Ra'am announces return

"We are engaged in a political partnership that aims at giving solutions to the problems of the Arab citizens of Israel." → Read More

U.S. weighs deal to remove Iran's IRGC from terror blacklist

It's a key remaining sticking point in finalizing an agreement to restore the 2015 nuclear deal. → Read More

Zelensky to EU leaders: "This might be the last time you see me alive"

He has said Russian forces are in Kyiv and hunting for him. → Read More

Talk of imminent Iran deal is "very premature," U.S. official says

The U.S. sounds the least optimistic of the negotiators. → Read More