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Report: Iran steps up air defense deployment in Syria in bid to curb Israeli strikes

Unnamed intelligence source tells Newsweek that Israel has struck at least seven targets related to the network over the past two years, and killed 10 Iranians
Iran has invested millions of dollars in an effort to ramp up the deployment of an advanced air defense network in Syria, amid repeated attempts by Israel to target Iranian sites and…

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West Bank: Stabbing in Hebron leaves one wounded, assailant shot – report

A 25-year-old man was reportedly stabbed in the Hebron Hills in the southern West Bank on Wednesday before the assailant was shot by Israeli forces.

“When we arrived at the scene, we saw that the wounded man was fully conscious and suffering from bleeding injuries to his upper body,” Eliashiv Ameti, a paramedic for Israel’s Magen David Adom…

US Navy intercepts over 2,000 assault rifles headed from Iran to Yemen

This is the third shipment of lethal aid from Iran to Yemen intercepted by the US in the past two months.
The US Navy intercepted over 2,000 assault rifles being carried on a fishing vessel from Iran to Yemen on January 6, the US 5th Fleet announced on Tuesday.

A US Navy team from the USS Chinook patrol coastal ship discovered and seized the…

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Dermer in Washington for meetings on Iran nuke program

The Israeli strategic affairs minister is the first official from Israel’s new government to visit the U.S. • Israel and the U.S. agree that Iran must not acquire nuclear weapons, but have “some tactical differences,” says U.S. State Dept.
(January 10, 2023 / JNS) Israeli Strategic Affairs Minister Ron Dermer landed in Washington on Monday…

Police data shows antisemitic incidents in NYC more than doubled over last 2 years

City saw 263 attacks in 2022, or one every 33 hours on average; $11,000 offered for info on suspect who shouted ‘Kanye 2024’ during assault; Hasidic man rammed with car in Brooklyn
NEW YORK — There were over 250 antisemitic hate crimes reported to authorities in New York City last year, marking a steep rise in incidents targeting Jews over the…

Lion’s Den member nabbed by troops in Nablus; 15 more suspects arrested in West Bank

Wasim Estitiyeh wanted for recent shooting attacks in northern West Bank; Palestinian gunmen attempt to target troops during operation
Israeli troops on Tuesday morning detained a member of the Lion’s Den terror group in the West Bank city of Nablus as local gunmen attempted to target the forces, the military said.

The arrest came amid a…

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Israeli Forces Thwart Smuggling of 32 Handguns Near Jordanian Border

Israeli Forces Thwart Smuggling of 32 Handguns Near Jordanian Border

Israeli forces confiscated 22 handguns after busting a smuggling attempt in the Jordan Valley on Sunday, days after seizing 10 other firearms along the border.

IDF soldiers noticed the suspect near the town of Yafit in the West Bank, and apprehended him while he was…

Blinken to visit Israel amid tension over anti-PA sanctions

Blinken’s visit will come on the heels of a scheduled trip to the region by President Joe Biden’s National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will visit Israel by the end of January for talks with the new government led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu amid tension over the Temple Mount, Israeli sanctions…

Iranian protesters demonstrate at prison as 3 are sentenced to death

The threatened executions come just a day after two other Iranian protesters were executed by the Iranian regime.
Iran’s judiciary sentenced three more anti-government protesters to death on charges of “waging war on God,” the Mizan news agency reported on Monday, defying growing international criticism over its fierce crackdown on demonstrators….

United Arab Emirates to add Holocaust studies to its national school curriculum

US antisemitism envoy praises move, which will see primary and secondary school students learn about the Nazi genocide in history classes; says she ‘expects others to follow suit’
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The United Arab Emirates will begin teaching about the Holocaust in history classes in primary and secondary schools across the country,…

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‘Fight antisemitism:’ Protestors heckle Kyrie Irving at Nets game

According to the New York Post, the group heckled Irving throughout the game, and in return, he gave them a thumbs up and said he was “thankful for you guys.”

A group of Jewish protestors was spotted at Monday’s Nets game sitting courtside with T-shirts that read “Fight Antisemitism.” They were responding to Kyrie Irving’s recent support of the…

IRGC video threatens drone strikes against Israeli and American bases in the Middle East

The video shows an attack drone hangar and concludes with the caption: “It is only our will that keeps us from firing.”

https://youtu.be/kuG2alXgV-g
A video was posted to the Telegram channel of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) threatened drone strikes against Israeli and American targets.

The video depicted what it described…

Israel, Bahrain hope to sign free trade deal by year’s end

Bahraini Minister of Industry and Commerce Zayed Alzayani visits a leading Israeli venture capital firm.

Israel and Bahrain hope to sign a free trade agreement within the next two months, officials from both nations said on Monday.

“We’re optimistic and hopeful that we will close the deal by the end of the year,” Bahraini Minister of…

Morning turnout at highest since 1999 as Israelis vote for 5th time amid deadlock

Party leaders cast their ballots and encourage citizens to do the same before voting ends at 10 p.m.; Beit Shemesh polling station attacked by extremists
Over 12,000 polling stations opened across the country on Tuesday morning to allow around 6.8 million eligible Israeli voters to cast their ballots, as the nation went to the polls for the fifth…

Abraham Accords-focused NGO plans to combat Jew-hatred with Holocaust education

“If we don’t stop anti-Semitism at a certain point, it will spread,” said Ahmed Khuzaie, director of U.S. affairs at Sharaka, calling the Shoah “a human story. It’s not just about the Jews.”

On Oct. 27, the fourth anniversary of the Tree of Life shooting in Pittsburgh, the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history, hatred of Jews was a…

Exclusive: Iran prepares enrichment escalation at Fordow plant, IAEA report shows

VIENNA, June 20 (Reuters) – Iran is escalating its uranium enrichment further by preparing to use advanced IR-6 centrifuges at its underground Fordow site that can more easily switch between enrichment levels, a United Nations nuclear watchdog report seen by Reuters on Monday showed.
The move is the latest of several steps Iran had long…

Israel cancels youth trips to Poland over Holocaust studies

JERUSALEM — Israel has canceled educational trips to Poland for thousands of high school students this summer, claiming the Polish government is trying to control the Holocaust-studies curriculum taught to Israeli children, the Israeli foreign minister said.

The announcement by Foreign Minister Yair Lapid reignited longstanding tensions…

The Scourge of Antisemitism Has Returned to America

The Jewish community is in crisis. For decades, we viewed the specter of antisemitism as a ghost of the past, a hatred from another time and another place. We still saw it in the Middle East and parts of Eastern Europe, even in occasional glimpses from our Western allies. But when antisemitism appeared here in the U.S., it used to be on the…