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Iran vows ‘revenge against Zionists’

08/12/2021

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused Israel on Monday of being behind the electrical “incident” at the Natanz uranium-enrichment facility the previous day.

Iranian state television quoted Zarif as saying, “The Zionists want to take revenge because of our progress on the way to lift sanctions … they have publicly…

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Israeli hospital signs ‘breakthrough’ deal to provide diabetic care in UAE

04/12/2021

Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer has signed a “breakthrough” agreement to provide treatment to diabetics in Dubai, The Jerusalem Post has confirmed.

The deal, the first of its kind signed under the “Sheba BEYOND” program, was closed on Monday in Dubai with the Al Tadawi Healthcare group. The medical centers had agreed on a…

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‘Israel will continue to defend itself from Iran’s aggression,’ Netanyahu vows

04/12/2021
PM affirms importance of US-Israeli ties at joint presser with Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin

“Israel will continue to defend itself from Iran’s aggression,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed on Monday’s joint press conference with US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.
The Israeli PM lashed out at the “fanatical regime in Iran,”…

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Republican Senators oppose Palestinian aid in letter

04/10/2021

A group of Republican senators sent a letter to the Biden administration urging it to halt aid to the Palestinians until several conditions can be met to ensure the support isn’t going to terrorists. “We call on you to halt these expenditures until the State Department accounts for statutory restrictions and remedies known…

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Iran breaches nuclear deal with advanced centrifuges

04/09/2021
The development comes as the IAEA said Iran had breached the terms of the deal in a separate case

Iran announced Saturday it has started up advanced centrifuges that enrich uranium more quickly, in a new breach of its undertakings under a troubled 2015 nuclear agreement.
President Hassan Rouhani officially inaugurated the…

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Israel may have achieved immunity against Covid-19

04/07/2021

Israel may have reached herd immunity against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, say experts from its largest hospital, Sheba Medical Center.

Herd immunity happens when a sufficient percentage of a population has immunity – through vaccination or having recovered from the disease — and gives indirect protection to those who aren’t…

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Former Lebanese justice minister: ‘Hezbollah is an enemy of the state’

04/08/2021

Former Lebanese justice minister Maj. Gen. (ret.) Ashraf Rifi said on Monday that Hezbollah was an enemy of the Lebanese State.

Rifi, who is also the former director-general of Lebanon’s Internal Security Forces (the national police), told Saudi Arabia’s Al-Arabiya the Shi’ite militia was a collaborator of Iran, which he likened…

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Biden cannot allow Iran to keep its weapons program

04/08/2021

Abbas Araghchi, Iran’s deputy foreign minister, could not have been more clear after the first round of talks aimed at reviving the 2015 nuclear deal concluded this week in Vienna: We’re not making any concessions until America does.

The U.S. must first lift sanctions, he said. Then and only then will Iran be “fully ready to stop…

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Republicans delay Biden administration’s funds to Palestinians

04/08/2021

Congressional Republicans put a hold on $75 million of the newly reinstatedUS aid to the Palestinians, two sources in Washington confirmed on Thursday. 

On March 26, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) sent Congress a “program narrative” of about $75m. in Economic Support Funds (ESF) for programs in the West Bank…

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Iran frees South Korean tanker seized in bid to access frozen assets in Seoul

04/09/2021
Hankuk Chemi, seized in January by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, said heading for Strait of Hormuz

Iran freed South Korea-flagged Hankuk Chemi oil tanker it seized in January,  Seoul’s foreign ministry said in a statement on Friday.
The ministry specified that the ship’s captain has been released, and that the tanker has been able…

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UAE hosts first-ever official Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremonies in Arab state

04/07/2021

Jews and Muslims in the Gulf hold ceremonies to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day yesterday and today, concurrently with Yom Hashoah being held in Israel.

A ceremony was held in Dubai yesterday with a delegation of Jewish and Arab Israelis. Several dozen social media influencers in the Gulf joined them and organizers hoped they would…

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GOP Puts Biden Admin on Notice: Congress Not Bound By New Iran Deal

04/08/2021

Republican foreign policy leaders in Congress officially informed the Biden administration late Wednesday that they will not be bound to any new agreement with Iran that promises relief from harsh economic sanctions, according to a copy of that communication exclusively obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

The letter is a sign…

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UAE to host first-ever official Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremonies in Arab state

04/07/2021
Ceremony will be held in Dubai tonight with a delegation of Jewish and Arab Israelis

As Israel prepares to mark Yom Hashoah – the national Holocaust Remembrance Day – Jews and Muslims in the Gulf will hold ceremonies to also commemorate the occasion.
According to Channel 12 News, it will be the first time Yom Hashoah has…

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Israel responds to ICC: You have no jurisdiction over us

04/07/2021

The International Criminal Court has no jurisdiction to investigate Israel for alleged war crimes, is what the government plans to respond in a letter to the Hague, top ministers decided on Thursday.

The response is consistent with Israel’s longstanding position on the matter.

Israel is not a member of the ICC, and has a policy…

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Netanyahu: Israel will defend itself against ‘existential threat’ regardless of Iran nuclear deal

04/07/2021
World powers are currently holding talks with the Islamic Republic in the Austrian capital of Vienna

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Wednesday that a renegotiated nuclear deal between world powers and Iran will not stop the Jewish state from protecting itself from malign regimes seeking its destruction.
While…

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U.S. restores more than $200 million in aid to Palestinians

04/07/2021

The Biden administration plans to provide at least $235 million in U.S. aid to the Palestinians, restarting funding for the United Nations agency supporting refugees and restoring other assistance cut off by then-President Donald Trump, people familiar with the matter said.
It will mark Democratic President Joe Biden’s most…

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US: Biden administration earmarks $40 million for Palestinian security

04/07/2021

Group of Republicans said bracing for contesting Biden’s increasing aid to Palestinians

The administration of US President Joe Biden earmarked $40 million for aid to Palestinians, adding the sum to its previous allocations, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday.

The appropriate notification arrived in the Congress on…

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US lawmakers reintroduce bill to address hate, violence in Palestinian schools

04/07/2021

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers has reintroduced a bill to require the U.S. State Department to address hate and violence in the Palestinian school curriculum.

The measure—the Peace and Tolerance in Palestinian Education Act (H.R. 2374)—was introduced by Reps. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.), Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.), Josh Gottheimer…