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Who is paying for the American campus protests?

Over the past few weeks, dramatic scenes of mob action have unfolded across dozens of campuses across the United States.
Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

Israeli FM slams ‘dictator’ Erdoğan over trade ban

Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz accused Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Thursday of acting like a “dictator” by blocking the country’s ports to Israeli imports and exports as part of a trade war.

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

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‘None go forward without the others.’ US mega-deal would tie together the futures of Saudi Arabia, Israel and Gaza

Saudi Arabia and the United States are finalizing the details of a landmark deal to strengthen bilateral trade and defense – but an agreement will not be reached if the kingdom and Israel do not establish diplomatic relations, US officials said.

Read more: CNN

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More than 2,100 people arrested at anti-Israel campus protests across the US

Police have arrested more than 2,100 people during pro-Palestinian and anti-Israel protests at college campuses across the United States in recent weeks, sometimes using riot gear, tactical vehicles and flash-bang devices to clear tent encampments and occupied buildings.

Read more: The Times of Israel

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IDF chief warns Israel ‘preparing offensive in north,’ as Hezbollah attacks persist

During a visit to the Lebanon border, Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Herzi Halevi said the military was preparing for an offensive against the Hezbollah terror group, which continued to carry out attacks on northern Israel on Wednesday.

Read more: The Times of Israel

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Hamas Attack Survivors Sue Student Protesters

Several survivors of Hamas’ October 7 attack on Israel are suing pro-Palestinian student activists amid nationwide campus protests against the Israel-Hamas war.

Read more: Newsweek

NYC Mayor: ‘Outside agitators’ behind Columbia protests

New York City Mayor Eric Adams, speaking on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Wednesday, revealed that “outside agitators,” including one whose husband was convicted for terrorism, played a key role in the anti-Israel and antisemitic protests at Columbia University.

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

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Hamas indicates it will snub latest hostage deal offer, but says talks to continue

Hamas on Wednesday night appeared poised to reject the latest hostage deal proposal crafted by mediators and green-lit by Israel.

Read more: The Times of Israel

U.S. House advances Antisemitism Awareness Act

“The House’s passage of the Antisemitism Awareness Act (AAA) today is crucial to combating the chaos spreading on America’s college campuses”

Read more: i24 News

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White House considers accepting some Palestinians from Gaza as refugees amid Israel-Hamas war

The Biden administration is considering welcoming certain Palestinians to the U.S. as refugees as they seek to escape war-torn Gaza amid the ongoing war in the Middle East between Israel and Hamas.

Read more: Fox News

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House Appropriations Committee member warns schools about inaction on Jew-hatred

Rep. Susan Lee (D-Nev.), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, issued a statement on Tuesday about the “sharp increase in antisemitism on college campuses nationwide.”
Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

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US and EU eye North Korea-Iran military cooperation

The United States and the European Union say they are keeping their eyes on Pyongyang and Tehran for any possible military cooperation between the two as Iran confirms a North Korean delegation’s visit to the country.

Read more: Voice of America

Netanyahu tells Blinken he will not agree to end war on Hamas as part of hostage deal

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday that he would not accept an end to the war in Gaza as part of a potential hostage deal, an Israeli official told The Times of Israel.

Read more: The Times of Israel

IDF to establish safe zone for Rafah evacuees in central Gaza

The Israel Defense Forces will establish a humanitarian safe zone in the central Gaza Strip as part of preparations for the evacuation of noncombatants from the southernmost city of Rafah.

Read more: Jewish News Syndiate

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House to vote on bipartisan Antisemitism Awareness Act

The House is expected to vote Wednesday on the bipartisan Antisemitism Awareness Act, a vote that comes amid heightened concerns over antisemitism with Israel at war with Hamas and as pro-Palestinian protests have sprung up on college campuses across the country.

Read more: CNN

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‘Intifada’: Anti-Israel protesters break into Columbia campus building and seize it

Protesters at Columbia University, the epicenter of anti-Israel protests that have upended college campuses across the United States, broke into a building on the New York school’s campus on Tuesday, barricaded themselves inside and unfurled an “intifada” banner from a window.

Read more: The Times of Israel

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UCLA allows anti-Israel protesters to block Jewish students

The University of California, Los Angeles is allowing anti-Israel protesters to block Jewish students from entering the library of the state school in the city’s Westwood neighborhood, according to audio of a phone conversation between a parent and the UCLA police.

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

Turkish terrorist wounds policeman near Jerusalem’s Herod’s Gate

An Israeli policeman was moderately wounded in a terror attack on Sultan Suleiman Street, outside Herod’s Gate to Jerusalem’s Old City, on Tuesday.
Read more: Jewish News Syndicate