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IDF Intel hails tactical win over Hamas, but can’t say how long calm will last

05/27/2021

Israeli Military Intelligence can not yet assess how long the ceasefire between Jerusalem and the Hamas terror group will last following this month’s 11-day battle between the two sides in the Gaza Strip.

Though the Israel Defense Forces firmly believes that it dealt a serious blow to Hamas’s military capabilities and undermined…

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Israel’s operation against Hamas was the world’s first AI war

05/27/2021

Having relied heavily on machine learning, the Israeli military is calling Operation Guardian of the Walls the first Artificial Intelligence War. 

“For the first time, artificial intelligence was a key component and power multiplier in fighting the enemy,” a senior officer in the IDF intelligence corps said. “This is a…

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US should not reopen the Jerusalem consulate to restore ties with the Palestinian Authority

05/26/2021

Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced Tuesday that the United States would reopen a consulate in Jerusalem to upgrade its contacts with the Palestinians. Respectfully, that is a huge mistake. A consulate to the Palestinians anywhere is inappropriate; in Jerusalem it also is illegal.

Two preliminary issues need to be…

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IAEA head calls Iran nuclear program ‘very concerning’

05/26/2021
Islamic Republic enriching uranium at purity levels that ‘only countries making bombs are reaching’

The head of the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog agency called Iran’s uranium enrichment program “very concerning” in an interview with the Financial Timespublished on Wednesday.
Iran was enriching uranium at purity levels that…

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Nasrallah says Jerusalem abuses will spark regional war

05/26/2021

The leader of Lebanese terror group Hezbollah said Tuesday any violations of Jerusalem and the sites holy to Muslims and Christians would lead to a regional war.

Speaking for the first time since the ceasefire ending the 11-day war between Hamas and Israel, Hassan Nasrallah said Gazan groups had proven that no one can sit idle…

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Auschwitz Survivor, 97, Wishes Her Followers A Peaceful Sabbath, Then Gets Hit With Vicious Hate Online.

05/25/2021

A 97-year-old woman who survived the Auschwitz death camp and the subsequent death marches, and now uses her TikTok account to educate people about the Holocaust, was viciously attacked online after simply wishing her followers a restful Sabbath.

Lily Ebert stated in the TikTok video, “Wishing you a lovely, peaceful weekend. ……

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GOP senators introduce resolution condemning violence against Jews

05/25/2021
Resolution denounces ‘poisonous anti-Israel rhetoric of elected officials’

US Senate Republicans on Tuesday introduced a resolution condemning a rise in antisemitic violence amid the recent hostilities between Israel and Gaza-based terrorist groups.
Missouri Senator Josh Hawley introduced the resolution with 13 other GOP members…

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Blinken says US to provide $75 million in assistance to Palestinians

05/25/2021

The Biden administration will ask the US Congress for $75 million development and economic assistance for Palestinians, Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced on Tuesday, and added that Washington will be moving forward with the process to reopen the US Consulate in Jerusalem.
Speaking after his meeting with Palestinian…

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Blast at Iran explosives plant injures 9

05/25/2021

Nine people were injured in an explosion at the Sepahan Nargostar chemical and fireworks factory in the city of Shahin Shahr in Iran’s Isfahan Province on Saturday night, Iranian media reported Sunday. The cause of the blast was said to be under investigation. 

The factory is a producer of industrial and commercial explosive…

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Hamas co-founder to UK TV: Israel has no right to exist

05/25/2021

In a rare interview, Hamas co-founder Mahmoud al-Zahar told Britain’s Sky News that Israel has no right to exist, and said the terror group’s strategy was to target Israeli population centers.

The interview, which came in the wake of the ceasefire that began on Friday, was conducted by Sky’s Middle East correspondent, Mark Stone,…

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Demonstrators gather at pro-Israel rallies across the globe

05/23/2021
Thousands turned out near the Israeli embassy in central London to show support for the Jewish state

Thousands of people took part in a pro-Israel rally in central London on Sunday close to the country’s embassy, a day after a huge pro-Palestinian demonstration in the UK capital.
Rallies in support of the Jewish state are…

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Jewish driver assaulted on London street

05/23/2021

Police in London arrested a man whom witnesses said broke into the car of an Orthodox Jewish man on Friday and began hitting the driver unprovoked.

Passersby detained the suspect until police arrived on the scene in Golders Green, a heavily Jewish part of the British capital, the Jewish News of London reported.

The incident…

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New York Jewish man assaulted for wearing Star of David necklace – report

05/23/2021

A 29-year-old Jewish man in New York City claims he was attacked in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood for wearing a Star of David necklace, The New York Post reported on Saturday.

Ike Tobias and his wife had been walking through the neighborhood after attending a rally in the city, which had focused on the conflict between Israel…

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Israel’s secret weapon: We have nowhere else to go

05/23/2021

There’s a story that US President Joe Biden has told many times over the years, about his first trip to Israel.

As a freshman senator in 1973, Biden was granted a meeting with prime minister Golda Meir, who together with Yitzhak Rabin briefed Biden on the many threats Israel faced, showing him a series of maps.

“I guess she…

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Police Arrest Man Accused Of Attacking Jewish Men Outside L.A. Sushi Restaurant

05/22/2021

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has taken a suspect into custody in connection to a possible anti-Semitic hate crime captured on video outside a sushi restaurant earlier this week.

City News Service reports, “Police Saturday said a man was taken into custody, with the assistance of the U.S. Marshal Service, as one of the…

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‘Israel destroyed 62 miles of Hamas tunnels and killed 25 top operatives’

05/21/2021

In the 11 days of the Israeli Defense Forces’ “Operation Guardian of the Walls,” Israeli forces destroyed some 62 miles of Hamas’s tunnel network in the Gaza Strip, according to IDF Spokesman Brig. Gen. Hidai Zilberman.

Speaking hours after an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire took effect on Friday, Zilberman reported that some 200…

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Biden: No peace until region recognizes Israel’s right to exist

05/21/2021

During a press conference with South Korean President Moon Jae-In on Friday, US President Joe Biden said there had been no shift in the Democratic Party’s commitment to the security of the State of Israel, reiterating the party’s long-standing support for a “two-state solution” to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.

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Suspect Arrested in Attack on Jewish Man in New York’s Times Square

05/21/2021

A man was arrested and several others were being sought in connection with an attack on a Jewish man in New York’s Times Square that drew the attention of several politicians and is being investigated as a hate crime, police said on Friday.

The attack on Thursday, captured in a video that was shared on social media, followed rival…