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News Flash: The Islamic Republic Is Far From Popular

Just how durable is Iran’s clerical regime, really? For years, Iran’s ayatollahs have worked diligently to convince the world that their Islamic revolution is a popular—and permanent—enterprise.

The reality, however, is very different. Forty-three years after the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini’s Islamic Revolution swept the shah of Iran from power…

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Hundreds attend funeral for killed Iranian Revolutionary Guard colonel

Hundreds of Iranians attended a funeral procession for Hassan Sayyad Khodaei, a Revolutionary Guard colonel who was killed by two unidentified gunmen in Tehran on Sunday. Although there have been no claims of responsibility for the killing, Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi has blamed “the hand of global arrogance,” a reference to the U.S. and…

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US said brokering talks to transfer islands from Egypt to Saudi with Israeli backing

The Biden administration is reportedly brokering talks aimed at finalizing the transfer of two Red Sea islands from Egypt to Saudi Arabia in an agreement Israel hopes will include steps by Riyadh toward normalizing ties with the Jewish state.

In 2017, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi ratified a treaty to hand over Tiran and Sanafir to…

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In daytime raid, IDF clashes with Palestinian gunmen near Jenin refugee camp

Israeli troops clashed with Palestinian gunmen by the Jenin refugee camp in the northern West Bank on Tuesday morning, in an unusual morning raid in the volatile area.

Palestinian media reports said that Israeli troops were raiding the refugee camp itself. The Israeli army said soldiers were operating in Wadi Burqin, close to the refugee camp…

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Shin Bet busts Jerusalem Hamas cell plotting to assassinate Knesset member

The Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) and Jerusalem District Police revealed on Tuesday the existence of an eastern Jerusalem Hamas terror cell that had been planning to assassinate Israel public figures.

Among those targeted by the cell, which was first discovered early last month, were Knesset member and Otzma Yehudit Party head Itamar…

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Fatah leader in Jenin to ‘Post’: We’re headed toward major escalation

The current tensions in the Jenin area could lead to further escalation between Palestinians and Israel, Shami al-Shami, a senior official with the ruling Fatah faction, warned on Sunday.

Shami, a resident of the city of Jenin, told The Jerusalem Post that if there is no change in the near future, “The situation will escalate and we will see…

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Israeli embassies raise alert levels following assassination of IRGC officer in Tehran

Israel raised the alert level of its embassies worldwide on Monday, after an Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps officer was shot dead in Tehran by unknown assailants the day before.

The two assassins fired five bullets at the officer before fleeing the scene on a motorcycle, Iranian state media reported.  Though there is no evidence linking…

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Iran will ‘avenge’ killing of Revolutionary Guards colonel, president vows

Iran will avenge the killing of a Revolutionary Guards colonel in Tehran, President Ebrahim Raisi warned on Monday.

Col. Hassan Sayad Khodayari was shot dead Sunday outside his home by assailants on motorcycles, in a killing Iran blamed on “elements linked to the global arrogance,” its term for the United States and its allies including Israel….

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‘Jewish, Talmudic rubbish’: Hamas vows to use ‘all capabilities’ against Flag March

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh warned Israel in a Sunday speech against allowing right-wing Israelis to conduct the annual Jerusalem Day “Flag March” in Jerusalem’s Old City next week, a year after Hamas fired rockets at Jerusalem when the event was last held.

“I want to clearly warn the enemy against committing these crimes and these steps. The…

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Tens of thousands march in New York’s Israel parade in major show of solidarity

Tens of thousands marched in New York City’s Celebrate Israel parade on Sunday, in a significant and long-delayed affirmation for the area’s Jewish communities and Israel supporters.

Hundreds of groups representing a broad swath of American Jewry — from yeshiva students to bikers — marched and rode down Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue, along with top…

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Hamas-affiliated journalist: Palestine was lost because Arab countries told residents to leave

On “Nakba Day” this year, May 15, Ibrahim Al-Madhoun, a Gazan journalist affiliated with Hamas, published an article on the Hamas website discussing why it occurred in the first place.

According to a report by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), the article, titled “The Nakba From a Different Perspective,” claims that…

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Let’s talk about the ‘nakba’ and who’s really responsible for Palestinian suffering

Resolutions proposed in the U.S. House of Representatives mean nothing. They give members an opportunity to pay lip service to various causes favored by their constituents but don’t commit the government to action. They are almost always not worth noticing. But every once in a while, a resolution is put forward that demands attention. This week…

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Ex-IRGC head Soleimani’s son-in-law smuggles weapons to Hezbollah – IDF

The son-in-law of former Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force Commander Qasem Soleimani regularly smuggles weapons from Iran to Hezbollah in Lebanon, the IDF said on Friday.

Sayyed Reza Hashim Safieddine is the son of Sayyed Hashem Safieddine, the head of Hezbollah’s Executive Council. He is believed to be a key member of Hezbollah’s…

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Taylor Force Martyr Payment Prevention Act introduced, aimed at foreign banks

A new bipartisan Taylor Force Martyr Payment Prevention Act was introduced on Wednesday, seeking to build on the original Taylor Force Act by strengthening the Treasury Department’s existing anti-terrorism financing authorities.

The bill will give the Treasury “the additional authority to designate foreign banks as institutions of primary…

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Gold-medalist kickboxer waves Israeli flag at World Cup in Turkey

Arab-Israeli kickboxer Loay Sakas won the gold medal at the seventh International Turkish Open Kickboxing World Cup in Istanbul, held from May 12-15.

The Christian athlete raised an Israeli flag after defeating Slovakian opponent Marek Karlik in the under-75-kilogram weight class.

Sakas told Israel’s Channel 12 that he hopes to encourage…

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Israel says it foiled Iranian operation to lure Israelis abroad, possibly nab them

The Shin Bet security agency said Thursday it had uncovered an attempt by Iranian operatives to lure Israeli academics, business people, and former defense officials abroad, in an effort to kidnap or otherwise harm them.

The agency has warned in the past that Iran has attempted to lure Israelis abroad. “It is a well-known method of operation of…

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Pilgrims return to Meron for downsized event, a year after crush that killed 45

Worshipers returned to Mount Meron on Wednesday night for Lag B’omer celebrations, a year after 45 people were killed in a deadly crush that was the worst civil disaster in Israeli history.

Minor clashes were reported between guards and extremists who threatened to break into the area around the tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai on the mountain,…

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Hezbollah leader declares ‘big victory’ despite losing parliamentary majority

Hassan Nasrallah, leader of Lebanon’s Iran-backed terror group Hezbollah, said Wednesday that no political party could claim victory in the country’s recent elections.

Nasrallah said during his first televised speech since Sunday’s election that “unlike the situation in parliament in 2018, no political group can claim a majority,” according to…