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US State Dept. funding Palestinian Islamic Jihad supporters – NGO Monitor

The US State Department is providing over $90,000 in grants to an organization that has expressed support for Palestinian terrorist groups, including the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), NGO Monitor reported on Wednesday.

Read more: The Jerusalem Post

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Saudi tourism minister acknowledges historic Israeli presence at Riyadh confab

Tourism Minister Haim Katz was welcomed to Riyadh in comments by his Saudi counterpart on Wednesday, while he held an unprecedented trip to the Gulf nation as rapprochement between the countries appears closer than ever.

Read more: The Times of Israel

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Israel reopens Gaza border crossing, despite ongoing riots

Israel reopened its sole pedestrian crossing with the Gaza Strip on Thursday after closing it two weeks ago in response to rioting on the border.

Read more: The Times of Israel

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House subcommittee talks terrorism, legislation and Palestinian Authority ‘pay-for-slay’ practices

Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) began a hearing of the House Subcommittee on Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia on Wednesday with a moment of silence for Taylor Force, the 28-year-old West Point graduate and U.S. Army veteran who was killed in 2016 while on a graduate-school trip to Israel.

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

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New Saudi envoy to PA said to cancel visit to Al Aqsa to avoid Palestinian backlash

Nayef al-Sudairi, the newly appointed Saudi ambassador to the Palestinians, reportedly canceled a planned visit Wednesday to the Al Aqsa Mosque on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount as part of his current visit to the West Bank.

Read more: The Times of Israel

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Paraguay plans to open Jerusalem embassy in November

Paraguay is set to open the doors of its new Jerusalem embassy in November, in a sign of growing support for Israel in Latin America, Paraguayan officials said on Wednesday.

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

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Israelis assess fire damage from Gaza incendiary balloons

Following the Yom Kippur holiday and a week of riots along the Gaza border, Israeli farmers and fire fighters on Tuesday assessed the damage from incendiary balloons launched by terrorists in the Gaza Strip.

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

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Israel enters US Visa Waiver Program

Israel on Wednesday joined the U.S. Visa Waiver Program, which will allow Israeli citizens to travel to America for 90 days without a visa.

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

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Police deployed across Israel as chief warns of terror threats

Israel Police Commissioner Kobi Shabtai instructed all police and Border Police districts on Tuesday to review protocols relevant to the ongoing High Holy Days amid the increased threat of Palestinian terror attacks targeting civilians across Israel.

Read more: The Jerusalem Post

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‘Explosion’ near missile base rocks Iranian city

A suspected explosion shook the Iranian city of Khorramabad on Monday night, with some reports suggesting the blast resulted from a sabotage operation targeting a nearby underground missile site.

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

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Saudi officials meet Abbas in Ramallah

A Saudi delegation arrived in Ramallah on Tuesday for a meeting with Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas, amid an ongoing U.S.-led diplomatic effort to normalize relations between Israel and the kingdom.
Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

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Haim Katz first Israeli minister to make public visit to Saudi Arabia

Tourism Minister Haim Katz on Tuesday became the first Israeli Cabinet member to lead a public delegation to Saudi Arabia.

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

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Iran president’s wife denies UN findings that protesters were killed in turmoil after Mahsa Amini’s death

In a new interview, the wife of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi repeated claims by her country’s officials that the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini last fall was the result of a preexisting illness — which Amini’s family vigorously disputes, believing instead that she was beaten in custody after being arrested by Iran’s notorious morality police…

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8 students arrested as Israeli security forces bust Hamas terror cell at West Bank university

Israeli security forces busted a terrorist cell at the Birzeit University in the West Bank, arresting eight suspects who planned to carry out a terrorist attack in the immediate time frame, according to an official statement on Sunday.

Read more: i24 News

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Three terror shootings in Samaria

Three separate terror shootings were reported in Samaria on Sunday, with no casualties from the incidents that came hours before the start of Yom Kippur.

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

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IDF strikes Hamas post after another day of riots on border

The Israel Defense Forces attacked a Hamas military post in the eastern Gaza Strip on Saturday evening.
An unmanned aerial vehicle carried out the strike on the terrorist group’s position, which was located next to where riots took place at the border fence earlier in the day, including shots fired at IDF soldiers.
Read more: Jewish News…

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Iran parades new ‘longest-range drone in the world’ in threat to Israel

Iran on Friday paraded its military hardware on the anniversary of its 1980s war with Iraq, including “the longest-range drone in the world” along with ballistic and hypersonic missiles, Iranian state media said.

Read more: The Jerusalem Post

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DR Congo will move its embassy to Jerusalem, leader tells Netanyahu at UN sidelines

Democratic Republic of Congo President Félix Tshisekedi told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Thursday on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly that the African country’s embassy in Israel will soon be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Read more: The Times of Israel