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5 dead, 30 hurt in Houthi missile strike on Yemen’s Marib

At least five people were killed and 34 injured in what Yemeni-government media said was a Houthi missile strike on Marib city on Wednesday night, state news agency SABA said on Friday.

A resident and a medical source said a missile on Wednesday had fallen next to a military building in the al-Matar area.

Marib city is the Yemeni…

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More than 15,000 Holocaust survivors passed away last year

Over the past year, 15,324 Holocaust survivors died in Israel, according to data published on Wednesday by the country’s Social Equality Ministry.

According to the report, published by the ministry’s Holocaust Survivors’ Rights Authority on the eve of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, there are currently 165,800 survivors in Israel, 90%…

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2 border guards lightly hurt by friendly fire while trying to thwart drug-smuggling

Two Border Police officers were lightly wounded after they were mistakenly identified by soldiers as drug-runners in a firefight during a massive overnight smuggling operation on the Egyptian border, the Israel Defense Forces said Thursday.

According to an IDF spokesperson, there were at least nine smuggling attempts along the frontier…

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Israel set on discrediting UN probe that may label it ‘apartheid’

The Foreign Ministry is planning a campaign to head off any potential criticism of Israel and accusations of “apartheid” in a United Nations commission set up to probe last May’s conflict between Israel and Gaza terror groups, as well an ongoing investigation into the conflict, according to a Wednesday report.

According to the Axios news site,…

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Tennessee school board removes iconic Holocaust novel from curriculum

A Tennessee school board voted unanimously to remove “Maus,” Art Spiegelman’s graphic novel about his father’s Holocaust experience, from its curriculum after board members raised objections about curse words, nude drawings, and “not wise or healthy” content within it.

Spiegelman, who won a 1992 Pulitzer Prize for the book, told CNBC that the…

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US grapples over putting Houthis back on Foreign Terror Organization List

The Houthis, officially known as Ansar Allah, have attacked the United Arab Emirates two times in as many weeks. The second attack came on Monday when the Yemen-based group launched two ballistic missiles at the UAE capital of Abu Dhabi, leading U.S. troops at the nearby Al Dhafra Airbase to shelter in bunkers. Unlike the first attack, which…

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New initiative to train influencers in combating antisemitism is launched

A new initiative to train online influencers to lead the fight against antisemitism was inaugurated on Tuesday to coincide with Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27 – the day Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated in 1945.

Dubbed “ProZ,” the virtual training is slated to feature six sessions beginning this February in an effort to mentor activists…

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On eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day, Israel home to 165,800 survivors

Israel is home to 165,800 Holocaust survivors, according to data released on Wednesday by the Ministry for Social Equality and Pensioners ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Israeli state agencies define as survivors anyone “exposed” to the Nazi regime, including those who lived in countries conquered by Nazi Germany or were under…

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Lebanese president says country ready to resume maritime border talks with Israel

Lebanon is ready to resume talks over a maritime border dispute with Israel, President Michel Aoun says.

Longtime foes Lebanon and Israel started indirect negotiations through a US mediator in 2020 at a UN peacekeeping base in Lebanon’s Naqoura, but have stalled several times. The last round of talks on the matter was held last May.


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42 Members of Congress Press Blinken to ‘Defund’ UN’s New Anti-Israel Commission of Inquiry

A bipartisan group of 42 members of Congress in a Tuesday letter called on Secretary of State Antony Blinken to lead an effort to defund the United Nations’ just-established Commission of Inquiry (COI) on Israel.

Created by the UN Human Rights Council, the COI is a permanent and open-ended entity dedicated solely to investigating alleged…

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Yemen’s Iranian-proxy Houthi group threaten attacks against UAE, Saudis

The Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen are threatening escalated attacks against the UAE and Saudi Arabia if their demands are not met. Operations over the past two weeks have achieved their goals, they said, adding that worse acts could take place in the future, Iran’s Tasnim News Agency reported.

The report was based on a statement by a…

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ISIS cells are reappearing in Syria and Iraq

More than 100 Islamic State fighters armed with heavy machine guns and vehicles rigged with explosives attacked the gates of Gweiran Prison in the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakeh. The goal of the attack on Thursday was to free the inmates and to raise the morale of ISIS fighters and sympathizers in Syria and in Iraq.

This attack has turned…

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Antisemitic Flyers Blaming Jews for COVID Policies Found in Florida, California in Latest Series of Incidents

In the latest in a series of similar incidents, antisemitic flyers related to the COVID-19 pandemic have been distributed in Florida and California.

In both cases, the flyers espoused conspiracy theories holding Jews responsible for pandemic measures, and were weighted down in plastic bags with either rice or rocks — the modus operandi in…

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Yeshiva Student Punched in Face in Latest Antisemitic Attack on Brooklyn Streets

The NYPD is searching for a suspect seen on camera punching a young Jewish man in the face early Saturday morning, the latest unprovoked attack against Hasidic Jews on the streets of Brooklyn.

Surveillance tape published by the Jewish news outlet COLlive shows the culprit crossing the street to harass two bystanders in the Crown Heights…

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Pro-Israel groups see more hostile campuses fueled by ‘woke’ ideology, anti-Zionist faculty

Pro-Israel groups working on campus agree that the situation for Jewish students is growing steadily worse. Just this fall, anti-Semitic incidents erupted at campuses across the country—from vandals desecrating a Torah scroll at George Washington University to a student at the University of New Mexico hospitalized after being attacked by a group…

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Anti-Israel protesters arrested in front of Israeli embassy in Washington, DC

Seven anti-Israel protesters were arrested on Sunday in front of the Israeli embassy in Washington, D.C., after attempting a sit-in, blocking the entrance to the embassy.

According to the United States Secret Service, which conducted the arrests, protesters were arrested at 4:41 p.m. for failing to obey orders from officers and “incommoding,”…

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UAE intercepts 2 ballistic missiles over Abu Dhabi fired by Iran-backed Houthis

The United Arab Emirates intercepted two ballistic missiles targeting Abu Dhabi early Monday, its state-run news agency reported, the latest attack to target the Emirati capital.

Defense officials said the missiles were fired by Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen.

The attack on Abu Dhabi, after another last week killed three people and…

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Russia said to be conducting joint patrol of Syrian border airspace

Syria and Russia held joint military jet patrols of the airspace along Syria’s borders on Monday, including in the Golan Heights area, according to a Russian Defense Ministry statement reported by Interfax.

According to the report, Russia’s Defense Ministry said such joint patrols are expected to be a regular occurrence moving forward.