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Iranian mariners rescued by US Navy ship in Gulf of Oman

Two Iranian mariners stuck in the Gulf of Oman were rescued by a US Navy vessel on Saturday after being stranded at sea for eight days, the Navy stated.

The International Maritime Coalition and the Combined Maritime Forces had received a distress call at 10 a.m. local time from the mariners.

The cargo ship, USNS Charles Drew, found the…

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Iranian Brig.-Gen. urges destruction of Israel prior to nuke talks

The spokesman for the Islamic Republic of Iran’s armed forces, Brig.-Gen. Abolfazl Shekarchi, on Saturday urged the total elimination of the Jewish state during an interview with an Iranian regime-controlled media outlet.

“We will not back off from the annihilation of Israel, even one millimeter. We want to destroy Zionism in the world,”…

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New US ambassador lands in Israel, heads straight to quarantine at home in Jerusalem

New US ambassador to Israel Thomas Nides landed at Ben Gurion Airport Monday morning, then headed to his new home in Jerusalem for three days of quarantine — in line with new regulations to curb the spread of the Omicron variant of coronavirus.

In a video recorded hours after he landed, Nides spoke about his first trip to Israel as a…

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PA Ministry of Education to kids: There is no Israel, “the entire land is ours, from the Sea to the River”

While participating in a school event marking Palestinian Keffiyeh Day – i.e., Arab headdress day – Palestinian school children at the Kafr Qaddum High School for Girls in Qalqilya received a strong message: “Palestine – the entire land is ours, from the Sea to the River.”

Images from the event posted by the PA Ministry of Education show that…

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Israel, Morocco sign historic defense agreement

Israel and Morroco signed a defense agreement Wednesday as Defense Minister Benny Gantz made the first official visit to the North African kingdom by an Israeli defense official.

The memorandum of understanding was signed by Gantz and his Moroccan counterpart Abdellatif Loudiyi and sets a solid security cooperation framework that formalizes…

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US base in Syria targeted by rockets

The Kharab al-Jir military base used by US forces in the Hasaka Governorate in northeastern Syria was targeted by rockets, according to Syrian state news agency SANA.

According to the report, five rockets were fired at the base. No casualties have been reported.

An official from US Central Command (CENTCOM) told Al-Arabiya that no injuries…

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Australia labels all of Hezbollah a terrorist organization

Australia on Wednesday listed all of Hezbollah as a “terrorist organization,” extending an existing ban on armed units to the entire organization, which wields considerable power in Lebanon.

Australian Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews said that the Iran-backed Shiite group “continues to threaten terrorist attacks and provide support to…

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Gantz exposes Iran drone bases, says Tehran tried to fly TNT via UAV into West Bank

Defense Minister Benny Gantz revealed the locations of two Iranian drone bases that he said were used to conduct attacks against targets at sea in recent months.

According to Gantz, one of the sites is located in the area of Chabahar and the other is situated on Qeshm Island, just off the coast of the Iranian mainland.

“I want to stress to…

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Hezbollah smuggling weapons to Arab Israelis to sow civil strife – police

The Lebanon-based Hezbollah terror group is trying to smuggle weapons into Israel for use by the Arab Israeli community in future clashes, a police official has said.

The Israel Police have noticed a significant increase in efforts to smuggle weapons into the country via the Lebanese and Jordanian borders in the months since a May conflict with…

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Bahrain says it foiled planned attack, confiscated Iranian weapons and explosives

Bahrain security forces arrested a number of suspected militants ahead of a planned attack and confiscated weapons and explosives that had come from Iran, the interior ministry said on its official Twitter on Monday.

The ministry did not say how many people were arrested or specify their nationalities. It described them as “linked with…

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Israel, Jordan to partner in water-for-energy deal

Israel and Jordan have signed a declaration of intent for a water-for-energy deal, Israel’s Energy Ministry said on Monday, in the first such deal between the two countries.
The project would see Jordan build 600 megawatts of solar generating capacity which would be exported to Israel, contingent upon Israel providing water-scarce Jordan with 200…

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12 attorneys general call on Ben & Jerry’s to reverse Israel Boycott

The chief legal officers of 12 states are urging Ben & Jerry’s to reverse its boycott of Israel in the disputed territories, calling the ice cream company’s move “economic warfare.”

New York, New Jersey, Texas, Arizona and Florida have announced the withdrawal of hundreds of millions of dollars in pension investments from Unilever — the…

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Iranians boo Khamenei at protest and disavow Hamas in Gaza

A huge protest that took place in the Iranian city of Isfahan on Friday against worsening economic conditions and water shortages included boos against the country’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and opposition to Iran’s pro-Palestinian policies in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.

The London-based news organization Iran International showed video…

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Palestinians clash with police in East J’lem after march supporting Hamas terrorist

Clashes broke out between Palestinians and Israeli security forces in Jerusalem on Sunday night after hundreds marched in Shuafat Refugee Camp to honor Hamas terrorist Fadi Abu Shkhaydam, who killed an Israeli and wounded four others in Jerusalem’s Old City earlier in the day.

In videos circulating on social media, dozens of Palestinians can be…

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Shin Bet catches large Hamas terrorist network in West Bank

Just a day after a Hamas operative killed an Israeli and injured four others in a terrorist attack in Jerusalem, the Shin Bet revealed on Monday that it had thwarted a massive Hamas terror network planning terror attacks in Israel and the West Bank.

The network, led by senior Hamas officials living abroad, operated throughout the West Bank and…

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Old City terror attack victim Eli Kay laid to rest in Jerusalem

At an emotionally fraught service at Jerusalem’s Har Menuchot cemetery, friends, family, government ministers, and senior rabbinic leaders all lauded the accomplishments and character of Eli Kay, the dynamic and charismatic young man who was slain in a terror attack in the capital on Sunday.

Thousands of mourners flocked to the funeral to pay…

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One dead, four injured in terrorist attack in Jerusalem’s Old City

One man was killed and four others were injured in a shooting attack carried out by a Hamas member in Jerusalem’s Old City on Sunday morning.

Magen David Adom rescue services said that two of the injured were civilians and two were border police officers. One man was taken in critical condition to Hadassah-University Medical Center at…

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UN atomic watchdog chief set to visit Iran on Tuesday

Rafael Grossi, head of the United Nation’s atomic watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), is expected to visit Iran’s capital Tehran on Tuesday of next week, the organization confirmed Thursday.
A representative for the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran, Behrouz Kamalvandi, informed Iran’s state media that Grossi will meet with…