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IDF soldier killed in friendly-fire incident in Judea and Samaria

An Israeli infantry soldier was killed on Monday night in an apparent friendly-fire incident near Tulkarem in Samaria, the military confirmed in a statement.

An initial probe found that the soldier had left an outpost that he was manning, apparently to pray, and was mistakenly shot by another member of his unit upon his return.

He was…

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US State Department set to grant visa to Iranian president for UN speech amid assassination plots

Under pressure to deny an entry visa to Iran’s president, the U.S. State Department says it must uphold its commitments to the United Nations under its arrangement as the host country.

Seven Republican senators sent a letter on Aug. 2 to U.S. President Joe Biden urging him to deny visas for Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and his delegation to…

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Pro-Palestinian student group at Ohio State University to hold vigil honoring slain terrorist

The Ohio State University’s Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) chapter plans to host a vigil to honor Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades terrorist Ibrahim Nabulsi, who was recently killed by Israel, on Friday at 6 p.m.

The student group announced the “emergency protest and candlelight vigil” on Aug. 10 via its Instagram account. The post indicates…

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Israeli strikes hit Iranian targets near Russia’s Mediterranean bases

Israel hit Iranian targets in a series of strikes on Sunday near the ancestral home region of Syrian President Bashar al Assad, and close to Russia’s main Syrian bases on the Mediterranean coast, regional intelligence and Syrian military sources said.
The Syrian army earlier said three servicemen were killed and three were wounded in two…

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Israel’s security forces bust massive weapons smuggling ring

Israel Police’s special operations unit, in a joint operation with the IDF, busted a major weapons smuggling attempt in southern Israel earlier this month, the units revealed on Monday.

Multiple units, both ground units and airborne, from Israel Police and the IDF worked in tandem on August 1 to arrest a man who had been transferred weapons…

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Shin Bet arrests ISIS-affiliated suspects believed to be planning terror attacks

The Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) arrested two ISIS-affiliated Israeli-Arabs from Umm el-Fahm in July on suspicion that they intended to carry out terror activity for the organization and to fight for it in Africa, an agency spokesperson revealed on Monday.

Mahmad Farouk al-Gabariya and Wabed al-Mahadi Masoud, both aged 21, were under the…

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Suspected Palestinian gunman leaves 8 injured in Jerusalem

A shooter in Israel opened fire at a bus near Jerusalem’s Old City early Sunday, injuring eight Israelis.
The suspected Palestinian attack came a week after violence between Israel and militants in Gaza, according to officials.
The shooting left two of the victims in serious condition. A pregnant woman suffered abdominal injuries and a man…

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New York’s Governor Hochul Signs Legislation Improving Holocaust Education and Support for Survivors

New York Governor Kathy Hochul, a Democrat, has signed legislation improving Holocaust education and support for survivors.

On Wednesday, three bills were made state law during a signing ceremony attended by state lawmakers and Jewish advocacy groups.

“As New Yorkers, we are united in our solemn commitment to Holocaust survivors. We will…

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Israeli terror-fighting thermal imaging tech being adapted for medical purposes

Israeli thermal imaging technology designed to track terrorists and defend borders is getting a new incarnation — helping doctors get a clearer view of what is happening in patients’ bodies.

Sheba Medical Center has signed a new agreement to repurpose thermal imaging technologies that were previously reserved for military and security purposes….

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Israelis in Gaza border to receive upgraded mental health centers

Prime Minister Yair Lapid and Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman announced a new “civil resilience” initiative meant to improve resilience centers in Israel’s southern regions, which are disproportionally affected by missile fire from Gaza.

The initiative, which will be brought to the government for approval on Sunday, plans to improve…

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Iran says EU proposal to revive nuclear deal could be ‘acceptable’

A European Union proposal to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal “can be acceptable if it provides assurances” on Tehran’s key demands, the state news agency IRNA said on Friday, quoting a senior Iranian diplomat.

The EU said on Monday it had put forward a “final” text following four days of indirect talks between the US and Iranian officials in…

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The PA Has Already Paid $1,421,940 to the Terrorists Who Blew Up the Sbarro Pizza Shop

August 9, 2022, marked 21 years since the attack on the Sbarro pizza restaurant in Jerusalem. Fifteen people were murdered, including five members of one family, and 130 people were injured.

As a reward for carrying out the attack, the Palestinian Authority (PA) pays a total of $8,937 (27,800 shekels) each month to the five imprisoned…

Antisemitism In The News

St. Louis man confesses to threatening to blow up synagogue

A man from St. Louis, Missouri, appeared in US District Court on Monday to admit threatening to blow up a local synagogue in 2021, according to the Department of Justice.

Cody Steven Rush, 30, declared in federal court that he called the FBI on November 5, saying he wanted to blow up the Central Reform Congregation in the city.

Rush called…

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FIFA World Cup hospitality site lists ‘Occupied Palestinian territories,’ no Israel

Israel is not listed among Middle East countries in a section of the FIFA website providing information about hospitality packages for the upcoming World Cup in Qatar in November-December.

Instead there is only a listing for “Occupied Palestinian Territories.”

The issue was first reported by the Ynet news site on Wednesday.

A section on…

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Iranian charged in ‘murder for hire’ plot on ex-National Security Advisor John Bolton

A member of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) was charged on Wednesday by the U.S. Justice Department for plotting to assassinate former President Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor John Bolton.

Shahram Poursafi, 45, is accused of attempting to pay individuals in Washington, D.C., and Maryland $300,000 to kill Bolton in…

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Iran gives millions annually to Islamic Jihad to attack Israel – Gantz

Iran gives millions of dollars annually to Palestinian Islamic Jihad so that it can attack Israel, Defense Minister Benny Gantz said on Thursday in a joint press conference with his Cypriot counterpart Charalambos Petrides.

“Islamic Jihad has an open tab in Iran,” Gantz said, adding that “Iran provides Islamic Jihad in Gaza with tens of…

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Israeli scientists racing to deliver world’s 1st pill-form immunotherapy for cancer

Israeli scientists are developing an oral immunotherapy for cancer, and say they expect it to be the first such drug to become available for use.

Today there are some oral immunotherapy treatments for allergies, but not cancer immunotherapy, which is delivered through different means. It’s given most commonly straight into the vein —…

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After a 50-year hiatus, Israel-Chad ties are warming – fast

When Israel’s non-resident ambassador to the Republic of Chad, Ben Bourgel, presented his credentials to President Mahamat Idriss Déby in May, the biggest surprise was that it all felt very normal.

“When I went to present my letter of credence, the presidency did exactly the same for me as it would do for any ambassador presenting his…