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Islamic Jihad planned to infiltrate Israel through tunnels from Gaza

Palestinian Islamic Jihad was preparing to carry out operations that included infiltrating into Israeli territory during Operation Breaking Dawn, which led to a high level of preparedness in the South as well as in Israel’s intelligence community.

During the operation, the IDF was paying close attention to the terrorist group’s activity around…

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Wayne State University pro-Palestinian student group glorifies dead terrorist

Wayne State University’s Student for Justice in Palestine (SPJ) chapter shared an Instagram post glorifying dead Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades terrorist Ibrahim Nabulsi, who was recently slain by Israel.

The Instagram graphic, posted by the student group on Aug. 9, featured what some believe are Nabulsi’s final words: “Keep defending our homeland…

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Eighteen U.S. states join Missouri probe into Morningstar ESG

Attorneys general in 18 U.S. states have joined Missouri’s probe into whether Morningstar Inc violated consumer-protection law with its evaluations of companies’ performance on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, staff for Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt said on Wednesday.
Schmitt began the probe last month, and spokesman…

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Israel, Turkey return to full normalization

Israel and Turkey will return to full normalization of relations, including reinstating ambassadors and consuls-general, Prime Minister Yair Lapid and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Wednesday.

Lapid said that “renewing relations with Turkey is an important asset for regional stability and important economic news for the…

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UN punishes official who slammed Palestinian terror group’s missile attacks into Israel

The United Nations last week disciplined an employee who works with Palestinians in disputed territories for her tweet condemning the Iranian regime-backed Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) and its “indiscriminate” missile fire into Israel.

The U.N. removed Jerusalem-based Sarah Muscroft from her post as the head of the United Nations Office for…

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Israel, PA partner to transport water to Palestinian farmers in the Jordan Valley

Israel’s Civil Administration has issued a building permit to the Palestinian Water Authority (PWA) to build a trunk line, which will be used to transport treated wastewater for agricultural use from the Al Bireh Treatment Plan, near Ramallah, to Palestinian farmers in the Jericho Valley.

The 30-kilometer pipeline will carry 2.5 – 3.5 million…

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Iran denies responsibility for Rushdie knifing, Blinken decries continued incitement of violence

Iranian government officials denied that they were responsible for the brutal stabbing of internationally acclaimed novelist Salman Rushdie on Monday, instead laying the blame on him.

“Regarding the attack against Salman Rushdie in America, we don’t consider anyone deserving reproach, blame or even condemnation, except for himself and his…

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In Berlin, Abbas says Israel committed ‘holocausts’; Scholz grimaces but is silent

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas caused shock in Germany Tuesday when, standing beside German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Berlin, he accused Israel of committing “holocausts” against Palestinians over the years.

Scholz did not react verbally to Abbas’s comment in the moment, though he grimaced at the use of the word, which Abbas…

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Israel Is Learning a Better Way to Deal with Gaza

n a series of repeating images, it is the small and subtle differences that tell the true story.

This week’s spate of violence in and around the Gaza Strip mostly resembles the previous rounds—in 2021, 2019, 2014, 2012, and 2009—in the weapons used by both sides, the lopsided death tolls, and the selectively pious outrage of the self-appointed…

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Palestinian response to terror on Israelis shows why peace is impossible – editorial

A nation, said John F. Kennedy in October 1963, just a month before he was assassinated, “reveals itself not only by the men it produces but also by the men it honors, the men it remembers.”

How true, not only of nations, but also different societies, and segments within those societies. Whom do they honor? Whom do they lionize? So much can be…

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Iran submits a ‘written response’ in nuclear deal talks

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran said Tuesday it submitted a “written response” to what has been described as a final roadmap to restore its tattered nuclear deal with world powers.
Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency offered no details on the substance of its response, but suggested that Tehran still wouldn’t take the European…

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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…