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‘Israel must wage all-out cyber campaign’ targeting Hamas, insists counter-terrorism pro

Israel must adopt a more proactive approach if it is to deplete Hamas of its ability to incite Palestinians to terrorism, a senior security scholar has said, including a stepped-up cyber campaign to take down incitement material that is online and fueling violence against Israelis.

In recent weeks, the Israeli defense establishment has detected…

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IAEA Sounds Alarm on Iran’s Atomic Work as EU Tries to Save Deal

The head of the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog said his agency was “extremely concerned” about undeclared uranium enrichment in Iran with negotiations aimed at restoring the 2015 nuclear deal still “frozen.”

In the last few months the International Atomic Energy Agency was “able to identify traces of enriched uranium in places that had never…

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Syria’s Assad meets Iranian leaders on rare visit to Tehran

Syrian President Bashar Assad met with Iranian leaders in Tehran on Sunday, Iranian state-linked media reported, marking his second trip to major wartime ally Iran since Syria’s civil war erupted in 2011.

Nour News, a website close to Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, reported that Assad met Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei…

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Russia said to pull troops from Syria to bolster forces in Ukraine

Russia has begun the process of withdrawing some of its troops in Syria to help bolster its forces in Ukraine, the Moscow Times reported.

According to the Friday report in the independent, Dutch-based paper, several military units have been relocated from bases across the country to three unnamed Mediterranean airports, from where they will be…

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Police officer stabbed in neck at Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate; attacker shot

A police officer was stabbed and moderately hurt by a Palestinian assailant at Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate on Sunday evening, Israeli officials said.

The alleged attacker — a Palestinian from the West Bank, illegally in Israel — was taken into a police booth that overlooks the entrance to the Old City for questioning, after officers found him to…

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Hamas, Palestinian media praise terror attack in Elad

Amidst the grief that many Israelis feel for the recent terror attack in Elad, antisemites on social media and the leaders of terrorist organizations praised the Palestinians who carried out the attack.

Palestinian media outlet Gaza Now News tweeted shortly after the attack, while also posting a graphic photo of blood spilled by one of the…

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IDF arrests 15 suspects for assisting Elad attack terrorists

The IDF operated throughout the West Bank on Monday morning, including in Rummanah, the hometown of the two terrorists who killed three men in Elad on Thursday, according to the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit.

Two Palestinians suspected of assisting the terrorists were arrested in the West Bank town. Another two Palestinians suspected of aiding the…

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Portland journalist arrested for vandalizing two synagogues and a mosque

Michael Bivins, a freelance journalist in Portland, Oregon, was charged on Saturday with one count of arson and three counts of criminal mischief for his acts of vandalism on two synagogues and one mosque.

Bivins is accused of breaking a window at Congregation Shir Tikva on April 30, throwing a rock through a window and spraying antisemitic…

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The Truth Isn’t Enough; We Have To act

Jew-hatred in America is something that most Americans would rather not think about because of how it reflects on who we are, what we believe, and where we are headed as a nation. But being blind, deaf, and silent isn’t working. On our watches, America became a place where Jews are attacked inside restaurants, sent running from an attempted car…

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US Senate passes non-binding motion against return to original Iran nuclear deal

The US Senate on Wednesday passed a non-binding motion demanding that any nuclear agreement reached with Iran also address the Islamic Republic’s ballistic missile program and support for proxies in the region.

The symbolic measure passed 62-33, with 16 Democrats voting in favor, demonstrating the widespread opposition to the Biden…

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Boy is born on Independence Day, 1 year after his brother was killed by Gaza rocket

A year after a five-year-old boy was killed by a rocket fired from Gaza, his mother gave birth to another son on Israel’s Independence Day on Thursday.

Shani Avigal gave birth at the Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon. Her son, Ido, was killed in a rocket attack that hit their home in Sderot, on May 12, 2021, at the start of an 11-day conflict…

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US ‘vehemently’ condemns ‘heinous’ terror attack in Elad

The United States on Friday “vehemently” condemned the “heinous” terror attack in the Israeli city of Elad that killed three people and injured seven others.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said US officials “vehemently condemn” the attack in Elad.

“This was a horrific attack targeting innocent men and women, and was particularly heinous…

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3 killed, 3 badly injured in terrorist axe attack in Elad at end of Independence Day

Three people were killed and three others seriously hurt in a terror attack in the central Israeli city of Elad on Thursday night, medics said.

The attack came at the end of Israel’s Independence Day, and followed a wave of terror attacks in Israel and the West Bank in recent weeks, and repeated threats by Palestinian terror groups over the…

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‘Impossible to comprehend’: Thousands at funerals for 3 killed in Elad terror attack

Yonatan Havakuk, Oren Ben Yiftah and Boaz Gol, the three victims of the terrorist attack in Elad, were laid to rest on Friday afternoon.

A joint funeral procession began at 12:30 p.m. at the site of the deadly attack the night before at Ibn Gabirol Square in the central city.

Ben Yiftah, 35, a driver who was working in Elad for an event at…

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Israel to boost supervision of telecom companies to stop hacking attempts

Israel’s government ordered firms on Monday to increase their cyber-security systems due to an uptick in hacking and attempts to hack national systems.

New cyber-security czar Gaby Portnoy said a spike in the number of such attacks occurred in the last few weeks, reported Reuters.

Portnoy said regulations are being put into place to unify…

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At annual Quds Day, Iran and its terror proxies call for jihad against Israel

Like every year at the annual Quds Day (“Jerusalem Day”) on the last Friday of the month-long Ramadan holiday, Iran and its proxies—Hezbollah, Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the Houthi movement in Yemen and Iran-backed militias in Iraq—called for continued jihad against “the temporary entity” Israel.

According to the Middle East Media…

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With ‘quiet’ fireworks and calls for kinship, Israel kicks off 74th Independence Day

Israel transitioned from grave heartache to celebratory joy Wednesday evening, as the nation ushered in its 74th Independence Day, with calls for unity attempting to cut through political disputes that marred solemn events earlier during Memorial Day.

“Right now, between these two days, with the transition that is so tough and so Israeli, we…

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UN chief expresses ‘grave concern’ over Hezbollah’s arms ahead of Lebanese elections

The UN chief called for Lebanon’s parliamentary elections on May 15 to be “free, fair, transparent and inclusive” in a report circulated Wednesday, and warned of Hezbollah’s destabilizing presence in the country that is undergoing multiple crises.

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in the report to the UN Security Council that political…