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After Khamenei’s anti-Israel tirade, athletes want IOC to suspend Iran

The executive manager of United for Navid, an Iranian-run sports organization advancing the human rights of Iranian athletes, filed on Tuesday a formal letter of protest with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), arguing that the Islamic Republic should be suspended from the IOC because Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei urged discrimination against…

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Senior Hamas official says prisoner swap deal with Israel possible ‘within weeks’

Moussa Abu Marzouk tells Arab media that ‘fundamental development’ had taken place in talks with Israel

A senior member of Hamas on Friday said that progress has been made toward a prisoner swap deal with Israel after the Gaza-based terrorist group sent a proposal to Jerusalem earlier this week, The Times of Israel reports.
Hamas politburo…

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Jewish Democrat introduces bill to make two-state solution US policy, condition aid to Israel

Jewish Democratic Rep. Andy Levin (D-Mich.) is introducing legislation that would make a two-state solution official U.S. policy.

Named the “Two-State Solution Act,” it states that “only the outcome of a two-state solution can both ensure the state of Israel’s survival as a democratic state and a national home for the Jewish people and fulfill…

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Israel, US said to discuss ‘plan B’ if Iran nuclear talks don’t resume

Israeli and US officials held secret talks last week to discuss a “plan B” in the event talks with Iran aimed at saving an unraveling nuclear deal aren’t renewed, according to a report on Wednesday.

EU-mediated negotiations began in Vienna in April aimed at reviving a 2015 nuclear agreement between Tehran and world powers — an accord left…

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Los Angeles teachers union to consider BDS resolution

United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA), the country’s second-largest teachers union, will consider a resolution supporting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel at its September meeting tonight, the third time in two weeks that an anti-Israel resolution is being considered in a large city, following failed attempts in the city…

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Ukraine passes legislation effectively outlawing antisemitism

Ukraine’s parliament passed a law Wednesday defining antisemitism and banning it in the country. The bill was approved by 283 votes, pending approval by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to enter into force.

“The lack of a clear definition of antisemitism in the Ukrainian legislation does not allow for the proper classification of crimes…

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Iran Joining the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

Members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) unanimously agreed on Friday to elevate Iran to full membership. The Islamic Republic of Iran’s entry into the SCO strengthens Tehran’s relationships with China and Russia and demonstrates the need for more unity among Israel, the United States, and its Arab partners about the challenges…

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$1 billion in Iron Dome funding introduced in Congress as separate bill

US Democrats introduced standalone legislation late Wednesday to provide Israel with $1 billion for its Iron Dome missile defense system after the funding was struck off a government spending bill amid pressure from progressive lawmakers.

“The United States’ commitment to the security of our friend and ally Israel is ironclad. Replenishing…

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The US is aiding Lebanon’s self-destruction

Lebanon is in the midst of an historic economic crisis. The country has ground to a halt due to lack of energy supplies. Its currency has been decimated. Unemployment has skyrocketed. Its soldiers cannot be paid. The Biden administration recently announced a plan to prop up the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) with $47 million, but that’s not what…

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Trump Admin Sanctions on Iran Decimated Regime’s Global Trade, Report Says

Trump administration sanctions on Iran decimated the hardline regime’s trade with the world’s largest economies, knocking it from $46 billion in 2019 to $28 billion in 2020, according to a non-public report sent by the Biden administration to Congress earlier this month.

The roughly $18 billion decrease in trade was a significant blow to Iran’s…

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Poll: Nearly 80% of Palestinians want Mahmoud Abbas to resign

Some 78 percent of Palestinians want to see long-ruling Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas step down, according to a Palestinian public opinion survey released on Tuesday.

The survey was conducted by Khalil Shikaki, a veteran Palestinian pollster who directs the Palestinian Center for Survey and Policy Research. According to Shikaki,…

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House Democrats Remove Iron Dome Money in Government Funding Bill

House Democrats have stripped a provision of the government funding bill that would have provided $1 billion toward Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system.

The provision was reportedly removed due to criticism from progressives in the House, including Representatives Alexandrio Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib…

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Iran’s Raisi hits out at US sanctions in harshly critical maiden UNGA speech

Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi on Tuesday slammed US sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic as a mechanism of war and oppression, in a harshly critical first UN address as head of state.
“Sanctions are the new US way of war with the nations of the world,” Raisi said in a pre-recorded video message from Tehran broadcast before the UN General…

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Iran a ‘clear danger to Middle East,’ says Foreign Ministry after Raisi speech

Tehran finances terrorism, poses a global threat and must never be allowed to obtain nuclear weapons, the Foreign Ministry said in response to the speech of new Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi to the United Nations Geberal Assembly (UNGA) on Tuesday.

“Raisi continues to fool the international community in a speech filled with lies and…

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Cut out of US spending bill, Iron Dome funding to be brought to a vote this week

US House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said Tuesday the $1 billion funding of Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system would be brought for a separate vote this week after it was left off a government spending bill.

Speaking on the House floor, Hoyer said he would bring the replenishing of Iron Dome as a standalone vote later this week. The…

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Mike Pence named No. 1 on 2021 list of Israel’s ‘Top Christian Allies’

Former US vice president Mike Pence took the first slot in the Israel Allies Foundation (IAF) annual list of Top Christian Allies. The list was released on Monday in honor of Sukkot.

“Recognizing the heroic work of our Christian supporters is an important display of our gratitude toward them,” said IAF President Josh Reinstein. “It is only due…

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Nuclear talks between Iran and world powers to resume within a few weeks

Iran said on Tuesday that talks with world powers over reviving its 2015 nuclear deal would resume in a few weeks, the official Iranian news agency IRNA reported.

“Every meeting requires prior coordination and the preparation of an agenda. As previously emphasized, the Vienna talks will resume soon and over the next few weeks,” Iranian Foreign…

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Poll finds most in US Jewish fraternity and sorority saw antisemitism on campus

A survey of members of AEPi and AEPhi, the most prominent national Jewish fraternity and sorority, found that large numbers of respondents have experienced antisemitism on campus.

The survey also found that about half of respondents have felt the need to hide their Jewish identity on campus or in virtual campus settings. A slim majority said…