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Bomb threats target ‘Jew filth’ at Jewish centers in a number of US states

Security officials are reporting a spate of bomb threats targeting Jewish institutions in a number of states.

The threats came into Jewish community centers around the country in recent weeks, most recently in Pennsylvania and Missouri, according to Michael Masters, who directs the Secure Community Network, a consultancy that works with…

Jewish students demand Virginia Tech to cancel upcoming speech by known anti-Semite

Jewish students are demanding that the administration of Virginia Tech cancel a March 23 speech by a known anti-Semitic and anti-Zionist speaker.

Steven Salaita, a former professor at the University of Illinois and the Said Chair of American Studies at the American University of Beirut, is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the 2022…

It’s about sending a message: Implications of US delisting Iran Revolutionary Guard

Deputy Foreign Minister Idan Roll was asked Tuesday to explain the government’s public opposition to the reported US intention to delist Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terror group, as a final step in the negotiations to revive the Iran nuclear agreement.

Roll told Kan public radio that the IRGC is a terror organization with…

Israel’s field hospital in Ukraine welcomes first patients as air raid sirens wail

Battling persistent air raid sirens, limited resources, and the shadow of wartime uncertainty, Israel’s state field hospital opened Tuesday afternoon in western Ukraine, with the first patients arriving just minutes after its official opening.

Housed on the grounds of an elementary school in Mostyska, outside Lviv, the NIS 21 million ($6.5…

4 killed, 2 wounded in stabbing attack at Beersheba mall; terrorist shot dead

Four Israelis were killed and two others wounded Tuesday in a ramming and stabbing attack at an outdoor shopping mall in Beersheba officials said, in Israel’s deadliest terror attack in years.

According to police, the assailant first stabbed a woman to death at a gas station in the southern city. He then entered his car and rammed a cyclist,…

Two mothers of 3, a Chabad rabbi, a brother of 4: The terror victims named

The four people killed by an Arab Israeli knifeman in a Beersheba terror attack on Tuesday were named as Doris Yahbas, 49, a mother of three, Laura Yitzhak, 43, also a mother of three, Rabbi Moshe Kravitzky, a father of four, and Menahem Yehezkel, 67, a brother to four.

Yahbas was from Moshav Gilat, west of Beersheba, the Merhavim Regional…

96-year-old Holocaust survivor killed in Russian shelling of Kharkiv

Boris Romantschenko, who survived four Nazi concentration camps during World War II, has been killed by Russian shelling that struck his flat in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, the Buchenwald Memorial foundation said Monday. He was 96 years old.

“It is with dismay that we have to report the violent death of Boris Romantschenko in the war in…

Bennett in Egypt for first-ever trilateral summit with Sissi and UAE crown prince

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett was in Egypt on Monday for the first-ever trilateral summit of Israeli, Egyptian and Emirati leaders, an Egyptian official told The Times of Israel, confirming the premier’s unannounced visit to the Sinai resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh.

Bennett first met with Sissi shortly after arriving in the city, the official…

Iran nuclear agreement will exact ‘high price’ if it goes ahead, ex-intel official warns

A revived Iran nuclear deal is likely close to being done, and if it passes, Israel and the region will end up paying a “high price” for the agreement, a former Israeli intelligence official has cautioned.

Brig. Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser, an ex-Military Intelligence Research Division head for the Israel Defense Forces and former…

Colorado invokes pro-Israel state law to divest pension fund from Ben & Jerry’s

In 2016, Colorado’s state pension fund passed a law pledging economic loyalty to Israel.

That law is now being invoked as the state becomes the seventh to punish ice-cream company Ben & Jerry’s over the company’s 2021 pledge to stop selling ice cream in “occupied Palestinian territories.”

The board of Colorado’s Public Employees’…

UAE ‘shocked’ as US considers removing IRGC from terrorist list

The United Arab Emirates is very unhappy with the US move toward removing the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps from its Foreign Terrorist Organizations list, a source in Abu Dhabi said on Monday.

Some in Abu Dhabi “are in great shock,” and they view the possibility of the IRGC’s designation being removed in the same way as Israel does, the…

In first, undercover cameraman documents life in Tehran for Israeli television

An Iranian dissident has filmed a series of reports from Tehran for Israeli television, depicting the country’s cratering economy, frustrated residents, drug abuse and prostitution.

Channel 12 said the first report in the series, broadcast on Sunday, marked the first time cameras working for Israeli television had operated in Iran since the…

2 Arab Israelis tried to smuggle guns, plan kidnapping for Hezbollah — Shin Bet

Two Israeli residents of the Galilee were arrested last month for operating on behalf of the Lebanese terror group Hezbollah or under orders from Iran, the Shin Bet security agency announced on Sunday.

The two men, Sultan Atallah, 55, from Yarka, and Rami Shammi, 33, from Jadeidi-Makr, have both been convicted in the past of drug smuggling from…

Iranian UAVs downed over Iraq in February were heading for Israel, officials say

Two drones that were reportedly launched from Iran and intercepted by the US-led international coalition in Iraq last month are believed to have been aiming for Israel, officials said Monday.

The incident came days before Israel allegedly launched a strike on a drone warehouse at an airbase in western Iran, prompting Iran’s Islamic…

Israel’s Herzog in France: ‘Nations must stand together against Iran’

“The family of nations must stand together and not let Iran pour more fuel on the flames of hatred—before it is too late,” Israeli President Isaac Herzog told a crowd in Toulouse, France on Sunday.

“The State of Israel will not accept any attempt to dispute or threaten our basic right to exist, as a nation in our homeland,” he said.


Two Israeli Police Officers Wounded in Jerusalem Stabbing Attack

Two Israeli police officers were stabbed in eastern Jerusalem on Sunday, while accompanying a firefighting team.

The stabbing took place in the Ras al-Amud neighborhood and left one police officer, 20, moderately injured and the other lightly injured, Israeli public broadcaster Kan reported.

The assailant, a 23-year-old from the…

Pastor Hagee hails ‘ties that will hold for generations’

A Christian pastor, a Jewish leader, and an Israeli journalist walk into a room and start talking. This is no joke, and it’s not an ordinary event, but this week, all three met in Jerusalem.

John Hagee is one of the most influential Christian pastors in the US, and possibly North America. He has played a founding role in the history of…

4 East Jerusalem residents charged with Hamas ties, planning attacks during Ramadan

Four residents of East Jerusalem were indicted Friday over alleged ties to Hamas, with police prosecutors charging some to have planned attacks in the coming month after conducting weapons training and meetings with terror group officials in Turkey.

Following a lengthy joint investigation with the Shin Bet security agency, police said three of…