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IDF: Palestinian man attempts to stab soldiers at Gush Etzion junction

A Palestinian man attempted to carry out a stabbing attack on IDF soldiers at a hitchhiking station at the Gush Etzion junction in the West Bank on Monday morning, but was shot before he could inflict harm, according to the military.
Initial reports indicated that no Israelis were harmed in the attack, and the terrorist was shot in the hand and…

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In 9/11 Anniversary Message, Al-Qaeda Chief Warns ‘Jerusalem Will Not Be Judaized’

In a video marking 20 years since the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri attacked Arab countries for “collaborating” with the United States, calling them “Zionist Arabs.” Al-Zawahiri also vowed that “Jerusalem will not be Judaized.”
The video was posted to the website of a US NGO, SITE Intelligence Group….

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Lapid in Moscow: If the world doesn’t stop a nuclear Iran, Israel will act

During a visit to Moscow on Thursday, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid told his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, that Iran must be stopped from obtaining nuclear weapons.
“Iran’s march towards a nuclear weapon is not only an Israeli problem, it’s a problem for the entire world,” Lapid said during a press conference following a sit-down meeting with…

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More than 100 headstones smashed at Jewish cemetery in Argentina

More than 100 headstones were smashed at a Jewish cemetery in Argentina that had seen similar damage in 2009.
The vandalism at the Tablada Cemetery in the Buenos Aires area was discovered on Sunday, the Jewish news site Visavis reported.
The headstones were between the cemetery’s older section and the new one, which also contains the remains of…

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Tensions ‘ready to explode’: Palestinian jailbreak sparks fears of escalation

The escape of six Palestinian security prisoners has stirred Palestinian sentiment across the West Bank and Gaza. The situation is not yet spinning out of control, but still serves as a sharp reminder of the powerful meaning the prisoner issue has for Palestinians.
On Wednesday night, several hundred Palestinians demonstrating in solidarity with…

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Algerian judoka gets 10-year ban for refusing to compete against Israeli in Tokyo

The International Judo Federation (IJF) has banned Algerian judoka Fethi Nourine and his coach, Ammar Benkhalaf, from participating in activities or competitions for 10 years after the athlete withdrew from the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games to avoid fighting an Israeli opponent.

The ruling goes into effect starting from July 23. Nourine and his…

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Hundreds riot in West Bank, Jerusalem in support of escaped prisoners

Palestinians clashed with Israeli security forces in the West Bank and east Jerusalem Wednesday night, shortly after riots were carried out by Islamic Jihadists in Israeli prisons.

Some demonstrators clashed with Israeli forces near the Hawara checkpoint south of Nablus.

At the same time, disturbances were reported in other areas in the West…

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Most wanted terrorist may be Taliban interior minister

The Taliban may have selected a terrorist wanted by the United States as the interior minister of the new government they are forming, according to reports.

Sirajuddin Haqqani is the Taliban’s deputy leader and also runs the Haqqani network, a designated terrorist organization. Up until recently the FBI was offering $5 million for information…

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New Zealand, Cyprus to boycott Durban IV conference due to antisemitic stance

New Zealand and Cyprus will not take part in this month’s event marking 20 years since the World Conference Against Racism in Durban, which was marked with antisemitism and anti-Israel statements.

“New Zealand remains strongly committed to combatting racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance,” a spokesperson for the…

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Slovakia apologizes for anti-Jewish laws during World War II

Government issues official apology on 80th anniversary of Jewish Code that stripped Jews of rights

Slovakia on Wednesday apologized for anti-Jewish legislation passed by the country’s fascist regime during World War II which excluded Jews from virtually all aspects of economic and public life.
The government said in a statement that it…

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Why Israel’s transfer to US Central Command could help deter Iran

U.S. Central Command announced Sept. 1 that it has assumed responsibility for U.S. forces in Israel. This positive development reflects changes in Arab-Israeli relations and offers an opportunity to build a more unified and militarily capable American-Israeli-Arab coalition to deter aggression from Iran and its terrorist proxies — one of CENTCOM’s…

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Palestinians decry measures against inmates, assail ‘heroic’ fugitives

The Palestinian Authority and several Palestinian factions on Wednesday warned Israel against punishing Palestinian security prisoners in the aftermath of the escape of six inmates from Gilboa Prison.

They also warned Israel against harming the fugitives or their family members.

Shortly after the jailbreak, the Israel Prison Service…

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UN watchdog: Iran has quadrupled its stocks of 60%-enriched uranium since May

Iran has dramatically increased its production of highly enriched uranium in recent months, while refusing to resume full cooperation with inspectors, the United Nations nuclear watchdog said on Tuesday.
Tehran has quadrupled its stockpile of 60 percent-enriched uranium since May, in open contravention of the 2015 accord with world powers that…

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CIA veteran: Al-Qaeda will rebuild within Afghanistan, seek to attack US again

ALLS CHURCH, Virginia (AP) — The CIA man who briefed former US president George W. Bush on Sept. 11, 2001, and later Barack Obama on the intelligence that led to the killing of Osama bin Laden said Tuesday that he’s convinced the Taliban will invite al-Qaeda to rebuild in Afghanistan.
“There is no doubt in my mind,” said Michael Morell, who twice…

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Arizona’s state treasurer divests all state funds from Ben & Jerry’s for ‘anti-Semitic’ boycott of Israel

Arizona is divesting all public funds from Ben & Jerry’s over the company’s boycott against Israel, state Treasurer Kimberly Yee announced Tuesday.
“As Arizona Treasurer, I’ve divested all state funds from Ben & Jerry’s for boycotting Israel,” Yee tweeted. “Israel is and will continue to be a major trade partner of AZ. #IStandWithIsrael…

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IDF chief says Israel accelerating Iran strike plans, acting throughout Mideast

Israel has “greatly accelerated” preparations for action against Iran’s nuclear program, military chief Aviv Kohavi said in an interview published Monday.

Kohavi told Walla news that “a significant chunk of the boost to the defense budget, as was recently agreed, was intended for this purpose. It’s a very complicated job, with much more…

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IDF strikes in Gaza in response to arson balloon attacks

The Israel Defense Forces carried out a series of retaliatory airstrikes in southern Gaza late Monday night after incendiary balloons from the Hamas-run enclave sparked three fires near Israeli towns bordering the Strip.

The military said it hit a Hamas rocket production facility and training camp in Khan Younis. Footage uploaded to social…

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Hunt underway for six Palestinian terrorists who escaped prison in northern Israel

wide-scale manhunt was underway in Israel on Monday morning, after six Palestinians escaped from a high-security prison in the country’s north. The escapees were soon identified by authorities as members of terrorist groups.

Five belonged to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and one, named Zakaria Zubeidi, was a former commander of the Al-Aqsa…