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Jerusalem police on high alert ahead of Passover Seder, second Friday of Ramadan

The Israel Police have directed hotels across the country to ramp up security ahead of the Passover Seder, which this year falls on the second Friday of Ramadan. Amid the tense security situation in the country, there is concern that terrorist organizations are planning a repeat of the 2002 Passover bombing of the Park Hotel in Netanya, in which…

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Gantz: Iran close to 90% uranium enrichment

Iran is dangerously close to enriching uranium to 90 percent, or military-grade, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz said on Monday.

Addressing a policy forum hosted by the Washington Institute, Gantz said, “As we know, Iran is continuing its uranium enrichment and expanding its capabilities and they are close to 90% enrichment, once they…

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Bennett, Barlev visit as Tel Aviv bar hit in deadly terror attack reopens

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Internal Security Minister Omer Balev were among dozens of people who came to Tel Aviv’s Ilka bar as it reopened on Monday, just four nights after a terrorist opened fire on the site, killing 3 and wounding 13.

“I came here tonight to give strength to the bar’s owners and local residents. A really difficult…

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Palestinian Authority long been ‘speaking in two voices,’ says former Israeli defense official

The Palestinian Authority has been “speaking in two voice” for a long time, promoting moderate messages to Western and Israeli ears on the one hand, and radical messages internally for public Palestinian consumption on the other, a former Israeli defense official has said.

Ra’ad Hazem, a Palestinian terrorist who murdered three Israeli…

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IDF arrests 20 security suspects in overnight Judea and Samaria raids

Israeli security forces arrested 20 terror suspects overnight Tuesday in a series of raids in Judea and Samaria, according to the Israeli military.

One of the suspects was allegedly involved in the attack on Joseph’s Tomb near Nablus/Shechem on Sunday.

Israeli forces conducted “extensive counterterrorism activity in Judea and Samaria based…

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After slow start, Israel’s ‘aliyah’ machine for Ukraine kicks into gear

The Ukraine war has led to a wave of aliyah from the war-torn country, along with a wave of criticism as organizations managing that immigration came under fire for not working faster. On March 18, the Israeli daily Israel Hayom pointed out that it was easier to enter Israel as a non-Jewish refugee than as a Jewish immigrant. A week later and the…

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Biden will not remove IRGC from terrorist list

President Joe Biden is rejecting Iran’s demand that the United States remove the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps from the US list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations, a move that has officials pessimistic about the prospects of a US reentry into the Iran nuclear deal.

Iran wants the terrorist designation removed for their military branch as a…

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Palestinian stabs policeman at Ashkelon construction site, is shot and killed

A policeman was lightly wounded after being stabbed by a Palestinian man early Tuesday in the southern city of Ashkelon, police said. The assailant was shot and killed.

The incident occurred when the officer approached to investigate the man, who was acting suspiciously. During the check, the man drew a knife and stabbed the officer.


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Palestinians vandalize, set fire to Joseph’s Tomb; PM decries ‘shocking destruction’

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett joined the condemnation on Sunday of the overnight arson and vandalism of Joseph’s Tomb near the West Bank city of Nablus, saying he was appalled by the images of the damage to the shrine.

“During the night Palestinians destroyed Joseph’s Tomb. Dozens of Palestinian rioters in a campaign of destruction simply…

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Terrorist killed after stabbing Border Police officer in Hebron

A Palestinian woman was killed by Israeli security forces at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron on Sunday after she stabbed a Border Police officer in the neck.

The officer sustained minor wounds in the attack, the Kiryat Arba Municipality said in a statement.

This is the latest incident in a spate of recent terrorist attacks across the…

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Amid terror wave, incitement to violence floods Palestinian social media

As a series of deadly terror attacks rocked Israeli cities in recent weeks, Palestinian social media seethed with incitement supporting the violence and encouraging future attackers.

Fourteen people have died so far in four attacks across the country, the bloodiest wave of violence the Jewish state has seen in years. Palestinian Authority…

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Two Jews shot, wounded while trying to reach Joseph’s Tomb in West Bank

Two Jews were shot and wounded while trying to reach Joseph’s Tomb near the West Bank city of Nablus, the Israel Defense Forces said Monday morning.

The two men, part of the Bratslav Hasidic community, were attempting to get to the shrine without having coordinated with the military, which usually oversees visits by Jewish worshipers.


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Syria’s new demographics create recruitment options for Iran, Hezbollah

The Israel Defense Forces has identified a new threat in the form of demographic changes in Syria resulting in a significant rise in Shi’ite and Alawite populations, according to a recent report by Israel Hayom.

“The concern is that as the distress of Syrian civilians increases, Iran and Hezbollah will exploit the situation to recruit Shi’ite…

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Hamas is looking for battles with Israel away from Gaza

Since the May 2021 war with Israel, Hamas’s main goal has been to make sure that the flames do not spread to the Gaza Strip. That’s why it has been focusing its efforts on instigating and encouraging violence in Jerusalem, the West Bank and among the Israeli-Arabs, while maintaining calm with Israel on the Gaza Strip front.

Despite the…

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35-year-old critically wounded in Tel Aviv attack succumbs to wounds, raising death count to 3

Barak Lufan, who was critically wounded in last night’s terror shooting in Tel Aviv has succumbed to his wounds at Ichilov Medical Center, the hospital announces.

The 35-year-old father of three grew was a resident of Givat Shmuel and grew up in Kibbutz Ginosar.

He was a coach on Israel’s Paralympic team and head coach of the Israeli…

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Top foreign diplomats, envoys condemn ‘appalling’ terror attack in Tel Aviv

Senior foreign officials and ambassadors to Israel condemned the deadly terror attack in Tel Aviv on Thursday night.

Two people were killed and numerous others wounded in the shooting attack on Dizengoff Street as it was crowded with Israelis marking the end of the work week at restaurants, bars and cafes. The terrorist, a Palestinian from…

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Tel Aviv terror victims named as 27-year-olds Tomer Morad, Eytam Magini

The two victims of the terrorist shooting attack in Tel Aviv were named on Friday as Tomer Morad and Eytam Magini, two friends both aged 27 and originally from Kfar Saba.

The pair were at the Ilka bar on Dizengoff Street Thursday evening when a Palestinian terrorist opened fire at the crowded venue. Numerous others were wounded in the attack.

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Israelis showcase drones and robots that can lower risk to soldiers, decrease collateral damage

Miniature indoor drones and robots will go a long way to avoiding collateral damage and reducing risk to frontline soldiers in future urban warfare, Israeli and American defense officials said on Tuesday.

They spoke as 20 startup companies specializing in robotics and mini-drones took part in a competition held in Yeruham in southern Israel…