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Hamas is busy in Istanbul, and Jerusalem is worried

The Israeli security establishment is warning the country’s political echelon not to get over excited about the possibility of improving relations with Turkey.

While the possibility of a meeting in Istanbul between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Israeli President Isaac Herzog—which Erdoğan mentioned only a few days ago—is sparking…

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Israel defenders slam Amnesty International over ‘diplomatic lynch against the Jewish state’

A new report by Amnesty International UK set to be published on Feb. 1 accuses Israel of “apartheid” and “institutionalized and systematic discrimination against Palestinians.” Amnesty said it has “concluded that Israel has perpetrated the international wrong of apartheid as a human-rights violation and a violation of public international law.”

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Blinken calls Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to discuss relations, reform

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke on the phone with Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas on Monday.

According to a U.S. State Department readout of the call by spokesman Ned Price, the two discussed the Biden administration’s goal of strengthening America’s relationship with the P.A. and the Palestinian people, in addition to…

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Israel to participate in large scale naval exercise led by the US 5th fleet

The Israeli Navy is for the first time ever, taking part in one of the largest American-led naval drills alongside dozens of other countries in the Red Sea.

“The Israeli Navy will join 60 naval fleets for the US Navy-led “IMX” International Naval Exercise,” the IDF said. “For the first time, our Flotilla 3 & Underwater Warfare Unit will…

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Israel said ready to sell Iron Dome to UAE, build regional defenses against Iran

In the wake of a missile attack launched during President Isaac Herzog’s landmark visit to Abu Dhabi, apparently by the Iran-backed Houthis, Israel is reportedly planning to advance the sale of missile defense systems to the United Arab Emirates.

Channel 13 news reported Monday that talks were underway for the sale of a number of weapons…

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How Neo-Nazi movements thrive in the Digital Age

International Holocaust Remembrance Day, marked last week, falls each year on January 27, the day the Red Amy liberated Auschwitz in 1945, and commemorates the 6 million Jews along with countless members of other minorities exterminated by the Nazis and their helpers.

It is our duty to remember, but we must also pay heed to the current…

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Suspect arrested after Chicago synagogue vandalized, man assaulted

Chicago Police arrested a person of interest after the F.R.E.E. Chabad synagogue in Chicago and a number of other Jewish institutions were vandalized over the weekend, local community members reported on Sunday night.

The Concerned Citizens League (CCL), a group of Jewish community members in Chicago who work to train community members in…

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Israeli-Palestinian peace will not come through Palestinians

The Palestinians do not have a partner for peace in Israel, Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said Monday.

Speaking during the weekly meeting of the PA cabinet in Ramallah, he criticized Prime Minister Naftali Bennett for opposing the establishment of a Palestinian state.

The PA leadership condemned Bennett’s remarks,…

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Herzog opens Israel’s national day at Dubai Expo, celebrates Israel-UAE ties

“Expo 2020 Dubai is a reminder of what can be accomplished when we work together to break down borders by connecting minds and imagining a different future,” President Isaac Herzog said on Monday as he launched Israel’s national day at Expo 20 in Dubai, following a ceremonial welcome in the central plaza where Hatikva, Israel’s national anthem was…

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Houthis launch missile at UAE during Israeli president’s visit

The United Arab Emirates intercepted a ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s Houthis early on Monday, according to the UAE Defense Ministry.

The missile was intercepted right after midnight, according to the ministry. The missile debris fell in an uninhabited area, causing no damage or casualties. There was no indication as to whether the missile…

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US and Iran ‘in ballpark’ of possible nuclear deal, says White House official

A senior White House official said Thursday that the United States and Iran are “in the ballpark of a possible deal” in Vienna, while also clarifying that Washington is “very prepared” for the “pretty likely” scenario that there won’t be an agreement.

Iran and world powers are in the midst of an eighth round of negotiations aimed at reviving…

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Haunted by Holocaust, Israeli charity assists Afghans fleeing Taliban rule

When Israeli lawyer Inbar Nacht saw pictures last year of Afghans desperately trying to escape their homeland, she thought of her relatives who were murdered in the Holocaust and knew she had to act.

She and her husband Marius had founded a charity in 2020 that has worked on a range of initiatives, from assisting the elderly and disabled to…

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5 dead, 30 hurt in Houthi missile strike on Yemen’s Marib

At least five people were killed and 34 injured in what Yemeni-government media said was a Houthi missile strike on Marib city on Wednesday night, state news agency SABA said on Friday.

A resident and a medical source said a missile on Wednesday had fallen next to a military building in the al-Matar area.

Marib city is the Yemeni…

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More than 15,000 Holocaust survivors passed away last year

Over the past year, 15,324 Holocaust survivors died in Israel, according to data published on Wednesday by the country’s Social Equality Ministry.

According to the report, published by the ministry’s Holocaust Survivors’ Rights Authority on the eve of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, there are currently 165,800 survivors in Israel, 90%…

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2 border guards lightly hurt by friendly fire while trying to thwart drug-smuggling

Two Border Police officers were lightly wounded after they were mistakenly identified by soldiers as drug-runners in a firefight during a massive overnight smuggling operation on the Egyptian border, the Israel Defense Forces said Thursday.

According to an IDF spokesperson, there were at least nine smuggling attempts along the frontier…

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Israel set on discrediting UN probe that may label it ‘apartheid’

The Foreign Ministry is planning a campaign to head off any potential criticism of Israel and accusations of “apartheid” in a United Nations commission set up to probe last May’s conflict between Israel and Gaza terror groups, as well an ongoing investigation into the conflict, according to a Wednesday report.

According to the Axios news site,…

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Tennessee school board removes iconic Holocaust novel from curriculum

A Tennessee school board voted unanimously to remove “Maus,” Art Spiegelman’s graphic novel about his father’s Holocaust experience, from its curriculum after board members raised objections about curse words, nude drawings, and “not wise or healthy” content within it.

Spiegelman, who won a 1992 Pulitzer Prize for the book, told CNBC that the…

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US grapples over putting Houthis back on Foreign Terror Organization List

The Houthis, officially known as Ansar Allah, have attacked the United Arab Emirates two times in as many weeks. The second attack came on Monday when the Yemen-based group launched two ballistic missiles at the UAE capital of Abu Dhabi, leading U.S. troops at the nearby Al Dhafra Airbase to shelter in bunkers. Unlike the first attack, which…