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He survived multiple tours of duty in hostile nations, only to be killed on the streets of our greatest ally. Americans were shocked when Taylor Force, a U.S. Army veteran visiting Israel, was stabbed to death in Tel Aviv. His killing brought to the forefront of America’s conscience the inconvenient truth that U.S. tax dollars were being used in…

Top Iranian general: ‘The Saud clan are actually the Jews who fought Muhammad’

A senior Iranian general said last week that the House of Saud are actually the same Jews that once resisted Muhammad.

In an address aired by Iran’s Bushehr TV on Jan. 7, Gen. Alireza Tangsiri, the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy, said, “We cannot bear to see injustice in a Muslim country that is perpetrated by the…

Nuclear talks in Vienna moving ‘too slowly,’ says French foreign minister

Negotiations in Vienna over a possible return to the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement are proceeding slowly despite signs of progress in late December, France’s foreign minister said on Tuesday.

“They are slow, too slow and that creates a gap that jeopardizes the chance of finding a solution that respects the interests of all sides,” said Jean-Yves…

Iran calls for US to unfreeze Afghanistan’s overseas funds

Iran’s foreign minister called for the United States to unblock access to Afghanistan’s overseas assets after meeting with a Taliban delegation in Tehran.
“The assets of Afghanistan blocked by America… should be used for humanitarian purposes and improvement of the living conditions in Afghanistan,” Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein…

Casket draped in Nazi flag at Catholic funeral sparks outrage in Rome

A funeral procession outside a local church in Rome featured a casket wrapped in a Nazi swastika flag, sparking outrage in the Italian capital.

The Roman Catholic Church strongly condemned the incident on Tuesday. In a statement, the Vicariate of Rome described the incident as “serious, offensive, and unacceptable.”

The Italian news site…

Jewish groups urge Senate to approve supplemental Iron Dome funding

Eight Jewish and pro-Israel groups pen a letter to the US Senate urging it to move forward with supplemental funding to replenish the Iron Dome missile defense system.

“Withholding funding for our closest ally while terrorists continue to threaten their people puts Israel in grave danger, increases the likelihood of innocent Palestinian and…

Chase shuts down NYC ATM that gave $100 bills with Nazi symbols

A New York City ATM was shut down by Chase Bank after a woman making a withdrawal reportedly received cash stamped with a swastika and Nazi iconography, Newsweek reported.

The woman in question, Upper East Side resident Robyn Roth-Moise, a 65-year-old Jewish photographer, took to social media on Saturday to share pictures of the 100-dollar…

New bomb shelters will be built for Israeli daycares near Gaza

For the first time in five years, the Defense Ministry and IDF will build shelters for about 30 daycares in the southern city of Sderot and communities of the Gaza Strip envelope.

The recommendation to begin the project was approved by Defense Minister Benny Gantz and the list of localities where the shelters will be built has been approved by…

Iran reveals ‘untold story’ of arming Palestinians in Gaza

Iranian media, to mark the anniversary of the death of Qasem Soleimani, have provided unique new details about Iran’s support for Palestinian groups.

In a recent article from the Tasnim News branch located in Damascus, a report claims to provide new details on the “untold” story of how the Islamic Republic ran guns and technology to Palestinian…

Under economic and geopolitical pressure, Erdoğan attempts to make nice with Israel

In a virtual discussion held by the Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET), Turkish scholar and former politician Aykan Erdemir said Jews should be wary of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s outreach efforts towards Jews and Israel.

After nearly two decades of increasingly anti-Semitic and anti-Israel rhetoric, Erdoğan has begun making…

Israeli lawmakers herald launch of Abraham Accords Caucus in Congress

Israeli lawmakers welcomed the launch of the Abraham Accords Caucus this week in Congress.

The new caucus on Capitol Hill in Washington will be launched as a bipartisan initiative by Democrats and Republicans in both the Senate and the House of Representatives.

It will be co-chaired by Sens. James Lankford (R-Okla.), Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.),…

Lebanon hit by nationwide blackout after protesters storm substation

Lebanon was hit by a nationwide blackout on Saturday night after protesters stormed a substation near the town of Aramoun, the Électricité du Liban (EDL) company announced.

The company stated that protesters stormed the station “not caring about endangering their personal safety and the safety of the station’s workers” and tampered with…

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Russia, China and Saudi on Iran’s foreign policy agenda this week

As Iraq’s parliament finally gets moving on establishing a new government, and Iran hosts a delegation from Afghanistan, it is clear that Tehran is seeking to achieve multiple foreign policy goals in the coming months. This means that it is hoping to shore up security in Afghanistan and Iraq while expanding its influence across the Middle East. It…

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Iran rules out prospect of an interim nuclear agreement in Vienna

Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Monday ruled out an interim agreement with world powers, as the sides continue their talks in Vienna aimed at returning to the 2015 nuclear accord.

A spokesman for the ministry, Saeed Khatibzadeh, said Tehran is “looking for a lasting and credible agreement, and no agreement without these two components is on our…

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Bennett: Israel shifting to a concept of ‘consistent offense’ against Iran

Israel is going on the offensive against Iran, and will not be bound by whatever agreement might be reached in Vienna between Iran and world powers, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Monday.

“Iran tops our list of challenges,” said Bennett, during his first appearance before the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee,…

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Top Iranian general: ‘When we strike at America it will be with great force’

The deputy commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said in a recent interview that when the time was right, Iran would strike the United States “with great force.”

In an interview with Hezbollah’s Al-Manar TV on Jan. 4, Admiral Ali Fadavi said that soon, the world would witness America’s full retreat from the Middle East.


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Google acquires Israeli cybersecurity firm Siemplify for a reported $500 million

Alphabet Inc.’s Google announced on Tuesday that it had acquired Israeli cyber security firm Siemplify. Although financial details were not released, Reuters reported that Google paid $500 million in cash for the firm.

The deal marks Google’s first major acquisition of an Israeli company since it bought navigation app Waze in 2013 for $1.1…

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80 percent of Israelis concerned about growing antisemitism worldwide

A recent Israel-wide survey has found that almost 80 percent of Israelis are concerned about anti-Semitism globally, with almost three-quarters of citizens (73 percent) believing anti-Semitism is widespread. More than half (61 percent) believe that the problem of anti-Semitism has only grown stronger during the past five years.