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4 More F-35is to Land in Israel This Summer, Including Experimental Model

While Israel’s skies are still closed to commercial traffic, four F-35i Adir stealth fighter jets will land in Israel at the beginning of August, including Israeli Air Force’s experimental F-35i that will act as a testbed for the country’s planned modifications.

Another three F-35is will land in Israel in November, bringing the Israel Air Force’s…

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UAE Foreign Minister Says Abu Dhabi, Israel ‘Can Actually Work Together’

As relations between Jerusalem and its Arab neighbors reportedly grow closer behind the scenes, UAE’s Foreign Minister Dr Anwar Gargash said that his country and Israel “can actually work together” despite ongoing political differences.
The foreign minister made the overture during a historic conversation with the American Jewish Committee (AJC)…

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Petition Against Freeing Murderers of Jewish-American Journalist Daniel Pearl Gets Over 10,000 Signatures

A petition being circulated urging Pakistani leaders not to free the killers of Jewish-American journalist Daniel Pearl has over 10,000 signatures and was praised by the murdered journalist’s father on Tuesday.

Pearl was kidnapped in Pakistan in 2002 while on assignment for The Wall Street Journal. He was beheaded by his kidnappers shortly after…

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Christians Help 1,000 Jews Immigrate to Israel Since Start of Coronavirus

A new flight bearing 57 new immigrants from the former Soviet Union arrived at Ben-Gurion Airport Tuesday morning, the latest in the ongoing efforts of organizations involved in aliyah to keep new olim coming despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

The flight was organized by the Jewish Agency and paid for by the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem,…

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10-Day-Old Syrian Baby Flown to Israel for Lifesaving Heart Surgery

A 10-day-old Syrian baby was flown from Cyprus to Israel for life-saving medical treatment, it was announced on Thursday.

Israeli Ambassador to Cyprus Sammy Revel tweeted that the baby had been taken by emergency air ambulance to Israel for a heart operation at the Sheba Medical Center.

Revel said the operation showed “vital cooperation” between…

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Palestinians Reject Second Delivery of COVID-19 Aid From UAE

The Palestinian Authority (P.A.) has rejected a delivery of medical supplies and other aid that arrived in Tel Aviv on Tuesday on a flight from Abu Dhabi. It was the second time in three weeks that the P.A. turned its back on such assistance from the United Arab Emirates.

The first was transported on May 21 in an unmarked Etihad Airways plane….

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Israel Donates Wheelchairs to Coronavirus-Stricken Ecuador

Israel donated a shipment of wheelchairs on Friday to the mayor of Quito, the capital of Ecuador, one of the Latin American nations hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The wheelchairs will contribute to the recovery of patients with Covid19 in the Quito Temporary Care Center,” Amir Sagron — deputy chief of mission and consul of Israel in…

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Start-Up Nonprofit Feeds Over 1,500 Holocaust Survivors Locked Down in NY

With 40 percent of Holocaust survivors in New York City living in poverty, a Long Island entrepreneur is creating ways to raise funds for their care during the COVID-19 lock-down.

In November, when Evan Rosenberg started his “” organization, there were an estimated 40,000 survivors living in the NYC area. In part through the pandemic’s…

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U.S. Military Plane Crashes Into Iraqi Base, No Fatalities

BAGHDAD — A U.S. military plane crashed into an Iraqi military base north of the capital on Monday without causing fatalities, the U.S.-led coalition said.

Separately, a rocket landed on the periphery of Baghdad airport, the Iraqi military said, without providing further details.

There were no reported casualties or damages.

The crash of the…

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Report: Aircraft Strike Iranian-Backed Sites in Syria, 12 Militiamen Killed

Unidentified drones attacked pro-Iranian militia targets overnight Saturday at a base in the eastern suburb of Deir a-Zor in Syria, killing 12 members, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.
According to the report, 12 Iraqi and Afghan activists of the militia were killed and vehicles and ammunition were destroyed. It is…

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‘It’s Time Gulf States Normalized Ties With Israel,’ Former Top Dubai Official Says

Former Dubai Police Chief Lt. Gen. Dhahi Khalfan Tamim sparked controversy over the weekend when, in a series of tweets, he called on of Persian Gulf states and the rest of the Arab world to admit they want to establish open diplomatic relations with Israel, Channel 12 News reported on Saturday.

Tamim, currently deputy police chief, is known as…

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US Court Rules Iran, Syria Liable for Terror Attacks in Israel

A US court has ruled that Iran and Syria are liable for compensation to American citizens wounded and killed in a series of attacks by Palestinians in Israel, including the killing of a US Army veteran.

Judge Randolph D. Moss in US District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that Americans wounded and killed in seven attacks carried out by…

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New Presidential Executive Order Boosts US Efforts for International Religious Freedom

US President Donald Trump signed a new executive order on Tuesday that boosts American efforts to promote religious freedom internationally by providing a $50 million annual budget for educational, training and advocacy programs.

“This executive order fully integrates the president’s vision — a vigorous defense of international religious freedom…

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Using DNA Technology, Israeli Researchers Discern New Clues to Piece Together Dead Sea Scrolls

Using DNA technology, Israeli researchers have uncovered new clues about the origins of the Dead Sea Scrolls, providing a new glimpse into Jewish life during the final days of the Second Temple period.

Researchers from Tel Aviv University, led by Professor Oded Rechavi of the George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences and Professor Noam Mizrahi of…

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Trump Signs the Never Again Education Act Into Law

US President Donald Trump signed the Never Again Education Act, which seeks to expand Holocaust education in the United States, into law on Friday.

The House of Representatives passed the legislation in January, while the Senate did so on May 13.

The new law expands the US Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM)’s education programming to teachers…

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Cameraman Who Criticized Palestinian Authority Fired from Associated Press

Eyad Hamad, a veteran Palestinian cameraman, said on Wednesday that he was fired from the Associated Press (AP) after the Palestinian Authority filed a “complaint” against him.

 Hamad, 63, a resident of Bethlehem, told The Jerusalem Post that the complaint was filed against him because he had criticized the Palestinian security forces for…

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Trump to Sign Never Again Education Act into Law

U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to sign the Never Again Education Act, which seeks to expand Holocaust education in the United States, into law on Thursday, a source familiar with the situation told JNS.

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the legislation in January, while the U.S. Senate did so on May 13.

The upcoming official…

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Netanyahu Participates in Coronavirus Conference With World Leaders

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu participated in a video conference on Wednesday with world leaders dealing with the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

The meeting was the third of its kind, and was hosted by Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz. Participants included Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Danish Prime Minister…