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Should Israel worry about warming UAE-Iran ties?

An interesting picture popped up on news sites throughout the Middle East this week. At first glance, it stood out for the unusual attire for a diplomatic meeting.

On the left was a man in a kefiyyeh and a blue thobe, the ankle-length robe worn by many Arab men, a pretty standard look in parts of the Middle East, except that it was topped with…

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Antisemitic swastika graffitied at Massachusetts college

A bathroom at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts was vandalized with graffiti of a swastika and antisemitic epithets earlier this week, New England Cable News (NECN) reported on Thursday.

The graffiti was written in black on a bathroom tile, the report said.

The act of vandalism is the third antisemitic incident reported at the women’s…

Iran hopes China ties will help it around US sanctions

Iran’s deputy foreign minister Ali Bagheri Kani, who is also the Iranian chief nuclear negotiator spoke to his Chinese counterpart this week, according to reports in Iran. Tasnim News says that the “Senior Negotiator and Deputy Foreign Minister, this evening (Wednesday, December 8) called Chinese Vice President Zhaosu to discuss the Vienna talks.”…

Iran nuclear talks resume in Vienna, end within an hour

Talks to salvage the 2015 Iran nuclear deal formally resumed on Thursday, with a meeting of the remaining parties to the deal, which does not include the United States, Russia’s top envoy to the talks said on Twitter. The meeting ended within an hour.

“The meeting of the Joint Commission is over. It was rather short and constructive,” Mikhail…

Anti-Israel campus activity vilifies Jewish students in US

A new report by the Anti-Defamation League has found that rhetoric used by anti-Israel groups on US college and university campuses frequently demeans and ostracizes pro-Israel Jewish students, and occasionally descends into antisemitism.

In preparing the study, ADL experts identified what, they said, was “a pattern of anti-Israel groups and…

In Egypt, Lapid and Sissi discuss Iran nuclear threat, Hamas

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid met on Thursday with Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in Cairo, where the two discussed the Iranian threat, and Israel’s attempts to reach an agreement with the Hamas terror group in Gaza.

On Iran, Lapid and Sissi spoke about Tehran’s nuclear program and the threat to regional stability posed by its support…

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Israel, US to discuss military drills to prep for worst-case Iran scenario, US says

Israeli and American military leaders are set to discuss possible military drills to practice destroying Iranian nuclear facilities in a potential worst-case scenario, a senior US official said on Wednesday.

The comment came as the faltering nuclear talks were set to resume on Thursday in Vienna, and as Defense Minister Benny Gantz flew to…

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NYU publication commits itself to supporting BDS

New York University Law’s premier legal journal expressed firm commitment to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel in its 2021-22 edition,released on November 18.

In Vol. 46, the most recent edition of The Harbinger, an online-only publication of the NYU Review of Law & Social Change (RLSC), “solidarity with…

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US reveals its largest-ever grab of weapons shipment by Iran’s Guards

The US Navy made its largest-ever seizure of weaponry from Iran in a haul that included surface-to-air missiles as well as cruise missile parts, the US Justice Department revealed Tuesday.

The weapons were taken from two “flagless vessels” in the Arabian Sea that were delivering the cargo to Iran-backed Houthi insurgents in Yemen in 2019 and…

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34 years after First Intifada, terror attacks still a daily threat in Israel

Thirty-four years after the First Intifada broke out with Palestinian youth at the forefront of the fight against Israeli troops, Palestinian youths have not stopped trying to attack Israeli soldiers and civilians.

On Wednesday morning, a 14-year-old Palestinian girl stabbed a 26-year-old Israeli woman who was walking with her daughter in the…

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Tense talks on Iran’s nuclear program to resume Thursday in Vienna

The European diplomat chairing nuclear talks between Iran and world powers says negotiations in Vienna will resume on Thursday.

Enrique Mora said Wednesday on Twitter that the parties to the 2015 Vienna accord will meet in the Austrian capital after consulting with their governments in recent days.

European diplomats had urged Tehran to come…

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Israeli woman stabbed in east Jerusalem in latest terrorist attack

A woman was stabbed in a terror attack at the entrance to Sheikh Jarrah on Wednesday morning, Israeli authorities reported.

Hamas commented on the incident saying that “the heroic actions in the West Bank and Jerusalem, the most recent of which was the stabbing of a settler in Sheikh Jarrah, prove the greatness of our people whose resistance…

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On This Day: Japan attacks Pearl Harbor, thrusting US into WWII

December 7 marks 80 years since the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, an infamous surprise attack on the pivotal US naval base in Hawaii that ended up thrusting the US into World War II.

Though the US was officially a neutral nation in the ongoing conflict, there was still ongoing tensions as the US had halted shipments of gasoline, machinery…

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After alleged Syria strike, Bennett says Israel fighting ‘bad forces’ night and day

Hours after Syrian mediaaccused Israel of striking the port city of Latakia, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Tuesday that the military was constantly fighting “bad forces” in the Middle East.

“We’re pushing back on the bad forces of this region day and night,” he said in English alongside Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and…

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Israel Said to Up Pressure on US to Strike Iranian Targets as Nuclear Talks Risk Collapse

Israel is preparing to step up pressure on US officials to carry out a military strike on Iran-linked targets, should diplomatic efforts for a nuclear accord with the Islamic Republic fail, according to Hebrew media reports.

Israel’s Defense Minister Benny Gantz and Mossad chief David Barnea will meet in Washington, DC this week to discuss…

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Hamas threatens renewed ‘escalation’ with Israel, slams Egypt over Gaza role

A senior Hamas source on Monday said his terror group was weighing a renewal of violence against Israel in Gaza, while lashing out at Egypt over its role as mediator between the sides.

“We are considering options for an escalation with Israel in light of the continued siege of Gaza and the delay in rehabilitating the Strip,” the unnamed source…

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Iran-Hezbollah help Hamas, Islamic Jihad trounce Israel with propaganda

Iran and Hezbollah are helping Hamas and Islamic Jihad trounce Israel in the broader propaganda war, especially surrounding the Gaza war this past May, according to a report exclusively obtained by The Jerusalem Post.

The report, by Dr. Michael Barak of the The International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) of Reichman University, notes…

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Tense day for Mossad chief Barnea at Langley

Mossad Director David Barnea is expected to walk through the large lobby at the CIA Langley’s wall of stars for fallen intelligence heroes on Monday into one of the most critical and tense meetings of his career.

The fateful questions in the balance: Can Israel influence the US after the shaky first week of Iran nuclear talks, and has Barnea…