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Israel orders high alert at all West Bank crossings after overnight ramming

Defense Minister Benny Gantz ordered checkpoints across the West Bank to go on high alert on Monday following a ramming attack earlier in the morning in which a security guard was seriously wounded, his office said.

The development comes amid a surge in so-called “lone-wolf” Palestinian attacks against Israelis and a general increase in…

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West Bank security guard injured in ramming attack, terrorist killed

A security guard at the Tanim crossing in the West Bank was moderately injured by a vehicle coming from the Palestinian side of the crossing in a suspected attack on Monday.

The guard, a 34-year-old male, was standing at the crossing when the driver accelerated and hit him.

MDA medics and paramedics found the guard lying on the ground. He…

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Top UAE adviser makes rare trip to Iran, seeking to boost strained ties

The national security adviser of the United Arab Emirates met Monday with his Iranian counterpart and the country’s hard-line president in Tehran, a major visit for the Gulf Arab federation that has long viewed the Islamic Republic as its main regional threat.

The visit by Sheikh Tahnoon bin Zayed Al Nahyan comes as the Emirates and Saudi…

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Boise, Idaho Anne Frank Memorial Again Targeted With Antisemitic Vandalism

Police in Boise, Idaho are investigating after a memorial dedicated to Anne Frank — the Dutch Jewish girl who kept a diary while hiding from the Nazis during World War II — was found defaced with antisemitic vandalism Saturday, nearly a year after a similar incident.

The Boise Police Department said Saturday that the graffiti was found in…

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Gantz: There may come a time when we will have no choice but to act on Iran

Israel has to do “everything it can” in order to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, if not “there may be a point when we will have no choice but to act,” Defense Minister Benny Gantz said Thursday.

Gantz made the comments to the Ynet News site ahead of his trip to the United States where he will meet with his American counterpart and…

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House members call on SEC to review Unilever filings over Ben & Jerry’s Israel boycott

A bipartisan group of House members sent a letter on Wednesday to Gary Gensler, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), calling for an updated disclosure of regulatory filings of Unilever, following its decision not to sell Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream in the West Bank and east Jerusalem.

Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5), Ritchie Torres…

US senators seek sanctions on Iran over alleged plot to kidnap journalist

Democratic and Republican US senators announced legislation on Thursday that would impose sanctions over an alleged plot by Iranian intelligence agents to kidnap Iranian-born US journalist Masih Alinejad.

Democrat Ben Cardin and Republican Pat Toomey said their legislation would seek to hold Iran accountable for the plot and prevent any further…

Hitler Stickers Appear at Dickinson College Jewish Center Near Harrisburg, Pa.

Police are investigating an antisemitic incident at the Milton B. Asbell Center for Jewish Life at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa.

Someone placed stickers with Hitler’s image at the Jewish center, which has a student lounge and vegetarian kitchen open to all, reported ABC News 27 on Sunday night.

Rabbi Marley Weiner, director of the…

Florida Cops Searching for Suspect Who Hung Antisemitic ’88’ Banner Outside Jewish Center

Police in Florida are searching for a suspect who was captured on CCTV while vandalizing a Jewish community center.

The police department in the city of Homestead, which lies in Miami-Dade County, on Thursday released photos of the suspect who hung an antisemitic banner on the fence outside the Homestead Jewish Center early last Saturday…

Finland’s capital attack on Israel

It seems that there are still some politicians in Europe that haven’t learnt lessons from past atrocities.

The leading newspaper in Finland, Helsingin Sanomat, reported on recently that the city of Helsinki, the capital of Finland, intends to attack Israel with the help of its procurement lawyers. The story centers around a decision that the…

Defense Min. Benny Gantz to fly to US for security meetings

Israel’s Defense Minister Benny Gantz is set to fly to the United States next week for an official visit to conduct a series of meetings centered on security issues, likely centered on Iran.

During his visit, Gantz will meet with Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

The visit comes as Israel is stepping up…

UNRWA on brink of collapse, can’t pay salaries

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) is “on the brink of collapse” and can’t pay its November salaries on time, Commissioner-General Phillipe Lazzarini said.

“Decades of investment in excellent services now risk being reversed,” Lazzarini said in a statement he put out about the crisis on Wednesday. He…

New York hate crimes unit probing vandalism of menorah in Queens

After a large public menorah was knocked into the street in Queens, New York Governor Kathy Hochul has instructed the US state police Hate Crimes Task Force to investigate the incident.

“Jewish New Yorkers should be able to celebrate Hanukkah without being subjected to acts of antisemitic hate,” Hochul tweeted Tuesday night, calling the damage…

Bennett to Blinken: US must immediately halt Iran talks over ‘nuclear blackmail’

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett called on the United States on Thursday to immediately halt the ongoing negotiations in Vienna over Iran’s nuclear weapons program.

Bennett spoke on Thursday with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, in a conversation that largely focused on the Iranian talks, according to a statement from the Prime Minister’s…

Israeli Border Police thwart stabbing attack near Givat Ze’ev

Israeli Border Police thwarted a stabbing on Wednesday morning at the Al-Jib crossing outside of Givat Ze’ev, northwest of Jerusalem, a statement by a spokesman for the unit revealed.

According to the statement, a 43-year-old Palestinian drove up to the checkpoint, and was spotted by troops on duty to be holding a knife.

When they aimed…

Hundreds attend menorah-lighting in Pennsylvania day after it was vandalized

Hundreds of people attended the lighting of the menorah in Lancaster, Pa., on Sunday night—the first night of the eight-day holiday of Hanukkah—a day after it was badly damaged.

The menorah’s metal arms were found bent on Saturday morning, making it unusable, reported Lancaster Online.

A local blacksmith helped repair the menorah, making it…

Jewish passengers celebrating Hanukkah attacked on London bus

A bus full of Jewish passengers was attacked by antisemites in London, The Jewish Chronicle claimed on Wednesday.

A video, which was shared by the non-profit organization, shows a group of men throwing Nazi salutes, giving the middle finger, spitting on the passengers and then slamming their fists on the bus door and windows.

A bus full of…

Iran backtracks on previous months of nuclear talks

Everything previously discussed in talks for Iran and the US to return to the 2015 nuclear deal is still negotiable, Iran’s top negotiator Ali Bagheri said on Tuesday, as the revived talks went into their second day.

The remarks contradict EU negotiator Enrique Mora’s report at the close of negotiations on Monday, that they were building upon…