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Nuclear talks between Iran and world powers to resume within a few weeks

Iran said on Tuesday that talks with world powers over reviving its 2015 nuclear deal would resume in a few weeks, the official Iranian news agency IRNA reported.

“Every meeting requires prior coordination and the preparation of an agenda. As previously emphasized, the Vienna talks will resume soon and over the next few weeks,” Iranian Foreign…

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Poll finds most in US Jewish fraternity and sorority saw antisemitism on campus

A survey of members of AEPi and AEPhi, the most prominent national Jewish fraternity and sorority, found that large numbers of respondents have experienced antisemitism on campus.

The survey also found that about half of respondents have felt the need to hide their Jewish identity on campus or in virtual campus settings. A slim majority said…

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Controversial UN conference on reparations, racism slammed by Pompeo as being ‘laced with anti-Semitism’

As world leaders gather for this week’s United Nations General Assembly the United States, Australia, Canada and Germany are among at least 19 countries boycotting one of the banner events over accusations of anti-Semitism and anti-Israel bias.
The event, known as Durban IV, has the theme of “Reparations, racial justice and equality for people of…

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Khamenei Reaffirms Iran’s Antisemitic Ban on Competing Against Israeli Athletes

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei reiterated the country’s longstanding policy of not allowing Iranian athletes to compete against Israelis at a reception on Saturday for Iranian Olympic medalists from the 2020 Tokyo Games.

“Any Iranian athlete worthy of the name cannot shake hands with a representative of the criminal regime in…

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Is the PA going to deceive the US into opening the PLO offices in DC?

Since its creation in 1995, the Palestinian Authority has created the most comprehensive system for funding, incentivizing, and rewarding terror and terrorism. As part of the policy that has been dubbed the PA’s “Pay-for-Slay” policy, the PA has paid billions of shekels/dollars/euros to terrorists and their families. According to Atef Abd…

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Report: Israel assassinated Iran’s top nuclear scientist with remote-controlled AI ‘killer robot’

Last year’s assassination of Iran’s top nuclear scientist was carried out by Israel through a state-of-the-art remotely controlled “killer robot,” according to a New York Times report published Saturday and based on interviews with American, Israeli and Iranian officials.
Israel has never commented on the November 2020 killing of nuclear…

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Israel commemorates 48th anniversary of Yom Kippur War

Israeli officials and bereaved families gathered at Jerusalem’s Mount Herzl on Sunday to commemorate the 48th anniversary of the 1973 Yom Kippur War.

“Something within us changed 48 years ago,” said Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in his address. “The Yom Kippur War proved how dangerous complacency and arrogance can be. It taught us a…

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Last two escaped prisoners arrested in Jenin, ending manhunt

The last two escapees from Gilboa Prison earlier this month, Munadil Nafayat and Iham Kahamji, were arrested on Saturday night by Israeli forces in Jenin, putting an end to a nearly two-week-long manhunt.

The arrest was made by the IDF, Shin Bet and police special forces, based on intelligence from the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency).


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Israeli baseball team wins silver in European Championship, its best result ever

Israel’s national baseball team, which made history this summer by taking part in the Tokyo Olympics, won a silver medal Sunday in the European Championships, losing 4-9 to the Netherlands in the final.

Only a handful of the predominantly American Olympic team members also competed in the European Championships. The majority of the current team…

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Israel won’t interfere with Hezbollah-run oil shipments from Iran to Lebanon

Israel won’t move to stop Iran shipments of fuel to Lebanon, amid the serious economic and energy crisis plaguing the neighboring country, according to a senior military official and a television report on Thursday.
Dozens of trucks carrying Iranian diesel arrived in Lebanon on Thursday, the first in a series of deliveries organized by the…

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‘Islamist’ plot to attack German synagogue on Yom Kippur foiled; 4 arrested

A 16-year-old Syrian boy and three other people were detained on Thursday in connection with a suspected plan for an Islamic extremist attack on a synagogue in the German city of Hagen, authorities said.
The case revived memories of an attack two years ago outside a synagogue in the eastern German city of Halle, when a neo-Nazi gunman sought to…

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Bennett cheers ‘groundbreaking’ Abraham Accords on 1-year anniversary

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Friday marked the one-year anniversary of the Abraham Accords by hailing the “groundbreaking” agreements that saw Israel normalize ties with the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Morocco.
Bennett, who had not publicly commented on the accords since becoming prime minister, praised the “new and groundbreaking…

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Blinken says U.S. to help foster Israel’s ties with Arab states

he United States will help foster Israel’s growing ties with Bahrain, Morocco and the United Arab Emirates as well as Sudan and Kosovo while encouraging other countries to normalise ties with Israel, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Friday.
Speaking at an event marking the first anniversary of Abraham Accords, U.S.-brokered…

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New Jersey set to shed $182M in Unilever assets over Ben & Jerry’s boycott

New Jersey is poised to become the latest state to divest from the British Unilever company over Ben & Jerry’s decision this summer to stop selling its products in Judea and Samaria and parts of Jerusalem.

In a Sept. 2 letter addressed to Unilever CEO Alan Jope, New Jersey’s director of the Division of Investment (DOI) Shoaib Khan said the…

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US announces $7M bounty on senior Hezbollah official

The FBI has offered a $7 million reward for tips that lead to the arrest of Talal Hamiyah, who heads the branch of Hezbollah that coordinates and executes terrorist attacks outside Lebanon, Al Arabiya reported Monday.

The US State Department’s Rewards for Justice program posted a Twitter message explaining that as head of Hezbollah’s External…

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UAE seeks staggering $1 trillion in economic ties with Israel over next decade

A year after the photo-ops in Washington DC and the breathless reports from the footsteps of the Burj Khalifa, the United Arab Emirates believes that economic activity with Israel could reach more than $1 trillion over the next decade.
That stratospheric figure was touted this week by Emirati Minister of Economy Abdulla bin Touq Al-Marri during a…

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Iran president selects hardline cabinet to drive hard bargain with U.S.

Iran, emboldened by the messy U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, is betting that its new hardline cabinet — including Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri Kani — can force concessions in talks on Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.
Bagheri, a hardline senior diplomat, was named on Tuesday to replace Abbas Araqchi, a seasoned pragmatist…

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Rediscovered: Leonard Cohen lyrics of fighting with ‘brothers’ in Yom Kippur War

When the Yom Kippur War broke out in the fall of 1973, legendary Canadian singer Leonard Cohen was moved to come to Israel to try and help the Jewish state, which was facing the most serious threat to its short existence.
Convinced by Israeli artists to join them and come down to the Sinai desert where the battle was raging against the invading…