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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…