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UN atomic watchdog chief set to visit Iran on Tuesday

Rafael Grossi, head of the United Nation’s atomic watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), is expected to visit Iran’s capital Tehran on Tuesday of next week, the organization confirmed Thursday.
A representative for the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran, Behrouz Kamalvandi, informed Iran’s state media that Grossi will meet with…

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House introduces bipartisan bill to award Nuremberg trials prosecutor with Congressional Gold Medal

A bipartisan group of the members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a bill on Thursday to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the last living prosecutor of the Nuremberg trials.

The bill was introduced by Reps. Lois Frankel (D-Fla.), Joe Wilson (R-S.C.), Ted Deutch (D-Fla.), Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.), Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) and Chris…

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Bipartisan lawmakers endorse bill to thwart funding Hamas via cryptocurrency

A bill aimed to cut off funding of the Hamas terror group that rules the Gaza Strip was endorsed on Wednesday by the bipartisan House Problem Solvers Caucus.

The Hamas International Financing Prevention Act would create sanctions against foreign individuals, organizations and governments that assist Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) or…

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UK to label entirety of Hamas as a terrorist organization

The United Kingdom plans to label Hamas in its entirety as a terror organization.

“I welcome the UK’s intention to declare Hamas a terrorist organization in its entirety — because that’s exactly what it is,” Prime Minister Naftali Bennett tweeted.

“Hamas is a radical Islamic group that targets innocent Israelis & seeks Israel’s…

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Brazilian journalist says Brazil would need to kill Jews to grow economy

A journalist working for one of Brazil’s largest broadcasters apologized for saying on TV on Wednesday that the only way his country could match Germany’s wealth is by killing its Jews.

Jose Carlos Bernardi, a pundit for Jovem Pan, a right-leaning radio and television station, made the comments in a discussion Tuesday about a visit by former…

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Iran drone attack on US base in Syria was response to Israeli strikes

A drone attack on a remote United States outpost in southern Syria last month was an Iranian retaliation for Israeli airstrikes in Syria, American and Israeli officials told the New York Times in a report published Friday.

Five “suicide drones” were launched at the al-Tanf base on October 20, according to the report. Two detonated on impact,…

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Holocaust memorial in Spain defaced by vandals

Vandals defaced a Holocaust memorial in Oviedo, Spain, puncturing and scraping the stone and steel monolith with a sharp object.

The Federation of Jewish Communities of Spain strongly condemned the attack, discovered November 12, in a statement Monday.

“We urge the Spanish authorities to condemn such acts, to restore the damaged elements…

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Palestinian school magazine calls for ‘armed struggle’ against ‘Israeli monster’

Demonization of Israel and incitement to violence are rampant in Waed, a magazine published by Fatah’s youth movement and distributed in Palestinian Authority schools, a new study by Palestinian Media Watch found.

Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) reviewed 17 issues of Waed published in December 2014-September 2021, and found that the…

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Iran-backed hackers launching disruptive cyberattacks on US healthcare companies – US gov’t

A hacking group “sponsored” by Iran’s government is launching disruptive cyberattacks against a wide range of US companies, including healthcare providers and transportation firms, according to a cybersecurity alert published by the US Homeland Security Department (DHS) on Wednesday.

The warning, jointly authored by the FBI and DHS’…

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Israeli, Chinese presidents discuss Iran in first-ever call

Just over two months before Israel and China celebrate 30 years of full diplomatic relations, the presidents of the two countries, Isaac Herzog and Xi Jinping, engaged in a lengthy telephone conversation on Wednesday.

In a sense, it was historic, because it was the first presidential, bilateral telephone conversation between the two countries….

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Major fire on Israel-Jordan border endangers gas pipeline

A major fire broke out near the Israel-Jordan border on Thursday morning, with Israeli officials warning it was out of control, moving quickly and threatening a gas pipeline.

In a statement, the Israel Fire and Rescue Services said firefighting teams were battling the blaze near moshav Ein Tamar, south of the Dead Sea.

“The fire is very big…

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Man threatens to burn down Queens bagel shop over Israeli flags

Shocking security footage captured Wednesday, November 10, showed a New York City man threatening to burn down a Jewish-owned bagel shop over their prominently-displayed Israeli flags, ABC7 NY reported.

The suspect, who appeared to be a young man, walked into “Bagels & Co.” in the New York City borough of Queens Wednesday afternoon, where…

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Austin rally draws hundreds to support Jewish community in wake of vandalism, arson

Several hundred people gathered on the steps of the Texas State Capitol in Austin on Sunday to show their support for the Jewish community and help spread kindness in the wake of a string of anti-Semitic incidents, including an arson fire outside a local synagogue.

Called the “Rally for Kindness,” it was organized by ATXKind, a grassroots group…

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Jewish leaders visit Saudi Arabia to assess openness towards Israel, form budding networks

Earlier this month, it was revealed that a group of 15 Republican Jewish leaders from the United States paid a visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in June to try to advance the Abraham Accords normalization deal between the United States, Israel and the Gulf states.

The private initiative allowed the group to meet with top Saudi governmental…

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Israel, Jordan to sign UAE-mediated energy and water agreement

Israel and Jordan are set to sign a cooperation agreement in the areas of energy and water in the United Arab Emirates, which helped mediate, next week.

The agreement states that Israel and Jordan will help each other deal with the challenges of climate change.

Israel agreed to examine the possible construction of a designated desalination…

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Oil pipeline explodes in Iranian village

An oil pipeline in the Iranian village of Ramis in the Khuzestan Province exploded on Wednesday morning, Iranian news outlet Tasnim reported.

The southern Iran pipeline exploded due to old infrastructure and wear and tear, the report stated.

The explosion reportedly created small tremors that could be felt in the surrounding areas; residents…

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Polish Police Arrest Ringleaders of ‘Death to the Jews’ Rally in City of Kalisz as Outcry Continues

Polish police on Monday arrested the ringleaders of last week’s virulently antisemitic demonstration in the town of Kalisz where participants shouted “Death to the Jews!” among other slogans.

Andrzej Borowiak, a regional spokesperson for the Polish police, told the PAP news agency that three men had been charged by the district prosecutor….

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With Six Incidents Every 24 Hours, No Let-Up in Antisemitic Outrages in Germany During 2021, Government Figures Reveal

New statistics released by Germany’s federal government on Monday showed no let-up in the number of antisemitic incidents this year, with an average of six incidents targeting Jews every 24 hours.

As of Nov. 5, a total of 1,850 antisemitic crimes had been reported during 2021, the federal government said in response to a data request from Petra…