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President to Honor Man Who Died Saving Woman and Her 3 Kids From Drowning

President Reuven Rivlin will inaugurate a special civilian commendation for exemplary behavior to honor a man who died as he saved a mother and her three children from drowning in a lake, the president’s office said in a statement Monday.

The new Civil Medal of Distinguished Service will be given to the family of Michael Ben Zikri, who lost his…

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PA Continues to Dump Waste While Israel Grapples With Coronavirus Crisis

Exploiting the furlough of Israeli Civil Administration inspectors during the coronavirus shutdown in March and April, convoys of Palestinian Authority municipal garbage trucks have been dumping thousands of cubic meters of refuse from the towns of Ramallah and El Bireh into the Binyamin Region’s Tarrifi Quarry, just outside the Jewish communities…

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Air Defenses Respond to Rocket Attack on US Embassy in Baghdad – Report

Air defense systems responded to a rocket attack on the US Embassy in Baghdad on Saturday night, according to Al-Arabiya.

The eastern entrance of the “Green Zone” in Baghdad where the embassy is located was reportedly closed after the attack. The rocket reportedly fell near a number of protesters near the suspension bridge in the Green Zone.

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Israel Launches Ofek 16 Recon Satellite Into Orbit

A new advanced Israeli reconnaissance satellite took off and reached the planet’s orbit Monday morning, Israel’s Defense Ministry announced.
According to a press statement, the satellite, dubbed Ofek 16, took off from a launchpad in central Israel at 4:00 am local time — 21:00 Eastern Time.
The launch came as a joint endeavor of the Space…

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Brazil Names First Jewish Chief Justice

Brazil on Sunday appointed Luiz Fux, 67, its first Jewish Supreme Federal Court (SFC) president.

This is the second time Fux has made history in Brazil; in 2011 he became the first Jewish judge to be named to the bench at SFC.

Brazil rotates the post of chief justice among the 11 members comprising its Federal Supreme Court, a panel that decides…

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Israel To Soon Get Its First Female F-35 Pilot

Twenty years after the first woman took to the skies as Israel’s first combat pilot, Israel’s Air Force will soon have its first female F-35 pilot, sources have told The Jerusalem Post.

She will reportedly fly in the 116th squadron, nicknamed “Lions of the South,” based out of Nevatim in southern Israel.

Israel was the first to use the F-35 in a…

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Meet The Only Person in the World Who Can Touch the Dead Sea Scrolls

Few people are familiar with the name of Tanya Bitler, a 63-year-old conservator at the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), who moved to Israel from Russia at the end of 1990. However, her hands have been featured in media all over the planet for a unique reason: she is currently the only person in the world who can touch and handle the legendary…

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Israel, Greece Partnering to Build New Corvette Vessel for Hellenic Navy

Greek ONEX Neorion Shipyards and Israel Shipyards have signed a cooperation agreement for the construction of next-generation corvette ships which will meet Athen’s needs for future naval warfare in the Eastern Mediterranean.

The agreement, which was signed during the recent visit by Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to Israel on June 16,…

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Israel, UAE Launch Partnership to Fight Coronavirus

Israeli research companies and private companies from the United Arab Emirates will work together to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced at an Israel Air Force pilots’ course graduation ceremony on Thursday.

The partnership comes less than a week before the earliest date for the government to possibly apply…

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Drone and Missile Attack Reported on Saudi Arabia

Explosions heard around the capital of Saudi Arabia were alleged to be a drone and missile attack in the early hours of Tuesday morning. The US embassy in Saudi Arabia confirmed media reports of “possible missile or drone” attacks that struck a building in Riyadh. Concerned that more were incoming, the US mission urged people to take precautions.

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Neo-Nazi in US Army Indicted For Conspiring to Have Unit Murdered by Jihadists

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) says a US Army private conspired to murder members of his unit in the hopes of starting a “10-year war” in the Middle East, an indictment unsealed in New York said on Monday.
Ethan Phelan Melzer, a 22-year-old who forged ties with neo-Nazis online, plotted online with someone he believed was connected to radical…

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Germany Doubles Pledge to Auschwitz-Birkenau Preservation Fund

Germany has increased its pledge towards a fund supporting the preservation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration and extermination camp, doubling the amount of 60 million euros the country had previously pledged in December, to 120 million euros. 

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas joined Piotr M.A. Cywinski, Director of the Auschwitz-Birkenau…

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4 More F-35is to Land in Israel This Summer, Including Experimental Model

While Israel’s skies are still closed to commercial traffic, four F-35i Adir stealth fighter jets will land in Israel at the beginning of August, including Israeli Air Force’s experimental F-35i that will act as a testbed for the country’s planned modifications.

Another three F-35is will land in Israel in November, bringing the Israel Air Force’s…

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UAE Foreign Minister Says Abu Dhabi, Israel ‘Can Actually Work Together’

As relations between Jerusalem and its Arab neighbors reportedly grow closer behind the scenes, UAE’s Foreign Minister Dr Anwar Gargash said that his country and Israel “can actually work together” despite ongoing political differences.
The foreign minister made the overture during a historic conversation with the American Jewish Committee (AJC)…

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Petition Against Freeing Murderers of Jewish-American Journalist Daniel Pearl Gets Over 10,000 Signatures

A petition being circulated urging Pakistani leaders not to free the killers of Jewish-American journalist Daniel Pearl has over 10,000 signatures and was praised by the murdered journalist’s father on Tuesday.

Pearl was kidnapped in Pakistan in 2002 while on assignment for The Wall Street Journal. He was beheaded by his kidnappers shortly after…

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Christians Help 1,000 Jews Immigrate to Israel Since Start of Coronavirus

A new flight bearing 57 new immigrants from the former Soviet Union arrived at Ben-Gurion Airport Tuesday morning, the latest in the ongoing efforts of organizations involved in aliyah to keep new olim coming despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

The flight was organized by the Jewish Agency and paid for by the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem,…

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10-Day-Old Syrian Baby Flown to Israel for Lifesaving Heart Surgery

A 10-day-old Syrian baby was flown from Cyprus to Israel for life-saving medical treatment, it was announced on Thursday.

Israeli Ambassador to Cyprus Sammy Revel tweeted that the baby had been taken by emergency air ambulance to Israel for a heart operation at the Sheba Medical Center.

Revel said the operation showed “vital cooperation” between…

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Palestinians Reject Second Delivery of COVID-19 Aid From UAE

The Palestinian Authority (P.A.) has rejected a delivery of medical supplies and other aid that arrived in Tel Aviv on Tuesday on a flight from Abu Dhabi. It was the second time in three weeks that the P.A. turned its back on such assistance from the United Arab Emirates.

The first was transported on May 21 in an unmarked Etihad Airways plane….