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White-supremacist graffiti discovered in suburban Washington, DC

Anti-Semitic graffiti was found spray-painted over the weekend on a fence at a trolley trail in Montgomery County, Md., just outside of the nation’s capital.

“Hate has no place in our community,” tweeted State Delegate Ariana Kelly (D-District 16), who posted an image of the graffiti on Sunday. “I have heard from a number of constituents this…

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Ben & Jerry’s seeks injunction against parent company as Israel legal battle goes on

NEW YORK — Ben & Jerry’s sought an injunction in a New York court on Monday against its parent company amid an ongoing legal battle sparked by the US ice cream maker’s attempted boycott of West Bank settlements last year.

The Vermont-based company is seeking to prevent its parent firm Unilever from transferring intellectual property and…

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UNSC must condemn Palestinian Islamic Jihad as terror group, US says

The United Nations Security Council must condemn the Palestinian Islamic Jihad as a terror group, particularly given that it is an Iranian proxy group that has persistently attacked innocent civilians, United States Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield said.

“This Council should be able to come together and unconditionally repudiate the terrorism…

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After Israel hits terror group, UN Security Council meets as some members rebuke the Jewish state

JERUSALEM, Israel – A group of largely anti-Israel countries on Monday pushed the United Nations Security Council to yet again turn Israel into its punching bag for merely defending itself against the Iranian regime-backed terrorist movement Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ.)
In his remarks ahead of the session, Israel’s U.N. ambassador Gilad Erdan…

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Hezbollah warns Israel from targeting Islamic Jihadists in Lebanon

The head of Lebanon’s powerful armed movement Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, warned on Tuesday against any Israeli attempts to expand their targeting of Palestinian militants to Lebanon.

“Any attack on any human being will not go unpunished or unanswered,” Nasrallah said in a televised address marking Ashura, a melancholic commemoration…

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Hamas has an Islamic Jihad problem in the Gaza Strip – analysis

Regardless of how and when the current round of fighting ends, it’s clear that the Iranian-backed Islamic Jihad organization has managed to reassert its status as the second largest and most influential terror group in the Gaza Strip.

It’s also obvious that Islamic Jihad has become a major threat not only to Israel, but to Hamas as well….

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Iran’s malign hand behind the scenes – analysis

The pictures coming out of Tehran the last few days went a long way toward explaining events in the South of Israel.

Here was Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s leader Ziyad al-Nakhalah’s meeting on Wednesday with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabollahian. On Thursday, it was Nakhalah meeting with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi. And then on…

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Israeli messaging on deadly Jabaliya explosion makes inroads on international media

Israeli officials have been working hard since Saturday evening to convey the truth that an explosion in the Gaza Strip that killed multiple people, including several children, was the work of a failed rocket launch by Palestinian terrorists rather than an IDF strike.

When it comes to global media coverage of the incident, the effort appears to…

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Iron Dome at 97% success rate after 580 rockets fired from Gaza since Friday

The Iron Dome missile defense system has achieved a 97 percent success rate intercepting incoming rockets, amid almost non-stop barrages launched by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group since Friday, the Israel Defense Forces said Sunday.

The Sunday morning IDF data put the number of rockets and mortars launched toward Israel since Friday…

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Islamic Jihad rockets killed more civilians in Gaza than IDF airstrikes did

More innocent people in Gaza were killed by failed Islamic Jihad rockets than by Israeli airstrikes during Operation Breaking Dawn, according to a briefing by the commander of the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit Brig.-Gen. Ran Kochav.

Operation Breaking Dawn lasted for 66 hours in which the IDF struck 170 targets, killing several high-ranking Islamic…

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Gaza truce takes effect, ending 3 days of fighting between Israel and Islamic Jihad

A fragile ceasefire took effect at 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, ending more than three days of intense fighting between Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terror group in the Gaza Strip, after a deal was brokered by Egypt and confirmed by both sides.

However, heavy rocket fire from Gaza targeting Sderot, Ashkelon, Beersheba and other local…

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Iran nuclear talks in Vienna as Tehran expands enrichment

Negotiators from Iran, the U.S. and the European Union resumed monthslong, indirect talks over Tehran’s tattered nuclear deal Thursday, as international inspectors reported that the Islamic Republic is expanding its uranium enrichment.
The resumption of the Vienna talks, suddenly called Wednesday, appeared not to include high-level representation…

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IDF says it has begun striking in Gaza, after 4 days of Islamic Jihad threats

The Israel Defense Forces said Friday afternoon it had begun to strike targets in the Gaza Strip, hours after Defense Minister Benny Gantz warned the Palestinian Islamic Jihad that Israel would take action if the terror group does not back down from its intentions to carry out attacks against the country.

The terror group has been threatening…

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Anti-Israel delegitimization effort is a national security issue – opinion

The announcement this week of the launch of the Voices of Israel initiative by Israel’s Foreign Ministry contains a vital public acknowledgment, via official government policy, that the global delegitimization campaign directed against Israel is, in fact, a “national security issue.”

This is a paradigm shift from simply labeling it a political…

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Palestinians demand elections as discontent with leadership grows

Hundreds of Palestinian political activists and academics are preparing a petition to demand that the Palestinian Authority leadership hold general elections without delay.

The new petition, which will be announced in the coming weeks, reflects the widespread discontent with the Ramallah-based leadership. It also reflects the acute crisis that…

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Gantz vows Islamic Jihad threat on Gaza border will be removed ‘one way or another’

Defense Minister Benny Gantz on Friday warned the Palestinian Islamic Jihad that Israel would take action if the terror group does not back down from its intentions to carry out attacks to avenge the arrest of its West Bank leader.

Tensions around the Gaza Strip spiked following the arrest of Bassam Saadi in Jenin on Monday night. Since then,…

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IDF said to fear Temple Mount clashes on Tisha B’Av may ignite already-tense Gaza

Fears of clashes on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount during Sunday’s Tisha B’Av fast day have reportedly led Israel’s political and security echelons to keep widespread road closures along the Gaza border in place through the weekend.

The closures have been in place since Tuesday following the IDF’s arrest of Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s West Bank…

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Cash Bonanza: Iran Has Made $44.7 Billion in Illegal Oil Sales Since Biden Took Office

Iran’s illegal oil trade has boomed under the Biden administration, with the hardline regime selling more than $44 billion worth of its heavily sanctioned oil to malign regimes like China, Syria, and Venezuela, according to figures published by a watchdog group.

From January 2021, when President Joe Biden took office, to June 2022, Iran sold…