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Suspected Palestinian gunman leaves 8 injured in Jerusalem

A shooter in Israel opened fire at a bus near Jerusalem’s Old City early Sunday, injuring eight Israelis.
The suspected Palestinian attack came a week after violence between Israel and militants in Gaza, according to officials.
The shooting left two of the victims in serious condition. A pregnant woman suffered abdominal injuries and a man…

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New York’s Governor Hochul Signs Legislation Improving Holocaust Education and Support for Survivors

New York Governor Kathy Hochul, a Democrat, has signed legislation improving Holocaust education and support for survivors.

On Wednesday, three bills were made state law during a signing ceremony attended by state lawmakers and Jewish advocacy groups.

“As New Yorkers, we are united in our solemn commitment to Holocaust survivors. We will…

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Israeli terror-fighting thermal imaging tech being adapted for medical purposes

Israeli thermal imaging technology designed to track terrorists and defend borders is getting a new incarnation — helping doctors get a clearer view of what is happening in patients’ bodies.

Sheba Medical Center has signed a new agreement to repurpose thermal imaging technologies that were previously reserved for military and security purposes….

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Israelis in Gaza border to receive upgraded mental health centers

Prime Minister Yair Lapid and Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman announced a new “civil resilience” initiative meant to improve resilience centers in Israel’s southern regions, which are disproportionally affected by missile fire from Gaza.

The initiative, which will be brought to the government for approval on Sunday, plans to improve…

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Iran says EU proposal to revive nuclear deal could be ‘acceptable’

A European Union proposal to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal “can be acceptable if it provides assurances” on Tehran’s key demands, the state news agency IRNA said on Friday, quoting a senior Iranian diplomat.

The EU said on Monday it had put forward a “final” text following four days of indirect talks between the US and Iranian officials in…

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The PA Has Already Paid $1,421,940 to the Terrorists Who Blew Up the Sbarro Pizza Shop

August 9, 2022, marked 21 years since the attack on the Sbarro pizza restaurant in Jerusalem. Fifteen people were murdered, including five members of one family, and 130 people were injured.

As a reward for carrying out the attack, the Palestinian Authority (PA) pays a total of $8,937 (27,800 shekels) each month to the five imprisoned…

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St. Louis man confesses to threatening to blow up synagogue

A man from St. Louis, Missouri, appeared in US District Court on Monday to admit threatening to blow up a local synagogue in 2021, according to the Department of Justice.

Cody Steven Rush, 30, declared in federal court that he called the FBI on November 5, saying he wanted to blow up the Central Reform Congregation in the city.

Rush called…

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FIFA World Cup hospitality site lists ‘Occupied Palestinian territories,’ no Israel

Israel is not listed among Middle East countries in a section of the FIFA website providing information about hospitality packages for the upcoming World Cup in Qatar in November-December.

Instead there is only a listing for “Occupied Palestinian Territories.”

The issue was first reported by the Ynet news site on Wednesday.

A section on…

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Iranian charged in ‘murder for hire’ plot on ex-National Security Advisor John Bolton

A member of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) was charged on Wednesday by the U.S. Justice Department for plotting to assassinate former President Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor John Bolton.

Shahram Poursafi, 45, is accused of attempting to pay individuals in Washington, D.C., and Maryland $300,000 to kill Bolton in…

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Iran gives millions annually to Islamic Jihad to attack Israel – Gantz

Iran gives millions of dollars annually to Palestinian Islamic Jihad so that it can attack Israel, Defense Minister Benny Gantz said on Thursday in a joint press conference with his Cypriot counterpart Charalambos Petrides.

“Islamic Jihad has an open tab in Iran,” Gantz said, adding that “Iran provides Islamic Jihad in Gaza with tens of…

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Israeli scientists racing to deliver world’s 1st pill-form immunotherapy for cancer

Israeli scientists are developing an oral immunotherapy for cancer, and say they expect it to be the first such drug to become available for use.

Today there are some oral immunotherapy treatments for allergies, but not cancer immunotherapy, which is delivered through different means. It’s given most commonly straight into the vein —…

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After a 50-year hiatus, Israel-Chad ties are warming – fast

When Israel’s non-resident ambassador to the Republic of Chad, Ben Bourgel, presented his credentials to President Mahamat Idriss Déby in May, the biggest surprise was that it all felt very normal.

“When I went to present my letter of credence, the presidency did exactly the same for me as it would do for any ambassador presenting his…

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Away from Gaza, Islamic Jihad digs in against Israel on West Bank

For the masked gunmen in Jenin refugee camp, Israel’s unannounced strike against Islamic Jihad in Gaza on Friday can have come as little surprise after months of clashes that have steadily lifted the profile of the Iran-backed militant group.

Firing into the air during a rally late last month to commemorate three young men killed 40 days…

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New Iran satellite presents significant challenge to Israel, US and allies – experts

A new Iranian satellite has surveillance capabilities that present a serious problem for Israel due to its ability to monitor sensitive sites in the country, snapping high-resolution images of objects on the ground, experts have warned.

The Khayyam satellite, built and launched by Russia on behalf of Iran, lofted into orbit on Tuesday from the…

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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…