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IAEA ‘asks Iran to explain possible nuclear activities at three sites’

A global watchdog has reportedly criticised Iran for not answering questions about possible undeclared nuclear material and nuclear-related activities at three locations.
A leaked International Atomic Energy Agency document sent to member states said requests for access to two of the unidentified sites had been denied.

It is not clear what IAEA…

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Iran says ‘no obligation’ to let UN nuclear watchdog into certain sites

Tehran has no obligation to grant the UN’s nuclear watchdog access to sites in Iran when it deems the requests are based on “fabricated information,” Iran’s UN ambassador in Vienna said Wednesday.

“Intelligence services’ fabricated information… creates no obligation for Iran to consider such requests,” said a statement from Iran’s ambassador to…

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Saudi-led coalition says attack foiled against oil tankers off Yemen coast

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said it had foiled an attack on an oil tanker off Yemen’s coast on the Arabian Sea, the Saudi state news agency SPA reported on Wednesday.The tanker was sailing 90 nautical miles south of Yemen’s Nishtun port towards the Gulf of Aden when it was targeted by four boats, with one of the remotely controlled…

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US State Department Approves Possible $2.4 US State Department Approves Possible $2.4 Billion Sale of 8 KC-46 Jets to IsraelBillion Sale of 8 KC-46 Jets to Israel

The US State Department has approved a possible $2.4 billion sale of eight KC-46 refueling tanker jets to Israel, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said on Tuesday in an official notification to Congress.

The potential deal is for up to eight of the jets made by Boeing, as well as spare equipment and radios.

The KC-46 aircraft, which…

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FDA Clears Israeli-Developed Standing Robotic Wheelchair UPnRIDE For US Distribution

UPnRIDE Robotics announced on Thursday that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared its Robotic Standing Wheelchair for marketing and use across the United States. The UPnRIDE will become available to wheelchair users and the elderly in the US, the Israeli company said.
The FDA gave UPnRIDE initial clearance in September. The device…

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Israeli helicopters said to attack Syrian army posts along border

Israeli aircraft attacked Syrian army positions in the Golan Heights, Syrian state media said late Thursday, as tensions rose along the border following an earlier reported strike.

Helicopters fired missiles at army positions in Quneitra, and the nearby towns of al-Qataniyah and al-Hurriyet, the state-run SANA news agency said.
It said three…

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Austrian Parliament condemns BDS movement as antisemitic

Austria’s national parliament unanimously passed a resolution on Thursday condemning the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign as antisemitic, and urging that the anti-Israel movement not be supported.

“BDS, which has also increasingly appeared in Austria in recent years, makes use of this antisemitic pattern,” stated the resolution. The…

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Israeli scientists: ‘In three weeks, we will have coronavirus vaccine’


A team of Israeli scientists are on the cusp of developing the first vaccine against coronavirus, according to Israel’s Minister of Science and Technology, Ofir Akunis. If all goes as planned, the vaccine could be ready within three weeks and available in 90 days.“Congratulations to MIGAL on this exciting breakthrough. I am confident that…

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Israel Becomes a ‘Living Lab’ for Technologies to Treat Coronavirus

AT A medical center outside of Tel Aviv, 11 Israelis remain quarantined after disembarking last week from the Diamond Princess luxury cruise ship in Japan, where hundreds of passengers became sick with coronavirus. But even after two of these quarantined Israelis have tested positive for the new virus, medical staff have hardly touched the group….

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1 killed in Israeli drone strike near Quneitra — Syrian state TV

A man was killed in an Israeli drone strike in southern Syria’s Quneitra province, near the border with Israel, state media reported Thursday.
“A civilian was martyred when his car was targeted by a drone belonging to the Israeli enemy south of the town of Hader,” the SANA news agency reported.
The report did not specify when the alleged strike…

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Israeli jets down drone launched from Gaza

Israeli fighter jets downed a drone launched from the Gaza Strip on Thursday, the army said.
The drone was flying “in an unusual way” westward over the Mediterranean, the army said, without specifying whether it was outfitted with explosives or dangerous materials.
The UAV was flying at 1,700 feet, five to eight miles off the coast, when it was…

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US sanctions Lebanese individuals, companies with alleged ties to Hezbollah

(February 27, 2020 / JNS) Yisrael Beiteinu head Avigdor Lieberman declared on Wednesday that following Israel’s March 2 election, the next government will be formed without Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Speaking at the Maariv business conference in Herzliya, Lieberman discussed the political impasse that has led to Israel’s third…

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Israeli Embassy Rips ‘Vile’ Spanish Parade Show for ‘Banalizing’ Holocaust

The Israeli Embassy in Spain condemned on Tuesday a display at a recent parade in the town of Campo de Criptana for “banalizing the Holocaust.”
For the performance, some members of the Asociacion Cultural El Chaparral de Las Mesas’ carnival troupe portrayed marching Nazi soldiers, while others dressed up as Jewish concentration camp inmates, who…

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Dozens of new immigrants arrive in Israel from Ethiopia

JERUSALEM  — More than 40 new immigrants arrived in Israel on Tuesday from Ethiopia, less than a week before national elections.
The new immigrants are from nine families and are being reunited with relatives who live in Israel. They are part of the Falash Mura community, which claim links to descendants of Jews who converted to Christianity…

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1 in 5 Europeans says secret Jewish cabal runs the world, survey finds

PARIS – A secret network of Jews influences global political and economic affairs.
That’s the feeling among a fifth of the 16,000 respondents to a survey among Europeans from 16 countries. The same number also agreed with the statement that “Jews exploit Holocaust victimhood for their own needs.”
The survey was presented Monday at a conference…

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Brooklyn College Athletes Draw Ire For Kneeling During Israel’s National Anthem

Student athletes at Brooklyn College are facing criticism after kneeling during the singing of Hatikvah, Israel’s national anthem, before a volleyball match against Jewish students of Yeshiva University.
At a men’s volleyball competition that took place during the weekend, two players from Brooklyn College can be seen on video taking a knee as…

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Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak dies at 91

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has died at the age of 91 in a Cairo hospital, his family said.
Mubarak rose to power after Islamic extremists assassinated his predecessor Anwar Sadat and then steered the nation through the turmoil that buffeted the Middle East with wars, terrorism and religious extremism.
Mubarak, who served as president…

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Lost 1,000-year-old Hebrew Bible found on dusty Cairo synagogue shelf

In July 2017, Israeli historian Yoram Meital stumbled upon a handwritten 1028 CE biblical codex that was lying abandoned on a dusty shelf in a Cairo synagogue. Wrapped in simple white paper of the sort one finds on tables in cheap eateries, at 616 pages, the Zechariah Ben ‘Anan Manuscript is one of the era’s most complete and preserved examples of…