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Gantz: Preliminary investigation indicates Al Jazeera journalist wasn’t killed by IDF fire

Israel’s defense minister said on Wednesday that preliminary findings from the military’s investigation into the shooting death of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in Jenin earlier in the day indicate that she was not killed by Israeli forces.

Addressing the Knesset, Defense Minister Benny Gantz said that “on the other hand, we have seen…

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Lufthansa apologizes after report all visibly Jewish passengers barred from flight

Lufthansa issued on Tuesday an apology after Orthodox Jews complained that all visibly Jewish passengers were thrown off the flight because one group didn’t follow the German carrier’s masking rules.

In a video from the incident, a Lufthansa supervisor could be heard saying “everyone has to pay for a couple” and that “it’s Jews coming from JFK….

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Israel said to strike Syrian Golan in missile attack; damage reported

A site in southern Syria was damaged in an Israeli missile attack in the pre-dawn hours of Wednesday, Syrian state media reported.

The attack targeted an area near the town of Hader, north of Quneitra in the Syrian Golan Heights, just across the border from Israel, according to the state-run SANA news agency.

There were no reports of…

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Israel’s Watergen provides ‘water-from-air’ units to medical facility in Syria

Israeli water-from-air tech company Watergen has installed one of its water generators at a medical facility in the Syrian province of Raqqa, the former headquarters of terror organization IS, and is set to deliver nine more by the end of 2022, the company told The Times of Israel Tuesday.

The provision of the units is arranged through the…

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Israel says it foiled Hamas attempt to smuggle arms production parts via sea

Israeli security forces thwarted an attempt to smuggle weapon production materials from the Sinai Peninsula through the Mediterranean Sea to the Hamas terror group in the Gaza Strip several weeks ago, the military said Wednesday.

Three Palestinians, including one previously jailed in Israel for similar offenses, were arrested when Israeli…

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Herzl’s original Altneuland manuscript to go on display in Jerusalem

To mark 120 years to the publication of Zionist visionary Theodor Herzl’s novel Altneuland, the World Zionist Organization’s Herzl Center in Jerusalem is putting the work’s original manuscript on display.

The novel, the title of which translates to “The Old New Land,” is a depiction of the Jewish state to be established following the…

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Amid Terror Wave, IDF Kicks Off Large-Scale Drill to Simulate Multifront War

The Israel Defense Forces on Monday embarked on a monthlong, large-scale military exercise to train against a multifront war against Israel’s enemies, as security forces continued to confront a string of violent terror attacks.

The training, dubbed “Chariots of Fire,” will simulate multi-front and multi-arm combat scenarios in the air, at sea,…

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Passengers say Lufthansa threw all visible Jews off NYC-Budapest flight

A group of Orthodox Jews are demanding an apology from Lufthansa airlines after they were expelled from a flight from New York to Budapest last Tuesday.

The travelers say all of the identifiably Orthodox Jews were prevented from boarding a connecting flight in Frankfurt, Germany, because a group of passengers had allegedly not complied with the…

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‘Israel must wage all-out cyber campaign’ targeting Hamas, insists counter-terrorism pro

Israel must adopt a more proactive approach if it is to deplete Hamas of its ability to incite Palestinians to terrorism, a senior security scholar has said, including a stepped-up cyber campaign to take down incitement material that is online and fueling violence against Israelis.

In recent weeks, the Israeli defense establishment has detected…

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IAEA Sounds Alarm on Iran’s Atomic Work as EU Tries to Save Deal

The head of the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog said his agency was “extremely concerned” about undeclared uranium enrichment in Iran with negotiations aimed at restoring the 2015 nuclear deal still “frozen.”

In the last few months the International Atomic Energy Agency was “able to identify traces of enriched uranium in places that had never…

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Syria’s Assad meets Iranian leaders on rare visit to Tehran

Syrian President Bashar Assad met with Iranian leaders in Tehran on Sunday, Iranian state-linked media reported, marking his second trip to major wartime ally Iran since Syria’s civil war erupted in 2011.

Nour News, a website close to Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, reported that Assad met Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei…

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Russia said to pull troops from Syria to bolster forces in Ukraine

Russia has begun the process of withdrawing some of its troops in Syria to help bolster its forces in Ukraine, the Moscow Times reported.

According to the Friday report in the independent, Dutch-based paper, several military units have been relocated from bases across the country to three unnamed Mediterranean airports, from where they will be…

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Police officer stabbed in neck at Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate; attacker shot

A police officer was stabbed and moderately hurt by a Palestinian assailant at Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate on Sunday evening, Israeli officials said.

The alleged attacker — a Palestinian from the West Bank, illegally in Israel — was taken into a police booth that overlooks the entrance to the Old City for questioning, after officers found him to…

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Hamas, Palestinian media praise terror attack in Elad

Amidst the grief that many Israelis feel for the recent terror attack in Elad, antisemites on social media and the leaders of terrorist organizations praised the Palestinians who carried out the attack.

Palestinian media outlet Gaza Now News tweeted shortly after the attack, while also posting a graphic photo of blood spilled by one of the…

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IDF arrests 15 suspects for assisting Elad attack terrorists

The IDF operated throughout the West Bank on Monday morning, including in Rummanah, the hometown of the two terrorists who killed three men in Elad on Thursday, according to the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit.

Two Palestinians suspected of assisting the terrorists were arrested in the West Bank town. Another two Palestinians suspected of aiding the…

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Portland journalist arrested for vandalizing two synagogues and a mosque

Michael Bivins, a freelance journalist in Portland, Oregon, was charged on Saturday with one count of arson and three counts of criminal mischief for his acts of vandalism on two synagogues and one mosque.

Bivins is accused of breaking a window at Congregation Shir Tikva on April 30, throwing a rock through a window and spraying antisemitic…

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The Truth Isn’t Enough; We Have To act

Jew-hatred in America is something that most Americans would rather not think about because of how it reflects on who we are, what we believe, and where we are headed as a nation. But being blind, deaf, and silent isn’t working. On our watches, America became a place where Jews are attacked inside restaurants, sent running from an attempted car…

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US Senate passes non-binding motion against return to original Iran nuclear deal

The US Senate on Wednesday passed a non-binding motion demanding that any nuclear agreement reached with Iran also address the Islamic Republic’s ballistic missile program and support for proxies in the region.

The symbolic measure passed 62-33, with 16 Democrats voting in favor, demonstrating the widespread opposition to the Biden…