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EU backs down from adding Iran’s Revolutionary Guard to terror listing

The European Union is set Monday to impose sanctions on several more Iranian officials suspected of playing a role in the crackdown on protesters, but won’t add the Islamic Republic’s Revolutionary Guard Corps to the EU’s terror group blacklist.

There has been vociferous pushback from Iranian officials against the listing move, along with…

Archeology In The News

Archeologists Find Ancient Hebrew Coin Dated to Jewish Rebellion Against Rome: ‘Year Two of the Freedom of Israel’

An ancient Hebrew coin minted during a Jewish rebellion against Roman rule in Judea has been found during an excavation of caves by the Dead Sea, the Israel Antiquities Authority recently announced.

The bronze coin was discovered at the Nahal Darga Nature Reserve. It is dated to the second year of the Bar Kokhba revolt, a failed Jewish uprising…

In The News Syria

‘Kamikaze’ drones attack US, coalition forces at Syria outpost; no Americans injured

Three one-way drones, sometimes called “kamikaze” drones, targeted a U.S. garrison at an outpost in Syria’s Al-Tanf region U.S. Central Command said Friday, noting that no Americans were injured in the attack.
Two members of the Syrian Free Army received medical attention after they were injured in the strike when one of the drones hit the…

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Saudi FM rules out normalization with Israel without a two-state solution

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia will not normalize ties with Israel in the absence of a two-state solution with the Palestinians, the kingdom’s top diplomat has said, according to a tweet by the foreign ministry on Friday.

The comments by Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos came as Prime…

In The News Terrorism

Security forces arrest two Palestinians over alleged Netanya terror plot

Israeli security forces on Tuesday arrested two Palestinians in the central city of Netanya on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack.

The suspects, who were in Israel illegally, were taken into custody following a manhunt near the city’s main market, according to police.

A police sapper was deployed to the scene to rule out the presence…

In The News US-Israel Relationship

Israeli-Saudi normalization, Iran top Netanyahu, Sullivan meeting agenda

A joint Israeli American strategy against Iran and a possible normalization deal between Saudi Arabia and the Jewish state were among the top agenda items that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed on Thursday when he met in Jerusalem with US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan.

The two men discussed the joint effort between their…

Archeology In The News

First evidence of unknown ancient ‘Israeli Silk Road’ uncovered in Arava trash dump

Newly uncovered remains of fabrics from the Far East dating to some 1,300 years ago in Israel’s Arava region suggest the existence of a previously unknown “Israeli Silk Road,” according to a team of researchers from Israel and Germany.

“Our findings seem to provide the first evidence that there was also an ‘Israeli Silk Road’ used by merchants…

In The News Iran

Israeli Foreign Minister praises EU call to place IRGC on terror list

Israel’s Foreign Minister Eli Cohen commended the European Parliament on Wednesday for calling on the European Union to add Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) to its terror list.

“Iran is a terrorist state that exports terrorism to the Middle East, Europe and the entire world,” said Cohen. “The introduction of the Revolutionary…

In The News Terrorism

Arab Israeli terrorist released after 40 years; police seek to prevent celebrations

An Arab Israeli terrorist who served 40 years for murdering an Israel Defense soldier was released from prison on Thursday, with large numbers of police deployed in and around his hometown to prevent celebrations upon his arrival.

National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir said in a statement that police were instructed to “act decisively”…

Hezbollah In The News

UN envoy thanks Hezbollah terror group, draws rebuke from Israeli officials: ‘Is this real?’

A United Nations official on Monday thanked a representative of Hezbollah for giving her a “tour d’horizon” of Lebanese issues, drawing a rebuke from Israeli officials.
Joanna Wronecka, the U.N.’s special coordinator for Lebanon, tweeted her thanks to Ammar Moussawi, head of international relations for Hezbollah, which is designated as a…

In The News Terrorism

Palestinians clash with IDF during pilgrimage to Joseph’s Tomb; 7 arrested overnight

Several Palestinians were reported wounded during clashes with Israeli troops late Tuesday and early Wednesday as Jewish worshipers entered the religious site of Joseph’s Tomb, in the West Bank city of Nablus.

The Israel Defense Forces said Palestinians hurled explosives, Molotov cocktails, and stones at troops as they escorted the pilgrims to…

In The News Terrorism

Israeli FM: World should focus on stopping Palestinian support for terrorism

Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen on Tuesday said countries should focus their energies on stopping rampant incitement by the Palestinian Authority that manifests in terrorism.

The comment comes after more than 90 countries signed a letter, published on Monday, demanding the “immediate” reversal of Israel’s punitive measures against the P.A.

In The News Iran

A ‘sea of blood’: Iran reveals its new military doctrine – analysis

In a recent lengthy interview, the deputy commander of the Iranian Army for Training Affairs Brig.-Gen. Alireza Sheikh discussed how Iran’s regime views its military doctrine.

The interview was published at Fars News, which is a pro-regime media outlet considered close to the IRGC. This is important because Iran is constantly focusing on…

Archeology In The News

Coin from Bar Kochba revolt found in Judean Desert

A coin from the Bar Kochba revolt was found recently during an archaeological dig in Murabba’at caves in the Nahal Darga Reserve in the Judean Desert, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced on Thursday.

The coin, dated to the second year of the revolt (133 AD), features a date tree on one side with the name “Shimon” on it. Shimon Bar Kochba…

Hamas In The News

As young Gazans die at sea, anger rises over Hamas leaders’ extended sojourns abroad

Khaled Shurrab had been waiting more than half his life to get out of Gaza.

The 27-year-old had never left the coastal enclave, which has been blockaded by Israel and Egypt since 2007. He couldn’t find a job — the territory’s youth unemployment rate is over 60 percent. Like a growing number of Gazans, he packed his life into a suitcase and…

In The News Iran

A single Iranian attack drone found to contain parts from more than a dozen US companies

Parts made by more than a dozen US and Western companies were found inside a single Iranian drone downed in Ukraine last fall, according to a Ukrainian intelligence assessment obtained exclusively by CNN.
The assessment, which was shared with US government officials late last year, illustrates the extent of the problem facing the Biden…

Hezbollah In The News

Hezbollah in Lebanon: Israel’s greatest threat on its quietest border

An IDF soldier slips into a grassy spot next to a tree to gain a concealed position.

Two Hezbollah border spies appear for a moment from behind a tree on their side of the Lebanese border and then briskly fade into the shadows.

It is a slow and constantly unfolding chess match.

Luckily, however, it is only an IDF drill to bolster Israel’s…

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Terror convict who murdered IDF soldier released after 40 years, says he’s ‘proud’

Karim Younis, the longest-serving prisoner jailed for security-related offenses, was released from prison Thursday after serving 40 years behind bars.

Younis, an Arab Israeli, was convicted of terrorism offenses for the murder of an Israeli soldier in 1980. He was freed from Hadarim Prison, north of Tel Aviv, at 4 a.m.

With a black and white…