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Hamas as Tehran’s Agent

Since the late 1980s, the Islamic Republic of Iran has been plying the Hamas terrorist group with cash and weapons while also teaching it how to be self-sufficient. With hundreds of millions of dollars from the Islamist Shiite regime in Tehran pouring into its coffers, the Sunni group has evolved over the past decades into the foremost Palestinian…

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Roads around Gaza to remain closed for 3rd day amid fears of Islamic Jihad attack

Following a new assessment held by the Israel Defense Forces, road closures along the border with the Gaza Strip will remain in place on Thursday, for the third day in a row, local authorities said Wednesday night.

The closures came amid fears of an imminent attack by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group, after the IDF arrested its West…

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Canada finds Jews were most-targeted religious minority for hate crimes in 2021

Canada’s 380,000 Jews were the most targeted religious minority for hate crimes reported to police in 2021, the country’s official numbers keeper reported Tuesday.

Statistics Canada said that the Jewish community, comprising about 1% of the population, were victims of 14% of reported hate crimes. Jews saw a 47% rise in reported hate crimes…

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Hamas’ ‘Saplings Of Jerusalem’ Summer Camps In Gaza Offer Weapons Training To Prepare Kids For Liberating Palestine

As in previous years, this year too the Hamas movement in Gaza is operating summer camps for children and teens that inculcate an extremist ideology championing jihad and armed struggle against Israel, and also provide the campers with practical training in weapon use and other military skills. This year’s 500 summer camps, launched on July 23,…

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Visiting Israel, NBA star Enes Kanter Freedom says he is ‘more motivated than ever’ to fight antisemitism

Turkish NBA star and human rights activist Enes Kanter Freedom received a warm welcome in Israel over the weekend, visiting national and holy sites in Jerusalem, as well as hanging out at the city’s most happening hot spot, Mahane Yehuda, and launching his long-dreamed-of basketball camp for Muslim, Jewish and Christian children in the capital.

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Could the Abraham Accords indicate a new start for Jordan and Israel? – editorial

One reason the Abraham Accords have been so successful is the economic element.

The normalizations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Morocco have all seen various degrees of immediate results, touted by all the countries involved. Looking only at foreign trade with the UAE, it’s easy to see the benefits of peace and…

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Vermonters finding antisemitic flyers outside their homes

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Flyers with derogatory statements about people of the Jewish religion and culture have been showing up on driveways and sidewalks in front of some Vermont homes.

“Little baggies of hate” are what some Vermont residents are calling the flyers.

“My husband picked it up to look at it and it was all anti-Jewish propaganda,”…

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Israel signs contract to build embassy in Morocco

Israel’s Ambassador to Morocco David Govrin signed a contract on Tuesday for the construction of a permanent Israeli embassy in Morocco.

“I am very happy to share with you this photo, which witnesses one of the historical moments I lived with my team, as the construction contract for the headquarters of the permanent Israeli embassy in Morocco…

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Exclusive: Missouri attorney general investigates Morningstar over ESG ratings

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has launched an investigation into whether Morningstar Inc violated a state consumer-protection law through its evaluations of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, his office told Reuters.

The review is two-pronged, covering ESG matters as well as whether the financial research firm…

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Iron Dome intercepts targets, works with US systems in Army test

JERUSALEM — The U.S. Army has completed an interceptor test of the Iron Dome air defense system, the second event of its kind since two batteries were supplied to the service at the end of 2020.
The newly revealed test at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, which took place in mid-June, was carried out in conjunction with the Israel Missile…

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‘If I had a gun I’d shoot you’ – Jewish man punched on NYC subway

A Jewish man was punched while traveling on a New York City subway last Tuesday, in another incident in a spate of assaults on Jewish New Yorkers.

Fima Zlatsin said in an interview with Americans Against Antisemitism (AAA) founder Dov Hikind that he was on the subway when a group entered his car with speakers, and one of the men did a dance…

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Israel holds Red Sea navy drill, after warning Iran’s maritime activity is growing

The American and Israeli navies began a four-day joint maritime exercise in the Red Sea on Monday, less than a month after Defense Minister Benny Gantz said Iran’s maritime activity in the area was the “most significant” in a decade.

“The exercise is a bilateral training event between US 5th Fleet and Israeli naval forces that focuses on…

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IDF on high alert in south following arrest of top Islamic Jihad official

The Israeli military declared high alert in the southern sector on Tuesday citing threats from the Gaza Strip-based Palestinian Islamic Jihad over the arrest of its top operative in the West Bank.

The IDF said that counterterrorism troops conducted a raid in Jenin late Monday night, during which Bassem Saadi, head of the Palestinian Islamic…

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IDF braces for response after gun battle in Jenin leads to arrest of PIJ terror chief

The Israel Defense Forces on Tuesday sealed roads in parts of southern Israel and temporarily banned train traffic south of Ashkelon, citing concerns of reprisals after Israeli security forces arrested a Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) leader in Jenin on Monday.

The IDF also said that it had temporarily closed the Erez border crossing into the…

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Long-wanted al-Qaeda leader al-Zawahiri killed in US drone strike on Kabul

A CIA drone strike has killed al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in Afghanistan, according to five people familiar with the matter.

Current and former officials began hearing Sunday afternoon that al-Zawahiri had been killed in a drone strike, but the administration delayed releasing the information until his death could be confirmed, according…

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Iran says it will ‘build nuclear warheads’ and turn NY into ‘hellish ruins’

Iran expert Ben Sabti tweeted that an Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) “Telegram channel threatens to produce atomic warhead for missiles,” citing the channel’s message: “Iran can immediately return to Emad project and build an atomic bomb if Natanz facilities are attacked.”

The Emad, cited in the message, is an Iranian long-range…

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PA raises salary for terrorists who killed 9 at Hebrew U

The Palestinian Authority increased its monthly payments to the terrorists responsible for the deadly attack at Hebrew University in 2002, Palestinian Media Watch found.

The 14.29% raise in the salaries of four terrorists coincided with the 20th anniversary of the bombing, which took place on Sunday.

How much are they getting?

Over the…

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Auburn travels to Israel excited to share in ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ trip

Once in a lifetime.

That’s the phrase that keeps coming up when describing the voyage to Israel the Auburn men’s basketball team is about to embark on over the next 10 days. The team arrived in Jerusalem on Sunday.

“Auburn is going to allow us to go take my kids to Israel and experience something that could be a once-in-a lifetime thing for…