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Senate Shoots Down Biden’s Anti-Semitic Ambassador Pick

The Senate on Thursday morning voted not to advance the Biden administration’s nominee to serve as the U.S. ambassador to Brazil to a full vote, less than a day after the Washington Free Beacon reported on the candidate’s past remarks about the “Jewish lobby” and its “major money.”

Elizabeth Frawley Bagley, a longtime diplomat and Democratic…

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37 members of Congress send letter urging investigation into Boston BDS map

A bipartisan group from the U.S. House of Representatives is calling for the federal government to investigate the use of the Boston “BDS Map” by violent extremists and terrorists, and boost security for the organizations listed.

Sent to Attorney General Merrick Garland, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and FBI director…

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Flourishing in the crosshairs of Hamas terror

In any other country Sderot would be just an idyllic, well-maintained small town. But in southwestern Israel, less than a mile from the border with Gaza, it’s all that as well as a place where almost everyone suffers from PTSD.

The post-traumatic stress disorder, that affects residents of all ages in Sderot, is caused by both the threat as well…

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How China’s oil imports are helping Iran withstand sanctions – analysis

If anyone is mystified about how Iran has managed to withstand US and EU sanctions and seems unconcerned about its current conflict with the IAEA, its key ally, China, is no mystery.

On Wednesday, it was reported by Reuters that China had received a new shipment of nearly 2 million barrels of Iranian oil in the past week alone at a southern…

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Iranian kidnapping of Israeli diplomats and tourists in Istanbul foiled

Just before the arrival of Foreign Minister Yair Lapid to Turkey, Turkish intelligence revealed on Thursday that it managed to thwart an Iranian attack attempted in Istanbul last Friday, Israeli media reported.

According to intelligence reports, Iranians planned to kidnap Israeli diplomats and tourists in Istanbul. The report states that the…

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Scoop: U.S. working on normalization “road map” for Saudi Arabia and Israel

The White House has been working on a “road map for normalization” between Israel and Saudi Arabia ahead of President Biden’s visit to the Middle East next month, according to four U.S. sources briefed on the issue.

Why it matters: The trip could show that the Biden administration has continued to help foster progress on the warming of…

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Anti-Semites Lose: Federal Court Upholds Arkansas Anti-BDS Law

An Arkansas law that bars state contractors from engaging in Israel boycotts was upheld Wednesday by a U.S. appeals court, dealing a major setback to supporters of the anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

Arkansas’s anti-BDS law—which bars state contractors from waging economic warfare on Israel—”does not violate the…

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UN Human Rights Council report aims to put Israelis behind bars

The United Nations Human Rights Council’s Commission of Inquiry on the May 2021 Israel-Hamas conflict released its highly anticipated report on Tuesday. The commission distorts history and erases Jerusalem’s security concerns to cast Israeli actions as the byproducts of racism.

The early days of May 2021 were a tense time for Israelis and…

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Palestinian terror groups may increase attacks ahead of Israeli elections

Buoyed by the collapse of the Israeli coalition, Hamas and other terror groups have threatened to continue carrying out attacks against Israel.

The groups said that they see the collapse of the government of Prime Minister Naftali Bennet as a direct result of its failure to confront the Palestinian “resistance” factions, especially during and…

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Exercise app used to spy on Israeli soldiers, sensitive facilities – report

Fake profiles used the popular Strava exercise app to spy on Israeli security personnel working at sensitive sites in Israel, a new report by the Israeli FakeReporter watchdog revealed on Tuesday.

The security risks associated with the Strava app were first reported on in 2018, when The New York Times reported that analysts were warning that a…

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Bennett, Barlev announce formation of Israel National Guard

Israel’s prime minister, public security minister and police commissioner on Tuesday announced the formation of the Israel National Guard, which will be part of the Israel Police.

“Today we are starting out with a budgeted and approved decision to establish the Israel National Guard,” said Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in a statement. “The…

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Jerusalem court orders PA to pay $37.5 million to Israeli terror victims

The Jerusalem District Court on Tuesday ordered the Palestinian Authority to pay 130 million shekels ($37.5 million) in compensation to 32 Israeli families that lost members to terror attacks during the Second Intifada (2000 to 2005), according to a report by Ynet.

The ruling comes after the Israeli Supreme Court ruled in April that the P.A.’s…

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40 years after the First Lebanon War, Israel’s scars still aren’t healed

“I don’t have another land,” Israeli lyricist Ehud Manor wrote 40 years ago during Operation Peace for Galilee, “even if my land is burning.”

Kiryat Shmona, a small Israeli city a short distance from the Lebanon border, had indeed been burning over the previous year. The Palestine Liberation Organization’s Katyusha fire from inside Lebanon in…

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Gaza rocket into Israel breaks 2-month lull, Israel responds

Palestinian militants fired a rocket into southern Israel early Saturday, shattering a two-month lull in violence at the Gaza-Israel border in contrast to soaring tensions in the occupied West Bank.

The Israeli military said aerial defense systems intercepted the projectile, which activated warning sirens in the southern coastal city of…

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Concerns rise for safety of Israeli tourists in UAE, Bahrain, Jordan, Egypt

There is an increasing concern in the Israeli security establishment regarding the safety of Israelis in the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Jordan and Egypt, as the Iranian threat to Israelis in Turkey refuses to ebb, Channel 13 News reported Sunday.

Citing unnamed Israeli security officials, the report said that while the threat to Israeli…

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Israel, Arkansas sign economic trade agreement

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson announced his state’s newly formed economic pact with Israel.

Officials from Arkansas and Israel signed a Memorandum of Understanding solidifying an agreement to promote a partnership in the areas of technology and research and development in business and education.

In a statement released on Tuesday,…

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Iranian hack likely set off sirens in Jerusalem, Eilat, say cybersecurity experts

A suspected Iranian cyber attack likely set off rocket-warning sirens in the cities of Jerusalem and Eilat on Sunday, Israeli media reported on Monday.

Israeli cybersecurity authorities said the attack targeted municipal alert systems, but did not breach essential IDF infrastructure, according to Ynet.

Authorities “instructed local councils…

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Biden administration slaps more sanctions on Iran after nuclear deal falters

The U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control and the U.S. State Department jointly announced new sanctions on a network of Iranian petrochemical producers and its international front companies in China and the United Arab Emirates on Thursday.

Triliance Petrochemical Co. and Petrochemical Commercial Co. were named in a news release as…