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Iran drone threat against Israel is rapidly evolving – analysis

In the last year, Iran targeted a ship in the Gulf of Oman, got the Houthis to target the UAE, had an Iraqi militia target the Emirates and targeted the US base of Tanf in Syria and US forces in Iraq.
Israel downed two Iranian drones a year ago, the IDF revealed this week. They were reportedly unmanned aerial vehicles that were supposed to bring…

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Top Iran nuclear negotiator flies home; EU indicates deal awaiting Tehran’s okay

Iran’s top diplomat at months-long talks aimed at restoring its tattered nuclear deal with world powers flew home late Monday for a sudden trip, a sign of the growing pressure on Tehran as the negotiations appear to be nearing their end.

Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency described Ali Bagheri Kani’s trip as being “within the framework of the…

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Iran’s Revolutionary Guard launches 2nd satellite, state media reports

Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard launched a second satellite into space, state media reported Monday, just as world powers awaited Tehran’s decision in negotiations over the country’s tattered nuclear deal.

State television identified the launch as taking place in its northeastern Shahroud Desert, without specifying when. However, it…

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Two police officers injured in stabbing attack near Temple Mount

Two Israel Police officers were moderately injured in a stabbing attack near the Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City on Monday evening, with Hamas taking responsibility for the attack.

According to police, the attacker exited the Temple Mount, pulled out a knife and assaulted the two police officers. The officers responded by shooting at the…

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100 Ukrainian Jewish orphans arrive in Israel

Around 100 Jewish Ukrainian orphans arrived to Israel on Sunday, where they were greeted at Ben Gurion Airport by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and cabinet ministers.
The children, ranging in age from 2 to 18 years of age, flew from Romania after a two-day bus ride from the Alumim Jewish orphanage, in the northern Ukrainian city of Zhytomyr….

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War-torn Ukrainian refugees’ lives saved by Israeli doctors at new border clinic

The people are arriving cold and exhausted after trudging by foot from war-torn Ukraine across the border into Poland, said Dr. Dorit Nitzan, who left for Poland last week with a delegation of physicians, nurses and social workers through the NATAN Worldwide Disaster Relief organization.

“The needs are immense and we are doing our best in a…

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Jerusalem stabbing attack: 2 officers wounded, suspect shot dead

Two policemen were lightly to moderately wounded on Sunday during a stabbing attack in Jerusalem’s Old City, Israel Police said.
The suspected attacker, 19, from East Jerusalem, was shot dead.
The attack took place at the Bab Huta Gate in the Muslim Quarter at around 4:30 am.
The suspect approached police officers stationed at the gate, pulled…

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With nuclear deal looming, Gantz implores world to ‘mobilize’ against Iran

Defense Minister Benny Gantz attempted to divert part of the world’s attention from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to what he said was another threat to world peace, seeking to rally the international community against Iran amid speculation that a new pact over its nuclear program may be in the offing.

Gantz called in a Monday Facebook post for…

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IDF says its F-35 jets intercepted 2 Iranian drones ferrying arms to Gaza last year

The Israel Defense Forces on Sunday announced that it downed several Iranian drones heading for the Gaza Strip last year.

Two aircraft were intercepted by F-35 jets far from Israel’s borders in March 2021, the IDF said in a statement. According to Channel 12 news, a third drone was downed using electronic warfare means.

“The interception of…

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‘I just want my kid to be ok’: After days of travel, Ukraine refugees land in Israel

Most of the harried travelers arrived at the airport in Iasi, Romania on Thursday after days of traveling with only one or two suitcases — an entire lifetime of possessions and memories distilled into a couple of bags.

They had come from numerous cities, towns and villages across Ukraine — fleeing the Russian invasion of their country.

When…

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EU lawmakers advocate for Palestinian funding reduction if anti-Semitic textbooks are not changed

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from 18 countries co-signed a letter calling for the reduction of funding to the Palestinian Authority (P.A.) if the latter continues to refuse to change its educational material that includes anti-Semitic incitement to violence and the demonization of Israel.

The letter sent to European Commission…

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After being given the cold shoulder, Israeli distributor takes Ben & Jerry’s to court

Avi Zinger was so upset after Ben & Jerry’s pulled the rug out from under him that he never picked up the phone to speak with them. Instead, he’s taking them, and their parent company Unilever, to a U.S. district court.

The longtime Israeli manufacturer and distributor of the Vermont-based ice cream company’s products wants his license…

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US CENTCOM commander: Iran poses biggest threat to regional security

Iran is the biggest threat to regional security, and the US will do everything possible to prevent it from securing nuclear weapons, Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie tells Israel Hayom in a special interview during a farewell visit before stepping down as head of CENTCOM, which Israel joined last year after being reassigned from the US European Command…

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1,408 Ukrainians have arrived in Israel since start of Russian invasion

Israel’s Border Crossings, Population and Immigration Administration reported Friday that 1,408 foreigners with Ukrainian passports have arrived in the Jewish state since the Russian invasion began last week.
The authority said 79 of them were refused entry.
Ukraine has about 43,300 people who identify as Jewish and about 200,000 who are…

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Israel, Germany announce new strategic cooperation in a significant upgrade in relations

Israel and Germany announced new strategic cooperation that is being hailed as a significant upgrade in relations amid the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

In a joint press conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Jerusalem on Wednesday, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said that the two leaders “have agreed on the creation of a new…

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As Ukraine crisis rages, deconfliction with Russia over Syria remains a core Israeli interest

As the world is shaken by Russia’s war on Ukraine’s sovereignty, the battle for the future of the Middle Eastern order continues. Israel’s critical operational interests in Syria have remained unchanged, but there is no guarantee that the conditions in the northern arena will not change following the war in Europe.

Since Russia agreed to enter…

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Man arrested for stabbing Israelis in Hizma in suspected terror attack

Israeli law enforcement arrested on Thursday a suspect in the stabbing incidents that took place in the Palestinian village of Hizma near Jerusalem the day before.

The suspect, a man in his 20s, was arrested by undercover operatives and Border Police officers in cooperation with the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) and the IDF.

He is…

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Israel preparing a field hospital for Ukraine, Health Minister says

Israel is preparing to set up a field hospital to help wounded Ukrainians, Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz said on Thursday.

“It will be operated by civilians; preparations are underway in the Health Ministry,” Horowitz told Kan Bet. “There are many volunteers, medical professionals and medics who want to go.”

The field hospital will be…