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US Speaker McCarthy addresses Israel’s Knesset

U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Monday became the second-ever holder of his post to address the full Israeli Knesset, following in the footsteps of Newt Gingrich in 1998.

Read More: Jewish News Syndicate

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Inside The House GOP Plan to Stop a Second Iran Nuclear Deal

House Republicans on Friday will begin rolling out a series of six bills designed to expand sanctions on Iran and curtail the White House’s ability to waive sanctions in future deals, according to copies of the legislation exclusively obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. The bills, sponsored by members of the conservative Republican Study…

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Iran foreign min. visits Lebanon-Israel border: ‘Zionists only understand force’

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian visited Lebanon on Friday, where he met with Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah.

“I received accurate situation assessments from Nasrallah and confirmation that the Lebanese and Palestinian resistance groups are in the best condition they have ever been,” Abdollahian said at the end of…

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Why ‘Foreign Aid’ to Israel Benefits the United States

The US does not give foreign aid to Israel — the US makes an annual investment in Israel, giving US taxpayers a return of several hundred percent.

While Israel is a grateful recipient of US military systems, it also serves as a battle-tested, cost-effective laboratory for the US defense and aerospace industries (which altogether employ 3.5…

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And they’re off: The US is driving a Middle East nuclear arms race

From its origins, the Iran nuclear deal, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA, has suffered from contradictory assessments of its expected outcomes. Deal supporters assert that it blocks all of Iran’s paths to the bomb, while opponents contend that it paves those paths.

Read more: The Hill

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US CENTCOM commander arrives in Israel

U.S. CENTCOM Commander Gen. Michael E. Kurilla arrived in Israel on Wednesday night for meetings with senior defense officials.

Kurilla has visited the Jewish state at least six times since he assumed his post last April.

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

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Powerful Iranian cleric killed in attack — state media

A powerful Iranian cleric, a member of the Assembly of Experts that selects the country’s supreme leader, has been killed in an armed attack, state media said Wednesday.

Read more: The Times of Israel

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House passes pro-Israel, Abraham Accords resolution in 400-19 vote

The House voted 400-19 on Tuesday evening in favor of a resolution expressing support for the U.S.-Israel relationship and the Abraham Accords in honor of the 75th anniversary of Israel’s founding.

Read more: Jewish Insider

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Christian Zionists applaud Israel’s 75th anniversary

Among the many organizations and foreign nations that congratulated the Jewish state on its 75th anniversary are pro-Israel Christian groups.

“Today, we celebrate the miraculous rebirth of the Jewish State,” tweeted Christians United for Israel (CUFI).

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

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Sderot building memorializes three pairs of siblings killed in recent terror attacks

A building in the southern border town of Sderot found a unique way of sending a message of unity for Independence Day by displaying Tuesday portraits of three pairs of siblings killed in recent terror attacks.

Read more: The Times of Israel

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Protesting UN debate on Yom Hazikaron, Israeli ambassador reads names of fallen Israelis

Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan has long protested the U.N. Security Council’s lack of sensitivity towards and understanding of Israeli security needs.

But even by U.N. standards, a line was crossed Tuesday, he said. Russia, which holds the Security Council presidency this month, refused to change the date of Tuesday’s…

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Countries around the world wish Israel happy Independence Day

Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry congratulated Israel on its 75th Independence Day as one of several nations to wish the Jewish state a happy birthday.

“Out nations have been paying an immense price for freedom,” the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry tweeted.

Read more: The Jerusalem Post

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‘May we all have a wonderful Independence Day for the State of Israel’

Israeli President Isaac Herzog’s message to global Jewry as the Jewish state marks its 75th Independence Day:

“Shalom, dear friends from around the world! As Israel reaches a historic milestone—75 years of independence!—we have the opportunity to pause and reflect with gratitude on the miracle that is our Jewish and democratic state.

Read…

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House Minority Leader Jeffries Meets with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu

The leader of the Democrats in the US House of Representatives, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Monday as part of a Congressional delegation that will commemorate Israel’s 75th anniversary and participate in the recognition of Yom HaZikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day.

Read more: The…

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Israeli moderately hurt in West Bank shooting targeting Memorial Day running event

One person was moderately wounded in a shooting attack in the northern West Bank on Tuesday, as Israel was marking Memorial Day for fallen soldiers and terror victims, military and medics said.

Read more: The Times of Israel

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Nides honors ‘brave’ Israeli soldiers on Memorial Day

U.S. Ambassador to Israel Tom Nides on Tuesday saluted the “brave” Israeli soldiers who gave their lives in defense of the country, as the Jewish state marked Memorial Day.

“As we pause today for the morning siren to mark Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day, let us remember the brave Israeli service members who gave their lives for their…

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Israel’s population almost 10 million, no longer a small country – analysis

Israel’s population growth means that the population is now nearing 10 million and estimates show by 2030 there will be another million people in the country. This is mostly due to relatively high birth rates. On the eve of Independence Day the population is reported at 9.7 million, of which 7.1 million are Jews.

Read more: The Jerusalem Post

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Memorial to Independence Day: How does Israel move from mourning to joy?

This Monday evening, Memorial Day begins in Israel, in memory of the fallen soldiers and the victims of terrorism. Just 24 hours later, on Tuesday evening, the country will celebrate with great fanfare the 75th anniversary of the creation of the state of Israel with, among other things, thousands of celebrations, fireworks and scenes of…