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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…

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Iran said building vast new underground tunnels to hold nuclear enrichment facility

Iran is constructing a vast new network of tunnels at its Natanz nuclear site that could house a massive enrichment facility that would be impervious to bunker-busting bombs and cyberattacks, the New York Times reported Thursday.

The report said that the US and Israel had been monitoring construction at the site for several months, but had…

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IDF girds for Hamas surprise attack with Gaza border calmest it has been in a decade

More than a year after the Israel Defense Forces fought an 11-day war against terrorists in the Gaza Strip, military officials on Thursday touted new defensive measures as key to maintaining one of the quietest periods in southern Israel in recent years, but warned that the Hamas terror group is working to circumvent them in a potential surprise…

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Palestinian officials concerned over warming Israeli-Saudi ties

Palestinian Authority officials in Ramallah are wary of warming ties between Israel and Saudi Arabia, following various reports on recent developments in the diplomatic arena. The Palestinians, however, haven’t dared criticize the Saudi monarchy publicly, mainly so as not to raise the ire of officials in Riyadh and exacerbate their already fragile…

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Explosions heard after IDF observation balloon falls over Gaza – report

An Israeli observation balloon fell over Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip on Friday afternoon, with Palestinian reports claiming that the IDF struck the area shortly afterwards. The IDF is investigating the incident.

The reports claimed that Palestinian terrorist groups were able to seize the balloon, with photos allegedly of the balloon…

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Ex-IRGC commander claims Iran dealing constant confidential ‘blows’ to Israel

The former commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps claimed Wednesday that Iran is dealing ongoing “blows” to the State of Israel.

“The Zionist regime and its officials know better what blows they have received from the Islamic Republic so far, some of which are even still in progress,” said Mohammad Ali Jafari in an interview with the…

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Israel to allow 2,000 more Palestinian workers to enter from Gaza

Israel raised the quota of work permits for Gaza Palestinians to 14,000 on Thursday, expanding a policy that defense officials view as a means of maintaining quiet on the country’s southern front.

An additional 2,000 permits were added to the quota, according to Israel’s military liaison to the Palestinians, widely known by its acronym COGAT.