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Israel names Michal Cotler-Wunsh as antisemitism envoy

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government has appointed Michal Cotler-Wunsh, a human-rights lawyer and former lawmaker for the Blue and White Party, as the country’s antisemitism envoy.

Read More: Jewish News Syndicate

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Terrorist who stabbed Border Police officer in neck gets 20 years in prison

The Jeruslaem District Court on Thursday sentenced a Palestinian terrorist to 20 years in prison for a May 2022 attack outside the Old City of Jerusalem during which he stabbed a Border Police officer in the neck.

Read More: The Times of Israel

In rare remarks, Gallant appears to confirm alleged Israeli strikes in Syria

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant on Thursday hinted at alleged Israeli airstrikes in northern Syria a day earlier, in an apparent rare confirmation by Israeli officials of a specific attack against Iranian efforts to supply its various Middle Eastern proxies with weapons.

Read more: The Times of Israel

‘Iran and Its Proxies Have Rained Hell’: US House Passes Trio of Bills Targeting Islamic Republic

The US House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a trio of bills extending sanctions on Iran’s ballistic missile and drone programs and condemning its human rights abuses amid no votes from members of the so-called “Squad” of left-wing progressives.

Read more: The Algemeiner

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Iran rails at EU and UK for maintaining sanctions set to expire under nuclear deal

Iran has warned the European Union that its decision to maintain sanctions on the Islamic Republic beyond a deadline set in a landmark nuclear deal was “illegal.”

Read more: The Times of Israel

2 suspects detained on central Israel highway after blast in Tel Aviv park

Two suspects were detained by security forces on a highway in central Israel on Friday on suspicion of involvement in an explosion that rocked a park in Tel Aviv hours earlier.

Read more: The Times of Israel

Gaza terror groups mark 18 years since disengagement ’victory’

Palestinian terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday fired rockets toward the Mediterranean Sea as they marked 18 years since Israel’s “defeat” and the uprooting of the coastal enclave’s Jewish communities.
Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

Ex-US Rep. McKinney calls to defeat ‘enemy’ Jews

Former U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney on Tuesday accused Israelis and Jews of suppressing free speech after an event titled “Can Black People and White People Work Together to Defeat Our Common Enemy,” namely the Jews, was canceled on X, formerly known as Twitter.

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

Iranian president says Tehran will spend the $6 billion released in prisoner exchange ‘wherever we need it’

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said his government will decide how it will spend $6 billion in previously frozen funds due to be released in a prisoner exchange agreement with the U.S., telling NBC News’ Lester Holt that the money will be spent “wherever we need it.”

Read more: NBC News

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In Iran, snap checkpoints and university purges mark the first anniversary of Mahsa Amini protests

Snap checkpoints. Internet disruptions. University purges.

Iran’s theocracy is trying hard to both ignore the upcoming anniversary of nationwide protests over the country’s mandatory headscarf law and tamp down on any possibility of more unrest.

Read more: The Associated Press 

Steps where Jesus said to heal a blind man unearthed in Jerusalem

Steps were uncovered at the Ancient Pool of Siloam in Jerusalem, which haven’t been seen in over 2,000 years, reports said on Thursday.

The significance of this discovery is that it’s the location where Jesus healed a blind man in the New Testament, Fox News reported. The location itself was first mentioned in the Old Testament, a…

Palestinians receive US-made vehicles, weapons through Jordan – report

The Palestinian Authority received armored vehicles and arms intended to bolster its ability to confront armed groups and gangs, according to Palestinian Arabic language media reports.

Read more: The Jerusalem Post

IDF foils attempt to smuggle explosives into country

Israeli security forces on Sunday thwarted an attempt to smuggle explosives in the Jordan Valley area.
Soldiers from the IDF’s Bekaa and Valleys Brigade worked in cooperation with the Israel Police to locate a bag that contained six standard explosive charges.
Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

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Iran building airport in southern Lebanon to attack Israelis, Gallant says

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant on Monday accused Iran of setting up an airport in southern Lebanon, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from the Israeli border, which he said was being used “for terror purposes” against Israelis.

Read more: The Times of Israel

IAEA chief: Iran has expanded stock of near-weapons grade uranium

IAEA Director-General Rafael Grossi warned on Monday that there is a “routinization” process underway of Iran’s many nuclear violations.

Read more: The Jerusalem Post

In first, Israeli officials in Saudi Arabia for UNESCO conference

An Israeli delegation of nine staffers is currently in Saudi Arabia as observers to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee meeting, an Israeli official told The Times of Israel on Sunday.

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

‘Israel will act if Iran enriches uranium above 60%’

Israel will have no choice but to act if Iran enriches uranium above 60% purity, National Security Adviser Tzachi Hanegbi warned on Monday in an address at a counterterrorism conference at Reichman University in Herzliya.

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

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Netanyahu on 9/11 anniversary: ‘We stand with the US against terror’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday marked the 22nd anniversary of the 9/11 Islamic terrorist attacks, saying that “we stand with the United States and the free world in the global fight against terrorism.”

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate