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IDF arrests 15 suspects for assisting Elad attack terrorists

The IDF operated throughout the West Bank on Monday morning, including in Rummanah, the hometown of the two terrorists who killed three men in Elad on Thursday, according to the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit.

Two Palestinians suspected of assisting the terrorists were arrested in the West Bank town. Another two Palestinians suspected of aiding the…

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Portland journalist arrested for vandalizing two synagogues and a mosque

Michael Bivins, a freelance journalist in Portland, Oregon, was charged on Saturday with one count of arson and three counts of criminal mischief for his acts of vandalism on two synagogues and one mosque.

Bivins is accused of breaking a window at Congregation Shir Tikva on April 30, throwing a rock through a window and spraying antisemitic…

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The Truth Isn’t Enough; We Have To act

Jew-hatred in America is something that most Americans would rather not think about because of how it reflects on who we are, what we believe, and where we are headed as a nation. But being blind, deaf, and silent isn’t working. On our watches, America became a place where Jews are attacked inside restaurants, sent running from an attempted car…

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US Senate passes non-binding motion against return to original Iran nuclear deal

The US Senate on Wednesday passed a non-binding motion demanding that any nuclear agreement reached with Iran also address the Islamic Republic’s ballistic missile program and support for proxies in the region.

The symbolic measure passed 62-33, with 16 Democrats voting in favor, demonstrating the widespread opposition to the Biden…

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Boy is born on Independence Day, 1 year after his brother was killed by Gaza rocket

A year after a five-year-old boy was killed by a rocket fired from Gaza, his mother gave birth to another son on Israel’s Independence Day on Thursday.

Shani Avigal gave birth at the Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon. Her son, Ido, was killed in a rocket attack that hit their home in Sderot, on May 12, 2021, at the start of an 11-day conflict…

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US ‘vehemently’ condemns ‘heinous’ terror attack in Elad

The United States on Friday “vehemently” condemned the “heinous” terror attack in the Israeli city of Elad that killed three people and injured seven others.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said US officials “vehemently condemn” the attack in Elad.

“This was a horrific attack targeting innocent men and women, and was particularly heinous…

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3 killed, 3 badly injured in terrorist axe attack in Elad at end of Independence Day

Three people were killed and three others seriously hurt in a terror attack in the central Israeli city of Elad on Thursday night, medics said.

The attack came at the end of Israel’s Independence Day, and followed a wave of terror attacks in Israel and the West Bank in recent weeks, and repeated threats by Palestinian terror groups over the…

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‘Impossible to comprehend’: Thousands at funerals for 3 killed in Elad terror attack

Yonatan Havakuk, Oren Ben Yiftah and Boaz Gol, the three victims of the terrorist attack in Elad, were laid to rest on Friday afternoon.

A joint funeral procession began at 12:30 p.m. at the site of the deadly attack the night before at Ibn Gabirol Square in the central city.

Ben Yiftah, 35, a driver who was working in Elad for an event at…

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Israel to boost supervision of telecom companies to stop hacking attempts

Israel’s government ordered firms on Monday to increase their cyber-security systems due to an uptick in hacking and attempts to hack national systems.

New cyber-security czar Gaby Portnoy said a spike in the number of such attacks occurred in the last few weeks, reported Reuters.

Portnoy said regulations are being put into place to unify…

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At annual Quds Day, Iran and its terror proxies call for jihad against Israel

Like every year at the annual Quds Day (“Jerusalem Day”) on the last Friday of the month-long Ramadan holiday, Iran and its proxies—Hezbollah, Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the Houthi movement in Yemen and Iran-backed militias in Iraq—called for continued jihad against “the temporary entity” Israel.

According to the Middle East Media…

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With ‘quiet’ fireworks and calls for kinship, Israel kicks off 74th Independence Day

Israel transitioned from grave heartache to celebratory joy Wednesday evening, as the nation ushered in its 74th Independence Day, with calls for unity attempting to cut through political disputes that marred solemn events earlier during Memorial Day.

“Right now, between these two days, with the transition that is so tough and so Israeli, we…

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UN chief expresses ‘grave concern’ over Hezbollah’s arms ahead of Lebanese elections

The UN chief called for Lebanon’s parliamentary elections on May 15 to be “free, fair, transparent and inclusive” in a report circulated Wednesday, and warned of Hezbollah’s destabilizing presence in the country that is undergoing multiple crises.

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in the report to the UN Security Council that political…

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‘Arguments fall silent in cemeteries’: Herzog calls for unity in Memorial Day speech

Israel on Tuesday evening mourned the country’s fallen soldiers and terror victims as sirens sounded nationwide at 8 p.m. to mark the start of Memorial Day

The sirens brought Israel to a halt for a full minute, as people stood in somber silence on the streets, inside homes and on balconies. Traffic too came to an abrupt halt, as vehicle…

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WZO chairman calls for Israel Memorial Day recognition for global victims of anti-Semitic terror

The chairman of the World Zionist Organization has sent Israel’s prime minister a letter requesting official Israeli Memorial Day recognition of the victims of anti-Semitic attacks outside the Jewish state, according to a statement from WZO.

Israel’s Memorial Day for Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism began on Tuesday and will end on…

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Bennett: We will strike not only terrorists but those who send them

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett vowed on Wednesday to strike back not only at terrorists but at those who dispatch them, including those “a thousand kilometers east of here.”

In a thinly veiled warning to Iran, Bennett said in his Memorial Day speech at Mount Herzl in Jerusalem that those who send terrorists to attack Israel “have…

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Senior Hamas leaders went to Moscow to speak with Russian officials – report

A delegation of senior Hamas leaders went to Moscow to meet with Russian officials, following clashes on the Temple Mount, to discuss what is happening in Jerusalem, the Hamas-affiliated Safa news agency reported on Wednesday morning.

The delegation is set to hold meetings with officials from Russia’s Foreign Ministry, including deputy foreign…

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Israel remembers its fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism

Israelis owe their fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism a commitment not to let disagreements and political debates tear them apart, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Tuesday at a ceremony marking the beginning of Remembrance Day.

“I cannot speak on behalf of the fallen, but I believe if they could, they would have told us: keep living…

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Israeli cities join Tel Aviv in canceling Independence Day fireworks for PTSD veterans

A number of Israeli cities on Monday announced that they would cancel fireworks shows on the eve of Independence Day on Wednesday, a day after the Tel Aviv Municipality announced that it would take such a move to prevent suffering for military veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

According to a report by Ynet, the Israeli…