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Clashes continue for a third day in Ain al-Hilweh as ceasefire efforts fail

Clashes between Fatah and an Islamist group in the Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp in southern Lebanon continued for a third day on Tuesday, as efforts to reach a ceasefire continued to fail.

Read more: The Jerusalem Post

Erdan warns UN Security Council of ‘powder keg’ on cusp of Hezbollah ignition

The Israeli ambassador to the United Nations implored its Security Council to help clamp down on Hezbollah’s repeated provocations along the Israeli-Lebanese border.

Read More: Jewish News Syndicate

Hezbollah could take possession of Syrian chemical weapons

Iran is working to seize control of an extensive network of Syrian military industry facilities, collectively known by their French acronym of CERS, or the Scientific Studies and Research Center in English, according to a report released on Wednesday by the Alma Research and Education Center.

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

US jury hands death penalty to gunman for killing 11 at Pittsburgh synagogue

The gunman who stormed a synagogue in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Jewish community and killed 11 worshippers will be sentenced to death for perpetrating the deadliest antisemitic attack in US history.

Read more: The Times of Israel

Armed clashes erupt overnight between PA forces and terror group fighters in Jenin

Armed clashes erupted between the Palestinian Authority’s security forces and members of local armed terror groups on the streets of Jenin Tuesday night.

Read more: The Times of Israel

At Lebanon border, Herzog warns Hezbollah not to test IDF

Israel’s President Isaac Herzog on Wednesday visited a military post at the Lebanon border, delivering a stern message to Hezbollah amid increased provocations by the Iran-backed terror group.

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

Israeli injured in Jordan Valley shooting, IDF searching for terrorist

An Israeli family miraculously escaped serious harm Wednesday when terrorists blocked their car in the West Bank’s Jordan Valley and opened fire on them.

Read more: The Jerusalem Post

US ‘unequivocally’ condemns Ma’ale Adumim terror attack

The United States on Tuesday released a statement condemning the terrorist attack in Ma’ale Adumim, 4.3 miles east of Jerusalem in Judea, earlier in the day.

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

Israeli, US navies begin joint exercise

The U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet kicked off its annual joint exercise with the Israeli Navy, called “Intrinsic Defender,” in Haifa on Sunday.
Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

Suspect in custody after man fires shots near Memphis Jewish school

A Jewish day school in Memphis, Tenn., went into lockdown for about 45 minutes on Monday afternoon after a man fired several shots nearby.
Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

Hamas releases pics of fallen IDF soldier’s rifle 9 years after his death

Hamas has released photos purportedly showing the gun of IDF Lt. Hadar Goldin, who was killed exactly nine years ago in the Gaza Strip during the 2014 war, i24NEWS reported on Tuesday.

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

Six wounded in Ma’aleh Adumim shooting attack, terrorist killed

Two people were seriously wounded and four others were wounded in light-moderate condition in a terrorist shooting attack near a shopping mall in Ma’aleh Adumim in the West Bank on Tuesday afternoon.

Read more: The Jerusalem Post

Netanyahu meets security chiefs amid ongoing Hezbollah provocations on border

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a security assessment Sunday with Israel’s top defense brass to discuss courses of action proposed by the military, his office said, as tensions with Hezbollah rise on Israel’s border with Lebanon.

Read more: The Times of Israel

Israeli forces arrest two Hamas operatives in Jenin

Israeli forces entered Jenin in northern Samaria on Monday for the first time since the large-scale counter-terror operation in the P.A.-controlled city earlier this month.
Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

Thousands take to streets in Gaza in rare public protests against Hamas

Several thousand people briefly took to the streets across the Gaza Strip on Sunday to protest chronic power outages and difficult living conditions, in a rare public show of discontent with the territory’s Hamas government. Hamas security forces quickly dispersed the gatherings.

Read more: The Times of Israel

Mossad chief secretly visited DC to discuss Saudi deal

The head of Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency secretly traveled to Washington nearly two weeks ago to discuss a deal with Saudi Arabia.
Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

Former Mexican president calls leading Jewish politician a ‘Bulgarian Jew’

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox apologized to the Jewish community after dismissing political opponent Claudia Sheinbaum, a frontrunner in the developing 2024 presidential race, as a “Bulgarian Jew.”

Read more: The Jerusalem Post

Erdan: Guterres emboldening Palestinian terror, Jenin remarks a disgrace

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres fabricated facts regarding the IDF operation on the West Bank city of Jenin, and has failed to call out Hamas, Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan charged, noting that his remarks on terrorism were a “disgrace” that only “emboldened Palestinian violence against Jews.”

Read more: The…