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IDF: Hezbollah gathering intelligence on the border disguised as environmental group

Hezbollah has established an intelligence-gathering outpost on the Israel-Lebanon border disguised as an environmental protection group, the Israeli military announced on Wednesday.

Israel Defense Forces Arabic-language spokesperson Lt. Col. Avichay Adraee posted images on Twitter showing what he said were Hezbollah members at the post. Their…

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‘Zionist capitalists’ plague for world even before Israel – Khamenei

Zionism is a plague for the world of Islam and “Zionist capitalists” were a plague for the whole world, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said during a speech on Wednesday.

“Today, Zionism is an obvious plague for the world of Islam,” said Khamenei, according to a transcript on his English-language website. “The Zionists have always been a…

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In new escalation, Iran tells IAEA it plans to further ramp up uranium enrichment

Iran plans to install two new cascades of advanced centrifuges that will allow Tehran to rapidly enrich more uranium, the UN’s nuclear watchdog said Thursday, the latest escalation in the standoff over the country’s atomic program.

The decision to add the two IR-6 centrifuges cascades at its underground Natanz nuclear facility comes as…

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‘Fatal blow’ to talks: UN nuke watchdog says Iran removing 27 surveillance cameras

The head of the UN’s nuclear watchdog agency said Thursday that Iran is removing 27 surveillance cameras from nuclear sites in the country, raising the risk of its inspectors being unable to track Tehran’s advances as it enriches uranium closer than ever to weapons-grade levels.

Rafael Mariano Grossi, the director-general of the International…

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New York trip for wounded Israeli soldiers boosts mind, body and spirit

A nation that so highly values its citizens who made the ultimate sacrifice still struggles in dealing with those who made it through with battle scars, both visible and unseen. Hardened Israeli veterans find hope, and each other, each year in New York.

Lt. Col. Matan Eizenberg, 24, was a commander in the Israel Defense Forces’ famed Golani…

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Top general threatens to target Hezbollah operatives who are building at the border

The Hezbollah terror group has recently stepped up construction on military infrastructure near Lebanon’s border with Israel, but the Israeli army will eventually “reduce it to nothing” and make those responsible pay, a senior general threatened Tuesday.

“Recently, Hezbollah has intensified construction on its posts right here along the…

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US, UK, France and Germany submit motion censuring Iran to UN nuclear watchdog

The United States, Britain, France and Germany have submitted a motion to the UN atomic energy watchdog to censure Iran over its lack of cooperation with the agency, diplomats said Tuesday.

The resolution urging Iran to cooperate fully with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is the first since June 2020 when a similar motion…

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Alleged Israeli strike said to prevent Iran from landing weapon systems in Syria

An unusual surface-to-surface missile attack targeting Damascus International Airport that took place two weeks ago and was attributed to Israel was successful in damaging some runways, preventing large cargo planes from landing at the airport.

As a result, Iran has been unable to land the Boeing 747 cargo planes it uses to deliver systems…

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Iran says it switched off 2 of UN watchdog’s surveillance cameras at nuclear site

Iran turned off two surveillance cameras of the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog that monitored one of its atomic sites, Iranian state television reported Wednesday.

The television report described the two International Atomic Energy Agency cameras as monitoring “OLEM enrichment levels and flowmeters.”

That appeared to refer to the IAEA’s…

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Why is Lebanon threatening Israel now? – analysis

Lebanon’s political leadership is threatening Israel, claiming that any Israeli activity in disputed areas offshore could lead to some kind of “action.” Lebanon has no conceivable way to really confront Israel, so the threats appear to be giving cover for Hezbollah to potentially attack Israel or attack an Israeli gas platform off the coast.

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‘A heavy price’: Bennett says Israel expects IAEA to send clear message to Iran

As the International Atomic Energy Agency Board of Governors convenes in Vienna, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Tuesday called on the watchdog to send a clear message to Iran over advances in its nuclear program.

“We expect the IAEA Board of Governors to place a clear warning light in front of the regime in Tehran, and make it clear that if…

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Iranian general threatens to ‘raze Tel Aviv and Haifa to the ground’

Iran on Tuesday threatened to “raze” the cities of Tel Aviv and Haifa.

“For any mistake made by the enemy, we will raze Tel Aviv and Haifa to the ground by the order of the Supreme Leader,” the Islamic Republic’s ground forces commander, Kiumars Heydari, told the semi-official Iranian Tasnim news agency.

The threat came less than a day after…

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Thai security forces said to have foiled Iranian attempts to attack Israelis

Thai security forces have thwarted several recent Iranian attempts to harm Western and Israeli targets in the southeast Asian country, according to a Monday report.

The news comes as Iran has reportedly been trying to retaliate for several high-profile assassinations and mysterious deaths in the Islamic Republic in recent months, including of a…

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Syria says Israeli jets strike targets south of Damascus

Israeli fighter jets launched a series of airstrikes on an area south of the Syrian capital Damascus on Monday night, causing damage to several sites, Syria’s official state media reported.

A Twitter account tracking Israeli military activity in Syria claimed the strikes targeted sites in the suburb of al-Kiswah, south of Damascus and near the…

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Israel said preparing to defend new Karish gas rig from Hezbollah attack

The Israeli military is preparing for the possibility that the Hezbollah terror group will attempt to attack the new Karish gas rig off the country’s Mediterranean coast, Kan news reported Sunday.

The report said navy vessels would help secure the rig, including submarines. A naval version of the Iron Dome missile defense system will also…

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As IAEA convenes amid stalled nuclear talks, Iran faces likely censure

Major European countries and the United States are expected to seek to censure Iran when the UN atomic watchdog meets this week amid stalled talks to revive the 2015 nuclear deal.

The resolution drafted by the United States, Britain, France and Germany is a sign of their growing impatience as diplomats warn the window to save the landmark deal…

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After Israeli warning, Thailand said to be on high alert for potential Iranian spies

Thai police are reportedly on high alert over the potential presence of Iranian spies in the southeastern Asian country, as Israel warns that Tehran could be targeting its citizens abroad as part of a revenge plot.

According to a report in the Bangkok Post, as well as other local media outlets, the Royal Thai Police issued a “secret order” to…

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Two Palestinians suspected of planning ‘hostile activity’ arrested in Tel Aviv

Two Palestinians who had illegally entered Israel were arrested Monday morning in Tel Aviv over “concerns of hostile activity,” law enforcement officials said.

Officers from the Yamam police counter-terrorism unit and the Shin Bet security agency arrested the pair in south Tel Aviv in the predawn hours of Monday, Israel Police said in a…