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US Backs IHRA Antisemitism Definition After UN Criticism

The Biden Administration on Friday repeated its support for the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism after it was criticized by a top UN official.

Speaking at the UN’s Third Committee on October 31, the last day of her term, E. Tendayi Achiume, the UN’s outgoing Special Rapporteur on Racism, Racial…

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Israel, Jordan, UAE sign new MOU on deal to swap solar energy for desalinated water

Israel, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates signed a renewed memorandum of understanding on Tuesday regarding a UAE-brokered deal signed a year ago to have Jordan provide solar energy to Israel, and Israel channel desalinated water to the Hashemite Kingdom.

The MOU was signed in the presence of US climate envoy John Kerry at the UN COP27…

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Israeli dies of wounds sustained in Samaria terror attack

An Israeli man wounded in a terror attack on Oct. 25 died on Tuesday, according to Israeli media reports.

The man, Shalom Sofer, 55, lived in Kedumim in Samaria. He was stabbed as he exited a store in the adjacent Palestinian town of al-Funduq.

Sofer had been released to his home. His son, Lidor, told Channel 11: “He was released from the…

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Fresh protests erupt at Iranian universities, in Kurdish region

New protests erupted in Iran on Sunday at universities and in the largely Kurdish northwest, keeping a seven-week anti-regime movement going, even in the face of a fierce crackdown.

The protests, triggered in mid-September by the death of Mahsa Amini after she was arrested for allegedly breaching strict dress rules for women, have evolved into…

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Palestinians push for ICJ to rule ‘Israel occupation’ is annexation

A United Nations committee is set to hold a vote this week on bringing the question of the legality of Israel’s “occupation” of lands beyond pre-1967 lines to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague.

Palestinian representatives to the UN pushed the resolution, which was officially proposed by Nicaragua since the Palestinians are…

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Energean announces new gas discovery off Israeli coast

Energean plc announced on Monday the discovery of a commercially viable deposit of natural gas, containing an estimated 13 billion cubic meters (bcm), at its Zeus-01 drilling site located off Israel’s coast, the company said in a statement.

A post-well analysis of the find is currently being conducted.

The statement added that an audit of…

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London Jews Facing Spree of Antisemitic Attacks

An antisemitic “hate crimes pandemic” has been breaking out in the Stamford Hill and Hackney sections of London since October 29, according to information released by the area’s Jewish community watch group, Shomrim.

“The racism pandemic continues,” the group tweeted on Tuesday, reporting on an incident — one of eight that have occurred in just…

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Jews responsible for slavery, antisemitic flyers at US university claim

“At the height of American slavery, 78% of slave owners were ethnic Jews ,” reads one of several flyers posted across the University of Tennessee Chattanooga campus overnight on Friday.

The watchdog organization StopAntisemitism wrote on Twitter, “this is the EXACT hateful rhetoric that Kyrie Irving helped spread when promoting the film ‘Hebrew…

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Iran stages rallies to mark 1979 US Embassy takeover amid nationwide protests

Iran on Friday marked the 1979 takeover of the US Embassy in Tehran as its theocracy faces nationwide protests after the death of a 22-year-old woman earlier arrested by the country’s morality police.

Iranian state-run television aired live feeds of various counterprotests around the country, with some in Tehran waving placards of the…

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Kyrie Irving finally apologizes after Nets suspension: ‘I am deeply sorry to have caused you pain’

Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving finally apologized late Thursday after he was suspended for at least five games for not showing enough remorse for tweeting a link to a movie that spread antisemitic disinformation.

After the Nets announced Irving’s suspension, the point guard posted an apology note on his Instagram.

“While doing research on…

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New Jersey synagogues are under ‘credible’ threat: FBI

New Jersey synagogues are under threat, according to the FBI, which said it received a credible threat to the areas of worship on Thursday.
“The FBI has received credible information of a broad threat to synagogues in NJ,” the federal agency said on Twitter. “We ask at this time that you take all security precautions to protect your community and…

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Israel strikes ‘rocket factory’ in Gaza after rockets launched at south

The Israeli military struck the Gaza Strip early Friday morning, hours after four rockets were launched at Israel from the Hamas-run Palestinian enclave.

The Israel Defense Forces said it launched airstrikes at a “unique” underground rocket manufacturing facility used by the Hamas terror group.

It published a satellite photo of what it said…

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Kyrie Irving takes responsibility for antisemitic tweet, will donate $500K

In a joint statement with the Brooklyn Nets and the Anti-Defamation League Wednesday night, Kyrie Irving said he took responsibility for his tweet last week promoting an antisemitic film.

He and the Nets will each donate $500,000 “toward causes and organizations that work to eradicate hate and intolerance in our communities,” and both will…

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Taliban, Hamas officials meet in Turkey

Leaders of the Afghan Taliban and the Palestinian terror group Hamas met in Istanbul at a conference of Islamic religious scholars, according to the Payam Aftab news agency.

The Taliban delegation was reportedly led by Zabihullah Mujahid and the Hamas delegation included Ismail Haniyeh and other Hamas leaders.

According to a report by the…

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Netanyahu assured with near-certain victory as almost 90% votes counted

Likud leader MK Benjamin Netanyahu will with near certainty be Israel’s next prime minister after approximately 90% of the votes counted, the Central Election Committee’s data shows.

At press time on Wednesday, the Netanyahu coalition will consist of 65 MKs, while the Lapid bloc will consist of 50 and Hadash-Ta’al five.

The results after…

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Three wounded in terrorist attack near Temple Mount; assailant killed

Three police officers were wounded in a terrorist attack in the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City on Thursday morning, according to the Israel Police.

The incident began shortly after 9 a.m., when a suspicious individual was stopped for questioning, police said in a statement. During the questioning, the suspect drew a knife and stabbed…

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With 86% of votes tallied, Netanyahu on verge of breaking deadlock, regaining power

As the ballots in the Knesset election were being tallied Wednesday, all signs were pointing to a resounding victory for opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu and his bloc of right-wing, far-right and religious parties, a result that would end a political crisis that has seen five general elections held in under four years.

With some 86 percent…

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IDF officer wounded in suspected terror attack, assailant neutralized

An Israel Defense Forces officer in his 20s was seriously wounded in a suspected terror attack at the Maccabim Checkpoint near Modi’in on Wednesday morning, according to the Israeli military.

The assailant rammed his vehicle into the soldier before getting out and attempting to stab him with an axe, according to Israeli media reports.