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UNESCO to vote on Ancient Jericho joining World Heritage list as site in Palestine

The United Nations’ Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is set to vote on a proposal later this month that would see Ancient Jericho declared as a “World Heritage Site in Palestine.”

Read more: The Times of Israel

Cohen inaugurates Israeli embassy during diplomatic trip to Bahrain

Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen inaugurated the permanent home of the Israeli embassy in Manama on Monday as part of his first official visit to Bahrain, which normalized ties with Jerusalem in 2020 under the auspices of the Trump administration-brokered Abraham Accords.

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

Jerusalem find dating back to biblical kings baffles archaeologists

An unprecedented channel installation dating back to the First Temple period was uncovered in the City of David National Park in Jerusalem, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced on Wednesday.

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

Hamas to restart weekly Gaza border riots

Hamas has decided to restart the “Great March of Return” at the Gaza Strip’s border with Israel.
The decision was made on Wednesday by the “Supreme National Authority for the Great March of Return and Breaking the Siege” to begin to rehabilitate the “return camps” near the security fence in the eastern Gaza Strip, Assabeel, an Islamist weekly…

Israel, US to hold drill simulating strike on Iran nuke sites

Israel and the United States are set to hold a series of joint military exercises in the coming months.
One of the exercises will simulate a coordinated Israeli-U.S. attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities, while another is intended to practice the response to a multi-front missile attack, Israel’s Channel 12 cited an unnamed source as saying.

IDF soldier wounded in car ramming near Hebron

An Israel Defense Forces soldier was lightly injured on Wednesday when a Palestinian terrorist rammed his car into a military post near Beit Hagai, located close to Hebron in Judea.

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

Neo-Nazi propaganda emerges again in Georgia

Residents in Macon’s Beall’s Hill neighborhood encountered flyers bearing hate-filled messages from the neo-Nazi Goyim Defense League (GDL) on Sunday afternoon. Regrettably, this isn’t Central Georgia’s first encounter with such propaganda.

Read more: The Jerusalem Post

Engineers inspect Western Wall ahead of High Holidays

As Jews prepare for the High Holidays, engineers on Tuesday began getting the holy site ready for the thousands of visitors expected.

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

Nasrallah vows ‘severe reaction’ to any Israeli assassination on Lebanese soil

The head of the Hezbollah terror group said Monday he would not allow Lebanon to become a battleground, responding to an implicit threat from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a day earlier to target a senior Hamas member being hosted in the country.

Read more: The Times of Israel

Gallant calls for ‘urgent UN intervention’ at Lebanon border

Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant on Monday called for the United Nations to step in to stop the growing threat from Hezbollah at the Lebanon border.

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

Iran boasts new submarines, demands US leave Syria – analysis

A new generation of Ghadir midget submarines and Fateh submarines will be made for the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ navy, Iran said Monday.

Read more: The Jerusalem Post

300-meter stretch of aqueduct from late Second Temple period uncovered in Jerusalem

Israeli archaeologists have uncovered a 300-meter-long (984-foot) stretch of an ancient aqueduct that served Jerusalem, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced Monday.

Read more: The Times of Israel

Israel thwarts attempt to smuggle Iranian explosives from Jordan

The Israel Defense Forces cleared for publication on Sunday the foiling last month of an attempt to smuggle Iranian-made explosives from Jordan into the Jewish state.

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

Libyan FM fired over Israel meeting that her office says PM authorized

Libya’s internationally-recognized government sacked its Foreign Minister Najla Mangoush on Monday amid a firestorm over her meeting last week with Israeli counterpart Eli Cohen.

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

Israeli citizen joins ISIS via TikTok, plans to attack Jews

Prosecutors filed an indictment against Rahat resident Hamza Abu Zaila on Friday morning in the Southern District Court in Beersheba after he was accused of being a member of ISIS and trying to recruit others to the organization.

Read more: The Jerusalem Post

IDF: Troops nab 2 Palestinians trying to infiltrate from Gaza with hand grenades

Two Palestinians were detained by Israel Defense Force soldiers while attempting to infiltrate into southern Israel from the Gaza Strip on Friday morning, the military said.

Read more: The Times of Israel

Sierra Leone to open embassy in Jerusalem

The West African nation of Sierra Leone will open an embassy in Jerusalem, becoming the latest country to move its diplomatic mission to the city, the Israeli Foreign Ministry announced on Friday.

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

Shin Bet nabs Israelis accused of smuggling Iranian bombs

The Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) revealed on Thursday that the security forces last month arrested four Arab Israelis on suspicion of smuggling Iranian-made explosives from Lebanon into Israel.

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate