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Grapevine: Hagee’s turn

WHEN HE was unanimously elected as president of the Great Synagogue last January, Malcolm Hoenlein said that one of the first things he wanted to do was to honor Pastor John Hagee, founder and chairman of Christians United for Israel (CUFI), and his wife Diana, for their unstinting and dedicated support for Israel in general, and Jerusalem in…

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Israeli troops nab 3 Gaza infiltrators armed with knives, flammable liquid

Three Palestinians were detained by Israel Defense Force soldiers after trying to infiltrate into southern Israel early Thursday morning, the military said.

The suspects were found to be carrying knives, bottles of gasoline and lighters when they were captured near the southern section of the border, according to the IDF.

The military did…

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Iran defies Western powers with enriched uranium work it was warned not to do

Iran has defied Western countries by carrying out work on near-weapons grade enriched uranium that will make it harder to implement the terms of any revived nuclear deal with world powers, Reuters reported Wednesday.

The work carried out earlier this month was to convert the uranium into a type that is less easily recovered and diluted so that…

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Three Ukrainian women airlifted to Israel for emergency medical treatment

Three women who were wounded in the Ukrainian war zone were treated Wednesday morning at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, after being airlifted to safety by Hatzolah Air.

According to Shaare Zedek, the injured included a 30-year-old whose leg was hurt when her home was hit directly by a missile; an 85-year-old Holocaust survivor in…

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Pastor John Hagee: Begin was ‘heroic’ to bomb Iraqi reactor, Iran ‘even more dangerous’

One of America’s most powerful Christian supporters of Israel sees clear similarities between Iran’s race towards nuclear weapons and a daring Israeli strike on an Iraqi nuclear reactor back in 1981.

In a wide-ranging interview, Pastor John Hagee, founder and chairman of Christians United for Israel (CUFI) and his own John Hagee Ministries,…

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Detained UK woman Zaghari-Ratcliffe ‘on her way home’ from Iran, British MP says

A British lawmaker said Wednesday that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a UK charity worker who has been detained in Iran for nearly six years, was at Tehran’s airport and set to leave the country.

Zaghari-Ratcliffe,a dual national, was given back her British passport over the weekend, raising hopes that her long ordeal was coming to a close.

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Palestinians fire towards IDF soldiers near Joseph’s Tomb

Shots were fired towards IDF forces in clashes with Palestinian rioters near Joseph’s Tomb on Tuesday night in Nablus, the West Bank, Walla reported, as over 2,000 Jewish worshipers reportedly had entered the tomb.

Stones and Molotov cocktails were also hurled towards the Israeli forces, according to KAN News.

The IDF is in Nablus providing…

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Iran has 3,000 ballistic missiles, many that can reach Israel – US general

Iran has more than 3,000 ballistic missiles, many of which can reach the State of Israel, commander of the United States Central Command Gen. Kenneth McKenzie said on Tuesday.

McKenzie, who is retiring from the military soon, was in Israel last week and held talks with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, Defense Minister Benny Gantz and IDF Chief…

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Erdan warns UNSC of Hezbollah drone, precision missile threat to Israel

Hezbollah’s efforts to obtain drones and precision-guided missiles heightens the threat along Israel’s already sensitive northern border with Lebanon, Ambassador Gilad Erdan told United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

He wrote to Guterres in advance of a UN Security Council discussion Thursday on the Secretary-General’s periodic…

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Israel’s deputy army chief, other top commanders arrive in US for security talks

Deputy military chief Herzi Halevi and other senior IDF commanders landed in the United States on Monday for an official visit amid rising tensions in the Middle East.

According to the Israel Defense Forces, Halevi is slated to hold meetings with US defense officials at the Pentagon, as well as participate in a “strategic defense forum” with…

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Israel decimated Iranian drone fleet in February airstrike inside Iran – report

A UAV attack in the middle of February reportedly caused major damage to Iran’s drone fleet, prompting Iran to fire missiles this week at a site in Iraq that it claims was an Israeli intelligence base.

Hundreds of drones are assessed to have been destroyed in the attack on an airbase near Kermanshah, in Western Iran, Haaretz reported Tuesday,…

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Instagram bans anti-Israel group after it posts collage featuring terrorists

Within our Lifetime (WOL), a New York City-based anti-Israel group that supports the Palestinian right of return “from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea,” resistance to the “Zionist occupation by any means necessary” and “the abolition of Zionism,” said that it had been banned from Instagram last week, apparently after it posted a collage…

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Israeli government websites crash after ‘massive’ cyberattack, officials say

Israeli government websites were downed for over an hour due to a major cyberattack on Monday evening, officials said.

Communications Minister Yoaz Hendel held an assessment with officials due to the “broad cyberattack” on government websites, a statement from his office said.

Users attempting to enter sites with extensions were…

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Ukrainian refugees to receive free medical services in Israel

Israel’s Terem Medical Clinics will be providing free treatment to Ukrainian refugees who do not qualify to join a health fund.

Earlier this week, Knesset member Idit Silman (Yamina), who chairs the Knesset’s Health Committee, called on the country’s health and medical organizations to step up and provide care in Israel as “humanitarian aid.”

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Senate Republicans: ‘agreement with no bipartisan support won’t survive’

A group of 49 Republican Senators – all but Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul – announced on Monday that they will not support efforts to revive the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran.

They noted that according to press reports, the Biden administration might soon conclude an agreement with Iran “to provide substantial sanctions relief in exchange for…

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Yuli Edelstein: When it comes to security, Israel can only rely on itself–watch video

When it comes to Israel’s security, the country can only rely on itself, Knesset member Yuli Edelstein said on Sunday at the Begin Symposium kick-off event in Jerusalem.

The first ever live symposium honoring the late Prime Minister Menachem Begin, the event drew several hundred people to discuss issues of “Securing the Nation”—as the symposium…

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Pro-Iran groups in Iraq back Iran’s attack on US, Israel

A day after Iran used ballistic missiles to target Iraq, claiming to be firing them at US and Israeli targets, pro-Iranian groups in Iraq are saying they support the operation. These groups were quoted in Iranian media; this clearly represents Iran’s attempt to not only take credit but show off its support in Iraq.

The US has condemned the…

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Iranian FM to visit Moscow for nuclear talks amid Russian sanctions demands

Tehran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian will head to Moscow on Tuesday, his ministry said, days after negotiations on an Iran nuclear deal stalled amid new Russian demands.

Amir-Abdollahian will “go to Moscow on Tuesday” to continue discussions on the nuclear deal, ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh told reporters on Monday.