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How the U.S.-Israel Partnership Is Tackling China | Opinion

When President Joe Biden traveled to the Middle East earlier this month, among his top priorities was shoring up the “special relationship” between the U.S. and Israel, which has frayed on his watch as a result of disagreements over America’s policy toward Iran and its seeming disengagement from the unfolding normalization taking place between…

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Federal probe opened into alleged antisemitism at University of Southern California

The US Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights said Tuesday it has launched an investigation into alleged antisemitic harassment at the University of Southern California that a Jewish student government leader said forced her resignation in 2020.

The federal probe marked the latest in a series of legal battles over antisemitism at US…

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Nasrallah: Hezbollah has all of Israel in its missile range -report

All of Israel is within the range of Hezbollah’s missiles, Lebanese Hezbollah terror leader Hassan Nasrallah said in an interview published Monday night.

“All land and sea targets of Israel are in the range of Hezbollah missiles,” the Hezbollah commander said. He also said that Hezbollah has created “active deterrence” against Israel.

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Holocaust memorials in Buchenwald and Berlin vandalized in same week

In the same week, sets of unidentified individuals cut down trees planted to commemorate Holocaust victims near the former Nazi camp of Buchenwald in Germany and drew swastikas were onto one of the concrete slabs of Berlin’s Holocaust memorial.

Near Buchenwald, the perpetrators on Tuesday sawed off the tops of seven trees planted along a road…

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Nazi flags, symbols displayed outside of Tampa Convention Center

TAMPA, Fla. — A group of antisemitic demonstrators outside of the Tampa Convention Center waved Nazi flags and posters on Saturday.

The Florida Holocaust Museum said people near the convention center were “appalled” the demonstrations occurred in Tampa, the museum told 10 Tampa Bay in an email.

“Openly and proudly displaying genocidal…

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Iran’s satellite program is a growing threat – analysis

Iran intends to put another satellite into space, with the country’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) aiming to take a role in the project, Iranian media have reported.

The reports show that the IRGC is seeking to take more of a role and command of the space program, as it has military elements to it. According to reports, Iran doesn’t…

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Israel eyes political repercussions should Russia shut down Jewish Agency

Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid instructed the country’s Foreign Ministry on Saturday to prepare a series of political measures against Russia to be implemented in the event it liquidates the Russian branch of the Jewish Agency, a non-profit organization that promotes immigration to Israel.

Although Moscow gave no reason for shuttering the…

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Iran nuke chief vows UN watchdog’s cameras will remain off until deal revived

The head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization said Monday that UN surveillance cameras installed at the country’s nuclear sites to monitor operations will remain off unless the defunct 2015 nuclear deal with world powers is revived.

Iran said it removed the cameras last months as talks to rescue the nuclear agreement faltered.

“We will not…

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Report: IRGC missile engineer assassinated

A missile engineer serving in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps was killed last week in an apparent assassination, Channel 12 News cited Iranian state media as confirming on Sunday.

The report noted that according to Iranian social media posts, Said Thamardar Mutlak was murdered in the southcentral Iranian city of Shiraz last week….

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Israeli strike kills three soldiers in Syria, Syrian state media says

July 22 (Reuters) – An Israeli missile attack on Friday near Damascus killed three soldiers and wounded seven more, Syrian state media reported, in what a war monitor said was the 17th Israeli attack on Syrian territory this year.
The Israeli military said it does not comment on foreign reports.
Israel has been carrying out strikes for years…

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Ukrainian Experts Turn to Israel for Mental Trauma Training

Ukrainian therapist Svitlana Kutsenko thought she was making progress with her patients — army veterans recovering from mental trauma suffered during fighting with Russia in 2014. Then, war erupted again.

Now, five months after Russia invaded Ukraine, Kutsenko says the situation looks bleaker than ever. Many of her patients have returned to the…

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Iranian amb. to Azerbaijan tweets apparent threat against Israeli amb.

“Apparently, the FIRST Evil Zionist is going to be buried by the zealous people of Tabriz, too,” tweeted the Iranian ambassador to Azerbaijan.

Iran’s ambassador to Azerbaijan, Abbas Mousavi, tweeted an apparent threat against Israel’s ambassador to the country, George Deek, saying the ambassador would be “buried” by the people of Tabriz, a city…

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Russia officially calls for Jewish Agency operations to be ‘dissolved’ — state media

Russian authorities officially called Thursday for the “dissolution” of the Jewish Agency’s offices in the country, filing an appeal to that effect with the district court in Moscow, according to a court spokesperson quoted by Russian media outlets.

This represents a significant step forward in Russia’s campaign against the Israeli…

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A Paradoxical Moment for the Middle East

While Iran is a looming danger, the Abraham Accords offer hope and promise.

Blink and you might miss how rapidly the Middle East is changing. The 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) negotiated by President Barack Obama, better known as the Iran nuclear deal, created heightened instability. But that deal, along with Obama’s desire to…

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Israel Aerospace gets $200 mln European special aircraft deal

State-run Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) (ISRAI.UL) said on Thursday it signed a contract valued at more than $200 million to provide Special Mission Aircraft to a NATO member country in Europe.
The aircraft will be developed by ELTA Systems Ltd, IAI’s radar and intelligence technology subsidiary. The systems utilise miniaturised sensor…

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Hezbollah threatens war over Lebanon-Israel maritime border dispute

With the U.S., Israeli and Lebanese governments hoping to finally reach a deal on the disputed Israel-Lebanon maritime border, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah again threatened war if Lebanon’s “rights” in the Mediterranean aren’t respected.

Why it matters: The dispute is focused on a potentially gas-rich, 330-square-mile area of the…

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Israel watches warily as Russia, Iran build stronger ties

Underscoring the warming ties between the two countries, Russian President Vladimir Putin traveled to Iran on Tuesday. This was the third time since the start of the year that Putin has met with his Iranian counterpart, Ebrahim Raisi. Israel is closely watching the strengthening Russian-Iranian alliance.

“We really don’t know what the actual…

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CUFI finishes up conference in Washington, then moves on to what it calls its real work

About 1,500 Christians from all 50 states headed to Capitol Hill on Tuesday, taking action on behalf of Israel.

Christians United for Israel (CUFI), which bills itself as the world’s largest pro-Israel organization, held its annual summit in and around Washington early this week, culminating with its congressional lobbying day. CUFI’s…