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Terror attack against IDF thwarted in southern Nablus

IDF soldiers from Battalion 636 thwarted a shooting attack targeting a military post at the entrance to the city of Nablus in the West Bank on Thursday night, according to the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit.

According to the IDF, a squad of armed Palestinians arrived in a vehicle at one of the southern entrances to the city and one of them got out and…

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Israel has sent ‘strong warnings’ to Hezbollah amid threats to gas field — report

Israel has sent “strong warnings” to Hezbollah through diplomatic and military channels amid repeated threats from the terror group’s leader Hassan Nasrallah, according to a Tuesday report.

The messages — passed along through the US and France — warned the terror group that any action taken against the offshore Karish gas field would provoke a…

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Father of Israeli held captive by Hamas pleads to UN Security Council for son’s freedom

Sha’aban al-Said called on the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday to rescue his son Hisham, held captive by Hamas in the Gaza Strip since 2015.

“I am pleading with you to get involved and exert effort and place pressure on Hamas and the Palestinian Authority to free my son as soon as possible, and not to use him as a card against…

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IDF reveals Hamas tunnel networks under Gazan civilian neighborhoods

The Israel Defense Forces on Wednesday exposed a number of Hamas tunnels under civilian sites in the Gaza Strip, including one in the Tafah area of Gaza City located next to a franchised Pepsi factory, and another running next to an UNRWA elementary school that acts as a shelter for some 2,500 people, according to the IDF.

The tunnels pass…

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Israeli army says Hamas is rebuilding capabilities in Gaza

The Israeli army said on Wednesday that Hamas has rebuilt some of the capabilities that were damaged during last year’s Gaza war, including three new tunnels and a series of weapons manufacturing and storage sites.
The army published aerial imagery and maps showing what it said are tunnels, weapons factories and arms depots. It said the…

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Palestinian Authority leader incites church against Israel in call with pope

Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas used a call to the pope to incite the Catholic Church against Israel.

According to a report by Palestinian Media Watch published on Tuesday, Abbas repeated the libel that the State of Israel “attacks” Christian and Muslim holy sites.

“His Honor updated Pope Francis on the attacks to which the…

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UN official: Social media largely controlled by Jewish lobby, NGOs

A United Nations human-rights investigator spoke of the Jewish lobby and the overuse of antisemitism in a wide-ranging interview with the Mondoweiss website that was published on Monday. He questioned Israel’s membership in the 193-nation global body.

“We are very disheartened by the social media that is controlled largely by – whether it is…

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Israel says Russians fired at its jets over Syria in May in “one-off”

Israel said on Tuesday that its military jets came under Russian anti-aircraft fire over Syria in May but they missed their target, describing the confrontation as a “one-off incident”.
The disclosure by Defence Minister Benny Gantz came amid tensions between Israel and Russia over the former’s condemnation of the Ukraine war and the latter’s…

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Gantz declares Israel can ‘seriously harm and delay’ Iranian nuclear program

Defense Minister Benny Gantz said Tuesday that Israel has the ability to cause serious damage to Iran’s nuclear program, and warned that reviving a 2015 pact with world powers to curb Iranian nuclear activities will only be a delaying tactic.

“Iran is a global problem. It is not just Israel’s private problem,” Gantz said during an interview at…

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Saudi magazine showcases success of Israeli Arabs in IDF

A feature article in the Saudi monthly magazine Al-Majallah covered the topic of Israeli Arabs who serve in the Israel Defense Forces.

According to the lengthy essay by Kurdish-Swedish journalist and researcher Suzan Quitaz, who specializes in Israeli politics and the Gulf States region, more Muslim and Christian Arabs are enlisting in the IDF…

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8 years later, fallen soldier’s family returns to Israel, now with deep connections

Exactly eight years after he was laid to rest in Jerusalem’s Mount Herzl, dozens of friends and loved ones gathered last Wednesday evening to commemorate Max Steinberg, an American lone soldier who fell in 2014 during Operation Protective Edge.

Near the familiar names of soldiers who died more recently, a canopy was erected and stools laid out,…

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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…