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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…

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Jewish groups demand action from Morningstar following anti-Israel bias accusations

wide swath of Jewish and pro-Israel organizations sent a letter to Morningstar executive chairman Joseph Mansueto and CEO Kunal Kapoor last week, urging the Chicago-based financial-services company to implement steps to root out anti-Israel bias at one of its subsidiaries.

Signatories to the July 15 letter include the Anti-Defamation League;…

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Hezbollah’s actions can lead the entire region to war – Lapid

Hezbollah’s actions endanger Lebanon and can bring the entire region toward unnecessary escalation, Prime Minister Yair Lapid warned Tuesday during a tour of the IDF’s Northern Command.

“The State of Israel is prepared and ready to act against any threat. We are not facing a confrontation, but anyone who tries to harm our sovereignty or the…

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Man moderately hurt in Jerusalem stabbing attack, Palestinian assailant shot

An Israeli man was moderately hurt in a suspected terror stabbing attack on a bus near Jerusalem’s northeastern Ramot neighborhood on Tuesday, police and medics said.

The 41-year-old man was stabbed in the head by a Palestinian man, also in his 40s, while traveling on bus line 137, near the Ramot Junction, officials said.

He was taken to the…

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Nikki Haley teases White House run in speech to pro-Israel group

Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley teased a potential run for the White House in 2024 in a speech on Monday at a gathering hosted by Christians United for Israel just outside of Washington, D.C.

Speaking about the possibility of a new Iran deal at the group’s annual summit, Haley, the Republican former governor of South Carolina,…

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US must ‘stand with Israel,’ combat domestic anti-Semitic hate, warn top political leaders at CUFI Summit

EXCLUSIVE: Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor Winsome Earle-Sears, the largest pro-Israel organization in the United States and top senators say that the rise in anti-Semitic hate nationwide is concerning and demands immediate action.
Sears sat down with Fox News Digital following introductory remarks at the Christians United for Israel (CUFI)’s 2022…

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Biden Poised To Give Iran More Than $100 Billion, Haley Warns

The Biden administration is poised to give Iran “more than a hundred billion dollars” in cash windfalls if it signs a new nuclear deal, according to former ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, who also hinted to a group of pro-Israel activists on Monday that she will run for president in 2024.

With negotiations over a revamped nuclear…

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Israel, UAE to collaborate on joint ventures in Africa

Israel and the United Arab Emirates are pursuing joint ventures in Africa, Israel Hayom learned Monday.

The foreign ministries in Jerusalem and Abu Dhabi are currently working on a shared database that would link Israeli and Emirati companies seeking such ventures, particularly in the fields of agriculture and water, communications, and digital…

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Israel, Morocco pen intellectual-property pact, boost bilateral cooperation

Israel and Morocco signed their first intellectual-property agreement on Monday in what its diplomats are calling a milestone for entrepreneurial cooperation between the two countries.

Ofir Alon, executive director of the Israel Patent Office, and the director general of the Moroccan Office of Industrial and Commercial Property Abdelaziz Baqiqi…

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Israel military intercepts drone that came from Lebanon

 Israel’s military said on Monday it had intercepted a small drone that crossed into the country from Lebanon, adding that it had likely been sent by the Iranian-backed group Hezbollah.
The drone had been tracked by Israel throughout its flight, the military said.
“The Israel Defense Forces will continue to operate in order to prevent any…

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Tom Cotton previews plans for federal anti-BDS legislation

In remarks at a Christians United for Israel summit on Monday just outside Washington, D.C., Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) previewed plans to introduce federal anti-Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions legislation.

The legislation, as described by Cotton, would prevent the military from contracting with any companies that engage in boycotts of Israel, a…