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Poll indicates Democrats’ sympathies lie with Palestinians over Israel for 1st time

For the first time, a poll by Gallup found that Democrats are likelier to sympathize with Palestinians than with Israelis, though a majority of Democrats have a favorable view of Israel.

Asked, “In the Middle East situation, are your sympathies more with the Israelis or more with the Palestinians?” 49% of Democrats sympathized more with the…

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Berlin pumps cash into UNRWA despite teachers urging murder of Jews

The German government in March funneled €5 million ($5.27 million) into a school project in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, even as a report by Israeli NGOs shows Palestinian teaching materials “glorify terrorism, encourage martyrdom, demonize Israelis and incite antisemitism.”

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

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Putin hosts Assad in Moscow as Russia, Iran and China conduct Navy drill

Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks with Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday as Russia is hosting the Syrian regime leader this week.

“Topical issues of further development of Russian-Syrian cooperation in the political, trade, economic and humanitarian spheres, as well as prospects for a comprehensive settlement of the situation in and around…

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UN nuclear watchdog: 2.5 tons of uranium missing from storage site in Libya

Some 2.5 tons of natural uranium stored in a site in war-torn Libya have gone missing, the United Nations nuclear watchdog said Thursday, raising safety and proliferation concerns.

Natural uranium can’t immediately be used for energy production or bomb fuel, as the enrichment process typically requires the metal to be converted into a gas, then…

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Hezbollah harassing northern residents with lasers; IDF responds with stink bombs

Operatives from Lebanon’s Hezbollah terror group have been harassing people in Israel by dazzling them with laser beams aimed over the border, prompting the military to counter with another assault on the senses.

For a while Hezbollah activists were aiming lasers at the Israeli border town of Metulla, targeting drivers and people walking…

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Terrorist from Lebanon carried out northern Israel highway bombing, IDF reveals

A roadside bomb that severely wounded a motorist in northern Israel earlier this week was planted by a terrorist who infiltrated the country from Lebanon, security forces revealed on Wednesday.

The perpetrator was killed by Israeli forces while attempting to return to Lebanon, according to authorities.

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

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Palestinians see US aid as ‘opportunity to promote terrorism’

An Israeli nonprofit that studies Palestinian society has found a troubling possible linkage between U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority and the scope of terrorist attacks against Israelis.

Palestinian Media Watch released a study this week that analyzed statistics taken from periodic reports published by the U.S. Congressional Research…

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Palestinians pave new road over archaeological site in northern West Bank

The Palestinian Authority has paved a new road through an archaeological site in Sebastia in the northern West Bank, right-wing activists warned on Tuesday.

The Sebastia Municipality posted a video on Monday night showing the works on the road stating that it leads from the northern area of Sebastia to the entrance of an ancient Roman horse…

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Israeli defense minister holds high-level meetings on unspecified ‘security incidents’

sraeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant has held several situational assessments over the past 36 hours with regard to unspecified “security incidents.”

Gallant’s office released an unusually cryptic statement on Tuesday evening, revealing that the meetings were attended by top-ranking officials, including Israel Defense Forces chief Lt. Gen….

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Operation Break the Wave: 15 suspects arrested in West Bank overnight

The IDF, Shin Bet and Border Police arrested 15 people across the West Bank overnight on suspicion of involvement in terrorist activity, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit announced Wednesday morning.

Read more: The Jerusalem Post

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With Iran-Saudi deal, Beijing aims to bring its friends closer together

By brokering a deal between Iran and Saudi Arabia, China is trying to ensure two of its most important partners in the Middle East get along so Beijing can achieve its economic and political goals, experts say.

Why it matters: The Middle East has become a major battleground for influence as Washington and Beijing both seek to strengthen their…

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Syria strike attributed to Israel likely linked to weapons center

A daytime airstrike in Syria on Sunday that has been attributed to Israel may have been linked to Hezbollah’s precision-missile program, according to an Israeli defense research group.

The March 12 strike occurred in Syria’s Tartus Governorate near Route 54, west of the city of Masyaf. Tal Beeri, head of Research at the Alma Center, told JNS…

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Pro-Israel Groups Call for Sanctions on Morningstar for Blacklisting Companies That Aid the Jewish State

Advocacy groups are pressing state government officials to sanction financial ratings giant Morningstar for promoting divestment from companies that help the Israeli government combat Palestinian suicide bombers.

Morningstar subsidiary Sustainalytics “treats Israel differently from all other nations,” according to two pro-Israel community…

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Updated FBI hate crimes statistics show 20% increase in antisemitic hate crimes

An updated FBI report on 2021 hate crimes, released on Monday, showed that antisemitic hate crimes increased by nearly 20% from 2020 to 2021, and that antisemitic hate crimes represented the majority of religious-based hate crimes committed in 2021. The new total — 817 incidents targeting Jews — represents an increase of nearly 500 incidents from…

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Israeli, U.S. Air Force begin joint ‘Red Flag’ military exercise

The drill will last for nearly two weeks

The U.S. Air Force on Sunday began the “Red Flag” exercise with the participation of the Israeli Air Force, the Israeli military said.
The exercise is being held at the U.S. Air Force Base in Nellis, Nevada. It will last for nearly two weeks and will include different types of training: “Strategic…

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Saudi Arabia blocks Israeli delegation from attending UN awards ceremony

Saudi Arabia has blocked a group of Israeli Muslims from attending a United Nations event being held in the Gulf Arab state.

The UN World Tourism Organization invited villagers from the Circassian town of Kfar Kama in the lower Galilee region of northern Israel to the event honoring their village, but Saudi authorities denied them visas,…

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Security forces probe bombing that seriously wounded man in northern Israel

Israeli security forces have launched an investigation into an explosion in northern Israel on Monday that seriously wounded a man driving along the Route 65 highway at the Megiddo Junction.

The man, from the Arab town of Salem, was wounded when an explosive device detonated at around 6 a.m. in an apparent roadside bombing.

Read more: Jewish…

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Iran-Saudi Arabia deal casts China in unfamiliar, but growing, global role

An agreement between Iran and Saudi Arabia to reestablish diplomatic relations has cast China in a leading role in Middle Eastern politics — a part previously reserved for longtime global heavyweights like the US and Russia. It’s another sign that China’s diplomatic clout is growing to match its economic footprint.

Under strongman leader Xi…