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Israel, US to sign ‘Jerusalem Declaration’ on strategic partnership

Ahead of U.S. President Joe Biden’s arrival in Israel on Wednesday, senior Israeli officials said on Tuesday that during his visit, the two countries will formalize what one official called “the Jerusalem Declaration on the U.S.-Israel Strategic Partnership.”

The Declaration, the official said, will be a framework for the bilateral relationship…

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Israel Works With Arab Allies to Down Drones, in Sign of Growing Ties

TEL AVIV — In the skies east of Israel, a few minutes before 2 a.m., four Israeli pilots scanned the horizon for two unmanned aircraft that were heading toward Israel from Iran. Suddenly, the pilots saw them — two triangular drones, each roughly eight yards wide, speeding westward.
“Positive identification,” one pilot told his commanders by…

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U.S., Israel announce new tech partnership in health, climate

The United States and Israel announced on Wednesday a new advanced technology partnership ahead of President Joe Biden’s trip to the region.

“A Strategic High-Level Dialogue on Technology will be established by the countries’ national security advisers that will focus on strategic technologies artificial intelligence, quantum and…

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Biden must ask our Mideast allies a simple question: What do you need?

For U.S. President Joe Biden, a successful visit to Israel and Saudi Arabia is going to take more than just showing up. Biden risks being rebuffed if he presents an agenda out of step with the concerns of his hosts. The White House must understand that photo-ops and tired talking points are insufficient to fix the administration’s mistakes. To…

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Poll: Younger Americans hold more negative view of Israel

A new Pew report found that 56% of U.S. youth aged 18 to 29 view Israel unfavorably, and of those aged 30 to 49, the unfavorability rate is 47%.

Still, the majority of Americans (55%) view Israel favorably. Among those over 65 years old, only 27% view Israel unfavorably.

Republicans have a high favorability rating of Israel at 71%, while 44%…

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Putin set to meet Erdogan and Raisi in Iran next week

Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Iran next week, the Kremlin said Tuesday, a day after the US warned that Tehran could provide Moscow with drones for its invasion of Ukraine.

During a trip to Tehran next Tuesday, Putin will attend a trilateral meeting with the leaders of Iran and Turkey — Ibrahim Raisi and Recep Tayyip Erdogan,…

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Israel marks eight years since ‘Operation Protective Edge’ against Hamas

Israel has adopted a “zero tolerance” policy regarding terrorism emanating from the Gaza Stip and will respond immediately to any such hostile activity, Prime Minister Yair Lapid said Sunday night.

He was speaking at a state memorial ceremony at Jerusalem’s Mount Herzl military cemetery commemorating the 70 people killed in Israel during…

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Make-A-Wish, Disney partner to help kids in Israel

Internationally-renowned charity “Make-A-Wish” has partnered with Disney to raise money for Israel’s critically-ill youth by partnering with Israeli clothing retailer FOX to sell bracelets – of which 100% of the profits will go to sick children across Israel.

The “MickyWish” bracelet, made with the specific intent of raising money for children…

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New Archaeological Discoveries Confirm Ancient Connection of Israel to the Jewish People

The State of Israel might only be 74 years old, but the Land of Israel contains thousands of years worth of history inside it. Every year, archaeologists working at digs around the country discover ancient sites and artifacts that help us better understand the rich history of both the land and its inhabitants.

The following is a list of the top…

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Will CEOs Finally Learn Their Lesson on Boycotting Israel? | Opinion

Ben & Jerry’s’ Israel boycott melted away last month when its parent company, Unilever, settled a federal lawsuit brought by the company’s Israeli licensee, Avi Zinger. Unilever sold Zinger the rights to distribute the famous ice cream in communities throughout Israel, including in the disputed West Bank. For months, Unilever CEO Alan Jope had…

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Parents of Israeli-American teen killed in 2001 bombing seek meeting with Biden on upcoming Middle East trip

The parents of Malki Roth, an American citizen who was living in Israel when she was murdered during a 2001 Jerusalem terrorist attack, are hoping to meet with President Joe Biden in an attempt to have a woman convicted in the bombing extradited to the U.S.

Up until 2011, Ahlam al-Tamimi was serving 16 life sentences following a conviction for…

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Has Anyone Noticed that Israel is Becoming a Country for Humanity?

While much of the conversation around Israel revolves around its conflict with the Palestinians, the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement against the Jewish state, Iran’s nuclear threat and political elections that never end, there’s a whole other story that doesn’t get much attention:

Israel is becoming a country for humanity.


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Israel to check reports of Egyptian soldiers mass grave at Sisi’s request

Prime Minister Yair Lapid said on Sunday that his office would investigate reports of a mass grave in central Israel containing the bodies of Egyptian commandos who were killed during the 1967 Six Day War.

Lapid’s office said Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi brought up the issue in a call after two Israeli newspapers published witness…

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IDF confiscates millions of shekels worth of weapons smuggled from Jordan

Soldiers from the Yoav Brigade have this year thwarted more than NIS 7 million worth of weapons smuggled from Jordan, The Jerusalem Post has learned.

In four large smuggling attempts in the area of the Yoav Regional Brigade (80th Division), 57 weapons worth NIS 7.5 million were confiscated. Another NIS 4 million of cocaine was intercepted and…

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Does Iran take Israel-Gulf air defense cooperation seriously? – analysis

Reports over the weekend said that Iran was upping its rhetoric against any sort of US-backed air defense pact that might link Israel and several Arab countries together. Ostensibly, such cooperation would be defensive, but Iran and its proxies are the only real threat to the region currently.

Iran uses proxies to launch drones and missiles…

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PM: Israel reserves full operational freedom against Iran

Prime Minister Yair Lapid on Sunday urged “resolute international action” against Iran’s nuclear program, saying he plans to discuss the issue with US President Joe Biden, who will be visiting the Middle East from July 13-16, with stops in Israel, the Palestinian Authority and Saudi Arabia.

“On Wednesday, US President Joe Biden, one of the best…

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Is Hamas planning to take over the West Bank? – analysis

Hamas is planning to stage a non-violent coup against the Palestinian Authority by taking control of universities, unions and other institutions in the West Bank, Tawfik Tirawi, former head of the PA General Intelligence Service, has warned.

The warning followed Hamas’s victory in the recent election for student council at Bir Zeit University,…

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Senior Hamas officials at conference: ‘We must open up to Russia, China and Iran’

Hamas political bureau chief Ismail Haniyeh, political bureau member Moussa Abu Marzouk and other officials addressed changes in the world with a focus on Russia’s war in Ukraine during a June 19 conference titled“Palestinian Sovereignty, the Strategic Variables and Future Paths.”

According to a report by the Middle East Media Research…