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Iranian UAVs downed over Iraq in February were heading for Israel, officials say

Two drones that were reportedly launched from Iran and intercepted by the US-led international coalition in Iraq last month are believed to have been aiming for Israel, officials said Monday.

The incident came days before Israel allegedly launched a strike on a drone warehouse at an airbase in western Iran, prompting Iran’s Islamic…

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Israel’s Herzog in France: ‘Nations must stand together against Iran’

“The family of nations must stand together and not let Iran pour more fuel on the flames of hatred—before it is too late,” Israeli President Isaac Herzog told a crowd in Toulouse, France on Sunday.

“The State of Israel will not accept any attempt to dispute or threaten our basic right to exist, as a nation in our homeland,” he said.

Herzog…

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Two Israeli Police Officers Wounded in Jerusalem Stabbing Attack

Two Israeli police officers were stabbed in eastern Jerusalem on Sunday, while accompanying a firefighting team.

The stabbing took place in the Ras al-Amud neighborhood and left one police officer, 20, moderately injured and the other lightly injured, Israeli public broadcaster Kan reported.

The assailant, a 23-year-old from the…

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Pastor Hagee hails ‘ties that will hold for generations’

A Christian pastor, a Jewish leader, and an Israeli journalist walk into a room and start talking. This is no joke, and it’s not an ordinary event, but this week, all three met in Jerusalem.

John Hagee is one of the most influential Christian pastors in the US, and possibly North America. He has played a founding role in the history of…

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4 East Jerusalem residents charged with Hamas ties, planning attacks during Ramadan

Four residents of East Jerusalem were indicted Friday over alleged ties to Hamas, with police prosecutors charging some to have planned attacks in the coming month after conducting weapons training and meetings with terror group officials in Turkey.

Following a lengthy joint investigation with the Shin Bet security agency, police said three of…

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Israel Allocates ‘Significant’ Budget to Develop High-Power Laser to Intercept Rockets, Drones

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz on Thursday announced that a “significant” budget was approved for the development and procurement of a high-power laser defense system to improve Israel’s ability to intercept rockets, mortars, and drones.

“Today we are advancing towards a dramatic change in the battlefield and enhancing Israel’s security…

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Israel’s UN Ambassador Demands Security Council Condemn Hezbollah

Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan on Tuesday asked the members of the United Nations Security Council to condemn Hezbollah’s recent attempts to launch drones into Israeli territory and turn Lebanon into a terrorist base.

In an urgent letter addressed to the Security Council ahead of a special discussion Wednesday on the…

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13 Holocaust survivors, wounded Ukrainians rescued and airlifted to Israel

Three Israeli rescue organizations joined forces to rescue Ukrainian Holocaust survivors and other civilians wounded amid Russia’s invasion and bring them to Israel for treatment.

Zaka, Hatzolah Air, and Magen David Adom raised some US$ 70,000 to charter a private jet with medical equipment to treat and evacuate the wounded waiting in Moldova,…

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PM, Lapid urge US not to delist IRGC as terror group: ‘Don’t abandon closest allies’

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid urged the United States not to delist Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terror organization in a joint statement on Friday, as Washington moves closer to reviving the nuclear agreement with Tehran.

“The Revolutionary Guards are a terrorist organization that has murdered…

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Grapevine: Hagee’s turn

WHEN HE was unanimously elected as president of the Great Synagogue last January, Malcolm Hoenlein said that one of the first things he wanted to do was to honor Pastor John Hagee, founder and chairman of Christians United for Israel (CUFI), and his wife Diana, for their unstinting and dedicated support for Israel in general, and Jerusalem in…

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Israeli troops nab 3 Gaza infiltrators armed with knives, flammable liquid

Three Palestinians were detained by Israel Defense Force soldiers after trying to infiltrate into southern Israel early Thursday morning, the military said.

The suspects were found to be carrying knives, bottles of gasoline and lighters when they were captured near the southern section of the border, according to the IDF.

The military did…

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Iran defies Western powers with enriched uranium work it was warned not to do

Iran has defied Western countries by carrying out work on near-weapons grade enriched uranium that will make it harder to implement the terms of any revived nuclear deal with world powers, Reuters reported Wednesday.

The work carried out earlier this month was to convert the uranium into a type that is less easily recovered and diluted so that…

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Three Ukrainian women airlifted to Israel for emergency medical treatment

Three women who were wounded in the Ukrainian war zone were treated Wednesday morning at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, after being airlifted to safety by Hatzolah Air.

According to Shaare Zedek, the injured included a 30-year-old whose leg was hurt when her home was hit directly by a missile; an 85-year-old Holocaust survivor in…

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Pastor John Hagee: Begin was ‘heroic’ to bomb Iraqi reactor, Iran ‘even more dangerous’

One of America’s most powerful Christian supporters of Israel sees clear similarities between Iran’s race towards nuclear weapons and a daring Israeli strike on an Iraqi nuclear reactor back in 1981.

In a wide-ranging interview, Pastor John Hagee, founder and chairman of Christians United for Israel (CUFI) and his own John Hagee Ministries,…

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Detained UK woman Zaghari-Ratcliffe ‘on her way home’ from Iran, British MP says

A British lawmaker said Wednesday that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a UK charity worker who has been detained in Iran for nearly six years, was at Tehran’s airport and set to leave the country.

Zaghari-Ratcliffe,a dual national, was given back her British passport over the weekend, raising hopes that her long ordeal was coming to a close.

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Palestinians fire towards IDF soldiers near Joseph’s Tomb

Shots were fired towards IDF forces in clashes with Palestinian rioters near Joseph’s Tomb on Tuesday night in Nablus, the West Bank, Walla reported, as over 2,000 Jewish worshipers reportedly had entered the tomb.

Stones and Molotov cocktails were also hurled towards the Israeli forces, according to KAN News.

The IDF is in Nablus providing…

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Iran has 3,000 ballistic missiles, many that can reach Israel – US general

Iran has more than 3,000 ballistic missiles, many of which can reach the State of Israel, commander of the United States Central Command Gen. Kenneth McKenzie said on Tuesday.

McKenzie, who is retiring from the military soon, was in Israel last week and held talks with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, Defense Minister Benny Gantz and IDF Chief…

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Erdan warns UNSC of Hezbollah drone, precision missile threat to Israel

Hezbollah’s efforts to obtain drones and precision-guided missiles heightens the threat along Israel’s already sensitive northern border with Lebanon, Ambassador Gilad Erdan told United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

He wrote to Guterres in advance of a UN Security Council discussion Thursday on the Secretary-General’s periodic…