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At ceremony for 1972 massacre, Germany asks forgiveness of Munich victims’ relatives

The presidents of Israel and Germany on Monday led commemorations marking 50 years since 11 Israeli athletes were killed by Palestinian terrorists at the Munich Olympics, with Berlin asking forgiveness from the families of the victims and admitting responsibility for a litany of failings.

“We cannot make up for what has happened, not even for…

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Joe Biden Is Selling Out the United States to Iran | Opinion

In 2015, when then-President Barack Obama was on the verge of signing the Iran nuclear accord, Israel sought to upend Obama’s forthcoming blunder by publicly denouncing the deal. Israel’s then-prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, went so far as to use an invitation to address a joint meeting of Congress to all but implore the people’s…

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Nuclear talks in peril as U.S. calls latest Iran missive a move ‘backwards’

With midterm elections coming up in the U.S., it’s possible that talks could stall until after those races are finished in November.
Iranian officials could not immediately be reached for comment Thursday evening.
The 2015 nuclear deal lifted a slew of U.S. and other sanctions on Iran in exchange for severe curbs on its nuclear program. In 2018,…

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The IDF campaign to prevent smuggling and terrorism along Israel’s longest border

The Israel Defense Forces has invested “very high levels of resources” in preventing terrorist attacks in the Jordan border region, an infantry officer has told JNS, adding that a special level of readiness was put into place on Thursday for a safe return to school by the area’s schoolchildren.

Capt. Eyar Hayoun, a company commander in the coed…

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‘It’s a disaster for Israel’ – defense official on Iran nuke deal

Brigadier General (Res.) Amir Avivi, director of the Israel Defense and Security Forum (IDSF) told i24NEWS on Thursday why he believes a deal between Iran and world powers on Tehran’s nuclear program would be “a disaster for Israel.”
“I think it’s very important that the American establishment and also the EU understand that the vast majority of…

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Satellite image: Israel attack damaged Syrian airport runway

UBAI, United Arab Emirates — An Israeli attack targeting a Syrian airport tore a hole in the runway and also damaged a nearby piece of tarmac and structure on the military side of the airfield, satellite photos analyzed Friday by The Associated Press showed.
The attack Wednesday night on Aleppo International Airport comes as an Israeli strike…

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US inks deal to sell Israel 4 refueling planes needed for potential Iran strike

Aircraft manufacturer Boeing signed a contract with the US Department of Defense on Thursday to supply Israel with four KC-46 refueling planes, the company said in a statement.

The multi-role aircraft makes mid-air refueling possible for fighter jets and other aircraft, but can also be used for military transport.

For Israel, the aircraft…

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Anti-Hasidic Hate Crime Suspect Sought For Queens Plaza Attack: NYPD

LONG ISLAND CITY, NY — A man, 37, was the victim of a hate crime on a southbound E-train at Queens Plaza last Tuesday, said the NYPD.

While onboard the E-train, an individual, unprovoked, punched the 37-year-old and made anti-Hasidic remarks, authorities reported.

The victim had a cut on his lip and was taken to Cornell Hospital in stable…

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Iran seeks stronger U.S. guarantees for revival of 2015 nuclear deal

Iran needs stronger guarantees from Washington for the revival of a 2015 nuclear deal, its foreign minister said in Moscow on Wednesday, adding that the U.N. atomic watchdog should drop its “politically motivated probes” of Tehran’s nuclear work.
After 16 months of indirect talks between Tehran and Washington, EU foreign policy chief Josep…

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Ex-IDF intel chief reveals more details on Israel’s role in Soleimani killing

Why did former IDF Intelligence chief Maj.-Gen. (ret.) Tamir Heyman reveal in December 2021, shortly after he had retired, that Israel assisted with intelligence aspects of the US assassination of Qasem Soleimani?

US drones assassinated the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force commander, a nemesis of Israel for decades, as he left…

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Germany, families of Munich massacre victims agree on compensation ahead of memorial

The families of 11 Israeli athletes killed by Palestinian attackers at the 1972 Munich Olympics have reached a deal with Germany over a long-disputed compensation claim, the German government said Wednesday.

Earlier this month, the families had threatened to boycott Monday’s 50-year anniversary ceremony in Munich organized by German authorities…

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Lapid, Biden discuss Iran deal as EU says agreement could be reached in ‘days’

Prime Minister Yair Lapid spoke on Wednesday to US President Joe Biden, amid increasing concern in Israel regarding the likelihood of world powers reaching a new nuclear deal with Iran.

Lapid and Biden’s conversation came just as European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said that he was hopeful a new agreement with Iran could be signed…

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Syria: Israel strikes Aleppo airport

Israel launched a missile attack on Wednesday targeting the airport in the Syrian city of Aleppo, Syrian state media said, citing a military source.

The Syrian government did not report any casualties.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a U.K.-based opposition war monitor, said in a statement that Israel fired four missiles targeting a…

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Defense Minister designates Hamas companies and operatives

Israel’s Defense Minister Benny Gantz signed several designations and property seizure orders on Wednesday, imposing international restrictions on 20 parties involved in Hamas’ investment mechanism, valued at hundreds of millions of dollars.

The move comes following a joint operation conducted by the ISA, National Bureau for Counter Terror…

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IDF training suspended after soldier killed in tank accident

An IDF soldier was killed in what’s been described as an extremely rare event during a routine training exercise overnight on Israel’s Golan Heights Wednesday, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit announced.

He was identified by the military as 19-year-old Sgt. Eytan Pichman from Beersheba. He was posthumously promoted to the rank of Sergeant.

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Disband this biased UN commission on Israel

The United Nations, despite having voted for the re-establishment of the Jewish state in 1948, remains a cesspool for anti-Israel and anti-Semitic bias. The most striking recent example came in an interview in which Miloon Kothari, a member of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC)’s Commission of Inquiry (COI) for Israel and the Palestinian…

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IDF arrests 3 Palestinians for shooting attacks near West Bank town

The military on Wednesday announced the overnight arrests of three suspects linked to shooting attacks near the Palestinian village of Silwad, along with six other suspects across the West Bank.

During the arrests in Silwad, Israeli troops fired at a suspect who attempted to flee, according to the Israel Defense Forces. The suspect was arrested…

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Dozens of House Democrats set to express concerns on Iran deal to Biden

Nearly 30 House Democrats have signed onto a draft letter expressing fresh concerns about the Iran nuclear deal, which appears to be moving toward a conclusion following months of stalled negotiations.

The letter is being circulated by Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ), who previously marshaled the support of 18 House Democrats to publicly express…