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IDF attacked secret Iranian weapon factories in Syria – report

The alleged attack by the Israeli Air Force in Aleppo, Syria in the beginning of May targeted sites belonging to a secret Iranian unit operating in Syria, according to media reports in Saudi Arabia on Monday evening.

The sites were used by the Iranian Unit 18340, which operates in Syria secretly, as weapons factories to produce precision…

WATCH: Iran unveils ‘Fattah,’ its first hypersonic missile

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) unveiled the “Fattah,” the regime’s first hypersonic missile, on Tuesday morning, Iranian state media announced.

The unveiling ceremony was attended by Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, IRGC Commander-in-Chief Hossein Salami and other high-ranking officials. Later in the day, Iranian media…

Netanyahu and Sissi speak in wake of deadly border attack, reaffirm security bond

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke on the phone Tuesday with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in the aftermath of the slaying of three Israel Defense forces soldiers by an Egyptian policeman who crossed the border.

Read more: The Times of Israel

Two IDF soldiers run over in Huwara; Terrorist arrested

Two Israeli soldiers were wounded on Monday night when a terrorist rammed them with his vehicle in Huwara, near Nablus in Samaria.
Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

Israel intends to share data for weaving Iron Dome into US air defense

The Israeli military and the U.S. Army are taking steps to tie the Army’s two Iron Dome batteries into the service’s missile defense program of record, potentially moving the Israeli equipment away from its current status as a one-off gap filler in the U.S. inventory, according to officials from both countries.

Read more: Defense News

Iran to reopen diplomatic missions in Saudi Arabia this week -official

Iran will reopen its diplomatic missions in Saudi Arabia this week, the Iranian foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday, several months after Tehran and Riyadh agreed to end years of antagonism under a Chinese-brokered deal.

Read more: Reuters

Funerals held for three IDF soldiers killed on Sinai border

The three Israeli soldiers killed by an Egyptian policeman at the border over the weekend were laid to rest on Sunday.
Sgt. Lia Ben-Nun, 19, and Staff Sgt. Uri Iluz, 20, were shot dead overnight Friday while manning an observation post. During the subsequent manhunt, Staff Sgt. Ohad Dahan, 20, was killed in Israeli territory in an exchange of…

IAEA chief: Iran keeping a ‘fraction’ of commitments

Iran is adhering to a “fraction” of its commitments outlined in a March 4 agreement, International Atomic Energy Agency Director-General Rafael Grossi said on Monday.

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

US sanctions IRGC member over alleged plot to kill ex-Trump aide Bolton

The US imposed sanctions Thursday on an Iranian Revolutionary Guard official and others it says took part in wide-ranging plots to kill former national security adviser John Bolton and others around the world, including at least one additional US government official.

Read more: The Times of Israel

Hezbollah members accused over killing of Irish UNIFIL officer in Lebanon

A Lebanese military tribunal has formally accused five members of Hezbollah and the allied Amal Movement of killing an Irish UN peacekeeper in 2022, a senior Lebanese judicial source told Reuters on Thursday.

Private Sean Rooney, 23, was killed on December 15 in the first fatal attack on UN peacekeepers in Lebanon since 2015.

Read more: The…

At Jewish Heritage Month event, mayor rails against antisemitic CUNY speech

New York City Mayor Eric Adams made the controversy surrounding a law student’s antisemitic remarks in a May 12 CUNY commencement speech his first order of business in his remarks at Gracie Mansion on May 31.

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

Shin Bet chief in Washington for talks with US officials fearful of PA collapse

The head of the Shin Bet security agency was in Washington on Thursday for meetings with senior American officials amid growing US concern over the security situation in the West Bank and the deterioration of the Palestinian Authority, an Israeli official said.

Read more: The Times of Israel

‘Almost every war scenario involves multiple arenas’

An Israel Defense Forces exercise, dubbed “Firm Hand,” which began on Monday and will last two weeks, simulates a war beginning with a clash in the north and spreading to other fronts, including Iran.

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

Iran to increase attacks on US by arming groups in Syria – report

Iran may be preparing to increase its attacks on US forces in Syria using “powerful armor-piercing roadside bombs,” according to a report at The Washington Post that is based on “classified intelligence reports.”

Read more: The Jerusalem Post

Mother critically injured in 2001 Sbarro Palestinian terror attack dies of her wounds

A woman who was critically wounded in an infamously deadly Palestinian terror attack and who has remained in a vegetative state for 22 years, has died of her injuries at Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv, hospital authorities said Wednesday.

Read more: The Times of Israel

Israel concerned by reports US-Iran nuclear deal imminent

Israel is worried by reports of an interim nuclear agreement between the United States and Iran being reached “in the coming days and weeks,” Israeli media reported on Monday.

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

Lawmakers lash NYC college system over ‘antisemitic’ graduation speech

US lawmakers, local politicians and Jewish groups blasted the City University of New York and its law school on Tuesday for a commencement ceremony that featured a keynote speech seen as discriminatory against Jews.

Read more: The Times of Israel

Foreign Ministry slams Qatari paper for urging terror attacks against Israelis – exclusive

The Foreign Ministry on Wednesday blasted a Palestinian columnist for the Qatar daily paper Al-Watan who authored a commentary in May calling on Palestinians to carry out terrorist attacks on Israelis, including calls for Arab countries to go on war footing against the Jewish state.

Read more: The Jerusalem Post