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Ahead of annual memorial day, 161,400 Holocaust survivors living in Israel

There are 161,400 Holocaust survivors living in Israel, according to figures published Wednesday by the Social Equality Ministry ahead of the coming Holocaust Memorial Day.

The number includes those who were victims of antisemitism during the Holocaust period, according to a statement from the ministry’s Holocaust Survivors’ Rights Authority.

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White House says Iran is ‘a few weeks or less’ from bomb breakout

The US said Tuesday that Iran’s nuclear breakout time was down to weeks, and blamed the previous administration, as negotiations between Tehran and world powers continued to stall.

“Their breakout period is down from about a year, which is what we knew it was during the deal, to just a few weeks or less,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki…

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Annual Holocaust march faces major challenge as survivors pass away

The International March of the Living will take place in Poland on April 28 following a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19. While organizers are pleased to put the pandemic behind them, they say they are now facing a much greater challenge.

“The reality is that the generation of the Holocaust survivors is fading,” Shmuel Rosenman, chairman of the…

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Shin Bet says it busted West Bank terror cell that planned bomb attack

The Shin Bet security service said Monday that it recently foiled an attempt by the Gaza-based Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group to enlist residents of the West Bank to commit attacks against Israeli targets.

The agency said several Palestinians from the Jenin area — including Yasmin Shaaban, a 40-year-old mother of four — were detained…

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Antisemitic incidents spike by 34%, break US records in 2021 – ADL

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Center on Extremism released its annual audit of antisemitic attacks on Tuesday, indicating a record number of antisemitic attacks in 2021 since the organization started to track incidents of antisemitic harassment, vandalism and assault in the United States in 1979.

ADL tabulated 2,717 antisemitic…

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Police seize 100 grenades smuggled from Lebanon, in suspected terror plot

Israeli security forces foiled an attempt to smuggle dozens of grenades and two firearms into Israel from Lebanon on Monday night, in what police suspect was part of a terror plot.

According to the Israel Police, some 100 fragmentation grenades and two rifles were found in a bag left on the border by two suspects. “The suspicion is that they…

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European parliament members condemn Palestinian Authority for anti-Semitic curriculum

Despite Western calls for reform, the Palestinian Authority curriculum has ramped up its incitement in recent years, with school textbooks and other learning materials filled with anti-Semitism, calls for jihad, rejection of reconciliation and the delegitimization of Israel. So problematic is the content that, according to reports, it has led the…

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Israel’s cyber directorate issues annual warning ahead of Iran’s ‘Jerusalem Day’

Israel’s National Cyber Directorate issued its annual warning on Sunday against possible cyberattacks to mark Iran’s Quds Day and the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Iran initiated Quds Day, or Jerusalem Day, in 1979, the year of the Islamic Revolution. It commemorates the day with anti-Israel speeches, events and threats to “liberate”…

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Biden to visit Israel in the next few months, says White House

US President Joe Biden will make his first visit to Israel as president in the coming months, the White House said, following a call with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Sunday evening.

It was the second phone conversation between the pair in less than a month.

Bennett used the opportunity to update Biden on Israel’s efforts “to stop the…

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IDF fires dozens of shells at targets in Lebanon after rocket attack on Israel

The Israel Defense Forces said early Monday that it attacked targets in Lebanon after a rocket was fired into Israel earlier in the night.

“IDF artillery is now attacking targets in Lebanon and firing at the launch area in retaliation for the rocket fired into Israeli territory,” the IDF said in an initial statement. Later it said it struck the…

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Police, IDF thwart attempt to smuggle weapons across the border from Jordan

The Israel Police and Israel Defense Forces have thwarted an attempt to smuggle a large shipment of weapons into the country from Jordan, security forces announced on Monday.

One suspect was arrested in connection with the incident, according to police.

The suspect, a 29-year-old resident of Jericho, was spotted by security forces…

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Imam on PA TV: ‘Allah, delight us with the extermination of the evil Jews’

Official Palestinian Authority television last week broadcast a Ramadan prayer for the extermination of the Jews and the “conquest and liberation” of the Al Aqsa mosque.

The prayer was recited at the Al-Ain mosque in El-Bireh, near Ramallah, and aired on April 17, according to Palestinian Media Watch (PMW).

Below is the text of the prayer,…

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Iran says won’t abandon avenging Soleimani killing to end sanctions

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said Thursday they will not stop efforts to avenge a top general killed in a US attack as a condition to end some sanctions.

General Qassem Soleimani, who headed the Quds Force, the foreign operations arm of the Revolutionary Guards, was killed in a US drone strike in Iraq’s capital Baghdad in January 2020.

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Gaza terrorists prepare tunnels for ‘battles to come,’ says report

Palestinian terrorists in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip are building tunnels as it prepares for the next war with Israel, according to a report.

A Palestinian Islamic Jihad official told AFP that the movement has defensive and offensive tunnel systems. The commander said the latter “is used for taking Israeli soldiers captive, repelling Israeli…

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Clashes resume as Palestinians wave Hamas flags on Temple Mount after Friday prayers

Clashes resumed at the Temple Mount following Friday afternoon prayers for Ramadan, hours after Palestinians skirmished with Israeli police at the flashpoint holy site in Jerusalem’s Old City.

Tens of thousands of worshipers took part in the main prayers for the third Friday start of the Muslim holy month. There were no official turnout…

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Pro-Palestinian protesters allegedly attack man with Israeli flag in New York

Pro-Palestinian protesters allegedly assaulted a man holding an Israeli flag during an anti-Israel demonstration in New York City on Wednesday.

Police were investigating the case as a possible bias incident.

The 28-year-old victim said he was walking down the street when men from the protest pointed out an Israeli flag he was holding.


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New Jersey man charged with federal hate crimes for alleged antisemitic attack spree

The US Department of Justice filed federal hate crimes charges on Wednesday against a New Jersey man accused of attacking Jews in a violent crime spree earlier this month.

Dion Marsh, 27, was charged with four hate crimes for “a series of violent assaults on members of the Orthodox Jewish community,” the United States Attorney’s Office for the…

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Report: Pro-Iran hackers target Israel Airports Authority website

A pro-Iran hacking group named Altahrea Team targeted the website of the Israel Airports Authority, Israeli media reported on Wednesday.

The group said its actions were “revenge” for the assassination by the United States on Jan. 3 of Iranian Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandes, the commander of the pro-Iranian…