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US State Department announces Lipstadt visit to Argentina and Chile

The U.S. State Department announced on Thursday plans for U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Deborah Lipstadt to travel to South America, making stops in Argentina and Chile.

According to a news release, Lipstadt intends to discuss with Jewish communities, government officials and civil-society representatives “actionable…

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Ben & Jerry’s proposes to mediate Israel dispute with parent Unilever

Ben & Jerry’s and its parent, consumer products company Unilever, plan to seek mediation over the disputed sale of the ice cream maker’s Israeli business to a local licensee.

In a letter dated Thursday, a lawyer for Ben & Jerry’s said the companies wanted to “attempt to resolve their dispute through expedited formal mediation” instead…

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1 hurt after Israelis come under Palestinian fire at Joseph’s Tomb

An Israeli man was injured during an uncoordinated visit to Joseph’s Tomb in the West Bank city of Nablus early Friday, after he and several other people came under Palestinian fire, according to Hebrew media reports.

The Israel Defense Forces said a group of four Israelis entered the shrine and were attacked by gunmen as they were leaving….

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PA to Israelis: ‘You must leave because you have no history in Jerusalem’

As Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas and other Palestinian officials prepare to meet with U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday for a short meeting in Bethlehem, their message in Arabic remains undoubtedly antagonistic.

The P.A. denies the Jewish historical link to Jerusalem. According to Palestinian Media Watch, a filler program has…

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Saudi Arabia opens airspace to all carriers, in first fruits of budding Israel deal

Saudi Arabia opened its airspace to Israeli aircraft early Friday, as the first signs of a nascent normalization process between Jerusalem and Riyadh appeared to take shape.

With US President Joe Biden set to fly to Jeddah from Israel later in the day, Saudi Arabia’s civil aviation authority said in a tweeted statement that it was announcing…

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The Hidden Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Campaign

The anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement—which grew out of the U.N.’s 2001 conference against racism in Durban, South Africa—campaigns openly on college campuses and in progressive spaces. There are even members of Congress who voice the movement’s interests within the Capitol. But what if a significant contribution to its…

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Leaders of Israel, US, India and the UAE meet for the inaugural ‘I2U2’ virtual summit

The leaders of India, Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States, met for the first time on Thursday as part of the “I2U2” group and agreed to work together on food security and clean energy, tech, and trade, among other issues.

“This unique grouping of countries aims to harness the vibrancy of our societies and entrepreneurial…

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US will ‘reject BDS,’ fight unfair treatment of Israel

The United States and Israel rejected the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement and similar anti-Israel efforts in a joint strategic partnership declaration signed on Thursday.

“The United States and Israel affirm that they will continue to work together to combat all efforts to boycott or delegitimize Israel, to deny its right to…

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Biden, Lapid sign pledge to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons

U.S. President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid signed an agreement on Thursday to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon and reaffirm the U.S. commitment to expanding and supporting peace among Israel and its moderate Arab neighbors.

The “Jerusalem U.S.-Israel Strategic Partnership Joint Declaration” states that America…

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US, Biden must change course on Iran nuclear policy, Pastor Hagee says

WASHINGTON – US President Joe Biden needs to “change course” on his Iran policy, according to Pastor John Hagee, founder and chairman of Christians United for Israel (CUFI).

“We hope that the president has a successful trip to the region, but he will need to make clear to the Israelis and the Arab leaders with whom he is meeting that he hears…

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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…