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Syrian air defense missiles again a threat to Israel

Syrian air defense fired a missile that caused sirens inside Israel in the first hours of Wednesday morning. The sirens sounded in Umm el-Fahm and the IDF said “following the report regarding the sirens that sounded a short while ago, an anti-aircraft missile was launched from Syrian territory and exploded over Israeli air space. No interception…

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Deborah Lipstadt appears to secure bipartisan support at long-delayed confirmation hearing for antisemitism monitor

Deborah Lipstadt, President Joe Biden’s nominee to be antisemitism monitor, brought two Jewish guests to her Senate confirmation hearing: one whose rabbi was held hostage by an Islamist, another who hid markers of her Jewishness to protect herself from American Nazis.

With Anna Salton Eisen, a congregant at Congregation Beth Israel in…

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GOP senators vow to thwart any Iran deal if Congress can’t review it

A group of 33 Republican senators warned US President Joe Biden on Monday that they would work to thwart implementation of any new Iran nuclear agreement if his government did not allow Congress to review and vote on its terms.

Led by Senator Ted Cruz, a long-time opponent of the 2015 nuclear deal, the senators told Biden in a letter dated…

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Antisemitic hate crimes in NYC up by nearly 300% in January comparison – report

Antisemitic hate crimes in New York City almost quadrupled in January 2022 compared to the same month last year, US media outlets reported, citing NYPD crime statistics.

Throughout the month of January, 15 different antisemitic incidents were reported. This is a stark contrast with January 2021, which only saw four incidents reported.

But as…

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Israeli forces kill three terrorists in Nablus clash

Israeli security forces on Tuesday killed three members of a terror cell operating out of Nablus,  according to the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet).

The cell was responsible for several recent shooting attacks against Israeli soldiers and civilians, the Shin Bet said in a statement.

“Three armed terrorists in a vehicle were killed in a…

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Erdoğan: Turkey, Israel to discuss energy cooperation, transporting gas to Europe

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said a discussion over energy cooperation with Israel would take place in March and that on the table for discussion is a plan to work together to transport natural gas to Europe.

“We can use Israeli natural gas in our country, and beyond using it, we can also engage in a joint effort on its passage to…

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Israel launches $70 million to help propel more Arabs into tech industry

Israel launched a $70 million plan to promote the Arab sector in the high-tech industry.

“We see a change in Arab employment in high-tech in the past years, but it’s not enough,” Karina Rubinstein, director of business development for the Startup Division of the Israel Innovation Authority, told i24News.

“ have to compete with other workers,…

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Israel gets new earthquake warning system, sends alert within seconds of 1st tremor

Earthquake experts at the Geological Survey of Israel on Monday unveiled cutting-edge technology capable of sensing the first sign of an earthquake and having the Home Front Command send out an alert within ten seconds.

Called TRUAA, and based on a system developed at Berkley University in California, which went live in 2019, the new NIS 45…

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‘How to torture a Jew’: Parent outraged after Bible class antisemitism

A parent of a Jewish student expressed outrage after a Bible class teacher at a public school near Chattanooga, Tennessee pushed Christian ideology and advised students on “how to torture a Jew.”

Juniper Russo, in a post that was reposted on her wife’s page after Facebook deleted the original post for “hate speech,” wrote that she had been…

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Iran ‘society set to explode’ while Biden unfreezes $29 billion for regime

A hacktivist organization has revealed a highly sensitive Iran Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps document that asserts Iranian “society is in a state of explosion” because of the crippling sanctions imposed on the nation due to its illicit nuclear program.

The US government news organization Radio Farda obtained the document from Edalat-e Ali…

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World 1st: Hope for paralyzed as Israeli lab spinal cords restore mice mobility

Israeli scientists have made paralyzed mice walk by giving them spinal cord implants, and say they are less than three years away from doing the same for humans in clinical trials.

The world-first experiment took place at Tel Aviv University, where a large team engineered spinal cord tissue from human cells, and implanted them into 15 mice with…

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Skiing siblings hit the slopes for Israel in Olympic debut at Beijing

Noa and Barnabas Szollos, a pair of Hungarian-Israeli skiers representing Israel at the Beijing 2020 Winter Games, each made their Olympic debut on Monday as they hit the ski slopes.

Barnabas, 23, competed in the rescheduled men’s downhill competition, finishing in 30th position out of the 43 athletes. The gold was won by Switzerland’s Beat…

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‘They hijacked Gaza’: Palestinians hold rare online events critical of Hamas

For the past week, Palestinians from Gaza have been participating in a series of social media events criticizing Hamas rule in the Strip, voicing concerns rarely expressed in the repressive enclave.

Under the hashtag “They Kidnapped Gaza,” hundreds of Palestinians have taken part in nightly Twitter conversations lamenting the suffering of…

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Former US Ambassador David Friedman warned by White House: ‘Don’t be so Jewish’

Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman was warned by a State Department staffer in 2017 not to be “so Jewish,” Breitbart has revealed.

Friedman reportedly recounts the anti-Semitic episodes in his new book, “Sledgehammer: How Breaking with the Past Brought Peace to the Middle East,” which is set to be released on Feb. 8.

The book…

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Visiting US fleet in Bahrain, Gantz hails ties while warning of threat from Iran

Defense Minister Benny Gantz visited the United States Navy’s 5th Fleet base in Bahrain on Thursday, hailing ties between the three countries amid growing threats from Iran.

The defense minister’s trip came against the backdrop of peak tensions in the Gulf, with attacks by Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi militia against the United Arab Emirates…

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Iran allegedly created fake Jewish Facebook group during May Gaza war

In an attempt to stir up tensions between Palestinians and Israelis during the Israel-Hamas war in May, an Iranian disinformation unit allegedly created a Facebook campaign that ran across multiple social media platforms targeting nationalist and ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel, the BBC has exclusively reported.

The campaign posed as an…

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UAE intercepts, destroys three hostile drones claimed by Iraqi group

The Defense Ministry in the United Arab Emirates said it intercepted and destroyed three hostile drones that penetrated the Gulf country’s airspace over unpopulated areas early Wednesday morning.

Righteous Promise Brigades, an Iraqi-based militant group, took responsibility for the attack on the UAE.

The ministry added that it is taking “all…

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Biden says Islamic State’s leader killed in overnight special forces op in Syria

The US says Islamic State’s current leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi was killed in the overnight special forces operation in Syria.

“Last night at my direction, US military forces in northwest Syria successfully undertook a counterterrorism operation to protect the American people and our Allies, and make the world a safer place,” US…