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Iran tests drones amid U.S. concern of possible supply to Russia

 Iran on Wednesday launched exercises to test its combat and reconnaissance drones, state media reported, amid U.S. concerns over the possible supply of Iranian-made unmanned aircraft to Russia for use in the war in Ukraine.
The two-day war-games will involve 150 drones and will cover Iran’s Gulf coast and most of its territory, state television…

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Visiting US, Gantz emphasizes Israel-US cooperation ‘in face of Iran’s aggression’

Defense Minister Benny Gantz said Israel and the US will “continue to expand cooperation in the face of Iran’s aggression,” during his visit to the US Central Command headquarters at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, on Thursday.

Gantz made his comments while touring the air refueling wing of the base alongside US Central Command chief…

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State treasurers take on anti-Israel financial ratings firm catering to activists

Finally, powerful state officials are flexing their muscles to combat rising anti-Semitism.

A group of 18 treasurers, including from large states like Florida, Ohio and North Carolina, is pushing back against financial-services firm Morningstar for using its power to advance the anti-Israel cause. The financial officers join attorneys general…

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IAF F-35s penetrated Iranian airspace months ago – Saudi report

Israeli Air Force F-35 advanced fifth-generation fighter jets penetrated Iranian airspace multiple times over the last two months, according to the Saudi media outlet Elaph. Both Iranian and Russian radars failed to locate them, according to the report.

According to the news site, Israel and the US have conducted large-scale exercises over the…

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Islamic Jihad holds Gaza rocket parade in defiant display after recent flare-up

RAFAH, Gaza Strip — Dozens of Islamic Jihad members displayed life-sized replicas of their rockets during a parade in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, in a show of defiance after three days of heavy fighting with Israel earlier this month.

The flare-up left 49 Palestinians dead, including the terror group’s top two commanders and 10 other fighters,…

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Israeli PM to Fox: ‘We welcome the US strikes against the Iranian Revolutionary Guards in Syria’

Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid applauded the Biden administration after U.S. airstrikes targeted “Iran-linked” positions overnight in Syria.
“We welcome the US strikes against the Iranian Revolutionary Guards in Syria,” Lapid told Fox News. “The US strikes last night are an important step in the fight against terrorism.”
The American…

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3 U.S. service members injured in Iran-backed rocket attacks in Syria

Three U.S. service members were injured in rocket attacks in Syria carried out Wednesday by suspected Iran-backed militants, according to U.S. Central Command, the latest in a slew of attacks on American personnel that U.S. officials said were directed by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.
Rockets landed at two separate sites in…

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Auburn Coach Wants to Start “Abraham Accords Cup” Basketball Tourney in Israel, Arab States

The Auburn University Men’s Basketball team just completed a visit to Israel, becoming the first major American college basketball program to do so.

The trip had been a long-term goal for the team’s head coach, Bruce Pearl. In 2009, Pearl was the coach of the United States men’s basketball team in Israel at the Maccabi Games. The team won gold,…

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Iran deal won’t meet Biden’s commitment to stop nuclear weapon – Lapid

US President Joe Biden would not be fulfilling his commitment to stop Iran from attaining a nuclear weapon if it joins the Iran deal as it stands, Prime Minister Yair Lapid warned on Thursday.

“In our eyes, it does not meet the standards set by President Biden himself: preventng Iran from becoming a nuclear state,” Lapid said of the deal.


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Iran’s ‘state’ terrorism and an American policy of deterrence

History tells us that ignoring a pattern of escalating aggression — a failure to deter — courts disaster. We appear to be on that path with Iran.

For many years, the foreign policy establishment believed Tehran would only target the U.S. homeland in case of war. This theory collapsed in 2011 when the FBI foiled an Iranian plot to kill the then…

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US carried out airstrikes in Syria targeting Iran-affiliated groups

The U.S. military announced Tuesday evening it had carried out airstrikes in eastern Syria that targeted facilities used by groups affiliated with Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps.

The military’s Central Command said the strikes in Deir Ez-Zor, Syria, were meant to protect U.S. forces from attacks by Iran-backed groups.

“Today’s strikes were…

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Report: Russia to use Iran to bypass sanctions and sell oil if nuclear deal clinched

If a nuclear deal is signed between Iran and Western powers, Russia is hoping to use a newly de-sanctioned Tehran to bypass sanctions on its own oil exports, Western diplomats said.

Both countries’ oil exports are under heavy sanctions: Iran due to its nuclear program and Russia over its invasion of Ukraine. But if Iran is able to agree with…

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Israel steps up humanitarian aid as Ukraine war intensifies

The humanitarian aid experts at Israeli nonprofit IsraAID are used to disasters, but even they admit that what is happening in Ukraine is exceptional.

“The Ukraine crisis is a record-breaker in terms of its scale,” says Michal Bar, IsraAID’s director of emergency programming and operations.

“We’re seeing the highest number of refugees since…

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IDF, police arrest 18 Palestinians, seize weapons in overnight West Bank raids

Israeli troops operated extensively throughout the West Bank overnight Monday, arresting 18 wanted Palestinians and seizing several firearms, the Israel Defense Forces said.

The IDF said that troops spotted two suspects hurling Molotov cocktails at the West Bank settlement of Migdal Oz. Soldiers dispatched to the scene detained one of the…

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Iran Revolutionary Guard general reportedly killed in Syria

A general in Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps was reportedly killed in Syria on Monday.

Abolfazl Alijani was killed while serving as a “military adviser” in the country, according to Iran International, a news outlet identified with Iran’s political opposition.

The outlet cited Iranian state media, which did not specify how Alijani…

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Mossad ‘likely’ behind Salman Rushdie stabbing, claims Denver professor

The stabbing of novelist Salman Rushdie last week may have been orchestrated by the Mossad, suggested Nader Hashemi, Director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Denver, in a Saturday interview with Negar Mortazavi, host of the Iran Podcast.

Questioning the timing of the attack, Hashemi highlighted what he believed to be…

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Morningstar ESG rating system violates Arizona anti-BDS law, treasurer says

Arizona’s state treasurer notified Morningstar last week that the investment firm’s Environmental and Social Governance (ESG) rating system violates the state’s anti-Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions law.

The move, first revealed in a release obtained by Jewish Insider on Monday, would place Morningstar on Arizona’s list of prohibited…

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Israeli app helps deaf community engage, cope in war and peace

JERUSALEM, Israel – With war and conflict being so much a part of everyday life, an Israeli company has developed a free real-time and on-demand sign language interpretation app for members of the deaf community to use on smartphones.

With a team of interpreters available and speaking and signing in various sign languages, the video call…