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Israeli, Chinese presidents discuss Iran in first-ever call

Just over two months before Israel and China celebrate 30 years of full diplomatic relations, the presidents of the two countries, Isaac Herzog and Xi Jinping, engaged in a lengthy telephone conversation on Wednesday.

In a sense, it was historic, because it was the first presidential, bilateral telephone conversation between the two countries….

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Major fire on Israel-Jordan border endangers gas pipeline

A major fire broke out near the Israel-Jordan border on Thursday morning, with Israeli officials warning it was out of control, moving quickly and threatening a gas pipeline.

In a statement, the Israel Fire and Rescue Services said firefighting teams were battling the blaze near moshav Ein Tamar, south of the Dead Sea.

“The fire is very big…

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Man threatens to burn down Queens bagel shop over Israeli flags

Shocking security footage captured Wednesday, November 10, showed a New York City man threatening to burn down a Jewish-owned bagel shop over their prominently-displayed Israeli flags, ABC7 NY reported.

The suspect, who appeared to be a young man, walked into “Bagels & Co.” in the New York City borough of Queens Wednesday afternoon, where…

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Austin rally draws hundreds to support Jewish community in wake of vandalism, arson

Several hundred people gathered on the steps of the Texas State Capitol in Austin on Sunday to show their support for the Jewish community and help spread kindness in the wake of a string of anti-Semitic incidents, including an arson fire outside a local synagogue.

Called the “Rally for Kindness,” it was organized by ATXKind, a grassroots group…

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Jewish leaders visit Saudi Arabia to assess openness towards Israel, form budding networks

Earlier this month, it was revealed that a group of 15 Republican Jewish leaders from the United States paid a visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in June to try to advance the Abraham Accords normalization deal between the United States, Israel and the Gulf states.

The private initiative allowed the group to meet with top Saudi governmental…

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Israel, Jordan to sign UAE-mediated energy and water agreement

Israel and Jordan are set to sign a cooperation agreement in the areas of energy and water in the United Arab Emirates, which helped mediate, next week.

The agreement states that Israel and Jordan will help each other deal with the challenges of climate change.

Israel agreed to examine the possible construction of a designated desalination…

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Oil pipeline explodes in Iranian village

An oil pipeline in the Iranian village of Ramis in the Khuzestan Province exploded on Wednesday morning, Iranian news outlet Tasnim reported.

The southern Iran pipeline exploded due to old infrastructure and wear and tear, the report stated.

The explosion reportedly created small tremors that could be felt in the surrounding areas; residents…

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Polish Police Arrest Ringleaders of ‘Death to the Jews’ Rally in City of Kalisz as Outcry Continues

Polish police on Monday arrested the ringleaders of last week’s virulently antisemitic demonstration in the town of Kalisz where participants shouted “Death to the Jews!” among other slogans.

Andrzej Borowiak, a regional spokesperson for the Polish police, told the PAP news agency that three men had been charged by the district prosecutor….

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With Six Incidents Every 24 Hours, No Let-Up in Antisemitic Outrages in Germany During 2021, Government Figures Reveal

New statistics released by Germany’s federal government on Monday showed no let-up in the number of antisemitic incidents this year, with an average of six incidents targeting Jews every 24 hours.

As of Nov. 5, a total of 1,850 antisemitic crimes had been reported during 2021, the federal government said in response to a data request from Petra…

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Antisemitic incidents on UK university campuses at record high

The number of reported antisemitic incidents on UK university campuses spiked significantly this academic year, with an increase of 59% over the previous year’s figures.

The Community Security Trust (CST), which monitors and works to combat antisemitism in the UK, recorded 111 university-related antisemitic incidents, compared with 70 in the…

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Shin Bet head Ronen Bar met with Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah

New Shin Bet Director Ronen Bar met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas last week to coordinate Israel and the PA’s efforts to combat Hamas’ influence in the West Bank and its destabilizing moves in Gaza.

Bar also visited Egypt for the first time on Sunday in a meeting with Egyptian Intelligence Chief Abbas Kamel.

That meeting…

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Iranian Helicopter Came Close to US Warship: Pentagon

An Iranian navy helicopter came close to a US Navy warship in the Gulf of Oman and circled it three times in an incident that ended without an impact on US operations, the Pentagon said on Monday.

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said the Iranian helicopter came within 75 feet of the Essex warship.

“It’s dangerous because it could lead to…

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US Ambassador to UN in First Visit to Jerusalem Discusses Anti-Israel Bias, Antisemitism

US Ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield met with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and other senior government officials during her first visit to Israel to discuss cooperation between the two countries at the UN.

Bennett called Thomas-Greenfield a voice of reason in an institution otherwise biased in its treatment of…

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Hezbollah planned to murder Israeli in Colombia to avenge Soleimani

Hezbollah planned to assassinate an Israeli national in Bogota as part of an operation that also targeted Americans to avenge the January 2020 killing of Iranian al-Quds Force commander General Qassem Soleimani, a Colombian newspaper reported Sunday.

The El Tiempo newspaper said the Israeli targeted by the Lebanese terror group was a former…

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Could Qatar’s role in Afghanistan foreshadow Hamas takeover in West Bank?

On Sunday video emerged of a military parade in Kabul, Afghanistan. Lines of military vehicles, Taliban members in modern military uniforms with all the tactical kit and standardized rifles to go along with it.

You’d be mistaken if you thought you were seeing a “terrorist” or “militia” force here, it was a standardized army that suddenly…

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New York man tells hometown of his desire to run over Jews

An antisemitism watchdog group identified a speaker by the name of Nick Collela who had expressed desires to run over his Jewish neighbors with his car, according to ABC and The Algemeiner.

His statements were made at a Planning Board meeting last Wednesday in Haverstraw, Rockland County, New York. There has been a reported increase in the…

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$10,000 reward offered for info on antisemitic attack in Brooklyn

A $10,000 reward has been offered for information about an unidentified man who assaulted a Jewish man in Brooklyn on November 11.

The 25-year-old victim was reportedly assaulted by a man thought to be about 19 years old and 5’10” in height who shouted abuse before fleeing, according to The Algemeiner.

The NYPD has begun investigating and…

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Israel’s Ice Cream Battle Heats Up

Since Ben & Jerry’s announced in July that it would no longer sell its ice cream in Gaza and the West Bank, its British owner, Unilever PLC, has sought to do damage control. Now Unilever faces an unlikely player in international statecraft: U.S. state attorneys general.

Unilever Chief Executive Officer Alan Jope has said it rejects the…