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35-year-old critically wounded in Tel Aviv attack succumbs to wounds, raising death count to 3

Barak Lufan, who was critically wounded in last night’s terror shooting in Tel Aviv has succumbed to his wounds at Ichilov Medical Center, the hospital announces.

The 35-year-old father of three grew was a resident of Givat Shmuel and grew up in Kibbutz Ginosar.

He was a coach on Israel’s Paralympic team and head coach of the Israeli…

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Top foreign diplomats, envoys condemn ‘appalling’ terror attack in Tel Aviv

Senior foreign officials and ambassadors to Israel condemned the deadly terror attack in Tel Aviv on Thursday night.

Two people were killed and numerous others wounded in the shooting attack on Dizengoff Street as it was crowded with Israelis marking the end of the work week at restaurants, bars and cafes. The terrorist, a Palestinian from…

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Tel Aviv terror victims named as 27-year-olds Tomer Morad, Eytam Magini

The two victims of the terrorist shooting attack in Tel Aviv were named on Friday as Tomer Morad and Eytam Magini, two friends both aged 27 and originally from Kfar Saba.

The pair were at the Ilka bar on Dizengoff Street Thursday evening when a Palestinian terrorist opened fire at the crowded venue. Numerous others were wounded in the attack.

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Israelis showcase drones and robots that can lower risk to soldiers, decrease collateral damage

Miniature indoor drones and robots will go a long way to avoiding collateral damage and reducing risk to frontline soldiers in future urban warfare, Israeli and American defense officials said on Tuesday.

They spoke as 20 startup companies specializing in robotics and mini-drones took part in a competition held in Yeruham in southern Israel…

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Israeli medical team heads to Haiti to treat burn victims

On Dec. 14, 2021, a fuel tank truck crashed in the Samari neighborhood of Cap-Haïtien in northern Haiti. It then exploded, killing more than 65 people and burning dozens of others when residents rushed to collect the leaking gas, a commodity in severely short supply. Hospitals in Haiti are still overwhelmed with the wounded. This week, expert…

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Jewish Agency sponsors funeral trip of Ukrainian Bnei Brak terror victim’s widow

The Jewish Agency for Israel’s Fund for the Victims of Terror has assisted Christina Sorokopot, the widow of Victor Sorokopot, a Ukrainian worker who died in a terror attack in Bnei Brak last month, to attend his funeral in Ukraine.

The morning after the request was made to Yaakov Hagoel, chairman of the World Zionist Organization and acting…

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A handful of Democrats raise qualms over Iran nuke deal, as odds of revival shrink

Democratic lawmakers expressed reservations Wednesday over US President Joe Biden’s efforts to revive the Iran nuclear deal, exposing cracks within the party as Washington attempts to finalize an elusive agreement with Tehran.

Five Democratic representatives held a press conference to publicly speak out about the pact, and another 13 House…

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UNHRC approves 4 anti-Israel resolutions, calls for limited arms embargo

The United Nations Human Rights Council approved four anti-Israel and pro-Palestinian resolutions, including a call for a limited arms embargo against the Jewish state, as it wrapped up its 49th session.

Israel was the only country the UNHRC censured multiple times. Russia, which is a UNHRC member, was censured only once for its invasion of…

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Gantz calls for ‘Plan B’ to stop Iran nuclear threat

The world must pressure Iran to stop advancing its nuclear program in the absence of a deal, Defense Minister Benny Gantz said on Wednesday, in a briefing to ambassadors from 80 countries.

“We are in a race against time,” Gantz warned.

Since August, Gantz said, “Iran increased its 60% enriched uranium from 10 kg to 50 kg. It continues to…

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Bennett says security forces recently foiled more than 15 terrorist attacks

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said Tuesday that a string of recent deadly terrorist attacks in Israel should serve as a wake-up call, but that more than 15 other such attacks had been foiled recently.

“The last two weeks, in which we have been dealing with severe terrorist attacks, are a wake-up call for all of us,” Bennett told reporters…

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6 arrested during 4th night of clashes between police and Palestinians in Jerusalem

Police said six Palestinians were detained during clashes at the Damascus Gate entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City on Tuesday, as Palestinians gathered to celebrate Ramadan.

The suspects hurled stones and other items and launched fireworks at officers, police said.

It was the fourth night in a row of scuffles at Damascus Gate, an entrance to…

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Hamas TV airs reenactment of 2002 Immanuel terrorist attack

On April 1, 2022, Hamas’s Al-Aqsa TV aired a video reenactment of the deadly July 2002 terrorist attack near the town of Immanuel in Judea and Samaria.

In the attack, Hamas terrorists disguised themselves as Israeli soldiers, immobilized a civilian bus with roadside bombs and opened fire on the passengers and rescue workers with rifles.


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Clashes erupt overnight between Palestinians, Israeli security forces

Clashes broke out in the areas of Jenin, Bethlehem and Jerusalem throughout Monday evening and Tuesday overnight.

Palestinians threw Molotov cocktails and clashed with Israeli security forces near Jenin, with one seriously injured, and near Bethlehem, where the IDF entered the village of Beit Fajjar to make arrests, Palestinian media reported….

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KKK flyers found on Illinois U campus for second time in recent weeks

Flyers were found at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus claiming to be from the Ku Klux Klan, the school’s newspaper The Daily Illini reported last Thursday.

In an official letter to students and faculty, the university’s chancellor Robert J. Jones said: “This round of messages uses references to the Ku Klux Klan to bring…

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On visit to Israeli field hospital in Ukraine, Horowitz blasts Russian ‘war crimes’

Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz on Monday visited the Israeli field hospital in western Ukraine, becoming the first cabinet member to enter the war-torn country since the start of the Russian invasion.

Horowitz thanked medical staff at the Kochav Meir hospital in Mostyska, about 50 kilometers (30 miles) west of Lviv, for their “holy work”…

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Israeli-American naval medical personnel drill sets up ‘hospital at sea’

A 10-day, large-scale American-Israeli navy drill recently included joint activities by medical personnel from both fleets, including the setting up of a hospital at sea onboard Israel’s largest type of sea vessel.

The Deputy Surgeon General of the Israeli Navy, Lt. Cdr. Dr. Y, told JNS in recent days that the joint exercise focused on…

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New York Jewish leaders urge ‘concrete action’ after string of anti-Semitic attacks

Jewish New Yorkers are demanding action after two anti-Semitic acts occurred this past weekend, one caught on video and the other involving an attempted attack with weapons on six teenage boys.

“We are horrified once again by a targeted anti-Semitic attack against those in traditional Jewish clothing,” Rabbi Yeruchim Silber, director of…

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Palestinian Muslim Scholar Claims Jews Started Ukraine War to Establish a Second Jewish State

A leading Palestinian Muslim scholar went on a bizarre rant on Turkish television, claiming that the Jews started the war in Ukraine in order to establish a new Jewish state there and “are now saying that the Temple and biblical Jerusalem are located in Ukraine and not in Palestine.”

According to a translation by the Middle East Media Research…