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German police open investigation into Abbas over Holocaust remarks

Berlin police opened an investigation into Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday, according to German media. He is being investigated for Holocaust denial – a criminal offense in Germany.

Berlin native and descendent of Holocaust survivors Mike Delberg filed the official police report to the Berlin Police on Wednesday,…

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Israel in final push for deal with Russia as Jewish Agency trial opens

The Israeli government has been making last-ditch efforts to broker a deal with Moscow to avoid the closure of the Jewish Agency in the country, with top officials speaking to their Russian counterparts ahead of a first significant court hearing in the case on Friday, Israeli officials said.

In late June, Russia warned the Jewish Agency of its…

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Lakes are drying up everywhere. Israel will pump water from the Med as a solution

Sea of Galilee, IsraelCNN — Despite its name, the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel is actually a freshwater lake, and it’s one that has sustained life for millennia. Even today, the lake irrigates vineyards and local farms that grow everything from green vegetables to wheat and tangerines. Its archeology, hot springs and hiking trails bring…

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Lapid to U.S.: Not walking away from Iran nuclear talks shows “weakness”

Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid sent a message to the White House on Thursday that the EU draft nuclear agreement being discussed with Iran goes beyond the 2015 nuclear deal and isn’t in line with the Biden administration’s own red lines, a senior Israeli official said in a briefing to reporters.

What he’s saying: “In the current situation,…

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Caving in to Iranian pressure, Oman keeps Israeli flights out of its skies

Oman has refused to open its airspace to Israeli flights due to pressure from Iran, Israel Hayom learned Thursday.

Securing such passage would have allowed Israel to slash flight times to Far East countries, such as India, Thailand, and China, together with Saudi Arabia’s announcement last month to open its airspace to all airlines, including…

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Iran officials to demand penalty payment should US pull out of Nuclear Deal again: report

Iranian officials will demand the U.S. include a penalty should it ever withdraw from the nuclear deal again, in order to prevent a repeat of former President Trump’s move that heavily crippled the country’s economy.
“Here you have Iran‘s regime calling the shots once again,” Foreign Desk Editor-in-Chief Lisa Daftari told Fox News Digital….

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Jewish Worshipers Return to Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus Under Palestinian Gunfire, One Palestinian Killed

Israeli forces were working Wednesday evening to secure the entry of worshipers to Joseph’s Tomb near the West Bank city of Nablus amidst gun-battles with Palestinian militants.

Armed Palestinians targeted both the hundreds of Jewish worshipers coming to the religious site and the Israeli forces protecting them, the military’s Army…

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Islamic Jihad planned to infiltrate Israel through tunnels from Gaza

Palestinian Islamic Jihad was preparing to carry out operations that included infiltrating into Israeli territory during Operation Breaking Dawn, which led to a high level of preparedness in the South as well as in Israel’s intelligence community.

During the operation, the IDF was paying close attention to the terrorist group’s activity around…

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Wayne State University pro-Palestinian student group glorifies dead terrorist

Wayne State University’s Student for Justice in Palestine (SPJ) chapter shared an Instagram post glorifying dead Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades terrorist Ibrahim Nabulsi, who was recently slain by Israel.

The Instagram graphic, posted by the student group on Aug. 9, featured what some believe are Nabulsi’s final words: “Keep defending our homeland…

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Eighteen U.S. states join Missouri probe into Morningstar ESG

Attorneys general in 18 U.S. states have joined Missouri’s probe into whether Morningstar Inc violated consumer-protection law with its evaluations of companies’ performance on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, staff for Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt said on Wednesday.
Schmitt began the probe last month, and spokesman…

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Israel, Turkey return to full normalization

Israel and Turkey will return to full normalization of relations, including reinstating ambassadors and consuls-general, Prime Minister Yair Lapid and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Wednesday.

Lapid said that “renewing relations with Turkey is an important asset for regional stability and important economic news for the…

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UN punishes official who slammed Palestinian terror group’s missile attacks into Israel

The United Nations last week disciplined an employee who works with Palestinians in disputed territories for her tweet condemning the Iranian regime-backed Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) and its “indiscriminate” missile fire into Israel.

The U.N. removed Jerusalem-based Sarah Muscroft from her post as the head of the United Nations Office for…

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Israel, PA partner to transport water to Palestinian farmers in the Jordan Valley

Israel’s Civil Administration has issued a building permit to the Palestinian Water Authority (PWA) to build a trunk line, which will be used to transport treated wastewater for agricultural use from the Al Bireh Treatment Plan, near Ramallah, to Palestinian farmers in the Jericho Valley.

The 30-kilometer pipeline will carry 2.5 – 3.5 million…

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Iran denies responsibility for Rushdie knifing, Blinken decries continued incitement of violence

Iranian government officials denied that they were responsible for the brutal stabbing of internationally acclaimed novelist Salman Rushdie on Monday, instead laying the blame on him.

“Regarding the attack against Salman Rushdie in America, we don’t consider anyone deserving reproach, blame or even condemnation, except for himself and his…

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In Berlin, Abbas says Israel committed ‘holocausts’; Scholz grimaces but is silent

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas caused shock in Germany Tuesday when, standing beside German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Berlin, he accused Israel of committing “holocausts” against Palestinians over the years.

Scholz did not react verbally to Abbas’s comment in the moment, though he grimaced at the use of the word, which Abbas…

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Israel Is Learning a Better Way to Deal with Gaza

n a series of repeating images, it is the small and subtle differences that tell the true story.

This week’s spate of violence in and around the Gaza Strip mostly resembles the previous rounds—in 2021, 2019, 2014, 2012, and 2009—in the weapons used by both sides, the lopsided death tolls, and the selectively pious outrage of the self-appointed…

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Palestinian response to terror on Israelis shows why peace is impossible – editorial

A nation, said John F. Kennedy in October 1963, just a month before he was assassinated, “reveals itself not only by the men it produces but also by the men it honors, the men it remembers.”

How true, not only of nations, but also different societies, and segments within those societies. Whom do they honor? Whom do they lionize? So much can be…

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Iran submits a ‘written response’ in nuclear deal talks

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran said Tuesday it submitted a “written response” to what has been described as a final roadmap to restore its tattered nuclear deal with world powers.
Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency offered no details on the substance of its response, but suggested that Tehran still wouldn’t take the European…