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Holocaust In The News

Bipartisan bill awards Congressional Gold Medal to last living Nuremberg prosecutor

U.S. Reps. Lois Frankel (D-Fla.), Joe Wilson (R-S.C.), Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) and Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.) on Thursday were joined by U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) in announcing their bipartisan bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to Benjamin Ferencz, the last living Nuremberg trials prosecutor.

Over the course of his life,…

In The News Terrorism

Police: 3 officers hurt in shooting, ramming attack in Kafr Qasim; driver killed

Three police officers were wounded after being rammed by a vehicle in a terror attack in Kafr Qasim, an Arab city east of Tel Aviv, during the pre-dawn hours of Friday morning, law enforcement officials said.

According to police, the assailant, Naim Badir, called police over to a parking area of a building, claiming there had been a violent…

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Three dead after shooting at Kurdish community center in Paris

A gunman opened fire on a Kurdish cultural center and nearby Kurdish cafe in central Paris on Friday, killing three people and wounding three others, and prosecutors said they were looking into a possible racist motive for the attack.

Multiple gunshots were fired on Rue d’Enghien, sowing panic on a street lined with small shops and cafes in the…

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120,000 Pilgrims Expected in Israel Over Christmas Week

Some 120,000 Christian pilgrims are expected to visit Israel over Christmas week, the country’s Ministry of Tourism announced Tuesday.
While pilgrims typically constitute 20 percent of tourists to Israel, that number is expected to increase to 40 percent during the Christmas period, according to the ministry.
Free roundtrip transportation will…

In The News Iran

Iran claims to have arrested four Mossad teams amid protests

Iran’s Intelligence Ministry claimed that it had arrested four operational teams working for Israel’s Mossad on Thursday, in its latest in a series of claims concerning alleged Mossad operatives in the country.

The ministry claimed that the alleged teams were trying to “take advantage” of the ongoing unrest throughout Iran and had tried to…

In The News Incitement

Terror victims sue Biden administration for funding Palestinian Authority

Victims of Palestinian terror are suing the Biden administration for awarding millions of dollars to the Palestinian Authority, which pays terrorists and their families.

The lawsuit, filed in a U.S. district court in Texas on Tuesday, contends that the Biden administration is in violation of the 2018 Taylor Force Act, which prohibited the…

Hezbollah In The News

Report: Israel targeted secret Hezbollah drone site in Syria strike this week

The Israeli Air Force struck a clandestine drone research and development site belonging to the Lebanese Hezbollah terror group in Syria earlier this week, according to a Thursday report by the Saudi-funded al-Arabiya network and its sister channel al-Hadath.

Citing unnamed sources, al-Arabiya said Israeli jets struck the Hezbollah site at the…

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Israel to give 17 power generators to Ukraine for electricity-starved Kherson

Israel donated 17 generators to Ukraine for use in the southeastern Kherson region which has been largely plunged into darkness by Russian bombardment, Jerusalem’s embassy in Kyiv said Tuesday.

As its invasion has ground to a halt in the face of stiff Ukrainian resistance, Russia has systematically targeted Ukraine’s power infrastructure,…

Archeology In The News

Silver coins found near Temple Mount prove Jewish history of Israel

A rare, half-shekel coin from the Great Revolt from 66 CE to 70 CE during the Second Temple period has been discovered in Jerusalem’s Ophel excavations south of the Temple Mount.

Only a few days ago, a wooden box containing 15 silver coins that serve as proof of the Hanukkah story of the Maccabees – which was found recently during an excavation…

In The News Incitement

Palestinians call for escalation, protest death of terrorist in Israeli prison

Hundreds of Palestinians, including dozens of masked gunmen firing into the air, took to the streets and stores shuttered across the West Bank Tuesday to protest the death of a Palestinian terrorist, convicted of murdering several Israelis, who died of cancer while serving time in an Israeli prison.

Palestinian factions called for a general…

In The News Iran

Biden: Iran nuclear deal is dead

A video of U.S. President Joe Biden saying that the nuclear deal with Iran is “dead” but that Washington will not announce as much surfaced on Tuesday.

The footage, which was apparently taken during Biden’s visit to California early last month, shows a woman asking him to declare that the 2015 agreement, formally known as the Joint…

Archeology In The News

Signs of Salome, said to be nurse to baby Jesus, unearthed in Israel

LACHISH FOREST, Israel Dec 20 (Reuters) – Excavations of a cave reputed to be the burial place of Salome, said in non-canonical scripture to have been nurse to the newborn Jesus, have found more signs it was both an important Jewish tomb and a Christian pilgrimage site, archaelogists say.
The Book of James, among early Christian writings called…

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Elaborate burial cave found at site in southern Israel venerated for centuries

A 2,000-year-old family tomb – one of the most elaborate in Israel – has been uncovered in an archaeological excavation in the Salome Cave, in the Lachish Forest in the Judean lowlands. The cave forecourt was excavated as part of the Judean Kings’ Trail Project, led by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), the Ministry for Jerusalem and Heritage…

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At Hanukkah event, Biden slams ‘venom’ of antisemitism, unveils White House menorah

WASHINGTON — US President Joe Biden on Monday expressed alarm about growing antisemitism in the United States and around the globe and vowed to fight back against the scourge.

Speaking to guests gathered for a Hanukkah reception at the White House, Biden said “silence is complicity,” and added that it’s imperative that hate, violence and…

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Israeli organizations to provide South Sudanese children with life-saving heart surgery

Leading Israeli humanitarian aid organizations “Save a Child’s Heart” and “IsraAID” announced that they will provide life-saving surgeries to four children from South Sudan in Israel on Wednesday.

The children – Gai, 8, Habiba, 6, Phillip, 5, and Joel, 5 – are already in the care of programs provided by IsraAID. They were diagnosed during a…

In The News

Syria says Israeli airstrikes hit sites in Damascus area, two soldiers wounded

Israel launched airstrikes against unknown targets near the Syrian capital Damascus late Monday, leaving two soldiers wounded, Syria’s state news agency reported.

There was no comment from the Israel Defense Forces, in line with its policy of not generally commenting on air raids in foreign countries.

The SANA news agency, citing a military…

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IDF downs Hezbollah quadcopter near Lebanese border

The IDF on Tuesday afternoon just shot down a Hezbollah drone attempting to invade Israeli airspace.

The drone was shot down near the Zar’it village in the North.

According to an IDF statement, the drone was being tracked long before it entered Israeli territory.

Initial assessments were that the drone was sent by Hezbollah.

The…

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Iranian atomic official says uranium enrichment capacity hits record highs

TEHRAN — Iran said Saturday that its uranium enrichment capacity has increased to record levels, a day before UN nuclear monitors are set to visit the country.

“Currently, the enrichment capacity of the country has reached more than twice the entire history of this industry,” Mohammad Eslami, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, was…