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Drone attack targeting US forces reported in Syria

An attack aimed at Tanf, a lonely outpost in Syria near the Jordanian and Iraqi border, was reported on Wednesday night. There were no casualties, according to a statement by US officials.

According to BBC correspondent Nafiseh Kohnavard, there was a “drone attack on US troops in Al Tanf, Syria.” She noted that local forces said the drone came…

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Lebanon touts ‘new opportunity’ for maritime border talks with Israel

Lebanese leaders this week indicated a willingness to continue negotiations with Israel about the countries’ maritime border.

In a meeting with US Senior Adviser for Global Energy Security Amos Hochstein in Beirut on Wednesday, Lebanese President Michel Aoun expressed “Lebanon’s readiness to continue to cooperate positively” with the talks,…

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Environmental group quits democracy rally because ‘Zionist’ groups are present

WASHINGTON — The Washington DC branch of a national climate action group turned down a role at a voting rights rally because a “number of Zionist organizations” will be taking part.

“Given our commitment to racial justice, self-governance and indigenous sovereignty, we oppose Zionism and any state that enforces its ideology,” Sunrise DC said in…

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Anti-Israel Google, Amazon protest accused of ‘astroturf’ BDS campaign

An “astroturf” campaign by anti-Israel organizations is alleged by pro-Israel activists and independent researchers to be behind public opposition by Google and Amazon employees to their companies’ involvement in Israel’s Nimbus IT infrastructure Project.

On October 12, The Guardian published an anonymous letter ostensibly signed by 390 Google…

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Bereaved families to Blinken: ‘US consulate for Palestinians will encourage terrorism’

More than 150 Israeli families who have lost loved ones to Palestinian terrorism are reaching out to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to demand that he stop the planned reopening of a U.S. consulate in Jerusalem to provide services for Palestinians.

After Blinken announced that the United States would “move forward” with the process of…

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Ali Harbi Ali charged with terror murder of British MP David Amess

British prosecutors say they have charged Ali Harbi Ali for the murder of MP Sir David Amess last Friday, in an indictment that includes terrorism charges.

“We will submit to the court that this murder has a terrorist connection, namely that it had both religious and ideological motivations,” says Nick Price, head of the Crown Prosecution…

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Senate proposes $225 million in assistance to Palestinians, echoing bill passed by House

The Senate Appropriations Committee released its 2022 fiscal year bill this week, which includes $225 million in funding for the Palestinians, mirroring funding passed in the House earlier this year.

According to the State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs bill, the Senate committee is providing $225 million in “development assistance,…

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Palestinian financial crisis at ‘breaking point,’ UN envoy warns

The Palestinian Authority’s financial crisis is at a “breaking point,” UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Tor Wennesland told the Security Council, as he called on Israel to stop penalizing the PA for its terror payments.

“Donor support, including direct budget support, continues its multi-year decline,” Wennesland told…

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Golani soldier injured in Hebron; Bus attacked in clashes in Jerusalem

A Golani soldier was injured during clashes near the Jewish quarter in Hebron, Kan 11 reported Tuesday evening, in a night of ongoing clashes between Arabs and Israeli security forces.

The soldier was hit by a rock thrown at the force and suffered light wounds, according to the report.

Rioters attacked a bus traveling toward the Western Wall…

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UAE cyber officials to join Israeli counterparts at major NYC conference

Israeli officials and CEOs are slated to appear alongside their Emirati and American counterparts at a major cyber conference on Wednesday, an indication of the role the country’s cyber expertise plays in its expanding ties with other nations.

Cybertech New York, the first time the Israeli-founded international conference will be held in the…

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Groups urge GOP to reject school-board candidate in Idaho for ‘anti-Jewish bigotry’

Pro-Israel Jewish and Christian organizations are drawing national attention to a school-board candidate in Idaho engaging in “blatant anti-Jewish bigotry” and encouraging violence; and as a result, have been urging the local and state Republican Party to repudiate him.

David Reilly, who is seeking a seat on the school board in Post Falls…

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CCTV footage shows suspect in slaying of British MP Amess hours before stabbing

Security camera footage emerged Monday showing the man suspected of killing a British lawmaker strolling down a London street hours before he struck down the MP in a frenzied stabbing attack.

British authorities have not released the name of the suspect in the Friday killing of 69-year-old Conservative lawmaker David Amess, but British media…

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IDF temporarily closes off areas near Gaza border amid warnings of attack

The Israel Defense Forces on Tuesday closed off a number of areas near the Gaza border for several hours amid threats of attack by terror groups in the enclave.

The five sites affected by the move are all in direct line of sight from the Strip, making them vulnerable to anti-tank guided missile attacks and sniper fire.

“The entrance to the…

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Israel said to approve $1.5 billion budget for potential strike on Iran

Israel has approved a budget of some 5 billion shekels ($1.5 billion) to be used to prepare the military for a potential strike against Iran’s nuclear program, Channel 12 reported Monday.

The NIS 5 billion budget is made up of NIS 3 billion from the previous budget and an additional NIS 2 billion from the next budget slated to be approved by…

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First underground data center in Israel built to ‘withstand missiles and car bombs’

American computer technology corporation Oracle unveiled in Jerusalem on Oct. 13 the first underground data center in Israel, which is designed to provide cloud services under exceptional conditions.

The underground center is geared to provide the highest levels of physical security, according to Oracle, which is also planning a second…

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New York police arrest woman who set fire outside Brooklyn yeshivah

The New York Police Department announced the arrest of a 39-year-old African-American woman who started a fire on Oct. 14 outside a Jewish school in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Police say that Sharee Jones of Brooklyn is the woman seen on video pouring gasoline outside of the Yeshiva of Flatbush and then setting it ablaze. The fire was put out quickly, and…

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UNC in Hot Water Again: Congressman Demands University End ‘Repeated Antisemitic Activity’

Unless the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill takes steps to correct “repeated anti-Semitic activity” in the classroom, it may be in violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI CRA), according to a letter by Rep. Ted Budd (R-N.C.). Budd’s action follows a spate of congressional letters to universities over the past two…

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Israel marks 26th anniversary of Rabin’s murder with host of ceremonies

Rabin was murdered in 1995 by radical right-wing activist Yigal Amir in an event that rocked Israel.

A state memorial service was held 1pm at President’s Residence in Jerusalem, attended by a number of high-profile officials including President Isaac Herzog and Defense Minister Benny Gantz.

At 3pm a memorial service was held on Mount…