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Colin Powell dies from Covid complications

Colin Powell, an accomplished and esteemed four-star general who became the first African American secretary of State, died Monday as a result of complications from Covid-19, according to his family. He was 84.
Powell was fully vaccinated against Covid-19, his family said in a statement posted to Facebook. With his death, the former soldier and…

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IDF official: Israel expects Hezbollah to fire 2,000 rockets a day in wartime

Israel does not want war with Hezbollah, but is prepared to face about 2,000 rockets a day from the terror group if conflict breaks out, a senior Israeli military official told AFP.

During the 11-day May conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian terror groups fired around 4,400 projectiles towards the Jewish state. The…

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Report: 89 percent of Netflix ‘Palestinian Stories’ directed by BDS backers

Nearly 90 percent of the Palestinian films in a collection launched last week by Netflix are directed by BDS supporters, Israeli NGO Im Tirtzu reported on Monday.

The collection, titled “Palestinian Stories,” is made of up 32 films, most of which had been uploaded to the streaming service by Monday.

Of the 28 movies by and about Palestinians…

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Clashes erupt between Border Police, Palestinians at Damascus Gate

Clashes have erupted between Border Police officers and Palestinians at Damascus Gate in Jerusalem on Monday.

Palestinian media reported Israeli forces fired tear gas and stun grenades at Palestinians who were rioting and throwing rocks and bottles towards officers.

Israel Police said three Palestinians were arrested for their involvement in…

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Israel to Kick Off Largest-Ever International Air Drill With Forces From Seven Nations

The largest and most advanced multi-national air combat exercise yet to be hosted by the Israeli Air Force will take off on Sunday.

Taking part in the Blue Flag 2021 exercise are seven air forces, from Germany, Italy, Britain, France, India, Greece and the United States.

“We are living in a very complicated region, and the threats to the…

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Are Saudi Arabia and Iran on the road to reconciliation?

Saudi Arabia and Iran reportedly are on the path to reconciliation after years of tense relations.

Iraq has been hosting a series of meetings between officials on both sides aimed at easing tensions after a five-year rift, and expectations are high that a public announcement of a normalization agreement could come soon.

A fourth round of…

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Antisemitism is reaching ‘younger audiences’ via social media, new study shows

Antisemitism is being repackaged and disseminated to a younger generation of social media users through platforms like Instagram and TikTok, according to an analysis published on Wednesday.

Antisemitic tropes are “rife across every social media platform,” but companies are failing to act, UK group Hope Not Hate, Germany’s Amadeu Antonio…

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The U.S. Has No Plan B on Iranian Nukes. Israel Does.

It appears that President Joe Biden’s administration is finally taking “no” for an answer from Iran. Since the summer, Secretary of State Antony Blinken has signaled that his patience is not infinite when it comes to his offer to re-enter the 2015 nuclear deal. This week, Blinken went a bit further, saying, “We will look at every option to deal…

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‘The Jewish people are being used as a pawn right now,’ Kentucky Jewish leader says

Two Kentucky Jewish leaders who spoke with Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-KY) office this week said the senator’s aides told them it was up to the Jewish community to lobby against Afghanistan aid if they wanted supplemental Iron Dome funding to move forward quickly.

Paul is the sole senator blocking efforts to quickly pass the House bill providing $1…

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5 killed in Beirut clashes as tensions over blast probe soar

Armed clashes erupted Thursday in Beirut during a protest organized by the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah and its allies against the lead judge probing last year’s blast in the city’s port. At least five people were killed and dozens were wounded in some of the most serious fighting in years, authorities said.
The hours-long exchange of fire…

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Border Police officer injured in ramming attack north of Jerusalem

A Border Police officer was seriously injured in a ramming attack on Wednesday night in Kalandiya north of Jerusalem, according to Israel Police.

The officer was taking part in operations to evacuate illegal structures in the village when a terrorist drove at a high speed towards the Israeli forces and struck the officer.

Border Police fired…

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Pro-Iran militias vow harsh response against Israel over alleged Syria strike

Pro-Iranian militias in Syria vowed a “very harsh” response to an alleged Israeli-American strike against their facilities near the city of Palmyra in central Syria on Wednesday night, which they said killed and injured several of their members.

In a statement, the groups — referring to themselves collectively as the “Syria Allies Operations…

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Abbas consoles families of terrorist “heroes,” proud of “the Martyrs of Palestine”

Intent on assuring that Palestinians know he continues to support terrorists, PA Chairman Abbas made some propaganda phone calls to parents of recently killed terrorist “Martyrs” and had them broadcast to the entire Palestinian public on official PA TV News.

Following the death of two terrorists – one a stabber, the second an Islamic Jihad…

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Lebanese Journalist: Hizbullah Continues To Turn Lebanon Into A ‘Narco State,’ Now Using West Africa As A Transit Hub For Its Illegal Drug Trade

Lebanese media figure Baria Alamuddin writes that Hizbullah continues its globe-spanning drug trafficking activities, now using West African countries as major transit states for its drug shipments. She notes that Hizbullah and Syria, both sponsored by Iran, continue to bolster their status as the world’s major source of the amphetamine-based drug…

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Holocaust forum focuses on social media role in anti-Semitism

A one-day conference starting Wednesday will focus on the receding memory of the Holocaust as Sweden marks the 20th anniversary of a conference on remembering the genocide, with participants focusing on how social media is contributing to a rise in anti-Semitism.

“There is a dangerous rise of anti-Semitism all over the world mainly because of…

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Tension over Beirut blast probe nudges Lebanon into new crisis

Growing tension over a judicial probe into last year’s Beirut port blast threatens to push Lebanon into yet another political crisis, testing Prime Minister Najib Mikati’s new government as it struggles to dig the country out of economic collapse.
More than a year since the explosion ripped through Beirut, killing more than 200 people, Judge…

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Israel formally agrees to double water supply to Jordan

Israel signed a deal Tuesday to double the amount of freshwater it provides to neighbour Jordan, one of the world’s most water-deficient countries.

The agreement is proof that “we want good neighbourly relations,” said Karine Elharrar, Israel’s minister of infrastructure, energy and water resources.

Elharrar travelled to Jordan for a signing…

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Bahraini activists find common ground with Israelis on country-wide tour

Just over a year ago the sight of Bahrainis touring Jerusalem’s Old City would’ve been unimaginable. But last week, the unimaginable happened as nine Bahraini activists toured the Jewish Quarter with the first Bahraini delegation organized by the NGO Sharaka.

The group drew curious gazes from Israelis as they took a guided tour through the…