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In The News Iran

US: Iran turned down ‘ready to go’ nuclear deal

U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price revealed on Tuesday that Iran had rejected a revised nuclear deal that was “essentially finished.”

“The point we’ve made is that the Iranians killed the opportunity for a swift return to mutual compliance with the . They most recently did so in September when they turned their backs on a deal that was…

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Netanyahu to make first official trip to UAE, possibly as early as next week

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is planning his first official visit the United Arab Emirates, his office confirmed on Monday.

The visit could take place as early as next week, though the exact dates and itinerary are still being worked out, sources in the premier’s office told The Times of Israel.

The PMO said in a statement that it is in…

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UK media: Iran’s Revolutionary Guard to be named terror organization ‘within weeks’

The United Kingdom is expected to officially designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organization, following several alleged plots to kidnap or murder UK citizens, according to a Monday report.

The case against the IRGC in the UK has been in the works since last year, following 10 attempts to target people on British…

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Netanyahu: Israel will counter Iran nuclear deal openly, from a position of strength

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday vowed to thwart Iran’s nuclear ambitions, saying during the weekly Cabinet meeting that his new government was united in achieving that aim.

“We will work openly, from a position of strength, in the international arena against a return to the nuclear agreement, not only in talks with leaders…

In The News Iran

Iranians mourn murdered protesters, chant ‘death to Khamenei!’

Crowds of Iranian demonstrators gathered at the graves of protestersmurdered by Iranian security forces during the anti-government protests that continue to sweep Iran to mark 40 days since their murder on Thursday.

A large crowd of protesters gathered at the grave of Hamidreza Rouhi at the Behesht-e Zahra Cemetery in Tehran to mark the 40-day…

In The News Iran

Iran holds joint military drills in the Gulf- state media

Iran held joint naval, air, and ground exercises in the Gulf on Friday near the strategic Strait of Hormuz waterway, state media reported.
The drills involve submarines and drones “practising information-gathering operations against attacking forces, as well as reconnaissance operations,” Admiral Habibollah Sayyari told the official IRNA news…

In The News US-Israel Relationship

Jake Sullivan expected to visit Israel soon – report

White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan plans to visit Jerusalem in mid-January to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other Israeli officials in the new government, according to five senior Israeli officials’ report to Walla!

Israeli officials said, as it stands now, Sullivan will be the first American senior official…

In The News Terrorism

East Jerusalem man with Islamic State ties charged over deadly twin bombings in city

Prosecutors on Friday charged a Palestinian resident of East Jerusalem affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) terror group for a fatal double bombing attack in the capital last month.

In the attack on November 23, Eslam Froukh, 26, allegedly set off bombs at two bus stops near entrances to the capital. The attacks killed two people —…

In The News Iran

US in major effort to choke Iran’s drone program, end supply to Russia — NY Times

The US has launched a major effort to stifle Iran’s ability to manufacture and deliver drones for Russia to use in the war in Ukraine, akin to its years-long push to halt Tehran’s drive toward nuclear weapons, The New York Times reported on Wednesday.

Citing multiple security officials in the US, Europe and the Middle East, the paper said the…

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Executions in Iran Soar in 2022 Amid Increased Repression, Says Human Rights Group

Executions carried out by the Iranian regime soared by 88 percent in 2022 compared with the previous year, a new report from an Iranian human rights organization has revealed.

In its annual report on the state of human rights in Iran, the Human Rights News Agency (HRANA) — founded in 2005 by a group of advocates — observed that the majority of…

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Israeli-Saudi normalization can happen soon, Lapid predicts

Israel can normalize ties with Saudi Arabia in the near future, outgoing Prime Minister Yair Lapid told the Knesset as he urged his successor Benjamin Netanyahu to follow on the groundwork his government had laid for such a deal.

“We started a dialogue with the Saudis to allow, in its first phase, for Israeli plans to fly over Saudi Arabia and…

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Israel’s 37th government sworn in

Israel’s thirty-seventh government was sworn in on Thursday, the culmination of a weeks-long political process following the victory of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-religious bloc in the Nov. 1 national elections.

Netanyahu, Israel’s longest-ever serving leader, takes the reins for his sixth term in the Prime Minister’s Office, to…

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Israeli spy Eli Cohen’s daughter asks UAE for help to return father’s body

Sophie Ben-Dor, daughter of Israeli spy Eli Cohen, in an interview with the i24NEWS Arabic channel urged the United Arab Emirates and its ambassador to Israel to help retrieve her father’s body from Syria, where he was executed in 1965 on espionage charges.

“I am asking the Emiratis, who occupy a greater place among our country and in the…

In The News Terrorism

Israel Police announced arrest of ISIS-linked suspect in bus station terror bombings

Israeli Police on Tuesday announced the arrest of a suspect believed to be responsible for two bus station bombings that killed two people and injured more than 20 others last month, including two Americans.
A joint investigation by Israeli Police, security forces, and the Israeli Defense Forces led to the arrest of 26-year-old Aslam Faruch, a…

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Google fixes antisemitic definition of ‘Jew’ following uproar

Google users who typed the word “Jew” in the search feature on Tuesday found that the top definition was an antisemitic stereotype. The search engine’s first listed definition of “Jew” was: “to bargain with someone in a miserly or petty way.”

Further down in the search results were several conjugations of the word, as “jewed” and “jewing.”

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Christian Zionist groups slam Ye’s antisemitism

Prominent Christian pro-Israel organizations are speaking out against Ye (formerly known as Kanye West) after the rapper used Christianity to justify a months-long series of antisemitic statements.

“Christians are mandated by God to stand with the Jewish people,” Pastor John Hagee, founder and chairman of Christians United for Israel (CUFI),…

Hamas In The News

Hamas ‘fighter’ killed during armed clash with IDF in Nablus

A member of the Hamas terror group was killed as Israeli troops clashed with Palestinian gunmen in the northern West Bank early Thursday.

Ahmed Atef Mustafa Daraghmeh was mortally wounded when armed Palestinians exchanged fire with Israeli troops that entered the city of Nablus to escort Jewish worshippers to a site known as the biblical…

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,…