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Terror in Hadera: Two Border Police officers killed in ISIS attack

Two Arab-Israeli terrorists who swore allegiance to ISIS shot and killed two Border Police officers and injured twelve others in Hadera on Sunday evening.

The two Border Police officers killed in the attack in Hadera Sunday were Yazan Fallah, 19, from Kasra Samia, and Shirel Aboukaret, 19, from Netanya.

Sheren Fallah Saab, a journalist at…

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Israel’s field hospital in Ukraine – in pictures

With war still raging in Ukraine, Israel’s first field hospital in the country, from the Sheba Medical Center, is there to help. Check out photos from the ground.
As the Ukraine-Russia war rounds off its first month of conflict, thousands of people have fled from the fighting across the country and seeking shelter, food and medical attention.

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Archaeologist claims to find oldest Hebrew text in Israel, including the name of God

Archaeologist Dr. Scott Stripling and a team of international scholars held a press conference on Thursday in Houston, Texas, unveiling what he claims is the earliest proto-alphabetic Hebrew text — including the name of God, “YHWH” — ever discovered in ancient Israel. It was found at Mount Ebal, known from Deuteronomy 11:29 as a place of curses.

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Valentyna Veretska, Ukrainian refugee, wins women’s race at Jerusalem Marathon

A refugee from Ukraine who fled the country along with her daughter won the women’s race in Friday’s Jerusalem Marathon.

Valentyna Veretska, 32, finished the 26.2-mile (42.2-kilometer) race with a time of 2:45:54. Israeli Olympic athlete Ageze Guadie won the men’s race at 2:37:17.

Veretska’s husband is still in Ukraine, fighting against the…

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Gazan terror groups attempt to ‘hitch a ride’ on Beersheva terror attack

The deadly car-ramming and knife-stabbing spree carried out in Beersheva on Tuesday by Muhammad Abu Al-Kiyan, a 34-year-old Bedouin Israeli man and ISIS supporter, saw attempts by Gazan terror factions to “hitch a ride” on the violence and to further inflame the fans of terrorism.

Hamas, the terror organization that rules the Gaza Strip,…

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Madeleine Albright, first female US secretary of state, dies of cancer at age 88

Madeleine Albright, the first woman to hold the position of U.S. secretary of state, has died of cancer at the age of 84.

A statement posted on Twitter said that Albright was “surrounded by family and friends” and that she was “a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend,” as well as a “tireless champion of democracy and human rights.”

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Bomb threats target ‘Jew filth’ at Jewish centers in a number of US states

Security officials are reporting a spate of bomb threats targeting Jewish institutions in a number of states.

The threats came into Jewish community centers around the country in recent weeks, most recently in Pennsylvania and Missouri, according to Michael Masters, who directs the Secure Community Network, a consultancy that works with…

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Jewish students demand Virginia Tech to cancel upcoming speech by known anti-Semite

Jewish students are demanding that the administration of Virginia Tech cancel a March 23 speech by a known anti-Semitic and anti-Zionist speaker.

Steven Salaita, a former professor at the University of Illinois and the Said Chair of American Studies at the American University of Beirut, is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the 2022…

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It’s about sending a message: Implications of US delisting Iran Revolutionary Guard

Deputy Foreign Minister Idan Roll was asked Tuesday to explain the government’s public opposition to the reported US intention to delist Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terror group, as a final step in the negotiations to revive the Iran nuclear agreement.

Roll told Kan public radio that the IRGC is a terror organization with…

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Israel’s field hospital in Ukraine welcomes first patients as air raid sirens wail

Battling persistent air raid sirens, limited resources, and the shadow of wartime uncertainty, Israel’s state field hospital opened Tuesday afternoon in western Ukraine, with the first patients arriving just minutes after its official opening.

Housed on the grounds of an elementary school in Mostyska, outside Lviv, the NIS 21 million ($6.5…

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4 killed, 2 wounded in stabbing attack at Beersheba mall; terrorist shot dead

Four Israelis were killed and two others wounded Tuesday in a ramming and stabbing attack at an outdoor shopping mall in Beersheba officials said, in Israel’s deadliest terror attack in years.

According to police, the assailant first stabbed a woman to death at a gas station in the southern city. He then entered his car and rammed a cyclist,…

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Two mothers of 3, a Chabad rabbi, a brother of 4: The terror victims named

The four people killed by an Arab Israeli knifeman in a Beersheba terror attack on Tuesday were named as Doris Yahbas, 49, a mother of three, Laura Yitzhak, 43, also a mother of three, Rabbi Moshe Kravitzky, a father of four, and Menahem Yehezkel, 67, a brother to four.

Yahbas was from Moshav Gilat, west of Beersheba, the Merhavim Regional…

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96-year-old Holocaust survivor killed in Russian shelling of Kharkiv

Boris Romantschenko, who survived four Nazi concentration camps during World War II, has been killed by Russian shelling that struck his flat in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, the Buchenwald Memorial foundation said Monday. He was 96 years old.

“It is with dismay that we have to report the violent death of Boris Romantschenko in the war in…

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Bennett in Egypt for first-ever trilateral summit with Sissi and UAE crown prince

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett was in Egypt on Monday for the first-ever trilateral summit of Israeli, Egyptian and Emirati leaders, an Egyptian official told The Times of Israel, confirming the premier’s unannounced visit to the Sinai resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh.

Bennett first met with Sissi shortly after arriving in the city, the official…

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Iran nuclear agreement will exact ‘high price’ if it goes ahead, ex-intel official warns

A revived Iran nuclear deal is likely close to being done, and if it passes, Israel and the region will end up paying a “high price” for the agreement, a former Israeli intelligence official has cautioned.

Brig. Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser, an ex-Military Intelligence Research Division head for the Israel Defense Forces and former…

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Colorado invokes pro-Israel state law to divest pension fund from Ben & Jerry’s

In 2016, Colorado’s state pension fund passed a law pledging economic loyalty to Israel.

That law is now being invoked as the state becomes the seventh to punish ice-cream company Ben & Jerry’s over the company’s 2021 pledge to stop selling ice cream in “occupied Palestinian territories.”

The board of Colorado’s Public Employees’…

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UAE ‘shocked’ as US considers removing IRGC from terrorist list

The United Arab Emirates is very unhappy with the US move toward removing the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps from its Foreign Terrorist Organizations list, a source in Abu Dhabi said on Monday.

Some in Abu Dhabi “are in great shock,” and they view the possibility of the IRGC’s designation being removed in the same way as Israel does, the…

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In first, undercover cameraman documents life in Tehran for Israeli television

An Iranian dissident has filmed a series of reports from Tehran for Israeli television, depicting the country’s cratering economy, frustrated residents, drug abuse and prostitution.

Channel 12 said the first report in the series, broadcast on Sunday, marked the first time cameras working for Israeli television had operated in Iran since the…