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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…

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Hamas is increasing its activity in Lebanon and angering Hezbollah

Hamas is increasing its activities in Lebanon in order to threaten Israel from two fronts simultaneously but is stepping on the toes of Hezbollah and angering the Lebanese terror army, a new report by the ALMA Research Center has found.

The Gaza-based terror group’s secret force build-up in Lebanon has grown over the years to have hundreds of…

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2nd suspect arrested over alleged Cyprus plot targeting Israelis – report

A second suspect has reportedly been arrested in Cyprus in connection with an alleged plot to assassinate one or more Israeli businesspeople in Cyprus last month.

According to a local Cypriot website, a 27-year-old food delivery worker originally from Pakistan was arrested on Tuesday evening after a police raid on his home. Authorities…

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Securing the future of the special Israel-US relationship

Although overshadowed by the drama in Kabul, the recent meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and U.S. President Joe Biden was an opportunity to “reset” and remodel the fundamental components of the unique Israel-U.S. relationship.

Ever since Israel’s Declaration of Independence, followed 11 minutes later by U.S. recognition,…

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Israel’s US envoy blasts ‘ignorant and hypocritical’ Ben & Jerry’s founders

Israel’s Ambassador to the United States and the United Nations blasted the founders of ice-cream manufacturer Ben & Jerry’s on Monday, saying their remarks in an interview published the day before displayed “ignorance and hypocrisy.”

In the Axios interview, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield rejected criticism of their company’s decision to…

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Bennett to travel to Russia next week to meet Putin, with Iran on agenda

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett will travel to Russia next week for a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, his office said Tuesday.

Bennett’s office said the premier would take off for Sochi on Friday, October 22, adding that Putin extended the invitation.

“The two will discuss a series of diplomatic, security and economic issues…

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Lebanon perpetual crisis is Iran’s ploy

One can draw a clear line between the increase of Hezbollah’s power in Lebanon and the consequent increase in economic and other crises affecting the country. It is true that not every time two things coincide there is necessarily a correlation. However, it appears that Hezbollah’s role is the key to the hollowing out and destruction of Lebanon.

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Jonathan Spyer: Iran and Hezbollah “Swallowing Up Lebanon”

Spyer began with a “whistle-stop tour” of the “very, very dire, social and economic situation in Lebanon.” The Lebanese pound has lost 90% of its value in the last 18 months. Chronic shortages of fuel have reduced the capital to about two hours of electricity per day, forcing businesses and even hospitals to “scale back or shut down.” According to…

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Merkel pays last visit to Yad Vashem as German chancellor

German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Yad Vashem-The world Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem on Sunday, together with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, Yad Vashem Directorate chairman Dani Dayan and Yad Vashem council chairman Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau. The visit, Merkel’s sixth to the center, will be her last as chancellor.


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If Lebanon gets gas from Egypt, Syria will be the biggest winner

While parties in Lebanon and the government of Syria celebrated a plan for pumping Egyptian gas to Lebanon, depicting it as a victory against their imperial enemies, first and foremost America, the plan was in fact American, designed as a “crisis management” measure to help mitigate the effects of a free-falling Lebanon.

Controlled by a militia…

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Iran admits to making more enriched uranium than watchdog reported

Iran has produced more than 120 kilogrammes (265 pounds) of 20% enriched uranium, the country’s nuclear chief said, far more than what the UN nuclear watchdog reported last month.

Mohammad Eslami said in an interview with state TV late Saturday that under the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers the other signatories were to provide Iran with…