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Israeli-American economist Joshua Angrist wins 2021 Nobel Prize in Economics

Israeli-American economist Joshua Angrist was awarded the 2021 Nobel economics prize alongside David Card and Guido Imbens on Monday for pioneering the use of “natural experiments” to understand the causal effects of economic policy and other events.

Natural experiments use real-life situations to work out impacts on the world, an approach that…

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Lebanon in blackout as power stations run out of fuel

Lebanon was plunged into a total blackout Saturday after two main power stations went offline due to fuel shortages, the state electricity corporation said.
The Mediterranean country is battling one of the planet’s worst economic crises since the 1850s, and has in recent months struggled to import enough fuel oil for its power plants.

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Terror suspected as buses torched in Ramla

A bus was torched on Thursday in Ramla next to the new cemetery in the city. Firefighters who arrived at the scene acted to extinguish the fire and suspect that it was a intentional arson. Last week, a bus and a sukkah were torched in Ramla, and graffiti in Arabic reading “al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades” was scrawled on walls in one of the Jewish…

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Iran FM aims to continue Lebanon fuel shipments

Iran has announced that the country wishes to continue sending fuel shipments to Lebanon, and is exploring prospects of an official Lebanon-Iran agreement on the matter.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, during a press conference, said “At any point in time if the Lebanese government asks Iran formally within the context of their…

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Antisemitic, racist graffiti scrawled on Yale campus

Antisemitic and racist graffiti was found scrawled on a building under construction on the Yale University campus on two occasions in the past month, campus police announced on Tuesday.

On September 20, construction workers working on the Kline Biology Tower found antisemitic and racist graffiti that was spray-painted inside the building and on…

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State appeals ruling allowing quiet Jewish prayer on Temple Mount

Public Security Minister Omer Bar Lev warned on Friday that the court ruling implying support for quiet Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount would “endanger the public peace and could cause a flare-up,” as Palestinians warned against a change in the status quo at the site.

On Wednesday, the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court heard the appeal of Aryeh…

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Amazon, Google Under Fire for Sponsoring Event With Anti-Israel Activist Linda Sarsour

Billed as the largest tech event in the world, the Web Summit, where Sarsour is set to speak along with about 500 others, will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, from November 1 to 4. Topics to be addressed at the four-day conference run the gamut, from emerging technologies, sustainability and venture capitalism to news, advertising and investing….

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California Gov. Newsom launches Council on Holocaust education

California Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Wednesday the launch of the Governor’s Council on Holocaust and Genocide Education during a visit to the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles.

The initiative will be commissioned with identifying instructional tools to teach students across the state about the Holocaust and other acts of genocide, to…

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Israel hints Oman is next to join Abraham Accords

A top Israeli foreign ministry official suggested that Oman will likely be the next country to join the Abraham Accords, leading to full normalization between the countries.

Eliav Benjamin, the head of Israel’s foreign ministry’s bureau of the Middle East and Peace Process Division, met via Zoom with reporters on Tuesday to discuss the status…

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Israel said to alert embassies worldwide of possible Iran threats

Israel has warned its missions around the world of a possible Iranian terror threat, a television report claimed on Wednesday, following the arrest of an Azeri national over an alleged plot to assassinate one or more Israeli businesspeople in Cyprus.

According to Channel 12 news, Israeli diplomats across the globe have been told to remain on…

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Lebanon’s Army doesn’t deserve aid unless it is reformed

Lebanon is a country teetering on implosion, threatening the world with a flood of terrorism, narcotics and refugees. Besides everything else that ails the country, and there is plenty, it must now plead for donations for its army. You have to ask yourself, what kind of state asks for donations to pay its soldiers and keep them fed?


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Thousands of Gazans applying for permits to work in Israel

Israel recently eased restrictions on the Palestinian enclave, including reopening crossings, expanding the fishing zone and permitting the entry of certain goods.
Palestinian economic analyst Omar Shaaban said Israeli work permits could help alleviate “the unemployment crisis and poverty” within the territory, ruled by the Islamist movement…

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Auschwitz-Birkenau Site Vandalized With Antisemitic, Holocaust Denial Graffiti

Wooden barracks at the Auschwitz II -Birkenau death camp memorial site in Poland were vandalized with antisemitic phrases as well as Holocaust denial slogans, staff operating the memorial grounds disclosed on Tuesday.

Signs of the act were discovered on Tuesday on nine wooden barracks at the Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial and museum site, the…

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Herzog in Ukraine for 80th anniversary of Babyn Yar massacre

In his first official visit as Israeli president, Isaac Herzog landed in Ukraine Tuesday morning.
On Wednesday, Herzog is scheduled to participate in a ceremony in Kyiv marking the 80th anniversary of the Babyn Yar massacre along with the presidents of Ukraine and Germany.
He will also take part in events marking 30 years since the establishment…

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Newly-found Iranian cyber-espionage may pose ‘real threat’ to Israel

Iranian threat actors are running a highly-targeted cyber-espionage operation against global aerospace and telecommunications companies, stealing sensitive information from targets around Israel and the Middle East, as well as in the United States, Russia, and Europe, according to a report published Wednesday by Israeli cybersecurity company…

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Resistant to foreign spending, Sen. Paul stymies trajectory of Iron Dome funding

As he did last week, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) again blocked an attempt to expedite the House-passed bill that would provide $1 billion in additional funding to help Israel replenish its Iron Dome interceptor rockets.

The bill, H.B. 5323, was brought to the floor late Monday afternoon by Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), who said he was seeking…

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Greece, France Seal Strategic Defense Deal, Angering Turkey

Greece has agreed to buy three state-of-the-art warships from France, boosting its military capabilities after a decade-long economic recession that cut its defense spending alone by nearly one-half. The deal boosts Greece’s military capabilities but critics fear it may stoke further tensions between Greece and age-old foe Turkey, both of them…

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UN bars Israel’s ambassador from displaying pro-Hitler posts by UNRWA teacher

Israel’s ambassador to the United States and the United Nations was barred on Monday from bringing a photo into the General Assembly highlighting the anti-Semitic views of a school teacher in the Gaza Strip.

Erdan had meant to show the picture during a discussion on the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), in…