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Vermonters finding antisemitic flyers outside their homes

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Flyers with derogatory statements about people of the Jewish religion and culture have been showing up on driveways and sidewalks in front of some Vermont homes.

“Little baggies of hate” are what some Vermont residents are calling the flyers.

“My husband picked it up to look at it and it was all anti-Jewish propaganda,”…

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Israel signs contract to build embassy in Morocco

Israel’s Ambassador to Morocco David Govrin signed a contract on Tuesday for the construction of a permanent Israeli embassy in Morocco.

“I am very happy to share with you this photo, which witnesses one of the historical moments I lived with my team, as the construction contract for the headquarters of the permanent Israeli embassy in Morocco…

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Exclusive: Missouri attorney general investigates Morningstar over ESG ratings

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has launched an investigation into whether Morningstar Inc violated a state consumer-protection law through its evaluations of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, his office told Reuters.

The review is two-pronged, covering ESG matters as well as whether the financial research firm…

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Iron Dome intercepts targets, works with US systems in Army test

JERUSALEM — The U.S. Army has completed an interceptor test of the Iron Dome air defense system, the second event of its kind since two batteries were supplied to the service at the end of 2020.
The newly revealed test at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, which took place in mid-June, was carried out in conjunction with the Israel Missile…

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Israel holds Red Sea navy drill, after warning Iran’s maritime activity is growing

The American and Israeli navies began a four-day joint maritime exercise in the Red Sea on Monday, less than a month after Defense Minister Benny Gantz said Iran’s maritime activity in the area was the “most significant” in a decade.

“The exercise is a bilateral training event between US 5th Fleet and Israeli naval forces that focuses on…

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IDF on high alert in south following arrest of top Islamic Jihad official

The Israeli military declared high alert in the southern sector on Tuesday citing threats from the Gaza Strip-based Palestinian Islamic Jihad over the arrest of its top operative in the West Bank.

The IDF said that counterterrorism troops conducted a raid in Jenin late Monday night, during which Bassem Saadi, head of the Palestinian Islamic…

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IDF braces for response after gun battle in Jenin leads to arrest of PIJ terror chief

The Israel Defense Forces on Tuesday sealed roads in parts of southern Israel and temporarily banned train traffic south of Ashkelon, citing concerns of reprisals after Israeli security forces arrested a Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) leader in Jenin on Monday.

The IDF also said that it had temporarily closed the Erez border crossing into the…

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Long-wanted al-Qaeda leader al-Zawahiri killed in US drone strike on Kabul

A CIA drone strike has killed al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in Afghanistan, according to five people familiar with the matter.

Current and former officials began hearing Sunday afternoon that al-Zawahiri had been killed in a drone strike, but the administration delayed releasing the information until his death could be confirmed, according…

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Iran says it will ‘build nuclear warheads’ and turn NY into ‘hellish ruins’

Iran expert Ben Sabti tweeted that an Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) “Telegram channel threatens to produce atomic warhead for missiles,” citing the channel’s message: “Iran can immediately return to Emad project and build an atomic bomb if Natanz facilities are attacked.”

The Emad, cited in the message, is an Iranian long-range…

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PA raises salary for terrorists who killed 9 at Hebrew U

The Palestinian Authority increased its monthly payments to the terrorists responsible for the deadly attack at Hebrew University in 2002, Palestinian Media Watch found.

The 14.29% raise in the salaries of four terrorists coincided with the 20th anniversary of the bombing, which took place on Sunday.

How much are they getting?

Over the…

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Auburn travels to Israel excited to share in ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ trip

Once in a lifetime.

That’s the phrase that keeps coming up when describing the voyage to Israel the Auburn men’s basketball team is about to embark on over the next 10 days. The team arrived in Jerusalem on Sunday.

“Auburn is going to allow us to go take my kids to Israel and experience something that could be a once-in-a lifetime thing for…

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Volunteers worldwide participate in Israel’s emergency services

More than 400 foreign Jewish volunteers between 18 and 30 travel to Israel each year as part of a volunteer program in the Israeli emergency services Magen David Adom (MDA).
MDA is the national Red Cross society in the country, and Israel’s official emergency, ambulance and blood donation service.
“It’s about spending five weeks in Israel, but…

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Israel demands U.N. disband Gaza war panel over alleged anti-Semitism

Israel on Sunday demanded that a United Nations’ panel investigating its 2021 war with Palestinian militants be disbanded, condemning remarks made by one of its members as anti-Semitic.

In a letter to U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid cited comments by the U.N.’s Human Rights Council commission of…

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Chinese military aid to Syria raises ‘alarm bells’ in Israel

A new aid deal between China and Syria that will include the delivery of communications equipment to Damascus has set off “alarm bells” within the Israeli security establishment, according to a report by news site Breaking Defense.

Israeli sources told the outlet that while the exact nature of the Chinese products remains unknown, they are…

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Children in Houston sing religious anthem associated with Iranian regime

Shi’ite children in Houston, Texas were seen in a video shared by Iranian media singing a song often used as a sort of religious anthem that also supports the Islamic Republic of Iran while wearing headbands, waving flags and saluting. The children sang the song in English and Persian.

The song, Salam Farmande (Hello Commander), was first…

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World’s largest ER opens in Israel, raising bar for tech and scale in emergency med

With self-triage upon check-in and robots to help you find your way, the world’s largest emergency room opened in Israel on Thursday.

The 8,000 square meter (86,000 square foot) facility, at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov), was inaugurated by President Isaac Herzog, Prime Minister Yair Lapid, Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz, and…

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‘I thought everyone held guns’: Gazan girl makes rare Israel visit to face her fears

Facing repeated wars and neverending military conflict, a 12-year-old Gaza Strip resident developed post-traumatic stress disorder, her parents say. The girl’s condition worsened to the point where she feared day-to-day activities and always sought to remain physically close to her parents.

Recently the girl, whose name remains withheld and who…

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Former US Marine accused of plotting mass murder at NY synagogue

A former US Marine has been allegedly plotting a mass murder at a Long Island Synagogue as a member of the neo-Nazi group Rapekrieg. According to federal prosecutors, he planned to rape many women in order to “decrease the minorities and increase the production of white children.”

Balenger is currently being held in federal detention in…