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US scrambles F-15 jet to shoot down Iranian drone that appeared to threaten US forces in Iraq

The US scrambled an F-15 jet to shoot down an Iranian drone that appeared to be heading towards US forces in Erbil, Iraq, on Wednesday, a US official told CNN.
US forces launched the jet after tracking dozens of Iranian short range ballistic missiles headed for Kurdish positions in northern Iraq Wednesday, according to two other US officials. The…

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Qatari delegate to UN in Geneva deletes Twitter account after watchdog exposes antisemitic, homophobic tweets

The Qatari envoy to United Nations agencies based in Geneva deleted her Twitter account after a watchdog exposed antisemitic and homophobic tweets.

Hillel Neuer, the director of United Nations Watch, which tracks anti-Israel and anti-Jewish bias among other bigotries at the United Nations, reported Tuesday that Hend al-Muftah had deleted her…

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IDF hunts terror cell after drive-by attack on Israeli vehicle

The Israel Defense Forces launched a search for a terrorist cell in Judea and Samaria on Thursday, following a drive-by shooting on an Israeli vehicle from a passing Palestinian car at the Adorayim Junction, in the Hebron Hills area, on Wednesday night.

The Israeli vehicle sustained damage but there were no injuries, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit…

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Israel’s fast-growing trade ties with the UAE

Cheers erupt as Mr Al Khaja, the United Arab Emirates’ Ambassador to Israel, then shakes hands with Ittai Ben-Zeev, the boss of the exchange, and Ahmed Al Zaabi., chairman of UAE financial centre Abu Dhabi Global Market.

It’s no ordinary opening of the main Israeli stock market. Instead, it’s another milestone to celebrate in the deepening…

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Iranians hold 12th night of protests; ex-president Rafsanjani’s daughter arrested

TEHRAN — Iranians on Tuesday staged a 12th straight night of protests over the death in custody of Mahsa Amini, in defiance of a crackdown that a rights group says has killed more than 75 people.

The women-led demonstrations flared after the 22-year-old Kurdish woman died in the custody of the notorious morality police for reportedly not…

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Israel will not recognize results of Russian ‘referendums’ in Ukrainian provinces

The Israeli Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that Israel will not recognize the results of Russian “referendums” being held in Ukrainian provinces occupied by Russian forces.  Moscow reportedly plans to annex these territories illegally in the coming days.

The Israeli statement represents a diplomatic alignment with the U.S. position on the…

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Israel’s atomic energy chief: Israel and the world cannot tolerate a nuclear Iran

Israel’s Atomic Energy Commission head Moshe Edri said on Wednesday that neither Israel nor the world can allow Iran to obtain nuclear weapons

Speaking at the sixty-sixth General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, Edri said that it was now clear that Iran’s nuclear program was military in nature.


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Palestinian gunmen ‘planning significant attacks’ killed in Jenin clash with troops

At least four Palestinians were killed in an Israeli military raid Wednesday morning in the northern West Bank city of Jenin, Israeli and Palestinian officials said.

A Border Police spokesman said in a statement that officers along with Israel Defense Forces soldiers sought to arrest Abd al-Rahman Hazem, the brother of a terrorist who carried…

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South Korea finalizes free trade deal with Israel

The free trade agreement between Israel and South Korea is set to take effect on December 1, after the parliament in Seoul gave its final approval on Tuesday.

“This is significant good news for Israel’s relations with South Korea, one of the leading economies in the world and an important trade partner for Israel,” said Economy Minister Orna…

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Antisemitic attacks on Rosh Hashanah target US Jewish college students

Jews were targeted with antisemitic attacks on multiple college campuses on Sunday and Monday as Jews around the world celebrated Rosh Hashanah – the Jewish new year.

In University of Michigan, antisemitic flyers were spread around the campus by white supremacist group the Goyim Defense League. One flyer was entitled “Every Single Aspect of the…

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Russia steps up attacks with Iranian drones, Ukraine plans defences

Ukraine’s president and security chiefs met on Monday to plan ways to counteract Russia’s use of “new types of weapons” after Moscow stepped up attacks in Odesa region using Iranian combat drones, the president’s office and a regional official said.
Russia carried out at least five attacks on targets in the region using unmanned Shahed-136 drones…

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Palestinian rioters face off with police in East Jerusalem for 2nd night in a row

Violent clashes broke out between Israeli security forces and Palestinians in East Jerusalem for the second night in a row late Monday, as Israelis celebrated the Rosh Hashanah holiday.

Dozens of masked rioters lit trash cans, threw Molotov cocktails and rocks, and shot fireworks in the direction of forces at several locations across East…

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Who are the Lions’ Den, the new Palestinian group behind recent terror attacks?

Saed al-Kuni, the Palestinian gunman shot dead by IDF soldiers last week, was the fifth member of the newly-established Areen al-Usood (Lions’ Den) armed group to be killed in the past few weeks.

Kuni, 23, was among a group of gunmen responsible for carrying out shooting attacks at soldiers and Jewish settlers in the Nablus area. He was killed…

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Amid protests, Iran’s Guard strikes Kurdish groups in Iraq with drones and artillery

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard on Monday unleashed a wave of drone strikes and artillery, targeting what Tehran says are bases of Iranian Kurdish separatists in northern Iraq, a semiofficial news agency reported.

It was the second such cross-border assault since the weekend, at a time when Iran is convulsing…

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Iran indicts 14 in top nuclear scientist’s assassination

Iran charged 14 people in connection with the killing of top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, who died in an attack Tehran has attributed to Israel, according to the Islamic Republic News Agency on Monday.
According to Monday’s state news agency report, those indicted were charged with crimes that include “corruption on earth, contribution…

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NYPD to increase security at synagogues for High Holidays following rise in hate crimes

Tighter security will be enforced at synagogues in New York City over the upcoming Jewish holidays amid a rise in anti-Semitic hate crimes, New York Police Department Commissioner Keechant Sewell said during the annual High Holiday Security Briefing at police headquarters.

“You will see increased security at synagogues for the High Holy Days…

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Fiery skirmishes reported in East Jerusalem as Rosh Hashanah starts

Violence broke out between Israeli security forces and Palestinians in East Jerusalem on Sunday night, shortly after the start of the Rosh Hashanah holiday.

Rioters shot fireworks at Border Police in the Silwan neighborhood, the Kan public broadcaster reported.

Videos posted by Arabic media showed fires raging in the capital’s A-Tor…

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3 Israelis injured in stabbing attack, terrorist killed

Three Israelis were mildly injured in a stabbing terror attack near the central Israeli city of Modi’in on Thursday night.

According to media reports, the attacker was a 22-year-old Palestinian from Ramallah who opened car doors and attempted to stab people with a knife. At least one person was stabbed before one of the passengers sprayed the…