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Algerian judoka gets 10-year ban for refusing to compete against Israeli in Tokyo

The International Judo Federation (IJF) has banned Algerian judoka Fethi Nourine and his coach, Ammar Benkhalaf, from participating in activities or competitions for 10 years after the athlete withdrew from the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games to avoid fighting an Israeli opponent.

The ruling goes into effect starting from July 23. Nourine and his…

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Hundreds riot in West Bank, Jerusalem in support of escaped prisoners

Palestinians clashed with Israeli security forces in the West Bank and east Jerusalem Wednesday night, shortly after riots were carried out by Islamic Jihadists in Israeli prisons.

Some demonstrators clashed with Israeli forces near the Hawara checkpoint south of Nablus.

At the same time, disturbances were reported in other areas in the West…

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Most wanted terrorist may be Taliban interior minister

The Taliban may have selected a terrorist wanted by the United States as the interior minister of the new government they are forming, according to reports.

Sirajuddin Haqqani is the Taliban’s deputy leader and also runs the Haqqani network, a designated terrorist organization. Up until recently the FBI was offering $5 million for information…

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New Zealand, Cyprus to boycott Durban IV conference due to antisemitic stance

New Zealand and Cyprus will not take part in this month’s event marking 20 years since the World Conference Against Racism in Durban, which was marked with antisemitism and anti-Israel statements.

“New Zealand remains strongly committed to combatting racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance,” a spokesperson for the…

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Slovakia apologizes for anti-Jewish laws during World War II

Government issues official apology on 80th anniversary of Jewish Code that stripped Jews of rights

Slovakia on Wednesday apologized for anti-Jewish legislation passed by the country’s fascist regime during World War II which excluded Jews from virtually all aspects of economic and public life.
The government said in a statement that it…

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Why Israel’s transfer to US Central Command could help deter Iran

U.S. Central Command announced Sept. 1 that it has assumed responsibility for U.S. forces in Israel. This positive development reflects changes in Arab-Israeli relations and offers an opportunity to build a more unified and militarily capable American-Israeli-Arab coalition to deter aggression from Iran and its terrorist proxies — one of CENTCOM’s…

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Palestinians decry measures against inmates, assail ‘heroic’ fugitives

The Palestinian Authority and several Palestinian factions on Wednesday warned Israel against punishing Palestinian security prisoners in the aftermath of the escape of six inmates from Gilboa Prison.

They also warned Israel against harming the fugitives or their family members.

Shortly after the jailbreak, the Israel Prison Service…

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UN watchdog: Iran has quadrupled its stocks of 60%-enriched uranium since May

Iran has dramatically increased its production of highly enriched uranium in recent months, while refusing to resume full cooperation with inspectors, the United Nations nuclear watchdog said on Tuesday.
Tehran has quadrupled its stockpile of 60 percent-enriched uranium since May, in open contravention of the 2015 accord with world powers that…

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CIA veteran: Al-Qaeda will rebuild within Afghanistan, seek to attack US again

ALLS CHURCH, Virginia (AP) — The CIA man who briefed former US president George W. Bush on Sept. 11, 2001, and later Barack Obama on the intelligence that led to the killing of Osama bin Laden said Tuesday that he’s convinced the Taliban will invite al-Qaeda to rebuild in Afghanistan.
“There is no doubt in my mind,” said Michael Morell, who twice…

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Arizona’s state treasurer divests all state funds from Ben & Jerry’s for ‘anti-Semitic’ boycott of Israel

Arizona is divesting all public funds from Ben & Jerry’s over the company’s boycott against Israel, state Treasurer Kimberly Yee announced Tuesday.
“As Arizona Treasurer, I’ve divested all state funds from Ben & Jerry’s for boycotting Israel,” Yee tweeted. “Israel is and will continue to be a major trade partner of AZ. #IStandWithIsrael…

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IDF chief says Israel accelerating Iran strike plans, acting throughout Mideast

Israel has “greatly accelerated” preparations for action against Iran’s nuclear program, military chief Aviv Kohavi said in an interview published Monday.

Kohavi told Walla news that “a significant chunk of the boost to the defense budget, as was recently agreed, was intended for this purpose. It’s a very complicated job, with much more…

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IDF strikes in Gaza in response to arson balloon attacks

The Israel Defense Forces carried out a series of retaliatory airstrikes in southern Gaza late Monday night after incendiary balloons from the Hamas-run enclave sparked three fires near Israeli towns bordering the Strip.

The military said it hit a Hamas rocket production facility and training camp in Khan Younis. Footage uploaded to social…

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Hunt underway for six Palestinian terrorists who escaped prison in northern Israel

wide-scale manhunt was underway in Israel on Monday morning, after six Palestinians escaped from a high-security prison in the country’s north. The escapees were soon identified by authorities as members of terrorist groups.

Five belonged to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and one, named Zakaria Zubeidi, was a former commander of the Al-Aqsa…

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‘Bible coming alive in Israel,’ these women connect Christians to it

For the majority of America’s nearly 90-million strong Evangelical community, supporting Israel is not about politics but the Bible.

“The connection really starts with Genesis 1:1,” explained Shari Dollinger, co-executive director of Christians United for Israel, with the verse “In the beginning, God created the heavens and earth.”


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Iran Digs In on Nuclear Talks, Boosted by China and Russia

U.S. and European efforts to coax Iran back into nuclear negotiations as soon as this month are being blunted by support the Islamic Republic’s already emboldened leaders are receiving from China and Russia.
The result is that three years after former President Donald Trump imposed his “maximum pressure” policy, Iran has enriched uranium close to…

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New Zealand: 6 injured in ‘ISIS-inspired’ stabbing spree, terrorist shot dead

A man inspired by the Islamic State group stabbed six people at a New Zealand supermarket in a terrorist attack on Friday before police, who had the man under surveillance, shot him dead, authorities said.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the man, a Sri Lankan national who arrived in New Zealand in 2011 and was on a terror watchlist, entered a…

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Hamas: Series of Israeli steps to ease conditions in Gaza are ‘not enough’

Hamas has warned that a series of recent steps by Israel to ease conditions in the Gaza Strip are “not enough,” adding to growing tensions along the Gaza-Israel border. Hamas has threatened to expand border rioting disturbances in the coming days.

In a statement released by the terror organization that rules the coastal enclave, Hamas said that…

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Man arrested for 5 attacks on Jews in London’s Stamford Hill

London’s Metropolitan Police on Thursday arrested a man suspected of carrying out five “unprovoked assaults on Jewish people” over the past month in the heavily Jewish neighborhood of Stamford Hill.
The 28-year-old man was being held in custody on suspicion of “racially aggravated assaults,” the force said in a statement.
Police had been…