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Shipping industry urges Red Sea action as Yemen’s Houthis sink second merchant ship

Urgent action must be taken in the Red Sea to stop attacks on merchant shipping by Yemen’s Houthis, leading industry groups said on Wednesday, after the sinking of a second ship.

Read more: The Times of Israel

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Iran set to dramatically increase uranium enrichment

An expansion underway at Iran’s Fordow enrichment plant could allow the regime to accumulate several bombs’ worth of nuclear fuel every month, The Washington Post reported Wednesday, citing confidential documents.

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

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IDF Discovers ‘There is Almost No Home Without a Tunnel’ in Rafah

An Israel Defense Forces (IDF) commander spoke on June 19 about the deadly challenges of operating in the southern Gaza city of Rafah. Private homes are connected to an extensive underground tunnel network and are boobytrapped with wired explosives that can be detonated from a distance, IDF Nahal Brigade Commander Col. Yair Zuckerman told The...

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‘Face to face’: Mother of Hamas hostage confronts UN rights officials in Geneva

Her voice shaking with emotion, Meirav Leshem Gonen described to the UN Human Rights Council on Wednesday the agony of listening over the phone as Hamas terrorists seized her daughter on October 7.

Read more: The Times of Israel

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Nasrallah says ‘no place’ in Israel would be safe in war, threatens to target Cyprus

The head of Lebanon’s Hezbollah terror group Hassan Nasrallah said Wednesday that nowhere in Israel would be safe if a full-fledged war breaks out between the two foes, while also threatening Cyprus and other parts of the Mediterranean.

Read more: The Times of Israel

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2 boys accused of raping 12-year-old Jewish girl, in an act of antisemitism that sparked outrage in France

Two adolescent boys in a Paris suburb have been given preliminary charges of raping a 12-year-old girl and religion-motivated violence, French authorities said Wednesday. A Jewish leader said the girl is Jewish.

Read more: NBC News

 

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Washington Post Foreign Desk, Accused of Pro-Hamas Bias, Teems with Al Jazeera Veterans

One of the criticisms the paper has weathered as it has bled money and subscribers is that, since Hamas’s Oct. 7 terrorist attack on Israel, its coverage of the war in the Middle East has been shoddy, inaccurate, and implacably hostile to Israel.

Read more: The Washington Free Beacon

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Houthis sink commercial shipping vessel in Red Sea, Filipino sailor killed

A bulk carrier sank days after an attack by Yemen’s Houthi rebels that is believed to have killed one mariner on board and critically wounded another, authorities said early Wednesday.

Read more: The Times of Israel

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US officials say Gaza aid pier may be dismantled soon, after little success

The aid pier built on the Gaza coast by the United States for some $200 million may be dismantled earlier than planned, according to a Tuesday media report, having so far completed a total of 10 days of actual operations.

Read more: The Times of Israel

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In Rafah, IDF focuses on tunnels, with aim of destroying Hamas brigade within a month

Shots rang out in the Yabna camp in the Gaza Strip’s southernmost city, as troops of the Givati Infantry Brigade closed in on an RPG-wielding Hamas operative who had been spotted just a few hundred meters from Col. Liron Betito’s makeshift command center.

Read more: The Times of Israel

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White House delays F-15 sale to Israel despite congressional OK

The White House is holding up delivery of a fleet of F-15 jet fighters to Israel.
The $18 billion sale of 50 fighter planes is “one of the largest arms deals with Israel in recent years,” The Wall Street Journal reported.
Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

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AI could spread false and misleading information on Holocaust, UNESCO report warns

A United Nations agency has warned that developments in artificial intelligence could spawn a new surge in Holocaust denial.

Read more: The Times of Israel

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IDF kills Hezbollah rocket specialist amid rare 3-day lull in terror group’s fire

The Israel Defense Forces killed a senior member of Hezbollah’s rocket unit in a drone strike in southern Lebanon Monday morning, as a top Biden administration official was in Jerusalem for meetings with Israeli leaders aimed at preventing further escalation along the northern border.

Read more: The Times of Israel

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Hezbollah drone penetrates Israeli airspace, films sensitive sites in Haifa

The Lebanese Al Mayadeen network released a nine-minute video on Tuesday showing footage captured of Israel by one of Hezbollah's new 'Hoopoe' drones.
The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) penetrated deep into Israeli airspace, capturing detailed footage of the port of Haifa, including sensitive sites such as chemical and oil storage facilities....

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Key Democrat holdouts green-light major Israel arms sale

Two key Democratic lawmakers have signed off on a major arms sale ale to Israel following pressure from the Biden administration and pro-Israel advocates, according to The Washington Post.
Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

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Senior Israeli negotiator says dozens of Gaza hostages ‘alive, with certainty’

A senior Israeli negotiator told AFP on Monday that dozens of hostages held by Hamas in Gaza are certainly alive and that Israel cannot accept halting the war until all captives are released in a deal.

Read more: The Times of Israel

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At White House, former Israeli captive recounts Hamas sexual abuse

Released Israeli hostage Amit Soussana on Monday recalled the sexual assault she experienced at the hands of Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip during a White House event marking International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict.

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

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Gallant to Congress members: We’re fighting for Western civilization

Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant met on Monday with a bipartisan U.S. congressional delegation visiting the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv on a trip organized by AIPAC’s American Israel Education Foundation.

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

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Fighting will continue in Rafah until Hamas is defeated there, says IDF general

Meeting with commanders serving in Rafah on Sunday, IDF Southern Command chief Maj. Gen. Yaron Finkelman said that fighting in the southernmost city in Gaza would continue until Hamas was defeated there.

Read more: The Times of Israel

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Hezbollah bigger challenge than Hamas to Israel: ‘Crown jewel in the Iranian empire of terror’

With Israel on the verge of a third full-blown war against Hezbollah because of the Lebanese organization’s constant firing of deadly missiles, drones and rockets, the differences and similarities between Hezbollah and Hamas are now under the microscope.

Read more: Fox News