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In The News

Israel: ‘No role for UNRWA in Gaza’ as agency hires Hamas by hundreds

The Prime Minister’s Office slammed the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees a day after Israel’s Foreign Ministry revealed that the aid agency is employing hundreds of terrorists.

Read More: Jewish News Syndicate

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Decision on Hezbollah must come ‘very soon’, senior MK tells European diplomats

A decision about how to solve the Hezbollah threat in northern Israel “will have to be taken very soon,” a senior lawmaker told European diplomats in the evacuated northern city of Kiryat Shmona on Thursday.

Read More: The Times of Israel

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NATO’s Rogue State

Turkey continues to undermine U.S., Israeli, and Western interests. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan must stop supporting Russia, cease undermining the NATO alliance, and end backing for Hamas.

Read More: The National Interest

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IDF takes out Rafah terror cell that fired five rockets

The Israeli Air Force on Thursday morning eliminated a group of terrorists who less than 30 minutes earlier fired five rockets from Rafah in southern Gaza at Israeli border communities.

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

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Window for Biden to broker Israeli-Saudi deal before election has shut — sources

The window for US President Joe Biden’s administration to broker a long-sought normalization deal between Israel and Saudi Arabia before the November presidential election has closed, a Democratic lawmaker and a senior Republican Senate aide told The Times of Israel on Wednesday.

Read more: The Times of Israel

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Report: Israel, Hamas to cede control of Gaza to PA-linked force in deal’s 2nd phase

Israel and the Hamas terror group have agreed to hand over control of the Gaza Strip to a new Palestinian force during the crucial second stage of a three-phase proposal for a ceasefire and hostage-prisoner release deal in the war-torn territory, the Washington Post reported Wednesday.

Read more: The Times of Israel

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Hezbollah drone wounds man in Western Galilee

A man around 30 years of age was critically wounded by a drone fired from Lebanon near Kibbutz Kabri in the Western Galilee on Thursday.

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

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Biden admin unfreezes 500-pound bomb shipment to Israel

The Biden administration will unfreeze a shipment of 500-pound bombs to Israel at the heart of a public dispute between Washington and Jerusalem.

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

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US intel chief: Iran influence campaign stoking, funding anti-Israel protests

Iranian regime actors are engaging influence campaigns to stoke and fund anti-Israel protests in the United States of America, Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines warned in a statement on Tuesday.

Read more: The Jerusalem Post

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US State Department blasts Qatar for antisemitism in textbooks, citing IMPACT-se

The US State Department’s 2023 Report on International Religious Freedom published last week condemned the latest Qatari textbooks for their inclusion of antisemitic material, citing a June 2024 study by the Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education (IMPACT-se).

Read more: The Jerusalem Post

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Amsterdam statue of Anne Frank defaced ‘for Gaza’

An antisemitic vandal painted “Gaza” on a statue of Anne Frank, located near the famed Holocaust diarist’s first home in Amsterdam, a local Jew-hatred watchdog said on Tuesday.

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

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US antisemitism envoy lauds Meta ban on use of ‘Zionist’ as slur

Meta’s decision to ban the use of the term “Zionist” as a slur for Jews is an “important step” in curbing rampant Jew-hatred online, U.S. antisemitism envoy U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism (SEAS) Ambassador Deborah E. Lipstadt said on Tuesday.

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

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Hezbollah says former Nasrallah bodyguard killed in alleged Israeli strike in Syria

An alleged Israeli strike in Syria earlier today killed a former personal bodyguard of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, an official with the Lebanese terror group says.

Read more: The Times of Israel

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IDF commando killed in fresh Gaza City operation; troops raid UNRWA HQ

An Israeli soldier was killed during fighting in Gaza City, the military announced Wednesday morning, raising Israel’s toll in the ground offensive against terror group Hamas and military operations along the border with the Strip to 327.

Read more: The Times of Israel

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US State Dept. report cites antisemitism in Qatari schoolbooks

The U.S. State Department’s 2023 Report on International Religious Freedom, which was released last week, highlights a new study of Qatari textbooks showing an ongoing prevalence of antisemitic content.

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

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IDF uncovers multi-level tunnels under Philadelphi Corridor

During its operation in Rafah in southern Gaza, the Israel Defense Forces has uncovered an extensive network of tunnels running under the border with Egypt, some of which have three levels.

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

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Pagers and drones: How Hezbollah aims to counter Israel’s high-tech surveillance

Coded messages. Landline phones. Pagers. Following the killing of senior commanders in targeted Israeli airstrikes, the Iran-backed Lebanese militant group, Hezbollah, has been using some low-tech strategies to try to evade its foe's sophisticated surveillance technology, informed sources told Reuters.

Read more: MSN

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Silent boycott: European countries limiting ‘simple’ munitions sales to Israel

"If we have to stand alone, we will stand alone. If necessary, we will fight tooth and nail," declared Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu two months ago in a video filmed against the backdrop of escalating disagreements between the Israeli government and the U.S. administration under President Joe Biden.

Read more: Y Net News

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Iranian president-elect reiterates commitment to destroying Israel

Iran’s President-elect Masoud Pezeshkian on Monday reaffirmed Tehran’s dedication to destroying Israel, saying its proxies across the region will not allow the Jewish state’s “criminal policies” to continue.

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

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Trump’s on board with antisemitism act. Why is Roger Marshall still against it?

Antisemitism is surging nationwide in big cities, on college campuses and in Kansas, too. Ten years after the Overland Park Jewish center shootings, Jewish students at the University of Kansas are facing harassment and intimidation, and officials report incidents of antisemitism across greater Kansas City with more frequency than ever recorded.
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