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Netanyahu accuses Iran of having secret atomic warehouse

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed on Thursday that Iran was concealing a "secret atomic warehouse" in Tehran, and tore into European countries for turning a blind eye to Iranian nuclear activity.

The Associated Press reported that Netanyahu made the accusation during a speech at the United Nations General Assembly. He held up maps...

Countering Iran means sanctioning terrorist militias

At the United Nations this week, President Trump took the leaders of Iran to task for, among other things, plundering the nation’s resources “to enrich themselves and to spread mayhem across the Middle East and far beyond.” Iran has perfected the exportation of mayhem to its neighbor, Syria. As the President pointed out, “Every solution to the...

Russia to give Syria S-300 air defense after accusations against Israel

Russia said on Monday it would supply an S-300 surface-to-air missile system to Syria in two weeks despite strong Israeli objections, a week after Moscow accused Israel of indirectly causing the downing of a Russian military jet in Syria.

The White House said it hoped Russia would reconsider the move, which U.S. National Security Adviser John...

Russian aircrew deaths: Putin and Netanyahu defuse tension

The leaders of Russia and Israel have sought to defuse tension after a Russian plane was shot down by Syrian forces amid an Israeli air raid.

In a call to Vladimir Putin, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu expressed regret at the loss of 15 Russian personnel, but stressed again that Syria was to blame.

Mr Putin had earlier called the incident "a...

Jerusalem police kill Palestinian attempting Yom Kippur stabbing attack

 

A Palestinian was shot dead by police outside Jerusalem’s Old City on Tuesday after an attempted stabbing attack, Israeli and Palestinian officials said.

An Israeli police statement reported “an attempted stabbing attack” near Damascus Gate, saying “a police unit at the spot neutralized the suspect,” with the Palestinian health ministry...

Israel’s generic drugmaker launches preventive injection for migraine

Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical, the world's largest generic drugmaker, announced on Saturday that it would begin marketing "Ajovy," a preventive drug against migraine, after it received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Migraine is a common form of headache, usually very intensive and restricts the activity. It is a...

University of Michigan professor refuses to write letter for student to study abroad in Israel

A University of Michigan professor refused to write a recommendation letter for a student to study abroad in Israel, claiming it was part of an "academic boycott" of the country.

John Cheney-Lippold, an associate professor in the American culture department, rejected student Abigail Ingber's request in an email, a screenshot of which was posted...

Russian military aircraft downed by Syrian forces, killing 15; Moscow blames Israeli aggression

A Russian military spy plane carrying 15 over the Mediterranean Sea was downed by an anti-aircraft missile from Syrian forces. Moscow says the Syrian forces were responding to an Israeli strike that used the Russian plane as cover; Benjamin Hall reports.

A Russian military spy plane carrying 15 over the Mediterranean Sea was downed Monday by...

Ari Fuld, terror victim

Ari Fuld, Israeli-American Terror Victim Lived and Died a Hero

The pro-Israel community lost a leader and fighter today. Ari Fuld was murdered by a Palestinian terrorist this morning.
Ari wrote this last year about a friend who was murdered in a terror attack:

“May his memory be a beacon of light for all of us and may his legacy continue to teach thousands the importance of who we are, where we are and what...

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Czech leaders endorse Israeli embassy move to Jerusalem

Czech leaders endorse Israeli embassy move to Jerusalem

Czech leaders on Wednesday endorsed moving the country’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, following a similar move by the US administration earlier this year.

In a joint statement, the Czech president, prime minister, parliament speaker and the foreign and defense ministers said the opening of a “Czech House” there in November would...

Trumps Decision to Close PLO’s Mission in D.C. Advances Peace

US President Donald Trump’s administration’s decision Tuesday to close the Palestine Liberation Organization’s mission in Washington will help bring about peace between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, said Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Michael Oren (Kulanu), a former ambassador to the United States.

Oren said Palestinian...

In Israel threat, Iran nuke chief warns of ‘harsh’ result if scientists attacked

Iran nuclear chief says atomic program strong in AP interview

Iran’s nuclear chief told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he hopes the atomic deal between Tehran and world powers survives, but warns the program will be in a stronger position than ever if not.

In a veiled threat to Israel, Ali Akbar Salehi also told the AP in an interview in Tehran that the consequences will be “harsh” if there are any...

AP Interview: Iran nuclear chief says atomic program strong

Iran’s nuclear chief told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he hopes the atomic deal between Tehran and world powers survives but warns the program will be in a stronger position than ever if not.
The remarks by Ali Akbar Salehi, who also serves as a vice president to Iran’s elected leader Hassan Rouhani, come as Iran tries to salvage an accord...

David Friedman

We’ve thrown $10b at Palestinians; peace isn’t a millimeter closer

The United States has “thrown more than $10 billion” in aid to the Palestinians, but that spending has brought the region no closer to peace or stability, the US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman charged Tuesday, in an address explaining why US President Donald Trump thought it was important to halt US funding to UNRWA, the UN’s Palestinian...

Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn arrives at a meeting of the National Executive of Britains Labour Party on September 4, 2018 in London, England. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Corbyn’s anti-Semitism is a threat to all of us

The rise in anti-Semitism across Europe should be alarming to all of us, and not just for moral reasons. History shows that the mindset which embraces anti-Semitism rarely restricts its hatred to the Jewish minority.

Today’s threats against Europe’s Jewish populations are both different and more diverse than those in the past. Far-right extremism...

Israel says struck Iranian targets in Syria 200 times in last two years

Israel has carried out more than 200 attacks against Iranian targets in Syria in the last two years, a senior Israeli official said on Tuesday, in a rare summary of its campaign.

According to regional sources, Israel began carrying out military strikes in Syria in 2013 against suspected arms transfers and deployments by Iranian forces and their...

Cutting Aid to UNWRA

US announces it’s cutting all funding to Palestinian refugee agency

The Trump administration announced Friday it is cutting nearly $300 million in planned funding for the UN agency that aids Palestinian refugees, and that it would no longer fund the agency after decades of support. Instead, it said it would seek other channels by which to aid the Palestinians.

The administration castigated the UN’s Relief and...

Hamas Leader

Hamas Leader Threatens Israel With ‘Six Months’ of Rockets on Tel Aviv

The leader of Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Yahya Sinwar, said Wednesday that talks were underway on reaching a cease-fire deal with Israel, while issuing a threat that "all of the missiles that the Palestinian resistance fired during the 51 days of the last war it can fire in five minutes."
Hamas, he warned, had sent a message to Israel through...

Salafism Growing In Berlin

Salafism’s Infiltration of Berlin Public Schools Increases Anti-Semitism in the Classroom

Germany faces a growing threat from children raised in Salafist families, according to the country’s domestic intelligence service.
A recent report issued by the Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), warned that these children are “educated from birth with an extremist world view that legitimizes violence against others and degrades...