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Diplomacy

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Missteps made by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on his visit to Lebanon last week have helped “in securing an Iranian realm on Israel’s border,” an expert in Lebanese affairs wrote in an analysis published Tuesday in Tablet magazine. Tony Badran, a research fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies...

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Israel

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Israel’s Economy Minister Eli Cohen announced that Intel, the global chip-making giant, is planning a $5 billion expansion of its cutting-edge manufacturing facility in Kiryat Gat, The Times of Israel reported Wednesday. The planned expansion comes on the heels of the company’s $6 million investment to upgrade the facility, that was...

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Diplomacy

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Iran has rebuked Sweden for granting citizenship to a scientist it sentenced to death, in a process the United Nations has criticized as unfair, the Associated Press reported Tuesday. According to Iranian media reports, the foreign ministry summoned Swedish Ambassador Helena Sangeland to protest the granting of Swedish citizenship to Ahmadreza Djalali, an...

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MidEast

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Pledging she “will not shut up,” United States ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said Tuesday at the UN Security Council that the Trump administration’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital “will not change,” The Algemeiner reported. Her message went unheard by Palestinian Authority President, Mahmoud Abbas, who opted...

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Israel

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Though Israelis can’t help feeling disappointed that the Israeli Olympic team does not seem likely to bring home any medals from the Winter Games in Korea, they’re still full of pride for Israeli figure skaters Alexei Bychenko and Daniel Samohin, who glided their way to the highest-ever ranking of Israeli Olympic skaters...

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Iran

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National Security Advisor H. R. McMaster called on the international community to stop funding Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), saying that it was time to “cut off funding” to the group, which has played a “central role” in Iran’s becoming the world’s leading state sponsor of terror, during his remarks...

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Iran

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The recent infiltration of Israeli airspace by an Iranian drone and the subsequent Israeli  counter-strikes draw attention to “to how deeply Iran has embedded itself in Syria” and “redrawing the strategic map of the region,” The New York Times reported Monday. This means that in a direct confrontation between Israel...

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Diplomacy

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The partners in Israel’s Tamar and Leviathan natural gas fields have signed a landmark $15 billion deal to export natural gas to Egypt over the next decade. Delek Drilling told the Tel Aviv stock exchange that Noble Energy Mediterranean signed an agreement with Egypt’s Dolphinus Holdings Ltd for the sale...

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Hamas, the Islamist terror group which is in complete political and military control of the Gaza Strip, on Sunday banned the launching of a new television station specializing in Palestinian women’s affairs, the BBC reported. The new station, designed to “shed light on Palestinian women as an integral part of...

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Iran

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Recently, we saw the inherent danger of a permanent Iranian presence in Syria. Iran launched its first direct military operation against Israel, dispatching a drone from the Tiyas Airbase in Syria’s central Homs region. The Israelis used an Apache helicopter to intercept and destroy the drone, then sent eight fighter...

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