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Europe

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Israel offered support to Spain following a terror attack, which ISIS took credit for, claiming at least twelve lives and injuring 80 more on Thursday. Israel stands in solidarity w/ ppl of #Barcelona. Our thoughts are w/ famillies of those murdered in the attack & prayers with those injured pic.twitter.com/0oJwti4JIY...

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Israel

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When it comes to Israel and/or Jews, their opponents frequently do not even honor the idea of respecting their holidays. On the contrary, rather than let them observe in peace, anti-Semites and anti-Israel activists frequently target Jews on those days. That includes targeting them by physical violence. The parade example...

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Israel

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voiced his support for an independent Kurdish state in the Kurdish areas of Iraq during a meeting with a delegation of 33 Republican congressmen last week. According to sources who took part in the discussion, the Prime Minister expressed his “positive attitude” toward a Kurdish...

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Human Rights

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When presenting to Parliament the candidates for cabinet positions for his new government, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani touted his pick for justice minister as a “moderate” even though he was designated as a human rights abuser by the European Union and participated in thousands of summary executions in the 1980s. Rouhani,...

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Israel

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In a rare briefing to journalists, Gaza-based Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar said yesterday his organization will “pummel” Israel if another war erupts. Sinwar told journalists that Hamas “is not seeking a confrontation” with Israel, but “if such a confrontation should arise, Hamas will pummel Israel.” Despite claiming that Israel is...

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MidEast

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Inside the NovellusDx lab in the Jerusalem Bio-Park, a team of 35 biologists, engineers, mathematicians and physicians recreate the genetic maps of real human individuals with cancer. It’s not a research project but a personalized medical tool. The NovellusDx team analyzes the cancer-driving mutations in each patient’s DNA to deliver actionable intelligence...

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Iran

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Iran is shipping arms to Russia via a smuggling route into Syria, which would violate the terms of United Nations Security Council resolution 2231, which implemented the 2015 nuclear deal, according to Western intelligence agencies. “In June, two airplanes from Iran flew directly to the Khmeimim Air Base [southeast of...

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Iran

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CIA Director Mike Pompeo warned that Iran and Hezbollah’s growing presence in Venezuela poses a serious threat to the United States. In an interview with Fox News Sunday, Pompeo observed that the chaos in Venezuela has the potential to negatively impact the U.S. “The Cubans are there; the Russians are...

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Human Rights

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An exclusive investigation by Kurdish broadcaster Rudaw has revealed that Iranian-backed Shiite militia group Hashd al-Shaabi has trained hundreds of child soldiers in northern Iraq, in violation of international humanitarian law. Commanders of the Hashd al-Shaabi troops, also known as the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), performed the military training in...

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Diplomacy

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Most Israelis assume – or at least they did until very recently – that Germany is a steadfast friend of Israel. They therefore find it hard to imagine that it would actively support organizations which contribute to the campaign to delegitimize Israel’s right to exist. But all that may have...

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