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Amir and Rotem Lev Zwickel, an Israeli couple living in New York, launched a mobile app called Standing Still that allows people anywhere in the world to stop and stand in silence during the Holocaust Remembrance Day and Israeli Memorial Day two-minute sirens, just as virtually all Israelis do. “On...

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Iran

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Lebanon’s government does not function independently, but rather “exists merely because the Iranian proxy terrorist organisation, Hezbollah, allows it to exist,” a retired Australian military officer wrote Monday in The Australian. Jim Molan, who had served as chief of operations in Iraq and authored Australia’s border control policies, observed that the current calm along...

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Israel

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The popular Arabic-language Twitter feed of a Hamas-linked news agency mocked Israel’s observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day on Monday, sharing a photograph of Israelis standing outside their vehicles as memorial sirens blared in Tel Aviv. While the city was established by Zionist Jews in 1909 and was part of Israel before 1967,...

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Iran

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The Obama administration’s decision to release several high-profile Iranian prisoners in order to secure the implementation of the 2015 nuclear deal undermined Washington’s ability to counter Tehran’s nuclear and missile proliferation efforts, Politico reported Monday. In January 2016, the Obama administration released seven Iranian-born prisoners—six of whom were also U.S. citizens—convicted or accused of what...

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An 18-year-old Palestinian from the West Bank injured four people on Sunday afternoon at the promenade near Atarim Square in Tel Aviv. The attacker entered Israel on a day permit obtained via an organisation called “Natural Peace Tours,” an Israeli group that brings Palestinians to Israel for special visits to...

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Europe

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“…one of the reasons we make so many mistakes in politics is that so few politicians study history.”  Ken Livingstone (Independent, 2016) The crisis surrounding antisemitism in the Labour Party refuses to die down. Aside from all the other incidents occurring on a regular basis, Ken Livingstone – the former...

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MidEast

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As Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan assumed near-dictatorial powers following his dubious victory in a constitutional referendum April 16, Andrew Brunson, a Christian pastor from North Carolina, was marking his sixth month of incarceration inside a Turkish prison. Brunson, who has lived in Turkey with his family for the last...

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Iran

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Whitewashing Barghouti The New York Times was widely criticized for publishing an op-ed by Palestinian terrorist Marwan Barghouti last Sunday without initially mentioning that he was convicted of multiple murders. Yair Lapid, leader of Israel’s Yesh Atid party, blasted the paper for its decision, writing, “Instead of saying to him –...

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Israel

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Israeli and American scientists have jointly developed a way to dramatically improve the removal of viruses from treated wastewater used for drinking. Currently, the membrane used to remove viruses in non-chemical water filtration systems requires large amounts of energy. To solve this inefficiency, the researchers developed a special hydrogel coating that can...

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Defense Secretary James Mattis met with top Israeli leaders on Friday and said that the United States “maintains absolute and unwavering commitment to Israel’s security,” The Times of Israel reported. Speaking in Tel Aviv alongside Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, Mattis said that while the nuclear deal with Iran remains “in force,...

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