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Iran

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Another member of the Iran-backed terrorist group Hamas was killed in a tunnel collapse, The Times of Israel reported Tuesday. Palestinian reports indicate that this was the eleventh member of Hamas to die in a tunnel collapse in recent weeks. A collapse that killed seven members of the terror group last month was...

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Israel

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Israel’s center-left Labor Party unanimously voted to adopt leader Isaac Herzog’s proposal to unilaterally disengage from the West Bank, Ha’aretz reported on Monday. The plan takes into account Herzog’s assessment last month that a two-state solution is currently “unrealistic.” In a speech presenting his plan at the party convention in Tel Aviv,...

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Europe

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The situation in Syria is now “a debacle of such dimensions” that it stands out as the “Obama administration’s shame,” New York Times columnist Roger Cohen wrote Monday. Cohen, who frequently supports President Barack Obama, faulted the White House for deciding to tacitly accept Russia’s plan for Syria: back the regime of Bashar al-Assad, attack the moderate...

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Human Rights

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A United Nations report has accused the government of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad of carrying out a campaign of “extermination” against jailed opponents, among many other crimes against humanity. Although the report documented abuses on all sides of the Syrian civil war, it was particularly thorough in cataloging the ring of prisons run by the...

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MidEast

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An Israeli man was stabbed in the head and shoulder near Neve Daniel in the West Bank in a suspected terror attack on Tuesday. Tomer Ditur, 28, was stabbed at around 5:00 PM local time and is in moderate condition, Ynet reported. Security forces have begun a major manhunt to track...

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Iran

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Satellite images show that Iran has continued construction on a possible underground military complex and has tried to hide evidence that it tested explosives that could be used in the detonation of a nuclear weapon, The Daily Beast reported on Monday. The satellite images of the Parchin military base, which were taken on January 19...

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Islamic State operatives are traveling to the Gaza Strip to receive medical treatment in hospitals controlled by the Iran-backed terrorist group Hamas, the Jerusalem Post reported on Monday, citing Israeli authorities. “We have received authenticated reports that ISIS members in Sinai entered the Gaza Strip through tunnels in order to...

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Iran

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Three members of Congress have applied for visas to visit Iran later this month to serve as volunteer monitors of Iran’s upcoming elections. Reps. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.), Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.), and Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J.) applied for the visas at the Iranian Interests Section of the Pakistani Embassy in Washington, which serves as Iran’s...

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A member of a four-person Islamic State execution cell once led by “Jihadi John” has been identified as a British national who formerly traveled to the Gaza Strip aboard a flotilla in 2009, Buzzfeed reported on Sunday. American and British intelligence services identified the man as Alexanda Kotey, a 32-year-old west Londoner of Ghanaian and Greek Cypriot heritage....

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Israel

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The fire that engulfed a makeshift West Bank synagogue and destroyed Torah scrolls on Friday was caused by arson, likely by suspects from the nearby Palestinian town of Halhul, an Israeli investigation determined. The scrolls were housed in a tent next to Karmei Tzur that was used as a synagogue and...

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