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Abbas Again Defies the White House on Peace As he has done for much of his career, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is again being an intransigent obstacle to peace. Jared Kushner, senior adviser to President Donald Trump, and Jason Greenblatt, the president’s special representative for international negotiations, visited Jerusalem and...

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Israel

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Intel, the world’s largest chip-maker, is joining forces with the Israeli cybersecurity incubator Team8 to locate innovative technology that will fend off increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks, The Times of Israel reported Wednesday. Intel will also open a new cybersecurity center in Jerusalem and Haifa, which will be led by cybersecurity entrepreneur Jacob Mendel. The chip-maker also...

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The Palestinian Authority has accused the U.S. delegation of being mouthpieces for the Israel government and refused Washington’s watered-down demand to stop paying salaries to Palestinian terrorists, The Times of Israel reported Friday. Jared Kushner, senior presidential adviser and Trump’s chief Middle East negotiator, met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud...

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Iran

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Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon on Thursday demanded that the UN Security Council take action against the Iran-backed terrorist group Hezbollah, which is operating in southern Lebanon in violation of Security Council resolutions 1559 and 1701, Ynet reported. Danon’s letter mentioned an April incident when members of...

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Iran

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Iran’s leaders took the opportunity to threaten Israel in public statements to mark ‘Al Quds day.’ Referring to Israel, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei declared on Wednesday that Iran was “fighting against an oppressive and arrogant political system.” On Thursday, he tweeted in Arabic: “There is no doubt that we will witness...

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Elad Mor, an Israeli mechanical engineer specializing in structural optic coatings, took a refreshment break while experimenting with transferring light onto surfaces without using pigments or dyes. When he raised the chilled drink to his lips, he had a eureka moment. Ice cubes come very close to the eyes of...

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Diplomacy

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After meeting with top American envoys on Wednesday about efforts to find a diplomatic solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas defiantly defended his government’s practice of paying salaries to terrorists and their families. In a speech read on Abbas’ behalf by his senior adviser Nabil Shaath at the Herzliya Conference on Thursday,...

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Diplomacy

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Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Wednesday called for a regional approach to solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and encouraged a break from the existing “theology” of Middle East peacemaking. Speaking at the Herzliya security conference, Blair said that there exists today an opportunity for peace “based not only on conventional...

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The owner of the NFL’s New England Patriots football team inaugurated a sports complex in Jerusalem on Tuesday that includes Israel’s first regulation-sized American football field. Robert Kraft, who was on a week-long tour of Israel with 18 NFL Hall of Famers, had previously donated $6 million to construction of the facility....

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In June 2007, two years after Israel ended its occupation of the Gaza Strip and dismantled its settlement communities, the terrorist group Hamas took over control of the territory from the Palestinian Authority after months of violence between their rival forces. Since then, Hamas has kept a tight grip on...

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