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The chairman of the German-Israel parliament group on Thursday attacked Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government for meeting primarily with NGOs critical of Israel, Benjamin Weinthal reported in The Jerusalem Post. Green Party MP Volker Beck said that “The balance of the discussion partners speaks not only for a special passion—the so-called...

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Diplomacy

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Ahead of the UN General Assembly and the meeting between United States President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, The Israel Project (TIP) organized a conference call with Elliott Abrams on September 14  discussed some of the issues that would dominate the agenda. Abrams, who served as deputy national...

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French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday that the Iran nuclear deal is no longer a sufficient safeguard against Iranian aggression in the region and the country’s ballistic missile tests, Reuters reported. Macron was speaking in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. “Is this agreement enough?...

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Israeli warplanes attacked a Hezbollah weapons depot outside of Damascus in the early hours of Friday morning, The Times of Israel reported. According to reports in Arabic media outlets, the three separate strikes were carried out near Damascus International Airport, an area which is a stronghold of the Iranian-backed terrorist...

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Israel

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The constant intensifying battle against viruses and antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” isn’t only about finding stronger drugs against infection, but  about preventing infections in the first place. That’s why large companies such as Carrefour and a Far East luxury hotel chain are looking at unique germ-vanquishing textiles invented by Jerusalem’s Argaman Technologies and manufactured...

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An IDF delegation of 50 soldiers from the Home Front Command is departing for Mexico on Wednesday to aid in the earthquake relief efforts, an army spokesperson said. The Times of Israel reported that the IDF personnel will help evaluate the damage in the disaster zone, after a large earthquake...

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Human Rights

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A Palestinian journalist who exposed corruption in the Gaza Strip was prosecuted by Hamas, the terrorist group that governs the enclave, veteran Palestinian affairs correspondent Khaled Abu Toameh reported Monday. In June 2016, Hajer Harb reported that Hamas and the Palestinian Authority extorted Palestinians seeking medical care in Israel, Europe...

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Iran

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A United States admiral said that Iran is smuggling increasingly sophisticated weapons to Yemen’s Houthi rebels threatening Saudi Arabia, The New York Times reported Tuesday. According to Vice Adm. Kevin Donegan, who headed the U.S. Navy’s Fifth Fleet which operates in the Middle East, Iran is arming the Houthis with what the Times described as “an...

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Israel

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A Hezbollah drone was shot down by an Israeli Air Force Patriot missile Tuesday after it entered the demilitarized zone on the Israel-Syria border. The drone, believed to be used for intelligence gathering, was tracked by the IDF after it took off from an airfield in Damascus and flew to...

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The Spanish space and satellite engineering firm IberEspacio announced this week that it delivered the skeleton of the spacecraft the Israeli SpaceIL team is producing in its race to win Google’s Lunar $20 million XPRIZE for the first group to land an unmanned spacecraft on the moon without governmental funding. Israel’s SpaceIL was founded...

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