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Following air strikes widely attributed to Israel against weapons shipment to Hezbollah along the Syria-Lebanon border, Arab media reported on a new attack in Syrian territory early Monday morning. The latest attack on Syrian and Hezbollahassets was the work of Al Qaeda, it is now being reported, affiliated rebels and not Israel. Overnight Al Jazeera...

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Swastikas were spray-painted on the Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity house at Stanford University Saturday night.The incident comes after months of controversy on campus over anti-Israel and anti-Semitic activity.   Two weeks ago, Molly Horwitz, a Jewish student running for election to Stanford’s Senate, was asked how her Jewish identity...

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Iran

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The Israeli Air Force spotted and struck a group of infiltrators laying a mine on the Israel-Syria border Sunday night, The Times of Israel reported: An Israeli airstrike targeted and killed a group of militants who were spotted placing an explosive on the northern border Sunday night, the army said, a...

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Global Affairs

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Israeli are turning to Facebook and other social media platforms to try and learn about missing loved ones in Nepal, following a devastating earthquake that struck the Himalayan nation. 200 Israelis were initially reported missing in Nepal, but more recent reports put the number at about 150. The Times of...

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Diplomacy

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Israel has announced that it will send aid to Nepal, which was struck by an earthquake Saturday. The quake measured 7.8 on the Richter scale, and killed more than 2,500 people. The Times of Israel reports: A source in the Prime Minister’s Office said that Israel was to send emergency...

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Iran

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Media in the Arabic world reported over the weekend that Israel attacked targets on the ground in Syrian twice within 48 hours to prevent the transfer of advanced weapons to Hezbollah. Al-Arabiya TV reported (Arabic link) that the first attack took place on Wednesday night in the mountains of Qalamoun, near the...

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Israel

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While medical cannabis is often used to ease pain or nausea, an Israeli-American biopharmaceutical company is developing medicines containing cannabinoids — chemical compounds from cannabis plants — to treat conditions including diabetes, inflammatory diseases (like arthritis, atherosclerosis and ulcerative colitis) and cardiovascular disorders. ISA Scientific recently signed an exclusive worldwide...

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Iran

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IHS Jane’s, the leading publisher of defense information, has located a drone base operated by Hezbollah in northern Lebanon, Armin Rosen of Business Insider reported today. The airstrip includes a 2200-foot unpaved runway, several outbuildings, and an antenna that “could potentially be used to extend the range of a UAV...

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Diplomacy

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The Senate Finance Committee unanimously approved an amendment to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, a landmark trade agreement with the European Union, that would make discouraging anti-Israel boycotts a “principal objective” of American trade representatives with Europe, The Times of Israel reported yesterday. The amendment to the authorization for negotiations on...

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Israel

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Avraham Neguise, who made aliyah from Ethiopia thirty years ago, was one of 39 new members elected in March to serve in the twentieth Knesset. A member of the Likud party, Neguise is the sixth Ethiopian-Israeli elected to Knesset and the only one to serve in the new term. According to...

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