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Last month, Model UN members from countries including Belgium, Congo, France, Germany, Madagascar, South Africa, South Korea and the United States — all in Israel this year for studies abroad — joined Israeli Jewish and Arab peers at Ariel University for the first-ever MUN Debate Competition in Israel. “The conference...

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On April 7, The New York Times called the Hamas-led weekly riots at Israel’s border fence “a tentative experiment with nonviolent protest.” A week later, the Times noted the incongruity of Ismail Haniyeh, the leader of Hamas, a terrorist group known for using “suicide bombs, rockets and attack tunnels” to attack Israel, standing...

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Diplomacy

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Following the deaths of a reported 62 rioters, 50 of whom were claimed as members of Hamas, during riots on Monday, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to initiate an investigation into the killing of the rioters by Israeli forces, The Times of Israel reported Friday. Twenty-nine council members voted for the...

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Diplomacy

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UNRWA, the United Nations Palestinian refugee agency, is fueling “unrealistic” hopes of return, thereby hindering peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, the Swiss Foreign Minister has said. The Times of Israel reported on Thursday that, in an interview given to several German-language newspapers, Swiss Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis said,...

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Mobileye, the Israeli autonomous driving startup that was bought by Intel last year, announced that it had closed a deal with a European automaker to provide self-driving systems for 8 million vehicles, Reuters reported Wednesday. Reuters described the deal, Mobileye’s largest one yet, as “a sign of how carmakers and...

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MidEast

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The Northern Health Science Alliance of England signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the UK Israel Tech Hub to bring Israeli health and medical technology innovations to its network. The MOU was signed on May 16 during the MIXiii Biomed 2018 in Tel Aviv by Suzanne Ali-Hassan, head of corporate affairs...

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In an interview with Al Jazeera, the Gaza head of Hamas, Yahya Sinwar said that the point of the Great March of Return, the name Hamas has given to the weekly riots at the border fence with Israel, was “to turn that which is most dear to us – the...

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Iran

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In the latest iteration of economic warfare against Iran and its proxies, the United States and its Gulf allies imposed new sanctions on Hezbollah and its top officials, Reuters reported Wednesday. The sanctions targeted Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, his deputy Naim Qassem, and the group’s decision-making body, the Shura Council. Hezbollah is...

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Iran

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Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani, the leader of the Islamic Republic’s Quds Force, is in Baghdad to push for the formation of a new Iraqi government favorable to Iran’s interests. Reuters reported on Wednesday that Soleimani had arrived in Iraq on Saturday, the day of the parliamentary election. The unexpectedly poor results...

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A Gazan, who infiltrated into Israel and was captured, told his interrogators that Hamas would deliberately send women and children to the front line with the sole purpose to maximize civilian casualties and deflect from the poor leadership in the coastal enclave, Ynet reported Thursday. The man said the reason...

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