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The United States Treasury Department designated two members of Hezbollah who are running an amusement park in Nigeria. Armin Rosen of Business Insider reports: The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Asset Control added two individuals to its specially designated nationals list on February 26: Fouzi Reda Darwish Fawaz and Mustapha...

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Diplomacy

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Israel and Jordan signed a historic water-sharing agreement on the Jordan side of the Dead Sea today, The Jerusalem Post reported. According to Thursday’s agreement, Jordan and Israel will share the potable water produced by a future desalination plant in Aqaba, from which salty brines will be piped to the...

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Featured

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Apple CEO Tim Cook visited Israel Wednesday to inaugurate Apple’s new R&D Center in Herzliya and meet with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, The Times of Israel reported. “It is a great privilege to host you and your team here in Israel,” Rivlin told Cook. “Even for me, as one who...

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Israel

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Palestinian activists, including officials of the Fatah party, have given store owners 48 hours to remove Israeli products from their shelves in an effort to enforce a boycott imposed on Israeli products by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas two weeks ago, Ynet reported yesterday. The group moved in and out...

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Human Rights

Suleimani

Reuters reported on Tuesday about the significant role Iran has in arming, training, and commanding Shiite militias in Iraq. A secret branch of the Iraqi government known as the Popular Mobilization Committee (“Hashid Shaabi” in Arabic) serves as an umbrella group for Shiite paramilitary organizations. The group is run by Abu...

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Diplomacy

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The United States Senate yesterday introduced a resolution authored by Sen. Robert Menendez (D – N.J.) condemning the rise of European anti-Semitism, The Times of Israel reported. The bipartisan measure was co-sponsored by 52 other senators. The resolution notes that “an alarming increase in anti-Semitic attacks and incidents targeting Jewish...

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Israel

Sderot

When a visiting New York mental-health counseling student asked residents of Gaza border communities why they stay despite the constant threat of missile attack, they answered in one word: Home. “It struck me that they said ‘This is my home and I don’t want to leave.’ After 9/11, we saw...

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Europe

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The recent terror attacks in Paris and Copenhagen have brought the need to understand the phenomenon of rising anti-Semitism in Europe just seventy years after the Holocaust into sharper focus. Two reports published this month covering anti-Semitism in Britain during the past year note the contribution of media coverage of events in...

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Diplomacy

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Former Democratic Representative Shelley Berkley argued in an op-ed on Sunday that by failing to oppose Iranian aggression the Obama administration is “undermining bipartisan support for Israel, and the values of the Democratic Party.” Berkley’s protest isn’t limited to the course of the current nuclear negotiations with Iran, but evaluates a more...

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Diplomacy

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According to a report Monday by the Associated Press (AP), in the final years of an agreement with Iran over its nuclear program, restrictions and verification measures would be lifted to “allow it [Iran] to slowly ramp up activities that could be used to make nuclear arms over the last...

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