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The chief of Britain’s MI6 intelligence service recently visited Israel to discuss the threat posed by Iran’s nuclear program, The Times of Israel reported Friday. Israel’s Channel 13 reported that Alex Younger, the MI6 chief, arrived in Israel on Monday and met with Yossi Cohen, head of the Mossad, and...

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Beresheet Lifting off, going to the moon

Israel’s first moon mission successfully launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 missile from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Thursday night, Reuters reported. If the mission is successful, Israel will join the prestigious group of only three countries that have so far landed on the moon: Russia, the United States, and China....

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Diplomacy

U.S. Anti-Semtism Envoy Elan Carr

In an address to American Jewish leaders gathered for a conference in Jerusalem on Thursday, the United States Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism said that he would work to end the “attempted distinction” between anti-Zionism and anti-Jewish hate, JNS reported. Elan Carr, who was appointed to the role...

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Iran's Khamenei and IRGC Leaders

In an op-ed published in The Algemeiner on Thursday, The Israel Project CEO and President, Josh Block, slammed the European Union for sabotaging “bipartisan US efforts to hold Iran accountable for its illicit nuclear and non-nuclear activities.” Block noted that “in the struggle for fundamental freedom, one would expect the...

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Jeremy Corbyn

British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, who is under fire for his unwillingness to confront anti-Semitism, voiced apparent sympathy for the motives of Palestinian suicide bombers during a debate at Cambridge University, The Jerusalem Post reported Friday. In a video posted on Twitter by freelance journalist Iggy Ostanin, Corbyn can...

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Iran

Iranian Naval War Games

Iran has launched a three-day naval exercise in the Persian Gulf, Seth Frantzman reported Friday in The Jerusalem Post. Frantzman termed the exercise “provocative.” Commander of the Iranian Navy Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi announced the start of the “Velayat 97″ exercise Thursday. According to Khanzadi, the exercise will be comprised of four elements:...

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Hi-Tech Women in Israel

In Israel, only 8 percent of startups are led by women. And while that’s not very different from the rest of the world, it does imply that Startup Nation isn’t actually that nationwide. In response, the Israel Innovation Authority, the government body in charge of supporting research and development in...

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Diplomacy

Steinmeier with Iran's FM Zarif

German President Frank Walter-Steinmeier was criticized for sending Iran a congratulatory telegram on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Republic’s founding, Benjamin Weinthal reported in The Jerusalem Post on Thursday. In a statement to the Post, Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, said that the...

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Macron Says France Will Adopt IHRA Definition of Anti-Semitism

In a major address on Wednesday night, French President Emmanuel Macron said his country will adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism to combat rising levels of anti-Jewish hate, Ben Cohen reported in The Algemeiner. Speaking at the annual dinner of the French Jewish umbrella group CRIF, Macron...

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Joan Ryan who quit Labour because of Corbyn

Joan Ryan, one of eight Labour politicians who resigned from the party this week over anti-Semitism, wrote in an exclusive article for The Jewish Chronicle on Wednesday that a government led by Jeremy Corbyn “would be, as British Jews have claimed, an existential threat to the community.” She said Labour...

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