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The Israeli military is expecting a sharp increase in the number of female soldiers enlisting to serve in combat units, The Jerusalem Post reported Monday. The spike is expected to be driven by the addition of a recently announced co-ed battalion that will be deployed in the Jordan Valley. The Israel...

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MidEast

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Israel has reportedly warned Hezbollah that it will harshly respond to any attack after reports that the Iran-backed terrorist group has obtained advanced weapons systems. The warning is thought to have been passed to the terrorist group via an unnamed Arab emissary, who spoke to the London-based Lebanese newspaper Al-Hayat on Sunday....

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Diplomacy

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After years of encountering disproportionate anti-Israel criticism and bias at the United Nations, the United States “will not turn a blind eye to this anymore,” new United States Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said on Thursday. Haley described her first meeting of the UN Security Council: The Security Council is supposed to discuss how...

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Two rockets were fired from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula into southern Israel on Monday morning. The Islamic State’s Sinai branch is likely to have been responsible for the attack. Nobody was injured and no damage was caused when the rockets landed in the Eshkol region of southern Israel. There were no rocket...

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More than 6,000 investors and entrepreneurs crammed the Israel Convention Center in Jerusalem Thursday for the annual OurCrowd Investors’ Summit, braving Jerusalem’s freezing rain to attend what was billed as the largest gathering of investors in Israeli history. Including investors from 82 countries and corporate representatives from close to 300...

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly asked President Donald Trump during their meeting in the White House on Wednesday for the U.S. government to officially recognize Israeli sovereignty in the Golan Heights, which Israel captured from Syria in the 1967 Six-Day War and annexed in 1981. Trump’s approval of Netanyahu’s request would...

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Former Huffington Post reporter Hunter Stuart grew up believing that “that Israel is unjustly bullying the Palestinians,” but changed his views about the conflict when he moved to Jerusalem in 2015 to report from there, he wrote in this week’s issue of The Jerusalem Report. His views didn’t change right away. “I believe...

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Diplomacy

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Trump, Netanyahu Rethinking Peace Proposals President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s joint White House press conference on Wednesday, in which the two leaders hinted at a “regional approach” to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that may or may not include a two-state solution, spurred observers to carefully parse their words in...

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Hamas on Friday rejected an offer by Israel’s defense minister to turn the Gaza Strip “into the Singapore of the Middle East” by creating jobs and building infrastructure. Mahmoud al-Zahar, a spokesperson for the terrorist group, said that if Gaza sought to be like Singapore, it would have already been done, Israeli media reported. Israeli...

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MidEast

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Iran has sent “game-changing” weapons to its proxy group Hezbollah, which has been actively building tunnels and fortifications along Lebanon’s border with Israel, the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) reported Wednesday, citing Lebanese media. Ibrahim al-Amin, chairman of the pro-Hezbollah newspaper Al-Akhbar, wrote in an editorial on January 24 that “a...

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