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Diplomacy

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the formation of a task force to coordinate the Trump administration’s response to Iran, CNN reported Thursday. In his statement Pompeo explained, “We are committed to a whole-of-government effort to change the Iranian regime’s behavior, and the Iran Action Group will ensure that the Department...

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Israel

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A private Israeli hospital in Haifa will start implementing IceCure Medical Ltd’s tumor freezing technology within the next few months for eliminating benign breast tumors and cancerous kidney tumors by freezing them without the need for surgery, Globes reported Wednesday. The medical device company was founded in 2006 and uses...

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Europe

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Organizers of a major music and arts festival in Berlin defied pressure from the anti-Semitic boycotts movement, which protested the event’s sponsorship by the Israeli Embassy in Germany, as the three-day event opened on Wednesday, Ben Cohen reported in The Algemeiner. The organizers of the Pop-Kultur Festival said in a...

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Several exciting infrastructure projects are in the works to make touring Israel more convenient, memorable and accessible. The time is right, as tourism stats are spiking ever higher. During 2017, a record 3.6 million tourists entered Israel, a 25 percent increase over 2016. Between January and June 2018, a record-breaking 2...

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Iran

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A United Nations report found that although the threat of ISIS has diminished, as the terror group is transitioning from “a proto-State network to a covert network,” al Qaeda is newly resurgent with support from Iran, Fox News reported Wednesday. According to the report, though ISIS has largely been defeated...

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Diplomacy

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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said in an interview Monday that “Antisemitic is a term that is invented to prevent people from criticizing the Jews for doing wrong things,” as he dismissed anti-Jewish hatred as an artificial construct to stifle debate, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported. “There is one race that...

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Diplomacy

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Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI) has entered into an agreement to provide Barak-8 advanced defense systems – jointly developed by Israel and India – to Israel Navy’s Sa’ar-6 corvettes to protect its economic zones and strategic facilities faced with diversified marine threats, The Economic Times reported Thursday. Barak-8 is an...

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Israeli archaeologists have discovered what they believe is the earliest evidence of blood vengeance. A human skull and the desiccated palm bones of a right hand dating to about 1,000 years ago were uncovered in a cave in the Jerusalem Hills during an archaeological survey conducted by Prof. Boaz Zissu...

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Diplomacy

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Lonah Chemtai Salpeter, a Kenyan-born Israeli citizen, won a hard-fought 10,000-meter race in Berlin taking home Israel’s first ever track gold in a men’s or women’s event at the European Athletics Championships, The Times of Israel reported Thursday. Salpeter finished in 31 minutes, 43.29 seconds – nine seconds ahead of...

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The prestigious Shanghai Ranking of world universities on Tuesday listed two Israeli academic institutions – The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem – among the world’s top 100 universities, marking an impressive rise since last year. The two universities are ranked 77th and 95th on the...

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