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The European Union’s top court ruled on Wednesday that Hamas is a terrorist organization, rejecting a 2014 decision by a lower court. The ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) against the Gaza-based terror group was unexpected, as Eleanor Sharpston—an advocate general of the court—had argued that the General Court was right...

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Jews who emigrated to the Middle East between the first and second world wars had a secret “plan” to take over what is now Israel, and eventually “will be demanding” the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina, a Muslim imam said in a southern California mosque on Friday. “Between...

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Israel’s prime minister has expressed concern over Iranian attempts to fill the void left by the territorial retreat of ISIS, warning that it could facilitate the expansion of the terrorist group Hezbollah. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the Golan Heights on Tuesday with Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman and Chief of...

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At the start of last year I wrote a column for Quillette about accusations of ‘pinkwashing’ made against the State of Israel and her supporters. This charge holds that (a) Israel uses a progressive record on gay rights as a means of distracting world attention from its treatment of Palestinians and (b) any attempt...

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A single mother in Ashkelon brought her child to the local branch of Krembo Wings, a unique Israeli youth movement run by kids for kids with special needs. But unlike the other parents, she didn’t leave after dropping off her daughter. “I asked her, ‘Why are you still here? Go...

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Nadia Murad, a Yazidi survivor of Islamic State captivity and UN goodwill ambassador, visited the Israeli Knesset on Monday to raise awareness for the plight of her people and explain how it relates to Jewish suffering during the Holocaust. “My visit here today is to ask you to recognize the genocide being...

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In a Friday sermon at the Islamic Center of Davis in California, an imam called on Allah to “liberate the al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Jews” and to “annihilate them down to the very last one.” His sermon was translated by The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). Imam Ammar...

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The Shiite terrorist group Hezbollah recently claimed several victories against Sunni jihadists in the Lebanon-Syria border region, with the help of the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF). Since launching its offensive on Friday, the Iranian proxy shared multiple videos documenting its advances, the Long War Journal reported. In one clip, its fighters are seen...

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An Iranian boat came within 150 yards of the USS Thunderbolt in the northern Persian Gulf on Tuesday, prompting the American vessel to fire warning shots near the advancing craft. The Thunderbolt, a patrol boat that had been accompanying the cruiser USS Vella Gulf and two U.S. Coast Guard vessels, fired at the Islamic Revolutionary...

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Israel has dismantled the metal detectors outside the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, following more than a week of unrest. Work crews were spotted in the early hours of Tuesday morning removing the metal detectors at one entrance and by dawn they had all been removed, according to Muslim officials. The...

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