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A first-time mother from Syria is happily cradling her newborn at the Ziv Medical Center in Safed (Tsfat), after giving birth to a healthy 2.6 kg girl at the Israeli medical facility on Tuesday (August 26, 2014). This is the seventh birth of a Syrian baby at the northern medical center. “We have...

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Israeli security officials on Thursday announced the July bust of a smuggling ring and arrest of at least four Arab-Israelis who had been coordinating with Hezbollah operatives in Lebanon to bring weapons and drugs into Israel via the country’s border with Lebanon with the possible intent of conducting an attack...

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Global Affairs

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Iran’s atomic energy chief Ali Akbar Salehi revealed this week that Iran had tested a new generation of advanced centrifuges that analysts believe would dramatically improve the Islamic republic’s ability to go nuclear at will, a development that Reuters suggested might “annoy Western states” committed to rolling back Tehran’s atomic...

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Rabbi Richard Block, president of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and one of the leading rabbis of Reform Judaism, last week cancelled his subscription to The New York Times. In an open letter published in Tablet Magazine, Block identified himself as “lifelong Democrat, a political liberal, a Reform rabbi,”...

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Iran

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On Monday, Tehran unveiled its Talash-3 surface-to-air missile, which Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili says will be able to “shoot down any hostile target,” even at high altitudes. Iran claims it recently test-fired the Talash-3 with success. The Talash systems can be fired to low, medium,...

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Human Rights

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Former MK Dr. Einat Wilf argued, in a column that appeared in Israel Hayom Sunday, that it is necessary to call the bluff of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and show that it is “a hostile Palestinian organization that perpetuates the dream of the return of Palestinian...

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MidEast

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Agence France-Presse reported Saturday on remarks made by Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah warning that  “the West will be the next target of the jihadists sweeping through Syria and Iraq.” The king made his remarks about the jihadist threat, including the  Islamic State of of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), at a ceremony welcoming...

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The Shiite terrorist organization Hezbollah made the case against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on August 31, suggesting the Sunni militia “wants Lebanon.” The threat of ISIS to Lebanon cannot be underestimated, a Hezbollah official warned Sunday, stressing that occupying the country was part of the group’s expansionist...

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Diplomacy

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In an interview on Israel’s Channel One television news (embedded below) the former commander of British forces in Afghanistan said that Hamas was defeated during Operation Protective Edge. The key achievement was to defeat Hamas, and that’s effectively what has happened, although Hamas, as you would expect, have had their victory celebrations...

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An article published in Popular Science last week examined why Israel is a world leader in high tech start-ups. The article initially focused on a company called BriefCam, whose product aided authorities in finding the suspects in last year’s Boston Marathon bombing by allowing them to review thousands of videos and...

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