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Israel

Mohammad Shtayyeh

The newly appointed Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority, Mohammad Shtayyeh, said Tuesday that the United States’ long-anticipated peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians will be “born dead.” “There are no partners in Palestine for Trump. There are no Arab partners for Trump and there are no European partners...

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Europe

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In the aftermath of a devastating fire that left the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris engulfed in flames, Jewish leaders from around the world have expressed solidarity with the people of France. Israeli President Reuven Rivlin led tributes to the historic monument and said the cathedral “is one of the...

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Iran

vida movahed

An Iranian woman who removed her obligatory Islamic headscarf in a public protest in 2017 has been sentenced to one year in prison, her lawyer said Sunday. Vida Movahed became a symbol of resistance after authorities arrested her on the first day of nationwide anti-regime protests. Demonstrations had broken out...

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Israel

firefighters

On Sunday, April 14, a delegation of 11 Israeli experts landed in Ethiopia to assist local firefighters working to extinguish a complex forest fire in Simien Mountains National Park for the past two weeks. The mountains are near the city of Gondar, home to most of Ethiopia’s remaining Jewish community....

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MidEast

aoc

Freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has come under fire after she said in an interview on Sunday that Congress should consider cutting military and economic aid to Israel. “I think it’s something that can be discussed,” Ocasio-Cortez asserted on Yahoo’s Skullduggery podcast, adding that a shift in policy should “certainly”...

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Diplomacy

general sir nick carter

British Armed Forces Chief of the Defense Staff General Sir Nick Carter arrived in Israel on Sunday to promote cooperation between the two countries. General Carter was greeted by an honor guard headed by IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi at the IDF’s Kirya military headquarters in Tel Aviv....

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Iran

waad allah video

An Israeli delegation has canceled plans to attend a business conference in Bahrain due to threats of terrorism, organizers of the event said Sunday. The Waad Allah Brigades, an Iranian-backed Shiite militia group operating in the kingdom, had threatened in a video message to launch a drone attack on Israeli representatives....

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Israel

heart

Cardiovascular disease is the world’s leading cause of death. Heart transplants are often the only option available for patients in the worst cases. But the number of heart donors is limited and too many patients die while waiting. What if hospitals could simply print out a new heart? That’s the...

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Iran

iranian soldiers

The United States has formally designated Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force (IRGC-QF) as a foreign terrorist organization, a notice in the U.S. Federal Register confirmed on Monday. In a statement on the website, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said: “I hereby designate the aforementioned organization and its aliases...

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MidEast

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A new Palestinian Authority government was sworn in by PA President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday headed by his long-time ally Mohammad Shtayyeh in the role of prime minister. The Shtayyeh government replaces the “national consensus” government led by Rami Hamdallah, who resigned in January. His resignation came following the failure...

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