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Archaeologists have long known about the massive 150 meter-long landmark near the Israeli city of Safed (Tsfat). But it wasn’t until recent work carried out by Ido Wachtel, a doctoral student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, that the structure was identified as a 5,000-year-old crescent-shaped stone monument. Archaeologists were mystified by...

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Yesterday, the IDF’s official blog presented an analysis by a senior IDF officer concerning the security challenges facing Israel on its northern border with Lebanon. According to the report, Hezbollah is continuing to affirm its presence in the area, and “for the first time in years, Hezbollah flags can be seen near the...

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Western powers on Thursday criticized Iran for its ongoing refusal to provide the UN’s nuclear watchdog (IAEA) with the cooperation that the agency requires to fully investigate the so-called “possible military dimensions” (PMDs) of Tehran’s atomic program, statements that the BBC conveyed alongside an assessment from officials that ‘a breakthrough in...

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Antonio Forzieri, an executive at the computer security firm Symantec, was impressed with what he saw of Israeli hacking teams, The Times of Israel reported today. “I’ve seen hackers at work all over Europe and the US, and Israeli hackers are younger, faster, and smarter than those in almost any...

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On Thursday, Western powers demanded Iranian cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) investigation into Iran’s military nuclear research. Reuters reports: Western powers told Iran on Thursday it must step up cooperation with a U.N. watchdog’s investigation into suspected atomic bomb research by the country if it wants to get a...

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In an interview with Reuters published Thursday, jailed Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti expressed satisfaction with the outcome of this summer’s war against Israel. Without mentioning Hamas, he praised the 50-day war the Islamists and other militant groups in Gaza fought against Israel, calling it a victory for all Palestinians. More than 2,100...

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On Wednesday, a senior Israeli army official confirmed that Israel is supplying intelligence information to the United States to help fight the Islamic State of Iran and Syria (ISIS). Interviewing with the Israeli daily, Ha’aretz, the official also focused on the terrorist group’s financing. A senior Israel Defense Forces officer said Wednesday...

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US aerospace company Lockheed Martin has formed a technology-focused Israeli subsidiary, Lockheed Martin Israel, that will focus on cybersecurity, enterprise information technology, data centers, mobile, analytics and cloud, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. Earlier this year, Lockheed Martin signed an agreement with EMC Corporation to jointly...

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The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani used the occasion of a state visit to Berlin to assure German Chancellor Angela Merkel that Doha “has never and will never support terror organizations” after months of growing international consternation regarding Doha’s alleged role in diplomatically and...

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Yesterday, the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) published a translated statement from an Iranian professor criticizing his nation’s nuclear program and its stance towards Israel. Sadegh Zibakalam, a professor of political science at the University of Tehran, made the remarks at an academic conference in May of this year....

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