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Alon Day was having a very good day. The 26-year-old race car driver entered Israeli motorsport history last weekend when he clinched the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series championship in Zolder, Belgium. Day is in the midst of a sensational racing season. He won four races in total this year. The Whelen...

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Diplomacy

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Stella Handler, the CEO of Israeli telecommunication company, Bezeq, slammed on Monday a United Nations blacklist of Israeli companies as “anti-Israel propaganda”  in a Facebook post, Haaretz reported. Handler was criticizing a letter Bezeq had received from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) that said that her company was subject...

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MidEast

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A Holocaust memorial in Uruguay was vandalized for the second time on Saturday. The memorial, which was unveiled in 1994, was covered with black anti-Semitic graffiti with slurs that minimized the Holocaust. Sentences such as “The Holocaust of the Jewish people is the biggest lie in history,” “Gas chambers were...

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Israel

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Israel’s security cabinet announced on Tuesday that Israel will not deal with joint Fatah-Hamas Palestinian government unless Hamas gives up terror and accepts Israel’s right to exist. Israel’s demands are that Hamas, now a partner in the Palestinian government, accept the internationally endorsed Quartet principles for Israeli-Palestinian peace including a...

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Israel

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Alibaba Group Holding of Hangzhou, China, is opening a research lab in Tel Aviv as part of its new global Alibaba Academy for Discovery, Adventure, Momentum and Outlook designed to increase technological collaboration worldwide, advance cutting-edge technology and narrow the technology gap among countries. The e-commerce infrastructure giant expects to...

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Israel

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Israeli Air Force (IAF) jets destroyed an anti-aircraft missile battery in Syria following an attack on Israeli planes carrying out reconnaissance over Lebanon, The Jerusalem Post reported Monday. Earlier, the SA-5 anti-aircraft battery, located about 30 miles east of Damascus, fired at Israeli planes conducting “routine” reconnaissance over Lebanon. Israel reported...

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Iran

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After President Donald Trump’s speech last week when he announced he would not certify that Iran was in compliance with the nuclear deal and that he would impose tougher sanctions on the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Tehran’s political and military leadership rallied behind the IRGC. Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on...

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Iran

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Iraqi security forces and the Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi, an umbrella group of Shiite militia, on Sunday night launched an attack on Kirkuk from two front lines, Kurdish news outlet Rudaw reported Monday. The Iraqi army and Shiite militia fired on Peshmerga troops, using advanced weapons and vehicles supplied to them...

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Israel

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Two rockets fired from the Sinai Peninsula landed in southern Israel Sunday evening. An Israeli military spokesperson said one of the rockets exploded in an open area near the communities of Magen and Ein Habasor following an initial search by the IDF, while soldiers are still searching for the second rocket....

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MidEast

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Israel was the only country to win more than one gold medal at the Tashkent Judo Grand Prix 2017 in Uzbekistan. Competing on behalf of Israel, judokas Ori Sasson (heavyweight), Sagi Muki (lightweight) and Betina Temelkova (half-lightweight) won first place in their respective weight classes at the Tashkent Judo Grand...

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