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Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed rejected a call by anti-Israel campaigners to stop local law enforcement officials from training with their Israeli counterparts during a press conference on Monday. “There was a demand that I stop allowing the Atlanta police department to train with the Israeli Police department,” Reed said. “I’m not going...

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Diplomacy

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Israel’s top diplomat met last week with the president of Chad, the latest African nation—many of them with Muslim majorities—to strengthen its ties with Israel in recent weeks. Israeli Foreign Ministry director-general Dore Gold met with Chadian president Idriss Déby on July 14 at the presidential palace in Fada, the Israeli Foreign...

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Russian warplanes bombed a base in Syria last month that was being used by U.S. and British special forces, even after U.S. Central Command called its Russian counterpart and told them to desist, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday. The base, located near the Jordanian border, is used to maintain a buffer...

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Iran

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The speaker of Iran’s parliament said that his nation must confront the United States and prepare “a plan for the launch of a nuclear plant for enrichment,” Iranian media reported on Wednesday. Speaker Ali Larijani said that his parliament “is warning the US administration and its House of Representatives and...

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Europe

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The European Union is looking into the use of Israeli anti-terror technologies to deal with a wave of Islamic State-inspired “lone wolf” terror attacks on the continent, a senior EU official told Reuters on Tuesday. Gilles de Kerchove, the European Union’s counter-terror coordinator, attended the IDF’s second annual Intelligence and Special...

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Human Rights

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A Palestinian NGO has condemned the terrorist group Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, for issuing death sentences to three alleged Israeli spies. A 57-year-old man from Gaza City was convicted on Tuesday of sharing intelligence with Israel for over 20 years, allegedly providing information about Hamas’ tunnels, rockets, and safe houses,...

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Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is coordinating with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, a wanted war criminal, in order to “restrain Israeli movements” in the African continent, the PA’s foreign minister said on Wednesday. The International Criminal Court charged al-Bashir with war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide in Darfur, where he is accused of seeking to exterminate three non-Arab ethnic groups....

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Over 25,000 people participated in Jerusalem’s 15th annual LGBT pride parade on Thursday, the largest such event to ever take place in the Israeli capital. Participants first gathered in Jerusalem’s Liberty Bell Park at 5:45 PM, then chanted and marched with banners calling for equality along the city’s downtown area, much of which...

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MidEast

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Following last week’s failed coup in Turkey — the exact circumstances of which remain murky — President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has embarked on a state-wide purge of his political opponents with disturbing speed. On Thursday, Erdoğan declared a three-month state of emergency, which allows him to make laws without consulting legislators, as...

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Iran

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In the wake of the high-profile arrests of several dual-nationals in Iran, the United Kingdom updated its travel advisory for citizens visiting the Islamic Republic, warning that they can be “arbitrarily detained.” British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) initially relaxed elements of its travel warning after last year’s nuclear deal, but a “stalemate over...

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