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In an op-ed published in The Algemeiner on Thursday, Joshua S. Block, CEO and President of the Israel Project, said that Hamas, the terrorist group in complete control of the Gaza Strip, “in its efforts to fulfill the terms of its genocidal charter, will continue to inflame the region with...

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MidEast

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Dahlia St. Knives, a transsexual activist and writer, said she doesn’t feel “safe” at the Chicago Dyke March as a black Jewish woman, after organizers failed to apologize for the discrimination of two Jewish women at the event last year. At the annual LGBTQ march in Chicago in 2017, organizers...

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Diplomacy

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The new U.S. ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, said Germany must close its airspace and deny landing rights to Iran’s Mahan Air because of the airline’s material support for terrorism, Ben Weinthal reported in The Jerusalem Post Wednesday. In a meeting last week with a senior delegation from the American...

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Israel

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IBM’s new artificial intelligence (AI) system engaged in the first ever live, public debate with two Israeli student debating champions on Monday, demonstrating the computer’s ability to deliver persuasive arguments against humans on complex topics. Named Project Debater, the AI was unveiled at IBM’s Watson West site in San Francisco,...

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Israel has deployed a system to track balloons and kites carrying burning material across the border from Gaza, The Times of Israel reported Thursday. The tracking system, called Sky Spotter, was developed Rafael Advanced Defense Systems as a countermeasure to be used against small drones. According to Israel’s Hadashot news...

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Diplomacy

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) and other NGOs banded together to block initiatives launched by the United States to reform the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), The New York Times reported Wednesday. The report surfaced following a critical letter United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley wrote to...

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Israel

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A 20-year-old Palestinian indicted Thursday on terror-related charges told Israeli authorities that the leader of Hamas in Gaza, Yahya Sinwar, paid his relatives to falsely tell the media that his baby cousin died of tear gas inhalation during the Hamas-orchestrated border riots. The Times of Israel reported that Mahmoud Omar...

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On April 16, 2018, the city of Durham in North Carolina became the first U.S. city to ban police exchanges with Israel, following a campaign orchestrated by Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) and other Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS)- supporting organizations. As hurtful as the Durham City Council’s discrimination against...

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MidEast

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Last year’s stunning $12 billion acquisition of Kite Pharma, which commercialized made-in-Israel CAR-T technology to train a patient’s own immune system to attack lymphoma cells, has put the spotlight on Israeli cancer research. Immunotherapy treatments like CAR-T hold enormous promise for addressing – and in some cases even curing –...

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Human Rights

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Iran has arrested a human rights lawyer after her client was executed earlier this week, Agence France-Presse reported Wednesday. Citing Iran’s Fars News Agency, AFP reported that Zeinab Taheri was arrested, after asserting that her client, Mohammad Salas, who was executed Monday, was innocent. According to Fars, the reason for...

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