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A barrage of airstrikes that destroyed a hospital in a rebel-held area of the Syrian city of Aleppo, killing patients and doctors, appears to have been a deliberate attack by the Iran-backed regime of President Bashar al-Assad, the U.S. State Department said on Thursday. “The indications that we have now...

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Iran

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Hezbollah’s military activities on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights is similar to what Israel observed prior to when Hezbollah launched the 2006 war, an IDF officer told Israel’s Channel 2 Wednesday. Hezbollah is “obsessively” tracking and monitoring Israeli soldiers from across the border, Lt. Col. Eliav Elbaz said,...

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Diplomacy

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The Israeli government announced Thursday that it was pessimistic about the French multilateral initiative to relaunch Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts and called instead for direct negotiations. “Israel adheres to the position that the best way to end the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians is direct and bilateral negotiations,” the Prime...

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Europe

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One day after it suspended MP Naz Shah for saying that Israelis should relocate to the United States, Britain’s Labour Party has suspended former London mayor Ken Livingstone for saying that Adolf Hitler supported Zionism. In 2014, the year before she was elected to Parliament, Shah shared a Facebook post...

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The Iowa state senate passed a bill on Wednesday that bars the state from investing in companies that boycott Israel, sending the bill to the governor’s desk. The bill, which passed by a 38-9 margin, would prohibit the Iowa Board of Regents, the Iowa Public Employees’ Retirement System and some other...

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Global Affairs

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Smugglers of drugs and illegal migrants using tunnels along the U.S.-Mexico border may want to keep an eye on Israel. The U.S. government, after all, is cosponsoring the tunnel-detection technology now being developed by Israeli engineers. Described by the Hebrew media as the underground equivalent of Iron Dome anti-missile defense...

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Israel

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Argentinean pop star Lali Esposito has a huge following in Israel. But the Casi Angeles star, who was in Tel Aviv for an April 24 concert, won even more hearts when she sent a moving video message to a Jerusalem terror victim. Eden Dadon, 15, is presently hospitalized with severe...

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The links between Hamas financiers and the leadership of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions campaign have continued to draw scrutiny since they were first exposed during a congressional testimony last week. Jonathan Schanzer, the vice president for research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, testified at a joint hearing before two House Foreign Affairs subcommittees last...

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Europe

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Labour Party MP Naz Shah was suspended from the party Wednesday as the controversy over her two-year-old Facebook comments calling on Israel to be moved to the United States continued to spark outrage. A Labour Party statement said that Shah and party leader Jeremy Corbyn “have mutually agreed that she is...

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MidEast

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The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling last week allowing victims of Iranian terror to collect $2 billion in frozen assets was “hostile and illegal, ” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a cabinet meeting on Wednesday. Rouhani described the decision as an example of American hostility to Iran, saying that “these assets all belong to Iran...

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