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The past two weeks have not been good for the leaders of the Women’s March. Not one, but two, celebrities associated with the movement spoke out about the hateful beliefs espoused by leaders of the March. Actress Alyssa Milano, one of the leaders of the #MeToo movement, earlier this month, questioned...

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Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin has signed an executive order to ban the award of state contracts to companies that participate in the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported Friday. Bevin, a Republican, said upon signing the directive that “We will not allow state resources...

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Iran

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The United States Coordinator for Counterterrorism said that Iran spends nearly $1 billion annually supporting terrorist groups across the Middle East, Radio Liberty/Radio Free Europe reported Thursday. Of the total, Amb. Nathan Sales said that Iran gives $700 million to the Lebanon-based terror group Hezbollah; $100 million to Hamas and other...

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Diplomacy

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United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said that the U.S. will vote against an annual UN resolution, co-sponsored by Syria, condemning Israel for its continued presence on the Golan Heights, in a statement issued Thursday. In the past, the U.S. has abstained on the resolution, which will...

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Some of the 227,100 members of the Facebook club Secret Tel Aviv understandably suspected that the latest person to join — Mark Zuckerberg – must be a fake account, but indeed the actual Facebook cofounder and CEO joined the group earlier this week. Why would the Palo Alto, California resident want to...

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Diplomacy

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Accompanied by the Israeli ambassador to his nation, the Czech Republic’s Foreign Minister Tomáš Petříček visited the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem, The Times of Israel reported Thursday. The Times described Petříček’s visit, accompanied by Israel’s Ambassador the Czech Republic Daniel Meron, to the holy Jewish site...

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Human Rights

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Major human rights Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) have failed to condemn the barrage of rockets and mortars fired indiscriminately into Israel by Hamas, a survey published Tuesday by the watchdog group NGO Monitor concluded. Even though Hamas fired an estimated 460 projectiles into Israel on Monday and Tuesday — making it the heaviest bombardment...

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Europe

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The United States increased pressure on European banks and firms that engage in a special European Union initiative to protect trade with Iran, warning them on Thursday that they will be at risk from newly reimposed U.S. sanctions, Reuters reported. “European banks and European companies know that we will vigorously...

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Israel

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A video of the Israeli first-responder organization, United Hatzalah of Israel, produced by the popular Israeli-Arab vlogger (video blogger), NAS Daily, became the most-viewed video about an Israeli non-profit in just one week, The Jerusalem Post reported Wednesday. NAS, as Nuseir Yassin is known, produces one-minute videos on topics of interest...

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Israeli researchers report that they have invented the first fully personalized tissue implant, engineered from a patient’s own materials and cells. The new technology makes it possible to engineer any kind of tissue implant, for the spinal cord, to the heart, or brain, from one small fatty tissue biopsy. “We...

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