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The United Kingdom and Gulf countries will work together to counter Iran’s “aggressive regional actions,” British Prime Minister Theresa May announced Wednesday. May was in Bahrain for the Gulf Cooperation Council summit, which also included leaders from Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. The UK and those countries signed...

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Israel’s Shin Bet security agency on Thursday announced the arrest of a seven-man Hamas cell in the West Bank, which was planning to kidnap an Israeli soldier in order to negotiate the release of a convicted terrorist. The arrests were made in the Hebron area and included three brothers —...

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Both houses of Congress passed a defense authorization bill Thursday that includes over $600 million in funding for U.S.-Israel cooperation in missile defense development. The defense legislation passed the Senate by a margin of 92-7 after the House of Representatives approved it 375-34. It now awaits the president’s signature, which is all...

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Ohio’s Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a bill to prevent taxpayer funds from being used to support entities that participate in discriminatory boycotts of Israel. House Bill 476 was approved by a vote of 26-5, a week after it passed the state’s House of Representatives by an 81-13 margin, the Cleveland Jewish...

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Bernard-Henry Lévy, France’s leading public intellectual, returns to the United States in January to promote his new book, The Genius of Judaism, perhaps the fullest expression yet of his commitment to the Jewish faith, Jewish culture, and the continued flourishing of the State of Israel. Newly-returned from the Iraqi city...

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The growing trend of shouting down or otherwise disrupting Israeli and pro-Israel speakers on campuses “constitutes a dire threat to academic freedom,” the former president of the American Association of University Professors wrote in The Washington Post on Wednesday. Cary Nelson, an English professor at the University of Illinois and the former president of the professors’ organization,...

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When her son was diagnosed with autism 13 years ago, Hadijah felt terribly alone. The stigma attached to children with disabilities in her village in central Israel led Hadijah to withdraw into a world of herself and her son. That changed only after she met Amal abu Moch, a social...

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MidEast

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Throughout President Barack Obama’s administration, key members of the Democratic Party have rejected efforts to impose the terms of an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement through the United Nations Security Council, warning that such unilateral actions would damage attempts to secure Israeli-Palestinian peace within the framework of a two-state solution. Former President Jimmy Carter’s recent proposal to reverse...

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Europe

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s political party, the Christian Democratic Union, adopted a resolution on Wednesday that condemned the anti-Israel Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, calling the movement anti-Semitic. “The German CDU declares with this motion its disapproval and rejection of every form of BDS activity and condemns these activities as anti-Semitic,”...

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The Shin Bet announced Wednesday that it had arrested a cell of four Palestinians, including three minors, who had perpetrated four shooting attacks in the West Bank. The Israeli secret service said that the arrests had been made in conjunction with the Border Police and IDF and that family members had...

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