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Reuters reported Monday that UN nuclear watchdog International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Yukiya Amano was increasing pressure on Iran to enhance transparency around its atomic program, after a September 7th IAEA report concluded that the Iranians were continuing to stonewall efforts to clarify the so-called “possible military dimensions” (PMDs)...

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The Israelis and Palestinians have agreed to a deal to allow for the reconstruction of Gaza following Operation Protective Edge. Reuters reports: The United Nations, Israel and the Palestinian Authority have reached a deal to allow reconstruction work to begin in the war-torn Gaza Strip with U.N. monitoring of the...

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Although the atrocities committed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have gotten much of the attention in recent weeks, investigators from the United Nations today presented their report documenting that most of the violence against non-combatants in Syria has been perpetrated by the government of Syrian President...

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In Christians Respond to the War on The Jewish State, which appears in the September 2014 issue of The Tower Magazine, Rick Richman profiles Christians United for Israel (CUFI), “The largest pro-Israel organization in the world in terms of membership,” as well as its founder, Pastor John Hagee. Richman documents CUFI’s impressive...

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At least six police officers were killed by a roadside bomb in northern Sinai earlier today, with the finger of blame initially pointed at the al Qaeda-backed group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis. The attack comes as a reminder that Israel is surrounded by Sunni Islamist threats, not just from Gaza and...

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Foamix Pharmaceuticals, an Israeli biotech developing topical foam treatments for a range of dermatological treatments, has announced terms for its IPO. The Rehovot-based company plans to raise $65 million, according to a press release from IPO investment firm Renaissance Capital. Foamix is set to enter Phase III trials for its...

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The United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF), which was established in 1974 to “[m]aintain the ceasefire between Israel and Syria” and … “[s]upervise the areas of separation and limitation, as provided in the May 1974 Agreement on Disengagement,” withdrew its peacekeepers from Syrian territory today because “the situation has deteriorated...

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This past week has not been kind to Turkey’s reputation as a moderate Islamic state, or to hopes that it would serve as a potential ally against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Multiple damaging revelations have come from a variety of sources—both from political leaders and news organizations. New...

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Gaza-based Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh publicly stated that he will refuse to discuss demilitarization as a condition for allowing the reconstruction of Gaza, The Times of Israel reported Saturday: “Israel is attempting to tie the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip with various things, such as the weapons of Hamas or impairing...

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i24 reported today on a survey showing that Israel now ranks as the fourth most-educated nation in the world, trailing only Russia, Canada, and Japan. The survey, based on data collected by the The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), measured the percentage of a country’s population holding a college degree....

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