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Who Cares About History? Three news items this week were rooted in efforts to rewrite history at Israel’s expense. On Monday, the Hamas-linked Palestinian Information Center mocked Israelis participating in “so-called ‘Holocaust remembrance’” and called Tel Aviv a “settlement.” In less than 140 Arabic characters, the tweet denied the past of a city...

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Iran

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The United Arab Emirates sentenced a man to ten years in prison for smuggling parts to Iran for use in its nuclear program, the Associated Press reported Thursday. The man, an Iranian citizen identified only by his initials S.M.A.R., was convicted of smuggling an electric motor and other devices. While the UAE’s official press...

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Diplomacy

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All 100 members of the U.S. Senate signed a letter Thursday urging the United Nations to stop unfairly targeting Israel. The senators noted that while the U.S. co-founded the UN “with the intention of saving future generations from war,” today many member states and agencies “are using the U.N.’s privileged platform to...

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Diplomacy

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U.S. President Donald Trump is set to arrive in Israel for a two-day visit on 22 May, official sources in Jerusalem told The Times of Israel on Thursday. A delegation of some 25 U.S. officials landed in Israel on Thursday to start planning what is due to be the president’s first...

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Israel

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Mobileye, the Jerusalem-based global leader in the development of computer vision and machine learning for autonomous driving, has announced an agreement with Nissan Motor to generate crowd-sourced data to create next-generation higher precision maps. The new agreement will use the Jerusalem company’s Road Experience Management (REM) data generation technology to...

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Israel

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A Syrian drone was intercepted by a Patriot missile over the Israeli Golan Heights on Thursday evening, the Israeli military said. “The IDF will not allow any breach of Israel’s airspace and will act against any attempt of infiltration,” the military stated. According to the IDF, the drone was under “full [Israeli Air...

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MidEast

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A top Hamas official warned Wednesday that if Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas continues pressuring the Gaza-based terrorist group to submit to the PA, “it’s going to explode in his face and in all directions,” news agencies reported. Responding to Abbas’ threatened funding cuts to Gaza, including a plan to stop subsidizing the enclave’s electricity...

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Israel

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Israel’s National Cyber Defense Authority on Wednesday revealed that it successfully prevented a major cyber attack on 120 private and public institutions last week. The attack targeted academic institutions, research and development and advanced technological institutions in a range of fields, including medicine. Israel’s defense establishment was not a target....

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The International Committee of the Red Cross’ (ICRC) representative to Israel and the Palestinian Authority affirmed this week that Israel neither practices apartheid nor carries out extrajudicial killings. In an interview with Ynet, Jacques De Maio dismissed the two controversial charges, noting that “in contrast to the security systems in many countries, including Western...

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Israel

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Explosions rocked the area near Damascus International Airport early Thursday morning following the arrival of cargo planes from Iran. “Hours before the blasts, which took place at 3:25 A.M., two Iranian 747 cargo planes, an Iranian Ilyushin il-76 and a Syrian Ilyushin il-76 landed in Damascus, according to the flight...

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