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The United States Treasury Department imposed sanctions on “a vast network” of organizations that fund the Basij militia, which recruits child soldiers and supports terror groups across the Middle East, the Washington Free Beacon reported Tuesday. The Basij Resistance Force has ties to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), which...

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Israel

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised that Israel would “act forcefully” to a rocket attack from Gaza that severely damaged a house in Beersheba, The Times of Israel reported Wednesday. A rocket launched from Gaza, which is dominated politically and militarily by the terrorist group Hamas, struck a house in...

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Israel

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“We will maintain peace and we will arrive at our independent state through peace because God is with us, our issue is just, our people sacrificed a lot and you all are supporters of peace,” said Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas last month at the United Nations General Assembly. These...

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Europe

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A Jewish woman was attacked outside a pro-Jeremy Corbyn event in north London on Tuesday night, where she demonstrated against the Labour Party’s handling of its anti-Semitism problem, The Jerusalem Post reported. The victim, identified as pro-Israel activist Sharon Klaff, sustained minor injuries to the head, when she was kicked...

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MidEast

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A large delegation from the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Medical Corps landed in Bucharest, Romania this week to take part in the Seism 2018 (Earthquake 2018) international exercise in cooperation with the European Union. Seism 2018 involves all parties responsible for leadership, coordination and response at the local, regional and...

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Diplomacy

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The meeting between United States Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford and Israeli Chief of the Israeli General Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot shows the “strong military-to-military relationship” enjoyed by the two nations, a readout of the meeting on Monday stated. Dunford “affirmed the U.S. commitment...

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Carly Pildis, identified as a political organizer and advocacy professional, argued that anti-Zionism violates the Jewish right to self-determination and has no place in progressive politics, in an essay published on Sunday in Tablet Magazine. The problem with anti-Zionism is that it “ghettoizes Jews from the rest of the justice...

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Newly-installed Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison called for closer ties with Israel and said that he would consider moving the Australian embassy to Jerusalem at a press conference Tuesday. At the joint press conference held with Foreign Minister Marise Payne, Morrison, who became Prime Minister in August, addressed three aspects of...

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Israel

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A Christian conference which promotes the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, called “Christ at the Checkpoint” (CATC), is hosting Rev. Stephen Sizer, a well-known anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist who blamed Jews for the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, JNS reported on Monday. The event, which is taking place in Oklahoma...

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Israel

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Israeli humanitarian NGO IsraAID is preparing to deploy an emergency response team to northwest Florida, which has suffered brutal devastation from Hurricane Michael since it made landfall on Wednesday. Several people have been killed and thousands evacuated from their homes as the category-four hurricane damaged and destroyed houses, hospitals, roads and water...

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