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Judea Pearl, the president of the Daniel Pearl Foundation, has terminated his status as a distinguished alumnus of New York University (NYU) over the institution’s decision to give an award to the campus Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) chapter. “In the past five years, SJP has resorted to intimidation tactics that...

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Iran

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U.S. President Donald Trump has vetoed a bill passed by Congress to withdraw support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen that backs the intentionally-recognized Yemeni government against Iranian-sponsored Houthi rebels. “This resolution is an unnecessary, dangerous attempt to weaken my constitutional authorities, endangering the lives of American citizens and brave...

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Israel

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The United States published for the first time on Tuesday a map showing the Golan Heights as Israeli territory, three weeks after the country officially recognized Israeli sovereignty over the strategic plateau. The map shows the 1974 ceasefire line between Israel and the Syrian regime as a permanent border, whereas...

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Israel

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Israeli high-tech companies continue to attract significant investment: $1.55 billion in 128 deals was raised in the first quarter of 2019, according to a new report from Tel Aviv-based IVC Research Center and ZAG-S&W international commercial law firm. That’s 28 percent more capital and 15 percent more deals compared with...

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The newly appointed Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority, Mohammad Shtayyeh, said Tuesday that the United States’ long-anticipated peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians will be “born dead.” “There are no partners in Palestine for Trump. There are no Arab partners for Trump and there are no European partners...

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Europe

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In the aftermath of a devastating fire that left the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris engulfed in flames, Jewish leaders from around the world have expressed solidarity with the people of France. Israeli President Reuven Rivlin led tributes to the historic monument and said the cathedral “is one of the...

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An Iranian woman who removed her obligatory Islamic headscarf in a public protest in 2017 has been sentenced to one year in prison, her lawyer said Sunday. Vida Movahed became a symbol of resistance after authorities arrested her on the first day of nationwide anti-regime protests. Demonstrations had broken out...

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Israel

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On Sunday, April 14, a delegation of 11 Israeli experts landed in Ethiopia to assist local firefighters working to extinguish a complex forest fire in Simien Mountains National Park for the past two weeks. The mountains are near the city of Gondar, home to most of Ethiopia’s remaining Jewish community....

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MidEast

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Freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has come under fire after she said in an interview on Sunday that Congress should consider cutting military and economic aid to Israel. “I think it’s something that can be discussed,” Ocasio-Cortez asserted on Yahoo’s Skullduggery podcast, adding that a shift in policy should “certainly”...

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Diplomacy

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British Armed Forces Chief of the Defense Staff General Sir Nick Carter arrived in Israel on Sunday to promote cooperation between the two countries. General Carter was greeted by an honor guard headed by IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi at the IDF’s Kirya military headquarters in Tel Aviv....

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