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Iran

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A poll released this week found that 82% of Americans oppose the administration granting Iran $100 billion in sanctions relief “without the approval of Congress,” The Hill reported yesterday. The poll, released by Secure America Now, found that 82 percent of Americans — including large majorities in both parties —...

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Human Rights

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Iran hanged Behrouz Alkhani, a 30-year-old Kurdish man accused of “enmity against God” and involvement with the outlawed Party of Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK), only weeks after the execution of Kurdish PJAK activist Sirvan Nezhavi on similar charges, Reuters reported yesterday. Alkhani’s sentence was still being appealed at the...

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Iran’s role in inspecting its military facility and suspected nuclear site at Parchin, which was detailed in a recently leaked draft of a side agreement between the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Islamic Republic, departs “significantly from well-established and proven safeguards practices,” according to an analysis (.pdf) by...

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Israel

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Israel has ranked fourth out of 41 countries for the best place to raise a family in a new survey published by the expat networking service, InterNations. Austria, Sweden and Finland were cited as the Top Three locations for children-friendly care, education and recreation. Expats from around the globe took...

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Iran

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A federal appeals court ruled that victims of Iran-backed terror may sue Bank Melli, a commercial bank owned by the Iranian regime, for $17.6 million in damages, the San Francisco Chronicle reported yesterday. Although foreign nations normally can’t be sued in U.S. courts, their immunity does not cover harm caused...

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A recently released propaganda video by Hamas unveils the Islamist terrorist group’s newly rebuilt tunnel infrastructure and showcases its extensive investments in military training and weapons, Ynet reported today. The video shows terrorists brandishing new weapons while practicing combat and ambush techniques against simulated Israeli “targets” at sophisticated training facilities. At one...

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Human Rights

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Steve Maman, a Montreal businessman who has been dubbed the “Jewish Schindler,” has rescued nearly 130 Christian and Yazidi women and girls from sexual slavery at the hands of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Ha’aretz reported today. Steve Maman has rescued 128  girls and women through the organisation...

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Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D – N.Y.), a twenty-two year veteran of Congress, will vote against the nuclear agreement with Iran, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the New York Daily News reported Wednesday. Rep. Carolyn Maloney said Wednesday she will vote to block President Obama’s nuclear deal...

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Iran

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In an interview with Hezbollah’s al-Manar television network, Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad praised Russian support for his beleaguered regime and hailed the recently concluded nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 nations, saying that “The power of Iran is the power of Syria,” Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported today. “We have strong confidence in the...

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Israel

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An Israeli startup changing the way cardiograms (ultrasound exams of the heart) are decoded has won the final round of the Shengjing Global Innovation Awards 2015, a global startup competition held in China. DiACardio, which developed a revolutionary software to decode echocardiograms, triumphed over 21 startups from around the world....

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