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Omar Repeats Anti-Semitic Dual Loyalty Smear

Freshman Rep. Max Rose (D-NY) apologized to Jewish constituents at a town hall meeting on Tuesday night for anti-Semitic comments made by fellow Democrat Ilhan Omar (D-MN) that drew bipartisan backlash, Jewish Insider reported. “As a young congressman, I’ve got to tell you I’m sorry,” Rose told the crowd gathered by the Council...

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Europe

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British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt defended on Thursday his country’s decision to ban the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah in its entirety, calling the distinction between the group’s political and military wing an “illusion.” “The British Government will not entertain the illusion that Hizballah can be cleanly divided into political and...

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Diplomacy

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The British government announced Thursday that it will oppose every United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) measure on alleged Israeli violation of Palestinian human rights in the West Bank and Gaza under discriminatory Agenda Item 7. British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said in an op-ed published in the Jewish Chronicle that, “Two years ago, the...

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Israel

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Branches of Israel’s United Hatzalah unique localized volunteer emergency response network already operate in countries including Panama, Ukraine and the United States. Now, the grassroots United Rescue Colombia (URC) in South America, modeled after the Israeli initiative, is becoming an official United Hatzalah (UH) branch. Ambulance response time is too long in...

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Diplomacy

Anti-Israel Riots at Gaza Border

The report by a Commission of Inquiry (COI) appointed by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to investigate Israel’s handling of the violent Hamas-orchestrated riots, beginning March 30 of last year, is marked by “flight from consistency and common sense,” two legal scholars argued in a paper published Monday...

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Two lawmakers – Reps. Lois Frankel (D-Fla.) and Randy Weber (R-Texas) – have introduced a bipartisan bill in Congress to further development in the areas of agriculture, water resources, and energy-storage between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Israel in developing countries, JNS reported Tuesday. “For decades,...

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Europe

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The British Labour Party faced fresh accusations of anti-Semitism on Wednesday amid reports that leader Jeremy Corbyn accused Britain of “conceding to Zionist forces” in allowing the creation of the State of Israel. Corbyn allegedly made the comments in a 2011 pamphlet, written by Labour MPs Sir Gerald Kaufman and...

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Europe

Labour MK Louise Ellman Blasts PA Incitement

A veteran British lawmaker has blasted the Palestinian Authority (PA) in an op-ed published in The Times of Israel on Wednesday for teaching a curriculum in internationally funded, PA-operated schools “which incites hatred, glorifies violence and promotes terror.” Dame Louise Ellman, a Labour MP and vice-chair of the Labour Friends...

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Diplomacy

David's Sling Joint U.S.-Israel

A test of the David’s Sling anti-missile system succeeded in averting simulated threats, The Times of Israel reported Tuesday. The system, which is designed to intercept medium-range missile threats, successfully countered a series of threats, according to Israel’s defense ministry. A statement from the ministry said that David’s Sling successfully...

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Israel

IDF Searches for Terrorist

A Palestinian suspected in Sunday’s fatal terror attack that left two dead and a third person injured was killed in a shootout with Israeli security forces, The Jerusalem Post reported Wednesday. Omar Abu Lila was killed in a firefight following a manhunt after he killed a soldier, Gal Keidan, and a rabbi,...

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