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As firefighters sought to control nine new fires in southern Israel, the IDF targeted a squad of terrorists launching incendiary balloons, The Times of Israel reported Thursday. There were no reported injuries as a result of the air strike. “Over the last few months, terrorists have been using balloons as...

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PayPal shut down the account of a German NGO which has links to the terror group the Palestinian Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), Benjamin Weinthal reported Thursday in The Jerusalem Post. The United States-based online payment service closed the account of International Alliance (Internationalistisches Bündnis), an alliance of related organizations. The...

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Diplomacy

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Hezbollah’s leader told Shiite supporters in Beirut that despite Israeli efforts, the Iranian-backed terror group has acquired “highly accurate” rockets, the Associated Press reported Thursday. In a speech to commemorate the important Shiite holiday of Ashoura, Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah said that Hezbollah “now possesses precision missiles and non-precision and weapons...

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Diplomacy

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United States Ambassador to Israel David Friedman reiterated Thursday his country’s demand that the Palestinian Authority (PA) stop handing out financial rewards to Palestinian terrorists and their families, The Times of Israel reported. Friedman made his comments as the PA declared its intention to make monthly payments to the relatives...

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An Israeli startup called Pick a Pier is bringing the Airbnb concept to boat marinas. Another Israeli startup, Loginno, built a smart container-tracking solution to monitor location and cargo conditions. These are two of the seven companies in the first cohort of theDOCK, an Israeli innovation hub and accelerator that has set sail on...

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Criticizing a faculty member who refused to write a letter of recommendation for a student planning on studying in Israel, the University of Michigan released a statement Monday expressing the institution’s opposition to boycotts of Israel. The statement faulted an unnamed faculty member for allowing his “personal political beliefs” to interfere...

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Europe

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British Prime Minister Theresa May has said there were “no excuses for any kind of hatred towards the Jewish people” in her first official comments, after the row about anti-Semitism which has engulfed the Labour Party all summer, The Times of Israel reported. In a passionate speech to more than...

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Diplomacy

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The IDF took the rare step of acknowledging airstrikes in Syria following the downing of a Russian plane, which it attributed to Syrian forces firing “indiscriminately,” The Jerusalem Post reported Tuesday. “Israel expresses its regret over the death of the crew members of the Russian plane that was downed tonight...

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An official in the Gaza Health Ministry on Monday walked back the assertion made by the Islamist terror group Hamas that a 12-year-old boy, who died over the weekend on the Israel-Gaza border, had been shot by IDF troops, The Algemeiner reported. “The boy died of a head injury,” said...

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Israeli rhythmic gymnast star Linoy Ashram, 19, received the silver medal in the individual all-around final of the 36th Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria, last Friday. It was her second silver in the competition, as she won second place in the hoops competition earlier in the week. Ashram also took home...

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