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Diplomacy

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If Israel were a normal country, having the United States place its embassy in its capital city would not be newsworthy. If Israel were a normal country, that its negotiating partner regularly threatens violence would stir up outrage. If Israel were a normal country, the fact that its enemies hijack...

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Iran

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On the heels of a report this week documenting Iran’s increasingly aggressive hacking attacks around the globe, a cybersecurity expert assessed that the advanced nature of the attacks suggests a “coordinated, probably military, endeavor,” CyberScoop an online industry news site reported Thursday. A report released this week, by FireEye, a cybersecurity firm,...

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Diplomacy

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U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and to relocate the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem has been met with anger, especially in the Arab world. Media outlets, organizations, and individuals have competed with one another in misrepresenting the crux of his announcement made...

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Israel

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Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli security forces in the West Bank and East Jerusalem yesterday after United States President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Wednesday. According to Palestinian sources, more than 100 demonstrators were injured, mostly sustaining light injuries. Protestors threw rocks and projectiles at Israeli soldiers...

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Israel

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The Israel Defense Forces has equipped a new maternity clinic over the border in Syria, as part of its Operation Good Neighbor instituted a year and a half ago to provide medical, infrastructural and civilian aid to Syrian victims of the ongoing civil war. The hospital reportedly was opened in...

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Iran

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Iran’s Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei expressed his anger over the decision to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, threatening that Palestine will be “freed” and claiming that America was starting a “war in the region to protect the security of the Zionist regime.” The Jerusalem Post reported on Wednesday...

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Diplomacy

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Israel has waited 70 years for its “principal ally,” the United States, to do what President Donald Trump did yesterday and recognize Israel’s capital, MK and deputy minister Michael Oren, a former ambassador to the United States, told a conference call hosted by The Israel Project on Wednesday. “In a...

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Iran

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An Argentinian judge on Thursday ordered the arrest of the country’s former president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, accusing her of covering up Iranian involvement in the 1994 bombing at the Buenos Aires Jewish center that killed 85 people and wounded 300, The Times of Israel reported. The former president, who now...

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Israel

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The Israeli Air Force (IAF) declared its squadron of F-35 stealth fighter jets operational yesterday, less than a year after receiving the first aircraft. The F-35’s are known in Israel as the “Adir”. Major General Amikam Norkin, Commander of the IAF said, “The declaration of the squadron’s operational capability is...

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MidEast

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On her many dives across the globe, Israeli marine biologist Shimrit Perkol-Finkel was distressed to see the ecological damage done by concrete ports, breakwaters and piers. “These structures destroy the natural habitats, replacing natural reefs with a desert of concrete. If anything grows on it at all, it’s an invasive,...

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