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Sarcasm is no laughing matter for people with autism and Asperger’s syndrome, who have difficulty interpreting subtle irony and humor. It’s an issue that’s become increasingly important as sarcastic comments abound on social media. A tweet like “The new ‘Fast and Furious’ movie is awesome. #sarcasm” is meant to be...

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The head of the United States National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) said that the Iran-backed terrorist group Hezbollah is “one of the most capable, proficient and professional terrorist organizations in the world,” and that it has the capacity to use its resources “against the United States including here in the homeland,” in...

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Hezbollah’s effective control over Lebanon will undermine President Donald Trump’s efforts to counter all terror threats in the Middle East, an expert on Lebanon argued in an analysis published Wednesday in Tablet Magazine. Tony Badran, a research fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, wrote that Trump’s praise for...

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The European Union’s top court ruled on Wednesday that Hamas is a terrorist organization, rejecting a 2014 decision by a lower court. The ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) against the Gaza-based terror group was unexpected, as Eleanor Sharpston—an advocate general of the court—had argued that the General Court was right...

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Jews who emigrated to the Middle East between the first and second world wars had a secret “plan” to take over what is now Israel, and eventually “will be demanding” the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina, a Muslim imam said in a southern California mosque on Friday. “Between...

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Israel’s prime minister has expressed concern over Iranian attempts to fill the void left by the territorial retreat of ISIS, warning that it could facilitate the expansion of the terrorist group Hezbollah. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the Golan Heights on Tuesday with Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman and Chief of...

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At the start of last year I wrote a column for Quillette about accusations of ‘pinkwashing’ made against the State of Israel and her supporters. This charge holds that (a) Israel uses a progressive record on gay rights as a means of distracting world attention from its treatment of Palestinians and (b) any attempt...

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A single mother in Ashkelon brought her child to the local branch of Krembo Wings, a unique Israeli youth movement run by kids for kids with special needs. But unlike the other parents, she didn’t leave after dropping off her daughter. “I asked her, ‘Why are you still here? Go...

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Nadia Murad, a Yazidi survivor of Islamic State captivity and UN goodwill ambassador, visited the Israeli Knesset on Monday to raise awareness for the plight of her people and explain how it relates to Jewish suffering during the Holocaust. “My visit here today is to ask you to recognize the genocide being...

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In a Friday sermon at the Islamic Center of Davis in California, an imam called on Allah to “liberate the al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Jews” and to “annihilate them down to the very last one.” His sermon was translated by The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). Imam Ammar...

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