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The Palestinian Authority’s failure “to build itself as a state-like entity” is at the root of ongoing unrest in West Bank territories under its administration, Pinchas Inbari, a longtime Arab affairs correspondent for Israel Radio, wrote in an analysis published Wednesday by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. In recent weeks,...

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Global Affairs

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JNS.org – Still flushed with the success, for the Iranians anyway, of the 2015 nuclear deal reached with the United States and other powers, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif this week embarked on a five-nation tour of Latin America to spread the message that Tehran’s global influence is on the up....

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Israel

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Following offers of aid from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin, an Israeli humanitarian group specializing in disaster response has arrived in Italy to assist relief efforts after this week’s devastating earthquake. The 20-member IsraAID team, which includes trauma specialists and search-and-rescue personnel, was the first foreign humanitarian NGO to help local counterparts with recovery efforts at the earthquake epicenter, Jewish...

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MidEast

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A sixth municipal boycott of Israel has been overturned by a Spanish court this week, The Jerusalem Post reported on Thursday. A judge in the Málaga province, located on Spain’s southern coast, rejected the Vélez-Málaga city council’s decision to boycott Israel and companies that do business with the state. The case was brought...

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MidEast

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The United Kingdom’s Labour Party might be unable to hold its annual conference this year because G4S, the security firm Labour asked to handle the event months after boycotting it over its ties to Israel, has rebuffed the party’s last minute request, The Telegraph reported on Thursday. G4S, a multinational British-Danish firm that secured Labour’s annual conference for over 20 years, was...

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Iran

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A series of encounters between Iranian and American naval vessels in the Persian Gulf this month were marked by Iranian violations of “international law and maritime standards,” the U.S. Navy said on Wednesday. New details have emerged about the incident in the southeastern part of the Persian Gulf near the Straits of Hormuz — a...

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An international team of scientists and astronomers has announced the discovery of a planet with a mass similar to that of Earth, orbiting Proxima Centauri — the closest star neighbor to our solar system. The collaboration of scientists from nine countries, known as the “Pale Red Dot” and led by...

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MidEast

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Both the Palestinian Authority and the terrorist organization Hamas are intimating journalists in order to stifle negative coverage ahead of local and municipal elections, veteran Palestinian affairs correspondent Khaled Abu Toameh reported on Tuesday. Both groups have placed journalists at the top of their “hit-lists” in an effort “to silence critics in the West...

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A leading parliamentarian from Germany’s opposition party said that Hamas’ theft of millions of dollars from a Christian charity operating in the Gaza Strip has eroded the trust necessary for foreign donors to finance aid projects in the Palestinian territory, Benjamin Weinthal reported in The National Interest on Tuesday. “World Vision massively damages...

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Iran

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An Iranian boat in the Persian Gulf sailed too close to a U.S. Navy ship for the second time this week, prompting the American vessel to fire warning shots, a U.S. official told Fox News on Thursday. The Iranian boat came within 200 yards of the USS Squall on Wednesday before the American patrol ship fired three...

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