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Diplomacy

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When it comes to combating anti-Israel bias at the United Nations, “there’s a new sheriff in town,” United States Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley proclaimed on Monday at the AIPAC Policy Conference. Haley cited two episodes that demonstrated her commitment to protecting Israel from unfair attacks. First, she recalled...

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Israeli fighter planes began multinational exercises in Greece on Monday alongside jets from multiple other countries, including the United States, United Arab Emirates, and Italy. The Iniohos 2017 exercise, which is being hosted at Greece’s Andravida Air Base, featured a commemorative patch including the flags of all five participating nations. “Multinational...

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When it comes to the dangers that Iran poses to the Middle East, “there is no daylight” between Israel’s government and opposition, Zionist Union chief and opposition leader Isaac Herzog said at the AIPAC Policy Conference on Monday morning. Herzog added that he frequently meets with world leaders to discuss...

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Palestinian Affairs

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A Hamas terrorist who was convicted of planning a suicide bombing that killed nine Israelis was killed in an apparent assassination at his Gaza home on Friday. Mazen Faqha was shot dead by unknown assailants using a gun with a silencer. He had been sentenced to nine life terms by...

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Sunday marked the start of AIPAC’s annual policy conference held in Washington, with a former UK Prime Minister warning of the Iranian threat to the region at the opening session. Tony Blair appeared at the opening session of the conference, whilst U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, Israeli Ambassador to the...

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Diplomacy

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The United Kingdom’s delegation to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) announced Friday that it will vote against all future anti-Israel resolutions if the council persists in its disproportionate focus on the Jewish state. Last week’s UNHRC resolutions concerning Israel were imbalanced and unfair, the British diplomatic team said....

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Terrorism

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As reports of the savage terrorist attack in central London March 22 emerged, it was clear pretty quickly that British authorities were dealing with an incident straight from the Islamist terror manual. The weapons of choice in London were ordinary consumer goods that are easily refashioned for the purposes of...

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Boycott Backers Busted Omar Barghouti, one of the founders of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, was arrested by Israeli authorities on Monday and charged with tax evasion. Barghouti allegedly hid $700,000 in income from tax authorities over a ten-year period, including unreported income from book royalties and global...

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Several members of Egypt’s security forces were killed in the Sinai Peninsula on Thursday in violent clashes with an insurgent group affiliated with the Islamic State. Egypt army spokesman Tamer el-Rifai said that security forces were carrying out a raid on a suspected Sinai Province base, where they uncovered explosives,...

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Prompted by the United Nations Human Rights Council’s decision to create a database of Israeli companies to “blacklist,” a bipartisan bill to oppose boycotts of Israel was introduced in the House of Representatives on Thursday. The Israel Anti-Boycott Act is sponsored by Reps. Juan Vargas (D – Calif.), Peter Roskam (R – Ill.), Lee Zeldin...

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