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The Shiite terrorist group Hezbollah recently claimed several victories against Sunni jihadists in the Lebanon-Syria border region, with the help of the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF). Since launching its offensive on Friday, the Iranian proxy shared multiple videos documenting its advances, the Long War Journal reported. In one clip, its fighters are seen...

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An Iranian boat came within 150 yards of the USS Thunderbolt in the northern Persian Gulf on Tuesday, prompting the American vessel to fire warning shots near the advancing craft. The Thunderbolt, a patrol boat that had been accompanying the cruiser USS Vella Gulf and two U.S. Coast Guard vessels, fired at the Islamic Revolutionary...

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Israel

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Israel has dismantled the metal detectors outside the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, following more than a week of unrest. Work crews were spotted in the early hours of Tuesday morning removing the metal detectors at one entrance and by dawn they had all been removed, according to Muslim officials. The...

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The metal detectors have come down. Since this was never about metal detectors, it comes as no surprise that tensions have yet to subside. Muslim leaders have instructed worshippers to continue to stay away from the Temple Mount. The Waqf, the Islamic Trust that governs the compound, says it will...

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MidEast

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NeuroDerm, an Israeli clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing next-generation treatments for central nervous system disorders, will be acquired for $1.1 billion in cash by Japanese company Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation. The deal, expected to close in late 2017 pending shareholder approval, reportedly would be the largest-ever acquisition of an Israeli pharmaceuticals...

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The release of Israel’s Amman embassy staff in Jordan and their return to Israel on Monday was made possible by “close cooperation” between Israeli and Jordanian authorities, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. A diplomatic crisis ensued between the countries on Sunday after a Jordanian man stabbed an Israeli security...

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Israel

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed his Georgian counterpart, Giorgi Kvirikashvili, to Jerusalem on Monday, saying their countries are “are kindred souls living in a very difficult part of the world … that show a big future.” While 2017 marked 25 years of diplomatic ties between the two nations, Netanyahu remarked that...

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Omar al-Abed

The family of Omar al-Abed, the knife-wielding Palestinian terrorist who brutally murdered three members of the Salomon family at Shabbat dinner on Friday, will enjoy a generous payment from the Palestinian Authority (PA) for the killing of Jews. As a result of the PA’s program to pay Palestinians who commit...

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A senior Iranian official accused the United States on Saturday of violating the 2015 nuclear deal by sanctioning the Islamic Republic over its illicit ballistic missile program. “Undoubtedly, the U.S. breach of the [nuclear deal] won’t go unanswered,” said Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior adviser to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s state-owned PressTV...

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Diplomacy

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A former Israeli senior national security official said that it’s in the “basic interest” of both Israel and Jordan to resolve a diplomatic crisis stemming from a terrorist attack at the Israeli Embassy compound in Amman on Sunday. Two Jordanians were killed in the attack, including one who stabbed an Israeli security guard with...

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