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Human Rights

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Iranian officials have banned two siblings from participating in future chess tournaments after the sister failed to cover her hair and the brother played an Israeli opponent at a festival earlier this year. Dorsa Derakhshani, an 18-year-old chess grandmaster, was kicked off Iran’s national team after she failed to wear the Islamic hair covering...

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One state? Two states? What’s a Jew to do? What should a Jew in Israel or abroad do? What should any lover of Israel do? What should anyone who cares deeply about the remarkable achievement of renewed Jewish sovereignty in the Land of Israel and wants to protect it from...

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MidEast

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Lebanese and Syrian media reports claim that Israel’s Air Force carried out an overnight strike on Hezbollah-related targets near Syria’s capital Damascus last night. Syrian and Lebanese media have provided conflicting reports of the incident. The Syrian al-Masdar news service reported that Israeli aircraft first flew through Lebanon before reaching...

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Israel

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Over the past few weeks, two of Israel’s largest non-governmental organizations (NGOs) offered radically different visions for the future of human rights advocacy. On February 9, Haaretz published a lengthy interview with Hagai El-Ad, the executive director of B’Tselem, an organization that documents alleged human rights abuses committed by the...

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Israel

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Sixteen deaf Palestinian children received cochlear implants at a Jerusalem hospital over the past year, giving them a chance to hear for the first time, Ynet reported Saturday. The 16 children, all from the West Bank or the Gaza Strip, were treated at Hadassah Ein Kerem through a program organized by the Peres Center...

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To understand the strong and rising impact of Israeli startups on the U.S. tech scene, consider this month’s Super Bowl LI. Intel and FOX Sports unveiled a 360-degree “Be the Player” replay technology giving viewers an unprecedented, immersive player’s-eye view on the football championship. The groundbreaking technology was first developed...

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Diplomacy

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in his visit to Singapore on Monday that “Israel is pivoting towards Asia in a very clear and purposeful way.” “Next month I’ll go to China, somewhat later this year Prime Minister Modi of India will come to visit Israel,” Netanyahu said at a state dinner hosted by Singaporean...

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Iran

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Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday described Israel as a “cancerous tumor” and called for a “holy intifada” to destroy the Jewish state. Khamenei’s latest threat came in a speech introducing the regime’s sixth conference in support of a Palestinian intifada, or violent uprising against Israel. The conference was held in...

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Israel

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The Israeli military is expecting a sharp increase in the number of female soldiers enlisting to serve in combat units, The Jerusalem Post reported Monday. The spike is expected to be driven by the addition of a recently announced co-ed battalion that will be deployed in the Jordan Valley. The Israel...

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MidEast

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Israel has reportedly warned Hezbollah that it will harshly respond to any attack after reports that the Iran-backed terrorist group has obtained advanced weapons systems. The warning is thought to have been passed to the terrorist group via an unnamed Arab emissary, who spoke to the London-based Lebanese newspaper Al-Hayat on Sunday....

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