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The Israeli Air Force on Wednesday received its first Arrow 3 ballistic missile interceptors, the latest in the military’s multi-layered missile defense system, the Defense Ministry said. Arrow 3, which has been under development for years and passed several tests involving launching interceptors into space, will be integrated into the military’s existing rocket...

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The software giant Oracle is opening a startup accelerator program in Tel Aviv to fuel local cloud-enabled Israeli innovation. Run by the Oracle research and development team, the program will provide six months of mentoring from technical and business experts, state-of-the-art technology, a co-working space, and access not only to...

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Iran

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The strike last Friday on a military airport near Damascus was likely the latest salvo in Israel’s attempt to prevent Hezbollah from obtaining highly-accurate Iranian surface-to-surface missiles, Ynet military analyst Ron Ben Yishai wrote Tuesday. The targeted airport is a known drop-off point for missiles delivered from Iran by cargo planes,...

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Terrorism

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At least 32 Jewish Community Centers across the United States were subjected to bomb threats on Wednesday, less than ten days after 16 more JCCs were evacuated after similar threats. JCCs and other Jewish institutions were targeted in the Boston, Miami, Detroit, Cincinnati, Nashville, Minneapolis, and Orlando metro areas, among others. The...

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Diplomacy

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At her confirmation hearing to serve as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Gov. Nikki Haley (R – S.C.) condemned the organization’s “outrageous bias against our close ally Israel.” While Haley acknowledged that “international diplomacy is a new area for me,” she also said that her service as governor gave...

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A Columbia University professor who has campaigned for boycotts of Israel said in a radio interview on Tuesday that supporters of Israel are going to “infest” the United States government after Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration. Rashid Khalidi, a professor of Arab studies at Columbia University, was interviewed on the Chicago...

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Featured

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A group of Israeli restaurateurs have begun a two-week campaign to serve Syrian foods and use the proceeds to help Syrian refugees, Haaretz reported (Hebrew link) Tuesday. During the Kitchen Without Borders program, which started Monday and lasts through the end of January, more than thirty participating restaurants, cafes, and...

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Israeli zookeepers at the Ramat Gan Safari nursed a baby mandrill back to life and his mother was only too pleased to snuggle him in her arms. The latest member of the mandrill group at the Israeli zoo was born on January 9 and found by zookeepers in an overnight...

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The major Palestinian political parties agreed on Tuesday to form a unity government and hold elections after three days of reconciliation meetings in Russia. “We have reached agreement under which, within 48 hours, we will call on [Palestinian Authority President] Mahmoud Abbas to launch consultations on the creation of a...

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Iran

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A commander of Houthi rebels in Yemen admitted that Iran and its proxy group Hezbollah are deeply involved in training his militia, Al Arabiya reported Sunday. Abu Mohammed, who oversaw rocket attacks in Yemen’s al-Nihm district, confessed to Iran’s involvement after surrendering, according to Al Arabiya. It wasn’t clear if he was...

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