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The Taylor Force Act and two other anti-terror measures passed the influential House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday. All three measures will move to the full chamber, where they will be voted on by all members of the House, The Times of Israel reported. The Taylor Force Act is named for the United States...

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Iran

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An Israeli offer to send aid following a deadly earthquake, which is estimated to have killed more than 500 people, on the Iran-Iraq border has been rejected by Iran, The Times of Israel reported Tuesday. The offer was made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as he spoke by videoconference...

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Europe

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A German forum that seeks to promote business deals with Iran, featuring politicians and government bodies, has come under fire by human rights experts for turning a blind eye to the Islamic Republic’s illicit nuclear activities, sponsorship of terrorism, and oppression of the Iranian people. Benjamin Weinthal reported in The...

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The Lebanese Christian Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros al Rai made a historic visit to Saudi Arabia Tuesday, the first by a Christian Patriarch since 1975, according to the Saudi information ministry. Al Rai met Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz at the Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh. The two discussed the importance...

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Israel

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Children with special needs are often sidelined in life, and especially in sports. The Israeli nonprofit Mifalot: Sport for Education, Development and Peace trains football (soccer) coaches in Israel—and in developing countries, too—how this very popular sport can be a tool to enhance social inclusion and other values. Mifalot’s “Game of Life” program...

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Linda Sarsour, a prominent anti-Israel activist, will speak at a panel on anti-Semitism at the end of November at an event co-sponsored by The New School in New York, Tablet Magazine reported Monday. The November 28 event titled “Antisemitism and the Struggle for Justice” is co-sponsored by Jacobin magazine, Jewish Voice...

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In the latest episode of ‘Tipping Point’, The Israel Project’s weekly podcast, Lt.-Col. Jonathan Conricus,  the new head of the international media branch at the IDF spokesperson’s unit, discussed the fragile situation on the Syrian border, the prospects of war with Hezbollah, and the significance of the Hamas-Fatah reconciliation. Addressing...

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After the killing of Dr. Fathi Shiqaqi, the head of Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) in Malta, widely attributed to the Mossad, Israel’s external security service, Israeli intelligence learned that PIJ operatives were not getting paid, neither were families of terrorists who had been killed or jailed. Shiqaqi, apparently, had been...

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MidEast

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A team of 30 teenage robotics enthusiasts in Ra’anana recently unveiled a 3D-printed kit that transforms a standard $500 wheelchair into the equivalent of a $2,500 electronic wheelchair with enhanced maneuverability and powerful braking. The add-on doesn’t interfere with the chair’s folding mechanism and is easily removed so it can...

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Israel

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As concerns grow that the Iranian-backed terror group Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) could strike from the Gaza Strip, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Sunday that his country would hold Hamas, which rules Gaza, “responsible” for any attack that targets Israel. The prime minister’s warning underscored the complete military and...

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