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Iran

waad allah video

An Israeli delegation has canceled plans to attend a business conference in Bahrain due to threats of terrorism, organizers of the event said Sunday. The Waad Allah Brigades, an Iranian-backed Shiite militia group operating in the kingdom, had threatened in a video message to launch a drone attack on Israeli representatives....

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Israel

heart

Cardiovascular disease is the world’s leading cause of death. Heart transplants are often the only option available for patients in the worst cases. But the number of heart donors is limited and too many patients die while waiting. What if hospitals could simply print out a new heart? That’s the...

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Iran

iranian soldiers

The United States has formally designated Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force (IRGC-QF) as a foreign terrorist organization, a notice in the U.S. Federal Register confirmed on Monday. In a statement on the website, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said: “I hereby designate the aforementioned organization and its aliases...

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MidEast

abbas 4.14.19

A new Palestinian Authority government was sworn in by PA President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday headed by his long-time ally Mohammad Shtayyeh in the role of prime minister. The Shtayyeh government replaces the “national consensus” government led by Rami Hamdallah, who resigned in January. His resignation came following the failure...

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MidEast

corbyn red

The head of the British Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, has been caught on tape admitting that evidence of Jew-hate in the party has been “mislaid or ignored.” Corbyn has been dogged by criticism about his handling of anti-Semitism claims since taking office in 2015. The Labour leader made the comments...

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Israel

beresheet 2

Following the disappointing crash landing of Beresheet, Israel’s historic unmanned lunar spacecraft, on the night of April 11, SpaceIL Chairman Morris Kahn announced the establishment of Beresheet 2. Kahn, an Israeli philanthropist, donated $42 million of the $100 million cost of the mission. “This is part of my message to...

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MidEast

elan carr

The United States swore in Elan Carr as the new Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating Anti-Semitism on Thursday after the position had been left vacant since January 20, 2017. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo administered the oath of office. The secretary remarked that Carr, a Jewish-American Army veteran and...

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MidEast

abbas

A new public poll released Tuesday found that the overwhelming majority of Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip have no faith in their political leadership and are desperate for elections. Only a small percentage of Palestinians surveyed, about 11%, said that they trust Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud...

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Israel

Omar Barghouti

The United States government denied entry to Palestinian activist and co-founder of the anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement Omar Barghouti on Thursday. He was informed by airline staff at Ben-Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv that he was unable to board his flight because U.S. immigration officials had...

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Israel

beresheet crashes

Wild cheers turned to stunned silence Thursday night as Israel’s Beresheet unmanned spacecraft suddenly lost contact with the control center. Only minutes before, it had sent a spectacular selfie as it neared the surface of the moon. It was a little after 10pm. I was at the Jerusalem Cinemateque watching...

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