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An IDF delegation of 50 soldiers from the Home Front Command is departing for Mexico on Wednesday to aid in the earthquake relief efforts, an army spokesperson said. The Times of Israel reported that the IDF personnel will help evaluate the damage in the disaster zone, after a large earthquake...

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Human Rights

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A Palestinian journalist who exposed corruption in the Gaza Strip was prosecuted by Hamas, the terrorist group that governs the enclave, veteran Palestinian affairs correspondent Khaled Abu Toameh reported Monday. In June 2016, Hajer Harb reported that Hamas and the Palestinian Authority extorted Palestinians seeking medical care in Israel, Europe...

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Iran

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A United States admiral said that Iran is smuggling increasingly sophisticated weapons to Yemen’s Houthi rebels threatening Saudi Arabia, The New York Times reported Tuesday. According to Vice Adm. Kevin Donegan, who headed the U.S. Navy’s Fifth Fleet which operates in the Middle East, Iran is arming the Houthis with what the Times described as “an...

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Israel

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A Hezbollah drone was shot down by an Israeli Air Force Patriot missile Tuesday after it entered the demilitarized zone on the Israel-Syria border. The drone, believed to be used for intelligence gathering, was tracked by the IDF after it took off from an airfield in Damascus and flew to...

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Israel

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The Spanish space and satellite engineering firm IberEspacio announced this week that it delivered the skeleton of the spacecraft the Israeli SpaceIL team is producing in its race to win Google’s Lunar $20 million XPRIZE for the first group to land an unmanned spacecraft on the moon without governmental funding. Israel’s SpaceIL was founded...

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Diplomacy

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In his speech before the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, hailed what he called a “revolution” in Israel’s acceptance around the world and warned that despite Iranian threats “the light of Israel will never be extinguished.” “This is happening because so many countries around the...

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Iran

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In an appearance on Fox News Sunday, Gen. H. R. McMaster, the administration’s national security adviser, told host Chris Wallace that Iran “has already violated parts of the agreement,” referring to the 2015 nuclear deal. McMaster called for “rigorous enforcement” of the deal, observing that the deal was not meant...

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Israel

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The Democrats scored an important victory against hatred and intolerance earlier this month when State Senator Daniel Biss announced that he had dropped his running mate, Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa, in his bid for the Democratic nomination for Illinois governor. A week earlier the Evanston Democrat had selected Ramirez-Rosa to run alongside him in the Democratic primary....

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Diplomacy

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Israel and the United States inaugurated a American military facility on Israeli soil on Monday, which will serve dozens of soldiers operating a missile defense system, located inside the Israeli Air Force’s Mashabim Air Base. Brig. Gen. Tzvika Haimovitch, the commander of Israel’s aerial defense, said the installment was “nothing...

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Diplomacy

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi met on Monday night in New York ahead of the UN General Assembly. Netanyahu’s office said the 90 minute meeting included a discussion about a range of regional issues and that al-Sissi expressed his desire to support Israeli-Palestinian regional peace...

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