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Europe

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The Dutch government has revealed for the first time that Iran hired criminal hitmen to assassinate two Iranian dissidents in the Netherlands, The Daily Telegraph reported Tuesday. The announcement was part of a coordinated European Union initiative that saw sanctions imposed on Tehran for a widespread campaign of assassination plots...

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Diplomacy

816th EAS Moves Cargo through Syria

The United States has begun withdrawing its troops from Syria, following last month’s announcement by President Donald Trump that the U.S. would leave the country, The Washington Post reported Thursday. Col. Sean Ryan, spokesman for the U.S.-led forces fighting ISIS, stated that U.S. troops have “begun the process of our deliberate withdrawal from...

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Israel

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Hoping to produce more Olympic medalists in the future, the Israel Olympic Committee and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology recently launched the Israeli Olympic Sports Research Center. “The joint establishment of the center will position Israel in an advantageous position over our competitors in world sports with regard to scientific...

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Europe

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A Scottish councillor, who was suspended for her anti-Semitic comments on social media, has been readmitted into the British Labour Party, The Jewish Chronicle reported Wednesday. Mary Bain Lockhart wrote on Facebook in July that a joint editorial by three Jewish newspapers against rising anti-Semitism in the Labour Party was...

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Europe

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Acclaimed author J. K. Rowling, an outspoken critic of rising levels of anti-Semitism in Britain, lashed back on Wednesday against a racist smear of comedian Stephen Fry, Benjamin Kerstein reported for The Algemeiner. The controversy arose when Rowling tweeted her support for Fry, a well-known British-Jewish comedian and actor, after...

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Diplomacy

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United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed in a speech in Cairo on Thursday that the Trump administration will work with allies to “expel every last Iranian boot” from Syria, the Times of Israel reported. “We strongly support Israel’s efforts to stop Tehran from turning Syria into the next...

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MidEast

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Is the effort to combat the BDS movement much ado about nothing? Given the abject failure of the campaign to boycott, divest and sanction Israel to harm the economy of the Jewish state or even to get American universities to endorse their efforts, there are those who consider all the...

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Human Rights

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The family of a United States Navy veteran says that he has been imprisoned on unspecified charges in Iran since July, The New York Times reported Monday. Michael White’s mother, Joanne, said that her son never boarded a flight from Iran on July 27. White had been visiting his girlfriend in Iran....

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Israel

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The annual Consumer Electronics Show, now in its 51st year, has become a mecca for Israeli tech firms. From software for autonomous vehicles to drones delivering pizza to walking and talking robots, if there’s a consumer angle, CES – with 180,000 attendees and 4,500 exhibitors from 150 countries –is an essential...

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Iran

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The United Nations Security Council has been warned that Iranian-backed Houthi rebels have violated a UN-brokered ceasefire more than 200 times in less than two weeks, since it went into effect as part of the Stockholm peace negotiations, The National reported last week. The two warring parties in Yemen’s civil...

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