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Boycott Backers Busted Omar Barghouti, one of the founders of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, was arrested by Israeli authorities on Monday and charged with tax evasion. Barghouti allegedly hid $700,000 in income from tax authorities over a ten-year period, including unreported income from book royalties and global...

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Prompted by the United Nations Human Rights Council’s decision to create a database of Israeli companies to “blacklist,” a bipartisan bill to oppose boycotts of Israel was introduced in the House of Representatives on Thursday. The Israel Anti-Boycott Act is sponsored by Reps. Juan Vargas (D – Calif.), Peter Roskam (R – Ill.), Lee Zeldin...

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A Palestinian terrorist who was convicted of killing two university students in a terrorist attack in Jerusalem accepted a plea deal that will force her to leave the United States, her legal representatives announced Thursday. Rasmea Odeh, who was also found guilty in 2014 of lying on her U.S. immigration form, will...

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Three Israeli-Chinese artificial intelligence technology centers are to be constructed in Israel and China with an initial investment of $10 million, according to an agreement signed March 20 in China by the University of Haifa, the Hangzhou Wahaha Group, and the Institute of Automation at the Chinese Academy of Sciences....

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The first two Israeli students to receive the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford University will be announced next week, following a years-long campaign to let Israelis join the list of eligible nationalities. The Israeli students will participate in the program along with the first Rhodes Scholars from Syria, Jordan,...

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David Friedman, President Donald Trump’s choice to serve as ambassador to Israel, was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday afternoon. During his confirmation hearing, Friedman explained that his skepticism toward the two-state solution was “due to the Palestinians’ refusal to recognize Israel as a Jewish state,” the Jewish Journal reported. “The...

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An Israeli maker of vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication systems raised $30 million in its latest funding round, allowing it to expand its global operations, Globes reported Wednesday. Autotalks has raised $70 million to date, including the latest round. News of the latest investments in the company comes as the United States Department of...

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A dual American-Israeli citizen suspected of being behind a wave of phoned-in bomb threats to Jewish Community Centers (JCC) across North America was arrested on Thursday following an international investigation coordinated by Israel, law enforcement officials said. While few details are currently available about the unnamed 19-year-old suspect or his motives, he...

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In case of a future war with the Islamist terrorist groups Hamas or Hezbollah, Israel would completely evacuate its border communities–up to 250,000 people in either case–to lower the threat level, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. These evacuations, coordinated with local municipalities to keep civilians safe, would be the biggest in...

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The Palestinian terrorist group Hamas sought out advanced mapping software from a Turkish aid organization in order to improve the accuracy of rockets fired at Israel, the Shin Bet intelligence agency announced. While questioning Muhammad Murtaja, who was arrested last month on suspicions that he diverted Turkish aid money to Hamas, the Shin Bet discovered...

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