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Lebanese and Syrian media reports claim that Israel’s Air Force carried out an overnight strike on Hezbollah-related targets near Syria’s capital Damascus last night. Syrian and Lebanese media have provided conflicting reports of the incident. The Syrian al-Masdar news service reported that Israeli aircraft first flew through Lebanon before reaching...

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly asked President Donald Trump during their meeting in the White House on Wednesday for the U.S. government to officially recognize Israeli sovereignty in the Golan Heights, which Israel captured from Syria in the 1967 Six-Day War and annexed in 1981. Trump’s approval of Netanyahu’s request would...

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Three Israeli charities—HaNoar HaOved VeHaLomed, Dror Israel, and the Combat Genocide Association—have launched a charity campaign, dubbed Operation Human Warmth, to supply Syrian refugees with warm clothing and supplies. The groups have already collected nearly 100 tons of supplies, including winter coats, boots, warm clothing, sleeping bags, and more, that were...

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The Lebanese terror group Hezbollah has started a crowdfunding campaign in order to finance its activities against Israel, Ynet reported on Thursday. The Iran-backed militia is looking for funds to purchase weapons and other materiel under the slogan “Money for jihad is a must,” which has been hashtagged on social media. The...

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Educators and counselors from Jewish Israeli youth movement Hashomer Hatzair and the Arab Israeli youth movement Ajyal soon will embark on a joint voluntary mission to set up a community center and school for Syrian refugee children on the Greek island of Lesbos. The first delegation of two from each...

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Israel’s Borders Heat Up Towns on Israel’s northern and southern borders came under attack this week. On Monday, three rockets were fired from Gaza into southern Israel, leading the Israel Defense Forces to strike three Hamas targets in in response, including a naval base. It still isn’t clear who fired the rockets...

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Up to 13,000 people were secretly killed over five years in a notorious Syrian prison run by the Iran-backed regime of Bashar al-Assad, Amnesty International revealed in a report on Tuesday. Saydnaya Prison, located some 30 miles north of Damascus, is the site of a “campaign of mass hangings and extermination,” complete with...

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Moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem Could Help Bring About Peace—But Will It Happen? The Jerusalem Embassy Act, which passed with overwhelming bipartisan support in 1995, mandates that the United States must move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which three successive presidents have avoided by signing...

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The Middle East is the birthplace of many things, some positive, others less so. Amongst the region’s primary creations has been the postmodern idea that there is no real objective truth—simply competing “narratives” with equal claim and validity. But every so often the truth makes itself clear in the most...

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Israel on Wednesday decided to grant refugee status to 100 children orphaned during the Syrian civil war, granting them temporary residency with a path to staying in the country permanently, Israel’s Channel 10 reported. The policy, which follows a decision made by Interior Minister Aryeh Deri, will allow the children to become permanent...

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