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Hosting Emirati general, Israel sees airpower cooperation

Emirati and Israeli flags fly upon the arrival of Israeli and U.S. delegates at Abu Dhabi International Airport, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates August 31, 2020. REUTERS/Christopher Pike/File Photo JERUSALEM, Oct 25 (Reuters) – The chief of the United Arab Emirates Air Force visited Israel on Monday on what......

The Secret Excavation of Jerusalem

A new book by journalist Andrew Lawler chronicles an illicit 1909–1911 excavation in Israel’s Holy City. Pictured here: a replica of the Ark of Covenant in front of an early 20th-century map of Jerusalem Photo illustration by Meilan Solly / Photos: Public domain, Ben Schumin via Wikimedia Commons under CC BY-SA......

The U.S. and Israel were early world leaders on vaccinations. Now they are trailing.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here The United States was one of the first countries to begin vaccinating its population, and by summer, was leading most nations in getting shots in arms, with 67 percent of the population receiving at least one shot by......

Israel Accuses 6 Palestinian Rights Groups of Terrorism

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here JERUSALEM — Israel designated six major Palestinian rights watchdogs as terrorist organizations on Friday, a move that critics said would restrict the ability of Palestinian civil society to scrutinize and challenge Israeli government activity in the West Bank......

Anti-Defamation League CEO says he spoke with vice president’s office about Israel interaction

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “Just spoke with @VP office. Glad to hear her confirm she is proud of her record supporting #Israel, and knows claim it is committing ‘ethnic genocide’ is patently false,” CEO Jonathan Greenblatt tweeted Thursday. “Looking fwd to a clearing......

House approves $1 billion for the Iron Dome as Democrats feud over Israel.

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WASHINGTON — The House on Thursday overwhelmingly approved $1 billion in new funding for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system, after a debate that exposed bitter divisions among Democrats over United States policy toward one of its closest allies. The vote was 420 to 9 to help Israel replace missile......

The tangled tale of the Israel consulate, the Dilbert cartoonist and the Matt Gaetz case

Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Novak never said he thought the alleged plan to free the hostage was a crime, according to copies of the text messages that were previously reported and whose authenticity were confirmed to POLITICO by Adams. But on Aug. 31, a......

Military aid for Israel removed from U.S. funding bill, but leadership pledges vote later this week

WASHINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday removed $1 billion in military funding for Israel from legislation to fund the U.S. government after objections from liberals in the House of Representatives, but party leaders pledged to bring the matter up again later this week. Some House Democrats objected......

Israel Captures Last 2 Palestinian Inmates Still Free After Prison Break

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here JERUSALEM — Israel on Sunday captured the last of the six Palestinian inmates who escaped a maximum-security prison nearly two weeks ago, ending an episode that Israelis saw as a humiliation of their security establishment and Palestinians celebrated......

Israel arrests two prisoners who escaped from Gilboa prison -Israeli police

CAIRO, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Israeli police said on Twitter that they arrested two prisoners on Sunday who had escaped from Gilboa prison in the eastern district of Jenin city. “The chase ended successfully in a joint operation of the IDF, the Public Security Service and the Special Police Forces......

Lebanon seeking answers over Halliburton offshore Israel contract

BEIRUT, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Lebanon’s Prime Minister Najib Mikati has asked his foreign minister to seek clarification from the international community after Israel granted U.S. oilfield services group Halliburton (HAL.N) an offshore drilling contract in the Mediterranean. Lebanon and Israel are in dispute over the delineation of their territorial......

Pfizer says Israel data shows third Covid shot restores protection from infection to 95% as it makes case to FDA for boosters

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A man receives his third dose of COVID19 vaccine at Sheba Medical Center on July 14, 2021 in Ramat Gan, Israel. Amir Levy | Getty Images A third dose of Pfizer‘s Covid vaccine six months after a second shot restores......

For a Fractured Israel, a Film Offers Ominous Lessons From Ancient Past

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here JERUSALEM — A gripping political thriller swept across cinema screens in Israel this summer, with the movie prompting impassioned debate and striking a particularly resonant chord with Israel’s precarious new government. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, a right-winger, urged......

Israel strikes Gaza in retaliation for rocket fire, military says

Streaks of light are seen as Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepts a rocket launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel, as seen from Ashkelon, Israel September 11, 2021. REUTERS/Amir Cohen JERUSALEM, Sept 12 (Reuters) – Israel carried out air strikes in the Gaza Strip on Sunday in response to......

Four of six Palestinian prison escapees recaptured – Israel

The other five – Mahmoud Ardah, Mohammed Ardah, Iham Kamamji, Yaqoub Qadri and Munadil Infaat – are members of the militant group Islamic Jihad. Four of them are serving life sentences after being convicted of planning or carrying out attacks that killed Israelis. BBC – For more and to sign......

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