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Kenneth Marcus Confirmed to Education Department’s Top Civil Rights Post

Friday, June 8, 2018

The Senate on Thursday confirmed Kenneth Marcus, a leading advocate against campus antisemitism, to serve as assistant secretary at the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) in the Department of Education. Legislators approved Marcus with a party-line vote of 50 to 46, concluding a nearly eight-month confirmation process marked by Democratic opposition. He will assume his … Read More

Israeli team rush to Guatemala to help volcano victims

Thursday, June 7, 2018

A delegation composed of experts in treating burns, respiratory diseases and injuries left for Guatemala on Thursday to help the victims of the country’s Fuega volcano. The team was dispatched at the bidding of the Prime Minister’s Office after it received a request for help from the president of Guatemala, Jimmy Morales Cabrera. The horrific … Read More

Israel rushes relief to volcano-struck Guatemala

Monday, June 4, 2018

Israel said Monday it would send emergency aid money to Guatemala after a deadly volcanic eruption left at least 25 people dead and cities covered in ash. The Foreign Ministry said it was sending $10,000 to the country. The money is to go toward buying medicine, food and blankets for those affected. There was no … Read More

Netanyahu vows to respond ‘with great force’ to mortar barrage from Gaza

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Tuesday to respond “with great force” to a barrage of at least 28 mortar shells fired in the morning at communities in southern Israel, one of which landed just outside a kindergarten less than an hour before children were due to arrive. “Israel views the attacks on it and on its communities … Read More

Hamas chief boasts of Tehran’s support, close ties to Hezbollah

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The leader of the Hamas terror group in the Gaza Strip has boasted about the large amounts of cash, equipment and expertise it has received from Iran and said the organization is in touch with the Iranian-backed Hezbollah group in Lebanon “on an almost daily basis.” Speaking to Lebanon’s pro-Hezbollah al-Mayadeen TV channel on Monday, … Read More

Netanyahu: Israel thwarted terror attacks in more than 30 countries

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel has thwarted terror attacks in more than 30 countries, appearing to confirm a minister’s claim on the extent of Israel’s intelligence sharing efforts. “Israel’s security services and our remarkable intelligence services have prevented terrorist attacks in over 30 countries, major terrorist attacks — the downing of aircraft,” he … Read More

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Netanyahu: Iran rocket fire ‘crossed a red line and we reacted accordingly’

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday said Iran had “crossed a red line” with its missile barrage directed at Israel a day earlier, adding that the IDF “reacted accordingly” by striking over 50 Iranian targets in Syria in response. In his first remarks since the widespread overnight strikes, Netanyahu also said he had sent a … Read More

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Palestinians must make peace or shut up, Saudi crown prince said to tell US Jews

Monday, April 30, 2018

At a meeting with Jewish leaders in New York last month, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman castigated the Palestinian leadership for rejecting opportunities for peace with Israel for decades, and said they should either start accepting peace proposals or “shut up.” Citing what it said were multiple sources, Israel’s Channel 10 News on Sunday … Read More

4 in 10 millennials don’t know 6 million Jews were killed in Holocaust, study shows

Saturday, April 14, 2018

NEW YORK — More than one-fifth of millennials in the U.S. — 22 percent — haven’t heard of, or aren’t sure if they’ve heard of, the Holocaust, according to a study published Thursday, on Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day. The study, which was commissioned by The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany and conducted by Schoen Consulting, also … Read More

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Several killed, dozens injured as car drives into crowd in Germany’s Munster

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Several people were killed and dozens were reported injured Saturday when a car plowed into pedestrians in the German city of Munster, local media reports said. The DPA news agency said a car had hit bystanders in the western city. Police confirmed there had been casualties, and said the driver of the vehicle had killed … Read More