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Wisconsin Is the Latest State to Introduce Anti-BDS Legislation

Monday, October 16, 2017

Last week, two Republican state lawmakers in Wisconsin introduced legislation to prohibit businesses from engaging in boycotts of Israel as a condition of any state contract. In recent years, more than 20 US states have passed legislation condemning BDS or prohibiting their governments from doing business with entities that boycott Israel. Additional states — including Wisconsin — are expected to … Read More

Collecting intelligence – and in ways no female soldier has done before

Monday, October 16, 2017

On a hill overlooking the small community of Yahel in the Arava, a unit of female combat intelligence soldiers are using their newest advanced tactical reconnaissance vehicle to see into the darkness and thwart possible terrorist attacks. “There is no one else collecting intelligence in the area except us,” company commander Capt. Guy Ribenfeld of … Read More

Trump announces he will not recertify Iran nuclear accord

Monday, October 16, 2017

US President Donald Trump announced Friday that he would not recertify the Iranian nuclear deal, while not withdrawing from the pact, and outlined a new, tougher approach toward Tehran. Trump said he was launching a tougher strategy to check Iran’s “fanatical regime” and warned that 2015’s landmark international nuclear deal could be terminated at any … Read More

Treasury Designates the IRGC under Terrorism Authority and Targets IRGC and Military Supporters under Counter-Proliferation Authority

Monday, October 16, 2017

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) pursuant to the global terrorism Executive Order (E.O.) 13224 and consistent with the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act.  OFAC designated the IRGC today for its activities in support of the IRGC-Qods Force … Read More

US announces withdrawal from UNESCO, cites ‘anti-Israel bias’

Thursday, October 12, 2017

The United States announced Thursday that it is withdrawing from the United Nations Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), citing financial considerations, the need for reform and the organization’s “continuing anti-Israel bias.” In a statement, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said that the decision was “not taken lightly and reflects US concerns with mounting arrears at … Read More

Jewish and Christian groups commend Senate passage of Hezbollah financing act

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

“Iran’s emerging stranglehold over a vast swath of the Middle East is a dire threat to the United States and Israel,” said David Brog, a board member of Christians United for Israel. “And a newly enriched, experienced and emboldened Hezbollah is the tip of Iran’s spear. This legislation is an important first step in recognizing and … Read More

TV report: Islamic State chiefs gather near Israel border, set up training camp

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Several senior commanders from Islamic State who recently fled from Iraq and northern Syria are now based in southern Syria, just across the Golan Heights border with Israel, and are training hundreds of new recruits there, an Israeli television report said. Israel’s Channel 2 said the commanders have made their way to an Islamic State-controlled … Read More

Defense minister: In next war, Israel will face fighting in north and south

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman on Tuesday said the next war in Israel will see the Israel Defense Forces facing both a unified Syrian and Lebanese foe and another front in the Gaza Strip. He also declared Tuesday that the Lebanese army has been fully integrated with Hezbollah and now operates under the terror group’s command. … Read More

Robots to the rescue as joint US-Israel team gets $900,000 award

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The BIRD Foundation, a US-Israeli partnership that promotes research and development projects between companies from the two nations, has picked US-based Mantaro Networks Inc. and Beeper Communications Israel to develop unmanned search and rescue technologies that can complement the work of human first responders. The two companies will use the $900,000 award by the foundation … Read More

CUFI Welcomes Senate Passage of Bill Targeting Hezbollah’s Financing

Monday, October 9, 2017

SAN ANTONIO – On Friday, Christians United for Israel (CUFI), the nation’s largest pro-Israel organization, welcomed Senate passage of the Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Amendments Act of 2017. This legislation targets foreign governments that support Hezbollah as well as companies and individuals that aid the terrorist organization’s fundraising or recruitment activities. “Hezbollah is a terrorist … Read More