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Israel passes Jewish-only 'national self-determination' law despite outcry

The Israeli Knesset has approved the ‘nation-state bill’ that promotes Jewish-only settlements, downgrades Arab language status and limits the right to self-determination to Jews. Arab MPs chided the law as racist. The bill, which has the status of a basic law (approximately the same as a constitutional law in countries with a written constitution), was passed overnight to Thursday with ...

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Blowtorches in the night: Israel briefs US media on Iranian archive heist

Leading US media have reported new details about a Mossad operation to break into an archive of nuclear-related documents in Iran, which the Israeli PM showcased in April as proof of Iran’s evil intentions. The two articles published on Sunday by the New York Times and the Washington Post, both of which contain over 2,000 words, offer new details of ...

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Israel wants to send landing craft to the Moon by year’s end (VIDEO)

Israel aims to be the fourth country in the world to land an unmanned spacecraft on the Moon, the SpaceIL nonprofit organization announced. If the December launch goes well, the Israeli flag may grace the Moon by next February. “We will put the Israeli flag on the Moon,” said Ido Anteby, CEO of SpaceIL, during Tuesday’s press conference in Tel Aviv, ...

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US & Israel want to stop Iran from withdrawing its cash from Germany

Iran wants to withdraw €300 million ($ 350 million) from bank accounts in Germany before US sanctions kick in, German newspaper Bild reports. The United States and Israel are reportedly pressuring Berlin to intervene and stop it. Read more Iranian officials told the German Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) the money is needed “to pass on to Iranian citizens who require ...

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Israel vows ‘harsh response’ if Syrian troops enter demilitarized zone on Golan Heights

Israel will issue a “harsh response” if the Syrian Army enters the buffer zone near the Golan Heights, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said. Tel Aviv bolstered its troops in the region amid Syrian advances against militants. “For our part we will sanctify the 1974 disengagement agreement, and there too we will insist that every last letter be abided by, and ...

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‘You can’t fend off terrorists with pizza trays’: Israel reportedly plans relaxing gun laws

Israel is mulling relaxing gun rules that will allow up to 40,000 more people to get weapons, the local media reports. Gun-lobbying politicians hope the measure will help ordinary citizens to neutralize “terrorists.” The Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan proposed to allow any Israeli citizen who passed rifle training in the IDF to apply for a gun license, Tel-Aviv-based daily ...

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‘You can’t fend off terrorists with pizza trays’: Israel reportedly plans relaxing gun laws

Israel is mulling relaxing gun rules that will allow up to 40,000 more people to get weapons, the local media reports. Gun-lobbying politicians hope the measure will help ordinary citizens to neutralize “terrorists.” The Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan proposed to allow any Israeli citizen who passed rifle training in the IDF to apply for a gun license, Tel-Aviv-based daily ...

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Israel boosts military presence with ‘armor & artillery’ troops in Golan Heights (VIDEO)

Israel has ramped up its military presence in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights region amid recent Syrian Army advances against militants in the Deraa province, citing the need to protect “Israeli sovereignty.” Taking a defensive stance, Israel claimed the additional forces – including “armor and artillery troops” – were deployed solely to “respond” to potential incidents. “The IDF will continue ...

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Birthright Israel ‘blocks’ reporter after article on American Jews leaving tour to support Palestine

A New York-based reporter for the Israeli newspaper Haaretz says a group organizing heritage visits for Jews had blocked her on Twitter, after she wrote about American Jews who walked off a tour to join a pro-Palestinian event. The story, published on Thursday, details the adventure of five American Jews, who’d arrived in Israel as part of the Birthright Israel ...

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Israel pounds targets in Gaza, intercepts Hamas missiles

A vehicle and two Hamas “observation posts” have been targeted and destroyed by Israeli Defense Forces, while the Iron Dome anti-missile system has intercepted at least three rockets fired at Israel from Gaza. A “barrage of projectiles” was launched towards southern Israel after IAF aircraft and IDF tanks shelled the militant organization’s targets inside the enclave. The destroyed targets included ...

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