Antisemitic incidents in Colorado continue to rise as attacks against American Jews reach all-time highs, new report shows

By Sam Tabachnik, Denver Post— Antisemitic incidents in Colorado increased by 56% last year, as attacks against America’s Jewish population reached all-time highs, the Anti-Defamation League found in its 2019 annual report. The 2019 Audit of Antisemitic Incidents found 61 acts against Jews in Colorado, up from a previous peak of 57 incidents in 2017.…

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Why the Israeli Right need not fear Trump’s peace plan

By Ruthie Blum, Israel Hayom— US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s upcoming visit to Jerusalem this week – to “meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Speaker of the Knesset Benny Gantz … to discuss and Israeli efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic regional security issues related to Iran’s malign influence” – is encouraging. Though…

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International Kangaroo Court to Investigate Israel for War Crimes

By Lawrence A. Franklin, Gatestone Institute— The International Criminal Court (ICC) appears ready to begin an investigation of alleged war crimes committed by Israeli soldiers against Arab civilian citizens of Gaza, the West Bank, and East Jerusalem. Fatou Bensouda, the ICC’s Chief Prosecutor, announced on April 30 that she would proceed with the investigation if…

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Abbas: ‘If Israel annexes a single centimeter, all agreements with Israel, US canceled’

By JNS— If Israel annexes “even a single centimeter” of land in Judea and Samaria and the Jordan Valley, the Palestinian Authority will consider itself no longer bound by any of the agreements it has signed with Israel or the United States, said P.A. leader Mahmoud Abbas last week. In an address posted to Palestine…

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Ahead of visit, Pompeo says sovereignty is ‘in the end, an Israeli decision’

By Ariel Kahana, Israel Hayom— It’s been months since Israel had its a high-profile visit. This is not just because of the coronavirus crisis but also because of the year-long political limbo and the three elections we have had. But all this will end on Wednesday when US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will arrive…

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‘My son is a hero’: Hundreds attend funeral for soldier killed in West Bank raid

By Times of Israel Staff— Hundreds of people on Tuesday attended the funeral of Israel Defense Forces soldier Amit Ben-Ygal, who was killed overnight during a raid in the West Bank. The funeral was held at the military cemetery in the central city of Beer Yaakov. “I love you so much. My son is a…

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EU said to Debate Punishing Israel Over Annexation Plans

By Ariel Kahana, Jewish Press— The European Union’s Foreign Affairs Commission is reportedly debating punitive measures against Israel should it push forward with its plans to annex parts of Judea and Samaria and the Jordan Valley in accordance with the Trump administration’s Middle East peace plan. Sources familiar with the initiative told Israel Hayom that…

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Israel Still Suffers Virus of Hate Even as it Saves Arab Lives

By Melanie Philips— While countries around the world struggle to get on top of the Covid-19 crisis, Israel’s achievement so far has been remarkable. Its mortality rate from the virus has been vastly smaller, in proportion to its population, than the rate in countries such as Britain, Sweden or the United States. That’s largely because…

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Israeli disinfectant kills 100% of viruses, bacteria

By Tamar Beeri, Jpost— A state-of-the-art disinfectant developed by the Israel Institute for Biological Research and distributed by Tera Novel is capable of killing 100% of bacteria, viruses, molds and some fungi, including the novel coronavirus. “Our disinfectant works in a very different way from many others,” Tera Novel chairwoman Karen Cohen Khazon told The…

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The HIASization of American Jews

By Daniel Greenfield, Frontpagemag-— Three years ago, the leaders of radical left-wing groups signed a letter in support of Linda Sarsour. The defenders of the anti-Semitic figure who had cheered Farrakhan, terrorists killing Jews, and viewed Jews as subhuman, included leaders of anti-Israel and anti-Jewish groups such as J Street, JVP, T’ruah, If Not Now,…

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Air Force Strikes Forcing Iran Out of Syria, Israeli Officials Say

By Benjamin Kerstein, Algemeiner— Under the pressure of continuing IAF air strikes, Iran is beginning to drawn down its military presence in Syria, unnamed Israeli security officials were quoted as saying on Tuesday. The Israeli news site Walla cited the officials saying, “For the first time since Iran entered Syria, it is reducing its forces…

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Jerusalem, Israel’s most infected city, now also flattening the curve

By Times of Israel— Jerusalem, the Israeli city that has seen the most coronavirus cases, is now also managing to bring its infection rate down, according to Health Ministry statistics released Tuesday. The city has been under a series of lockdowns, with several neighborhoods closed off from others, even as much of the rest of…

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The final days of the Iran nuclear deal

By Caroline Glick, JPost— There is a growing chance that by October, the nuclear deal with Iran, otherwise known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) will be dead. Under the deal with the U.S. China, Russia, Germany, Britain and France, Iran purported to accept limitations on its nuclear program. These limitations included capping…

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