05 May 2021

Israel’s Netanyahu Fails to Form New Government

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has failed to form a new government prior to a deadline, a development that could potentially end his 15-year rule if his opponents are successful in putting together their own alternative coalition. The country’s president is expected to offer Mr. Netanyahu’s rivals a chance to

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04 May 2021

Israel religious festival crush kills 45

On Friday in Israel, an estimated 50,000 to 100,000 people attended a religious celebration at Mount Meron for the Lag B’Omer holiday. The holiday is celebrated through singing, dancing, and lighting fires in homage to Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai at his burial site. At some point during the event, a

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04 May 2021

Suspected Iranian Ransomware Group Targets Israeli Firms

Hackers suspected to have ties to Iran have reportedly targeted multiple Israeli companies with ransomware, representing a new campaign of attacks against the nation. The group calls itself N3tw0rm, or Networm, publishing evidence of different attacks to a dark website where they take responsibility for their hacks. On Sunday, the

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30 Apr 2021

Crush at Israeli religious festival kills 44

An overcrowded religious festival in Israel saw at least 45 people be crushed to death overnight. Tens of thousands of Orthodox Jews thronged to the Galilee tomb of the 2nd-century Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai for Lag B’Omer. The festival includes all-night prayer, mystical songs, and dance. Many of the people

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27 Apr 2021

Israel accused of apartheid by Human Rights Watch

Israel has been accused of committing crimes of apartheid and persecution against Palestinians in a new report released Tuesday by Human Rights Watch, an international human rights organization. The report stated that the term apartheid should be taken as a warning of what might happen if current trajectories in regard

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22 Apr 2021

Syrian air-defence missile lands near Israeli nuclear site

A Syrian anti-aircraft missile has allegedly landed just 20 miles from a secret Israeli nuclear site located in southern Israel. According to the Israeli military, the missile was one of several that were fired towards an Israeli aircraft. Warning sirens allegedly went off at the facility before a large explosion

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14 Apr 2021

Iran Says It Will Enrich Uranium to 60%, in Effort to Strengthen Hand in Nuclear Talks

Iran has announced that it will begin to enrich some of its uranium stock to 60% for the first time in history, a move that is likely designed to strengthen its hand in the developing nuclear talks between Washington and Tehran in Vienna. The announcement also comes just days after

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12 Apr 2021

Iran Blames Israel for Attack on Nuclear Facility, Vows to Retaliate

On Monday, Iran accused Israel of conducting an attack on its main nuclear facility. The attack reportedly destroyed centrifuges that resulted in an electricity blackout. The attack occurred despite talks of resuming negotiations between Washington and Tehran over a deal that would constrain the latter’s ability to produce a nuclear

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08 Apr 2021

Biden Administration to Restore Aid to Palestinians

On Wednesday, the Biden administration declared that it would restore millions of dollars in economic and humanitarian aid to the Palestinians. The move reverses the Trump administration’s decision to cut the funds. The aid will total $235 million in assistance, including funding for the UN Relief and Works Agency, which

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07 Apr 2021

Iranian ‘spy ship’ damaged by explosion in Red Sea

An Iranian ship, called the Saviz, has been damaged by an explosion that occurred while the ship was anchored off of Yemen’s Red Sea coast. The ship is allegedly used by Revolutionary Guards to spy on foreign entities, according to Iran’sforeign ministry. The blast caused no casualties and is still

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