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Israeli Mossad agent Yael Man during her operational years. Source: Archive.

Iconic Mossad agent Yael Man dies at 85

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Famed Mossad agent Yael Man, whose contributions to the intelligence agency made her a national Israeli hero, passed away on Sunday at the age of 85. Man served as an undercover agent in Lebanon, gathering...
IAA Director Eli Eskosido, left, presents Israeli astronaut Eytan Stibbe with a coin dating to the era of the Bar Kochba Revolt. Photo by Yoli Schwartz/IAA.

Ancient coin to take to the stars with Israeli astronaut

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When Eytan Stibbe heads off to the International Space Station at the end of the year, becoming only the second Israeli ever to go into space, he’ll take with him a 1,900-year-old coin recently...
ISIS-K fighters in Afghanistan. Source: Screenshot.

Islamism’s brutal face is back on display

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Any notion that the worst days of Islamist terrorism are long behind us was brutally shattered at Kabul Airport on Thursday, as twin bombs ripped indiscriminately through Afghan civilians and U.S. and other foreign...
Broward County Public Schools Department at Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Credit: YES Market Media/Shutterstock.

Florida makes strides in Holocaust education after new standards prioritize source material

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The Florida State Board of Education adopted new civics and Holocaust-education standards for Florida’s public schools in July, which had been pushed by the state’s governor, Ron DeSantis. The new social-studies standards spell out what...
Rashida Tlaib in 2018. Credit: Stephanie Kenner/Shutterstock.

Rashida Tlaib draws backlash over pressure on Israel to release body of slain terrorist

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) is drawing backlash over putting pressure on Israel to release the body of a slain terrorist who attempted to kill Israeli soldiers in June. In a social media post on Sunday,...
The head of Israel's Religious Zionist Party Bezalel Smotrich speaks during a conference in Jerusalem, on Aug. 2, 2021. Photo by Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90.

Gantz-Abbas meeting irks Israeli right and Hamas alike

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Right-wing Israeli officials and Gaza’s Hamas rulers alike expressed outrage on Monday over news that Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz and Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas met in Ramallah on Sunday. Sources in the Prime Minister’s Office...
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz leading a Blue and White party meeting at the Knesset on July 26, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Israeli defense minister meets with Abbas in Ramallah, offers to bolster PA economy

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Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz met with Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on Sunday evening, in the first official high-level talks between Israeli and Palestinian leaders since 2010. Gantz told Abbas that “Israel...
The aftermath of major fire which broke out in the Jerusalem area on Aug. 16, 2021. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.

Israeli Cabinet approves $21 million assistance plan for Jerusalem hills fire damage

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The Israeli Cabinet on Monday approved a 70 million shekel ($21 million) rehabilitation plan to deal with the damage caused by the wildfires that devastated the Jerusalem hills two weeks ago. The lion’s share (60 million shekels,...
Israel Antiquities Authority workers seen working under the Mughrabi bridge leading to the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the Old City of Jerusalem, on Dec. 31, 2012. Photo by Sliman Khader/Flash90.

Western Wall authority begins work on at-risk Mughrabi Bridge

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Renovation work on the Mughrabi Bridge at the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City began on Sunday, according to the Western Wall Heritage Foundation, which is responsible for the site. The temporary construction has...
Ali Shamkhani, the head of Iran's Supreme National Security Council and a leading adviser to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. Credit: Tehran Times.

Iran: US making ‘illegal threats’ over nuclear program

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Iran on Saturday accused the United States of making “illegal threats” against it over its nuclear program. The rebuke followed U.S. President Joe Biden’s meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett at the White House...