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Selling spyware is immoral, but selling weapons isn’t?

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French President Emmanuel Macron scolded Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett following a report that Moroccan intelligence services had used Israeli tech firm NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware to keep tabs on him and other senior...
The Israeli-managed "Mercer Street" oil tanker, struck by what U.S. experts say was an Iranian drone in the Arabian Sea on July 29, 2021. Credit: Johan Victor/MarineTraffic.

Report: Israel to present intelligence linking Iran to oil tanker attack

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Israel will present ambassadors from United Nations Security Council member states on Wednesday with intelligence information linking Iran to the fatal attack last week on an Israeli-managed oil tanker off the coast of Oman, according to...
Unilever company. Credit: Unilever.com.

Maryland joins list of states reviewing contracts with Ben & Jerry’s, Unilever

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Maryland is joining a list of states examining its relationship with the ice-cream maker Ben & Jerry’s, as well as its parent company, Unilever, after the company announced last month that it will no longer sell...
Ebrahim Raisi during Iranian presidential elections, June 14, 2021. Credit: Armin2210 via Wikimedia Commons.

Incoming Iranian president intends to seek removal of US sanctions

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Iranian President-elect Ebrahim Raisi said on Tuesday that he will actively work to remove U.S. sanctions on his country. “We will seek to lift the tyrannical sanctions imposed by America. But we will not tie...
Florida license plate; one will soon feature a boost to Israel, December 2020. Credit: Courtesy.

Florida set to ban Unilever from state contracts if Ben & Jerry’s boycott stands

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The state of Florida notified Unilever, the parent company of Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream, on Tuesday that it has 90 days to cease its “boycott of Israel” or face a ban on contracts and...
Team Israel baseball at the Tokyo Olympics. Source: Team Israel Baseball/Facebook.

Team Israel’s Olympic baseball hopes end after loss to Dominican Republic

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Team Israel baseball’s hopes of an Olympic medal ended on Tuesday after it lost a game in dramatic fashion to the Dominican Republic. It lost 7-6 to the Dominicans after former MLB All-Star José Bautista drove in a walk-off, RBI...
Prisoners in the concentration camp at Sachsenhausen, Germany, in December 1938. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

German court to try 100-year-old former Nazi guard

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A German court set a date to try a 100-year-old former Nazi SS guard who served at a concentration camp outside of Berlin during World War II, a spokeswoman for the Neuruppin state court...
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) speaking on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on the conflict between Israel and Palestinians, May 13, 2021. Source: Screenshot/C-SPAN.

RJC: It won’t delete tweet critical of JDCA not confronting anti-Semitism, despite legal threats

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The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) publicly stated on Monday that it will not comply with a threat from the Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA) of legal action if a tweet it posted last month criticizing...
Gilad Erdan on May 18, 2020. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Erdan urges world leaders to take action on UNRWA staff inciting anti-Semitism online

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Gilad Erdan, Israel’s Ambassador to the United States and the United Nations, is urging the United Nations and world leaders to take action against the U.N. Relief Works Agency (UNWRA) after a watchdog report...
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reviews new nuclear achievements during the country’s National Nuclear Energy Day in Tehran, April 10, 2021. Credit: Iranian Presidency Office.

Rouhani: Israel ‘took Iran’s nuclear secrets and gave them to Trump’

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Outgoing Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in his last speech to his cabinet ministers on Monday night that Israel did seize Iran’s nuclear archive, as former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had revealed in...