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UK Labour Education Spokeswoman Fired for Sharing Anti-Semitic Conspiracy

British opposition Labour Party leader fired his education spokeswoman Thursday after she shared what he called an "antisemitic conspiracy theory."

Letter from Republican lawmakers voices firm support for sovereignty bid

Republican lawmakers released statement of support for Netanyahu's plans to apply Israeli sovereignty to the Jordan Valley, settlements in Judea & Samaria.

Israeli Airstrikes Reported Against Iranian Sites in Syria, Killing 2

Airstrikes were reported Tuesday evening in two areas in Syria, with some reports attributing the deadly strikes to Israel.

Report: TikTok Used to Target Youth with Antisemitic Material, Encourage Holocaust Denial

According to study done by University of Haifa & Israel’s Institute for Counter-Terrorism, the TikTok app is being used to encourage antisemitic material.

Netanyahu: World is Realizing What We Said About Iran Nuclear Threat

The International Atomic Energy Agency has begun to realize that Iran is lying about its nuclear ambitions, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said.

EU Urges US to Join New Israeli-Palestinian Peace Push, Rejects Trump Plan

EU foreign ministers urge US to join a new effort to breathe life into long-stalled peace talks between Israel and Palestinians, but reject Trump peace plan

In first, EU Nixes Grant to Palestinian NGO Refusing to Sign Anti-Terror Clause

EU cancels grant to Palestinian nonprofit for refusing to sign clause obligating it to ensure no terrorist orgs benefit from the funded programs.

UK’s Johnson: Israeli Annexation in West Bank Breaches International Law

If Israel applies its laws in parts of the West Bank, it would violate international law, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday.

Pompeo: The US Will Always Support Israel’s Right to Defend Itself

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at 2020 AJC Global Forum, condemns anti-Semitism and Palestinian Authority incitement.

Gaza Rocket Strikes Field in Israel as Hamas Urges ‘Resistance’ to Annexation

IDF retaliates with strikes in Gaza after projectile strikes open area in Eshkol region, as terror groups threaten to step up clashes along the border

Chants of ‘Dirty Jews!’ Heard at Racial Justice Protests in France

Paris police are investigating after multiple participants were heard shouting “dirty Jews” at a demonstration in Paris focused on Adama Traore.

New Swedish ‘Ambassador to Tel Aviv’ Denied Support for Israel

He courted controversy last month when he announced his new posting by tweeting that he was appointed "ambassador to Tel Aviv," as opposed to Israel.

World Council of Churches wants EU sanctions on Israel if annexation goes ahead

The World Council of Churches is asking European diplomats to punish Israel with sanctions if it annexes West Bank lands.

Germany Condemns Iran’s ‘Spread of Anti-Semitism’ in a Policy Reversal

Germany reversed its position previously labelling Iranian regime's calls to exterminate the Jewish state as only “anti-Israel rhetoric” not antisemitic.

Russia Tests 7 New Weapons Systems in Syria; Claim New Laser Shot Down Israeli Drone

There is no indication that the Russian army shot down an Israeli unmanned aerial vehicle in southwestern Syria during tests of a new laser weapons system.

Netanyahu: Immediate Elections if High Court Rejects Gantz Post

Netanyahu warned the High Court that if it disqualifies Alternative PM Law facilitating the formation of the gov't, elections would be initiated immediately

ICC Prosecutor: Israel War Crimes Probe Can Go On Despite Oslo Accords

In brief filed by Czech Republic supporting Israel, they argued the Oslo Accords give Israel exclusive jurisdiction over criminal issues in West Bank.

Iranian Forces Amass on Israeli Border – Report

Strikes in Syria last week by Israel targeted Iranian forces; According to analysts, Iran is disguising militia as Syrian & massing them on Israel's border

Top US diplomat: Only An Israeli Decision Would Delay Annexation

A top official in Trump’s admin said Monday that US will not hold back Israel’s annexation plans as it is a decision to be made “[only] by Israeli leaders.”

Israel ‘Pull Emergency Brake’ on Further Easing Restrictions as Cases Rise

PM Netanyahu on Monday announced the government was applying the brakes on further easing coronavirus restrictions, amid a spike in number of cases.

PA Advancing UN Resolution Condemning Israeli Sovereignty Bid

PA takes its battle against Israel's plan to apply sovereignty to parts of Judea and Samaria & the Jordan Valley to the UN, seeking official condemnation.

Polish Journalist Denies the Holocaust in New Book; Makes Several Antisemitic Comments

Polish journalist is being called out by anti-semitism watchdog after release of book wherein he denies the Holocaust and makes several antisemitic remarks.

Russia Delivers Advanced MiG-29 Fighters to Assad

The handover to Syria of a squadron plus of Russian “advanced & modernized” MiG-29 fighter jets is confirmed by Moscow at Russia’s Khmeimim air base

BDS Petition Blames Israel for US Police Brutality, Protests

A petition at the University of California suggests Israel is to blamed for teaching methods to US police that were used and resulted in Floyd's death.

Norway Will Withhold Funding to Palestinians Over Textbooks Promoting Hate & Violence

Norway said Thursday it will withhold half of the year’s funding to the PA’s education system until it stops using textbooks that promote hate and violence.

Israel’s Aerospace Industries Completes Successful Tests with Missile System – LORA

IAI completes 2 successful missile launches from the water, striking both of the designated floating targets with Long-Range Artillery Weapon System

Iran Nearly Poisoned all of Israel’s Drinking Water: Miraculously Failed

Unprecedented Iranian cyberattack targeted facilities in Israel’s water infrastructure nearly dumped lethal levels of chemicals into Israeli water system.

Trump Signs The Never Again Education Act Into Law

The law expands the US Holocaust Memorial Museum’s (USHMM) educational mission to include teachers across the country.

Israeli Official Anticipates Cyberwar on the Horizon

An Israeli cyber official warns of coming cyberwar; Unna: Cyber winter is coming and coming faster than even I suspected.

Iran Bans the Use of Israeli Technology in New Law

Iran has passes law officially banning use of Israeli technology; Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has implemented the new law as of Tuesday.

Jordan: World Cannot Stay Silent in Face of Israeli Annexation

Jordan has warned that Israeli annexation, including within the context of President Trump’s peace plan, would harm its 1994 peace treaty with Israel.

The United States Prioritizes Stopping Chinese Involvement in Israeli 5G

The US argues that Chinese companies will use their involvement in building 5G networks for espionage or possibly sabotage of communications infrastructure.

Erdogan Doubles Down on Opposition to Israel’s Coming Annexation

Turkey’s Erdogan claims that he won’t allow anything to happen to Palestinian land; Claims he’s the “only voice” defending the Palestinians today.

Israel Urges Twitter to Boot Iranian Leader After his ‘Eliminate Israel’ Tweets

Israel asked Twitter to immediately suspend the account of Iran’s supreme leader from the social media platform for “anti-Semitic & genocidal” messages.

Sign of Unity – Gantz & Netanyahu Respond to the Hostility of Iran’s Supreme Leader

Benny Gantz & Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu respond to Iranian supreme leader Khamenei’s hostile remarks towards the Jewish State.

Hezbollah’s Nasrallah Calls for the Destruction of Israel During Quds Day Speech

He believes that in order for “Palestine” to be free, resistance to Israel is required; Nasrallah: Israel must be destroyed.

Cyberattack: Anti-Israel message takes over multiple Israeli websites

Hundreds of Israeli websites were the target of a cyberattack on Thursday morning, their homepages being replaced with an anti-Israel video and message.

Following Through on Threats, PA Ends Security Coordination with Israel, CIA

Palestinian Authority says security coordination with Israel, CIA no longer valid, warns Israelis against accidentally entering PA-held territory.

Hungary, Austria Stand Against Rest of EU Blasting Israel

Hungary & Austria, the sole EU states opposing criticism of Israel by High Rep. for Foreign Affairs, warned against having a double standard against Israel.

Pompeo, Netanyahu accuse Iran supreme leader of endorsing Nazi ‘Final Solution’

After Khamenei shares graphic that invokes term, PM warns that ‘any regime that threatens the destruction of Israel faces a similar danger’

Iran Prioritizes Anti-Israel Quds Day Rallies Despite Severe COVID-19 Scenario

Iran approved & encouraged anti-Israel Quds Day rallies despite severe COVID-19 circumstances; Their parliament banned any Iranian cooperation with Israel.

Supposed Israeli Strikes in Eastern Syria Kill Seven Iranian-Backed Militias

Seven casualties are reported in eastern Syria after supposed Israeli airstrikes; Iranian-backed militias were targeted in this attack