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Egypt’s Foreign Minister Snubs Jared Kushner in Cairo


CAIRO - Egypt’s foreign ministry on Wednesday snubbed White House adviser Jared Kushner and U.S. officials who arrived with him in Cairo, apparently in protest over the Trump administration’s move to cut and delay aid to Egypt.

Report: Switzerland Halts Funding to Palestinian NGO over Alleged Terror Ties

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The Swiss Foreign Ministry announced that it suspended funds and support for the Ramallah-based Palestinian NGO Human Rights International Humanitarian Law Secretariat because the organization failed to cut ties to terrorism, according to a Sunday report in the Swiss newspaper Sonntags Zeitung.

Mattis in Baghdad: Islamic State Terrorists Are ‘On the Run’


U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday he is confident that U.S.-backed Iraqi forces will finish off the Islamic State militants clinging to strongholds that are shrinking in size and number.

Trump Adviser Kushner in Cairo for Talks on Mideast Peace

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White House adviser Jared Kushner has touched down in Cairo, the latest stop on his Mideast trip to discuss the possibility of resuming the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

Watch: Boston Protesters Tell Israeli Flag Wearing Trump Supporter to ‘Get the F—K Out’


Among the eclectic throng of demonstrators in Boston on Saturday, a supporter of President Trump found himself surrounded by protesters who yelled profanities at him.

Netanyahu to Meet with Putin in Russia

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office says the Israeli leader will travel to Russia on Wednesday to meet with President Vladimir Putin.

Report: Assad’s Forces, Hezbollah Advance Together in Syria

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The Lebanese Army, Hezbollah and the Assad regime’s army opened an offensive on both sides of the Lebanon- Syria border on Saturday to clear ISIS out of a pocket it holds that straddles the frontier.

Iran’s Top Priority to Protect Nuclear Deal from U.S.: Rouhani

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Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday the top foreign policy priority for his new government was to protect the nuclear deal from being torn up by the United States.

Palestinian Terrorist Killed Trying to Stab Israeli Soldier


Border Police officers shot and killed a Palestinian as he tried to stab one of them at a flashpoint West Bank junction on Saturday, police and medics said. One officer was lightly wounded in the incident.

Turkey, Iran Agree to Boost Military Ties

ANKARA, TURKEY - AUGUST 16: President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) shakes hands with General Staff of the Armed Forces of Iran, Mohammad Bagheri (L) ahead of their meeting at Presidential Complex in Ankara, Turkey on August 16, 2017. (Photo by Kayhan Ozer/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Turkey and Iran have agreed to boost military cooperation after talks in Ankara this week between the Iranian armed forces chief of staff and Turkish leaders, President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman said on Thursday.

Iran Opposition Leader Hospitalized After Going on Hunger Strike

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TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi, under house arrest for the past six years, was hospitalized Thursday after going on hunger strike a day earlier to demand a trial date, his family told local media.

Israeli Embassy in Cairo Expected to Reopen


The Israeli Embassy in Cairo is expected to resume routine activities in the near future, after six years of operating only partially, Israeli officials said on Tuesday.

UN Fears for Thousands Trapped on Syria-Jordan Border


AMMAN, Jordan — United Nations agencies have expressed “deep concern” for the safety and security of nearly 50,000 Syrians stranded in the desert near their war-wracked country’s southern border with Jordan.

Netanyahu Welcomes Upcoming Visit by Jared Kushner, Other Trump Envoys

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said he welcomed an upcoming visit by three top US officials to advance President Donald Trump’s Mideast peace initiative.

Iran Says Can Quit Nuclear Deal if U.S. Keeps Adding Sanctions

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who has comfortably won a second term, gestures during a campaign rally in Tehran on May 9, 2017
President Hassan Rouhani warned on Tuesday that Iran could abandon its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers within hours if the United States keeps on imposing new sanctions.

Israeli Holocaust Survivor Who Was World’s Oldest Man Dies at 113

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The world’s oldest living man, Yisrael Kristal, died on Friday one month before his 114th birthday. In 2016 Kristal, born September 15, 1903, had been recognized by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest man.

Nobel Laureates Urge Saudi King to Halt 14 Executions

Amnesty International found that at least once a week between 2011 and 2015, groups of up to 50 people at the Saydnaya prison near Damascus were taken out of their prison cells for arbitrary trials, beaten, then hanged Amnesty International found that at least once a week between 2011 and 2015, groups of up to 50 people at the Saydnaya prison near Damascus were taken out of their prison cells for arbitrary trials, beaten, then hanged (AFP Photo/Yoav LEMMER)
Ten Nobel Peace Prize winners have appealed to Saudi Arabia’s king and crown prince to show mercy and halt the executions of 14 young people sentenced to death for participating in protests in 2012.

WATCH: Palestinian Woman Attempts to Stab Israeli But Misses


A female Palestinian assailant who carried out a stabbing attack in Jerusalem on Saturday had attempted to stab an ultra-Orthodox man before stabbing another person, said to be an Arab East Jerusalem resident, injuring him lightly, according to security footage released by police.

Israeli-Arab Brothers Charged with Supporting Islamic State

Images previously released by the Islamic State from Marawi showed gunmen patrolling the streets, holding checkpoints, and planting their notorious black banner.
Two Israeli-Arab brothers have been arrested and indicted for supporting the Islamic State terror group.

At Least 56 Dead as Smugglers Throw Migrants Into Yemen Sea


At least 56 people have drowned over the past 24 hours, and dozens remain missing, after human traffickers forced 300 African migrants off two Yemen-bound boats and into the sea.

U.S., Israel Increase Cooperation on Missile Defense Systems


TEL AVIV, Israel — Two U.S.-Israeli industrial teams working on jointly funded missile defense programs are ramping up production of three distinct interceptors that collectively defend against an entire spectrum of threats, from short-range rockets to Iran’s most advanced, medium-range ballistic missiles.

Palestinians Fire Gaza Terror Rocket Into Israel

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Warnings sirens blared in southern Israel Tuesday after a rocket from the Gaza Strip was fired into the country, the Israel Defense Forces said.

Two Muslim-Majority African Nations to Dispatch Ambassadors to Israel for First Time


The Algemeiner reports: JNS.org – Senegal and Guinea, two Muslim-majority West African nations, will be sending their first-ever full-time ambassadors to Israel this week. Ambs. Talla Fall of Senegal and Amara Camara of Guinea are scheduled to present their credentials to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Tuesday. The envoys will serve as non-resident ambassadors, with Fall operating out of Senegal’s embassy in Cairo and Camara operating from Paris. In early June, Israel and Senegal announced the full restoration of diplomatic ties on the sidelines of the Economic Community of West African States conference in Liberia. Read more here.

Two Muslim-Majority African Nations to Dispatch Ambassadors to Israel for First Time


The Algemeiner reports: JNS.org – Senegal and Guinea, two Muslim-majority West African nations, will be sending their first-ever full-time ambassadors to Israel this week. Ambs. Talla Fall of Senegal and Amara Camara of Guinea are scheduled to present their credentials to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Tuesday. The envoys will serve as non-resident ambassadors, with Fall operating out of Senegal’s embassy in Cairo and Camara operating from Paris. In early June, Israel and Senegal announced the full restoration of diplomatic ties on the sidelines of the Economic Community of West African States conference in Liberia. Read more here.

Mexican Firm Pays $1.5 Billion for Stake in Israeli Drip Irrigation Pioneer

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The Mexican chemical company Mexichem has agreed to acquire an 80-percent stake in the Israeli drip irrigation pioneer Netafim for about $1.5 billion, the Hebrew-language news website Calcalist reported on Monday.

Terrorist Who Plotted Attack on Israel Soccer Game Killed in Syria

Smoke rises from buildings following a reported air strike on the rebel-held town of Ain Terma, in Syria's eastern Ghouta area, on July 7, 2017
The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Syria has killed a plotter of the thwarted terror attack at last year’s Israel-Albania soccer match in Albania, a US official said Thursday.

Senate Panel Approves Taylor Force Act to Cut Palestinian Authority Funding Over Terrorists’ Salaries


The Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved a bill Thursday to cut US funding to the Palestinian Authority if it does not stop paying salaries to terrorists and their families.

WATCH: Israeli Stabbed Near Tel Aviv in Apparent Terrorist Attack


Israeli police say a Palestinian teen stabbed an Israeli man at a supermarket south of Tel Aviv, leaving him severely wounded and hospitalized.

Jordan Scraps Law Allowing Rapists to Marry Victims and Escape Punishment


Jordan's parliament on Tuesday scrapped a controversial article in the penal code that allowed a rapist to escape punishment if he married his victim.

Report: Iran Helped Fuel Muslim Riots at Temple Mount

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The Islamic Republic of Iran reportedly provided aid to Palestinian protesters demonstrating against new security measures at the Temple Mount last month.

Saudi Arabia: Demand to ‘Internationalize’ Holy Sites A ‘Declaration of War’

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Saudi Arabia's foreign minister called what he said was Qatar's demand for an internationalization of the Muslim hajj pilgrimage a declaration of war against the kingdom, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television said on Sunday, but Qatar said it never made such a call.

Iranian Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Calls on Muslims to Oppose Israel Over Temple Mount

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Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called on Muslims to take the opportunity of the Hajj rituals to take a united stance against “Israeli efforts to control the Aksa Mosque.”

Egypt Sentences Eight to Death over 2013 Police Killings

Amnesty International found that at least once a week between 2011 and 2015, groups of up to 50 people at the Saydnaya prison near Damascus were taken out of their prison cells for arbitrary trials, beaten, then hanged Amnesty International found that at least once a week between 2011 and 2015, groups of up to 50 people at the Saydnaya prison near Damascus were taken out of their prison cells for arbitrary trials, beaten, then hanged (AFP Photo/Yoav LEMMER)
CAIRO — An Egyptian criminal court has preliminarily sentenced eight people to death over charges of murder during an attack on a police station in a Cairo suburb in 2013.

IDF Raids Palestinian Media Offices in West Bank

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IDF soldiers early on Saturday raided the offices of a Palestinian media group in the West Bank city of Ramallah, seizing equipment and documents.

Fearing Violence, Israel Bars Men Under 50 From Friday Temple Mount Prayers


Police barred men under the age of 50 from entering the Temple Mount for Friday prayers, saying they had received information extremists were planning violent protests in Jerusalem and the West Bank.

Palestinian Youth Arrested After Barricading Themselves In Al Aqsa Mosque

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Police arrested several Palestinian youths who barricaded themselves inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque following prayers there late Thursday night, as tensions surrounding the Temple Mount persisted after nearly two weeks of bloody clashes over security measures at the site.

Trump Envoy Jason Greenblatt Heads to Jordan Over Temple Mount Crisis

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WASHINGTON — After dashing to Israel to defuse tensions surrounding the Temple Mount, a top White House envoy jetted to Amman on Monday evening for “additional discussions” regarding an escalating diplomatic imbroglio.

LISTEN — Breitbart’s Aaron Klein Confronts Islamic Leader Over Temple Mount Lies

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JERUSALEM -- In an extensive radio interview, Breitbart’s Jerusalem bureau chief and senior reporter Aaron Klein confronted an Islamic leader here about his false claim that Israel is attempting to limit Muslim worship at the holy site.

Two Dozen Palestinians Wounded in Fresh Clashes Over Temple Mount

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More than two dozen Palestinians were wounded in fresh clashes that broke out on Sunday night in Jerusalem and the West Bank as Palestinians continued to protest against new security measures at the entrance to Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.

One Dead, Another Injured at Israeli Embassy Shooting in Jordan

Jordanian security forces stand guard outside the Israeli embassy in Amman following an 'incident' on July 23, 2017 in which a Jordanian man was killed and an Israeli seriously injured
Three people, including an Israeli man, were wounded by gunfire Sunday in a residential building in the heavily fortified Israeli embassy compound in Jordan's capital, the kingdom's Public Security Directorate said.
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