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US Democrat lawmaker calls Israel ‘racist,’ denies vaccine to Palestinians

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D) calls Israel a ‘racist country’ while also erroneously claiming Israel denies COVID vaccine to Palestinians, when she knows that according to the Oslo Accords, which was signed in Washington, D.C., health and social welfare are under the jurisdiction of the Palestinian Authority, not Israel.

By TZVI JOFFRE

 

US Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib called Israel a “racist state” and falsely claimed that Israel was denying access to coronavirus vaccines to Palestinians in an interview with the left-wing news program Democracy Now! on Tuesday.

“I mean, I think it’s really important to understand Israel is a racist state and that they would deny Palestinians, like my grandmother, access to a vaccine, that they don’t believe that she’s an equal human being that deserves to live, deserves to be able to be protected by this global pandemic,” said Tlaib in the interview. Continue Reading »

Arab Squatters Move Into Ancient Jewish Archaeological Site

Arab squatters cause irreparable damage as they illegally turn an Iron Age Jewish settlement, on a Samaria archeological site, into their private residence.

By Arutz Sheva Staff

 

Near Hermesh in northern Samaria lies a registered archeological site called ‘Khirbet Parsin’, which preserves the biblical name ‘Peresh’ (descendants of Menashe) and the Talmudic name ‘Kfar Parshai’.

The remains of a large Iron Age settlement were discovered at this site, including a mikveh (ritual bath), burial caves and complex underground systems from the Second Temple period, as well as impressive buildings from the Ottoman period. Sadly, these important finds have joined the list of antiquities sites suffering from damage and destruction. Continue Reading »

Iran places ‘suicide drones’ in Yemen, capable of hitting Israel

In a report published by Newsweek, Iran positioned ‘suicide’ UAVs with an effective range of 2,000 – 2,200 kms in northern Yemen  to hit Saudi Arabia, Gulf states, or Israeli targets, so that from there, it will give the ruling Ayatollahs “plausible deniability,” having been fired from Yemen.

By Arutz Sheva Staff

 

Iran has apparently sent deadly “suicide drones” to Yemen capable of hitting Israeli targets, Newsweek reported.

Imagery seen by Newsweek and confirmed by an expert on Iranian activities showed the existence of Iranian Shahed-136 loitering munitions in the northern Yemeni Houthi-controlled province of Al-Jawf.

Shahed-136 – Screenshot: Newsweek

According to the expert, “The Iranians have delivered to their Houthi proxies in Yemen advanced UAVs.” Continue Reading »

Dozens of Iranian targets destroyed; Dozens of Iranian proxy fighters dead

According to foreign reports, at least 30 people killed, many more wounded and dozens of targets belonging to Iranian forces and Iranian-backed militias were completely destroyed.

By TZVI JOFFRE

 

Alleged Israeli airstrikes targeted dozens of sites in the Deir Ezzor region of eastern Syria and in Albukamal near the Syria-Iraq border on Tuesday night.

The strikes targeted dozens of warehouses and sites belonging to pro-Iranian militias and the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) throughout the area, according to local news source Deir Ezzor 24.

Rampage missile fired from IAF fighter jet. – Photo courtesy: IAI

While Syrian state media and Iranian media have refrained from reporting on casualties, large numbers of ambulances were reported in the area soon after the strike. Continue Reading »

J Street urges Biden to revoke Trump’s Israel policies that achieved peace

Following four years of being ignored, J Street has now reached out to Joe Biden, urging he return to the shelved, failed US doctrine by reversing Trump’s “Abraham Accords” and put a Palestinian independence before peace with more Muslim countries.

By Jeff Dunetz

 

 

J Street is calling on Joe Biden to reverse many of the Trump administration’s moves concerning Israel and the Middle East including taking President Donald Trump’s Mideast peace plan off the table and a stop to making peace without getting the Palestinians involved.

Haaretz has learned that the organization “prepared a set of policy recommendations for the…Biden administration that are based on adopting a fresh approach toward the conflict, going beyond what previous administrations have attempted. Continue Reading »

Silent in closing Khamenei’s Twitter account, but Twitter suspends Trump

Although the leading Iranian dissident urged Twitter to suspend Khamenei’s accounts based on his repeated violations of Twitter rules in Persian, English, Spanish & in Arabic tweets, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey ignores pleas, but supported Democrats’ call to make US President Trump’s account permanently closed.

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL

 

Iranian journalist and dissident Masih Alinejad urged Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Friday to permanently ban all accounts associated with the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

Alinejad, a women’s rights activist and founder of the My Stealthy Freedom/White Wednesday campaign, told The Jerusalem Post in a statement that “a close review of these accounts in multiple languages which include Persian, English, Spanish, and Arabic, shows that Khamenei has repeatedly violated Twitter rules. Continue Reading »

Jewish Orthodox woman picked for Biden’s National Security Council 

Anne Neuberger, the National Security Agency’s director of the U.S. Cyber Command since 2019, is said to be named deputy national security adviser for cybersecurity in Biden’s incoming National Security Council.

By JNS

 

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden is expected to appoint Anne Neuberger, an Orthodox Jewish woman, to serve in a newly created cybersecurity position on the U.S. National Security Council.

The expected pick was first reported by Politico on Wednesday. The Biden transition team and the National Security Agency declined to comment to the outlet about Neuberger’s expected appointment.

Anne Neuberger of Baltimore, an Orthodox Jewish woman, was tapped in 2019 to head the National Security Agency’s new Cybersecurity Directorate.

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Sudan signs on to Abraham Accords, normalized ties with Israel

The signing ceremony in Khartoum makes Sudan the 3rd of four countries to officially normalize diplomatic, economic & cultural ties with the Jewish State, following the UAE, Bahrain and preceding Morocco, which has yet to formally sign the Abraham Accords.

By i24NEWS

 

Sudan officially joined the Abraham Accords on Wednesday, opening the door to normalizing its ties with the Jewish state, the Associated Press reports.

The agreement was signed as US Secretary Treasury Steven Mnuchin was visiting Sudanese capital Khartoum.

YouTube clip is in English

From the Sudanese side, the agreement was signed by Justice Minister Nasreldin Abdelbari, according to a statement from Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok’s office. Continue Reading »

Unknown Arab group hacks Hezbollah’s bank, exposes clients

A Lebanese newspaper says the group known as ‘SpiderZ’ leaked lists of bank customers with details of over 100,000 depositors, 200,000 borrowers and named the banks that cooperate with Hezbollah’s illicit businesses.

By Tal Shahaf

 

A mysterious hacker group said Tuesday that it had executed a successful cyberattack against Lebanese terror group Hezbollah’s financial wing, Al-Qard al-Hassan, which includes a functioning banking system.

According to the Lebanese newspaper The Daily Star, the group known as “SpiderZ”, already leaked passport photos, details on customers and senior executives, as well as security camera footage from inside the bank, all allegedly gathered during the attack. Continue Reading »

Trump White House plans yet another Abraham Accords deal in January

According to sources in Jerusalem and in Washington, Indonesia, Mauritania or Oman could be the next country to enter the Abraham Accords, normalizing open diplomatic, economic & cultural relations with Israel as early as January.

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The US is pushing for another Arab or Muslim state to normalize relations with Israel in the three weeks before US President Donald Trump leaves office, a Trump administration source said on Wednesday.

The Abraham Accords logo …Bridging nations, “toward a future in which people of all faiths and backgrounds live together in peace and prosperity.” Donald J. Trump, POTUS – Photo: US State Department website

“We’re working very hard on making it happen,” said the source, who has been involved in negotiations for the Abraham Accords, as the agreements are called. Continue Reading »

COVID Breakthrough? Israel claims 99.9% of virus killed in 30 seconds

This study conducted at the Tel Aviv University has proven that 99.9% of the COVID-19 virus can be killed cheaply and within 30 seconds by using UV light-emitting diodes (UV-LEDs) at specific frequencies.

By MAAYAN JAFFE-HOFFMAN

 

Ultraviolet radiation is a common method of killing bacteria and viruses. Now, researchers from Tel Aviv University have proven that the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, can be killed efficiently, quickly and cheaply using ultraviolet (UV) light-emitting diodes (UV-LEDs) at specific frequencies.

“We discovered that it is quite simple to kill the coronavirus using LED bulbs that radiate ultraviolet light,” said Prof. Hadas Mamane, head of the Environmental Engineering Program at Tel Aviv University’s School of Mechanical Engineering, who led the study with Prof. Continue Reading »

At least 6 non-Syrians dead in airstrike on Iranian missile factories in Syria

Airstrikes on Iranian militia bases & missile facilities in Syria leave 6 dead so far, all non-Syrian nationals though unclear whether they were Iranian Revolutionary Guardsmen, Lebanese Hezbollah, or Iraqi combatants.
– Fatalities predicted to rise as many more were very seriously injured.

By David Rosenberg

 

At least six Iranian-aligned combatants were killed and more injured in a series of airstrikes on militia bases in Syria overnight, according to a report by an observer group.

The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Friday morning that airstrikes attributed to Israel in northwestern Syria struck missile assembly facilities maintained by pro-Iranian forces. Continue Reading »

New York law student named 2020 “Antisemite of the Year”

Stopantisemitism.org, a nonprofit that tracks antisemitic activity, announced Nerdeen Kiswani, a law student at City University of New York’s (CUNY) Hunter College, as “antisemite of the year.”

By SARAH BEN-NUN

 

 

Nerdeen Kiswani is a law student at City University of New York’s (CUNY) Hunter College. On Tuesday, Stopantisemitism.org, a nonprofit that tracks antisemitic activity, announced her as “antisemite of the year.”

Kiswani previously co-founded and served as president of the Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) chapter, a pro-Palestinian activist group largely active on college campuses.

“Antisemitism is a serious problem that requires serious consequences for those who promote it,” said Liora Rez, Stopantisemitism.org’s Continue Reading »

Palestinian terrorist shot dead while shooting machine-gun in Jerusalem

The 17-year-old Palestinian terrorist from Qabatiya, located in the Palestinian Authority, came armed with an improvised submachine gun and neutralized while shooting at highly trained Border Police officers standing at the entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF

 

A terrorist attack took place in Jerusalem’s Old City on Monday evening, Israel Police reported.

Police reported a shooting incident at the Lion’s Gate in the Old City between an armed terrorist and police officers who were on the scene.

The Palestinian manufactured weapon used to attack police officers in Jerusalem’s Old City, December 21, 2020 – Photo courtesy: ISRAEL POLICE

The suspect, reportedly a 17-year-old Palestinian from Qabatiya in the northern West Bank, was armed with a Carlo-type submachine gun according to police, and shot at a police post before being neutralized by Border Police officers. Continue Reading »

Florida Gov. DeSantis unveils ‘Florida Stands with Israel’ license plate

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis authorized the creation of the “Florida Stands with Israel” license plate on the eve of Rosh Hashanah. The designer suggested that “the license plate would make a great Hanukkah gift…Displaying it could make you feel proud, like the Maccabees.”

By HANNAH BROWN

 

The public design contest for the “Florida Stands with Israel” specialty license plate, sponsored by the Israeli-American Council (IAC), has ended and the winning concept — out of more than 100 submitted — was by artist Daniel Ackerman, a graphic designer from Boca Raton, Florida.

Ackerman’s design, which was unveiled on Tuesday, features an orange blossom and an orange with a blue Star of David in between them against a background of desert sand and sea, above the words, “Florida Stands with Israel.” Continue Reading »