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DOJ: NJ Software Engineer Allegedly Scoped Terror Targets for Hezbollah

A U.S. citizen named Alexei Saab allegedly performed surveillance work at various U.S. landmarks for the foreign terrorist group Hezbollah from 2000 to 2005 and was “ready to attack Americans at popular locations if Iran was attacked by the US,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Samuel Adelsberg said in a federal court on Monday during the opening arguments of Saab’s terrorism trial, the Associated Press (AP) reported on Tuesday.

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Pollak: Why Rhoda Kadalie Supported Israel

Rhoda Kadalie’s support for Israel was among the more controversial stances taken by the late anti-apartheid activist, feminist, and columnist, who died last week at 68 after a battle with lung cancer.

Rhoda Kadalie in Israel 2019 (Courtesy Pollak family)

Palestinians Arrested for Hurling Firebombs from Inside al-Aqsa Mosque

Israel Police arrested seven Palestinians on Wednesday for throwing Molotov cocktails from inside al-Aqsa mosque, ostensibly one of Islam’s holiest sites. The intervention came amid ongoing clashes as Jewish visitors enter the Temple Mount compound for the last time until the end of the Muslim holiday of Ramadan.

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Report: NATO Member Turkey Bombing near Russian Bases in Syria

Turkish forces operating in Syria reportedly shelled two villages on Sunday, coming perilously close to positions held by Russian troops. Turkey is a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), which is currently in a state of highly elevated tensions with Russia over its invasion of Ukraine.

President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers attends to a press conference with President of El Salvador at the Presidential Complex in Ankara, on January 20, 2022. (Photo by Adem ALTAN / AFP) (Photo by ADEM ALTAN/AFP via Getty Images)