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Jerusalem on High Alert Week Before Passover

The two terror attacks in the past seven days in Mevo Dotan and Jerusalem’s Old City, which claimed the lives of three Israelis in total, naturally put defense forces across the country on high alert ahead of the coming Passover holiday, but doubly so in the capital.

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IDF Warns Enemies Not to Test Israel During Passover

The outgoing head of Military Intelligence issued a stern warning to Israel’s enemies against launching attacks on Israel during the upcoming holiday season, amid increasing tension on the country’s northern and southern borders.

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WATCH: Israel’s Hovi Star Makes it to Eurovision Grand Final

The Times of Israel reports: Israel on Thursday night secured a spot in the Grand Final of the Eurovision song contest for the second consecutive year, thanks to the talents of entrant Hovi Star, singing “Made of Stars.”

An activist waves an Israeli flag outside Israel's embassy in Moscow to voice support for the current Israeli military action in Lebanon, 23 July 2006 in Moscow.

WATCH: UN Ambassadors Wish Israel A Happy Independence Day

The Jerusalem Post reports: Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, released a new video clip in honor of the Jewish state’s 68th birthday featuring dozens of ambassadors congratulating Israel on its Independence Day with the traditional greetings of “Yom Haatzmaut Sameach.”

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Jerusalem Day: Anti-Israel Protest in Sacramento; Fun in L.A.

Approximately a dozen pro-Palestinian protesters held up flags and used drums, megaphones and other loud instruments to protest against the state of Israel outside a celebration of Jerusalem Day in Sacramento’s Raley Field. A similar celebration in Los Angeles proceeded peacefully and without disruption.

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Report: Iran Dumping Millions into Hamas Military Coffers

Iran has sought to take advantage of a discord between the military and political wings of Hamas, with hopes to further expand Tehran’s sphere of influence into the thick of battles between Israel and the Palestinian terrorist group.