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Israel: We Caused ‘Significant Harm’ to Syrian Air Defenses

TEL AVIV – Israel caused serious harm to Syria’s air defenses with Saturday’s strikes, the IAF Air Staff Commander Brig. Gen. Tomer Bar said after the IDF responded to the incursion of an Iranian drone in Israeli airspace.

The Associated Press

Report: Israel Aiding Egypt With Covert Air Strikes on Sinai Terror Targets

TEL AVIV – Israeli drones, jets, and helicopters have carried out a covert campaign with more than 100 airstrikes against Islamic State-affiliated terrorists in the Sinai over the past two years, when Egypt proved unable to deal with the jihadist threat inside its borders, the New York Times reported Saturday.

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Report: U.S. Mulls Scrapping UN Definition Of Palestinian ‘Refugee’

TEL AVIV – Amid worsening relations with the Palestinians, the Trump administration is now considering rejecting the UN’s definition of Palestinian “refugees” and cutting off all financial aid to the agency that caters to them, an Israeli TV report said Tuesday.

A Palestinian refugee knocks on the closed gate of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) headquarters with his walking stick. (photo credit:REUTERS)

Warsaw Indicates Refusal to Change Holocaust Bill Despite Talks with Jerusalem

TEL AVIV – Poland on Monday indicated that it may not make amendments to a bill that would make it illegal to blame Poland for any Holocaust-related crimes, despite a discussion between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Polish counterpart, Mateusz Morawiecki, following Israeli outrage.

The Associated Press

Abbas’ Fatah Movement: Pence ‘Defiled’ Western Wall

TEL AVIV – Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah movement on Tuesday accused Vice President Mike Pence of “defiling” the Western Wall by his visit to the holy site earlier that day.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visits the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

Israeli Schools Step up Education on Poland’s Holocaust Role Amid Controversial Polish Bill

TEL AVIV – Poland’s deputy ambassador to Israel received a dressing down at the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem on Sunday over new legislation in his country that would make it illegal to blame Poland for any Holocaust-related crimes while Israeli schools this week will devote two hours to learning more about the role Poland played during World War II.

Kazimierz Piechowski and three other Auschwitz inmates escaped the camp in 1942 by stealing SS uniforms and hijacking the car of camp coordinator Rudolph Hoess

Report: Trump Administration Reexamining Entire Palestinian Aid Budget

TEL AVIV – Amid fraying relations, the Trump administration is investigating an overhaul of the entire Palestinian aid budget, and not just settling itself with cuts to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, an Israeli news broadcaster reported Wednesday.

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Netanyahu to World Leaders: Fix Iran Deal

TEL AVIV — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday urged world leaders to fix the Iran deal and said that Israel would do everything to prevent Tehran from establishing military bases in Syria.

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 21: (ISRAEL OUT) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks on during a joint press conference with Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman and Defence Minister Ehud Barak (not pictured), on November 21, 2012 in Jerusalem, Israel. An official ceasfire started at 9pm local time between Israel and the Palestinian …

French Prime Minister: Anti-Semitism In France Is ‘Ancient Hate’ With ‘New Masks’

TEL AVIV – In the wake of attacks against European Jews following President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Sunday condemned “well-rooted” anti-semitism in his own country, adding that “the ideology of hate” was “alive” and causing French Jews to immigrate to Israel out of fear.

France's Prime Minister Edouard Philippe speaks during a press conference with his Moroccan counterpart Saad-Eddine El Othmani, in Rabat, Morocco, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. Philippe is in Morocco to try to reinvigorate trade with the North African kingdom, as the former French protectorate increasingly positions itself as an economic pillar …