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Egypt Sets Date for Senate Elections in August

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Egypt will hold inaugural elections for a new second parliamentary chamber on Aug. 11-12, election commissioner Lasheen Ibrahim said...

Iran Threatens Retaliation After What It Calls Possible Cyberattack on Nuclear Site

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Iran will retaliate against any country that carries out cyber attacks on its nuclear sites, the head of civilian defense...

Israeli Defense Contractors Partner With UAE Tech Firm to Fight Coronavirus

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Two Israeli defense contractors will partner with Abu Dhabi-based technology company Group 42 to develop technologies to help fight...

Coronavirus and Sanctions Hit Iran’s Support of Proxies in Iraq

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Iran’s financial and military support for Shi’ite proxy paramilitary groups in Iraq, a linchpin of its regional foreign policy,...

Rival Palestinian Factions Declare Unity: ‘We Have No Enemy Except for Israel’

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). JNS.org – Representatives of rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas on Thursday united against Israel’s plans to extend sovereignty...

Fire Breaks Out at Iranian Nuclear Facility, No Casualties Reported, Officials Say

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). A fire broke out at Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility but there were no casualties and the site was operating...

Palestinians Slash Public Wages in Tax Dispute With Israel Over Annexation

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The Palestinian Authority (PA) said on Thursday it will slash the wages of tens of thousands of its employees...

Cyberattack Confirmed as Cause of Disruption of Israel Philharmonic Online Gala

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The disruption of an Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) virtual gala last weekend was caused by a cyberattack, it was...

CPJ calls on Moroccan authorities to stop harassing Omar Radi

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). New York, July 2, 2020–Moroccan authorities must immediately stop harassing Omar Radi, investigative journalist at the news website Le...

Saudi-Led Coalition Starts Military Operation Against Yemen’s Houthis

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). A Saudi-led coalition has started a military operation against Yemen’s Houthi movement after it stepped up cross-border missile and...

Software Giant Amdocs Layoffs Are Only the First Wave of COVID-19 Storm

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). CTech – Software giant Amdocs is firing around 1,000 employees due to the severe damage to the company’s business in...

Israel, Palestinians Declare New Lockdowns as COVID-19 Numbers Continue to Rise

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). JNS.org – A seven-day lockdown on several neighborhoods in the Israeli cities of Lod and Ashdod went into effect...

Israel Heading to Elections If Annual Budget Isn’t Approved, Says Finance Minister

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). JNS.org – Israeli Finance Minister Israel Katz on Wednesday threatened new elections unless the law is changed to allow...

Fire Breaks Out at Iranian Nuclear Facility, No Damage Reported, Officials Say

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). A fire broke out at Iran‘s Natanz nuclear facility but there were no casualties and the site was operating as...

Israel Security Agency Thwarts Effort to Recruit Spies for Hezbollah

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). JNS.org – Shin Bet, Israel’s domestic security service, announced on Tuesday that it had arrested two women in northern...

Pro-Israel Democrats Slam Far-Left Letter Threatening Aid Cut Over West Bank Annexation

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). A letter signed by a group of far-left US lawmakers calling for a cut of American military aid to...

Blast at Tehran Clinic Kills 19, Says State-Run News Agency

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Nineteen people were killed and six injured on Tuesday in an explosion at a medical clinic in the north...

COVID-19 Committee Chair: Israel Doing More Than PA to Help Palestinians

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). JNS.org – The head of Israel’s parliamentary committee dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic said on Tuesday that Israel is...

Iran Sentences Former Journalist to Death for Fueling Unrest

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Iran has sentenced to death Ruhollah Zam, a journalist-turned-activist captured abroad last year, for allegedly fueling anti-government unrest in...

Israeli Advertisers Are Not Quick to Jump on the Facebook Boycotting Wagon

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). CTech – While companies around the world are freezing their advertising campaigns on Facebook in protest of its hate...

Palestinian Authority TV Honors Terrorists in Program-Filler Clips

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). JNS.org – The Palestinian Authority has launched a new series of filler clips, aired between programs on its official...

Excavations in Jerusalem Dredge Up a Seal Impression From After First Temple

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). JNS.org – A double stamp impression on a bulla and a seal made of used pottery shreds discovered in...

Israeli AI Company Partners With Medical Service to Provide Better Cancer Screening for UK...

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). CTech — Israeli-based medtech company Ibex Medical Analytics Ltd. has teamed up with digital pathology provider LDPath Inc. to...

Iran Appeals Court Confirms Franco-Iranian Academic’s Five-Year Jail Term – Mizan

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Iran’s appeals court has confirmed a five-year prison sentence for Iranian-French academic Fariba Adelkhah on security charges, the Mizan...