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Saudi Arabia Bars Foreign Travelers from Haj Over COVID-19

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Saudi Arabia has restricted the annual Haj pilgrimage to its own citizens and residents for the second year running in response...

Iran’s Ex-Parliament Speaker Demands Explanation for Vote Disqualification

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). The former speaker of the Iranian parliament Ali Larijani demanded on Saturday an explanation from an election watchdog on why he...

Student Protesters Turn CUNY Zoom Lecture Into ‘Anti-Israel Hate Fest’

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). A group of activists turned an online lecture at New York’s Hunter College into a pro-Palestinian protest, Fox News reported Thursday,...

Over 850 Harvard Affiliates Denounce Antisemitism, ‘Demonization’ of Israel

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Over 850 students, faculty and other affiliates of Harvard University have signed a statement in support of Israel’s “right to self-defense”...

Israel’s Tech Sector Rose Record $10.5 Billion This Year

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). JNS.org – Israel’s technology sector broke a new funding record this week, reaching a total of $10.5 billion raised since January. According...

Israeli Defense Companies Sign MOU to Develop New Rocket-Propulsion System

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). JNS.org – Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Tomer, a government-owned company producing rocket-propulsion systems, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in...

University of Oregon Student Government Accuses Israel of Genocide, Then Issues ‘Apology’ Standing Against...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). The University of Oregon student government published a controversial statement that charged Israel with “actively committing genocide and engaging with modern...

Israel Asks Egypt Not to Allow Cement, Construction Materials to Enter Gaza Over Fears...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). In a bid to prevent items that could be used for terrorist purposes from entering Gaza, Israel has asked Egypt not...

Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Militant, Two Security Officers in West Bank Clash

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Israeli special forces on Thursday killed an Islamic Jihad militant and two Palestinian security men in an exchange of fire during...

Saudi Coalition Halts Raids on Yemen in Effort to Kickstart Peace Talks

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). i24 News – The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthi terrorists in Yemen said on Thursday it has stopped carrying out attacks...

CPJ calls on Israeli government to provide evidence relating to news outlet bombings

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). His Excellency Benjamin GantzMinister of Defense Lieutenant General Aviv KochaviChief of General Staff, Israel Defense Forces Ministry of Defense37 Kaplan StreetTel Aviv, Israel,...

New in Cinema City’s Theaters: Israeli Company Tadiran’s Advanced Technology Air Purifiers

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). CTech – Cinema City, Israel’s leading cinema chain, joined forces with Tadiran to create a purified and safer than ever experience...

Emirati Involved in Abraham Accords Calls for Palestinians to Be Free From Hamas, Iran

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). JNS.org – An Emirati who helped broker the Abraham Accords between Israel and four Arab countries wrote in an op-ed published by Newsweek on...

Air Raids in Rebel-Held Syria Said to Kill at Least 10

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). At least 10 people were killed in Syrian army artillery attacks and Russian air raids this week in a spike in...

Syria Intercepts Israeli Missile Strike Over Damascus: State Media

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Syrian air defenses on Tuesday intercepted an Israeli missile strike over the capital Damascus, state media reported, while military defectors said...

Why Biden Might not be Able to Extricate the US from its Middle East...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Next September, when the last C-130 cargo aircraft and Chinook transport helicopters take off from the infamous Bagram Air Force Base...

British Mideast Correspondent Apologizes for Suggesting Israeli Policies to Blame for ‘Jew Hatred’ in...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). A British news reporter who covered the May conflict between Israel and Hamas has apologized for suggesting that antisemitism in the...

Israeli forces detain and assault Al-Jazeera journalist, other reporters in Jerusalem

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). On June 5, 2021, Israeli forces detained Al-Jazeera reporter Givara Budeiri in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah while she...

Israeli Foreign Ministry Boycotted EU’s Middle East Envoy During Recent Visit: Report

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). The Israeli Foreign Ministry boycotted the European Union’s envoy to the Middle East during his recent visit to Israel, Israeli news...

US Says Iran Nuclear Talks to Resume Over the Weekend

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Negotiations between Iran and the world powers on how to revive the 2015 nuclear accord will resume over the coming weekend,...

Southern Transitional Council forces raid Yemeni government-affiliated media outlets

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). New York, June 9, 2021 – Yemen’s breakaway Southern Transitional Council must end its raids of Yemeni government-aligned media outlets in...

Don’t Have a Cow: Israel’s Imagindairy Introduces Animal-Free Dairy Products

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). CTech – For those who wish to go dairy-free but hate the taste of black coffee, Imagindairy might just be your...

American Jewish Committee Opens First Office in Arab Country

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). JNS.org – The American Jewish Committee announced that it has opened an office in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United...

Intact 1,000-Year-Old Chicken Egg Unearthed in Central Israel

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). JNS.org – An intact chicken egg dating back to the Islamic period 1,000 years ago was discovered in Yavne, the Israel...