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Hezbollah Chief Nasrallah: Iran Might Send Fuel Ships to Beirut Port

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). JNS.org – Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah delivered his first televised speech on Tuesday evening since his cough-filled speech aired on May 25,...

Netanyahu Faces End of Rule in Parliamentary Vote on New Government

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces an end to his long hold on power in Israel on Sunday when the country’s legislature...

Jerusalem Flag March to Take Place June 15 After Netanyahu, Gantz Meeting

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). i24 News – The March of the Flags will take place next week in Jerusalem according to an itinerary that will...

Outgoing Head of Mossad: Qatari Aid to Gaza ‘Got a Little Out of Control’

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Yossi Cohen, the outgoing head of Israel’s foreign intelligence agency the Mossad, said Monday that the use of Qatari money to...

Poll: Nearly Half of Democratic Voters Think US Military Aid to Israel Should Be...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). i24 News – A poll of likely US voters conducted during the final days of the recent conflict between Israel and...

Palestinian Premier: No Proof Jewish Temple Ever Existed on Temple Mount

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). JNS.org – The years of archaeological excavations Israel has conducted on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City have yielded no...

For First Time Ever, Israel Receives Seat on UN Economic and Social Council

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). JNS.org – For the first time ever, Israel was elected on Monday to serve on the United Nations Economic and Social...

Israeli Arab Reporter’s Home, Car Attacked by Gunfire

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). JNS.org – Two masked gunmen shot at the home and car of an Arab affairs reporter for Ynet news overnight on...

IDF Finds No Evidence of Terror Attack in Infiltration at Military Headquarters in Tel...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). An investigation into an incident in which three young Arab men attempted to break into the Kirya — the IDF’s military...

The Israeli Dilemma: How to React to the G7 Corporate Tax Agreement?

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). CTech – The bombshell dropped by the G7 countries this weekend that they had agreed to impose a uniform international corporate...

Former Israel Space Agency Chief Dies of Wounds Sustained During Arab Riots

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). JNS.org – Avi Har-Even, former director-general of the Israel Space Agency, died on Sunday from complications related to injuries he suffered...

Hamas Releases New Shalit Footage, Audio Recording of ‘Captive Israeli Soldier’

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). JNS.org – As part of an interview with a senior Hamas commander aired by Al Jazeera on Sunday, the terror group...

Israel Knew of Imminent Attack Before Yom Kippur War, Did Not Strike for Fear...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Newly released documents reveal that the Israeli government knew that Syria and Egypt were set to attack Israel on Yom Kippur...

Netanyahu Vows to Bring Down Lapid-Bennett Government ‘Very Quickly’

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). i24 News – A belligerent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised on Sunday that he will act swiftly to bring down the...

US Army to Buy Remote-Controlled Weapons From Israel’s Rafael for $150 Million

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). CTech – The US Army chose American company Oshkosh Defense and Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems to provide it with remotely...

Iran Presidential Candidates Trade Barbs in TV Debate

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Candidates in Iran’s presidential election this month traded strong barbs in a debate on Saturday, accusing each other of treason or...

PM-Designate Asks Lebanon’s Government to Pay Dues to Special Tribunal

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Prime Minister-Designate Saad al-Hariri asked the Lebanese government on Saturday to pay its dues to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon and...

UAE, Bahrain Make Pfizer/BioNTech Shot Available to Those Who Got Sinopharm Vaccine

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have made the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine available as a booster shot to those initially immunized...

Iran Wants ‘Action, Not Promises,’ to Revive Nuclear Deal, Khamenei Says

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Friday that Tehran wanted action and not promises from six world powers for...

UAE Becomes First Arab Gulf Country to Open Holocaust Education Exhibit

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). JNS.org – In a continuing cultural relationship with Israel and the United Arab Emirates as part of the Abraham Accords, a...

Knesset to Convene Monday to Announce New Goverment, Speaker Confirms

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). i24 News – Knesset (Israeli parliament) Speaker Yariv Levin said on Friday that he will announce next week that Yesh Atid...

US Says Yemen’s Houthis Bear ‘Major Responsibility’ in Conflict

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). The United States on Friday blamed Iran-aligned Houthis for the failure of a ceasefire to take hold in Yemen on Friday...

Hamas Promises Renewed Clashes With Israel if Qatari Money Not Forthcoming

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). i24 News – Hamas in the Gaza Strip threatened to spark new clashes with Israel if Qatari money does not reach...

Egypt Sends Building Equipment to Begin Gaza Reconstruction

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Egypt has sent a convoy of engineers and building equipment to Gaza after orders from President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to begin...