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Pompeo, Netanyahu Meet to Discuss Iran

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Portugal on Wednesday to discuss Iran and how to respond to the anti-Iranian protests now taking place in Baghdad, Beirut, and Iran.

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IDF Hit Iranian Targets in Syria

On Wednesday, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) launched dozens of attacks against Iranian targets in Syria. At least 23 were reportedly killed in the pre-dawn attacks.

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Ceasefire Called After Hundreds of Rockets Fired at Israel

On Thursday morning, Egypt brokered a ceasefire agreement between Israel and Islamic Jihad, the Palestinian terror group responsible for firing hundreds of rockets at Israel from Gaza since Tuesday.

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Iran to Expand Nuclear Capabilities in Violation of 2015 Pact

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced this week that Iran will move forward with plans to develop its nuclear program, a move that violates the 2015 nuclear deal.

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Pompeo Praises Baghdadi Raid

In the wake of a U.S. raid in Syria last week that led to the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the main objective was to get “this bad guy … off the face of the planet.”

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Israel Shoots Down Drone from Gaza Strip

Earlier this week, the IDF reportedly shot down a drone along Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip.

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Israeli President Taps Netanyahu to Form New Government

Following indecisive election results, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin announced this week that he will ask current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to form the next government.

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Netanyahu Faces Uphill Battle as Israeli Election Too Close to Call

For the second time this year, Israelis went to the polls to elect a new prime minister, and for the second time, the results are unclear.

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Terrorist Rocket Attack from Gaza Disrupts Netanyahu Rally

During a recent spate of terrorist rocket attacks from Gaza earlier this week, one rocket disrupted a political election rally hosted by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The prime minister was rushed to safety.

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Iron Dome Intercepts Rockets from Gaza During Concert

The Iron Dome defense system intercepted two of three missiles fired from Gaza into Israel Sunday during an outdoor concert in Sderot, causing thousands to rush to bomb shelters.

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Hezbollah Sparks Fires in Northern Israel

Hezbollah incited terror along the Israeli-Lebanese border last week, igniting a series of fires that quickly raged into northern Israel.

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IDF Thwarts Large-Scale Terror Attack

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) thwarted a “large-scale terror attack” from the Gaza Strip last weekend, when it intercepted four Palestinians armed with an extensive arsenal of weapons trying to infiltrate Israel.

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Israeli Soldier Killed in West Bank

A 19-year-old Israeli soldier was found stabbed to death Thursday near a Jewish settlement in the West Bank outside of Jerusalem.

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3 IDF Soldiers Wounded in Hamas Attack

Three Israeli soldiers were wounded Thursday when a Palestinian who had crossed the Gaza border into Israel opened fire.The gunman was shot and killed.

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US Acts Against BDS Movement

In a strong show of support for Israel, the U.S. Congress overwhelmingly passed a resolution to oppose the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement that targets Israel economically.

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US Suspects Iran Seized UAF Oil Tanker

Iran is admitting that it has control of an oil tanker from the United Arab Emirates that went missing three days ago. The Iranians claim that the tanker was towed to shore after having technical problems.

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IDF Shoots Down Gaza Drone

On Monday, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) shot down a drone launched from Gaza that was flying over the Israeli communities of Karmiya and Zikim.

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US Embassy in Jerusalem Celebrates the Fourth

Marking a historic day for both America and Israel, the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem this week celebrated its first Independence Day in its new location.

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Incendiary Balloons Spark 19 Fires in One Day

The Times of Israel reported that 19 brushfires broke out in southern Israel on Wednesday after incendiary balloons were launched over the border from Gaza.

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