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Iowa Gov. Reynolds to lead trade mission to Israel

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Iowa Gov. Reynolds to lead trade mission to Israel

- DES MOINES | Gov. Kim Reynolds has announced a trade and investment mission to Israel later this summer. The governor's office says in a news release that the trip, being coordinated by the Iowa Economic Development Authority, will take place Sept. 6-13. Iowa companies are invited to participate in the mission. The deadline for companies to apply is July 7. Reynolds' office says Iowa exports to Israel exceeded $30

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Israel launches air raid on Syria in return for fire: Army

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Israel launches air raid on Syria in return for fire: Army

- JERUSALEM (AFP) – An Israeli aircraft carried out a strike on Syria after 10 projectiles fired from the war-torn country hit the occupied Golan Heights on Saturday (June 24), an army spokesman said. The Israeli Air Force also targeted two Syrian regime tanks in the northern part of the Golan, the spokesman said, adding the projectiles did not cause any casualties

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Israel launches raid on Syria in return for projectile fire: army

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Israel launches raid on Syria in return for projectile fire: army

- Jerusalem (AFP) - An Israeli aircraft carried out a strike on Syria after 10 projectiles fired from the war-torn country hit the occupied Golan Heights on Saturday, an army spokesman said. The Israeli Air Force also targeted two tanks of the "Syrian regime" in the northern part of the Golan, the spokesman said, adding the projectiles did not cause any casualties

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Israeli Airline Banned From Asking Women To Switch Seats To Accomodate Men

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Israeli Airline Banned From Asking Women To Switch Seats To Accomodate Men

- An Israeli airline has been banned from asking women to switch seats to accommodate the religious views of ultra-Orthodox Jewish men. On Wednesday, a Jerusalem-based judge instructed El Al, Israel’s national airline, to issue new guidelines to its staff in writing within 45 days and provide training for such situations within six months. Flight attendants will no longer be able to ask women to switch seats because another passenger is opposed to sitting next to someone of the opposite gender, The New York Times reports

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Iranians chant 'Death to Israel', burn Islamic State's flag at rallies: TV

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Iranians chant 'Death to Israel', burn Islamic State's flag at rallies: TV

- ANKARA Hundreds of thousands of Iranians chanted "Death to Israel" in nationwide rallies on Friday at which they also burned flag of the Islamic State militant group which claimed responsibility for attacks in Tehran this month, state TV reported. Iranian state media said millions of people turned out for the rallies to mark Al-Quds Day that was declared by Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and which is held on the last Friday of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan

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Hezbollah says future war with Israel could draw fighters from across region

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Hezbollah says future war with Israel could draw fighters from across region

- BEIRUT: Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Friday that a future war waged by Israel against Syria or Lebanon could draw thousands of fighters from countries including Iran, Iraq and Yemen. "The Israeli enemy must know that if an Israeli war is launched on Syria or Lebanon, it is not known that the fighting will remain Lebanese-Israeli, or Syrian-Israeli. This doesn't mean there are states that might intervene directly," he said

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Iran holds annual anti-Israel rallies, displays missiles

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Iran holds annual anti-Israel rallies, displays missiles

- TEHRAN, Iran — Iran staged anti-Israel rallies across the country on Friday, with protesters condemning Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories and chanting "Death to Israel" as the powerful Revolutionary Guard displayed its ballistic missiles, including the type used this week in Syria. Marchers in Tehran headed from various points of the city toward the Friday prayer ceremony at Tehran University campus grounds

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Turkey says Israel paid compensation to families of 2010 flotilla raid victims - media

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Turkey says Israel paid compensation to families of 2010 flotilla raid victims - media

- ANKARA: Israel has paid total compensation of US$20 million (15.71 million pounds) to the families of the victims of an Israeli raid on a Turkish aid flotilla that killed 10 people in 2010, Turkish media quoted Turkey's Finance Minister Naci Agbal as saying on Friday. The payment, which will be divided among the 10 families, comes some nine months after Israel, which had already offered apologies for the raid - one of Ankara's conditions for rapprochement - agreed to pay the families of those killed

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Iranians chant "Death to Israel", burn Islamic State's flag at rallies - TV

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Iranians chant "Death to Israel", burn Islamic State's flag at rallies - TV

- ANKARA: Hundreds of thousands of Iranians chanted "Death to Israel" in nationwide rallies on Friday at which they also burned flag of the Islamic State militant group which claimed responsibility for attacks in Tehran this month, state TV reported. Iranian state media said millions of people turned out for the rallies to mark Al-Quds Day that was declared by Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and which is held on the last Friday of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan

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Israel begins reducing electricity supplies to power-starved Gaza

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Israel begins reducing electricity supplies to power-starved Gaza

- GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories (AFP) - Israel on Monday (June 19) began reducing its electricity supplies to the two million Palestinians in the Gaza Strip already suffering from insufficient flow, electricity authorities on both sides said. The Jewish state "began to reduce by eight megawatts electricity flow" into the Palestinian enclave, a statement from Gaza's energy authority said. The state-run Israeli Electricity Corporation said it had diminished power supplies "in accordance with a government directive"

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Israel goodwill Ramadan measure cut after Palestinian attack

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Israel goodwill Ramadan measure cut after Palestinian attack

- JERUSALEM — Israel revoked on Sunday the permits of 200,000 Palestinians to enter Israel that were approved for the holy month of Ramadan following two near simultaneous Palestinian attacks on police that killed a young female officer near Jerusalem's Old City. Israeli defense body COGAT, posted the announcement on its Arabic language Facebook page. Earlier, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that preparations are underway to destroy the homes of the Palestinian attackers and tighten security at the entrance to the Old City, home to sensitive holy sites sacred to Jews, Muslims and Christians

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Centuries of Jewish wedding traditions on display in Jewish Museum of Maryland exhibit

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Centuries of Jewish wedding traditions on display in Jewish Museum of Maryland exhibit

- What’s striking about Fay and Herman Zeller’s wedding photograph on display at the Jewish Museum of Maryland is what viewers don’t see. The photo, taken on July 15, 1947, is a close-up of the smiling couple. Fay is beaming in a white dress and holding an enormous bouquet, while Herman looks quietly proud. It’s in every way a conventional wedding photo, an image that radiates faith in the future

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Palestinians dismiss IS claim of Israel policewoman killing

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Palestinians dismiss IS claim of Israel policewoman killing

- Jerusalem - Palestinian militant factions on Saturday dismissed a claim by the Islamic State group that it was behind the fatal stabbing of an Israeli policewoman in Jerusalem, saying the assailants came from their ranks. The Israeli security services also raised doubts about the veracity of the IS claim -- its first for an attack in Jerusalem or inside Israel -- which came with the jihadists facing defeat in their Iraq and Syria bastions

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No evidence of Islamic State link to Jerusalem attack - Israeli police

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No evidence of Islamic State link to Jerusalem attack - Israeli police

- JERUSALEM: Israeli authorities said on Saturday they had found no evidence of Islamic State involvement in attacks by three Palestinians that killed an Israeli policewoman, despite the group's claim of responsibility. Palestinian militant factions also denied Islamic State was involved in the attacks in Jerusalem on Friday, in which a second Israeli police officer was wounded. Islamic State's claim of responsibility was reported by the group's Amaq news agency on Friday

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Palestinian militant groups deny ISIS claim of Jerusalem attack

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Palestinian militant groups deny ISIS claim of Jerusalem attack

- ISIS on Saturday claimed responsibility for an attack in Jerusalem for the first time saying it fatally stabbed an Israeli policewoman outside the walled Old City.Three Palestinians attacked officers at Damascus Gate in annexed east Jerusalem late on Friday before being shot dead by security forces, Israeli police said.According to police, two assailants opened fire on a group of officers who returned fire, and a third stabbed the border policewoman a short distance away before being shot

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IS claims fatal stabbing of Israeli policewoman

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IS claims fatal stabbing of Israeli policewoman

- Jerusalem (AFP) - The Islamic State group on Saturday claimed responsibility for the fatal stabbing of an Israeli policewoman outside Jerusalem's Old City, in what would be a first for the jihadists in Israel. Three suspected Palestinian attackers were shot dead by security forces, Israeli police said Friday. In an online statement, IS said jihadist fighters had targeted a "gathering of Jews", warning that "this attack will not be the last"

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Islamic State claims fatal stabbing of Israeli policewoman

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Islamic State claims fatal stabbing of Israeli policewoman

- JERUSALEM: The Islamic State group on Saturday (Jun 17) claimed responsibility for the fatal stabbing of an Israeli policewoman outside Jerusalem's Old City, in what would be a first for the jihadists in Israel. Three suspected Palestinian attackers were shot dead by security forces, Israeli police said Friday. In an online statement, IS said jihadist fighters had targeted a "gathering of Jews", warning that "this attack will not be the last"

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Three Palestinians shot dead after killing Israeli officer

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Three Palestinians shot dead after killing Israeli officer

- JERUSALEM: Israeli security forces shot dead three Palestinians who carried out shooting and stabbing attacks in which an Israeli border policewoman was killed in Jerusalem on Friday, police said. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks, the group's Amaq news agency said. The attacks occurred simultaneously in two areas near the Damascus gate of Jerusalem's walled old city. At one scene, two Palestinians were shot dead after opening fire at and trying to stab a group of Israeli police officers, police said

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  • Iowa Gov. Reynolds to lead trade mission to Israel
    Iowa Gov. Reynolds to lead trade mission to Israel

    , siouxcityjournal.com

    DES MOINES | Gov. Kim Reynolds has announced a trade and investment mission to Israel later this summer. The governor's office says in a news release that the trip, being coordinated by the Iowa Economic Development Authority, will take place Sept. 6-13. Iowa companies are invited to participate in the mission. The deadline for companies to apply is July 7. Reynolds' office says Iowa exports to Israel exceeded $30

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  • 'Israel is becoming a fascist state, US can't save the day'
    'Israel is becoming a fascist state, US can't save the day'

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    Opposition leader and Zionist Union chairman Issac Herzog warned on Saturday that Israel was headed toward fascism and that its fate as a democracy was at stake. "We are going through a process of fascistization of the Israeli politics," Herzog warned while speaking at a cultural event in central Israel. "Whoever is wary of the country's fate and would like to prevent the fascistization has to support the transition into one big and moderate political bloc in order to change this trend," he said

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  • Israel grabs rowing World Cup bronze medal
    Israel grabs rowing World Cup bronze medal

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    Israel’s Paralympic mixed coxed four rowing team registered an impressive achievement by claiming a bronze medal in the World Cup event on Saturday in Poznan, Poland.Shay-Lee Mizrahi, Barak Hazor, Achiya Klein and Simona Goren, rowed for the team, which is coxed by Leah Sass. They completed the 2,000-meter course in 7:30.23 minutes, with Ukraine finishing in first and France in second

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  • Iowa Gov. Reynolds to lead trade mission to Israel
    Iowa Gov. Reynolds to lead trade mission to Israel

    , siouxcityjournal.com

    DES MOINES | Gov. Kim Reynolds has announced a trade and investment mission to Israel later this summer. The governor's office says in a news release that the trip, being coordinated by the Iowa Economic Development Authority, will take place Sept. 6-13. Iowa companies are invited to participate in the mission. The deadline for companies to apply is July 7. Reynolds' office says Iowa exports to Israel exceeded $30

    Categories: Business | 
    Tags: Trade | 
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  • New Bezalel campus to inject ‘capsule of art’ in heart of Jerusalem
    New Bezalel campus to inject ‘capsule of art’ in heart of Jerusalem

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    Nestled in the heart of Jerusalem between the city municipality, an old Russian church and just a stone’s throw from the Old City is a construction site slated to become a new state-of-the-art campus of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design.“To take a school with its history, and its worldwide reputation and to put it in the heart of the city, that will also be open to the community - is to inject a capsule of art,” Prof

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  • Israel begins reducing electricity supplies to power-starved Gaza
    Israel begins reducing electricity supplies to power-starved Gaza

    , straitstimes.com

    GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories (AFP) - Israel on Monday (June 19) began reducing its electricity supplies to the two million Palestinians in the Gaza Strip already suffering from insufficient flow, electricity authorities on both sides said. The Jewish state "began to reduce by eight megawatts electricity flow" into the Palestinian enclave, a statement from Gaza's energy authority said. The state-run Israeli Electricity Corporation said it had diminished power supplies "in accordance with a government directive"

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