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Attempted stabbing attack in Jerusalem‘s Old City, suspect shot dead

Attempted stabbing attack in Jerusalem‘s Old City, suspect shot dead

An attempted stabbing attack in Jerusalem‘s Old City took place Friday afternoon, the police spokesperson said, adding that police forces are circling the area. According to the police, the stabber approached a group of policemen in the Old City‘s Muslim Quarter and apparently tried to stab one of the officers. Be the first to know – The stabber, a 30-year-old […]

In the spotlight: Political and racial profiling at the border

In the spotlight: Political and racial profiling at the border

Israel’s border security and its detention and interrogation of travelers is under unprecedented scrutiny after a series of high-profile Americans were stopped at the border. The Attorney-General’s Office is now looking into recent cases and has requested details from the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency). This comes in the wake of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) examining […]

Who will be the next IDF chief of staff?

Who will be the next IDF chief of staff?

The process of selecting the next Israel Defense Forces chief of staff, one of the highest-profile positions in the state, is under way – and four generals are vying for the top military role. Current IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot is set to step down in less than six months, after serving close to four years as the […]

UNRWA says schools for Palestinians to open on time despite U.S. cut

UNRWA says schools for Palestinians to open on time despite U.S. cut

GAZA, Aug 16 (Reuters) – Schools teaching half a million Palestinian refugees will reopen across the Middle East as planned later this month, a UN agency said on Thursday, despite . The opening of the schools on Aug. 29 had been in doubt after the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) said it lacked funds to […]

Analysis: The Islamic State‘s push for a new caliphate

Analysis: The Islamic State‘s push for a new caliphate

According to findings by the Lead Inspector General of Operation Inherent Resolve, the United States-led military coalition against the Islamic State, the terror group is much larger than previously thought and still poses a significant threat. Citing Defense Department figures, the report pegs the total number of ISIS fighters in Iraq at up to 17,000, and 14,000 in Syria. A […]

Young couple trying to prove human kindness killed by ISIS

Young couple trying to prove human kindness killed by ISIS

An idealistic young couple, Jay Austin and Lauren Geogehan, both in their late 20s, were among four cyclists killed in Tajikistan in July in an attack ISIS claimed responsibility for, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday. Austin and Geogehan, who quit their hectic office jobs in Washington, DC, were on the trip of their lives, enjoying “more peaceful pedaling through […]

Yazidi leader killed in air strike by Turkey four years after genocide

Yazidi leader killed in air strike by Turkey four years after genocide

On Wednesday, hundreds of Yazidis, members of a religious minority in Iraq, gathered in the village of Kocho to commemorate the 2014 genocide perpetrated by Islamic State. Hundreds of families in the village were systematically separated. The women and children sold as slaves, while the men machine-gunned, and their bodies dumped in mass graves. An hour after the ceremony was […]