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  • Israel successfully tests Arrow-3 missile defense system

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel said it successfully tested the Arrow-3 advanced missile defense system against long-range missiles. The Arrow-3 Interceptor “was launched and completed its mission,” Israel’s Ministry of Defense said in a statement issued on Monday. The test, which simulated a fully operational scenario, was conducted early Monday at a test site in central Israel…

  • National Library of Israel brings rare, ancient manuscripts to New York University

    (JTA) — Two dozen rare manuscripts from the collections of the National Library of Israel are on display in New York. The illustrated and illuminated manuscripts in Persian, Arabic, Turkish and Hebrew include a Royal Quran from the personal library of an Ottoman sultan. It is the largest ever display of National Library of Israel…

  • Israel’s Air Force bombs Gaza terror tunnel in response to rocket fire

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s Air Force attacked a terror tunnel in Gaza hours after a rocket was fired from the coastal strip into southern Israel. The rocket fired late Sunday night landed in an open area in the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council, according to the IDF, triggering the Code Red warning system and sending residents…

  • Israeli telecommunications officials arrested in corruption investigation involving Netanyahu

    (JTA) — Israel Police’s corruption unit and the Israel Securities Authority have opened an investigation into the Israel telecommunications company Bezeq, part of an ongoing corruption investigation involving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Several suspects reportedly were arrested on Sunday as part of the investigation, called Case 4000, in part looking into whether Netanyahu had a…

  • Netanyahu warns Iran: ‘Do not test Israel’s resolve’

    (JTA) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatened to attack Iran in response to terror attacks on Israel’s soil. “Israel will not allow Iran’s regime to put a noose of terror around our neck. We will act without hesitation to defend ourselves. And we will act, if necessary, not just against Iran’s proxies that are attacking…

  • Far-right extremists march through Bulgarian capital

    (JTA) — Hundreds of far-right extremists marched through the center of Sofia to honor a Bulgarian general who led a pro-Nazi organization in the 1930s and 1940s. The Lukov March, which celebrates the Bulgarian alliance with Nazi Germany, took place on Saturday despite a municipal ban which was overturned by a court. The rally honoring the…

  • ‘Jewish perpetrators’ comment is call for ‘open discussion’ of Holocaust crimes, Polish PM says

    (JTA) — The Polish prime minister’s comments that there were “Jewish perpetrators” in the Holocaust was “a sincere call for open discussion of crimes committed against Jews during the Holocaust, regardless of the nationality of those involved in each crime,” the government said in a clarification. The clarification statement was issued on Sunday morning, hours…

  • Iranian wrestler who threw bout to avoid Israeli opponent banned for six months

    (JTA) — An Iranian wrestler who intentionally lost at an international competition to avoid facing an Israeli opponent was suspended from competition for six months by the world wrestling body. The decision to ban Alireza Karimi-Mashiani was announced Friday by The United World Wrestling Disciplinary Chamber. His coach, Hamidreza Jamshidi, also is banned from the…

  • Islamic Jihad terror cell planning to assassinate Avigdor Liberman arrested

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Israel Security Agency arrested members of an Islamic Jihad terror cell that planned to assassinate Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman. The six Bethlehem-area cell members planned to plant explosives along a highway that Liberman was expected to use in the West Bank, the ISA, also known as the Shin Bet security service, announced on…

  • IDF attacks 18 Hamas targets in Gaza following attack on Israeli soldiers, rocket fire

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Israel Defense Forces attacked 18 Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip in response to an attack on Israeli soldiers and rocket fire. The attacks were executed late on Saturday night and early Sunday morning. Eight of the targets were located in a Hamas military compound at Deir el Balah, in central Gaza, where…