BENJAMIN NETANYAHU EXPOSES IRANS NUCLEAR INTENTIONS

On Monday night, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed an Israeli intelligence operation that allegedly acquired over 100,000 files detailing Iran’s nuclear ambitions. The covert operation conducted by the Mossad, Israel’s secret intelligence agency, was one of the biggest intelligence successes in Israel’s history–acquiring nearly half a ton of Iranian documents. The revelation was meant to warn the world, specifically nations that signed the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, that the country lied about their atomic program and quest for nuclear weapons.

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MIKE POMPEO SHARES SUPPORT FOR ISRAEL

In his first trip abroad as United States Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo embodies the Trump administration’s support for Israel. After meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and discussing the current threats to peace in the middle east, Pompeo remarked, “The United States is with Israel in this fight.” While meeting, Pompeo and Netanyahu primarily discussed the Iranian nuclear deal and the implications that it has on the region.

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MAHMOUD ABBAS MAKES ‘UNACCEPTABLE’ HOLOCAUST REMARKS

Speaking about the suffering of the Jewish people in the Holocaust to the Palestinian National Council in the West Bank city of Ramallah, the Palestinian President was quoted as saying, “They say hatred against Jews was not because of their religion, it was because of their social profession. So the Jewish issue that had spread against the Jews across Europe was not because of their religion, it was because of usury and banks.” His remarks gained quick condemnation from not only Israeli officials but also from the European Union, which stated, “The European Union remains committed to combat any form of antisemitism and any attempt to condone, justify or grossly trivialize the Holocaust.” Abbas later apologized for his remarks.

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KNESSET SUMMER SESSION FACES CONTROVERSIAL LEGISLATION

The Israeli Knesset (parliament) returned from a month-and-a-half-recess this past week to tackle controversial legislation. Major laws on the docket: the Nationality law, designed to anchor the status of the State of Israel as the state of the Jewish people; and the Overall Clause, stating a law that does not have a 70 Knesset member majority will not be promoted.

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