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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Poll: Two-thirds of U.S. Jews Feel Less Safe than a Decade Ago

Nearly two-thirds of American Jews (63 percent) feel less safe today than a decade ago, according to a survey released by the Anti-Defamation League Tuesday. The poll, conducted before the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., found that more than half of America’s Jewry (54 percent) had witnessed an antisemitic incident in the past five years.…

Report: Doctors Believe Iraq Has ‘Thousands’ of Uncounted Coronavirus Cases

Three doctors “closely involved in the testing process” told Reuters on Thursday that Iraq has “thousands” of confirmed coronavirus cases, far more than the 772 infections reported by the government. They also said the death toll from the pandemic was much higher than the 42 reported by the state. Reuters said this estimate was confirmed…

Israel Ranked As Safest Country To Be In During Pandemic

TEL AVIV – Israel was ranked the safest country to be in during the pandemic, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said in a statement citing statistics from the Deep Knowledge Group (DKG). Coming in first place with a ranking of 619, Israel was closely followed by Singapore which scored 600, DKG’s website said. New Zealand,…

Pollak: The Public Responsibility of a Political Journalist

In 1973, as Israel was reeling from a surprise attack on Yom Kippur, Minister of Defense Moshe Dayan was in a state of shock. The overconfident Dayan, the hero of the Six Day War, had been certain the Arab states would never strike. But with Syrian tanks poised to descend the Golan, and Egyptian infantry…

Iranian Ex-President Ahmadinejad Demands WHO ‘Identify Lab That Produced’ Chinese Virus

Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wrote a letter to World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Tuesday demanding that WHO allocate resources immediately to find “the lab that produced, and the elements that spread” the Wuhan coronavirus, “as well as other centers that supported the biologic [sic] war.”  “Needless to say that transparent,…

Report: Iran Arrests Man for Photographing Piles of Coronavirus Victim Bodies

Reports out of Iran indicate that police apprehended an unnamed man this week after a video surfaced showing piles of corpses, presumably of Chinese coronavirus victims, at a mortuary in Qom, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the country. Following the publication of the video on social media, multiple reports have corroborated evidence that…

Blue and White Party Pushes Law to Oust Netanyahu

TEL AVIV – The Blue and White party on Wednesday confirmed it was working on passing a law that would prevent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as an indicted prime minister, from leading the country. Blue and White leader Benny Gantz first proposed the legislation after the September election, but it was rejected by Yisrael Beitenu…

Netanyahu’s Likud in Clear Lead, Nabs Nearly 30% of Votes

TEL AVIV – With all the votes tallied, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party gained almost 30 percent of the votes as of Wednesday evening, indicating a major victory that well surpasses its results in the previous two Israel elections but still three short of forming a majority. The question remains as to whether or…

Wuhan Coronavirus Arrives in Iraq and Afghanistan

Iraq and Afghanistan confirmed their first cases of the Wuhan coronavirus on Monday. Both cases were detected near the Iranian border and involved patients who recently traveled to Iran, where an outbreak spreading from the city of Qom has officially infected 61 people and killed 12, although a lawmaker from the area claims there have…

U.S. Navy Seizes Cache of Iranian Weapons Bound for Yemen

The USS Normandy, a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser, intercepted a small sailing vessel in the Arabian Sea over the weekend and found it loaded with Iranian weapons bound for the Houthi rebels in Yemen. The weapons included 150 anti-tank missiles and three surface-to-air missiles, plus a supply of components useful for maintaining unmanned aerial vehicles.…
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