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New legislation to increase technological cooperation between Israel, US

The legislation would enhance collaboration on the research and development of technology used for national defense.

Russia seeks 18-year jail term for ex-US Marine in spying trial

Whelan, a US national who also holds British, Canadian and Irish passports, has been in custody since he was detained in a Moscow hotel room in December 2018.

By REUTERS
25/05/2020
Services to resume in NJ county which was first to end communal prayer

Tightly constrained Jewish prayer services are likely to resume in early June in Bergen County, the New Jersey county where rabbis were first to shut down all Jewish communal life.

By PHILISSA CRAMER/JTA
25/05/2020
NOT FULFILLING their mandate and helping Hezbollah? The Lebanese army and UN forces patrol in southe
American dilemmas in Lebanon affect Israel

One of the major objectives of the US is to militarily and politically debilitate Hezbollah. Despite sustained American efforts, Hezbollah is getting stronger.

By ITZHAK LEVANON
24/05/2020
'New York Times' prints grim front page listing US lives lost to COVID-19

The list details the names of each of the selected coronavirus casualties, followed by their name and one sentence describing the uniqueness of the life of the deceased

How can Israel mitigate the risk from Chinese investments?

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), a Washington-based think tank that hosted a simulation review of Chinese investments in Israel, has released a summary with its key findings.

State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus stands next to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
Ortagus: Our Job is to Deliver on the President’s Vision for Peace

US State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus is an active Navy Reserve officer who previously served as deputy US treasury attaché in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

By FELICE FRIEDSON/THE MEDIA LINE
24/05/2020
First fuel tanker from Iranian flotilla reaches Venezuela's economic zone

Washington is considering measures in response, a senior US official said without elaborating.

By REUTERS
24/05/2020
South Korean people watch a TV broadcasting a news report on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Seou
Kim Jong Un vows to bolster nuclear 'deterrence'

North Korea says it has no confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, but South Korea's intelligence agency has said it cannot rule out that the North has had an outbreak.

By REUTERS
24/05/2020
Witnessing the growing rise of antisemitism in the US as a non Jew

Although I learned much about the subject during my years in Jerusalem, after I returned to the US in 2017 the encroachment of Jew-hatred has at times seemed too close for comfort.

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