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UN official called ‘terror sympathizing antisemite’ by Israeli ambassador as calls grow for her dismissal

JERUSALEM – The walls appear to be closing in on an official for the United Nations over allegations of antisemitism. The official, Francesca Albanese, the special rapporteur on the Palestinian territories, recently made news after criticizing the Jewish state for its successful June rescue of four hostages held by Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip. Israel’s outgoing ambassador to the U.N., Gilad Erdan, told Fox…

Anti-Israel protesters light flares by NYC exhibit for Oct. 7 music festival victims: ‘Long Live the Intifada’

Anti-Israel demonstrators were observed Monday night outside the Nova Music Festival Exhibition in New York City that memorializes the victims of Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack. Protesters clashed with police during the rally outside the exhibit during what the protesters called a “citywide day of rage for Gaza,” video of the incident shows. The two sides were seen at one point in an angry exchange when…

North Korea agrees to stop sending balloons with manure, trash to South Korea

North Korea agreed to stop flying hundreds of balloons carrying trash and manure to South Korea, saying Sunday it launched the campaign to leave its neighbors to the south with “enough experience of how much unpleasant they feel.” The Associated Press reported that North Korea’s announcement came mere hours after South Korea said it would punish the North with an “unbearable” retaliation over its balloon…

Biden urged to outlaw antisemitic Palestinian ‘terrorist’ group banned in Germany, Israel

JERUSALEM – The Biden administration is facing new calls to sanction Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, which has links to Iran’s regime and the U.S.-designated terrorist movement Hamas.  Germany outlawed Samidoun in November and Israel classified the Palestinian organization as a terrorist entity in 2021.  “If the U.S. is going to get serious about the pro-Hamas mobs who’ve wreaked havoc on U.S. campuses, they will have…

Iran’s president, foreign minister, other officials confirmed dead in helicopter crash

Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and other officials were confirmed dead on Monday after their helicopter crashed in a mountainous region of the country’s northwest, Iranian state media reported. State TV said earlier on Monday that there was “no sign of life” at the crash site of the helicopter that was carrying 63-year-old Raisi, 60-year-old Abdollahian and other officials after it made…

White House considers accepting some Palestinians from Gaza as refugees amid Israel-Hamas war

The Biden administration is considering welcoming certain Palestinians to the U.S. as refugees as they seek to escape war-torn Gaza amid the ongoing war in the Middle East between Israel and Hamas. Senior officials across several federal U.S. agencies have discussed in recent weeks the details of potential options to accept Palestinians from Gaza who have immediate family members who are American citizens or permanent…

Kirby: US remains hopeful for ‘6 weeks of peace’ with hostage deal that ‘Hamas has not fully rejected’

White House national security communications adviser John Kirby said Sunday that the United States remains hopeful for “six weeks of peace” with a hostage deal that “Hamas has not fully rejected.” Speaking with host George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week,” Kirby said Israel assured the Biden administration that the Jewish state will not launch a campaign in the final Hamas terrorist stronghold of Rafah in…

Burkina Faso’s military massacred more than 200 civilians, Human Rights Watch says

Military forces in Burkina Faso killed 223 civilians, including babies and many children, in attacks on two villages accused of cooperating with militants, Human Rights Watch said in a report published Thursday. The mass killings took place on Feb. 25 in the country’s northern villages of Nondin and Soro, and some 56 children were among the dead, according to the report. The human rights organization…

Ukraine’s 1-ton payload drones can help retake Crimea as Kyiv seeks to destroy bridge: report

Ukraine has started mass-producing two sea drones capable of carrying up to one ton of explosives as the military sets its sights on retaking Crimea, a crown jewel in Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ambitions for the neighboring country.  “These are already new generations of drones, on the improvement of which the team of SBU specialists worked and continues to work together with other members of…

Putin’s warlord ally adds 3,000 former Wagner mercenaries to his forces: ‘Fulfilling the task of the state’

A Chechen warlord has added 3,000 former Wagner mercenaries to his growing forces, giving him control over a sizable force inside the Russian army.  “One of the Wagner commanders with the call sign Ratibor will join the legendary Akhmat special forces,” Chechen commander Ramzan Kadyrov said. “With him, 3,000 former fighters of the Wagner PMC [private military company] will join the special forces.” The Chechen…

Extremists rise in new Palestinian Authority government as Biden threatens Israel over Gaza war

JERUSALEM – The new Palestinian Authority (PA) government sworn into office this week by PA President Mahmoud Abbas – and warmly welcomed by the White House and the State Department – includes at least two ministers who hold extreme and racist views toward Israel and Jews, Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), an Israeli organization that draws attention to Palestinian extremism, has revealed.  Citing articles in the…

Hundreds of mass graves unearthed in Rwanda decades after 1994 genocide

The diggers’ hoes scrape the brown soil, looking for — and often finding — human bone fragments. The women then wipe the bone pieces with their hands as others watch in solemn silence. The digging goes on, a scene that’s become all too familiar in a verdant area of rural southern Rwanda, where the discovery in October of human remains at the site of a…

Who is Mohammad Reza Zahedi, the Iranian military commander reportedly killed in Syria?

The senior Iranian military commander who reportedly was killed Monday in a suspected Israeli airstrike in Syria has played a “key role” in the Islamic Republic’s support of Hezbollah, a Lebanese terrorist organization, the U.S. says.  The U.S. Treasury Department, which sanctioned Mohammad Reza Zahedi in 2010, says he has “acted as a liaison to Hezbollah and Syrian intelligence services and is reportedly charged with…

Security concerns, death threats complicate council’s appointment of interim Haitian leader

Fresh turmoil involving a transitional presidential council that will be responsible for choosing Haiti’s new leader triggered a flurry of meetings with Caribbean leaders and officials from the U.S., Canada and France, officials said Monday. The council has yet to be sworn in given concerns over the security of its members, among other things, a regional official who was not authorized to talk to the…

Philippines issues ‘strongest protest’ after Chinese water cannon assault on navy boat

The Philippines lodged its “strongest protest” against Beijing on Monday and summoned a senior Chinese diplomat over a water cannon assault by the Chinese coast guard that injured Filipino navy crew members and heavily damaged their boat in the disputed South China Sea, officials said. Two Chinese coast guard ships hit a Philippine navy-operated supply boat with water cannons Saturday in the latest and most…

AOC doubles down on claims Israel carrying out ‘genocide’ with ‘mass famine’ in Gaza: ‘Crossed the threshold’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., doubled down Sunday on claiming Israel is carrying out “genocide” in Gaza and implementing a “forced famine” by blocking humanitarian aid to Palestinians.  Appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Ocasio-Cortez defended her speech on the House floor on Friday in which the progressive “Squad” member called on President Biden to stop U.S. military aid to Israel.  “If you want to…

Kamala Harris rejects Putin linking Moscow concert attack to Ukraine, says ISIS ‘by all accounts responsible’

Vice President Kamala Harris has rejected Russian President Vladimir Putin’s alleged attempt to place blame on Ukraine for the attack at a suburban Moscow concert hall that killed more than 130 people.  During an interview with ABC’s Rachel Scott, Harris reiterated that ISIS was responsible for the shooting attack that sparked an inferno at the Crocus City concert hall in Krasnogorsk, outside Moscow. Russia observed…

UN appeals for $4 billion in aid as Syrian humanitarian crisis deepens

A U.N. humanitarian official appealed Friday for more than $4 billion in life-saving aid for more than 10 million Syrians, saying that the country’s largely forgotten crisis remains “one of the most deadly to civilians in the world.” Adam Abdelmoula, resident coordinator in Syria for the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, made the appeal days after Syria marked the 13th anniversary of…