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Israel quietly advances settlements with little US pushback

Israel is quietly advancing controversial settlement projects in and around Jerusalem without making major announcements that could anger the Biden administration. Critics say the latest moves, while incremental, pave the way for rapid growth once the political climate changes. On Wednesday, as Foreign Minister Yair Lapid met with U.S. officials in Washington, a local planning

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Arizona sells Unilever bonds over Ben & Jerry’s Israel move

Arizona has sold off $93 million in Unilever bonds and plans to sell the remaining $50 million it has invested in the global consumer products company over subsidiary Ben & Jerry’s decision to stop selling its ice cream in Israeli-occupied territories, the latest in a series of actions by states with anti-Israel boycott laws. The

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Hezbollah leader vows retaliation for future Israeli attacks

Photo: Israeli forces fire artillery from their position on the border with Lebanon after a barrage of rockets were fired from Lebanon, Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 The leader of the militant Hezbollah group said Saturday his group will retaliate against any future Israeli airstrikes on Lebanon, a day after his supporters fired a barrage of

Opinion

Opinion: Drought Will Destabilize the West, Forcing Huge Changes

The big story isn’t in Washington. It’s out West. It’s the drought. After the fires have gone out (there are 80), the crops have failed, the herds have been culled, and the home lawns and gardens have shriveled up, the re-engineering of the West will have to begin. Many things will have to change. Technology

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Arizona’s aerospace and defense industry has close financial ties to Israeli security

Photo: Each Iron Dome battery can defend up to nearly 60 square miles. (Photo courtesy of Raytheon) Amid recent violence in the Middle East, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey tweeted “Arizona stands with Israel,” joining Republican leaders across the country in a show of political support. It also provoked outrage among those who support Palestinians, with one activist calling Ducey’s

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