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Crypto funding for Palestine's Hamas nears $1 million and far outstrips hauls for other militant groups, Coinbase says

Members of the Al-Qassam Brigades of Hamas. Ahmed Zakot/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Palestinian Islamist group Hamas has raised nearly $1 million in crypto donations, Coinbase said on Tuesday. Hamas made staggering fundraising efforts in comparison to other militant groups, research found. The group began to seek crypto funds in January 2018 using a single donation address, but later provided new addresses. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Be...
Tags: Isis, Israel, US, Trends, Research, Afghanistan, Taliban, Hamas, Coinbase, Btc, Gaza Strip, FinCEN, Pakistan Israel, Coinbase Coinbase, Coinbase Analytics, Shalini Nagarajan


10 Things in Politics: Capitol Hill divided over vax mandates

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:Inside Congress' patchwork vaccine approachHouse passes bill meant to avoid shutdown and default, but things are far from overTrump is suing The New York Times and his niece over his tax recordsWith Phil Rosen. ...
Tags: UK, Maryland, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Australia, Washington, France, Senate, White House, China, Virginia, Russia, Office, Israel, Cary Grant, US


Top House Democrat to introduce separate bill to provide funding for Israel's Iron Dome

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer pledged Tuesday to bring up a separate bill to provide funding for Israel's Iron Dome later this week after it was removed from the final House-passed bill to prevent a government shutdown and suspend the nation's borrowing limit.
Tags: Israel, Cnn, House, Steny Hoyer, Iron Dome, Top House


AOC, 'Squad' force House Dems to spike $1B for Israel's Iron Dome from spending bill

The language was stripped from a continuing resolution that would keep the federal lights on through early December after the “Squad”...
Tags: Israel, House, AOC Squad


LAUSD teachers union members expected to table vote on Israeli-Palestinian resolution indefinitely

A vote on a controversial resolution expressing support for Palestine and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel will likely be shelved during a meeting this week of members of the union representing Los Angeles Unified teachers. A substitute motion is expected to be introduced during Thursday’s meeting that calls for the original motion to be postponed indefinitely and for voluntary forums about the conflict in the Middle East to be held instead. According to language in ...
Tags: Education, Israel, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, House, House Of Representatives, Middle East, Palestine, Hamas, Lausd, Seattle, Local News, Gaza Strip, Bds


LAUSD teachera union members expected to table vote on Israeli-Palestinian resolution indefinitely

A vote on a controversial resolution expressing support for Palestine and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel will likely be shelved during a meeting this week of members of the union representing Los Angeles Unified teachers. A substitute motion is expected to be introduced during Thursday’s meeting that calls for the original motion to be postponed indefinitely and for voluntary forums about the conflict in the Middle East to be held instead. According to language in ...
Tags: Education, Israel, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, House, House Of Representatives, Middle East, Palestine, Hamas, Lausd, Seattle, Local News, Gaza Strip, Bds


Military Aid for Israel Removed From U.S. Bill to Fund Government

By Patricia ZengerleWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday removed $1 billion in military funding for Israel from legislation to...
Tags: Israel, Bill, Reuters Democratic, Patricia ZengerleWASHINGTON


Democrats to nix $1B for Israel's Iron Dome from bill to avert shutdown

House Democrats will remove a provision originally included in a bill that would have helped boost Israel's Iron Dome air defense system...
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#Dubai Airports Sees Doubling of Visitors in 2022 as Curbs Ease - Bloomberg video

Dubai Airports Sees Doubling of Visitors in 2022 as Curbs Ease - Bloomberg Dubai’s airports chief says the number of international visitors may more than double next year as the easing of Covid-19 restrictions boosts travel through one of the world’s busiest hubs.“We’re going to see a very sharp up-tick,” Dubai Airports Chief Executive Paul Griffiths said on Bloomberg Television on Tuesday. The lifting of curbs between Dubai and countries such as the U.K., U.S. and Saudi Arabia will have a “...
Tags: Travel, London, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Bloomberg, Britain, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Uae, Gulf, Griffiths, Bloomberg Television, Dubai International Airport, Paul Griffiths, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


NYT: Iran Nuclear Scientist Was Killed By an 'AI-Assisted, Remote-Control Killing Machine' (slashdot)

For 14 years Israel had wanted to kill Iran's chief military nuclear scientist and the father of its weapons program, who they suspected of leading Iran's quest to build nuclear weapons. Then last November "they came up with a way to do it with no operatives present" using a "souped-up, remote-controlled machine gun," according to the New York Times: (Thanks to Slashdot readers schwit1 and PolygamousRanchKid for sharing this story.) Since 2004, when the Israeli government ordered its foreign...
Tags: News, Israel, Iran, New York Times, Mossad, Islamic Republic, Slashdot, Jerusalem Post, EditorDavid, Absard, Fakhrizadeh, Nissan Zamyad, Fakhizadeh


Peace of Meat reports chicken-free chicken fat milestone

In Israel, cultured meat technology developer MeaTech Group says its Belgian subsidiary Peace of Meat has manufactured 700 grams of animal-free chicken fat in a single production run.   The company is betting on fat to be a key enabler for hybrid meat products, providing the aromas, flavors, and textures of real meat to plant-based meat alternatives.   “Producing this quantity of pure cultured material in one run is a breakthrough towards potentially manufacturing cultivated chicken fat at an ...
Tags: Israel, Chemicals & Materials, MeaTech, Peace of Meat, MeaTech Group, David Brandes


Biden’s UN speech will try to convince member states that ‘America is back’

But president will contend with skepticism in wake of Aukus, disagreements over Israel and the chaotic Afghanistan withdrawal Joe Biden will make his first speech to the United Nations as president on Tuesday, seeking to “close the chapter on 20 years of war” and begin an era of intensive diplomacy.Biden will however have to contend with hostility from China, an open rift with France and widespread scepticism among UN member states over his commitment to multilateralism following disagreements o...
Tags: France, China, Israel, America, Joe Biden, US news, Afghanistan, United Nations, Un, Biden, Biden Administration


Biden’s UN speech is an opportunity to show ‘America is back’

But some allies doubt his commitment to multilateral diplomacy in the wake of Aukus and US refusal to act on Israeli bombing in Gaza Joe Biden will make his first speech to the United Nations as president on Tuesday, seeking to “close the chapter on 20 years of war” and begin an era of intensive diplomacy.Biden will however have to contend with hostility from China, an open rift with France and widespread scepticism among UN member states over his commitment to multilateralism following disagree...
Tags: France, China, Israel, US, America, Joe Biden, US news, Afghanistan, Gaza, United Nations, Un, Biden, Biden Administration


How 26,000 counterfeit products are seized and destroyed at JFK Airport

The sale and shipment of counterfeit goods is now a multibillion-dollar industry. The funds from counterfeits have been linked to criminal organizations and bombings. We visited a Customs and Border Protection Officer at JFK Airport to see how he's stopping and destroying fakes. See more stories on Insider's business page. Following is a transcription of the video:Narrator: This guitar might look like a real Gibson, but it's not.Steve: This is coming from China. Wait, and it's ...
Tags: Amazon, Hong Kong, Ebay, France, China, Singapore, Israel, US, America, Trends, Nike, Thailand, United States, Broadway, Switzerland, CBP


Facetune maker Lightricks raises $130 million ahead of M&A plans

Facetune developer Lightricks, which operates over a dozen subscription-based photo and video editing apps across iOS and Android, now has $130 million in new funding to further grow its business. The company’s newly announced Series D round includes $100 million in primary and $30 million in secondary funding, and now values the company at $1.8 billion. To date, Lightricks has raised $335 million. The new round was co-led by New York-based VC firm Insight Partners and Hanaco Venture Capital and...
Tags: Startups, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, New York, London, Media, Funding, Israel, Jerusalem, Tech, Shenzhen, Greycroft, Lightricks, Facetune, Haifa


Fauci says Americans should stay away from COVID-19 booster shots until they're eligible

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House Medical Advisor. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images Dr. Fauci says that people should not get booster shots until they are eligible. Some people have been seeking the third shot before the official sign-off. The Biden administration had planned to roll out boosters this week, but failed to get CDC and FDA backing. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci has advised people against getting COVID-19 booster shots before they are officiall...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, White House, Israel, US, Trends, Cnn, Healthcare, News UK, World Health Organization, Fda, Vaccine, Biden, Anthony Fauci, Booster


NYT: Iran Nuclear Scientist Was Killed By an 'AI-Assisted, Remote-Control Killing Machine'

For 14 years Israel had wanted to kill Iran's chief military nuclear scientist and the father of its weapons program, who they suspected of leading Iran's quest to build nuclear weapons. Then last November "they came up with a way to do it with no operatives present" using a "souped-up, remote-controlled machine gun," according to the New York Times: (Thanks to Slashdot readers schwit1 and PolygamousRanchKid for sharing this story.) Since 2004, when the Israeli government ordered its foreign...
Tags: Israel, Tech, Iran, New York Times, Mossad, Islamic Republic, Slashdot, Jerusalem Post, Absard, Fakhrizadeh, Nissan Zamyad, Fakhizadeh


Palestinians admit capture of prisoners shows Israeli intel prowess

Palestinian residents of the West Bank suggested that Israel's recapture of the six fugitives who escaped from Gilboa Prison proves it...
Tags: Israel, West Bank, Gilboa Prison


In a landmark case, an Israeli man is requesting UK asylum, saying he'll be made to participate in 'apartheid' if he returns

Israeli soldiers of an artillery unit gather near the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip, on its Israeli side May 14, 2021 Amir Cohen/Reuters An Israeli student seeking asylum in the UK says he'll be made to commit 'apartheid' in Israel. The man, an ultra-Orthodox Jew, fled Israel after being ordered to join the army, reports say. The UK's Home Office rejected his case last year, but an appeal is scheduled for Monday. See more stories on Insider's business page. A...
Tags: Politics, UK, News, Israel, Asylum, Trends, West Bank, Manchester, News UK, Home Office, Al Jazeera, Gaza Strip, Ansari, Asperger, IDF, Ultra Orthodox


Mossad assassinated Iran's top nuclear scientist using an AI-powered, remote-controlled machine gun, report says

The scene of the attack that killed prominent Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, outside of Tehran, Iran, on November 27, 2020. WANA via Reuters Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, "father" of Iran's nuclear weapons program, was on Israel's hit list since 2007. In November 2020, the Mossad pulled off a hit using a remote-controlled, AI-powered machine gun. It was controlled by operatives outside of Iran, who killed Fakhrizadeh in under a minute, per NYT. See more stories on Insider's busine...
Tags: News, Israel, US, International, Trends, Iran, New York Times, News UK, The Times, Ai, Weapons, Times, Donald Trump, Assassinations, Mossad, TEHRAN Iran


Israel Captures Last 2 Palestinian Inmates Still Free After Prison Break

Six prisoners had tunneled out of a maximum-security facility on Sept. 6, in an embarrassment for Israel.
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Israel recaptures final Palestinian escapees

The two were part of a six man group who tunnelled out of jail almost two weeks ago.
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Israel captures last two Palestinian militants who broke out of high-security jail

The six Palestinians who broke free on Sept. 6 had tunneled a hole through their prison cell.
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Israel Captures Last Two Prisoners Who Escaped From Gilboa Prison -Israeli Police

CAIRO (Reuters) -Israeli police on Sunday captured the last two of six Palestinian militants who had escaped from a maximum security prison more...
Tags: Israel, Cairo, Reuters, Gilboa Prison Israeli Police


Israel Captures Last Two Escaped Palestinian Militants, Police Say

TEL AVIV/RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) -Israeli forces on Sunday caught the last two of six Palestinian militants who had tunnelled out of a...
Tags: Israel, TEL AVIV RAMALLAH West Bank Reuters


Israel Captures Last Two Escaped Palestinian Militants

By Rami Ayyub and Ali SawaftaTEL AVIV/RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) -Israeli forces on Sunday caught the last two of six Palestinian militants who...
Tags: Israel, RAMALLAH West Bank Reuters, Rami Ayyub, Ali SawaftaTEL


Pfizer and Moderna have revealed the way they're tracking how long vaccine protection lasts

A woman receives a COVID-19 booster shot Neta nya, Israel, January 19, 2021. Ronen Zvulun/REUTERS New data show how Pfizer and Moderna measure the duration of their vaccines' protection. Protection offered by both mRNA vaccines wanes significantly over time. Many health experts don't think young, healthy people need boosters yet. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Friday meeting in Washington got a little messy: An expert panel said the Food and Drug Administration...
Tags: Indonesia, Cdc, Washington, Kaiser Permanente, White House, Israel, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Delta, World Health Organization, Fda, Pfizer, Biden, Erin Schumaker, Los Angeles County


Longtime VC, and happy Miami resident, David Blumberg has a new $225 million fund

Blumberg Capital, founded in 1991 by investor David Blumberg, has just closed its fifth early-stage venture fund with $225 million, a vehicle that Blumberg says was oversubscribed — he planned to raise $200 million — and that has already been used to invest in 16 startups around the world (the firm has small offices in San Francisco, New York, Tel Aviv, and Miami, where Blumberg moved his family last year). We caught up with him earlier this week to talk shop and he sounded almost ecstatic about...
Tags: Florida, New York, Texas, California, France, Ipo, Israel, San Francisco, Tech, Miami, Silicon Valley, South America, Blumberg Capital, Bay Area, SPAC, Blumberg


Longtime VC, and happy Miami transplant, David Blumberg has a new $225 million fund

Blumberg Capital, founded in 1991 by investor David Blumberg, has just closed its fifth early-stage venture fund with $225 million, a vehicle that Blumberg says was oversubscribed — he planned to raise $200 million — and that has already been used to invest in 16 startups around the world (the firm has small offices in San Francisco, New York, Tel Aviv and Miami, where Blumberg moved his family last year). We caught up with him earlier this week to talk shop and he sounded almost ecstatic about ...
Tags: Florida, New York, Texas, California, France, Ipo, Israel, US, San Francisco, Tech, Miami, Silicon Valley, South America, Blumberg Capital, Bay Area, SPAC


US panel backs COVID-19 boosters only for elderly, high-risk

By MATTHEW PERRONE and LAURAN NEERGAARD WASHINGTON (AP) — An influential federal advisory panel overwhelmingly rejected a plan Friday to give Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots to most Americans, but it endorsed the extra shots for those who are 65 or older or run a high risk of severe disease. The twin votes represented a heavy blow to the Biden administration’s sweeping effort to shore up nearly all Americans’ protection amid the spread of the highly contagious delta variant. The decision was made ...
Tags: Politics, News, Cdc, Washington, White House, Israel, US, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Soccer, United States, Food And Drug Administration, World Health Organization, Philadelphia, Fda