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The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs is a leading independent research institute specializing in public diplomacy and foreign policy. Founded in 1976, the Center has produced hundreds of studies and initiatives by leading experts on a wide range of strategic topics. Dr. Dore Gold, Israel’s former ambassador to the UN, has headed the Jerusalem Center since 2000.

The Center is a multidisciplinary, independent non-profit think tank for Israel policy research and education, bringing together the best minds in the political, strategic, diplomatic and legal arenas, in Israel and abroad.

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Fri, Aug 18th 2017 8:52am
(New York Times) Anne-Sophie Bolon - In a terror attack claimed by Islamic State, a van driver plowed into dozens of people at the popular Las Ramblas pedestrian boulevard in Barcelona on Thursday, killing at least 14 people and leaving 80 injured. Witnesses described running for their lives as the van driver wove back and forth, trying to hit as many people as he could. The driver escaped. A Moroccan man whose identification documents had been used to rent the van and two other vans was arrested. Hours later, the Catalan police said they foiled a second van attack in Cambrils, 70 miles to the south, fatally shooting five people. Six civilians and one police officer were injured during the episode.
Fri, Aug 18th 2017 1:00am
(Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday: "Israel strongly condemns the terrorist attack in Barcelona....We again saw that terror strikes everywhere; the civilized world must fight it together in order to defeat it."
Fri, Aug 18th 2017 1:00am
(Mirror-UK) Joshua Taylor - Driss Oukabir, the man suspected of hiring the van used to mow down pedestrians in Barcelona, had ranted online about Israel in a post on July 21. Jewish Agency spokesman Avia Mayer also posted a screen grab on Twitter, saying that Oukabir had posted an anti-Semitic video on Facebook "alleging a global Jewish conspiracy to take over the world."
Fri, Aug 18th 2017 1:00am
(Reuters) Turkey and Iran have agreed to boost military cooperation after talks in Ankara this week between Iranian armed forces chief of staff Gen. Mohammad Baqeri and Turkish leaders, President Erdogan's spokesman said Thursday.
Fri, Aug 18th 2017 1:00am
(New York Times) Thomas Erdbrink - Prominent Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi, 79, ended a one-day hunger strike on Thursday after the government agreed to meet some of his demands. The government agreed to remove the 12 guards stationed in his house and also promised to "endeavor" to realize his demand for a public trial, his son told the Saham news website.
Fri, Aug 18th 2017 1:00am