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Israel Hayom Newsletter in English • January 23, 2020 

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Newsletter Thursday, January 23, 2020
World leaders attend Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem
Event marks the highlight of this week’s gathering of kings, princes and prime ministers to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp.
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Zion, the guardian of memory
by Dror Eydar
January 23, 2020
 Honoring Holocaust victims means fighting anti-semitism
by Isaac Herzog
January 23, 2020
Israel’s role in the struggle against anti-Semitism
by David M. Weinberg
January 23, 2020
Top Stories
‘Soleimani successor faces same fate if he kills Americans’
by Shahar Klaiman, Reuters, Israel Hayom Staff January 23, 2020
„If [Esmail] Ghaani follows the same path of killing Americans then he will meet the same fate,” US special representative for Iran Brian Hook tells the Arabic-language daily Asharq al-Awsat. Meanwhile, Iranian president tells European powers not to copy the US by undermining Tehran’s strained nuclear pact with world powers.
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In first, senior Saudi clerics to visit Auschwitz
by News Agencies, Israel Hayom Staff January 23, 2020
Mohammed al-Issa, head of the Mecca-based Muslim World League, to head a delegation of Muslim religious leaders from over 24 countries to the Nazi death camp. American Jewish Committee chief: This is the most senior delegation of Muslim religious leaders to visit Auschwitz ever.
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Iranian Basij commander assassinated by masked gunmen
by Israel Hayom Staff January 23, 2020
The slain commander, Abdolhossein Mojaddami, was gunned down in front of his home in southern Iran by unknown assailants. The Basij, the paramilitary wing of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, was recently involved in violently suppressing civilian protests in the area.
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Time for EU to designate Hezbollah a terror group, US envoy says
by Israel Hayom Staff January 23, 2020
„The US is resolute in its efforts to stop the spread of Hezbollah’s terror, but we cannot contain the threat on our own. As with similar challenges, the US requires the support of its European allies,” says US Ambassador Richard Grenell.
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Report: Egypt leading ‘intensive efforts’ to rein in Hamas
by News Agencies, Israel Hayom Staff January 23, 2020
Recent uptick in the number of balloon-borne incendiary devices sent from Gaza Strip into Israel sparks concerns of renewed hostilities on the southern border.
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Greenblatt hints US could support Israeli annexation of Jordan Valley
by Ariel Kahana, Israel Hayom Staff January 23, 2020
„For any peace [agreement] to actually happen, there must be a reality check about Judea and Samaria/West Bank,” former US envoy to the Middle East Jason Greenblatt says on Twitter, after UN Mideast envoy Nickolay Mladenov says annexation would „deal a devastating blow” to the prospect of Israeli-Palestinian peace.
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Israeli control of the Jordan Valley is non-negotiable
by Maj. Gen. (res.) Gershon Hacohen January 23, 2020
The strategic threat from Gaza, along with the threat of Iranian proxy militias in Syria, Lebanon and Iraq, are stark reminders about the limitations of relying on international forces, who struggle to impose an effective presence in hostile areas over time.
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