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Syrian army seizes Aleppo Old City from rebels
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  • (1)Monitor says Syrian army seizes Aleppo Old City from rebels
    (7 December 2016 | 2:26 am)

  • (2)Australian teen jailed over foiled plot to set off bomb
    (7 December 2016 | 1:22 am)

  • (3)Obama defends record on terrorism in national security speech
    (7 December 2016 | 1:19 am)

  • (4)US Attorney Yang being considered for SEC chair
    (7 December 2016 | 1:14 am)

  • (5)House Republican offers bill to keep US government funded through April
    (7 December 2016 | 1:11 am)

    Jerusalem Post Front Page

  • (1)Syrian army seizes Aleppo Old City from rebels

    (7 December 2016 | 2:02 am)

  • (2)Official: Quake in north Indonesia kills 52

    (7 December 2016 | 1:56 am)

  • (3)Iowa governor Branstad is Trump's pick as China ambassador

    (7 December 2016 | 1:29 am)

  • (4)At least 25 killed after quake in Indonesia

    (7 December 2016 | 12:01 am)

  • (5)Knesset hires more disabled employees

    (6 December 2016 | 11:25 pm)

  • (6)28 nabbed in east Jerusalem drug raid

    (6 December 2016 | 10:17 pm)

  • (7)Trump lays out non-interventionist US military policy

    (6 December 2016 | 9:10 pm)

  • (8)Report: Israel allowed PA to bring in armored jeeps

    (6 December 2016 | 8:17 pm)

  • (9)Man fatally shot by Ohio police officer identified as UAE student

    (6 December 2016 | 6:55 pm)

  • (10)Magnitude 6.8 earthquake hits near Banda Aceh, Indonesia

    (6 December 2016 | 5:36 pm)

  • Globes Financial

  • (1)Karish, Tanin sale to Energean approved
    Energean has agreed to buy the natural gas fields from Delek and Noble Energy for $150 million.(7 December 2016 | 8:04 am)

  • (2)Liberman: We knew about Iranian ThyssenKrupp stake
    The Defense Minister's comments to the Knesset Finance Committee contradict an earlier statement by the Ministry of Defense.(7 December 2016 | 8:03 am)

  • (3)Gamida reports positive Sickle-Cell Disease trial
    The Israeli stem cell treatment developer also reported that it had obtained approval for a Phase III trial of NiCord for blood cancer.(6 December 2016 | 7:42 pm)

  • (4)Assayag Aloni Group buys Ortam-Sahar
    Tel Aviv District Court approved the sale of the financially troubled company to a group headed by businessman Hanan Assayag and Raanan Aloni.(6 December 2016 | 6:48 pm)

  • (5)Hapoel Tel Aviv requests stay-of-proceedings
    The Hapoel Tel Aviv soccer team will be deducted nine points and banned from European competition for three years.(6 December 2016 | 6:12 pm)

  • (6)Electra confirms Golan acquisition talks
    Elco unit Electra Consumer Products has notified the TASE that it is negotiating to buy Golan Telecom for NIS 350 million.(6 December 2016 | 6:12 pm)

  • (7)NeuroDerm soars on shorter clinical trials
    The share price of the Parkinsons treatment developer jumped 26%, to a market cap of $424 million.(6 December 2016 | 6:06 pm)

  • (8)HearMeOut raises $5m in ASX IPO
    The company's "Twitter of voice" app revolutionizes content uploading on social networks.(6 December 2016 | 4:59 pm)

  • (9)Urban renewal project moves ahead in Florentin
    Four 10-floor buildings with 241 apartments will be constructed after agreement was reached with current tenants to vacate.(6 December 2016 | 4:49 pm)

  • (10)Cucumber prices high despite imports
    Wholesale market cucumber prices were NIS 7.5 per kilo yesterday as prices of vegetable soared due to the dry November weather.(6 December 2016 | 4:37 pm)

    Michael Eshdos blowing his Top

  • (1)The silence shouts out loud!
    (11 February 2012 | 1:30 pm)

  • (2)Choke Israel to Death
    (6 July 2011 | 10:54 am)

  • (3)Eat your porridge! Dammit
    (30 May 2011 | 11:21 am)

  • (4)Back to the Ghetto
    (10 April 2011 | 11:47 pm)

  • (5)Crying for Haman
    (16 March 2011 | 1:29 pm)

  • (6)Gadafi Idolizes Israel
    (8 March 2011 | 12:51 am)

  • (7)Judenraus give Judenrein
    (6 March 2010 | 4:23 pm)

  • (8)The Olmert Phenomena
    (15 February 2010 | 2:56 pm)

  • Israel National News

  • (1)Report: IDF strikes Damascus
    Arab media reports Israeli forces strike Syrian air force base near capital city of Damascus. IDF refuses to comment.

    (7 December 2016 | 2:37 am)

  • (2)8 wounded in yeshiva fire in northern Israel
    Fire breaks out in yeshiva in Maalot near Lebanese border, 8 students injured.

    (7 December 2016 | 1:55 am)

  • (3)Affirmative action for haredim, immigrants passes first vote
    Bill requiring public sector to include haredim, immigrants in quotas passes in committee, prepared for vote by Knesset.

    (7 December 2016 | 1:40 am)

  • (4)Erekat: All the 'settlements' are illegal
    PLO's Saeb Erekat blasts Israel, calls for action against the Jewish state at the International Criminal Court.

    (6 December 2016 | 11:42 pm)

  • (5)Polish court rejects request to overturn Polanski extradition
    Poland's Supreme Court rejects government request to return the extradition case of filmmaker Roman Polanski to a Krakow court.

    (6 December 2016 | 11:27 pm)

  • (6)Jewish museum defends fired Polish Cultural Institute director
    Jewish Museum in Berlin defends dismissed director of the Polish Cultural Institute who was fired for focusing too much on Jewish topics.

    (6 December 2016 | 11:10 pm)

  • (7)Death toll in Indonesian earthquake rises to 54
    Earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale hits Indonesian island of Sumatra.

    (6 December 2016 | 11:03 pm)

  • (8)Why do men live so long in Israel?
    Life expectancy for men in Israel, 81 years, is higher than OECD average of 77.7 years. A new study claims military service aids longevity.

    (6 December 2016 | 11:00 pm)

  • (9)ADL decries attack on Muslim police officer and son in NY
    Anti-Muslim attacks have "absolutely no place in our neighborhoods," says Anti-Defamation League.

    (6 December 2016 | 10:50 pm)

  • (10)Fatah responds to Netanyahu: We're proud of Barghouti
    Fatah rejects Netanyahu's condemnation of it electing archterrorist Barghouti to its Central Committee, says he is a "warrior".

    (6 December 2016 | 10:44 pm)

  • Yeshivah World News

  • (1)Question And Answer: A Look At Trump’s Call To Cancel New Air Force One
    President-elect Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that he would cancel Boeing’s contract to build a new fleet of presidential aircraft to replace the aging Reagan-era models that currently shuttle the president around the world. Trump cited “out of control” costs of more than $4 billion in a tweet that ended with “Cancel order!” Trump later told […](7 December 2016 | 12:00 am)

  • (2)Chris Christie Is In Historic Poll Territory (Not The Good Kind)
    The good news for Chris Christie is that his Worst Year Ever is almost over. The bad news: It’s not over yet. And two new polls out Tuesday serve as a reminder that as bad as things have gotten, there’s still room for him to fall even further. A poll from Quinnipiac University suggests that […](6 December 2016 | 11:00 pm)

  • (3)Bnei Brak Mayor Refuses To Comply With Histadrut Demands
    Bnei Brak Mayor Chanoch Zeibert is not having an easy time with representative of the Histadrut national labor federation, with the latter recently announcing a planned strike in the city beginning on 18 Kislev. The mayor met with labor representatives on Monday evening 5 Kislev, but they were unable to reach any agreement. It is […](6 December 2016 | 10:30 pm)

  • (4)Governor Probing Racial Bias in NY Prisons After Times Story
    New York’s governor has launched an investigation into racial bias in the state prison system following an investigation by The New York Times. The newspaper reports that black prisoners were punished at higher rates and subjected to solitary confinement more often than white inmates. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that he has directed the […](6 December 2016 | 10:00 pm)

  • (5)Video Of Interest: Onboard An Aircraft Carrier Before It Goes To Fight ISIS
    (6 December 2016 | 9:45 pm)

  • (6)PHOTOS: The UN Salutes ZAKA In An Event Held In Park East Synagogue
    [PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A festive ceremony was hosted by Rabbi Arthur Schneier and the Park East Synagogue in Manhattan last week to mark the consultative status recently awarded to ZAKA by the United Nations. Among the participants were outgoing United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power and Israeli […](6 December 2016 | 9:30 pm)

  • (7)US to Build $1.6B Idaho Facility for Warships’ Nuclear Waste
    The Navy and U.S. Department of Energy have announced that they’ll build a $1.65 billion facility at a nuclear site in eastern Idaho that will handle fuel waste from the nation’s fleet of nuclear-powered warships. Officials on Tuesday said the new facility is needed at keeping nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and submarines deployed. The facility will […](6 December 2016 | 9:00 pm)

  • (8)VIDEO/PHOTOS: A Girl’s Jerusalem Bedroom Goes Up In Flames
    [VIDEO AND PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Firefighters fought a blaze during the night on 6 Kislev (Monday to Tuesday) on Shmuel HaNavi Street in Yerushalayim. United Hatzalah and MDA were on hand as heavy acrid smoke bellowed from the apartment. The family explained the fire broke out in a an apartment where a Breslov Mishpacha […](6 December 2016 | 8:30 pm)

  • (9)A City Eruv – A Basic Primer
    By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times One of the 39 categories of forbidden activities on Shabbos is carrying in a public area. The Rabbis extended the prohibition to include carrying in certain other areas as well. It is possible to permit carrying in these other areas that are Rabbinically forbidden – […](6 December 2016 | 8:03 pm)

  • (10)Merkel Is Last of Obama’s Key European Allies Still Standing
    Just a few months ago, German Chancellor Angela Merkel brought together the leaders of the U.S., Britain, France and Italy to discuss the world’s crises, a moment captured in a photo of the five seated around a conference table. When she hosts a summit of 20 leading global powers in July, she will be the […](6 December 2016 | 8:00 pm)

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    Jewish Humor

  • (1)16 Thoughts I Had While Watching Moana
    Tough experiences don’t have to stop you. In fact, they’re not meant to stop you. They’re meant to make you stronger for later.(3 December 2016 | 7:00 pm)

  • (2)Jtube: Finding Dory
    Do you think parents over-protect their kids today?(2 December 2016 | 7:00 pm)

  • (3)What Jewish History Forgot: Amazing Covert Rescues
    Wilfrid Israel rescued tens of thousands of Jews from the Nazis, yet few have heard of him.(2 December 2016 | 7:00 pm)

  • (4)8 Jewish Movies for Oscar Consideration
    Close Encounters of the Hebraic Kind follows pig farmer Christian Christianson who witnesses an El Al Airline plane flying through the night sky.(25 November 2016 | 7:00 pm)

  • (5)Up in the Air Chair
    Why do Jews lift their newlyweds up in the air in chairs?(25 November 2016 | 7:00 pm)

  • (6)Jtube: Are You Lost in the World Like Me
    Are we better off with or without social media?(25 November 2016 | 7:00 pm)

  • (7)18 People You’ll Meet at the Thanksgiving Buffet
    The Buffeter Betrayer says: that “homemade pie” is from Costco!(18 November 2016 | 7:00 pm)

  • (8)Jtube: The Ellen DeGeneres Show
    What is the craziest thing your mother ever texted you?(18 November 2016 | 7:00 pm)

    Who needs a polygraph when you have the Emmesonator!(18 November 2016 | 7:00 pm)

  • (10)Jtube: Monty Python: The Witch
    How do you stop mob mentality?(11 November 2016 | 7:00 pm)

    Torah Perspective

  • (1)Philistines rising again?
    (22 March 2012 | 2:04 am)

  • (2)Out of control
    (13 April 2011 | 3:40 am)

  • (3)Don't Take the Lollipop
    (16 August 2009 | 10:50 am)

  • (4)A Fresh Look at the World
    (30 July 2009 | 10:33 am)

  • Honest Reporting

  • (1)Congress Mulls Expanding Definition of Anti-Semitism

    Today’s Top Stories 1. Congress is mulling a bill that would “expand how the Department of Education defines anti-Semitism in advising learning institutions on how to identify discrimination.” The JTA explains: The measure expands previous guidelines sent periodically to educational institutions receiving federal funding to define anti-Semitism according to a definition first published by the...

    Original article can be viewed at Congress Mulls Expanding Definition of Anti-Semitism on HonestReporting.

    (6 December 2016 | 8:17 am)

  • (2)Israel to Play World Cup Qualifier in City That Boycotts Israel

    Today’s Top Stories 1. YNet: An Israel-Spain World Cup qualifier coming up in March will be played in Gijon, northern Spanish city boycotting Israel: In light of the city’s attitude towards Israel, the Israel national team is not expecting a warm reception. “It makes us sick that the team has to come and play in...

    Original article can be viewed at Israel to Play World Cup Qualifier in City That Boycotts Israel on HonestReporting.

    (5 December 2016 | 8:33 am)

  • (3)The Portrayal of Palestinian Terrorists

    Going by Lara Marlowe’s sympathies for how terrorists are portrayed, her denial of Israel’s history, and her apparent objection to Israel having defensible borders, it seems her vision isn’t so different to that of the Palestinians.

    Original article can be viewed at The Portrayal of Palestinian Terrorists on HonestReporting.

    (5 December 2016 | 5:43 am)

  • (4)Marwan Barghouti, cet animateur sympathique de la 2nde Intifada

    Une des grandes tendances des médias – qu’ils soient français ou non – est de ranger les palestiniens coupables de terrorisme dans une autre catégorie que celle de “terroriste”. En effet, la presse française a créé toute une terminologie spécialement conçue pour absoudre les palestiniens : “militants”, “activistes” etc etc… Mais ce matin, l’AFP, le Point, l’Express...

    Original article can be viewed at Marwan Barghouti, cet animateur sympathique de la 2nde Intifada on HonestReporting.

    (5 December 2016 | 4:58 am)

  • (5)NY Blacklists Pro-BDS Businesses

    Today’s Top Stories 1. The New York Post, the state of New York has already begun a blacklist of companies it won’t do business with over their support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel. Meanwhile, Ontario became the first Canadian province to pass anti-BDS legislation resolution. Last but not least, an anti-BDS...

    Original article can be viewed at NY Blacklists Pro-BDS Businesses on HonestReporting.

    (4 December 2016 | 9:32 am)

  • CFR

  • (1)President Trump and the Art of the "Ultimate" Israel-Palestine Peace Deal

    The Obama obsession with Israeli settlement activity ruined his policy toward Israel, prevented the negotiations he wanted, and was not based on the facts. The Trump administration should take a very different approach, Elliott Abrams argues inForeign Policymagazine.

    (4 December 2016 | 11:00 am)

  • (2)U.S. and Israel Must Act to Preserve Partnership, Say Blackwill and Gordon in New Report

    “The U.S.-Israel relationship is in trouble,” warn Council on Foreign Relations Senior FellowsRobert D. BlackwillandPhilip H. Gordonin a new Council Special Report,Repairing the U.S.-Israel Relationship. Significant policy differences over issues in the Middle East, as well as changing demographics and politics within both the United States and Israel, have pushed the two countries apart. Blackwill, a former senior official in the Bush administration, and Gordon, a former senior official in the Obama administration, call for “a deliberate and sustained effort by policymakers and opinion leaders in both countries” to repair the relationship and to avoid divisions “that no one who cares about Israel’s security or America’s values and interests in the Middle East should want.”

    (14 November 2016 | 11:47 am)

  • (3)Repairing the U.S.-Israel Relationship

    The U.S. relationship with Israel is in trouble. Robert D. Blackwill and Philip H. Gordon offer six core policy proposals torepair, redefine, and invigorate the partnership.

    (14 November 2016 | 9:00 am)

  • (4)Just How Much Should We Boycott Israel?

    While Donald Trump was getting himself elected president, various factions of the American Left were fighting over just how much to boycott Israel. Elliott Abrams explains their ludicrous debate inThe Weekly Standard.

    (12 November 2016 | 5:33 pm)

  • (5)The Crisis in U.S.-Israeli Relations

    In a review essay in Foreign Affairs, Philip Gordon asks whether the United States and Israel are drifting apart and assesses proposals to keep them together.

    (18 October 2016 | 12:12 pm)

    Spectrum of views

  • (1)Three cases of Divine mercy.
    (25 April 2012 | 9:19 am)

  • (2)Survived Axe Attack, Monday April 2
    (3 April 2012 | 10:58 am)

  • (3)Children saved from explosion
    (24 March 2012 | 2:54 pm)

  • (4)Bechasdei Hashem the workers had left.
    (20 March 2012 | 2:10 am)

  • (5)Wedding in Netivot
    (1 February 2011 | 7:50 am)

  • neies

  • (1)Oakland, CA – Official: Refrigerator Potential Source Of Deadly Fire
    Oakland, CA – Investigators said Tuesday a warehouse fire in Oakland that killed 36 people did not appear to have been set intentionally and may have been caused by a refrigerator or other electrical appliance. Details about a possible cause emerged as fire crews nearly completed their search for bodies in the most lethal building [...]
    (6 December 2016 | 11:59 pm)

  • (2)New York – Trump DC Hotel Attracting Foreign Envoys And Controversy
    New York – Donald Trump’s new luxury hotel in Washington D.C. has been attracting foreign envoys, special interest groups — and a bit of controversy. One of the latest groups to book the hotel is the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank whose big donors will gather there Tuesday night for a speech from Vice [...]
    (6 December 2016 | 11:31 pm)

  • (3)Jerusalem – Netanyahu: Submarines Needed To Ensure Israel Can Destroy Those Threatening It
    Jerusalem – Israel’s military must be strong enough to be able to annihilate anyone who threatens to annihilate the Jewish state, and for that reason is arming itself with weapons such as the F-35 stealth fighters and submarines, the prime minister said on Tuesday. Netanyahu’s comment, made during a ceremony at the graveside of David [...]
    (6 December 2016 | 11:15 pm)

  • (4)Berlin – Scientists Develop Robotic Hand For People With Quadriplegia
    Berlin – Scientists have developed a mind-controlled robotic hand that allows people with certain types of spinal injuries to perform everyday tasks such as using a fork or drinking from a cup. The low-cost device was tested in Spain on six people with quadriplegia affecting their ability to grasp or manipulate objects. By wearing a [...]
    (6 December 2016 | 11:03 pm)

  • (5)United Nations – NYC Touts UN Benefits In New Report
    United Nations – The New York mayor’s office is touting the benefits of hosting the United Nations headquarters with a new report examining the world body’s economic impact on the city. Penny Abeywardena, NYC Commissioner for International Affairs, said Tuesday that the U.N. Community generated $3.69 billion in total economic output resulting in approximately $56 [...]
    (6 December 2016 | 10:35 pm)

  • (6)Washington – AAA Study: For Drivers, Drowsiness Is As Risky As Drunkenness
    Washington – Drivers who miss two or three hours of sleep in a day face the same risk of an accident as those who are legally drunk, according to a AAA study on the sometimes-deadly consequences of being drowsy behind the wheel. The auto and travel group said on Tuesday that its study of 4,571 [...]
    (6 December 2016 | 10:11 pm)

  • (7)Brooklyn, NY – Korean Harvard Rhodes Scholar Planning Career As Jewish History Professor
    Brooklyn, NY – A Harvard University senior named as a Rhodes Scholar last week said it was her upbringing on the outskirts of Borough Park that influenced her decision to pursue a career as a professor of Jewish history. The daughter of Korean immigrants, 21 year old Nancy Ko grew up fascinated by the two [...]
    (6 December 2016 | 9:56 pm)

  • (8)Washington – A Look At Trump’s Call To Cancel New Air Force One
    Washington – President-elect Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that he would cancel Boeing’s contract to build a new fleet of presidential aircraft to replace the aging models that shuttle the president around the world. He cited “out of control” costs of more than $4 billion in a tweet that ended with “Cancel order!” The New York [...]
    (6 December 2016 | 9:31 pm)

  • (9)Jerusalem – Deri: Progressive Judaism Has No Connection To Torah
    Jerusalem – Shas chairman Arye Deri said progressive Judaism has no connection with the Torah during a conference of Sephardi rabbis from around the world in the Knesset on Tuesday. The conference was also attended by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Speaking to over 100 Sephardi rabbis from 30 countries, Deri said that the only way [...]
    (6 December 2016 | 9:00 pm)

  • (10)Albany, NY – Citing Complaints, NY Prosecutor Wants Voting Rules Changed
    Albany, NY – Unprecedented complaints about New York’s presidential primary show the need for big changes to state voting rules, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Tuesday before announcing proposals to authorize automatic voter registration and join most other states in allowing early voting. Schneiderman’s office received 1,500 complaints about the April primary, about 10 [...]
    (6 December 2016 | 8:32 pm)

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    Relax while you sharpen your brain

    Brain Teaser

    Rules: Each row, column and marked off set of 9 squares
    must have all the numbers in the range 1 to 9.

    Nimrod Brown's Twinkles

  • (1)Semipermeable Corridor
    (29 April 2011 | 12:19 am)

  • (2)Coup? This can't happen in Israel
    (12 February 2011 | 3:00 pm)

  • (3)Lie Number?
    (27 February 2010 | 5:42 pm)

  • (4)An Affront to who?
    (18 August 2009 | 12:23 pm)

  • (5)This wont hurt…..
    (28 January 2009 | 5:08 pm)

  • Debka News

  • (1)Obama warns Trump against allowing torture to get info from prisoners
    December 7, 2016, 8:49 AM (IDT)

    US President Barack Obama said Tuesday that progress has been achieved in the war against international terror although the threat persists, and called on his successor, Donald Trump, not to allow the use of torture to extract information from prisoners. Obama made the comment at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida in his last national security speech before leaving office in January. The president said his foreign policy over the last eight years had been based on American values, particularly prohibiting torture of prisoners and reducing non-essential risk to US military and security forces. The president claimed that significant progress has been made in driving Islamic State from its bases in Syria, Iraq and Libya, as well as in reducing its ability to recruit fighters and to carry out terrorist attacks. However, he added that he did "not want to paint too rosy a picture", asserting that "in some form this violent extremism will be with us for years to come".


  • (2)Controversial bill for regulating settlements passes preliminary reading
    December 5, 2016, 11:23 PM (IDT)

    An amended version of the law for regulating the status of Israeli communities established by former governments on privately-owned Palestinian land in Judea and Samaria passed its preliminary hearing in the Knesset Monday by 60 votes to 40. It faces three further readings before it becomes law, with immediate effect on the case of the 40 families in Amona, who were ordered by the High Court to abandon their village by Dec. 20. If carried, the law would allow these families to temporarily move their homes a short distance from their present site until they aregiven a new location. Members of the coalition government supported the bill, with the exception of MK Benny Begin. It was tabled against the opinion of Attorney General Avihai Mendelblitt, who maintained that the amended version was still questionable in constitutional terms.


  • (3)IDF drills simulated Hamas terror incursions from Gaza
    December 6, 2016, 7:14 PM (IDT)

    The IDF has completed a two-day drill for countering a multiple Hamas terror incursion from the Gaza Strip. It covered a wide area of southern Israel, including the towns of Ashkelon, Netivot and Ofakim. The Shin Bet security service, the police and rescue services took part. They rehearsed responses to a Hamas incursion in various sectors by diverse forms of transport, including motorbikes. They also drilled coordination among the various bodies in response to extreme crises - from identifying the points of enemy infiltration, to getting set for defense, grappling with the capture of an entire community, the taking of hostages and the kidnapping of soldiers or civilians


  • (4)Iran won’t let Trump “rip up” nuclear deal
    December 6, 2016, 1:08 PM (IDT)

    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday he would not let US President-elect Donald Trump rip up theglobal nuclear deal and warned of repercussions if he did. During his campaign for the White House, Trump had called the accord "the worst deal ever negotiated.” Rouhani echoed supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, when he also warned that any changes to the nuclear deal, including an extension of the US sanctions regime, would be viewed as a violation of the accord. Last month, the U.S. Congress passed legislation to extend the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) for 10 years to make it easier for Washington to re-impose sanctions if Tehran contravenes the nuclear deal. President Barack Obama still needs to sign the legislation.

    "There is no doubt that the United States is our enemy," said Rouhani.


  • (5)Mosul offensive folds, waiting now for Trump
    December 5, 2016, 9:58 PM (IDT)

    There is no chance of the Mosul offensive scoring a victory before Barack Obama quits the White House next month. Altogether 54,000 Iraqi troops and 5,000 US servicemen – supported by 90 warplanes and 150 heavy artillery pieces - were invested in the Mosul campaign when it was launched in October. They proved unable to beat 9,000 jihadists.


  • (6)Obama to rebut critics in his last national security speech
    December 6, 2016, 5:46 PM (IDT)

    President Barack Obama will defend his counterterrorism policies in his final major speech on national security at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, later Tuesday. Before handing over to his successor, Obama will maintain in the face of his critics that his policies helped protect Americans from evolving international threats. This was achieved, he will say, by successfully building coalitions and working with local governments to take out militant leaders and disrupt Islamic State and other groups - without overextending the US military.

    Donald Trump, who takes office on Jan. 20, has reproved Obama for not speaking out bluntly against "radical Islam."


  • (7)Trump cancels pending order for new Air Force One
    December 6, 2016, 7:41 PM (IDT)

    President-elect Trump, who has for years flown in a jet airplane bearing his name, appeared to cancel a pending order for a new Air Force One. He tweeted Tuesday: Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. Cancel order!

    Mr. Trump can zero out a financing request for the Air Force One upgrade in his budget for the fiscal year that begins next October, but Congress controls the federal purse and obeys the Secret Service, which would have a say on security in whether the new president would get to continue using his own 757.


  • (8)Trump: Japan Softbank to invest $50 billion in United States
    December 6, 2016, 10:23 PM (IDT)

    President-elect Donald Trump said on Tuesday that the head of Japanese telecoms and internet firm SoftBank Group Corp had agreed to invest $50 billion in the United States toward businesses and create 50,000 new jobs.
    Trump stopped in the lobby of Trump Tower in Manhattan, where he has been meeting with advisers and potential Cabinet picks, along with SoftBank Chief Executive Masayoshi Son.


  • (9)Merkel: The burqa does not belong in our country
    December 6, 2016, 9:17 PM (IDT)

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who last year opened the door to nearly 1 million mostly Muslim migrants, staked out a tough new stance on conservative Islam on Tuesday by making her first direct call for a widespread ban on “full veil” religious coverings.Her backing could add Germany to the growing list of European nations imposing restrictions on Islamic coverings. It could also signal a pragmatic shift for Merkel, who next year seeks a fourth term as Germany’s leader.


  • (10)Three Hizballah positions near Damascus reported hit by missiles
    December 6, 2016, 9:12 PM (IDT)

    Arab internet sites identified with Syrian rebels reported Tuesday afternoon that three Hizballah positions in Zabadani north of Damascus were hit by missiles from an unidentified source. DEBKAfile’s military sources describeZabadani as a ghost town abandoned by its inhabitants and currently used by the Hizballah terrorists as a training ground, a weapons depot and a lookout, communications and surveillance position.

    The missiles, apparently launched from a remote ground location or a vessel at sea, achieved direct hits, causing multiple Hizballah casualties and flattening military facilities.
    This report is not confirmed or denied by Israeli officials.


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    CAMERA - Reporting Abuses

  • (1)Times of Israel Adds Information on Palestinian Violence to AFP Story
    Times of Israel adds key information about Palestinian attacks to an AFP article, one of two recent AFP articles which whitewashed Palestinian violence. AFP's tilt isn't surprising given its employment of Fatah's Nasser Abu Baker.(4 December 2016 | 6:00 pm)

  • (2)‘Rigorous Neutrality’?: Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate’s Nasser Abu Baker Moonlights For AFP
    AFP's Nasser Abu Baker is one of 1,400 delegates to the Seventh Fatah Congress. He is also running for the Fatah Revolutionary Council. How does this square with AFP's stated commitment to impartiality?(3 December 2016 | 6:00 pm)

  • (3)Results: CAMERA's November Corrections
    Over the course of November, CAMERA prompted 24 corrections across the globe.(1 December 2016 | 6:00 pm)

  • (4)Global Ministries Enlists Sunday School Teachers to Promote Anti-Israel Agenda During Advent
    The Global Ministries of the UCC and the Disciples of Christ is trying to enlist Sunday school teachers — yes, Sunday school teachers — in its ongoing effort to demonize Israel in the weeks prior to Christmas.(30 November 2016 | 6:00 pm)

  • (5)UK Media Watch Prompts Economist Correction: No Arabic Song Ban
    CAMERA's UK Media Watch prompts correction of an Economist feature which wrongly reported that Arabic music was banned from Israeli radio for several decades.

    (29 November 2016 | 6:00 pm)

  • (6)Former President Jimmy Carter Misrepresents Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in The New York Times
    A New York Times Op-Ed by former President Jimmy Carter misrepresents United Nations Security Council Resolution 242, the status of disputed land, and Israeli military rule in the West Bank ("Jimmy Carter: America Must Recognize Palestine").(29 November 2016 | 6:00 pm)

  • (7)The Huffington Post's Holocaust Inversion
    Dana Beyer's comparison of Israeli governance to Fascism is offensive and false(27 November 2016 | 6:00 pm)

  • (8)AP Corrects: US Does Not Consider Settlements 'Illegal'
    CAMERA prompts an important Associated Press correction noting that the U.S. does not consider Israeli settlements illegal. AP's many clients are also correcting, include The New York Times, ABC, The Gazette (Montreal), and more.

    (21 November 2016 | 6:00 pm)

  • (9)In Reuters Report, No Counterpoint to What “Palestinian Leaders Say”
    Palestinian leaders say anti-Israel violence is a result of desperation over the collapse of peace talks, Reuters reports. And what do Israeli leaders say? For that, readers are forced to look elsewhere.(20 November 2016 | 6:00 pm)

  • (10)Notorious Anti-Jewish Demagogue David Duke Viewed Nationwide on C-SPAN
    C-SPAN aired a Louisiana U.S. Senate candidates debate which included demagogue David Duke's blame-the-Jews rant enabled by the moderator and characteristically met with silence by C-SPAN.(17 November 2016 | 6:00 pm)

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