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Home sales fall sharply in Q2
Netanyahu to Putin: Iran continues to threaten our existence
Netanyahu to Putin: Iran's growing Syria role threatens Israel
President Rivlin opens school year with haredi children
Man indicted for creating pipe bombs to avenge death of cousin

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  • (1)Netanyahu to Putin: Iran's growing Syria role threatens Israel
    (23 August 2017 | 7:20 am)

  • (2)Man indicted for creating pipe bombs to avenge death of cousin
    (23 August 2017 | 6:37 am)

  • (3)Meeting between Egyptian Foreign Minister and Jared Kushner cancelled
    (23 August 2017 | 6:32 am)

  • (4)At least 30 dead as air strike hits hotel in Yemen
    (23 August 2017 | 6:29 am)

  • (5)East Jerusalem resident arrested carrying knife in light rail station
    (23 August 2017 | 5:32 am)

    Jerusalem Post Front Page

  • (1)Netanyahu to Putin: Iran's growing Syria role threatens Israel

    (23 August 2017 | 5:53 am)

  • (2)Egypt's Sisi to meet Trump advisor Jared Kushner on Wednesday

    (23 August 2017 | 5:44 am)

  • (3)UN rights experts urge US to "unequivocally" condemn racist hate

    (23 August 2017 | 5:41 am)

  • (4)Meeting between Egyptian Foreign Minister and Jared Kushner canceled

    (23 August 2017 | 5:07 am)

  • (5)At least 30 dead as air strike hits hotel in Yemen

    (23 August 2017 | 4:41 am)

  • (6)Saudi police release teenager detained for dancing in street

    (23 August 2017 | 3:59 am)

  • (7)Gabbay wishes Netanyahu luck in Putin meeting

    (23 August 2017 | 1:39 am)

  • (8)IDF raids in West Bank, six arrested

    (23 August 2017 | 12:18 am)

  • (9)Trump voices mild optimism about ties with North Korea

    (22 August 2017 | 11:42 pm)

  • (10)At least 20 injured in rail accident in north India

    (22 August 2017 | 11:39 pm)

  • Globes Financial

  • (1)Home sales fall sharply in Q2
    24,000 homes were purchased in the second quarter of 2017, the fewest since the 0% VAT bill was proposed in 2015.(23 August 2017 | 1:14 pm)

  • (2)Net expands in Bezeq investigation
    Shaul Elovitch's daughter-in-law Orna Elovitch is the latest to be questioned in the affair.(23 August 2017 | 12:48 pm)

  • (3)Megureit completes NIS 250m bond issue
    Demand from financial institutions totaled NIS 400 million, and the amount of bonds to be sold was increased.(23 August 2017 | 12:42 pm)

  • (4)El Al maintenance workers promise peaceful Dreamliner protest
    Some 2,400 guests were invited to watch El Al's first Boeing Dreamliner land in Israel.(23 August 2017 | 10:13 am)

  • (5)$2b bids expected for Teva's women's health assets - report
    US companies Church & Dwight Co. and Cooper Cos. are both interested in Teva's women's health portfolio, "Bloomberg" reports.(22 August 2017 | 7:55 pm)

  • (6)Netanya deputy mayor arrested on suspicion of bribery
    Israel Police are questioning Rabbi Shimon Sher on allegations of bribery, fraud and breach of trust.(22 August 2017 | 7:49 pm)

  • (7)Frutarom buys Swiss savory tastes co for $7m
    Mühlehof Gewürze is the Israeli company's sixth acquisition this year.(22 August 2017 | 6:30 pm)

  • (8)Gov't industrial aid program set to be NIS 250-400m
    Disappointed industrialists: The amounts are ridiculous.(22 August 2017 | 5:26 pm)

  • (9)Fleet management co Mobility Insight raising $5m
    The company has developed a vehicle fleet and transportation management solution(22 August 2017 | 5:24 pm)

  • (10)Partner in talks to buy cinema chain Globus Max
    Partner is searching for synergetic source of revenue.(22 August 2017 | 2:46 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)

  • Yeshivah World News

  • (1)New Jersey: Jury Selection For US Senator’s Corruption Trial Underway

    The final stage of jury selection for next month’s corruption trial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey gets underway in Newark. Attorneys will question potential jurors Tuesday. A panel of 12 jurors and four alternates could be seated by the end of the week. The Democrat was charged in 2015 with accepting gifts and campaign donations from a Florida eye doctor in exchange for using his position in Congress to lobby for the man’s business interests. The doctor, Salomon Melgen, is a co-defendant in the case. Menendez and Melgen have argued in court papers that the gifts and donations were innocent and that there was no bribery agreement. Menendez also claims his actions were legitimate legislative duties. (AP)

    The post New Jersey: Jury Selection For US Senator’s Corruption Trial Underway appeared first on Yeshiva World News.

    (22 August 2017 | 2:30 pm)

  • (2)Photo Essay: Motzei Shabbos At Kever Rashbi In Meron (Photos by JDN)

    The post Photo Essay: Motzei Shabbos At Kever Rashbi In Meron (Photos by JDN) appeared first on Yeshiva World News.

    (22 August 2017 | 2:15 pm)

  • (3)Photo Essay: Catskills – Kevias Mezuzah At The New Cheder Building In Kiryas Vyoel Moshe – Ichud (Photos by JDN)

    The post Photo Essay: Catskills – Kevias Mezuzah At The New Cheder Building In Kiryas Vyoel Moshe – Ichud (Photos by JDN) appeared first on Yeshiva World News.

    (22 August 2017 | 2:14 pm)

  • (4)Photo Essay: Catskills – Bar Mitzvah For A Grandson Of The Vien Rov (Photos by JDN)

    The post Photo Essay: Catskills – Bar Mitzvah For A Grandson Of The Vien Rov (Photos by JDN) appeared first on Yeshiva World News.

    (22 August 2017 | 2:13 pm)

  • (5)Photo Essay: Catskills – Talmidim Of Camp Darkei Chaim Boating (Photos by JDN)

    The post Photo Essay: Catskills – Talmidim Of Camp Darkei Chaim Boating (Photos by JDN) appeared first on Yeshiva World News.

    (22 August 2017 | 2:05 pm)

  • (6)Photo Essay: Catskills – A Visit To Camp Toldos Yakov Yosef Skver (Photos by JDN)

    The post Photo Essay: Catskills – A Visit To Camp Toldos Yakov Yosef Skver (Photos by JDN) appeared first on Yeshiva World News.

    (22 August 2017 | 2:05 pm)

  • (7)Photo Essay: Catskills – A Visit To Camp Bnei Sanz (Photos by JDN)

    The post Photo Essay: Catskills – A Visit To Camp Bnei Sanz (Photos by JDN) appeared first on Yeshiva World News.

    (22 August 2017 | 2:05 pm)

  • (8)Photo Essay: Catskills – A Visit To Kiryas Berach Moshe D’Satmar In Woodbourne (Photos by JDN)

    The post Photo Essay: Catskills – A Visit To Kiryas Berach Moshe D’Satmar In Woodbourne (Photos by JDN) appeared first on Yeshiva World News.

    (22 August 2017 | 2:04 pm)

  • (9)Photo Essay: Vach Nacht For A Great Grandson Of The Belzer Rebbe (Photos by JDN)

    The post Photo Essay: Vach Nacht For A Great Grandson Of The Belzer Rebbe (Photos by JDN) appeared first on Yeshiva World News.

    (22 August 2017 | 2:04 pm)

  • (10)Arizona Teens Who Turned A Menorah Into A Swastika Must Meet Holocaust Survivor

    Three teens have pleaded guilty in the vandalism of a large ornamental menorah displayed outside a Chandler home during Chanukah 2016. The teens removed the menorah made of gold spray-painted PVC pipes, and altered it to look like a Nazi swastika. Maricopa County Attorney’s Bill Montgomery’s office says the teens pleaded guilty to misdemeanor criminal damage under a plea agreement requiring community service, letters of apology and restitution. The sentences also included a unique form of punishment; they must meet with a Holocaust survivor and write an essay on what they’ve learned from the encounter. Montgomery says the crime impacted many people besides the victims, but created an opportunity to have a positive impact on young lives while promoting healing through education and understanding. “The greater hope, in what this unique resolution affords us as criminal justice professionals, is that we’ll move from just simple awareness that this is wrong to a deeper understanding of what it is to respect religious and ethnic differences in our community,” Montgomery said. A Montgomery spokeswoman says the case of a fourth young adult involved in the incident remains under review, as he posted an apology to the family on Facebook after he was arrested. The victims, Naomi and Seth Ellis, said they built the 7-foot menorah in the front yard of their home after their three sons, ages 5, 6 and 9, asked for lights in their yard like their neighbors’ holiday decorations. “I hope they just didn’t really understand the full impact of what they’re doing and I hope that by this lesson they’re learning that they do understand,” Seth told local station ABC 15. “I hope they take this and try to teach a positive message.” (Nat Golden – YWN)

    The post Arizona Teens Who Turned A Menorah Into A Swastika Must Meet Holocaust Survivor appeared first on Yeshiva World News.

    (22 August 2017 | 2:00 pm)

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    Jewish Humor

  • (1)Jerry Lewis: Comedy and Tragedy
    In addition to his classic films the iconic entertainer will be remembered for his great philanthropic work.(20 August 2017 | 8:00 pm)

  • (2)Jtube: Jackie Mason: The World According to Me
    What causes people to hate?(18 August 2017 | 8:00 pm)

  • (3)A Jewish Twilight Zone
    A Jewish event planner hankers for Chanukah to last an entire year so she can throw lots of festive parties. And it does…(18 August 2017 | 8:00 pm)

  • (4)Menashe: The Hollywood Hasid
    Hasidic actor Menashe Lustig tells his unlikely story – going from grocery clerk in Borough Park to critically acclaimed actor.(18 August 2017 | 8:00 pm)

  • (5)Where to Take Your Jewish Date this Summer
    For those committed to the Jewish faith, mini golf is the perfect date. We are good at it!(11 August 2017 | 8:00 pm)

  • (6)Jtube: Alan King Standup
    Share something zany about your Jewish family.(11 August 2017 | 8:00 pm)

  • (7)Fighting Fair: Jews vs. Non-Jews
    Non-Jews wait for the right time to argue. Jews must get everything off their chests immediately!(11 August 2017 | 8:00 pm)

  • (8)The Kosher Kritic: Dunkirk
    Sometimes doing your best just isn’t enough.(6 August 2017 | 8:00 pm)

  • (9)Cornucopia
    As a British Podiatrist in Israel, every day that I get to deal with Israeli corns is an adventure.(4 August 2017 | 8:00 pm)

  • (10)Jtube: Adam Carolla: Free Speech on College Campuses
    Do you think safe spaces on campus are hindering free speech and coddling this generation?(4 August 2017 | 8:00 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)UN Pushing Blacklist of Firms Doing Business in Settlements

    Today’s Top Stories 1. Despite US and Israeli opposition, the UN Human Rights Council is pushing forward with a blacklist of international companies that do business in Israeli settlements. The Washington Post writes: American companies on the list drawn up by the Geneva-based council include Caterpillar, TripAdvisor, Priceline.com, Airbnb and others, according to people familiar...

    Original article can be viewed at UN Pushing Blacklist of Firms Doing Business in Settlements on HonestReporting.

    (22 August 2017 | 9:58 am)

  • (2)‘Resistance Journalism’ Doesn’t Deserve Press Credentials

    The Government Press Office held a hearing for Al Jazeera’s Israeli-Arab reporter Elias Karram. The GPO revoked Karram’s press credentials last week after an interview surfaced in which the Al Jazeera Jerusalem bureau chief said that journalists like himself sided with the Palestinians as part of their “resistance” to Israel. The hearing was essentially about...

    Original article can be viewed at ‘Resistance Journalism’ Doesn’t Deserve Press Credentials on HonestReporting.

    (22 August 2017 | 9:35 am)

  • (3)LA Times Op-Ed: Israel the “Occupying Power” in Gaza

    Writing in the LA Times, Human Rights Watch employee Abier Almasri describes life in Gaza without electricity yet places responsibility on Israel as the "occupying power."

    Original article can be viewed at LA Times Op-Ed: Israel the “Occupying Power” in Gaza on HonestReporting.

    (21 August 2017 | 10:41 am)

  • (4)Barcelona Attack: The Aftermath

    Today’s Top Stories 1. Three telling reactions to the Barcelona attack in which a van plowed through people in the Las Ramblas pedestrian mall, killing 13. First, the city’s chief rabbi says his community is doomed. Rabbi Meir Bar-Hen told the JTA he has encouraged Jews to leave and accused Spanish officials of not understanding...

    Original article can be viewed at Barcelona Attack: The Aftermath on HonestReporting.

    (20 August 2017 | 9:27 am)

  • (5)New York Museum Reinstates Israel Event

    Today’s Top Stories 1. The Queens Museum reversed its decision to cancel an Israeli event. The risk to the museum’s finances was heavy, and President and Executive Director Laura Raicovich’s ties to the BDS movement through a book she co-edited couldn’t be ignored. New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind called to stop funding the Queens...

    Original article can be viewed at New York Museum Reinstates Israel Event on HonestReporting.

    (17 August 2017 | 8:52 am)

  • CFR

  • (1)Stop Supporting Palestinian Terror

    Should Congress cut aid to the Palestinian Authority unless it ceases payments to terrorists and their families? In the new issue of National Review magazine, Elliott Abrams argues that Congress should pass the Taylor Force Act, cut the aid, and try to force a change in Palestinian political culture.

    (17 April 2017 | 10:56 am)

  • (2)The Hawk Dressed as a Dove

    How did a tough general like Yitzhak Rabin come to offer the Golan Heights to Hafez al-Assad and to make a deal that brought Yasser Arafat back from exile to rule the Palestinian Territories? Elliott Abrams's review of Itamar Rabinovich's new biography of Rabin raises these and other issues.

    (17 March 2017 | 11:15 am)

  • (3)U.S.-Israel Relations

    CFR's James M. Lindsay and Robert Danin examine President Donald J. Trump's priorities on Israel.

    (17 February 2017 | 5:21 pm)

  • (4)A Big Deal?

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Washington demonstrated that the tensions in U.S.-Israeli relations during the Obama administration are over and that the Trump administration intends to pursue a peace process.

    (17 February 2017 | 2:20 pm)

  • (5)Bibi and Donald

    Prime Minister Netanyahu is visiting Washington this week. In The Weekly Standard, Elliott Abrams discusses how he and President Trump will handle Jerusalem, Iran, and the "peace process" when they meet. 

    (13 February 2017 | 11:01 am)

    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)Phoenix, AZ – Police Use Gas, Smoke To Disperse Protesters Outside Trump Rally In Phoenix
    Phoenix, AZ – Police deployed gas and smoke to disperse crowds in Phoenix, Arizona, who protested outside a rally by U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday, according to a Reuters witness. Media reports said some protesters had thrown bottles at police.
    (23 August 2017 | 12:06 am)

  • (2)New York – Pop-up New York City Dinner Draws Thousands, All In White
    New York – A pop-up dinner featuring white-clad guests who brought their own tables, chairs and food has drawn thousands to the plaza outside New York City’s Lincoln Center. The event, known as Diner en Blanc, French for Dinner in White, is an annual foodie tradition. Organizers say there were 45,000 people on the waiting [...]
    (22 August 2017 | 11:30 pm)

  • (3)Phoenix, AZ – Trump Threatens Shutdown Over Border Wall
    Phoenix, AZ – President Donald Trump is threatening to shut down the federal government unless Congress provides funding for his promised border wall. Trump tells a rally crowd in Phoenix, Arizona, that he has a message for “obstructionist” Democrats. He says, “If we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall.” Trump is [...]
    (22 August 2017 | 11:18 pm)

  • (4)Phoenix, AZ – Trump Lashes Out At Press During Arizona Rally
    Phoenix, AZ – President Donald Trump is blaming the media for the widespread condemnation of his response to a Charlottesville, Virginia, protest organized by white supremacists that led to the killing of a counter-protester. Trump opened his political rally in Phoenix with a call for unity, saying, “What happened in Charlottesville strikes at the core [...]
    (22 August 2017 | 11:00 pm)

  • (5)Washington – Reuters: U.S. To Withhold Up To $290 Million In Egypt Aid
    Washington – The United States has decided to deny Egypt $95.7 million in aid and to delay a further $195 million because of its failure to make progress on respecting human rights and democratic norms, two sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. The decision reflects a U.S. desire to continue security cooperation as [...]
    (22 August 2017 | 11:00 pm)

  • (6)Cheyenne, WY – Jammed: Eclipse Crowds May Have Doubled Wyoming’s Population
    Cheyenne, WY – The least populated state in the nation has seen total eclipses before but likely never as many people. The amount of traffic during Monday’s eclipse suggests Wyoming may have temporarily doubled its population of 585,000 — as some predicted it would. The Wyoming Department of Transportation counted 536,000 more vehicles than usual [...]
    (22 August 2017 | 10:42 pm)

  • (7)New York – Should New York City Remove Statues Of Its Anti-Semitic Dutch Governor?
    New York – Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, Stonewall Jackson … and Peter Stuyvesant? One of these things is not like the others. Amid the impassioned debate over whether, when and how to remove statues memorializing the Confederacy, an Israeli nonprofit is seeking a piece of the action. On Tuesday, Shurat HaDin, which represents terror [...]
    (22 August 2017 | 10:22 pm)

  • (8)Tehran – Iran Can Have Weapons-grade Uranium Within Five Days, Its Nuclear Chief Says
    Tehran – Iran can begin enriching weapons-grade uranium within five days if the nuclear deal with the world powers is canceled, its atomic chief said. “If we want, we can start the 20 percent enrichment in Fordo in maximum five days and this has a lot of meaning,” Ali Akbar Salehi, who heads the Atomic [...]
    (22 August 2017 | 10:00 pm)

  • (9)Jerusalem – Leading Israeli Lawmaker Derides A Modern Orthodox Movement As ‘borderline Reform’
    Jerusalem – The head of the Sephardic Orthodox Shas party called members of the Religious Zionist movement “borderline Reform,” an insult among his haredi Orthodox constituents. “Even the ‘knit kippot’ today, as some know even in very large communities, mainly in the center of the country, they’re already borderline Reform,” Aryeh Deri said earlier this [...]
    (22 August 2017 | 9:33 pm)

  • (10)New York – Why Some Jews Are Paying $500 For An Italian Etrog
    New York – Fifty years ago, leaders of the Chabad movement tasked Rabbi Moshe Lazar of Milan with supervising the local production and export of the Calabria etrog, the citrus fruit used by Jews during the harvest festival of Sukkot. Lazar’s job is to make sure the fruit is kosher for the festival, and that [...]
    (22 August 2017 | 9:00 pm)

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    Brain Teaser

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

    Israel National News

  • (1)Netanyahu to Putin: Iran continues to threaten our existence
    In Russia-Israel meeting, Netanyahu warns Putin: Whenever ISIS leaves, Iran enters.

    (23 August 2017 | 7:28 am)

  • (2)President Rivlin opens school year with haredi children
    President Rivlin visits 'Boston' school in Bnei Brak, speaks to children on first day of new school year.

    (23 August 2017 | 7:13 am)

  • (3)Segregation on Temple Mount: Jew barred from Arab-only fountain
    Watch: Police order Jewish child not to drink from Arab-only water fountain on Temple Mount.

    (23 August 2017 | 7:10 am)

  • (4)Watch: Bus crashes into Ramat Gan coffee shop
    Bus veers off Arlozorov Street in Ramat Gan, crashes into coffee shop. Driver injured.

    (23 August 2017 | 6:41 am)

  • (5)Watch: Eitan Freilich's latest music video - Lehodos Lecha
    Eitan Freilich released music video for his latest single, 'Lehodos Lecha'.

    (23 August 2017 | 6:23 am)

  • (6)'An industry for murdering Jews'
    Bereaved parents of daughter murdered in Armon Hanatziv submit request to join petitioners in hearing on revoking murderer's citizenship.

    (23 August 2017 | 6:17 am)

  • (7)The Israeli Air Force's 'star'
    Israel Air Force's new UAV can stay in the air for up to 30 hours straight.

    (23 August 2017 | 6:02 am)

  • (8)Arab carrying knife nabbed at Jerusalem light rail stop
    Jerusalem Arab with knife caught at light rail stop near Meah Shearim.

    (23 August 2017 | 5:39 am)

  • (9)Lose $$10,000 - and you just might get it back
    Passenger forgets money on bus, company hands stack of bills over to police.

    (23 August 2017 | 5:22 am)

  • (10)First Dreamliner lands in Israel
    First El Al 'Dreamliner' plane lands in Israel US Ambassador David Friedman welcomes it to Israel.

    (23 August 2017 | 5:16 am)

  • 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)Official in Tehran: Five days for resuming high-grade uranium enrichment
    August 22, 2017, 12:33 PM (IDT)

    Iran can resume high-grade uranium enrichment within five days if the United States tears up the 2015 nuclear deal, the head of its Atomic Energy Organization said on Tuesday. "If we make a determination, at most in five days we can start 20 per cent enrichment in Fordo (nuclear plant)," said Ali Akbar Salehi in an interview with state broadcaster IRIB. "Of course we would not like such a thing to happen as we made a lot of effort to achieve the JCPOA (nuclear deal)," he added. "Our biggest priority is to maintain the JCPOA, but of course not at any price."


  • (2)Trump aides call on Saudi Crown Prince
    August 22, 2017, 10:19 PM (IDT)

    President Donald Trump’s advisers, Jared Kushner, Jason Greenblatt and Deputy US National Security Council head Dina Powell Tuesday met Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman. Both sides agreed to support the drive to establish genuine and lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians, as well as bringing security and stability to the Middle East and beyond. They also stressed the importance of halting support of any kind for terrorists and extremists. The US threesome is due in Israel later this week.


  • (3)Netanyahu to Putin: Iran in Syria is a threat to Israel
    August 23, 2017, 1:19 PM (IDT)

    Iran's growing role in Syria poses a threat to Israel, the Middle East and the world, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told Russian President Vladimir Putin when they met on Wednesday.

    "Mr. President, with joint efforts we are defeating Islamic State, and this is a very important thing. But the bad thing is, that where the defeated Islamic State group vanishes, Iran is stepping in," Netanyahu told Putin during their talks at Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi. "We cannot forget for a single minute that Iran threatens every day to annihilate Israel," Netanyahu said. "It (Iran) arms terrorist organizations, it sponsors and initiates terror."


  • (4)UN: North Korea ships chemicals for Syria’s weapons program
    August 22, 2017, 4:03 PM (IDT)

    A new UN report confirms that North Korea has been shipping items to the Syrian government agency responsible for the country's chemical weapons program. Two such shipments were intercepted in the last six months by UN member states, says the report which was submitted to the Security Council. Under investigation is “prohibited chemical, ballistic missile and conventional arms cooperation between Syria and the DPRK (North Korea)”  The  shipments may have been part of a Korea Mining Development Trading Corporation contract with Syria. The trading corporation—Pyongyang's main arms dealer—was blacklisted in 2009 by the Security Council.


  • (5)Iran building a separate troop landing terminal in Tartus - report
    August 23, 2017, 8:19 AM (IDT)

    With Netanyahu due to meet Wednesday with President Vladimir Putin in Sochi, in an effort to block a permanent Iranian presence in Syria, Saudi sources reveal that Iran has started building a separate terminal at the Syrian port of Tartus to accommodate Iranian and Hizballah landings. DEBKAfile adds:: Russia is in the middle of a major project for building a large naval base at Tartus. It is not clear how the Iranian project fits in with this plan.
    According to Saudi sources Hizballah has begun laying an intelligence infrastructure on the Syrian Golan opposite Israeli lines.


  • (6)US hits Chinese and Russian entities with secondary sanctions
    August 23, 2017, 9:47 AM (IDT)

    The US Treasury Department on Tuesday placed sanctions on 10 Chinese and Russian companies and 6 individuals for conducting business with North Korea in ways that advanced the country’s missile and nuclear weapons program. It was the fifth set of US sanctions related to North Korea this year, and the largest. In a related move, the Justice Department filed two legal complaints seeking the forfeiture of $11 million from two of the sanctioned companies believed to have been laundering money on behalf of North Korea.


  • (7)Netanyahu rails against an Iranian military presence in Syria
    August 23, 2017, 8:39 AM (IDT)

    Ahead of his meeting with President Vladimir Putin in Sochi Wednesday, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke out against Iran’s “accelerated attempt to establish a military presence in Syria.” This aggressiveness has not lessened, he said, in the wake of the nuclear agreement.
    Russian ambassador to Israel Alexander Petrovich Shain told a TV interviewer Tuesday night,  “Russia always takes Israel’s security interests into account when conducting its operation against terror in Syria and tries to bring peace.”

    Asked about Iran’s presence, the ambassador said, “We have agreed that no foreign forces will remain in Syria, including the Iranian army. At this stage it is necessary to support the peace process, the current government and the struggle against terror.” It would be best for Israel’s interests, he said, for Assad to stay in power, because “most of the opposition are Islamists who say openly that they would declare war on Israel, if they came to power.”


  • (8)Morocco begins rolling up ISIS network linked to Barcelona
    August 23, 2017, 9:00 AM (IDT)

    Moroccan authorities have arrested two suspected ISIS operatives with links to the perpetrators of the van attack that killed 13 people in Barcelona last week. One, a man of 28, who lived in Barcelona for 12 years, was detained in Nador near the Spanish enclave of Melilla. He was alleged to have plotted an attack on the Spanish embassy in Rabat. The second suspect was arrested in the town of Oujda near the Algerian border. He formerly lived in the northwestern Spanish town of Ripoli, home to the Barcelona terrorist conspirators.
    DEBKAfile was the first publication to reveal the existence of the Moroccan-Catalan ISIS network behind last week’s Barcelona attacks. Monday, Spanish security forces on Monday killed Younes Abouyaaqooub, driver of the van which rammed into a crowd of pedestrians in the Las Ramblas Blvd. They also identified as Abdelbaki Es Satty, instigator of these attacks, one of the bodies found at a clandestine bomb-making workshop which blew up a day before the Barcelona attack.


  • (9)Cairo snubs White House aide after US cuts Egypt’s aid bill
    August 23, 2017, 1:16 PM (IDT)

    The Egyptian foreign minister first cancelled the meetings scheduled in Cairo on Wednesday for White House adviser Jared Kushner and other US officials, after the US cut nearly $100m in military and economic aid to Egypt and delayed another $200 in military funding   The Trump administration called on Cairo to ease harsh restrictions on civic and non-governmental groups. The ministry later announced that the American delegation would be received after all by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi.


  • (10)US Seventh Fleet head due for dismissal over 4 collisions
    August 23, 2017, 9:53 AM (IDT)

    The US Navy is expected to relieve Vice Adm. Joseph P. Aucoin of his duties as commander of the US Seventh fleet, the Navy’s largest, after the loss of 10 sailors in a collision between a destroyer and a merchant ship near Singapore. It was the fleet’s fourth collision since January. Admiral Aucoin was due to retire next month, but his departure has been advanced.


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    CAMERA - Reporting Abuses

  • (1)Reuters Uses Ellipses to Downplay Al Jazeera Quote
    In its coverage of Israeli plans to revoke the press card of al Jazeera reporter Elias Karram, the news agency removed twice the word "resistance" from the journalist's damning comments.(17 August 2017 | 7:00 pm)

  • (2)Alternative Facts Under NY Times Editor Matt Seaton
    The Opinion editor refuses to correct claims that Eilat was an Egyptian port, Abbas accepts a Jewish state, Israel built no Arab cities, and Palestinian factions don't call for a one-state solution, and defends the claims with alternative facts of his own.(15 August 2017 | 7:00 pm)

  • (3)PBS Stands by "Dying to Be a Martyr" Curriculum
    Despite criticism from its own Ombudsman, PBS' website still includes biased "Dying to Be a Martyr" curriculum(14 August 2017 | 7:00 pm)

  • (4)CNEWA Misleading Its Supporters on Christian Population in Israel

    Catholic welfare agency misinforms its supporters about Christian population in Israel.

    (10 August 2017 | 7:00 pm)

  • (5)The Atlantic Wrongly Blames Israel for Jerusalem Impasse
    Gregg Carlstrom claims the Israeli position on Jerusalem rules out two-state deal(10 August 2017 | 7:00 pm)

  • (6)Did Benny Morris Change His Views on Alleged Zionist Ethnic Cleansing Plan?
    Daniel Blatman writes in Haaretz that Benny Morris (at left) contradicts his earlier research when he claims that pre-state Zionist leaders did not have a grand plan to expel Palestinian Arabs. Morris maintains that for decades his position has been consistent. Which historian is correct?(8 August 2017 | 7:00 pm)

  • (7)CAMERA Prompts NYT to Pull Anti-Semitic Talkback
    New York Times editors thanked CAMERA for bringing to their attention an anti-Semitic comment that was highlighted as a NYT pick. They apologized and removed the offensive talkback, saying it had been published and highlighted in error.(8 August 2017 | 7:00 pm)

  • (8)AFP Corrects: 3 Israelis Murdered in Halamish, Not 2
    CAMERA prompts corrections to AFP photo captions today which incorrectly claimed that an assailant killed two Israelis in Halamish and which failed to identify the murderer as Palestinian. A Palestinian terrorist stabbed three members of the Salomon family to death.(8 August 2017 | 7:00 pm)

  • (9)Can The Washington Post 'Google' Anti-Jewish Incitement?

    A recent Washington Post report omits Palestinian incitement to anti-Jewish violence, disregards basic journalistic due diligence and treats with contempt a suggestion that the paper do its job.

    (7 August 2017 | 7:00 pm)

  • (10)New York Times "Journeys" Corrects on Gaza Area "Settlements," "Palestine"

    CAMERA prompts correction of promotional material for a New York Times "Journeys" Israel trip which misleadingly referred to Israeli "settlements" near Gaza. Editors also correct an inaccurate reference to "Palestine."

    (6 August 2017 | 7:00 pm)

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