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Noble mulls helping build Cyprus-Egypt pipeline - report
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Iran calls on Muslim nations to step up efforts against Trump's Jerusalem decision
Chabad Menorah Lightings Planned Around The World For Chanukah
Internal Affairs Committee approves recommendations bill for second, third reading

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YNET

  • (1)Iran calls on Muslim nations to step up efforts against Trump's Jerusalem decision
    (13 December 2017 | 6:32 am)

  • (2)Internal Affairs Committee approves recommendations bill for second, third reading
    (13 December 2017 | 5:59 am)

  • (3)Iran's Rouhani says Trump's Jerusalem decision shows US not an honest mediator
    (13 December 2017 | 5:24 am)

  • (4)Jordan's King rejects change in status of Jerusalem, its holy sites
    (13 December 2017 | 5:23 am)

  • (5)East Jerusalem resident convicted with aggravated battery in 2016 stabbing
    (13 December 2017 | 5:15 am)


    Jerusalem Post Front Page

  • (1)Iran calls on Muslim nations to step up efforts against Trump's Jerusalem decision


    (13 December 2017 | 6:33 am)

  • (2)Iran's Rouhani: Trump's Jerusalem decision shows US not an honest mediator


    (13 December 2017 | 5:20 am)

  • (3)Jordan's King rejects change in status of Jerusalem, its holy sites


    (13 December 2017 | 5:14 am)

  • (4)Israel foils Hamas West Bank kidnapping attempt


    (13 December 2017 | 5:03 am)

  • (5)Saudi-led coalition kills 39 in strike on police camp in Yemen capital


    (13 December 2017 | 4:56 am)

  • (6)Abbas: Trump decision is 'flagrant violation' of international law


    (13 December 2017 | 4:05 am)

  • (7)Erdogan calls all nations to recognize Al Quds as capital of Palestine


    (13 December 2017 | 3:50 am)

  • (8)Israeli drug company Teva to lay off thousands of employees


    (13 December 2017 | 3:19 am)

  • (9)No evidence suspected NY bomber linked with militants in Bangladesh


    (13 December 2017 | 3:06 am)

  • (10)Senior Hamas leader Hassan Yousef arrested in West Bank raids


    (13 December 2017 | 3:01 am)

  • Globes Financial

  • (1)Noble mulls helping build Cyprus-Egypt pipeline - report
    Senior Noble Energy executives have met with Egypt’s Petroleum Minister Tarek Al-Mulla to discuss investments, "Egypt Independent" reports.(13 December 2017 | 12:16 pm)

  • (2)Rosario Capital teams with US real estate consultants
    Through Ackman-Ziff, Rosario will offer financing services to Israeli real estate companies investing in the US.(13 December 2017 | 10:56 am)

  • (3)Teva's Yitzhak Peterburg steps down
    Peterburg was chairman of the board of directors which approved Teva's $40 billion acquisition of Actavis.(13 December 2017 | 10:08 am)

  • (4)Connected car co Upstream Security raises $9m
    Upstream CEO: We’re using emerging technologies like AI and machine learning to carry out an evolutionary leap in cybersecurity for passenger and commercial vehicles.(13 December 2017 | 9:47 am)

  • (5)Gamida Cell reports positive cancer drug trial
    The company is preparing for an IPO next year, after recently raising money at a $160 million company value.(13 December 2017 | 8:29 am)

  • (6)Kiryat Shmona braces for Teva plant closure
    Mayor Nissim Malka: The layoffs are liable to make people leave the town.(13 December 2017 | 8:27 am)

  • (7)IVC identifies 24 Israeli tech cos ready for IPO
    IVC-Research says that the large amounts raised by the companies makes them ripe for a public offering.(12 December 2017 | 5:48 pm)

  • (8)Aeronautics wins $13m African UAV deal
    Delivery of the drones will be over 18 months.(12 December 2017 | 3:27 pm)

  • (9)Israel Tax Authority reintroduces voluntary disclosure
    Ahead of the CRS agreement, the procedure enables Israelis to disclose unreported income without facing criminal proceedings.(12 December 2017 | 2:54 pm)

  • (10)Japanese co IRI files to raise NIS 44m in TASE IPO
    The money raised will be used mostly for investments in startups in Israel and Japan.(12 December 2017 | 1:42 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)Chabad Menorah Lightings Planned Around The World For Chanukah
    Chabad Menorah Lightings Planned Around The World For Chanukah

    Public menorah lightings are planned around the world in locations ranging from ski towns and Caribbean islands to famous landmarks and sports arenas.

    The following is unedited via the AP:

    If you’re traveling or vacationing during the holiday, there may be a menorah lighting near you.

    Read more on Yeshiva World News >

    (13 December 2017 | 6:00 am)

  • (2)Religious Muslim Woman Spends Her Time Saving Lives In Israel
    Religious Muslim Woman Spends Her Time Saving Lives In Israel

    On Wednesday morning, one of the more active emergency medical service (EMS) volunteers in Um al-Fahm, an Arab town located in Nachal Iron (Wadi Ara), responded to a car accident that saw two people lightly injured.

    Read more on Yeshiva World News >

    (13 December 2017 | 5:30 am)

  • (3)“I’m Only 17, I Want to Live”
    “I’m Only 17, I Want to Live”

    An Israeli family is essentially trapped inside of a Texas hospital this week, due to their son’s condition. 17-year-old Moishy is suffering from leukemia. Having just endured a bone marrow transplant, the boy must be hospitalized.

    Read more on Yeshiva World News >

    (13 December 2017 | 12:04 am)

  • (4)Despite Reports, There Has Not Been A Settlement With Jackson Township Over Eruv Ban
    Despite Reports, There Has Not Been A Settlement With Jackson Township Over Eruv Ban

    The following is via TLS:

    There have been reports today in various media outlets claiming that the Orthodox Jewish community’s lawsuit against Jackson Township has been “settled,” following the Township’s introduction of a resolution to allow Eruv placement on utility poles.

    Read more on Yeshiva World News >

    (12 December 2017 | 11:00 pm)

  • (5)Democrat Doug Jones Defeats Roy Moore in Stunning Alabama Senate Upset
    Democrat Doug Jones Defeats Roy Moore in Stunning Alabama Senate Upset

    In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama’s special Senate election on Tuesday, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump, who urgently endorsed GOP rebel Roy Moore despite a litany of harassment allegations.

    Read more on Yeshiva World News >

    (12 December 2017 | 10:32 pm)

  • (6)Tillerson: No Diplomatic ‘Wins On The Board’ After Year 1, But Its ‘Not That Simple’
    Tillerson: No Diplomatic ‘Wins On The Board’ After Year 1, But Its ‘Not That Simple’

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the State Department doesn’t have any “wins to put on the board” after the first year of the Trump administration. But he says “diplomacy is not that simple.”

    Tillerson spoke Tuesday to the U.S.

    Read more on Yeshiva World News >

    (12 December 2017 | 10:00 pm)

  • (7)Deaths From Window Blinds Show Need For Cord Ban, Study Says
    Deaths From Window Blinds Show Need For Cord Ban, Study Says

    Children’s injuries and deaths from window blinds have not stalled despite decades of safety concerns, according to a new U.S. study that recommends a complete ban on blinds with cords.

    Read more on Yeshiva World News >

    (12 December 2017 | 9:30 pm)

  • (8)Photo Essay: Levayah Of Hagaon HaRav Shteinman Zatzal – Part 2 (Photos by Moshe Goldstein/Yehudah Perkowitz/Shuki Lerer/Bechadrei Charedim – JDN)
    Photo Essay: Levayah Of Hagaon HaRav Shteinman Zatzal – Part 2 (Photos by Moshe Goldstein/Yehudah Perkowitz/Shuki Lerer/Bechadrei Charedim – JDN)

    Read more on Yeshiva World News >

    (12 December 2017 | 9:15 pm)

  • (9)Russian Security Agency Says It Busts ISIS Suicide Bomber Cell
    Russian Security Agency Says It Busts ISIS Suicide Bomber Cell

    Russia’s top domestic security agency says it has detained three suspected members of a sleeper cell of the Islamic State terror group who have been preparing suicide bombings in Moscow.

    Read more on Yeshiva World News >

    (12 December 2017 | 9:00 pm)

  • (10)DESPICABLE: Palestinian Ambulance Transports Terrorists To Riot [VIDEO]
    DESPICABLE: Palestinian Ambulance Transports Terrorists To Riot [VIDEO]

    The IDF spokesperson released footage of terrorists arriving to a riot in the back of an ambulance from the Palestinian ‘Red Crescent’ company.

    The men were wearing traditional kaffiyeh scarves covering their faces as they arrived at the Ayosh Junction outside Ramallah on Monday morning.

    Read more on Yeshiva World News >

    (12 December 2017 | 8:30 pm)

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    Jewish Humor

  • (1)The Last Jedi and the Force of Family
    The new Star Wars movie is all about family.(9 December 2017 | 7:00 pm)

  • (2)Jtube: Hidden Figures
    Are there similarities between the Jewish struggle and the African-American struggle?(9 December 2017 | 7:00 pm)

  • (3)Chanukabulary
    Spellukah, noun. A democratic way to settle any dispute over how you should write the word ‘Chanukah.’(9 December 2017 | 7:00 pm)

  • (4)Winston Churchill: Three Definitive Ideas that Changed the Course of History
    A new film delves into the pivotal role the great leader played in stopping Hitler.(1 December 2017 | 7:00 pm)

  • (5)My Jewish Holiday Cookie Exchange Experiment
    I tried to organize a holiday cookie exchange at my shul. This is what happened.(1 December 2017 | 7:00 pm)

  • (6)Jtube: The Good Doctor
    Would you care if you had a competent doctor who also had autism?(1 December 2017 | 7:00 pm)

  • (7)Synagogue Stadium Seating
    Would the synagogue experience be enhanced by stadium seating?(1 December 2017 | 7:00 pm)

  • (8)Jtube: All in the Family
    Is there such a thing as Jewish mannerisms?(25 November 2017 | 7:00 pm)

  • (9)WE JEWS: Little Known Jewish Inventions
    From the flashlight to the flexistraw, these Jewish inventions make life a little better.(24 November 2017 | 7:00 pm)

  • (10)Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest: The Legend of a Jewish Athlete
    When I heard about Nathan’s contest, I knew I had found my sport.(24 November 2017 | 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)Terminology Matters!

    The Daily Mail and Daily Express both use misleading terminology in a conflict where use of language matters.

    Original article can be viewed at Terminology Matters! on HonestReporting.

    (12 December 2017 | 10:09 am)

  • (2)Trump, a Embaixada Americana e Jerusalém: Por Trás da Histeria

    O presidente Donald Trump anunciou que os Estados Unidos reconheceram oficialmente Jerusalém como a capital de Israel. Ele também deu início aos planos para mover a embaixada americana de Tel Aviv para Jerusalém. O que faltou no meio de todo o drama jornalístico da última semana foi uma discussão sólida da lei e da história [...]

    Original article can be viewed at Trump, a Embaixada Americana e Jerusalém: Por Trás da Histeria on HonestReporting.

    (12 December 2017 | 10:05 am)

  • (3)“Un Palestinien a touché à l’arme blanche un Israélien” – la phrase absurde de l’année

    Un de nos lecteurs nous a signalé une phrase d’un article du quotidien 20 Minutes sur l’attentat au couteau mené par un Palestinien dimanche 10 décembre qui a grièvement blessé un garde de sécurité de la Gare routière de Jérusalem. Nous le remercions pour nous avoir indiqué la phrase la plus absurde jamais écrite dans la [...]

    Original article can be viewed at “Un Palestinien a touché à l’arme blanche un Israélien” – la phrase absurde de l’année on HonestReporting.

    (12 December 2017 | 9:40 am)

  • (4)No Back to Basics for the New York Times on Jerusalem

    The New York Times primer on the Jerusalem issue falsely implies that Israel simply "seized" Jerusalem in both 1948 and 1967.

    Original article can be viewed at No Back to Basics for the New York Times on Jerusalem on HonestReporting.

    (12 December 2017 | 8:51 am)

  • (5)Time for The Australian to Withdraw Israeli Tanks

    An opinion piece by Graham Richardson in The Australian falsely claims that Israeli tanks are "shelling targets in the West Bank and Gaza."

    Original article can be viewed at Time for The Australian to Withdraw Israeli Tanks on HonestReporting.

    (12 December 2017 | 8:11 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 ofNational Reviewmagazine, Elliott Abramsargues 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'spriorities 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)Washington – Tillerson Overture To North Korea: U.S. Ready To Talk Without Pre-conditions
    Washington – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered on Tuesday to begin direct talks with North Korea without pre-conditions, backing away from a key U.S. demand that Pyongyang must first accept that any negotiations would have to be about giving up its nuclear arsenal. “Let’s just meet,” Tillerson said in a speech to Washington’s [...]
    (12 December 2017 | 11:59 pm)

  • (2)Washington – As Mueller Closed In, Pressure Mounted On Flynn And Family
    Washington – In the days before he pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, and as he braced for the public revelation that he’d morphed from government target to government cooperator, Michael Flynn was reveling in the pleasures of a new grandchild, swapping cheerful observations about babies with a longtime friend and fellow grandfather. At [...]
    (12 December 2017 | 11:59 pm)

  • (3)Warsaw, Poland – New Polish Prime Minister Refers To Rescue Of ‘Jewish Brothers’ In His Inaugural Address
    Warsaw, Poland -  In his first speech as Poland’s prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki said that non-Jewish Poles who saved their “Jewish brothers” during the Holocaust represent the “essence of what it means to be Polish.” Morawiecki, a former banker who in September spoke about his Jewish roots – two of his aunts are Jewish — [...]
    (12 December 2017 | 11:03 pm)

  • (4)Birmingham, AL – Democrat Doug Jones Wins In Stunning Alabama Upset In Setback For Trump
    Birmingham, AL – In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama’s special Senate election on Tuesday, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump, who urgently endorsed GOP rebel Roy Moore despite a litany of sexual misconduct allegations. It was the first Democratic Senate victory in a quarter-century [...]
    (12 December 2017 | 10:31 pm)

  • (5)New York – CNN’s Acosta Complains Of White House Threat
    New York – CNN’s Jim Acosta says he was warned by the White House press secretary Sarah Sanders not to ask a question during President Donald Trump’s bill signing ceremony on Tuesday, further evidence of sour relations between the network and administration. Acosta said Sanders told him that if he asked Trump a question, “she [...]
    (12 December 2017 | 10:29 pm)

  • (6)Washington – FBI Agent Removed From Russia Probe Called Trump An ‘idiot’
    Washington – An FBI agent removed from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative team over politically charged text messages referred to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as an “idiot.” The Associated Press reviewed dozens of text messages between FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok (struhk) and FBI lawyer Lisa Page. The Justice Department turned the messages over [...]
    (12 December 2017 | 10:09 pm)

  • (7)London – Bitcoin Hits Another Record High In March Toward $20,000
    London – Virtual currency bitcoin hit another all-time peak on Tuesday, two days after the launch of the first ever bitcoin futures on a U.S. exchange and ahead of the start of another futures contract next week, as investors grew optimistic that the $20,000-mark is within reach. On Sunday, Chicago-based derivatives exchange Cboe Global Markets [...]
    (12 December 2017 | 9:46 pm)

  • (8)Jerusalem – Bahrain Interfaith Group Pays Unprecedented Visit To Israel
    Jerusalem – An interfaith group from the Gulf state of Bahrain is paying an unprecedented public visit to Israel this week, receiving a warm welcome but generating uproar across the Arab world. The visit comes at a time when Israel is boasting of warming, albeit covert, ties with moderate Arab countries in a shared front [...]
    (12 December 2017 | 9:38 pm)

  • (9)New York – Maccabeats Release New Hanukka Song For Their 10-year Anniversary
    New York – If you can smell sufganiyot frying in the air, it means Hanukka is almost here. And if you needed another sign – that’s here too: A new music video from the Maccabeats. The wildly popular Jewish a capella group, which originated at Yeshiva University, brought a personal touch to this year’s video, [...]
    (12 December 2017 | 9:00 pm)

  • (10)New Haven, CT – ‘Alternative Facts’ Remark Tops 2017 List Of Notable Quotes
    New Haven, CT – The use of the term “alternative facts” by Kellyanne Conway, an adviser to President Donald Trump, tops a Yale Law School librarian’s list of the most notable quotes of 2017. The statement Conway made when asked why Trump’s then-Press Secretary Sean Spicer mischaracterized the size of inauguration crowds is one of [...]
    (12 December 2017 | 8:30 pm)

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    Relax while you sharpen your brain

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    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)'We received exemptions, but we chose to enlist anyway'
    IDF holds first-ever ceremony honoring volunteer IDF soldiers.

    (13 December 2017 | 5:54 am)

  • (2)Lighting up the world with inclusion
    IDF commanders attend swearing-in ceremony for 12 soldiers with disabilities joining the Home Front Command.

    (13 December 2017 | 5:37 am)

  • (3)Most Jewish institutions resume operations after Skirball Fire
    Jewish institutions reopen, Los Angeles Fire department says blaze was caused by illegal cooking fire.

    (13 December 2017 | 5:36 am)

  • (4)Ancient Jewish town from Hasmonean period discovered
    2,100-year-old Jewish community found in Judea, dating back to Hasmonean period, 600 years earlier than previous finds at the site.

    (13 December 2017 | 5:16 am)

  • (5)Shabak foils kidnapping plot in Samaria
    Israeli security forces uncover Hamas terror cell planning to kidnap IDF soldier or Israeli civilian from Samaria bus stop.

    (13 December 2017 | 5:10 am)

  • (6)'Trump gave Jerusalem to Israel - no peace until we get it back'
    PA chief blasts Trump's Jerusalem declaration, warns that there will be 'no peace, no stability' until city is capital of Palestinian state.

    (13 December 2017 | 4:42 am)

  • (7)PA's anti-Israel spokesman seeks treatment in Israeli hospital
    Senior PA official Saeb Erekat, who accused Israel of genocide, checks into Israeli hospital in Petah Tikva.

    (13 December 2017 | 4:23 am)

  • (8)Jerusalem municipality blasted for interfaith Hanukkah parties
    'Inability of Jerusalem municipality to withstand foreign influences that challenge Israel angers residents from left and right.'

    (13 December 2017 | 3:49 am)

  • (9)Turkey demands: Recognize Jerusalem as Palestinian capital
    Turkish President Erdogan calls on Muslim leaders recognize eastern Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state.

    (13 December 2017 | 3:08 am)

  • (10)Polish PM: Jews are our brothers
    New Polish Prime Minister refers to rescue of ‘Jewish brothers’ in his inaugural address.

    (13 December 2017 | 2:50 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)UK armed police raid address in Sunbury SE of London
    September 16, 2017, 4:59 PM (IDT)

    Armed counter-terror police are engaged in an operation in the town of Sunbury southeast of London in connection with the Tube bombing which injured 29 people Friday. The houses around the targeted address have been evacuated in case of an explosion or gunfire.

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  • (2)A London-bound BA flight evacuated at De Gaulle over “direct threat”
    September 17, 2017, 11:55 AM (IDT)

    ABritish Airways flight heading to Heathrow has been evacuated at De Gaulle airport in Paris Sunday after a passenger made a “direct threat” to the flight. The BA 303 remained on the ground andis surrounded by police and fire crews, with sniffer dogs searching luggage.

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  • (3)Second man arrested in London Tube terrorist attack probe
    September 17, 2017, 11:42 AM (IDT)

    A 21-year old man was arrested at Hounslow Saturday in connection with a terrorist bombing on a London Tube train which left 29 commuters injured and was claimed by the Islamic State. The first suspect detained was an 18-year old who was picked up near Dover Port. Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said police were "chasing down suspects," indicating suspicion of a possible terror network. Police have interviewed 45 witnesses and are inspecting 77 images and videos sent by members of the public.

    Also Saturday, armed also raided an address in Sudbury south of London in their hunt for the bomb factory used by the Tube bomber. The elderly property owners were decorated by the Queen in 2009 for taking in hundreds of young people including refugees.

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  • (4)Pentagon accuses Russian jets of hitting US-backed Syrian fighters
    September 16, 2017, 11:00 PM (IDT)

    The Pentagon and US allies in Syria accused Russian jets of Saturday “impacting a location known to the Russians to contain [US-backed] Syrian Democratic Forces and coalition advisers”east of the Euphrates River in Syria's Deir Ez Zour province.. The Kremlin denied the allegation.

    "Several SDF fighters were wounded," the statementadded. None of the advisers were injured.

    But Russia's military spokesman denied Moscow targeted the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Arab and Kurdish fighters supported by Washington. "This is not possible. Why would we bomb them?" military spokesman Igor Konashenkov said.
    DEBKAfile: The alleged attack took place shortly after Syrian and Hizballah forces crossed the Euphrates with Russian air cover and assistance, in defiance of a coalition warning. See DEBKAfile top story.

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  • (5)Hamas said ready for first Palestinian election since 2006
    September 17, 2017, 5:21 PM (IDT)

    The Palestinian terrorist Hamas group, after meeting senior Egyptian officials in Cairo, is offering to dissolve the committee which rules the Gaza Strip and hold a general election for the first time since 2006.Its representatives also say they are willing to hold talks with the rival Fatah to end their decade-long feud, since Hamas seized power in Gaza.

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  • (6)Netanyahu meets Trump in New York before addressing UN
    September 18, 2017, 8:21 AM (IDT)

    A meeting has been scheduled in New York Monday between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump. It is generally expected to focus on Israel’s bid to amend the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. In mid-October, Trump is due to certify Iran’s compliance with that deal, which Israel refutes.
    DEBKAfile’s sources say that the tightening Russian-Iranian-Syrian collaboration in Syria, at the expense of the US-led coalition and Israeli security, will figure large in their conversation. The two leaders will also touch on US efforts to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

    President Trump is due to deliver his first address to the UN General Assembly Tuesday and the next day meet Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas.The Prime Minister, who also addresses the General Assembly Tuesday. has scheduled meetings with Japanese premier Shinzo Abe, Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela, and Rwanda President Paul Kagame.


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  • (7)One of two suspects in Tube bombing named. Both are refugees
    September 18, 2017, 11:07 AM (IDT)

    The 21-year old man arrested Saturday night in Hounslow as s suspect in Friday’s Parson’s Green Tube train terror attack was named as Yahyah Farroukh, a Syrian refugee who worked as a nightclub promoter. The 18-year old detained at Dover port is believed to be an Iraqi orphan who put the bomb on the train. Both are thought to have spent time in the care of Mr and Mrs Jones,aged 88 and 71, of Sundbury, Surrey, who were decorated by the Queen for looking after hundreds of refugees. Their home was subject to an armed raid Saturday and is still being secured by anti-terrorism investigators.

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  • (8)Hamas ditches responsibility for Gaza, Egypt cuts Israel out of this process
    September 18, 2017, 9:23 AM (IDT)

    Hamas has disowned responsibility for governing the Gaza Strip as of Monday, Sept. 18. DEBKAfile: This announcement by Hamas, after talks with Egyptian officials, aims at pushing Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, head of the rival Fatah, into takingover and placingGaza under PA rule, 11 years after the Hamas coup against Fatah.

    As a further incentive, Hamas leaders promised to call off all contacts with Abbas’ arch foe, Muhammad Dahlan, and torefuse the donations he has solicited for the Gaza Strip. It is not clear if Hamas is willing to give up on the United Arab Emirates donations which are funneled through Dahlan.
    It was noted in Jerusalem that the Egyptian government has refrained from briefing Israel on the deals its officials have negotiated with the extremist Palestinian group, as through the future of the Gaza Strip is not its concern.

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  • (9)UK drops terror threat level from critical to severe
    September 17, 2017, 5:34 PM (IDT)

    The British government Sunday restored to “severe” the terror threat level that was raised to “critical,” its highest, Saturday, the day after a terrorist bomb blew up a Tube train drawing into the London station of Parson’s Green injuring 30 people. Also Sunday, anti-terror police raided a second house in Stanwell near Heathrow airport. Since ISIS claimed the attack, DEBKAfile’s counterterrorism sources report that Scotland Yard and MI5 suspect a terrorist network is at work in the country, which struck earlier this month in Manchester and has since gone into action inthe Greater London area. They have deduced that its cells are interconnected Lego-style. The fact that only two suspects have been rounded up since the Friday attack indicates that the investigation is still groping in the dark.

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  • (10)British Airways flight left De Gaulle for London after security threat delay
    September 17, 2017, 5:43 PM (IDT)

    British Airways BA 303 took off for Heathrow after it was delayed Sunday by a passenger making a “direct threat.” The BA spokeswoman did not state the nature of the threat. Before the flight left, it was evacuated, surrounded by police and fire crews and the interior thoroughly searched.

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    CAMERA - Reporting Abuses

  • (1)CAMERA Op-Ed: UNESCO Indulges Anti-Semitism
    CAMERA rebuts an aide to UNESCO's Director-General, highlighting the organization's overt anti-Semitism.(11 December 2017 | 6:00 pm)

  • (2)NPR Corrects: UN Resolution 242 Does Not Call For Jerusalem Withdrawal
    CAMERA prompts correction of an NPR article which erroneously stated that UN Resolution 242 calls for an Israeli withdrawal from eastern Jerusalem. In fact, the resolution doesn't mention Jerusalem, and does not specify from which and how much territory Israel must withdraw.(11 December 2017 | 6:00 pm)

  • (3)Newsweek Corrects: Susiya Not Under 'Palestinian Control' Since 1830s
    CAMERA prompts a Newsweek correction of the absurd claim that the West Bank village of Susiya "has been in Palestinian control since the 1830s." Newsweek has yet to correct its erroneous depiction of the Israel Anti-Boycott Act.(10 December 2017 | 6:00 pm)

  • (4)AP Adds Info on 2014 Tunnel Attack: Five Israeli Soldiers Killed
    In response to communication from CAMERA, AP amends an article which had noted that 2014 Hamas tunnel attacks surprised Israel and terrified residents, but which had failed to mention that the infiltrators also killed five soldiers.(10 December 2017 | 6:00 pm)

  • (5)Updated: Once Again, Antisemitic Comment Appears as "Times Pick"
    Updated: For the second time in four months, CAMERA intercedes and The New York Times deletes a blatantly antisemitic comment which appeared as a "Times Pick." Last week, a comment about "super-rich individuals of Jewish descent who buy our politicians" received the coveted Times designation.
    (9 December 2017 | 6:00 pm)

  • (6)CAMERA Prompts Independent Correction on Legality of Occupation
    The story had alleged the international community considers the occupation to be illegal. After a correspondence with CAMERA, the inaccurate claim was removed.(7 December 2017 | 6:00 pm)

  • (7)CAMERA Op-Ed: 'Days of Rage' and Bad Reporting

    The media is almost willfully misreporting the Dec. 6, 2017 announcement that the U.S. would recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and implement the 1995 Jerusalem Embassy Act.

    (7 December 2017 | 6:00 pm)

  • (8)New York Times Downplays Judaism's Ties to Jerusalem
    The New York Times engaged in historical revisionism about Jerusalem with the publication of a lengthy background essay that minimizes historic Jewish ties to the city and is filled with erroneous assertions, misleading quotes and belittling aspersions about Jewish belief.(6 December 2017 | 6:00 pm)

  • (9)Ignoring Exile of Jews, NY Times Approvingly Notes East Jerusalem "Was Exclusively Arab in 1967"
    It is true that this section of Jerusalem was exclusively Arab in 1967. This is because Jews, long a majority and plurality in these parts of the city, were forced out in 1948, when the area was seized by Jordanian troops.(6 December 2017 | 6:00 pm)


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