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News Watch Articles for ... SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2017

EU summit: Leaders stress unity on Rome anniversary  European Union leaders have stressed the need for unity at a celebration in the Italian capital marking 60 years since the Treaty of Rome was signed. 

Report: Us, Russia Agree To Help Israel 'Expel' Iran From Syria  Israel hopes, with the help of Russia and the United States, that enough pressure can be placed on Iranian-backed militias to the point where they can be removed. 

Syria threatens to fire Scud missiles at Israel - report  Assad regime says attacks by IDF on Syrian targets will be met with counter strikes on military bases, Haifa port. 

Sanhedrin Calls on Israel's Greatest Enemy to Follow Tradition and Build Third Temple  The nascent Sanhedrin has turned a dispute between the Israeli Prime Minister and the Iranian Foreign Minister into an opportunity to invite Israel's greatest enemy to help build the Third Temple. 

After Brexit: Jean-Claude Juncker sets five paths for EU's future  European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has revealed his five future "pathways" for the European Union after Brexit. 

Mosul air strikes kill dozens of civilians: Iraqi officials  Both Iraqi aircraft and a US-led international coalition are bombing IS; over 200,000 displaced by fighting in city's west. 

ISIS U-Turns West to Lebanon as Next Target  American helicopters Thursday and Friday, March 23-24, dropped Kurdish and Arab fighters over a region west of the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa. 

Rabbi Advises: Invest in Israeli Real Estate, Prices Will Soar When Messiah Comes "Very Soon"  The Israeli real estate market will explode upon the coming of the Messiah, so buyers should invest now, as the Messiah could arrive 'literally at any moment', advised a prominent rabbi recently. 

Hamas blames Israel for senior member assassination, threatens 'to act'  Hamas has vowed retaliation following the death of a prominent member, who was shot near his home in the Gaza Strip on Friday. 

The Origin of "Fake News" in Holocaust Denial  "Fake news" has become a subject of real news. 

News Watch Articles for ... FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017

Electronic device ban in flight cabins is futile For Islamic terrorist groups, blowing up a passenger plane and causing hundreds of deaths is their peak achievement.

Sanhedrin Calls on Israel's Greatest Enemy to Follow Tradition and Build Third Temple The nascent Sanhedrin has turned a dispute between the Israeli Prime Minister and the Iranian Foreign Minister into an opportunity to invite Israel's greatest enemy to help build the Third Temple.

Iranian fast-attack boats take aim at US warships US Navy commanders are claiming Iranian forces "harassed" American warships as they passed through the Strait of Hormuz.

Russia denies it is supplying the Taliban after Nato general claim Russia has denied a top Nato general's allegation it may be secretly sending supplies to the Taliban in Afghanistan.

ANALYSIS: How worried are Israel's Leaders about Putin's Syrian warning? Judging from statements by Israeli leaders and military commanders over the past two days, it seems they are not seriously worried.

U.S. carrier confronts two sets of fast boats in Strait of Hormuz A U.S. aircraft carrier on March 21 deployed helicopter gunships to track two sets of Iranian fast-attack vessels during a confrontation in the Strait of Hormuz, the U.S. Navy said.


Poised for war: Tensions mount North and South of Korea's DMZ A massive U.S. show of force and South Korea's deployment of the THAAD missile defense system in response to a perpetually belligerent North Korea are raising tensions - and preparations for war - on the Korean Peninsula.

Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Fukushima, and "The Blob": Pacific Northwest Gearing Up for End of Days A series of unusual and threatening phenomena including volcanoes, radioactive waste, and a mysterious marine anomaly called 'the Blob' have all appeared in the waters of the Pacific Northwest in the last month.

The leader who understood: IDF not an army like others Rabbi Shlomo Goren chosen 'Figure of the Year' in religious public schools. 'He understood greatness of period, saw redemption's approach.'

For the first time, the Palestinians have more diplomatic missions than Israel In light of the damage to the Israeli Foreign Service and the closing of embassies - for the first time since the establishment of the State, the Palestinian Authority has more diplomatic missions from Israel around the world.

Hamas's Gaza chief vows to 'liberate all of Palestine' Hamas's leader in the Gaza Strip said on Wednesday that the terror group will not cease its conflict with Israel until "the liberation of all of Palestine."

News Watch Articles for ... THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017

ANALYSIS: How worried are Israel's Leaders about Putin's Syrian warning? Judging from statements by Israeli leaders and military commanders over the past two days, it seems they are not seriously worried.

U.S. carrier confronts two sets of fast boats in Strait of Hormuz A U.S. aircraft carrier on March 21 deployed helicopter gunships to track two sets of Iranian fast-attack vessels during a confrontation in the Strait of Hormuz, the U.S. Navy said.


Poised for war: Tensions mount North and South of Korea's DMZ A massive U.S. show of force and South Korea's deployment of the THAAD missile defense system in response to a perpetually belligerent North Korea are raising tensions - and preparations for war - on the Korean Peninsula.

Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Fukushima, and "The Blob": Pacific Northwest Gearing Up for End of Days A series of unusual and threatening phenomena including volcanoes, radioactive waste, and a mysterious marine anomaly called 'the Blob' have all appeared in the waters of the Pacific Northwest in the last month.

The leader who understood: IDF not an army like others Rabbi Shlomo Goren chosen 'Figure of the Year' in religious public schools. 'He understood greatness of period, saw redemption's approach.'

For the first time, the Palestinians have more diplomatic missions than Israel In light of the damage to the Israeli Foreign Service and the closing of embassies - for the first time since the establishment of the State, the Palestinian Authority has more diplomatic missions from Israel around the world.

Hamas's Gaza chief vows to 'liberate all of Palestine' Hamas's leader in the Gaza Strip said on Wednesday that the terror group will not cease its conflict with Israel until "the liberation of all of Palestine."

News Watch Articles for ... WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017

Two French students are seriously injured in London terror attack ... Three people and a terrorist are dead after an attacker brought carnage to central London today, mowing down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and hacking at police with knives in the grounds of the Houses of Parliament. 

Become a Claimant in Legal Fight for Jewish Rights on Temple Mount In a court battle reminiscent of the American Civil Rights Movement of the '60's, a case in the Israeli Supreme Court is intended to end discrimination against religious Jews on the Temple Mount. 

Israeli Air Force to host 7 nations in its largest-ever air drill  The Israeli Air Force will host flying forces from seven nations later this year in the largest and most complex air exercise in its history. 

Head of Gaza Aid Group Arrested for Diverting Humanitarian Funds to Hamas  Israeli security forces arrested the head of a Turkish humanitarian aid group in the Gaza Strip for funneling funds earmarked for reconstruction efforts to Hamas's military wing.

US and UK ban cabin laptops on some inbound flights The US and UK are banning laptops from cabin baggage on flights from certain countries in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as Turkey.

Israeli drone crashes. Russia fails to de-escalate The IDF Tuesday confirmed that an Israeli miniature Skylark drone had crashed over a technical fault Sunday, March 19, in the same Quneitra area of the Golan as the attack which killed a Syrian soldier.

Iran Vows to 'Liberate' Golan Heights Many believe that it's inevitable that the Syrian civil war will eventually spill over into northern Israel.

Military Cooperation Between Russia, China Hits Three-Decade High Russia and China are displaying the highest level of military cooperation in three decades, posing an escalated threat to the United States and its allies, according to a government report released Monday.

The homosexualizing of America: 'Definitive' study finds nation's youth swayed by educators, propagandaHollywood, schools and the U.S. government have undertaken a broad effort to "homosexualize" the nation's youth - and it's working, researchers say.

Erdogan vows Turkey will 'review relations with EU' Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to review relations with the "fascist and cruel" European Union, amid a growing row with EU countries.

Anti-Semitism in Europe: The Hate That Never Goes Away The latest appeal letter by the World Jewish Congress (WJC), written by its President, Ambassador Ronald S. Lauder, headlined "Is it Time for Jews to Leave Europe?" Lauder cited recent violent attacks against Jews.

Netanyahu: Israel Clarified to Russia that IDF will continue Syria Strikes "If there is a feasibility from an intelligence and military standpoint - we attack and so it will continue."

UNESCO Ambassadors, US Senators Tour Jerusalem's City of David Members of Senate Select Committee on Intelligence visit Israel as part of broader Middle East tour.

What Threatens Israel the Most - Hezbollah Rockets or Iranian Nukes? Comments come after recent military exchanges between the IDF, the Syrian Assad regime and Hezbollah.

News Watch Articles for ... TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017

US and UK ban cabin laptops on some inbound flights The US and UK are banning laptops from cabin baggage on flights from certain countries in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as Turkey.

Israeli drone crashes. Russia fails to de-escalate The IDF Tuesday confirmed that an Israeli miniature Skylark drone had crashed over a technical fault Sunday, March 19, in the same Quneitra area of the Golan as the attack which killed a Syrian soldier.

Iran Vows to 'Liberate' Golan Heights Many believe that it's inevitable that the Syrian civil war will eventually spill over into northern Israel.

Military Cooperation Between Russia, China Hits Three-Decade High Russia and China are displaying the highest level of military cooperation in three decades, posing an escalated threat to the United States and its allies, according to a government report released Monday.

The homosexualizing of America: 'Definitive' study finds nation's youth swayed by educators, propagandaHollywood, schools and the U.S. government have undertaken a broad effort to "homosexualize" the nation's youth - and it's working, researchers say.

Erdogan vows Turkey will 'review relations with EU' Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to review relations with the "fascist and cruel" European Union, amid a growing row with EU countries.

Anti-Semitism in Europe: The Hate That Never Goes Away The latest appeal letter by the World Jewish Congress (WJC), written by its President, Ambassador Ronald S. Lauder, headlined "Is it Time for Jews to Leave Europe?" Lauder cited recent violent attacks against Jews.

Netanyahu: Israel Clarified to Russia that IDF will continue Syria Strikes "If there is a feasibility from an intelligence and military standpoint - we attack and so it will continue."

UNESCO Ambassadors, US Senators Tour Jerusalem's City of David Members of Senate Select Committee on Intelligence visit Israel as part of broader Middle East tour.

What Threatens Israel the Most - Hezbollah Rockets or Iranian Nukes? Comments come after recent military exchanges between the IDF, the Syrian Assad regime and Hezbollah.

News Watch Articles for ... MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017

Trump Russia claims: FBI's Comey confirms investigation of election 'interference' FBI director James Comey has confirmed for the first time that the FBI is investigating alleged Russian government interference in the 2016 election.

Hizballah's trust in Russia - strategic dilemma for Israel Israel finally took a hand in the swiftly moving events looming from Syria over its northern borders by launching multiple air raids against the key northern Syrian air base known as T4 near Palmyra early Friday night March 17.

Israeli-Russian clash over Hizballah's Golan grab The Israeli drone that targeted the Syrian militiaman Yasser Sayad outside the Golan town of Quneitra Sunday, March 19, reinforced the message first carried by the Israeli Arrow 2 which shot down a Syrian SA-5 anti-air missile Friday.

Israel already preparing for end of UN ban on Iran Missile Activity The deal allows Iran to expand the number of centrifuges it can use to enrich uranium, as well as the number of facilities it can use to host enrichment, in nine years.

Where does Israel rank in this year's UN happiness index report? When the publication first launched in 2012, Israel was ranked at number 14 out of the 156 countries surveyed.

'Israel will not hesitate to destroy Syrian Air Defenses' Israel "will not hesitate" to destroy Syria's air defense systems if that country ever again targets IAF jet fighters, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman threatened on Sunday.

Mosul battle: 180,000 civilians flee as Iraqi troops advance More than 180,000 civilians have fled the west of the Iraqi city of Mosul in the past month, as government forces battle Islamic State (IS) militants.

Syria conflict: Aircraft pound rebel-held eastern Damascus Syrian government forces are reportedly bombarding eastern areas of the capital, Damascus, a day after rebel fighters launched a surprise offensive.

IDF Chief of Staff: Next War Will Be With Hezbollah IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot said Sunday that Israel's next war would be fought against Hezbollah, the Lebanese terror group that currently operates in in the Bekaa Valley, the southern suburbs of Beirut and southern Lebanon, adjacent to the Israeli border.

Brexit begins: Date Article 50 will be triggered to start process of UK leaving EU now confirmed Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger Article 50 on March 29, formally starting the process for Britain to leave the European Union.

News Watch Articles for ... SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2017

ISIS Could Eradicate Christians From Middle East  Congress demands action to stop genocide. 

Israel's Arrow 3 intercepts Missile fired following IAF raid in Syria  The First ever operational interception of the Israeli Arrow 3 Ballistic missile defense (BMD) system has occurred Thursday night , 17/03/2017 , above the border triangle of Syria-Israel-Jordan. 

Erdogan: European Headscarf Ban "Started a Clash Between the Cross and the Crescent"  In addition to his customary invective against European governments for refusing to allow his ministers to rally Turkish expatriates behind him, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that the EU's new ban on headscarves in the workplace would launch "a struggle between the cross and the crescent." 

Rex Tillerson urged to be 'cool-headed' over North Korea  China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi has urged the US to remain "cool-headed" over North Korean tensions. 

Netanyahu: Syria raids targeted 'advanced' Hezbollah arms  After unprecedented missile clash, PM says Israel will continue to operate against weapons transfers from Assad regime to Shiite terror group. 

Trump's Negotiator Greenblatt Tries To Reach What No Envoy Has Before  Despite his atypical background, Greenblatt does enter the job with some fixed opinions and a vision for what America's role should be in any peace talks. 

Dispatch From Mosul: The Battle To Clear An Isis Stronghold  Reporting from the battle to clear the Islamic State stronghold where a war of succession to the old Middle East order is taking place amid the ruins. 

Pope tells priests to call in exorcists when needed  Pope Francis on Friday advised priests who hear troubled confessions from parishioners to not hesitate to call on the services of an exorcist. 

Hoping to boost trade, PM heads to China with largest-ever business delegation  Marking 25 years of relations with Beijing, Netanyahu to meet President Xi and other top officials, but focus of next week's three-day visit is on boosting commercial ties. 

* "You Are Europe's Future": Erdogan Tells Turks in Europe Have Five Kids, Not Three  President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday urged Turks resident in Europe to have five children, telling the millions strong diaspora community "you are Europe's future."

News Watch Articles for ... FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017

Israeli air strikes in Syria. Reprisal threatened The Israeli military said its fighter jets had struck several targets in Syria early Friday, March 17, and were back in Israeli-controlled airspace, when Syria launched several anti-aircraft missiles toward the Israeli jets.

Are the Hard Leftists Aligned with Radical Islamists? The leftist media and other American liberals insist on portraying President Trump's position as a fight against Islam and Muslims.

ISIS Could Eradicate Christians From Middle East Christians living in areas controlled by the Islamic State continue to be killed en masse by the radical Muslim group, threatening their existence in the region.

Temple Mount Conflict Proves Islamic "Replacement Theology" Seeks to Usurp All Religions The conflict over the Temple Mount is a clear manifestation of Islamic replacement theology, a noted archaeologist told the Knesset on Wednesday.

Rex Tillerson on North Korea: Military action 'an option' The US has said its policy of "strategic patience" with North Korea is over and suggested it might decide to take pre-emptive military action.

Arrow Defense System Intercepts Syrian Missile Fired at IAF Fighter Jet The Israel Air Force strikes targets in Syria; Rocket alert sirens sound in Jordan Valley.

Merkel and Trump begin key talks at White House German Chancellor Angela Merkel is visiting the White House for a key summit with President Donald Trump.

Iranian pilgrims 'to attend Hajj again' after Saudi rift Saudi Arabia says Iranian citizens will attend this year's annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, after missing last year's event following a bitter rift between Riyadh and Tehran.

'After School Satan Club' Received Fast-Tracked Tax-Exempt Status from IRS Documents obtained by Judicial Watch show the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) fast-tracked tax-exempt status for an "After School Satan Club" in Tacoma, Washington, while the federal agency was discovered to be either denying conservative and Christian groups the same status or making them wait for years.

Turkey could send 15k refugees a month to Europe to 'blow its mind' -interior minister Turkey's interior minister says Ankara could send 15,000 refugees a month to Europe, to "blow its mind."

News Watch Articles for ... THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2017

Turkey partially blocks NATO projects, including political events & military drills Ankara has partially blocked its participation in some NATO projects, including political events and military drills, amid a diplomatic row over the cancelation of Turkish rallies in several European countries.

Saudi's sweeten China Silk Road alliance with $65bn deal (WASHINGTON, DC) Saudi Arabia's King Salman started a month-long Asian tour with a visit to Beijing, where the two countries signed a broad range of deals potentially worth $65 billion.

ISIS: Mosul survivors served as human shields Survivors who have managed to escape death in Mosul speak of their chilling experiences at the hands of ISIS militants.

New book documents Palestinian Authority's history of terror History of PA ties to terrorism and incitement since Oslo Accords revealed in new book by investigative journalist.

President Trump, North Korea, and Israel's Nuclear Strategy A "mad dog" strategy might work for the US and Israel, but it could also backfire against both countries with potentially egregious human costs.

Interactive Map Illustrates Uptick in Antisemitism across the US The interactive map, which was created by an investigative journalism organization, chronicles more than 150 antisemitic crimes committed across the US in the past months.

Trump Envoy: Jordan has important role to play in regional peace efforts US Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason D. Greenblatt is visiting Israel and the Palestinian territories this week.

Italy pledges to affirm Jewish ties to Temple mount at UNESCO "The Palestinians must stop the incitement against Israel," Netanyahu told visiting Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfanso.

Dutch election: Wilders defeat celebrated by PM Rutte Dutch people rejected "the wrong kind of populism", Prime Minister Mark Rutte has said, as he celebrated victory in Wednesday's election.

Europe headed for 'religion wars' despite Wilders' stumble, Turkish minister says Turkey's foreign minister said on Thursday Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders' views were shared by all rival parties and were pushing Europe towards "wars of religion", irrespective of his failure to win Dutch elections.

News Watch Articles for ... WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017

As Jerusalem Jubilee Approaches, Knesset Seeks to 'Reclaim' Temple Mount As Jerusalem's Jubilee celebration approaches, the Israeli parliament has, for the first time, proposed establishing a government body focused on strengthening the connection between the Jewish State and its holiest site: The Temple Mount.

Islamic State Expands Into North Africa A new Islamic State affiliate is gaining strength in sub-Saharan Africa as part of efforts by the Syrian-based Islamist terror group to take over large parts of the continent.

The US and China are in an undeclared race back to the Moon At first glance it's easy to dismiss China's efforts as being little more than what the US and Russia achieved decades ago.

The Real Hamas: Sorry, Folks! What Hamas says, day and night, in Arabic, tells the real story.

Israel Navy Official: Russia is here to stay in the Region Israel Navy Chief of Staff Rear Admiral Dror Friedman tells Army Radio that the Russians appear to be setting down roots in the region.

Turks 'detached from reality' - EU's Donald Tusk Turkey is "completely detached from reality" in calling the Dutch fascists, European Council President Donald Tusk has said.

Syria conflict: Deadly attack on Damascus court complex At least 31 people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack at the main court complex in the centre of the Syrian capital, Damascus, officials say.

Erdogan says Europe treating Muslims like Jews during WWII Turkish president warns 'spirit of fascism running wild on streets of Europe' as 'Islamophobia is mounting'.

Massive Terror Weapon Cache Seized in Spain; 10,000-Gun Arsenal Found A massive weapons cache of over 10,000 rifles, machine guns, pistols, revolvers, shells and grenades intended for sale to terror groups has been seized in Spain, Spanish authorities announced Tuesday.

Expert: Many Christians, Kurds in Iraq 'Openly pro-Trump' as Protest Against Radical Islam A national security expert and professor at Liberty University tells Breitbart News that, during his recent visit to war-ravaged Iraq.

News Watch Articles for ... TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017

Russia Extends its Middle East Reach with an eye on Libya Russian President Vladimir Putin is especially keen on exerting his country's influence on conflict-worn Libya.

Analysis: Palestinian issue puts Jordanian-Israeli peace on ice A banner of Ahmadd Daqamseh, the Jordanian soldier convicted of killing seven Israeli schoolgirls twenty years ago, hangs high above a street in the northern Jordanian city of Irbid.

Russian elite units land on Egypt-Libya border The landing of Russian elite units armed with attack drones was detected on Tuesday, March 14 at the big Egyptian air base of Sidi Barrani in the Western Desert near the Libyan border.

Iran sets up underground rocket factories in Lebanon - report Hezbollah overseeing production, with help of advisers from Iranian Revolutionary Guards, Kuwaiti newspaper says.

Revolutionary Guard Commander: Hezbollah more prepared than ever to attack Israel In an interview to a Kuwaiti newspaper, the Iranian official revealed that Hezbollah has recently inherited new missile factories from Iran and is training intensely to prepare for an attack.

Netanyahu, Greenblatt meet for five hours on way to move Diplomatic process forward The two reaffirmed commitment to 'sustainable' peace through talks, and improving PA living conditions; settlement construction discussed as formula for building guidelines sought.

UK: Muslims outnumber Christians in dozens of church schools In related news, volunteer clock-winder has been banned for alleged anti-Muslim remarks.

How Hamas is winning hearts and minds in Europe At the end of February, in Istanbul, the Palestinians Abroad Conference convened with the purported goal of promoting global support for the Palestinians.

Syria has become a 'Torture-Champer,' says UN Human Rights Chief The UN boss noted that the conflict, which has raged for six years, began when security officials detained and tortured a group of children.

US carrier to arrive for joint drills with S. Korea as Pyongyang warns of 'merciless' strikes A US Navy aircraft carrier group is expected to arrive in South Korea on Wednesday to take part in joint annual drills, the US military announced.

News Watch Articles for ... MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2017

Trump's Credibility Impacts Iran Deal Enforcement, Lawmaker Says If Trump's claim of Obama's wiretapping is false, will he be seen as the boy who cried wolf?

Far East on edge: Attack drones to Korea, largest Japan warship sets first show of force since World War II In the wake of Pyongyang's firing of four missiles into the Sea of Japan last week, the United States said it would deploy an attack drone to South Korea, Yonhap News Agency reported on March 13.

Intel Minister: Hezbollah's 'Golan Liberation Brigade' Increases Iran Risk "We will not permit Arab and Islamic countries in the region to remain in the grasps of the occupiers," the group's spokesperson said at a press conference in Iran.

Before US whacks ISIS-Syria, Al Qaeda is resurgent The main thrust of the campaign against the Islamic State in Syria ordered by the Trump administration is still ahead, but ISIS forces did not wait in their Raqqa stronghold for the axe to fall.

Record Number of Children Killed in Syria Last Year-UN London- A record number of children were killed in Syria last year, more than a third of them in or near a school.

Ministers push for state-funded Temple Mount foundation In response to UNESCO decision, new body would fight 'distortion of facts' relating to Jewish 'history, tradition and culture'.

The beauty of the Dead Sea from outer space Photos of the Dead Sea were tweeted by French astronaut Thomas Pesquet earlier this month, showing its breathtaking beauty from the rare vantage point of outer space.

UK: Islamic books promoting jihad and killing of gays and adulterers sold openly The Sunday Express visited the Madina Book Centre just off the bustling Alum Rock Road, which falls into the Washwood Heath ward.

News Watch Articles for ... SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 2017

Purim: A time to reflect on hidden Jews  Esther and the Jews of both past and present hide their Jewish identity. Why? 

Netanyahu In Moscow Leverages Putin Purim Greeting To Slam Iran  Today, Netanyahu said, Iran - the continuation of ancient Persia - has similar designs: to wipe out the state of the Jews. 

How Esther and Mordechai's Tombs Defy Modern Iran's Vow to Destroy Israel Today  The burial site of Purim heroes Mordechai and Esther stands proudly in the heart of Iran, proclaiming the Jews' Biblical victory from within their most prominent modern enemy. 

Two Mid East leaders make no headway with Putin  Two close US allies, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, traveled to Moscow on Thursday and Friday (March 9-10), to press very different cases relating to Syria before Russian President Vladimir Putin. 

How North Korea Endangers Israel  While North Korea is focused on South Korea, Japan and the US, its connection to Iran may be a serious threat to Israel. 

Restoring Christianity's Holy Of Holies In Israel  When the most revered site in Christendom is at the point of life-threatening collapse, who do you call? 

'The Time Has Come To Make A Deal,' Trump Tells Abbas  "The United States will work closely with Palestinian and Israeli leadership to make progress toward that goal." 

Turkey referendum: Dutch are Nazi remnants - Erdogan  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has described the Dutch as "Nazi remnants and fascists", as a diplomatic row grows over a cancelled rally. 

EU summit: Poland cries blackmail over subsidies  Polish PM Beata Szydlo has accused the French president of trying to blackmail her country, in a row over Thursday's re-election of EU leader Donald Tusk. 

The ISIS Endgame  The Islamic Caliphate announced in 2014 by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the head of ISIS, is approaching the end of its short and terrible life. 

News Watch Articles for ... FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2017

The ISIS Endgame The Islamic Caliphate announced in 2014 by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the head of ISIS, is approaching the end of its short and terrible life. Iraqi forces, supported by Americans, have reclaimed the eastern half of Mosul and are retaking the western one.

Hezbollah Missiles Aimed at Israel's Nuclear Reactor The Iranian-backed terror group Hezbollah currently has advanced missiles capable of hitting Israel's nuclear reactor, according to Hassan Nasrallah.

South Korea president Park Geun-hye ousted by court South Korea's President Park Geun-hye has become the country's first democratically elected leader to be forced from office.

Netanyahu in Moscow Leverages Putin Purim Greeting to Slam Iran Today, Netanyahu said, Iran - the continuation of ancient Persia - has similar designs: to wipe out the state of the Jews.

'Hypocritical democracy': 2016 US election was full of 'lies & farces,' China says The 2016 US presidential election was full of "lies and farces" and was driven by "power-for-money deals," which in itself was sign of "hypocritical nature of US democracy," a Chinese government agency stated in a report on America's human rights record.

Who will dominate the Post-Islamic State Landscape in Iraq and Syria? This week, government forces captured the police directorate and the courts complex in Mosul, moving toward the denser warren of the Old City.

How North Korea Endangers Israel While North Korea is focused on South Korea, Japan and the US, its connection to Iran may be a serious threat to Israel.

Trump invites Abbas to White House 'soon' to discuss stalled peace process In their first call since inauguration, Trump stresses commitment to talks that lead to 'real peace' between Israel, Palestinians; Abbas speaks to Jordanian king ahead of conversation.

Israeli Chefs take Hamantaschen to a new Culinary Level The traditional Ashkenazi-Jewish food is getting a major culinary upgrade in Tel Aviv.

Rejecting Purim spiel, Putin tells Netanyahu to stop dwelling on past After PM tries to sell concerns over Iran based on holiday tale, Russian president says 'we now live in a different world'.

News Watch Articles for ... THURSDAY, MARCH 09, 2017

IS conflict: US sends Marines to support Raqqa assault The US has sent 400 additional troops to Syria to support an allied local force aiming to capture the so-called Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa.

Hezbollah recruited through Facebook profile Operative assigned to reconnaissance and abduction arrested at zero hour.

US 'Women's Strike' Platform Calls for 'Decolonization of Palestine' The statement on Palestine is included in a section on "Antiracist and Anti-imperialist Feminism" in the platform for the US affiliate of the International Women's Strike.

How Esther and Mordechai's Tombs Defy Modern Iran's Vow to Destroy Israel Today The burial site of Purim heroes Mordechai and Esther stands proudly in the heart of Iran, proclaiming the Jews' Biblical victory from within their most prominent modern enemy.

North Korea Could Soon Launch Attack on Hawaii North Korea could soon have the capacity to launch an attack on Hawaii that would devastate America's Pacific military bases, accelerating the need for the United States to upgrade missile defenses in the area.

Netanyahu in Moscow Leverages Putin Purim Greeting to Slam Iran Today, Netanyahu said, Iran - the continuation of ancient Persia - has similar designs: to wipe out the state of the Jews.

Poland fails to stop Donald Tusk EU re-election EU leaders have re-elected Donald Tusk as president of the European Council despite a bid to oust him by his home country, Poland.

Turkish diplomat 'seeks Swiss asylum' Turkey's deputy ambassador to Switzerland has claimed asylum, according to Swiss media.

Netanyahu tells Putin that Iran must not replace IS in Syria PM says Iran seeking to build up its military forces and infrastructure in order to establish itself in Syria, including an attempt to build a seaport.

Palestinians: Fake News and "Alternative Facts" There is no shortage of Palestinian and Arab news websites that publish hoaxes, propaganda, lies and disinformation disguised as real news.

News Watch Articles for ... WEDNESDAY, MARCH 08, 2017

US armored column deployed at Manbij, Syria to block Russians The Pentagon announced Tuesday, March 6, that a US armored convoy was deployed around the disputed northern Syrian town of Manbij, and in an unusual move, released a video depicting the convoy and its men.

3,300 Years Later, Are Israelis Recreating the Sin of the Ten Spies in Judea and Samaria? A new campaign to sell real estate in Judea and Samaria features a meeting with two very special clients, Joshua and Caleb, the Biblical spies, who happen to be checking out the neighborhood for their families and flocks.

Arab League Warns: US Embassy Move is 'Serious Threat to World Peace' In January, Jibril Rajoub, a senior Palestinian leader and Fatah official, warned that an embassy relocation is tantamount to "a declaration of war against Muslims."

Islamic State Head Abandons Mosul Fight to Field Commanders It is impossible to confirm the whereabouts of the Islamic State "caliph," who declared himself the ruler of all Muslims from Mosul's Great Mosque after his forces swept through northern Iraq in '14.

US deploys missile defense in S. Korea despite Russia, China opposition The US has begun to deploy its advanced THAAD anti-missile defense system in South Korea, despite angry opposition from Russia and China.

US, Russian, Turkish military chiefs meet in Antalya to discuss Syria, Iraq (PHOTOS) Turkey's military chief of staff, General Hulusi Akar, is hosting a meeting with the heads of the US and Russian armed forces in the southern Turkish province of Antalya, according to Ankara and Moscow.

U.S. Navy Fires Warning Shots at Iranian Vessels in Strait of Hormuz Four Iranian boats made a high-speed approach at the destroyer USS Mahan on Sunday, obliging the Navy vessel to fire warning shots after they ignored radio requests to break off.

Mosul battle: Troops retake main government office Iraqi forces say they have retaken the main government offices in Mosul as the offensive continues to oust the so-called Islamic State (IS) group.

US armored column at Manbij to block Russians The Pentagon announced Tuesday, March 6, that a US armored convoy was deployed around the disputed northern Syrian town of Manbij, and in an unusual move, released a video depicting the convoy and its men.

Despite promises, Ethiopian immigration still stalled as Israelis pass the buck Eight months after decision to airlift 1,300 from dwindling Jewish community, officials have not processed a single request; reasons cited include lack of air conditioning in Addis Ababa embassy.

Ancient Roman roadway turns up near Beit Shemesh 150 meters of 2,000-year-old highway to be preserved on site for hikers on Israel National Trail.

EU leaders embrace multi-speed Europe amid tensions France, Germany, Italy and Spain have backed the idea of a multi-speed EU, as the 28-nation bloc prepares to mark 60 years since its founding treaty.

Trump to Let Jerusalem Embassy Veto Expire in Time for 50 Years of Reunification President Trump would not renew the waiver that enables the President to postpone implementing the Congressional decision to relocate the US embassy to Jerusalem.

'ISIS Fighters trying to flee Mosul, Iraqi forces to prevail' Iraqi forces recaptured the eastern half of Mosul in January after 100 days of fighting, and launched an attack on districts lying west of the Tigris river on February 19.

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US deploys missile defense in S. Korea despite Russia, China opposition The US has begun to deploy its advanced THAAD anti-missile defense system in South Korea, despite angry opposition from Russia and China.

US, Russian, Turkish military chiefs meet in Antalya to discuss Syria, Iraq (PHOTOS) Turkey's military chief of staff, General Hulusi Akar, is hosting a meeting with the heads of the US and Russian armed forces in the southern Turkish province of Antalya, according to Ankara and Moscow.

U.S. Navy Fires Warning Shots at Iranian Vessels in Strait of Hormuz Four Iranian boats made a high-speed approach at the destroyer USS Mahan on Sunday, obliging the Navy vessel to fire warning shots after they ignored radio requests to break off.

Mosul battle: Troops retake main government office Iraqi forces say they have retaken the main government offices in Mosul as the offensive continues to oust the so-called Islamic State (IS) group.

US armored column at Manbij to block Russians The Pentagon announced Tuesday, March 6, that a US armored convoy was deployed around the disputed northern Syrian town of Manbij, and in an unusual move, released a video depicting the convoy and its men.

Despite promises, Ethiopian immigration still stalled as Israelis pass the buck Eight months after decision to airlift 1,300 from dwindling Jewish community, officials have not processed a single request; reasons cited include lack of air conditioning in Addis Ababa embassy.

Ancient Roman roadway turns up near Beit Shemesh 150 meters of 2,000-year-old highway to be preserved on site for hikers on Israel National Trail.

EU leaders embrace multi-speed Europe amid tensions France, Germany, Italy and Spain have backed the idea of a multi-speed EU, as the 28-nation bloc prepares to mark 60 years since its founding treaty.

Trump to Let Jerusalem Embassy Veto Expire in Time for 50 Years of Reunification President Trump would not renew the waiver that enables the President to postpone implementing the Congressional decision to relocate the US embassy to Jerusalem.

'ISIS Fighters trying to flee Mosul, Iraqi forces to prevail' Iraqi forces recaptured the eastern half of Mosul in January after 100 days of fighting, and launched an attack on districts lying west of the Tigris river on February 19.

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Mark Levin: 'Donald Trump Is the Victim' in Alleged Obama Wiretapping Scandal Radio talk show host Mark Levin joined "Fox & Friends Weekend" Sunday to discuss President Donald Trump's allegations of wiretapping of Trump Tower by the Obama administration.

Washington unsure of whether to scrap nuke deal, UN watchdog says Despite Trump's vow to dismantle Iran pact, IAEA head says too early for US to tell what it will do, lobbies Tillerson on benefits of agreement.

VIDEO: Why the Boycott Israel Movement is So Dangerous Watch the video of why the Boycott Israel Movement is so Dangerous.

Trump signs new immigration order President Donald Trump has signed a new executive order placing a 90-day ban on people from six mainly Muslim nations.

North Korea: Four ballistic missiles fired into sea North Korea has launched four ballistic missiles towards the Sea of Japan.

Putin ramps up Syria pact with Iran in US absence Constantly bombarded by allegations that his campaign associated with Russian intelligence, US President Donald Trump has held back from going through with his original plan for teaming up with Moscow in Syria.

Mosul IS offensive: Iraqi forces capture second bridge over Tigris Iraqi government forces have captured Mosul's al-Hurriya (Freedom) Bridge over the River Tigris, Iraqi military and Kurdish sources say.

Hollande: EU will be multi-speed or will 'explode' A multi-speed Europe, where some countries integrate more than others, is necessary to avoid the bloc "exploding", the French president has said ahead of a meeting of four countries to prepare plans.

EU ministers agree to create joint military command center in NATO footsteps The European Union is to create a special military command center for operating foreign missions, the German defense minister announced amid criticism from some bloc members that the initiative is financially unreasonable and merely copies NATO's steps.

Germany: Erdogan's Nazi claim 'unacceptable' Chancellery says 'absolutely no reason' for reproach over decision of local authorities to ban pro-Turkey rallies.

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Tens of thousands flee clashes between Syria army, IS  Local authorities in ravaged north struggle to shelter 40,000 civilians displaced by regime's Russia-backed offensive to oust jihadists. 

Iranian film depicts destruction of US warships in Gulf  In February an Iranian director released a theatrical animated film depicting the sinking of U.S. warships in the Persian Gulf. 

Erdogan anger as Germany-Turkey war of words escalates  A row between Ankara and Berlin over a series of cancelled Turkish political rallies in Germany is continuing to escalate. 

'First chemical attack' in Mosul battle injures twelve  Twelve civilians have been injured in Mosul in what appears to be the first chemical weapon attack in the battle for the IS stronghold. 

Iran successfully tests Russian S-300 missile system  The Iranian Armed Forces have successfully tested the S-300 surface-to-air missile defense systems, which Iran imported from Russia after a decade long delay due to sanctions over its nuclear program. 

Defending Jeff Sessions: Democrats need to stop the overreach  My advice to Democrats, regarding their demand for the head of Attorney General Jeff Sessions: turn off MSNBC and CNN, and calmly read the transcripts of the remarks that have been made. 

'The Lebanese Army Will Fight Alongside Hezbollah In A War With Israel'  Since the second Lebanese war the Lebanese army has rearmed itself, strengthening its ability in the air as well as on the ground and sea, with the help of the United States, France and Saudi Arabia. 

Preparing For The Next Round Between Israel And Gaza  Has the IDF overcome the shortcomings pointed out in the State Comptroller's Report on the 2014 Gaza war? 

Rival east Libya factions battle for crucial oil ports  Rival armed factions are fighting for control over crucial oil terminals in the east of Libya. 

China to increase military spending by 7% in 2017  China says it will increase military spending by about 7% this year, just days after Donald Trump outlined a boost to the US defence budget.

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Hizballah lists targeted Israeli "nuclear sites" Hizballah's latest round of threats against Israel reached a new peak Thursday, March 2, with the release of a videotape claiming to expose nine locations allegedly tied to the production and assembly of Israel's nuclear weapons, DEBKAfile reports.

ISIS warns Europe: We're still here Video of ISIS terrorist on the loose in Belgium mirrors pre-attack video warning Turkey before nightclub shooting.

Rivals in Syria Race to Assault Militants' 'capital' Raqqa BEIRUT - After the battlefield of Iraq's Mosul, the next major campaign against the Islamic State group will be to take its de facto capital, the Syrian city of Raqqa.

Defending Jeff Sessions: Democrats need to stop the overreach My advice to Democrats, regarding their demand for the head of Attorney General Jeff Sessions: turn off MSNBC and CNN, and calmly read the transcripts of the remarks that have been made.

Israel becomes a gas exporter with first delivery to Jordan An Israeli company said Thursday it has started exporting gas from an offshore field to Jordan, marking the country's first ever exports of natural gas.

Iran claims terror sleeper cells ready to strike inside US (VERO BEACH, FLA) Translated footage of an interview Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander Hasan Abbasi recorded with South Africa TV has been released on YouTube.

Is this the Beginning of a New Era for Israel at the UN? New York - With the new administration in the White House and Ambassador Nikki Haley representing the United States at the UN, Israel now has "an opening" for change at the international body.

In Final Ruling, Egyptian Court Acquits Mubarak Over Killing of Protesters Egypt's former president found innocent of involvement in the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising that ended his 30-year rule.

Chief Rabbi Sets Value for Biblical Half-Shekel, Paving the Way for the Temple's Comeback In another essential step forward towards practically bringing the Third Temple, the Chief Sephardi Rabbi of Israel has set the current value of the Biblical half shekel every Jewish male was required to give to the Temple.

EU-Israel high-level talks in doubt over settlements Senior European Union officials seek unified and clear positions on two-state solution ahead of future meetings with Jerusalem.

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Egyptian-Iranian detente a boon for the region and beyond In the Middle East, the two most contiguous cultures are the Egyptian and Persian civilizations. For ages, they stood as beacons of durable learning and contributed immeasurably to human progress.

Islamic State: "We will certainly plant our flag over America, China, Russia, and all the infidels of the world" And one Islamic State jihadi threatened China's "evil Chinese Communist infidel lackeys".

Iraqi Military Expert: U.S. Needs to Prioritize Military Operation Over Political Solution The United States needs to continue its commitment to train and equip Iraqi security forces in the coming years to prevent the reemergence of the Islamic State after its anticipated defeat by coalition forces in Mosul.

The Arab Summit may bury hatchet with Assad Secret contacts currently underway ahead of the Arab League summit later this month may bring about a sea change in the Arab world's relationship with Syrian President Bashar Assad, DEBKAfile's sources report.

Iranian film hails demise of US Navy in imagined Gulf battle Director of animated 'Battle of the Persian Gulf II,' 4 years in the making, warns Washington of 'a rain of hot lead' in response to any attack.

Can There be Nazism in America? In the early 1950s, Ashlag wrote: "There is no hope that Nazism will perish with the victory of the allies, for tomorrow the Anglo-Saxons will adopt Nazism." Could he be right?

Terrorism cases against Facebook reach climax American- Israeli Richard Lakin, told The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday that he is "outraged" at Facebook for pretending that it has zero tolerance for terrorism.

Facebook Restores Fatah Account, Apologizes to Palestinian Terrorists To the stunned approval of Israel and its supporters Facebook earlier this week shut down the official account of the ruling Palestinian faction, Fatah.

New DNC Deputy Keith Ellison's Islamic Agenda for Congress Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), the new deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee, and the first Muslim elected to Congress, has a plan to recruit additional Muslim lawmakers like him.

Report: Iran preparing massive military buildup Weapons ban on Iran due to be lifted by 2020 as part of 2015 nuclear deal, termination likely to prompt wave of acquisitions.

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If You Love Jesus, Then Die Like Jesus!' Another month of atrocities' any of which, if they were committed by Christians against Muslims, would've received mass media coverage.

'Hamas Doesn't Want War, but the Situation in the Palestinian Territories is Explosive' Head of IDF Military Intelligence briefs Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, reportedly says tunnels are not an existential threat, but warns of volatile potential in the territories.

Islam will overtake Christianity by the end of century Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world according to a new analysis of religious surveys published by the Pew Research Center.

The Arab Summit may bury hatchet with Assad Secret contacts currently underway ahead of the Arab League summit later this month may bring about a sea change in the Arab world's relationship with Syrian President Bashar Assad, DEBKA file's sources report.

Islamic State Threatens China for First Time; Uighur Jihadists Vow to 'Shed Blood Like Rivers' Islamic State militants from China's Uighur ethnic minority have vowed to return home and "shed blood like rivers" in what experts said marked the first IS threat against Chinese targets.

Reshaping Nato? During the 2016 election campaign, candidate Donald Trump called the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) irrelevant.

ISIS Attacks on Sinai Christians Pose Challenge to Sisi At the Mary Jirjis Church in Ismailia Egypt, Mervat Jirjis describes how her family recently fled their home in the northern Sinai town of El Arish after her husband received a threat to leave immediately or be slaughtered.

Mosul battle: Iraqi forces cut IS escape route to Tal Afar Iraqi forces are reported to have taken control of the last major road out of western Mosul, preventing Islamic State militants from fleeing the city.

The Islamic State calls on Muslims to dress like Jews to terrorize and murder them  This is not the first time that the Islamic State has taken specific aim at Jews.

Merkel Visits Egypt, Tunisia to Talk about Migration BERLIN (AP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is heading to Egypt and Tunisia this week to discuss migration and development in the North Africa nations.

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Holy Temple Appears on Temple Mount - See For Yourself on Google Maps! [PHOTOS] According to Google Maps, the Holy Temple has popped up in an entirely unexpected place: the Temple Mount.

Iran caps naval drill with brand-new torpedo launch TEHRAN - The Iranian navy wrapped the last phase of a weeks-long naval drill on Tuesday, launching an advanced torpedo dubbed "Valfajr" following successful test-firing of a marine cruise missile the day before.

Islamic State teaching its jihadis to eat non-Muslims Many thought that nothing could match the repugnance of the Islamic State blowing up a baby in an explosives training session.

Islamic State looting uncovers ancient palace beneath Jonah's Tomb Archaeologists in Iraq find residence of biblical kings Sennacherib and Esarhaddon in IS-dug tunnels beneath ruined shrine, according to report.

Facebook shuts down Palestinian ruling party's official account Fatah claims page was closed because it posted picture of Yasser Arafat holding a rifle.

US Can't Rely on China for Leverage Against North Korea Is China finally becoming part of the solution to North Korea's illegal nuclear and missile programs?

Palestinian Authority to Hold Municipal Elections in West Bank Only The PA, which dominates the West Bank, failed to convince Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, to hold elections in the coastal enclave.

Robert Spencer: The Roots of Islamic Anti-Semitism Anti-Semitism in Europe is at levels not seen since the heyday of Nazi Germany, and is growing more savage by the moment.

PHOTOS: German Carnival Floats Depict Decapitated Trump, Hitler Comparisons German cities held their annual Rose Monday float parades today, with many mocking U.S. President Donald Trump, Brexit, and European populist leaders.

Russia-US relations are at their worst since Cold War - Moscow Relations between Russia and the United States are at their worst since the Cold War, a Russian Foreign Ministry official has said, placing the blame on the Obama administration.

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The next war: Hizballah tunnels, pocket drones Leaks from the State Comptroller's report, due out Tuesday, Feb. 28, have sparked a storm of recriminations among the politicians and generals who led the IDF's 2014 operation.

Russian frigate heads to Mediterranean, reportedly bound for Syria The Russian frigate 'Admiral Grigorovich' has left the port of Sevastopol, Crimea, heading to the Mediterranean Sea to join the Russian Black Sea Fleet, the fleet's head of communications has said.

Mosul battle: Iraqi forces seize key bridge The Iraqi military says it has retaken a bridge across the River Tigris in Mosul, after driving back Islamic State militants in the city's south-west.

CPAC Declares World War III Against Jihad "We are 15 years in to what is going to be a multigenerational war, because we are talking about defeating an idea" of jihadism.

World is 98% Ready for Final Redemption: End-of-Days Scholar The necessary rectification of the world that must precede the arrival of Moshiach (messiah) is 98 percent complete, announced international lecturer and Torah scholar Rabbi Mendel Kessin recently.

Abbas at UNHRC: Support Two-state Solution by Recognizing 'Palestine' "It is no surprise that this Council, which has long been divorced from reality, has chosen once again to provide a platform for Palestinian smears against us," says Israel envoy.

Iran Holds Naval War Games Amid Rising Tensions with US Iran's annual exercises will be held in the Strait of Hormuz, the Gulf of Oman, the Bab el-Mandab and northern parts of the Indian Ocean.

Hamas warns it 'will not accept Israeli aggression' in Gaza Hamas on Monday warned it "will not accept continued aggression" by Israel in the Gaza Strip.

Palestinians: Why a "Regional Peace Process" Will Fail Many Palestinians sometimes refer to Arab leaders and regimes as the "real enemies" of the Palestinians.

Iran claims terror sleeper cells ready to strike inside US IRGC commander Hasan Abbasi claims Iran has a vast network of sleeper cell terrorists inside the United States.

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Kim Jong-nam killing: 'VX nerve agent' found on his face  Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea's leader, was killed by a highly toxic nerve agent, says Malaysia. 

General McMaster and That 'Perverted Interpretation of Religion Used To Justify Violence'  President Trump has chosen Lt. General William McMaster as his new National Security Adviser. 

Terror Bio-Plague Could Kill 30 Million in Fulfillment of Zechariah End-of-Days Prophecy  It is a 'reasonable probability' that terrorists will use biological weapons to create a pandemic that would kill tens of millions, Bill Gates told an international security conference last Saturday. 

Iraq hits ISIS in Syria - with Russia, without US  The Iraqi air force Friday, Feb. 24, conducted its first ever bombardment of the Islamic State in Syria. 

Star's seven Earth-sized worlds set record  Astronomers have detected a record seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a single star. 

Saudi foreign minister makes landmark visit to Iraq  The Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir has met Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi - the first such visit by a Saudi foreign minister since 1990. 

Kim Jong-nam: Who in North Korea could organise a VX murder?  The mysterious killing of Kim Jong-nam has raised questions about who exactly could have orchestrated his murder. 

Pro-Palestinian Protesters Depict Netanyahu As Hitler In Sydney Rally  Hundreds of anti-Israel demonstrators take to the streets in Australian city as PM makes historic visit Down Under. 

Starbucks Brand Crashes After Announcement of Plan to Hire 10,000 Muslim 'Refugees'  The Starbucks Coffee brand has taken a major hit since the company's announcement that it would hire 10,000 Muslim 'refugees‚' in response to President Donald Trump's temporary travel moratorium in January. 

Extremist Muslims' One-Way Street  President Donald Trump's executive order of January 27, 2017, temporarily limiting entry from seven majority-Muslim countries - Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen -- for 90 days, until vetting procedures can be put in place -- has caused international controversy, sparking protests both in the Western and Islamic worlds, including in increasingly Islamist Turkey.

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Is Lost Temple Menorah Hidden in Vatican? Ancient Myth Resurfaces An ancient legend which holds that the Temple menorah is hidden away in the depths of the Vatican is coming to light again with the announcement of an upcoming exhibit jointly hosted by the Papal seat and Rome's ancient Jewish community.

Accessing Hitler's Archives Today it is taken for granted that anyone interested in Holocaust research will be able to easily access such information, because it is no farther than a computer keyboard and an Internet connection.

Iran says has increased precision of its long-range ballistic missiles TEHRAN - Iran now has long-range ballistic missiles with greater precision, its defense minister said on Thursday, rejecting reports that Tehran has halted its missile program after a recent missile launch that drew a response from Washington.

In age of Trump, apocalyptic rhetoric becomes mainstream The longer President Trump is in office, the more Cat Deakins worries about the future - for herself and her children.

Pro-Palestinian Protesters Depict Netanyahu as Hitler in Sydney Rally Hundreds of anti-Israel demonstrators take to the streets in Australian city as PM makes historic visit Down Under.

Mosul offensive: Iraqi forces recapture airport in bid to retake city Iraqi security forces have recaptured Mosul airport, a key part of the government's offensive to drive the so-called Islamic State (IS) from the western half of the city.

Russian military admits significant cyber-war effort Russia's military has admitted for the first time the scale of its information warfare effort, saying it was significantly expanded post-Cold War.

Study: Islamic State May Soon Go Broke in Iraq and Syria The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) is plagued by financial troubles, with annual revenue falling by over 50 percent over the last two years.

'Exoplanet hop': NASA release epic travel poster to mark landmark discovery (PICTURES) NASA has released a stunning new 'space tourism poster' to mark the momentous discovery of seven exoplanets around the star TRAPPIST-1, sitting some 39 light-years from Earth.

Watch: Golani soldiers train on Golan Heights Following threats by Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah, IDF holds division exercises on Golan Heights, bordering Syria and Lebanon.

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Saudi spy chief visits Israel, Ramallah The director of Saudi Arabia's General intelligence agency, Khalid Bin Ali Al Humaidan, paid surprise visits to Ramallah and Jerusalem on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 21-22.

More American troops may be sent to Syria - US commander More US troops may be needed in Syria to speed up the campaign against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), the top commander for the Middle East has stated, specifically referring to the push to liberate Raqqa.

China Slams Deployment of U.S. Aircraft Carrier to South China Sea On Tuesday, China slammed the United States' deployment of an aircraft carrier to conduct "routine operations" in the South China Sea, calling it a pretense to undermine its sovereignty.

Political Instability in Africa Could Lead to ISIS Resurgence The Islamic State has faced significant defeats in Africa over the past year but political instability across the northern and western regions could offer a ripe breeding ground for the terrorist group to resurge.

Star's seven Earth-sized worlds set record Astronomers have detected a record seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a single star.

Iran's Khamenei Calls for Palestinian Intifada, Israel a 'Cancerous Tumor' Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called on the Palestinians to pursue another intifada against Israel while claiming the Israeli government is a "cancerous tumor" that should be confronted.

Airplane Like Those Used for Covert Iraqi Aliya Arrives in Israel A C46 airplane, the model used in the illegal aliya operation that brought thousands of Jews to British Mandate Palestine from Iraq in 1947, is being restored after arriving in Haifa this week.

Iran Sends Delegation to Saudi for Talks on Rejoining Haj Relations between the two regional powers worsened after hundreds of people, many of them Iranians, died in a crush at the 2015 pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.

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Iraqi forces fighting Islamic State set to storm airport, clear way to western Mosul U.S.-backed Iraqi forces closing in on the Islamic State-held western half of Mosul prepared on Tuesday to storm the airport and a nearby military base on its southern outskirts to create a bridgehead for a thrust into the city.

Trump condemns 'horrible' anti-Semitism US President Donald Trump has condemned bomb threats against US Jewish community centres in recent weeks.

McMaster for National Security Aviso President Trump has selected independent-minded U.S. Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster to replace National Security Advisor Mike Flynn who vacated the key White House post last week under a cloud.

Iran's Khamenei Calls on Palestinians to Pursue Intifada against Israel "The Palestinian intifada continues to gallop forward in a thunderous manner so that it can achieve its other goals until the complete liberation of Palestine," Khamenei said.

Syrian Official: We Will Be Partners with Hezbollah in Future Conflict with Israel The Jerusalem Post reports: A Syrian official vowed to back Hezbollah in any future conflict that the Lebanese terror group may have with Israel.

Egypt, Jordan leaders say two-state solution not up for compromise The leaders of the two Arab states that hold relations with Israel discuss the conflict, particularly in light of Trump's ascent to power.

"Allahu akbar!": Islamic call to prayer sounds at #IAmAMuslimToo rally in Times Square Little do these enlightened Leftists know that this cry of "Allahu akbar" could one day be turned upon them, with no hint of gratitude for their previous service.

Islamic State-Linked Group Gains Territory in Southern Syria Near Israel (REUTERS) Islamic State-linked Syrian militant groups on Monday launched a surprise attack on moderate rebels in southwestern Syria near the Golan Heights.

First time since Six-Day War: Jerusalem to expand 250 new acres attached to Jerusalem territory, new residential neighborhood with 2,000 housing units to be built.

PA leader calls on EU to recognize 'Palestine' Rami Hamdallah urges EU states to recognize "Palestine" in order to "save" the two-state solution.

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Mike Pence warns Nato it must boost defence spending US Vice-President Mike Pence has warned members of the Nato alliance to meet their defence spending targets.

Iran says Turkey better not to test Tehran's patience TEHRAN - One day after Turkey accused Iran of fueling sectarianism in the Middle East, Tehran advised Ankara not to try to test its patience, saying it will not be boundless.

US twin sea buildup against China, NKorea, Iran Donald Trump marked his first month as US President with two major military gambits in the Middle East, Asia and the South China Sea.

Trump names Lt Gen HR McMaster as national security adviser US President Donald Trump has named Lt Gen HR McMaster as his national security adviser.

A Warning to Nasrallah: 'Israel Will Respond Harshly to Hezbollah' Arab officials caution Hezbollah against provoking Israel.

Mosul offensive: Iraqi army battles for outskirts of IS city Iraqi government forces have moved closer to the southern outskirts of western Mosul, on the second day of a fresh offensive against so-called Islamic State.

China: Crack Down on Christian Missionaries 32 Christian missionaries arrested in China, reportedly as a result of a series of police raids on churches.

Islamic State vows more attacks on Egypt's Christians In video, affiliate group threatens 'infidel' Coptic community, shows footage of terrorist who killed nearly 30 at Cairo church.

IRAN: Israelis and Saudis Coordinating on Certain Issues in Region Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman responds to anti-Iran comments made by Israeli and Saudi officials, claiming their shared stance comes as no surprise.

'Trump is the best friend of the Jewish nation' Boris Epstein, Donald Trump's close aide, says president focused on achieving peace in Middle East, whether it involves two or one states.

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Watch: 'Iran seeks global domination'  Netanyahu outlines dangers of Iranian regime on Fox News, says US as much a target of Ayatollahs as Israel. 

Pence: US will 'never' allow Iran to threaten Israel with nukes  At Munich Security Conference, vice president says nuclear deal has provided Iran with more resources to focus on state-sponsored terrorism. 

Trump Renounces US Commitment to Two States  President Donald Trump has announced that US Middle East policy is no longer wedded to the two-state solution. 

US 'unwavering' in support for Nato allies, says Pence  The US will be "unwavering" in its support for Nato, vice-president Mike Pence told European leaders at the Munich Security Conference. 

Can Trump rescue his Syria deal with Putin?  Su-24 warplanes buzzed the USS Porter destroyer in the Black Sea. 

Tony Blair calls for people to 'rise up' against Brexit  Tony Blair has said it is his "mission" to persuade Britons to "rise up" and change their minds on Brexit. 

World Leaders Will Be Hoping For Clarity on U.S. Priorities at the Munich Conference  Top world leaders, diplomats and defense officials are getting their first opportunity to meet with members of the Trump administration amid concerns over the new president's commitment to NATO and posture toward Russia. 

Alternative Reality: The 'What Ifs' Of Jewish History  A history professor delves into the world of Jewish counterfactual history - like what if Israel had been established in East Africa? 

Setting A New Islamic Tone  President Sisi and Al-Azhar University want to reform Islam in Egypt and the wider Sunni world, but the pace and depth of that reform are the subject of quite a struggle. 

Pope Francis: 'Muslim Terrorism Does Not Exist'  In an impassioned address Friday, Pope Francis denied the existence of Islamic terrorism, while simultaneously asserting that 'the ecological crisis is real.'

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The End of Palestine Israel has the opportunity to reclaim its nation.

Iran says Israel 'biggest threat' to world peace Iran on Thursday rejected US President Donald Trump's statement that its nuclear ambitions were a major security challenge and said its arch foe Israel was the biggest threat to global peace.

Nasrallah Warns: Hezbollah's Missiles Can Hit Israel's Nuclear Reactor Hezbollah leader says Wednesday's Trump-Netanyahu meeting signaled the death of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

PLO Official: Alternative to Two-State Solution is 'Painful Bloodshed' Palestinian terror groups Hamas, PFLP also condemn Trump for saying two-state solution is not the only option to resolving the Mideast conflict.

Arab League refuses to deviate from idea of two states A day after PM Netanyahu and President Trump announced they are gearing up to restart the Israeli-Palestinian peace process with the involvement of key regional players, and appearing less emphatic about insistence on a 2-state solution.

Baghdad car bomb kills at least 48 At least 48 people have been killed in Baghdad in the third blast in the Iraqi capital in three days, security and medical sources say.

Tillerson and Mattis in guarded approach to Russia Senior US officials have been setting out their position on Russia, in some of the new administration's first diplomatic moves.

Israel-Palestinian conflict: UN warns Trump over two-state reversal The UN chief has warned Donald Trump against abandoning the idea of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying there is "no alternative".

Trump Effectively Puts Israel Back in the Driver's Seat To say that Israelis were glued to their televisions as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood side-by-side with US President Donald Trump to address the media would be a major understatement.

Netanyahu Asks Trump to Recognize Israeli Sovereignty in Golan During their momentous Washington meeting on Wednesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly asked President Donald Trump to give official American recognition to Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights.

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Trump relaxes US policy on Middle East two-state solution US President Donald Trump has dropped decades of US policy that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict should be resolved by a two-state solution.

Former Obama Officials, Loyalists Waged Secret Campaign to Oust Flynn The abrupt resignation Monday evening of White House national security adviser Michael Flynn is the culmination of a secret.

Rouhani on Persian Gulf tour, seeking better Arab ties TEHRAN - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani took a one-day trip on Wednesday to Oman and Kuwait, seeking a detente with the Arab world, strained over the past few years.

Russian spy ship spotted closer to US, near Navy submarine base The Russian spy ship Viktor Leonov on Wednesday morning was spotted 40 miles closer to the U.S. -- and not far from a Navy submarine base in Connecticut, a U.S. official told Fox News.

The Rape and Slavery That No Campus Will Condemn Slavery and rape aren't wrong when Muslims do it.

Trump defence chief Mattis threatens less commitment to Nato The new US defence secretary has told Nato members that Washington will "moderate its commitment" to the alliance if they do not increase their spending on defence.

Trump hits back at US media reports on Russia contacts President Donald Trump has lashed out at the US intelligence community and media after new reports of contacts between members of his team and Russia.

Pew: Jews are best-liked religious group in America Pew survey finds Americans have warmer feelings towards Jews than to any other religious group.

Country of birth: Judea and Samaria Parents of kindergartners from all over Israel were surprised to discover that Israel's Education Ministry had reported some of the parents' country of birth as "Judea and Samaria" or the "Palestinian Authority."

Russia responds to Trump: Crimea will not be returned to Ukraine Russia will not hand back control of Crimea to Ukraine, Russia's foreign ministry said on Wednesday, responding to comments from the White House that the United States expected the Black Sea peninsula to be returned.

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Trump knew of Flynn Russia phone call issues 'weeks ago' President Donald Trump knew weeks ago there were problems with Michael Flynn's Russia phone calls, a White House spokesman has said.

Lebanese president calls on Arab League to protect Jerusalem Michael Aoun warns Israel wants to 'Judaize Palestine,' urges preservation of Muslim and Christian heritage of Holy City.

Trump Intended to Move Embassy to Jerusalem at '12:01, Day One' President Donald Trump was prepared to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem the moment he took office, but reconsidered after taking into account how it would impact Israel's relationship with its Arab neighbors, a top Republican official revealed on Monday.

Hamas Elects Radical New Leader in Gaza Strip Terror group Hamas has elected a new political leader in the Gaza Strip to replace Ismail Haniyeh, Palestinian media reported Monday.

We Must Start Building Third Temple Today, Says Temple Experts A recent video from the Temple Institute concluded unequivocally that the Third Temple will not simply descend from Heaven, begging the question 'Why don't Jews begin building today?'

Arab Commentators to Trump: Don't Designate Muslim Brotherhood as Terrorist Group The possibility that the Muslim Brotherhood will be designated a terrorist organization by the US government has fueled warnings by critics of the Trump administration who have cautioned that such a move will be the first step in a crackdown on Muslim-American civil society groups.

Islamic State: Muslim cleric tears head off teddy bear to warn against celebrating Valentine's Day "A hardline preacher from the group tore the head of a red teddy bear to assert his prohibition of the celebrations during a sermon earlier this week, according to the source."

Beyond the Failed "Two-State Solution" "No one should be telling Israel that it must abide by some agreement made by others thousands of miles away."

Watch: PA news station erases Israel from map Land of Israel covered by word 'Falestin' on PA news channel.

US-Russian steps vs Iran await new NSC chief Michael Flynn's abrupt resignation as National Security Adviser Monday night, Feb. 13, was a crippling blow to Donald Trump's foreign policy strategy, less than a month after he entered the White House.

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Ahead of Netanyahu-Trump talks, Abbas woos Iran EXCLUSIVE: Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) has pivoted towards Iran in a move to pre-empt a possibly impending US embassy move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

White House Puts Palestinians, United Nations in Crosshairs The White House is sending a strong signal that it will no longer tolerate Palestinian intransigence at the United Nations or the international body's long record of anti-Israel action.

Iraqi air force 'kills 77' in strikes aimed at IS leader Baghdadi The Iraqi air force has killed 13 commanders of so-called Islamic State in a strike on a building in Qaim where leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was thought to be, a statement said.

Red Heifer Found in West Virginia A retiree in West Virginia has discovered a red heifer, and by all appearances, the young and unique cow is suitable to clear the path for service in the Third Temple to begin.

Mysteries of Ark's Journey Revealed as Excavation Begins at Site of Ark of Covenant This summer, archaeologists will begin the first-ever excavation of the major Biblical site where the Ark of the Covenant was kept for two decades before King David conveyed it to Jerusalem.

REPORT: Hamas Taps Prisoner Freed in Schalit Deal as New Gaza Leader Hardliner Yahya Sinwar was reportedly chosen to replace Ismail Haniyeh, who is expected to take the position of general Hamas leader in place of Khaled Mashal.

Coming Trump-Putin-Erdogan deal rumbles thru ME The NBC report that Russian President Vladimir Putin may be considering making President Donald Trump the "gift" of turning over former NSA analyst Edward Snowden is part of a much broader scheme that is already sending tremors through the Middle East.

Ships from 4 NATO countries conduct naval drills in Black Sea Ships from four NATO member states - Canada, Spain, Romania, and Bulgaria - have taken part in PASSEX 2017, a joint military exercise in the Black Sea.

Israeli PM Netanyahu Becomes D.C. Darling as Democrats Clamor for Meetings After years of tense relations with the United States under former President Barack Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is emerging as one of the most prominent international personalities.

Israel's Right Demands Netanyahu, Trump Discuss West Bank Annexation Held under the banner "Netanyahu, the Likud is backing you on the Right," the ministers and MKS signed a petition calling upon him calling upon him to maintain the values of Likud.

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US, Iran on Brink of Armed Conflict: War Scenario and Consequences  A conflict may start accidentally even if nobody wants it as the tensions are getting higher. 

Palestinians Turn Jerusalem Into a Tool of Terror  Palestinian and other Arab leaders threatened violence in response to President Trump's pledge to move the U.S. embassy from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem. 

Today it's "Neither East, nor West" but the Islamic Republic  Exactly 38 years ago, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returned to Iran after 15 years in exile. 

Us Blocks Appointment Of Palestinian To Un Envoy, Cites Bias  Guterres selected Fayyad to take over as Libya envoy from Martin Kobler, a German diplomat who has served as the UN representative since November 2015. 

Policeman killed, dozens hurt in Baghdad anti-government protests  Security forces use live fire, tear gas to disperse crowds in Iraqi capital as al-Sadr loyalists demand election reform. 

Report: Trump Reassures Palestinians Embassy Not Moving To Jerusalem  Arab media has reported that despite constant promises from Trump that the US Embassy in Israel would be moving to Jerusalem, he has no such plans. 

Eliminating Terror Groups In Sinai A Key Priority For Egypt  Egypt feels the confrontation in Sinai is symbolic of a larger conflict with regional and global ramifications. 

Hamas releases music video vowing to murder Israelis: "We will eat you, Zionists, without salt"  This is nothing new. In 2012, Hamas released a music video declaring: "Killing Jews is worship that draws us close to Allah." 

Iraqi archbishop hopes Trump will aid persecuted Christians  There are those within the Christian ranks however, who fear the backlash of rage from Muslims if Christians are helped; there are also those who seem unmoved by the longstanding plight of persecuted Christians because they are gripped by moral relativism. 

Beautiful Friendship  An unprecedented opportunity for the U.S.-Israel relationship is on the horizon.

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Syria war: Russian 'friendly fire' kills Turkish soldiers President Vladimir Putin has sent condolences after a Russian air strike accidentally killed three Turkish soldiers in northern Syria.

Sunni Insurgency Threatens to Take Hold in Iraq Amid ISIS Defeats A Sunni insurgency is taking root in Iraq as the U.S.-led coalition continues to weaken the Islamic State's territorial strongholds, particularly in Mosul.

'We will not close doors': EU foreign affairs chief says aging Europe needs migration Aging and graying Europe won't close its doors to asylum seekers, as it needs immigration, the EU's foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, said, adding that Europeans had been migrants themselves "up to few years ago."

Israel's inaction in Syria may open Golan to Iran Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has given "diplomatic priority" to stressing the perils posed by Iranian-sponsored terrorism and its nuclear-capable ballistic weapons, and placed them at the top of his talks with British premier Theresa May in London.

Jihadist Groups in the US: What Next? Meanwhile, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) continues freely to operate in America. In the wee hours of election night 2016, in fact, its Los Angeles office leader called for the overthrow of the U.S. government.

Islamic State claims Eilat rocket attack, threatens more Group's Sinai-based affiliate says it fired rockets 'to teach Jews, crusaders a proxy war will not avail them of anything.'

Defiant Iran test-fires another missile days after US warning Tehran launches short-range Mersad missile, testing Trump administration, following report Islamic Revolutionary Guards may be blacklisted.

BIN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: "If We Lose Hebron, We Lose the Holy Land" On October 26, 2016, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) World Heritage Centre passed a blatantly anti-Israel resolution denying the historic Jewish ties to some of the Holy Land's known Biblical sites.

6 Out of 7 Countries Banned By Trump Don't Let Israelis In The Zionist of Organization of America (ZOA) called attention to the fact that six of the seven Muslim-majority nations covered by President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban currently deny entry to travelers who hold Israeli passports.

France: Anti-Christian attacks rise 245 percent The whopping 245 percent increase in attacks on Christians represents a genuine and increasing problem; concern over "Islamophobia" has managed to crowd out real human rights issues.

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Russia to give Syrian army high-precision weapons Moscow signaled on Wednesday, February 8, that it has started - or is about to start - supplying precision weapons to the Syrian military in order to boost its capabilities against the Islamic State organization.

Iran, Russia stress commitment to nuclear deal TEHRAN - Senior Iranian and Russian diplomats met in Moscow on Wednesday to exchange views on the nuclear accord and the latest regional developments.

U.S. considers designating IRGC a terrorist group U.S. President Donald Trump's administration is weighing a proposal that could designate Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization, Reuters reported on Wednesday.

Archaeologists to break ground at biblical site where Ark of the Covenant stood Israeli and French researchers to excavate ancient site of Kiryat Ye'arim, outside Jerusalem, one of the few unstudied biblical tels.

Pearl Harbor 2? China 'has prepared for a preemptive strike against US military bases which would cripple American forces in the region' An investigation of satellite imagery compares China's missile testing grounds and US military bases.

New Hamas Music Video Threatens to Rain Down Rockets on Israel Titled "Zionists, you will perish in Gaza," the video relays the terror group's message, threatening Israelis that rockets will "get you where you live."

'PREPARE FOR WAR!' Vladimir Putin orders Russian Air Force to be prepared to launch attacks at ANY MINUTE - as fears over World War III continue to grow Russian troops were placed on 'combat alert' amid massive NATO exercises currently underway in eastern Europe.

Watch: life continues as usual in war torn Mosul ISIS fighter fall back as Mosul returns to a state of normalcy.

New Dead Sea Scroll cave found near Qumran, but scrolls are gone Over 60 years after the first excavations at Qumran, researchers from Hebrew University said Wednesday that they identified a twelfth cave near Qumran they believe contained Dead Sea Scrolls until it was plundered in the middle of the 20th century.

Germany's Muslim Demographic Future Critics of Germany's open-door immigration policy are warning that the recent surge in Germany's Muslim population - which surpassed six million in 2016 for the first time - has already changed the face of the country forever.

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4,000 Settlements Legalized: "This Is History, Jewish People Have Returned to its Land" The Knesset ratified the controversial Expropriation Bill, which retroactively legalizes about 4,000 "settler outposts" located on privately owned land in Judea and Samaria, on Monday.

Israel's inaction in Syria may open Golan to Iran Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has given "diplomatic priority" to stressing the perils posed by Iranian-sponsored terrorism and its nuclear-capable ballistic weapons.

Khamenei Vows Trump Response on Iran Revolution Anniversary Iran will respond to the growing hostility from President Donald Trump when it celebrates the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution this week.

Israel passes controversial law on West Bank settlements Israel's parliament has passed a controversial law retroactively legalising almost 4,000 settler homes built on privately-owned Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank.

Yemen shapes up for US-Iran military clash Eight armies are fighting for dominance in Yemen, a country of 25 million inhabitants.

Syria conflict: Thousands hanged at Saydnaya prison, Amnesty says As many as 13,000 people, most of them civilian opposition supporters, have been executed in secret at a prison in Syria, Amnesty International says.

Muslim world slams 'provocative,' 'unacceptable' outpost law Arab League accuses Israel of stealing Palestinian land; Jordan and Turkey say legislation distances prospects of two-state solution.

Planting the Seeds of the Third Temple - Literally! The nascent Sanhedrin is setting out to reinstate the Biblical Temple forest as part of their ongoing effort to bring the Third Temple into existence and has already begun planting around Israel to provide the agricultural needs of the Third Temple.

Navy's Depleted Aircraft Will Take Years to Rebuild After Obama-Era Defense Cuts The Navy's aircraft arsenal is so depleted it would take several years to rebuild the fleet even if the Trump administration allotted the funding needed to repair inoperable aircraft.

Ramping up tough rhetoric, Iran VP says US will be 'ultimate losers' War of words comes in wake of Tehran's missile test and subsequent new sanctions levied by Trump.

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IRAN: 'Only Seven Minutes Needed for the Iranian Missile to Hit Tel Aviv' Iran's officials vowed to continue launching "roaring missiles," which they characterized as defensive in nature.

Amid UN Warning, Israel Set to Pass Historic Settlements Bill The legislation is set to retroactively legalize 4,000 settler homes on private Palestinian land and offers to compensate its land owners.

IDF Continues to Strike Hamas Targets in Retaliation for Rocket Attack A projectile launched from the Gaza Strip on Monday morning landed in southern Israel; none hurt.

Western navies hold major drill off coast of Iran British-led 'United Trident' exercises come in light of increased Iranian harassment of naval vessels in Persian Gulf.

Yemen shapes up for US-Iran military clash Eight armies are fighting for dominance in Yemen, a country of 25 million inhabitants.

Women and Jihad: The Motivation of Female Suicide Bombers Female suicide bombers were relatively unknown till the second intifada that began in September 2000.

Child abuse: 7% of Australian Catholic priests alleged to be involved An inquiry examining institutional sex abuse in Australia has heard 7% of the nation's Catholic priests allegedly abused children between 1950 and 2010.

Mail-order terrorism Israeli authorities halt transfer of hundreds of packages destined for Gaza Strip.

PM Theresa May tells Netanyahu Britain supports two states Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and British Prime Minister Theresa May held a meeting in the UK Monday afternoon to discuss a series of issues involving the strengthening of their strategic, security and diplomatic ties.

France: Le Pen Launches Presidential Campaign "This election is a choice of civilization." "The question is simple and cruel: will our children live in a free, independent, democratic country?" - Marine Le Pen, leader of France's National Front party.

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Trump: New Iran sanctions, USS Cole to Red Sea  Donald Trump ended his second week as president Friday, Feb. 3, by demonstrating his resolve to cut Iran down to size. 

Study: Muslims Are a Demographic Ticking Time Bomb  The recent executive order President Donald Trump has issued, banning travelers from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the US affected only 12 percent of the world's Muslims, according to a 2015 Pew Research Center report on the current and projected size of religious groups.

Trump fumes, vows to act, after judge lifts travel ban  U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday denounced a judge who lifted a travel ban for citizens of seven mainly Muslim countries, vowing that his government would reinstate it as affected travelers scrambled for tickets to try to quickly enter the United States. 

Iran is world's biggest state sponsor of terrorism, US says  US Defence Secretary James Mattis has called Iran the world's "biggest state sponsor of terrorism", amid rising tensions between the two nations. 

Top Iran officer: If enemies do wrong, missiles will come down on them  Revolutionary Guard commander makes comments during military drill seen as show of strength in wake of fresh US sanctions. 

Putting Iran On Notice  The announcement from National Security Advisor Lieutenant General Michael Flynn on Wednesday that the Trump administration was 'putting Iran on notice' after its latest ballistic missile test is bad news for the ruling clerical elite and its Revolutionary Guards, and potentially good news for Iranians who love freedom. 

Israel's Mediterranean: A 'Wild West,' But With Waves Of Progress  The Med is considered one of the most contaminated seas on Earth; What are we going to do about it? 

Trump Admin Urged to Counter Iran With New Middle East Missile System  Recommendation comes with new sanctions on Iran. 

Who are Those Refugees Australia Doesn't Want?  It is hard to complain about Australia -- democratic, sunny, cheerful, and oh, those koalas and kangaroos. 

Erdogan tells off Merkel for using phrase 'Islamist terrorism' "This expression 'Islamist terror' seriously saddens us Muslims," Erdogan said. "Such an expression is not correct because Islam and terror cannot be associated. The meaning of Islam is peace."

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US sanctions Iran after missile test The Trump administration is imposing sanctions on Iran following its recent ballistic missile test.

Putting Iran on Notice The announcement from National Security Advisor Lieutenant General Michael Flynn on Wednesday that the Trump administration was "putting Iran on notice" after its latest ballistic missile test is bad news for the ruling clerical elite and its Revolutionary Guards.


Watch: Massive military exercise simulates regional emergency A broad-based military divisional exercise took place this week near Gaza.

Jordan's King warns Trump against embassy move Jordan's King Abdullah warns Trump that relocating the American embassy to Jerusalem could threaten the two-state solution.

First Israeli-Turkish Diplomatic Talks in Years Held in Ankara "All pertinent bilateral issues were reviewed, and especially cooperation in areas such as energy, economy, culture and tourism."

New Israel settlements 'may not be helpful' to peace, says US Building new Israeli settlements "may not be helpful" to achieving peace with Palestinians, the White House has said.

Trump Ghost Looms Over EU Summit as Leaders Push Back U.S. President Donald Trump loomed over a Mediterranean gathering of European leaders, who used the meeting Friday to hit back at the new administration that has upended trans-Atlantic relations.

Netanyahu Clan Performing Biblical Mitzvah of the Kings At the inauguration of a Bible study conference on Tuesday, Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, described her family's powerful connection to Bible study, which, in fact, embodies a Torah commandment incumbent upon rulers of Israel.

Tehran 'unmoved' by US threats, will use weapons 'only in self-defense' - Iranian FM to Trump Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has responded to US President Donald Trump's Twitter accusations that Tehran was "playing with fire."

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Amona evacuation in photos Years of legal and political battles drew to their conclusion as hundreds of police entered the illegal outpost to evacuate its residents in Operation Locked Garden.

Netanyahu welcomes US warning to Iran on ballistic missile tests PM says upcoming meeting with Trump of 'great importance' to Israel; Washington puts Tehran 'on notice' for launch.

Watch: China warns US of nuclear war if Trump doesn't back off Due to heightened growth in military presence by China America signals warning, China replies with threats of nuclear war.

CIA Veteran: Europe a 'Launching Pad' for ISIS to Attack the U.S. Europe serves as a "launching pad" for ISIS jihadists to initiate attacks against the United States due to the absence of a cohesive information-sharing strategy among Western nations.

Khamenei ally says useless for U.S. to threaten Iran over missile test: Fars ANKARA (Reuters) - A top adviser to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Thursday Iran will not yield to "useless" U.S. threats from "an inexperienced person" over its ballistic missile program.

Ukrainian Jewish Leader Says Community in Danger of Extinction The future of Ukraine's Jewish community "doesn't look very bright" and is in danger of disappearing altogether, according to one of its leaders, who ended a four-day visit to Israel on Thursday.

Netanyahu Announces First New Jewish Settlement in Over 25 Years Even as government forces were evacuating the unauthorized Jewish outpost of Amona, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday announced plans for the first new Jewish settlement in the "West Bank" in over 25 years.

Palestinians demand UN action over Israeli approval of settlement homes After another 3,000 housing units okayed in West Bank, Palestinian envoy to UN decries 'extreme barrage of illegal behavior'.

Rex Tillerson confirmed as US secretary of state Republican-led Senate approves Trump's nomination of former ExxonMobil CEO as nation's chief diplomat.

Israel Only Free State in Middle East, Report Finds A new study on civil liberties and political freedoms worldwide by Washington think tank Freedom House found that Israel is the only "free" country in the entire Middle East, outpacing its Arab neighbors by wide margins.


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Pentagon tracks China test of long-range missile with 10 warheads U.S. officials said China's recent test of a long-range missile with 10 warheads indicates Beijing is intent on increasing its nuclear arsenal.

'NATO exercises on Russia border part of US buildup of empire ' This is also the first time US troops will have been stationed right on Russia's borders.

Netanyahu Asks Rabbis to Pray for Trump Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu paid a visit to the leaders of one of Israel's most influential ultra-Orthodox Jewish sects last week, and asked them to pray for the success of US President Donald Trump.

Israel police evict settlers from unauthorised Amona outpost There have been scuffles between Israeli protesters and police seeking to evacuate an unauthorised settlement outpost in the occupied West Bank.

Iran Confirms New Missile Test, Says Did Not Violate Nuclear Deal The White House said it was aware that Iran had tested a missile, and said they were "looking into" the details.

Supreme Court choice Neil Gorsuch draws Democrat opposition Leading Democrats have come out in staunch opposition to Donald Trump's nomination of Neil Gorsuch for the vacant position on the Supreme Court.

Petraeus: World order under 'unprecedented threat' Retired Gen. David Petraeus warned lawmakers on Wednesday that the world order created in part by the United States in the 20th century is under "unprecedented threat from multiple directions," pointing to Russia, China, Islamist extremists and cyber threats.

Rare Red Heifer Eligible for Third Temple Offering Found, And You Won't Believe Where A rabbi in a remote region of Mexico he went to a dairy farm to purchase milk, and was shocked when he saw a vital element of the Third Temple right in front of his eyes: a red heifer calmly chewing its cud under the Baja sun.

For Hard-Line West Bank Settlers, Jared Kushner's Their Man ET EL, West Bank - For many in the Israeli settlement of Bet El, deep in the West Bank, Donald Trump's choice of Jared Kushner as his senior adviser on the Middle East is a sign of politics shifting in their favor.

Ukraine conflict: UN warns of dangerous deterioration The UN Security Council has warned of a "dangerous deterioration" in eastern Ukraine and called on warring sides to halt the violence.

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Russia freezes Syrian, Iranian military movements An order to remain stationary was issued Thursday night, Jan. 26, by the Russian Commander in Syria Lt. Gen. Alexander Zhuravlev to the high commands of the Syrian army and of the Iranian and Shiite forces positioned in Aleppo, as well as Hizballah units in all parts of Syria.

Corruption, Terrorism, and Genocide: The 7 Nations Covered by Trump Executive Order The media is misrepresenting President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration and refugee admission as a "Muslim ban" - or, more cleverly, a ban on immigration from "Muslim-majority countries."

Russia may not be in a rush to have sanctions lifted Russian President Vladimir Putin may wait for a while before touching the question of sanctions with US President Donald Trump.

In DC, Jordan's King Discusses US Embassy in Israel, ISIS, Syria Jordan's King Abdullah is the first Arab leader in Washington for talks with the Trump administration.

Muslim Brotherhood Front Organizations, U.S. and Canada The 2008 Holy Land Relief terrorism funding criminal trial resulted in multiple convictions and was touted as the one of the largest terrorism financing trials in American history.

EU's Donald Tusk sees Trump as threat to Europe European Council President Donald Tusk has warned that "worrying declarations" from US President Donald Trump are among the challenges faced by the EU.

"State of Judea and Samaria" on Education Ministry website Teachers accessing Education Ministry site shocked to find Judea and Samaria not part of State of Israel.

Amona residents ordered to evacuate Eviction orders for Amona residents distributed ahead of planned demolition.

EU warns Iran not to 'deepen mistrust' with missile tests Security Council to hold emergency talks to determine if Tehran's ongoing firing of ballistic missiles violates UN resolutions.

Pro-Israel Christians Line Up to Support Trump Moving Jerusalem Embassy Aside from its centrality to Jewish peoplehood as the home of the ancient Jewish Temples and now the modern state of Israel's capital, Jerusalem is also synonymous with Judaism for many Bible-reading Christians.

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Palestinians Slam UN Chief's Remarks on Jewish Ties to Temple Mount Palestinian officials criticized United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday for saying that a Jewish temple existed atop the Temple Mount.

REPORT: Iran Launches Ballistic Missile Test in Violation of UN Resolution American officials said on Monday that the test occurred on Sunday outside Semnan, about 140 miles east of Tehran.

After Iran tests ballistic missile, Netanyahu urges rethink of 'failed' nuke deal Tehran fires medium-range missile, capable of carrying nuclear warhead, in unsuccessful test; Israeli PM says he'll press Trump to reimpose sanctions.

Netanyahu and Trump to Meet on February 15 The US President and the Israeli PM are expected to discuss a range of security issues, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced Monday.

Putin's Russia in biggest Arctic military push since Soviet fall MURMANSK, Russia (Reuters) - The nuclear icebreaker Lenin, the pride and joy of the Soviet Union's Arctic great game, lies at perpetual anchor in the frigid water here.

Trump Offers Strategist Bannon Permanent Seat on National Security Council Historically, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has served as the primary military adviser on the NSC principals committee - the president's core national security team.

New UN Chief Believes Temples Were Jewish, Blasts Anti-Semitism Antonio Guterres, the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations, formerly the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), told Israel Radio on Sunday that it is clear the Jerusalem temple destroyed by the Romans was Jewish.

Navy chief warns against entry into Iran's waters TEHRAN - As U.S., British and French navies are set to hold war games in the Persian Gulf, Iranian Navy Commander Habibollah Sayyari warned on Monday against any intrusion into Iranian territorial waters.

Church in revolt at pope's 'blessing' of Islam's expansion in Europe Several leaders in the Catholic Church are openly challenging what they say is Pope Francis's decision to condone the rapid spread of Islam in Europe.

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Trump-Putin deal on Syria bears on Israel security  It would be a mistake to take it for granted that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's talks with President Donald Trump in Washington early next month will be plain sailing or produce an automatic shower of benefits for the Jewish state. 

On Holocaust remembrance day, warnings of rising xenophobia  UN secretary-general laments 'tragedy' of ongoing anti-Semitism, vows to be on 'front lines' of fight against hatred; German FM: "There can and should be no end to remembrance". 

Trump: 'No guarantee' on Russia relations  US President Donald Trump has said he wants a "great relationship" with Russia, but would not say if he would lift US sanctions against the country. 

Sanhedrin Blesses Trump, Calls on President to Uphold Seven Noahide Laws  In an ancient and honored Jewish custom, the nascent Sanhedrin sent a letter to the new leader of the U.S., President Donald Trump, blessing him and calling on him to take the lead in restoring America and the world. 

Is China Going To War? Nuclear Missiles Deployed To Russian Border, Kremlin Responds  The Chinese government reportedly deployed nuclear missiles to the Russia-China border in the northeast Heilongjiang province, an act Russian President Vladimir Putin's government described as a nonissue Tuesday, Russian and Chinese media reported. 

Netanyahu: Trump right about building wall, 'great success' in Israel  Writing in English on Twitter, PM says the recently built fence on Egypt border 'stopped all illegal immigration'. 

Iran vows to bar Americans in response to Trump's 'insulting' ban  Tehran slams decision to block its citizens from US as 'illegal, illogical and contrary to international rules'. 

Western navies said planning major drill off coast of Iran  A joint strike group of American, British and French forces will conduct exercise next week, reportedly including simulation of conflict with Tehran. 

Muslim travelers detained at US airports after Trump bans their entry  President imposes new controls on arrivals from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. 

Germany Funds NGO Calling Holocaust 'Best Thing' to Happen to Jewish People  Ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day that will be marked worldwide on Friday, January 27, the Zionist organization Im Tirtzu released a new report documenting the German government's funding of Zochrot, an Israeli NGO that works to 'decolonize' Israel by promoting the 'right of return' for Palestinian refugees.

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On Holocaust remembrance day, warnings of rising xenophobia UN secretary-general laments 'tragedy' of ongoing anti-Semitism, vows to be on 'front lines' of fight against hatred; German FM: 'There can and should be no end to remembrance'.

Watch: Netanyahu - I Spoke With Trump About 'Danger' of Iran Deal The Times of Israel reports: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu repeated his long-held belief on Thursday that Iran poses the "greatest danger" to Israel and predicted that the world's silence in the face of the Islamic Republic's threats to annihilate the Jewish state will end now that US President Donald Trump is in office.

Israel Will Be Fourth Country to Land on Moon With End-of-Year Launch Israel is scheduled to become the fourth country to land a spacecraft on the moon, with a launch planned for the end of 2017 by billionaire businessman Elon Musk's SpaceX company.

Child jihadi arrested in Austria just latest example of jihad groups' child abuse Child jihadists are found in the Palestinian Territories, the Islamic State, al Qaeda and Boko Haram, but when one is discovered in Europe, it highlights the contrast between Western norms of child raising versus the culture of death found among those espousing the Salafi mindset.

Trump-Putin safe zones deal ousts Iran from Syria Syria stands on the threshold of dramatic changes that will directly impact on the strategic and military situation along the Syrian borders with Israel and Jordan, DEBKAfile reports exclusively.



200,000 survivors left in Israel The Central Bureau of Statistics posted new data regarding Holocaust survivors in Israel before International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Friday.



How ISIS-controlled drones like this are striking new fear within the U.S. military In a new threat to the West, the Islamic State on Tuesday debuted on social media a commercially available drone dropping small bombs with pinpoint accuracy onto Iraqi targets in and around Mosul.

Syria war: Rebels unite after attack by Idlib jihadists Insurgent factions in Syria have joined together to fight off an assault by a powerful jihadist group which launched an attack on rebels this week.

Apocalypse is 30 seconds closer, say Doomsday Clock scientists Scientists say the world has edged closer to apocalypse in the past year amid a darkening security landscape and comments by Donald Trump.

ANALYSIS: Hezbollah's Road to Regaining Legitimacy Goes Through Israel Hezbollah's legitimacy in the Arab world and Lebanon has taken a serious hit due to its involvement in the Syrian civil war.

Senior Russian Lawmaker: Jews Still Seeking to Destroy our Churches The Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia, one of the largest Jewish groups in the country, deemed Tolstoy's statements antisemitic.

The Memory of the Holocaust is No Excuse for Inaction If there is anything that can infuse some meaning into the murder of our loved ones, it is that we will create such unity that will prevent such a fate from reoccurring.

US warns of anti-American violence risk in Turkey American consulate says 'extremist groups' are persisting in 'frequent and aggressive efforts to attack US citizens'.

MK Glick on Attending Trump Inauguration: We Are Living in a Biblical Era In an historic first, a delegation of Israeli parliament members attended an American president's inauguration last week, signaling a decided change in both the political and spiritual relationships between Americans and Israelis, and Jews and Christians.

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Trump-Putin safe zones deal ousts Iran from Syria Syria stands on the threshold of dramatic changes that will directly impact on the strategic and military situation along the Syrian borders with Israel and Jordan, DEBKAfile reports exclusively.

200,000 survivors left in Israel The Central Bureau of Statistics posted new data regarding Holocaust survivors in Israel before International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Friday.

How ISIS-controlled drones like this are striking new fear within the U.S. military In a new threat to the West, the Islamic State on Tuesday debuted on social media a commercially available drone dropping small bombs with pinpoint accuracy onto Iraqi targets in and around Mosul.

Syria war: Rebels unite after attack by Idlib jihadists Insurgent factions in Syria have joined together to fight off an assault by a powerful jihadist group which launched an attack on rebels this week.

Apocalypse is 30 seconds closer, say Doomsday Clock scientists Scientists say the world has edged closer to apocalypse in the past year amid a darkening security landscape and comments by Donald Trump.

ANALYSIS: Hezbollah's Road to Regaining Legitimacy Goes Through Israel Hezbollah's legitimacy in the Arab world and Lebanon has taken a serious hit due to its involvement in the Syrian civil war.

Senior Russian Lawmaker: Jews Still Seeking to Destroy our Churches The Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia, one of the largest Jewish groups in the country, deemed Tolstoy's statements antisemitic.

The Memory of the Holocaust is No Excuse for Inaction If there is anything that can infuse some meaning into the murder of our loved ones, it is that we will create such unity that will prevent such a fate from reoccurring.

US warns of anti-American violence risk in Turkey American consulate says 'extremist groups' are persisting in 'frequent and aggressive efforts to attack US citizens'.

MK Glick on Attending Trump Inauguration: We Are Living in a Biblical Era In an historic first, a delegation of Israeli parliament members attended an American president's inauguration last week, signaling a decided change in both the political and spiritual relationships between Americans and Israelis, and Jews and Christians.

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Obama Used Last Hours in Office to Quietly Send $221 Million to Palestinians The Obama Administration reportedly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority (PA) in its final hours in power, giving last-minute notice to Congress on Friday morning in order to complete the transaction without opposition.

The Case for a Kurdish State in the Middle East Many of the Kurds affected by these ruling powers did not want to separate, but simply to be able to live a peaceful and stable life; the push for a state was the creation of the states themselves, through their oppression of the Kurds.

Boko Haram: Babies now part of Jihad Boko Haram female Jihadist in Nigeria now using babies in suicide bombing attacks.

Iraqi Shia Cleric Sadr Condemns Trump, Calls to Liberate Jerusalem Cleric Muqtada al-Sadr called the potential embassy move a "declaration of war on Islam," and threatened the US embassy in Baghdad.

Rep. Steve King Files Federal Pro-Life Heartbeat Bill: 'If a Heartbeat Is Detected, the Baby Is Protected' Pro-life congressmen stood in front of the Capitol - along with Janet Porter, the Ohio woman who led the fight for passage of that state's "heartbeat bill".

Israel Among 5 Finalist for Google Prize to Land Spacecraft on the Moon The Startup nation is now one step to closer to catapulting to the moon

Six years after uprising, Sissi insists Egypt 'on right track' President calls on country's younger generation to work for continued 'reform, construction and development'.

Army will go 'full force' in future wars, collapsing EU shouldn't lecture - Israeli defense chief Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said the army will stop at nothing to defeat the enemy in conflicts to come, and they won't stop until the adversary "waves a white flag."

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The Inauguration War The Left prepares its counter-attack on American democracy.

'Will Trump be good for Israel? It depends on Netanyahu' Chairman of Likud National Headquarters Shevach Stern is not concerned about possible damage from the investigation of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and is convinced that should Netanyahu be forced to resign, a replacement will be found.

Official PA news agency threatens:Trump responsible for blood in Jerusalem if he moves embassy Fatah: Moving US embassy to Jerusalem will "open the gates of hell".

Syria conflict: Russia and Turkey 'in first joint air strikes on IS' Russian and Turkish jets have carried out their first joint strikes on so-called Islamic State (IS) inside Syria, the Russian defence ministry says.

Gaza Jihadi on Paris Summit: Only Our Guns Will Dictate the Future While the Palestinian Authority tries to capitalize on the summit resolutions to penalize Israel, Abu Baker Almuhajer said: "These summits are futile, because eventually it's our gun that will dictate the discourse and the rhythm".

New European Parliament President 'Fearless Proponent of Eu-Israel Ties' Jewish groups welcome Antonio Tajani, who succeeds Martin Schulz.

Israel faces Bedouin population time bomb First Sgt. Erez Levy, 34, an officer in the operations branch of the Israel Police, was crushed to death Wednesday morning, Jan. 18, in a car-ramming attack at the Bedouin village of Umm-al-Hiran in the southern Negev region.

Third Temple Grows Closer as Sanhedrin Discovers Rare Holy Wine in the Land Last week, 30 bottles of wine were delivered to the nascent Sanhedrin, setting in place one more necessary element for the Temple service - and one which is specifically mentioned in prophecy as a precursor to the Messiah.

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UK Defies 70 Nations to Defend Israel, Refuses to Sign Paris Summit Statement The United Kingdom defied the anti-Israel sentiment coursing through Sunday's "peace" summit in Paris by criticizing the conference as detrimental to Israel's interests and refusing to sign a joint statement issued after the summit which called for a two-state solution.

EU will stand by nuclear deal, Mogherini says "It is proof that diplomacy works and delivers... The European Union will continue to work for the respect and implementation of this extremely important deal, most of all for our security," AFP quoted Mogherini as telling reporters as she went into an EU foreign ministers meeting.

Russia seeks invitation for US to Syria peace talks in Astana, Iran 'against' Iran says it rejects any participation by US representatives at the scheduled Syria peace talks in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Iraqi forces retake IS-bombed 'Jonah's tomb' in Mosul The shrine, the reputed burial site of the Biblical prophet, was destroyed in 2014 by terror group as it swept into city.

Hamas blasts 'absurd' Paris conference Hamas rejects the outcome of the Paris conference on Israeli-PA peace, says it gave legitimacy to the "Zionist entity".

'Inclusive Globalism' Means Embracing LGBT Rights, Davos Attendees Told World leaders gather this week at the Swiss ski resort to discuss how to make globalism more inclusive in response to the rising tide of populism.

Video of massive Florida 'dinosaur' gator creates buzz Video of a massive alligator spotted in Lakeland was posted to Facebook on Sunday, raising the eyebrows of many.

German court okays ultranationalist party ahead of elections Jewish leaders warn failure to ban NDP enables party's 'anti-Semitic, neo-Nazi' agenda.

Europe sees UK set for 'hard' Brexit after May speech Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit speech is being seen in Europe as the "hard" option of full UK withdrawal.

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EU opposes US moving embassy to Jerusalem The Chief of Foreign Policy for the European Union (EU) expressed her opposition to plans by US President-elect Donald Trump to relocate the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem the AP reported.

Italian archbishop: 'In 10 years we will all be Muslims' Christianity is "in full decline" and Islam will soon become the main religion in Europe, an Italian archbishop warned.

US & Russia to free Palmyra after Trump sworn in Some of the ambiguity and mystery surrounding the nature of President-elect Donald Trump's relations with Russia's Vladimir Putin may disperse after the new US president takes office Thursday, Jan. 20, because one of their first joint military actions is ready to go.

ANALYSIS: If the US Embassy Moves to Jerusalem, Are We Looking at a New Intifada? In less than one week, Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, replacing Barack Obama in the White House and on the world stage.

Paris peace conference: Wrong message, wrong time, wrong place Last week, a number of European capitals were kind enough to screen the Israeli flag in a show of solidarity following the vehicular attack in Jerusalem.

TRUMP: Jared Kushner Will 'Broker Mideast Peace' for The White House Kushner has no previous diplomatic experience, but steered Trump's foreign policy throughout his presidential campaign and subsequent presidential transition.

Fatah leader: 'Palestine' must be liberated through fighting The West continuously says that Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction is "moderate" and a "peace partner" for Israel.

Expert: Anti-Semitism is a global problem Bar Ilan University holds conference on anti-Semitism, MKs from left and right participate.

'The number one threat in Judea and Samaria' Senior officer in Judea and Samaria: Shooting attacks have become easier due to large number of weapons in hands of terrorists.

UK refuses to sign Paris declaration, warns summit may harden Palestinian positions Breaking ranks with 70 other nations, London laments that confab held without Israelis and Palestinians, 'just days before transition to new US president'.

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Bombs or missiles - Which way should the IDF go?  A debate is raging within the IDF whether to build up an arsenal of mid-range rockets, which would give Israel a strategic alternative to air strikes. 

What Will Trump Mean for US Ties With Israel's Peaceful Arab Neighbors?  The incoming Donald Trump presidency likely means a sharp break from President Barack Obama's foreign policy.

Israeli media defects show thru Bibi's cigar smoke  The torrent of alleged misdemeanors pouring out day after day against Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, across the front pages and prime-time news broadcasts of Israel's mainstream media, this week developed a new angle: Predictions from the same quarters of a summer election. 

Abbas Meets Pope, Warns Against Us Embassy Move To Jerusalem  Trump's promise to relocate the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem would upend decades of US policy. 

No Peace in Paris  The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is not a problem that is going to disappear with a wave of a magic wand weaved by the world's politicians. 

The morning after Trump's inauguration  Come January 20, working with a Republican president for the first time in his 10 years in office, Benjamin Netanyahu may finally have to decide where he really stands on a two-state solution. 

Chinese leader meets Davos elite as voters revolt  China's president will preach the advent of a new world order in Davos next week before the high priests of globalisation, who are facing an uprising from voters against their orthodoxy of open markets and borders. 

Poland welcomes US troops amid rising tensions with Russia  "We have waited for you for a very long time," defense minister says 23 years after the last Soviet troops left Polish land. 

Syria calls on UN to 'punish' Israel over airport attack  Israel reportedly fired missiles overnight at weapons depot on edge of Damascus. 

Turkish MPs approve 2 constitutional amendments to enhance president's powers  Turkey's Parliament has approved two constitutional amendments giving more powers to the president, who will now be able to sponsor new legislation and appoint the cabinet, local media report. 

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US embassy Jerusalem move 'assault' on Muslims, says mufti Abbas asks Putin to help stop Trump from making the move.

Netanyahu derides Paris summit as rigged, 'last gasp of the past' Sunday's conference 'will render peace hopeless,' Netanyahu tells Norwegian foreign minister, vowing that Israel won't be obligated by its outcome.

Mystery blasts in Damascus: Syria accuses Israel There were two unclaimed explosions in Damascus overnight Thursday and early Friday (Jan.12-13).

Mosul battle: Iraqi forces clash with IS at university Iraqi forces have met heavy resistance after launching an attack to recapture Mosul University from so-called Islamic State (IS), military officials say.

Top Trump Cabinet Picks Drop Campaign to Scrap Iran Deal Several critics of the agreement believe its worst elements are disproportionately loaded at the beginning of the deal, which has passed, and at the very end.

Foreign Report: Spy Ting Exposed in Algeria Allegedly Working for Israel An alleged international spy network, comprised of at least 10 agents, operating for Israel was exposed and subsequently arrested in Algeria.

Abbas to Meet Pope on Saturday Palestinian Authority leader is stopping in Rome on his way to the Paris summit.

Cyprus talks: Erdogan dismisses full Turkish troop withdrawal Turkey's president says a full withdrawal of its forces from divided Cyprus is "out of the question" unless Greece also agrees to pull out troops.

Poll: Israelis believe Trump pro-Israel, Obama pro-Arab Survey shows overwhelming majority of Israelis believe Trump is pro-Israel, while Obama is pro-Palestinian Authority.

Netanyahu may have missed chance to quash UN vote by not calling UK's May During failed scramble to sink anti-settlement resolution, he called Boris Johnson, who helped draft the text, but not the British PM, who was reportedly 'blindsided' by her country's support.

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Congress Urges Trump to Move U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem A delegation of more than 100 members of Congress wrote to President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday, urging him to relocate the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem "as soon as you take office".

Obama Advances Arafat's Agenda At the Camp David talks in July, 2000 hosted by President Clinton, Yasser Arafat rejected the proposals for a final status agreement put forward by Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and offering Arafat virtually all the territories beyond the pre-1967 armistice lines.

Russia, terrorists and China threaten world order, US 'ready to engage' - Mattis Retired Marine General James Mattis, picked by President-elect Donald Trump to take over the Department of Defense, testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee, defending NATO.

US tanks and troops in Poland a threat, Russia says Russia says it views the arrival of more than 3,000 US soldiers in Poland as a threat to its own security.

The Secret Chambers Hidden in the Cave of Patriarchs Will Astound You [PHOTOS] Thirty-five years ago, a small group of Jews set out on a difficult and dangerous mission: to prove that the Biblical account of a cave in Hebron was true.

Analysis: Hamas 'Honeypot' Operation Shows a Sophisticated Cyber-Espionage Unit Espionage requires fewer and fewer agents in order to obtain intelligence.

Pew Report: Religion Plummeted in America During Obama Era In a new study of President Obama's legacy, the Pew Research Center found that religious affiliation and practice dropped off dramatically during his two terms in the White House.

Moon-Walkers' Heavenly Perspective Following in the steps of Jesus was more exciting than walking on the moon.

Iran Shiite Militias Endangering Future of Iraq The Islamic Republic continues on its path of death and destruction.

Fists fly as Turkey moves to bolster Erdogan powers Bill to cement rule of Turkish president leads to violent clashes in parliament between opposition and government MPs.

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Trump brands claims of compromising material 'sick and phony' US President-elect Donald Trump says allegations Russia has compromising material on him is "fake news, phoney stuff", put together by "sick people".

Report: Latin American intel no match for terror groups planning attacks in U.S. Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), Hizbullah and other terror organizations are operating freely in Latin America and have entered into a "marriage of convenience" with drug cartels to raise huge amounts of cash for terror attacks in the United States.

The UN Holocaust: More Lies and Treachery on the Way? The launch of this diplomatic attempt to gut Israel will start on January 15, in Paris, at a "peace conference".

Islamic State Starts 2017 with Video of Toddler Executing Prisoner on Playground The Islamic State is back with another child-soldier video that is even more depraved than the last "Cubs of the Caliphate" release.

Battle Over the Temple Mount Continues: Islamic Guards Ban Mention of Jewish Connection Respected archaeologist Professor Gabriel Barkay was lecturing a group of students from the University of California on a tour of the Temple Mount on Sunday when he was confronted by a Waqf guard.

Pope Francis and Abbas to meet at the Vatican Pope Francis will grant PA chairman an audience at the Vatican on Saturday, the third meeting between the two.

'Our Father Abraham Walked Here' Israel Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked (pictured) on Tuesday toured the biblical city of Hebron and decried the restrictions placed on Jews living there.

Did Abraham Buy Hebron: UN Says 'No', Israeli Police say 'Maybe', Arabs Claim 'Forgery' One year after the investigation began with the eviction of dozens of Jews from two houses near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron.

Iran Steps Up Threats to Israel, U.S. "En Sha'a Allah [God willing], there will be no such thing as a Zionist regime in 25 years.

In farewell speech, Obama hails Iran deal, leaves out Israeli-Palestinian peace effort Just days before start of Trump term, Obama looks to inspire, reassure fearful supporters.

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Un Chief Concerned Iran May Have Violated Arms Embargo The United Nations chief expressed concern to the Security Council that Iran may have violated an arms embargo by supplying weapons and missiles to Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah.

PA attempts to mobilize Arabs against move of US embassy PA leaders call for prayers at mosques around Middle East to protest possible transfer of US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

PM: Unequivocal evidence administration behind UN resolution Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told a delegation from AIPAC Tuesday that Israel had proof that the Obama Administration was involved in the planning of the anti-Israel resolution which was passed by the UN Security Council.

Treason: Obama Agrees to Let Iran Have Enough Uranium to Make 10 Nuclear Bombs Democrats are throwing accusations involving "Russia" and "Treason" often enough these days.

Jerusalem Embassy Move Would Have 'Catastrophic' Consequences, Warns Jordan A top Jordanian government minister warned Thursday of "catastrophic" consequences if President-elect Donald Trump relocates the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to the country's capital in Jerusalem.

'Angry Goy' Video Game Shows Jews Being Shot, Placed into Ovens The game, scenes of which were posted on Youtube, shows its white supremacist main character attacking a refugee crisis center, among other disturbing scenes.

The Two-State Solution is a Zombie "Is the two-state solution dead?"

'Israel Must Build and Build in Judea and Samaria After Trump Takes Office' Shaked calls for increased West Bank construction during trip to Hebron; Liberman: UNSC resolution 2334 a direct result of Settlements Arrangements Law.

Iraqi army continues march into ISIS-held Mosul Anti-ISIS forces are continuing their advance into Mosul as jihadists struggle to keep their last stronghold in Iraq.

Turkey, A NATO Ally, Continues To Accuse The US Of Supporting ISIS Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has repeatedly accused its NATO ally, the United States, of supporting the Islamic State.

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Obama administration approves huge shipment of uranium to Iran Iran is to receive a huge shipment of natural uranium from Russia to compensate it for exporting tons of reactor coolant, diplomats say.

With big gains in N. Sinai, ISIS drives south Egyptian control of the vast Sinai Peninsula is slipping fast.

Abbas aide: Moving American embassy a 'declaration of war' Mahmoud Al-Habbash, senior advisor to PA chairman, warns Donald Trump in a sermon not to move the American embassy to Jerusalem.

Trump election: Russia 'tired' of US hacking 'witch-hunt' Russia says US allegations that it ran a hacking campaign to influence the American presidential elections are "reminiscent of a witch-hunt".

Iran to Expand Military Spending, Develop Missiles The vote is a boost to Iran's military establishment - the regular army, the elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and defense ministry.

Pope Condemns Radical Islamist Attacks as 'Homicidal Madness' Vatican City, ROME - Before diplomats from more than 180 countries, he also forcefully restated a call to ban nuclear weapons, saying experiments by North Korea to build long-range missiles risked setting off a new nuclear arms race.

The 'party of Davos' wakes up to the new, new world order Influential business leaders and lawmakers once again descend on the Swiss Alpine resort of Davos next week against a backdrop of rising populism, and early indications suggest they will at least acknowledge the dramatic political shifts of the last twelve months.

Israel wiped off the map by airlines? On a Morrocan Air flight from Sao Paolo to Rabat, passengers saw a map in which Israel did not exist, but the 'Palestinian Territories' did.

Palestinian Celebrate Murder of 4 Young Israeli Soldiers The murder of four young Israeli soldiers in a terrorist ramming attack in Jerusalem on Sunday was widely celebrated by Palestinian Arabs.

The Islamization of Britain in 2016 "The realistic future for Britain is Islamic." Sharia courts administering Islamic justice in Britain are run by clerics who believe some offenders should have their hands chopped off, according to Muslim scholar Elham Manea.

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Holy Temple Menorah Service Reenacted On Hanukkah  Hundreds of people gathered in the Old City of Jerusalem on Thursday evening to participate in a special menorah lighting ceremony and for the Hanukkah holiday, organized by the Temple Institute and the United Temple Movement. 

Fort Lauderdale 'chosen by suspect' for airport attack  The suspect in Florida's deadly airport shooting travelled to Fort Lauderdale specifically to carry out the attack, authorities say. 

Donald Trump blasts 'fools' who oppose good Russian ties  US President-elect Donald Trump has posted a series of tweets condemning those who oppose good relations with Russia as "'stupid' people, or fools". 

'Bloodshed will follow if Trump moves US embassy to Jerusalem'  "I believe that any American act of stupidity will ignite the Palestinian territories," says senior Fatah official. 

Esteemed Israeli archeologist censured at Temple Mount  Gabriel Barkay was told by Arab guard and police not to refer to holy site as 'Temple Mount' during tour with college students. 

Palestinians Thank UN for Giving Them Permission to Murder Jews  UN Security Council Resolution 2334 was more than just a carefully-orchestrated slap in Israel's face by outgoing-US President Barack Obama. 

EU legitimacy in question  "I'm fundamentally not a big friend of referendums," European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said in June, days before the UK vote. 

UK's EU envoy quits over 'muddled thinking' on Brexit  Sir Ivan Rogers' departure could make it even tougher for the UK to get a good Brexit deal, experts warn. 

Russian MoD releases video of its naval battle group in action near Syria  The Russian Ministry of Defense has posted on YouTube a video of its naval group in the Mediterranean, headed by the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier. 

Five Potential Major Developments in US-Israel Relations in 2017  The onset of 2017 comes several weeks before President-elect Donald Trump takes office, ushering in a new era in the U.S.-Israel relationship. 

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White House supports claim Putin directed US election hack The White House has suggested Russian President Vladimir Putin was directly involved in a hacking operation aimed at interfering with the US election.

Assad says gains in Syria shared by Iran Assad made the remarks in a meeting with visiting Iranian parliamentary delegation headed by Alaeddin Boroujerdi, chairman of the Iranian Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Committee.

European Immigration: Mainly Muslim, Mainly Male, Mainly Young In the wake of the attack in Nice, there should have been a fulsome public discussion over what if anything can be done to ensure that people who have been in France for many years.

ISIS strap explosives to disabled fighters in wheelchairs tasked with carrying out suicide bomb attacks Disturbing footage has emerged of ISIS soldiers strapping bombs to disabled fighters in wheelchairs.

Five Potential Major Developments in US-Israel Relations in 2017 The onset of 2017 comes several weeks before President-elect Donald Trump takes office, ushering in a new era in the U.S.-Israel relationship.

Israeli diplomats campaigning to deflate Paris summit Diplomatic efforts aim at heading off another UN resolution, Quartet decision.

Turkey car bomb and gun attack on courthouse in Izmir Two attackers, a policeman and a court worker have been killed in a car bomb and gun assault on a courthouse in the Turkish city of Izmir, state media say.

Russian hacking claims: US spy chief promises Putin motive The US intelligence chief has promised to explain why Russia allegedly meddled in the US presidential election.

Osama bin Laden's son dubbed 'Crown Prince of terror' and tipped as future Al Qaeda leader added to terror black list Hamza Bin Laden had recently warned the West he would exact revenge for his father's death.

Italy: Muslim sets fire to church Nativity scene Why did he want to destroy Christian symbols?

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Hamas's Fatah and the No-State Solution Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas declared that 2017 will be the "year of international recognition of the State of Palestine."

Russian MoD releases video of its naval battle group in action near Syria The Russian Ministry of Defense has posted on YouTube a video of its naval group in the Mediterranean, headed by the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier.

The Azaria trial and the rift over orders to shoot All three judges of an Israeli military court Wednesday, Jan. 4, unanimously found Sgt. Elor Azaria guilty of manslaughter for the fatal shooting of an injured terrorist in Hebron in March 2016, after an attack on soldiers.

Congress to Freeze State Department Funds Until U.S. Embassy Moves to Jerusalem Bill seeks to counter Obama admin refusal to call Jerusalem Israel's capital.

Esteemed Israeli archeologist censured at Temple Mount Gabriel Barkay was told by Arab guard and police not to refer to holy site as 'Temple Mount' during tour with college students.

Netanyahu: 2nd UN resolution possible before Obama leaves; bars media from speech to top diplomats PM fears Paris conference will result in additional UN action; invited media to cover event but dismissed reporters after less than two minutes.

Fatah threatens 'bloodshed' if Trump moves embassy Fatah follows Palestinian Authority lead, threatens 'return to bloodshed' if Trump goes through with promise to move US Embassy.

Turkey extends state of emergency Turkey's parliament approves motion to extend by another three months the state of emergency imposed following failed coup attempt.

Trump questions US intelligence as governing challenges loom Leaders of spy agencies puzzled after president-elect tweets that hearing on Russian hacking delayed.

UK's EU envoy quits over 'muddled thinking' on Brexit British diplomats must challenge "muddled thinking" and "ill-founded arguments" on Brexit, the UK's ambassador to the EU has said in his resignation letter.

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'Bloodshed will follow if Trump moves US embassy to Jerusalem' "I believe that any American act of stupidity will ignite the Palestinian territories," says senior Fatah official.

Analysis: Hezbollah now serves as the biggest threat to Israel The Lebanese terror organization has survived the Syrian quagmire and continues to bring significant, game-changing weaponry from Iran to Lebanon.

Russia to reportedly host Fatah-Hamas reconciliation talks Rival Palestinian factions will meet in Moscow on January 15, same day as planned Paris peace confab, TASS news agency says.

Abbas calls for world to recognize State of Palestine Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday night called on the world to recognize the "State of Palestine" this year.

US Congress plans targeted legislation against Iran and the UN Republican leadership on the Hill is waiting for Trump to take the lead.

Hitler's manifesto 'Mein Kampf' becomes bestseller in Germany Jewish groups in Germany have denounced the inflammatory book, which sold 4,000 copies during its first print run at the beginning of 2016.

UK's ambassador to the EU Sir Ivan Rogers resigns Sir Ivan, appointed to the job by David Cameron in 2013, had been expected to play a key role in Brexit talks expected to start within months.

Islamic guards try to boot guide for saying 'Temple Mount' on Temple Mount Waqf officials haul Israeli archaeologist in front of Israeli police for not using term 'Haram al-Sharif' during historical tour of site; police advise him to refrain from saying 'Temple Mount' for rest of visit.

15,000 illegal abortions performed in Israel each year, activists claim Some 15,000 illegal abortions are performed in Israel each year, many by doctors who bypass the official approval process but others by unqualified professionals who could place the lives of women in danger.

Israel erased in UN schools UN-run schools in the West Bank and Gaza use textbooks which negate the existence of Israel.

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Holy Temple Menorah Service Reenacted On Hanukkah  Hundreds of people gathered in the Old City of Jerusalem on Thursday evening to participate in a special menorah lighting ceremony and for the Hanukkah holiday, organized by the Temple Institute and the United Temple Movement. 

Turkey pays dear for Erdogan overreach into Syria  The 'Santa Claus' shooting rampage one hour after midnight, killing 39 New Year revelers and injuring 69 at the Istanbul Reina nightclub, was the first terrorist event of 2017. 

IS conflict: Baghdad suicide car bomb blast kills 35  At least 35 people have been killed in a suicide car bomb attack in a busy square in Iraq's capital, Baghdad, security and medical sources say. 

Turkey nightclub attack: IS says it carried out shooting  So-called Islamic State says it was behind the new year attack on a Turkish nightclub that killed 39 people. 

Palestinians Thank UN for Giving Them Permission to Murder Jews  UN Security Council Resolution 2334 was more than just a carefully-orchestrated slap in Israel's face by outgoing-US President Barack Obama. 

Israeli police question PM Netanyahu in corruption probe  Israeli police have arrived at the home of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as part of an inquiry into corruption allegations. 

Minister Katz: Israel America's Greatest Source of Intelligence  Transport Minister Israel Katz, who is also Minister of Intelligence, told Makor Rishon Friday that "US intelligence chiefs say they are receiving more intelligence from Israel than they do from all the other US allies put together." 

Germany banned version of Qur'an as 'extremist,' but afraid to dispose of copies  The German government‚'s position here is inconsistent. If it is holy, why did they ban it? If it is 'extremist,' and they don't believe it is the real Qur'an, then why not just burn the copies? 

Investor optimism, global economic reality may clash in 2017  The economic outlook for this year looks similar to 2016 - uneven and unspectacular, according to economists worldwide polled by Reuters in December. 

EU legitimacy in question  Referendums are dangerous for the EU. In recent years, almost all popular votes on EU matters ended up with the same answer: No.

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New Year celebrations: Festivities begin to welcome 2017  Celebrations have begun as people around the world ring in the New Year. 

* "We don't need this America," deputy minister says after UN vote, Kerry speech  Former ambassador to US Michael Oren: Obama Administration's current attitude to Israel 'sad, tragic and dangerous'. 


* 'Russian hackers' penetrate US power grid with 'outdated Ukrainian malware'  A Vermont utility sounded the alarm after finding malware code on a laptop that the FBI and DHS had touted as associated with Russian hackers. 

Islamic State urges Western 'sons of Islam' to launch brutal New Year's attacks  The large amount of taxpayer money now being spent on security, because Western leaders did not have the foresight to control immigration in the face of glaring jihad threats, is appalling. 

China's CCTV launches global 'soft power' media network to extend influence  China Central Television (CCTV), Beijing's largest and most important TV network, said it will launch a new global media platform at the stroke of New Year's Day to help re-brand China overseas. 

3,000 Years Ago, It Ruled The Mideast, Now Blown To Pieces  The chilly December wind whipped rain across the strewn wreckage of a city that, nearly 3,000 years ago, ruled almost the entire Middle East. 

Continued settlement will lead to Israel's demise: IRGC  A spokesman for the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps on Thursday said that, by going ahead with settlement constructions, the Israeli regime is risking 'complete destruction,' as it will 'definitely provoke a reaction,' Tasnim reported. 

New Year's Eve comet provides blazing start to 2017  Those dreading New Year's Eve parties may have an excuse to leave early this year, provided friends believe they're a dedicated star gazer.  

White House On Defense After Being Exposed as Architect of Anti-Israel U.N. Action  White House denies it worked to ensure the anti-Israel measure won approval.

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Syria ready for truce, Assad stays, US is left out President Vladimir Putin has announced that the Syrian government and rebels have signed a truce deal and are ready to begin peace talks.

Mosul battle: Iraqi forces launch 'second phase' of attack Iraqi forces have launched a fresh wave of attacks against so-called Islamic State (IS) in Mosul, military officials say.

Kerry's swan song: Settlers define Israel's future Netanyahu's reaction to Kerry's speech: "We do not need to be lectured about the importance of peace."

Trump on Kerry speech: Something's going on and it's 'very unfair' to Israel Trump criticizes UN for its harsh stance on Israel, charging that the body had meanwhile failed to reprimand "horrible places that treat people horribly."

Judge's decision 'encourages Waqf aggression on Temple Mount' Judge places lenient sentence on Waqf member who attacked Jew and stringent sentence on Jewish victim. Honenu appeals decision.

Israel sees drop in aliya numbers The number of olim (new immigrants) to Israel declined in 2016, dropping from 31,000 in 2015 to 27,000 this year, according to preliminary.

Abbas: I will renew negotiations, if Israel halts settlements, abides by agreements Maliki says no to recognizing Israel as a Jewish state.

Donald Trump dismisses US sanctions threat to Russia President-elect Donald Trump has dismissed the US threat to increase sanctions against Russia, saying "we ought to get on with our lives".

6.58 million each: Palestinians claim they'll be as numerous as Jews in 'historic Palestine' in 2017 Counting Israeli Arabs, Palestinian officials posit demographic parity between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River by next year.

Third of all Israelis to be Haredi in 50 years Israel is set to enter the new year with a population of 8,630,000, according to statistics published by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) on Thursday afternoon.

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Kerry: 'The settler agenda is defining the future of Israel' US secretary of state lays out his vision for Israeli-Palestinian peace.

Reclaiming the Land of Israel: IDF Establishes a 'City' of Military Training Bases in South A not-so-quiet demographic and geographic revolution is taking place in Israel these days.

John Kerry warns Israel over peace deal with Palestinians US Secretary of State John Kerry has said the prospect of an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal based on a two-state solution is in grave jeopardy.

Kerry: 'Israel Can Either be Jewish Or Democratic - It Cannot be Both' Secretary of State John Kerry declared Wednesday that Israel "can either be Jewish or democratic" but "it cannot be both."

Syria conflict: Turkey and Russia 'agree ceasefire plan' Turkey's foreign minister says it has agreed with Russia a proposal for a ceasefire in Syria, where they back opposing sides in the civil war.

City of David unveils latest groundbreaking archeological discovery to mark jubilee year Regev: UN resolution is ridiculous, cannot undo thousands of years of Jewish history.

Knesset inaugurates Jerusalem Jubilee Celebration Knesset responds to UN resolution, inaugurates Jerusalem Jubilee Celebration.

Brexit by accident The referendum on 23 June was supposed to put to bed the vexed question of Britain's relationship with the EU.

Congress Moving to Cut U.S. Funding to U.N. in Wake of Anti-Israel Vote Congress is already setting the stage to cut off U.S. funding to the United Nations in the wake of a contested vote last week in which the Obama administration permitted an anti-Israel resolution to win overwhelming approval.

Leaked documents claim UN anti-settlement resolution orchestrated by US, PA co-op US Secretary of State John Kerry is due to make remarks regarding Middle East peace later today.

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Israel To Present Trump With 'Evidence' Obama Was Behind UN Resolution TEL AVIV - Israel's ambassador to the United States warned Tuesday that the country will provide "evidence" to President-elect Donald Trump that President Barack Obama was behind Friday's anti-settlement resolution at the United Nations Security Council.

Jerusalem Mayor: Jerusalem not open for negotiation Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat supports PM, invites President-elect to Jerusalem.

Hamas says UN resolution 'not enough' Hamas leader praises anti-Israel UN resolution, says he hopes international community will continue to support 'Palestinian cause.'

The UN Declares War on Judeo-Christian Civilization How is it that Western jurisprudence, created after the Second World War to prevent more crimes against humanity, is now being used to perpetuate more crimes and against democracies?

Obama Administration No Friend to Israel Eight years of steadily increasing animosity on the part of the Obama Administration towards Israel reached its peak on Friday when the United States abstained from voting in the United Nations Security Council's (UNSC) latest anti-Israel resolution allowing the body to pass the draft.

Mosul battle: Last bridge 'disabled by air strike' The last functioning bridge over the River Tigris in Mosul has been put out of service by a US-led coalition air strike, so-called Islamic State says.

Russian plane crash: Experts begin examining flight recorder Russian air experts have begun examining one of the flight recorders from a plane that crashed into the Black Sea on Sunday, killing 92 people.

China's aircraft carrier prowling Pacific, sending a message China's lone aircraft carrier is prowling the Pacific as the country seeks to assert its military might and build up its naval warfare capabilities.

The Suicide of Germany Of the 1.2 million migrants who arrived in Germany in 2014 and 2015, only 34,000 found work.

Defying U.N., Israel Prepares to Build More Settlements JERUSALEM -Undeterred by a resounding defeat at the United Nations, Israel's government said Monday that it would move ahead with thousands of new homes in East Jerusalem and warned nations against further action.

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Fatah thanks UN members for giving it 'permission' to kill Jews  Fatah movement publishes threatening, violent image thanking 14 nations which voted for anti-Israel Security Council resolution. 

Plane crash ups Syria-tied Russian deaths to 310  Notwithstanding the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the Russian Tu-154 air crash into the Black Sea minutes after its takeoff for Syria from Sochi early Sunday Dec. 25, the dread announcement that none of the 92 people aboard had survived was not accompanied by an official suggestion of terrorism. 

Europe's Jews prepare public Hanukkah events to 'drive out darkness'  Far from being cowed by the recent Berlin Christmas market terror attack, defiant candle lighting ceremonies across the continent continue in the spirit of the holiday. 

For Islamists, Christmas was for celebrating steady advances against a hated faith  For many Islamists in 2016, the Christmas spirit included issuing death threats against Egypt's Coptic Christians and ridding the Middle East of a once dominant spiritual and cultural community.

Pilgrims in Bethlehem, fears in Europe for Christmas Eve  As Christians settle in for holiday, Aleppo's minority Catholics prepare for first mass in five years; Berlin investigators search for market attacker's accomplices. 

UNSC resolution promotes Mid East war  The United States did not abandon Israel by its abstention from vetoing the UN Security Council resolution condemning settlements that was passed Friday, Dec. 23, 2016. 

Iraqis celebrate first Christmas near Mosul after Islamic State pushback  The region of Nineveh is one of the most ancient settlements of Christianity, going back nearly 2,000 years. 

'Israel rejects the anti-settlement resolution at the United Nations'  Fourteen out of the 15 voting members of the Council voted in favor of the resolution, none voted against it, and the United States chose to abstain instead of casting its veto on the initiative. 

Europe's Jews prepare public Hanukkah events to 'drive out darkness'  From Germany to France to the Netherlands, Jewish communities insist to continue Hanukkah celebrations despite security risks: "It's our way of driving out the darkness that is terrorism." 

Security Council approves 'anti-settlement' resolution  UNSC approves resolution calling on Israel to end "settlement activities". United States abstains.

WATCH: Netanyahu Wishes Christians 'Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year' "To all of our Christian friends around the world, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year," Netanyahu said in a video message on Thursday from the courtyard of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ).

UN Security Council will vote today to end Israeli settlements in Judea, Samaria Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Trump had both called for the United States to veto the draft resolution.

Europe's Compassionate Hatred of Israel The Jerusalem Declaration of UNESCO seeks to Islamize, with the help of many governments in Europe and other Christian countries, the ancient history of the people of Israel.

Berlin truck attacker Anis Amri killed in Milan The Berlin market attacker, Anis Amri, has been shot dead by police in Milan.

Trump clarifies nuke comment: 'Let it be an arms race' US President-elect Donald Trump sowed more doubt about his position on nuclear proliferation on Friday.

A 2,000-Year Old Hanukkah Gift Uncovered in Jerusalem Nearly 30 years after archaeologists finished their excavations, representatives from Jerusalem's Tower of David announced on Tuesday the unexpected discovery of a 2,000-year old bronze coin.

Putin celebrates victory in Syria, expansion of nukes On Thursday Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered confident remarks regarding Moscow's victory in Syria and their future nuclear readiness.

'Nauseating': Google profits from Holocaust denial websites, Jewish museum says A Jewish heritage museum has become the latest to criticize Google over its search hits, accusing it of profiting from Holocaust denial.

Inside the Ring: U.S. Intel Warned of Christmas-related Islamic State Truck Attacks U.S. intelligence agencies issued general warnings around the world that Islamic State terrorists were planning to use trucks in attacks on gatherings of people.

Migrant crisis: UN says 5,000 drown trying to reach Europe this year The number of undocumented migrants who drown in the Mediterranean trying to reach Europe has reached 5,000, the highest annual total yet, the UN says.

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Pilgrims in Bethlehem, fears in Europe for Christmas Eve  As Christians settle in for holiday, Aleppo's minority Catholics prepare for first mass in five years; Berlin investigators search for market attacker's accomplices. 

UNSC resolution promotes Mid East war  The United States did not abandon Israel by its abstention from vetoing the UN Security Council resolution condemning settlements that was passed Friday, Dec. 23, 2016. 

Iraqis celebrate first Christmas near Mosul after Islamic State pushback  The region of Nineveh is one of the most ancient settlements of Christianity, going back nearly 2,000 years. 

'Israel rejects the anti-settlement resolution at the United Nations'  Fourteen out of the 15 voting members of the Council voted in favor of the resolution, none voted against it, and the United States chose to abstain instead of casting its veto on the initiative. 

Europe's Jews prepare public Hanukkah events to 'drive out darkness'  From Germany to France to the Netherlands, Jewish communities insist to continue Hanukkah celebrations despite security risks: "It's our way of driving out the darkness that is terrorism." 

Security Council approves 'anti-settlement' resolution  UNSC approves resolution calling on Israel to end "settlement activities". United States abstains.

WATCH: Netanyahu Wishes Christians 'Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year' "To all of our Christian friends around the world, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year," Netanyahu said in a video message on Thursday from the courtyard of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ).

UN Security Council will vote today to end Israeli settlements in Judea, Samaria Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Trump had both called for the United States to veto the draft resolution.

Europe's Compassionate Hatred of Israel The Jerusalem Declaration of UNESCO seeks to Islamize, with the help of many governments in Europe and other Christian countries, the ancient history of the people of Israel.

Berlin truck attacker Anis Amri killed in Milan The Berlin market attacker, Anis Amri, has been shot dead by police in Milan.

Trump clarifies nuke comment: 'Let it be an arms race' US President-elect Donald Trump sowed more doubt about his position on nuclear proliferation on Friday.

A 2,000-Year Old Hanukkah Gift Uncovered in Jerusalem Nearly 30 years after archaeologists finished their excavations, representatives from Jerusalem's Tower of David announced on Tuesday the unexpected discovery of a 2,000-year old bronze coin.

Putin celebrates victory in Syria, expansion of nukes On Thursday Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered confident remarks regarding Moscow's victory in Syria and their future nuclear readiness.

'Nauseating': Google profits from Holocaust denial websites, Jewish museum says A Jewish heritage museum has become the latest to criticize Google over its search hits, accusing it of profiting from Holocaust denial.

Inside the Ring: U.S. Intel Warned of Christmas-related Islamic State Truck Attacks U.S. intelligence agencies issued general warnings around the world that Islamic State terrorists were planning to use trucks in attacks on gatherings of people.

Migrant crisis: UN says 5,000 drown trying to reach Europe this year The number of undocumented migrants who drown in the Mediterranean trying to reach Europe has reached 5,000, the highest annual total yet, the UN says.

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WATCH: Netanyahu Wishes Christians 'Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year' "To all of our Christian friends around the world, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year," Netanyahu said in a video message on Thursday from the courtyard of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ).

UN Security Council will vote today to end Israeli settlements in Judea, Samaria Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Trump had both called for the United States to veto the draft resolution.

Europe's Compassionate Hatred of Israel The Jerusalem Declaration of UNESCO seeks to Islamize, with the help of many governments in Europe and other Christian countries, the ancient history of the people of Israel.

Berlin truck attacker Anis Amri killed in Milan The Berlin market attacker, Anis Amri, has been shot dead by police in Milan.

Trump clarifies nuke comment: 'Let it be an arms race' US President-elect Donald Trump sowed more doubt about his position on nuclear proliferation on Friday.

A 2,000-Year Old Hanukkah Gift Uncovered in Jerusalem Nearly 30 years after archaeologists finished their excavations, representatives from Jerusalem's Tower of David announced on Tuesday the unexpected discovery of a 2,000-year old bronze coin.

Putin celebrates victory in Syria, expansion of nukes On Thursday Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered confident remarks regarding Moscow's victory in Syria and their future nuclear.

'Nauseating': Google profits from Holocaust denial websites, Jewish museum says A Jewish heritage museum has become the latest to criticize Google over its search hits, accusing it of profiting from Holocaust denial.

Inside the Ring: U.S. Intel Warned of Christmas-related Islamic State Truck Attacks U.S. intelligence agencies issued general warnings around the world that Islamic State terrorists were planning to use trucks in attacks on gatherings of people.

Migrant crisis: UN says 5,000 drown trying to reach Europe this year The number of undocumented migrants who drown in the Mediterranean trying to reach Europe has reached 5,000, the highest annual total yet, the UN says.

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Third Temple on the Way as Priests Prepare Ritual Shabbat Showbreads [PHOTOS] Last Saturday, a Shabbat reenactment of a Temple ritual took place in the holy city of Hebron, giving participants a taste of the Temple service as it was in Biblical times while taking a practical step towards preparing for the Third Temple.

UN to Vote on Draft Resolution, Demands Israel "Immediately Cease All Settlement Activities" The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is expected to vote on Thursday afternoon, New York time, on a draft resolution presented by Egypt demanding that Israel "immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem."

Trump calls for Obama to veto UN resolution on halting Israeli settlements "This puts Israel in a very poor negotiating position and is extremely unfair to all Israelis," says Trump.

Exclusive: ISIS Puts Out Holiday Attack List Of U.S. Churches The Islamic State published the names and addresses of thousands of churches in the United States and called on its adherents to attack them during the holiday season.

Putin urges Russian nuclear weapons boost Moscow (AFP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called for the country to reinforce its military nuclear potential and praised the army's performance in its Syria campaign.

Russia used Syria as live-fire training - US general The US army's commander in Europe has accused Russia of using its military campaign in Syria as a "live-fire training opportunity".

Berlin attack: Family urge suspect to surrender The family of Anis Amri, the Tunisian man suspected of driving a lorry into a crowded Christmas market in Berlin, have urged him to surrender.


Prince Charles warns against religious persecution Prince Charles has spoken out about the danger of religious persecution, warning against a repeat of "the horrors of the past".

With violence at low, Bethlehem booked with Christmas visitors Israel's Tourism Ministry says some 120,000 visitors expected in December, half of them Christians.

Kid jihad: Is Europe threatened by child terrorists? The Christmas market truck attack in Berlin overshadowed another case in Germany - the thwarted nail bomb plot in Ludwigshafen.

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ISIS strikes in Berlin, Jordan - and Mosul too The city of Berlin and the Jordanian Crusader town of Karaka are 3,000km apart, but the distance did not stop Islamic State killers from taking 26 lives, inuring 18 others, some very seriously,in the two countries, and causing the Israeli Dalia Elkayam to disappear.

Hugh Fitzgerald: Sunnis and Shi'a at the OK Corral A senior leader of the Iranian army has mocked Gulf Arab states for their disappointment in Syria and threatened that after the victory in Aleppo it would be the turn of places such as Bahrain, Yemen and Iraq's Mosul.

Official: Low chance of war against Israel in 2017 Neither Hamas, which has lost international support, nor Hezbollah, mired in Syrian war, is interested in war, says army assessment.

Russian ambassador's assassin 'guarded Recep Tayyip Erdogan' The Turkish policeman who murdered Russia's ambassador to Ankara provided security to Turkey's president multiple times in the run up to Monday's assassination, it has bean claimed.

There's more than one way to move a US embassy Op-ed: You can announce the relocation as an in-your-face rejection of all non-Israeli claims to Jerusalem. Or you can highlight the fact that the site is in pre-1967, ostensibly non-disputed Israeli West Jerusalem, and assert that its opening prejudges nothing. And a whole host of other ideas besides.

Israeli forces secure Jerusalem for tens of thousands ahead of Christmas "We provide security for all those traveling to the Old City and Bethlehem, including for the thousands of Christian Palestinians, to ensure they have access."

Rare coin from King Antiochus's rule discovered in Jerusalem Antiochus sparked the Maccabean revolt that led to the victory of the Maccabees and reclaiming of the Temple.

Jerusalem Municipality provides Christmas trees for Christians Jerusalem Deputy Mayor Dov Kalmanovitz says he is not averse to providing Christmas trees for Christian residents of the city.

World Jewry prepares to light up for Hanukkah The Jewish holiday of Hanukkah begins the night of December 24 and lasts for eight days, and if you're traveling or vacationing during the holiday, there may be a menorah lighting near you.

Raymond Ibrahim: Christian Worship Is 'Worse than Murder and Bloodshed' For an idea on why Egypt's Coptic Christians and their churches are constantly under attack-most recently last Sunday, when a church was bombed, killing at least 25 Christians.

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Does the Arab world view Russian ambassador's assassination as a trigger to a 3rd world war? Some are now interpreting these live visuals as a testament to the fact that we are already in the throes of a third world war.

Syrian army tells rebels to quit Aleppo before complete takeover Syria's army urges the last rebels and civilians to leave bombed-out eastern Aleppo, as it prepares to take full control of the city.

Iran, Russia, Turkey agree to broker Syria peace talks TEHRAN - Iran, Russia, and Turkey issued a joint statement on Tuesday agreeing to try to broker peace talks between Syrian militants and the Syrian government and to expand the ceasefire in Aleppo to other parts of the country.

Aleppo evacuation: Syrian army warns rebels to leave The Syrian army is calling on the last remaining rebels to leave eastern districts of Aleppo, as the evacuation of their besieged enclave continues.

Hackers to ramp up mayhem in 2017, Israel experts warn Hackers will seek to undermine trust in data, use AI for more sophistication, Israel's CyberArk says in report.


US-Israel cybersecurity collaboration legislation passed Bipartisan legislation to strengthen collaborative cybersecurity efforts between the US and Israel was signed into law.

Secrets of the Cave of Machpela A new video shares first-hand account of a visit to the cave itself, where bones and artifacts from First Temple times were discovered.

The Balfour Declaration's Comeback The love-hate relationship between the UK and Israel is well known.

Security tight at Christmas markets across Europe A day after deadly Berlin rampage, with perpetrator still on the run, authorities fear more attacks in coming days.

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Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov shot dead in Ankara A Turkish policeman has shot dead Russia's ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, apparently in protest at Russia's involvement in Aleppo.

To Russia with love: Trump's dreams of Kremlin power President-elect spent 30 years trying to build ties in a country that mesmerizes him for its real estate and its tough leadership.

How many Jews are there in the world? Israel celebrates Week of Connection to Diaspora Jewry in attempt to strengthen ties between State of Israel and Jews around the word.

IDF uncovers massive weapons factory in Hevron IDF forces operating in Judea overnight uncovered one of the largest underground gun factories ever found in Judea and Samaria.

Who's afraid of Donald Trump in the Middle East? Not much can be ascertained about President-elect Donald Trump's administration future policies for the Middle East - any more than for most other parts of the world, except that his starting points are likely to be diametrically opposed to those of Barack Obama.

Light In a Dark World! When the stars lined up to lighten the path of the Wise Men as they travelled from the East to worship the new-born King of the Jews, it was the dawning of an amazing new era.

Comment: The colonial origins of US policy on Jerusalem Any US attempt to move the embassy to Jerusalem should be coupled with a deeper consular commitment to the Palestinians.

Mossad chief gives secret intelligence briefing to Trump staff Mossad chief makes clandestine trip to US to meet with incoming Trump administration.

'End the slaughter in Aleppo - bring back the Caliphate!' As condemnation of the nearly six-year old civil war in Syria, in which roughly half a million people have died.

With plenty of Hamas help, IS deepens its war against Egypt Gaza's terrorist rulers are still providing Sinai Province group with weapons and medical aid, despite a supposed thaw in their relations with Cairo.

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Aleppo evacuation: Thousands wait to leave as new deal reached  Trapped civilians and rebels are waiting to leave east Aleppo in Syria after a new deal was reportedly reached for evacuations to resume. 

US hacking claims: Russia says 'indecent' without evidence  US claims that Russia hacked official emails, without evidence, are "indecent", the Kremlin has said. 

Hamas offers missiles for armies willing to fight Israel  In his attempt to develop a multi-lateral threat against Israel, it is unclear which Arab armies Fathi Hammad thinks may be tempted by his offer to become brothers in arms. 

Palestinian official: peace prospects dead if Trump moves US embassy to Jerusalem  Palestinian Liberation Organization Sec. Gen. Saeb Erekat speaks to foreign journalists, warning that if US President-elect Trump makes good on his promise to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem, it would mean 'the destruction of the peace process as a whole.' 

Does Joel 3:4 Refer to Deadly Electromagnetic Pulse Attack?  An end-of-days scenario that was impossible, even irrelevant, not so long ago is now being developed by America and Israel's enemies in a manner that fits perfectly into Biblical prophecy. 

What Is The Real Purpose Behind 'Fake News' Propaganda?  Here is the first problem with modern political discourse - too many people want to 'win' arguments instead of getting to the greater truth of the matter. 

France: 10,000 troops on streets as Islamic State threatens Christmas jihad massacres  'I want the streets to be teeming with tourists and I want the French to be able to go out and have fun. But, in order to make that happen, we need to keep people 100 per cent safe.' 

Egyptian Christians massacred on Islamic holiday  On Sunday at least 25 people were killed, and 49 others were injured in a terrorist bombing in Cairo's largest Christian church. 

Christmas tree or Hanukka bush: Do they have their place in a Jewish home?  Mixed families and secular Jews explore the December dilemma. 

Islamism in Europe  German authorities and those across Europe seem finally to be strengthening their campaign against the militant far-right, including Muslim extremists, during the past few weeks.

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UN chief recognizes UN bias against Israel in last UNSC speech "The Secretary General admitted the clear truth, the UN's hypocrisy towards Israel has broken records over the past decade," Israel's ambassador to the UN said in response.

US hacking claims: Russia says 'indecent' without evidence US claims that Russia hacked official emails, without evidence, are "indecent", the Kremlin has said.

Russian role in Aleppo's fall impacts US politics Aleppo's fall to the Assad regime with the surrender Thursday, Dec. 15, of the Syrian rebel forces locked in a corner of the eastern districts was the most disastrous military and strategic setback to befall the Obama administration for two years.

Significant Drop in Terror Attacks Reported In November The Israeli Security Agency (Shabak), also known as the Shin Bet, reported a 38 percent drop in terror attacks in November when compared to the previous month.

Mutually assured cyber destruction? Op-ed: Experts say first the US, then some of the West's enemies, have developed the capability to shut down entire countries at the flip of a switch.

Aleppo Syria battle: Evacuation of rebel-held east Hundreds of people have been evacuated in buses and ambulances from a besieged rebel-held enclave in the Syrian city of Aleppo.

Kites and GoPros: Hamas prepares for war with Israel The terrorist organization that rules the Gaza Strip is using kites with GoPros attached to them to surveil Israeli border communities and track IDF movements. The Israeli military has noticed that this trend is increasing.

ISIS claims rocket attack on Israel Islamic terror group claims responsibility for rockets fired at Israel from Egyptian territory.

Thousands rally in Gaza for anniversary of Hamas founding Terror group parades through city in show of force, amid fiery speeches and children carrying imitation assault rifles.

Ex-IDF intel chief to Jpost: Keep eye on Iran to prevent nuclear cheating The year 2030, when ceiling on low-enriched uranium is lifted, could be criticalThe year 2030, when ceiling on low-enriched uranium is lifted, could be critical.

Islamists threaten 'volcano of jihad' against Egypt after execution Though ISIS attacks have largely been focused on its stronghold of Northern Sinai, bordering Israel, Gaza and the Suez Canal, the group has also launched deadly attacks in Cairo.

Christmas tree or Hanukka bush: Do they have their place in a Jewish home? Mixed families and secular Jews explore the December dilemma.

Mixed Pro-Israel Reactions to Trump's Secretary of State Pick, ExxonMobil's Tillerson Pro-Israel organizations had mixed reactions to president-elect Donald Trump's choice for secretary of state, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson.

5 things to watch at the EU summit The more problems pile up for the European Union - migration crisis, economic troubles, the rise of Euroskeptic parties - the shorter the regular meetings of EU leaders become.

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Mutually assured cyber destruction? Op-ed: Experts say first the US, then some of the West's enemies, have developed the capability to shut down entire countries at the flip of a switch.

Aleppo Syria battle: Evacuation of rebel-held east Hundreds of people have been evacuated in buses and ambulances from a besieged rebel-held enclave in the Syrian city of Aleppo.

Kites and GoPros: Hamas prepares for war with Israel The terrorist organization that rules the Gaza Strip is using kites with GoPros attached to them to surveil Israeli border communities and track IDF movements. The Israeli military has noticed that this trend is increasing.

ISIS claims rocket attack on Israel Islamic terror group claims responsibility for rockets fired at Israel from Egyptian territory.

Thousands rally in Gaza for anniversary of Hamas founding Terror group parades through city in show of force, amid fiery speeches and children carrying imitation assault rifles.

Ex-IDF intel chief to Jpost: Keep eye on Iran to prevent nuclear cheating The year 2030, when ceiling on low-enriched uranium is lifted, could be criticalThe year 2030, when ceiling on low-enriched uranium is lifted, could be critical.

Islamists threaten 'volcano of jihad' against Egypt after execution Though ISIS attacks have largely been focused on its stronghold of Northern Sinai, bordering Israel, Gaza and the Suez Canal, the group has also launched deadly attacks in Cairo.

Christmas tree or Hanukka bush: Do they have their place in a Jewish home? Mixed families and secular Jews explore the December dilemma.

Mixed Pro-Israel Reactions to Trump's Secretary of State Pick, ExxonMobil's Tillerson Pro-Israel organizations had mixed reactions to president-elect Donald Trump's choice for secretary of state, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson.

5 things to watch at the EU summit The more problems pile up for the European Union - migration crisis, economic troubles, the rise of Euroskeptic parties - the shorter the regular meetings of EU leaders become.

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Report: ISIS supply lines reached Turkey and Europe Islamic State is well known for its atrocities, such as massacring thousands of Yazidis and beheading journalists.

Syrian army resumes Aleppo assault, evacuation delayed Battle renewed as 'rebels broke truce'; thousands of cold, hungry civilians waiting to leave eastern district.

Israel Walks The Walk Last week, Israel's defense minister, Avigdor Lieberman, announced that Israel was working tirelessly to thwart Iranian weapons transfers to Hezbollah via Syria.

WATCH: F-35 Squadron in First Flight Over Israel Israel Air Forces pilots take their shiny new F-35 fighters to the skies for the first time.

Defense minister outlaws Turkish group over Hamas allegations Istanbul-based Kanadil Institute said to be funneling money to terror organization, Muslim Brotherhood for projects in Jerusalem.

Poll: Majority of Palestinians want Trump to stay out of peace process Survey also indicates that 83% of Palestinians believe that Obama did not make serious efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Netanyahu in Kazakhstan warns Iran: We're a tiger, not a rabbit PM asks his counterpart in Astana to convey message to Tehran not to underestimate Israel; 'If Iran attacks Israel it will put itself at risk'.

Israel Vows to Protects Its Christian Soldiers A growing number of Arabic-speaking youth are volunteering to serve in the Israeli army.

Tidal Wave of UN Resolutions Against Israel The United Nations will vote next week to allocate funds, implementing a resolution for a "blacklist" of companies operating directly or indirectly in Judea, Samaria, the Golan, and East Jerusalem.

IS in Sinai: Israel conducted multiple airstrikes against us Terror group in Egypt claims IDF bombed their positions; former Hamas member who joined Islamic State reportedly killed.

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Israel (Finally) Takes Possession of F-35s Israel on Monday became the first nation after the US to take possession of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets.

Aleppo battle to end as Syria rebel deal reached A deal has been agreed for Syrian rebel fighters to leave enclaves they still hold in eastern Aleppo, Russia's ambassador to the UN has said.

Iran to build nuclear-powered ships after US 'breaches' atomic deal Rouhani slams Congress for expected renewal of sanctions, says Tehran will complain to international committee overseeing accord.

Iranian president: 'Jihad' against Israel only option left for Palestinians Rouhani charges that the Palestinians should take advantage of allegations that Israel does not seek peace to wage violence against the Jewish state.

Does Joel 3:4 Refer to Deadly Electromagnetic Pulse Attack? An end-of-days scenario that was impossible, even irrelevant, not so long ago is now being developed by America and Israel's enemies in a manner that fits perfectly into Biblical prophecy.

Barkat to Jpost: I'm not ever going to stop building in Jerusalem Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat speaks about his political future, building in the capital, controversial home demolitions, security, economic revitalization and the 50th anniversary of the 1967 war.

Italy: Priest bans Nativity scene for fear of offending Muslims Remember the rule: in Muslim countries, be careful to conform your behavior to Muslim sensibilities. And in non-Muslim countries, be careful to conform your behavior to Muslim sensibilities.

Egyptian Christians massacred on Islamic holiday On Sunday at least 25 people were killed, and 49 others were injured in a terrorist bombing in Cairo's largest Christian church.

Two thirds of Palestinians no longer believe in two-state deal A recent survey shows that 65 percent of Palestinians no longer believe that a two-state solution is possible; this is an increase of 9 percentage points since September.

Remaining Iraqi Christians prepare for Christmas in lands liberated from ISIS In 2003, there were around 1.6 million Christians in Iraq, today there are less than 150,000 Christians remaining.

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Trump's Iran stance could threaten a World War and the destruction of Israel, warns Tehran as it cautions the Donald against 'provoking' them in the Middle East The Iranian defense minister has warned that Donald Trump could trigger a world war and the 'destruction' of Israel and small Gulf Arab states if he provokes the Middle Eastern power.

Iran Stages Massive War Drills In Show of 'Supremacy' Iran has been conducting a series of massive war-drills meant to demonstrate the Islamic Republic's "supremacy" and show Western forces that the country is prepared to attack forces stationed in the Persian Gulf region.

Aleppo battle: Rebels on brink amid rapid losses Syria's army says the battle for Aleppo is in its final phase, after major gains by troops in the city's south left rebels on the brink of defeat.

Hamas offers missiles for armies willing to fight Israel In his attempt to develop a multi-lateral threat against Israel, it is unclear which Arab armies Fathi Hammad thinks may be tempted by his offer to become brothers in arms.

ISIS seizes big Russian-Syrian T-4 air base Islamic State forces pushed their assault forward to retake the central Syrian town of Palmyra Monday, Dec. 12.

'Big priority' moving US embassy to Jerusalem, Trump aide says "That is very big priority for this president-elect, Donald Trump," Kellyanne Conway said on a conservative radio talk show.

Egypt says church attack carried out by suicide bomber Four suspects arrested in connection with Sunday's deadly blast; no group has taken responsibility yet.

Netanyahu has five ideas to discuss with Trump for 'undoing' Iran deal PM also says he wants president-elect's help in working for accord with the Palestinians on 'two states for two peoples'.

'Battle Royal Ahead Over Balfour' The newly-retired chief executive of Christian Witness to Israel, one of several movements dedicated to sharing the gospel with the Jewish community, has warned of a "battle royal" over the Balfour Declaration this coming year.

Turkey bombs Kurds, arrests dozens in crackdown after twin attack State media quotes military saying it hit PKK headquarters in northern Iraq, as death toll rises to 44 in Istanbul double bombing.

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The Dragon of Islamic Terrorism  "The worst part of the dragon is in the tail." You do not have to know what it means; it gives off a spooky authority. 

The year of saving Jewish Jerusalem  Op-ed: "The united capital of the Jewish people" is a divided, bi-national city. 

Russia interfered in elections to help Trump win, CIA concludes  Agency indicates it's 'quite clear' Moscow's goal was to get him elected; president-elect mocks CIA as 'same people that said Saddam Hussein had WMDs'. 

Syria conflict: US urges 'grace' as Aleppo's fall nears  The US secretary of state has called on the Syrian government and its Russian backers to "show a little grace" as their forces close in on the remaining rebel-held area of the city of Aleppo. 

* 'Go ahead and cut my head off. It's ok. Cut my head off. I'm not racist.'  In honor of the conviction of Geert Wilders for 'hate speech,' here is a terrific short video from the anti-religious videomakers DarkMatter2525 that illustrates what I have pointed out for years: that charges of 'Islamophobia' are used to try to silence all opposition to jihad terror.

Arab World: Why hasn't the Iraqi army taken Mosul?  Casualties and urban warfare have slowed the anti-ISIS offensive, but comparisons to US and Israeli campaigns show it's no surprise. 

Is the Tunisian revolt about to be replayed in Morocco?  Despite similarities to the Tunisian scenario, protests over the horrific death of a fishmonger are unlikely to expand into a broader challenge to the regime. 

Qatari Writer: Religious Extremism Existed 'Throughout Islamic History‚' Fanaticism has accompanied Arab societies throughout Islamic history and is not a new phenomenon, but today the media, the left and Islamic preachers are blaming its rise on wild conspiracy theories, a Qatari law professor said. 

Watch What Iran Does, But Also Listen To What They Say  "Death to America" chants are still reverberating loudly in Tehran. 

Do chemical weapons in Syria threaten Israel?  Among the most horrifying aspects of the five-year-old Syrian civil war was Assad's use of chemical weapons, including the massive August 2013 sarin gas attack that killed more than 1,400 civilians.

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What challenges will the Israeli Air Force face in the coming years? New threats pose new challenges to Israel's qualitative military edge.

Aleppo battle: UN says hundreds of men missing Hundreds of men appear to have gone missing after crossing from rebel-held areas of Aleppo into government territory, UN officials say.

Watch What Iran Does, But Also Listen to What They Say President-Elect Trump will be tested by the Islamic state of Iran soon after taking office on January 20.

Golden Eagle squadron prepares to receive new F-35s 'It's a big celebration and we're excited,' says Golden Eagle Squadron Leader Lt. Col. Yotam.

Hezbollah denies it promised Russia no attacks on Israel Hezbollah is "almost certain" that the IAF was behind strikes on its forces from Lebanese airspace on Wednesday.

As EU treaty turns 25, Juncker warns against going it alone Brussels (AFP) - European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker on Friday warned countries not to go it alone in the wake of Brexit, as he marked the 25th anniversary of a summit that produced the Maastricht treaty.

UN says Israeli bill to legalize settler homes 'unequivocally illegal' Move will 'seriously damage Israel's reputation around the world,' warns UN's human rights commissioner.

Congress okays $600m. for Israel missile defense Defense Bill provisions include cooperation on research and development programs, procurement of Iron Dome, David's Sling, Arrow 3.

Russia flies Chechen commandos to Syria Moscow started to deploy Chechen special operations forces units to Syria this week, DEBKA file's military sources reveal.

Italy deports Muslim who was planning jihad bombing in the Vatican "The jihadist has been described by those who knew him as 'fanatical' and eager to 'die in God's name to win Paradise.'"

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Iran's new theme park for children provides uniforms, war games against U.S., Israel Roller coasters are for the offspring of the "Great Satan".

US provoking China into nuclear war? RT to air new Pilger documentary Nuclear war is no longer unthinkable as it may be provoked by a US military build-up in the Pacific, clearly aimed at confronting Beijing, John Pilger says in his new documentary 'The Coming War on China', set to be aired on rt.com and the RTD channel.

Assad: Israel alone is our enemy As the civil war in Syria rages on, Syrian President makes clear that 'Israel alone' is Syria's enemy.

Liberman: WMDs Israel thwarted from reaching Hezbollah were chemical arms Liberman was referring to previous comments he made after a suspected Israeli strike on the Mezzeh airbase near Damascus.

Russia Tests Nuclear-Capable Drone Sub Russia conducted a test of a revolutionary nuclear-capable drone submarine that poses a major strategic threat to U.S. ports and harbors.

PM says yes to Abbas talks... if France drops peace confab As Netanyahu calls Hollande to say he won't come to Mideast conference, PA president says he had no invite for Paris anyway.

Fulfilling Ezekiel's Prophecy, Jacob's Biblical Sheep Arrive in the Promised Land The 2,000-year saga of the return of Jacob's sheep to the Holy Land as prophesied by Ezekiel was officially launched with the first of 11 flights that took place last week.

US: Highest Threat since 9/11 The House's Homeland Security Committee releases concerning report, Is the US facing the highest threat from Islamist terror since 9/11?

The EU needs to make itself battle-ready A week before Christmas, EU heads of state and government are set to discuss security and defence at their regular European Council meeting in Brussels.

EU stresses 'strong opposition' to outpost legalization Europeans says legislation would mark first Israeli law on status of land in West Bank, which is 'not under its jurisdiction'.

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Online petition calls on Trump to move U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem The OU has started an online petition calling on President-elect Donald Trump to move the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.

Palestinian Authority TV: "Slice open the enemy's chest - slice it!" The Fatah song emphasizes that Fatah's "oath" is to destroy Israel, saying "free the state from the hands of the Zionists".

Remembering Israel's Founding Father David Ben-Gurion Israeli politicians, business leaders, students and residents of the Negev Desert paid tribute Tuesday to David Ben-Gurion, the country's founding prime minister, on the 43rd anniversary of his death.

Rouhani says Iran won't let Trump rip up nuclear deal Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday he would not let US President-elect Donald Trump rip up a global nuclear deal, warning of unspecified repercussions if Washington reneges on the agreement.

Hezbollah turns 200 towns in Lebanon into launching pads IDF publishes map with nearly 10,000 Hezbollah targets it could attack during a potential confrontation with the terror group.

Analysis: Settlement bill marks a revolutionary moment in Israeli history If passed into law, the legislation would be the most significant event in the settlements movement since the 2005 withdrawal from Gaza and northern Samaria.

Aleppo battle: Syria rebels 'withdraw from old city' Syrian rebels have left the last areas they held in Aleppo's old city, while calling for a five-day truce to allow the evacuation of civilians.

Yemen conflict: UN official accuses world of ignoring crisis In the hands of the doctor, baby Ibrahim's head seems impossibly small.

Donald Trump is Time magazine's Person of the Year US President-elect Donald Trump has been named Time magazine's Person of the Year for 2016.

Atheists: Anti-Church Billboards for Christmas American Atheists at it again, Launching billboard campaign encouraging Americans to skip church this Christmas.

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Mosul offensive folds, waiting now for Trump The failue of the US-backed Iraqi army offensive to liberate Mosul - nine weeks after it began - could no longer be denied when a delegation of ISIS chiefs arrived there Sunday, Dec. 4, traveling unhindered from Raqqa, Syria.

Biblical Pillar of Cloud Protects Israel From ISIS Over Golan Heights [VIDEO] A startling video which has been shared over 140,000 times on Facebook reveals without a doubt the hand of God protecting Israel against her enemies.

OPEC deal could give Russia extra $15bn in oil revenue With the Russian budget based on the oil price averaging $40 per barrel, the jump to $55 after OPEC agreed to production cuts could add one trillion rubles (about $15 billion) to Kremlin coffers, according to VTB Capital analysts.

9/11 Mastermind Reveals Trump's Plan To Fight Terrorists Works Khalid Sheikh Mohammed shows anti-war leftists were playing into Al Qaeda's hands.

Senior Cleric: Iran Must Retaliate For U.S. Violation Of Nuclear Deal TEL AVIV - A senior Iranian cleric called on Iran to "retaliate" against the U.S. for "violations" of the nuclear deal following Thursday's vote in Congress to level new sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

China warns Trump: Iran nuclear deal must stand Implementation of 2015 agreement 'should not be affected by any changes in the domestic situations of the countries concerned,' Beijing says.

Poll: Majority of Israelis believes Trump could achieve Israeli-Palestinian peace The poll also found that only 3% of those surveyed have no doubt the president-elect will move the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Russian jet crashes near Syria Second Russian jet crashes while attempting to land after bombing raid in Syria.

Australia to take over peacekeeping force in Sinai Attacks by the Islamic State group in the peninsula have increased, posing real risk to peacekeepers.

Kerry: 'Israel heading to a place of danger' over settlements Kerry led an aggressive effort in 2013 and 2014 to bring Israelis and Palestinians back to the negotiating table, but failed.

8 NATO ships shadowed Russian aircraft carrier 'Kuznetsov' The first-ever combat mission of the only Russian aircraft carrier has drawn much attention from NATO, the chief of the Russian Navy said.

The Real Illegal Settlements While construction in Jewish settlements of the West Bank and neighborhoods of Jerusalem has long been carried out within the frame of the law and in accordance with proper licenses issued by the relevant authorities, the Palestinian construction is illegal in every respect.

"Bloody Friday": Islamic State vows jihad massacres on Trump's Inauguration Day If these happen, the establishment propaganda media will claim that Trump's words "provoked" the Muslims to mass murder.

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Biblical Pillar of Cloud Protects Israel From ISIS Over Golan Heights [VIDEO] A startling video which has been shared over 140,000 times on Facebook reveals without a doubt the hand of God protecting Israel against her enemies.

Senior Cleric: Iran Must Retaliate For U.S. Violation Of Nuclear Deal TEL AVIV - A senior Iranian cleric called on Iran to "retaliate" against the U.S. for "violations" of the nuclear deal following Thursday's vote in Congress to level new sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

China warns Trump: Iran nuclear deal must stand Implementation of 2015 agreement 'should not be affected by any changes in the domestic situations of the countries concerned,' Beijing says.

Poll: Majority of Israelis believes Trump could achieve Israeli-Palestinian peace The poll also found that only 3% of those surveyed have no doubt the president-elect will move the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Russian jet crashes near Syria Second Russian jet crashes while attempting to land after bombing raid in Syria.

Australia to take over peacekeeping force in Sinai Attacks by the Islamic State group in the peninsula have increased, posing real risk to peacekeepers.

Kerry: 'Israel heading to a place of danger' over settlements Kerry led an aggressive effort in 2013 and 2014 to bring Israelis and Palestinians back to the negotiating table, but failed.

8 NATO ships shadowed Russian aircraft carrier 'Kuznetsov' The first-ever combat mission of the only Russian aircraft carrier has drawn much attention from NATO, the chief of the Russian Navy said.

The Real Illegal Settlements While construction in Jewish settlements of the West Bank and neighborhoods of Jerusalem has long been carried out within the frame of the law and in accordance with proper licenses issued by the relevant authorities, the Palestinian construction is illegal in every respect.

"Bloody Friday": Islamic State vows jihad massacres on Trump's Inauguration Day If these happen, the establishment propaganda media will claim that Trump's words "provoked" the Muslims to mass murder.

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New Putin move to win a military base in Libya  Libyan Gen Khalifa Hafter arrived in Moscow Sunday, Nov. 26, with a request for Russian arms and military support for his army. 

Israel Air Force officer: "Syria's the global stage, everybody's playing there"  Senior official gives military's view of Syrian civil war, and how Israeli jets navigate the dangerously full skies next door. 

Minister: Abbas "No. 1 enemy of Israel," worse than Arafat  Yuval Steinitz, a close confidant to Netanyahu, says Palestinian leader never recognized Jewish rights to a state, or Israeli cities Haifa, Tel Aviv. 

Battle for Mosul: Beating ISIS won't end Iraq's civil war, UK experts tell RT (VIDEO)  Caught in the crossfire, driven to hunger, held as human shields - civilians trapped in Mosul face a living nightmare, as coalition forces attempt to topple the last urban stronghold of ISIS in Iraq, while meting out sectarian punishments of their own. 

Despite Russian involvement in Syria, Israel to maintain watchful eye  When it comes to areas more distant from the border - certainly near Damascus - the operation is much more complicated, risky and could spin out of control. 

Report: Islamic State leaders called to choose successor to Baghdadi  Reports have circulated for the past year that the Islamic State leader was no longer in charge of the organization. 

UN calls on Israel to leave Golan, Israel prepares fight at UNSC  As the UN General Assembly calls again on Israel to leave the Golan Heights and declares Israeli jurisdiction on 'the Holy city of Jerusalem' to be 'null and void,' the Jewish state prepares to go up against three UNSC resolutions aimed against it. 

Study: Migrants Insulating Themselves From European Culture, Not Integrating  Migrant communities in Germany, especially those in poverty, are becoming more insular and rejecting western society and values in larger numbers according to a new study. 

Germany Submits to Sharia Law  "A parallel justice system has established itself in Germany". 

EU to invest in warships & drones as part of joint defense plan - FT  The European Commission is set to announce heavy investment in cyber security, warships and drone technology, in a joint defense plan to be revealed on Wednesday, the Financial Times reports. 

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Hamas to hold war preparation drill in Gaza The government of Hamas, which is the de-facto governing authority in Gaza, continues to build up its military capabilities in preparation for a future conflict with Israel.

Battle for Mosul: Beating ISIS won't end Iraq's civil war, UK experts tell RT Caught in the crossfire, driven to hunger, held as human shields - civilians trapped in Mosul face a living nightmare, as coalition forces attempt to topple the last urban stronghold of ISIS in Iraq.

Indonesia: 150,000 Muslims demand arrest of Christian governor for "blasphemy" This is the second round of protests against Ahok; earlier protests turned violent in "moderate" Indonesia.

Obama Now "Highly Unlikely" to Push UN Israel Peace Deal President Barack Obama has "nearly ruled out" any lame-duck efforts to push a negotiation framework on Israel through the United Nations (UN), and US officials say this is largely due to Donald Trump's unexpected victory.

Hezbollah vs ISIS vs Israel This week's attack on the Golan Heights is a reminder that regardless of which entity is winning the war in Syria.

The EMP threat: Could Israel be blacked out? Any modern country like Israel hit by an EMP could see its critical infrastructure instantly collapse in terms of communications, water, transportation, banking, finance and food.

Turkey's Erdogan: Israel restricting Muslim worship President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey accused Israel of restricting Muslim worship while calling on all Muslims to embrace the Palestinian cause and protect Jerusalem.

IS group to step up attacks on Europe - Europol Europol has warned that militants from so-called Islamic State (IS) will aim to step up attacks on European targets, as they face defeat in the Middle East.

Trump transition: Who is General 'Mad Dog' Mattis? "Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet."

'We're at most dangerous moment in history of humanity,' Stephen Hawking warns The rise of Donald Trump and Britain's Brexit vote come at "the most dangerous time in the history of the human race," renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has warned.

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Is NASA's Solution for Supermeteor Devastation Found in Bible? An apocalyptic end-of-days scenario involving a mysterious planetary body may not be as unlikely as it appears, as evidenced by a massive joint simulation by NASA and FEMA anticipating a worst-case strike by a 330-foot meteor last month in California.

Despite Russian involvement in Syria, Israel to maintain watchful eye When it comes to areas more distant from the border - certainly near Damascus - the operation is much more complicated, risky and could spin out of control.

Minister: Abbas 'No. 1 enemy of Israel,' worse than Arafat Yuval Steinitz, a close confidant to Netanyahu, says Palestinian leader never recognized Jewish rights to a state, or Israeli cities Haifa, Tel Aviv.

The KGB's Middle East Files: The fight against Zionism and world Jewry Break-ins, forgeries, creating front organizations and even planting bombs.

Israel jets mark go-it-alone policy on Syria Arab media carried conflicting reports wich described Israeli warplanes striking in and around Damascus overnight Tuesday, Nov. 29, with "four long-range Popeye" missiles fired from Lebanese air space on the government-held town of Al-Saboorah.

U.S., Foreign Officials Meet Over Threat of ISIS Using Latin America to Finance Operations The international community is increasingly concerned that the Islamic State and other terror groups may be exploiting weakness in Latin America to fund their terrorist activities.

Donning Palestinian flag, UNGA president marks Palestinian solidarity day In special session, UN deputy head hails as 'historic milestone' 2012 recognition of Palestine as non-member state; Israel's envoy slams 'charade'.

Syria conflict: 'Israeli jets' strike outside Damascus Syrian state media say Israeli jets have fired two missiles from Lebanese airspace which struck outside Damascus.

Arab-Israeli MK: 'Islamophobic' Netanyahu, Trump fueling muezzin bill Yisrael Beytenu MK Ilatov says Tibi inciting religious conflict over law.

CIA chief warns Trump: Scrapping Iran deal 'height of folly' The director of the CIA has warned US President-elect Donald Trump that ending the Iran nuclear deal would be "disastrous" and "the height of folly".

OPEC Agrees to Cut Production in Drive to End Record Glut OPEC clinched a deal to curtail oil supply, confounding skeptics as the need to clear a record global crude glut -- and prove the group's credibility.

UN chief: Israeli-Palestinian peace prospects under threat During 'International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People', Ban Ki-Moon calls on international community to reiterate its commitment to peace negotiations.

Kiev seeks joint patrols with NATO in Black Sea Ukraine and NATO have been discussing joint patrols in the Black Sea, a top Ukrainian security official has said, citing Russia's "behavior in the region" as the reason behind the move.

Air Force: Hypersonic Missiles From China, Russia Pose Growing Danger to U.S. The United States is vulnerable to future attack by hypersonic missiles from China and Russia and is falling behind in the technology race to develop both defensive and offensive high-speed maneuvering arms.

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Israel jets mark go-it-alone policy on Syria Arab media carried conflicting reports wich described Israeli warplanes striking in and around Damascus overnight Tuesday, Nov. 29, with "four long-range Popeye" missiles fired from Lebanese air space on the government-held town of Al-Saboorah.

U.S., Foreign Officials Meet Over Threat of ISIS Using Latin America to Finance Operations The international community is increasingly concerned that the Islamic State and other terror groups may be exploiting weakness in Latin America to fund their terrorist activities.

Donning Palestinian flag, UNGA president marks Palestinian solidarity day In special session, UN deputy head hails as 'historic milestone' 2012 recognition of Palestine as non-member state; Israel's envoy slams 'charade'.

Syria conflict: 'Israeli jets' strike outside Damascus Syrian state media say Israeli jets have fired two missiles from Lebanese airspace which struck outside Damascus.

Arab-Israeli MK: 'Islamophobic' Netanyahu, Trump fueling muezzin bill Yisrael Beytenu MK Ilatov says Tibi inciting religious conflict over law.

CIA chief warns Trump: Scrapping Iran deal 'height of folly' The director of the CIA has warned US President-elect Donald Trump that ending the Iran nuclear deal would be "disastrous" and "the height of folly".

OPEC Agrees to Cut Production in Drive to End Record Glut OPEC clinched a deal to curtail oil supply, confounding skeptics as the need to clear a record global crude glut -- and prove the group's credibility.

UN chief: Israeli-Palestinian peace prospects under threat During 'International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People', Ban Ki-Moon calls on international community to reiterate its commitment to peace negotiations.

Kiev seeks joint patrols with NATO in Black Sea Ukraine and NATO have been discussing joint patrols in the Black Sea, a top Ukrainian security official has said, citing Russia's "behavior in the region" as the reason behind the move.

Air Force: Hypersonic Missiles From China, Russia Pose Growing Danger to U.S. The United States is vulnerable to future attack by hypersonic missiles from China and Russia and is falling behind in the technology race to develop both defensive and offensive high-speed maneuvering arms.

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'The plane of the future' The new F-35 'Adir' is the most advanced plane in the world, IAF officials say. 'It is in a class of its own.'

Intelligence chief warns of rise in terrorism in 2017 Head of IDF Intelligence: We are preparing for another wave of terror, possibly ignited by rising frustrations over PA leadership issues.

Petraeus emerges as top Sec of State candidate Former CIA Director, General David Petraeus, has emerged as a top candidate for the coveted post.

Turkey's Erdogan urges all Muslims to 'embrace the Palestinian cause' Speaking at a parliamentary symposium on the Israeli capital in Istanbul, the Turkish president called on all Muslims to 'protect Jerusalem.'

'Zionists should have their throats cut' A 39 year old Dutch man in Ireland will face trial for threatening to kill 2 for being "Zionists."

Jimmy Carter to Obama: Recognize 'Palestine' before end of term Former US President Jimmy Carter urged President Barack Obama to recognize a state of 'Palestine' before leaving office.

In Knesset, Ethiopian Israelis make emotional appeal for relatives left behind Committee meeting on troops whose parents are barred from immigrating shifts gears when IDF forbids soldiers to attend.

Iranian General: Israel Will Fall Within 10 Years A senior Iranian army commander last week assessed that Israel would be destroyed sometime in the next 10 years as a result of further Islamic revolutions in the region.

Most Germans believe EU is 'heading in wrong direction' -survey Almost two-thirds of Germans are dissatisfied with the current situation in the European Union and want to see changes in the bloc.

EU to invest in warships & drones as part of joint defense plan - FT The European Commission is set to announce heavy investment in cyber security.

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New Putin move to win a military base in Libya  Libyan Gen Khalifa Hafter arrived in Moscow Sunday, Nov. 26, with a request for Russian arms and military support for his army. 

Plans underway if U.S fails to make good on JCPOA: Salehi  "We have already made necessary predictions in this regard in a committee meeting presided by Mr. Rouhani," said Ali Akbar Salehi on the sidelines of a ceremony held to mark the martyrdom anniversary of Majid Shahriyari, a nuclear scientist assassinated in Tehran six years ago. 

Israel Battles ISIS on Golan Heights  Israeli soldiers operating along the border between Israel and Syria on Sunday came under attack from terrorists affiliated with ISIS. 

Egypt denies it has a military presence in Syria  Egypt denies Arab media reports that it sent air force pilots to Syria's Hama province. 

Iran may seek naval bases in Yemen or Syria: chief of staff  Iran may seek to set up naval bases in Yemen or Syria in the future, the chief of staff of the Iranian armed forces said in remarks published on Sunday. 

China's Secretive Space Program Threatens NASA's Dominance  The launch of the Shenzhou 11 spacecraft in western China last month marked another great leap forward for the nation's space program and its ambition to send manned missions to the moon and, eventually, Mars. 

Israel Air Force officer: "Syria's the global stage, everybody's playing there"  Senior official gives military's view of Syrian civil war, and how Israeli jets navigate the dangerously full skies next door. 

Abbas orders Palestinian flags flown at half-staff in honor of Castro  PA president hails late revolutionary Cuban president as leader 'who spent his life fighting for causes of justice'. 

Islamic State video tutorial shows 'lone wolves' how to murder 'disbelievers' in US, UK and France  When a Muslim in the U.S., Britain or France acts in accord with this video tutorial, authorities will say he was a 'lone wolf' who 'self-radicalized' and had no ties to terrorism. 

Pope's possible deal with China would 'betray Christ', says Hong Kong cardinal  Senior Catholic Joseph Zen says the pontiff 'may not know the Communist persecutors who have killed hundreds of thousands'.

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Donald Trump calls Fidel Castro 'brutal dictator'  Cuba's former leader Fidel Castro was a "brutal dictator", US President-elect Donald Trump has said, hours after the 90-year-old's death was announced. 

Egyptian pilots flying Russian choppers in Syria  Egyptian President Abdel-Fatteh El-Sisi's secret decision to intervene militarily in the Syrian war on the side of the Syrian President Bashar Assad is revealed here by DEBKAfile's military and intelligence sources. 

Italy: 'Give us back our mosques or we will pray to Allah in the Vatican'  The Pope should welcome them into the Vatican and give them a church to pray in.

Watch: Palestinian cleric calls for use of nukes against Jews  A Palestinian Arab cleric from Al-Aqsa recently urged Muslims to use nuclear weapons to "eliminate the state of the Jews." 

Source dismisses report Iran, U.S. have resumed nuclear negotiations  The news comes a day after the Wall Street Journal claimed the Obama administration and its Western allies are pressing Iran to take steps to cut the amount of radioactive material it holds. 

WATCH: New High-Tech System From Israel Prevents Mid-Air Collisions  Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is pioneering military flight safety with the introduction of its Collision Warning System (CWS), an innovative, lifesaving solution designed to warn combat pilots in situations when potential collision with commercial and civilian aircraft is imminent. 

The Atrocious Scandal of the UNESCO Vote on Jerusalem  A resolution on "Occupied Palestine" this past October, at the 200th session of the Executive Board of the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in Paris, France, was orchestrated by Arab and Muslim member-states as another attempt to diminish Jewish links with Jerusalem. 

'Israel is burning': Palestinians, Arab world rejoice over fires  Dubai security chief tweets 'Israel banned the muezzin and caught on fire,' while Kuwaiti imam wishes 'Best of luck to the fires :)' and memes gloat over fires raging in Israel for the past three days. 

Migrant crisis: Turkey threatens EU with new surge  Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned that he will let hundreds of thousands of migrants travel on to Europe if pushed by the EU. 

Brexit can be stopped, insists Tony Blair as he rules out return to frontline politics  Britain's exit from the EU could be blocked, Tony Blair has said, as he ruled out a return to frontline politics because there is 'too much hostility' towards him.

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Police arrest 12 suspects in connection to arsons  Three, suspected of the giant fires in Haifa, are illegal residents. 

Arab world celebrates fires in Israel  'Israel is burning' becomes a popular hashtag on Twitter as Arabs rejoice in Israel's fires. Bennett tweets back. 

Intel: Iran Using Commercial Planes to Smuggle Weapons to Terrorists  Obama admin accused of facilitating Iranian terror by approving new airplane sales. 

US to Iran: Reduce nuclear stockpile so Trump won't rip up deal  The US is negotiating with Iran to reduce its nuclear stockpile in order to convince President-elect Donald Trump not to tear up the JCPOA. 

The Atrocious Scandal of the UNESCO Vote on Jerusalem  A resolution on "Occupied Palestine" this past October, at the 200th session of the Executive Board of the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in Paris, France, was orchestrated by Arab and Muslim member-states as another attempt to diminish Jewish links with Jerusalem. 

Migrant crisis: Turkey threatens EU with new surge  Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned that he will let hundreds of thousands of migrants travel on to Europe if pushed by the EU. 

Brexit can be stopped, insists Tony Blair as he rules out return to frontline politics  Britain's exit from the EU could be blocked, Tony Blair has said, as he ruled out a return to frontline politics because there is 'too much hostility' towards him. 

France: Muslims were planning jihad massacres at Champs-Elysees and Disneyland Paris  Imagine France during World War II, before it surrendered, admitting thousands of German 'refugees' and denouncing as 'racist' anyone who opposed doing so, despite the fact that there was an unknowable number of Nazi combatants among those refugees. 

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Soaring Consumer Confidence: Are Americans Happy It's Trump, or Just Happy It's Over?  On the surface, the message from the University of Michigan's final reading of consumer sentiment for November is that President-elect Donald Trump will fix what ails the nation - fast. 

Shia pilgrims among 77 people killed in IS attack in Iraq  Some 77 people, most of them Shia pilgrims from Iran and Afghanistan, have been killed in a truck bomb attack in Iraq, officials say. 

Watch: Palestinian cleric calls for use of nukes against Jews  A Palestinian Arab cleric from Al-Aqsa recently urged Muslims to use nuclear weapons to "eliminate the state of the Jews." 

Iran's Forces Outnumber Assad's in Syria  Iran's military forces and operations in Syria are significantly more than what has been generally reported so far. 

'Israel is burning': Palestinians, Arab world rejoice over fires  Dubai security chief tweets 'Israel banned the muezzin and caught on fire,' while Kuwaiti imam wishes 'Best of luck to the fires :)' and memes gloat over fires raging in Israel for the past three days. 

Israel fires: Tens of thousands flee as fires hit Haifa  About 80,000 people have been told to evacuate their homes as wildfires swept into Israel's third largest city of Haifa. 

Russia and Hezbollah 'officially' working together in Syria  Military cooperation had been under the radar; Shiite militia pushes credentials as conventional army. 

Nigeria: Muslims carry out coordinated attacks on Christians in 5 villages, murdering 45  'They laid siege to the village before they started shooting sporadically and throwing explosives at our homes. They were armed with guns, knives, machetes and explosives. They slaughtered [and] butchered women, children and old people who could not escape.' 

Report: Islamic State Has Launched at Least 52 Chemical Weapons Attacks  A new study finds that the Islamic State has used chemical weapons 52 times in its 'caliphate' in Iraq and Syria, following reports that fighters seeking to liberate the city of Mosul fear increased use of such weapons the closer the jihadists get to defeat. 

EU lawmakers call for halt to Turkey membership talks over post-coup crackdown  Members of the European Union Parliament have voted in favor of calling for a temporary halt to EU membership talks with Turkey, due to Ankara's "disproportionate" reaction to July's failed coup.

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Netanyahu, Erdan send mixed messages about Temple Mount The ban on lawmakers visiting the Temple Mount has been in place for over a year.

Islamic State jihadis from US now returning, pose jihad threat at home Within the ranks of the brutal terrorist organization, Western fighters - especially those holding U.S. passports - have held an esteemed position, if only for propaganda purposes.

EU Army set to be agreed TODAY - and BRITAIN will foot the £420m-a-year bill THE EU will today ratify the creation of a continent wide super army that will be up and running next year - and blame BREXIT for its creation.

Is Europe's far right experiencing a 'Trump effect'? Mainstream media, having got Trump and Brexit wrong, wary when assessing impact for would-be populist presidents Le Pen, Wilders and Hofer.

Senior Hamas official: Trump might be a Jew Senior Hamas official Mahmoud Zahar has suggested that US President-elect Donald Trump is secretly a Jew.

Turkish double standard on terror? Europe is liable to be "flooded" with terrorism, Turkish President Recep Erdogan warned, calling upon the EU to take a zero-tolerance approach to terrorism.

"Allah, Kill the Despicable Christians" Muslim Persecution of Christians, August 2016 Islamic hate for Christians was on display throughout the month of August.

Italy: "Give us back our mosques or we will pray to Allah in the Vatican" The Pope should welcome them into the Vatican and give them a church to pray in.

Secret Israel-Jordanian-Syrian border talks begin Israel, Jordan and Syria have embarked on secret discussions for the stabilization of their borders in southern Syria by restoring the status quo ante that reigned on the Golan prior to the outbreak of the Syrian civil war in 2011.

'Hitler Youth' trend reportedly rising in Great Britain Compounding concerns is the recent appearance of stickers plastered across the streets of Liverpool proclaiming some neighborhoods to be "Nazicontrolled zones."

'Muezzin Law is a declaration of war' Palestinian Authority leadership denounces bill to silence daily Muslim calls to prayer, warns its passage would amount to act of war.

Arab League pressures Abbas to appoint successor An Arab League delegation met with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas with the goal of pressuring him to appoint a successor, reports MEMRI.

Tony Blair said set to reenter politics, reverse Brexit Former British PM seeks to 'fill hole' in UK politics, sees May as a 'lightweight' and Corbyn as 'a nutter'.

Residents of Judea and Samaria feel most secure of all Israelis CBS finds residents of Judea and Samaria feel the most secure of all Israelis. Residents of Jerusalem feel the least secure.

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Senior Hamas official: Trump might be a Jew Senior Hamas official Mahmoud Zahar has suggested that US President-elect Donald Trump is secretly a Jew.

Turkish double standard on terror? Europe is liable to be "flooded" with terrorism, Turkish President Recep Erdogan warned, calling upon the EU to take a zero-tolerance approach to terrorism.

"Allah, Kill the Despicable Christians" Muslim Persecution of Christians, August 2016 Islamic hate for Christians was on display throughout the month of August.

Italy: "Give us back our mosques or we will pray to Allah in the Vatican" The Pope should welcome them into the Vatican and give them a church to pray in.

Secret Israel-Jordanian-Syrian border talks begin Israel, Jordan and Syria have embarked on secret discussions for the stabilization of their borders in southern Syria by restoring the status quo ante that reigned on the Golan prior to the outbreak of the Syrian civil war in 2011.

'Hitler Youth' trend reportedly rising in Great Britain Compounding concerns is the recent appearance of stickers plastered across the streets of Liverpool proclaiming some neighborhoods to be "Nazicontrolled zones."

'Muezzin Law is a declaration of war' Palestinian Authority leadership denounces bill to silence daily Muslim calls to prayer, warns its passage would amount to act of war.

Arab League pressures Abbas to appoint successor An Arab League delegation met with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas with the goal of pressuring him to appoint a successor, reports MEMRI.

Tony Blair said set to reenter politics, reverse Brexit Former British PM seeks to 'fill hole' in UK politics, sees May as a 'lightweight' and Corbyn as 'a nutter'.

Residents of Judea and Samaria feel most secure of all Israelis CBS finds residents of Judea and Samaria feel the most secure of all Israelis. Residents of Jerusalem feel the least secure.

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Menorah and Oil Stand Ready for Third Temple as Hanukkah Approaches A ritually pure oil has been carefully prepared by the nascent Sanhedrin so that the people of Israel will be ready to light the menorah should the Third Temple arrive by Hanukkah, which this year begins on December 24.

Turkish Constitutional Changes Could Keep Erdogan in Power Another Decade Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is getting closer to that dictatorship he has always wanted, as proposed changes to the Turkish constitution could keep him in office until 2029.

Analysis: As Caliphate falls, ISIS rewrites its playbook Every apocalyptic movement runs into reality at some point and that is when things get interesting.

Israeli envoy 'looks forward' to working with Trump team, including Bannon Israeli ambassador to the US Ron Dermer met with President-elect Donald Trump Thursday and declared that Jerusalem was looking forward to working with his entire team- including chief White House strategist Steve Bannon.

COMMENTARY: UNESCO's Temple Mount Decision Should be Apolitical UNESCO's decision that "Al-Aqsa Mosque had no affiliation to Judaism" met with a strong reaction from the Jewish world last month.

Jerusalem chief rabbi calls homosexuality an 'abomination' Gay rights activist files police complaint against Shlomo Amar for comments during interview in which he also takes aim at Reform Jews.

When Israel banned Nazi-inspired 'Stalag' porn After Israeli media deemed the 1962 pocketbook worthy of "extermination," the government issued orders to confiscate and destroy every copy of the prisoner-of-war-camp rag.

MK Glick: Things are improving on Temple Mount MK Yehuda Glick says situation for Jews improving on Temple Mount.

Hezbollah denies claiming it is 'an army' It has a "military wing", it parades in Syria, but Hezbollah denies its second-in-command admitted the group had become an army.

Fractured EU in panic mode at summit convened in aftermath of Trump triumph In a move that was snubbed by Britain and France and called a "waste of time" by Hungary, a panicked European Union convened an emergency meeting on Nov. 13 to discuss Donald Trump's U.S. victory.

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Revealed: Big Oil, Intelligence agencies run Al-Qaeda camps in North Africa New evidence points to a Western cover-up of Algerian state sponsorship of Islamist jihadists, to protect oil and gas interests.

Iran Pressuring Palestinian Jihadists to Resume Terrorism Against Israel Iran has been prodding Palestinian jihadists to resume hostilities against Israel, a Palestinian security official told Breitbart Jerusalem.

Putin's low-key Syrian operation - a call to Trump The Russian air force and navy launched a "large-scale" operation against "terrorists" in the Syrian provinces of Idlib and Homs Tuesday, Nov. 15.

Russian strategic bombers strike ISIS & Al-Nusra in Syria with cruise missiles Russia has deployed strategic bombers to launch strikes on Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) and Al-Nusra Front targets in Syria, the Defense Ministry reported.

Hezbollah shows off US-made weaponry as IDF warily eyes explosive border It was Hezbollah's first-ever military parade on foreign soil. And they showed off.

'If Trump can do it, so can we' Hundreds of followers of the late Rabbi Meir Kahane gathered in Jerusalem Thursday evening to mark the 26th anniversary of his assassination.

Jews Now Have As Many Children As Arabs Israel's Bureau of Statistics this week announced that for the first time in the history of the modern State of Israel, the Jewish birth rate is on par with the Arab birth rate.

War on Christmas: Saudis Ban International Schools from Observing Non-Islamic Holidays The Sunni Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, a U.S. ally, has prohibited international schools from designating non-Islamic holidays, such as Christmas and New Year's Day, as school vacation days, reports the Indo-Asian News Service (IANS).

Can Trump kill Iran nuclear deal just by walking away? Yes, say U.S. officials. U.S. officials said on Nov. 10 that President-elect Donald Trump can devastate Iran's nuclear deal with world powers by walking away from it as he has vowed to do.

How did Hezbollah get American tanks? That's the question now being investigated by the US State Department, after photographs from a recent military parade the Syrian city of Al-Kosair put on by the Iranian-backed terror organization revealed a number of American armored fighting vehicles.

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Hamas threatens Tel Aviv Senior terrorist leader claims organization now boasts stockpile of long-range missiles, can shut down Tel Aviv.

Heritage Foundation: Russia Threat to U.S. 'Formidable' Conservative think tank lays out how to bolster U.S. military to fight and win two major wars.

Leader: Iran ready for any 'likely incident' under Trump Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday Iran is prepared to encounter any conceivable scenario depicted by the incoming U.S. administration, saying it would make no difference who would take office in the country.

IS tightens grip on Syria bastion Raqqa as assault nears Jihadists clamp down on internet and media to mask advances by coalition forces approaching city.

NSA undoes media spin on submarines Bibi-hating Channel 10 claimed PM purchased naval vessels from Germany despite Defense Minister's objections.

'Stones that survived 2,000 years tell our story' Housing Minister Yoav Galant, arrived Wednesday morning for a tour of the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem.

Hezbollah stages military parade in Syria A military parade staged by Hezbollah in the Syrian city of Al-Qusayr has caused a stir in the Arab world.

Muslim Brotherhood-linked Congressman Keith Ellison announces run for DNC chair Ellison has spoken at a convention of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA).

China watchers expect Beijing to test Trump early on Intelligence services around the world jumped into high gear last week in a bid to better understand what to expect under the new American administration following Donald Trump's stunning upset victory in the US presidential election.

Khamenei: US evil regardless of Trump's election The recent election of Donald J. Trump to the presidency of the United States has little impact on the Islamic Republic, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Wednesday, according to AFP.

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Cyber concerns brings leaders from across globe to Tel Aviv confab Thousands take part in Israel's 4th HLS and Cyber Conference.

Obama hits Trump tie with Putin, Erdogan on Syria Half a dozen long convoys of trucks carrying US arms, hurriedly put together by US military headquarters in Baghdad, have crossed the border in the last three days on their way to the Syrian Kurdish PYD-YPG militia.

Trump's Difficult Ally in Ankara Bilateral relations with NATO ally Turkey are probably not on president-elect Donald Trump's top-50 priority list.

Clinton's loss a major blow for Muslim Brotherhood, Egyptian parliament members say Egyptian parliament members said Donald Trump's election victory is a positive development for Egypt and a major setback for the Muslim Brotherhood.

Rabbis Urge Trump, Putin to Help Rebuild Temple in Jerusalem A group of leading Israeli rabbis see in US President-elect Donald Trump and Russia President Vladimir Putin echoes of King Cyrus of Persia.

Former Egyptian President Morsi's death sentence overturned Egyptian court overturns death sentence of Mohammed Morsi and other leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Russia and Iran in talks for $10 billion military deal Russia and Iran in talks for $10 billion military deal, despite UN restrictions on weapons transfers to Iran.

"They'll have to drag us out" Rabbi Yair Frank is hopeful that the Regulation Law will prevent an evacuation, but also said that "We will not leave here willingly."

Fractured EU in panic mode at summit convened in aftermath of Trump triumph In a move that was snubbed by Britain and France and called a "waste of time" by Hungary, a panicked European Union convened an emergency meeting on Nov. 13 to discuss Donald Trump's U.S. victory.

NATO sweats as Trump makes peace with Russia NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg restated NATO's stance on Russia following President-elect Donald Trump's pledge for normalization of relations and joint cooperation during a phone call Monday with their President Vladimir Putin.

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ISIS calls New York Thanksgiving parade an 'excellent target' The ISIS terrorist group has threatened an attack on the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, the New York Post reported.

Let's All Go To The Arafat Museum On the anniversary of his death, it is important that we remember Yasser Arafat (8 or 9 other names, including the ubiquitous Mohammed, may be added as needed) as a murderer, a liar and a thief.

Trump warns Obama: Don't force solution on Israel President-elect Donald Trump's aides reportedly warned President Barack Obama not to "even think about" trying to push for progress on the Israeli-Arab conflict between now and January 20.

Iran claims intelligence on Israel-US involvement with terror groups Iran claims intelligence on Israel-US involvement with terror groups.

Iran inks China military pact while mulling $10 billion Russian arms deal According to Russian and Iranian reports, Tehran is mulling a $10 billion arms deal with Moscow and has inked new deal with Beijing.

Israeli bill to muffle Muslim call to prayer stokes tempers on all sides "The problem could also be resolved through dialogue and agreement, but all the right-wing wants to do is create a provocation," Joint List MK tells Post.

MK Glick to speak at Kahane memorial Kahane was shot to death in New York in 1990 by an Egyptian-born terrorist.

'Supermoon' lights up sky around the world The moon has come closer to Earth than at any other time since 1948.

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After Trump Victory, New Era in US-Israel Relations Beckons  Anti-establishment Republican candidate Donald Trump earned what many considered a shocking victory over Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton Tuesday, officially ushering in the countdown to a new era in U.S.-Israel relations. 

BIN EXCLUSIVE: Sanhedrin Asks Putin and Trump to Build Third Temple in Jerusalem  The Nascent Sanhedrin is calling on Russian President Vladmir Putin and US president-elect Donald Trump to join forces and fulfill their Biblically-mandated roles by rebuilding the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem. 

Trump: Israeli-Palestinian peace would be 'ultimate deal'  Shortly after securing the election win, Trump invited Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to meet with him in the United States at the earliest opportunity. 

Amnesty: Iraqi Forces Torturing and Killing Civilians Near Mosul  According to a complaint from Amnesty International (AI), Iraqi government forces have killed and tortured civilians in the area around Mosul as they closed in on the Islamic State's stronghold. 

Trump's first ME military action may target Iran  In more than one campaign speech, President elect Donald Trump declared that his number priority was 'to dismantle the disastrous deal' with Iran, which he said was 'the worst deal ever'. 

PA television revives accusation that Israel killed Arafat  Clip also claims Jerusalem has been plotting to assassinate PA President Abbas. 

From Brexit to Trump, Europe reels from year of crises  Repeated diplomatic blows have left the bloc's standing shakier than ever, with long-held alliances and shared values at risk. 

NATO mulls worst-case scenario in case Trump pulls US troops out of Europe ‚Äì report  NATO strategists are reportedly planning for a scenario in which Trump orders US troops out of Europe, as the shock result of the US presidential election sinks in, spreading an atmosphere of uncertainty. 

Clinton's loss a major blow for Muslim Brotherhood, Egyptian parliament members say  Egyptian parliament members said Donald Trump's election victory is a positive development for Egypt and a major setback for the Muslim Brotherhood. 

Medvedev in Jerusalem as Putin waits for Trump  Peter the Great, Russian guided missile cruiser heads for the Mediterranean.

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Medvedev in Jerusalem as Putin waits for Trump Peter the Great, Russian guided missile cruiser heads for the Mediterranean Russian President Vladimir Putin sent his prime minister Dmitry Medvedev to Israel Wednesday.

BIN EXCLUSIVE: Sanhedrin Asks Putin and Trump to Build Third Temple in Jerusalem The Nascent Sanhedrin is calling on Russian President Vladmir Putin and US president-elect Donald Trump to join forces and fulfill their Biblically-mandated roles by rebuilding the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem.

Trump to work for 'just, lasting' Mideast peace US president-elect Donald Trump pledged Friday to work for a "just, lasting peace" between Israel and the Palestinians, in his first public message on the issue since his upset victory.

Trump advisors divided over moving US embassy to Jerusalem Advisors of President elect Donald Trump are divided over the question of whether the campaign pledge to move the United States embassy to Jerusalem would now be fulfilled.

Report: Iranian general reveals information about arming of Hezbollah A Senior military general revealed earlier this week that his country has been manufacturing missiles on foreign soil, transferring them to terrorist organization Hezbollah.

ISIS executes scores, stockpiles chemicals ahead of Iraqi military push in Mosul Iraqi troops had found large stockpiles of sulfur and there were credible reports that Islamic State had used "phosphor projectiles" over Qayyara, close to Mosul.

Trump commends protesters' 'passion' after new night of rallies US President-elect Donald Trump has praised protesters' "passion" after a new night of demonstrations against his election victory that included rioting in Portland, Oregon.

UN to Israel: Stop shooting terrorists UN official blasts IDF soldiers' self-defense against knife-wielding Arab terrorists, demands Israel do more to protect lives of terrorists.

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Trump meets with Obama at the White House as whirlwind transition starts President-elect Donald Trump and President Obama pledged Thursday to work together after their first meeting.

*Egyptian MP: Trump's Election Means 'Dark Days for Muslim Brotherhood' An Egyptian lawmaker celebrated Donald Trump's victory in Tuesday's U.S. presidential elections as "a strong message against Islamists."

Iran says it has 'options' if nuclear deal fails after US elections "Of course Iran's options are not limited but our hope and our desire and our preference is for the full implementation of the nuclear agreement."

Netanyahu to Russian PM: Red line needed on Iranian nukes, bases in Syria Israeli PM spoke against the dangers facing Israel and the Middle East, with a focus on Iran, ISIS and radical Islamic terrorism.

Trump and Netanyahu - a match made in heaven? Deep into his fourth term, the PM will for the first time face a Republican president, someone he calls 'friend' though barely knows him. He might have preferred to work with Clinton.

Hamas calls Trump 'deluded' for his Middle East outlook Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal on Thursday said that US President-elect Donald Trump is "deluded" if he thinks he can ignore Palestinian issues during his presidency.

Trump advisor: 'West Bank settlements are not an obstacle to peace' Jason Greenblatt describes a US policy with regard to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that is 180 degrees different from that of past administrations, either Democrat or Republican.

Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader renews calls for jihad against Israel The Muslim Brotherhood's spiritual leader"cited an apocalyptic hadith often invoked by Islamists inciting Muslims to kill Jews".

Crucifixions and Vice Patrols Show Islamic State Maintains Mosul Grip Islamic State militants fighting to hold on to their Mosul stronghold have displayed the crucified bodies of five people they said gave information to "the enemy".

Iran's Threats Louder after Obama Appeasement Chants of "Death to America" and "Death to Israel" were heard across Iranian cities as thousands of Iranians marked the anniversary of the seizure of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran.

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US election 2016 result: Trump beats Clinton to take White House Donald Trump will become the 45th US president after a stunning victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Putin on Trump victory: Russia is ready to restore relations with US Russia is ready and looks forward to restoring bilateral relations with the United States.

Muslim Brotherhood: Trump victory a "disaster" "Goliath is coming himself, with his horses and men."

'Iran's policy not swayed by Trump presidency' Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has asserted that his country's policy will remain as in the past after the election of Democrat Donald Trump as U.S. president.

UN in New York votes on ignoring Jewish ties to Temple Mount United Nations General Assembly committees in New York voted Tuesday on at least nine anti-Israel resolutions, including two that ignore Jewish ties to the Temple Mount, and refer to the area solely by its Muslim name of al-Haram al-Sharif.

Erdogan reminds Turks of old empire, with his eye on new powers President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has started talking about Turkey's borders, hinting they should be shifted outward a bit.

Leading Jewish figures targeted with renewed online antisemitism "Fire up the ovens" a common tweet from gleeful Trump supporters.

Trump Victory Means End of 'Palestinian State' Israeli politicians and commentators, like most others around the world, woke up Wednesday morning in shock over Donald Trump's upset victory in the US presidential election.

Trump's victory is a warning sign, says Tusk The election of Donald Trump must be viewed as a wake-up call for those who support liberal democracy.

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America's ugliest election ends tonight with a new president The candidates offer the American public an unusually stark choice - not simply between a Republican and a Democrat.

Mosul battle: Experts probe IS mass grave at Hamam al-Alil Iraqi forensic experts are investigating a mass grave that was discovered by troops advancing towards the Islamic State-held city of Mosul.

Russian battle group in Mediterranean ready to launch strikes on militants near Aleppo The Russian naval group in the Mediterranean, headed by the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier, is preparing an offensive against militants on the outskirts of Aleppo, Syria.

Next U.S. president must live up to JCPOA commitments: Iran Whoever takes office in the White House must adhere to the implementation of nuclear agreement as the Obama administration did.

Israeli minister admits government discriminates against Jews on Temple Mount Public security minister says their safety comes first.

Museum dedicated to Arafat opens in Ramallah A museum dedicated to PLO arch terrorist Yasser Arafat will open in Ramallah Wednesday.

Temple Mount activists convene in Knesset, urge PM to 'open gates' to Jewish prayer On Monday, the Temple Mount activists ascended to the Knesset.

Latest Palestinian Chutzpah: PA Demands 'Return' of Dead Sea Scrolls The Palestinian Authority is reportedly preparing to demand that United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) force Israel to "return" the Dead Sea Scrolls to the Palestinians.

Experts: Over 200 US-approved textbooks teach Palestinians to kill Jews The violent curriculum can be found in 240 books - ranging from civics to mathematics - in over 400 UNRWA schools in the West Bank, Gaza and east Jerusalem, experts say.

What would a Trump victory mean for the EU? With polls predicting a victory by Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party candidate, whose presidency would augur more of the same in trans-Atlantic relations, Europeans are unlikely to wake up, on Wednesday (9 November), to a populist business tycoon, who speaks in glowing terms of Russian leader Vladimir Putin, having become the leader of the free world.

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Netanyahu Addresses the Upcoming US Elections Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has long been criticized for interfering in American politics.

Online anti-Semitism surges during campaign season Anti-Semitic rhetoric on the rise online, as vitriolic statements become more vile and more violent during 2016 election season.

Arab World indifferent to US elections: Clinton is 'bad,' Trump is 'worse' It's only natural to assume that the rulers of the Arab and Muslim world will sit glued to their TV screens and closely follow the results of the elections in the US. Yet.

ISIS calls on supporters to "slaughter" American Presidential election voters on Tuesday ISIS has called for the "slaughter" of Americans voting in Tuesday's Presidential election.

The US votes amid split FBI, dented nat security  In the wake of America's elections on Nov. 8, its leading law enforcement agency the FBI (along with its national media) face painful scrutiny over the FBI director James Comey's five months of public decisions.

Knesset defense panel to meet with Russian counterparts in Moscow MKs plan to discuss Russia's increased involvement in the Mideast and the need for the IDF and Russian forces in Syria to coordinate closely.

Mosul battle: Kurdish forces push into IS-held Bashiqa Iraqi Kurdish forces have fought their way into a town held by Islamic State militants north-east of Mosul.

Hamas still operating in Turkey Hamas still operating in Turkey, receiving Turkish assistance despite reconciliation deal; Israel ignores violation of agreements.

Assad: The West is growing weaker Syrian President claims Western powers are "becoming much weaker" in Syria, praises Russia.

May warns parliament not to block Brexit British prime minister Theresa May has warned MPs not to block the UK's exit from the European Union and said her government will challenge a court decision requiring parliament's approval for starting the Brexit process.

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Clinton and Trump offer diverse ME scenarios  Whoever is elected US president on Nov. 8, he or she will land in the middle of a foreign policy shambles and face a pressing need to rebuild America's fences in most parts of the world, including the war-ridden, messy Middle East. 

US on alert for terror strikes around elections  Following threats from Al Qaeda and ISIS, US security authorities have warned officials in New York, Texas and Virginia about possible attacks by al Qaeda or ISIS in the run-up to Election Day on Nov. 8. No specific locations were mentioned. 

Russian battle group reaches Mediterranean after 'causing stir' in the West (VIDEO)  A Russian naval group, headed by the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier and the battle cruiser Peter the Great, has made its way into the Mediterranean, causing quite a stir in the West, the Russian Defense Ministry said. 

Islamic State leader: 'Jews, Christians, Shiite heretics' are giving everything to fight against jihad  Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi thinks that the 'People of the Book,' as well as the Shia, are giving their all to destroy his caliphate. 

Half of Russians fear Syria standoff could spark WW3, poll shows  Almost half of all respondents in a recent Russian opinion poll said they feared that the aggravation of relations between Russia and the West caused by the ongoing crisis in Syria could develop into a global military conflict. 

The KGB's Middle East Files: Palestinians in the service of Mother Russia  Secret KGB documents reveal just how deeply involved the Soviet Union was in the spilling of Israeli blood. 

Leaked document shows makeup of an Islamic State fighting unit  As ISIS battles to retain control over their last stronghold in Iraq, newly leaked document shows just how much of a conventional army it is. 

Manhunt in Jordan for killers of 3 US servicemen  Jordanian forces, along with US special forces and helicopters, are engaged in a massive manhunt for the Islamist gunmen who murdered three US military trainers and seriously injured others Friday, Nov. 4 at the Prince Faisal Air Base near the southern Jordanian town of Al-Jafr. 

Iran congratulates Lebanese presidential victor  The Iranian Foreign Ministry congratulated on Monday election of Michael Aoun as president of Lebanon, expressing hopes for increasing relations between Tehran and Beirut. 

Obama: Don't Destroy the Peace Process by Turning it Over to the U.N.  The Obama Administration is sending strong signals that once the election is over it may make a major push to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at the United Nations. 

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ISIS chief looses suicide bombers at W. cities As Iraqi troops entered Mosul, Wednesday night, Nov. 2, Islamic State's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi called on his suicide bombers all over the world "to destroy the cities of the unbelievers."

Putin to US: Be more like Israel Russian leader slams US anti-terror strategies, holds up Israel as an example of how to fight terrorism.

Christian supporters of Israel plan to flood UNESCO with bibles Evangelical group urges members of the faith to 'refresh diplomats' memory' on Judaism and Christianity's historical ties to Jerusalem.

Israeli official: Iran commands 25,000 Shi'ite fighters in Syria Israel has long seen Iran as its greatest threat and campaigned hard against US-led efforts to strike a nuclear deal with Tehran.

Iranian military leader: Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps "will be in the U.S. and Europe very soon" "The IRGC is the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, not "the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps."

Israel cautious about new Lebanese president Lebanon's new, pro-Hezbollah president has vowed to 'release what is left of our lands from Israeli occupation.'

How worrying is Russia's growing presence in the Middle East? With both Russia and Israel carrying out military operations in war-torn Syria, the two nations have implemented a system to coordinate their actions there in order to avoid accidental clashes.

Brexit court defeat for UK government Parliament must vote on whether the UK can start the process of leaving the EU, the High Court has ruled.

Mosul battle: 'IS leader Baghdadi' urges no retreat So-called Islamic State has released an audiotape purportedly from the group's leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, urging its supporters not to retreat as Iraqi forces advance on the city of Mosul.

Senior Iranian general: US in 'strong decline' At rally celebrating 1979 embassy siege, Hossein Salami says Washington 'can no longer manage' Muslim world's political, military development.

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ISIS chief looses suicide bombers at W. cities As Iraqi troops entered Mosul, Wednesday night, Nov. 2, Islamic State's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi called on his suicide bombers all over the world "to destroy the cities of the unbelievers."

Putin to US: Be more like Israel Russian leader slams US anti-terror strategies, holds up Israel as an example of how to fight terrorism.

Christian supporters of Israel plan to flood UNESCO with bibles Evangelical group urges members of the faith to 'refresh diplomats' memory' on Judaism and Christianity's historical ties to Jerusalem.

Israeli official: Iran commands 25,000 Shi'ite fighters in Syria Israel has long seen Iran as its greatest threat and campaigned hard against US-led efforts to strike a nuclear deal with Tehran.

Iranian military leader: Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps "will be in the U.S. and Europe very soon" "The IRGC is the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, not "the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps."

Israel cautious about new Lebanese president Lebanon's new, pro-Hezbollah president has vowed to 'release what is left of our lands from Israeli occupation.'

How worrying is Russia's growing presence in the Middle East? With both Russia and Israel carrying out military operations in war-torn Syria, the two nations have implemented a system to coordinate their actions there in order to avoid accidental clashes.

Brexit court defeat for UK government Parliament must vote on whether the UK can start the process of leaving the EU, the High Court has ruled.

Mosul battle: 'IS leader Baghdadi' urges no retreat So-called Islamic State has released an audiotape purportedly from the group's leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, urging its supporters not to retreat as Iraqi forces advance on the city of Mosul.

Senior Iranian general: US in 'strong decline' At rally celebrating 1979 embassy siege, Hossein Salami says Washington 'can no longer manage' Muslim world's political, military development.

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UN Plan to Turn the World into an Islamic Colony? The UN is the mothership of injustice and radical global Islamization.

Violent fracas breaks out at Western Wall during progressive prayer rally Eventually several Torah scrolls made it into the women's section for Women of the Wall's monthly service, while a pluralist prayer service was conducted in the upper plaza of the site.

Putin cites Israel as positive example in fight against terror Russian President Vladimir Putin praised Israel's response to terrorism during panel discussion held on October 27 at an event organized by the Valdai International Discussion Club.

Mosul battle: Iraqi troops secure foothold in eastern outskirts Soldiers and special forces paused their advance on Wednesday, a day after pushing into the eastern outskirts.

Digital Currency Alliances Building from Strong Asian Base Ant, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's online finance arm, will offer its insurance and investment management products outside of China.

ISIS leader Baghdadi reportedly in Mosul, 'followers will fight to death Kurdish official says ISIS leader remained in Iraqi city despite coalition offensive on city.

Hamas: More PA officers should carry out attacks Hamas praises shooting attack near Beit El, says more PA officers should participate in the "intifada".

Centuries before trying to deny it, Muslims carved Jewish link to Jerusalem into mosque Newly studied inscription from Mosque of Umar dated to 9th or 10th centuries highlights correlation between Dome of the Rock and biblical Jewish temples.

Israel Rebuffs Obama's Objection to Building in Shiloh Israel this week rebuffed the Obama Administration's objection to a new building project in Jewish settlement of Shiloh.

Turkey: Erdogan's Galloping Despotism Before Turks could digest so many undemocratic practices they had to face in one week, they woke up only to learn that scores of journalists at a newspaper critical of Erdogan had been detained.

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Clinton and Trump offer diverse ME scenarios Whoever is elected US president on Nov. 8, he or she will land in the middle of a foreign policy shambles and face a pressing need to rebuild America's fences in most parts of the world, including the war-ridden, messy Middle East.

Russian battle group reaches Mediterranean after 'causing stir' in the West (VIDEO) A Russian naval group, headed by the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier and the battle cruiser Peter the Great, has made its way into the Mediterranean.

Mosul battle: Iraqi special forces enter city limits Iraqi forces have for the first time entered the outskirts of Mosul, as they attempt to drive Islamic State (IS) militants from the northern city.

Iran congratulates Lebanese presidential victor The Iranian Foreign Ministry congratulated on Monday election of Michael Aoun as president of Lebanon, expressing hopes for increasing relations between Tehran and Beirut.

Muslim Inscription Acknowledges Jewish Temple An inscription from the early Islamic period has been added to the pile of evidence attesting to a long Jewish connection to Jerusalem's Temple Mount.

Will Obama recognize Palestinian state? As US President Barack Obama begins the lame duck segment of his administration, there are some who worry that the president will refrain from vetoing a French peace initiative.

Chemical warfare has become a routine in the Middle East James Clapper, the American director of national intelligence, relayed a public strategic warning to countries in the Middle East last week.

High speed rail from Western Wall to Tel Aviv Minister of transportation orders plans drawn for high-speed railway line from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem to include station in the Old City close to the Western Wall.

Jews Die, Turks Celebrate "Idiots, since when have non-Muslims been wished to rest in peace?" - Tweet after the death of a Jewish businessman in Turkey.

Obama: Don't Destroy the Peace Process by Turning it Over to the U.N. The Obama Administration is sending strong signals that once the election is over it may make a major push to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at the United Nations.

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Half of Russians fear Syria standoff could spark WW3, poll shows Almost half of all respondents in a recent Russian opinion poll said they feared that the aggravation of relations between Russia and the West caused by the ongoing crisis in Syria could develop into a global military conflict.

Palestinian Authority refuses to stop honoring jihad murderers "The occupation is deluded if it thinks that the Palestinian people can change its culture and forget its leaders, Martyrs Yasser Arafat, Khalil Al-Wazir (Abu Jihad), Salah Khalaf, and a great number of the fighters who sacrificed their blood for the freedom, independence, and establishment of the independent Palestinian state whose capital is Jerusalem."

Mosul battle: Iraqi forces near city's eastern outskirts Iraqi special forces are now less than 1.5km from the eastern outskirts of Mosul and are preparing to enter the city held by Islamic State fighters.

Lebanon's new pro-Hezbollah president vows to retake 'Israeli-occupied' land The Lebanese presidency is reserved for a Maronite Christian in the country's sectarian power-sharing system.

Israel's Role in the Shameful UN Temple Mount Decision UNESCO's efforts to rewrite history in Jerusalem are illogical and blatantly anti-Israel, but that doesn't excuse Israel's government from its role in this fiasco.

Iranians arrested after celebrating ancient Persian king Cyrus the Great Crowds of mostly young Iranians attended the march near the ancient city of Pasargadae in central province of Fars on Friday.

Russian PM to discuss Israel-PA peace MainAll NewsMiddle EastRussian PM to discuss Israel-PA peace Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev reportedly will visit Israel and the PA on November 9.

Iraqi Christians Return to Charred Churches Captured from ISIS Surrounded by charred walls and in front of a ruined altar, dozens of Iraqi Christians celebrated mass at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Qaraqosh on Sunday for the first time since it was recaptured from Islamic State.

India and UNESCO: Historical View vs. Jihad View King Solomon built the First Temple here around 1000 BC.

IDF Fortifies Lebanese Border Against Hezbollah Infiltration The Israel Defense Forces is fortifying a stretch of the Lebanese border to prepare for a possible infiltration by Hezbollah fighters in the next conflict.

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Pro-Iranian Shiites ready to lead Mosul operation  The US-led coalition offensive for liberating Mosul from ISIS suffered two ominous downturns on its 10th day. 

Britain sends hundreds of soldiers and tanks to Russian border in biggest military deployment since Cold War  A total of 800 troops, drones and tanks are moving to Estonia as part of the biggest military build up on Russia's borders since the Cold War. 

BRACED FOR ARMAGEDDON Terrifying footage shows Russian soldiers prepare for nuclear war during drill involving 40million people  The four-day test saw emergency services practice how to deal with casualties in the event of an atomic strike. 

UN: ISIS using tens of thousands as 'human shields' in Mosul  UN human rights commissioner announces that after having killed more than 200 persons last week, is using civilians present to block military operations. 

The KGB's Middle East Files Exposed: Agents in positions of power in Israel  In 1992, Vasili Mitrokhin, a KGB archivist, defected to the West with a trove of top secret documents from the Soviet intelligence agency, which helped expose many Russian agents and assets in Israel and elsewhere. 

In haunted Salem, a Jewish church founder preaches the art of 'Satanic' social change  At a former funeral home in a town inextricably linked to witchcraft, secular Jew Malcolm Jarry opens a new heaquarters for his Satanic Temple, a controversial movement with up to 50,000 members worldwide. 

Russia's New Satan 2 Mega-Nuke Described With Chilling Accuracy in Isaiah Prophecy  As tensions rise between Russia and the United States and Cold War fears return, Russia revealed a terrifying new addition to its nuclear arsenal, aptly dubbed Satan 2. 

Warning to Palestinian students: "Beware of natural death; do not 'die', but amidst the hail of bullets"  This follows the Palestinian Authority policy to promote youth's participation in terror attacks, even if this means being killed. 

IRGC chief says commands most powerful regional force  The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps chief has said he commands the most powerful force in the beleaguered Middle East now 'tenfold' stronger than ever. 

Pope Francis: 'God promised the land to the people of Israel'  Israeli Deputy Minister for Regional Cooperation Ayoub Kara felt the pontiff was sending a direct message to UNESCO.

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BRACED FOR ARMAGEDDON Terrifying footage shows Russian soldiers prepare for nuclear war during drill involving 40 million people The four-day test saw emergency services practice how to deal with casualties in the event of an atomic strike.

UN preparing for possible chemical attack in Iraq's Mosul As US-led Iraqi and Kurdish troops come ever closer Mosul, 90 UN medical professional have been trained to respond to a possible chemical attack response by ISIS.

Warning to Palestinian students: "Beware of natural death; do not die, but amidst the hail of bullets" University agrees to student organization's initiative to create memorial demanding Martyrdom and honoring murderers.

Mosul battle: IS 'loses hundreds of fighters' - US generals Hundreds of Islamic State militants are thought to have been killed since Iraqi forces launched an offensive to retake Mosul last week, the US military says.

Russia warships: Kuznetsov battle group 'refuels off North Africa' Plans for some of the ships to dock at a Spanish port were cancelled after Nato allies voiced concern.

Report: Final burial place of Jesus revealed after hundreds of years Hidden by marble for centuries, the stone slab believed to have held Jesus's remains has finally been exposed.

Palestinian rivals, Mideast regional powers growing uneasy with Abbas In a signal of its growing frustration, Saudi Arabia, which normally provides around $20 million a month to the Palestinian budget, has reportedly not made any contributions since April.

IRGC chief says commands most powerful regional force The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps chief has said he commands the most powerful force in the beleaguered Middle East now "tenfold" stronger than ever.

Britain joins biggest European military buildup since Cold War Britain is deploying troops, aircraft and armor in the biggest military buildup in Eastern Europe since the Cold War.

US no banana republic for Russia to meddle in its election - Putin Russian President Vladimir Putin has rejected allegations that Moscow is trying to meddle with the American presidential vote, saying that the US is no banana republic to allow such a thing.

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UN Confirms Denial of Jewish Connection to Temple Mount The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Wednesday officially passed its resolution denying any Jewish connection to Jerusalem and its holy sites, including the Temple Mount.

Turkey: Erdogan's Stealth Jihad Against the West Erdogan's Turkey is a solitary nation. It does not belong to Europe.

Pope Francis: 'God promised the land to the people of Israel' Israeli Deputy Minister for Regional Cooperation Ayoub Kara felt the pontiff was sending a direct message to UNESCO.

Turkey moves to join fight for Mosul, sparking threat of 'regional war' from Iraq The United States is moving to calm tensions between Iraq and Turkey that were further inflamed on Oct. 23 when Turkish artillery hit Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) positions near Mosul.

UNESCO resolution is a 'disgrace to intelligent people,' says Temple Mount archeologist On the eve of UNESCO's Wednesday vote in Paris to ratify a resolution denying Jewish Ties to Judaism's holiest site.

Britain sends hundreds of soldiers and tanks to Russian border in biggest military deployment since Cold War A total of 800 troops, drones and tanks are moving to Estonia as part of the biggest military build up on Russia's borders since the Cold War.

In haunted Salem, a Jewish church founder preaches the art of 'Satanic' social change At a former funeral home in a town inextricably linked to witchcraft, secular Jew Malcolm Jarry opens a new heaquarters for his Satanic Temple, a controversial movement with up to 50,000 members worldwide.

Palestinians on UNESCO vote: We're working to save Jerusalem holy sites The Palestinians and the Jordanians are the ones who are trying to preserve the ancient sites in Jerusalem.

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Palestinian campaign vs Balfour shows hostility to Jewish state undimmed after 100 years Netanyahu always claims Palestinian opposition to Jewish sovereignty anywhere, not just to occupation and settlements, lies at the root of the conflict.

Mosul battle: UN receives reports of IS atrocities UN human rights staff have received reports of atrocities being committed by Islamic State militants as Iraqi government forces close in on Mosul.

Russian and Egyptian paratroopers in joint drill Russia and Egypt have been holding a massive joint defense drill called 'Defenders of Friendship 2016'.

First time in 1,000 years: Yom Kippur service on Temple Mount Only once in the last thousand years (since the second Muslim conquest of the Holy Land - the first was in the 7th century after the rise of Islam) has a Yom Kippur service been carried out on the Temple Mount.

Palestinians threaten against opposition to UNESCO Jerusalem vote Ahead of Wednesday vote, PA and Jordan warn of "other options" if full support is not received on controversial Jerusalem resolution.

Internet Crashes Will Be Hard To Stop After Obama's Internet Giveaway Someone successfully shut down many websites Friday, attacking a crucial part of the internet that has been made more vulnerable due to an Obama administration decision to surrender American control, according to experts.

Hamas: PA doesn't represent the Palestinian people Hamas member of parliament Ismail al-Ashkar openly questioned the legitimacy of Mahmoud Abbas' Ramallah government.

The Muslim prayer at Rome's Coliseum was a declaration of war Something dramatic happened last Friday in Rome and slowly,slowly we are starting to decipher it.

Rapidly re-Islamizing Turkey escalating persecution of Christians "It also seems that it is high time that the activists of the global 'human rights community' condemned or at least publicly discussed this 'culture of hate' in Muslim communities - and particularly the Christianophobia.

Dozens of Terrorists at Large in Kirkuk Friday's spectacular ISIS attack intended to draw forces from Mosul.

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Did Russia Just Fire the First Shot in the Super-Power Cyber-War? Thousands of Americans suffered from serious internet difficulties on more than a dozen major sites on Friday as a result of a massive cyber-attack.

The UN'S Shameful Purge Of Historical Jewish Ties To Jerusalem How the United Nations is helping the Palestinians' campaign of dejudaization of Jews' holiest sites.

Tehran will fight Turkey's role in Mosul operation The involvement of Turkish special operations, armored and artillery forces in support of the Kurdish Peshmerga battle to drive ISIS out of Bashiqa, 12 south of Mosul, marks a pivotal moment in the US-led coalition's anti-ISIS offensive to free Iraq's second city.

Lieberman: If Hamas forces war on us, it will be their last In the rare interview with Al-Quds newspaper, the Israeli defense minister outlined his thoughts on Palestinian statehood, a final peace agreement and Mahmoud Abbas; 'if they make the decision to stop digging tunnels, smuggling arms and firing rockets at us, we will be the first investors in the rehabilitation of the Gaza Strip.'

October surprise: was the Dyn Cyber attack rehearsal for US Election? A cyber attack on Oct. 21 used millions of internet-connected devices to flood the infrastructure of one of the biggest internet routing companies in the US with malicious traffic until it crashed.

The unbelievable tales of smuggled Torah scrolls that survived incredible journeys These Sifrei Torah made it through hard times in Poland, Iraq, Portugal, Russia and elsewhere, before being reborn in new communities.

UNESCO chief after Temple Mount vote: I'll fight 'distorted visions' of history UNESCO director-general indicates Israeli minister should resume cooperation with the body after he suspended it following a contentious vote on Jerusalem holy sites.

Iran's president says US election offers only bad or worse choice "America claims it has more than 200 years of democracy, and they have had 50 presidential elections, but there is no morality in that country," Rouhani said in a speech.

Turkey appoints permanent imam for Hagia Sophia; will lead five daily prayers "Observers are warning about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's increasingly neo-Ottoman stance and disregard for secular prerogatives."

Turkey Targets Christians In the last four years, more than 100 Christian pastors and other religious officials have been deported from Turkey, and banned from reentering.

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PHOTOS: 50,000 Receive Priestly Blessing at Kotel, Reaffirm Jewish Dedication to Jerusalem  In a powerful display of the glory that once was the Jewish Temple, tens of thousands of Jews gathered at the Western Wall, also known as the Kotel, in Jerusalem on Wednesday to be blessed by hundreds of Kohanim (Jewish men from the priestly caste). 

ISIS' Kirkuk raid spreads. US air force in action  The raid of Iraq's northern oil city of Kirkuk launched by the Islamic State Friday began to spread Saturday, Oct. 22 to surrounding towns. 

Jerusalem March attracts tens of thousands  With Israeli flags waving high, an electric enthusiasm permeates Jerusalem's streets as tens of thousands turn out to march across the capital and demonstrate their friendship; 'We love Israel, and we want to support Israel.' 

US Defense Secretary arrives in Baghdad to assess Mosul offensive  The offensive that started on Monday to capture Mosul is expected to become the biggest battle fought in Iraq since the US-led invasion in 2003. 

PHOTOS: Reenactment of Ancient Water Libation Ritual Revives Part of Temple Service  On Wednesday, the third intermediate day of the week-long holiday of Sukkot, Kohanim (Jews of the priestly caste) dressed in ceremonial garb and using utensils created especially for use in the Third Temple, led the third annual reenactment of the joyous water libation ceremony that was once part of the Temple service. 

Arab World: Turkish ambition  Ankara is pressing its desire to influence a post-ISIS Mosul and northern Iraq as part of a new policy in the region. 

Evidence unearthed of Jerusalem's protective 'Third Wall' from Second Temple period  "This is a fascinating testimony of the intensive bombardment by the Roman army, led by Titus, on their way to conquering the city and destroying the Second Temple," says IAA. 

Iraqi official says IS executed hundreds of civilians in Mosul  According to unconfirmed claim, fighters rounded up 284 men and boys and shot them as Iraqi troops advanced on jihadist bastion. 

Mosul battle: Hundreds treated over toxic fumes in Iraq  Hundreds of people in Iraq are being treated for the effects of toxic gases after a sulphur plant was set alight in fighting with so-called Islamic State. 

RT in UK: A brief history of establishment hysteria  The NatWest account closure is only the latest entry in the channel's saga in the UK.

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Archaeologists find battle site where Romans breached Jerusalem walls Discovery confirms Josephus's account of the conflict that saw destruction of Second Temple nearly 2,000 years ago, says Israeli Antiquities Authority.

Obama vs Baghdad on Sunni cleansing of Mosul A major dispute on combat tactics which has sprung up between Washington and Baghdad hangs over the coalition's Mosul offensive after three days of combat.

Iranian General: "Presence of America in region is cancerous malign tumor that can only be treated by removing filthy tumor"The goal of holding this drill is the creation of readiness so as to be able to combat any threat, and should a war occur, the Air Force will be the first force to enter the battlefield."

Iraqi PM upbeat on Mosul offensive The operation to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from so-called Islamic State militants is progressing faster than planned, the Iraqi prime minister says.

Temple Mount activists simulate biblical water-drawing ritual Temple Mount activists simulated a traditional water-drawing ritual - in preparation for the real thing.

Syria conflict: Russia extends Aleppo ceasefire by 24 hours Russia says it will extend by 24 hours its "humanitarian pause" in air strikes on rebel-held eastern Aleppo, taking the break up until Friday afternoon.

Israel's antiquities chief compares UNESCO to Islamic State UN cultural body's resolution on Jerusalem akin to jihadist group's destruction of Palmyra, says Yisrael Hasson.

Defying UNESCO and Ramallah, foreign lawmakers tour Jewish Hebron Despite intense Palestinian opposition, a group of 15 parliamentarians from across the globe visits the Tomb of the Patriarchs for the first time.

Scotland government plans independence vote before Brexit Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon has presented a bill proposing that a referendum on Scotland's independence be held before the UK pulls out of the EU.

Royal Navy pledges to 'man-mark' passing Russian fleet Britain's navy has pledged to keep her shores 'safe' as a Russian fleet passes the British Isles bound for the Mediterranean Sea.

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IN PICTURES: Thousands flock to Western Wall for traditional priestly blessing The traditional priestly blessing is said annually in honor of Succot, Passover and Shavuot.

The big Mosul offensive is stuck, halted by ISIS Less than a day after its launch, the big Mosul offensive prepared for more than a year by the US, the Iraqi army, Kurdish forces and others, ground to a halt Tuesday Oct. 17, DEBKAfile's military sources report - although none of the parties admitted as much.

ISIS could use chemical weapons, warn American officials The United States expects ISIS to use crude chemical weapons against those trying to conquer the city of Mosul.

Mosul battle: Escaping civilians facing 'dire conditions' Iraqi civilians are said to be enduring dire conditions after fleeing the Mosul area as the army attempts to retake the city from so-called Islamic State (IS).

Analysis: Russia hits US at heart of democracy; US counterstrike not likely to deter Last week, US Vice President Joseph Biden hinted that the US will escalate to a new level of counter cyber strikes at some point of its choosing.

MPs from around the world visit Jewish sites in Hevron A delegation of pro-Israel MPs visited Hevron for the first time while in Israel to support Jewish rights to the land.

This Train is Bound for Glory! I was thinking about the Feast of Tabernacles when I booked my train ticket to London and was rather tickled by the Virgin Trains slogan 'Be bound for glory', obviously based on the traditional gospel hit This Train.

Thousands of Israelis make pilgrimage to President's sukkah President Rivlin opened his sukkah to the public today, this year highlighting products manufactured in Israel.

Palestinians: Fatah Prepares for War with Israel "We have pledged to prepare an army of fighters by devoting our full abilities and energies to consolidate the option of armed struggle as the only means to liberate Palestine." - The armed wing of Fatah, Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, Martyr Nidal Al-Amoudi Division.

Putin meets EU leaders in Berlin to discuss Ukrainian war Germany's Angela Merkel, France's Francois Hollande, Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko, and Russia's Vladimir Putin are expected to meet in Berlin Wednesday to discuss the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

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UNESCO officially adopts controversial Jerusalem resolution Following the holding of a new vote on a draft resolution that failed to acknowledge a Jewish connection to the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem by exclusively using the its Islamic appellation, the body finally adopted the resolution despite remonstrations from Israel and Jews around the world.

UNESCO chief 'received death threats' for opposing Jerusalem motion Israeli envoy claims Irina Bokova has been given increased protection after speaking out against Arab-backed resolution.

UNESCO's absurd decision reflects the world's honest opinion Israel was not established to be a safe haven for Jews, but to foster a society that presents a desirable and sustainable alternative to a ruptured and hate-filled world.

Obama Quietly Empowers Iran's Military This sanctions relief not only gives legitimacy to the Revolutionary Guards globally, but emboldens and empowers Iran's elite military unit by allowing them legally to conduct business and transfer money.

Mosul battle: EU 'should prepare for returning jihadists' The EU should be prepared for returning jihadists if the so-called Islamic State (IS) is driven out of its Iraqi stronghold, Mosul, an official warns.

Islamic Messianic Dreams Shattered as ISIS Defeated in Dabiq As ISIS-held Dabiq in Northern Syria fell to rebel forces on Sunday, the Islamic prophesy of Messiah in which all the infidels either convert to Islam or die, what they call Mahdi, seems to have slipped away.

IRGC's Jafari: Saudi Arabia, Israel plotting against Iran Iran's Revolutionary Guards commander Mohammad Ali Jafari said in comments on Tuesday Iran has strong evidence that shows Saudi Arabia along with Israel are seeking to hatch plots against Iran.

The Vatican Submits to Islam (2006-2016) The Catholic Church's supine and pollyannish stance in the face of the advancing jihad, and active campaign to mislead Catholics about the nature and magnitude of the jihad threat, is a moral failure the likes of which have seldom been seen in history, and poses a severe challenge to any claim it makes to moral authority.

THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING Vladimir Putin's nuclear warships pictured steaming towards the English Channel as Royal Navy prepares to scramble fleet The Russian fleet is believed to be planning military drills off Scottish coast before heading towards the Med.

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Mosul: Iraq and Kurdish troops make gains in battle Iraqi pro-government forces have made gains at the start of a large-scale operation to retake Mosul, the last major stronghold of the so-called Islamic State (IS) in the country.

Mosul assault - a military Tower of Babel Sunday night, Oct. 16, Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, supported by a bevy of generals, announced that the military operation to recapture Mosul from its two-year occupation by the Islamic State had begun.

"We've had Muslims in America since George Washington." Really? "We've had Muslims in America since George Washington." So claimed Hillary Clinton during the second presidential debate.

Syrian rebels seize 'doomsday' village where Islamic State promised final battle ISIS has stated that Dabiq will be the site of an apocalypse-heralding battle between Islamic and Western forces; the village was a stronghold of the terrorist organization, and a subject of much of its propaganda.

World News Russia readies population for WW3 as CIA publicly Prepping Cyber Strike on Moscow US aggressiveness is growing, and threats to carry out cyberattacks against Russia are unprecedented, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said, adding that Russia will take "precautionary measures."

Mosul offensive: The battle for the soul and future of Iraq Mosul is the last major stronghold of ISIS in Iraq and its headquarters in the country.

Iran holds air force drills to display defense capabilities The air force, comprised largely of US-made jets obtained before the 1979 revolution, is particularly weak compared to Iran's Gulf Arab rivals.

UNESCO's Jerusalem resolution ignores Christian roots, too With increased archeological findings of a Byzantine presence prior to the Muslim conquest, the historical holy site is clearly linked to Judaism, Islam, and Christianity - and not necessarily in that order.

Congress Pushes Back Against U.N. Move to Nix Judaism From Jerusalem Congress is pushing back against a United Nations body that moved this week to designate Judaism's holiest site in Jerusalem as only having connections to Islam, according to new communication by Congress to the U.N.'s secretary general-elect.

EU-Africa talks pose questions on aid and security Later this week in Brussels, EU leaders will be discussing forthcoming deals with a handful of African states.

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Israel, Trump, Clinton Slam UN Over Temple Mount Resolution  The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organizations (UNESCO) on Thursday passed a resolution ignoring (some say denying) the Jewish connection to Jerusalem's Temple Mount, which it referred to only as the Al-Haram Al Sharif (the Noble Sanctuary), the name imposed on the sacred plateau after its conquest by Muslims in the 7th century CE. 

Iran, Saudi Arabia join US, Russia for latest Syria truce push  Talks in Switzerland include officials supporting both sides in bitter 5-year war, as regime continues onslaught in Aleppo. 

7 Ways Russia Is Telling People to Prepare for War  With tensions between Russia and the United States at their highest since the Cold War, there have been alarming signs coming out of Moscow that suggest the country is ready for war. 

ISIS in Sinai could turn its guns on us 'at any time'  The commander of the 70%-female Caracal Battalion tells the 'Post' how his unit is guarding the southern border. 

PHOTOS: Priests, Sanhedrin Perform Reenactment of Yom Kippur Temple Service  Last Wednesday, a demonstration of the the Yom Kippur Temple Service was held in Hebron adjacent to the Cave of the Patriarchs. 

Iraq violence: Dozens dead in Baghdad suicide attack on Shia  At least 32 people have died in a suicide attack targeting Shia in Iraq's capital Baghdad, officials say. 

UNESCO chief to Livni: We will fight delegitimization of Israel  Though its committee has approved anti-Israel text, Irina Bokova vows UN body will promote Jewish heritage around the world, combat Holocaust denial. 

Archaeology 101: Jews and the Temple Mount  The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Thursday adopted a biased and political resolution that disregards Judaism's historic connection to the Temple Mount, casts doubts regarding the Jewish connection to the Western Wall, and protests against the Israel Antiquities Authority's attempts to supervise construction work on and around the Temple Mount in order to preserve the antiquities and other archaeological data. 

Around 100 said killed as Egypt strikes jihadists in Sinai  Hours of airstrikes take out fighters, weapons in north of peninsula day after 12 soldiers killed; Sissi: War on jihadists will be long. 

Iran deploys warships to Gulf of Aden after US destroys Iran's coastal radars in Yemen  Iran deployed two warships off Yemen threatening to First Iranian-Yemeni missile attack on US flotillaurther escalate tensions after the U.S. fired Tomahawk cruise missiles destroying three coastal radar sites in Houthi-controlled territory, a U.S. official confirmed to Fox News on Thursday.

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PHOTOS: Priests, Sanhedrin Perform Reenactment of Yom Kippur Temple Service Last Wednesday, a demonstration of the the Yom Kippur Temple Service was held in Hebron adjacent to the Cave of the Patriarchs.

Baltic States, Poland 'Distrust' NATO on Responding to Russian Invasion Government representatives and security experts in the Baltic states and Poland don't trust NATO to come to their defense if they are invaded by Russia, according to a new study on the security challenges facing the alliance's eastern flank.

EU citizens tell RT about their Brexit fears as campaign is launched to keep them in Britain European citizens living in Britain have told RT about how they fear for their jobs, their safety, and their families as Prime Minister Theresa May's "hard Brexit" plans threaten their residency rights.

Syria's Assad: Aleppo a 'springboard' to winning the war Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said victory in Aleppo will make the city a "springboard" from which to retake the rest of the country.

Palestinian FM rebukes UNESCO Chief The resolution made no mention of Judaism's connection to the Temple Mount, which is revered as the holiest site in Judaism.

Missiles continue to rain down on Aleppo, world silent Syrian and Russian warplanes carried out dozens of air strikes on rebel-held districts of Aleppo on Friday, a monitor said, as world powers prepared for new talks on a ceasefire.

Top UNESCO official hopes to delay full vote on Jerusalem resolution Head of cultural body's executive board, which is scheduled to meet Tuesday, says deferral would give dialogue a chance.

Outrageous as it may be, UNESCO's Jerusalem vote has a silver lining An April resolution ignoring Jewish ties to the Temple Mount garnered a big majority. This time, Palestinians had a little less cause to celebrate.

Israel, Trump, Clinton Slam UN Over Temple Mount Resolution The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organizations (UNESCO) on Thursday passed a resolution ignoring (some say denying) the Jewish connection to Jerusalem's Temple Mount, which it referred to only as the Al-Haram Al Sharif (the Noble Sanctuary), the name imposed on the sacred plateau after its conquest by Muslims in the 7th century CE.

Hispanic Evangelicals Emerging as New Powerhouse of Israel Support When Hispanic-American pastors from around the country met in the nation's capital last week, the main issue on their agenda was not immigration or health care - it was Israel.

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UNESCO votes: No connection between Temple Mount and Judaism Twenty-four nations voted in favor of the motion, 26 abstained and only six voted against.

Just the facts: Iran's uranium enrichment and its nuclear potential Iran - with its long-term historical perspective - has never given up its aspirations to be a major power.

Cairo turns to Moscow for help against Sinai-based terror groups Russian airborne troops will hold joint military drills with Egyptian forces this month, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

US Tomahawks destroy Iran's radar bases in Yemen Tomahawk cruise missiles launched by US Navy destroyer USS Nitze early Thursday, Oct. 13, destroyed three Iranian-Yemeni coastal radar stations, after C-802 anti-ship missiles supplied by Iran to Yemeni Houthi rebels were fired at US naval vessels off the Yemeni coast.

Saudi Arabia And Qatar Bankroll Isis - And The Clinton Foundation WikiLeaks released an August 2014 e-mail from Hillary Clinton to John Podesta, who currently serves as her campaign chairman, stating that the governments of Saudi Arabia and Qatar have been "providing clandestine financial and logistic support to ISIL and other radical Sunni groups in the region."

Portugal's Antonio Guterres elected UN secretary general Portugal's former Prime Minister Antonio Guterres has been officially appointed as the next UN secretary general.

West must stop 'pulverisation' of Aleppo - Boris Johnson Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said the West must consider new military options against Syrian forces to stop Aleppo being "pulverised".

Christian Speaker Beth Moore Stands in the Gap for Hillary Clinton Christian speaker Beth Moore is breaking away from fellow evangelical leaders/speakers who stand with Donald Trump, saying she can no longer do so after hearing the 2005 recording of his off-the-record conversation with Billy Bush.

Houthis See US as the Enemy in Fight with Saudis The United States is seeing growing indications that Iran-allied Houthi rebels, despite denials, were responsible for Sunday's attack on a Navy destroyer off the Yemen coast, U.S. officials said.

On anniversary of Yom Kippur war, Egypt wonders: Is Israel still the enemy? October 6 is a national holiday in Egypt to celebrate what is considered to be the Egyptian army's victory over Israel in 1973.

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Yom Kippur: The Holy Temple "And God spoke to Moses after the death of Aaron's two sons, who brought an (unauthorized) offering before the Lord and died. And God said to Moses: Speak to your brother Aaron, and let him not enter the holy place that is beyond the partition concealing the ark at any time, so that he may not die, since I appear over the ark cover in a cloud." (SEE TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR GREAT INFORMATION ON YOM KIPPUR)

Security forces on high alert in Jerusalem as Jewish Israelis mark Yom Kippur One day after a deadly Jerusalem terrorist attack jarred the nation, police say extensive security measures for Yom Kippur have been implemented throughout the capital.

Turkey's Dangerous Moves in Iraq In a span of five years Turkey has had serious political and military tensions with several countries in its vicinity: Israel, Syria, Russia, Jordan, Egypt, Cyprus and Greece. Most recently, Iraq has also joined the club of hostilities surrounding Turkey.

UNESCO to vote on resolutions ignoring Jewish ties to Temple Mount A bi-partisan group of 39 US Congressmen wrote a letter this week to the Executive Board members asking them to vote against the latest resolution.

Syria conflict: Russia's Putin halts France visit amid row Russia's President Vladimir Putin has cancelled a planned visit to France amid a row over Syria.

Russia's top propagandist says US behaviour could have 'nuclear' implications A Russian news presenter, dubbed the "Kremlin's chief propagandist", has warned the United States any "impudent behaviour" towards Moscow could have "nuclear" implications.

Another jihadist declared a martyr in Palestinian territories It will never cease to be puzzling and appalling how anyone could possibly expect any semblance of peaceful coexistence with any jihadist entity.

US-South Korea naval drills reportedly include rehearsal of Kim Jong-un assassination Joint US-South Korea naval drills will involve the nuclear-powered USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier and will see both militaries rehearse strategies to kill North Korean leaders in the event of attacks by Pyongyang, a Defense Ministry official has said.

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'World on dangerous threshold': Gorbachev warns of nuclear threat amid intl tensions Mikhail Gorbachev has called the current state of relations between Russia and US the "collapse of mutual trust" and urged the sides to resume dialogue and push towards demilitarization and complete nuclear disarmament.

Israel sealing off West Bank, Gaza for Yom Kippur The Israeli army announced Monday it would be sealing off the West Bank and Gaza Strip over Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement and the holiest day of the Jewish calendar, for 48 hours starting at 12:01 a.m.

The unforgivable failure of the Yom Kippur War Op-ed: Alongside the intelligence mistake, which was a result of human error, the even greater failure in 1973 was the ignorance of the IDF's top echelon, including the chief of staff.

Police on high alert in Jerusalem following attack and before Yom Kippur Sunday's shooting attack, which took the lives of two Israelis, caught Jerusalem Police in the midst of preparations for the High Holy Days and only served to amp up the already heightened level of alertness; as part of its preparations, the police began to break up celebrations honoring the killed terrorist in east Jerusalem while looking out for further incitement.

Space war, Vatican knowledge of extraterrestrials revealed in Podesta emails Aliens want to help mankind but fear our violent tendencies, according to an email exchange revealed by Wikileaks.

Uncertainty undercuts elation as first of 9,000 Ethiopians arrive in Israel 63 Falash Mura make aliya; families reunited with tears of joy.

Ethiopia blames Egypt and Eritrea over unrest Ethiopia's information minister says groups in Eritrea and Egypt are contributing to the unrest, which has led to a six-month state of emergency.

Archeologists: The Biblical Story Happened Right Here Next to Jerusalem, Lachish was the most important city from the time of King Rehoboam until the exile of Judea in 586 BCE.

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* Obama set for Mosul battle, leaves Aleppo to Putin The warlike rhetoric heard from Washington over the plight of the stricken Syrian town of Aleppo does not represent any current Obama administration plan for military intervention to halt the ever-mounting carnage.

* Russia deploys nuclear-capable missiles in KaliningradRussia has deployed nuclear-capable Iskander missiles in its Kaliningrad region, bordering Poland and Lithuania.

* Iran: children's theme park markets jihad against America and Israel Children are trained in the park to shoot virtual fixed and moving targets. 

* Iraq PM to Erdogan: get out of Iraq or face possibility of regional war As the operation to free Mosul from the self-proclaimed caliphate approaches, the potential vacuum left after the Islamic State loses the city could lead to serious complications for the region. 

* Minutes to midnight: US cuts bilateral contact with RussiaFollowing Russia's decree to end their joint nuclear deweaponization program with the US, the US State Department announced Monday that Washington has suspended bilateral contact with Moscow.

* Ethiopian immigration to Israel resuming after 3-year freezeAmid civil unrest in Ethiopia, first group of Jews since 2013 set to arrive in Israel on Sunday; 9,000 still waiting in Ethiopia.

* One World Religion Advances with Vatican Anglican MeetingThe heads of the Roman Catholic and Anglican Churches said on Wednesday they would work together to help the poor and protect the environment despite their unity being blocked by differences over women priests and gay marriage.

* Portugal's Antonio Guterres set to be UN secretary generalPortugal's former Prime Minister Antonio Guterres is poised to become the next UN secretary general, UN diplomats say.

* Russia suspends weapons-grade plutonium deal with USRussia has suspended an agreement with the US on the disposal of surplus weapons-grade plutonium, the latest sign of worsening bilateral relations.

* France: The Ticking Time Bomb of Islamization Recently, two important studies about French Muslims were released in France. 

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With reprisal campaign, Israel looks to put 'strategic' dent in Hamas Unlike tit-for-tat exchanges of past, Israeli jets targeting Gaza positions following rocket attack on Sderot Wednesday hit sites key to terror organization.

Iraq PM to Erdogan: get out of Iraq or face possibility of regional war As the operation to free Mosul from the self-proclaimed caliphate approaches, the potential vacuum left after the Islamic State loses the city could lead to serious complications for the region.

Did Peres's Death Signal End of Josephic Messiah and Beginning of Davidic Messiah? When Shimon Peres, last of the leaders who founded the modern state of Israel, was eulogized last Friday by a historic gathering of over 90 world leaders from over 70 countries, it dramatically and emphatically marked the end of an era for Israel.

Iran Guards warn Saudis over Gulf war games Tehran (AFP) - Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards warned regional rival Saudi Arabia to stay away from Iranian waters during its military exercises in the Gulf.

Iranian Army Can Deploy Nine Million Troops Against America, Says Former Minister The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) ground forces are "five times better" than the American army, and Iran could deploy nine million troops against it in less than ten days, said former Corps minister Mohsen Rafighdoost last month in a Tehran speech.

Why do the British royals refrain from official state visits to Israel? While Prince Charles has attended two state funerals in Israel, he has never come on an official state visit; neither has Queen Elizabeth.

Elite IAF commandos at forefront of 'war between wars' behind enemy lines The Shaldag Unit, formed 40 years ago as the air force's elite ground unit, gathers intelligence far from borders and surprises the enemy.

Al-Shabab 'kills Christians' in Kenya's Mandera town Militant Islamist group al-Shabab says it has killed six Christians in north-eastern Kenya in an attack aimed at forcing them out of the region.

Ethiopian immigration to Israel resuming after 3-year freeze Amid civil unrest in Ethiopia, first group of Jews since 2013 set to arrive in Israel on Sunday; 9,000 still waiting in Ethiopia.

One World Religion Advances with Vatican Anglican Meeting The heads of the Roman Catholic and Anglican Churches said on Wednesday they would work together to help the poor and protect the environment despite their unity being blocked by differences over women priests and gay marriage.

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Minutes to midnight: US cuts bilateral contact with Russia Following Russia's decree to end their joint nuclear deweaponization program with the US, the US State Department announced Monday that Washington has suspended bilateral contact with Moscow.

Russia Adds Hundreds of Warheads Under Nuclear Treaty Russia increased its deployed nuclear warheads over the past six months under a strategic arms reduction treaty as U.S. nuclear warhead stocks declined sharply, according to the State Department.

Iraq threatens WAR with Turkey over military occupation Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi threatens to initiate a regional war if Turkey does not withdraw its military forces from Northern Iraq.

Russian state newspapers predict 'direct military conflict' with US as it compares Syria stalemate to Cuban missile crisis 'Third World War' fears have been voiced by the newspapers over the growing tensions between the USA and Syria.

Russia Ups the Ante: Deploys Advanced S-300 Missile Launchers in Syria Russian defense ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov announced on Tuesday that a battery of Russian S-300 air defense missile launchers has been transported to the Syrian city of Tartus to defend a Russian naval base and warships.

US: New Israeli settlement plan 'deeply troubling' after historic aid deal signed "Proceeding with this new settlement is another step towards cementing a one-state reality of perpetual occupation that is fundamentally inconsistent with Israel's future as Jewish and democratic."

Saudi Arabia starts 'naval war game' live fire exercise Warships, speedboats, air navy aircraft, Marine Corps and special security naval units took part, state-run Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said.

Portugal's Antonio Guterres set to be UN secretary general Portugal's former Prime Minister Antonio Guterres is poised to become the next UN secretary general, UN diplomats say.

Nato jets scrambled as Russian bombers fly south Two Russian Blackjack bombers were intercepted by fighter jets from four European countries as they flew from the direction of Norway to northern Spain and back, it has emerged.

Sturgeon accuses May of ignoring Scotland in Brexit talks UK and Scottish leaders have clashed over the role of the Edinburgh parliament in the upcoming Brexit negotiations, raising the possibility of a Scottish legal challenge to Britain's exit from the European Union.

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Putin suspends nuclear pact, raising stakes in row with Washington Move comes as Russia and America are on the verge of military showdown in Syria, only a short time after the US relocated its nukes from Turkey's Incirlik base to Romania, where the Aegis anti-Russian missile shield has been deployed earlier this year.

PARANOID PUTIN Russia holds massive nuclear war exercise involving 40MILLION people as military tensions rise with US RUSSIA is holding a massive evacuation drill for more than 40million people to prepare for nuclear war.

Census: Record 42.4M immigrants, 23% of school kids, Muslims biggest jump At 42.4 million, there are now more immigrants, legal and illegal, in America than ever before, fueled by a massive flood from Muslim nations, and the growing numbers are substantially impacting public services like public schools, according to a weighty new analysis of Census Bureau data.

Isis prepares for 'apocalyptic' battle to defend the village at the heart of its propaganda operation Turkey-backed Syrian rebels say they are less than 48 hours away from launching an attack on the town of Dabiq, held by Isis since 2014.

Assange vs Clinton: No threat or Chinese torture? WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange exploded the bubble of widely touted leaks for upending the US election at his video conference in Berlin Tuesday, Oct. 4, by a strangely anemic appearance.

Turkey purges 13,000 police officers over failed coup Turkey has suspended almost 13,000 police officers for their alleged links with the US-based Muslim cleric, Fethullah Gulen.

The 5776 mirror: Looking back over the past Jewish year As we look back over the past Jewish year, Israel has room for much optimism and hope - and a dark cloud or two.

Backlash to World Economic Order Clouds Outlook at IMF Talks Policy-making elites converge on Washington this week for meetings that epitomize a faith in globalization that's at odds with the growing backlash against the inequities it creates.

THE NEW MIDDLE EAST A new Syria is emerging. And with it, a new Middle East and world are presenting themselves. Our new world is not a peaceful or stable one. It is a harsh place.

Palestinian Murderers and their Western Enablers The Palestinian Authority not only celebrates murderers: it produces new ones every day -- and does so knowlingly and voluntarily.

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What Is Rosh Hashanah? The anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve, a day of judgment and coronation, the sounding of the shofar.

Ten Places the Obama Administration Says Are Not In Israel The Obama administration ignited a firestorm over the weekend when it stripped the city of Jerusalem as being located in Israel in an official communication sent following a memorial service for recently deceased former Israeli President Shimon Peres.

* Comey Predicts Tsunami of ISIS Terrorists Heading for U.S.Huge sums of money are spent by our government and the governments of other countries to enable meteorologists to more accurately predict the weather.

Abbas's farewell to Shimon Peres stirs controversy among Palestinians At the funeral, Abbas took a front-row seat - Palestinian officials said Peres's family invited him - and shook hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Russia suspends weapons-grade plutonium deal with US Russia has suspended an agreement with the US on the disposal of surplus weapons-grade plutonium, the latest sign of worsening bilateral relations.

Iranian Revolutionary Guard unveils new attack drones The drone, called Saegheh, or lightning, was unveiled at an expo showcasing the latest achievements by the Revolutionary Guards' aerospace arm.

France: The Ticking Time Bomb of Islamization he last group, defined as the "Ultras", represent 28% of Muslims polled, and the most authoritarian profile.

Which Nation is (Still) the Number One Sponsor of Terrorism? The June State Department report also lists 58 "Foreign Terrorist Organizations," of which over a dozen are allied with Iran.

Iran: children's theme park markets jihad against America and Israel Children are trained in the park to shoot virtual fixed and moving targets. The targets carry the flags of countries which Iran view as their enemies, including the US and Israel.

Starting Monday, the military begins paying for gender reassignment surgery for soldiers Starting today, the U.S. military will pay for gender reassignment surgery for transgender soldiers, a program that could cost up to $8.4 million a year.

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* Syria conflict: Aleppo hospital 'hit by barrel bombs' An air raid on the rebel-held eastern half of the Syrian city of Aleppo has hit the area's largest hospital for the second time in a matter of days, a medical charity says.

* Did WW3 Just break out in the Middle-East ? This article presents the flash-point of the open full-scale war in the middle-East between Russia-Iran-Syria-Hezbollah-Hamas-Houthis-China-N.Korea-Laos-Philippines and between NATO-Israel-Jordan-GCC (Saudia & Emirates)-Egypt-Ukraine-S.Korea-Vietnam.

* Sounding the Horn of the Messiah From Jerusalem Though it is impossible to say with absolute certainty when the Messiah will come, in an ancient synagogue in Jerusalem's Old City, a shofar and jug of oil are patiently waiting on a high shelf for his arrival. 

* European Commission Demands Money For EU Army The European Union's executive wants to boost the bloc's joint defence and security with an initial investment of 90 million euros in research, marking a turning point after years of cuts.

* The World's Economic System Failing Fast: China on Brink The European Central Bank and the head of Italy's bank rescue fund clashed on Monday over the European Union's tough conditions on state aid for troubled banks. 

* Shimon Pere is laid to rest in Jerusalem Shimon Peres was born Szymon Perski, on 2 August 1923 in Wiszniew, then Poland now Belarus.
* War of Gog and Magog Has Already Begun, Says Mystic Rabbi; Messiah is Here Just a few days prior to the Jewish New Year, Rabbi Nir Ben Artzi, a noted kabbalist with thousands of followers in Israel, has revealed a divine redemptive plan for the world which will see Europe overrun with Muslims, Syria's chaos spilling into the West, the US elections spelling disaster for American Jews, and Israel's importance becoming greater than ever.

* Sanhedrin Revives 2,000-Year-Old Blessing for Counting of Jubilee Year Amidst the shofar blasts, this Rosh Hashana will include a mitzvah (Biblical commandment) that hasn't been performed by the Jews in almost 2,000 years: counting the Jubilee. 

* IN PHOTOS: Shimon Peres laid to rest Leaders from the past and present, from Israel and abroad, came to accompany Israel's ninth president to his final resting place, as close friend author Amos Oz and his three children also eulogized him.

* Globalism Is Anti-Christ, Demonic, Theologians ArgueProminent theologians and scholars are saying this week that while globalism may be a buzzword this election season, too few understand the demonic forces driving this ideology.

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US protecting Syria jihadist group - Russia's Lavrov The US is trying to spare a jihadist group in its attempts to unseat Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, Russia's foreign minister has told the BBC.

Shimon Peres funeral: Leaders hail legacy of former Israeli leader World leaders have hailed the vision of the late Israeli leader, Shimon Peres, as he was laid to rest days after his death at the age of 93.

US, Russia on brink of military showdown in Syria There is a sense in Washington and Moscow alike that a military showdown between the US and Russia is inevitable - direct this time, not through proxies, like the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkish jets last year.

Ex-Iranian intelligence chief reveals talks with Saudis over Syria TEHRAN - The former Iranian former intelligence minister has revealed that Iran once took the initiative to hold talks with Saudi Arabia over Syria before the situation began to deteriorate in the country but the monarchy did not seize it and vowed to fight Iran's "Islamic revolution".

Pope Issues Not So Veiled Threat to Russia and Putin Pope Issues Not So Veiled Threat to Russia and Putin - Pope Francis looks on during a welcome ceremony at the Presidential palace in Tbilisi, Georgia, September 30, 2016.

Rosetta mission ends in comet collision Europe's Rosetta probe has ended its mission to Comet 67P by crash-landing on to the icy object's surface.

Netanyahu holds marathon of meetings with world leaders Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is holding a marathon of meetings with world leaders who are arriving in Israel to participate in the funeral of former President Shimon Peres.

Hamas calls for 'Day of Rage' during Peres funeral The Hamas terror group urged Palestinians to hold a 'Day of Rage' on Friday, coinciding with the state funeral of former Israeli president Shimon Peres, which will be held in Jerusalem on that day.

IN PHOTOS: Shimon Peres laid to rest Leaders from the past and present, from Israel and abroad, came to accompany Israel's ninth president to his final resting place, as close friend author Amos Oz and his three children also eulogized him.

Former NATO Chief: The United States Should Be the World's 'Policeman' Anders Fogh Rasmussen was prime minister of Denmark from 2001 to 2009, and months later began serving as NATO secretary general until 2014. He is currently promoting his new book, The Will to Lead: America's Indispensable Role in the Global Fight for Freedom.

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* Middle East, Europe Will Be Swallowed in War of Gog and Magog, Warns Mystic Rabbi Just a few days prior to the Jewish New Year, Rabbi Nir Ben Artzi, a noted kabbalist with thousands of followers in Israel, has revealed a divine redemptive plan for the world which will see Europe overrun with Muslims, Syria's chaos spilling into the West, the US elections spelling disaster for American Jews, and Israel's importance becoming greater than ever.

* Shimon Peres: A life spanning Israel's history Shimon Peres was born Szymon Perski, on 2 August 1923 in Wiszniew, then Poland now Belarus.

* Globalism Is Anti-Christ, Demonic, Theologians Argue Prominent theologians and scholars are saying this week that while globalism may be a buzzword this election season, too few understand the demonic forces driving this ideology.

* ISIS Has Built 'Hell on Earth' in Mosul It's not quite D-Day, but an array of armies, militias, tribal fighters, and Western support troops are massing for their 'longest day' in Mosul.

* Palestinian media unleashed a campaign of demonization following Peres' passing. Though leaders the world over showered former President Shimon Peres with kind words upon his passing, official Palestinian TV did not follow suit.

* Kashmir attack: India 'launches strikes against militants' India's army says it has carried out "surgical strikes" against suspected militants along the de-facto border with Pakistan in Kashmir.

* Solar storm heading towards Earth threatening to break your Sky TV and mobile phones A HUGE solar storm is heading towards Earth which could leave us without mobile phones, satellite TV and even electricity.

* Saudis could pull billions from US economy, hinder access to Mideast bases following 9/11 lawsuits Saudi Arabia and its allies could retaliate against US legislation allowing the kingdom to be sued for the 9/11 attacks, including scaling back investment in the US economy or restricting access to important regional air bases, experts claim.

* Syria war: Russia rejects US calls to halt bombing eastern Aleppo Russia has said it will carry on bombing rebel-held eastern Aleppo in Syria, defying US demands to stop.

* Turkey state of emergency to be extended? Turkey's National Security Council will propose extending the state of emergency introduced after the failed coup in July, it said on Wednesday, according to Reuters.

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* World leaders to attend funeral for Israel's Shimon Peres A long list of world leaders will attend the funeral of former Israeli prime minister and president Shimon Peres, who died on Wednesday at 93.

* Sanhedrin Revives 2,000-Year-Old Blessing for Counting of Jubilee Year Amidst the shofar blasts, this Rosh Hashana will include a mitzvah (Biblical commandment) that hasn't been performed by the Jews in almost 2,000 years: counting the Jubilee. 

* Hamas, Hezbollah 'happy' about Peres's death, PA sends condolences Hamas official denounces Shimon Peres as 'founder of occupation' adding that his death represents 'a new phase of weakness;' Hezbollah labels him a 'criminal;' Mahmoud Abbas sends condolences to family, while PA news agency document's Peres's 'aggression'.

* Iran has missiles that can hit Israel, Revolutionary Guards official says The commander warned that 'the Zionist regime is our biggest target.'

* Foreign states supply Syrian rebels with new Grad rockets - FSA commander Foreign states have supplied Syrian rebels with surface-to-surface Grad rockets in response to the Russian-backed offensive in Aleppo, according to Fares al-Bayoush, rebel commander of the Free Syrian Army.

* Shimon Peres: A life in pictures Remembering the legendary life of Shimon Peres, the last of Israel's founding fathers, 1923-2016.

* Shimon Peres: The architect of Israel's nuclear programPerhaps his greatest achievement was the ability to make Israel's enemies believe that Israel had the ultimate strategic deterrence and a nuclear monopoly in the Middle East.

* Why Israeli Jews lean to the right and American Jews to the left Study reveals wide gaps between Israeli and American Jews on religiosity, politics, Palestinian statehood, and the US-Israel relationship.

* European Commission Demands Money For EU Army The European Union's executive wants to boost the bloc's joint defence and security with an initial investment of 90 million euros (77.5 million) in research, marking a turning point after years of cuts.

* Turkey: Land of Mosques, Prisons and the Uneducated One way the rise of Islamist authoritarianism in a country can be seen is by the rise in the number of mosques, religious schools and prisons -- coupled with a sharp decline in the quality of education. Turkey is no exception.

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Sounding the Horn of the Messiah From Jerusalem  Though it is impossible to say with absolute certainty when the Messiah will come, in an ancient synagogue in Jerusalem's Old City, a shofar and jug of oil are patiently waiting on a high shelf for his arrival. 

Analysts: Russia looking to strong-arm US  As tensions between the two world powers escalate, experts say the Russians are 'going all out' in Aleppo to make US accept its demands. 

Pentagon: ISIS is preparing a chemical attack  Pentagon spokesman warns the Islamic State is determined to use chemical arms and likely to try them again in Iraq. 

Syria conflict: Aleppo evacuation corridors needed, WHO says  The World Health Organization wants safe routes to be set up immediately to evacuate sick and wounded Syrians from besieged parts of the city of Aleppo. 

Clinton attacked a defensive Trump. Tie holds  The first direct face-off between the two US presidential candidates Tuesday, Sept. 27 ended in a slight edge for the Democrats' Hillary Clinton versus Republican Donald Trump. But the score was not decisive enough to radically change the close tie prevailing in the polls when the contenders took the stage. 

Ahead of Jewish New Year, Israel's population stands at 8.585 million  The average Jewish birth rate has risen while the average Muslim birth rate has fallen, closing the gap between the two sectors. 

Oil prices slide as Iran refuses to freeze output levels  The political rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia spilled into OPEC's informal meeting in Algeria as Iran said it would not freeze oil output and Saudi said the meeting was merely 'consultative'. 

'Emergency' need for exorcists after surge in people dabbling in Satanism and black magic  Exorcists are in urgent demand as a result of a sharp rise in people dabbling in Satanism and the occult, experts from the Catholic Church in Italy and the US said. 

Khamenei tells Ahmadinejad not to run for president  Iran's Supreme Leader tells former president not to stand again in next year's elections. 

Jihadists Target Spain  "The actions of your ancestors are the reason for our actions today."

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Russia And The West's Insane Syrian War  A war that only Islam can win. 

No-fly zone would 'require war with Syria and Russia' - top US general  Speaking to the US Senate, the Pentagon's leaders blamed Russia for the Aleppo aid convoy attack, but admitted they 'had no facts'.

U.S. Federal Court: Facebook's 'moral obligation' to contain jihadist rhetoric  A civil lawsuit filed by Shurat HaDin (the Israel Law Center) was brought on behalf of 20,000 Israelis against Facebook 'for facilitating incitement and for damages in the wrongful deaths of several American citizens killed by terrorists while in Israel.' 

Syria conflict: US and UK rhetoric 'unacceptable' - Russia  Russia has criticised the US and UK for using "unacceptable" tone and rhetoric in speeches on Syria at the UN, after being accused of "barbarism". 

Iran gains Mediterranean bases in Italy and Syria  As part of Iran's drive to rule the strategic waves of regional waters, Tehran has negotiated a naval exchange deal with Rome for its warships to be berthed in Italian ports, DEBKAfile's military sources reveal. 

Israel consortium signs 'historic' 15-year, $10b gas deal with Jordan  Amman electric company to purchase 45 billion cubic meters of gas from Leviathan field in the Mediterranean. 

As Gaza spirals downward, the IDF watches, digs in for the next fight  Palestinians in the Strip facing growing economic despair, arrested reconstruction and no hope for the future, senior officer says. 

Iran's supreme leader tells Ahmadinejad not to run again for president  Ahmadinejad had not announced any plans to run in the vote scheduled for May, but has made several speeches in recent months, prompting speculation of a political comeback. 

Jordan: Muslim murders Christian who posted cartoon mocking Islamic Paradise  Nahid Hattar was murdered outside the court where he was facing charges for insulting Islam. 

Netanyahu: No matter US election results, we'll have a friend in the White House  The prime minster spoke of his meetings with the presidential candidates as well as recent comments made by former prime minster Ehud Barak.

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Russian-Syrian Aleppo tactics await the South  In scores of air raids launched early Friday, Sept. 23, Syrian and Russian bombers pulverized Syrian rebel strongholds in eastern Aleppo, while, on the ground, Syrian military, Hizballah and pro-Iranian Shiite militia forces hammered those targets in one of the most destructive onslaughts yet seen in the nearly six-day Syrian civil war. 

Top Military Officer: Bad Idea to Share Syria Intelligence With Russians  Moscow takes center stage at hearing on American national security challenges. 

Netanyahu invites Abbas to speak at Knesset in UN speech  PM invites Abbas to address Knesset, slams "moral farce" of UN at speech to United Nations General Assembly; says "road to peace runs through Jerusalem and Ramallah, not New York." 

Syria conflict: Aleppo pounded as military presses offensive  Warplanes have continued to pound the northern city of Aleppo, as Syria's military presses ahead with its new offensive to retake rebel-held areas. 

Did WW3 Just break out in the Middle-East ?  Attacks on US Tentacles are Timed to Clinton's Crash. 

Quartet calls Israel out for ongoing settlement activity  'The real settlements Palestinians are after are Haifa, Jaffa and Tel Aviv,' Netanyahu declared. 

Netanyahu's Explosive Speech to the UN  In a dramatic speech on Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the United Nations General Assembly, openly confronting them with their blatant bias against Israel while holding out his hand in friendship. 

Palestinians: "The Mafia of Destruction"  Question: How do Palestinian patients obtain permits to receive medical treatment in Israeli and other hospitals around the world? Answer: By paying bribes to senior Palestinian officials in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. 

Israel convinced EU will keep Hamas on its terror list  Israel convinced that the European Union will keep Hamas on Europe's terror list despite legal opinion to remove it. 

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Syrian buildup with Druze OC for major Golan op  Six steps by the Assad regime in the last few days, reported by DEBKAfile's military sources, point to preparations for a massive Syrian army offensive, backed by Hizballah, pro-Iranian Shiite militias and Iranian Rev Guards officers, for clearing the strong rebel presence out of the Syrian Golan. 

Arabs changing strategy on Israeli nuclear facilities  Senior diplomat confirms Arab states won't seek IAEA vote regarding the oversight of Israel's nuclear facilities. 

Inside the Ring: China, Russia Rapidly Building Arms for Space War  The nominee to lead the U.S. Strategic Command warned Congress this week that China and Russia are rapidly building space warfare capabilities and the United States is lagging behind in efforts to counter the threat. 

Rouhani: Zionists pressuring US to violate Iran nuclear deal  Speaking at UN General Assembly debate, Iranian president attacks Israel over "web of apartheid politics and atrocities." 

US probes 'IS chemical rocket attack' on American troops in Iraq  Islamic State militants may have fired a chemical rocket at American troops based in Iraq, the US military says. 

Fatah cartoon pushes anti-Semitic conspiracy theories  Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah faction publishes cartoons drawing on classic anti-Semitic libels. 

Obama 'naive and messianic' towards Israel, minister says  Tzachi Hanegbi predicted that both Netanyahu and Obama were pleased to be rid of one another, despite the smiles on show for the cameras in New York. 

Ancient Hebrew scroll burned in centuries-old fire finally deciphered  To unlock the mysteries contained in the charred parchment, the remains of the Ein Gedi Scroll were analyzed in Israel using a micro-CT scanner. 

Abbas vows to submit UN Security Council resolution against Israeli settlements  PA president in UNGA speech says will seek UN motion against "the terror of the settlers against the Palestinian people." 

Top EU lawyer says Hamas should be dropped from terror list  Advocate general says decision to blacklist Palestinian Islamist group shouldn't have been made based on 'media reports and the internet'.

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Iran threatens to 'turn Tel Aviv and Haifa to dust' if Israel missteps  "If the leaders of the Zionist regime make a mistake then the Islamic Republic will turn Tel Aviv and Haifa to dust," reads banner on military truck in missile parade. 

Analysis: Cease-fire collapse means indefinite bloodletting in Syria  This cease-fire, agreed between the US and Russia, received its death blow Monday, when a humanitarian aid convoy was bombed west of Aleppo, killing 21 people and destroying 18 of the 21 trucks. 

Russia to send flagship aircraft carrier to Syria  Moscow looks to bolster naval deployment off coast of Syria, as war appears to escalate after failed cease-fire. 

PA: Terrorist stabbers are 'unarmed' victims of 'executions'  Palestinian officials and reporters consistently portray terrorists as innocent victims executed under the 'pretext' of terrorism. 

Holocaust Museum to world leaders at UN: 'Confront Iran on Holocaust denial'  'We want to make sure that the upcoming discussion at the United Nations is informed by facts about official Iranian efforts to promote racism and extremism in the form of Holocaust denial.' 

UN Security Council holds crisis meeting on Syria  As ceasefire falls apart and bombing rolls on, UN officials desperately cling to hope that truce can be reinstated. 

Counter-pivot: China, Russia hold massive South China Sea war games  China is attempting to counteract the near total isolation it has incurred from regional states as a result of its maritime claims by using a regional show of force together with the Russian military. 

Obama: Israel cannot 'permanently occupy, settle Palestinian land'  In final, wide-ranging UN address, US president also says Palestinians must reject incitement, recognize 'legitimacy of Israel'. 

Obama touts US military aid in meeting with Netanyahu  President Barack Obama says a $38 billion U.S. military assistance deal for Israel will ensure that Israel's military has the full capabilities it needs during a time of great uncertainty. 

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The Temple Has 'Reappeared' - You Won't Believe How  Last week, some visitors to the Western Wall (Kotel) in Jerusalem reported that they had seen the Second Temple reappear, and though the Messiah hasn't yet arrived, the reports were indeed accurate. 

France wants international Mideast conference this year  French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault urges using UN General Assembly meeting as a 'moment' to kick-start peace talks. 

Obama: Israel cannot 'permanently occupy, settle Palestinian land'  In final, wide-ranging UN address, US president also says Palestinians must reject incitement, recognize 'legitimacy of Israel'. 

Syria conflict: UN suspends all aid after convoy hit  The UN has suspended all aid convoys in Syria after a devastating attack on its lorries near Aleppo on Monday. 

"World Cannot Continue to Believes it's Funding Greenhouses in Gaza": UN Ambassador Danon  Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon announced a diplomatic offensive on Monday, to prevent international financial assistance to the Palestinians from falling into the hands of Hamas. 

Eastern Europe: The Last Barrier between Christianity and Islam  Perhaps it was a coincidence that Cardinal Christoph Sch√∂nborn, Archbishop of Vienna and tipped to be the next Pope, chose September 12, the anniversary of the Siege of Vienna, when Turkey's Ottoman troops nearly conquered Europe, to deliver a most dramatic appeal to save Europe's Christian roots. 

* '70% of European Jews won't go to shul on High Holy Days despite heightened security'  Poll by EJA and RCE finds decrease in synagogue attendance and increase in security measures for Jewish communities. 

RED MOON Russia begins moon landing trials as Moscow 'plans large lunar settlement' by 2045  Putin's scientists are using communist-era gravity machines ahead of manned mission to the moon between 2025 and 2045. 

Iraqi Shi'ite Alliance Begin Push to Retake Mosul  Iraqi forces have begun a military campaign to retake Mosul from ISIS, starting with the Tigris River town of Shirqat. 

There is 'no God of war,' pope tells faith leaders, war victims  World Day of Prayer for Peace unites 500 religious representatives in talks and prayers to combat religious violence and persecution.

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Rockets on Golan, Pentagon flouts Obama, no truce  The Pentagon and US army are not following the orders of their Commander-in-Chief Barack Obama in the execution of the military cooperation accord in Syria concluded by US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Geneva on Sept. 12. 

Assad: Airstrike on my troops is flagrant American aggression  Syrian President accuses US and its allies of supporting terrorist groups like ISIS after coalition airstrike kills 62 regime troops. 

US terror blasts suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami in custody  The New York and New Jersey bombings suspect is in custody after a shootout with police that began when he was found sleeping in a bar doorway. 

Al-Aksa mosque preacher calls on Allah to blow up Moscow, DC  "Oh Allah in these blessed days and from your al-Aksa mosque, the center of blessings...we seek you to vanquish America and Russia." 

UK to veto EU 'defence union'  British defence minister Michael Fallon has said the UK would veto the creation of EU military capabilities so long as it remained a member of the bloc. 

Syria conflict: Aid convoy 'hit by air strike' near Aleppo  Aid trucks have been hit by an air strike near the Syrian city of Aleppo, reports say, hours after the military declared the current cessation of violence was over. 

Russian election: Big victory for Putin-backed party United Russia  United Russia, backed by President Vladimir Putin, has won a majority in the country's parliamentary election, far ahead of rival parties. 

Palestinian summer camps named after terrorists  PLO encourages terror by naming summer camps after terrorists. 

Are Israeli researchers a step closer to halting the spread of breast cancer?  Using mice models, Tel Aviv University researchers stop breast cancer metastasis in its tracks and significantly extend lives. 

EU Director of Counterterrorism: We failed to understand terror  The director of counterterrorism in the European Union, Gilles de Kerchove, admitted that Europe had failed to understand terror threats.

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Under tight security, hajj pilgrims return to scene of deadly stampede  A year after an estimated 2,300 worshippers were killed, safety measures enforced at site near Mecca. 

Obama hands Syria over to Putin  The Syrian cease-fire agreement that US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov announced Friday night, September 9, in Geneva hands Syrian affairs over to Russia's President Vladimir Putin and the country's military. 

Saudi royal involved in aiding terrorists, says Guantanamo detainee  Allegations of Saudi involvement in the September 11, 2001 attacks still persists in the US despite denials by the FBI and White House. 

US, Israel sign largest ever military aid deal, hail 'unbreakable bond'  Agreement inked at ceremony in Washington will see Israel receive $3.8 billion annually - up from $3 billion - from 2018-2028. 

Education Minister: Bible Most Important School Subject  Israel's Education Minister Naftali Bennett this week stressed that the Bible and Jewish faith are the most important topics children learn in school. 

Juncker proposes EU military headquarters  The European Union needs a military headquarters to work towards a common military force, the Commission president has told MEPs in Strasbourg. 

Gaia space telescope plots a billion stars  The most precise map of the night sky ever assembled is taking shape. 

Jerusalem 5800: Much more than just Jerusalem  Planners say the capital must expand to the north, south and east, including an international airport, subways, and much more. 

There Goes Turkish Secularism  At least a thousand Muslims worshipped in the mosque of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's presidential palace in Ankara on August 6. 

Apocalypse Star Nibiru, Messiah Could Arrive Before Jewish New Year: Expert  Rabbi Alon Anava, a proponent of educating people about the potential threat of Nibiru, said last week that the dwarf star some believe is poised to destroy two-thirds of the world's population in anticipation of the End of Days is the cause of recent extreme weather events. 

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Israel's Duplicitous Temple Mount Policy  There is a ring of truth to what Rabbi Israel Eichler, an Orthodox member of Israel's Knesset, once said about anti-Semites. Jew haters, he told fellow parliamentarians, are only echoing what Jews themselves are saying. 

Apocalypse Star Nibiru, Messiah Could Arrive Before Jewish New Year: Expert  Rabbi Alon Anava, a proponent of educating people about the potential threat of Nibiru, said last week that the dwarf star some believe is poised to destroy two-thirds of the world's population in anticipation of the End of Days is the cause of recent extreme weather events. 

Someone Is Learning How to Take Down the Internet  Over the past year or two, someone has been probing the defenses of the companies that run critical pieces of the Internet. 

Gold coin with face of young Nero found in Jerusalem, dated to soon after crucifixion  'Exceptional' find featuring Roman emperor dates from 56CE - 23 years after Jesus was crucified, 14 years before Second Temple destroyed.

Israel prepares civilians for threat of 230,000 enemy rockets  According to latest Home Front Command assessments, 1% of incoming enemy rockets would score direct hits on buildings in Israel. 

New course at Berkeley University: How to get rid of Israel*  This course is only the beginning of the next wave of anti-Semitism that has spread throughout US campuses. 

Shurat HaDin: Obama Secretly Transferred $1.7 Billion to Iran to Keep It Out of Terror Victims' Reach  Shurat HaDin-Israel Law Center, representing American the families of terror victims who have won US court judgments against the government of Iran for its support of Palestinian terrorist attacks in Israel, on Tuesday released a letter it sent US Congress members alleging that the Obama Administration kept secret the details of the $1.7 billion in cash payments to Tehran in January 2016 in order to evade efforts by their clients to recover those funds to satisfy outstanding court awards. 

US, Israel sign largest ever military aid deal, hail 'unbreakable bond'  Agreement inked at ceremony in Washington will see Israel receive $3.8 billion annually - up from $3 billion - from 2018-2028. 

Is Mosul heading for a last 'apocalyptic' IS stand?  Whatever else the battle for Mosul may involve, it will not be the element of surprise. 

Juncker proposes EU military headquarters  The European Union needs a military headquarters to work towards a common military force, the Commission president has told MEPs in Strasbourg. 

Murder in God's name is 'satanic' pope says at mass for jihadi-slain priest  Pontiff honors Jacques Hamel, whose throat was slit by extremists in northern France in July. 

Education Minister: Bible Most Important School Subject  Israel's Education Minister Naftali Bennett this week stressed that the Bible and Jewish faith are the most important topics children learn in school. 

Gaia space telescope plots a billion stars  The most precise map of the night sky ever assembled is taking shape. 

Jerusalem5800: Much more than just Jerusalem  Planners say the capital must expand to the north, south and east, including an international airport, subways, and much more.

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Israel prepares civilians for threat of 230,000 enemy rockets  According to latest Home Front Command assessments, 1% of incoming enemy rockets would score direct hits on buildings in Israel. 

New course at Berkeley University: How to get rid of Israel*  This course is only the beginning of the next wave of anti-Semitism that has spread throughout US campuses. 

Shurat HaDin: Obama Secretly Transferred $1.7 Billion to Iran to Keep It Out of Terror Victims' Reach  Shurat HaDin-Israel Law Center, representing American the families of terror victims who have won US court judgments against the government of Iran for its support of Palestinian terrorist attacks in Israel, on Tuesday released a letter it sent US Congress members alleging that the Obama Administration kept secret the details of the $1.7 billion in cash payments to Tehran in January 2016 in order to evade efforts by their clients to recover those funds to satisfy outstanding court awards. 

US, Israel sign largest ever military aid deal, hail 'unbreakable bond'  Agreement inked at ceremony in Washington will see Israel receive $3.8 billion annually - up from $3 billion - from 2018-2028. 

Is Mosul heading for a last 'apocalyptic' IS stand?  Whatever else the battle for Mosul may involve, it will not be the element of surprise. 

Juncker proposes EU military headquarters  The European Union needs a military headquarters to work towards a common military force, the Commission president has told MEPs in Strasbourg. 

Murder in God's name is 'satanic' pope says at mass for jihadi-slain priest  Pontiff honors Jacques Hamel, whose throat was slit by extremists in northern France in July. 

Education Minister: Bible Most Important School Subject  Israel's Education Minister Naftali Bennett this week stressed that the Bible and Jewish faith are the most important topics children learn in school. 

Gaia space telescope plots a billion stars  The most precise map of the night sky ever assembled is taking shape. 

Jerusalem5800: Much more than just Jerusalem  Planners say the capital must expand to the north, south and east, including an international airport, subways, and much more.

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'I've got a bullet for you, Netanyahu'  Israeli Arab arrested for threatening Prime Minister. 

Russia: Dissolve US-Arab-Israeli Syria war room  In another move to grab control of the Syrian arena, the Kremlin marked the start of the US-Russian brokered ceasefire in Syria on Sept 12 with a push for the United States to dissolve the war room that has been running anti-Assad operations from a venue north of the Jordanian capital Amman. 

Top Israeli defense official in US to sign massive military aid deal  Yaakov Nagel set to meet with US National Security Adviser Susan Rice to finalize 10-year, $38 billion package. 

There Goes Turkish Secularism  At least a thousand Muslims worshipped in the mosque of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's presidential palace in Ankara on August 6. 

Iran launches new navy ship as tensions rise with U.S. in Gulf  Iran's Revolutionary Guard launched a new 55-metre-long naval ship on Tuesday that is capable of transporting a helicopter and up to 100 men, according to the website of state TV. 

Exclude Hungary from EU, says Luxembourg's Asselborn  Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn has called for Hungary to be suspended or even expelled from the European Union because of its "massive violation" of EU fundamental values. 

IDF says Syria fired missiles at its jets, but denies claim aircraft was downed  IDF issues rare response to foreign report, saying Syrian missile were nowhere near vicinity of Israeli aircraft. 

ISIS calls on terrorists in Europe to increase pace of attacks  Western officials say planned terror attacks are thwarted 'every day'. 

'NUKE' BOMBER PATROL Nuclear-capable US B-1B bombers fly over South Korea in show of force - days after Kim Jong-un's latest nuke test  American military leaders describe North Korea's nuclear progress as 'an unacceptable threat'. 

British 'white widow' reportedly training women jihadists to attack West  British 'jihadist bride' Sally Jones is reportedly heading a new wave of all-female Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) cells with their children in tow, helping them to prepare revenge attacks on the West.

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Syria war: Cessation of hostilities comes into effect  A cessation of hostilities has come into effect in Syria, although it is unclear how widely it will be observed. 

Obama hands Syria over to Putin  The Syrian cease-fire agreement that US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov announced Friday night, September 9, in Geneva hands Syrian affairs over to Russia's President Vladimir Putin and the country's military. 

On this day, December 7, 1956  This war has gone on for a very long time, and today, in all the reminiscences, and eulogies, and encomia, and lamentations, virtually no one has explained why, for the simple reason that essentially no one among the political and media elites knows why. 

China, Russia set to stage military drills in S. China Sea China and Russia were to start war games in the South China Sea on Monday, Beijing's defence ministry said, in a show of force after an international tribunal invalidated the Asian giant's extensive claims in the area. 

US military: Iranian behavior getting worse in Persian Gulf  Iran has stepped up its harassment of U.S. Navy ships in the Persian Gulf, angering the U.S. military and members of Congress. 

* 'Facebook removed 95% of terror incitement requested by Israel'  Ministers Shaked and Erdan and execs from social media giant agree to form task force to fight online incitement - but option of passing a law forcing social networks' hand is till on table. 

Analysis: Long-term prospect for Syria remains bleak  Leading Israeli analysts are not optimistic that the cease-fire will hold over the long run or lead to a peaceful political settlement of the war. 

Turkey army chief vows to press on with Syria operation  Offensive against Islamic State and Kurdish forces to continue until borders secured and 'all terrorists' routed. 

France and Germany propose EU 'defence union'  Germany and France have drawn up plans for closer EU defence cooperation, including a new military HQ and swifter deployment of overseas missions. 

Under tight security, hajj pilgrims return to scene of deadly stampede  A year after an estimated 2,300 worshippers were killed, safety measures enforced at site near Mecca.

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Temple Institute Opens School for Levite Priests in Preparation for Third Temple  The Temple Institute has brought the Third Temple one step closer by establishing a school for Jewish priests (kohanim) to learn how to perform the Temple Service. 

Syrian conflict: US and Russia agree peace moves  Russia and the US have agreed to co-ordinate air strikes against Islamist militants in Syria, part of a detailed agreement to reduce the violence there. 

Iranian officials meet with Hamas, agree to face 'Zionist danger' together  Belying yet again the Washington establishment's dogma that Sunnis and Shia do not work together. 

Archaeologists restore ancient tiles from Second Temple in Jerusalem  "This represents the first time that archaeologists have been able to successfully restore an element from the Herodian Second Temple complex," says expert. 

Saudi Arabia Hajj: Millions begin annual pilgrimage  About 1.5 million Muslims have begun the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, unperturbed by a 2015 stampede which killed more than 2,000 people. 

Dore Gold: Archaeology is best defense of Jewish connection to Jerusalem  City of David hosts 17th archaeological conference. 

North Korea's 'biggest' nuclear test sparks sanctions push  The UN Security Council has agreed to begin drawing up new sanctions against North Korea over its fifth and reportedly biggest nuclear test. 

Germany descending into martial law over fear of Islamic State attack  Germany's failed project of bringing in over one million Muslim refugees in the space of a year has seen an explosion of crime and widespread sex assaults. 

'Extremist Islamic terror is spreading throughout Europe'  'Europe is facing great challenges with the spread of Islamist terror,' Netanyahu tells Arutz Sheva ahead of trip to Netherlands.. 

Iran: The Return of Ahmadinejad & Co.  Iran's former president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, saying he wants to "redefine revolutionary ideals" set up by the leader of Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, appears to be launching a campaign to run in the upcoming Iranian presidential elections, in February, 2017.

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Dore Gold: Archaeology is best defense of Jewish connection to Jerusalem  City of David hosts 17th archaeological conference. 

North Korea's 'biggest' nuclear test sparks global outrage  World leaders have reacted with anger after North Korea carried out its fifth and reportedly biggest nuclear test. 

John Kerry lands in Geneva for Syria peace talks with Russia's Sergey Lavrov  US secretary of state had delayed departure to Switzerland while seeking to narrow differences between Washington and Moscow on proposed truce. 

Putin-Erdogan deal for Syria is ME exit for Obama  The fledgling 'initiatives' reverberating this week in Washington, Moscow, Ankara, Jerusalem and the G20 summit were nothing but distractions from the quiet deals struck by two lead players, Russia and Turkey to seize control of the region's affairs.

Jerusalem Mayor Convinces Czech PM to Restore the Capital City on Israel Maps  The Czech Education Ministry reversed its decision requiring the company that prints atlases for the country's schools to stop naming Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Education Minister Katerina Valachova told Czech Radio on Tuesday, the Prague Daily Monitor reported. 

Germany descending into martial law over fear of Islamic State attack  Germany's failed project of bringing in over one million Muslim refugees in the space of a year has seen an explosion of crime and widespread sex assaults. 

Hezbollah to move into south Syria, just across Israel border  IDF says it's watching and 'prepared for any scenario' as the Shiite terror group sets up shop next door. 

Internet anti-Semitism is "new kind of threat," says Danon  US: Don't call legitimate criticism of Israel 'anti'-Jewish. 

Riyadh makes rude remarks against Iran for Hajj inquiry  A top Saudi cleric is revving up the kingdom's rhetoric against Iran, saying in comments published on Tuesday that Tehran's leaders are 'not Muslims', in response to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's Hajj message released on Monday. . 

Check mate? Russia continues to stack up military & diplomatic wins in Middle East  Moscow's engagement in the Middle East is about more than simply its national interests. 

PA President Mahmoud Abbas Was a KGB Agent: Report  Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was allegedly a KGB agent in Syria in the 1980s, the Jerusalem Post reported Wednesday on a Channel 1 news broadcast. 

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Jerusalem Mayor Convinces Czech PM to Restore the Capital City on Israel Maps  The Czech Education Ministry reversed its decision requiring the company that prints atlases for the country's schools to stop naming Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Education Minister Katerina Valachova told Czech Radio on Tuesday, the Prague Daily Monitor reported. 

Germany descending into martial law over fear of Islamic State attack  Germany's failed project of bringing in over one million Muslim refugees in the space of a year has seen an explosion of crime and widespread sex assaults. 

Hezbollah to move into south Syria, just across Israel border  IDF says it's watching and 'prepared for any scenario' as the Shiite terror group sets up shop next door. 

Internet anti-Semitism is "new kind of threat," says Danon  US: Don't call legitimate criticism of Israel 'anti'-Jewish. 

Riyadh makes rude remarks against Iran for Hajj inquiry  A top Saudi cleric is revving up the kingdom's rhetoric against Iran, saying in comments published on Tuesday that Tehran's leaders are 'not Muslims', in response to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's Hajj message released on Monday. . 

Check mate? Russia continues to stack up military & diplomatic wins in Middle East  Moscow's engagement in the Middle East is about more than simply its national interests. 

PA President Mahmoud Abbas Was a KGB Agent: Report  Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was allegedly a KGB agent in Syria in the 1980s, the Jerusalem Post reported Wednesday on a Channel 1 news broadcast. 

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School to Train Levite Priests for Third Temple Service to Open in Jerusalem  The Temple Institute has brought the Third Temple one step closer by establishing a school for Jewish priests (kohanim) to learn how to perform the Temple Service. 

Syrian regime reportedly uses chlorine gas in Aleppo  Dozens of people treated for breathing problems in Aleppo after regime helicopters drop barrel bombs which may have contained chlorine gas. 

Saudi Grand Mufti: Iranians aren't Muslims  As tensions between the Muslim states rise, Saudi and Iranian religious leaders trade accusations and insults. 

'Hezbollah, Syrian army preparing large operation near Israel border'  Iranian media reports that its proxy Hezbollah has already deployed a large contingency of fighters in the Quneitra area, located between Syria and Israel's Golan Heights. 

Islamic State group: Turkey and US 'ready to invade capital'  Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has suggested he and the US are ready to drive so-called Islamic State (IS) from its Syrian stronghold of Raqqa. 

Mortar fire explodes in Israeli Golan Heights; none injured  Origin of projectile not initially known. 

Jerusalem back on the map in Czech text books  Applauding the decision, Barkat praised the government for not giving in to Palestinian demands. 

'Extremist Islamic terror is spreading throughout Europe'  'Europe is facing great challenges with the spread of Islamist terror,' Netanyahu tells Arutz Sheva ahead of trip to Netherlands. 

Jews Forbidden to Pray Anywhere in Muslim Quarter, Says Israeli Police  In a hearing before the Jerusalem Magistrate's Court regarding young women who prayed in the Old City, a police representative declared that Jewish prayer is illegal without police permit in the Muslim Quarter and violates public order. 

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How Syria, Ukraine crises tie in with US elections  Instead of grappling with global crises, the G20 summit taking place in Hangzhou, China, is revealed as having been turned into a platform for a further plunge in the cold war revived afresh between the United States and Russia. 

Iranian officials meet with Hamas, agree to face /Zionist danger' together  Belying yet again the Washington establishment's dogma that Sunnis and Shia do not work together. 

Iran: The Return of Ahmadinejad & Co.  Iran's former president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, saying he wants to "redefine revolutionary ideals" set up by the leader of Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, appears to be launching a campaign to run in the upcoming Iranian presidential elections, in February, 2017. 

The clergy should use cyberspace to exhibit real Islam: Leader  At the start of his Dars-e Kharij of Fiqh speech, as the new school year for the Hawzas commenced, Ayatollah Khamenei, Leader of the Islamic Revolution, reflected upon multiple expansive plots to deviate the minds and hearts of the young, and the people from the essence of religion. 

Iranian vessel sails dangerously close to US ship in Gulf  US officials say that an Iranian ship sailed directly in front of a US Navy vessel in a way that was "unsafe and unprofessional". 

Archaeologists restore ancient tiles from Second Temple in Jerusalem  "This represents the first time that archaeologists have been able to successfully restore an element from the Herodian Second Temple complex," says expert. 

With Syria 'safe zone' plan, Turkey faces diplomatic balancing act  Turkey has for several years called for world powers to help create a zone to protect civilians in its war-torn southern neighbor. 

Israel to Accommodate Thousands of Arabs on Holiday of Abraham's Sacrifice of Ishmael  In preparations for Eid al-Adha, marking the Quran's version of the Torah story of the binding of Isaac, which this year falls on Sept. 11 (as well as on the 10th and the 12th, depending on local moon spotting), the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) Gen. Yoav Mordechai announced a long list of accommodations to be made by his unit to facilitate observing the festival in Judea and Samaria and in the Gaza Strip.

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IDF attacks in Syria  IDF forces attacked Syrian mortar enclavements in retaliation for mortar bombing in Central Golan Height. 

'ISIS kilometers away from Israel's northern border'  A new video shows ISIS-linked coalition advancing on the Yarmouk Valley region located in the triple border junction between Israel's Golan Heights, Jordan and Syria, Channel 2 reports. 

North Korea fires three ballistic missiles as G20 leaders meet in China  North Korea fired three ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast on Monday, South Korea's military said, as the leaders of the Group of 20 major economies held a summit in China, the North's main diplomatic ally. 

Obama cabinet member speaks at Islamist conference  The US Secretary of Homeland Security warmly "empowered" Islamic group while attending their conference. 

Ahead of hajj, Iran accuses Saudis of 'murdering' pilgrims  A year after stampede kills over 2,000, supreme leader levels fresh criticism at regional rival Riyadh for mismanaging annual event. 

Was Israel's satellite sabotaged on US rocket pad?  A day after Israel's Amos-6 communications satellite was lost in a highly unusual explosion/fast fire of the SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and its Amos 6 satellite payload at Cape Canaveral, some Israel aerospace industry experts are beginning to suspect sabotage. 

High Priest is Chosen by Sanhedrin, Temple Service Could Be One Week Away A significant step was recently taken towards reinstating the Temple service when the nascent Sanhedrin selected Rabbi Baruch Kahane as the next Kohen Gadol (high priest). 

IDF Preparing for Inevitable ISIS Attack  Recent violence in the Sinai Peninsula is raising a lot of questions in Israel's defense establishment. 

Iran to Turkey: Get out of Syria  Iran claims Turkey's offensive "a violation of Syria's sovereignty," as Turkey marches deeper into Kurdish-claimed territory. 

Report: US secretly agreed to waive Iran nuclear restrictions  US, allies, secretly agreed to waive restrictions on Iran's nuclear program in order to lift economic sanctions. 

Kurds defy US ultimatum, fight Turkish invasion to Syria west of the Euphrates  Syrian Kurdish militia commanders are flouting the ultimatum US Vice President Joe Biden handed them Wednesday, Aug. 24 to retreat to east of the Euphrates or else forfeit US support. 

Blair tells French media Brits are confused by Brexit, could end up staying in Europe  Despite Prime Minister Theresa May's insistence that "Brexit means Brexit," Europhile ex-PM Tony Blair told French radio station Europe 1 that Britain's EU membership could yet be saved. 

Netanyahu Tells Kids to Study Bible, Seek Coexistence  Much to the delight of parents, the new school year has begun in Israel, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had two related messages for students: study the Bible and seek peaceful coexistence. 

Is God 'God' By Any Other Name?  In a recent interfaith video, Pope Francis argued that all religions worship God, whether we call Him God, Buddha, Jesus Christ or Allah. 

Ex Mossad chief: Israel's biggest threat is potential civil war, not Iran  "If a society crosses a certain line in its division and hatred, then it is a real possibility to see a phenomenon like a civil war." 

US calls Iran's actions in Arabian Gulf 'unsafe' and 'provocative'  General Joseph Votel told reporters at a Pentagon press briefing that Iran was alone it's carrying out of what he said was the "unprofessional" harassment of navy vessels in international waters.

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