European Parliament commemorates International Holocaust Remembrance Day, addressing recent expressions of anti-Semitism in Europe, both by individuals and by institutions. As anti-Semitic parties grow in numbers, president of European Jewish Congress says anti-Semitism has undergone ‘democratization’
After UN exhibition tying Jews to land of Israel was delayed due to claims by Arab member countries that exhibition could harm peace talks, organizers confirm exhibit to go ahead in June
At UN assembly in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, Israeli ambassador to UN urges governments ‘to educate the next generation; take a stand against indifference.’ Spielberg addresses UN, says ‘despair of those who would otherwise act is evil’s triumph’
No concrete steps have been taken to evacuate women and children or provide aid to the besieged Old City of Homs despite an agreement at Syrian peace talks in Geneva, the Red Cross said Monday. "Until today noon, there has been no concrete step taken for any operation of this type in Homs Old City," Robert Mardini, head of operations for the Middle East at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), told AFP. On Sunday at the UN-brokered negotiations in Geneva, Syria's regime agreed to allow women and children safe passage from rebel-held areas of the city of Homs where they have been under siege for nearly 600 days, with near-daily shelling and the barest of supplies.
BEIRUT (AP) — A senior figure in an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria has been killed in a bloody dispute with rival rebel factions that has raged for more than three weeks across opposition-held parts of the country, activists and an Iraqi intelligence official said Monday.
In Institute for National Security Studies conference, head of institute addresses poiltical negotiations: The price of avoiding decisions will be greater than the risk of making them. Says Jordan Valley should be used as ‘bargaining chip’
Egypt's army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, whom the military has endorsed for the presidency after he ousted a civilian leader, has emerged as a nationalist icon in the mould of Gamal Abdel Nasser. Sisi, 59, has not yet said whether he will seek the country's highest office, but Egypt's military commanders on Monday said in a statement that "the people's trust in Sisi is a call that must be heeded as the free choice of the people." Adly Mansour, who was installed as interim president by the army after it toppled the elected Islamist leader Mohamed Morsi in July, issued a decree earlier on Monday promoting Sisi to the military's highest rank of field marshal. Sisi and Nasser, the charismatic colonel who ruled Egypt between 1954 and 1970, were both military men whose popularity was stoked by rising nationalism and who oversaw wide-ranging crackdowns on the Muslim Brotherhood.
Netanyahu is furious at Habayit Hayehudi leader, who attacked the PM for saying settlers could remain under Palestinian rule; Likud official: Bennett is going to pay for his actions.