In the wake of war in the south, and in the throes of a political storm and a face-off with the prime minister, Finance Minister Yair Lapid speaks in a special holiday interview about Gaza, the economy and his future ambitions.
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Digging through the archive of Israel’s National Library reveals an amazing collection of Jewish calendars spanning over hundreds years and coming from places as diverse as Jamaica.
(Reuters) – Denmark announced on Friday it will send seven F-16 fighter jets to take part in a U.S.-led military coalition attacking Islamic State militants in Iraq, and parliament in Britain approved British participation. Danish and British jets will join a growing international force arrayed against the radical Sunni group which controls oilfields, farmland and military bases in a wide, cross-border region straddling east Syria and north Iraq. The pledges came on a fourth day of U.S. and Arab air strikes against the Islamic State in Syria. …
Aleppo resident Alaa spends $4 per day on meat for the neighborhood’s forgetten cats who’ve become refugees of war.
Palestinian President: ‘Israeli government undermined chances for peace, sought to fragment our land and unity’; Lieberman: No partner for peace in Abbas.
BERLIN (Reuters) – The German government plans tougher controls on would-be jihadists such as marking personal identity cards to alert border guards that the traveler may be en route to join the Islamic State militant group. An interior ministry spokeswoman said some kind of marking on identity cards could identify suspected jihadists so border guards in Germany or other Schengen countries such as Belgium or the Netherlands could prevent them from leaving. …