State Department opposes PA’s ICC actions

State Department says PA filing complaints against Israel at International Criminal Court is counterproductive to peace.

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Meet Jerusalem’s cutest new ‘toy’

The brand new member of the Jerusalem biblical zoo is an adorable baby giraffe who was born the night of ...
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Poland backs Trump on Iran

Polish leaders planning to defend U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal within the European Union.

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Hiker dies after falling from Yosemite's Half Dome trail

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — A hiker in Yosemite National Park fell to his death while climbing the iconic ...
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Dutch broadcaster: Parody of Israeli song wasn’t anti-Semitic

Dutch broadcaster BNNVARA denies that parody of Israel’s winning Eurovision song was anti-Semitic.

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One Israeli-Arab protester’s knee is now a litmus test for patriotism

Jafar Farah's knee is now the milestone that marks the boundary between the Jewish right and Jewish left ...
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Foreign jihadists flock to IS despite air strikes

The Islamic State group is recruiting foreign jihadists on an “unprecedented scale” despite international efforts to stem the tide, according to experts and extracts of a UN report published by Britain’s Guardian newspaper. Latest US figures show that around 1,000 foreign fighters are flocking to fight in Iraq and Syria every month, and experts warn that the newest militants may be more extreme than early recruits. “Many foreign fighters that originally left for Syria really did think they were going out for a humanitarian cause,” said Erin Marie Saltman, senior researcher at counter-extremism think tank Quilliam. Russian fighters constitute the biggest single fighting force from a non-Muslim country, numbering over 800, and the US-led air strikes will only strengthen their resolve, according to a local expert.

Italy PM picks Paolo Gentiloni as new foreign minister in surprise choice

Italy's Prime Minister Renzi arrives for the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in MilanROME (Reuters) – Prime Minister Matteo Renzi appointed Paolo Gentiloni, a close ally and former communications minister, to be Italy's new foreign minister on Friday, in a surprise decision. Gentiloni, who was sworn in on Friday night by President Giorgio Napolitano, replaces Federica Mogherini, who left the foreign ministry this week to become the EU's new top diplomat. As foreign minister, Gentiloni, a senior member in the prime minister's Democratic Party (PD), will now play a key role in the remaining two months of Italy's presidency of the European Union, which ends on Dec. 31. …