Tillerson says U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem unlikely during Trump’s current term

Speaking at State Department, top U.S. diplomat says relocating embassy to Jerusalem even in three years would be 'pretty ambitious' ...
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Turkey demands: Recognize Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

Turkish President Erdogan calls on Muslim leaders recognize eastern Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state.

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Polish PM: Jews are our brothers

New Polish Prime Minister refers to rescue of ‘Jewish brothers’ in his inaugural address.

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Leader of Hamas’ Judea and Samaria division captured

IDF units conduct raid in Ramallah area overnight, capture commander of Hamas operations in Judea and Samaria.

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White House releases ‘Happy Hanukkah’ video message

Watch: President Trump marks beginning of eight-day Jewish festival with video message wishing Jews around the world a happy Hanukkah.

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84% of Israelis say Israel is a good place to live

Israel Democracy Institute's annual report shows distrust of government together with optimism about Israel's future.

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Anti-immigration Finns Party should consider leaving government: deputy chair

Finland’s anti-immigration Finns Party should vote on whether to remain in the ruling coalition, one of its deputy leaders said on Monday as tensions grew over handling of an influx of asylum seekers. Sebastian Tynkkynen, one of three vice chairmen, said the three-party coalition government was ignoring its commitment to keeping the number of asylum seekers at 2014 levels – 3,600. Following a big spike in arrivals last month, the Helsinki government has raised its estimate for the number of asylum seekers expected to reach the Nordic country this year to about 50,000.

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A timeline of Russian air strikes on Syria

A video grab made on October 1, 2015, shows an image taken from footage made available on the Russian Defence Ministry's official website, purporting to show an airstrike in SyriaRussia has launched air strikes on Syria, saying its intervention is against the jihadist Islamic State group, while Turkey and its allies say it is targeting moderate regime opponents. Moscow says it has sent more than 50 military aircraft as well as marines, paratroopers and special forces to the war-torn country. – The Russian parliament’s upper house gives President Vladimir Putin formal permission to begin air strikes in Syria.

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German interior minister calls for limit to number of refugees

STUTTGART/BERLIN (Reuters) – Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere called on Monday for the government to restrict the number of refugees coming to Germany, adding pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel who has refused to support an upper limit. The conservative leader’s popularity has slumped to its lowest level in nearly four years, reflecting growing public concern in one of Europe’s richest country over the influx of hundreds of thousands of refugees. The unprecedented influx is testing the limits of Germany’s abilities and willingness to grant shelter as federal states struggle to cope with record inflows of people fleeing from war and poverty in the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

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