Lapid accuses Netanyahu of leaking cabinet meeting in 2014

After PM expresses frustration over leaks of heated exchange between IDF chief and Bennett, Yesh Atid leader claims Netanyahu divulged ...
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US Embassy in Jerusalem to cost $$21.5 million for upgrades

Upgrades to complete full relocation of embassy staff from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem to cost $21.5 million, compared to estimate ...
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PA again goes to the ICC

PA official in charge of foreign affairs protests ICC's failure to launch investigation against Israel.

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British rabbis call out Labour over definition of anti-Semitism

68 British rabbis sign letter decrying anti-Semitism in Labour, calling on the party to accept international definition of anti-Semitism.

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Algeria to retry ‘jihadist mentor’ expelled by France

Algeria to retry radical Islamic preacher who became mentor to French jihadists and who was expelled from France.

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British Rabbis call out Labour Party for redefining anti-Semitism

Writing to the Guardian, the group, decried the “insulting and arrogant way” the Labour Party was looking to amend the ...
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Mideast needs grants, not loans for refugee crisis: Lebanon

Syrian refugee children look on from a window during a sandstorm at a refugee camp on September 8, 2015 near the Bekaa Valley village of Taalabaya LebanonThe Middle East needs grants, not loans, to deal with the millions of refugees who have fled conflicts in the region, a senior Lebanese official said Sunday. Speaking a day after the UN and World Bank announced plans to increase lending to help the region deal with the catastrophic spillover of conflicts in Syria and beyond, the director general of the Lebanese finance ministry, Alain Bifani, said the aid should instead be interest-free. It cannot be loans,” Bifani told AFP on the sidelines of the World Bank and IMF annual meetings in Lima, Peru.

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Bomb attack deepens divisions as Turkey faces bitter election

By Nick Tattersall and Orhan Coskun ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) – Aside from a carefully worded statement urging unity, President Tayyip Erdogan was unusually quiet after Turkey’s worst ever bomb attack. Modern Turkey’s most divisive leader has in the past had no hesitation in dominating the air waves at times of crisis, rallying his fervent supporters and lambasting his opponents in equal measure in defense of the state. For those loyal to Erdogan and the Islamist-rooted AK Party he founded, the bombings marked another murky conspiracy by foreign-backed forces to undermine the Turkish state and damage its standing in the Middle East.

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Islamic State figures killed in air strike; Baghdadi not believed among them

By Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Eight senior figures from Islamic State were killed in an air strike while meeting in a town in western Iraq, but the group’s reclusive leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi did not appear to be among them, residents of the town and hospital sources said. Iraq said on Sunday its air force had hit the meeting and had also struck a convoy that was carrying Baghdadi to attend it. It said Baghdadi had been driven away from the convoy in an unknown condition.The Iraqi military’s announcement was the latest unconfirmed report of the possible death or injury of Baghdadi, who has survived a year of U.S.-led air strikes and multi-sided wars in two countries since proclaiming himself caliph of all Muslims after his forces swept through most of northern Iraq last year.

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