‘The Left is going down’

Leading rabbi attacks Israeli left, and explains why PM should not be criticized for 'Shehecheyanu' blessing during US embassy inauguration.

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Palestinian and Israeli vineyards vandalized in West Bank

Fires erupted over the weekend near a settlement where a cherry plantation was torched last week ...
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‘The campaign against Iran is not over’

PM on Iranian involvement in Syria: 'We are acting against transfer of lethal weaponry from Syria to Lebanon or its ...
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Palestinian president could leave hospital soon: source

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas could leave hospital soon, "most likely" on Monday, after a week of treatment for pneumonia, a ...
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Israeli army kills three Gaza militants after foiling border bombing

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli tank shelling killed three members of the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad in ...
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Builder of Bet El, Philanthropist Jean Gluck Passes

Diaspora Jewish leader Jean Gluck passes. She and husband led thousands to support Jewish presence and institutions in Judea and ...
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Putin, Qatari Emir talk Syria, economic cooperation

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) meets with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani meet to discuss Syria in Moscow on January 18, 2016President Vladimir Putin and the Emir of Qatar on Monday discussed the Syrian crisis, as global powers seek to push the warring sides towards the negotiating table. "Russia plays a main role when it comes to stability in the world," Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani said at the start of the meeting at the Kremlin. "We very much want to develop relations with Russia and find a solution to a number of problems related to stability in some countries of our region," he added in translated remarks released by the Kremlin.


Jail to jihad: Indonesian prisons a breeding ground for militancy

File picture shows radical Muslim cleric Aman Abdurrahman, also known as Oman Rochman, raising his hands in a holding cell as he waits with other militants for their trial in JakartaBy Randy Fabi and Kanupriya Kapoor JAKARTA (Reuters) – Afif was an inmate in a high-security Indonesian jail when he transformed from aspiring radical Islamist to soldier for Islamic State, ready to sacrifice his life for a group based thousands of miles away in the Middle East. Afif's graduation from jailbird to jihadi shines a light on a prison system where staff shortages, overcrowding and corruption have allowed extremists to mingle and emerge as determined killers in the name of Islam. Security officials say Afif, also known as Sunakim, was sentenced to seven years in prison for taking part in a militant training camp in the province of Aceh, where Islam is generally practiced in a stricter form than other parts of Indonesia.


EU agrees Israel-Palestinians statement

The European Union restated its commitment to a two-state solution and said it would closely monitor developments on the ground which undermine that outcomeEU foreign ministers on Monday agreed a statement on the stalled Middle East peace process and Israeli settlements after resolving differences over wording which some felt was too critical of Israel. "We unanimously approved (the statement), it is a good and common basis for our common position and our engagement in the region," EU external affairs head Federica Mogherini said after a meeting of bloc foreign ministers in Brussels. Both Israel and the Palestinians gave a reserved welcome to the decision by EU foreign ministers.