Strike on Taliban chief shows dimming US hopes for Afghan peace

A Pakistani demonstrator holds a burning US flag during a protest in Multan on May 24, 2016, against a US drone strike in Pakistan's southwestern province BalochistanThe US killing of Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour marks a significant shift for President Barack Obama, highlighting a new willingness to target the group’s leaders in Pakistan and risk retaliatory attacks against struggling Afghan security forces. The move also shows that Obama has — at least for now — abandoned hopes of bringing the Taliban to the negotiating table for peace talks. US drones killed Mansour on Saturday in a remote area in Pakistan along the border with Afghanistan, the first known American assault on a top Afghan Taliban leader on Pakistani soil.

A Pakistani demonstrator holds a burning US flag during a protest in Multan on May 24, 2016, against a US drone strike in Pakistan's southwestern province BalochistanThe US killing of Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour marks a significant shift for President Barack Obama, highlighting a new willingness to target the group's leaders in Pakistan and risk retaliatory attacks against struggling Afghan security forces. The move also shows that Obama has — at least for now — abandoned hopes of bringing the Taliban to the negotiating table for peace talks. US drones killed Mansour on Saturday in a remote area in Pakistan along the border with Afghanistan, the first known American assault on a top Afghan Taliban leader on Pakistani soil.


State Comptroller raises questions regarding PM’s travel expenses

Following a report released by State Comptroller Yosef Shapira, funding of Netanyahu’s travels abroad come under scrutiny again; Netanyahu and his wife Sara recieved outside funding for travel outside of Israel

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Following a report released by State Comptroller Yosef Shapira, funding of Netanyahu’s travels abroad come under scrutiny again; Netanyahu and his wife Sara recieved outside funding for travel outside of Israel