Tuesday August 22, 2017
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Syrian leader says 'Western plots' against him thwarted
President Bashar Assad credits allies Iran, Russia, China and Hezbollah for helping foil efforts to unseat him He says he will not let West be part of deal to end war Israel still an enemy, Syria supports "all Palestinian resistance groups," he says.
Amnon Lord | Warning signs for US Jews
The recent crisis over the "extreme Right" in the U.S. is pressuring the Jewish community and causing it to break apart.
Dror Eydar | A planned provocation
The arrest of left-wing political consultant Eldad Yaniv was a well-choreographed move that highlights the Left's monopoly on sympathetic media coverage.
Ariel Bolstein | A diagnosis for Europe
The Barcelona attack underscored the distinction between those who recognize the threat of terrorism and those who prefer burying their heads in the sand.
Barcelona attack suspect at large as probe expands beyond Spain
Moroccan-born Younes Abouyaaqoub, 22, who drove the van that plowed into the crowd in Las Ramblas boulevard last Thursday, is the only one of the 12 suspects in the attack still on the run Spanish police believe he may have crossed into France.
Yaron Blum | The West must wake up
As Islamic State loses battles and territory, it will continue to pummel Europe. Unfortunately, it is clear Europe has not yet realized what must be done, and security is lacking where it is most needed.
Poll: 1 in 3 British Jews thinking of leaving UK over anti-Semitism
One in seven British Jews feel unwelcome in U.K., one-third feel they need to conceal their Jewishness in public, survey finds Head of Campaign Against Anti-Semitism: "We've been talking about it for years and years. When are they going to wake up?"
PM Netanyahu to speak at UN General Assembly in September
Prime minister will go first to Latin America, then to New York for annual gathering of world leaders At U.N., he is expected to meet with American and French presidents Netanyahu will meet with Russian president this week, with U.N. chief next week.
Police foil stabbing attack in central Israel, suspect arrested
Palestinian from Tulkarem admits to planning attack in central city of Netanya Bedouin from Rahat arrested following a Facebook post threatening to murder Jews so as to "become a martyr" Authorities say Facebook threats will meet zero tolerance.
PA leader says he tried, failed to resume security ties with Israel
Palestinian Authority President Abbas meets with Meretz MKs in Ramallah, says PA has reached out to Israeli security officials but received no answer PM's aide: Reported remarks are incorrect Security ties were suspended amid Temple Mount crisis.
IDF soldiers assaulted after being mistaken for Arabs
Two combat soldiers on leave and a civilian were in a public park in northern Israel when they were attacked by a group of youths who began beating them with a hookah and shouting, "You're Arabs!" Police: Investigation ongoing, no arrests made yet.
PA accuses Mossad of killing Fatah operative in Sweden
Mohammad Bazam, a former Gaza Strip resident who was jailed in Israel for security offenses, is found dead in his Stockholm home Arab media reports say he was shot in the neck and head Fatah representative blames Israel for the "assassination."
Minister: 'New Likud' trying to stage hostile takeover of party
Jerusalem Affairs and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin: I support all the Likud leadership's steps, and will keep looking for more ways to keep this group out of the party. I want the votes of the people who truly believe in Likud's path.
Russian jets kill over 200 ISIS operatives in eastern Syria
Column of Islamic State militants, as well as some 20 SUVs armed with large-caliber weapons and mortars, are destroyed en route to Deir ez-Zor Russian Defense Ministry: Crushing Islamic State in Deir ez-Zor will be "a strategic defeat" for the group.
N. Korea threatens 'merciless strike' over South-US war games
Upcoming U.S.-South Korea military exercises are "reckless behavior driving the situation into the uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war," North Korea warns "The Korean People's Army is ... fully ready to contain the enemies," state media says.
Rabbinate: Courts lack authority to decide on Western Wall
Chief Rabbinate quotes 1924 law that denies courts jurisdiction over religious sites It says non-Orthodox groups' petitions -- filed after government scrapped compromise for a special pluralistic section -- mask a much larger "provocative campaign."
Yehuda Shlezinger | Stuck in the middle
Both the Chief Rabbinate and Reform Jews are masking their true objectives when it comes to the Western Wall. The public, meanwhile, is tired of the bickering.
Rabbinical court declares conversion of US couple invalid
Netanya court tells petitioner seeking to have her conversion certificate accepted that her parents provided no documentation of their conversion 30 years ago, leading to suspicion that it was not done in line with Israeli law Woman cannot marry as Jew.
Jerry Lewis, king of goofball comedy, dies at 91
The son of Russian Jewish parents, Lewis' career spanned the history of 20th century show business Comedian Dane Cook: The world has lost a true innovator Actor Jim Carrey: Jerry Lewis was an undeniable genius and an unfathomable blessing.
National expenditure on education up 5% to NIS 95 billion in 2016
Education-related spending accounted for 7.8% of Israel's gross domestic product in 2016, Central Bureau of Statistics says Education spending rose 5% from 2015 Some 75% of public spending on education goes toward paying teachers, schools.