Monday October 24, 2016
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Italy's PM blasts 'outrageous' UNESCO Jerusalem resolution
PM Matteo Renzi calls trend of anti-Israel resolutions in the U.N. "unacceptable and wrong" PM Netanyahu thanks Renzi, says, "Even the theater of the absurd has its limits" UNESCO chief Irina Bokova vows to fight anti-Semitism within the U.N. body.
Isi Leibler | Strength and unity will win
In his final months in office, President Obama may try to impose a settlement on us. We can only fight hostile diplomatic moves by showing a united front.
Annika Hernroth-Rothstein | The Jewish candidate
The conservative stance is to judge someone on merit, not their identity. Whether in the presidential election or in the Nobel Prize, it seems Jews are being used as pawns.
Yoram Ettinger | Moses, the foundation of US-Israel ties
The legacy of the definitive lawgiver is integral to U.S.-Israel relations. Most Americans consider the Jewish state more than just a foreign policy issue.
Israeli actress addresses UN as it names Wonder Woman 'envoy'
"Wonder Woman seeks to promote strength, wisdom, leadership, justice and love. ... I'm proud and honored to play her character," Gal Gadot says Decision to name comic heroine "envoy" criticized by U.N. staffers over cartoon's "overtly sexualized image."
FBI probing cyberattack behind massive internet outage in US
WikiLeaks supporters claim responsibility but Homeland Security Department says it has no information about who is behind denial-of-service attack that crippled major websites, including Twitter, PayPal and Amazon White House: Attacks malicious.
Ilan Gattegno | A warning to the complacent
The attack that brought down some of the internet's most widely visited websites highlights how dependent we have become on the internet, how fragile it is, and how important it is to protect it.
The escape from Iran
Eti Sionit Goshen helped countless Jews flee Iran after the 1979 Islamic Revolution, but it was 10 years before she and her family could escape She dreams of being asked to light a torch on Independence Day, saying, "That would be our true victory."
'We don't wear kippahs outside'
In the small autonomous Spanish city of Melilla, in northern Morocco, the shrinking Jewish community fears the radicalization of its Muslim neighbors The city is becoming a magnet for Islamic State group operatives on their way to Europe.
Between Nazism and communism
Hungary is commemorating 60 years since the 1956 uprising against the Soviet communist regime Hungarian Jews feared that the locals would once again turn on them and the fact that some of the rebel leaders were Jewish just fed the anti-Semites' hatred.
A debt of honor
British official Lewis Andrews, a champion of the local Jewish community in the 1930s, has long been forgotten Israel Hayom brought his grandson together with the deputy foreign minister, who finally expressed Israel's gratitude for Andrews' actions.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to visit Israel
PM Netanyahu, Russian President Vladimir Putin discuss regional matters in phone call over the weekend, Kremlin says Russian prime minister scheduled to visit Israel in November to discuss bolstering ties between the two countries.
'Talk of stripping B'Tselem head's citizenship detrimental to Israel'
MKs left and right slam Coalition Chairman MK David Bitan for saying he will push bill to revoke B'Tselem head Hagai El-Ad's citizenship over his call to U.N. to impose sanctions on Israel "The key is a balanced response," Habayit Hayehudi MK says.
IDF has 'no plans' to pull troops from Gaza border community
Residents of Moshav Netiv Haasara contacted commander of IDF Gaza Division after hearing rumor that the IDF was planning to withdraw the troops who guard the community Residents: We plan to fight for our safety IDF: We never planned any such step.
Probe into deadly F-16 crash indicates pilot followed protocol
Mechanical failure apparently prevented pilot from ejecting, according to Israeli Air Force probe's interim findings IAF head orders risk-reduction steps pending final results Maj. Ohad Cohen Nov was killed while navigator successfully ejected.
IDF looking into alleged abuse of terror suspect during arrest
Video of soldiers kicking suspect on the ground draws global attention Military says video "not an accurate depiction" of the incident, says the suspect, who is accused of planning a bomb attack, resisted arrest and injured a company commander.
PM Netanyahu celebrates 67th birthday with trip to historical site
Prime Minister Netanyahu and his family spend the day touring the Tel Gezer archaeological site in the Judean foothills "I hope I can meet the public's expectations. ... My mission is to secure Israel's future as best I can," he says.
As battle of Mosul rages, Iraqi army pushes ISIS to city outskirts
Six Iraqi soldiers reported killed as battle enters seventh day Thousands of civilians flee area Islamic State sets oil wells, sulfur plant on fire, over 1,000 injured U.S. defense secretary visits Iraq Iraqi PM resists Turkish involvement.
70 Islamic State operatives killed in Egyptian airstrikes in Sinai
Largest Egyptian military operation in Sinai in recent years comes a day after Brig. Gen. Adel Ragai, commander of the Egyptian Army's 9th Armored Division, is gunned down outside his home Little-known Islamist group reportedly claims killing.
Battle for Aleppo intensifies after 3-day cease-fire ends
Fresh airstrikes hit rebel-held areas west of Aleppo as battle for key city resumes Russia had declared unilateral cease-fire, but it ended Saturday Fierce fighting between insurgents and Syrian government and allied forces in southwest Aleppo.
In Gettysburg, Trump lays out plan for first 100 days of presidency
In speech near site of Civil War battle, Republican presidential nominee promises to overwrite Obama's executive orders, renegotiate trade deals and sue "liars" accusing him of sexual assault Clinton campaign says speech "full of conspiracy theories."
Boaz Bismuth | Everything is still open
If you believe American media, you might be convinced that Republican candidate Donald Trump has already lost, but if you're on the ground, you see that he has more support than he appears to have.
'Morocco pledged $12M to Clinton Foundation for lecture'
King Mohammed VI paid around $12 million to guarantee a Clinton Foundation event in Morocco with Hillary Clinton as keynote speaker, new WikiLeaks hacks suggests "She created this mess and she knows it," leaked email by Clinton aide Huma Abedin says.
UK defense secretary: Our military is hacking Islamic State
Michael Fallon confirms the British military is launching cyberattacks against the Islamic State group in support of the offensive on the Iraqi city of Mosul NATO general says cyber warfare has become a major threat the military alliance must address.
Police foil London Underground bomb plot, suspect in custody
Security alert is stepped up across London Underground network following terror threat Police arrest 19-year-old suspect, say he is believed to have been working alone Investigators are "keeping an open mind regarding any possible motive," police say.