News Briefs

Shevat 6, 5775 / Monday, January 26, 2015

Iranian Chief Rabbi 'Pressured' Into Mohammed Cartoon Ban

Iranian Jewish community responds to Rabbi Ahmadinejad's blaming of Charlie Hebdo victims, saying authorities behind it.
CurrenciesShabbat Times
Defense/Security, 10:46 AM

Arabs Attack with Sticks in Haifa, Shout 'Slaughter the Jew'

Jewish neighborhood in Haifa comes under assault as young Arabs hurl anti-Semitic epithets while attacking with rocks, sticks.
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Inside Israel, 10:08 AM

Otzma Yehudit Reveals Why Yishai Joint List Talks Failed

Ben-Ari's party and Ha'am Itanu discussed joint list to avoid 'lost right-wing votes' - but a Yishai associate allegedly 'torpedoed' it.
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Middle East, 11:03 AM

Assad Threatens to Fight America's Anti-ISIS Rebels

Syrian ruler says US plan to train rebels will be 'illegal,' as his ally Russia holds peace talks boycotted by main opposition coalition.
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Global Agenda, 10:00 AM

Australian Politician Joins Kurds Fighting ISIS

Matthew Gardiner, former senior figure in Labor Party, takes matters into his own hands and heads to the Middle East to fight terrorists.
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News from America

Watch: New York Councilman Rips Anti-Israel 'Hitler Supporters'

David Greenfield slams anti-Israel protest at council's Auschwitz commemoration - 'they're upset Hitler didn't finish us.'
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Daily Israel Report



Is Netanyahu right to agree to address Congress?
Daily Israel Report

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