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Belgium Pledges $23M Over 3 Years to Save UNWRA From US Cuts

State Dept. spokesperson Nauert said in announcing the funding cut Wednesday at a briefing that the $65 million was being withheld but so far, not eliminated.

Countdown Begins on Final US Decision to ‘Fix or Nix’ Iran Deal

After Trump signed the waiver Friday, Iran deal critics in both the Senate and the House called for language that applies to all missiles.

Gal Gadot Raises Eyebrows on Instagram Page of Lebanese Fashion Designer Elie Saab

A storm of protests and hysteria over Gadot’s appearance on Saab’s Instagram page wearing his creation led to the removal of the image.
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Netanyahu Cabinet Approves EU Deal Boycotting Jewish Settlements

"The absurd result of this agreement will be that if the Palestinian Authority submits a project in Hebron or in eastern Jerusalem, it would be approved and funded, while Israel will not be able to do the same."

Palestinian Authority, Left-Wing Norwegian NGO Plan Massive Land Grab Campaign in Area C

"We will plant on thousands of hectares in Area C in response to Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.”

Israel Deports Two Turks After Provocations at Temple Mount

The two Turkish tourists who were deported entered Israel on Belgian passports; details on the third man were unavailable.

In Paris, Macron Tells Abbas No Recognition for ‘Palestine’ Right Now

“There is no other solution than the two-state solution, and no two state-solution without an agreement by both sides on Jerusalem."

European Jewry Cautiously Welcomes Austrian Govt’s Rejection of Anti-Semitism

Nevertheless, “We cannot ignore the fear that in other countries extreme parties will join the government based on the Austrian model,” the rabbi warned.

Netanyahu to EU Foreign Ministers: Israeli Intelligence Prevented Dozens of Terror Attacks on European...

"We were attacked not because of this or that piece of territory, but of the idea of any territory, that there would be a Jewish state, a nation-state for the Jewish people in any boundary was rejected by our neighbors."

Israel Slams EU Over Stance On Jerusalem

The EU is in denial of indisputable historical facts.

Czech Republic, Hungary, Consider Moving Embassies to Jerusalem

Despite the objection of two member states, Mogherini opted to declare that all the EU states were in full agreement with her position.

Czech Republic Recognizes 1967 Jerusalem as Capital of Israel

"The Czech Republic together with other EU member states, following the EU Foreign Affaires Council Conclusions, considers Jerusalem to be future capital of both states..."

European Council President Cancels Trip to Israel for Brexit Talks

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is slated to travel next week to Brussels to meet with leaders of the European Union.

20 French/European Parliamentarians and BDS Supporters Cancel Trip to Israel

After Israel declared that 9 members of their BDS group would not be allowed in, they all cancelled their trip.

President Rivlin ‘Expects Spain to Oppose Boycotts’

“Iranian threats to destroy Israel cannot be tolerated," President Rivlin told the Spanish Parliament.

New Low: French Consulate in Jerusalem Awards ‘Human Rights’ Prize to Terrorist’s Proud Father

"This is an absurd situation that we are trying to prevent. The son committed murder and the father receives money and prizes."

Israel Hosting Multi-National Emergency Agency Drill

The international emergency agency exercise is simulating a massive forest fire and humanitarian aid crisis.

Bulgaria Adopts Working Definition of Anti-Semitism

EJC expressed hope for "a continental standard so anti-Semites will know which lines they dare not cross.”

NGO Forced by European Funder to Remove Terror Whitewashing

The European-funded Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) NGO had whitewashed the Sept. 26 terror attack at Har Adar on its website.

Belgium Leading European Reparations Demand from Jewish State

The European activity in Area C is illegal and unilateral, seeking to boost the PA's claims on Area C show up the Civil Administration as being irrelevant.

Knesset Legal Adviser Warns Govt Can’t Probe Foreign Funding Behind NGOs

PM Netanyahu vowed in an address to establish a parliamentary committee to investigate NGOs "that operate against Israeli soldiers."

EU Backs PA Claim Jewish Building in Judea, Samaria Towns Threatens Talks

EU mantra: “All settlement activity is illegal under international law, and it undermines the viability of the two-state solution and the prospect for a lasting peace.”

Netanyahu Phones Austria’s Chancellor-elect Kurz With Invitation to Israel

Austria's Chancellor-elect said he is interested in “developing the friendship and links” with Israel, and is happy to visit soon.

European Jewry Congratulates Sebastian Kurz on Austrian Election Win, Warns Against Far-Right Pressures

"We strongly urge Mr. Kurz to form a coalition of centrist parties and not be beholden to a party of the far-right in his new coalition government."

Israel Silent on Bid for Independence by Catalonia

The Spanish Constitutional Court ruled a referendum held in Catalonia on October 1 was 'invalid' but 90 percent voted for secession.

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