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Hurricane Maria Becomes ‘Potentially Catastrophic’ Category 5 Storm

US President Donald Trump declared an emergency in the U.S. Virgin Islands and ordered federal assistance to supplement response efforts there, ahead of Maria.

BGU Medical School for International Health Announces Global Health Scholarship

“The need for medical training that addresses underserved populations has never been more important."

Watch: US Pres. Trump Believes Peace Can Happen Between Israel, Palestinian Authority

"Most people would say there’s no chance whatsoever; I actually think with the capability of Bibi and frankly the other side I really think we have a chance. "

Israel to Host Giro D’Italia Cycling Race, First Time Event Held Outside Europe

"We are very proud... Today the situation in Europe has many similarities to what happened at the time of my grandfather."

Fatah Rejects Oslo Accords, ‘Will Never Recognize Israel’

"We will not recognize Israel... I declare this clearly. My friends, Hamas, you should not recognize Israel, you are not required to."

White House Practicing Bigotry of Low Expectations Regarding PA’s Commitment to Peace

A senior White House official performed a familiar juggling act saying the administration was optimistic about the peace process in general, but no one expects a breakthrough or even tangible progress this week.

Kuwait Expels North Korean Ambassador

The United States called on member nations of the United Nations Security Council to sever financial and diplomatic relations with North Korea as part of tightening sanctions against Pyongyang.

Abbas Aide Says UN Speech Will Be ‘Important’

“In his speech, Abu Mazen (the PA leader’s nom de guerre) will detail all the planned steps of the next stage ahead of the UN bid.”

COGAT Reports in NY On Peace-Building Gestures to Palestinian Authority

Israeli officials shared a list with Christian clergymen of peacemaking initiatives carried out for the benefit of the Palestinian Authority this summer. There's been no reciprocal gesture from Ramallah, however.

Tens of Thousands Flock to Uman for Annual Breslov Pilgrimage to Celebrate Rosh Hashana

This year an estimated 37,000 Jews from Israel and around the world have boarded planes to head to the site so far.

UK Downgrades Terror Alert to ‘Severe’ as Second Arrest Announced in London Underground Attack

On Saturday an 18-year-old male was arrested in the port city of Dover, where the ferry commutes to France.

Israeli Bible Race Rejects Marathon Group’s Boycott Arguing False Claim

Unlike the Greek Marathon, commemorating the run of a messenger to announce the victory of the Greek army over the invading Persians, the Israeli Bible Marathon commemorates a terrible defeat of the Israelites in the hand of the Philistines.
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China Buys Israel’s Lab Meat Technology for $300 Million

Cows are considered the most dangerous source of methane on the planet.

Netanyahu Set to Warn UN Iran Won’t Be Tolerated on Northern Border

PM Netanyahu and Pres. Trump are slated to meet Monday; they're expected to discuss Iran’s presence on Israel’s northern border, and the looming deadline for Trump’s approval or cancellation of the 2015 JCPOA nuclear deal with Iran.

Netanyahu Refuses Meeting with Swedish Counterpart at UN

Sweden was one of the first Western nations to recognize the Palestinian Authority as an independent sovereign nation.

Zionism Has Never Encouraged Religious Violence, Says Pakistan-Israel Alliance Founder

“Muslims are living in peace and harmony under Israeli law and there are about 400 Mosques in Israel, which are protected by the Jewish state,” Dahri wrote.

Suspect Arrested in London Underground Bombing

"Although we are pleased with the progress made, this investigation continues and the threat level remains at critical. The public should remain vigilant."

BuzzFeed Shames Google Ads into Blocking Anti-Semitic, racist Keywords

Just as Facebook had done Thursday, Google on Friday disabled every keyword in the BuzzFeed fake ad campaign.

Israeli Consulate in NYC Reopens After Threat Against PM, Package With White Powder

Netanyahu is scheduled to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday, and to address the General Assembly on Tuesday.

Israel Demands 60 KM Buffer Zone in Syria From Russia

Reports are mixed on whether or not Russia rejected the Israeli request.
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London Underground Bombed, 22 Injured

This is the fifth terror attack in Britain since March, when a terrorist mowed down pedestrians and stabbed a policeman outside the British parliament.

Russian Jewish Community Center Firebombed in Moscow

The remains of two firebombs were later found in the building.

Watch: Netanyahu Tells Mexico, ‘Take An Old Industry and Make it New’

"You're already in a technological revolution or you will be or you don't know that you're in, and that's the worst situation to be in."

Israel Helps Clear Land Mines in Colombia

"Your country has been a friend and ally of Colombia, and recently a great ally in the construction of peace in the country."

North Korea Fires Ballistic Missile at Japan From Pyongyang

Residents in Japan were warned to take shelter, as the missile passed over Hokkaido.

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