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Swiss Parliament Contemplates Kosher Meat Import Ban (Again)

There are many who oppose the bill because they would no longer be able to enjoy their foie gras or goose liver pâté.

Israel Expresses ‘Shock’, Condemns Terror Attack in Finland

The terrorist in Finland deliberately targeted women in the attack although it is not clear why.

Palestinian Olympic Committee Forces Boxer to Lose Rather Than Compete With Israeli

"The [Palestinian] Olympic Committee made the decision, and as a competitor I cannot oppose them," the boxer said.

Australian ABC Doubling Down on ‘Wipe Israel off Map’ Shenanigans

On Sunday, instead of issuing an apology for what had been, at best, a blunder, and at worst a call to annihilate a country friendly to Australia, ABC actually hit back, saying Facebook user's accusations were incorrect and offensive.

UNRWA Brings Gaza Children to Visit Jerusalem

UNRWA representative Scott Anderson said the children, 84 of whom had never been out of Gaza before, were "over the moon" with excitement.

Barcelona Chief Rabbi Urges Congregation to Flee to Israel Before It’s Too Late

“Europe is lost,” the rabbi said. “Don’t make the same mistake as the Algerian Jews, and the Jews in Venezuela...”

EJC Warns Europe to Strengthen Response to Islamic Terror

“We must first understand clearly that we are at war to protect our values and freedoms.”

Palestinian Authority Donates Medicine to Venezuela while Gaza Faces Pharmaceutical Crisis

The PA government which should transfer 40% of its donated medicine in Ramallah to the Gaza Strip, while 60% should remains. Alas, "only around 5% to 7% actually reaches the strip.”

A Defiant Assad Praises Russia’s Putin, Iran’s Khamenei, Hezbollah’s Nasrallah

Assad had a special message for his neighbor to the north Erdogan, who, he said, "is playing the role of political beggar after his support for terrorists was exposed."

Report: One in Three UK Jews Thinking about Leaving

37% of UK Jews conceal their Jewish identity in public and 17% don't feel welcome in their own country.

Russians Soliciting Israel’s Support in Joining Sobibor Museum Project

Perhaps it's that note regarding the liberating Red Army that stirred the Poles' objections, seeing as the same Red Army proceeded to keep its jackboots on the necks of the Polish state for close to 50 years.

Netanyahu Travels to Russia to Meet Putin This Week in Sochi

In the past two years Netanyahu has met with Putin every few months in order to discuss bilateral and regional issues.
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Police Kill 5 in Second Attack South of Barcelona

Police now believe the explosions last Wednesday in a town 125 miles south of Barcelona were caused by terrorists who were preparing explosives, and not by a faulty gas pipe.

Israel Stands With People of Barcelona, ‘Terror Will Never Prevail’

"This evening we again saw that terror strikes everywhere; the civilized world must fight it together in order to defeat it."

Islamic State Takes Credit for Barcelona Terror Attack

Two of the suspects were arrested and a third was killed after the attack.

13 Dead, 100 Wounded in Barcelona Terror Ramming Attack

Earlier reports of a hostage situation were subsequently debunked.

Two Mikvahs Exposed in Vilna’s Great Synagogue 70 Years after Destruction

This important and magnificent synagogue was the center of study of the Vilna Gaon. In recent weeks, a delegation of archaeologists has uncovered two of the compound's ritual baths.

Ambassador Danon Protested, Queens Museum Reinstated Pro-Israel Event

“We welcome this step by the Museum to rectify their earlier unfortunate decision."

US Delegation, UN’s Guterres to Arrive in Israel

While President Trump is doing what he can to promote a peace deal, the Arab League seems dedicated to sabotaging it.

New York City’s Queens Museum Boycotts Israel

Celebrating the establishment of the State of Israel is "not a political event, but rather an expression of the historical and legal rights of our people," said Danon.

Elbit to Upgrade Singapore’s Chinook, Apache Defenses

Elbit's self-protection suite for aircraft is extremely small and lightweight and has a modular and open architecture with multiple interface abilities.

5 Global Industry Leaders to Operate Israeli Innovation Incubator Labs

Renault-Nissan Alliance, Merck-Flex, Enel-Shikun & Binui, Ham-Let and Frutarom will operate the Israel Innovation Authority Labs.

233 North American Olim including 70 Future Soldiers Arrive Tuesday

The brand-new Olim hail from 19 US states and two Canadian provinces, including 20 families, 64 children, six sets of twins and 26 medical professionals.

UNRWA Says Tunnel Under 2 Gaza Schools Now Sealed

All the terror groups denied any connection to the tunnels, and UNRWA said there were no entrances into the schools.

Israel’s Security Leadership to Washington to Fix Trump’s Syrian Ceasefire Blunder

Netanyahu treated the Trump move on Iran just as he had done the Obama pro-Iran move, by openly criticizing what has been the US President's most significant deal with Russia. To his credit, Netanyahu was unafraid to openly express his major disagreement with both super powers, after whispering it through quiet diplomatic channels had failed.

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