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Global Competitiveness Report Gives Israel High Marks for Innovation [video]

21 Tishri 5777 – October 22, 2016
On the Global Competitiveness Index for 2016–2017, Israel is ranked in 24th place, behind Switzerland, Singapore, the US, the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, the UK, and directly behind Ireland in 23rd place.

ISIS Executes Hundreds in Mosul as Iraqi Forces Close In

ISIS terrorists echoed the Nazis when faced with defeat in Mosul, murdering their human shields and bulldozing the bodies into a mass grave.

Massive Cyber Attack Knocks Out Major US Internet Sites, Then in Parts of Europe

Major U.S. internet sites were hit by a cyber attack that spread rapidly across the country and then into Europe.

Report: US, Egypt, Asking PA Not to Approach UN Security Council before US Elections

19 Tishri 5777 – October 21, 2016
The source noted that, despite their "dissatisfaction" with these requests, the PA leadership will restrain itself and avoid any UNSC move until after the elections.

Thousands Show Solidarity With Israel in Annual Jerusalem March

19 Tishri 5777 – October 20, 2016
Thousands of Christians from around the world showed their solidarity in the capital on the Festival of Sukkot in the annual Jerusalem March.

Israeli Hiker Killed While Trekking the Ganges in India

An Israeli hiker was killed while he and his family were trekking along the Ganges River in India.

Foreign Lawmakers in Hebron: UNESCO Decision ‘Shocking’

18 Tishri 5777 – October 19, 2016
"They are acting like children, lying about history"

Four Arrested in Ukraine in Attack on Chabad Rabbi

Two men and two women from the Carpathian mountain region attacked Rabbi Mendel Deitsch in Zhitomir.

Indian PM: Our Army as Brave as the IDF

Retired Brigadier Gurmeet Kanwal said the Indian Army is better than the IDF, because it has had to deal with a better organized enemy and tougher terrain.

Israeli UN Envoy: Stop Funding B’Tselem

On a related topic, Danon announced on Tuesday a new "political struggle against aid money which is transferred to Hamas in Gaza."

A Little Closure on an Unspeakable Tragedy

17 Tishri 5777 – October 18, 2016
75 years after the obliteration of Kiev’s 33,771 Jews - in less than 36 hours – Ukrainian and Israeli officials teamed up to host an evening in their memory.

Austria Backpedals on Demolition of Hitler’s Birth House

Austria's government committee has suggested a "profound architectural redesign" to Hitler's birth house, rather than demolition.

Israel Missing at US Gathering of World Military Leaders on ‘Day After ISIS’

A gathering of nearly 50 world military leaders is held at U.S. Andrews Air Force Base on the first day of Sukkot. Israel wasn't there.

German Court: El Al Must Pay Passengers for Delayed Flights

A German court rules El Al Airlines must compensate an Israeli passenger for a 3-hour delay, as it does other passengers.

Mexico’s Ambassador to UNESCO Fired Over Infamous Jerusalem Resolution

Mexico's envoy to UNESCO is an envoy no longer because he refused to vote against history and Jerusalem.

UNESCO Executive Board Adopts Resolution to Erase Jewish History From Jerusalem [video]

UNESCO has adopted the controversial resolution advanced by the Palestinian Authority obliterating the historic link between Judaism and Jerusalem's holy sites.

Security Upgraded for UNESCO Chief After Death Threats Over Jerusalem

The chief of UNESCO has been threatened because she knows the truth: one cannot erase Jewish history from Jerusalem.

Moscow Could Face War Crimes Charges Over Syria Bombing Campaign

16 Tishri 5777 – October 17, 2016
The European Union harshly condemns Russia, warning its fierce bombing campaigns with regime forces in Syria could amount to war crimes.

IDF Contacts Russian Counterpart to Update Military Coordination in Syria

Israeli military brass contacts their Russian counterparts to tighten security coordination between the two in Syria.

Hitler’s Childhood Home to be Demolished by Austrian Government

The Austrian government says it will demolish Adolf Hitler's birth house to prevent it from becoming a neo-Nazi monument.

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