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Palestinian Authority’s Abbas Visits Riyadh Over Trump’s Jerusalem Declaration

Abbas is in a fury due to the failure of the UN Security Council to pass a resolution forcing the US to rescind its recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Israel to Maintain Its Distance When Dealing With Austria’s ‘Freedom Party’ Ministries

"Israel will maintain working relations with the professional echelon of the [Austrian] government ministries headed by a minister from the Freedom Party."

European Jewish Congress ‘Gravely Concerned’ Austrian Govt Includes Far-Right Freedom Party

“The FPÖ has a long history of anti-Semitism and xenophobia and we are concerned about the fact that they will control government ministries in the new Austrian Government.”

Full Transcript: US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley’s Remarks After Jerusalem Resolution Veto

"For decades, Israel has withstood wave after wave of bias in the UN and its agencies."

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley ‘Spoke Like a Maccabee’ at UN Security...

"On Hanukkah, you spoke like a Maccabi. You lit a candle of truth. You dispel the darkness. One defeated the many. Truth defeated lies. Thank you, President Trump."

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.

Trump’s Strategy Speech to Refute Myth of Israel’s Blame for Mid-East Unrest

Taking a page out of President Ronald Reagan's playbook, Monday's speech, scheduled to start at 2 PM ET, ushers in the release of Trump’s first broad policy document – “national security strategy,” in which the president, who ran on his familiar platform of "America First," is prepared to sharply alter US relations with the rest of the world.

A Planet Enraged: Nigerian Avenges US Jerusalem Call by Stabbing Danish Journalists in Gabon

The attack was not classified as an act of terror, but Gabon police arrested dozens of people who had been at the market place where the attack had taken place.

Vandals Spill Animal Blood on Kiev Public Menorah

Several days before, a swastika was drawn on the menorah.

Knesset Speaker Pleads with Parliament Heads to Endorse Jerusalem Recognition

"For three thousand years, Jerusalem has been the political capital and spiritual center of the Jewish People."

Russia’s President Honored Memory of His Jewish H.S. Teacher

"The embassy helped organize the burial ceremony and commissioned its representative to it."

UN Security Council to Vote on Jerusalem Resolution

The resolution ... "calls upon all States to refrain from the establishment of diplomatic missions in the Holy City of Jerusalem..."

Russia to US: Civil War Is Over, Why Are You Still Here?

"We believe that after the victory over ISIS there is no need for the US-led coalition to further remain in Syria ... so, we are calling on the Americans to pack their rucksacks and go."

Billionaire Jewish Philanthropist, Wife, in Double Suicide

Sherman has donated a record $50 million to the United Jewish Appeal. He built a major addition to the geriatric Baycrest center, as well as to other Toronto-area community centers and hospitals.

Israeli Envoy Attacks UN Plan to Revoke Trump’s Jerusalem Recognition

The vote on the Jerusalem declaration, which is bound to be vetoed by the US, is set for early this week – barring unexpected changes.

Germany Mulling Anti-Semitism Commissioner Idea

"Each crime motivated by anti-Semitism is one too many and shameful for our country."

Austria Welcomes Far-Right Freedom Party to Coalition Government

The far-right Freedom Party has joined the Austrian government coalition, to the dismay of Jewish leaders in Europe.

Anti-Israel Draft Resolution on Jerusalem Under Consideration at UN Security Council

The draft resolution “affirms that any decisions and actions which purport to have altered the character, status or demographic composition of the Holy City of Jerusalem have no legal effect..."

Lian Najami Makes History as First Female Israeli Arab Rhodes Scholar

Najami advocates against the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel, warning that it hurts Israeli Arabs as much as Jews.

Third Hanukkah Candle Lit at Western Wall to Honor Holocaust Survivors

Similar candle-lighting events took place on the third night of Hanukkah in Berlin and in New York City, honoring Holocaust survivors.

Kremlin Does Not Share Turkey’s Stance on Israel

“We are aware of it but it is not in line with our position. Russia’s position on Jerusalem and the Middle Eastern settlement is well known,"

Uruguay Summons Israeli Ambassador Over Jerusalem Tweet

Uruguay's foreign minister says Pres. Trump's decision put "peace and peaceful coexistence talks in an area that is already in turmoil."

Tel Aviv First Israeli City to Join C40 Climate Leadership Network

The entry of Tel Aviv into the C40 network of cities committed to bold action on climate change, brings the number of C40 cities to 92, representing more than 650 million people worldwide.

Is Hezbollah Salivating as US Pledges Attack Choppers to Lebanon?

We should be clear on at least one crucial point: PM Hariri has no plan to use his new US military equipment to launch a war against Hezbollah, nor will he engage in an effort to stop this terror army from moving in and out of Syria.

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