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Assad Army Captures Most of Aleppo Rebels’ District

The fall of Aleppo could mark the approaching final days of the Syrian rebel armies, bringing Syria closer to an end of the civil war begun in 2011, and a return of Assad's government control over the country's five major cities.

BDS Jackal Eran Cohen Gets Rolled Up Newspaper Smacking from UK Jewish Students

In a near-meaningless organization, where only about an eighth of the members bothered to vote for president, a full 89 of those picked a guy who advocates a boycott of Israel.

Return to Uganda by ‘Jewish Peace Corps’

A project of the Jewish Agency for Israel, Project TEN, aims to help children in Uganda.

Israel Chosen to Serve on Key UN Women’s Commission

Israel has been selected to join the Commission on the Status of Women, under UN Women, for a 4-year term.

Do you know a Jew? No?! Rent one!

There are 250,000 Jews in Germany, but few Germans know a Jew personally, according to Rent-a Jew.

Trump’s Secy of State Expected to be ExxonMobile CEO Rex Tillerson

Trump Transition Team sources say the president-elect has chosen a man like himself for Secretary of State.

Patti Smith Forgets Lines as Nobel Awarded to Bob Dylan in Absentia [video]

Also, Literature? How is Dylan getting a prize for literature when he's a songwriter? Who makes the decisions over there, the Norwegian parliament? (Yes).

Confirmed: US Airstrike Kills ISIS Terrorist Behind Charlie Hebdo, Hyper Cacher Massacres

A US official confirms the ISIS terrorist behind the Charlie Hebdo, Hyper Cacher attacks, is dead.

Senate to Vote on Holocaust Restitution as Vienna Philharmonic Returns Looted Painting

The law allows the heirs six years to sue in US court from the day they become aware of the existence and location of the looted object.

UN Committee to Vote on Blacklist Against Israel-Linked Companies

An important UN committee votes this week on a blacklist against international companies with links to Israel.

Russian diplomat: Moscow, Jerusalem Friendship at Highest Point Ever

According to Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Netanyahu hold regular telephone conversations.

Israel, Honduras Sign Agreement to Upgrade Bilateral, Security, Technological Ties

PM Netanyahu and Honduran Pres. Hernandez agreed to tighten bilateral, security and technological ties.

EU Bans Iran’s Aseman Airlines From European Air Space

Iran's third largest airline is banned from flying through European air space due to safety restrictions.

Germans Pulling Breitbart Ads

Vapiano, the German fast casual restaurant chain offering Italian food across Europe and the US, is pulling its ads because "the positions held by Breitbart.com contrast with Vapiano's values, such as openness and tolerance."

CAMERA Reports AFP Journalist Takes Active Role in Fatah Politics

Prominent Palestinian Authority Fatah politician Nasser Abu Baker is also a well-known reporter for AFP of France.

ThyssenKrupp AG, Maker of Israeli Submarines, Suffered ‘Massive’ Cyber Attack

ThyssenKrupp's revelation came a week after the attack which hit a million routers, resulting in outages for Deutsche Telekom customers.

Heirs of Jewish Art Dealer Sue Bavaria over Works by Beckmann, Klee, Gris

The Limbach Commission, a panel set up by Germany to return Nazi-looted art in public collections, has already issued a recommendation against returning a painting by Gris that used to hang in Flechtheim’s Berlin apartment.

Holocaust Banknote Forger Adolf Burger Dead at 99

He visited the Bank of England and met the Chief Cashier, who presented him with one of the notes which he had forged in the concentration camp more than sixty years earlier.

Netanyahu to Hollande: Suspend Peace Summit, I’ll Meet with Abbas

Israel has already announced it would not attend an international conference.

Netanyahu to Discuss UN Voting Record During Visit to Kazakhstan

PM Netanyahu travels next week to Kazakhstan, which begins a 2-year stint on the UN Security Council. No Israeli prime minister has ever visited.

UK Neo-Nazi Found Guilty in Anti-Semitism Trial

UK self-described fascist Joshua Bonehill-Paine was convicted for anti-Semitic internet rants against a Jewish MP. He's already serving time on other charges.

New Zealand PM, Son of Holocaust Refugee, Resigns

Key is often asked why he didn't speak any German, considering his Austrian roots, and his response is: “The simple answer is my mother refused to teach me. She did not want to reflect on her history.”

US Secy Kerry Asks Saban Forum: What’s Your Vision of a Unitary State?

US Secy John Kerry spoke of his love for Israel, his frustration over settlements and the peace process, and his fears about the future.
The Anne Frank house in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam Police Foil Jihadist Attack on Synagogue While Dutch Lawmakers Hope to Reduce Security...

Amsterdam police and the counterterror unit uncovered a jihadist plot to attack a synagogue and arrested the wannabe terrorists.

Celebration, Challenges as Ethiopian Community Celebrates Sigd Festival

Thousands of Israeli Ethiopians marked the Day of Sigd in Jerusalem this week. It's an echo of the First Temple era.

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