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Transcript of State Dept. Baghdad Press Conference on the War Against ISIS

16 Adar 5777 – March 14, 2017
The momentum now here in Iraq is clearly on the side of the Iraqi Security Forces and the Iraqi people.

Report: US Anti-Semitism, Hate Crime Up 20% in 2016

'Jews remain the most targeted faith community, both numerically and proportionally, accounting for 11.4% of all hate crime and 53% of all religious hate crime.'

Turkey Bars Dutch Ambassador, Suspends Ties

This week's clash comes against the background of a Dutch general elections pitting an anti-Muslim candidate against the incumbent prime minister.

Iran’s House Speaker: Zionists Started Syrian Civil War

15 Adar 5777 – March 13, 2017
Larijani urged Sunni Muslim countries to abandon their reliance on Israel and join up with Iran's war against the Zionist foe.

Reform Movement’s Jacobs Attacks Netanyahu on Regulation, Muezzin Laws

On the Muezzin Bill, Netanyahu asked Jacobs if he hears a lot of Muezzin calls in New York City.

Regev, Elkin, to Establish Temple Mount Heritage Fund in Response to UNESCO

The new fund will be created in addition to the already existing Western Wall Heritage Fund.

French Presidential Candidate Apologizes for Anti-Semitic Tweet

'They’ve reached this point ... hooked nose, the alliance of capitalism and Bolsheviks (the red sickle and the cigar) ... Even the [far-right Front National] wouldn’t dare.'

Iranian FM: Netanyahu Distorts Jewish Scriptures

To be fair to the Israeli PM, the Persian king in the Megillah is in cahoots with Haman's plot to destroy all the Jews in his empire, and the reversal of his position is the essence of the Purim miracle.

Jason Greenblatt in Israel While Hill Republicans Try to Kill Aid to PA

'President Trump will soon have to decide if confronting the Palestinians on that terrorist incitement is more urgent than pursuing a pathway to peace.'

Ya’alon Leaves Likud, Starts New Party

Sources in Ya'alon's circle said the former defense minister would not align himself with the left, and that any attempt to associate him with the left 'is ridiculous.'

‘Holocaust Is Fake History’ Graffiti on Seattle Synagogue Wall

14 Adar 5777 – March 12, 2017
A sign next to the defaced wall read: 'Temple De Hirsch Sinai is aware of this graffiti. We are choosing to leave it exposed for the time being.'

Netanyahu to Children on Purim: Persians Won’t Succeed in Killing Us Today Either [video]

14 Adar 5777 – March 11, 2017
'They wanted to kill us,' the children finally roared, after some hesitation.

South Carolina Unanimously Passes ‘Anti-Semitism Bill’

13 Adar 5777 – March 10, 2017
The bipartisan bill codifies the State Department definition of anti-Semitism, and... "is meant to protect Jewish students from discrimination."

Putin Gives Netanyahu 500 Year Old Copy of ‘The Jewish War’

'The Jewish War' (Latin Bellum Judaicum or De Bello Judaico) was Josephus' first work after arriving in Rome, following the repression of the Great Revold of the year 70.

Bennett Leadership Challenged in April Primaries

Baranski made headlines last November, when he objected to the inclusion of women in IDF armored combat units.

Abbas Last Arab Leader on Trump’s Call Schedule

President Donald Trump on Friday plans to call Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas for the first time, according to the official White House schedule....

David Friedman Approved as US Amb to Israel by Senate Comm

12 Adar 5777 – March 9, 2017
David Friedman's nomination as US Amb. to Israel is voted up and out of US Sen. Committee.

Israel Wants Cannabis Export, Licenses 40 Farms

A year ago, Health Minister Jacob Litzmann (UTJ) objected on moral grounds to exporting cannabis, but he appears to have changed his mind and voted to approve the new proposed legislation.

Education Secretary Praises Agudath Israel on Fight for Private Schools’ Public Funding

Agudath Israel of America endorsed President Trump's choice for Education Secretary, and urged its members to lobby the Senate in favor of her confirmation.

PM Netanyahu to Insist in Putin Meeting Thursday: Golan Heights Off Limits in Syrian...

'Victory over the terrorism of ISIS cannot lead to an upsurge in terrorism by Iran and its proxies. We will not exchange terrorism for terrorism.'

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