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New IDF Chief of Staff Calls Surprise West Bank Drill

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(Reuters). The Israeli military said it had mobilized some 13,000 soldiers for an unannounced drill on Sunday in the occupied West Bank, in the first such exercise in three years.

A terse statement said army chief Gadi Eisenkot had called a “surprise exercise in Central Command” — the military front that controls land captured in a 1967 war which is sought by Palestinians as part of a future state. Read more »

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Australia Says Hunt For Missing MH370 Jet May Be Called Off Soon

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(Reuters). The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 cannot go on forever, Australia’s deputy prime minister said, and discussions are already under way between Australia, China and Malaysia as to whether to call off the hunt within weeks.

No trace has been found of the Boeing 777 aircraft, which disappeared a year ago this week carrying 239 passengers and crew, in what has become one of the greatest mysteries in aviation history. Read more »

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UN Sec. General Offers Condolences to Victims’ families of Recent Anti-Semitic Attacks

Ban Ki-moonOver 1500 Jewish teens attended Chabad Teen Network (CTeen) international convention in Brooklyn N.Y on Sunday. The conference brought together teens from Brazil, Hong Kong, France, England, Australia, Israel, Canada, Germany, Singapore and the US, their staff, Rabbis, political leaders and guest educators for an important weekend of teen engagement.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon addressed the teens via video message during the CTeen Choice Awards banquet dinner.

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Rockets Kill Two, Wound 30 In Libya’s Benghazi

Benghazi-attack-11-2-2012(Reuters). Rockets hit residential areas in Libya’s Benghazi on Sunday, killing at least two people and wounding more than 30 others in continued fighting over the city, officials said.

Nearly four years after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi, Libya is caught up in a conflict between two rival governments, one internationally recognized and the other controlling Tripoli since its fighters took over the capital in the summer. Read more »

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Iraq Says Launches Offensive On Islamic State North Of Baghdad

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(Reuters). Iraq’s army and Shi’ite militia have launched a long-awaited offensive against Islamic State in Salahuddin province, a stronghold of the radical Islamist fighters north of Baghdad, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Sunday.

The ultra-radical fighters control several strongholds in the mainly Sunni Muslim province of Salahuddin, including Tikrit, hometown of executed former president Saddam Hussein. Read more »

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Kerry To Defend Israel As Netanyahu Readies Critique Of Iran Talks

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(Reuters). U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will defend Israel at a U.N. human rights body on Monday as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepares to criticize nuclear negotiations with Iran that the top diplomat is leading.

Kerry landed in Geneva late on Sunday for up to three days of talks with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on a deal to restrain the Iranian nuclear program in exchange for easing sanctions on Tehran. The talks will be held in Montreux. Read more »

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Cleared Of Cover-Up Charges, Argentine Leader Comes Out Swinging

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(Reuters). Argentina’s scandal-hit president came out swinging with a fiery speech about justice on Sunday, retaking the initiative three days after being cleared of allegations that she tried to derail an investigation into a deadly 1994 bombing in Buenos Aires.

In mid-January Cristina Fernandez was accused of conspiring to cover up Iran’s alleged role in the truck-bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center. Prosecutor Alberto Nisman said Fernandez conspired to whitewash the bombing in order to complete a grains-for-oil deal with Tehran. Read more »

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Russians March In Memory Of Murdered Putin Critic

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(Reuters). Tens of thousands of Russians marched through central Moscow on Sunday, carrying banners declaring “I am not afraid” and chanting “Russia without Putin” in memory of murdered Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov.

Families, the old and young walked slowly, with many holding portraits of the opposition politician and former deputy prime minister who was shot dead while walking home from a nearby restaurant on Friday night. Read more »

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Nikki Gewirtz – From Uncertain Future to Successful Jewelry Designer

nikkiNikki Gewirtz never had a set plan for her life or even career goal. She was a free spirit wandering through life, but after she was given a bracelet one birthday her whole life change.

Gewirtz went from having an uncertain future to become a famous jewelry designer, owning a multi-million dollar business.

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Bennett and Deri Shine in Channel 2 Debate, Lapid on Defensive

channel 2 debate israelThe chairmen of eight major parties faced off in a televised debate on Channel News 2 Thursday night, the first time this has been done in an Israeli election.

The parties were Bayit Hayehudi (Naftali Bennett), Yisrael Beitenu (Avigdor Lieberman), Kulanu (Moshe Kahlon), Yesh Atid (Yair Lapid), the Arab Joint List(Ayman Odeh), Meretz (Zehava Galon), Shas (Aryeh Deri), and Yahad (Eli Yishai). The moderator was Yonit Levi. Read more »

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Jeb Bush Bused In Supporters To CPAC Speech, Straw Poll Vote

Jeb George BushJeb Bush has a tough election ahead of him, lacking a real support system.

According to the New York Times Jeb Bush bused supporters from Washington D.C. to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) to cheer for him on state. In addition the group likely assisted in gaining votes for him in the straw poll.

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Former Israeli Ambassador Appointed As Head of Uruguay’s Foreign Ministry

ninnovoa_275Bernardo Greiver was appointed as secretary general of the ministry on Sunday. This move announced by Dr. Tabare Vazequez was to strengthen ties between Uruguay and Israel.

This move is pertinent, considering Uruguay played a large role in helping Israel become a Jewish state. Greiver, who is Jewish, has spoken publicly in recent years in favor of strong ties between Israel and Uruguay.

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Poll: 2/3 of Democrats Unhappy of Netanyahu’s Speech to Congress

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A plurality of US voters think that President Barack Obama should’ve been consulted on the decision to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress, a new poll published on Sunday showed.

According to a Wall Street Journal/NBC poll, 48% of US voters think Obama should have been consulted before the invite was issued, Only 30 percent said they believed the invitation extended by House Speaker John Boehner was appropriate. Read more »

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Likud Worried Polls Are Overestimating Party’s Strength

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Election Day is getting closer and Likud campaigners are worried. It may seem from all the surveys that Bibi has it in the bag, but they don’t feel totally secure.

The prime minister has taken a beating in the last few weeks, with the comptroller’s report about his residence expenses, and those who disagree with his trip to Washington. From a high of 23 seats, they are now talking about a possible 18 seats.  Read more »

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Satmar Rebbe Calls for Mass Rally to Protest Netanyahu

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Photo: Shmuel Lenchevsky

Thousands of Satmar Hasidim are expected to protest Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu while he is planned to deliver a controversial address to a joint session of Congress.

During a dinner on Saturday night in Borough Park, the Satmar Rebbe, Reb. Zalman Leib Teitelbaum, stated that the imminent arrival of the “prime minister of the infidels” (Netanyahu) to Washington to provoke the exalted president, is a reason to protest. Read more »

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Jewish Republican: No Bipartisan Nature for Israel, It’s Incredibly Partisan

jeff ballabonRecent polls show Israel enjoying broad support among the American public. But amid criticism of the Israeli Prime Minister over his expected speech to Congress and a decline of support among Democratic voters, some seem to suggest that Israel is not anymore a bipartisan issue.

Jeff Ballabon, a Jewish operative and former senior vice president of CBS News, gave a presentation at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Thursday, in which he presented recent polling data and statistics to prove a point that some Republicans are now claiming: Israel is being supported only by the right – the Republican Party.  Read more »

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Court Docs: ‘Jihadi John’ Part of Network Linked to Failed London Bombers

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(Reuters). Islamist militant Mohammed Emwazi, identified as ‘Jihadi John’, was a member of a network in contact with one of the men convicted of trying to bomb the British capital’s underground railway in 2005, according to the government.

The man dubbed by British media “Jihadi John” has fronted Islamic State videos from Syria that showed either the killing or bodies of victims including British, U.S. and Japanese citizens and Syrian soldiers. Read more »

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Herzog Under Fire For Promising to Advance Conservative and Reform Ideals

litzman herzogA tape was recently released in which Zionist Union co-chairman Isaac Herzog expressed support for advancing the programs of the Conservative and Reform movement in Israel.

In a video obtained by Behadrei Haredim, Herzog was shown stating, “As a graduate of Camp Rama (summer camp of the Masorti Movement in Israel.) What would you expect from me?” Read more »

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Most of Bibi’s Boycotters Were Endorsed By J-Street

jstreet-e1297885239911(JNS). More than 70 percent of the federal legislators who have announced their intent to skip Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s March 3 speech to a joint session of Congress about the Iranian nuclear threat are endorsed by the self-labeled “pro-Israel, pro-peace” lobby J Street.

J Street has endorsed 18 of 24 House of Representatives members and two of four U.S. senators who are skipping Netanyahu’s speech, according to the lobby’s announcements of endorsements for elections in 2010, 2012, and 2014. Read more »

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Schumer Calls For Legislation Preventing Suspected Terrorists From Purchasing Firearms

chuck schumerU.S. Senator Charles Schumer on Sunday called for passage of new legislation, the Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2015 (S.551), that would give the Department of Justice authority to prevent a known or suspected terrorist from buying firearms or explosives.

Schumer highlighted that this week’s arrests of three men plotting to travel overseas to commit terror on behalf of ISIS mark the first terrorism charges of their kind being brought against someone in New York City.

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Activists Pitch Tents In Housing Protest Against Netanyahu

israel tent city(Reuters). Dozens of Israeli social activists pitched tents in the coastal city of Tel Aviv on Sunday protesting about a housing shortage which is a key issue in campaigning for a March 17 election.

The protest on a main boulevard erupted four days after the nation’s auditor published a report finding “significant deficiencies” that have pushed up housing prices – a problem dogging Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s bid for re-election. Read more »

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Sara Netanyahu: Bibi is an Admired and Respected Leader

bibi DCIn a rare interview for the Jerusalem Post, Sara Netanyahu responded to the comptroller’s report about the prime minister’s residence, and the growing criticism of her influence on her husband’s policies and appointments.

Naomi Ragen, the internationally acclaimed novelist who lives in Jerusalem, interviewed Mrs. Netanyahu in her residence in Jerusalem on the day of the comptroller’s report. Read more »

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#AIPAC2015 – Senators Cardin, Graham Vow Oversight on Iran Deal

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(JNS). At the start of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference on Sunday, U.S. Sens. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) both called for strict oversight of the Iranian nuclear program in any deal that is reached with the Islamic Republic.

Graham said he is “glad we’re negotiating” with Iran because nobody wants a war. Read more »

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Sen. Schumer: Tiff Over Netanyahu’s Speech Is Temporary

Schumer at AIPAC 2014Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress tiff is temporary, New York Senator Chuck Schumer said Sunday.

Speaking to John Catsimatidis on the “Cats Roundtable” om AM 970, Schumer said that regardless of “the finger-pointing and name-calling” related to Benjamin Netanyahu’s congressional address on Tuesday, what matters most is “making sure Iran doesn’t get a nuclear weapon.”

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Polish Disco Owner Claims Huge Swastika is ‘Yellow Brick Road’

 Photo: Grzegorz Skowronek/Agenja Gazeta

Photo: Grzegorz Skowronek/Agenja Gazeta

Residents of the Polish city Częstochowa were shocked when they woke up and saw an enormous yellow swastika painted across a large courtyard. The culprit, Marek Pelian, claimed it was not a Nazi symbol but, rather, “The Yellow Brick Road” that leads to the enchanted city of Oz.

It was reported that local residents complained to police, since the swastika was in a parking lot and clearly visible from the center of town. Read more »

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