Egypt urges Israel not to normalize ties with Turkey

By Ari Yashar, Arutz 7— Egypt recently contacted Israel requesting clarification over the rapprochement talks Jerusalem is holding with Turkey, it was revealed on Thursday. Senior clerks in Jerusalem told Haaretz on condition of anonymity that the Egyptian government expressed its displeasure with the notion of Turkey being given an official role in Gaza, and…

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Palestinian Authority sides with Saudis in Iran spat

By Lee Ganceman, Times of Israel— The Palestinian Authority is standing behind Saudi Arabia in the current political row with Iran, Ramallah’s envoy to the desert kingdom told a leading Arab daily. In an interview Wednesday with the London-based newspaper Asharq al-Awsat, Palestinian ambassador Basem Al-Agha said that his government’s position has been clear from…

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Anti-Semitic letter sent to officials in New York towns

By Danielle Ziri, Jpost— Police in Rockland County in New York State are investigating the origins of an anti-Semitic letter sent to mayors and other town officials. The one-page letter was sent several times to at least three different towns by fax and reads: “Hassidic and Orthodox Jews are a severe danger to civilized society.…

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Arab-Israeli offers money for information on Dizengoff shooter

By Yael Friedson, Ynet News— A cash reward for information that could lead to the capture of Nashat Melhem, the suspect in Friday’s deadly shooting attack in Tel Aviv, was offered on Tuesday by Mazen Qaq, the head of the merchants’ committee in Jerusalem’s Old City. The sum offered stands at NIS 40,000, and comes four…

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Iran-Saudi crisis spurs Hizballah strike on Israel

By Debkafile— The heated verbal battle between Tehran and Riyadh over Saudi Arabia’s execution of a Shiite cleric escalated Sunday night, Jan 3, with the severance of diplomatic relations. On the broader front, the repercussions from the quarrel between the two leaders of the Muslim world’s Shia-Sunni split are widely seen in Middle East military…

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Dragnet for fugitive Tel Aviv gunman passes its fourth day

By Ben Hartman, JPost— Security remained around Tel Aviv on Monday as the search for a fugitive gunman who shot dead two Israelis in an attack on Dizengoff Street on Friday stretched into a fourth day, with police seeming no closer to finding the suspect. Tel Aviv City Hall said municipal security services had stepped…

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‘This isn’t how you treat friends, it’s how you spy against enemies’

By Ronen Bergman— BERLIN – We met on Wednesday in a cafe in Berlin, near the Brandenburg Gate, where preparations were underway for the fireworks display on New Year’s Eve. I can’t reveal his real name, so in this story I will call him “Robert.” He’s a former senior official in the American intelligence community,…

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Journalist Who Spent 10 Days With ISIS Says There’s Only 1 Army the Jihadis Fear

By Samuel Smith, Christian Post— Although the Islamic State has its eyes set on becoming a global caliphate that spreads into Europe, a journalist who spent 10 days with the terrorists says there’s just one country the militants are afraid of — Israel. German reporter Jürgen Todenhӧfer, a former member of the German parliament who…

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Bill Calling for Non-Muslim Prayer on the Temple Mount Brings Prophetic Vision One Step Closer

By Rivkah Lambert Adler, Breaking Israel News— The Third Holy Temple is at the core of the Jewish view of the End of Days. A new bill was recently proposed by member of Knesset Bezalal Smotrich that, if passed, would allow Jews and Christians to pray on the Temple Mount. This would bring Israel and the…

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