Saturday, October 31, 2015


Sinai plane crash: No survivors on Russian airliner KGL9268 A Russian airliner has crashed in central Sinai killing all 224 people on board, Egyptian officials have said. 

Major powers 'agree to disagree' on Syria  Major powers meet in Vienna but remain divided over Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad's fate. 

Former Iran president indirectly admits country sought nuclear weapons  Rafsanjani: At the time that we started, we were at war and we were looking to have this capability [the nuclear bomb] for the day that our enemy would want to resort to the nuclear bomb. 

Jordanians slam Palestinian Authority for rejecting idea of security cameras at Temple Mount  PA officials have over the past few days dismissed the idea, arguing that Israel would use the cameras to arrest Palestinians ‚"under the pretext of incitement." 

Israel must make no concessions on Temple Mount  Op-ed: If Israel gives up Jews' right to visit the holy site in an effort to prevent further terrorist attacks, the next battle will be against Jews' right to visit or pray at all Jewish holy sites such as the Western Wall. 

Egyptian TV host, historian agree: burning Jews the solution  News host and Islamic history professor agree genocide the 'only solution' to the Jews, joke about selling Jews into slavery. 

Turkey votes again, as EU seeks help on refugees  Turkish voters will head to the polls, again, on Sunday (1 November), as Europe seeks help from Ankara on stemming the flow of refugees. 

Nato 'plotting to send 4,000 soldiers to Russian border' as tension with Vladimir Putin increases  An expert said the plans are "designed to communicate to the Russians that Nato is serious - it will defend Nato territory". 

Israeli satellite to supply sub-Saharan Africa with free internet  A joint venture by Israeli company Spacecom, Facebook, and French satellite provider Eutelsat aims to bring internet access to millions of people who aren't currently connected. 

Report: Russian jets strike rebel positions near Israeli border  Iranian news agency claims Russian air force hits jihadist targets close to the Golan Heights, in what would be closest strikes to Israel.

Friday, October 30, 2015


* Syria conflict: 'Progress made' in Vienna talks World leaders say progress has been made in talks to resolve Syria's civil war after "historic" talks in Vienna, but they continue to differ on the fate of President Bashar al-Assad.

* Syria conflict: Obama to send special forces to fight IS The US is sending special forces to Syria to assist anti-government rebels in fighting the so-called Islamic State (IS), officials have said.

* Israel hosts its largest-ever international air force exercise Air forces from around the world have gathered deep in the Arava desert in the south of Israel for the past week and a half to take part in the largest aerial exercise in the history of the Israeli Air Force.

* Iran may back away from demand to keep Assad in power Iran on Thursday signaled it might be willing to back away from its insistence that Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad remain in power, Reuters reported.

* North Korea prepping nuclear site for new tests Reports surfaced on Friday revealing that the North Korean regime is digging a new tunnel at its nuclear test site to conduct new nuclear weapon tests, according to South Korean media.

* South China Sea: China warns US over 'provocative acts' China's naval commander has warned his US counterpart against "dangerous and provocative acts", days after a US warship sailed close to contested islands in the South China Sea.

* Hamas declares another 'Day of Rage' Friday Hamas is calling for a "Day of Rage" on Friday throughout Judea and Samaria and encouraging rioting and clashes with IDF forces.

* Jews in nearly 1,000 cities 'taste the magic of Shabbat' Over a million Jews took part in the Shabbat Project last Friday night and Saturday, observing the Jewish sabbath in 924 cities located in 75 countries around the world.

* I didn't mean to let Hitler off the hook for the Holocaust, Netanyahu says Following the controversy over his remarks suggesting that it was the Palestinian mufti who nudged Adolf Hitler to annihilate European Jewry, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu posted a clarification on his personal Facebook page Friday which stated that he had no intent to diminish the Fuhrer's responsibility for the genocide.

* No quick fix for instability as Turkey heads to polls, again As extremist violence and political uncertainty cast a shadow over Turkey, voters are looking for Sunday's parliamentary election to usher in stability.

Thursday, October 29, 2015


* Report: Russia transporting Iranian weapons into Syria in violation of UN embargo - Western intelligence sources tell Fox News that Russian cargo planes have twice daily over the past 10 days flown Iranian arms shipments to embattled Syria.

* Nato 'plotting to send 4,000 soldiers to Russian border' as tension with Vladimir Putin increases - An expert said the plans are "designed to communicate to the Russians that Nato is serious - it will defend Nato territory".

* Jewish activists emboldened in struggle over volatile Temple Mount - Once a fringe group, third temple proponents are stepping up activities as Jewish visits to contested site rapidly multiply.

* Israeli satellite to supply sub-Saharan Africa with free internet - A joint venture by Israeli company Spacecom, Facebook, and French satellite provider Eutelsat aims to bring internet access to millions of people who aren't currently connected.

* Russian aircraft approach USS Ronald Reagan, prompting US fighter jet scramble - Two Russian aircraft flew within one nautical mile at a height of 500 feet, prompting the carrier to launch four fighter jets in response.

* China to end one-child policy and allow two - China has decided to end its decades-long one-child policy, the state-run Xinhua news agency reports.

* Open sectarianism in Saudi Arabia frightens Shi'ites - Sunni militants have killed 40 Saudi Shi'ites in 12 months, 4 Shi'ites face execution for protests and sectarian hate speech is blamed for attacks.

* Abbas's Fatah posts Nazi German children's book - 'Trust no fox on his green heath, and trust no Jew on his oath,' reads cover of anti-Semitic book from 1936 Germany Fatah chose to share.

* What Turkey's Elections Will NOT Change - Davutoglu said that there is a "360 degree difference" between the Islam he defends and the Islam that the Islamic State defends.

* Iraq "didn't ask" for US ground operations against ISIS - The Iraqi government never asked for and does not need any US involvement in ground operations against Islamic State terrorists.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015


US signals shift in Syria-Iraq campaign against Islamic State The US has indicated a shift in its campaign against Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq and Syria, including the use of direct ground raids.

Syria conflict: Iran to attend talks in Vienna Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will attend multilateral talks on finding a political solution to the conflict in Syria in Vienna this week, a government spokeswoman has said.

Abbas calls on UN Security Council to "protect" Palestinians from Israel PA president tells UN Human Rights Council that Ramallah will continue ICC drive, derides international community for failure to act on behalf of Palestinians

Iran's New Palestinian Terror Group: Al-Sabireen The Iranians are also believed to have supplied their new terrorist group in the Gaza Strip with Grad and Fajr missiles that are capable of reaching Tel Aviv.

World Jewish Congress slams Palestinian 'culture of hate' "The series of attacks against Jews in Israel is the direct result of incitement by radical elements who call upon Palestinian youth to murder Jews," the board asserted.

Jordanians slam Palestinian Authority for rejecting idea of security cameras at Temple Mount PA officials have over the past few days dismissed the idea, arguing that Israel would use the cameras to arrest Palestinians "under the pretext of incitement."

Former Iran president indirectly admits country sought nuclear weapons Former Iranian president Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani indirectly admitted that his country started a nuclear weapons program during the Iran-Iraq war.

Gay priest decries 'inhuman' treatment of homosexual Catholics A senior Vatican priest, stripped of his post after admitting being in a gay relationship, has launched a scathing attack on the Roman Catholic Church.

Defying ban, Arab Knesset member visits Temple Mount Joint List's Basel Ghattas says Netanyahu can't keep people from holy site, accuses Israel of seeking to alter status quo

Turkish police raid opposition TV station ahead of election Offices of Turkish opposition media group Koza Ipek are being stormed by Turkish police. Tear gas and water cannon are being used to quell the protest after an earlier assault on the building.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015


* Report: Russia strikes rebels near Israeli border - Iranian news agency claims Russian air force hits jihadist targets close to the Golan Heights, in what would be closest strikes to Israel.

* Iranian general: Israel's collapse may come in less than a quarter of a century - Foreign minister says nuclear agreement to be implemented only on supreme leader’s terms.

* Turkey's Thugocracy - In 1908, the Ottoman Empire, under the new name of The Committee of Union and Progress (CUP), transformed into an autocratic establishment openly threatening its critics, especially journalists.

* "Russian alliance places Israel in peril" - The peril in which Israel has been placed by Russia’s new Middle Eastern alliances was highlighted at a London conference held in the shadow of the UK Parliament.

* Jerusalem mufti: Temple Mount never housed Jewish Temple - Sheikh Muhammad Ahmad Hussein says Al-Aqsa Mosque has been atop disputed holy site "since creation of the world".

* China says US warship's Spratly islands passage "illegal" - Chinese officials have condemned a US ship's passage near disputed islands in the South China Sea as "illegal" and a threat to their country's sovereignty.

Jordan seeking to stream Temple Mount footage on Internet - Senior Jordanian official says surveillance cameras to be installed in ‘days, not weeks,’ and will aim for maximum transparency

* Jordan, PA suspicious of Temple Mount camera deal - Waqf insists cameras must be installed under its own supervision, insisting Israel will use them to 'change status quo' at holy site.

* Palestinian leader warns EU that violence could escalate - Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has said violence could get worse unless Israel protects Muslim rights and resumes peace talks.

* Expert: Khamenei's letter to Rouhani voids deal - Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei published a letter of guidelines for President Hassan Rouhani, adding new conditions for Iran’s execution of the nuclear deal.

Monday, October 26, 2015


Deadly earthquake rocks Afghanistan and Pakistan More than 150 people have died, mostly in Pakistan, after a magnitude-7.5 earthquake hit north-eastern Afghanistan.

'We will turn you into body parts,' says Gaza preacher waving explosive vest Gaza preacher promised that the next terror attacks will include suicide missions that will 'turn [Israelis] into lifeless corpses and scattered body parts.'

Hamas chief: 'No power in the world' can stop 'intifada' Ismail Haniyeh says his group is ready in Gaza for united Palestinian strategy to protect uprising against Israel.

What happens if you type 'Death to Jews' into Google Maps? Users of Google Maps noticed Saturday night that upon typing "Death to the Jews" into the search bar on Google Maps, the program instantly redirected them to "The Temple Mount" in Jerusalem. 

Historian: The Mufti planned to burn Jews Dr. Edy Cohen of Bar-Ilan University says that Netanyahu's comments on the Mufti and the Holocaust have a basis in history.

Ya'alon: There is no West Bank settlement freeze "The Palestinians didn't come to the [negotiating] table even when we froze construction,"the defense minister said.

Israel developing app to call for help in event of terror attack Smartphone application is one of the ways in which the government is working to counter the current wave of terrorism.

German intel: Migrants will bring anti-Semitism German security agencies have raised pressing concerns about the wave of migrants entering the country.

As planets align, some see return of Jesus' Star of Bethlehem The rare convergence of Venus, Jupiter and Mars this week has some wondering if it's time to cue the magi.

A Positive Spin on Netanyahu's Blunder A gross overstating is the worst that can be said about Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's blaming the first "Palestinian" leader Haj Amin Al-Husseini for persuading Hitler to implement the "Final Solution to the Jewish Problem."

Saturday, October 24, 2015


* Kerry: Israel okays 24-hour video cameras on Temple Mount US Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday that Israel and Jordan have agreed on steps aimed at reducing tensions at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem that have fanned Israeli-Palestinian violence.

* Sick: Palestinian artists create soundtrack of the intifada Palestinian Arab artists are taking advantage of the security situation to produce propaganda songs and encourage, through "nationalist" music, the murder of Jews.

* The Palestinian Jihad: Lies, Lies and More Lies This is Not an "Intifada" Palestinian leaders in the West Bank and Gaza Strip are calling it a "peaceful popular resistance."

* WATCH: Islamic State threatens Israel in new Hebrew video In its first-ever Hebrew-language video, which was posted online this week, the Islamic State terror group addressed an Israeli audience, warning that "no Jew will be left [alive]" once its fighters conquer Jordan and arrive at Israel's borders.

* Kerry: Netanyahu agrees to maintain exclusive Muslim prayer right on Temple Mount US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday that Israel had promised to maintain the tradition that only Muslims are allowed to pray at a holy site in Jerusalem, an issue at the center of recent violence.

* Rivlin at death camp: No to more Nazi propaganda President Reuven Rivlin on Thursday morning paid a visit to the Theresienstadt death camp, accompanied by Czech President Milos Zeman.

* Spy game: IDF jets held Iran strike dry run in 2012 IDF fighter jets covertly flew into Iranian air space in 2012 in what was thought to have been a dry run for a commando raid at a sensitive nuclear site.

* Shiites commemorate Muhammad's grandson with mourning, self-flagellation Huge crowds of black-clad Shiite faithful massed in the Iraqi city of Karbala on Saturday, crying and beating their chests to commemorate the Prophet Muhammad's grandson, who died in the seventh century.

* Muslim Invasion of Europe The flow of illegal migrants does not stop.

* China urges Britain to stay inside EU Chinese leader Xi Jinping has urged the UK not to leave the EU in a rare intervention in a foreign country's internal affairs.

Friday, October 23, 2015


UNRWA employees suspended for inciting violence against Israelis on Facebook  After ignoring past reports, the UN finally took action against its own employees inciting violence against Israel on social media. 

Report: Israeli aircraft flew over Iran on attack test flight The Wall Street Journal reports Israel executed a test flight over Iran in 2012 as part of plan to attack Iran's nuclear facility in Fordow; US sent a second aircraft carrier to the area fearing an outbreak of war. 

Russia, US, Turkey and Saudi Arabia start talks on Syria  Top diplomats begin quest to end Syria conflict; all four countries support rebel groups fighting Assad. 

'Netanyahu will soon find himself ruling from the Jordan to the Mediterranean'  The Palestine Liberation Organization is once again threatening to disband the Palestinian Authority and transfer overall control of West Bank towns and cities to Israel. 

Radical cleric to Jordan: Annul the peace treaty with Israel  Sheikh Raed Salah calls on Jordan to announce that Muslims have sole ownership of the Temple Mount, even at the expense of peace. 

Historian: 'Netanyahu's Hitler ruckus set records straight'  Dr. Sharvit says 'despite inaccuracies,' Netanyahu's comments that caused an uproar finally addressed Mufti's central Holocaust role. 

Police lift Temple Mount prayer restrictions for Muslims  Despite ongoing terror, Israel Police allow all Muslim worshipers to pray freely at Judaism's holiest site. 

Leading Israeli rabbis warn against Temple Mount visits  Jewish visitors risk unwittingly entering site of Holy of Holies and condemning themselves to eternal excommunication, chief rabbi and colleagues say. 

Gaza university dean urges attacks on Israeli women, children  ‚"The Jews of Palestine are fair game today," says head of Quranic Studies at Islamic University; Fatah publishes incendiary cartoons. 

ISIS in Hebrew: 'We will make you pay for every crime'  Group's branch in Syria releases video in which a member speaking fluent Hebrew warned that soon there would no longer be a single Jew in Jeruslaem and in the rest of the country.

Thursday, October 22, 2015


* Kerry expresses 'cautious optimism' after Netanyahu meeting - US officials say Kerry sought clarification about status quo on Temple Mount in meetings with PM in Germany; ahead of meeting, Netanyahu slams Abbas, asking 'why is he and the Palestinian Authority glorify mufti of Jerusalem' who supported the Final Solution during WWII.

* "Peaceful resistance"? PA, Fatah call to stab Jews - Abbas claims he doesn't support violence - yet his Fatah and PA have been openly calling nonstop to murder Jews with knives and rocks.

* Video: Neo-Nazis infiltrate German refugee shelters amid far-Right resurgence - Amid fears of German far-Right resurgence, investigation by German broadcaster finds neo-Nazis working in refugee hostels.

* Iran: We won't keep Assad in power forever - Iran's deputy foreign minister says his country won't keep Syrian president in power forever and will let the people decide.

* ISIS trying to hijack Palestinian jihad as its own - Pro-Islamic State presence within the Palestinian territories should not be exaggerated, warns expert.

* Hillary Clinton: I took Benghazi responsibility - Hillary Clinton has said she took responsibility after an attack on a US consulate in Libya in 2012 that killed four Americans.

* Syria crisis: US attacks Moscow welcome for Assad - The White House has strongly condemned a visit to Moscow by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

* IDF bans soldiers from attending missionary events - Counter-missionary group scores major victory, as army issues new guidelines banning participation in Christian missionary events.

* Ancient Temple Mount "warning" stone is "closest thing we have to the Temple" - Carved in bold Greek letters, 2,000-year-old Herodian inscription marked off the section of Jerusalem’s most sacred site where gentiles couldn’t go — and shows they were welcome elsewhere in holy area

* PA demands full Muslim oversight over Jewish visitors to Temple Mount - Officials warn that Abbas will sever security coordination with IDF if demand not met; Netanyahu has vowed no concessions to Palestinian terror

Wednesday, October 21, 2015


After Netanyahu comments, Germany says responsibility for Holocaust is 'very much our own'  "All Germans know the history of the murderous race mania of the Nazis that led to the break with civilization that was the Holocaust," Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman says. 

UNESCO condemns Israeli 'aggression' at al-Aksa, but pulls controversial text on Western Wall  An initial draft text had stated that UNESCO "affirms that the Buraq Plaza is an integral part of al-Aksa Mosque/al-Haram al-Sharif." 

At Kremlin, Assad discusses military support for Syria with Putin  Russian leader says positive developments on military front in Syria would provide basis for long-term political solution. 

Hamas Cleric Vows: We Won't Leave a Single Jew, Dead or Alive  On Hamas TV station, presenter tells Jews: 'We will not leave a single one of you, alive or dead, on this land.' 

Iraq‚Äôs ruling bloc wants Russian airstrikes, politician tells RT ‚'lack of trust‚' between Iraq & US  Iraq's ruling alliance has written to the country‚Äôs prime minister, requesting Russian help in the fight against ISIS terrorists. An Iraqi politician told RT that the public wants Russian involvement and there is breakdown in trust with the Americans. 

Land of Israel Caucus relaunches with bill streamlining building in settlements  Likud's Kisch calls on Yisrael Beytenu to join coalition; ministers speak out against lack of construction. 

Joe Biden rules out White House 2016 run  US Vice-President Joe Biden has announced he will not run for the Democratic nomination in the 2016 White House race. 

Jordan plays host to Israel hate fest  Students and lawyers show off their hatred of Israel in violent displays of 'solidarity with the Palestinians' by stepping over Stars of David. 

Netanyahu blames Jerusalem mufti for Holocaust, is accused of ‚'absolving Hitler‚'  PM says he never intended to imply that in 1941 a Palestinian religious leader convinced the fuhrer to exterminate Jews; Israeli and Palestinian leaders castigate him for ‚'shameful‚' comment. 

Minister Threatens to Take Action Over Temple Mount  Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel demands Jewish MKs be given rights to visit holy site - or he may leave..

Tuesday, October 20, 2015


* Not an uprising against occupation. An uprising against Israel - Op-ed: In bloody, unmistakable capital letters, the perpetrators of this new round of evil mayhem proclaim to Israelis: We don’t want to live alongside you. We want to kill you.

* Canada election: Liberals sweep to power - Canada's Liberal Party has decisively won a general election, ending nearly a decade of Conservative rule.

* Report: Kerry Wants Temple Mount Status Quo in Writing - Israeli officials say Kerry wants to put the understandings reached by Israel and Jordan on the Temple Mount in writing.

* Why is Social Media so Potent in Inciting Terror? - Expert explains how an endless mass of incitement on social media has reached such a lethal potency in Israel.

* Christians Persecuted by Muslims Even in the West - "Convert or Die" Graffiti on a restaurant, Gothenburg, Sweden.

* The Truth About "Disappearing Palestine" - The "Palestine" maps shown in the newsroom of MSNBC on October 17 represented what the pro-Palestine crowd believes to be the "disappearing Palestine."

* ISIS Fires Up Palestinians - By now, it has become clear that our young Palestinian men and women have learned a lot from the Islamic State (ISIS) terror group.

* Hungary links Roma to jihadists in Syria - Hungary’s minister of justice Laszlo Trocsanyi on Monday (19 October) said there is a risk Roma could end up in Syria as foreign fighters alongside jihadist or other radical groups.

* Diaspora Jews Livid at PA Bid to Claim the Kotel - Jewish leaders in the United States, Europe condemn proposal to claim Western Wall as Muslim site as "an affront to Jews everywhere."

* Ban Ki-Moon in Surprise Visit to Israel, PA - UN chief records video message to Arabs and Jews, apportions blame for violence equally.

Monday, October 19, 2015


Israel rejects Jordanian offer to manage Temple Mount The Jordanian proposal was aimed at calming tensions over the compound, which has been the focal point of violent Palestinian unrest in the past month. 

Nasrallah: All Muslims should stand with Palestinians Hassan Nasrallah, who leads the Lebanese Hezbollah militia, praised the ongoing Palestinian uprising on Sunday and said standing up to the Israeli "occupation" is the duty of all Muslims.

ISIS Backs Palestinian Terror Campaign ISIS has become the latest Islamist terrorist group to praise the current terrorist campaign being waged by Palestinians against Israelis.

Jews will worship devil, be exterminated by Muslims, says al-Aksa hate preacher Sheikh Khaled Al-Mughrabi, an notorious radical Islamic cleric who teaches religious classes at al-Aksa mosque, has stirred controversy once again, saying that at the end of days Muslims will exterminate Jews. 

Israel reprimands French envoy over Temple Mount observers proposal A Foreign Ministry spokesman characterized the meeting as "sharp," and said it dealt with the entirety of Israeli-French relations.

Hamas making efforts to carry out suicide attacks against Israel, officials say Israeli officials on Monday said they've learned that the senior Hamas leadership in the Gaza Strip has instructed its operatives in the West Bank to carry out suicide attacks against Jewish targets, a number of media outlets reported on Monday.

German anti-migrant rally highlights European backlash Germany's PEGIDA movement holds an anti-migrant rally Monday a year on from its formation, highlighting a European backlash towards a massive influx that has heaped pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Hamas Appeals to Russia to 'Stop Israeli Aggression' Amid ongoing Palestinian Arab attacks against Israeli civilians and security forces, Hamas has called on Russia to intervene and stop Israeli "aggression" against Palestinians. 

Abbas and the mysterious multi-billion-dollar fund Palestinian president may be seen by Israel as a weak and irrelevant leader, but he holds a huge amount of power through his control of Palestinian National Fund, which has been financing PLO and PA's battle against Israel's international legitimacy.

Thousands rally for Israel in Paris, Rome and Madrid Thousands of people demonstrated in Rome, Paris and Madrid on Sunday in solidarity with Israel, as the Jewish state experiences weeks of escalating violence and daily terror attack.

Saturday, October 17, 2015


Israel Rejects Calls for International Presence on Temple Mount  Israel says international presence on the Temple Mount would be a change in the status quo and would be unacceptable. 

'France advancing plan to deploy international observers at Jerusalem's Temple Mount' 'Le Figaro' reports France drafting presidential statement on the matter; Israel says that it would never agree to such a deployment. 

Palestinian and Western Leaders: Blood on Their Hands U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has shockingly justified the latest Palestinian murder campaign in Israel. 

Turkey's Grisly Dances with the Islamic State On October 10, Turkey woke up to the worst single terror attack in its history. 

The 'intifada of knives': A fire with no fuel Analysis: Palestinians committing violence are mainly interested in being hailed as heroes online; Arab world surmises that without support from Fatah and Hamas, the 'knife intifada' won't devolve into anarchy. 

Austria: Masked Attackers Carve Swastika into Cyclist's Forehead  One man with links to neo-Nazi groups arrested after shocking, brutal attack; three other assailants still at large. 

Netanyahu and Kerry to meet in Berlin next week  Secretary of State tells PM in phone call Abbas must condemn violence outright, backs Israeli right to act against violence. 

Jordanian protesters call for end to peace treaty with Israel  Thousands demonstrate in various cities, burn Israeli flag, citing Israeli 'violations' in Jerusalem. 

'They teach kids to stab Jews at school' - claims Israel's new UN envoy  Israel's newly appointed ambassador to the UN has accused the Palestinian authorities of teaching children in schools how to more effectively stab Jews. 

Migrant crisis: Slovenia army to help police  Slovenia's army will help police deal with thousands of migrants expected to arrive from Croatia in the coming days, Prime Minister Miro Cerar says.

Friday, October 16, 2015


Security Council to hold emergency talks on Jerusalem violence UN body to meet at Jordan's request; PA envoy calls situation 'very explosive' urges the Council to take action. 

PA Tries to Claim Western Wall at UNESCO Proposal, likely to pass due to Muslim majority, would have Kotel renamed Buraq Plaza and made part of Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Fatah's armed wing calls for more attacks against Israel Al-Aksa Martyrs Brigades posts call for more violence on its Twitter account.

WATCH: Threatening enemies, Iran shows off secret ballistic missiles Weapons 'across provinces and cities' are 'stationed and ready,' says commander of Revolutionary Guard's aerospace branch.

Photos: Social media and Palestinian incitement during terror wave Palestinian Facebook post: There is nothing greater than a knife penetrating the heads of the Jews.

Joseph's Tomb set ablaze by Palestinian rioters Hundreds of Palestinian rioters attempted to set fire to the Joseph's Tomb compound in Nablus on Friday morning, according to reports by Israel radio.

Migrant crisis: EU backs Turkey action plan EU states have backed an action plan with Turkey, which it is hoped will ease the flow of migrants to Europe. 

Syria Death Toll Tops a Quarter Million Staggering death toll of civil war includes at least 74,426 civilians, and among them 12,517 children and 8,062 women.

Kerry warns Abbas against inciting violence Secretary of state says Palestinians 'need to understand' that 'no amount of frustration is appropriate to license any violence.'

EU leaders reach minimal agreement on Syria EU leaders meeting in Brussels on Thursday (15 October) agreed that Syrian president Bashar al-Assad bears "the greatest responsibility" for the conflict deaths and the displacement of refugees. The leaders also agreed to "express concern" at Russia's military involvement in Syria.

Thursday, October 15, 2015


* Fatah Demanded J'lem Terror Day Before Massacre - Fatah's official Twitter feed directly calls for more attacks in the capital, a day before Tuesday's double attack that left 3 murdered.

Iran Ready to Commit More Troops to Syria Senior Iranian official says Tehran willing to bolster existing forces by sending more soldiers, if Assad regime requests.

* US Warns of Rise of Islamism, Anti-Semitism - Religious freedom report makes grim reading for European Jews and non-Muslims in the Middle East; anti-Israel groups fueling anti-Semitism.

* Jerusalem outraged at State Dept. 'concern' about disproportionate use of Israeli force - "We've certainly seen some reports of what many would consider excessive use of force [by Israel]," the State Department said of the recent violence.

* Chinese media: military must be ready to counter US in South China Sea - Editorial in Global Times, which is close to Communist rulers, condemns Washington’s ‘ceaseless provocations and coercion’.

* Our World: The nuclear deal’s true purpose - Obama's deal has nothing to do with preventing Iran from becoming a nuclear power or even with placing restrictions on Iran’s nuclear activities.

* US troops to stay in Afghanistan in policy shift - President Barack Obama has confirmed plans to extend the US military presence in Afghanistan beyond 2016, in a shift in policy.

* Migrant crisis: Merkel says EU must secure external borders - All EU countries must be prepared to send security staff to the bloc's external borders, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said.

* State Dept.: No Violation of Mount Status Quo - After blaming Israel for Arab terror, State Dept. spokesman John Kirby says he "did not intend to suggest" Temple Mount status quo broken.

* IN PICTURES: 'Dead' 13-year-old terrorist alive and well - Photos emerge of Ahmed Mansra, who stabbed and seriously wounded two Israelis, one of them a boy his age, after Palestinian President Abbas made claims he was 'executed' by Israel; English translation of the speech done by PLO, however, tempers language to 'shot in cold blood.'

Wednesday, October 14, 2015


China Expanding Regional Nuclear Forces  New cruise, ballistic missiles increase danger of war, report says. 

Iran, Hezbollah pouring troops into Syria to prop up Assad  Two senior Iranian commanders reported killed in combat against Islamic State alongside Syrian army forces. 

New Ambassador Challenges UN Chief: Denounce PA Incitement  'This reign of terror must stop,' says new envoy. 'Only cessation of incitement will alleviate this dangerous situation.' 

Turkey Warns US, Russia over Support for Syrian Kurds Turkish foreign ministry summons US, Russian ambassadors; Foreign Minister Davutoglu compares Kurdish fighters to Al Qaeda.

US State Department unclear on Israeli intentions for Temple Mount  Kerry tells PM to hold status quo 'in word and in deed.'

Syria 'near miss' prompts US-Russia air safety talks  The US and Russia are to hold new talks on air safety in Syria after it emerged combat aircraft from both nations came within miles of each other on Saturday. 

Israeli police set up East Jerusalem checkpoints  Israeli forces have begun a major security operation in Arab areas of occupied East Jerusalem, after a surge in attacks by Palestinians. 

Pope asks forgiveness after sex scandals rock Vatican and Rome  Pope Francis asked for forgiveness on Wednesday for scandals at the Vatican and in Rome, an apparent reference to two cases of priests and gay sex revealed this month during a major meeting of bishops.

Israel deploys hundreds of soldiers in Jerusalem  Army units to bolster security amid wave of terror attacks; police begin setting up checkpoints in city's eastern neighborhoods. 

Israel to Relax Gun Laws amid Wave of Terror  Internal Security Min. announces lifting of some restrictions, says haredi teachers should be armed as terrorists see them as prime targets.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015


* Where Did the Holy Temple Really Stand?Then Solomon began to build the house of the Lord at Jerusalem in mount Moriah, where the Lord appeared unto David his father, in the place that David had prepared in the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite. (2 Chronicles 3:1)

* Putin Blasts US as Having "Mush for Brains" - Russian President slams Washington for refusing to share intelligence with Moscow on Syria conflict.

Report: Iran Ramping Up Military Purchases from Russia, China - Sanctions relief could fund aspiring nuke programs.

* Subdued terrorists or defenseless victims? A guide to Palestinian propaganda - #Palestinian_child_was_executed has been trending on social media, together with images portraying neutralized terrorists as "innocent children executed by Israel".

* Syrian Rebels Place Bounty on Assad, Nasrallah - Al Qaeda's Nusra Front offers millions of dollars to anyone who kills Syrian dictator or Hezbollah leader - even if they're non-Sunnis.

* Sick: Palestinians Celebrate Jerusalem, Ra'anana Attacks - Pictures: Palestinians take to the streets of Gaza, waving knives and axes and handing out sweets in celebration of murderous attacks.

* Famed moonwalker Buzz Aldrin visits Jerusalem - Former astronaut speaks at 66th International Astronautical Congress, which brought over 2,000 people from 58 nations to Israel.

* PEGIDA protesters lash out at 'dangerous' Merkel amid Antifa clashes with police (VIDEOS) - Thousands of PEGIDA (Patriotic Europeans against Western Islamization) members have marched through Munich and Dresden to take a swipe at the wave of refugees coming to Germany. They demanded Chancellor Angela Merkel resign, expressing fury over the influx.

* How Obama Ushered in the New Age of Christian Martyrdom - Everywhere that U.S. leadership helped Islamic jihadis topple secular autocrats in the name of "democracy and freedom," indigenous Christian minorities are forced either to convert to Islam or die.

* MH17 Ukraine disaster: Dutch Safety Board blames missile - Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 crashed as a result of a Russian-made Buk missile, the Dutch Safety Board says.

Monday, October 12, 2015


Rivlin: Israel Not at War with Islam President Reuven Rivlin urges Jewish-Arab cooperation despite unending terror, stresses Israel 'is not and will not' declare war on Islam.

Gaza cleric calls on Palestinians to stab Jews, 'cut them into body parts' Sheikh Muhammad Sallah, brandishing knife during Friday sermon, urges young men in West Bank to form "stabbing squads."

Iran tests new precision-guided ballistic missile First such Iranian missile in range of Israel emphasizes accuracy, broadening potential target list.

Syria conflict: Putin defends Russia's air strikes President Vladimir Putin has defended Russia's military operations in Syria, saying the aim is to "stabilise the legitimate authority" of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Turkish PM blames Ankara bombing on Islamic State The Islamic State (IS) group is the prime suspect in the Ankara bombings that killed nearly 100 on Saturday, Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoglu has said.

First 'in womb' stem cell trial to begin The first clinical trial injecting foetal stem cells into babies still in the womb has been announced.

Obama's ex-pastor: Israel is apartheid state, "Jesus was a Palestinian" LISTEN: At Washington rally, Jeremiah Wright says Palestinians "had the Europeans come and take their country."

EU: Russian Troops in Syria Are a 'Game-Changer' EU foreign chief Mogherini warns Russian intervention 'very worrying' at meeting on political talks divided over Assad's future.

Small Victory: YouTube Removes Palestinian Incitement Videos Foreign Ministry confirms that Hamas and other terror groups' videos have been taken down, encourages Israelis to report incitement.

Turkey targets Kurdish rebels after bomb attack Turkish military planes pounded Kurdish rebel targets on Sunday (11 October), one day after the worst bomb attack in the country's history killed up to 128 people and injured hundreds at a pro-Kurdish rally in Ankara.

Saturday, October 10, 2015


Ankara explosions leave more than 80 dead - officials Two explosions at a peace rally in the Turkish capital Ankara have killed at least 86 people and injured 186, according to officials. 

With terror raging, Abbas is in a state of denial  By demonizing Israel and its government, the Palestinian leader is hacking away at the branch on which he perches. 

'We are seeking bigger role for Russia than Americans' - Iraq defense committee chairman Baghdad, Russia's ally in its fight against ISIS, wants Russia to have a bigger role in the anti-terrorist campaign in Iraq than the US and may soon officially request to start airstrikes on its soil, the chairman of Iraqi parliament's defense committee said. 

ISIS vs. al-Qaida: Zawahiri says Baghdadi is not the leader of the Muslim world "You spill blood and attack the Muslim people in order to rule." 

Abbas Supports 'Brothers who Defend the Temple Mount' PA chairman hints he backs Arab rioters on the Temple Mount, even as he claims he is against violence. 

North Korea 'ready to defend itself against US' North Korea's supreme leader, Kim Jong-un, has said his country could defend itself in any war started by the US. 

Ya'alon urges licensed civilians to carry firearms; Riots reported in Arab towns "When an incident takes place, the terrorists are shot dead, and our people aren't," the defense minister told Channel 2. "That's what's important." 

Tests Show ISIS Used Mustard Gas on Kurds Blood samples show ISIS used chemical weapons in assault against Kurdish forces in Iraq. 

Iran: Missiles Pointed at U.S. Targets A senior Iranian military leader warned this weekend that 'all U.S. military bases in the Middle East are within the range of' Iran's missiles and emphasized that the Islamic Republic will continue to break international bans on the construction of ballistic missiles. 

Homosexuality, divorce & remarriage up for discussion at Vatican synod  His comments came at the opening of a three-week Synod on the Family, aimed at tackling issues in 'an open-minded way.' 

Friday, October 09, 2015


* With terror raging, Abbas is in a state of denial The Palestinian Authority leadership is refusing to acknowledge the wave of lone-wolf terror attacks taking place in Israel and the West Bank, instead blaming Israeli forces for purportedly killing innocent Palestinians in cold blood.

* Israel and the Palestinians slide deeper into conflict he events of the last few days show a deeply alarming trend: Three or more Palestinians, mostly East Jerusalemites, are daily attacking Israelis - knowing that they are likely to die in the attempt.

* PM We will take aggressive measures against Islamic Movement Amid ongoing spate of violent attacks on Israelis, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday evening convened a press conference along with Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon, Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan, IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot and Interim Police Chief Bentzi Sau.

* Haniyeh: 'Al-Aksa intifada has been revived and we intend to join' Ismail Haniyeh, Hamas' deputy political bureau chief in Gaza, said on Friday that the "Al-Aksa intifada has been revived and we intend to join," according to Channel 10.

* Abbas Supports 'Brothers who Defend the Temple Mount' Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday expressed support for Arab rioters on the Temple Mount who, he claimed, are "protecting the Al-Aqsa Mosque".

* Israel Oil Discovery: Massive Reserve Could Meet Domestic Demand, But Obstacles To Production Lie Ahead A massive oil reserve has been discovered in the Golan Heights by an Israeli energy company, regional news outlets reported Wednesday.

* Foreign Ministry urges Google to remove videos encouraging terror attacks The Foreign Ministry said on Thursday it has asked Facebook and YouTube to remove videos it says have been encouraging Palestinian violence against Israelis in the past week.

* Edelstein: Romania strong ally in fight against anti-Semitism Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein called Romania a strong ally in the battle against rising European anti-Semitism during a speech before the former communist state's parliament, according to a report by the Bucharest AGERPRES news agency.

* Report: Russian cruise missiles aimed at Syria accidentally land in Iran Cruise missiles fired at targets in Syria from a Russian warship accidentally landed in Iran, CNN reported on Thursday, citing two US officials.

* US to abandon training new Syria rebel groups The US is to end its efforts to train new Syrian rebel forces and says it will shift to providing equipment and weapons to existing forces.

Thursday, October 08, 2015


* NATO to create new HQs in Hungary & Slovakia, boost response forces - NATO plans to boost its Response Force, the alliance’s secretary-general, Jens Stoltenberg, said, adding that two more headquarters are to be created in Eastern Europe, in Hungary and Slovakia.

* Abbas Calls for Murder, Palestinians Attack - The Palestinian Authority and its leaders, including President Mahmoud Abbas, cannot evade responsibility for the latest wave of terror attacks against Israelis in Jerusalem and the West Bank.

* "We will not live in fear in our homeland" - Jews in Old City remain defiant amid spate of attacks.

* Israel asks YouTube to pull inciting, pro-terror videos - Website removes one clip after Foreign Ministry sends complaint saying it encourages attacks against Jews, Israelis.

* Popularity for 'Putin the Shiite' Sky-High in Iraq - Iraqi Shiites are very enthusiastic about Russia's involvement in neighboring Syria; "Hajji Putin is better than Hussein Obama."

Herzog: Gaza disengagement was ‘a mistake’ for security - Opposition leader says he opposes unilateral measures but pullout was ‘essential’ to prevent binational state.

* Jerusalem Mayor Tells Residents to Carry Guns - The stabbing and other terrorist attacks just keep coming in Jerusalem, causing a great many residents to be fearful of going outdoors at all, and certainly not daring to venture into certain parts of town.

* Tests Show ISIS Used Mustard Gas on Kurds - Blood samples show ISIS used chemical weapons in assault against Kurdish forces in Iraq.

* New French Campaign Aims to Combat Radicalization- French government ad campaign features mourning families to discourage young people from joining extremists in Syria.

* EU ministers to discuss "smart borders" - EU interior ministers are meeting in Luxembourg on Thursday (8 October) to discuss how to ramp up external border controls and expedite returns of unwanted migrants.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015


Rivlin: Splitting Jerusalem will bring Israel more chaos  Addressing the recent uptick in violence in Israel's capitol city, Rivlin emphasized the importance of proper dialog. 

Watch: Gaza Incitement Video Teaches 'How to Kill Jews'  Fresh on heels of Old City stabbing, Gazan social media churns out video resembling the murder and calling for more. 

Russian missiles 'hit IS in Syria from Caspian Sea' Russia says it has launched rocket strikes on Islamic State group targets in Syria from warships in the Caspian Sea - about 1,500km (930 miles) away. 

Khamenei bans Iran from negotiations with US In an address to Revolutionary Guards Navy commanders, Iranian supreme leader says talks with the United States brought only disadvantages. 

Nasrallah: Netanyahu confused, the West Bank is on the brink of an intifada Hezbollah chief says Saudis must remember that Israel remains their real enemy. 

ISIS vs. al-Qaida: Zawahiri says Baghdadi is not the leader of the Muslim world "You spill blood and attack the Muslim people in order to rule." 

'We will cut your filthy head': Child ISIS jihadi taunts 'Dog of Rome' Obama to submit to the 'Caliphate' or die in direct video threat A child jihadi armed with a rocket-propelled grenade has threatened to behead 'Dog of Rome Obama' in a chilling new video released by ISIS. 

Israeli team advances in global spacecraft contest  SpaceIL team is first to confirm a launch contract for its craft in Google-sponsored Lunar XPRIZE competition. 

Wave of Terror Has Netanyahu Under Pressure Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is under increasing pressure as Palestinian Arab extremists continue their bloody rampage against Jews in Jerusalem an elsewhere in Israel. 

'We are seeking bigger role for Russia than Americans' - Iraq defense committee chairman Baghdad, Russia's ally in its fight against ISIS, wants Russia to have a bigger role in the anti-terrorist campaign in Iraq than the US and may soon officially request to start airstrikes on its soil, the chairman of Iraqi parliament's defense committee said.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015


* Syria conflict: Russia violation of Turkish airspace "no accident" - Russia's violation of Turkish airspace over the weekend "does not look like an accident", Nato has said.

* Iran: Missiles Pointed at U.S. Targets - Iran, Russia, Syria, Iraq form joint war room

* "Nuclear war our likely future" - Russia & China won't accept US hegemony, Reagan official warns

* NEW AMERICAN CENTURY: ARABIC IS FASTEST-GROWING LANGUAGE IN USA - Data from the United States Census Bureau show that languages spoken in Muslim countries are surging into U.S. households due to rapid growth in immigration from Muslim nations.

* Islamic Jihad threatens to renew suicide bombings against Israelis - Palestinian terrorist group releases purported seminal warning video amid escalation in violence in Jerusalem, West Bank.

* In global prayer event, Christians worldwide unite for Jerusalem peace - Millions of Christians around the globe join an annual prayer service for peace in the Holy City, following wave of terror attacks on Israelis.

* Facebook pegs Israeli satellite to provide African Internet - Spacecom will launch the satellite, called the Amos-6, in the second half of 2016 to replace an older model, the Amos-2.

* Documents reveal Palestinian Authority paying convicted Hamas terrorists - PA shown to pay each convicted terrorist serving time in Israeli prisons hundreds of thousands of shekels, Israel Radio reports.

* IS propaganda pushes state-building, Quilliam study finds - Most propaganda from the self-styled Islamic State now aims to prove it is a genuine nation, rather than glorify acts of violence, a study suggests.

Homosexuality, divorce & remarriage up for discussion at Vatican synod - Pope Francis has urged bishops to put aside personal prejudices and has called for frankness, courage and humility within the Catholic church.

Monday, October 05, 2015


John Kerry: Temple Mount Must Remain 'In the Hands of Jordan' US Secretary of State calls for 'calm' and for 'both sides to avoid escalation,' after escalating violence in Jerusalem, Judea-Samaria. 

Conflict with US will never end, Iranian commander says Navy chief claims Washington, Tehran on opposites sides of right and wrong, says Americans incapable of confronting Islamic Republic.

French PM to Russia: Direct Your Airstrikes at ISIS French Prime Minister Manuel Valls urges Russia to direct airstrikes at ISIS jihadists in Syria, echoes comments by President Hollande. 

Jewish Journalists: Bar Jews from Temple Mount Prominent mainstream media journalists blame Temple activist Yehuda Glick for the latest terror spate.

Turkey says Russia has escalated Syrian conflict with violation of its airspace Turkey, which has the second-largest army in NATO, scrambled two F-16 jets on Saturday after a Russian warplane crossed into its airspace, the foreign ministry said.

Assad: ISIS has flourished under American sponsorship Syrian president says only alliance with Iran, Russia, Iraq can prevent destruction of entire region.

Sources: US enforcement of Iran arms embargo slipped during nuclear talks  US government has pursued far fewer violations of a long-standing arms embargo against Iran in past year compared to recent years, according to court records review and 2 senior officials. 

40 Syrian insurgent groups call on regional states to form alliance against Russia, Iran "Civilians have been directly targeted in a manner that reminds us of the scorched earth policy pursued by Russia in its past wars," joint statement reads. 

Germany's Jewish community head fears Muslim migrants' anti-Semitism "Many Syrians and Arab migrants grow up in an environment in which hostility to Jews and Israel is common practice," Josef Schuster told Hesse radio on Wednesday.

Thousands Defiantly Attend Early Morning Service at Kotel No fear: Despite Arab violence Israeli Jews flock to Western Wall to pray traditional morning service at dawn on the final day of Sukkot.

Saturday, October 03, 2015


IN PICTURES: Thousands flock to Western Wall for traditional priestly blessing The traditional priestly blessing is said annually in honor of Succot, Passover and Shavuot. 

The Festival of Sukkot (Tabernacles)  Each of the three major festivals, the sacred seasons sanctified by the G-d of Israel, has a designation by which it is known in the texts of Jewish liturgy and tradition. 

'Israel concerned with build-up of Iranian forces in Syria near Golan border' Likud Minister Steinitz says Israel will make it clear to US, Russia and other world powers that Iranian forces must not be allowed to mass on Israel's border. 

IS wants to kill millions, says 'embedded' German reporter  Jurgen Todenhufer, who spent 10 harrowing days with terror group last year, claims jihadists planning 'biggest religious cleansing in history'. 

US, allies short on options as Russia and Iran flex muscle in Syria US-led coalition, created to combat ISIS threat in Syria and Iraq, has been wrong footed by Russian jets pounding rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar Assad. 

Analysis: The best reason for Iran deal? The West will learn where to drop bombs Without a deal, the allies have no way of knowing which sites are truly important. 

American Officials: Netanyahu Has Ended Fight Against Iran Deal American officials claim Netanyahu's UN speech was the swansong on his public fight against the Iran deal. 

Merkel: Iran's stance on Israel 'unacceptable'  In highly empathetic interview to Israeli paper to mark 50 years of ties, chancellor cites Germany's 'constant responsibility' for Holocaust, 'fundamental commitment' to Israel's well-being. 

Paris talks end in Russia-Ukraine 'truce' Russia-Ukraine talks in Paris ended Friday (2 October) with a deal on rogue elections and weapons pull-backs. 

Abbas's Trap: The Big Bluff After weeks of threatening to drop a bombshell during his speech before the UN General Assembly, Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas on September 30 proved once again that he is an expert in the art of bluffing.

Friday, October 02, 2015


* Hamas, Fatah Welcome Samaria Terrorist Attack Both the Fatah and the Hamas organizations on Thursday night praised the terrorists who carried out the attack in Samaria, in which Rabbi Eitam and Naama Henkin were murdered in front of their four children.

* Hundreds of Palestinians Riot Across Israel Israel Police and the IDF arrested Palestinian Arabs across Israel Friday, after hundreds participated in terror against Israeli military forces and civilians.

* The Iran Connection to the Slaughter in Samaria Despite being tragically accustomed to brutal, murderous acts of terrorism by Palestinians, the murder of Rabbi Eitam and Naama Henkin has shocked many Israelis, given some of the particularly appalling details of the attack.

* Senior Fatah Official Confirms: We Murdered the Israeli Couple The "armed wing" of Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction initially claimed responsibility for Thursday night's brutal murder of a young couple right in front of their four children, but now a senior Fatah official has confirmed that claim.

* Syria conflict: Russia strikes 'will fuel extremism' Members of the US-led coalition against Islamic State have called on Russia to cease air strikes they say are hitting the Syrian opposition and civilians.

* Oregon college shooting: Gunman 'targeted Christians' The gunman who killed nine people and wounded seven others in Oregon had targeted Christians, the father of one of the victims says.

* Merkel to Host Netanyahu for Talks Next Week German Chancellor Angela Merkel will host Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Benjamin Netanyahu next Thursday for talks, as part of a regular annual meeting of the two countries' cabinets, AFP reported Friday.

* Abbas's Trap: The Big Bluff After weeks of threatening to drop a bombshell during his speech before the UN General Assembly, Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas on September 30 proved once again that he is an expert in the art of bluffing.

* The Coming Defeat of NATO The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, established in 1949, has 28 members devoted to the idea of collective security.

* Russia will 'consider' expanding its air offensive to Iraq Russia is said to be considering Iraq's offer to allow it to carry out air strikes on Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) in Iraqi territory.

Thursday, October 01, 2015


* "Major Assad-Iranian-Hezbollah ground offensive in Syria planned with Russian air support" - According to Lebanese sources operation aims to recapture territory lost Assad's government to rebels.

* Netanyahu in Fiery Speech, Blasts UN Silence on Iran Threats - In angry oration, PM says: 'It's not easy to oppose something that's supported by greatest powers in the world, but I refuse to be silent.'

* Report: Russia demands that American planes stay out of Syrian skies - US official tells Fox News that American planes will not comply with demand.

* Syria conflict: Russia defends air strikes - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has defended his country's air strikes in Syria, saying they were targeting the same "terrorist" groups as the US-led coalition.

* Khamenei calls for stronger Iranian military to deter enemies - Iran's supreme leader threatened a "harsh reaction" if Saudi Arabia showed disrespect to hundreds of Iranians killed in the kingdom during a stampede at the haj pilgrimage.

* PA Media: Birkat Kohanim? Jewish "Desecration of Al-Buraq Wall" - Forget the Temple Mount - Palestinian Press Agency says Western Wall is Muslim, Jewish Priestly Blessings 'desecrate' it.

* "Succah of Peace" in Tel Aviv drawing thousands of people from all sectors of Israeli society - Beit Tefilah Israeli, a pluralist Jewish community and organization in Tel Aviv, erects gigantic 650 square meter kosher Succah for 3rd year in a row.

* Obama Twice Refused to Block Palestinian State - Politico reveals Senator Reid twice asked Obama to state he would veto UN resolution establishing 'Palestine,' and was twice ignored.

At the UN, Palestinians raise a flag but few hopes - On spot where Israeli diplomats last week introduced the UN to a Jewish sin-cleansing rite, Abbas declares ‘Day of the Palestinian Flag’

* Commission: Most Muslims not a threat to Europe - The EU Commission warned on Thursday (1 October) that the “age-old monster” of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia are on the rise in Europe amid the refugee crisis and vowed to fight them, albeit with a limited legal arsenal.