Friday, September 11, 2015


* US official: 'IS making and using chemical weapons in Iraq and Syria' There is a growing belief within the US government that the Islamic State militant group is making and using crude chemical weapons in Iraq and Syria, a US official has told the BBC.

* Watch: Iran - Billions for Terror? Iran: Billions for Terror? is based on interviews and videos of children educated through the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the UN's "Palestinian refugee" aid organization which has been closely linked with Hamas terror.

* Analysis: Syrian conflict worsens as outside states raise involvement A perfect storm appears to be brewing in Syria, in which Russia and Iran are reportedly increasing their support for Bashar Assad's regime, just as Western countries contemplate increasing their involvement in the war-torn country.

* Powerful militant group in Gaza allegedly pledges allegiance to ISIS The Gaza-based militant group Jaish al-Islam [Army of Islam] has pledged formal allegiance to ISIS, according to a communique attributed to the group that was circulated on the Internet on Wednesday.

* Prosor: Instead of flying Palestinian flag, UN can wave white flag in surrender of principles The UN - with some EU countries in tow - would pass a resolution stating that the world is flat were such a resolution brought by the Palestinians, Israel's UN ambassador Ron Prosor said Thursday night.

* New York remembers 9/11 victims Two moments of silence have been held in New York at the exact time 14 years ago that the two planes struck the towers of the World Trade Center.

* Israel to Boost F-35 Capabilities After Iran Deal Israel is actively working to double the range of its F-35 defense fighters, officials said Thursday, in an announcement made just before the Senate Congress vote on the Iran deal.

* Original Balfour Declaration Presented to Netanyahus Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara visited the British Library in London on Thursday night, as part of his official visit to the UK.

* In symbolic vote, US House goes on record against Iran nuclear deal The Republican-led US House went on record Friday against the Iran nuclear deal, but the symbolic vote will not stop President Barack Obama from implementing the agreement.

* 'We're fighting for our existence there' The hardest moment in Ron Prosor's already-difficult four-year run as Israel's ambassador to the UN happened in another country, far away from that imposing building on the bank of Manhattan's East River.