Monday, February 15, 2016


Israel may be in trouble if Assad wins, former US official says  Regime and allies' tactics are "ethnic cleansing" based on "Chechnya model," says Syria expert. 

Arab states are seeking nuclear weapons to counter Iran, Israel warns  Defense minister Moshe Ya'alon says his country is seeing signs of a much-feared nuclear arms race in the Middle East. 

Saudi Arabia launches military exercise with 20 nations  Saudi Arabia launched a massive military exercise that will include troops from 20 nations, state media reported Monday. 

Watch: Power hopes to see 'Palestine' at UN  US Ambassador says 'UN tries to delegitimize Israel,' but notes 'the problem isn't the UN, it's the players active there.' 

Syria crisis: Strikes on hospitals and schools kill 'up to 50'  Up to 50 people have been killed in missile attacks on schools and hospitals in northern Syria, according to the United Nations. 

Syrian rebel group: Assad built secret underground base below Damascus  In new documentary film, the Islamist Jaish al-Islam opposition group claims to reveal complex built to house military and political leaders under the Syrian capital. 

Israel calls on world nations to regulate social media anti-Semitism  Ministry official states that while the issue is certainly controversial for Americans, it is important to discern the nature of the Internet and to act accordingly. 

'Europe's Jews are worried - and for a good reason'  The European Union now does sometimes resemble a replay of Weimar's combination of institutional perfection with violent and nationalist forces aimed at tearing down the "system." 

Launching a 'little prayer book' at the Western Wall  The new siddur will be available at the Western Wall for children to use and will also be on sale at the Kotel Tunnels cashier. 

Donald Tusk: 'Real' risk of break-up over EU referendum talks  Negotiations over the UK's EU reform demands are at a "critical moment" and the risk of break-up "is real", EU Council president Donald Tusk has said.