Monday, February 29, 2016


Netanyahu: Israel ranked the eighth strongest country in the world  PM counters claims from Liberman and Lapid that Israel's standing in the world is the worst its ever been by citing Wharton School survey. 

Iran elections: Reformists make gains in Assembly of Experts  Moderates and reformists have dealt another blow to Iran's hardliners, winning all but one of the seats for Tehran in the Assembly of Experts. 

Settler group accuses EU envoy of supporting 'terror state'  In video, 'Jerusalem Periphery Forum' shows ambassador Faaborg-Andersen in Hannibal Lecter mask, slams EU housing aid to Palestinians. 

Temple Mount cameras won't include mosques  Temple Mount organizations warn Israel is backing down from its demands that Temple Mount security cameras document mosque incitement. 

Watch: Iran gears up for chemical war  In unveiling new weapons including chemical suits, medicine for chemical agents, Defense Minister vows to continue 'foiling' US sanctions. 

Sisi: The Israeli-Palestinian conflict feeds international terror organizations  Speaking at the Japanese Parliament Monday, Sisi claimed that Egypt remains committed to its peace treaty with Israel. 

Israeli defense establishment skeptical Syria truce will hold  'We're not counting on it,' defense source says; Meanwhile, former national security advisor Amidror tells Post: Rebels agreed to truce because Russia is backing Assad. 

Aliyah from China: Jewish history in the making  Arutz Sheva welcomes home 5 women from ancient Chinese Jewish community after thousands of years, in 'fulfillment of prophecy.' 

Pope says Islamist terror is uniting Christians  In meeting with Ethiopian Orthodox leader, Pope Francis says 'blood of martyrs of different churches will be seed of Christian unity.' 

Orban: EU leaders lack will to stop migrants  Hungary's prime minister, Viktor Orban, said Sunday (28 February) EU leaders had no will to get a grip on the migration crisis, and vowed to fight pressure from Brussels to take in more refugees.