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VIDEO/PHOTOS: Chareidi Rioting Continue For Another Night In Jerusalem And Beit Shemesh

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: Chareidi Rioting Continue For Another Night In Jerusalem And Beit Shemesh
[VIDEO AND PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Police report another night of chareidi rioting in the capital following the arrests of a number of frum females by IDF authorities. Police report the protestors were violent, setting garbage bins ablaze and attacking police with rocks. At least three protestors were arrested. The usual screams of "Nazi" were yelled at police as they attempted to move the protesters off the streets and open the roadways. Protests took place in the Kikar Shabbos area in the capital and on Nahar HaYarden in ...

Russia Extends Residence Permit for Snowden

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Russia Extends Residence Permit for SnowdenRussian authorities have extended a residence permit for U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked thousands of secret documents from the National Security Agency. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a post on Facebook late Tuesday that Snowden's residence permit has been extended for "a couple of years." Snowden has been living in Russia since 2013 ...    Full Story »

More Clemency Coming After Obama Shortens Manning's Sentence

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More Clemency Coming After Obama Shortens Manning's SentenceEmbracing his clemency powers like never before, President Barack Obama is planning more commutations in his final days in office after a dramatic move to cut short convicted leaker Chelsea Manning's sentence. Obama became the president to have granted more commutations than any other when he announced Tuesday that Manning will be freed in May, almost 30 years ahead of schedule. ...    Full Story »

Urgent Letter Issued By Rav Chaim Kanievsky on Behalf of Anonymous Talmid Chacham

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More Clemency Coming After Obama Shortens Manning's Sentence[SEE LETTER BELOW] This month, Rav Chaim Kanievsky issued a personal plea on behalf of an anonymous man reportedly drowning in debt. The identity of this talmid chacham is unknown. However many are struck by the strong nature of Rav Chaim's appeal, as well as the temporary nature of the campaign.     Full Story »

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Woman Falls Into A Seven-Meter Deep Pit In Beit Shemesh

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: Woman Falls Into A Seven-Meter Deep Pit In Beit Shemesh[VIDEO AND PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A woman fell into a 7-meter-deep pit near Kibbutz Tzora earlier this week. Firefighters responded as did the area search and rescue team - including United Hatzalah - all working together to try and extricate the woman from the pit. Local fire spokesman Momi Elimelech reported they succeeded in extricating the woman, who was then turned ...    Full Story »

Military Jet Crashes at Naval Base in Mississippi; 2 Eject

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Military Jet Crashes at Naval Base in Mississippi; 2 EjectOfficials at a Mississippi military base say a jet has crashed on a training flight, and that two people on board the plane were able to safely eject near the airfield. Naval Air Station Meridian said in a statement to The Associated Press that an instructor pilot and a student were both taken to a medical facility for evaluation and were in stable condition Tuesday ...    Full Story »

MANHUNT ENDS: Fugitive Wanted in Orlando Officer's Fatal Shooting Captured (1 opinions)

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MANHUNT ENDS: Fugitive Wanted in Orlando Officer's Fatal Shooting CapturedThe suspect in the fatal shooting of an Orlando police officer was captured Tuesday night after eluding a massive manhunt for more than a week, authorities said. Orlando police Chief John Mina said Markeith Loyd, 41, was flushed out of an abandoned house and taken into custody, ending a manhunt that began with the Jan. 9 killing of Lt. Debra Clayton outside a Wal-Mart store. Local ...    Full Story »

Israeli Policeman Killed In Vehicular Terror Attack

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Israeli Policeman Killed In Vehicular Terror Attack[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] It is now cleared to release that a policeman was killed in the Wednesday morning 20 Teves vehicular ramming attack in the southern Bedouin community of Um Chiran.  Two people were ...    Full Story »

Pointed Questions Await Trump's Pick for Health Secretary

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Pointed Questions Await Trump's Pick for Health SecretaryWith coverage for millions of people at stake, Rep. Tom Price is facing pointed questions about President-elect Donald Trump's health policies — and his own investments in health care companies — from senators considering his selection as health secretary. While Price, an orthopedic surgeon-turned-lawmaker, is largely a known quantity on Capitol Hill, Trump's bottom line on ...    Full Story »

Prosecutor: Orlando Gunman's Widow Knew About the Attack

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Prosecutor: Orlando Gunman's Widow Knew About the AttackThe widow of the Orlando nightclub gunman knew about the attack ahead of time and then hindered the criminal investigation when she lied to FBI agents after the shooting, prosecutors said during a brief court appearance a day after her arrest in California. Visibly nervous and bewildered, Noor Salman quietly acknowledged Tuesday that she understood the two felony charges alleging she ...    Full Story »

Trump In For 'Raw' Conditions When He Takes The Oath Of Office

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Trump In For 'Raw' Conditions When He Takes The Oath Of OfficeIt's going to rain on Donald Trump's parade. About the time Trump raises his right hand Friday at noon to take the oath of office as the 45th U.S. president, rain will start to fall across Washington with temperatures around 45 degrees Fahrenheit (7 Celsius), said Kevin Witt, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Sterling, Virginia. Conditions will improve Saturday when ...    Full Story »

White House Concedes It Won't Close Guantanamo After All

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White House Concedes It Won't Close Guantanamo After AllThe White House said Tuesday that the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba will still be open when President Barack Obama leaves office, conceding that a core campaign promise will go unfulfilled. Administration officials had long insisted that the president was continuing to work toward closing the facility even when it became obvious that it would no longer be possible for ...    Full Story »

Israel: Fine For Running A Red Light Now NIS 1,500

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Israel: Fine For Running A Red Light Now NIS 1,500The Knesset Economic Committee on Tuesday 19 Teves authorized a large fine for drivers who run a red light, approving the NIS 1,500 fine. Also, approved by the committee is a NIS 1,000 fine for a child under the age of 14 operating an electric bicycle. It appears lawmakers feel that increasing fines will be effective in fighting road deaths and the number of people killed on ...    Full Story »

What Does Trump's Election Mean For Digital Freedom Of Speech? (2 opinions)

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What Does Trump's Election Mean For Digital Freedom Of Speech?As the shock of Donald Trump’s election victory is giving way to analysis about how his presidency will affect Americans’ lives, our digital freedom of speech deserves special consideration. The ability to express ourselves freely is a fundamental right guaranteed to us all. There are three major elements that determine how free we are in our online expression: The press must be ...    Full Story »

Tel Aviv Mayor Huldai Reveals AutoTel Car Sharing Plan

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Tel Aviv Mayor Huldai Reveals AutoTel Car Sharing PlanTel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai on Sunday 17 Teves unveiled the city’s AutoTel program, which will permit persons to rent one of 260 small vehicles positioned around the city for short periods of time measured in minutes. According to City Hall, the program is set to go live in the fall of 2017. While implementation of the plan will result in using 520 parking spaces around the city, ...    Full Story »

Limo Ride And White House Tea: When Tradition Tops Partisanship

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Limo Ride And White House Tea: When Tradition Tops PartisanshipTwo days from now, Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, will arrive at the White House for morning tea with President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle. Upstairs, in the residence, movers will rush around, simultaneously packing up the outgoing family's last belongings as they unload those of the Trumps. By lunchtime, Obama will have handed over the reins of the world's most ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Israel Police Operate In Shuafat And Make Arrests

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PHOTOS: Israel Police Operate In Shuafat And Make Arrests[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Police during the night of 19 Teves operated in the Shuafat refugee camp in the Jerusalem district. In fact, hundreds of police, border police and Yassam police took part in ‘Operation 700’ in the refugee camp, resulting in the arrests of nine suspects and carrying out 14 searches. Those taken into custody are suspected to have played a role in ...    Full Story »

George H.W. Bush Hospitalized In Houston

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George H.W. Bush Hospitalized In HoustonFormer President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized but the 92-year-old is "fine" and expected to go home in a few days, his chief of staff told area media early Wednesday. Bush chief of staff Jean Becker tells the Houston Chronicle and KHOU-TV that the 41st president was recently admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital after becoming ill. "He's there. He's fine and he's doing ...    Full Story »

Poll: Young Americans Fear They Will Be Worse Off Post-Trump (2 opinions)

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Poll: Young Americans Fear They Will Be Worse Off Post-TrumpAs Donald Trump approaches his inauguration, young Americans have a deeply pessimistic view about his incoming administration, with young blacks, Latinos and Asian Americans particularly concerned about what's to come in the next four years. That's according to a new GenForward poll of Americans aged 18 to 30, which found that the country's young adults are more likely to expect ...    Full Story »

2017 - Israel: The Year Of Nanotechnology In The Textile Industry

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2017 - Israel: The Year Of Nanotechnology In The Textile IndustryThe Israel Innovation Authority’s MAGNET program, uniting technology and industrial companies with academic research institutes for long term development of technologies in a variety of fields, has greenlighted the establishment of two new consortia: A consortium for developing a platform for generic technologies to produce adaptable smart fabrics: Developing functional textiles ...    Full Story »

As US Looks Inward, China Seeks a Lead Role on World Stage

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As US Looks Inward, China Seeks a Lead Role on World StageWith the U.S. increasingly looking inward and China eager to take a lead on the global stage, Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday cast his country as a champion of free trade and stability, a rebuke to the isolationist urges that helped carry Donald Trump to power. Some of the elites listening in Davos, Switzerland, hailed a statesmanlike, even Barack Obama-like speech from Xi as ...    Full Story »

Illegal Buildings Being Razed in Um Chiran (1 opinions)

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Illegal Buildings Being Razed in Um Chiran Security authorities have completed their work at the scene of the fatal vehicular terror attack earlier today,  and officials have begun with the demolition of illegal buildings in the Bedouin community in southern ...    Full Story »

MK Ayman Odeh Injured in Um Chiran Clashes

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MK Ayman Odeh Injured in Um Chiran Clashes[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Among the wounded in confrontations between security forces and Bedouins in Um Chiran was Arab MK Ayman Odeh. He and the others were transported to the emergency room of Soroka Medical Center in Beersheva. His condition and exact injuries are unknown. In the accompanying video we see the injured MK receiving preliminary medical care on the ...    Full Story »

Terrorist Was Employed in Local Education System

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Terrorist Was Employed in Local Education System [PHOTOS & VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] According to early reports based on a preliminary investigation in Um Chiran, the Bedouin village were the vehicular ramming attack occurred earlier,  the terrorist who tried ...    Full Story »

1 Dead in WED. AM Vehicular Ramming Attack in S. Israel [UPDATED 8:00AM IL]

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1 Dead in WED. AM Vehicular Ramming Attack in S. Israel [UPDATED 8:00AM IL]Security forces early Tuesday morning, 20 Teves, arrived at Um el-Chiran, a Bedouin village in the Negev to execute demolition orders. The first troops arrived before sunrise, at about 5:15AM. As they were arriving, a vehicle headed directly at security forces in an effort to run them officer. The terrorist was neutralized. An unspecified number of border policemen have been ...    Full Story »

Nearly 50 House Democrats Vow to Boycott Trump Inauguration (7 opinions)

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Nearly 50 House Democrats Vow to Boycott Trump InaugurationThe roster of House Democrats planning to boycott President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration grew to about 50 on Tuesday in a protest of the New York businessman's policies and his repeated criticism of legendary civil rights activist John Lewis. The Georgia congressman made headlines over the weekend for challenging Trump's legitimacy to be the next president and erroneously ...    Full Story »

Sheikh Raid Salah Released From Prison (1 opinions)

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Sheikh Raid Salah Released From PrisonSheikh Raid Salah, who heads the Northern Branch of the Israel Islamic Association, was released from prison on Tuesday morning after serving a nine-month sentence. Salah boarded a number 369 bus and headed home. His most recent sentence was for a conviction on incitement charges. He has served prison terms in the past for his association with Hamas. Interior Minister Aryeh Deri ...    Full Story »

Iran Says Trump's Talk on Nuclear Deal Is 'Mainly Slogans'

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Iran Says Trump's Talk on Nuclear Deal Is 'Mainly Slogans'Iran's president on Tuesday compared talk of renegotiating its nuclear accord to "converting a shirt back to cotton," and said U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's talk of doing so is "mainly slogans." Trump has strongly criticized the deal struck with world powers, in which Iran agreed to curb its uranium enrichment in exchange for sanctions relief, but has not said what he plans to ...    Full Story »
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PHOTOS: Construction Of Caravan Homes Gets Underway In Amona

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PHOTOS: Construction Of Caravan Homes Gets Underway In Amona[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Construction on news caravan homes got underway in Amona on Tuesday, 19 Teves, in line with a government commitment to permit residents to locate elsewhere on the hilltop, which was ordered evacuated by the High Court of Justice. An agreement was reached between residents of Amona and government representatives by which many of the current residents ...    Full Story »

Turkey: Istanbul Nnightclub Attacker Confessed After Capture (2 opinions)

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Turkey: Istanbul Nnightclub Attacker Confessed After CaptureThe accused perpetrator of a New Year's nightclub attack in Istanbul has confessed and his fingerprints are a match, Turkish authorities said Tuesday. They identified him as an Uzbek national who trained in Afghanistan and staged the attack for the Islamic State group. The gunman shot a policeman and a civilian outside the Reina night club before entering the swanky building on the ...    Full Story »

VIDEOS AND PHOTOS: Drug Awareness Event Held In Crown Heights Draws Hundreds (1 opinions)

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VIDEOS AND PHOTOS: Drug Awareness Event Held In Crown Heights Draws HundredsSome 650 Crown Heights residents attended Operation Survival's drug awareness and prevention event on Sunday evening Jan 8th. The event served as an opportunity to highlight the need for prevention strategies and an increased awareness and understanding of the drug problem in the community. The packed program included a wide variety of featured speakers. Mr. Yehuda Benjamin, a Crown ...    Full Story »

Arrests In Attempted Jerusalem Border Bribery Plot Involving A PA Attorney

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Arrests In Attempted Jerusalem Border Bribery Plot Involving A PA AttorneyPolice have uncovered and prevented attempts to bribe guards patrolling the Jerusalem border area in the hope of obtaining entry permits to work and reside. Among those taken into custody are an attorney and PA (Palestinian Authority) policeman. An undercover investigation conducted by police during recent weeks led to the arrests of three key figures in the operation, residents of ...    Full Story »

OU Sends Letter To U.S. Senate In Support Of Betsy DeVos As Education Secretary

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OU Sends Letter To U.S. Senate In Support Of Betsy DeVos As Education Secretary With the U.S. Senate’s Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions scheduled Tuesday, Jan. 17 to hold a confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos as the new administration’s education secretary, the Orthodox Union sent the following letter (text below) to the committee in support of her nomination. Additionally, Nathan Diament, Executive Director for Public Policy for the ...    Full Story »

Airlines Increase on-Time Arrivals, Reduce Canceled Flights

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Airlines Increase on-Time Arrivals, Reduce Canceled FlightsThe chances that your flight will be on time and won't get canceled appear to be looking up. The federal Department of Transportation reported Tuesday that 86.5 percent of U.S. flights in November arrived on time, an improvement over both the previous month and November 2015. Less than one-third of 1 percent of domestic flights were canceled, the lowest rate in any month since the ...    Full Story »

Shas MK Vaknin Preparing For Retirement

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Shas MK Vaknin Preparing For RetirementMK (Shas) Yitzchak Vaknin, who chairs the Knesset Ethics Committee, announced on Tuesday 19 Teves that he is going to retire upon competition of his current term. He has served in Knesset since 1996. It is known that Shas leader Minister Aryeh Deri plans to rebuild the party’s list with fresh blood, perhaps leading to Vaknin’s announcement. During a session of the Knesset ...    Full Story »

Brooklyn Boro President Adams Honors 'Heros Of The Month' Which Included Two Incidents Where Orthodox Jews Were Helped

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Brooklyn Boro President Adams Honors 'Heros Of The Month' Which Included Two Incidents Where Orthodox Jews Were HelpedBrooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams honored a trio of crime fighters, including some unconventional community champions, as his latest “Heroes of the Month.” His diverse array of honorees include Luis Ruiz and his stepson Antonio Piña, a pair of karate instructors from East Williamsburg who rescued a woman from an attempted assault; Ahmed Khalifa, a Muslim high school student ...    Full Story »

MK Maklev Calls On Jerusalem City Hall To Return Arnona Payments Taken From Batei Medrashim

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MK Maklev Calls On Jerusalem City Hall To Return Arnona Payments Taken From Batei MedrashimMK Uri Maklev is calling on Jerusalem City Hall officials to return arnona property tax funds collected from batei medrashim around the city without the proper authorization. He made his remarks during a session of the Knesset Finance Committee discussing arnona payments and the fact that batei medrashim which have minyanim should not be compelled to pay, but should be categorized as ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Chaverim Of Queens Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

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PHOTOS: Chaverim Of Queens Volunteer Appreciation Dinner[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] The Chaverim of Queens members appreciation dinner was held this past Wednesday night in Kew Gardens Hills at Yeshiva Central Queens. Chaverim of Queens was founded in memory of Mr Jack Friedman, who was synonymous with Tzedakah and chesed and who’s name lives on with the work that Chaverim does. Chaverim is a 100% volunteer organization which started ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: HaGaon Harav Moshe Shapiro's Last Shiur: Comfort Following Death Of Loved One

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VIDEO: HaGaon Harav Moshe Shapiro's Last Shiur: Comfort Following Death Of Loved One[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] After the final day of shivah on Friday, 15 Teves, for the Torah luminary and sage HaGaon HaRav Moshe Shapiro ZT”L, spiritual giant and one of the revered baalei mussar in our generation, a film is released to the public documenting his final public shiur. In a remarkable stroke of Divine providence, the lecture, which was delivered when Rabbi Shapiro ...    Full Story »

Fourth Arrest In Ongoing Investigation Into Shas Councilman's Resignation From Jerusalem Council (2 opinions)

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Fourth Arrest In Ongoing Investigation Into Shas Councilman's Resignation From Jerusalem CouncilPolice on Monday 18 Teves arrested a fourth suspect in the ongoing case involving the sudden resignation of a Shas councilman from Jerusalem City Hall a number of months ago. Three other suspects were arrested earlier in the day, all reportedly in their 30s. The councilman, who is affiliated with Shas, filed a complaint, explaining he was the target of extortion. An investigation was ...    Full Story »

Planes Clip Wings on LaGuardia Tarmac; No Injuries Reported

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Planes Clip Wings on LaGuardia Tarmac; No Injuries ReportedAn American Airlines plane has clipped another plane with its wingtip while backing up at New York's LaGuardia Airport. No injuries were reported in the incident, which happened Tuesday at Terminal B. A spokesman for Fort Worth, Texas-based American Airlines Group Inc. says the Boeing 737 was pushing back from its gate when it struck a wing of an American Eagle aircraft operated ...    Full Story »


WATCH: IDF Soldier Assaulted And Beaten By Eritrean Aliens (4 opinions)

In the above video, we see an IDF soldier who ‘dared’ to walk in the old Tel Aviv bus station, which has been overrun by Eritreans. The following incident, the unprovoked attack and beating of a soldier was captured on security video a number of weeks ago. We see the soldier did his best to fight back while clearly outnumbered. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

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VIDEO: Hagaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky Grinding Wheat To Be Used In Matzos For Pesach 5777

In the accompanying video, we see HaGaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky Shlita grinding wheat to be used to bake matzos for Pesach. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem/Photo Credit: Yehuda Eisenberg)

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WATCH: PM Netanyahu Labels French Conference “Useless”

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday 17 Teves made reference to the opening of the French-hosted regional summit; labeling it “useless”. Mr. Netanyahu made his comments at the opening of the weekly cabinet meeting in the presence of the media, stating, “The conference convening in Paris today is a useless conference. It is being coordinated between the French and the Palestinians. Its goal is to try and force terms on Israel that conflict with our national needs. Of course, it pushes peace further away because it hardens the Palestinian positions and it also pushes them away from direct negotiations without preconditions. I must say that this conference is among the last twitches of yesterday's world. Tomorrow's world will be different – and it is very near”. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

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