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Congress Passes Bill Aimed at Addressing Worldwide Religious Persecution

The House Tuesday passed the Frank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act, a bill designed to “advance religious freedom globally,” following approval by the Senate last week and is now headed to the president’s desk. The bipartisan bill, authored by Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.), aims to “advance religious freedom globally through enhanced diplomacy, training, counterterrorism, and foreign […]

Government considers new settlement for Amona

Forty families from the Amona outpost which the High Court of Justice has ordered be evacuated at the end of the month will be transferred to temporary caravans in the adjacent settlement of Ofra and perhaps relocated to a new settlement, as part of a new possible solution to the ongoing crisis. The new proposal […]

‘How to save Amona? Annex it!’

“There’s a way to stop the domestic lawfare against Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria,” writes media and international political analyst Dr. Aaron Lerner: “Annexation – as a last resort to save Jewish homes, vineyards and other property from court-ordered destruction.” Lerner, whose ideas are distributed regularly to decision-makers via the IMRA (Independent Media Review […]

3 possible outcomes for the Dakota Access Pipeline

After months of protest through icy conditions and several clashes with police, Native Americans gathered at the construction site of the Dakota Access Pipeline near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota celebrated a victory on Sunday. The Army Corps of Engineers, responsible for issuing permits for the project, announced that they won’t issue […]

Pentagon buries evidence of $125 billion in bureaucratic waste

The Pentagon has buried an internal study that exposed $125 billion in administrative waste in its business operations amid fears Congress would use the findings as an excuse to slash the defense budget, according to interviews and confidential memos obtained by The Washington Post. Pentagon leaders had requested the study to help make their enormous back-office […]

Italian PM Matteo Renzi to resign after heavy referendum defeat

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is resigning after losing a key referendum on constitutional reform. The result plunges the country into political turmoil, but with the European Union already reeling from multiple crises and struggling to overcome anti-establishment forces, many sought to downplay the broader significance of the vote. EU finance commissioner Pierre Moscovici told reporters […]

Snowden: Petraeus disclosed more ‘highly classified’ information than I did

Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who shared classified information about the U.S. government’s surveillance programs with journalists, criticized the U.S. justice system Sunday for how it treats “well-connected” individuals. Snowden cited the case of retired Gen. David Petraeus, who is being considered by President-elect Donald Trump for the position of secretary of […]

Petraeus On Mishandling Classified Information: ‘I Made a Serious Mistake’

Gen. David Petraeus faces a unique hurdle while auditioning for the job of Donald Trump’s secretary of state: His guilty plea for mishandling classified information. The former CIA director and retired general insisted Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” that he has learned from what he called a “serious mistake” while seeking to place the scandal […]

180 injured, 560 homes burnt after 5 days of raging fires

After five consecutive days of fires wreaking havoc throughout the country, firefighters from both Israel and abroad have finally managed to bring the flames under control with 180 people injured, according to Magen David Adom paramedics. Haifa, Israel’s third largest city, bore the main brunt of the wave of the fires with 527 apartments rendered […]

Battle over Balfour Declaration heats up… 99 years after it was issued

A month after a Palestinian group met in Britain’s House of Lords with the aim of burying the Balfour Declaration, an Israeli group on Tuesday will take to a room in the House of Commons to praise it. Dore Gold, the head of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs and up until a month ago […]