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April 20, 2018  RSS feed
World News

40 UN ambassadors visit Israel as nation celebrates 70th anniversary

JERUSALEM – Forty ambassadors to the United Nations visited Israel as the nation celebrated its 70th Independence Day. Israel’s ambassador to the U.N., Danny Danon, led the five-day visit. No ambassadors from Arab countries participated.  More...

French mayor denied entrance to Israel

JERUSALEM – Patrice Leclerc, the mayor of Gennevilliers, a suburb of Paris, and his wife, were barred from entering Israel from Jordan via the Allenby Bridge border crossing due to his support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel and for a Palestinian state.  More...

Madoff victims to receive $504m in second payout

(JTA) – The Madoff Victim Fund began distributing $504 million in funds to victims of Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme.  The funds, whose distribution began on a week ago, will be sent to more than 21,000 Madoff victims around the world, according to a statement by the Justice Department.  More...

As situation heats up in Syria, will Iran again target Israel?

Israel’s covert war with Iran became overt when, in a clear escalation, Iran sent an armed drone into Israeli territory in February. Then Israel wiped out most of Syria’s air defenses after an Israel Air Force fighter jet was shot down. And now, after Israel reportedly struck the T-4 base in Syria and killed several Iranian personnel, Iran is threatening to retaliate. More...

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