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PM meets with North Carolina Congressman Robert Pittenger and Florida's Dennis A. Ross.

Preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear bomb is not a Republican or Democratic issue, but rather an Israeli, American and global issue, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told two visiting Republican congressman on Tuesday.

"We believe that the current proposal before Iran, handed over by the P5+1, is very dangerous to Israel and dangerous to the region and the peace of the world," he told North Carolina Congressman Robert Pittenger and Florida's Dennis A. Ross.

Relating to the friction his planned speech in March to Congress has created, Netanyahu said that the Israeli-US alliance is "powerful" and based on common values and interests.

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Obama moves to cut military aid to Israel

Hidden away in the budget just sent to Congress by the Obama Administration is a proposal to cut military aid to Israel.

The budget states that the US Could save billions of dollars by reducing aid to the Jewish State that could then be used on shiny new toys like the Joint Strike Fighter.

"We figured that the Republicans would want a few cuts so this was a no brainer," a White House aide close to the budget process told The Israeli Daily.

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J'Accuse: York University Newspaper Compares Orthodox Jews with Charlie Hebdo Terrorists

The common thread tying together the murders of Jewish worshippers in a Jerusalem synagogue, the murders of people in the Nigerian towns of Gaba and Doro Gowon, and the murders of Jews and cartoonists last week in Paris is Islamic terrorism.

Incredibly, the student newspaper at York University - the Excalibur - chose to frame its coverage of the Charlie Hebdo massacre around the moral failures of a handful of Orthodox Jewish men. The message given to over 55,000 students in Canada's third largest university is that, somehow, it's always about the Jews.

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German judge rules: Anti-Zionism is code for anti-Semitism

At the height of this summer's Israel-Hamas conflict, Europe erupted with anti-Israel sentiment. From London to Paris, large-scale violent demonstrations were seen in most European capitals and throughout Germany

Speaking at a special meeting at the Knesset in the end of July, describing demonstrations at home in which they heard regular shouts of "Death to the Jews," "Jews are pigs," prominent German Jews said the atmosphere in the country felt like shades of 1933.

"Why aren't the German police taking the details of these people shouting in an aggressive way 'Death to the Jews'?" asked Nathan Norman Gelbart, the head of Germany's Keren Hayesod (United Jewish Appeal).

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Iranian General Mohammad Ali Allahdadi killed alongside Hezbollah fighters in Israeli airstrike, Tehran says

Hezbollah prepared on Monday to bury its fighters killed the day before in what it said was an Israeli airstrike in Syria as Tehran announced that an Iranian general also died with the six members of the Lebanese Shiite group.

The purported airstrike - neither confirmed nor denied by Israel - was a serious blow to Hezbollah, stretched thin and neck-deep in Syria's civil war where the group's Shiite fighters are battling alongside President Bashar Assad’s forces, and could further ratchet up tensions in the Middle East.

Among the six fighters killed was the son of a slain Hezbollah military chief - the group's most prominent figure to die so far in the conflict next door.

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Swedish politician says ISIS terrorists are the 'victims'

Muslims traveling from Sweden to the Middle East to commit mass murder and rape in the Islamic state, are "victims of violence", says the new Moderate leader Anna Kinberg Batra, to the newspaper Expressen.

It's in an interview during the international summit in Davos as Kinberg Batra is asked how she wants to meet the Swedes growing concern for acts of terrorism committed by returning IS-terrorists.

The important thing is that there must be fewer who can become victims of violence. To be enlisted as a warrior to exercise deadly force is actually being victims of violence and to contribute to the spread in the world, says the M-top to Expressen.

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Muslims never guilty of 'terrorist massacres,' Turkey's Erdogan insists

Turkish President Recip Tayyip Erdogan's increasingly bizarre rhetoric continued this week when he told reporters Muslims have "never taken part in terrorist massacres" and appeared to blame the West for the recent Islamist attacks in Paris.

The NATO nation leader and western ally has moved his powerful nation further from its Constitutionally-mandated secularism in recent years, and has drawn criticisms for not doing more to stop the flow of foreign jihadis, who pass through Istanbul on their way to join Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. But Monday's comments, against the backdrop of near-universal condemnation of the Islamist attack on French satirical tabloid Charlie Hebdo, could further isolate Erdogan from the West.

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Netanyhau to Obama: "Iran Is Not Your Ally. Iran Is Not Your Friend. Iran Is Your Enemy."

BOB SCHIEFFER: President Obama says his reaching out to Iran to help in the fight against ISIS has nothing to do with Iran's nuclear program. Should the United States try to work with Iran to fight ISIS?

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU: Iran is not your ally. Iran is not your friend. Iran is your enemy. It's not your partner. Iran is committed to the destruction of Israel just as the P5+1, the United States and the world powers are negotiating with Iran on nuclear agreement. The Ayatollah Khamenei, the ruler of Iran, calls for the annihilation of Israel. He just did that four days ago. He specified nine ways and reasons by which Israel should be destroyed. He has participated in rallies and chants of death to America, death to Israel. This is not a friend. Neither in the battle against ISIS nor in the effort, the great effort that should be made to deprive them the capacity to make nuclear weapons. Don't fall for Iran's ruse. They are not your friend.

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After attack, owner of Paris kosher market plans move to Israel

Three days after a terrorist attack in a kosher supermarket in Paris left four Jewish men dead, the owner of the beleaguered store voiced his intention to immigrate to Israel.

Patrice Walid, owner of HyperCacher kosher mart in Porte de Vincennes, was injured in the attack and said that the moment he is discharged from hospital, he wants to move to the Jewish state.

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Hamas claims to have captured senior collaborator with Israel after 15 years

Hamas has captured one of Israel's number one collaborators in the Gaza Strip, striking a blow to the Shin Bet's (Israel Security Agency) ability to gather intelligence in the coastal territory, al-Resalah, a Hamas-affiliated website quoted security sources as saying on Tuesday.

The site quoted the source as saying that the man had been working with Israeli intelligence for more than 15 years and was caught at one of the border crossings into Israel.

According the sources, the collaborator was part of Israeli efforts over the years to find the locations of Hamas leaders as well as the locations of rockets to aid Israeli air strikes in Gaza.

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Inside massacre newsroom: Chilling image reveals blood-soaked papers strewn across Charlie Hebdo office after 12 were shot dead

With blood spilt on sketch papers and stained in footprints on the floor, this is the awful aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo massacre.

The first photograph of the office shows the utter devastation caused when Islamic fanatics stormed the magazine's offices as its journalists met to discuss a conference on racism.

In the chaos which followed, the office was turned upside down. This shocking image was published online last night by France's Le Monde newspaper.

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Netanyahu: Iran Responsible for IDF Ambush

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed Iran for Wednesday's ambush of an IDF patrol. The attack left two Israeli soldiers dead, seven wounded, and northern Israel on edge.

"Whoever is behind this attack will pay the full price," Netanyahu said. "For some time, Iran, via Hezbollah, has been trying to establish an additional terrorist front against us from the Golan Heights. We are taking strong and responsible action against this attempt."

It's the deadliest attack by Hezbollah since the Second Lebanon War in the summer of 2006, more than eight years ago.

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France's Multiculturalist Agenda Makes Jews Pack Their Bags

As more French Jews face anti-Semitic attacks, many are leaving for Israel. Most of the attacks have come from Muslims, whether immigrants or French-born, many of whom have not assimilated into French society - if not rejecting French society entirely. Compounding the dangerous situation, France's left-wing government refuses to acknowledge the scope of this crisis, apparently more afraid of losing Muslim votes they depend on than in defending France's half-million Jews.

Israel's Ministry of Immigrant Absorption is expecting "Little Paris" neighborhoods to pop up all over Tel Aviv, Netanya, and Jerusalem. According to the Jewish Agency, French Jews have become the number-one immigrant group to Israel. In 2014, more than 7,000 French Jews emigrated, twice the number from 2013. Israeli Minister of Immigrant Absorption Sofa Landver said she expects about 10,000 new French immigrants next year.

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Israel, Hezbollah close to war after deadly border clashes erupt

A missile fired by the Lebanese Hezbollah group struck an Israeli military convoy on Wednesday, an apparent retaliation for a deadly airstrike attributed to Israel that killed six Hezbollah fighters in Syria earlier this month.

JERUSALEM and BEIRUT - Israel and Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shiite group, stood perilously close to war Wednesday after two Israeli soldiers and a United Nations peacekeeper were killed in the worst outbreak of border fighting for almost a decade.

The UN called for "maximum restraint" amid fears of a repeat of the 2006 conflict that left 1,200 Lebanese and 160 Israelis dead.

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Egypt's President calls for a 'religious revolution'

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has called for a "religious revolution," asking Muslim leaders to help in the fight against extremism.

In a speech celebrating the birthday of the Prophet Muḥammad, which coincided with New Year's Day, he said they had no time to lose.

"I say and repeat, again, that we are in need of a religious revolution. You imams are responsible before Allah. The entire world is waiting on you. The entire world is waiting for your word... because the Islamic world is being torn, it is being destroyed, it is being lost. And it is being lost by our own hands," el-Sisi said.

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Standing with Israel, again

Once again Israel is under attack. Last summer it was from Hamas. This time it's Hezbollah.

On Wednesday the Islamist terrorist group fired missiles at an Israeli military convoy that was near the Israel-Lebanon border. The missiles killed two Israeli soldiers and a Spanish United Nations peacekeeper.

Israel has so far responded with artillery fire and airstrikes.

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Report: Qatar expels Hamas leader to Turkey

The Qatari government expelled Hamas political leader Khaled Meshal to Turkey, after hosting him in exile since he left Syria at the start of the civil war, CNN reported on Tuesday.

Aside from Meshal, members of the Muslim Brotherhood were also expelled, a move which followed a Saudi initiative to strengthen ties between Qatar and Egypt, CNN reported. The Palestinian news agency Ma'an cited Turkish media as saying that Meshal discussed the possibility of relocating to Ankara in his recent meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, after the Qatari government asked him to leave the country.

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2 American-born Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza fighting

Two American-born soldiers for the Israeli Defense Forces were killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip, their families confirmed Sunday.

Stuart Steinberg confirmed the death of his son Max Steinberg, 24, to The Associated Press on Sunday. Steinberg, whose family lives in Southern California's San Fernando Valley, was a sharpshooter for the Golani Brigade. He was one of 13 Israeli soldiers killed in fighting Sunday during the first major ground battle in two weeks of fighting between Israel and Hamas.

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African Christians Saved Israel at the UN

The Palestinians latest attempt towards statehood via the United Nations has ended in humiliation. Why?

In a surprise, last minute move, Nigerian President and devout Christian Goodluck Jonathan thwarted the passing of the resolution by ordering his country's ambassador to abstain from a vote recognizing the beginnings of a Palestinian state.

Set on using the international community to formally create a "State of Palestine," Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was rejected by the UN Security Council last week in a stunning, and surprising, victory for Israel.

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IRAN VOWS TO 'SHOWER ISRAEL WITH SHAHAB-3 MISSILES!'

The attack also killed senior Hezbollah operatives, among them the son of the late arch-terrorist Imad Mughniyeh.

Brigadier General Hossein Salami, the second-in-command in the Revolutionary Guards, told Iranian state media on Thursday that his troops are capable of firing Shahab-3 missiles on Israel.

"[Israel] should be waiting for crushing responses," Salami is quoted as saying.

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18 years after she survived bombing, woman joins IDF

The subject of an iconic photo of a 1997 suicide bombing - a wounded baby pulled from a cafe by a cop - was drafted into the IDF on Sunday, and the policewoman who saved her was present to see her off.

Shani Winter, 18, was lightly hurt in the March 1997 Cafe Apropos bombing in Tel Aviv, in which three Israeli women in their 30s - including Shani's mother, Anat Winter-Rosen - were killed. Winter was saved because she was shielded by her mother's body.

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