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    Denmark chief rabbi rejects Netanyahu call to make aliyah
    Feb15

    Denmark chief rabbi rejects Netanyahu call to make aliyah

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — Denmark’s chief rabbi rejected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s call for European Jews to move to Israel in the wake of a terror attack on a Copenhagen synagogue. “Terror is not a reason to move to Israel,” said Denmark Chief Rabbi Jair Melchior said Sunday. His remarks came in response to a statement...

    Ukraine ceasefire mostly in effect but shelling reported around Debaltseve
    Feb15

    Ukraine ceasefire mostly in effect but shelling reported around Debaltseve

    A ceasefire that went into effect Sunday in eastern Ukraine appeared largely to be holding, officials said, except for around the strategic railway hub of Debaltseve. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Cease-Fire Largely Being Respected
    Feb15

    Ukraine Cease-Fire Largely Being Respected

    The cease-fire between Ukrainian government forces and Russia-backed separatists was largely being observed on its first day despite sporadic exchanges of fire, the head of an international monitoring mission said. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Leon Panetta: Obama Not Tough Enough on Putin, U.S. in ‘Whole New Chapter of Cold War’
    Feb15

    Leon Panetta: Obama Not Tough Enough on Putin, U.S. in ‘Whole New Chapter of Cold War’

    …read more Source: The Washington Free...

    Despite Truce, Shelling Continues in Parts of Ukraine
    Feb15

    Despite Truce, Shelling Continues in Parts of Ukraine

    Ukraine said Sunday that the separatists had violated the cease-fire, while the rebels said that the army had initiated the fighting. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine Rebels Disavow Ceasefire At Encircled Town
    Feb15

    Ukraine Rebels Disavow Ceasefire At Encircled Town

    (Reuters) – Ukraine’s rebels disavowed a new truce on Sunday hours after it took effect, saying it did not apply to the town where most fighting has taken place in recent weeks. Guns fell abruptly silent at midnight across much of eastern Ukraine in line with the ceasefire agreement, reached after a week of marathon diplomacy led by...

    Ukraine Cease-Fire Said To Be Holding Despite Scattered Incidents
    Feb15

    Ukraine Cease-Fire Said To Be Holding Despite Scattered Incidents

    The cease-fire in Ukraine that came into effect during the night is generally holding, despite some reports of scattered shelling. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine cease-fire largely holding, Debaltseve still tense
    Feb15

    Ukraine cease-fire largely holding, Debaltseve still tense

    LUHANSKE, Ukraine (AP) – A cease-fire that went into effect Sunday in eastern Ukraine appeared largely to be holding, officials said, except for around the strategic railway hub of Debaltseve. Heavy fog shrouding sodden fields muffled the sound of artillery, but regular shelling could still be heard Sunday from Luhanske, … …read...

    Ukraine Rebels Disavow Ceasefire at Encircled Town
    Feb15

    Ukraine Rebels Disavow Ceasefire at Encircled Town

    By Anton Zverev and Gleb Garanich DONETSK/ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine, Feb 15 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s rebels disavowed a new truce on Sunday hours after it took effect, saying it did not apply to the town where most fighting has taken place in recent weeks. Guns fell abruptly silent at midnight across much of eastern Ukraine in line with the...

    Israel’s Cabinet approves $46 million immigration plan
    Feb15

    Israel’s Cabinet approves $46 million immigration plan

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s Cabinet approved a more than $46 million plan to encourage immigration and to adapt the absorption process to Jews from France, Belgium and Ukraine. The plan was approved Sunday, hours after a gunman killed a volunteer Jewish guard at a synagogue in Copenhagen. “We say to Jews, to our brothers and sisters: Israel...