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    French Fighter Jet Sale to Egypt: Triumph and Questions
    Feb15

    French Fighter Jet Sale to Egypt: Triumph and Questions

    French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is due in Cairo Monday to sign off on a $5.9 billion purchase by Egypt of 24 French Rafale fighter jets and a frigate. The deal boosts France’s struggling economy and helps bolster Egypt’s military arsenal in the face of rising insecurity. Some are questioning why France is going ahead with...

    Israeli leader calls for mass Jewish influx after attack
    Feb15

    Israeli leader calls for mass Jewish influx after attack

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is calling for the “massive immigration” of European Jews to Israel following the shooting attack outside a Copenhagen synagogue that killed a Danish Jew. Netanyahu says the government on Sunday will discuss a $46 million plan to encourage Jewish immigration from France,...

    Denmark Chief Rabbi Mourns Loss Of ‘Irreplaceable’ Jewish Guard Following Attack
    Feb15

    Denmark Chief Rabbi Mourns Loss Of ‘Irreplaceable’ Jewish Guard Following Attack

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister on Sunday called for the “massive immigration” of European Jews to Israel following a deadly shooting near Copenhagen’s main synagogue, renewing a blunt message that has upset some of Israel’s friends in Europe. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that at a time of rising...

    Globe in Ukraine: Nation falls largely quiet as ceasefire takes effect
    Feb15

    Globe in Ukraine: Nation falls largely quiet as ceasefire takes effect

    Fate of agreement likely hinges on what happens in the previously unknown Debaltseve …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Israeli leader calls for mass Jewish influx after attack
    Feb15

    Israeli leader calls for mass Jewish influx after attack

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister on Sunday called for the “massive immigration” of European Jews to Israel following a deadly shooting near Copenhagen’s main synagogue, renewing a blunt message that has upset some of Israel’s friends in Europe. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that at a time of rising anti-Semitism...

    Ukraine ceasefire largely holding, except around contested railway hub
    Feb15

    Ukraine ceasefire largely holding, except around contested railway hub

    …read more Source: Toronto...

    Ukraine cease-fire mostly holds; each side accuses other of violations
    Feb15

    Ukraine cease-fire mostly holds; each side accuses other of violations

    The battlefields of eastern Ukraine fell mostly silent Sunday as a shaky cease-fire went into effect, but both sides in the fight between Russia-backed separatists and the Ukrainian government accused the other of sporadic small arms and mortar fire. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Israeli cabinet approves immigration budget, PM Netanyahu urges Jews to move
    Feb15

    Israeli cabinet approves immigration budget, PM Netanyahu urges Jews to move

    Andrew V. PestanoJERUSALEM, Feb. 15 (UPI) — The Israeli cabinet has approved a budget to finance the cost an expected influx of new immigrants from Belgium, France and Ukraine to Israel. …read more Source: United Press...

    Yemeni militia defiant ahead of UN vote
    Feb15

    Yemeni militia defiant ahead of UN vote

    Sanaa (AFP) – Shiite militiamen who seized power in Yemen vowed to defy “threats” as the UN Security Council prepared to adopt a resolution Sunday calling on them to step aside or face consequences.Yemen is a traditional US ally in the fight against Al-Qaeda, but the impoverished Arabian Peninsula country has descended into...

    Ceasefire Takes Hold in Much of Ukraine Except Debaltseve
    Feb15

    Ceasefire Takes Hold in Much of Ukraine Except Debaltseve

    A new day arrives in eastern Ukraine. At a checkpoint outside rebel-held Donetsk, residents rejoice hours after a new ceasefire begins. “In general, I feel relief after ceasefire, finally. But so far I do not know what will happen next.” Guns fell abruptly silent at midnight. Though pro-Russian rebels aren’t holding their...