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    Israeli Cabinet approves plan to encourage Jewish immigration
    Feb15

    Israeli Cabinet approves plan to encourage Jewish immigration

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli Cabinet has approved a $46 million plan to encourage Jewish immigration from France, Belgium and Ukraine, countries where large numbers of Jews have expressed interest in moving to Israel. A government statement says the plan aims to bring about a “significant increase” in the number of immigrants by boosting Hebrew...

    Russia’s aggression in Ukraine is part of a broader, and more dangerous, confrontation with the West
    Feb15

    Russia’s aggression in Ukraine is part of a broader, and more dangerous, confrontation with the West

    THE pens were on the table in Minsk, Belarus’s capital, for the leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine to sign a deal to end a year-long war fuelled by Russia and fought by its proxies. But on February 12th, after all-night talks, they were put away. “No good news,” said Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine’s president....

    Shelling in most of Ukraine has stopped amid cease-fire
    Feb15

    Shelling in most of Ukraine has stopped amid cease-fire

    Eighteen hours into a new cease-fire between Ukrainian government troops and Russian-backed separatists, shelling has continued in the strategic transit hub of Debaltseve, but gone quiet in the rest of the country. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Ukraine ceasefire largely holding; shelling heard from railway hub
    Feb15

    Ukraine ceasefire largely holding; shelling heard from railway hub

    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. …read more Source: CTV...

    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:...

    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...

    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...

    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...