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Netanyahu and the Israeli media

18 January 2017

By Rabbi Dow Marmur JERUSALEM — By all accounts, power breeds insecurity, at times even paranoia. The longer a person holds on to power the more fearful does s/he become of suspected machinations by ostensibly loyal colleagues and, to an even greater extent, criticism in the media. Though we hear very little about attempts within [...]

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Gambia President-Elect Adama Barrow’s Son Dies After Dog Bite

17 January 2017

A son of Gambia’s President-elect, Adama Barrow, has died after being bitten by a dog, the BBC has reported. Eight-year-old Habibou Barrow was reported to have died on the way to the hospital on Sunday in Manjai near the Gambian capital Banjul. Mr. Barrow missed his son’s funeral as he was advised to remain in [...]

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King Kigeli V Laid to Rest in Rwanda

17 January 2017

King Kigeli V Ndahindurwa was yesterday laid to rest in Nyanza District, at the peak of Mountain Mwima, right next to the tomb of his late brother and predecessor, Mutara III Rudahigwa. The funeral ceremony which attracted thousands of mourners started with a requiem mass celebrated by Bishop Phillipe Rukamba in the royal court at [...]

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Ashanti Region Gears Up for 4-Day Funeral Rite of Asantehema

17 January 2017

The final funeral rites of the longest-serving queen mother of the Ashanti Kingdom, Nana Afia Serwaa Kobi Ampem, has commenced at the Manhyia Palace, Monday. The 4-day ceremony which started at midnight on Sunday includes the performance of a number of rituals at the Manhyia Palace, the seat of the Asantehene, before her interment on [...]

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At Peres memorial, Netanyahu says peace won’t come ‘from above’

17 January 2017

Opposition leader Herzog eulogizes ‘one of the greatest leaders of the Jewish people in recent generations,’ who died last year at 93 By Marissa Newman Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the plenary session in honor of the late former president Shimon Peres at the Knesset, on January 16, 2017. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90) At a memorial [...]

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President Rivlin meets with Ambassador Shapiro for last time

17 January 2017

President Reuven Rivlin met Tuesday afternoon with US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro two days before Shapiro is to step down. President Rivlin thanked Ambassador Shapiro for his work on behalf of the US-Israel relationship. “Mr. Ambassador, it is a farewell party. Nevertheless we know thatwe will meet you many times as one who will [...]

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Prince William To Quit As Air Ambulance Pilot: Reports

17 January 2017

England’s Prince William will be ending his career as a helicopter pilot with East Anglian Air Ambulance this summer to concentrate on more royal duties, local media reported. The move comes soon after Queen Elizabeth’s absence from her usual public appearances during the festival season gave rise to speculation over her succession. Prince William, 34, [...]

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Queen Elizabeth II To Visit Fiji Exhibition In Norwich Next Week

17 January 2017

Queen Elizabeth II, who had been battling heavy cold over the last few weeks, will visit Fiji Exhibition at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich on Jan. 27. The British monarch had skipped the annual royal holiday celebrations, including Christmas and New Year services, due to health issues. On Sunday, the queen and [...]

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Homeless Man Given Six Job Interviews Thanks to His Powerful Sign

17 January 2017

This formerly homeless man is being blessed by strangers left and right thanks to a woman sharing his plea for help on Facebook. Sherryn Jackson was walking through the city center in Melbourne, Australia when she saw Barry: an elderly homeless man holding a sign with a long message inscribed in marker. style=”display:inline-block;width:300px;height:250px” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-8420654331411867″ data-ad-slot=”1313712966″> [...]

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Gambians flee amid election violence fears as Jammeh refuses to step down

17 January 2017

Thousands of Gambians have been fleeing to neighbouring countries ahead of Thursday’s presidential inauguration amid fears of an outbreak of post-electoral violence over the incumbent leader’s refusal to step down. Over the past few days, ferries leaving Gambia for neighbouring Senegal have been packed as the post-electoral showdown gripping this tiny, impoverished West African nation [...]

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UN ‘appalled’ at Bahrain’s execution of three prisoners

17 January 2017

Cairo (dpa) – The United Nations said Tuesday it was appalled by the execution of three men convicted in a deadly attack on police in Bahrain. “We are appalled at the execution by firing squad of three men in Bahrain on Sunday,” UN human rights commissioner spokesman Rupert Colville said in a statement. The executions [...]

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President Trump’s inaugural walk will be along a bike path

17 January 2017

The 1.8-mile inaugural procession down Pennsylvania Avenue dates back to Thomas Jefferson’s second inauguration in 1805. The iconic boulevard has changed a lot since then, of course — and that goes for recent years, as well — as a bike lane was installed down the center of the street in 2010. Last week, I joined [...]

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Likud minister: Trump could edge Palestinians toward peace

17 January 2017

Tzachi Hanegbi rejects annexation bids, says Israel should focus on retaining settlement blocs in final agreement By Raphael Ahren MK Tzachi Hanegbi during a Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee meeting at the Knesset in Jerusalem, on March 15, 2016 (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90) The new US administration and its pro-Israel positions could make the Palestinians more amenable [...]

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Former ‘Apprentice’ contestant accuses Trump of unwanted advances, files defamation suit

17 January 2017

LOS ANGELES — A former contestant on TV’s “The Apprentice” on Tuesday filed a defamation lawsuit against President-elect Donald Trump, whom she has accused of making unwanted sexual advances toward her. Summer Zervos announced the lawsuit at a downtown Los Angeles news conference with her attorney, Gloria Allred, three days before Trump’s inauguration. Zervos, who [...]

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