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Eligible for Aliyah, barred from Israel: The absurdity of the anti-BDS law
The true purpose of the bill is to impose a sweeping sanction on anyone who doesn?t accept the Israeli occupation policy.

Turkey New Year's gunman who killed 39 reportedly captured in Istanbul
Abu Muhammed Horasani, described as being of Uzbek origin, caught in hiding with his four-year-old son.

Ex-CIA chief spurns report that Israel was warned against sharing intel with Trump administration
'I don't think the Americans would do it. It is still America's CIA," says retired intelligence head Michael Hayden.

John Kerry had a golden opportunity - but he bottled it
Despite his speech's warm reception by many Democrats, Israel's left and the international community, Kerry's collection of final status orthodoxies was underwhelming.



 Israel


Last astronaut to walk on moon dies

Gene Cernan (Getty Images)Gene Cernan, who returned to Earth with a message of "peace and hope for all mankind," passes away at 82.




Reports: Istanbul mass-killing suspect caught

The alleged attacker. (AP)The alleged gunman who killed 39 people during a New Year's Eve attack on a nightclub has been arrested, according to Turkish media.




Best inauguration performances of all time

Best inauguration performances of all time. (Getty Images)From BeyoncÚ to Bob Dylan, the event has never been short of A-listers to welcome a new president ? until this year.




Springsteen cover band out of Trump event

Cover band drops out of Trump inauguration. (Rolling Stone)"We didn't want to seem disrespectful, in any way, shape or form, to Bruce and his music and his band," the band's keyboardist and manager says.




 Most Popular


Istanbul New Year's nightclub attacker caught: media reports

FILE PHOTO - A man places flowers at the entrance of Reina nightclub, which was attacked by a gunman, in IstanbulBy Daren Butler ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The gunman suspected of killing 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Day has been caught by police in the city's Esenyurt district, the Hurriyet newspaper website and other media reports said on Tuesday. The man, who media quoted police as saying had operated under the cover name Abu Muhammed Horasani, was caught in a hideout with his four-year-old son, Hurriyet said. Dozens of people have previously been detained in connection with the attack for which Islamic State has claimed responsibility, saying it was revenge for Turkish military involvement in Syria.




Germany says NATO concerned about Trump 'obsolete' remark

German Foreign Minister Steinmeier and his Austrian counterpart Sebastian Kurz at 23rd OSCE Ministerial Council in HamburgBy Tom K÷rkemeier and Andreas Rinke BRUSSELS/BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Foreign Minister said on Monday that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's comments that NATO was obsolete had aroused concern across the 28-member alliance. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, speaking after a meeting with alliance Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg in Brussels, said Trump's remarks contradicted views expressed by designated Defense Secretary James Mattis. "I've spoken today not only with EU foreign ministers but NATO foreign ministers as well and can report that the signals are that there's been no easing of tensions," Steinmeier told reporters when asked about Trump's interview with Bild newspaper and the Times of London.




Former U.S. officials urge Trump to talk with Iranian MEK group

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump waves to supporters as he makes an appearance in the lobby at Trump Tower in New YorkBy Yeganeh Torbati WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nearly two dozen former U.S. officials have urged President-elect Donald Trump to enter into discussions with an exiled Iranian opposition group that until 2012 was listed as a terrorist organization by the U.S. State Department. In a letter dated Jan. 9, the former officials call for the U.S. government "to establish a dialogue with Iran's exiled resistance, the National Council of Resistance of Iran." The NCRI's largest component is the Mujahedin-e Khalq, which was designated as a terrorist group by the State Department from 1997 to 2012.




Hundreds of U.S. Marines land in Norway, irking Russia

U.S. Marines, who are to attend a six-month training to learn about winter warfare, arrive in StjordalSome 300 U.S. Marines landed in Norway on Monday for a six-month deployment, the first time since World War Two that foreign troops have been allowed to be stationed there, in a deployment which has irked Norway's Arctic neighbor Russia. Officials played down any link between the operation and NATO concerns over Russia, but the deployment coincides with the U.S. sending several thousand troops to Poland to beef up its Eastern European allies worried about Moscow's assertiveness. Marines from Camp Lejeune in North Carolina landed a little after 10 am CET (0900 GMT) at a snow-covered Vaernes airport near Trondheim, Norway's third-largest city, where temperatures were reaching -2 degrees Celsius (28 degrees Fahrenheit).




 Entertainment


List of nominees for the Golden Globe Awards

FILE - This undated publicity photo released by DreamWorks and Twentieth Century Fox shows, Daniel Day-Lewis, center rear, as Abraham Lincoln, in a scene from the film, "Lincoln." The film was nominated for a Golden Globe for best drama on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. Daniel Day Lewis was also nominated for best actor. The 70th annual Golden Globe Awards will be held on Jan. 13. (AP Photo/DreamWorks, Twentieth Century Fox, David James, File)Nominees for the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Thursday in Beverly Hills, Calif.:




Jimmy Kimmel rolls out red carpet as Emmy host

áDon Mischer, executive producer of the 64tháPrimetime Emmy Awards, left, hostáJimmy Kimmel, center,áand Television Academy chairman and chief executive Bruce Rosenblum attend the Emmy Awards Red Carpet Rollout at the Nokia Theatre on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, in Los Angeles. The Emmy Awards will be held Sunday, Sept 23. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)After rolling out the red carpet Wednesday morning in anticipation of Sunday's Emmy ceremony, host Jimmy Kimmel warned he's planning a prank on folks not watching the show.




Kevin Starr, California's premier historian, dies at 76

FILE - In this March 29, 2004, file photo, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, right, and state Librarian Kevin Starr, smile after unveiling the design chosen for the California Quarter during ceremonies in Sacramento, Calif. Starr, California's former librarian and one of the state's premier historians, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. He was 76 (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ? Former California State Librarian Kevin Starr, who is deemed the pre-eminent historian of the Golden State, has died. He was 76.




Impish, boyish looks permeate Milan's menswear runways

Impish, boyish looks permeate Milan's menswear runwaysImpish, boyish looks are permeating the Milan menswear runway this season, and the mood seems to be a search for a simpler past. Hooded parkas with contrasting color panels, straight trousers, boxy jackets ...






 Business


Trump threatens German carmakers with 35 percent U.S. import tariff
FRANKFURT/BERLIN (Reuters) - U.S President-elect Donald Trump warned German car companies he would impose a border tax of 35 percent on vehicles imported to the U.S. market, a plan that drew sharp rebukes from Berlin and hit the automakers' shares. In an interview with German newspaper Bild, published on Monday, Trump criticized German carmakers such as BMW , Daimler and Volkswagen for failing to produce more cars on U.S. soil. You can build cars for the United States, but for every car that comes to the USA, you will pay 35 percent tax," Trump said in remarks translated into German.

Investors turn wary as Brexit, Trump uncertainty grows

A worker shelters from the rain as he passes the London Stock Exchange in LondonLONDON (Reuters) - Investors sold sterling and stocks on Monday, seeking shelter in gold and the Japanese yen as uncertainty over Britain's departure from the European Union and the policies of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump curbed appetite for risky assets.




Luxottica and Essilor in 46 billion euro merger to create eyewear giant

FILE PHOTO: Sunglasses from Ray Ban are on display at an optician shop in HanauBy Valentina Za and Sudip Kar-Gupta MILAN/PARIS (Reuters) - Italy's Luxottica and France's Essilor have agreed a 46 billion euro ($49 billion) merger to create a global eyewear powerhouse with annual revenue of more than 15 billion euros. The all-share deal is one of Europe's largest cross-border tie-ups and brings together Luxottica, the world's top spectacles maker with brands such as Ray-Ban and Oakley, with leading lens manufacturer Essilor. "Finally ... two products which are naturally complementary -- namely frames and lenses -- will be designed, manufactured and distributed under the same roof," Luxottica's 81-year-old founder Leonardo Del Vecchio said in a statement on Monday.




VW charges in U.S. breach German constitution, says defendant's lawyer

FILE PHOTO - A U.S. flag flutters in the wind above a Volkswagen dealership in CarlsbadA lawyer for one of the Volkswagen executives charged last week by U.S. prosecutors over the company's diesel emissions scandal said the way they handled the legal process would have been unconstitutional under German law. "We learned of the indictment from a live press conference," Hamburg-based lawyer Annette Voges said on Monday, adding that the Department of Justice (DOJ) had neither contacted former VW brand development chief Heinz-Jakob Neusser before charging him, nor granted her access to the files. Neusser remains in Germany, where prosecutors have to grant a defendant a chance to give their side of the story before an indictment, unlike in the United States.




 CBC Technology & Science


Text 911 for help? CRTC holds hearing on upgrading emergency services
911 Dispatcher - Rob Taylor

You may soon be able to text 911 for help, send a photo depicting damage from an emergency or even share video of a bad guy fleeing a scene. But a public health expert says Canadians should be questioning the reliability of the 911 service we already have.



Eugene Cernan, last astronaut to walk on moon, dead at 82
APOLLO 17 Astronaut Gene Cernan Dec 1972

Eugene Cernan, the last astronaut to walk on the moon, an experience that he said made him "belong to the universe," died on Monday at the age of 82, the U.S. space agency said.



Yukon home to 1st traces of humans in North America 24,000 years ago, research suggests
north-Yukon-Bluefish-Caves-archeology

Humans may have been living in Yukon?s Bluefish Caves 10,000 years earlier than previously thought and may have been the first people in North America, new research from the University of Montreal suggests.



Why a Canadian teen joined American youth in suing U.S. over climate change
Jacob Lebel-2

All his life, Jacob Lebel has felt a special connection to the land, in rural Quebec where he was born and in Oregon where he now farms. Lebel, 19, has joined a group of American young people who are suing the U.S. government, alleging their constitutional rights are being violated because it supports the fossil fuel industry.



 Netflix Top 10


Money Monster

Landing in dire financial straits after following a stock tip from bombastic TV persona Lee Gates, fuming Kyle Budwell takes the lout hostage on live television and threatens to kill him unless he turns the stock price around before the closing bell.

London Has Fallen

In this follow-up to the thriller "Olympus Has Fallen," the U.S. president learns of a planned terrorist attack at the funeral of Britain's prime minister -- an event that will be attended by nearly every Western head of state.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Based on reporter Kim Barker's memoirs about her experiences covering the Afghanistan war, this satirical look at a hopelessly confused conflict also chronicles the obstacles encountered by female journalists in a rigidly conservative region.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Superegos battle in superhero fashion while a new threat emerges in this sequel to "Man of Steel." With Batman decamping Gotham City for Metropolis to take on a Superman who's become too powerful, trouble brews for the rest of humanity.

Eye in the Sky

Leading an operation to nab a terrorist and her collaborators in Kenya, Col. Katherine Powell ends up in a political and moral quagmire as the mission changes and a drone strike is ordered, putting a young girl at risk of becoming collateral damage.

The Revenant

Set in the 1820s American frontier, this snowy thriller follows fur trapper Hugh Glass as he relentlessly seeks retribution against the companions who left him for dead in the Missouri River's icy waters after he was mauled by a bear.

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

In this gripping account of the chaotic and tragic events of Sept. 11, 2012, six members of an elite security team battle to save the lives of trapped U.S. consulate personnel under attack by armed terrorists in Benghazi, Libya.

Joy

After 10 years of trying to mass-market the revolutionary floor mop she had invented, housewife Joy Mangano strikes gold with a personal pitch on QVC that turns her Miracle Mop into an overnight marketing miracle.

Captain America: Civil War

The most explosive clash to ever rock the Marvel Cinematic Universe ignites a firestorm of conflict in the game-changing epic, Captain America: Civil War. In the wake of collateral damage, government pressure to rein in the Avengers drives a deep wedge between Captain America and Iron Man, causing a catastrophic rift that turns the two friends into bitter enemies. Against a backdrop of divided loyalties, their fellow Avengers must deal with the fallout.

The Divergent Series: Allegiant

Based on the last book in Veronica Roth's "Divergent" trilogy, this absorbing sci-fi saga follows Beatrice Prior and Tobias Eaton as they venture into the unknown lands outside the walled city of Chicago, where they discover several shocking truths.

 Jewish World


Two U.S. Jewish congressmen join boycott of Trump's inauguration
Rep. Steve Cohen and Rep. Jerry Nadler cite 'un-presidential remarks' and Trump's 'continued failure to address his conflicts of interest' as reasons for not attending.

Hundreds of U.S. Jewish leaders reject charges of anti-Semitism against Keith Ellison
Some 300 community leaders, among them 100 rabbis, sign a letter to 'share our deep alarm at the unfounded accusations of anti-Semitism' against the congressman.

Orthodox feminists slowly breaking glass ceiling in their conservative community
Twenty years after a group of like-minded women first gathered to discuss Orthodoxy and feminism, their movement has made tremendous advances such as serving pulpit rabbis. But activist Blu Greenberg says big battles still remain.

How John Lewis became a hero for American Jews
Prof. Susannah Heschel, the daughter of a rabbi who marched with Martin Luther King, tells how the Hebrew Bible inspired civil rights activists in the ?60s. The message lives on.






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