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Iran agreement contains 'secret side deals that Kerry has not seen'

By Orlando Radice, July 30, 2015

Two Republican members of the US Congress claim that the nuclear deal with Iran hinges on two secret side agreements that the Obama administration has not seen.


Netanyahu to visit UK for bilateral talks

By Josh Jackman, July 30, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will visit London in September to speak with David Cameron.

Mr Netanyahu, who was re-elected in March, will discuss issues with the British Prime Minister including the Iran nuclear deal and the Israel-Palestinian peace process.


Canadian couple planned to kill Jewish children in synagogue to 'save them from hell'

By Josh Jackman, July 29, 2015

A Muslim extremist couple convicted of planning a terrorist attack were planning to kill Jewish children, court documents have revealed.

Canadians Amanda Korody and John Nuttall were found guilty last month of planning to detonate bombs outside the British Columbia legislature during Canada Day celebrations in 2013, when thousands of people would have been present.


Britain freed ‘hundreds’ of WW2 Nazis

By Sandy Rashty, July 29, 2015

Britain released “hundreds” of suspected Nazi war criminals after the Holocaust, according to a leading historian.


Le Pen charged with Holocaust denial

By Michel Gurfinkiel, July 29, 2015

Jean-Marie Le Pen, the founder and former president of France's National Front party, is to be charged over antisemitic remarks he made on TV earlier this year.

Le Pen told BFMTV on April 2: "The gas chambers are just a minor detail in Second World War history, unless one says that Second World War was just a minor detail of the history of gas chambers."


Syria has not fully complied with chemical weapons agreement

By Anshel Pfeffer, July 29, 2015

The Syrian regime has not fully complied with the agreement it signed two years ago to join the international Chemical Weapons Convention and dismantle its entire chemical weapons programme.

The Russian-brokered deal was signed in 2013 after the US threatened to attack the Assad regime in retaliation for its alleged use of chemical weapons against civilians.


Tel Aviv plans park to cover motorway

By Nathan Jeffay, July 29, 2015

A large section of the polluted highway running through Tel Aviv is to be buried under trees, grass and sports facilities.


Good news: you are much younger than you thought

By Nathan Jeffay, July 29, 2015

People who age well are often asked what their secret is. But new research could reduce the need for guesswork - and usher in an era of ageing tests.

A team of academics from Israel, Britain, America and New Zealand has just concluded that some young adults are ageing three times faster than others. It did so by testing their "biological age" and comparing it to their actual age.


Dermer attacks Huckabee’s ‘Holocaust’ comment on Iran deal

By Jessica Weinstein, July 28, 2015

Israeli Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer has criticised Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee for saying that President Barack Obama was using the Iran deal to march Israelis “to the door of the oven”.

“These are not words that I would use or that I think are appropriate,” Mr Dermer said in an interview this week.


Winds whip up large forest fire near Jerusalem

By Sandy Rashty, July 24, 2015

Israeli firefighters are battling to put out a “growing” blaze near Jerusalem.

The fire was ignited in the Beit Shemesh area, east of Jerusalem, on Friday afternoon.

Authorities have said that the fire, which started in the Ya’ar Ha’Nasi forest, is: “Growing at a tremendous rate due to strong winds”.