Canada delays influx of Syrian refugees to February

Canada remains committed to taking in 25,000 Syrian refugees but will only welcome 10,000 of them by year's end, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government said Tuesday, according to AFP. The Liberal government, which had pledged to take in the full number of refugees this year, said another 15,000 would now arrive in 2016, by the […]


OECD: Israelis among highest educated in the developed world

Israelis are among the highest educated in the developed world, but the country still lags behind with regards to gender equality in education, according to an OECD report released Tuesday. Education at a Glance 2015 indicated that 49 percent of Israelis have attained higher education degrees, well above the OECD average of 34% and the […]


Is Israel considering giving land to the PA?

Israel is considering the possibility of transferring land from Area C, which is under complete Israeli control in accordance with the Oslo Accords, to the Palestinian Authority, Channel 2 News reported on Tuesday. Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel later made clear that if Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu goes through with the plan, he will not have […]


Paris doctors say attacks ‘were no surprise’

The medics treating the scores of victims in the Islamic State (ISIS) Paris terror attacks came back without their belts – so great was the need in the field for tourniquets, medical personnel said Tuesday. And when the wounded began to arrive at the city's hospitals some doctors thought it was the extension of a drill earlier the same day practicing […]


Hostage situation in France

A hostage situation has broken out in the northern French city of Roubaix, located near the border with Belgium. Several victims have been shot according to medical services cited by Reuters, with reports leaving it unclear whether the incident is a terror attack or is criminal in nature. The hostage crisis is thought to be taking place […]


Joe Lieberman: Media exaggerates Obama-Netanyahu hostility

Relations between Binyamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama are not quite as bad as they have been made out to be – and things could yet improve in the coming months, according to former leading Democratic Senator Joe Lieberman. Speaking at Haifa University Tuesday, Lieberman – who served as Senator from 1988-2012, during which time he […]


MK Michael Oren holds secret talk with PA envoy

Former Israeli Ambassador to the US MK Michael Oren (Kulanu) held a secret meeting Tuesday with Palestinian Authority (PA) representative Elias Zananiri, in an attempt to find ways to end the current Arab terror wave. The meeting between Oren, a member of the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, and Zananiri, who is the deputy chairman of […]


Watch: Syrian rebels blow up Russian helicopter after jet downed

Video has emerged showing Syrian rebels blowing up a Russian helicopter after it landed during attempts to rescue two Russian pilots whose jet was shot down by Turkey Tuesday. The Russian military later confirmed that one of its soldiers was killed when one of several Mi-8 helicopters taking part in the search for the downed Su-24 […]


Dance review: Giordano Dance Chicago

Founded by Gus Giordano in the late fifties as a jazz company, Giordano Dance shifted through the years and became a repertoire company when strictly jazz-based dance became an obsolete art form. The Giordano Dance Company opened its door to a line of choreographers, yet retained through the dancers’ bodies echoes of the old schooling. […]


US backs Turkey over downing of Russian jet

NATO member Turkey has the right to defend its own airspace, US President Barack Obama said Tuesday after Turkish forces shot down a Russian fighter jet on its border with Syria. "Turkey, like every country, has a right to defend its territory and its airspace," Obama said at the White House during an appearance with […]

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