Rouhani allies make modest gains in Iran run-off election

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani attends a news conference in Shanghai. (photo credit:REUTERS) JPost By: Reuters   The current parliament is dominated by hard-line allies of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.   DUBAI - Moderate candidates allied to President Hassan Rouhani came out strongest in a second round of parliamentary elections in Iran, unofficial results showed

Egyptian Salafist under fire for meeting with Israelis

Jiah a-Shimi meets with Israelis in Fayoum, Egypt YNetNews By: Roi Kais   High ranking Salafi Islamist leader Jiah a-Shimi is under fire from his party in Egypt after meeting with a Jewish interfaith delegation. A-Shimi: 'goal of the meeting was to show the tolerance of the Islamic religion'   A delegation of Jews met

Black Banner at the gates of Europe: Libya and the Islamic State crisis

An Islamic State fighter carries the group’s flag in Raqqa, north-central Syria.. (photo credit:REUTERS) JPost By: Jonathan Spyer   As Islamic State consolidates in Libya, the potential this represents for severe disruption of European life should not be underestimated.   At a meeting of G5 world leaders in Hanover, Germany, this week, a proposal was

Hamas hate rally glorifies exploded bus

Recreated exploded bus (Photo: AFP) YNetNews By: YNetNews   At demonstration with Ismail Haniyeh in Gaza Strip, thousands cheered the military wing of Hamas; 'We emphasize with blood, fire and rifle that nobody has the right to stand before the intifada and its people.'   In a large Hamas rally on Thursday in the

97-year-old Holocaust survivor tells German children about the Holocaust

Betty Bausch addressing students YNetNews By: Amir Alon   Betty Baush of Kfa Saba is in Germany on another tour wherein she lectures high-school students about her family's experiences during the Holocaust in Amsterdam; Germany's president requested a meeting with her.   Just before Holocaust Memorial Day, 97-year-old survivor Betty Bausch has again

Haaretz Publisher Amos Schocken: Israel’s Settlers Have Won

Photo Credit:Avishag Shaar-Yashuv HaAretz By: Haaretz publisher Amos Schocken.   In a wide-ranging interview with the student newspaper of Ariel University, Schocken discusses how the Israeli right has redefined Zionism, how Israel isn’t interested in peace, how the future of Israel is cause for concern – and how, despite all this, peace

Haaretz Publisher Amos Schoken: If Palestinian Stabber is a Terrorist, IDF Soldier is a Murderer

Amos Schocken Mida By: Hanan Amiur   Ha'aretz Publisher is deliberately slanting an already anti-Israel newspaper for his English-speaking audience, in directions even his Hebrew paper will not go – or his Israeli audience tolerate.   A storm has been raging on social media in recent days over headlines in the English edition of Ha’aretz.

Former Nazi guard expected to break silence at German trial

Former Auschwitz guard Reinhold Hanning arrives for his trial at the court in Detmold, western Germany. (photo credit:AFP PHOTO) JPost By: Reuters   Holocaust survivors, who detailed their horrific experience at the trial which opened in February, have pleaded with Reinhold Hanning to break his silence.   BERLIN- A 94-year-old former Auschwitz guard on trial

In Depth: ZAKA founder explains why Haredim entering the workforce is a Torah value

Zaka founder Yehuda Meshi-Zahav during a rescue mission in Thailand.. (photo credit:REUTERS) JPost By: Stell Korin-Lieber/Globes   Yehuda Meshi Zahav, who a short while ago was the operations officer of the anti-Zionist Eda Haredit extremist group, abandoned this ideology and now works on the front lines of saving Israeli lives.   ZAKA chairman Yehuda Meshi