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Israeli MP prays at flashpoint Jerusalem holy site

(Worthy News) – Israeli lawmaker Yehuda Glick, shot in 2014 over his campaign for Jewish prayer an ultra-sensitive Jerusalem holy site, visited there on Tuesday during a one-day break in a government ban. No incidents occurred as MP Yehuda Glick, of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party, toured the Haram al-Sharif mosque compound, known to…

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Netanyahu: 'No more uprooting of settlements in Israel'

(Worthy News) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday vowed there would be “no more uprooting of settlements in the Land of Israel” at an event marking the 50th anniversary of Jewish settlement in the West Bank. “It has been proven that this does not help peace,” said the Israeli leader, who spoke as…

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Nearly 3-mile wide asteroid to pass close by Earth Sept. 1

(Worthy News) – A large rock will fly past Earth on Sept. 1, 2017, at a distance of 4.4 million miles (7 million kilometers). Asteroid 3122 Florence, named after modern nursing founder Florence Nightingale, is the largest object to make a close-encounter since NASA began tracking near-Earth objects (NEO) in the 1990s. “While many known…

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Haunted by Katrina's memory, Louisiana now faces Harvey

(Worthy News) – Twelve years to the day after Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast, another deadly storm forced the rescue of hundreds of people from floodwaters in southwestern Louisiana and prompted New Orleans to shut down its schools and other key institutions as a precaution. Tropical Storm Harvey flooded neighbourhoods overnight with chest-deep…

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With Congress in stalemate, states take lead in Planned Parenthood defunding

(Worthy News) – The effort to defund Planned Parenthood may be stalled at the federal level, but recent legal and legislative victories have given states more power than ever to cut off taxpayer funding to the nation’s largest abortion provider. South Carolina became just the latest state to make defunding Planned Parenthood a top priority…

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Balad summer camp concludes with procession extolling 'martyrs'

(Worthy News) – A summer camp for Arab-Israeli youths organized by the Arab-Israeli Balad party held its concluding ceremony this week in the Dheisheh refugee camp near Bethlehem, with campers marching alongside the camp’s children in a procession honoring the “martyrs.” Draped in Palestinian flags, the children attending the camp marched through the refugee camp…

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In Ramallah, Guterres embraces two-state solution

(Worthy News) – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, on his first visit to the Palestinian territories since taking office in January, embraced a two-state solution on Tuesday. US President Donald Trump’s administration has resisted taking a position on the issue. “I want to express very strongly the total commitment of the United Nations [and] my personal…

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Head of Military Intelligence: Hezbollah is tightening grip on Lebanon

(Worthy News) – The head of the IDF Intelligence Directorate, Maj.- Gen. Herzi Halevi, told UN head Antonio Guterres in Jerusalem this week that Hezbollah is tightening its hold on Lebanon, citing serious and prolonged violations of Security Council Resolution 1701 by the terrorist group. The IDF has accused the Shi’ite terrorist organization numerous times…

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Obama Admin Hid Intel on Iranian Militants in Syria to Push Nuclear Deal

(Worthy News) – The Obama administration likely hid information about Iran illicitly ferrying militants into Syria on commercial aircraft in order to promote the landmark nuclear deal and foster multi-billion dollar business deals with Tehran’s state-controlled airline sector, according to lawmakers and other sources familiar with the matter. The Washington Free Beacon first disclosed last…

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UN Security Council 'strongly condemns' NKorea missile test

(Worthy News) – The U.N. Security Council strongly condemned North Korea’s launch of a ballistic missile over Japan on Tuesday, reiterating demands that Pyongyang halt its ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programs. After an emergency meeting on the missile test, the U.N.’s most powerful body called North Korea’s actions “outrageous,” saying it was deliberately undermining…

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