US demands Syria quit as chair of anti-chemical weapons conference

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The United States on Friday called on the Syrian government to withdraw as president of the UN-backed Conference on Disarmament scheduled for next week, citing the regime’s repeated use of chemical weapons on civilian targets during the years-long civil war. US diplomats said during a UN debate Friday that Bashar Assad’s government “has neither the […]

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2 cops hurt after being attacked by mob with rocks, clubs in Bedouin town

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Dozens of residents of the southern Bedouin town of Rahat attacked police officers on Friday after they stopped a driver for traffic offenses. Two officers were injured and required hospital treatment. The incident began after officers stopped a vehicle, the driver of which was not wearing a seat belt and had an expired license, Hebrew […]

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Eurovision dismisses ‘speculation’ on tensions over Israeli contest’s location

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AMSTERDAM (JTA) — Eurovision organizers have dismissed as “speculation” reports of political tensions over Israel’s hosting of the song contest next year. The organizers said this week in an email to JTA that they are finalizing the event with Israeli officials. They declined to explain why on Tuesday, they warned followers of the official Eurovision […]

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State witness said to give evidence PM knowingly engaged in graft in Bezeq case

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Police will question Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for a tenth time next month, having acquired new evidence from a key state’s witness in a corruption investigation concerning the Bezeq telecom giant, Hadashot TV news reported Friday. The prime minister is set to be questioned in the probe, known as Case 4000, on June 12. The case […]

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Nasrallah: Hezbollah doesn’t want war with Israel, but will ‘assuredly win’ one

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Hezbollah does not seek war with Israel, but will “assuredly win” if such a war were to break out, leader Hassan Nasrallah said Friday, a day after reports claimed the Jewish state bombed Hezbollah military targets in Syria Nasrallah was speaking to mark 18 years since Israel pulled its forces out of southern Lebanon. The […]

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