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Fri. Nov 11, 2016 News from Israel

  • Reports: ISIS stockpiling dangerous chemicals for Mosul battle
  • Fans mourn death of iconic musician Leonard Cohen
  • Trump blames media on Twitter for inciting protesters

The Islamic State have been stockpiling ammonia and other toxic substances for the purpose of making chemical weapons to use against Iraqi forces in the battle for Mosul, the UN has warned. The terrorist organization has also ordered children to act as suicide bombers. Recently, the Iraqi military managed to gain control over another neighborhood considered to be a stronghold of ISIS.



Iconic singer, songwriter and composer Leonard Cohen has died at the age of 82. The Jewish-Canadian artist, who often blended romance and spirituality into his lyrics, released 14 studio albums during a career that spanned six decades. He has performed in Israel several times, most recently in 2009. Thousands of fans gathered outside his home in Canada and lit candles in his memory. This is Cohen speaking about death in an interview from last month.

Two days after winning the election and giving a conciliatory victory speech, US President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter on Friday and blamed the media for inciting people against him. Trump tweeted that the demonstrators were "professional protesters." In Portland, Oregon, demonstrations turned violent with locals carrying bats and causing destruction. Police had to use tear gas to quell the riots. SU

Fitch Ratings has upgraded Israel’s credit rating to A+ with a stable outlook. The agency said Israel has returned annual current account surpluses each year since 2003, and that this is expected to continue.

 

And now for this week's headlines –

Sat Nov 5

About 50,000 attend Rabin memorial rally in Tel Aviv

Likud MK says Rabin's assassination was not political

US presidential nominees visit battleground states

Sun Nov 6

Prime Minister Netanyahu says he expects continued support for Israel whoever wins Tuesday’s US election

Minister Shaked and chief justice resolve differences as Supreme Court nominees unveiled

Yitzhak Rabin’s sister calls for Netanyahu to respond to Bitan’s controversial statement

Mon Nov 7

Trump criticizes Obama: 'Worst thing to ever happen to Israel'

In final argument military prosecutor claims Elor Azaria lied

13-year- old Palestinian terrorist sentenced to 12 years in prison

Tue Nov 8

America votes!

Netanyahu criticized for lambasting journalist

ISIS supporters plan terror attack for soccer game between Israel and Albania

Wed Nov 9

Netanyahu on Trump’s victory: 'I look forward to working with him'

Terror attack prevented near Nablus in the West Bank

IDF attacks Syrian Army post after mortar shell lands in Golan Heights

Thu Nov 10

Trump’s first meeting with Obama in the White House as President-elect of the United States

9 Palestinian terrorists arrested by Israeli security forces for targeting IDF soldiers

Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev visiting the region



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