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In a highly publicized and emotionally charged election that has dominated headlines for weeks, an overwhelming majority of Israelis came out to the polls on Tuesday to choose their next prime minister. Media outlets the world over along with a bevy of pundits of all stripes have declared that the election is a referendum of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s performance.
Having been at the helm of the Jewish state for six years, Netanyahu, 65, was seeking a bid for a fourth term having campaigned on a platform predicated heavily on security issues and the dangers of the burgeoning Iranian nuclear threat. As Israel’s second longest serving prime minister, Netanyahu also held the office for three years in the late 90s for a total of 9
According to a FOX News report, a powerful U.S. Senate investigatory committee has launched a bipartisan probe into an American nonprofit’s funding of efforts to oust Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after the Obama administration’s State Department gave the nonprofit taxpayer-funded grants, a source with knowledge of the panel's activities told the news agency.
The fact that both Democratic and Republican sides of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations have signed off on
As the United States and Iran work towards hammering out an agreement on the future limitations of Tehran’s nuclear program, published reports reveal that Saudi Arabia signed its own nuclear cooperation agreement with South Korea . Reportedly, it was conducted in a low key manner; thus eluding the watchful eye of the media.
The agreement has escalated concerns in Washington and among the P5+1 nations because they now view that a deal with Iran could possibly serve to refuel their nuclear
Ordering his navy’s northern fleet and paratrooper units to go on full alert as part of military exercises in the Arctic was Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Russian defense minister was quoted by the RIA news agency on Monday.
Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, who is overseeing an expensive modernization of the armed forces, said Russia faced new threats to its security which obliged it to boost its military strength and capabilities, according to a VOA report.
"New challenges and
Three Brooklyn men were arrested earlier today for allegedly attempting to join ISIS and carry out attacks on the U.S. — including planting a bomb on Coney Island — if they were not able to travel overseas, according to FBI officials, according to a WPIX report.
The men were arrested by the FBI and members of the Joint Terrorism Task Force and were formally charged with attempt and conspiracy to provide material support to ISIS.
The suspects have been identified as Abdurasul Juraboev, 24; of