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Jerusalem Correspondent — Guardian, The Observer

Jerusalem correspondent of the Guardian and the Observer. Tweets my own. RTs not an endorsement. The usual drill.

Tzipi Livni says Netanyahu leading country into 'diplomatic isolation' — Israel's prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has been accused by senior opposition figure Tzipi Livni of leading the country into "crisis and diplomatic isolation", amid growing criticism of his handling of relations with the US.

Several wounded in Tel Aviv bus attack — At least nine people have been injured on a bus in central Tel Aviv - injuring four seriously - in a knife attack by a Palestinian man who was then shot and arrested while trying to escape.

Anders Behring Breivik: profile of a mass murderer — Not far from of Elverum, 80 miles north of Oslo, a cluster of clapboard buildings, white and red, sits under a low mountain ridge at the end of a dirt track. It is to here, Asta, that armed police came on Friday night with orders to search a farmhouse and buildings for information about 32-year-old Anders Behring Breivik, the man charged with killing at least 91 of his countrymen.

Israel unaware killed Iranian general was in Hezbollah convoy in Syria — Israel was apparently unaware an Iranian general was travelling in a Hezbollah convoy it targeted with an air strike in Syria on Sunday, killing the general as well as a senior Hezbollah commander.

Why are French Jews returning to Israel in such numbers? — At the Jerusalem funeral of the four French Jews murdered in the HyperCacher supermarket, Claude Bloch was standing near the back listening to the French ecology minister, Ségolène Royal, deliver her eulogy on behalf of the French government. A businessman, Bloch emigrated from France to Israel a quarter of a century ago but maintains strong links with his native country.

El Capitan: How did the climbers do it? — The term "big wall" is generally used by climbers to describe some of the world's longest climbs - usually predominantly on rock involving up to 30 rope lengths, and on which most climbers would expect to spend days climbing.

Jerusalem funeral for French Jewish victims of Paris supermarket attack — Four French Jewish victims of last week's deadly attack on a kosher Paris supermarket were buried in Jerusalem on Tuesday in an emotional and highly charged funeral attended by thousands of members of Israel's French community. The mourning was led by family members and by Israel's prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu, president Reuven Rivlin and the French minister Ségolène Royal.

Netanyahu: Israel will welcome European Jews with ‘open arms’ — Israel's prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, will tell French and other European Jews during a visit to attend the mass demonstration in Paris to protest against last week's killings that they will be welcomed with "open arms" if they wish to emigrate to Israel.

People power: voters making a world of difference across the globe in 2015 — In 2014 a record 1.5 billion people voted in the more than 100 elections held around the world. This year UK voters aren't the only ones electing a new government; one third of EU member states will go to the polls, and with important elections due in Asia, Africa and the Americas, the significance of this year's ballots will be felt around the world.

Middle East snowstorm prompts fears for Syrian refugees — High winds, blizzards and heavy rain have battered the Middle East, from Lebanon to Israel, cutting power to thousands and bringing fresh misery to refugees displaced by conflicts in Syria and Gaza. Snow and hail fell heavily in Lebanon's Bekaa valley on Wednesday, where 400,000 Syrian refugees are sheltering in camps.
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Jan 27, 2015

Koch Brothers’ Budget of $889 Million for 2016 Is on Par With Both Parties’ Spending

Jan 27, 2015

Excellent piece by Uki Goni that begins to make some sense (for me at least) of tangled Nisman affair via @guardian

Jan 26, 2015

RT @RobertsDan: drone found on grounds of White House has been recovered by Secret Service, confirms @PressSec but does not appear to pose a threat, he says

Jan 26, 2015

RT @julianborger: A Left-Right coalition taking shape in Athens based on economic populism, and not a lot else.

Jan 25, 2015

RT @AnshelPfeffer: Netanyahu defends his Congress speech: "I'll go wherever am invited to present #Israel's case" Everywhere but an election debate with Herzog

Jan 22, 2015

RT @joshmitnick: Congress invite to Netanyahu is crass meddling in Israeli election campaign, say @talschneider & @ntarnopolsky http://t.c…

Jan 22, 2015

RT @joshmitnick: Labor's Yachimovitch to Israel Radio: Bibi's Congress invite was brutal bypass of Obama that hurts Israel. A campaign promo

Jan 22, 2015

RT @archiebland: Notable that most defences of Sun's stunt are about it being smart PR, rather than refutation of idea that it's act of a bunch of wankers

Jan 22, 2015

RT @timjudah1: Overheard while writing in London cafe: "There is an elephant in the room and that elephant is in my pocket."

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