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Israeli Aircraft Strike Assad Regime Missile Battery

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16 Oct 2017 (All day)
Israeli Aircraft Strike Assad Regime Missile Battery
Israeli aircraft were fired upon by an anti-aircraft missile battery manned by troops loyal to Syria’s Assad regime Monday morning. They returned fire and destroyed the battery, which was stationed approximately 50 kilometers east of Damascus. IDF Spokesman Brig.Gen. Ronen Manelis declared “we see the Syrian regime as responsible and see these missiles as a clear Syrian provocation, and it will not be accepted.”

Meanwhile, the campaign against the Islamic State (IS) terror militia in Syria appeared to be headed to a conclusion on Monday amidst fierce fighting in the titular “capital” of IS in Raqqa between armed factions supported by the US and die-hard IS holdouts fighting a battle to the death in the last parts of the city controlled by IS. Meanwhile, in neighboring Iraq, fighting has reportedly broken out between Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and forces of the regime in Baghdad near the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, although reports of the situation on the ground are unclear.

Surprising Developments at UNESCO 
French diplomat Audrey Azoulay was elected to be the next leader of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization last Friday, a day after the US and Israel announced they are withdrawing from the organization over what many officials called its “obsessive” focus on vilifying the Jewish State. Azoulay, the first Jewish person to head UNESCO, vowed to “restore its credibility” after defeating Qatari diplomat Hamad Bin Abdulaziz al-Kawari, who had been accused of having anti-Semitic sympathies.

“She has all the qualifications [necessary] to make changes [at UNESCO]. She is very talented, educated and professional and has the support of one of the [world] powers, France,” said Israel’s Ambassador to UNESCO in Paris Carmel Shama Hacohen. “There is no doubt that she understands the size and complexity of the problem.”

Israeli Driver Wins European Motorsports Championship
26-year-old Alon Day of Israel won the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series championship in Zolder, Belgium on Sunday, marking yet another milestone in his already storied career. Day is set to be honored at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, North Carolina, on December 8.

Israel Thanked by Mexican President
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week to thank him for the assistance of Israeli search and rescue teams rendered during the recent earthquakes which hit Mexico. The group of 71 soldiers from the IDF’s Home Front Command was the first to arrive in Mexico from outside the country, arriving just two days after the 7.1 quake which devastated Mexico City.

Today’s video shows Israeli PM Netanyahu addressing the Christian Media Conference in Jerusalem on Sunday evening

 

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