Syrian deputy oil minister defects from Assad

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)--Syrian Deputy Oil Minister Abdo Hussameldin has announced his defection, becoming the highest-ranking official to abandon President Bashar Assad since the uprising began … [Read more...]

Israel ranked world leader in medical marijuana use

JERUSALEM (JWN)—Israel is the world leader in medical marijuana use, anesthesiologist and pain relief expert Dr. Bareket Schiff- Keren told the Knesset Committee on Drug Abuse on Tuesday. Committee … [Read more...]

Syrian ground troops assault besieged Homs district

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—Syrian ground forces launched an attack on the rebel Baba Amro quarter of Homs on Wednesday, after 25 days of siege. "The army is trying to go in with infantry from the … [Read more...]

Abbas calls for Security Council debate on Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday called for the UN Security Council to debate the issue of Jerusalem and invited the world’s Arabs and Muslims to … [Read more...]

JERUSALEM-ON-THE-LINE UPDATES

 “Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matt 5:10 FIRST THE SATURDAY PEOPLE, THEN THE SUNDAY PEOPLE: Islamic terror groups … [Read more...]

No harmony with Quartet

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—Contrary to expectations, the eight-member inner cabinet last night failed to reach agreement on endorsing the Quartet’s proposal for renewing peace talks with … [Read more...]

Turkish president: Israel ungrateful to its allies

ISTANBUL (JWN) --Turkish President Abdullah Gül declared Thursday that Israel is "an ungrateful burden to its allies," according to a report in the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet Daily News. Speaking … [Read more...]

Gaza’s literally underground economy

With smuggling in the doldrums, tunnel operators find new business moving people RAFAH, Gaza (Media Line) – Just a few months ago, Abu Ola, a 60-year-old Gazan, thought the future of his tunnel … [Read more...]

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