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Heavy Snow Fails to Appear in Jerusalem

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17 Jan 2019
Heavy Snow Fails to Appear in Jerusalem
Although there was plenty of rain, wind, hail and low temperatures overnight Wednesday, Jerusalemites woke up Thursday morning to see only small patches of quickly melting snow here and there as the municipality announced that schools and offices would operate normally. Large amounts of rain also fell on the coastal plain and in the north, with the Sea of Galilee reporting a rise in level of 6 cm, according to the Meteorological Service.

Iranian IRGC Leader Threatens Israel with Annihilation
Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps commander Mohammad Ali Jafari responded to a warning the day before from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to remove Iranian forces and proxies from Syria by saying Israel should “fear the day when Iranian precision missiles hit you and take revenge of all the blood of oppressed Muslims which you have shed…be sure, we do not take into account your ridiculous threats. You know that if we have chosen to wait against your hostile measures, some considerations lies behind it. Don't play with the lion's tail."

In related news, an attack in the Syrian town of Manbij claimed by the Islamic State (IS) terror militia killed four US troops and wounded three others on Wednesday, according to a US official. Other unofficial reports gave different numbers of US troops and others killed and wounded in the incident.

Netanyahu Hosts AIPAC Delegation
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a large delegation of representatives and officials from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in Jerusalem on Wednesday, telling them among other things that "The most important thing that happened in the last year in the Middle East was President Trump's decision to leave the nuclear deal which led to a weakened the Iranian economy. The nuclear deal put money in Iran's pocket and from there the money went straight to Syria, Hezbollah, and Hamas. Another dramatic event was our military operation to remove Iran's military foundation in Syria."
Here is a video from the meeting

Legal Establishment Engulfed in Scandal
Israel’s legal establishment was rocked late Wednesday by the arrest of Bar Association chairman Effi Naveh and several other prominent lawyers and judges on suspicion of their involvement in a scheme to trade sexual favors for judicial appointments. Naveh, who is the main suspect in the case, is facing charges of bribery, fraud, breach of trust, and obstruction of justice. The case has cast a shadow over the political future of Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, with many of her political opponents attempting to attach blame to her for the incidents which have occurred on her watch.
Today’s video introduces the incoming IDF Chief of Staff Avi Kohavi


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