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Nato reports rise in Russia
military flights over Europe

Russia's Tu-95 Bear bomber, seen in this 2007 image escorted by
an RAF F3 Tornado, has been upgraded since the Cold War

Nato has reported an "unusual" increase in Russian military aircraft conducting manoeuvres over European airspace over the last two days.

A Nato statement said four groups of aircraft, including Tu-95 Bear bombers and MiG-31 fighters, were tracked over seas and the Atlantic Ocean.

Fighter aircraft from Norway, Britain, Portugal, Germany and Turkey were scrambled in response.

Tensions between Russia and Nato states have soared over the Ukraine crisis.

Mu’taz Hijazi, thought to be behind assassination
attempt against Yehudah Glick, killed in shootout

The owner of the Terasa restaurant, located at the Menachem Begin Center in Jerusalem,
speaks to press on October 30, 2014. Photo credit: Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90)

Mu’taz Hijazi, the man suspected of attempting to assassinate a Temple Mount activist Wednesday night outside Jerusalem’s Begin Heritage Center, was an employee at the institution’s restaurant and previously served for over a decade in Israeli prison

According to a report in Ynet, Hijazi worked in the kitchen at the Terasa restaurant at the center. The manager at Terasa Wednesday night told the news site that Hijazi was let off work at 9:40 p.m., roughly a half hour before the shooting of Temple Mount activist Yehudah Glick.

Israel closes Temple Mount to Muslims,
Jews following Jerusalem shooting

Rabbi Yehudah Glick (photo credit: Yossi Zamir/Flash90)

Yehuda Gilck, a leading advocate for Jewish rights on the Temple Mount, has been very seriously wounded after being shot in Jerusalem on Wednesday night, Arutz Sheva has learned.

Glick was shot outside the Begin Heritage center in the capital, witnesses said, after a terrorist pulled up in a scooter or motorcycle and shot him before fleeing the scene.

Initial reports are indicating that Glick - who founded and heads the LIBA Initiative for Jewish Freedom on the Temple Mount - was deliberately targeted for nationalistic reasons, but police have not yet officially announced a motive.

The Begin Center had been hosting an event to help in efforts to re-establish a greater Jewish presence on the Mount Wednesday night, just before the activist was shot.

Netanyahu says personal attacks
will not deter him from defending state

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that he will not be deterred from “defending Israel” by personal attacks, in response to a report that quoted an anonymous US official calling him an expletive-based name.

“I was personally attacked purely because I defend Israel, and despite all the attacks against me, I will continue to defend our country, I will continue to defend the citizens of Israel,” Netanyahu told the Knesset.

“I respect and appreciate the deep ties with the United States we’ve had since the establishment of the state,” he said. “We’ve had arguments before, and we’ll have them again, but this will not come at the expense of the deep connection between our peoples and our countries.”

New EU foreign policy chief’s first foreign destination: Israel

Italy Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini at the EU Foreign Affairs Ministers,
in Milan, Italy, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. (Photo credit: AP/Luca Bruno)

On November 1, Federica Mogherini will succeed Catherine Ashton as the union’s high representative for foreign affairs and security policy. Less than a week later, she is scheduled to arrive in Israel for her first official visit, sources in Jerusalem confirmed Tuesday. Mogherini — currently Italy’s foreign minister — will arrive in the region on November 7 and stay for two days. She is expected to also visit senior Palestinian Authority officials in Ramallah.

“It’s very important that Ms. Mogherini comes to Israel on November 7. It’s her first official visit,” said Fulvio Martusciello, a member of the European Parliament from Italy and the new president of its delegation for relations with Israel. Having known her for a while, he believes she understands Israel’s many predicaments, he added, but refused to elaborate.

UN to hold emergency meeting on
Israel's settlement construction

US ambassador Power and Israeli ambassador Prossor (Photo: Reuters)

The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting Wednesday to discuss Israeli plans to build more Jewish settlements in east Jerusalem, diplomats said.

The urgent talks were requested by Jordan following a letter from Palestinian envoy Riyad Mansour, who called on the 15-member council to "address this crisis situation in occupied east Jerusalem."

Netanyahu goes toe-to-toe with US, EU
over criticism of Jerusalem construction

PM says criticism of plans to build 1060 new units in Jerusalem neighborhoods beyond Green Line is “detached from reality” and feeds false Palestinian hopes.

It is the condemnation of Israeli building in Jerusalem, not Israeli developments beyond the Green Line in Jewish neighborhoods in the capital, that distances peace, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a combative response to US and EU condemnations of plans to move forward with another 1060 units in the capital.

Netanyahu okays 1,000 new East Jerusalem homes

Netanyahu set to approve 2,000
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