Europe Turns To Israeli Know-How To Fight Terror

The images from last week’s terror attacks in Paris were not foreign to Israeli eyes; and it’s safe to assume that among the means and measures employed by the French security forces were products of the Israeli commercial security industry.

Don’t expect confirmation of this; confidentiality agreements and the fact that the use of Israeli-made measures is an increasingly touchy issue will keep things under wraps. Nevertheless, the use of these Israeli-produced security measures is likely to increase from now. Read more

Alan Gross To Attend Obama’s State of The Union Address

Alan Gross, the United States contractor released from prison in Cuba last month, will be among 22 guests of First Lady Michelle Obama as President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address, the White House said Monday.

Others invited to watch the annual presidential speech to Congress from the First Lady’s box Tuesday night include an astronaut, a 13-year-old boy from the South Side of Chicago and an army veteran who lost both legs in Afghanistan. Read more

Conflicting Versions of Events Over Golfer Robert Allenby’s Kidnapping Emerge

A homeless woman has come forward to present a version of events that conflicts with golfer Robert Allenby’s extraordinary story of being kidnapped, bashed and robbed in Hawaii.

The pro Australian golfer said he was abducted from the popular Amuse Wine Bar in the tourist hub of Waikiki on Friday night, bashed by a group of men, thrown in the boot of a car and dumped on a street 10 kilometres away. Read more

A$AP Mob Founder A$AP Yams Dead At 26

A$AP Yams, 26, a founding member of the hip-hop group A$AP Mob, has died, according to social media posts by several members of A$AP Mob. No cause of death was provided.

Rapper A$AP Rocky shared an Instagram picture of A$AP Yams, whose name is Steven Rodriguez, with the caption “R.I.P YAMS, I LOVE YOU BROTHER.” A$AP Ferg also shared an Instagram post of Rodriguez with a heartfelt caption: Read more

Israel To Argentina: Continue Work of Late AMIA Prosecutor

Israel urged Argentine authorities on Monday to carry on with the work of a prosecutor who was found dead after having alleged a cover-up in the investigation of Iran over the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires that killed 85 people. Read more

Iranian General Among Dead In IAF Golan Strike

An Israeli strike on Syria that killed six members of the Iran-proxy Hezbollah terrorist organization also killed six Iranian solders and commanders, including an Iranian general.

“The Israeli strike killed six Iranian soldiers, including commanders, as well as the six members of Hezbollah. They were all in a convoy of three cars,” a source close to the Shia Islamist group told AFP on condition of anonymity. Read more

FBI Raids Medical-Supply Company In Boca Raton

Aents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation early Wednesday raided a medical-supply company in Boca Raton with ties to Daniel Porush, a man who helped inspire a character depicted in the movie “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

The company, Med-Care Diabetes & Medical Supplies Inc., is run by Dr. Steven Silverman and was the subject of a 2013 U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing for possible Medicare fraud, according to records. Read more