FROM Aron Heller
Russia's Military Quietly Moves into Syria Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon says Russian forces are arriving in Syria — apparently to help President Bashar al-Assad reverse recent battlefield losses in a civil war that’s lasted for five years. Aron Heller reports from Jerusalem for the Associated Press .
Israel Calls 16,000 More Reservists as Netanyahu Vows to Go the Long-Haul The UN’s high commissioner for refugees said today that both sides have violated international humanitarian law during the fighting in Gaza. Meanwhile, Israel has called up another 16,000 reservists. Aron Heller is in Jerusalem for the Associated Press.
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.