The Jerusalem Post's top 5 stories of August 1

Khamenei says Saudi ties with Zionist regime a stab in the back to Muslims, British songstress Joss Stone throws shade at BDS after Israel concert, ISIS threatens Putin, and more.

August 1, 2016 16:54
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1. Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei slammed Saudi Arabia on Monday for allegedly tightening its ties with Israel.
Read more: Khamenei: Saudi ties with Zionist regime a stab in the back to Muslims

2. After taking to the stage in front of a packed house at Tel Aviv's Barby nightclub, British soul singer Joss Stone took to social media to dismiss those who invoke geopolitics to deter artists from performing in Israel.
 Read more: British songstress Joss Stone throws shade at BDS after Israel concert

3. Islamic State called on its group members to carry out jihad in Russia in a nine-minute YouTube video on Sunday.
Read more: ISIS: 'Listen Putin, we will come to Russia and kill you at your homes'

4. The Defense Ministry unveiled on Monday the IDF’s first wheeled armored personnel carrier (APC). The platform will soon enter service, joining the tracked Namer APC to eventually replace the aging and vulnerable M113 platforms.
Read more: WATCH: IDF's first wheeled armored personnel carrier unveiled

5. Senior Iranian and Russian defense officials discussed improving defense ties in a meeting in Moscow on Sunday.
Read  more: Iran and Russia discuss increasing military ties; Iran blasts US for 'violation' of nuclear deal


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