The Jerusalem Post's top 5 stories of August 25

Iranian ex commander says new militia formed to destroy Israel in 23 years, Israeli scientist helps discover Earth-like planet, Egypt police using gay dating apps to hunt members of LGBT community.

August 25, 2016 17:08
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1. No other country must defend against its own people’s passion to destroy it, Michael Laitman argues.
Read more: Why are there anti-Israel Jews?

2. The eradication of Israel in "23 years" is the main objective of a recently-created Iranian military unit formed to fight in Arab countries in the region, one of Iran's former most senior military commanders has said.
Read more: Iranian ex commander: New militia formed to destroy Israel in 23 years

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3. A researcher at Rehovot’s Weizmann Institute of Science was a member of the nine-country team that discovered the “Earth-like” planet called Proxima orbiting in the habitable zone of our nearest stellar neighbor. The discovery was announced on Wednesday in the prestigious journal Nature.
Read more: Did an Israeli scientist help discover the next Earth?
4. Egyptian government authorities have reportedly been using gay dating apps to locate and detain members of the LGBT community, according to online lifestyle and entertainment magazine CairoScene.
Read more: 'Egyptian police using gay dating apps to hunt members of LGBT community'

5. A first of its kind meeting of Israeli and Asian faith leaders will be held in September and will host key religious figures from India, China, Japan, Korea and Myanmar.
Read more: A swami, a rabbi, a monk walk into a Jerusalem confab...



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