The Jerusalem Post's top 5 stories of September 21

Iran threatens to turn Tel Aviv to dust, Turkish man shot attempting to stab guard at Israeli embassy, East Jerusalem building row breaks out prior to Obama-Netanyahu meeting, and more.

September 21, 2016 17:49
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1. In an attempt to tout its military prowess on Wednesday, Iran threatened to "turn Tel Aviv and Haifa to dust" during a parade of the Islamic Republic's armed forces in Tehran.
Read more: Iran threatens to 'turn Tel Aviv and Haifa to dust' if Israel missteps

2. A man armed with a knife approached Israel's embassy in the Turkish capital of Ankara on Wednesday, and was shot in the leg after trying to attack a local police officer.
Read more: Attempted stabbing at Israeli embassy in Turkey; assailant shot

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3. On the same day Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to meet with US President Barack Obama, Army Radio reported that the Jerusalem District Planning and Construction Committee approved the expansion of the contested east Jerusalem neighborhood of Ramot.
Read more: East Jerusalem building row breaks out prior to Obama-Netanyahu meeting

4. Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan harshly criticized US President Barack Obama this week, accusing him of supporting Israel and the gay community instead of the black community.
Read more: Louis Farrakhan: Obama chose Israel, homosexuals over black community

5. Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi applauded the level of cooperation between Israel and Egypt in a closed-door meeting with Jewish leaders in New York on Tuesday.
Read more: Sisi meets Jewish leaders, praises Israeli cooperation in war on terror in Sinai




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