The Jerusalem Post's top 5 stories of September 5

ISIS kilometers away from Israel's northern border, two killed and many missing in Tel Aviv construction collapse, majority backs Katz in dispute with PM over Shabbat work, and more.

September 5, 2016 17:47
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1. The jihadi organizations that have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State terror group have allegedly launched joint operations recently mere kilometers from Israel's border on the southern Golan Heights.
Read more: 'ISIS kilometers away from Israel's northern border'

2. An underground parking structure collapsed Monday, killing at least two people and leaving several others trapped at the site in Tel Aviv’s Ramat Hahayal neighborhood.
Read more: Two killed, several feared trapped in Tel Aviv construction collapse

3. Israeli expertise in crop cultivation and agricultural technology may soon make its way into the emerald green terraces of South Asia’s “Forbidden Kingdom,” following the first-ever visit by a Bhutanese minister to Israel last week.
Read more: Could Israel have diplomatic relations with Asia's 'Forbidden Kingdom'?

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4. Only a quarter of Israelis support Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in his dispute with Transportation Minister Israel Katz over Netanyahu’s decision to suspend work by Israel Railways on Shabbat, according to a poll taken on Sunday by The Jerusalem Post's sister publication Maariv.
Read more: Special poll: Majority backs Katz in dispute with PM over Shabbat work

5. Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei renewed criticism of Saudi Arabia over how it runs the haj after a crush last year killed hundreds of pilgrims, and suggested Muslim countries think about ending Riyadh's control of the annual pilgrimage.
Read more: Khamenei: Muslims should reconsider letting Saudis run Mecca pilgrimage




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