Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:05AM
US President-elect Donald Trump (photo by AFP)
US President-elect Donald Trump (photo by AFP)
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These are some of the headlines we are tracking for you in this episode of On the News Line:

Rise of anti-Semitism in US

One hundred anti-Semitic incidents reportedly occurred in the US during the 10 days following the country's  presidential election. That's according to the civil rights watchdog group known as the Southern Poverty Law Center. The report looked at 867 hate attacks targeting minorities. According to the non-profit organization, the incidents involving Jewish people represented about 12 percent of the hate acts during the period. They included 80 "vandalism and graffiti incidents of swastikas, without specific references to Jewish people," while others targeted them more overtly, such as the harassment of  individuals or vandalism of a synagogue. Many of the vandalism incidents also included references to Trump. The figures aside, the question is: does the rise of anti-Semitism in the US endanger Israel in any way?

Terrorism without borders

A terrorist attack shocked Europe in the last days of 2016. On December 19, a truck plowed through a Christmas market in the German capital, Berlin, killing at least a dozen people and wounding scores more. The Daesh terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack. The perpetrator, a Tunisian national, was at large for several days before he was shot dead by the Italian police in a Milan suburb. The deadly incident in Berlin was the latest in a series of attacks spearheaded by Daesh in Europe. The Takfiri terrorists have launched several lone wolf attacks across Europe over the past years, proving how vulnerable the European countries are in the face of such acts.

South Sudan crisis: UN under fire

South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation, which broke away from Sudan in 2011, plunged into a deadly conflict in 2013 when President Salva Kiir accused former vice president Riek Machar of plotting a coup. This triggered a cycle of retaliatory killings that have left thousands dead and displaced some 3,000,000 others. And the United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan, a 12,000-strong force, has ever since been under fire for failing to stop the bloodshed.