Wednesday Jul 18, 2018
Israel Hayom
Trump stresses Israel's security in talks with Putin
"Creating safety for Israel is something both [Russian President] Putin and I would like to see very much," American leader says • Trump: Putin a "believer" in Israel, a fan of Netanyahu • PM: Israel appreciates U.S. commitment, security ties with Russia.
Prof. Abraham Ben-Zvi | Taking a new crack at an old alliance
Monday's summit in Helsinki sends a clear message that from the Trump administration's perspective, the key to maintaining global order lies with Moscow.
Prof. Eyal Zisser | The moment of truth in Gaza
The problem with Gaza is not defeating Hamas, it is dealing with Gaza should Hamas fall. Until a good solution to this dilemma is found, it is best to pursue the path of restraint.
Amnon Lord | The military's mistake
The IDF chief of staff needs to realize that the military's top echelon is a partner in the nation's leadership and speak up about military failures, such as the situation on the Gaza border.
Dr. Edy Cohen | Know thine enemy
The Saudis are playing a double game, signaling to Israel that Iran is a common threat while making sure the people at home believe the enemy is Israel, followed by Iran.
Isi Leibler | The perils facing Anglo Jewry
Anglo-Jewish leadership is too passive, which has a negative impact on the younger generation. The fact that "Zionist" youth publicly express hostility toward Israel reflects a serious breakdown in education.
Dozens of Syrian refugees ordered back from Israeli border
IDF to group of refugees who left camp on Syrian Golan Heights: Go back, we don't want to hurt you • Incident follows report saying Israeli defense officials confirmed Russia was collaborating with Iranian forces mere miles from the Syrian border.
Israel halts fuel deliveries to Gaza as arson ‎terrorism flares up ‎
Deliveries through Kerem Shalom cargo crossing suspended until next week • Move will not impact ‎deliveries of food, medical supplies, Defense Ministry says • Hamas denounces sanctions, says Israel will be held responsible for crimes against Gaza.
Knesset passes law barring 'anti-IDF' groups from schools
Education Minister Bennett: If Breaking the Silence wants to change things, it should act at home, not abroad • Breaking the Silence: The law proves how much Bennett fears his own ideology • Delegitimizing groups should be outlawed, right-wing forum says.
Hungarian PM to visit Israel, but only deputy to visit PA
In a sign of burgeoning diplomatic ties, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban will arrive in Israel on Wednesday for an official visit as guest of PM Benjamin Netanyahu • Orban, who has been accused of being anti-Semitic, expected to visit Western Wall.
Top Iranian general's speech at ‎Gaza event unexpectedly nixed
Organizers cite technical glitch as reason why ‎Quds Force chief Qassem Soleimani did not address Gazans, but some blame Israel for disrupting satellite feed • PA official: Hamas itself opted not to air Soleimani's speech over pressure from Arab states.
PM endorses surrogacy for single men, outraging haredi parties
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says will support Likud MK Amir Ohana's amendment to the current surrogacy law, to make single men eligible to pursue this route to fatherhood • Shas, United Torah Judaism fume, threaten to vote against nation-state bill.
Family of soldier abducted by Hamas sails toward Gaza
Leah Goldin, mother of the late Lt. Hadar Goldin, whose remains are being held by Hamas, says, "We are sailing toward Gaza to force the government to take action" • MK Shuli Mualem-Rafaeli: We are asking for any help possible in bringing the boys home.
Israel frees Turk after charging her with aiding Hamas
Ebru Ozkan was arrested last month while visiting on a tourist visa and was indicted for aiding the terrorist group • Israeli official: Ozkan released due to time already spent in detention and because the "charges weren't especially grave to begin with."
Salesforce buys Israeli marketing analytics firm Datorama for $850M
Tel Aviv-based artificial intelligence-powered marketing analytics software developer operates 17 offices worldwide, employees 400 • "It's amazing ‎‎that a concept we came up with six years ago has ‎‎evolved to where we are today," CEO Ran Sarig says.
Syrian army captures strategic hill overlooking Israeli border
President Assad's forces seize al-Haara hill in Daraa province close to the Golan Heights border with Israel • Hill once housed a major Syrian air defenses base • Syrian army also gains ground in Quneitra province, 7 miles from Golan frontier.
Lebanese president: US pullout from Iran deal will hurt Middle East
"The unilateral U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear agreement will have negative repercussions for security and stability in the region," President Michel Aoun warns • Deal a "cornerstone" for helping free region from weapons of mass destruction, he says.
Historians accuse Croatia of covering up WWII war crimes
Critics warn law barring public access to archive materials on individuals aged 100 and over will silence research into Croatian government's wartime collaboration with Nazis • Supporters of law reject criticism, say it will protect privacy of deceased.
With new airport, Israel's Eilat to compete for European tourists
Southern resort town hopes $500 million Ramon International Airport will attract a million foreign visitors a year by 2025 • Airport to become operational in October, will have an annual capacity of 2.5 million passengers.
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