Sunday July 31, 2016
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'Last Gaza campaign achieved the longest calm in a decade'
PM Netanyahu visits south for ceremony marking completion of a structural reinforcement project "The rules of the game have changed. Attacking us will lead to ruin and destruction for Hamas, Islamic Jihad and whoever tries to attack us," he says.
Boaz Bismuth | Peace Now, the Philly version
The Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia was determined to sell America a utopian reality, one where the U.S. has never been stronger.
Elliott Abrams | The new State Department assault on Israel
Islamic State is terrorizing Europe; Iraq and Syria are plunging deeper into chaos; Israel faces a myriad of threats -- but the State Department thinks settlement construction is the most critical issue at hand.
David M. Weinberg | On educational self-immolation
Canceling the core curriculum requirement in ultra-Orthodox schools punishes all Israelis. It is imperative for haredi Israelis to educate themselves so they can contribute to Israel's increasingly accommodating society.
Senator slams Obama for 'nickel and diming' Israel on defense aid
Washington Post: Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham says Congress is not party to any deals signed by the administration and can increase aid at its discretion Graham says president's line is "totally out of sync with what is happening in the region."
Hillary Clinton accepts Democratic nomination, vows to support Israel
Clinton touts infamous Iran nuclear deal as achievement while pledging to "keep supporting Israel's security" Adviser to Republican nominee Donald Trump calls Clinton's acceptance speech "insulting" while Trump himself refuses to "watch that crap."
With Auschwitz visit, pope faces complex Polish-Jewish story
Pope Francis becomes third consecutive pontiff to make the pilgrimage to the place where Adolf Hitler's forces killed more than 1 million people, most of them Jews Francis also scheduled to meet with both Christian and Jewish survivors of the camp.
Tunneling through controversy
A hectic political week has seen PM Netanyahu prove the cabinet knew of Hamas terror tunnels in real time, and fend off criticism over the delayed launch of a new public broadcasting body Despite stalled portfolio rotation, the coalition remains solid.
'What if the third Lebanon war breaks out tomorrow?'
Ten years after the Second Lebanon War, top Israeli security officials try to identify the shortfalls of that calamitous war and draw conclusions for the next confrontation, which some view as inevitable Everyone agrees: The next war must be shorter.
It's Trump's party now
Republican nominee Donald Trump is enjoying a post-convention surge in the polls and crowing about it at voter rallies Meanwhile, the numbers indicate that Hillary Clinton won't just stroll into the White House. But the important poll is on Nov. 8.
Eyes wide shut
Instead of fighting the emergence of evil and the totalitarian threat it poses to the freedom of the human race, liberals are fighting those who point to the danger and warn against it.
MKs push to complete Judea and Samaria security fence by 2018
New bill seeks to designate construction of security fence in Judea and Samaria a "high-priority national project" to be completed within 18 months Bill's sponsor Zionist Union MK Omer Bar Lev: Incomplete fence main cause of terrorist infiltrations.
6 arrested over gang rape of Israeli tourist in northern India
Indian daily reports main suspects, ages 21 and 25, confess to sexually assaulting the Israeli woman According to local police, three of the suspects are minors Vehicle suspected to have been used in crime was also recovered.
Defense minister snubbed by envoy on Egypt's National Day
Avigdor Liberman conspicuously absent from gala held at Ambassador Hazem Khairat's residence Defense Ministry official dismisses incident as "a meaningless attempt by political elements to drive a wedge" in an otherwise successful relationship.
US slams increase in Israeli construction beyond Green Line
Israel's reported plans to build an additional 323 housing units in east Jerusalem "continues this pattern of provocative and counterproductive action ... systematically undermining the prospects for a two-state solution," State Department spokesman says.
Israeli youth raise thousands to fund camp for disabled kids
Using Israeli crowdfunding site, organizers raise over 32,000 shekels in three weeks Camp opened on Wednesday, with water park, clowns, bonfires and other fun activities "To see these kids having fun fills me with joy," says one camp organizer.
'Disabled children's facility exemplifies Judaism, humanity'
PM Netanyahu and his wife Sara visit Negev-based ALEH rehabilitative village championed by 2016 lifetime achievement Israel Prize laureate Maj. Gen. (res.) Doron Almog Visit signals government's pledge to care for weakest members of society, Almog says.
Syrian terror group Nusra Front announces split from al-Qaida
Move is made "to remove the excuse used by the international community -- spearheaded by America and Russia -- to bombard and displace Muslims" in the Middle East, group's reclusive leader says in statement Group now calls itself Jabhat Fatah al-Sham.
Good news: Unemployment in Israel drops to 4.8% in Q2 of 2016
Unemployment down from 5.2% in first quarter Jerusalem has highest rate of unemployment, Tel Aviv has the lowest Unemployment dropped in both Tel Aviv and the south of Israel in the second quarter 61.2% of Israelis age 15 and older are employed.