Tuesday May 26, 2015
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Former PM Olmert sentenced to 8 months in Talansky case
Jerusalem District Court also orders Ehud Olmert to pay NIS 100,000 fine as part of corruption conviction Prosecutor: Court clearly stated a black flag of immorality and corruption flies over defendant's actions Former PM's lawyers plan to appeal.
Eli Hazan | More than a song contest
Israel, small and geographically isolated, once again made a strong showing at Eurovision, and should continue to participate in the annual song competition.
Dan Margalit | Restraint on the Internet
You cannot know in advance just how much someone is suffering, but you can think twice about what you post online.
Daniel Pipes | IS attacks on the West
The fact that the Islamic State group doesn't plan or direct attacks in the West, but rather inspires them, makes it all the more formidable.
2 teens wounded in Shavuot stabbing attack in Jerusalem
Two Israeli teens stabbed in back by Arab assailant near Damascus Gate as they walked to Western Wall Victims transported to Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center in moderate condition Attacker, an Old City resident, arrested by police.
Facebook shaming drives Interior Ministry manager to suicide
Facebook post by African-American woman with Israeli citizenship accused Ariel Ronis of "racism" when he could not provide her with immediate service Interior Ministry official: Words kill Ronis remembered as man who fought for equality and tolerance.
David Baron | Facebook is not a courtroom
When you post or share on social media you assume public responsibility, and if you don't fact-check, at least use caution.
'World encourages violence by condemning Israel constantly'
In an exclusive interview, Col. Richard Kemp, former commander of British Forces in Afghanistan, speaks about the conflict with Hamas, the ethics of war, the battle for public opinion, and the prospects for peace Peace is far from breaking out, he says.
Hezbollah chief: When we defeat IS, it will be a message to Israel
"We can launch dozens, if not hundreds, of missiles within only a few seconds," says Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah at ceremony marking 15 years since Israel's withdrawal from Lebanon Nasrallah calls al-Qaida, Islamic State an "existential threat."
Israel thanks US for stand on UN Middle East nuclear arms ban
In diplomatic victory for Israel, Egyptian-led drive for Middle East nuclear weapons ban at U.N. conference thwarted by U.S., Britain and Canada PM Benjamin Netanyahu thanks U.S. government in call to Secretary of State John Kerry.
Ex-con Shas leader forfeits ministerial right to name judges
Heeding Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein's recommendation, Shas Chairman Aryeh Deri relinquishes ministerial right to name Labor Court judges due to his criminal conviction Authority to be vested with Religious Services Minister David Azoulay.
Report: Saudi Arabia rejects Israeli offer of Iron Dome tech
Arab media outlets report that Israel offered to help Saudi Arabia defend itself from rocket and mortar attacks by Houthi rebels in Yemen Proposal, said to have been conveyed via U.S. diplomats, was reportedly turned down for unspecified reasons.
Syria: IS killed hundreds, including children, in Palmyra
"Israel is responsible for the fall of Palmyra, as well as the capture of other cities in Syria and Iraq in the border region," claims unnamed Syrian official Iraqi forces work to reconquer Ramadi area from the Islamic State group.
Eyal Zisser | Islamic State eyes Damascus
The progress made by the Islamic State group across Syria is resounding proof that the American strategy is a failure.
Netherlands seeks limited ban on face-covering clothing
Only a few hundred Muslim woman in the Netherlands wear burqas, robes that cover them from head to toe Bill to be reviewed by legal panel that has already been critical of attempts to ban burqas, deeming such attempts a violation of religious freedom.
Israeli 'Golden Boy' wins 9th place in Eurovision song contest
Nadav Geudj, with his song "Golden Boy," was the third performer to take the stage, and brought the audience to its feet Sweden wins the grand prize, followed by Russia, Italy Plane passengers treated to impromptu concert when Guedj returns home.
US comedian Anne Meara, mother of actor Ben Stiller, dies at 85
The New York-born actress and comedian, known for her opposites-attract comedy routine with husband Jerry Stiller, passes away over the weekend Meara also appeared in numerous films and television shows.
One year on, Brussels remembers Jewish Museum victims
"Unfortunately, Europe and Belgium have entered a new era where radicalism and terrorism are threatening the security of citizens," says Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel Brussels Mayor Yvan Mayeur says more needs to be done to fight radicalism.