Friday May 27, 2016
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Opposition MKs' travel funding clouded by impropriety, paper finds
Report by financial daily Globes illustrates bias of criticism leveled at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over trips taken in the early 2000s Globes report "superficial and biased, seeks only to dim the 'Bibi Tours' effect," opposition leader says.
Mati Tuchfeld | Got a plane to catch?
People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones, unless of course they know the media will only single out the prime minister.
Boaz Bismuth | So the experts were wrong?
Donald Trump, the surprising candidate, has left 16 formidable contenders in the dust.
Martin Sherman | Gaza: A port is no panacea for poverty
The hare-brained idea of building a detachable civilian port in Gaza is currently being bandied around.
David M. Weinberg | The day after Abbas
The coming transition in Palestinian (and American) politics presents an opportunity to reset the diplomatic table.
Jonathan Greenblatt | Wrong on all counts
Isi Leibler gets it wrong in his criticism of my appearance in April before J Street U.
Isi Leibler | I stand by my critique
Does Jonathan Greenblatt really believe that Jews who want to demonize Israel should be considered members of the Jewish mainstream?
Minister Avi Gabai quits: Coalition deal was a pill I couldn't swallow
Environmental protection minister objects to Yisrael Beytenu chief Avigdor Lieberman being named defense minister "I cannot be partner to this; it is too fundamental in my eyes to allow me to continue as a member of the government," he says.
Forest fires ravage Jerusalem after Lag Ba'omer bonfire night
Some 60 homes evacuated in Ramot neighborhood Two houses damaged in fire, four people lightly injured from smoke inhalation Over 200 acres lost Improperly extinguished holiday bonfires spark hundreds of smaller blazes in Jerusalem, Lachish areas.
A whimper, not a bang
With their overeagerness to hurt Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his family, the Left actually shot itself in the foot Zionist Union leader Isaac Herzog, on the brink of dismissal, may soon consider entering Netanyahu's coalition after all.
Correcting the coalition's course
Likud MK Zeev Elkin, who facilitated the Likud-Yisrael Beytenu coalition deal, says the partnership between the two parties is a natural one Elkin criticizes media bias against Russian MKs, says, "this kind of racist bigotry screams to high heaven."
On Ramadan alert
Jerusalem Day and the implementation of a plan to allow 30,000 more Palestinians to work in Israel will coincide with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, always sensitive from a security standpoint. Is Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman up to the challenge?
It's all about public relations
If you read the latest comptroller's report you will be stunned to find, despite the blaring headlines, that it contains no mention of any suspicion of any crimes committed by Benjamin Netanyahu Netanyahu was thrown in to ensure the report's shelf life.
Israel thwarts smuggling of weapons supplies into Gaza
Joint Shin Bet-Crossings Directorate taskforce seizes shipment meant for Hamas near Hebron Contraband includes hundreds of steel pipes used to make mortars, along with dozens of rockets and supplies for rebuilding Hamas' grid of terror tunnels.
Revealed: Defense establishment experimenting on animals
In 2015, 400 mice, 168 rats, 25 sheep, 20 pigs used in defense-related experiments The Israeli Society for the Abolition of Vivisection: "Animals should not have to suffer for our sake. ... We demand transparency and an end to hiding information."
UN demands Israel pay restitution for 1996 Qana shelling
U.N. Fifth Committee urges Israel to pay compensation of $1.17 million for 1996 shelling of UNIFIL compound in Qana, a Hezbollah-controlled village in south Lebanon Israel's envoy to the U.N. Danny Danon says Israel will not comply with the demand.
Iran's leader calls for vigilance against West's 'soft war'
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warns the Islamic republic's enemies "want to weaken the system from inside" "By impairing centers of power in Iran, it will be easy for them to harm the establishment from the inside," he says.
Sarah N. Stern | Obama's audacity of deception
Never before has an enemy like Iran been packaged to appear to the American public as a friend.
Jewish pilgrims mark Lag Ba'omer on Tunisian island
Amid fears of religious violence, southern island of Djerba hosts annual Jewish pilgrimage under unprecedented security Some 2,000 Jews gather at ancient Ghriba synagogue to mark holiday Rabbi: Site a symbol of tolerance between Muslims and Jews.
WATCH: Teaching resilience in the face of trauma
What is the role of social workers in responding to trauma? How can victims be helped as quickly as possible? Drs. Lynn Levy and Rozetta Schaeffer speak with host Steve Ganot about an innovative approach to intervention during a traumatic event.