Sunday July 5, 2015
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Netanyahu: ISIS attacks are nothing compared to Iran
IDF closes road along Egypt border due to "security assessments" following attacks by Islamic State affiliate in Sinai Israeli military official: Hamas helped Islamic State in Egypt Netanyahu: Today we face the threat of ISIS and the threat of Iran.
Ruthie Blum | Deadlines, red lines
The regime in Tehran has made its position clear. So has the White House. It will take a miracle -- or a military strike -- to prevent Iran from building nuclear bombs.
Minister Zeev Elkin | No more domestic enemies
Israel must not overlook the slander and lies spread by those constantly seeking to condemn it.
David M. Weinberg | Triumphant over Titus
Reflections on Jewish and Zionist history and our homegrown detractors, while cruising through Europe.
Dr. Edy Cohen | Palestinian incitement growing stronger
The Israeli media has failed to report on Abbas' Gaza-based army during Operation Protective Edge and has equally shirked its duty to cover the daily incitement on the PA airwaves.
Eyal Zisser | Hamas left all alone
Faced with dwindling domestic support, Hamas is also becoming increasingly isolated in the Arab and global spheres.
'Iron Dome brought sanity to the homefront'
More than 4,700 rockets pounded Israel during Operation Protective Edge, and Iron Dome successfully intercepted 90% of those headed for populated areas Much of this achievement is owed to the IDF Air Defense Command, under Brig. Gen. Shahar Shohat.
Dr. Haim Shine | Israel is stronger than terrorism
Our spirit is stronger than any terror tunnel, as proven by the Israeli troops' bravery and determination during Operation Protective Edge.
'Sean brought the people of Israel together'
When lone soldier Sean Carmeli was killed in Gaza, 40,000 people, most of whom did not even know him, attended the late night funeral A year later, his parents decide to move to Israel "After a while, Sean became everyone's child," his mother says.
'UNRWA, Hamas are two sides of the same coin'
Hamas maintains a tight grip on the U.N. Relief and Works Agency's facilities in the Gaza Strip, and the two's symbiosis is growing stronger, despite the U.N.'s denials Israel is reluctant to have UNRWA removed over its strategic value in Jordan.
A terrifying knock at the door
Last year, Dina Spiegelman published a letter in Israel Hayom describing the moments when she thought her husband, Bentzi, who was shot during Operation Protective Edge, had been killed Bentzi: It was a challenging year, but we came through it stronger.
Dan Margalit | One year on, Gaza war still a success
Operation Protective Edge's primary goal was to create a period of calm that would last as long as possible.
Stuck in the Gaza mire
Hamas is not interested in a clash with Israel, but is constantly preparing for one Israel is currently the only entity helping Gaza rebuild Israel is also taking Hezbollah into account as part of the lessons drawn from last year's war with Hamas.
Hamas gets its wings clipped
Operation Protective Edge kept Hamas from freeing prisoners, taking down the PA and taking control of Judea and Samaria, as well as executing a surprise attack via dozens of attack tunnels and demoralizing the Israeli homefront with thousands of rockets.
Palestinian killed after attacking jeep of IDF brigade commander
Soldiers near Ramallah come under hail of rocks and boulders Friday morning, fire warning shots and then at lower extremities of attackers Palestinian doctors say 17-year-old killed PA arrests 100 Hamas members in mass raid across Judea and Samaria.
Slain Arab teen's family marks year since gruesome murder
Thousands attend memorial service for Muhammad Abu Khdeir, who was burned alive by Jewish extremists last summer Security forces deploy near family home after intelligence suggests riots may erupt Father: We hold Israeli government responsible.
Mennonites delay vote on divesting from Israel for 2 years
Mennonite Church USA was set to vote this week on whether it should sell off stock in companies "known to be profiting from the occupation," but delegates vote 418-336 to table the resolution Separately, Episcopal Church bishops reject divestment bid.
Ex-PM Olmert appeals corruption conviction in Talansky case
Former prime minister appeals eight-month prison sentence in case involving payoffs by American businessmen Morris Talansky Appeal argues court rendered "an unreasonably severe sentence, which ignored Olmert's immense contribution to Israel."
IDF officer demoted over sexual harassment incident
Former Givati Brigade officer Lt. Col. Liran Hajbi, convicted of five counts of conduct unbecoming an officer, demoted to the rank of major, sentenced to two months probation, and ordered to pay NIS 5,000 in damages Court says demotion "unavoidable."
Rabbi suspected of rape arrested while trying to flee Israel
Safed rabbi accused of assault was en route to France for "restful vacation," lawyer says Rabbinical forum strips him of religious authority, expel rabbi from city after receiving 20 complaints about consensual sex with women trying to conceive.
Newly revealed documents shed light on Entebbe Operation
"I don't know if it will be possible, but it's interesting," then-Defense Minister Shimon Peres wrote to then-PM Yitzhak Rabin Operation log: "There is another wounded named Yoni (apparently the known one)," referencing mission commander Yoni Netanyahu.
Iranian diplomat: We will allow access to sensitive facilities
Anonymous Iranian negotiator says that if sanctions are reimposed at any point after a deal is reached, "Iran has the right to go back to its program as it wishes" Iranians say no need for extra inspections, want to be treated like other countries.
Disillusioned former Israeli peace negotiator finds hope online
The outpouring of support by young Israelis and Arabs to Uri Savir's YaLa Young Leaders program, a youth-geared online push to achieve peace, has made him the region's "last optimist" "I believe that the majority wants peaceful coexistence," he says.
PM in Beersheba: A global high-tech revolution is happening here
"This is the future. The future of the global economy depends on the Internet economy, and that cannot grow without cybersecurity. ... It is our intention to be the leader in this field," Netanyahu says on tour of city's Advanced Technologies Park.
The U.S. Embassy would like to clarify that the musical group Strong Black Coffee was chosen months ago to sing the anthem at a Fourth of July event at the ambassador's home. The group was chosen for its unique musical style and not for any other reason.