Tuesday February 21, 2017
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2 Islamic State rockets explode in southern Israel
Projectiles hit open areas in the Eshkol Regional Council, causing no harm Attack claimed by jihadi group's proxy in Sinai Islamic State's news agency alleges an Israeli drone strike on Saturday killed operatives preparing to fire rockets at Israel.
Zalman Shoval | The guiding line
The meeting between PM Netanyahu and President Trump did not indicate the end of the two-state solution, but was an effort to think outside the box.
Richard Baehr | Settlement obsession loses focus
The departure from the solemn commitment to the two-state solution was the earthquake moment from the meeting between the American president and the Israeli prime minister.
Yossi Beilin | No to a 'post-Western' world
It hard to believe that the millions of people whose human rights were trampled on by a brutal Soviet regime share Putin's and Lavrov's longings for those days.
PM: Israel, Singapore share many values, are 'kindred spirits'
PM Netanyahu arrives in Singapore for first visit by an Israeli prime minister, lauds city-state's success as proof of "the power of ideas" Singapore's PM thanks Israel for help building armed forces "from scratch" Netanyahu heads to Australia next.
Israel, Turkey and Saudis present united front on Iranian threat
At Munich Security Conference, the three nations urge world to penalize Iran for destabilizing Middle East, sponsoring terrorism Defense Minister Lieberman: Division is not between Jews and Muslims, but between moderates and radicals.
Republican senators consider imposing new sanctions on Iran
Sen. Lindsey Graham tells security conference he and other lawmakers plan to introduce measures to "hold Iran accountable for its actions" Ballistic missile tests violate U.N. resolutions and Iran is acting to "destabilize" the Middle East, he says.
Report: PM participated in secret peace summit in Jordan
Following report that then-Secretary of State John Kerry initiated secret meeting in Jordan, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says, "Maybe I was the one who initiated this meeting" Report says Netanyahu rejected framework for solution to the conflict.
New database offers information on foreign-funded leftist groups
NGO Monitor database allows users to view information on foreign governments' donations to left-wing groups that focus on regional conflict B'Tselem, Peace Now, Adalah legal aid are among the groups whose funding is detailed in the new database.
IDF raises housing assistance payments for soldiers
In first increase in 22 years, rate will rise from NIS 1,040 ($281) to NIS 1,300 ($351) per month for eligible soldiers Most soldiers who qualify for housing assistance are lone soldiers with families abroad or soldiers estranged from their families.
Bill to curb V-15 political activity up for first Knesset reading
"The bill is intended to be a concrete wall preventing the flow of funding with the goal of buying power," says author Likud MK Yoav Kisch Bill expected to pass into law by the end of the Knesset winter session.
Breaking the Silence event carries on outdoors after cancellation
"It is cold outside, but our hearts are warm, and that is enough," says Breaking the Silence event organizer of outdoor lecture following a Pardes Hanna-Karkur regional council decision to shut down what it says was an unapproved event in council space.
Apple buys Israeli facial recognition startup RealFace
Tel Aviv-based company that offers users smart biometric logins aimed at making passwords redundant is sold for estimated $2 million The purchase is Apple's fourth in Israel, after flash memory maker Anobit, 3D sensor company PrimeSense, and LinX.
'Muslim terrorism doesn't exist,' Pope Francis says
In letter read out to clergy, activists in U.S., pope says, "Christian terrorism does not exist, Jewish terrorism does not exist, and Muslim terrorism does not exist. They do not exist. There are fundamentalist individuals in all peoples and religions."
Hitler's personal phone sells at auction for $243,000
Red telephone found in the Nazi dictator's bunker in 1945 has his name, Nazi party eagle and swastika engraved on the back The phone was to be used in vehicles and trains as well as Hitler's field headquarters Device sold to anonymous buyer.
US vice president visits former Nazi concentration camp
Mike Pence, his wife Karen and daughter Charlotte visit Dachau, the first concentration camp built by the Nazis Over 200,000 people were imprisoned in Dachau after it opened in 1933, and more than 40,000 prisoners died there during World War II.
Israel plans to send largest ever delegation to 2018 Winter Games
On the ice, European Championships runner-up Alexei Bychenko and 2016 world junior champion Daniel Samohin hope to skate for historic medals A.J. "Samson" Edelman on bobsled and Itamar Biran on the alpine slopes will also attempt to make history.