Tuesday December 1, 2015
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Israel suspends EU role in Mideast peace process
In response to EU decision to label settlement products, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asks Foreign Ministry to "reassess the involvement of EU bodies in everything that is connected to the diplomatic process with the Palestinians."
Judith Bergman | The Jews and the 'ordinary citizens'
What is the "crime" of the French Jews? Just being Jews.
Rabbi Ohad Taharlev | Hanukkah and culture wars
The Greeks' attempt to force Jews to assimilate was doomed to fail, just as attempts today by societies to force their cultures on others will fail.
Dr. Gabi Avital | Clear lines must be drawn
While the military is expected to make recommendations to the government, it is not up to defense officials to set policy.
Annika Hernroth-Rothstein | Deeds of defiance
In Europe, life shuts down at the mere threat of terrorism. In Israel, actual terrorism is met with life and resistance.
Tsionit Fattal-Kuperwasser | Reviving the past
The ancient Iraqi Jewish community had a rich history and cultural legacy. The Israeli melting pot demanded they be born again, without their identity.
2 convicted in Arab teen's killing, ruling withheld on main suspect
Last-minute insanity plea complicates proceedings, leaving court with no choice but to issue partial verdict Gruesome killing of 16-year-old Shuafat resident Muhammad Abu Khdeir in July 2014 led to riots in the capital.
MK Yinon Magal resigns over sexual harassment allegations
After fourth woman comes forward, Habayit Hayehudi MK tenders resignation, says he did not commit any crime but understands that "people were hurt" by his past behavior Defense minister: I hope this kind of harassment will soon cease to exist.
Declaring 'new beginning,' EU and Turkey seal migrant deal
EU will pay Turkey $3.2 billion, provide more visas for Turks, and renew talks on EU membership In exchange Turkey vows to stem the flow of Muslim migrants entering the continent French president: Money to be paid out gradually as conditions are met.
Prof. Eyal Zisser | Czar Putin and Sultan Erdogan
These two leaders, whom we will politely refrain from calling megalomaniacs, have grand and completely contrasting aspirations.
PM aims to allow Israelis living abroad to vote
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu eyes several electoral reforms, including full absentee ballots and automatically enabling head of the biggest party to form the government Zionist Union: Bills have nothing to do with better governance.
Report: Israel hit targets in Syria near Lebanon border
Israeli Air Force bombed weapons convoy and munitions storage facilities in Qalamoun region on Saturday night, reports Lebanese TV station According to report, the storage facilities housed long-range surface-to-surface missiles.
Knesset enlists to wage legislative war on terror
Surge in violence prompts push for new anti-terror bill Legislation seeks to clearly define "act of terror," outlines harsher punitive measures "Fighting terrorism is not like fighting other criminal phenomena," deputy attorney general says.
IDF renews search for soldier 18 years after disappearance
Israeli Navy divers begin searching water reservoirs in Golan Heights in renewed effort to find Cpl. Guy Hever, missing since 1997 Hever, then 20, vanished after leaving his Golan base Search of one water reservoir has produced no results, IDF says.
PM's office shoots down reports on new Mossad chief
Prime Minister's Office says that, contrary to media reports, former Israeli Air Force chief Ido Nehushtan is not being tapped to become Mossad chief With current chief Tamir Pardo soon to depart, PMO says decision will be made "in the next few days."
Bill aims to encourage fathers to share in parental care
Bill proposed by Kulanu MK Rachel Azaria seeks to create a more egalitarian reality Data shows women's earnings are harmed by birth and child care, and bill would increase fathers' involvement and give women better work opportunities.
Government urges educators to avoid school trips to Europe
Perceived threat to Israeli groups prompts security officials to issue nonbinding advisory Trips to Poland unaffected, as they already have special security details It is unclear whether terrorist attacks in Paris played role in decision.
Culture minister mulls revoking funding for 'Nakba' film festival
Task force to examine whether controversial festival meets funding requirements and does not encourage racism or violence against Israel "It is our duty to ensure the public funds are not diverted toward incitement against the state," says minister.