Monday December 22, 2014
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PM: Israel will not ignore a single rocket from Gaza
In response to Qassam rocket attack, IAF strikes Hamas terrorist site in the Gaza Strip for the first time since end of Operation Protective Edge PM Benjamin Netanyahu: Hamas bears responsibility for any escalation, we will safeguard Israel's security.
Dr. Reuven Berko | Palestinians trying to extort achievements
PA's political maneuvers come at the expense of the West and the moderate Arab nations' efforts to counter radical Islamist terrorism.
Dan Margalit | A change in the religious-haredi camp
The gossip and speculation about faction alliances obscures the real question of how the religious and ultra-Orthodox parties identify themselves and their place in Israeli society.
Dudi Caspi | A big fuss over a minor movie
Sony's "The Interview" was a shallow and vulgar comedy, with no satirical or cinematic merit. Maybe that's what offended the North Korean regime.
'Livni crossed red line with her political subversion'
Israeli Right angry at Tzipi Livni, who reportedly recently told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that the passage of any U.N. Security Council resolution on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process ahead of the elections would strengthen the Right.
Dr. Haim Shine | Serial subverter
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has a great new hope, in the form of Tzipi Livni.
Habayit Hayehudi split averted
Tkuma party members vote against dissolving union with national religious party Tkuma guaranteed four places on Habayit Hayehudi's Knesset list Tkuma leader Uri Ariel: I believe we'll all work to achieve the best possible result for the Right.
Jordanians admit promoting PA proposal at UN will take time
Jordan working with France, U.K. to formulate Security Council resolution on Israeli withdrawal that U.S. won't veto Israel-sponsored resolution on global innovation and development passes in General Assembly, despite Arab attempts to block it.
2016 hopeful Ben Carson pledges support for Israel
Potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson visits Israel Carson: As president, I would make sure Israel knows the United States has its back Carson calls PM Benjamin Netanyahu "a great leader in a difficult time."
Obama signs bill deepening US-Israel cooperation
U.S.-Israel Strategic Partnership Act increases value of emergency U.S. weaponry kept in Israel to $1.8 billion Legislation promotes closer U.S.-Israeli ties in fields of energy, water, homeland security, alternative fuel technology, and cybersecurity.
'Idea of Lieberman as PM makes me shudder'
Labor MK Shelly Yachimovich says Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Lieberman's "racist expressions" disqualify him from vying for premiership Yisrael Beytenu MK Alex Miller: She has a lot to learn before she comes close to Lieberman's skills, experience.
Arab parties mull joint ticket for 2015 elections
Balad, Ra'am-Ta'al and Hadash are said to be negotiating political union in an effort to overcome new election threshold, which places all three at risk of being left out of the next Knesset Balad leader says joint list may be announced by next week.
UN resolution: Israel must pay Lebanon $850M for 2006 oil spill
General Assembly says Israeli airstrike hit oil storage tanks, causing massive pollution along Lebanese, Syrian coastline Israel says it took immediate action to clean up spill, and resolution just institutionalizes an "anti-Israel agenda at the U.N."
Sources: Egypt receives 10 Apache helicopters from US
U.S. reportedly goes ahead with delivery to Egypt of Apache helicopters it had put on hold after the Egyptian military toppled Morsi regime last year In September, Pentagon said the helicopter's would bolster Egypt's counterterrorism efforts.
Iran's support for Syria tested by oil price drop
Syrian President Bashar Assad has relied on oil-producing Iran to help him fight insurgents in a nearly four-year-old civil war and also prop up a currency under pressure Experts: Drop in Iranian oil earnings will have untold long-term consequences.
Ancient clay seals may shed light on Kings David, Solomon
Artifacts unearthed by American researchers indicate that David and Solomon may have been "real kings" rather than local, rural chieftains Expert: Find hints at city-state other than Gath on the southern coastal plain in the 10th century B.C.E.
Israeli students take first prize in international robotics competition
FIRST Tech Challenge has high-schoolers build advanced robots that complete a given task for points Group from southern Israeli town of Yeruham is first Israeli team to take part in challenge Team also wins trophies for creativity, first-time success.
Lead dreidels discovered buried underneath Vilna Ghetto
Construction work unearths Hanukkah spinning tops in Lithuania Johnny Daniels, who uses items from the Holocaust to bring Jewish youth closer to their identity, says: The dreidels are very strong; I can spin them just like children in the ghetto did.