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28.11.2014
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As winter sets in, election talk heats up
Winter has found its way into the Knesset and talks on all important issues have frozen With Justice Minister Tzipi Livni zigzagging on major legislation and Labor head Isaac Herzog stirring the pot, early elections have never seemed closer.
 
David M. Weinberg | Livni's lamentable lawlessness
The justice minister's fanatic stance against the Jewish nation-state bill is grounded in hypocrisy and political desperation.
Dan Margalit | Avoid pointless deliberations
The Jewish state crisis will be over as soon as coalition leaders decide: more of the same vs. early elections.
 
Elliott Abrams | The British royals, Arabs, and Israel
Why do British royals refuse to visit Israel, while constantly visiting Arab countries?
Yoram Ettinger | Israel's defiant economy
Our economic growth does not depend on peace accords.
Emily Amrousi | Empty racism
The hypocritical efforts to prove that the Jews are to blame for the attacks against them creates an infuriating artificial symmetry.
Ruthie Blum | No pardons for Turkey
Erdogan has been taking the country in a distinctive Islamist, anti-Western, anti-Israel and anti-Semitic direction.
Dror Eydar | The home of the Jews
Israel is the national home of the Jewish people, and the Jewish people only.
Prof. Asher Cohen | The majority also has rights
If enacted, the Jewish state bill would strike a balance between Israel's two core identities.
Between hollow success and a legacy of failure
As the West's nuclear negotiations with Iran head toward yet another extension, chances are any future changes would only favor Iran's position If anything, the U.S. will come under pressure to step aside as the leader of diplomatic efforts.
Jordan, the legal guardian
Israel's efforts to lower Temple Mount friction could include an upgrade of Jordan's status, as Jordan views itself as the guardian and legal custodian of the Muslim holy places in Jerusalem But the price Israel has to pay keeps going up.
Enslaved and exploited for Allah
A virgin is worth $100 on the slave market; a mother only $10 Women are forced to convert to Islam and then turned into sex slaves Thousands of Kurdish and Yazidi women held by Islamic State are learning that modern slavery is alive and kicking.
Terror attack foiled near Cave of the Patriarchs
A 17-year-old Palestinian girl refuses to undergo security screening at entrance to Cave of the Patriarchs, pulls knife from her bag, drops it to the ground before being apprehended by police Girl admits she sought to stab an Israeli policeman.
For first time since Gaza war, IDF patrol comes under fire on border
None of the soldiers inside the jeep are wounded, but front windshield is damaged IDF fires tank shell at source of shooting No group claims responsibility U.N. inquiry team to arrive in Gaza next week.
'Coalition partners have to come to their senses'
"The prime minister isn't interested in elections, but we can't go on like this, with the coalition acting like the opposition. This is no way to run a country," official says With a "complete disconnect" inside coalition, decision may be days away.
Dr. Haim Shine | The answer to wavering values
To confront the global campaign against the future of our country and threats from home and abroad, the Jewish state bill is the order of the day, and more critical than ever.
French trial over hit-and-run death suspended after lawyer attacked
Anonymous assailant, thought to be a friend of defendant Eric Robic, punches co-defendant Claude Khayat's lawyer in the face in bathroom of Paris courtroom, stopping the Lee Zeitouni hit-and-run trial Zeitouni's friends, family hope for harsh sentence.
Rights groups: Razing terrorists' homes violates international law
Eight organizations petition High Court of Justice asking for review of the emergency regulation allowing demolition of terrorists' homes Petition calls the practice "draconian and far-reaching," saying it punishes hundreds for an individual's actions.
Ben-Gurion's vision to come alive with 22 new Negev communities
"Negev Progress Plan" expected to increase desert's population by 500,000 people in the next 20 years The plan is a nod to David Ben-Gurion's vision for prosperity and settlement in the Negev Plan to help ease overcrowding in Israel's center.
IDF chief rabbi: Dome of the Rock has no religious meaning in Islam
"The word Jerusalem does not appear once in the Quran," Chief Military Rabbi Brig. Gen. Rafi Peretz tells high-school students "90 percent of Arabs don't know what is written in the Quran," he says IDF spokesperson: Rabbi's words taken out of context.
Policeman's widow to terror victims' families: I feel your pain
The families of the Har Nof synagogue attack victims and of the Druze police officer who was killed trying to protect them meet, pray together "There is no way to make this easier," the police officer's widow tells them.
Remains of missing Israeli soldier identified after 66 years
DNA helps IDF solve disappearance of Kiryati Brigade soldier Yehoshua Hever, known to have been killed in 1948 but whose burial site was unknown Armored Corps honors Hever with full military service at new gravestone's unveiling.