Thursday July 30, 2015
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Poll: Familiarity with Iran deal sways Americans to oppose it
While 45% of respondents unfamiliar with the deal's details oppose it, that rises to 65% for those familiar with the details U.S. military chief: Iran might use unfrozen cash for "malign purposes" French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius visits Tehran.
Yaaqov Medan | The finality principle
In Jewish law, when circumstances surrounding a court ruling change, the ruling changes, but not so in Israel's court system.
Uri Heitner | Respect the judicial system
If we wish to avoid anarchy, the authorities and the public alike must obey the High Court's rulings, even if they believe they are misguided.
Mati Tuchfeld | Bizarre, unnecessary demolition
The events in Beit El were plagued by everything from bad timing and weather to government decisions that contradict the court.
Israel strikes two targets in Syria, Arab media reports
According to Arab reports, Israel conducted two separate airstrikes in Syria on Wednesday, one in Quneitra region and one in Zabadani region Some reports say Lebanese Druze terrorist Samir Kuntar was targeted in Quneitra strike.
Habayit Hayehudi MK: High Court should be razed
Angered by razing of Beit El homes, MK Moti Yogev suggests sending "a D9 [bulldozer] to level the High Court" MKs denounce remark, call for incitement probe PM Netanyahu: Israel is a law-abiding democracy that respects the court and its rulings.
Dr. Haim Shine | Apply justice equally
While the court system is strict in its effort to stem illegal Jewish construction, it has a forgiving attitude toward illegal Arab construction.
Esther Pollard: I can't wait to hug Jonathan
Following news of husband's upcoming release, Esther Pollard meets with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem Former President Shimon Peres: Pollard's release is important and correct step, both from a humanitarian and legal perspective.
Top jurists to craft 'legal Iron Dome' to boost public diplomacy
Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely promotes initiative that brings together senior legalists who will create special public diplomacy instruments that could withstand legal scrutiny in international forums Move seeks to counter boycott efforts.
Judith Bergman | Not just a drop in the bucket
Those who raise their voices against the insanity coming out of the U.N. and EU are doing something enormous.
Protesters evacuated from former Samaria settlement of Sa-Nur
Protesters seeking return to former settlement barricade themselves at site 10 years after 2005 eviction Families send letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu demanding government panel to examine reconstruction of Samaria settlements.
Nadav Shragai | The summer democracy was trampled
The Sharon government not only harmed the souls and lives of those who were uprooted, it also harmed the freedoms of protest, demonstration, expression, and assembly.
2 Israelis charged in arson attack on Church of Loaves and Fishes
According to indictment, suspects in June torching of Galilee church are Yinon Reuveni, 20, from Ofakim, and Yehuda Asraf, 19, from Elad Prosecution asks court to remand them until conclusion of legal proceedings.
Rubio: A strong America could have reached a better Iran deal
"The price for President Obama's penchant for negotiating from weakness is now clear," writes Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio in Fox News op-ed Obama desperate to escape foreign policy "rut," writes The Atlantic editor Leon Wieseltier.
Israel slams Amnesty report accusing IDF of war crimes
"Black Friday: Carnage in Rafah" report accuses IDF of war crimes following the abduction of Lt. Hadar Goldin Foreign Ministry calls report "fundamentally flawed in its methodologies, in its facts, in its legal analysis and in its conclusions."
Israel authorizes force-feeding of hunger-striking prisoners
"Law creates the right balance between the state's interest to protect the prisoner's life and his rights over his body," says Likud MK David Amsalem Israeli doctors slam the law, call force-feeding "torture," and plan to challenge it in court.
Tennis ball-sized tumor removed from Israeli lion's abdomen
Samouni, an 8-year-old lion at the Ramat Gan Safari, developed a swelling that raised his keeper's suspicions A two-hour operation removed the tumor, which will be sent to a laboratory to test if it is malignant.
Snake sneaks into Knesset
Nonvenomous, black-headed ground snake discovered in Knesset's Chagall Hall by adviser to Speaker Yuli Edelstein Knesset guards catch it and release it in nearby park Knesset says it is working to insure such incidents do not recur.
Shrinking Dead Sea leaves trail of perilous sinkholes
The Dead Sea is shrinking, and as its waters vanish at a rate of more than a meter a year, hundreds of sinkholes, some the size of a basketball court, some two stories deep, are devouring land where the shoreline once stood.
As Jews celebrate love, Jerusalem emerges as divorce capital
On Tu B'Av, the Jewish day of love, Central Bureau of Statistics reports that 874 couples divorced in Jerusalem in 2013 Nearly 53,000 couples married in Israel in 2013 The average age of first-time grooms was 27.7, brides 25.1.
UN says too soon for new Syrian peace conference
Staffan de Mistura, U.N. point man on Syria, invites Syrians to hold intensive preparatory talks on key issues, including political transition and fighting terrorism U.N. chief: Syrian conflict is a shameful symbol of international community's failure.
Egypt says work on new Suez Canal finished
New $8 billion waterway is part of a larger undertaking to expand trade along the fastest shipping route between Europe and Asia Egypt hopes new canal will stimulate economy, alleviate double-digit unemployment Canal's inauguration set for Aug. 6.
Afghanistan confirms death of Taliban founder Mullah Omar
Afghan government confirms that "Mullah Mohammad Omar, leader of the Taliban, died in April 2013 in Pakistan" Death announced days before a key second round of peace talks was to be held between Taliban and Afghan government.
UK anti-Semitic incidents soar in first half of year
Community Security Trust records 473 anti-Semitic incidents in first half of 2015, including two deemed as "extreme violence" This marks 53% rise from the same period in 2014 Across Europe, Jews warn of a growing anti-Semitic undercurrent.