Thursday November 27, 2014
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Israel foils major Hamas terror attack at Jerusalem stadium
Shin Bet security agency announces recent arrest of over 30 Hamas operatives, members of large-scale terror ring aiming to carry out multiple attacks across Israel and abroad Members recruited as early as 2012, extensively trained for specific missions.
Dr. Ephraim Kam | Iran's breakthrough point
If an agreement is reached granting Iran a breakthrough period of even one year, per the U.S. demand, it still may not be enough time to stop it from building a bomb.
Mati Tuchfeld | Mistrust can result in elections
Netanyahu fears that once the budget bill passes, Lapid and Livni would feel free to bolt from the government and create a new coalition.
Dr. Haim Shine | Elections have never been more urgent
The next elections should focus on the character and future of the state. They should focus on the most basic identity of Israel's citizens.
PM vows to pass 'Jewish state' bill as coalition tension mounts
Knesset meeting turns into heated debate on "Jewish state" bill with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Opposition Leader MK Isaac Herzog going head to head "Jewish state bill will thwart attempts to flood Israel with Palestinian refugees," PM says.
Dan Margalit | The first campaign stop
Netanyahu can rest assured that he will be leading the government on the day the polls open. But when will that be? And whom will it serve?
EU postpones vote on recognizing Palestinian state
European Parliament members cannot reach common stance on Palestinian recognition EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says ultimate goal is an independent Palestinian state and securing Israel's right to live in "security, safety and peace."
Spy balloons give police new view of Jerusalem
Skystar 180 aerostat system gives police a "third dimension" in efforts to quell tensions Imam of Al-Aqsa mosque: "It is practically over the houses. It violates the privacy of people" Balloons can be airborne for 72 hours, carry sensitive cameras.
Egypt opens crossing to stranded Palestinians bound for Gaza
For first time in a month Egypt allows thousands of stranded Palestinians to return home Month-long closure marooned around 6,000 Palestinians in Egypt and third countries Some 1,000 people are desperate to leave Gaza for medical treatment in Egypt.
Bill aimed at removing Arab MK heads to Knesset plenum
Plenum to vote on "Zoabi bill," aimed at firing MKs who support Israel's enemies and named for Balad MK Hanin Zoabi. Justice Minister Tzipi Livni withdraws opposition after sponsor agrees to revisit language.
IDF looking to add another Iron Dome battalion
"The change is based on lessons gathered throughout the years ... crystallized during Operation Protective Edge," Lt. Col. Ilan Kriger tells army magazine Bamahane If approved, two battalions will comprise compulsory servicemen, reservists respectively.
Father of hit-and-run victim hopes for harsh punishment
Claude Khayat and Eric Robic, who admitted to escaping to France to avoid capture after a hit-and-run accident that killed 25-year-old Lee Zeitouni in Tel Aviv, will be sentenced on Thursday "These people have to be put away," says Lee's father.
Tel Aviv library offers free access to all but Ariel University students
Tel Aviv University, which opposed Ariel University's accreditation in 2012, says schools have not signed bilateral agreement, and therefore, Ariel students can only use its libraries for a fee.
Once maligned, Iran's Jews find greater acceptance
"We were fearful in the 1980s. ... Now, we are not concerned anymore. We feel secure and enjoy freedoms. ... Iranian Jews have better living and working conditions in Iran. So, no one is willing to leave now," says Mahvash Kohan, an Iranian Jewish woman.
Holocaust survivor meets her rescuer after 69 years
Mira Wexler and Helena Weglowski grew up together, but when the Nazis took over, Wexler and her mother hid in the woods near Weglowski's farm, where Helena and her brother brought them food and water "Helena was a gift for me," says Wexler, 78.