Friday October 31, 2014
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Israeli right-wing activist shot and wounded in Jerusalem, suspect killed
Yehuda Glick was exiting a conference promoting Jewish access to the Temple Mount when he was shot at point-blank range MK Moshe Feiglin (Likud): The would-be assassin asked in Arabic-accented Hebrew if he was Yehuda Glick, and then fired.
Nadav Shragai | Struggle for the Temple Mount
We must wish Glick a speedy recovery, while also tending to the wounds on the Temple Mount and in Jerusalem.
David M. Weinberg | Abbas is responsible
Abbas has explicitly exhorted and incited Palestinian violence against Israelis in Jerusalem.
Dan Margalit | External pressure unites Israelis
Israelis will stand by Netanyahu if Obama tries to undermine him.
Isi Leibler | Obama seeks confrontation with Israel
We are aware that the U.S. is crucial to our survival. Does that oblige us to forfeit our self-respect and fawn to an administration that repeatedly humiliates us?
Prof. Abraham Ben-Zvi | Outrage is no substitute for diplomacy
The White House's outburst against Netanyahu demonstrates how far the U.S. has departed from the legacy of Theodore Roosevelt.
Ze'ev Jabotinsky | US admits defeat
He who rejects others is himself forfeit: They are criticizing us for doing exactly what they are doing to us right now, and trying to get involved in Israeli politics.
Annika Hernroth-Rothstein | This land is our land
I think of all the times when we were asked to show our papers, our proof of birth, of blood and ownership.
White House distances itself from 'chickenshit' remarks
After senior U.S. officials slam PM Benjamin Netanyahu, White House tries to calm tensions, saying comments did not represent Obama administration's views Israeli official: U.S. trying to delegitimize Netanyahu ahead of bad Iran nuclear deal.
Dror Eydar | No Zionism without Zion
Let's say once and for all what the majority of the Israeli public thinks, even if the media and dwindling Left insist otherwise -- there will be no peace agreement without Jerusalem under full Israeli sovereignty.
Vote postponed on anti-Israel Hayom bill
Labor MK Eitan Cabel complies with Coalition Chairman MK Zeev Elkin's (Likud) request to have the Knesset Ministerial Committee for Legislation review the bill before its preliminary reading Even if the committee votes in favor, an appeal can be filed.
'People of Israel are not occupiers or settlers,' says UN envoy
U.N. Security Council convenes emergency meeting on Israeli plans to build in Jerusalem Construction plans raise "grave concerns" about Israel's commitment to peace, says U.N. political chief Palestinian envoy: Jerusalem is under siege.
Does Qatar have too much influence on the Brookings Institution?
The Brookings Institution bills itself as "the most influential, most quoted, most trusted think tank in the world," but should it be? Brookings' long-term relationship with the Qatari government casts a dark cloud over such a lofty claim to credibility.
Ya'alon cancels purchase of 6 US V-22 planes
The defense minister's change of heart apparently is a result of financial concerns and Operation Protective Edge Nixing the V-22 coincides with a decision to purchase a second flight squadron of F-35 stealth fighters.
Israel assumes Hezbollah has tunnels under Lebanon border
"We have to suppose as a working assumption that there are tunnels. These have to be looked for and prepared for," says Maj. Gen. Yair Golan, commander on the Lebanese and Syrian fronts Israel hopes to develop tunnel-hunting technology within two years.
Israeli Arab MK Zoabi suspended from Knesset for 6 months
Sixty-eight MKs vote in favor of the ban, while only 16 MKs -- from the Meretz, Hadash and Israeli Arab parties, as well as Hatnuah MK Amram Mitzna -- vote against the ban Zoabi: "I did not cross any humanitarian, ethical or legal line."
Swedish government officially recognizes Palestinian state
Swedish foreign minister says her country recognized Palestine because the "criteria of international law" has been fulfilled Avigdor Lieberman: Sweden needs to understand that Middle East is more complicated than a piece of furniture from IKEA.
IDF chief to get honor for work helping Holocaust survivors
Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, the child of Holocaust survivors, will receive the award on behalf of the IDF for its numerous organizations commemorating the memory of and helping living Holocaust survivors.
SodaStream to move its West Bank factory in 2015
SodaStream says its decision to move factory to Lehavim, in southern Israel, was made for "purely commercial" reasons and was not connected to pressure from pro-Palestinian activists, who had boycotted the company due to the factory's location.