Saturday September 20, 2014
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Growing Jerusalem unrest sparks fears of a third intifada
The interrogation of hundreds of Palestinian rioters in Jerusalem suggest the beginning of a well-organized, semi-funded third intifada In the background, Fatah and Hamas are present Abbas talks peace while Fatah officials incited to murder Jews.
David M. Weinberg | Watchmen for the walls of Jerusalem
Israeli sovereignty over many Jerusalem neighborhoods is being challenged.
Ruthie Blum | The secret of ISIS success
Having a prisoner appeal to the antiwar sensibilities of Western liberals is a clever idea, even if it doesn't have the full desired effect.
Gonen Ginat | It's all about the money
Why did the Bank of Israel spend millions advertising the new 50 shekel bill? Did they think we wouldn't use it?
Dan Margalit | Will Netanyahu act as the responsible adult?
Gideon Sa'ar's departure attests to the government's two-pronged crisis: the lack of an orderly agenda and bad blood.
Prof. Asher Maoz | When columnists go overboard
Only someone who is devoid of human empathy can blame the families of the kidnapped boys for Israel's religious-secular divide.
'We want a grave to cry over'
For two months, Herzl and Zehava Shaul have been tormented by uncertainty They don't know exactly what happened to Oron, their beloved son. They don't know where he is or when he may return "Pray with us that we will get him back," they say.
Hagee: Israel is not an 'occupier' but the owner of the land
Evangelical leader Pastor John Hagee promises that millions of Christian believers are praying for Israel and the Jewish people He explains that Christianity cannot exist without Judaism, therefore Christian anti-Semitism is a result of ignorance.
Words can kill
How easy it is to talk about the intifada in Jerusalem as "rioting in the eastern part of the city." Although it sounds far away, it is simply a matter of word choice. Shuafat is not a refugee camp. It is a neighborhood of villas.
The battle for political capital
As the coalition reels from a tumultuous summer, political pundits believe soon-to-be former minister Gideon Sa'ar's political comeback is only a matter of time Finance Minister Yair Lapid, they say, is planning his exit strategy from the government.
Hamas does not want another war with Israel, says deputy leader
Deputy Hamas leader Moussa Abu Marzouk says Gaza Strip's rules would rather avoid war with Israel, but warns failure to lift the blockade would inevitably lead to one Jailed Fatah strongman Marwan Barghouti urges international boycott on Israel.
IDF beefs up security in south ahead of Jewish holidays
Troops, Iron Dome batteries' teams deployed along the Israel-Gaza Strip border placed on high alert ahead of High Holy Days Defense officials say there is no indication Hamas plans to fire at Israel over Rosh Hashana, but urges vigilance.
'Interior minister's resignation tainted by ulterior motives'
Unnamed sources say Interior Minister Gideon Sa'ar, former minister Moshe Kahlon met ahead of Sa'ar's resignation Latter's bid to convince Kahlon to jointly challenge Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's leadership of the Likud fails.
Israel believes Syria kept 'significant' chemical arsenal
Intelligence official says Syria has held on to combat-ready chemical weapons despite giving up relevant raw materials Using chemical weapons against Israel, even on a small scale, "wouldn't be a game-changer, it would be a game-ender" for Syria.
Islamic State releases video of another British journalist
"I've been abandoned by my government and my fate now lies in the hands of the Islamic State, I have nothing to lose," says John Cantile in video previewed as first in series of lecture-like "programs" Australian PM cites terrorist "chatter."
New facility helps troops prepare for realities of Gaza combat
Following Protective Edge, the IDF builds model of a Gaza neighborhood featuring same operational challenges troops fighting in Gaza faced -- closely built structures, tunnels, booby traps and terrorists and civilians played by the Caracal Battalion.
'Syrian Nelson Mandela' praises Israeli aid for wounded Syrians
"Israel treats wounded Syrians and saves their lives while Assad continues to massacre his people. All of Syria sees this and asks: Who is the real enemy?" prominent Syrian oppositionist, Dr. Kamal al-Labwani, says during visit to Ziv Medical Center.
Lone IDF soldiers, hailing from across the globe, set new record
20 new immigrants from all over the world swear loyalty to the IDF and the state in ceremony at the Western Wall Avi Leuchter, 21, from Zurich: "I know I made the right move by moving to Israel and being drafted into combat service."
Scotland rejects independence, remains part of UK
Scots vote 55% to 45% against independence in a vote that saw an unprecedented turnout In return for staying in the union, Scotland's voters have been promised significant new powers by the British government, which feared losing Scotland forever.
Obama: Congress vote shows Americans united against ISIS
Legislation authorizing military to arm, train moderate Syrian rebels fighting ISIS easily passes Senate Top U.S. general: May take a year to train them; U.S. will consider giving more sophisticated weaponry "once we know what's in their hearts."
Filipino peacekeepers pull out from Golan Heights
More than 240 Filipino troops will arrive in Manila on a U.N.-chartered plane on Friday, after leaving their mission in the Golan Heights two weeks ahead of schedule due to concerns over escalating fighting in the areas near Syria's border.
Belgrade fans wave anti-Semitic sign at Tottenham soccer match
Partizan Belgrade soccer club fans display anti-Semitic banner parody of British TV comedy "Only Fools and Horses" logo reading "Only Jews and Pussies" Tottenham manager: Banner "unacceptable" UEFA stresses "zero tolerance" approach to racism.
'What does a Jewish woman make for dinner? Reservations'
"Eating Delancey: A Celebration of Jewish Food" to feature introduction written by legendary entertainer Joan Rivers a few months before her death Book features memories from prominent Jewish figures Don Rickles, Isaac Mizrahi and Itzhak Perlman.
Oldest Jewish prayer book unveiled in Jerusalem
Estimated to be about 1,200 years old, the prayer book is made up of around 50 pages of Hebrew script and is still in its original binding It will be on display at the Book of Books exhibition at Jerusalem's Bible Lands Museum for the next month.
Rabbi wrote prayer books from memory in Jordanian jail in 1948
Rabbi Baruch Ben Haim Amedi wrote down all the prayers, including those for the Jewish New Year and Yom Kippur, while in Jordanian captivity in 1948 His notebooks allowed the Jewish prisoners to safeguard their traditions even in harsh conditions.