Monday November 24, 2014
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Coalition shaken after cabinet approves 'Jewish state' bill
With several ministers vehemently opposing a bill that would define Israel as the national home of the Jewish people, the coalition may be headed for collapse unless the upcoming Knesset vote is postponed Cabinet votes in favor of the bill 14 to 6.
Dror Eydar | L'Etat, c'est moi
The claim that the Jewish state bill seeks to put Israel's Jewish character above its democratic character is a flat-out lie.
Shlomo Cesana | Coalition in a test of wills
Tzipi Livni and Yair Lapid will have to decide whether to bring down the coalition or fall into line with their leader.
Dan Margalit | Decide: Unity or elections
If the coalition parties cannot reconcile and compromise in the long term, then we may as well start heading to the polls.
Elliott Abrams | Closing Rafah: A tale of two narratives
A Palestinian would be justified in concluding that the world hasn't the slightest interest in the fate of Palestinians, other than as a battering ram to use against Israel.
Uri Heitner | A compelling response to post-Zionism
The damaging influence of the post-Zionist discourse indicates the vital need to legislate the Jewish state as a Basic Law of Israel.
Iran nuclear talks may continue next month as deadline expires
A source close to the Vienna talks says the sides will try to resolve outstanding issues on long-term deal next month No new sanctions relief can be expected throughout negotiations, source says.
Jerusalem launches security program in wake of attacks
Eighty new patrol vehicles manned by municipal security guards receive training day in plan launched by Mayor Nir Barkat to strengthen security Following recent attacks and riots, number of overall security incidents in Jerusalem has fallen.
Synagogue attack survivor: Terrorist told me, 'Get out of here'
Shmuel Goldstein survived the Har Nof synagogue terror attack with ax wounds to his head He recalls the attack: "The second terrorist came to me and a miracle happened: He said, 'Get out of here'" Goldstein's 12-year-old son escaped from the attack.
Police arrest Israeli Arab who attended ISIS training camp
Hamza Sami Sari Magamsa and three other Israeli Arabs allegedly entered Syria through Turkey, received weapons training Magamsa is arrested upon his arrival at Ben-Gurion International Airport Shin Bet: This is a dangerous phenomenon.
Lawmaker vows to authorize settlements on state-owned land
MK Moti Yogev, who has used his subcommittee to promote the settlement enterprise, says negotiations are unlikely to culminate with dismantling of homes, Arab or Jewish Yogev says Rawabi, a new "Qatari-bankrolled" city, will become "Hamas Central."
El-Sissi: Egypt willing to send troops to future Palestine
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi says Egypt is prepared to station troops in new Palestinian state to build confidence, according to Italian newspaper El-Sissi's office says the idea is to encourage Israel to accept a two-state solution.
WATCH: Is anti-Semitism abroad becoming unbearable?
With violent attacks against Jews in Belgium and France and increasingly aggressive anti-Israel rallies in Europe and North America, are Diaspora Jews safe? Young Jewish leaders Andi Gergley and Ran Bar-Yoshafat speak with Lital Shemesh on the issue.
IDF to spend 30 million shekels on compensating reservists
Israeli military notifies reservists who served at least three days in Operative Protective Edge that they can appeal for compensation for economic losses IDF believes 30 million shekels ($7.8 million) will be enough to cover all expenses.
Muslim clerics meet in Iran to counter extremists
Shiites and Sunnis meet in Qom to preach against Islamic extremists, including Islamic State group "The roots of their violent ideology must be dried up. This is the job of Muslim scholars, to preach the true, moderate face of Islam," says one cleric.
UK archbishop leads plea for peace during Gaza visit
"I have been shocked by the extent of the damage caused by this war, and ... I have also been shocked by the level of poverty that is clearly in this city and in Gaza as a whole," says Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Vincent Nichols.