Tuesday June 27, 2017
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Decision to nix Western Wall compromise riles Diaspora
Shas leader Deri: Decision reflects will of the people Senior Reform rabbi decries "unconscionable insult" to most of world's Jewry Jewish Agency cancels event with PM Netanyahu in protest PM orders top aides to formulate alternative solution.
Yehuda Shlezinger | Losing proportion
Both the ultra-Orthodox opponents of the Western Wall mixed-gender prayer plan and the proponents of the plan displayed overblown Pavlovian responses when it was overturned.
Yoram Ettinger | A systematic blunder
U.S. pressure has been a leadership test for Israeli PMs, whose challenge has been to stand up to demands while adhering to core ideology and strategic goals.
Moshe Elad | Power of deterrence
Israel has deterred Hezbollah by clarifying that the Lebanese government is responsible for Hezbollah aggression.
Richard Baehr | Palestinian rejectionism means no deal
Sunni Arab nations may pressure the PA but they won't deliver it. The Arab street suffers from Israel-hatred and its leaders are cowards.
Dr. Haim Shine | Don't interfere in Israel's decisions
While the link to the Western Wall belongs to all Jews, at the end of the day this holy site is in Israel, and Israel will decide how to manage it.
For 2nd consecutive day, Israel targets Syrian army positions
IDF targets Syrian artillery positions and ammunitions truck after errant shells land in Golan Heights Sunday IDF submits formal protest to U.N. Disengagement Observer Force Al Jazeera reports five Syrians injured in Israeli strikes.
'Israel has no plans for military action in the north or the south'
"We won't allow Hezbollah to make the Golan Heights a base," Defense minister says IDF wary that work on northern border fence could become target of Hezbollah attacks Israel warns Lebanon that any attack on construction will be met by harsh response.
Shas spiritual leader: Let Reform Jews build their own Western Wall
Demand to serve in Border Police hits all-time high
Border Police service in higher demand than IDF's elite Golani, Paratroopers brigades One out of every three women volunteering for combat military service asks to join Border Police Policewomen killed battling terrorists capture public's attention.
First section of Pisgat Ze'ev bypass road to open in 10 months
Road is first section of planned 6-mile bypass road that will circle Jerusalem from the east and connect its southern and northern neighborhoods Road was built 10 years ago but budget and security disputes kept it closed.
Military to allow civilian funerals for fallen soldiers
Directive to allow nonmilitary funerals issued "out of sensitivity to the needs and wishes of bereaved families," IDF says, but stipulates that funerals must be "devoid of official military markings" such as three-volley salute or military eulogies.
PM urges young Jews to 'stand for Israel, for the truth'
Benjamin Netanyahu tells thousands of young Jews at Birthright Mega Event: By coming here, you join Israeli soldiers in helping secure Israel's future Adelsons honored at event Record number of participants to visit Israel with Birthright this year.
US-backed Syrian groups take Raqqa district from Islamic State
Coalition of Kurdish and Arab groups advances against Islamic State in jihadis' self-proclaimed Syrian capital of Raqqa, liberating Qadisia district after three days of intense fighting Turkey-backed Syrian rebels have also taken territory from ISIS.
Iran mocks reports that its missile strike on ISIS failed
Iran struck Islamic State targets in retaliation for terrorist attacks on parliament and mausoleum of late leader Ayatollah Khomeini Revolutionary Guard official says the two-stage missiles broke apart over the Iraqi desert as planned, did not misfire.
Israel to present new agricultural innovations at international expo
The 2017 Fresh Agro-Mashov International Agriculture Exhibition in Tel Aviv is one of the biggest international expos of its kind in the world Two-day event to feature new produce varieties, innovative photo-based mobile app to gauge freshness.