Friday May 22, 2015
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US approves massive sale of bunker-buster bombs to Israel
The $1.87 billion deal represents significant boost to Israeli Air Force's capabilities Package to include Hellfire missiles, bunker-buster bombs, and kits to convert "dumb bombs" into precision-guided weapons Deal pending Congressional approval.
Prof. Aviad Hacohen | Good intentions, immoral results
Restrictions on civil liberties must be imposed moderately, within reason, and alongside a long-term analysis of their impact.
Batel Binyamin | Security, not segregation
Critics of segregated buses don't seem to be concerned with the homicidal terror striking mercilessly at Israel.
Rabbi Ronen Neuwirth | The Torah: A love story
The Torah is a living and breathing text that calls on us to connect to it organically and to find its meaning in our lives.
Netanyahu reiterates support for two-state solution
PM Benjamin Netanyahu tells EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini: Palestinian state must be demilitarized and recognize Israel as a Jewish state Netanyahu on Iran: The peace and security of the world demand we insist on a better deal.
Elliott Abrams | In praise of quiet progress
Much could be done to improve the Palestinian economy and build Palestinian institutions if the goal is progress rather than taking credit and casting blame.
Iranian leader rejects probe of alleged nuclear weapons work
"The enemies should know that the Iranian nation and officials will by no means give in to excessive demands and bullying," says Ayatollah Ali Khamenei France says Iran wants a 24-day delay before allowing IAEA inspectors access to certain sites.
Report: Palestinians preparing ICC case against Israel
A team of lawyers in Ramallah is collecting documents for several International Criminal Court cases against Israel, according to Palestinian Authority reports FIFA President Sepp Blatter meets with PA President Mahmoud Abbas.
Israeli infant dies day after birth in quake-ravaged Nepal
The day-old baby was kept in sealed tent on grounds of hospital severely damaged in two major earthquakes Cause of death still unclear, though dehydration or possible heart defect suspected Baby's twin sister, also kept in tent, survives.
6 Arab teens charged with firebombing Jewish homes
The youths, aged 14 to 16, habitually hurled rocks and firebombs into Jewish-owned homes and facilities in Jerusalem's A-Tur neighborhood, according to indictments Nationalistic motives ascribed to the acts Suspects being held kept in custody.
Jerusalem man sentenced to year in jail for assaulting Arab
Eliezer Ofri, who beat an Arab municipal worker in a racially motivated crime last fall, will also pay victim 1,000 shekels ($260) in compensation under plea agreement Ofri's two brothers, who also took part in the assault, are still on trial.
Treasury's plan to lower rent prices met with mixed responses
"It may help the renting public, but it will not solve the issue of the real estate bubble," says real estate developer Raul Sarugo Property management experts caution that landlords must still pay maintenance costs if rent control goes into effect.
MK Roy Folkman | Ensuring rent stability
Let's set politics aside and put an end to Israel's housing crisis.
Israeli company refuses to pay Iran compensation set at $1 billion
According to Iranian report, a Swiss court has ordered Israel to pay $1.1 billion in compensation to Iran over 1968 joint oil deal Finance Ministry: By law we are prohibited from transferring money to enemies, including the National Iranian Oil Company.
PM seeks to bring Erdan back into cabinet fold
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with Likud MK and former Interior Minister Gilad Erdan, continuing his effort to bring Erdan into his new cabinet Deal not reached on Wednesday, but the two agree to meet again.
IDF releases 15-year-old footage of Lebanon outpost demolition
Video shows the dramatic May 2000 withdrawal from and destruction of the iconic Beaufort military outpost, symbol of Israel's 18-year military presence in southern Lebanon Beaufort was one of the most dangerous IDF outposts in southern Lebanon.
Islamic State seizes ancient Palmyra from Syrian forces
Witnesses say Hezbollah fighters and members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps were seen retreating after suffering heavy losses Islamic State official says group preparing to destroy "idolatrous and blasphemous figures" in the ancient city.
Dr. Ephraim Herrera | Islam lies in wait for Europe
Authoritative Islamic thinkers would like to see immigrants used as a means for taking down Europe.
Maccabi Tel Aviv celebrates unique treble with Cup victory
Maccabi Tel Aviv soccer team thrashes Hapoel Beersheba 6-2 to win Israeli State Cup for 23rd time Win follows league championship on Sunday and Toto Cup in December Swedish striker Rade Prica scores three goals in "the best game of my career."
Lithuanian power grid has dark secret buried in Soviet past
Archaeologists confirm that electrical substation in Vilnius was built with old Jewish gravestones "Hitler wanted to destroy Jews physically; Stalin came and he wanted to destroy the whole memory of the Jewish people," Simonas Gurevicius says.