Tuesday September 2, 2014
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Police recommend indicting former IDF chief Ashkenazi
Major Crimes Unit says investigation into alleged cover-up by top military officials yields evidence against former IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi for breach of trust, divulging classified information Report pending review by State Attorney's Office.
Maj. Gen. (ret.) Yaakov Amidror | Misplaced frustration
Operation Protective Edge has achieved its goals and decision-makers did well to stand their ground despite pressure from both politicians and the public.
Dan Margalit | Middle Eastern muck, Obama stuck
U.S. President Barack Obama, who in his words still lacks a strategy, needs to go on the attack before a small problem becomes a very big one.
Elliott Abrams | Which side is UNRWA on?
The agency is permeated by Hamas and perpetuates the refugee problem. It's time for a change.
Rightists laud Gush Etzion land expropriation
Israeli government not surprised by wave of international condemnation of announcement that 1,000-acre tract of land in Gush Etzion will be declared state land Justice Minister Tzipi Livni slams move, saying it "weakens Israel and harms security."
Dror Eydar | Don't be rattled by the condemnations
It is absolutely clear that Israel cannot for any practical reason give up Judea, Samaria or the Jordan Valley.
Knesset committee set to review Operation Protective Edge
Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Chairman MK Zeev Elkin tasks subcommittees with review of defense establishment's performance during the Gaza campaign Knesset to hold special session Thursday to discuss financial aid to southern Israel.
Dr. Haim Shine | Sacrifice, values ​​and faith won
Operation Protective Edge proved that Israeli society as a whole is now in a process of deep and meaningful self-correction.
Report: Shin Bet chief met with Abbas in Ramallah
Shin Bet chief Yoram Cohen reportedly met with PA President Mahmoud Abbas last month and gave him information on thwarted Hamas coup attempt against the PA Two weeks later, Abbas met with Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal and expressed anger about the plot.
Gaza border town: Soldiers protecting us left without notice
Residents of Netiv Haasara say soldiers posted to guard their town were nowhere to be found, left the area of their own accord IDF says operational considerations determine the positions of troops, the town's security was not compromised.
Talansky case returns to haunt convicted ex-PM Olmert
Case in which former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was convicted of breach of trust but acquitted of corruption charges reopened over alleged new evidence found during trial of his former bureau chief Court has yet to rule on evidence's admissibility.
Turkey's new PM sees no hope of normalization with Israel
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu: Progress in the normalization of ties with Israel will only be possible if Israel stops attacks on Gaza and ends restrictions there Davutoglu names new cabinet, says he will pursue economic growth, EU ambitions.
Beit Shemesh sets up religious school on public school property
Municipality defies Education Ministry orders, builds dividing wall in public school two days before school year, allocating part of school to religious girls' school Education Ministry says other offers for classroom space were rejected.
IDF sees 60% rise in volunteers with mental-based exemptions
First half of 2014 also sees large number of volunteers, according to report in IDF magazine Bamahane Mental-based exemptions apply to those with mental and emotional disorders, drug addicts, people prone to violence or anxiety, or even Down syndrome.
Report: Feiglin threatened by former MK over medical cannabis
According to Channel 2 news, MK Feiglin squabbled with former Likud MK Yehiel Hazan over the distribution of medical marijuana by Sarel, a company whose CEO is a friend of Hazan's The reason is Feiglin's desire to open the distribution market.
'Israeli economy will take minor hit from Gaza campaign'
Finance Minister Yair Lapid predicts Operation Protective Edge will have a small impact on Israel's economy Finance Ministry cites blow to tourism industry in short-term growth decrease projections Lapid seeks to raise 2015 deficit target.
US, Iran join forces on battlefield against ISIS, report says
U.S. Air Force bombed ISIS positions last weekend in effort to liberate besieged Iraqi city, while Iranian-funded and trained militia forged a lifeline into the city, New York Times reports British PM: Suspected Islamists will be stripped of passports.
Fiji says Syrian rebels issue demands for captives' release
Syrian rebels demand removal from U.N. terrorist watch-list, delivery of humanitarian aid to Damascus, and monetary compensation, in exchange for release of 45 Fijian peacekeepers captured by al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front terrorists on Thursday.
Iran unveils new surface-to-air missile, radars
Iranian General Farzad Esmaili says new Talash-3 surface-to-air missile will enable Iranian forces to "shoot down any hostile target," even at high altitudes Two radar systems -- the Arash-2 and the Kayhan -- also inaugurated.
In the driver's seat: Mobileye surges 73% on Wall Street
Israeli technology company Mobileye, which develops camera-based Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, performs best among all companies in its category Israeli company Caesarstone Sdot-Yam Ltd. jumps by 20% in August.