Saturday October 10, 2015
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For long-range ops, IDF creates new Special Forces Command
Modeled on the U.S. Joint Special Operations Command, "Depth Corps Force" will be responsible for missions far outside Israel's borders New entity to integrate elite commando units into a single special operational command.
Dore Gold | Obama's covert cover?
Talk of covert efforts in Iran come just as the White House struggles with Congress over legislation to take measures against foreign banks doing business with Iran's central bank.
Isi Leibler | The New York Times hates Israel
It would not be an exaggeration to state that the editorial policy of The New York Times toward the Jewish state is virtually indistinguishable from the blatant anti-Israel stance of the U.K.-based Guardian or the BBC.
Dr. Haim Shine | The virtue and greatness of Israel
Apple's plan for a development center in Israel reminds us that we have much to be proud of.
Boaz Bismuth | Burning a mosque and desecrating God
Where is Maimonides to assuage the pain of ignorance today?
Yoram Ettinger | What is Palestine?
The term Palestine has been employed by Israels enemies to delegitimize the existence of the Jewish state.
In signal to extremists, Alon appointed GOC Central Command
IDF chief and defense minister appoint Brig.-Gen. Nitzan Alon to oversee army's operations in Judea and Samaria Appointment of commander, viewed by some on the far Right as "extreme leftist," may be IDF's response to extremist settler violence.
Yoav Limor | The right man
Nitzan Alon was appointed GOC Central Command solely for his qualifications. The timing, however, is a different story.
'We will not allow them to ignite a religious war,' says PM
Netanyahu condemns right-wing extremists and says anyone who raises his hand against IDF soldiers will pay a heavy price Several structures are dismantled by IDF troops and Border Police in Mitzpe Yitzhar Extremists torch mosque near Ramallah.
Dan Margalit | An iron fist in an iron glove
Burning and vandalizing mosques is lawless, illogical, and endangers Israel's very existence.
War-hungry youth
These arent just a few rotten weeds, but a movement with hundreds of followers who believe that the IDF is the enemy, and that a full-fledged struggle must be waged in the name of the states holy Jewish image.
Everyone knew it was coming
All the rules are being challenged by the extreme rightists, with significant success until now. Those who learned the lesson of the failure of restraint during the disengagement from Gaza, have vowed to thwart any plan to evacuate.
When the shrinks help the spooks
Can psychological profiles of enemy leaders aid intelligence agencies in their assessments? Psychological-behavioral profiles of the enemy are a common method to gather information and get a broad picture of their decision-making processes and weaknesses.
Rabbis and the rule of law
Right-wing extremists must be stopped Core curriculum must be promoted so that Israel does not become a "land of beggars" Women and men must stand up against the sexist measures employed by the ultra-Orthodox community in Jerusalem.
Rabbi Yuval Cherlow: 'Before the house falls down around us'
One day, the educational system will thank the settlements in Judea and Samaria for preserving the spirit of Zionism and for their contribution to Israeli society. In order to enable that day to come quickly, there must be a dramatic change in behavior.
Discrimination against women is discrimination against Jews
Substituting the word "Jew" for the word "woman" in describing practices currently acceptable in Israel paints a disturbing picture where Jews are relegated to the back of the bus and it is forbidden to walk on the same sidewalk as a Jew.
Beitar Illit's dark underbelly
Welcome to Beitar Illit, where there is separate seating for men and women on buses, claims of discrimination in schools, and a committee that screens potential residents.
Turkey has brought Israel to its knees, Davutoglu says
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu tells parliament that Turkish policies in the region have isolated and weakened the Jewish state Insists Turkey will never stand by as other countries oppress their populations.
Ministers to discuss authorization of illegal settlement outposts
Knesset Ministerial Committee for Legislation set to discuss bill stipulating that if land ownership claims are not brought before the court within four years of the outpost's construction, outpost will be considered legal.
US ambassador to UN laments its 'ugly' treatment of Israel
Envoy Susan Rice calls closeness of U.S.- Israel ties "unprecedented" during Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations event Says the U.S.' commitment to Israel's qualitative military edge has never been stronger.
'Likud won't need its election jingle until 2013,' Netanyahu says
While the Likud Central Committee approves Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's proposal to advance party primaries to Jan. 31, the premier says he does not intend to push general Knesset elections to an earlier date.
US proposal links Palestinian aid to halting UN push
Proposal gives pass to Palestinian membership in UNESCO Representative Granger still holding up 2011 aid.
Elliott Abrams | Who will condemn Haniyehs call for terror?
Given that Hamas is a part of the Muslim Brotherhood, will Brotherhood groups rising to power in other Arab countries denounce Hamas and call for a peaceful settlement?
Report: Iran ready to start nuclear work in bunker
Washington believes Iran will soon begin uranium enrichment at an underground bunker near Qom Iranian member of parliament says Iran set to begin construction of an additional nuclear facility for "civilian purposes."
Without pomp or circumstance, US formally ends Iraq war
Outside of two U.S. bases left in Iraq until the end of the year, the U.S. left Iraq with a final flag folding ceremony on Thursday Panetta: "To be sure the cost was high ... those lives have not been lost in vain."
Christopher Hitchens, pundit among pundits, dies at 62
Author, essayist and polemical opinion writer dies of complications from cancer at the age of 62 Hitchens leaves behind a library of controversial and chastising essays, as well as best-selling books.
US adaptation of Israeli TV show garners three Golden Globe nods
"Homeland," which is based on the original Israeli show "Hatufim" (Kidnapped), racks up three nominations, including the all-important nod for best dramatic television series, from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Ancient Dead Sea scroll gets unfurled for New York City debut
2,000-year-old parchment discovered in a cave near the Dead Sea shows all Ten Commandments Scheduled to go on display for 10 days starting Friday at the Discovery Times Square exhibition.
From the Holy Land to Her Majesty's service?
As revealed in Israel Hayom on Monday: Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger offered position as British chief rabbi Metzger rumored to be in London discussing his candidacy for the role.
Remnants of Byzantine-era oil jar discovered along Netanya shore
Large olive oil jar dating back 1,500 years found along Netanya beach City resident who found pottery shards in shallow waters passed them on to the Israel Antiquities Authority Relic pieces attest to bustling ancient trade between Israel and Europe.