Friday October 9, 2015
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Getting 'very serious,' EU slaps embargo on Iran oil exports
"Sanctions are designed to make sure Iran takes seriously our request to come to the table," says EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton Europe is the second-largest importer of Iranian oil after China.
Reuters | Analysis: Iran's tactical de-escalation
Iran's reduced rhetoric is aimed at de-escalating military tensions, but does not indicate any change of stance on its nuclear program.
Richard Baehr | Republican rancor
A long bitter fight between Romney and Gingrich will make each more vulnerable to attacks by the Obama campaign.
Yaakov Ahimeir | For Gingrich, it's ABC
Those who tried to sabotage him ended up giving him a boost.
Dan Margalit | Bad blood between defense chiefs
Discordant relationships have been part of Israeli life since the state's founding.
Dr. Gabi Avital | Give the ultra-Orthodox some space
Coercing the religious public to enlist will not help the army meet its one goal: being a well-oiled war machine.
Dr. Haim Shine | Without flour there is no Torah
Ultra-Orthodox Jews worldwide combine Torah study with gainful employment. Israel's haredim are starting to follow suit.
Gingrich pulls off stunning upset in first primary win
South Carolinian Republicans catapult the former speaker to a surprise victory over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney by almost 12 percentage points Gingrich to supporters: We will get the country back on track And now, on to Florida.
Boaz Bismuth | Gaining momentum
Newt Gingrich is a dominant force when it comes to issues important to conservative voters: the economy, social and foreign policy and security.
Israel: the land of milk and honey - and snow!
Northern Israel looks more like Switzerland as snowflakes fall on the central mountains and hail and heavy rain sweep the country While children play in snow in Golan Heights, traffic stands still on way down from Mount Hermon.
Palestinian Authority requests release of prisoners
Exploratory talks between Yitzhak Molcho and Saeb Erekat continue in fourth meeting over the weekend Palestinians request prisoner release, Israel has no intention of responding.
Dr. Reuven Berko | Jerusalem's mufti and the Jews
The grand mufti is actually expressing the voice of his master, Mahmoud Abbas.
Egyptian parliament opens first session since uprising
Islamists in charge after first "free and fair" elections in Egypt since the ouster of former President Hosni Mubarak Session begins with a moment of silence for victims of last year's popular uprising.
Migron residents reject Netanyahu's compromise
Under proposed agreement, several homes in largest illegal outpost in Judea and Samaria will be rebuilt on state-owned land while disputed land will be evacuated and handed over to the Civil Administration.
Survey: More ultra-Orthodox integrating into work force, society
Eighty-three percent of ultra-Orthodox IDF or national civilian service volunteers intend to find work or go to school following their service.
Sar Shalom Jerbi | Understanding, not coercion
The civilian service program is effecting change among the ultra-Orthodox, transforming them from welfare-dependent to productive citizens.
IDF gives Israeli shoe manufacturer the boot
More than 100 employees of the Brill shoe factory are in danger of losing their jobs Defense Ministry: Our troubling budget situation forces us to be frugal.
Rabbi Mordechai Elon denies sexual assault charges
Indictment alleges Rabbi Mordechai Elon abused student-teacher relationship Elon is accused of several indecent acts, from as far back as 2003, against two troubled minors who turned to him for guidance.
Israeli-Palestinian conference promotes peace online
Yala Young Leaders Facebook group, which has more than 38,000 members from the Middle East and abroad, hosts dignitaries in joint virtual effort to promote peace President Peres, PA president and U.S. secretary of state address conference.
Defying Iran, US aircraft carrier enters Gulf via Strait of Hormuz
USS Abraham Lincoln completes "regular and routine" passage through the strait without incident Maneuver comes day after Iran backed away from an earlier threat to take action if a U.S. carrier returned to the strategic waterway.
Assad rejects request by Arab League to relinquish power
Arab League foreign ministers propose new plan calling Syria's embattled President Bashar al-Assad to hand over power Proposal includes the formation of a unity government, nationwide elections and the drafting of a new constitution.
Rights group slams Israel, urges support for newly elected Islamists
In annual report, Human Rights Watch says ignoring Islamist parties' popularity would be affront to democracy HRW also issues a blistering criticism of Israel's perceived human rights violations in the West Bank, Gaza, east Jerusalem and Golan Heights.
Giffords leaving US Congress to recover from shooting
Giffords, who is Jewish, was shot in the head during a shooting spree in Tucson, Arizona, last year After making a miraculous recovery, she announces she will exit government to focus on the long rehabilitation ahead.
Israeli TV channel to stay on air despite debt
Channel 10, one of only two independent television stations in Israel, scheduled to close Jan. 27 due to mounting debt Last-minute move by attorney-general gives the station a one year grace period.
Habima, Israel's national theater, officially reopens
Habima National Theater is officially dedicated after five years of renovations President Shimon Peres: Habima has served as a stage for the great dramatic story that is the state of Israel.