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Defying global pressure, Iran and Syria flex muscles
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declares imminent unveiling of nuclear capability, says his country will never succumb to pressure Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad kill at least 100 people over the weekend.
 
Haim Zicherman | Finding middle ground
Dont overturn the Tal Law it will only slow the development of the ultra-Orthodox middle class that has grown and become integrated in Israeli society.
Emily Amrousi | A story no one is telling
Why arent we talking about the hundreds of Jewish teenage girls who shack up with "members of ethnic minorities" and seek to convert to Islam?
Prof. Eli Pollak | Freedom of expression or human dignity?
The Supreme Court decision to protect freedom of expression, at the expense of human dignity, requires the media to hold itself to higher standards.
IAF strikes Gaza terror sites in response to rocket fire
IDF confirms that air strikes hit terror tunnels, weapons manufacturing facilities Palestinians say one civilian killed, three others wounded Strikes follow rocket attack that wounded one Israeli woman over the weekend.
Police bar entry to Temple Mount for non-Muslims
Fearing incitement, entry is closed following a statement by Likud member and Manhigut Yehudit (Jewish Leadership) Chairman Moshe Feiglin that he plans to enter the Temple Mount on Sunday.
Israel successfully tests Arrow missile defense system
Defense establishment tests missile defense systems upgraded radar in joint drill with U.S. Drill simulates potential ballistic missile threats facing Israel Earlier this month, military intelligence chief warns 200,000 missiles directed at Israel.
NATO mulling adding Israeli warship to Mediterranean patrol
If NATO accepts the Israeli offer, it would be the first time an IDF warship would participate in an official capacity in a NATO military operation Turkey, NATOs only Muslim-majority member, voices staunch opposition to adding IDF ship to the convoy.
Israel calm as Mughniyeh assassination anniversary looms
Defense official tells Israel Hayom that country is only on periodic alert, which increases with the approach of all special anniversary dates in Arab world Hezbollah has made repeated attempts to avenge Mughniyehs death.
'Two-state solution must mean two homelands for two peoples'
French President Nicolas Sarkozy supports PM Netanyahus position on Israeli Arabs, saying they can seek independence in future Palestinian state Sarkozy: France will never recognize a Palestinian state established unilaterally and unconditionally.
General strike ends after unions strike deal with Treasury
A deal between labor unions and the Finance Ministry ends a five-day nationwide strike that brought some public services to a halt The agreement grants salary hikes and better employment conditions for contract workers.
MKs, judicial officials hail Grunis appointment as chief justice
Judicial Selection Committee selects judge Asher Grunis as Supreme Courts next president and chief justice Grunis to serve from March 1 until 2015 Outgoing Supreme Court President Dorit Beinisch, Justice Minister Yaakov Neeman congratulate Grunis.
Dan Margalit | Grunis deserves our blessing
Rightists with high hopes that Grunis will demolish the previous High Court norms set by his predecessors are in for a bitter disappointment.
Massive arms cache unearthed in northern Sinai
Egyptian army official: Weapons were to be smuggled into the Gaza Strip via tunnels and used in terror attacks in Israel and on Israeli targets Three Korean tourists and their Egyptian tour guide are abducted, then freed, by Bedouin in Sinai.
Singer Whitney Houston dies at age 48
The singer/actress ruled as pop musics queen until her majestic voice was ravaged by drug use and her regal image was ruined by erratic behavior, tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown The couple had visited Israel in 2003 for a spiritual retreat.
Romney ends losing streak with narrow victory in Maine
The Maine victory comes at a critical time in Romneys quest to become the Republican nominee who will take on President Barack Obama in the November election.
Zalman Shoval | Who are you Rick Santorum?
Santorums triple primary win last week confounded those who thought the Republican race was a slam dunk for Mitt Romney after Florida.
Turkey, Iran stake out opposing positions on Syria conflict
Turkey hosts Syrian opposition and likens Syrian President Bashar Assad to the late Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic, but its willingness to clash with Tehran is tempered by its reliance on Iranian oil and gas.
Al-Qaida leader backs Syrian revolt against Assad
The resistance of our people in Syria despite all the pain, sacrifice and bloodshed escalates and grows, says Ayman al-Zawahiri Al-Qaida leader also tells Syrian rebels to increase opposition to U.S. and Israel.
Top US general discusses NGO crackdown with Egypt army head
Gen. Martin Dempsey and Egyptian Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi meet in Cairo over crackdown on Western-funded democracy groups in Egypt Egyptian police arrest Australian journalist, American student accused of bribing locals to join a political strike.
Government to pump fresh funds into Dead Sea development
Tourism and Environmental Protection Ministries to invest NIS 830 million ($223 million) over the next five years to develop the lowest spot on earth Funds to be used for tourist attractions and hotels in the area.