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23.10.2014
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Ehud Barak quits politics, but leaves door open for comeback
"The decision was not without misgivings, but I am at peace with it," says defense minister Barak to continue serving as defense minister until the Jan. 22 elections "Thank God we are rid of this nuisance" says Likud MK Danny Danon.
 
Yaakov Ahimeir | Israeli politicians never die
The Jan. 22 elections may come and go, but as far as we are concerned, those at the top echelon never go away.
 
MK Otniel Schneller | Toward a Pillar of Fire against Iran
The cease-fire is an opportunity to eliminate the Iranian nuclear option with international support.
Uzi Baram | After the cease-fire, elections
We are a Jewish minority in an Arab world in which Islamic power is growing. Our duty is to create the possibility for a shared life.
Isi Leibler | Gaza: Win, lose, or draw?
If the truce holds, history will relate favorably to Netanyahus strategy which he summarized as employing military might along with diplomatic judgment.
Yoav Limor | David's Sling intercepts all doubts
The math is simple: Money invested in the long-range missile defense system today means lives saved tomorrow.
Respected as a general, reviled as a politician
Barak's career ranged from daring military raids to controversial peace initiatives Although the recent Gaza Strip offensive boosted his popularity, he never quite recovered from the missteps of his premiership.
Livni's suitors come calling
Yair Lapid becomes the latest politician to offer former Kadima leader No. 2 position after polls show she would take away votes Livni poised to announced independent bid that could further fragment the Left.
David's Sling successfully intercepts missile for first time
Israeli, U.S. missile defense agencies complete successful test of the David's Sling system by intercepting medium-range missile David's Sling to provide Israel with additional layer of protection against ballistic missiles, Defense Ministry says.
PM to pilots: If rockets resume, go back and destroy whatever is left
Netanyahu commends Israel Air Force for "precise" Gaza operation Hamas estimates $1.2 billion in damage during 8-day Gaza operation, $545 million in direct property damage Business information firm estimates Israeli damage at $281 million.
Hezbollah says could hit all of Israel in future war
Hezbollah leader warned Israel that it could hit targets "from Kiryat Shmona to Eilat" Hezbollah warned that Israeli attack against the nuclear facilities of its patron Iran would inflame the Middle East though it has not specified its own response.
A ghost in the Likud's machine
Long queues, embarrassment and frustration characterized the Likud primary elections on Sunday as voters faced technical glitches in the computerized voting system CEO of programming company blamed hackers for malfunction.
Dan Margalit | It's more than a glitch
Likud MK Haim Katz used government resources to influence the primaries in his party. Something is rotten in the entire system, and it is not only the computers that malfunctioned.
Thirty percent of haredim answer their draft notices
Just under a third of haredim report to recruitment centers upon receipt of draft notice Recruitment set for summer 2013 but politics and a new draft law could determine real numbers.
Students help Jews from Arab countries document their stories
High school students from northern Israel take part in the "Tell Your Children" project to records stories of veteran olim who immigrated from Arab countries Project to be displayed in special event in 2013 at 60th anniversary of Migdal Haemek.
Riots continue to rage in Egypt over Morsi decree
One dead and 40 injured in Nile Delta area protest Egypt stock market drops 10 percent Egyptian president's spokesman clarifies temporary nature of decree, as an effort to protect constitutional writing body and upper house of parliament.
Historic Jewish cemetery in Caribbean fades away
Beth Haim, established in the 17th century, suffers from fading stones and crumbling tombs Erosion intensified by antiquated refinery nearby Synagogue seeks to extend preservation, both virtual and real.
Mumbai's Jewish community commemorates 2008 attack
Chabad House has been rebuilding since the attack Lone surviving gunman quietly executed on Nov. 21 Rabbi Chaim: I am sure that their message to us would be not to stop, not to give in to the terror.