Wednesday September 2, 2015
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Likud takes a right turn
Ministers Dan Meridor, Benny Begin, Avi Dichter and Michael Eitan of the old guard pushed aside Moshe Feiglin, head of the hard-right Jewish Leadership faction will enter the Knesset for the first time in his political career.
Mati Tuchfeld | Right side up
The fact that rightists like Danny Danon, Yariv Levin and Zeev Elkin were voted into the party's top 10 is a reflection, more than anything else, of the Likud's general direction over the last four years and its slow inching toward the Right.
Ruthie Blum | How Israel is helping Hamas reload
The government is fully aware that a large portion of the millions of dollars Israel sends into Gaza each month is being used for pernicious purposes.
Dan Margalit | A sad farewell
Barak is a unique individual. His shortcomings are painful but his contribution is great. He is emotionally obtuse, but his wisdom is unparalleled.
Gideon Allon | Barak's wise decision
That politics were never "a passion," in his own words, was clearly evident throughout his political career.
Uri Heitner | Tomorrow's mortar test
To build proper deterrence, Israel must respond with disproportionate force to even the slightest cease-fire violation.
Experts exhume Arafats remains
After several weeks of preparations, the late Palestinian leader's remains are unearthed and will be examined by experts to decide whether he was poisoned Public reaction in West Bank mixed, but most believe Israel responsible for Arafats death.
Livni unveils new party: I came to fight for Israel
Ending months of speculation, former foreign minister and opposition leader officially announces candidacy in the coming elections, insisting that the absence of an alternative to Netanyahu is what motivates her return to the ring.
US in final bid to thwart Palestinian bid at UN
President Barack Obama tells Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas unilateral bid at U.N. could damage efforts to renew talks with Israel PA leaders: We are ready for pitch at U.N. on Thursday.
Yehoshua Sobol | War is not the only solution
War is not a force of nature; it is a product of politicians' inability to resolve conflicts with negotiations.
Egyptians shuttle between Hamas, Israeli truce negotiators
Egyptian official says Cairo talks will focus on Palestinian demands for the opening of more Israeli border crossings into Gaza Hamas to brief Egyptian intelligence on efforts to prevent rocket fire from Gaza in accordance with truce, Arab media says.
Zvika Fogel | Wanted: A clear message from the IDF
The outcome of the test of our deterrence after Pillar of Defense depends on our government's ability to make bold decisions if its accomplishments are threatened.
Steinitz asks Barak to grant Ariel university status
Finance minister urges defense minister to approve upgrade before stepping down from politics Upgrade has already received in-principle approval but requires Defense Ministry stamp Steinitz vows to provide NIS 50 million ($13 million) to the center.
Islamic Jihad says it leaked IDF soldiers' personal information
List of documents reportedly published online contains confidential information including soldiers' military certifications, cellphone numbers and home addresses IDF: Measures have been taken to protect sensitive information.
Iran, Arab League criticize delay of Middle East nuclear talks
U.S. officials say conference on creating a nuclear-free zone free will not take place as scheduled in December Arab League chief Nabil Elaraby: The delay will have a negative impact on regional security.
Elliott Abrams | Technology and terror
Years ago, reports said Israel would not be abe to defend itself against missiles, but technology may be able to defeat terror after all, which is good news for the U.S., too.
Police, soccer officials look into anti-Semitic chants
The English Football Association is gathering video evidence of racial slurs, and says it encourages clubs "to identify and ban for life any individuals involved in incidents of abusive chanting."
Oil prices dip as Israel-Hamas truce holds
Oil prices rise after confrontation between IDF troops and Palestinians on the Gaza border on Friday, but fall again as cease-fire holds Oil traders also keep their eyes on developments in Egypt.
Norway's police apologize for deporting Jews during Holocaust
Apology comes on 70th anniversary of deportation of first group of Jews from Norway to Auschwitz Police apology follows similar apology by Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg earlier this year.
Former Saudi navy chief says Israel is not the enemy
"Many Arabs dont know that the life expectancy of the Palestinians living in Israel is far longer than in many Arab states and they enjoy far better political and social freedom than many of their Arab brothers," writes retired Saudi navy head.
Disaster averted: Mother of four fends off intruder from Gaza
Despite being wounded, Yael Mitzafon, 39, fights Palestinian man who broke into her home, and locks him in the bathroom Emergency response team shoots, kills the intruder after foot chase Question remains: How did he cross the security fence?
JDC names Alan Gill as new CEO
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee conducted an extensive global search before settling on 20-year JDC veteran President: At a point when JDC has never been needed more, Alan will hit the ground running.