Saturday October 10, 2015
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Netanyahu tells Merkel E1 will remain Israeli in any agreement
Wrapping up visit to Czech Republic, Germany, prime minister says construction can take place in area between Jerusalem and Maaleh Adumim as it will remain part of Israel in any future final-status peace agreement.
Dror Eydar | An open letter to European countries
You think that if you sacrifice us on the altar of your short-term interests, the Muslims will leave you alone?
Yoram Ettinger | Fact checking the settlement issue
The campaign against Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria is based on gross misrepresentations.
Boaz Bismuth | Elections 2013 the best reality show in town
Gone are the days when switching political allegiance was considered bad form in Israel.
Ruthie Blum | Abbas afterglow
Suicide bombing in the name of Allah, like the standing ovation to which Abbas was treated at the U.N., is music to the Palestinian presidents ears.
Gonen Ginat | Politics as unusual
If Tzipi Livni tries to talk about "clean" politics again, the public will have trouble stifling their giggles.
Dore Gold | Israeli diplomacy and Palestinian unilateralism
While formal Israeli positions over the last decade and a half moved significantly, the Palestinians did not move one inch.
Mati Tuchfeld | Livni, Labor and loathing
With Peretz gone, the chances that Yachimovich could join a Netanyahu government seem higher than ever.
'French media is with the Palestinians'
Israel has a new friend in the French parliament, Avi Assouly: Socialist, proud Jew and former IDF volunteer Assouly holds an Israeli passport and served a brief stint on the Maccabi Tel Aviv soccer team.
Much ado about E1
While Syria slaughters its citizens and Egyptians hold mass rallies in the streets, the Palestinians are widely cheered for their unilateral statehood bid and the UN.
Some facts about the facts on the ground
E1, the much-talked-about construction plan designed to create a territorial linkage between Maaleh Adumim and Jerusalem, supposedly epitomizes an issue that enjoys wall-to-wall backing among the Israeli public.
Dan Margalit | If not two states, then what?
Settler leaders believe they can thwart a two-state solution, but don't offer a better alternative.
'Hatnua has become a refuge for losers'
Politicians have harsh words for jump by Amir Peretz from Labor to Hatnua Likud members call the move a "cynical, embarrassing split," and Yesh Atid Chairman Yair Lapid calls it the "most stinking maneuver of all time."
Dan Margalit | Peretz is no Prince
When Likud "princes" Dan Meridor and Benny Begin fared badly in party primaries, they did not jump ship to other parties, despite receiving offers. Amir Peretz could learn a thing or two from them.
Church of the Holy Sepulchre settles water bill issue
Holy water: The patriarch of the church and the Gihon water company reach an agreement concerning an unpaid water bill of NIS 9 million ($2.3 million) The church has traditionally been exempt from paying for its water usage.
IDF soldiers clash with PA police in Hebron
Is there a new situation on the ground following the Palestinians' U.N. statehood bid? Hebron PA policemen stop IDF patrol from entering market area, leading to the first confrontation between armed Palestinian police and Israeli soldiers.
Jerusalem sign orders women wait for husbands in concealed area
A sign ordering women to "wait for their husbands in a concealed area" has caused a stir among activists working against the exclusion of women from the public sphere in Israel.
Large gap between Jewish and Arab life expectancies
The top three cities ranked by life expectancy were Ra'anana (85.5), Modiin-Maccabim-Reut (84.1) and Beit Shemesh (83.1), all predominantly Jewish The bottom two cities were the predominantly Arab city of Nazareth (77.9) and Bedouin Rahat (77.1).
Jordanian King visits West Bank to congratulate Abbas
Abdullah is the first head of state to visit the West Bank since an overwhelming majority of U.N. members last month implicitly recognized the "State of Palestine" as a nonmember observer state.
Hamas leader Mashaal visits Gaza for first time
Khaled Mashaal was set to attend "victory rally" in the Gaza Strip on Friday Rally being held on 25th anniversary of the start of the First Intifada Mashaal plans to stay in Gaza for a little more than 48 hours, after arriving via Egypt.
Morsi defiant as six die, hundreds are injured during Cairo protests
The Egyptian president remains uncompromising despite a clash between thousands of supporters and opponents outside his Cairo palace At least six protesters were killed and 700 were injured in the skirmishes.