Sunday October 4, 2015
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Israel sees no immediate threat from Syrian chemical weapons
Defense Ministry Diplomatic-Security Bureau chief Amos Gilad says chemical weapons are "still secure, but we need to monitor this" • Remarks come contrary to Western reports saying weapons have been moved.
Gideon Allon | The righteous among the rot
There are some honorable politicians in the outgoing Knesset who accepted defeat and resigned. We'll miss them.
Itai Reuveni | The dark knights of human rights
Instead of bashing Israel, take a look at Iran.
Nadav Shragai | Greeks and Palestinians, then and now
Our enemies want to destroy our identity.
Elliott Abrams | What does Hamas want?
Recent belligerent remarks prove yet again what Hamas wants and how it plans to get there.
Video of IDF troops fleeing Palestinian rioters causes stir
Video shows Combat Engineering Corps soldiers retreating under shower of Palestinian stones • IDF: Soldiers have to balance restraint and respect for human rights with decisive action • Eli Yishai: Soldiers should make full use of their weapons.
Lapid files suit against latest haredi exemption policy
Yair Lapid's Yesh Atid party has filed an appeal with the High Court of Justice against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's cabinet decision on Sunday approving the extension of military service exemption for 1,300 haredi (ultra-Orthodox) men of army age.
Likud: Livni is the great hope of the Palestinians
Haaretz poll indicates 81% of Israelis say Netanyahu will retain his position after new elections • Tzipi Livni presents herself as the only viable alternative to Netanyahu regarding diplomatic issues, while Yachimovich focuses on economic issues.
Report: Danny Ayalon fired due to unauthorized Clinton meetings
Army Radio says Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon was cut from party list due to meetings he had with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton without informing Lieberman • Foreign Ministry denies the allegation.
Abbas to petition international court to stop E1 construction
PA President Mahmoud Abbas says he has no choice and will turn to the international court to stop construction in E1 • Qatar prime minister suggests dropping Arab proposal for normalization with Israel in exchange for return to pre-1967 borders.
Isi Leibler | Ignorance, hypocrisy and double standards
Jerusalem and Maaleh Adumim and the major adjacent settlement blocs will remain part of Israel and this is one issue concerning which we must remain steadfast.
Knesset moves to disqualify MK Zoabi from running for re-election
Could Israeli Arab MK Hanin Zoabi be the first Knesset member to be disqualified since Rabbi Meir Kahane in 1988? • Central Elections Committee set to deliberate request to disqualify Zoabi from running in upcoming elections • Zoabi: "This is fascism."
Mati Tuchfeld | The elections play
Every election the scene repeats itself: The elections committee bans Arab candidates and the court reverses the ban.
Palestinian Authority president appeals for urgent Arab aid
Following Israeli decision to withhold $100 million monthly revenue to PA, President Mahmoud Abbas makes appeal to Arab League delegates in Doha: "We are in a collapsing state now. We can't pay our salaries. So you have to offer this safety net."
Dan Margalit | Palestinians are the obstacles to peace
They don't want the most flexible peace that Israel can offer.
Gadi Eizenkot named deputy IDF chief of staff
Eizenkot will replace Maj. Gen. Yair Naveh • Former GOC Northern Command and military secretary to the prime minister is widely expected to vie for the post of IDF chief of general staff in 2014 • Date not yet determined for Eizenkot to step into post.