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Weapons of mass distortion?
Chemical weapons falling into the hands of radical Islamist groups in Syria would be a nightmare for Israel and the West But recent reports about their use by Assad's forces amounted to spin by rebels seeking foreign military intervention.
 
Zalman Shoval | Thinking about the day after in Syria
After Assad's removal the international community may impose its influence in a number of areas, including destroying his chemical weapons and missile arsenal.
 
Daniel Pipes | Talking Turkey
Turks worry less about Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's Islamic aspirations than his nationalist and dictatorial tendencies.
Nadav Shragai | From amid the turmoil, glory
During Ottoman times Jews were given permission to build structures that tower over Muslim religious buildings on the Temple Mount.
David M. Weinberg | Netanyahu's coalition calculus
This election is over. The battle now is over the contours of the coalition, and even farther ahead, the makeup of the government after Netanyahu.
Ariel Ellsner | It's not easy being green
Over the years we have become a Westernized, gluttonous, polluting monster.
Spurned by former boss, Ayalon's testimony may hurt Lieberman
Testimony by Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon, who was left off the Yisrael Beytenu list by Lieberman, may advance pending indictment against his former boss in breach of trust case Lieberman associates say Ayalon is motivated by revenge.
Netanyahu promises to repatriate illegal African migrants
One of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's campaign messages will be his government's success in stemming flow of illegal African migrants Some 60,000 migrants are estimated to be in Israel Shelly Yachimovich challenges PM to a public debate.
Ariel becomes first Israeli university beyond Green Line
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Education Minister Gideon Sa'ar praise the decision, while the Committee of University Heads is hoping that the High Court will overturn it.
Thousands celebrate a merry Christmas in Bethlehem
Manger Square packed as thousands of foreign and local Christians mark Christmas in town where Jesus is believed to have been born Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas attends Christmas Eve mass at the Church of the Nativity.
Ruthie Blum | Christmas under siege
After so many decades of satisfaction that I dont have to know when its Christmas, today I feel like celebrating it as an act of Jewish-Israeli solidarity.
Female soldier to get medal for stopping terrorist attack
Soldier received nationwide praise when she pressed forward against terrorists who infiltrated Israel through the Egyptian border, and in the firefight took down a terrorist The attack claimed the life of Artillery Corps Cpl. Netanel Yahalomi.
False signatures revealed on pro-Bennett advertisement
Signatures on pro-Naftali Bennett letter published in media outlets turn out to have been put there without permission Bennett friend says mishap was "technical error" Likud: Instead of apologizing, Bennett continues to attack the army.
White House rethinks Hagel nomination for defense secretary
Following criticism from Democrats and Republicans, Obama administration official says it is "fair" to say Obama is weighing candidates other than Hagel for defense secretary If chosen, Michèle Flournoy would be first female defense secretary.
Prosecutors: Police blunders in arson case squelch conviction
Despite catching suspect almost red-handed, missteps by Judea and Samaria Police make indictment impossible against Israeli man suspected of starting fire near Palestinian village that destroyed 15 dunams (3.7 acres) of land.
Likud's hard right criticizes Netanyahu for attacks on Bennett
Likud nationalist group sends letter to Netanyahu saying his attack on Habayit Hayehudi leader Naftali Bennett was "unnecessary" Letter comes just before new poll finds Netanyahu still poised to win elections but losing support to Bennett.
5% of Israeli degree holders live abroad for three or more years
Israelis with science and engineering degrees most likely to live abroad Science and Technology Minister Daniel Hershkowitz: I think we'll start to see a decrease in the number of Israeli academic degree holders living abroad in the coming years.
Fischer's New Year surprise: Interest down to 1.75%
Bank of Israel governor defies expectations by announcing fall of 0.25 points from current 2% Bank adjusts growth outlook to 3.8%, mainly due to gas production from the Tamar field Says the interest rate reduction will prevent a rise in unemployment.
Syria converts combat aircraft to WMD-armed drones
Syrian MiG-21 flown into Jordan last June by Syrian air force colonel had been upgraded to fly without a pilot and to carry chemical weapons U.S. experts who examined the plane and questioned the pilot believe Russian engineers helped with the upgrade.