Tuesday September 1, 2015
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'Left aims to recruit religious parties for alternative coalition'
Sources in Likud-Beytenu have expressed fear that should the Left unify after the Knesset elections on January 22, they might lure one of the religious or ultra-Orthodox parties and thus block Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from forming a coalition.
David M. Weinberg | Predictions for 2013
In my crystal ball for the year ahead: a broad, short-lived government; another futile settlement freeze; further Peres-Netanyahu tensions; continued stalemate with Iran; trouble on the Golan; and despite it all life in Israel will remain great.
Gonen Ginat | Noni's lust for power
Yedioth Ahronoth no longer has the power to choose who will and who won't sit in the government. Now they are making every effort to return to their original positions of power, which clearly no longer exist.
Dror Eydar | The man who exposed the Harpaz document
"No one in the Harpaz affair report came out clean," said Channel 2 commentator Amnon Abramovich after the report came out. His statement is true, and it includes Abramovich himself.
Prof. Aviad Hacohen | Rotten to the core
When a molehill turns out to be not just a mountain, but a volcano, reality demands an investigation. In the case of the Harpaz affair, a police investigation is preferable to a government-appointed investigative committee.
'Behavior unbecoming an officer'
State comptroller report on Harpaz affair depicts highly troubling account of the infighting between the two bureaus entrusted with the security of Israel's citizens Former IDF chief Gabi Ashkenazi faulted for engaging in "improper conduct."
Mordechai Gilat | Welcome to the jungle
The Harpaz affair exposes the anarchy, terribly irresponsible behavior and obsessive paranoia displayed by the former chief of general staff and his associates.
'Israel leads the West because of Yisrael Beytenu-Likud union'
At press conference with Russian media, Netanyahu says combination of parties is "a winning formula" for "security and hope" Avigdor Lieberman: Kadima, Labor have nothing in common Likud-Beytenu denies allegations it will break up post-elections.
Bennett stands by Netanyahu, says Left can't form bloc
Habayit Hayehudi chairman: "I worked for Netanyahu, and his heart is in the right place ... He wants to do good, and he needs strong, ethical people by his side to guarantee that he remains steadfast."
Isi Leibler | Habayit Hayehudi: Dont blow this opportunity
Those of us with traditional religious Zionist inclinations yearn for Habayit Hayehudi to distance itself from demagogic populist policies and the messianic commitment to retaining land at any cost.
Golani base awarded for better combat fitness training
IDF Ground Forces commander gives Golani base merit award for excellent combat fitness Award praises new program to increase core body strength and better prepare soldiers for the burden of long combat operations.
Police: Not enough evidence to investigate Netanyahu
In May, attorney-general ordered investigation of prime minister over suspicions that haredi singer and businessman Dedi Graucher illegally transferred cash to Netanyahu Netanyahu's lawyers, driver deny all charges.
'Diskin sounds like someone who is deep in politics'
Former ISA chief Yuval Diskin's weekend interview continues to draw criticism Former NSC head Uzi Dayan: Diskin's comments "do not reflect the words of a former ISA chief" Homefront Defense Minister Avi Dichter: "Diskin's judgment failed."
Obama to nominate Hagel for defense secretary
Despite potentially tough confirmation battle, Obama is expected to nominate Chuck Hagel for defense secretary Republican Senator Lindsey Graham: "This is an in-your-face nomination by the president to all of us who are supportive of Israel."
Yaakov Ahimeir | The approaching Hagel storm
Hagel's highly critical stance toward Israel stands out as one of the central arguments of those senators from both parties who oppose the appointment.
Anti-Semitic incidents doubled in Austria in 2012, says Jewish leader
Oskar Deutsch tells the Kurier newspaper that the Jewish community registered 135 such incidents last year, compared to 71 in 2011 Hungary, Sweden, Norway, Finland, France and Greece named as countries where Jews are most under threat.