Thursday October 8, 2015
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Despite personal tensions, Netanyahu, Bennett to meet
It's all personal, and political. Next week, the prime minister will meet with the Habayit Hayehudi chairman, whose party would be Likud-Beytenu's most natural coalition partner if not for the personal animosity between the respective party leaders.
Dan Margalit | Time waits for no man
Likud-Beytenu and Yesh Atid should reach a binding agreement on drafting the haredim before inviting other parties to join the coalition.
Dore Gold | The importance of the Eisenhower debate
Eisenhower actually came to regret the tough line he took against Israel in 1956.
Mati Tuchfeld | Lapid's damage control
After a year of running an exemplary campaign, Lapid conducted himself this past week in a not particularly sophisticated way.
Ruthie Blum | Pretty pathetic
Recent events have clarified how much "weight" we assign to matters of external beauty.
Yoram Ettinger | President Obama's tactical visit to Israel
None of Obama's Middle East goals were achieved, highlighting the increasingly violent and unpredictable anti-U.S. Islamic Street.
Gonen Ginat | Home free
These days, no one at Yedioth Ahronoth likes free newspapers, but they did make a failed effort to distribute a freebie once.
Habayit Hayehudi MK: 'Bennett prefers Shas on the outside'
Fighting with Shas is over control of the Religious Services Ministry, says MK Councils of Torah Sages of the two mainstream haredi movements meet in Bnei Brak for first time in almost 20 years to discuss "frantic wave" of anti-haredi incitement.
The coming ultra-Orthodox mutiny
Interior Minister Eli Yishai, who also serves as deputy prime minister and who occupies the top slot on the Shas Party list, doesnt mince words. If there is forced conscription of the ultra-Orthodox, Yishai vows, there will be chaos.
The conspiracy theory of religious Zionism's takeover of the IDF
Long before the current election's draft dodging controversy, Dr. Reuven Gal, former chief psychologist of the IDF and the deputy head of the National Security Agency, ran a project called: "Religion, Politics and the Military in Israel."
Iran and the plagues of Egypt
Ahead of Ahmadinejad's visit to Cairo the Ayatollah regime put on a show: "stealth" jets, space monkeys, new missiles and more centrifuges. None of it helped sway Sunni Egypt to abandon its Gulf State allies, or relieve pressure on Iran's Syrian ally.
Under the shadow of Obama's visit
Netanyahu trusts the haredim, but he doesn't trust Lapid He'll invite Bennett into the coalition as a last resort and he won't have to pay much for Livni Yachimovich is on the fence, Mofaz forgot the election results and everyone is waiting for Obama.
High Court demands state explain yeshiva students' tax exemption
Justices order state to explain why yeshiva students are exempt from paying municipal tax while students living in dormitories at other educational institutions are not Head of Hebrew University Student Union: New regulation is discriminatory.
Concern on the Right that Obama will demand settlement freeze
Because the U.S. president is not coming to the region with any bold peace initiatives, politicians on the Right fear Obama will demand Israel stop building settlements to facilitate peace talks Palestinians call on Obama to pressure Netanyahu.
Dan Margalit | Obama's visit is pressure in and of itself
Although Obama announced that he would come to the Middle East without a new peace plan, the very fact of his presence adds to the pressure on Israel to slow settlement construction.
Argentine president defends accord with Iran over bombing
The pact signed with Tehran has been criticized by Israel and Jewish groups who fear it could end up weakening the case against Iranian officials in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires that killed 85.
US to up pressure if Iran does not address nuclear concerns
U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland brushes off Iranian Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's rejection of direct talks with the U.S., saying, "The ball is in the Iranians' own court.
Syria: 'No truth' that Israeli airstrike hit weapons convoy
In letter to Security Council, Syria's U.N. ambassador says attack on research center proves Israeli collaboration with insurgents Syrian warplanes bomb Damascus roads in attempt to halt rebel advance Pentagon says it supports arming opposition.
Chief Rabbinate tackles quandary of pastry fillings
Chief Rabbinate convokes confab over problematic and misleading shape of popular puff pastries Many customers have complained about discovering meat instead of cheese in their pastries Industrialists: Many proposals here are inviable.