Thursday October 8, 2015
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Report: Prisoner who killed himself was Mossad agent
According to Australian ABC's Foreign Correspondent, "Prisoner X" was Australian native Ben Zygier, known as Ben Alon in Israel • His incarceration, according to the report, is "one of the most sensitive secrets of Israel's intelligence community."
Hezi Sternlicht | Some advice: Learn Chinese
It's official, China is now the largest global commercial power.
Prof. Uzi Even | The N. Korea, Iran, Syria axis
The Middle East will feel the shock of North Korea's recent nuclear test.
Martin Schubert | European Jewry Shifting Thought/Shifting Action
Over a million Jews in today's Europe could easily constitute a major new Jewish voice.
Dror Eydar | Lapid, the Tahrir messiah and 'The Voice'
Yair Lapid the man is not a haredi hunter, as Shas claims.
Netanyahu makes 'respectable' coalition offer to Bennett
Under proposal, Habayit Hayehudi would get the education portfolio and a top economic portfolio, as well as a number of high-level government appointments • Offer is on the table for 48 hours.
Uriel Lynn | Equality of burden strengthens workforce
Instead of creating two separate societies and nurturing them as such, we must create one unified society to carry the burden equally.
Orthodox rabbi seeks Israeli religious revolution
Rabbi David Stav, leader of Tzohar, believes now is the opportunity for a Modern Orthodox rabbi to become chief rabbi and to foment change in the rabbinate • Stav: Most Israelis are secular, yet the rabbinate follows strict ultra-Orthodox codes.
IDF opens cyber situation room
The IDF Computer Services Cyberdefense Division will man the situation room 24/7 and map out global cyberactivity as well as monitor potential threats that might warrant an IDF response.
Terror cell that assaulted a soldier, stole his weapon apprehended
The cell that allegedly assaulted an IDF soldier and stole his M-16 belonged to the Palestinian terrorist group, the Tanzim, and comprises four Palestinians and one Arab Israeli from the Qalandiya refugee camp near Jerusalem.
NASA: Alarming water loss in Middle East
Freshwater reserves in parts of Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran along Tigris and Euphrates river basins have lost 117 million acre feet (144 cubic kilometers) of total stored freshwater, the second fastest loss of groundwater storage loss after India.
'Jonathan Pollard's health not stable'
Esther Pollard set to arrive in Israel on Wednesday after visiting her husband Jonathan at a U.S. prison • Committee to Free Jonathan Pollard to start preparations for U.S. President Barack Obama's upcoming visit to Israel.
China rebukes North Korea over nuclear test
China's patience with its ally North Korea appears to be wearing thin following North Korea's third nuclear test since 2006 • North Korea says that Tuesday's nuclear test was merely its "first response" to what it called U.S. threats.
Boaz Bismuth | Wake up, before it's too late
The world's failure to stop North Korea from going nuclear is something to think about regarding Iran.
US Senate panel approves Hagel nomination as Pentagon chief
Democrats hope for vote by full Senate this week, though the vote is divided along party lines • Republicans raise questions about whether former senator and Vietnam veteran was sufficiently supportive of Israel and tough on Iran.
Syrian rebels advance toward Aleppo airport
Opposition fighters appear to be regaining some momentum, expanding their northern zone of control and also pushing deeper into Damascus • U.N. human rights chief Navi Pillay says Syria death toll is probably now approaching 70,000.
Revolutionary bone creation facility to be built in Haifa
Patients give biomedical company Bonus Biogroup a sample of fat tissue and blood. The fat tissue is then used to create stem cells specifically molded to the desired bone, and within one month the bone is ready for transplantation.