Friday October 9, 2015
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'Overexposure of intelligence activity can be harmful'
In Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's first public comments on Ben Zygier affair, he says Israel is under threat like no other country and asks that security forces be allowed to "continue working in quiet so we can go on living in security and peace."
Dan Margalit | Someone to watch over me
The Israeli taxpayer bears the burden of 400 unnecessary bodyguards.
Uri Heitner | When immunity is used for evil
It seems only appropriate that we adopt a political system that respects the law, in which MKs set a personal example by respecting the law as well.
Prof. Aryeh Eldad | Things more sacred than public proceedings
Is democracy severely compromised when a man is held in prison under a fictitious name? Not if doing so protects the lives of other agents.
Iran vows revenge on Israel for killing of general in Syria
Revolutionary Guard accuses "mercenaries and supporters" of Israel as responsible for Wednesday's killing of Gen. Hassan Shateri on the road from Damascus to Beirut Iranian media say Shateri was in charge of reconstruction projects in southern Lebanon.
Australia asks Israel to explain prison death
Israel asked to contribute to Australian government report "We want to give them an opportunity to submit to us an explanation of how this tragic death came about" Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd wants Australia to take action against Israel.
Acre teen suspected of beating, trying to rape British tourist
According to indictment, Mahmoud Tabrani allegedly pinned the 35-year-old woman down and smashed her head into the ground Suspect eventually leaves with victim's phone Prosecution seeks to keep suspect in custody.
After saving seven, Israel says it won't allow influx of Syrians
Vice PM Moshe Ya'alon says the seven Syrians were treated in Israeli hospitals "on a humanitarian basis" and that the event does not represent a change in Israeli policy It is unclear whether the wounded were rebels or soldiers in Assad's army.
Likud, Habayit Hayehudi accuse each other of 'voter fraud'
Habayit Hayehudi's alliance with Yesh Atid is actively preventing establishment of national government, Likud says Habayit Hayehudi: Likud is insulting the public's intelligence and defrauding its voters.
Mati Tuchfeld | Between Bennett and Lapid
It appears that even among the knights of changing the political system, eventually, everything comes down to government portfolios and the distribution of the spoils.
Nasrallah threatens to 'plunge Israel into darkness'
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah threatens to target Israeli power plants and ports if Israel takes military action in Lebanon: "A few missiles would plunge Israel into darkness" Hamas official accuses Israel of being behind Bulgaria expulsion.
EU calls for better conditions for Palestinians jailed in Israel
EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton is monitoring the condition of four prisoners staging long-term hunger strikes, and calls for reinstatement of family visits Israel: Prisoners lost visiting rights when they began their protests.
State may eliminate personal security for ministers
Every Israeli minister is protected by a pair of personal bodyguards In the past, ministers have asked to forgo personal security and have been denied Proposal aims to eliminate security for all but seven key government figures.
Education Ministry initiates bar/bat mitzvah speech contest
Bar and bat mitzvah speech contest encourages students to learn how to write and deliver speeches Director of Education Ministry's Israeli Culture Department: Writing personal speeches symbolizes the transition from childhood to adulthood.
Congress and Knesset jointly urge Obama to release Pollard
With President Barack Obama's trip to Israel mere weeks away, MK Danny Danon and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee initiate a joint petition urging the release of the Israeli spy Peres set to urge U.S. senators to secure Pollard's release as well.
Princella D. Smith | I like Mike
A take on former Governor Mike Huckabees visit to Israel last week and why he maintains such a high favorability rating.
Will Stanley Fischer head the US Federal Reserve?
Washington Post blogger Dylan Matthews: "No Western country weathered the 2008-09 financial crisis better than Israel."
France annuls election of Israeli-French lawyer
Daphna Poznanski-Benhamou's election win overturned due to irregularities in campaign financing Poznanski-Benhamou was elected to represent the "eighth district" which represents French voters in Israel, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Malta and Cyprus.
EU won't add Hezbollah to list of terrorist groups
European Union sources say that if Hezbollah's involvement in last July's terrorist attack in Bulgaria is proved, EU will consider implementing pinpoint sanctions against it, but will refrain from calling it a terrorist organization.