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4 hrs ago | The Times of Israel

Israel's power-starved left seeks its political fortunes in the center

The Israeli left is in shambles. A generation ago, it advanced the claim - an enthralling prospect at the time - that Israel could attain peace with its neighbors, including its most intimate neighbors the Palestinians, in exchange for land won in war.

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8 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post

Likud's Elkin hopes to bring US-style parliamentary oversight of intel agencies

The Likud MK points out that, currently, only the head of the Shin Bet is required by law to appear before the Knesset Subcommittee on Intelligence, four times per year. The Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee will increase its oversight on intelligence agencies, committee chairman Ze'ev Elkin announced Tuesday.

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12 hrs ago | Arutz Sheva Israel News

News from AmericaShut Down the UN, Says Likud Donor

Philanthropist Kenneth S. Abramowitz has issued a call to "save western civilization from itself" by shutting down the United Nations, among other measures. As part of a general effort to fight the false narratives and terminology propagated by the left wing, Abramowitz says that the UN should no longer be portrayed as an important advance for world peace.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Forward

Meet the 'Good Kids' Who Refuse To Spy for Israel

The refusal of 43 men and women to continue their reserve duty in Israel's elite 8200 intelligence-gathering unit has taken Israel by storm. The group published a letter on Friday, and it made its way quickly into the Israeli, American , and international headlines.

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Forward

Jewish South Africa Publication Apologizes For Op-Ed Comparing Desmond Tutu to Hitler

The online publication South African Jewish Report posted the apology Friday on its website and removed the opinion piece, written by Leon Reich, chairman of Likud South Africa. According to the Mail & Guardian newspaper, Reich in his Op-Ed calls Tutu "the latest self-appointed midget of history" who wants to destroy the Jewish people, and said Tutu would "kill Jews before protecting Christians".

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Arutz Sheva Israel News

Inside Israel, 1:06 PMNetanyahu Snubs Ex-Ally Saar

Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, was not invited to a meeting of Likud activists with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu that will take place Monday evening at Petach Tikva. Netanyahu arranged the gathering to coincide with a session of the party convention, which is being chaired by MK Danny Danon.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Arutz Sheva Israel News

Poll: Jewish Home Second After Likud

A recent poll conducted by Channel 10 showed that if elections were held today, Jewish Home would win 16 seats, making it the second largest Israeli political party.

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Jerusalem Post

Netanyahu, Lapid step up confrontation over budget

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Yair Lapid entrenched themselves deeper in their battle over the 2015 state budget on Sunday after they failed to settle their differences in a long-awaited meeting. The leaders of Likud and Yesh Atid both said they do not want the election that would be initiated automatically if the budget failed to pass by March 31. But neither expressed willingness to compromise on their top priorities: the defense budget and not substantially raising the deficit for Netanyahu; not raising taxes or abandoning a zero percent VAT housing plan for Lapid.

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Jerusalem Post

Elkin heads to DC to renew ties between Congress, Knesset defense committees

Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee chairman Ze'ev Elkin headed to the US Sunday to meet with American officials. The purpose of the five-day trip to Washington D.C., Elkin said, is "to renew a strategic dialogue and deepen the connection between the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee and relevant committees in Congress."

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Arutz Sheva Israel News

Inside Israel, 4:33 PMYossi Peled Hospitalized in Serious Condition

Ex-minister Yossi Peled, 73, a former IDF general, suffered a heart attack Sunday and was taken to Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv, where he is under anesthesia and artificial respiration. In the Likud primaries held in December, 2008, Peled was placed in the 15th slot and began serving as an MK after the elections to the 18th Knesset.

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Jerusalem Post

Edelstein: 8200 conscientious objectors serving interests of Israel-haters

Likud minister Livnat says letter by intelligence reservists refusing to serve is a well-funded left-wing extremist campaign; Meretz calls to end "occupation," calls objectors courageous. Conscientious objectors from the IDF's elite 8200 intelligence unit are motivated more by extreme left-wing politics than genuine concern for human rights, Likud politicians said Sunday, two days after 43 such reservists published a letter refusing orders in protest of the army's conduct in the West Bank and Gaza.

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The Times of Israel

Removing the Tutu-Hitler-Stalin article

The role of non-executive chairman of the South African Jewish Report is mostly a very enjoyable and rewarding one; if one excludes the fact that the paper is a nonprofit and exist for the good of the community. I have no editorial say unless it pertains to policy but I get to be part of a very dynamic and exciting environment.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Daily Kos

The Moral Equivalence between Hamas and Likud

Rockets and F-16s have stopped flying over Gaza and Israel, but the propaganda war continues. Netanyahu recently said "Hamas is ISIS, ISIS is Hamas".

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Arutz Sheva Israel News

Coalition Chairman Calls for Leftist Reservists' Dismissal

Coalition Chairman Yariv Levin called for the immediate dismissal of 43 reservists from the IDF's elite 8200 Unit on Friday afternoon, after they announced their refusal to serve in the IDF due to leftist beliefs and misconceptions about the IDF's self-defense operation in Gaza, Operation Protective Edge. Levin, a former 8200 soldier himself, scathingly attacked the claims of the letter, which alleged that the IDF harms Palestinian Arabs instead of protecting Israelis from terror attacks.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Hill

Why Jon Stewart is important to Israel's democracy

The Israeli Supreme Court recently ruled against legislation allowing Israel to detain illegal migrants without trial, a ruling that angered many Likud lawmakers. Is the Israeli Supreme Court "anti-Israel" because its ruling overturned a conservative Likud stance on illegal migrants and people who could pose a security risk to the Jewish State? Of course not, because Israel is a democracy.

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Mail & Guardian

SA Jewish Report compares Tutu to Hitler

An article in the South African Jewish report accuses Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu of "preying" on Israel, together with Hamas. An article in the South African Jewish report accuses Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu of "preying" on Israel, together with Hamas.

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Arutz Sheva Israel News

MKs Tell Cops to Get Tough on Hostile Villages

Members of the Knesset's Interior Committee, headed by MK Miri Regev , toured eastern Jerusalem's "seam line" between Arab and Jewish neighborhoods and the Mount of Olives Thursday, days after a startling attack by dozens of Arab Muslims on a gas station which highlighted the general deterioration in Jewish security in the area. MKs Moshe Feiglin , Motti Yogev , David Azulai and Yisrael Eichler also took part in the tour, as did the police's Jerusalem District Commander, Major General Yossi Parienti.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

The Times of Israel

MKs stand up war widow, southern students

Israel's southern residents, who have continually argued that the Israeli government has forsaken them, were slighted again Wednesday when only one of 13 MKs who were scheduled to visit schools and the widow of a civilian killed in southern Israel showed up. According to Channel 2, the members of the Knesset's Education Committee were set to meet with students in the Eshkol region, and wrap up the tour with a visit with Nava Etzion in Kibbutz Nirim.

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Foreign Policy

Bibi's Next Battle

Children across Israel went back to school on Monday, after a summer of war and unrest, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stopped by several classrooms for the obligatory photo ops.

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Arutz Sheva Israel News

PM Caves to Jordan on Temple Mount Renovations

Less than two weeks after construction began, and before it could be used, Israeli police began dismantling the new bridge to replace the unstable wooden walkway to the Temple Mount on Wednesday.

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