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4 hrs ago | The Times of Israel
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.
8 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 02:32 pm
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