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14 hrs ago | 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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Tue Sep 09, 2014

Ynetnews

Eritrean asylum seeker cooks for the IDF

The following story encompasses three continents, an Eritrean refugee, a restaurant in Jaffa and Operation Protective Edge, with the plot centered on Younis Madhana Wolda, an Eritrean who arrived in Israel some seven years ago. Wolda began to work as a dishwasher in restaurants, until one day he was needed in the kitchen.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

Jerusalem Post

Opposition tells PM to seize 'diplomatic opportunity' with moderate Arab states

Israel's shared interests with the "moderate axis" in the Middle East is a historic chance for diplomatic progress, the Knesset Caucus for Regional Cooperation stated Wednesday. The caucus, led by MK Nitzan Horowitz , hosted a conference at Tel Aviv University with two think tanks, Molad: The Center for the Renewal of Israeli Democracy, and Mitvim: The Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policy, attended by MKs from Meretz and Labor.

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Jerusalem Post

Opposition tells PM to seize 'diplomatic opportunity' with moderate Arab states

Israel's shared interests with the "moderate axis" in the Middle East is a historic chance for diplomatic progress, the Knesset Caucus for Regional Cooperation stated Wednesday. The caucus, led by MK Nitzan Horowitz , hosted a conference at Tel Aviv University with two think tanks, Molad: The Center for the Renewal of Israeli Democracy, and Mitvim: The Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policy, attended by MKs from Meretz and Labor.

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Tue Sep 02, 2014

Jerusalem Post

Opposition: PM avoiding real investigation of Gaza war

The Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee's probe of Operation Protective Edge is a "farce," left-wing MKs said on Tuesday.

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Arutz Sheva Israel News

Gal-On to Netanyahu: Show the People the Ceasefire Agreement

Meretz Chairwoman, Zahava Gal-On, has written to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, demanding that he go public with the terms of the agreement the Prime Minister made with Hamas.

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Mon Sep 01, 2014

Arutz Sheva Israel News

Inside Israel, 5:14 PMPoll: Bennett Outpaces Netanyahu as 'Leader of the Right'

A poll released Monday by the Knesset Channel found that 39% of respondents called Economics Minister Naftali Bennett leader of the " Coming in second, Netanyahu got 28% support, while 20% picked Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman as their right-wing leader of choice.

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Jerusalem Post

Gal-On states gov't decision to expand territory in West Bank 'spits in the face of Abbas'

Meretz party leader Zehava Gal-On reacted on Monday to the government decision to expand state land in West Bank saying that with it the government "spits in the face of Israel's moderate partner in the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas."

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

Jerusalem Post

Israel's opposition rails against 'cruel' budget cuts which 'harm the poor'

Labor, Shas, Meretz say Lapid is making poor people pay for Operation Protective Edge without cutting tax breaks for the wealthy.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Arutz Sheva Israel News

Inside Israel, 7:35 PMJerusalem Approves Huge Yeshiva in Shimon Hatzaddik

The Jerusalem Municipality approved Wednesday the construction of the Ohr Sameach yeshiva building in the Shimon Hatzaddik / Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in eastern Jerusalem.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Jerusalem Post

Can Hamas be deterred?

It's rare for Israel's left and right flanks to agree on anything. But last week, the party leaders of left-wing Meretz and right-wing Otzma LeYisrael were in full accord: Both declared that Hamas cannot be deterred.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

Arutz Sheva Israel News

Inside Israel, 5:46 PMMeretz Blames 'Settlements' for Hamas Rockets

The left wing Meretz party is blaming Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for the ongoing terror war that Hamas is waging against Israeli civilians.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Magic City Morning Star

Defeating terrorists: From Sri Lanka to Gaza by Michael Freund

This past Saturday night, a few thousand protesters gathered in the heart of Tel Aviv, recycling tired and familiar left-wing slogans as they called upon Israel to negotiate with the Palestinian unity government that includes Hamas.

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Jerusalem Post

Netanyahu warns ministers: Lend a hand, talk less

Even Meretz and Hadash would ultimately try to break Hamas, Liberman says; comments come day after security cabinet ministers were very vocal in interviews, speeches.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Russia Taday

'Jews and Arabs refuse to be enemies': Thousands call for peace at Tel Aviv rally

Demonstrators hold up placards reading in Hebrew: "One justice for all" and "when there is no peace war comes " as thousands of Israelis protest during a left-wing peace rally in the coastal city of Tel Aviv calling for the Israeli government to negotiate with the Palestinian Authority on August 16, 2014.

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Jerusalem Post

Fundamentally Freund: Defeating terrorists: From Sri Lanka to Gaza

Let's leave aside the question of whether a novelist such as Grossman is really in a position to provide the Israeli public with informed military analysis, and look at what a real expert has to say.

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10,000 Protest in Tel Aviv for Peace & End to Occupation

Under a coalition of Israeli left-wing political parties and organizations, thousands gathered in Tel Aviv's Rabin Square in the largest anti-war demonstration since the outbreak of violence in Gaza.

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Jerusalem Post

Fundamentally Freund: Defeating terrorists: From Sri Lanka to Gaza

Let's leave aside the question of whether a novelist such as Grossman is really in a position to provide the Israeli public with informed military analysis, and look at what a real expert has to say.

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Russia Taday

'Jews and Arabs refuse to be enemies': Thousands call for peace at Tel Aviv rally

Demonstrators hold up placards reading in Hebrew: "One justice for all" and "when there is no peace war comes " as thousands of Israelis protest during a left-wing peace rally in the coastal city of Tel Aviv calling for the Israeli government to negotiate with the Palestinian Authority on August 16, 2014.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

Forward

An Israeli Novelist's Cry for Peace. A Rabbi's Reply

Novelist David Grossman spoke Saturday night at a peace rally at Tel Aviv's Rabin Square, sponsored by the Meretz and Hadash parties.

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