Thursday October 19th 2017

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Eitan: US Said Pollard Would Serve Only 10 Years

Eitan: US Said Pollard Would Serve Only 10 Years

by Naama Ben-Yaakov Former cabinet minister Rafi Eitan, who was the intelligence officer who operated Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard in the mid-1980s, revealed Monday that he incriminated him because he was told Pollard would serve no more than 10 years in prison. Pollard was a United States Naval intelligence analyst who, in the early [...]

Bennett Responds to American Threats

Bennett Responds to American Threats

by Naama Ben-Yaakov Economy and Trade Minister Naftali Bennett (Jewish Home) reacted late Thursday to American Secretary of State John Kerry's threat that Israel will face “chaos” and “isolation” if negotiations with the Western-backed Palestinian Authority fail. "A united Jerusalem under Israeli sovereignty is a safeguard for [...]

Kerry Threatens Israel with ‘Chaos’ & ‘Isolation’

Kerry Threatens Israel with ‘Chaos’ &  ‘Isolation’

by Sagit Levi American Secretary of State John Kerry took a threatening tone in an interview with Channel 2 television aired Thursday, and warning of “chaos” and a “isolation” if Israel's negotiations with the Western-backed Palestinian Authority do not produce the results desired by the United States. "Failure of the talks will [...]

MK Calls for Two-State Alternatives

MK Calls for Two-State Alternatives

by Eitam Abadi Member of Knesset Yoni Shetboun (Jewish Home), speaking in Jerusalem before a visiting delegation from the European Parliament, said the time has come to find alternatives to the "two state solution." Shetboun, who currently sits on the Knesset's foreign affairs and defense committee, told the delegation "it is time to break [...]

Taliban Leader Killed in US Drone Strike

Taliban Leader Killed in US Drone Strike

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh The leader of the Pakistani Taliban has reportedly been killed in a United States drone strike. Sky News reports that a senior US intelligence official confirmed the strike, adding that Washington has received positive confirmation that Hakimullah Mehsud has been killed. The strike, carried out in Pakistan's North [...]

Lapid Preventing Heartland Building Projects

Lapid Preventing Heartland Building Projects

by Eitam Abadi Finance Minister Yair Lapid (Yesh Atid) is personally intervening to prevent the approval and advancement of building projects for Jews in Israel's disputed heartland, the chairman of the Binyamin Regional Council, Avi Ro'eh, said Monday. Among the projects Lapid is preventing from moving forward is one designed to ease [...]

Jewish Home Takes on Supreme Court

Jewish Home Takes on Supreme Court

by Naama Ben-Yaakov Economy and Trade Minister Naftali Bennett (Jewish Home) accused the Israeli court system on Monday of straying from its proper role and interfering in matters not under its purview. "We need to strengthen the trust in the court system, to make it balanced, and to select the judges in a more proper way,” he said at a [...]

Lawmakers Spar over Medicinal Marijuana

Lawmakers Spar over Medicinal Marijuana

by Eitam Abadi A proposed bill by lawmaker Moshe Feiglin (Likud) that would make it much easier for Israeli citizens to obtain medicinal marijuana “would turn doctors into dealers,” Health Minister Yael German (Yesh Atid) claimed Thursday. German harshly criticized Feiglin's legislation that would empower any doctor to prescribe [...]

Ariel Blames PM for Jerusalem Freeze

Ariel Blames PM for Jerusalem Freeze

by Eitam Abadi Housing Minister Uri Ariel (Jewish Home) said at a party meeting ahead of the Jerusalem municipal elections that there is no reason for Israel to bow to United States pressure to halt building in the capital. At the meeting on Monday, Ariel told the crowd that there had been no new Jewish building in Jerusalem authorized [...]

Morsi Defiant Following Crackdown on Brotherhood

Morsi Defiant Following Crackdown on Brotherhood

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh The family of deposed Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi said Sunday that he would not enter any negotiations or accept any compromises following a crackdown on his Freedom and Justice party and its Muslim Brotherhood parent organization by military-backed authorities. Morsi, Egypt's first freely elected president, was [...]

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