Security cabinet decision grants military commanders power to put Palestinian villages under lockdown, but army source says the IDF never needed such authorization.
- NSA to shut down bulk phone surveillence of Americans by Sunday (Reuters)
- Border Police officer, 37, wounded in stabbing in Nahariya (Haaretz)
- IDF imposes closure on village of Beit Ummar, near Hebron, after cabinet approves measure (Haaretz)
- Suicide bomber hits Shi'ite procession in Nigeria, 21 reported killed (Reuters)
- Jets believed to be Russian carried out airstrikes in Syria near Turkish border (Reuters)
- Russia to suspend visa-free regime with Turkey starting 2016 (Reuters)
- Seven Palestinians wounded by IDF fire during clashes north of Hebron (Haaretz)
- Car catches fire in East Jerusalem in apparent firebomb attack, no injuries reported (Haaretz)
- Tunisia puts scores suspected of being returning jihadists under house arrest (Reuters)
- IDF shoots at Palestinians who rioted at the Gaza border (Haaretz)
- Turkey's Erdogan warns Russia not to 'play with fire' regarding downed Russian warplane (Reuters)
- UNICEF: AIDS leading cause of death for African teenagers (AP)
- Turkey's Erdogan says does not want to harm relations with Russia (Reuters)
- Berlin police release two terrorist suspects (AP)
- Assailant who was shot after wounding soldiers near Hebron dies (Haaretz)
Despite the deep misgivings of the top military brass, the army may be compelled to launch a major operation ordered by a government under pressure.
The head of the Einstein Center in Jerusalem explains how Einstein made his work accessible to the masses, and how he became a brand name.
Poem of the Week
T. Carmi left his mother's deathbed and begat sons who talk in their sleep.
The venue of the massacre ISIS perpetrated Friday night in Paris is named after an operetta by Jacques Offenbach.
Rahel the Poetess suggests quieter ways than warfare to fete one's homeland. Plant a tree, for instance.
Tova Gannana has the Rabin she needs, in his own words.
Attention, Nobel Peace Prize committee: Erika Dreifus nominates a Palestinian from Hebron.
This cake manages to be rich and exciting even without butter.
Based on the lives of the authors' fathers, 'Baddawi' and 'The Arab of the Future' reflect different approaches to portraying the past while extrapolating about the future.
20 years after Rabin’s murder, Israeli culture still finds it difficult to grapple with the trauma.