Though U.S. agreed to increase support by $400 m annually, top officials in Jerusalem say Israel could have received more if Netanyahu had agreed to hold talks after Iran deal.
- Trump: Iran deal is a disgrace and embarrassment to this country (Haaretz)
- Magnitude-5.8 earthquake shakes New Zealand's Christchurch (AP)
- CNN: Obama intends to nominate successor for Scalia on Supreme Court (Reuters)
- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Scalia reportedly dies at 79 (Reuters)
- U.S. regains Hellfire air-to-ground missile from Cuba (Reuters)
- Some 100 protesting in Jerusalem against new civics curriculum (Haaretz)
- France will not take in more than 30,000 refugees, prime minister say (DPA)
- Former IDF general Avigdor 'Yanush' Ben-Gal dies at 80 (Haaretz)
- Poland wants punishments for use of 'Polish death camp' phrase (Reuters)
- Three Border Police officers wounded in suspected West Bank car-ramming attack (Haaretz)
- Russia warns of new Cold War as east Ukraine violence surges (Reuters)
- Syrian troops sieze village above rebel-held parts of Aleppo (Reuters)
- Red Cross delivers aid to Taiz, Yemen, for first time since August (Reuters)
- Attempted stabbing of Israeli soldier in Hebron; Palestinian female attacker shot dead (Haaretz)
- Turkey's FM: Saudi Arabia to deploy warplanes to Turkish base for fight against ISIS (DPA)
Only someone who acknowledges the humanity of his enemy can fight him when necessary, and make peace with him when possible.
Hamas may have told Israel it isn’t looking for another war in Gaza, but it’s clearly desperate to advance its attack tunnels. It’s also delighted to be sowing seeds of discontent and concern among the Israeli public.
Poem of the Week
Where Sennacharib once plundered: Niall McDevitt sees junk, beer cans and orangey cats.
Low on bread but high on passion: Malkiel Lusternik imagines pioneering life in pre-state Israel.
Houses were marked, people disappeared, the monsters smiled politely: Tuvia Ruebner delineates an ominous atmosphere – everywhere.
Raised in a post-World War II American Jewish family, Hal Sirowitz contemplates alternatives to the situation.
The noble Haim Gouri, above all a poet: He refused a prize for Zionist art because his latest work does not fit that definition.
Bretagne Local Creperie in Tel Aviv will make you forget everything you thought you knew about French crepes.
Forty years on, 'Operation Thunderbolt,' an authoritative account of the rescue of 102 hostages from a hijacked plane – warts and all – has finally come to light.
'The Big Short' feels as though it is portraying an alternative yet dominant reality – perhaps the only reality that controls our lives and our fates.