In his address to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the most pointed public threat on record that Israel is prepared to unilaterally attack Iran’s nuclear facilities.
Netanyahu's speech drew mixed responses. The New York Times said in its editorial that while Netanyahu had good reason to be wary of Iran, he should give diplomacy a chance. Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon endorsed the speech as an "accurate" depiction of Iran's recent overtures to the U.S., while Labor Chairwoman Yacimovich said it's a mistake to portray Iran as an existential threat to Israel.
The United States did not get any indication of a possible deployment of Israel’s alleged nuclear arsenal during the Yom Kippur War, and had such a signal been received in Washington, the Nixon Administration “would have been very opposed to it,” then-Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has told an Israeli documentary series.
Departures from Ben-Gurion International Airport have been delayed due to sanctions by Israel Airports Authority workers, meant to show solidarity with the airport's baggage handlers, who are facing dismissal.
Young musicians from the great musical academies of Weimar and Jerusalem have come together in a powerful joint endeavor.
Finance Minister Yair Lapid railed against Israelis moving abroad for financial reasons in a much-publicized Facebook post, but Central Bureau of Statistics figures show that the number of Israelis who left the country in 2011 had not returned by the end of 2012 stands at 16,000 - one the lowest figures over the past three decades and among the lowest rates in the developed world.
In New York, the family of a formerly ultra-Orthodox woman who is said to have committed suicide sparked controversy after barring her friends and boyfriend from attending her funeral. The woman, who left her Hasidic community, was
Israel's Antitrust Authority is seeking to determine whether Google's deal to acquire Waze requires regulatory approval under antitrust law.
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