Israel broke it’s official silence on the Syrian strike. Outgoing Defense Minister Ehud Barak said that the strike in Syria is proof that when Israel says something, it means it. Syrian President Basar Assad, in his first reported response to the incident, accused Israel of attempting to destabilize Syria, and tells an Iranian official that his country is able to confront aggression against it.
A gag order was lifted to reveal the foiling of an Islamic Jihad kidnapping plot; cell members, among them one Israeli, were arrested just after New Years eve.
Israeli right-wing groups are using the ‘right of return’ court-orders to evict Arabs from East Jerusalem.
A new CIA study reported that Israel possesed a nuclear arsenal which it may have “activated or pretended to activate” during the 1973 Yom Kippur war, and stated that Israeli intelligence had downplayed the risk of an Egyptian attack- for fear it would be pushed towards peace talks by the U.S.
The White House praises Ed Koch, former NYC mayor, as "an extraordinary Mayor, irrepressible character, and quintessential New Yorker." Koch died on the anniversary of the killing of Daniel Pearl, whose final words are engraved on his headstone.
Coalition talks formally commenced on Sunday, after President Peres formally appoints Benjamin Netanyahu to the task of forming the next government.
Jewish Super Bowl attendees will be able to find kosher food at the Mercedez-Benz Superdome - Glatt kosher food cart will be located on fifth concourse, Chabad.com reported.
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