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Jerusalem violence won't be curbed by more force

Mayor Nir Barkat's stance is that what didn’t work with force will work with more and more force - but such a doctrine has yet to prove itself.

The capital of apartheid awaits the uprising

Mass arrests, violent settlers, expulsion, and dispossession: With that as the lot of Jerusalem's Palestinians, no one should have been surprised with Wednesday's terror attack.

IDF chief Benny Gantz, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Min. Moshe Ya'alon.
Israel has become complacent on the battlefield, too

Yes, we have high-tech; terrific high-tech. And we have the resources to finance a large, awkward, tired army. But we don’t have the creative bravado and the national discipline that typified us in the past.

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Ebola and us: Why fear is something to fear itself

As pandemics go, Ebola is a midget, but its potential for instilling panic could have economic ramifications for Israel and the developed world far in excess of its death toll.