Amir Oren is a senior correspondent and columnist for Haaretz and a member of the newspaper's editorial board. He writes about defense and military affairs, the government and international relations.
UN confirms chemical arms used repeatedly in Syria (Reuters)
Jerusalem mayor asks for IDF help in rescuing motorists trapped in snow (Haaretz)
6 people, including 3-month-old baby, injured as caravan roof collapses in Modi'in Elite (Haaretz)
Efforts underway to rescue motorists trapped in snow in Jerusalem (Haaretz)
UN inspector hands final report on alleged Syrian chemical arms use to UN Chief (AP)
N. Korea says executed Jang Song Thaek, uncle of leader Kim Jong-un, for 'attempted coup' (Reuters)
Magnitude 3.2 earthquake shakes city of Arad in southern Israel (Haaretz)
Congo and M23 rebels sign peace agreements (AP)
U.S. vows support for Free Syrian Army leader General Salim Idris and opposition (Reuters)
Routes 1 and 443 to Jerusalem blocked in both directions until 6 A.M. due to snow (Haaretz)
Bangladesh executes opposition leader; new violence may ensue ahead of next month's elections (AP)
Due to extreme weather, schools in Arad will remain closed on Friday. Snow falls in Metula (Haaretz)
U.S. drone strike kills 13 in Yemen; local officials say some were suspected al-Qaida militants (AP)
Car bomb wounds at least 30 in Egyptian city of Ismailia (AP)
Free Syrian Army denies leader fled country, says General Salim Idris in northern Syria (Haaretz)
History has taught that ever time there are discussions about cutting service, a war breaks out; in a time of belt-tightening, senior IDF officials are all but threatening mutiny if they're forced to cover the cost of a reduction in mandatory military service from other items in the defense budget.0 comments
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is coming with a tripartite American-Israeli-Saudi deal, based on the Israeli government's agreement that the supply of ground-to-air missiles to Saudi Arabia and the Emirates won't be considered a heightened regional threat.0 comments
In order to force the reorganization of the army, one of two things is required: a retired military leader with civic awareness and an esteemed defense pedigree, or a citizen unafraid of disagreements with the military leadership.3 comments
- Who's responsible for protecting Israelis in an emergency?
- Mad Men and the chief of staff
- U.S. finalizes exclusive arms sale aimed at ensuring Israel's 'air superiority'
- U.S. aid will require Israel to coordinate fully on Iran
- Israel's Defense Ministry looking to sell surplus planes, tanks and boats to 'friendly nations'
With regard to Iranian nuclear facilities, Obama is unequivocal: This is a global problem requiring American leadership. Israel is indeed under threat, but it is not alone. And woe betides Israel if Netanyahu pursues his goal despite an emphatic 'no' from Washington.0 comments
There are many unknowns in the government equation, but one issue has been clarified: Benjamin Netanyahu has not lost his enthusiasm for launching a military operation against Iran’s nuclear installations.12 comments
A gag order becomes meaningless if those who are gagged don't know that they have been gagged. If no one knows about the order, they could accidentally publish something that has been barred from publication.0 comments
The speed at which the police moves will determine whether, and how many, more cases might be opened against former Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman.0 comments
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