Haifa rally against Prawer Bedouin resettlement plan, November 30, 2013.
Haifa rally against Prawer Bedouin resettlement plan, November 30, 2013. Photo by Eliyahu Hershkovitz
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Despite stormy protests against the Prawer plan, the Israeli government insists that 80% of the Bedouins support the plan and want resettlement. Chairman of the Regional Council of Unrecognized Villages, Atia Al Assam, maintains that the state is lying. 

The IDF fires into Syria, confirming a hit, after gunmen open-fire at soldiers in the Golan Heights.

Arab council heads slam the Israeli proposal to bring 100,000 new Jewish residents to Galilee to create a "demographic balance" with the area's Arab population. 

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas warns opposition leader Isaac Herzog that, if carried out, the Housing Ministry tenders for 24,000 housing units in the settlements would "endanger the whole peace process." 

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert pans his successor, Benjamin Netanyahu, for publicly wrangling with the Obama administration over the Geneva agreement, claiming that Netanyahu tried to drive a wedge between Congress and the U.S. president.  

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who is considered the world's most pro-Israel leader, will make his first-ever trip to the country on January 19th. He will also visit the Palestinian Authority and Jordan.  

The Ministerial committee approves a bill allowing only one chief rabbi for each city in Israel instead of two, as current legislation allows. 

Israeli scientists discover a substance that inhibits the aging process, may fend off disorders such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's.