Ehud Barak and Benjamin Netanyahu.
Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Photo by Nir Kafri
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Former director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency Michael Hayden told Haaretz  that a decision on attacking Iran need not be taken at present, as current assessments point to its achieving nuclear-weapons capabilities no earlier than 2013 or 2014.

Senior Haaretz analyst Amos Harel wonders whether the fact that Israel Hayom, the newspaper seen as having close ties to the PM, has been laying off the war drums lately indicates that Netanyahu is trying to backtrack on his hitherto tough stance on Iran?

The Interfax news agency reported that Russia considered evacuating military personnel from Syria this summer but decided the situation was stable enough not to warrant the move.

Six decades on, Poland seeks a war-time hero status for Witold Pilecki, a Polish resistance fighter who infiltrated Auschwitz to chronicle Nazi atrocities.

The success of a new book aimed at helping ultra-Orthodox parents teach their children how to protect themselves from sexual abuse is a strong indication that a community once reluctant to acknowledge the crime is now beginning to face reality.

The door of a Christian monastery in Latrun, near Jerusalem, was set on fire and anti-Christian slogans were found spray-painted on the monastery's walls in a suspected "price tag" attack following the evacuation of the illegal outpost of Migron.

A group of European organizers of LGBT film festivals recently sent a letter to Culture and Sports Minister Limor Livnat, urging her to keep funding TLVFest, Tel Aviv's annual film festival featuring LGBT offerings.

The Israel Defense Forces released film footage on Sunday that documents wild animals in the central region of the country. Click here to watch.