Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday launched an unprecedented verbal attack on the U.S. government over its stance on the Iranian nuclear program, claiming that “those in the international community who refuse to put red lines before Iran don't have a moral right to place a red light before Israel."
Aluf Benn and Amos Harel wonder what Israel’s military censor is trying to protect, as although five years have passed since the bombing of the nuclear reactor in Syria, the censor continues to prohibit Israeli journalists from publishing details surrounding the attack, even though most relevant information has already come out in newspapers and books abroad, including the memoirs of former U.S. leaders.
According to sources in the Defense Ministry, the permanent homes in the recently cleared West Bank outpost of Migron won't be torn down, as initially thought, but will be dismantled and reassembled, as Sephardic Chief Shlomo Amar sent a letter to government officials, in which he plead against the demolition of Migron's synagogue, instead asking that the structure be sealed off.
Israeli diplomats and representatives abroad have been instructed to raise the issue of Jewish refugees from Arab countries at every relevant forum. This is part of a new international campaign to create parity between the plight of Jewish and Palestinian refugees, Deputy Foreign Minister Daniel Ayalon announced on Monday
According to an Israeli source who asked to remain anonymous due to the sensitivity of the matter, a special envoy from the British government came to Israel in secret about two weeks ago for talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak, in which the high-ranking visitor delivered a stern message from British Prime Minister David Cameron against an uncoordinated Israeli strike on Iran.
The Palestinian Authority will decrease fuel prices and cut salaries of top officials, Prime Minister Salam Fayyad pledged on Tuesday after days of protests in the West Bank against the high cost of living.
The daily newspaper Maariv told its more than 2,000 staff on Monday that most of them will be fired by October and that the paper does not have the money to cover the severance pay they have coming if the paper closes, employees said.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers held an electrifying performance in Tel Aviv's Yarkon Park on Monday night. This is the band's first concert in Israel after the band canceled their performance in 2001.
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