Israeli security forces evacuated the contentious West Bank outpost of Migron, located north of Jerusalem, on Sunday morning. The evacuation, which came after a lengthy legal battle spanning years, took just a few hours to complete.
A new Hamas government was sworn in at 10 A.M. on Sunday morning at the Palestinian parliament in Gaza. Ismail Haniyeh will continue serving as prime minister, with some reshuffling of cabinet ministers. The health minister, for example, who has suffered harsh criticism in light of Gaza's deficient health system, will be replaced.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu criticized the West's stance on Iran Sunday, saying the international community is not making enough of an effort to put a halt to the Islamic Republic's nuclear program.
"Berlin wears a yarmulke," the popular BZ local newspaper declared to its readers on Saturday. The reason: the front page presented a photo of five Berlin celebrities posing with skullcaps – including Mayor Klaus Wowereit, one of the best known gay politicians in Europe.
Former Supreme Court Justice Eliyahu Winograd, who headed the government-appointed committee in 2007 that investigated Israel's shortcomings in the Second Lebanon War, warned on Sunday that an Israeli strike on Iran "may endanger the future of the country."
Israeli settlers moved into a room and courtyard in a Palestinian's family's home in the Ras al-Amud neighborhood of East Jerusalem on Monday morning, following rulings by courts and the bailiff's office that determined that the settlers own the 15 square meter room.
Despairing of the cavalier way Israeli politicians seem to treat the facts, two Hebrew University of Jerusalem students are launching a venture whose mission is to keep the country's elected representatives honest, or at least to call them out when they aren't.
Maariv newspaper announces plans to scrap daily edition. According to plan which will see severe cost-cutting, printed daily issue will stop appearing, although the paper will continue to print its weekend edition, for the time being.
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