To mark IDC Herzliya’s 20th anniversary, we spent a day following Prof. Uriel Reichman, IDC’s founder and president, and Jonathan Davis, VP for External Relations, around its delightful campus.
Palestinian Authority officials are working up a cold sweat over President Barack Obama’s scheduled visit next month. The White House has made it clear that the President’s luggage will not include any breathtaking suggestions to push Israel into accepting Mahmoud Abbas’ territorial and political demands.
PA negotiator Mohammed Ishtayeh was quoted by the Associated Press on Thursday as saying of President Obama, “We believe he has good intentions, but in order for him to succeed, he should realize the reasons for the failure of the previous round of talks and avoid them. Mainly he needs to get involved personally and put real pressure on Israel.”
“None of us are expecting a change to the status quo,” said one Fatah member, who warned that low expectations and a worsening financial crisis in the PA are encouraging Abbas to opt for unity with the Hams terrorist organization and party.
Abbas put himself out on a long and thin diplomatic limb last year by thumbing his nose at President Barack Obama and successfully winning United Nations General Assembly approval to elevate the PA’s status to that of non-member observer and support his claims on all of Judea and Samaria and more than half of Jerusalem.
Backtracking on his constant vows to free all Arab prisoners, establish a capital in Jerusalem and flood Israel with several million foreign Arabs would be suicidal for Abbas, in every sense of the word.
Israeli and foreign media jumped on the “peace process” bandwagon Thursday and widely quoted the Likud party’s left-wing Dan Meridor’s criticism government building policies in Judea and Samaria, without mentioning that the “senior Likud member” was knocked out of the Knesset in last month’s elections.
Meridor also stated that he is not against building in heavily-populated Jewish areas, such as Maaleh Adumim and Gush Etzion, a remark that most media conveniently omitted.
About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.
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MK Miri Regev said the law is a difficult and complicated one, and it requires a serious discussion about its downsides, and therefore shouldn’t be rushed into implementation.
The Navy has selected Captain Or Cohen to become the first woman appointed as an IDF Navy ship’s commander.
Over 200 hair salons across Israel took part in the annual nationwide drive to collect hair for the Zichron Menachem Cancer Support in Israel in partnership with Pantene Products Israel.
In 2014, cruise ship traffic to Israel decreased by almost two-thirds in comparison with the year before.
U.S. Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg had heart surgery on Wednesday, Nov. 26.
“The Israeli government is not interested in the collapse of the Palestinian Authority,” said Arbell, a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution who teaches at American University here. “There may be faults in Abbas and the leadership and in what they’re doing, but they’re still the safest bet.”
Shas head Aryeh Deri said this evening on Radio Kol Chai that if Netanyahu met his two non-negotiable conditions, Shas could join the coalition.
The man, a resident of Beit Safafa, tried on three different occasions last week to burn down the section of the hospital building where he worked.
The terrorist’s wife will now have to return to the Palestinian Authority, following the decision by Interior Minister Gilad Erdan.
The IDF says it will change its policies on soldiers who grow beards for religious reasons.
The proposal includes some extreme measures to fight the current wave of terrorism.
The Kinneret rose 3.5 centimeters overnight due to the heavy rainstorm that hit the country.
According to his definition, anyone who wants to pray on the Temple Mount is a “right-wing extremist.”
But doesn’t “democracy” mean rights for everyone?
Among the song’s lyrics, depicting an Arab: “I will send a Jew or two to Hell…. I am just an ungrateful piece of scum.
Does democracy allow even a legislator to call a fellow MK a “fascist?
Lapid has everything to lose and Livni has nothing to lose.
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