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Leader of opposition Tzipi Livni and fellow party member Shaul Mofaz
 

Kadima Calls Faction Meeting Amid Rumors of a Split in the Party

Posted on: March 19th, 2012

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Dalia Itzik, Kadima's Knesset Faction Chairwoman and the last faction member yet to announce who she will support in the upcoming primary between Livni and Shaul Mofaz, has been linked to discussions with Mofaz's campaign over the weekend.

MK Ahmed Tibi being escorted from the Knesset plenum
 

MK Tibi Rebuked by Knesset for Praising Terrorism

Posted on: March 19th, 2012

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Following The Legal Forum for the Land of Israel's complaint, the Knesset's Ethics Committee rebuked MK Ahmed Tibi for praising "Shahidim" (martyrs) in one of his addresses.

Israeli novelist A.B. Yehoshua
 

Author A.B. Yehoshua: American Jews are ‘Partial Jews’

Posted on: March 18th, 2012

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Noted Israeli author and Israel Prize Laureate A.B. Yehoshua said that living outside Israel "is a very deep failure of the Jewish people," and lamented that immigration numbers from the United States are "minimal" and "embarrassing." He was equally acerbic regarding the large Israeli ex-patriot community.

Mohammad Shafia, his wife and his son were convicted of 4 honor killings in Kingston, Ont., last year.
 

Citing Honor Killings, Israeli-Arab Lesbian Couple Reprieved from Deportation

Posted on: March 18th, 2012

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the Canadian Supreme Court has accepted the appeal of Iman Musa and Majida Mugrabi, an Israeli Muslim lesbian couple who sought refugee status in Canada. The judge ordered further hearings on the request due to the possibility that they would be honor-murdered if deported to Israel

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IDF Chief Lt. Gen. Gantz (red beret) and Canadian counterpart Gen. Natynczyk.
 

IDF Chief of Staff Visits Canadian Counterpart, Relations ‘Growing’

Posted on: March 18th, 2012

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The IDF Chief of General Staff, Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz concluded his official visit to Canada on Friday. Gantz was greeted by his Canadian counterpart, General Walt Natynczyk, who emphasized the importance he sees in strengthening security cooperation between the two countries. Since 2008 there has been an accelerated rapprochement between the Canadian and Israeli security establishments.

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Compilation of Rocket Attack Filmed by Civilians
 

Video: Cease Fire More Hope than Reality as 3 Rockets Hit Israel Thursday

Posted on: March 16th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Watch compilation of rocket attack filmed by civilians. The cease fire which was supposedly declared last Tuesday morning remains more wishful thinking than an actual cessation of violence. Or perhaps, as some experts have said, this is the Islamic Jihad's new style of hurting Israel, delivering the cuts of a thousand knives in groups of only three a day, to make any serious IDF reaction appear "disproportionate."

An Israeli police officer stands guard at the scene of a stabbing attack in Pisgat Zeev March 15, 2012.
 

Female Soldier Stabbed on Jerusalem’s Light Rail

Posted on: March 15th, 2012

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Jerusalem periphery police commander: “It was a nationalistic terrorist attack...We did not have any advance intelligence that there would be a terror attack on the light rail."

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Ashdod Deputy Mayor Boris Giterman shakes hands with ZAKA volunteer Yossi Landau in front of the shattered glass doors of a local store.
 

As ‘Occasional’ Grads Continue to Fall on Israeli Cities, Ashdod Deputy Mayor Says Israel’s Response Must Be ‘Unambiguous”

Posted on: March 15th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

It has been unclear whether we're having a lull in the war or an interrupted peace, as Netivot, Beer Sheva and other population centers are hit every few hours. Standing in front of shattered glass storefronts, Ashdod Deputy Mayor Boris Giterman said southern mayors are asking Netanyahu "to put and end to this story."

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Yishai Fleisher Interviews Co-Founder of Kibbutz Ketura
 

Israel’s First Massive Solar Farms Receive Licenses

Posted on: March 15th, 2012

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Israel’s scorching-hot desert will soon be home to massive solar energy farms, bringing Israel closer to its goal of reliance on renewable energy. The Public Utility Authority on Monday issued nine licenses to establish Israel’s first large-scale solar energy farms.

Ashkelon Mayor Benny Vaknin speaking to foreign correspondents Wednesday.
 

Ashkelon Mayor: This Time IDF Less Effective against Terrorists than Before

Posted on: March 15th, 2012

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Mayor Benny Vaknin told the Jewish Press that he attended a meeting last weekend with PM Netanyahu in which, "we told him that it's already the fourth round in a year." "No other country in the world would have been willing that a million of its citizens be under attacks every two weeks, and 200 thousand children be staying at home instead of going to school."

PM Binyamin Netanyahu speaking before the Knesset
 

PM Netanyahu: ‘Gaza is Iran’s Forward Position’

Posted on: March 14th, 2012

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Netanyahu was speaking at a special Knesset session, called after 40 MKs signed a bill requiring the prime minister to give an accounting to the legislature.

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Israeli children take taking cover inside a shelter while a rocket alarm sounds outside, in kibbutz Nir Oz, near the Gaza border. March 12, 2012.
 

Life In Southern Israel Returning To Normal – For Now

Posted on: March 14th, 2012

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JERUSALEM – Life in south-central Israel began returning to normal as the fragile cease-fire, brokered by the Egyptian military junta, appeared to take hold.

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Methodist Church Unanimously Rejects Divestment Resolution

Posted on: March 14th, 2012

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The United Methodist General Board of Pension and Health Benefits (GBPHB) voted unanimously againt divestment in three companies which do business in Judea, Samaria, and the Golan Heights, according to a report by the Israel Action Network, a project of the Jewish Federations of North America and the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.

Israeli rescue personnel care for a woman injured as a Grad rocket from Gaza hit Ashdod.
 

Rocket Fire from Gaza Resumed, Grad Explodes in Netivot, Civilian Wounded

Posted on: March 14th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Following reports of a ceasefire, communities in the South were hoping that life would go back to normal, but at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday a Grad rocket exploded in a parking lot in Netivot, causing damage to vehicles. One person was lightly wounded by shrapnel; 11 suffered from shock.

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Anti-Israel protest in Egypt
 

Egyptian Parliament Unanimously Votes to Expel Israeli Ambassador, Halt Gas Exports

Posted on: March 13th, 2012

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The resolution read, "Egypt after the revolution will never be a friend of the Zionist entity, the number one enemy of Egypt and the Arab nation." It also supported Palestinian resistance "in all its kinds and forms."

Aftermath of Grad rocket attack on center of southern Israeli city of Ashkelon.
 

After Rocket Attacks And Counterstrikes, A Cease-Fire Apparently Takes Hold

Posted on: March 13th, 2012

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JERUSALEM – Egypt announced that a cease-fire it brokered between terrorist groups in Egypt and Israel went into effect at 1 a.m. Tuesday, but several rockets and mortar shells fired from Gaza exploded in Israel after the announcement.

An "Iron Dome" missile defense system outside Ashkelon.
 

Riding High on the ‘Iron Dome,’ Rafael to Raise Half a Billion Shekels

Posted on: March 13th, 2012

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Advanced defense systems developer Rafael, maker of the "Dome," took less than half a day since the last siren warning of incoming missiles, to announce it is issuing 500 million shekel ($133 million) in privately traded stocks. While the US made Patriot surface to air missiles' success rate is lower than 50%, the Iron Dome's performance this past weekend reached upwards of 85%.

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Israeli Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, left, attends an officers graduation ceremony.
 

IDF Chief of Staff: ‘We Are Yet to Use Even One-Thousandth of our Power’

Posted on: March 13th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, speaking Tuesday to new recruits of the K'fir Division, emphasized that "in the current round of fighting we are yet to have used even one thousandth of our power. Quiet will be answered with quiet," he promised, "but if it gets noisy in the southern settlements, it will be noisy in Gaza as well."

UN Sec-Gen Ban Ki Moon on tour of Sapir College in Sderot with Israeli Ambassador to UN Ron Prosor
 

Israel’s Letter to UN Regarding Gaza Rocket Attacks

Posted on: March 13th, 2012

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Ambassador Haim Waxman: "In previous letters . . . we warned of the dangers of inaction by the international community. We alerted the Council that these attacks had the potential to ignite a serious escalation of the conflict, which could affect the entire region. The events of the last two days have proven the danger of silence on behalf of the international community at large, and the Security Council, in particular."

Former head of the Iranian proxy terror group PRC, Zuhair al Qaisi
 

Escalation in southern Israel result of Iranian provocations

Posted on: March 13th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

The latest of Iran's provocations against Israel came last week, when it became clear that the Iranian-sponsored terrorist group PRC had planned to carry out another terrorist attack on Israel’s southern border. This time however, the IDF decided not to rely on Egyptian security forces in Sinai in order to prevent this attack.

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