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Knesset Ethics Committee: Arab MKs Not Obligated to Condemn Terror Attacks

5 Shevat 5776 – January 14, 2016
The committee rejected a complaint, in order to not limit the broad political freedom of speech enjoyed by Knesset members.

Analysis: Russians Say They Have No Plans for Alawite State in Syria, Scout’s Honor

"The real purpose of Russia’s participation in the operation in the Middle East against international terrorism is not Latakia or the Alawites, but protection of its own security."

IDF Official: 70% of Soldiers Gain Weight During Service

"I meet children in first grade who weigh 175 pounds, and children in sixth grade who weigh 330 pounds."

MK Mualem Bill Bans ‘Breaking the Silence’

So far, legal experts in Israel have suggested that, even if Mualem's bill passes—which is doubtful—it is likely to be struck down by the Supreme Court.

Peres in Stable Condition Following Heart Procedure

Former president Shimon Peres is in stable condition after a procedure to expand a blocked cardiac artery.

Report: If Brazil Rejects Dayan, Ambassador’s Post Will Remain Empty

4 Shevat 5776 – January 13, 2016
This would effectively downgrade the relationship between the two countries.

Hamas Sentences 4 to Death for Espionage

Three of the accused were tried in absentia.

Margot Wallström: Investigate Israeli Violence, Mum on Arab Stabbing

3 Shevat 5776 – January 12, 2016
Liberal party leader Jan Björklund criticized Wallström's general attitude toward Israel, where she is currently persona non grata.

Clinton ‘Very Interested’ in Secret Plans to Fund Shaming of Israel and Spark ‘Palestinian’...

Hillary Clinton 'very interested' in staff ideas to secretly rouse 'Palestinian' protests and raise $billions for 'Pledge to Palestine.'

US Criticizes Proposed Israeli Transparency Law, Seeks to Falsely Present US Law as Less...

2 Shevat 5776 – January 11, 2016
Israel's proposed Transparency law does not impose criminal penalties, onerous reporting requirements or vague standards, all part of the US law.

State Attorney: Cannot Defend Deri Appointment in High Court

The Knesset debate on the appointment was as raucous as they come, but, surprisingly, the United Arab List abstained. They like Deri.

Police Nab ‘Uvda’ Left Wing Activist at Ben Gurion

Police issued a statement that the activist had been picked up on suspicion of conspiracy to commit a crime.

Turkish Officials Struggling to Stop ISIS Infiltrating Europe

Turkey has barred the entry of more than 35,000 immigrants from more than 120 countries, for fear of their connections to ISIS.

Analysis: High Court Calls Deri Appointment Reversible But Orders No Injunction

The next Interior Minister in Netanyahu's cabinet is certified to serve, both according to the Talmud and according to the Supreme Court in Jerusalem.

Justice Minister Wants Women Candidates for Qadis

"I ... asked the sub committee to recommend women candidates for the posts of Qadis."

Analysis: Rare Friendship Sours As 40 Brazilian Diplomats Oppose Dayan’s Appointment

President Rousseff has not outright rejected the Dayan appointment, hoping that Israel would quietly withdraw it.

Update: B’Tselem’s Jerusalem Offices Burn Down [video]

Michael Ben Ari and Baruch Marzel, called on police to examine the possibility that B'Tselem itself set the fire as a way to divert public attention from its newly exposed record.

Chelsea Clinton, Ivanka Trump Declare Truce

1 Shevat 5776 – January 10, 2016
Donald Trump has been nothing short of nasty about Hillary.

Survey: Israeli Jews Support Shabak, Torture and All, Ultra-Orthodox the Most Hawkish

Among the Arab interviewees, 60% agree that the Jewish groups perpetrating terror attacks are merely marginal in the national-religious camp.

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The Likud central election committee will convene inside three days to declare this one candidate Chairman of the Likud

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