Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held out the prospect on Sunday of further Israeli strikes inside Syria, pledging to act to prevent advanced weapons from reaching Hezbollah and other militant groups.
A senior Australian Orthodox rabbi had his glasses ripped from his face during an altercation inside Chabad’s main synagogue in Melbourne.9
City Councilman Eric Garcetti leads City Controller Wendy Greuel by 7 percentage points in a tightening race for mayor of Los Angeles, according to the latest opinion poll, but the survey’s director said Greuel could still stage an upset in Tuesday’s election.
Israel said on Saturday that advanced weapons supplied by Russia to war-torn Syria could end up in the wrong hands and be used against the Jewish state.3
Fantasies of reviving the Western Wall, the sole remnant of the wall that supported the platform on which stood the ancient Temple, began to flourish with the conquest of East Jerusalem in the Six-Day War.
As online titans compete to deliver instant maps to smartphones, the Library of Congress in Washington is focusing attention on an antique “cosmology” printed in 1507 that serves as America’s birth certificate.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will be in Israel the Palestinian territories next week in his bid to revive the peace process.
Egyptian police blocked the crossing into the Gaza Strip on Friday in protest against the kidnapping of seven of their colleagues by Islamist gunmen, witnesses said.5
It’s best to take with a grain of salt the complaints that will be voiced in the near future by the General Staff about the implications of the cuts included in the state budget passed this week. True, in the years ahead, the Israel Defense Forces will be required to dismiss 4,000 career soldiers (while at the same time 1,000 new ones will enter the career army). The defense establishment will also have to slash NIS 4.5 billion from its budget over the coming 18 months. That, of course, will necessitate adjustments in the IDF’s structure and outlays. However, none of this will generate unprecedented economic pressure on the army.
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