Israel Brief April 12, 2013: Rabbi Yaakov Yosef dies

ISRAEL BRIEF

ISRAEL BRIEF: ISRAEL NEWS

Rabbi Yaakov Yosef dies

Source: Ynetnews, 4-12-13

Son of Shas’ spiritual leader, known as one of most prominent right-wing rabbis, passes away after battling cancer. Some 80,000 people attend funeral; close friend reveals that as part of his will, deceased called on girls not to volunteer for National Service….READ MORE

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Israel Political Brief April 12, 2013: Israel returns fire after Syria attack

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF: ISRAEL NEWS

Israel returns fire after Syria attack

Source: Sky News Australia, 4-12-13

Israel returns fire after Syria attack. Israel’s army have fired artillery into Syria after gunshots and shells were directed at soldiers on the Israeli-occupied sector of the Golan Heights, the military said….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief April 12, 2013: PM Benjamin Netanyahu: Israel is the Bright Star of Freedom

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF: ISRAEL NEWS

Netanyahu: Israel is the Bright Star of Freedom

Source: Arutz Sheva, 4-12-13

“65 years ago we celebrated our new found freedom, the renewal of Jewish sovereignty in our ancestral homeland,” said Netanyahu. “This was a dream of ages. Jews prayed for this for generations, ‘Next year in Jerusalem’. Now we’re here in Jerusalem….READ MORE

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