Israel Political Brief August 30, 2013: Iron Dome deployed in Tel Aviv as US moves closer to Syria strike

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Iron Dome deployed in Tel Aviv as U.S. moves closer to Syria strike

Source: JTA, 8-30-13

The Israeli army has deployed the Iron Dome rocket interception system around Tel Aviv in preparation for a possible strike by Syria….READ MORE

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Israel Political Brief August 29, 2013: Israelis mob gas mask distribution centers, army urges calm over Syria

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As Israelis mob gas mask distribution centers, army urges calm

Source: JTA, 8-29-13

Israelis have flooded gas mask distribution centers in recent days amid concerns about possible retaliation should the United States strike Syria. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israelis should continue their lives as normal and the military is prepared for any eventuality….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief August 29, 2013: President Obama talks Syria strike, Israelis line up for gas masks

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As Obama talks Syria strike, Israelis queue up for gas masks

Source: JTA, 8-29-13

Israelis waited for hours at gas mask distribution centers a day after President Obama said he was considering a “limited” military strike on Syria….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief August 27, 2013: PM Benjamin Netanyahu at Security Cabinet meeting says Israel ready for any Syria scenario

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Israel ready for any Syria scenario, Netanyahu says

Source: JTA, 8-27-13

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called a second meeting in two days of his security Cabinet to talk about the Syria situation….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief August 26, 2013: For Israel, U.S. response on Syria may send message to Iran

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For Israel, U.S. response on Syria may be harbinger on Iran

Source: JTA, 8-26-13

For Israel, U.S. response on Syria may be harbinger on Iran

As Washington inches closer to action in Syria, Israel is evaluating the Obama administration’s resolve and hoping it sends a clear message to Iran….READ MORE

Jewish Brief August 26, 2013: Ahead of High Holidays, Naftali Bennett unveils new platform for egalitarian prayer

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Ahead of High Holidays, Bennett unveils new platform for egalitarian prayer

Source: JTA, 8-26-13

Ahead of High Holidays, Bennett unveils new platform for egalitarian prayer

Amid continuing protests over non-Orthodox prayer at the Western Wall, Israel’s religious services minister unveiled a new platform for egalitarian worship at Robinson’s Arch….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief August 26, 2013: Peace talks not canceled over incident at West Bank Palestinian refugee camp, US says

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Peace talks not canceled over deadly incident at Palestinian refugee camp, U.S. says

Source: JTA, 8-26-13

The U.S. State Department denied Palestinian claims that a scheduled meeting between Israeli and Palestinian peace negotiators was canceled over clashes in a refugee camp that left three Palestinians dead….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief August 25, 2013: PM Benjamin Netanyahu: On Syria, Israel’s finger on pulse and trigger

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Netanyahu: On Syria, Israel’s finger on pulse and trigger

Source: JTA, 8-25-13

The situation in Syria, including the death of hundreds of Syrian civilians allegedly by chemical weapons, must be stopped, and Israel will take steps to protect itself, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said….READ MORE

Israel Musings August 23, 2013: Ban Ki-moon backtracks on admission that the UN is biased against Israel

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United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is backing down on statements he made about Israel, last Friday, Aug. 16, 2013 at a model U.N. program on the same day he met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief August 23, 2013: PM Benjamin Netanyahu to address UN in September

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Source: JTA, 8-23-13

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced he will address the United Nations General Assembly next month in New York….READ MORE

Israel Musings August 22, 2013: Israel meets with Palestinians for third peace talks meeting

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Israel meets with Palestinians for third peace talks meeting

By Bonnie K. Goodman

This week without much media fanfare, the Israeli-Palestinians peace talks continued with two unannounced meetings on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2013. Israel’s chief negotiator Tzipi Livni revealed that the meetings took place. Both meetings were held in Jerusalem…READ MORE

Israel Brief August 22, 2013: Rockets fired from Lebanon do damage in northern Israel

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Rockets fired from Lebanon do damage in northern Israel

Source: JTA, 8-22-13

Four rockets were fired at northern Israel, causing damage to homes and cars….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief August 22, 2013: PM Benjamin Netanyahu: Alleged Syrian chemical attack against civilians ‘terribly disturbing’

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Alleged Syrian chemical attack against civilians ‘terribly disturbing,’ Netanyahu says

Source: JTA, 8-22-13

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Syria “Iran’s testing ground” in the wake of the reported use of chemical weapons against Syrian citizens….READ MORE

Israel Brief August 21, 2013: Iron Dome battery deployed to central Israel

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Iron Dome battery deployed to central Israel

Source: JTA, 8-21-13

An Iron Dome anti-missile system battery was deployed to central Israel….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief August 20, 2013: Justice Minister Tzipi Livni wants constitutional proposal balancing Israel’s Jewish, democratic identities

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Livni wants constitutional proposal balancing Israel’s Jewish, democratic identities

Source: JTA, 8-20-13

Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni appointed Israel Prize winner Ruth Gavison to draft a constitutional proposal that would reconcile the country’s democratic and Jewish characters….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief August 20, 2013: Israel warns on High Holidays travel

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Israel warns on High Holidays travel

Source: JTA, 8-20-13

The Israeli government has advised Israelis and all Jews to avoid travel to several countries, including Egypt and Turkey, during the High Holidays, a popular time for leisure travel….READ MORE

Israel Musings August 13, 2013: Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with PM Benjamin Netanyahu about settlement building announcement

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Kerry speaks with Netanyahu about settlement building announcement

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Kerry speaks with Netanyahu about settlement building announcement

August 13, 2013
United States Secretary of State John Kerry spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Aug. 13, 2013 about Israel’s new construction plans in East Jerusalem and the West Bank settlements. Kerry announced this peace talks development during…READ MORE

Israel Musings August 12, 2013: Israel approves new housing and prisoner release days before peace talks begin

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Israel approves new housing and prisoner release days before peace talks begin

By Bonnie K. Goodman

On the same day August 11, 2013, that the Israeli government both announced that nearly 1200 additional housing units will be built in East Jerusalem and the West Bank settlements, and approved that 26 pre-Oslo Accords Palestinians prisoners who…

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Israel Musings August 11, 2013: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu underwent emergency hernia surgery

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu underwent emergency hernia surgery

By Bonnie K. Goodman

For a few hours from late Saturday night Aug. 10, 2013 to Sunday morning, Aug. 11, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu handed over his powers to his Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon while he underwent and recovered from hernia….READ MORE

Israel Musings August 9, 2013: Israel decides to refuse any EU agreements with settlement guidelines

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Israel decides to refuse any EU agreements with settlement guidelines

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Israel decided on August 8, 2013 that it will boycott any agreement with the European Union (EU) unless they drop major stipulations of the guidelines they published last month which cuts off funding and projects to any area beyond Israel….READ MORE
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