Upping the ante of superpower war in the Middle East, Russia is deploying two state-of-the art defense systems in Syria. One fires missiles called "Gladiator;" the other, "Giant." Israel's concern is that Russia might use the missiles to shoot down Israeli fighter jets.
Israel is the target in a relentless war of words. These 10 fictions, related to contemporary issues in the Palestinian conflict, are rhetorical missiles aimed at the Jewish state 24 hours a day and with no end in sight.
The reason for the new law, 10 years in the making, is to provide the state with the tools necessary to deal with terrorism in a new world that is more technological and internet-based.
THERE ARE FIVE REASONS WHY the decision to hold new municipal elections is a huge gamble.
While millions of children got out of bed on the morning of June 30, 2016, excited for summer vacation, one child did not. A young Israeli girl, 13-year-old Hallel Yaffe Ariel, was brutally murdered in her own bed by a 17-year-old Palestinian terrorist. He broke into her house and stabbed her to death. Another life lost to senseless violence. Another poor soul taken too early from this world. But few Muslims in this world will be mourning her death, because Hallel was an Israeli Jew.