Last Generation Network News: ISRAEL EDITION December 5, 2013 –THURSDAY- Tevet 2, 5774 Vol. I No. 6

 
 
Last Generation Network News
 December 5, 2013 –THURSDAY- Tevet 2, 5774
 
   Vol I. No.6
ISRAEL EDITION 
"Till all Israel is saved; Tell a Jew about Jesus" -MJS
 
HEADLINERS SECTION
 
Israel
 
 
 

Hezbollah commander gunned down outside home; Israel denies role in killing

NBCNews.com (blog) - ‎14 hours ago‎
In 1992, Israeli helicopter gunships ambushed the motorcade of Hezbollah leader Sheik Abbas Musawi, killing him, his wife, 5-year-old son and four bodyguards.
 
 

Kerry and Netanyahu meet in Jerusalem amid tensions

Jerusalem Post - ‎7 hours ago‎
US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived Wednesday evening for another round of talks in Jerusalem and Ramallah, with Palestinian officials again voicing deep pessimism about any breakthrough in peace talks, and Israeli officials more keen on talking ...
 
 

Firms linked to Israel prospering in Mass.

Boston Globe - ‎9 hours ago‎
Companies with ties to Israel have become a significant force in Massachusetts, multiplying their revenues over three years and employing roughly 6,700, according to a new study released Thursday.
 
 

American Studies Association leaders endorse boycott of Israeliuniversities

Jerusalem Post - ‎10 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - The American Studies Association leadership endorsed a boycott of Israeliuniversities, but also sought the approval of the body's 5,000 members.
 
 

Israel built a new border wall to prevent migrants from 'smuggling in terror'

GlobalPost - ‎3 hours ago‎
A laborer works at the construction site of the fence along Israel's border with Egypt near the Red Sea resort town of Eilat on Feb. 15, 2012.
 
 

Yadlin: Scope of Iranian retaliation to potential strike is 'exaggerated'

Jerusalem Post - ‎13 hours ago‎
The most realistic UAV threat consists of “suicide drones from Lebanon or Syria” that could be deployed, and this scenario merits preparations, but is “not the kind of threat that Israel can't absorb,” the paper continued. Iran's long-range naval ...
 
 

First winter storm of season hits Israel - Kinneret rises, Mount Hermon sees snow

Jerusalem Post
6 hours ago
 
Written by
Sharon Udasin
The first winter storm of the season hit Israel on Thursday as the unseasonably warm weather experienced throughout November gave way to rainfall and even snow.
 
 

First Israeli minister visits Turkey since 2010

Jerusalem Post - ‎18 hours ago‎
Confirming a report on Israel's Channel 2 television, the official said Peretz was the highest-rankingIsraeli in Turkey since ties soured after IDF commandos killed nine Turkish activists three years ago when their vessel violated an Israeli blockade ...
 
 

Weekly Schmooze: Haim's epic 'Hanukka Song' cover

Jerusalem Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
Here in Israel, this trick would never work, but comediennes Ari and Emma practice faking Hebrew for when you're in "temple" (because in "shul" they'd see right through you) to great comedic effect reminiscent of the "All That" classic character Pierre ...
 
 

Former Shin Bet head: Israeli-Palestinian conflict more dangerous than a...

Jerusalem Post - ‎20 hours ago‎
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is more of an existential threat to this nation than a nuclear Iran, former Shin Bet Chief Yuval Diskin said on Wednesday night.
 
 

In Protests Against Prawer Plan, Signs of 'Palestinization' in Israel's ...

Tablet Magazine - ‎12 hours ago‎
Last week, activists in Israel declared a “Day of Rage” against the Prawer Plan, a government initiative that would relocate more than 30,000 Bedouin from the unrecognized villages where they live into urban zones.
 
 

Casspi Will Represent Israel for Hanukkah at White House

Bleacher Report - ‎1 hour ago‎
As a high-profile Israeli living in the United States, Casspi had been invited to the White House to meet President Obama and participate in a menorah lighting ceremony next Thursday.
 
 

Israel Provides Humanitarian Aid to Syrians

ABC News - ‎Dec 3, 2013‎
Associated Press. Israel acknowledged for the first time Tuesday that it is providing humanitarian aid to victims of the civil war inside neighboring Syria, saying it has funneled food and other emergency supplies to embattled villages just across the ...
 
 

ENCOUNTERING PEACE: Paradigm of partnership

Jerusalem Post - ‎19 hours ago‎
When the Oslo process first began, the vision of peace which was negotiated over most of 1993 was based on a paradigm of cooperation across boundaries that would lead to a “win-win” deal for bothIsrael and Palestine. The interim agreement of 1995 ...
 
 

Storm drenches Israel, ending long dry spell

The Times of Israel - ‎7 hours ago‎
The Israel Meteorological Service said Thursday morning that it expected “unseasonably low” temperatures, and issued flash food warnings for the Jordan Valley, the Judean Desert and the Dead Sea region.
 
 

Israel seeks to tighten medical marijuana regulations

Haaretz - ‎9 hours ago‎
Israel's Health Ministry has expressed opposition to granting general practitioners the right to prescribe medical marijuana.
 
 

Mashav: Still up and running

Jerusalem Post - ‎20 hours ago‎
From a recent Jerusalem Post editorial (“Israel in the Philippines”, November 18, 2013) readers might have taken away the impression that Mashav, Israel's Agency for International Development Cooperation, ceased its activities after third world nations ...
 
 

Israel's new airport is angering Jordan, a rare friend in the region

Haaretz - ‎14 hours ago‎
One reason for Jordanians' alienation toward Israel is their disappointment with the peace. When the peace treaty was signed in 1994 the two sides planned joint economic and infrastructure projects designed to improve Jordan's standard of living.
 
 

Why is the US okay with Israel having nuclear weapons but not Iran?

Washington Post (blog)
Dec 2, 2013
 
Written by
Max Fisher
Yes, this is surely in part a deflection, meant to shift attention away from concerns about Iran's nuclear activities by not-so-subtly nodding to the one country in the region that does have nuclear weapons: Israel. But could Iran have a point? Is ...

 

HEADLINERS SECTION
Jerusalem
 
 
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Discovery of City of David ruins fills gap in Jerusalemhistory

NBCNews.com
Dec 3, 2013
 
Written by
Megan Gannon
 
The building's remains were uncovered during an extensive dig at the Givati Parking Lot, located in Jerusalem's oldest neighborhood, the City of David.
 
 

Think Palestinian schools preach violence? Visit this one

Haaretz (blog) - ‎10 hours ago‎
It's mid-morning at The Jerusalem School of Beit Hanina, not far from the Qalandia checkpoint on the road leading to points further north in Jerusalem, and then on to Ramallah. Qalandia is a place that is occasionally the scene of violent clashes ...
 
 

Kerry and Netanyahu meet in Jerusalem amid tensions

Jerusalem Post - ‎7 hours ago‎
US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived Wednesday evening for another round of talks in Jerusalemand Ramallah, with Palestinian officials again voicing deep pessimism about any breakthrough in peace talks, and Israeli officials more keen on talking ...
 
 

Jewish activists want to pray on Jerusalem's Temple Mount, raising alarm in ...

Washington Post - ‎Dec 3, 2013‎
JERUSALEM - A small but growing movement by Jewish activists demanding the right to pray at the site of their destroyed temple, in the heart of this disputed capital's Old City, is creating a potentially explosive clash with the Muslim world, which ...
 
 

Obama Extends Waiver in Moving U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem

TheBlaze.com - ‎20 hours ago‎
President Barack Obama ordered Secretary of State John Kerry not to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, a waiver of the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 that establishes U.S. policy to move the embassy to the city Israelis consider their capital.
 
 

Khimki tops Jerusalem, Haifa squeaks by Riga

Jerusalem Post - ‎16 hours ago‎
Maccabi Haifa clinched a berth in the Eurocup Last 32 on Wednesday night with a dramatic win over VEF Riga, while Hapoel Jerusalem was left with plenty of work to do after losing to Khimki Moscow in Russia. Ike Ofoegbu's tip-in with 0.7 seconds ...
 
 

In Jerusalem, Kerry offers reassurances on Iran deal

The Times of Israel - ‎4 hours ago‎
Israel's security is of paramount importance to the White House, US Secretary of State John Kerry stressed at a joint press conference Thursday with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem. ”Israel's security in this negotiation is at the top of ...
 
 

Defense Ministry chemical attack drill set for Jerusalem

Jerusalem Post - ‎Dec 4, 2013‎
Authorities will hold a chemical attack drill in Jerusalem next week, the Defense Ministry announced on Wednesday. The drill was planned in advance and is part of the defense establishment's annual working plan, the Ministry added in a statement.
 
 

Israeli forces raid African neighborhood in Old City of Jerusalem

Ma'an News Agency - ‎8 hours ago‎
JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces on Wednesday raided the African neighborhood in the Old City of Jerusalem and detained one man, locals said.
 
 

ISA: Attacks Up 23% in November - 66% in Jerusalem

Arutz Sheva - ‎1 hour ago‎
There were 167 terror attacks against Israeli targets in November, according to the monthly review released on Thursday by the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet, Shabak General Security Service).
 
 

Marked for destruction: Jerusalem neighborhoods brace for large wave of home ...

Mondoweiss - ‎Dec 4, 2013‎
As Isam Hamad Ali, a civil engineer in the Shu'fat refugee camp in East Jerusalem, drove his silver sedan along a wide dirt road near Israel's Separation Wall, he pointed to every building he passed.
 
 

Two more Palestinians arrested in connection to Jerusalem stoning attack

Jerusalem Post - ‎Dec 3, 2013‎
Police arrested two more Palestinian youths, from the east Jerusalem village of Zur Baher, who are suspected in the rock-throwing attack that left a two-year-old Jewish infant wounded in the neighborhood of Armon Hanatziv last week, Israel Radio ...
 
 

Jews in Jerusalem neighborhood demand stronger police presence in wake of ...

Jerusalem Post - ‎Dec 1, 2013‎
Photo: Sarah Levin. Residents of the Jerusalem neighborhood where a two-year-old girl was hospitalized after being hit by a rock last week described an ongoing climate of fear within their community, marred by violence and harassment perpetrated by ...
 
 

Where's the Coverage? Rising Number of Terrorist Attacks in Jerusalem...

Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (blog) - ‎16 hours ago‎
According to figures released by the Shin Bet, November marked a 65% rise in terrorist attacks inJerusalem compared to the previous month, Channel 10 reported.
 
 

Hanukkah is a block party in Jerusalem — with olive-oil menorahs lighting up ...

Public Radio International - ‎21 hours ago‎
As the story goes, around 2000 years ago, the Seleucid king who ruled in Jerusalem turned the Jewish temple into a temple for Zeus.
 
 

Jerusalem explored in a new way through bike tours

Jewish News of Greater Phoenix - ‎Dec 4, 2013‎
The above itinerary represents the first collaboration of its kind in Jerusalem: bike tours launched by the Inbal Hotel and outdoor tour operator Gordon Active.
 
 

'It is possible' Ansar Jerusalem is tied to al Qaeda, brother of group's ...

Long War Journal - ‎Dec 4, 2013‎
Numerous recent reports have indicated that Shadi el Menai plays an important role in Ansar Jerusalem. His exact role is unclear, however.
 
 

Bike Tours Offer New Way to See Jerusalem

Algemeiner - ‎1 hour ago‎
Inbal Communications Manager Barak Roth says the Inbal “is the first hotel in Jerusalem to take upon themselves such an endeavor,” choosing Gordon Active as a partner “because they're the leading company [in Israel] when it comes to bike tours.
 
 

Home of Women of the Wall Board Member Vandalized in Jerusalem

Jewish Daily Forward - ‎3 hours ago‎
The graffiti discovered Thursday morning in the public stairwell of the apartment of Peggy Cidor, in theJerusalem neighborhood of Talpiyot, also read “Peggy, watch out ” and “Women of the Wall are villains.
 
 

Same Sex Relations and the Jerusalem Council

Patheos (blog)
1 hour ago
 
Written by
James McGrath
The Butler Religionists club had a discussion about same-sex relations as viewed by a variety of religious traditions. I mentioned that Acts 15, with is depiction of a decision by Jewish Christians about what Gentiles needed to adopt from Jewish ...
 
HEADLINERS SECTION
Prime Minister Netanyahu, who has demanded a permanent Israeli presence in the Jordan Valley, with IDF officers in the region in 2011 (photo credit: Moshe Milner/GPO/ Flash90)

Land for peace with the Palestinians: Essential or suicidal?

Amid familiar and fresh challenges in an unstable Middle East, two former senior officers differ utterly over the dangers, the benefits and the contours of a possible Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank

 
Minister of Environmental Protection Amir Peretz in Jerusalem, on June 5, 2013. (photo credit: Flash 90)

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