Last Generation Network News: ISRAEL EDITION December 6, 2013 –FRIDAY- Tevet 2, 5774 Vol. I No. 7

 
 
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 December 6, 2013 –FRIDAY- Tevet 3, 5774
 
   Vol I. No.7
ISRAEL EDITION 
"Till all Israel is saved; Tell a Jew about Jesus" -MJS
 
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ANALYSIS

Tension at Temple Mount is escalating week by week

 

Hamas activists burn a coffin draped in an Israeli flag, during a rally marking the 13th anniversary of the so-called Al-Aqsa uprising or Second Intifada, in the refugee camp of Nusairat, central Gaza Strip, Sept. 27 2013 (photo credit: Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

US Secretary of State John Kerry was meeting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the third time in 24 hours on Friday for talks understood to be focused on security.

Kerry, who is seeking ways to drive forward stagnant peace talks, met twice with Netanyahu on Thursday for more than six hours of talks about potential security issues in any peace agreement. He also held a three-hour meeting on Thursday in Ramallah with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas.

Early on Friday, Kerry met Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid at a Jerusalem hotel, after which he entered another round of talks with Netanyahu, officials said. The US diplomat was then expected to head straight to Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv where he would hold a news conference before flying home.

 

Lapid to Kerry:
Israelis, Palestinians want peace agreement

 

 
Kerry and Lapid on Friday morning before their meeting in Jerusalem 
Photo: Reuters, Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Finance Minister Yair Lapid met with US Secretary of State John Kerry Friday, telling him how he appreciated his efforts in the Palestinian-Israeli negotiations. "Despite the disagreements and potholes on the way, a peace agreement is what both sides want."

Lapid also thanked Kerry for the strong alliance Israel has with the Americans, and said that the final nuclear agreement with Iran must prevent Iran from obtaining military nuclear capabilities.

 

Yair Lapid received a copy of 'Eye to Eye' in Washington, DC on October 11.

 

Kerry:
Israel's security at the top of US agenda in Iran nuclear talks

The bond between the US and Israel is "unbreakable," and while there may be tactical differences between the two countries occasionally, the long term strategy for Israel's security and peace in the region is the same, US Secretary of State John Kerry said in Jerusalem Thursday.

Kerry's comments, following a meeting with Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu, came after a month of high-profile, public disagreement between Washington and Jerusalem both over the policy toward Iran, and the talks with the Palestinians. The two men, who both referred to the other as "my friend," took pains to present a common and amiable front.

 

 

US officials:
Kerry presenting security plan in
meetings with Israelis, Palestinians

Secretary of State John Kerry will present the outlines of a West Bank security plan in meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders this week, stepping up American involvement in hopes of reviving faltering Mideast peace efforts, U.S. officials said Wednesday.

 

The proposal will mark the first time that Kerry has directly intervened in the talks since they began in late July. By all accounts, the negotiations have made no progress, despite an April target date for reaching a deal.

Israel News 

 

Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither
slumber nor sleep. - Psalms 121:4 (KJV) 


Diplomat: Israeli Resolution at
UN Cosponsored by Record 114
Countries Shows Weakening
of Arab Bloc
 

Hamas orders hanging of 
alleged Israel collaborator
 

Unprecedented finding from 
Hasmonean period unearthed
in City of David
 

Amman said to back Israeli
demands on Jordan Valley
 

Will the U.S. Allow Iraq to
Steal a Jewish Treasure?
 

Peretz meets his Turkish counterpart
for highest level Turkish-Israeli
meeting in 3 years
 

Former Obama adviser: Public
Israel-US spat only strengthens
Iran’s hand
 

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

Muslims Launch Fireworks at
Police on Temple Mount
 

American Studies Association
endorses Israel boycott
 

Israel Completes 245 Mile, NIS
1.6 Billion Security Fence 
Along Sinai Border with Egypt
 

Hebrew University's Mount 
Scopus Campus 'a War Zone'
 
 
 
 
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Israel Ends Probe of Palestinian Protester's Death

ABC News - ‎2 hours ago‎
Israel's military prosecutor cleared a soldier who killed a Palestinian stone-thrower by firing a tear gas canister at close range from inside a jeep.
 
 

Hezbollah threatens to retaliate against Israel for assassination

Jerusalem Post - ‎20 hours ago‎
A Lebanese newspaper reported on Thursday that Hezbollah blames Israel for the assassination of Hassan al-Laqqis and will respond.
 
 

US assures Israel that core Iran sanctions still in place

Reuters - ‎Dec 5, 2013‎
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry assured Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday that core sanctions against Iran would remain in place despite its interim nuclear deal with world powers.
 
 

Mandela and Israel

Jerusalem Post - ‎14 hours ago‎
Asked why he had finally decided to visit Israel, he replied, “To the many people who have questioned why I came, I say: Israel worked very closely with the apartheid regime. I say: I've made peace with many men who slaughtered our people like animals.
 
 

US, Stepping Up Role, Will Present West Bank Security Proposal to Israel

New York Times - ‎Dec 4, 2013‎
CHISINAU, Moldova - American officials plan to present the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, with detailed ideas about security arrangements on the West Bank under a possible peace agreement with the Palestinians, senior State Department ...
 
 

OECD on Israel: Great economy, pity about the social affairs

Haaretz - ‎8 hours ago‎
An interim report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development issued Thursday presents a mixed picture of Israel, which it says is strong on economic indicators and weak on social ones. The OECD, the club of the world's most advanced ...
 
 

Why is the U.S. OK with Israel having nukes but not Iran?

The Japan Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
Is there something hypocritical about the world tolerating Israel's nuclear arsenal, which the country does not officially acknowledge but has been publicly known for decades, and yet punishing Iran with severe economic sanctions just for its suspected ...
 
 

Israel seeks to buy German missile boats to protect offshore gas

Haaretz - ‎9 hours ago‎
Israel seeks to buy German missile boats to protect offshore gas. In previous navy purchases, Germany agreed to cover a third of the costs as a way of expressing its commitment to Israel'ssecurity. By Barak Ravid | Dec. 6, 2013 | 8:28 AM | 1 ...
 
 

Olmert Against Netanyahu: Israel's Divide on Iran

New Yorker (blog) - ‎20 hours ago‎
“The attacks on the Administration's action plan about Iran are certainly premature,” Ehud Olmert, the former Prime Minister of Israel, wrote me in a series of e-mails, not long after the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council and Germany ...
 
 

Israel in the American Bazaar

American Thinker - ‎8 hours ago‎
Similarly, since Israel declared its independence in 1948, the U.S. has partnered with it to convince the regional neighbors to provide it sovereign legitimacy and the "secure and recognized boundaries free from threats or acts of war" that are the ...
 
 

Peretz meets his Turkish counterpart for highest level Turkish-Israelimeeting ...

Jerusalem Post - ‎22 hours ago‎
Ankara, which once had a strategic relationship with Israel, withdrew its ambassador from Tel Aviv after the Mavi Marmara incident when nine Turks were killed aboard a ship stopped by the IDF that was trying to break the naval blockade of Gaza.
 
 

Mandela Was an Enemy of Israel

Arutz Sheva - ‎6 hours ago‎
The writer, an Italian journalist with Il Foglio, writes a twice-weekly column for Arutz Sheva. He is the author of the book "A New Shoah", that researched the personal stories of Israel's terror victims, published by Encounter. His writing has ...
 
 

'Israel did not assassinate Hezbollah official'

The Times of Israel - ‎14 hours ago‎
The assassination of top Hezbollah operative Hassan al-Laqis was a severe blow to the Lebanese terror organization, Israeli officials told Time Magazine Thursday, but his death was not orchestrated by the Jewish state. Speaking on condition of ...
 
 

Neglect of IDF Ground Forces: A Risk to Israel's Security

Right Side News - ‎3 hours ago‎
Just as no one could have foreseen the turmoil in the Arab world, no one can tell where the upheaval will end. These events have indeed reduced the probability of a high-intensity war between Israel and its neighbors in the immediate future, but no one ...
 
 

Painstakingly Preserving Israel's Past, One Photo at a Time

Huffington Post - ‎18 hours ago‎
Israel is too often caricatured, distorted, turned into a polemic. But for millions, it is home, the setting of their childhood, of first kisses, family picnics, tough break ups, fond memories of all kinds.
 
 

Israel Is Happy Hizballah Commander Died, But Says It Did Not Kill Him

TIME - ‎19 hours ago‎
Israel has no shortage of reasons to welcome the demise of Hassan Lakiss, the senior Hizballah commander who was assassinated outside his Beirut home just after midnight on Wednesday.
 
 

'You are Israel's heartbeat'

Jerusalem Post - ‎15 hours ago‎
They came from many parts of the country to Jerusalem; men and women who had fought in Israel's wars and come away from battle less whole than when they had been called to arms.
 
 

Rivals allying to build 4G network in Israel

Haaretz - ‎8 hours ago‎
Several weeks ago, Hot Telecommunication Systems and Partner Communications (which operates in Israel under the Orange brand name) signed a similar agreement.
 
 

Israel's best friend: Stephen Harper

Macleans.ca - ‎1 hour ago‎
Conservative politicians have coalesced behind the Prime Minister, and now stand in lockstep with his stridently pro-Israel agenda. Tim Hudak, Ontario's Opposition leader, leapt to his feet when Harper announced that he would visit the Middle East in 2014.

 

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Fear of failure spurs John Kerry's peace mission toJerusalem

Haaretz - ‎6 hours ago‎
Ticking time bomb || Fear of failure spurs John Kerry's peace mission to Jerusalem. The Americans are beginning to realize external intervention is needed for an Israeli-Palestinian breakthrough.
 
 

Jerusalem Demolition Plan Could Force More Than 1000 People From Homes

Jewish Daily Forward - ‎5 hours ago‎
Jerusalem - Ras Khamis, a poor neighborhood in a neglected part of Jerusalem, might be mistaken for being outside the city altogether.
 
 

The curtains go down on a Jerusalem landmark

Haaretz - ‎7 hours ago‎
He is seated on the floor of the orphaned Pargod Theater auditorium in Jerusalem. To make room for himself, he first tossed and slammed seats around with a force you would not expect from an 80-year-old.
 
 

Kerry and Netanyahu meet in Jerusalem amid tensions

Jerusalem Post - ‎Dec 5, 2013‎
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 ...
 
 

Herzog: Divide Jerusalem and Make Land Swaps

Arutz Sheva - ‎6 hours ago‎
MK Yitzchak Herzog, newly elected head of the Labor party and head of the Opposition, said that while Gush Etzion in Judea is one of his favorite places, he envisions land swaps and the division of Jerusalem with the Palestinian Authority (PA). Herzog ...
 
 

Jerusalem and Babylon / Pope Francis can't save us

Haaretz - ‎20 minutes ago‎
Jerusalem and Babylon / Pope Francis can't save us. If only we Jews could find such a unifying, inspirational leader. By Anshel Pfeffer | Dec. 6, 2013 | 7:25 AM.
 
 

Discovery of City of David ruins fills gap in Jerusalem history

NBCNews.com
Dec 3, 2013
 
Written by
Megan Gannon
Archaeologists have discovered the first ruins of a building from the Hasmonean period in Jerusalem, filling a gap in the ancient city's history, the Israeli Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced.
 
 

From Pretoria to Jerusalem

Israel Hayom - ‎4 hours ago‎
Yet again, anti-Israel voices are rising out from the African country that lies farthest from Israel: 6,500 kilometers (4,038 miles) separate Johannesburg and Jerusalem. In 2001, the Durban Conference took place under the auspices of the United Nations ...
 
 

Orot College Named Winner of Jerusalem Prize

Arutz Sheva - ‎8 hours ago‎
Orot College, which has a program for American students, has been selected as the winner of the Jerusalem Prize. The prize is to be presented at the upcoming 11th Jerusalem Conference set for February 3-4 in 2014 under the auspices of the newspaper ...
 
 

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 ...
 
 

Vandals spray-paint graffiti threats on Jerusalem home of WoW leader

Jerusalem Post - ‎19 hours ago‎
Photo: Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post. One day after Women of the Wall held a peaceful pluralistic monthly prayer service at the Western Wall, the Jerusalem home of a prominent member of the organization was spray-painted with threats and insults.
 
 

Hundreds of haredim clash with police in Jerusalem over yeshiva student's arrest

Haaretz - ‎21 hours ago‎
Hundreds of ultra-Orthodox demonstrators clashed with police in Jerusalem on Thursday in protest against the arrest of a yeshiva student who did not show up at an Israeli military enlistment center to arrange his military service deferral.
 
 

Yeshiva Student Hit by Rocks in Jerusalem

Arutz Sheva - ‎1 hour ago‎
A hareidi-religious man was hit in the head on Friday afternoon by rocks that were thrown at him as he was walking in Jerusalem, near the tomb of Shimon HaTzaddik. The Ichud Hatzalah volunteer paramedic organization said that the man is a yeshiva ...
 
 

Bike Tours Offer New Way to See Jerusalem

Algemeiner - ‎22 hours 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.
 
 

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

TheBlaze.com - ‎Dec 4, 2013‎
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.
 
 

Think Palestinian schools preach violence? Visit this one

Haaretz (blog) - ‎Dec 4, 2013‎
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 ...
 
 

Jerusalem: Ovadia, they are killing it out of too much love'

ANSAmed - ‎7 hours ago‎
Strategie del conflitto urbano', on Jerusalem, strategies of urban conflict - presented Thursday in Rome and written by a number of authors.
 
 

At halfway mark, Kerry's Mideast effort stumbles

Anchorage Daily News - ‎17 minutes ago‎
JERUSALEM - Halfway through an ambitious nine-month process aimed at forging Mideast peace, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, after another round of shuttle diplomacy, has little to show for his efforts.
 
 

Walter Russell Mead

Wall Street Journal - ‎16 hours ago‎
Riyadh and Jerusalem have common interests that are not limited to preventing Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons. The Saudis believe Iran is leading Shiites in a religious conflict with Sunnis now engulfing the Fertile Crescent.
 
 

Israeli forces raid African neighborhood in Old City of Jerusalem

Ma'an News Agency - ‎Dec 5, 2013‎
JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces on Wednesday raided the African neighborhood in the Old City of Jerusalem and detained one man, locals said.
 

Wonder Woman fans worldwide waiting for Gadot

CHOSEN FILMSKing of the bromance Paul Rudd models underwear, Nigella Lawson admits to inhaling, and who has a chokehold on the Shonda of the Week?

 
Gal Gadot arrives at the LA Premiere of the 'Fast & Furious 6' at the Gibson Amphitheatre on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 in Universal City, Calif. (photo credit: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
 
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