Ha'aretz - Israel News
· Israel's new IDF draft law: Less ultra-Orthodox conscripts, longer service for women
The Perry Committee charged with equalizing the burden of military service in Israel provided its summary of laws meant to ease conscription of the country's most religious; next step is a government vote on the issue.
· British guilty of disguised anti-Semitism, Israeli minister tells The Telegraph
· Kerry called Netanyahu - not Israeli envoy Oren - to protest West Bank outposts
American source tells Haaretz that while its report earlier this week of such a conversation was true, the 'high-ranking' recipient of Kerry's disapproval was none other than Israel's PM; Kerry now in Jerusalem for talks with Netanyahu, Livni on peace process.
· Two suspects in Argentina Jewish Center bombing running for Iran president
· Cameron convenes British intelligence chiefs after suspected terror attack
Just one month after Boston Marathon blasts, and the first apparent Islamist killing in London since suicide bombers struck in July 2005, the London attack revived fears of so-called 'lone wolves' who might have no direct contact with Al-Qaida.
· Netanyahu to Kerry: Israel wants to renew talks with Palestinians, above all
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry returns to the region for his fourth trip since undertaking campaign to jumpstart Israeli-Palestinian talks.
· France backs call to put Hezbollah armed wing on EU terror list
· The Israeli soccer game that changed everything
· Knesset passes bill increasing number of women that elect Israel's chief rabbis
Expansion of electing body's size also likely to increase secular representation; vote highlights internal revolt within Habayit Hayehudi, as party leader Naftali Bennett struggles with ideological division.
· Nefesh B'Nefesh up in arms over Israel's plan to revoke tax exemption for immigrants
· Tourist tip #242 / Labneh
· Israel maintaining intense intelligence activity in Syria and working with local villagers, report says
New York Times says Israel has discounted the possibility of a buffer zone in Syria as it would be seen as incursion and spark immediate conflict with Assad's forces, but is considering a 'proxy' force in the country.
· British soldier hacked to death in suspected London terror attack
Two men attack soldier in Woolwich district near an army barracks; Prime Minister David Cameron cuts short visit to France to convene emergency national security meeting.
· Be'er Sheva bank shooter dismissed from IDF post for attacking Palestinians, released from reserve duty
Friends, neighbors describe Itamar Alon as strange, surprised such a person had been an IDF officer.
· In step toward reform, Israel to build two new ports without consulting workers
· Greek Patriarchate's Jerusalem land plot raises concerns for homeowners' future
After decades of leasing land to the government, the Greek Patriarchate's sale to a private, foreign buyer may signal inflated prices ahead for current residents.
· Soldiers: IDF could have prevented deadly mine explosion in Golan Heights
· Boston bomber's friend, slain in Florida, eyed in Jewish murders
· New restrictions help banks collect; and helped trigger Be'er Sheva man's rage
· U.S. House committee approves measure to back Israel in case of nuclear Iran attack
· Why is no Israeli minister in charge of relations with Diaspora Jews?
· Kerry: Assad's achievements in recent days only temporary
· Man hacked to death in London 'may be terror attack,' authorities say
· Germany's Merkel awarded prize for denouncing anti-Semitism
· Man behind Israeli report on infamous killing of Mohammed al-Dura has right-wing ties
Brig. Gen. Yossi Kuperwasser previously worked for the Israel Law Center, which sought to prevent the reporter who broke the story from continuing to work in Israel.