Ha'aretz

· To be young, gifted and rich
Posted on Wednesday August 23, 2017
Israel gives a leg up to those who are already ahead, and doesn’t let its disadvantaged citizens even dream of upward mobility

· Israeli home sales fall in second quarter, especially to first-time buyers
Posted on Wednesday August 23, 2017
Treasury charts 12% decline in residential sales from the same period in 2016, with new-home sales down 28%

· 'We prevented Israel from going to war': Outgoing air force chief on Iran, Gaza and the conflicts ahead
Posted on Wednesday August 23, 2017
Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel tells Haaretz about preparing for an attack on Iran, carrying out scores of airstrikes on Hezbollah and averting clashes with Russian jets in Syria ■ On Gaza, he says: 'We kill more terrorists and fewer civilians'

· As Israel and Palestinians toughen stance, Kushner to meet Netanyahu and Abbas
Posted on Wednesday August 23, 2017
Jared Kushner begins visit as part of Trump administration's efforts to find a way to reignite peace process

· U.S. science envoy sends hidden 'I-M-P-E-A-C-H' message in resignation letter to Trump
Posted on Wednesday August 23, 2017
Renewable energy expert Daniel Kammen spells out what he would like to happen to his former boss in the White House, calling Charlottesville comments the final straw

· Citing lack of moral leadership, Jewish movements nix traditional phone call with Trump
Posted on Wednesday August 23, 2017
Reform, Conservative, and Reconstructionist movements they will not arrange the annual conference call ahead of Jewish High Holidays

· Trump, sticking to script in speech to the American Legion, calls for unity, healing
Posted on Wednesday August 23, 2017
A day after a combative speech in Arizona, Trump says Americans are not defined by the color of their skin, but by their humanity

· Artists pull out of Berlin culture festival due to Israeli Embassy funding
Posted on Wednesday August 23, 2017
Several acts drop out after Pop-Kultur festival publishes embassy's logo on website as part of 500 euros it contributed to help fund Israeli artists' costs

· American Reform Jewish women ordered to lift shirts, skirts before entering Western Wall
Posted on Wednesday August 23, 2017
The women were part of a delegation of students studying at Jerusalem’s Hebrew Union College, who had come to join Women of the Wall, the feminist prayer group, at its monthly service

· Crab invasion in Israel captured in unprecedented footage
Posted on Wednesday August 23, 2017
A new study shows rehabilitation work on Haifa's beaches contributes to the swift spread of the matuta victor, an invasive swimming crab species


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