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  • Is any leader good enough for Israel’s center-left?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    January 21, 2016 | 4:57 am

    Last week I asked here Where is the Next Netanyahu?

    It appears that the opposition will have a tough time beating Netanyahu. Maybe it lacks the right candidate, but it is more likely that it lacks the right worldview. Netanyahu keeps winning, among other things, because the...

  • Injured Turks will sue Israeli soldiers despite Bibi’s apology

    April 9, 2013 | 7:55 am

    Turkish nationals injured in Israel's raid on the Mavi Marmara said they will sue Israeli soldiers and their commanders despite Israel's apology.

    "We will continue with the criminal lawsuits we have opened against the Israeli soldiers and commanders, and we won't accept dropping...

  • Report: Netanyahu, Barak ordered preparation for Iran strike in 2010

    November 5, 2012 | 9:31 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak ordered the Israeli military in 2010 to prepare for an attack on Iran's nuclear sites, an Israeli news channel reported.

    Netanyahu gave the order during a meeting with what is known as the cabinet of seven, or the...

  • Mavi Marmara victims’ families sue Israel

    October 8, 2012 | 9:33 am

    Relatives of nine Turkish citizens killed in the raid aboard the Mavi Marmara ship filed a lawsuit against Israel, according to Turkish reports.

    The lawsuit was filed last Friday in a Turkish court by more than 30 relatives of Turkish citizens killed in the May 31, 2010 raid, as...

  • Israel tight-lipped over report on strike on Syria reactor

    September 11, 2012 | 9:50 am

    Israel was tight-lipped following Monday’s extensive revelations by The New Yorker magazine about the September 2007 bombing of a Syrian nuclear reactor which, according to foreign sources, was carried out by the Israel Air Force. Israel has never taken officially responsibility...

  • Former IDF commander: Iranian nuclear threat not imminent

    August 24, 2012 | 10:37 am

    Gabi Ashkenazi, the former Israeli military chief of staff, said that the threat to Israel from a nuclear Iran was not imminent.

    Ashkenazi, who was chief of staff from 2007 until February 2011, was filmed saying at a recent lecture: “Anyone who thinks that there’ll be an...

  • Turkish criminal court accepts indictments against Israeli commanders

    May 29, 2012 | 9:08 am

    A Turkish criminal court accepted indictments against the four top Israeli commanders who led the 2010 raid on the Gaza-bound Mavi Marmara ship.

    İstanbul’s 7th High Criminal Court on Monday unanimously accepted the indictment submitted last week by a special Turkish prosecutor,...