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Israel’s Archives Go Online - and Political Controversy Follows

forward.com — The orderly world of archives is in tumult in Israel after an effort to enhance transparency has instead led to allegations that access to sensitive documents is being restricted. The dispute is rooted in laws requiring online publications to be submitted for military censorship, which means that as the Israel State Archive digitizes its vast trove of documents, papers dealing with national security may undergo new redaction.

Brewery reproduces beer dating back to time of Jesus - then drinks it all

independent.co.uk — A Jerusalem brewery has produced a craft beer with a taste it says dates back to the time of Jesus. Herzl Brewery, Israel's smallest, took wheat that Tel Aviv University geneticists say was the strain used for beer in the Holy Land two millennia ago to produce 20 litres (five gallons) of "biblical beer". It says the concoction may help explain why wine was the preferred sacred drink of the Bible.

Just 5% of Israelis Say Soldier Who Shot Helpless Palestinian Committed ‘Murder’

forward.com — To Israel's military prosecutors, a soldier who fired a bullet into the head of a wounded and motionless Palestinian assailant may be guilty of homicide. To many Israelis, he is a hero.

Meir Dagan, Israeli Spymaster Turned Netanyahu Critic, Dies at 71

forward.com — JERUSALEM - Mossad director Meir Dagan, who after a long career spearheading shadow wars against Israel's enemies became a vociferous critic of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's saber-rattling on Iran, died of cancer on Thursday, aged 71.

Israel says Syria used chemical weapons during ceasefire

jpost.com — Israel said on Tuesday that Syrian government forces have used chemical weapons against civilians since the start of a ceasefire aimed at preparing the way for an end to the five-year civil war. The truce, sponsored by Russia and the United States, began on Saturday and has been dogged by opposition charges of non-compliance by Damascus - something President Bashar Assad has denied.

Egyptian politician attacked with shoe after dining with Israeli ambassador

smh.com.au — Cairo: Egyptian lawmaker Tawfik Okasha was attacked in parliament on Sunday, with one colleague hurling a shoe at him and others demanding he be suspended after he invited the Israeli ambassador for dinner. Egypt was the first of a handful of Arab countries to recognise Israel with a United States-sponsored 1979 peace accord, but Egyptian attitudes to the country's neighbour remain icy.

U.S., British Spies Hacked Israeli Air Force - New Snowden Revelations

forward.com — JERUSALEM - The United States and Britain have monitored secret sorties and communications by Israel's air force in a hacking operation dating back to 1998, according to documents attributed to leaks by former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden.

Parents, politicians alarmed by new celebrity-backed anonymous messaging app

stltoday.com — JERUSALEM * A new app that allows users to send anonymous text messages is causing alarm among parents, politicians and some teenagers, who say it is being used as a weapon for cyber-bullying.

ISIS Setbacks In Syria Could Bring Attacks on Jordan and Israel - IDF

forward.com — TEL AVIV - Islamic State's battleground setbacks in Syria have increased the chance of an attack by the insurgents or their allies on Israel and Jordan, Israel's military chief said on Monday. While focused on shoring up its Syrian and Iraqi fiefdoms, Islamic State has in recent months stepped up attacks abroad and issued public threats to include Israel among its targets.

'Enraged' Israel summons Swedish envoy over foreign minister's remarks

smh.com.au — Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom's call for an inquiry into whether Israeli forces are guilty of extrajudicial killings of Palestinians has outraged the Israeli government. Photo: Wikicommons Jerusalem/Stockholm: Israel summoned the Swedish ambassador on Wednesday to convey what it described as its "rage" at a call by Stockholm's top diplomat for an investigation to determine whether Israeli forces were guilty of extrajudicial killings of Palestinians.
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Apr 28, 2016

RT @Raqqa_sl1: another photo shows how #ISIS is covering the streets of #Raqqa to prevent Drones from targeting their fighters https://t.copic.twitter.com/hl1iAlhQJNhl1iAlhQJN

Apr 28, 2016

RT @SkyNews: A media scrum is still following Ken Livingstone through Westminster over anti-Semitism row. Watch live here: facebook.com/skynews/videos…57Hlod

Apr 26, 2016

RT @whpresscorps: RT @FOIAnews: State Dept. Withheld Key Email From Clinton's Private Server in FOIA Lawsuit: Hillary E-mail ... https://t.bit.ly/1Nx4IkI#FOIAo/O2wyHqHyay #FOIA

Apr 18, 2016

RT @SkyNews: "I had no idea he was that kind of guy." This woman lives next to a former IS fighter: trib.al/IaVf0EE snpy.tv/1Sh9rUmyckdnUL

Apr 18, 2016

RT @SkyNews: Watch @Stone_SkyNews' report on the #ISFiles that reveal Danish recruiters' links to the UK on our YouTube channel https://t.cyoutube.com/watch?v=zqEziU…/4CDE5H302T

Apr 18, 2016

RT @SkyNews: Hillary Clinton's daughter Chelsea speaks out about her mother's US presidential campaign: trib.al/NhG3zGf https://t.csnpy.tv/26aBtdC/vuy8tGH0tK

Mar 10, 2016

RT @HaraldDoornbos: Some discussing if leaked #IS-list real or not. I have form of Dutch fighter. Contact phone number he wrote on form is indeed his mother's.

Mar 09, 2016

RT @SkyNewsTonight: .@rmdbarrett, ex-MI6 Global Terrorism Operations Director, calls Sky News IS document cache "incredibly valuable" httpssnpy.tv/1R7cMnl//t.co/IZP3Pg81ZI

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