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Ya'alon: Obama administration temporary, pressure to halt settlements 'not forever' - Wed, 10 Dec 2014

Meretz leader: "Israeli government continues to destroy relations with the United States and Western world."

Jerusalem Post News: December 9th, 2014 - Tue, 09 Dec 2014 brings you all the latest news on Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

Police: Man arrested for kidnap, rape of 7-year-old Ashdod girl - Wed, 10 Dec 2014

Police found the crying, distraught girl in a grove outside Beit Shemesh, authorities says after gag order lifted on case.

Netanyahu faces leadership test in Likud vote today - Wed, 10 Dec 2014

Poll finds Labor could beat him, Livni meets with Herzog, Lapid.

VIDEO: Alleged neo-Nazi activist attacked by lions at zoo - Wed, 10 Dec 2014

Former Spanish police officer - previously arrested for Nazi-themed protest - scaled the walls of the enclose where 3 lions mauled him, according to local media.

PA hopes for UNSC resolution on Israeli-Palestinian conflict by Christmas - Wed, 10 Dec 2014

Chief PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat says if UNSC resolution rejected Palestinians will join ICC that same day.

Israeli home demolitions deter Palestinian terrorism, study finds - Wed, 10 Dec 2014

Study runs contrary to widely held belief that punitive house demolitions do not dissuade would-be terrorists.

Exclusive: 'We will not allow violence to deter us,' Barkat says - Tue, 09 Dec 2014

In exclusive interview, Jerusalem mayor discusses terrorism, security, the Temple Mount and deporting terrorists’ families.

Analysis: Will Abbas apply for full membership in ICC despite US opposition? - Wed, 10 Dec 2014

Could the recognition of Palestinians as observers at the International Criminal Court be a stepping stone towards full membership?

Poll: Most say poor Netanyahu - Obama ties are harmful - Wed, 10 Dec 2014

72% believe poor relations between Netanyahu and Obama have a negative influence on US-Israel relations.

Grapevine: A friend in need - Tue, 09 Dec 2014

It’s not every day that one hitches a ride with the president of the state.

Man passively euthanized in an 'unprecedented ruling' - Tue, 09 Dec 2014

The patient was afraid his ability to communicate with eye movements picked up by an electronic sensor would disappear, leaving him only with the ability to think.

Israel belittles Palestinian upgrade of status at ICC - Tue, 09 Dec 2014

Palestinians hailed the unanimous decision by the organizational body of 122 nation in New York to grant as an important step in achieving their final goal of formal membership.

Terror attack by nephew of Israeli teens' murderer thwarted outside Tekoa - Tue, 09 Dec 2014

One of the suspects is the nephew of Amar Abu Eisha, the suspected kidnapper and murderer of Gil-Ad Shaer, Eyal Yifrah and Naftali Fraenkel in June.

Irish government to accept motion to recognize Palestinian state - Tue, 09 Dec 2014

The motion calls on the government to "officially recognize the State of Palestine, on the basis of the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as the capital, as established in UN resolutions.

Amnesty International: Strikes on Gaza high-rises amount to war crimes - Tue, 09 Dec 2014

Philip Luther says that Israel's actions were a collective punishment against the citizens of Gaza, "meant to destroy their already precarious livelihoods."

Israel indicts US fugitive who allegedly planned to bomb Muslim holy sites - Tue, 09 Dec 2014

Adam Everett Livvix, who is wanted in the United States for questioning on drug-related charges, was apprehended by Israeli police on November 19.

Yacimovich: Netanyahu is centralizing too much power - Tue, 09 Dec 2014

Eight cabinet portfolios are currently being held by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Poll: 40% of Israelis think 'Jewish State' law would damage the country - Tue, 09 Dec 2014

Most respondents also think that Netanyahu supported idea for political purposes.

Husband, ex-husband and brother of Ramle woman arrested over 'honor killing' - Tue, 09 Dec 2014

The police stated that they had solved the murder of Busaina Abu Ganem, who was gunned down while sitting in her car with her children on HaEshel Street in Ramleh.

Senate report: CIA’s ‘enhanced interrogation’ techniques did not produce results - Tue, 09 Dec 2014

Obama says no more torture on his watch, McConnell: Techniques helped get Bin Laden.

Sunni Islamists kidnap three Hezbollah fighters - Tue, 09 Dec 2014

Bahrain blames explosion that killed one and injured another on the Lebanese-based Shi’ite group.

Iran acquiring banned nuclear technology, breaching sanctions - Tue, 09 Dec 2014

A UN member state, which several diplomats identified as the United States, said that it "had observed no recent downturn in procurement by Iran."

Report: Two Hezbollah operatives killed in Sunday's alleged IAF strikes in Syria - Mon, 08 Dec 2014

Al Arabiya reports causalities in alleged IAF strikes, IDF remains mum.

US Vice President Biden to light ‘National Menorah’ in DC - Wed, 10 Dec 2014

35th-anual White House lighting of the Hanukka menorah to mark first night of holiday on December 16.

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