Amona Approves the Deal ; Mossad Briefed Trump Staff ; Chazon Ish’s Glasses ; Anne Frank may not have been turned in

Amona Approves the Deal ; Mossad Briefed Trump Staff ; Chazon Ish’s Glasses ; Anne Frank may not have been turned in ; Hanukkah Hamilton – Dec. 18, 2016

 

December 18, 2016 / 18 Kislev 5777
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Amona Residents Approve Government Deal

Hana Levi Julian
Residents of Amona have approved an agreement with the government after a night-long negotiation led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

View of the mountains from a home in the Jewish community of Amona on December 16, 2016.
New Effort Overnight to Keep 24 Amona Families in their Homes

David Israel
Amona residents will vote on the new outline pending High Court’s postponing the evacuation.

Locals and visiting activists spent Saturday night in song, December 17, 2016.
Heads of Mossad, Israel’s National Security Agency Brief Trump Staff

Hana Levi Julian
The heads of the Mossad and Israel’s National Security Agency briefed the Trump team in NYC with Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer.

Yossi Cohen
Dutch Researcher Doubts Anne Frank Was Turned In

JNi.Media
More was going on in the building than just Jews being hidden there, and the authorities may have raided 263 Prinsengracht for other reasons.

Anne Frank House in Amsterdam
Chazon Ish’s Glasses on Auction in Jerusalem

JNi.Media
The opening bid is $2,000. They expect to raise between five and eight thousand.

The Shabbat spectacles of the Chazon Ish
INTO THE FRAY: An Inane, Insane Initiative

Dr. Martin Sherman
Once you utter the password, „two-state solution,” you are welcomed into ‘polite society’ and invited to prestigious events to expound on your “progressive perspectives” no matter how preposterous

Martin Sherman
The “Official” Snarky Guide ToThe Differences Between Christmas and Hannukah

Jeff Dunetz
Since both Chanukah and Christmas begin in less than two weeks, as a public service it’s time for me to explain the 18 differences between the two (in the usual Lidblog snarky way) ENJOY!

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Police Summon Arab MK Ghattas on Suspicion of Security Violations

JNi.Media
The Balad party on Sunday morning revealed that party politburo member Nibin Abu Rahmoun has also been interrogated by police.

MK Basel Ghattas

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The Yishai Fleisher Show

Does It Always Have To Be a Struggle?
For this special show Yishai is in Brooklyn! And being in the Diaspora colors his understanding of the Torah portion where Jacob struggles with an angel of Esav – or is it the the struggles of Jacob with Israel, the Exilic Jew fighting the redemption? The women in Jacob’s life struggle as well: Dina is raped, Rebecca dies without seeing her son come home, and Jacob’s beloved Rachel dies in childbirth before making it to Hebron. Join Rabbi Yishai for thoughts on the struggles of the founding Jewish family as they finally come to the Land of Israel.
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News

Income Tax Employees’ ‘Italian Strike’ Threatening Israeli Economy
As of Sunday morning there are no assessment hearings, and for several weeks no taxation abroad is being certified, no tax withholding on transactions in Israel, and 7,000 real estate transactions are delayed.
Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon replies to questions in the plenary session at the Knesset / Israeli Parliament.
Azerbaijan Signs Deal With Israel on Iron Dome
Azerbaijan has announced it has purchased Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile defense system.
PM Netanyahu with Azerbaijani Pres. Aliyev, Dec. 13, 2016
Israeli Cabinet Approves Budget for 113 More Bulletproof Buses
The Israeli government has approved more than NIS 200 million for additional bulletproof buses.
View of a bullet hole from an Arab terror attack on an Israeli bus in May 2016, near the Jewish community of Tekoa.
Breaking News: Former President Moshe Katsav to Go Free
Katsav wept while asking for parole.
Former President Moshe Katzav seen leaving Supreme Court in Jerusalem on November 10, 2011 after guilty verdict by the Tel Aviv District Court's was unanimously upheld, thereby convicting Katzav on two counts of rape and other sexual offenses. He was sentenced to seven years in prison.
Police Summon Arab MK Ghattas on Suspicion of Security Violations

JNi.Media
The Balad party on Sunday morning revealed that party politburo member Nibin Abu Rahmoun has also been interrogated by police.

MK Basel Ghattas
Report: Whole Arab Villages in Judea and Samaria Stand Empty as Residents Flee to US
Route 60, which runs from Afula, on Israel’s side of the „green line” through Jenin, near Shechem, through Ofra and outside Ramallah to Jerusalem, features ghost villages on either side of the highway.
Many of the luxury homes in Silwad stand empty.

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InDepth

Historic Achievement Or Farce?

Moshe Feiglin
Is the Regulation Law an historical achievement? Or is it a farce? My head says it is a major achievement. My heart, however, is telling me just the opposite.

MK Moshe-Feiglin
Passover Vacation Punishment Case Against Orthodox Employee Continues to Travel Through the Courts

Edwin Black
How celebrating the holiday of freedom led to a capricious punishment and a legal case that may have significant ramifications.

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Boycotting The Boycotters

Sara Lehmann
Fighting ‘fire with fire,’ Israel has begun to stand up for itself against proponents of BDS by denying entrance visas to those engaged in “anti-Israel activity and by threatening retaliatory boycotts

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The New York Times And Me

Stuart W. Mirsky
For the NY Times, as for so many on the “progressive” left, the problem with Trump wasn’t Trump but the Republican Party itself.

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INTO THE FRAY: An Inane, Insane Initiative

Dr. Martin Sherman
Once you utter the password, „two-state solution,” you are welcomed into ‘polite society’ and invited to prestigious events to expound on your “progressive perspectives” no matter how preposterous

Martin Sherman
The Palestinian Jihads Against Israel

Khaled Abu Toameh
From Abbas’s point of view, Hamas’s terrorism will only increase the pressure on Israel to capitulate. Here Abbas has an ally in Hamas: to multiply jihads to force Israel to its knees.

Last October, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas met in Qatar with Khaled Mashaal and another Hamas leader, Ismail Haniyeh, as part of his rapprochement with the Islamist movement. Pictured above: Abbas (right) meets with Khaled Mashaal in Qatar on July 20, 2014, in a previous reconciliation attempt.

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Blogs

The “Official” Snarky Guide To The Differences Between Christmas and Hannukah
The Lid with Jeff Dunetz
Jeff Dunetz
Since both Chanukah and Christmas begin in less than two weeks, as a public service it’s time for me to explain the 18 differences between the two (in the usual Lidblog snarky way) ENJOY!
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Hamilton Hasmonean Hanukkah – The Maccabeats

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