Russia turns up heat on Israel over downed plane * Nasrallah brags: We’ve got precision missiles * US envoy: ’Unconscionable’ for PA to pay family of terrorist who killed Ari Fuld * Jerusalem-TLV fast train finally almost arrives

Russia turns up heat on Israel over downed plane * Nasrallah brags: We’ve got precision missiles * US envoy: ’Unconscionable’ for PA to pay family of terrorist who killed Ari Fuld * Jerusalem-TLV fast train finally almost arrives

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THE DAILY EDITIONThursday, September 20, 2018
In apparent about-turn, Russian embassy tears into Israel for downing of plane
BY TOI STAFF
Diplomatic mission blames ‘irresponsible and unfriendly actions’ of IAF for Syrian air defenses’ deadly targeting of aircraft
Netanyahu signals Israel won’t curb activities against Iran
BY TOI STAFF
Blaming Assad for downing Russian plane, Israel says it won’t stop Syria strikes
BY JUDAH ARI GROSS
IAF chief heads to Moscow to present findings on downing of Russian plane
BY TOI STAFF
Nasrallah: Despite Israel’s efforts, Hezbollah has acquired ‘precision missiles’
BY AGENCIES AND TOI STAFF
Head of terror group says Israeli strikes in Syria have failed to thwart weapons deliveries, warns Israel ‘will face a destiny and reality it didn’t expect’ in next Lebanon war
Israel airstrike left Syria arms warehouse in ruins, satellite images show
BY TOI STAFF AND AGENCIES
Syria’s Assad blames Israel for downing of Russian plane
BY AGENCIES AND TOI STAFF
Israel media review / The Russia news is real, the rest may not be: 8 things to know for September 20
BY JOSHUA DAVIDOVICH
US envoy: Abbas pay to family of terrorist who killed Ari Fuld is unconscionable
BY ADAM RASGON
After PA officials tell ToI that Jabarin family will get monthly stipend, Ambassador Friedman says such payments must stop ‘if there is to be any hope of peace’
PA hasn’t yet paid family of terrorist who killed Fuld, but they’ll be eligible
BY ADAM RASGON
Thousands protest UN job cuts in Gaza, as border violence escalates
BY AGENCIES AND TOI STAFF
REPORTER’S NOTEBOOK
After long wait, Jerusalem-Tel Aviv fast rail finally almost nearly arrives
BY SUE SURKES
PM, transportation minister inaugurate ‘King David Line’ from Jerusalem to Ben Gurion Airport, as officials refuse to commit to date for completion of airport-Tel Aviv stretch
Netanyahu takes maiden voyage on Jerusalem to Tel Aviv fast train
BY AFP
Jerusalem-Tel Aviv fast train to launch, but it’s slow and won’t reach Tel Aviv
BY TOI STAFF
LIVE UPDATES
Netanyahu: Israel wants to prevent war, but will act with ‘full force’ if pushed
BY TAMAR PILEGGI
Prime minister says Jewish state has a ‘duty’ to protect itself against ‘open and aggressive’ Iranian calls for its destruction
Israel says it’s reinforcing its nuclear sites because of Iranian threats
BY JUDAH ARI GROSS
In rare remark, Israeli atomic energy chief tells international conference that Jewish state is upgrading its facilities to ‘withstand any attack’
Iranian envoy asks UN to censure Israel, supervise its nuke program
BY TOI STAFF
US tags Iran anew as top terror sponsor, as global attacks fall
BY SUSANNAH GEORGE
His own brain tumor spurs entrepreneur to develop life-saving surgical device
BY SHOSHANNA SOLOMON
Trailing Jerusalem mayor candidate Moshe Lion bags key Haredi endorsements
BY MARISSA NEWMAN
Backing from spiritual leaders of Degel HaTorah and Shas ends speculation that ultra-Orthodox candidate Deitch could win; Agudath Yisrael faction expected to support rival Elkin
TOP OPS
ARIK ASCHERMAN
On the recent conviction of my attacker on appeal
I have met him and I see the good in him, but I welcome this decision
URI REGEV
Converting outside the courts of the Chief Rabbinate
Haredi opposition threatens Israeli democracy, the rule of law, the judciary’s independence, and the partnership between Israel and world Jewry
GILAD COHEN
On Israel and Duterte: It’s complicated, but good
It was our professional obligation to host him, and the fruits of the visit are already evident
ANDREW COOPER
Our former rabbi victimized women. Here’s how we made our synagogue safer.
Kesher Israel reacted swiftly and decisively to the illegal actions by its longtime rabbi Barry Freundel
New film reveals register used by French police to target Jews during Holocaust
BY LAURENCE THOMANN AND FIACHRA GIBBONS
Documentary shows how top Vichy officials and law enforcement were willing collaborators in the rounding up and deportation of tens of thousands
Filmmaker Loridan-Ivens, Auschwitz companion of Simone Veil, dies at 90
BY AFP
MORE HEADLINES
In apparent jab at Netanyahu, Rivlin warns against government group-think
BY TOI STAFF
Rock hurled into Polish synagogue during Yom Kippur prayers
BY JTA
Israeli telecom equipment maker ECI considering London IPO
BY SHOSHANNA SOLOMON
Army issues demolition order for home of Palestinian who killed soldier
BY TOI STAFF
Defense firm Elbit gets $173m contract for naval remote control weapon stations
BY SHOSHANNA SOLOMON
Israel’s opposition to accepting refugees is highest in West — poll
BY TOI STAFF
Liberman blames anti-Russian racism for accusation he aided Manafort scheme
BY TOI STAFF
G for gay? / Bert and Ernie a ‘loving couple,’ says ‘Sesame Street’ writer
BY ISSAM AHMED
Civil Service Commission drops probe into Keyes’s alleged misconduct in Israel
BY RAPHAEL AHREN
U of Michigan prof. who refused to write Israel letter denies anti-Semitism
BY ERIC CORTELLESSA AND JTA
Paramedics treat over 1,700 people on Yom Kippur, help deliver 7 babies
BY TOI STAFF
Jewish psychologist who created ‘marshmallow test’ of delayed gratification dies
BY TOI STAFF