IDF chief: We’ll cope even without US in Syria * PM: Erdogan is an ’anti-Semitic dictator’ *

IDF chief: We’ll cope even without US in Syria * PM: Erdogan is an ’anti-Semitic dictator’ * When calling someone ’Reform’ gets you sued * Last Warsaw Ghetto fighter dies

 

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THE DAILY EDITIONSunday, December
IDF chief: US troops leaving Syria is ‘significant,’ but no need to overstate it
BY JUDAH ARI GROSS
In first comments since American announcement of pullout, Gadi Eisenkot says Israel will keep fighting Iran in Syria independently
IDF chief touts secret fight against Iran in Syria, confronts Gaza criticism
BY JUDAH ARI GROSS
Minister: Trump’s Syria pullout ‘doesn’t help’ Israel, emboldens Erdogan
BY TOI STAFF AND AFP
PM: US Syria pullout won’t stop Israel from acting against Iranian forces
BY TOI STAFF
Erdogan tells Turkish youths: ‘Jews in Israel’ beat Palestinian women, kids
BY TOI STAFF AND AFP
Turkish president promises ‘We’ll teach them a lesson’; Netanyahu, in response, accuses him of massacring Kurdish women and children
In worsening spat, Turkey’s top diplomat calls Netanyahu a ‘cold-blooded killer’
BY TOI STAFF AND AGENCIES
Turkey sends more troops to Syrian Kurdish area as US pulls out — monitor
BY AFP
After Mattis, US envoy to anti-IS coalition also resigns over Syria withdrawal
BY MATTHEW LEE
LIVE UPDATES
Netanyahu calls Erdogan an ‘anti-Semitic dictator’ in escalating war of words
BY MICHAEL BACHNER
PM fires back after top Turkish diplomat calls him a ‘cold-blooded murderer,’ in latest round of years-long verbal spat with Ankara
Abbas: Netanyahu responsible for West Bank terror, due to payments to Hamas
BY TOI STAFF
But Palestinian chief also says Ramallah ‘will not accept condemnation of Hamas’; PA said to ask Israel to change 1994 economic agreements
Hamas says it’s weighing response to Israeli ‘arrogance’ after 4 killed in riots
BY TOI STAFF
As Abbas reiterates plans to dissolve PA parliament, Hamas warns of chaos
BY AGENCIES AND TOI STAFF
Simcha Rotem, last surviving fighter in Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, dies at 94
BY TOI STAFF AND AFP
Rotem fought Nazis in city streets, later helped rebels flee through sewers; Netanyahu says, ‘His story will forever be with our people’
ANALYSISERIC CORTELLESSA
Trump decision to pull troops from Syria puts pro-Israel groups in a bind
Organizations that once applauded the president for moving the US embassy and leaving the Iran deal are now navigating their first major disagreement with the administration
Israel media review /Allies shmallies: 6 things to know for December 23
BY JOSHUA DAVIDOVICH
Trump’s 2018: A year in a stranger-than-sitcom presidency
BY CALVIN WOODWARD
Former state prosecutor: ‘Unthinkable’ PM still serving under cloud of probes
BY TOI STAFF
Moshe Lador says Netanyahu’s ‘personal considerations are influencing matters of security and diplomacy,’ claims almost no chance he won’t be indicted
Attorney general set to begin deciding on Netanyahu graft charges
BY TOI STAFF
Breaking ranks with Kahlon, Kulanu minister Gallant says PM can stay if indicted
BY TOI STAFF
Netanyahu sues journalist for claiming he approved payment to influence probe
BY TOI STAFF
Death toll rises to 222 after volcano-caused tsunami in Indonesia
Over 800 injured and 28 reported missing; Anak Krakatoa volcano had spewed plumes of ash thousands of feet into the air for days
In Israel, calling someone ‘Reform’ may get you sued for libel
BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ
Adina Bar-Shalom — a daughter of former Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Israel Ovadia Yosef — sues Rabbi David Benizri, asking that court recognize the term as a slur
TOP OPS
ELISE RONAN
What is healthy? 3 years and counting
It’s time to talk about the physically debilitating effects of the drugs that keep me (blessedly) alive, post-cancer
SHUKI FRIEDMAN
Anti-Zionism is a dangerous form of anti-Semitism
The Jewish state is a refuge for any Jew in need, which means that anyone standing against Israel stands against Jews
MORE HEADLINES
Silver lining / With rain radar down, Israel’s forecasters use Saudi, Jordan weather maps
BY TOI STAFF
Aussie school under fire for photos of students in blackface, Hitler costume
BY TOI STAFF
Michael Oren: I am the most qualified person to be immigration minister
BY RAOUL WOOTLIFF
Netanyahu tells cabinet he’ll name immigration minister by midnight
BY RAOUL WOOTLIFF
Egyptian security forces kill 14 Islamist fighters in Sinai
BY AFP
Incredibly cool / Mars orbiter sends striking photos from icy crater
BY TOI STAFF
UK says resurgent al-Qaeda plans to target planes and airports
BY TOI STAFF
Tel Aviv stock market slumps at opening, following week of losses on US markets
BY AGENCIES AND TOI STAFF