“We’re comforted by the fact that should the neighborhood be razed, then the government will be dismantled too. That is why we don’t believe it will happen.”
—Harel Cohen, settler spokesman for Beit Ulpana neighborhood of Beit El settlement, where three illegal buildings are slated to be demolished by May 1st.
- Grad rocket hits Eilat; none injured (Ynet)
- Israel asks US for $700 million in military aid (Ynet)
- Oligarch square - Jerusalem’s mayor Nir Barekat named a square near the Wailing Wall after David Vadim Rabinovich, a Ukrainian businessman whose name has been connected to the Taliban. No street of Jerusalem has been named after a living person until now. (Yedioth, p. 23)
- Dozens gather in Haifa to pay tribute to murdered Israeli actor Juliano Mer-Khamis - Palestinian protesters in Ramallah call on Abbas to bring perpetrators to justice. (Haaretz)
- Israeli faction appeals High Court to permit Tel Aviv buses to run on Shabbat (Haaretz)
- US Jewish poll: Netanyahu represents ‘Jewish values’ (Israel Hayom)
- Arab sports council boycotts Adidas over Jerusalem event - Arab youth, sports ministers announce boycott of sports apparel manufacturer Adidas; vow ‘all companies that sponsored Jerusalem marathon will be boycotted.’ (Agencies, Ynet)
Yaakov Katz on what the delivery of advanced Russian missiles would mean for Israel.