News from Israel

04.18.12

Jordan to Ban Muslim Brotherhood

"Why would the state of Israel, whose army is one of the most powerful in the world and is perfectly capable of protecting itself, need such problematic violence? Where does the great insecurity that this violence obviously indicates come from?"

--Mati Shemoelof asks tough questions in commentary piece in Israel Hayom following IDF commander's brutal attack on Danish activist.

  • Jordanian parliament moves to ban Muslim Brotherhood party - In a Lower House session, Jordanian lawmakers voted to add an item to the country's draft political parties law forbidding the establishment of any political party on a 'religious basis.' (Agencies, Haaretz)
  • WikiLeaks founder interviews Hezbollah chief on new talk show - WATCH: Assange, Nasrallah share joke about encryption—with the latter saying that Hezbollah kept Israeli code-breakers on their toes by using Arabic farm slang. (Haaretz)
  • Barak signs security pact with Colombian defense minister. (Israel Hayom)
  • Gilad Shalit officially released from IDF. (Ynet)