"Will you be on the list, sir? Will you be, ma'am? Pray that you won't be."
--Maariv commentator Shai Golden responds to Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman's remarks yesterday to an Arab MK.
- Foreign Minister Lieberman went to inspect an unrecognized Bedouin village in Israel at the request of a pro-settler advocacy group called Regavim. Regavim claims the village of Al-Zarnog was built on Jewish land. A shouting match ensued between Lieberman and Bedouin Knesset Member Talab El-Sana in which Sana called Lieberman a Mafioso to which Lieberman responded by calling MK Sana a terrorist and telling him "I'll take care of you first." (Haaretz)
- Poll: Barghouti would defeat Abbas and Haniyeh in vote for Palestinian president - Survey finds Abbas' popularity has dropped significantly in the last three months, with just 49% of support compared to 44% for Hamas leader. (Haaretz)
- Netanyahu announces new Jewish 'Nobel' prize - Genesis Prize will grant $1 million to recipients for achievements in arts and sciences. (Israel Hayom)
- Rabbis who urged disobedience now give lectures to soldiers - Rabbis Elyakim Levanon, Shmuel Eliyahu, who in the past urged soldiers to disobey orders pertaining to settlement evictions, invited to give troops motivational speeches. (Ynet)
- Syria: We thought downed Turkish plane was Israeli - Information minister says Syrian forces may have mistaken Turkish jet they shot down for Israeli plane. Adds: We don't want crisis. (Agencies, Ynet)
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