"...the judicial system has gotten to the point that there is no choice but to see it as carrying shades of Apartheid. It's a terrible word, I know, but that's what you call a regime where some people have the right to defend themselves in court and others don't."
--Maariv's Defense Correspondent Ofer Shelah responds in an Op-Ed to the new Justice Ministry regulation.
- Justice Ministry to review new regulations that may ban Palestinians, migrants from filing suits in Israeli courts - Justice Minister Yaakov Neeman last week signed regulations requiring plaintiffs to cite their Israeli ID or passport number on documents they file. (Haaretz)
- Tycoons products of the IDF - 'Forbes Israel' ranked the rich that served in the elite operation and technological units of the IDF. The Intel Corps' Unit 8200 and air force pilots topped the list. Gil Schweid, the founder of Checkpoint, has an estimated $1.9 billion and served in 8200. Mori Arkin, founder of Agis, has an estimated $1 billion and also served in 8200. (Maariv, p. 18)
- Report: Adelson asked Romney to publicly demand release of Jonathan Pollard - Daily Beast says Romney refuses request, saying he 'could not consider the Pollard situation because he doesn’t have access to the classified information.” (Haaretz)
- New intelligence reveals Iran closer to attaining nuclear weapon than previously thought - Western diplomat who asked not to be named says U.S, Britain, France, Germany and Israel agree on that assessment. (Haaretz)
- Official: Hezbollah attack more dangerous than Iran missiles - In wake of ongoing debate over possible Israeli attack on Iran, security assessments indicate that biggest threat to Israel is not Islamic Republic's missiles but rather Hezbollah's ability to fire rockets at Israel. (Ynet)
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