the news from israel

10.03.12

Most Innovative City in the World

17 and 0.
--Number of mosques vandalized by 'price-tag' attacks and number of people charged with the attacks, writes Yedioth's Alex Fishman in a look at what the government is - and is not - doing to stop Jewish terror.

  • Another Israeli church defaced with 'price tag' graffiti - Graffiti reading 'Jesus, son of a bitch, price tag,' was found on a door near the Franciscan monastery on Mount Zion, just outside the walls of Jerusalem's Old City. (Haaretz+ and Ynet)
  • Thursday edition of Haaretz may not appear as workers plan strike - The sanctions may affect publication of Thursday's Haaretz newspaper in both Hebrew and English, but are not expected to affect Friday's paper. The newspaper's Internet sites will also be affected. (Haaretz+)
  • Introducing world's largest sukkah - Dozens of sukkot representing Jewish communities from all around world to be presented during Global Sukkot Festival in Netanya, Ashdod. (Ynet)
  • Moshe Feiglin detained for interrogation - Far-right Likud leader of Jewish Leadership faction was detained for violating police guidelines prohibiting Jews from praying at the Temple Mount. Feiglin then refused to agree not to visit the holy site for 15 days after which he was kept in detention, but Judge Tamar Bar-Asher Zaban released him. (Yedioth, p. 16 and Israel Hayom)
  • Report: Another flotilla headed to Gaza - Foreign Ministry says Israel following ship carrying handful of pro-Palestinian Swedish activists; adds sail 'garnered zero support.' (Ynet)
  • Tel Aviv running for 'most innovative city in the world' title - Tel Aviv is running against the world's leading metropolitan cities, among them New York, London, Berlin, Chicago, Singapore, Sao Paulo, and Hong Kong. (Israel Hayom)

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