The News From Israel

02.11.13

Sexual Harassment In The IDF

"The State of Israel imposes terror on its citizens in various violent ways so that we citizens who are critical of the government will give up the struggle for a saner life – a life where a person can go out to demonstrate on the street without fear of being murdered."
-- Niva Grunzweig, daughter of Emil, a Peace Now co-founder, speaking at the 30th anniversary of his murder by a right-wing man during a peaceful anti-occupation protest in Jerusalem.

  • Daughter of slain peace activist Grunzweig: Israel imposes terror on its citizens - About 100 Peace Now members gathered in front of the Prime Minister's Office Sunday to mark the 30th anniversary of the murder of Emil Grunzweig, who was killed when a right-wing protester threw a grenade at a peace demonstration. (Haaretz+)
  • Government to pay for stone-proofing private settler cars - Following Maariv article, Treasurey and Defense Ministry to give 1.25 million shekels each for car defense budget. Government-paid stone-proofing began during the first Intifada. In recent years few settlers have requested the service, but more want it now as stone-throwing has increased. (Maariv, p. 3/NRG Hebrew)
  • IDF launches provocative campaign against sexual harassment - Some 500 soldiers complained of sexual harassment in 2012; provocative film to be released on social networks leads army's campaign against phenomenon. (Ynet)
  • In Jerusalem (the City of Books), a Spaniard is crowned - Antonio Munoz Molino accepts the Jerusalem Prize at the Jerusalem International Book Fair on Sunday, rejecting pressure to culturally boycott Israel in protest of its policies. (Agencies and Haaretz+)
  • Netanyahu aide indicted for showing off racy Eshel photos - Ezra Seidoff, the deputy director for operations and assets in the PM's Office, is facing disciplinary trial for allegedly showing inappropriate photographs he found on a cellphone belonging to former bureau chief, Natan Eshel. (Haaretz+ and Ynet)
  • Hamas: Egypt destroying Gaza smuggling tunnels by flooding them - On its website, Hamas quotes both the owner of a tunnel and an Egyptian security official as saying that Egypt is reinforcing its troops on the border with the Gaza Strip, and that it has halted smuggling through most of the tunnels. (Haaretz+)
  • Report: Iran to recall Bulgaria ambassador - Sofia news agency says Tehran slated to downgrade relations with Bulgaria after it placed responsibility for Burgas attack on Hezbollah. (Ynet)

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