"Maybe these email messages should simply be titled, I’m frightened. Can we talk?'"
--Haaretz blogger Mira Sucharov examines the hateful emails that circulate about Muslims.
- Hezbollah claims responsibility for strike on Israeli troops in Lebanon - Hassan Nasrallah says Hezbollah fighters planted bombs in an area they knew in advance IDF soldiers would pass through. (Agencies, Haaretz)
- 1,500 Bedouin awaiting home demolitions - Around 1,500 Bedouin residents of Sawah are awaiting the demolition of their homes after an Israeli court rejected their appeal. Residents say they are there since before 1948. But in 2007, Israeli planning and construction authorities asked the residents to evacuate the village after Israel's army declared the area a military zone. (Maan)
- Israel encouraging preschool literacy - just not among Arabs - Formerly nation-wide program to encourage kindergarten reading skills only dropped in Arab communities for the past two years. (Haaretz+)
- 8 years since destruction of Gush Katif synagogues - Yesterday at Hurva Synagogue in Jerusalem's Old City, (radical settler - OH) Rabbi Dov Lior spoke at commemoration marking eight years since Palestinians destroyed synagogues in Gush Katif in the Gaza Strip. (Israel Hayom, p. 9)
- State refuses residency for Eritrean man married to Israeli woman - Population authority officials insist on a clean criminal record from Eritrean army deserter, despite flexibility in regulations. (Haaretz+)
- Flip-flops? Not in our office - Prime Minister's Office is making order in its wardrobe: A dress code distributed in the office prohibits employees from wearing shorts, sleeveless shirts and shirts exposing the stomach. One veteran employee: "We've returned to high school." (Yedioth, p. 18)
- Jewish Agency airlifts 17 Yemeni Jews to Israel in covert operation - Mission motivated by increasing security concerns for the safety Yemen's Jewish community, agency says. (Haaretz+ and Ynet)
- Tel-Aviv: Dozens protest against Egyptian army - Israeli Arabs protest in front of Egyptian embassy in Tel Aviv against 'bloodshed' of 'those whose only wish is to bring back the president they've elected'. Protesters are carrying signs in support of ousted President Morsi. (Ynet)
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