"A new generation of Europeans has grown, which expect us to initiate, to offer real offers for an agreement (with the Palestinians), to stop with the statements about anti-Semitism and about how they have no right to preach to us morals."--Yedioth's senior political commentator Shimon Shiffer describes the writing that was on the wall before the EU made its decision to boycott settlers and settlements.
- Israel set to approve over 900 new settlement homes in West Bank - Civil Administration is expected to okay 732 units in Modi’in Ilit; some isolated settlements to be retroactively approved after construction stopped by a High Court of Justice injunction. (Haaretz+)
- Israel demolishes Bedouin village for 53rd time - Israeli forces demolished al-Araqib village in southern Israel for the 53rd time on Tuesday, as thousands protested a day earlier over plans to forcibly displace Bedouins in the Negev. (Maan)
- Ultra-Orthodox man stabbed by two Palestinians in Jerusalem's Old City - Victim was making his way home from the Western Wall following Tisha B'Av fast; tensions have escalated in the Old City of late. (Haaretz+ and Ynet)
- Sheikh: Police prevent Israeli rightists from visiting Aqsa - Israeli police on Tuesday closed the Moroccan Gate leading to the Aqsa compound and prevented Israeli rightists from entering the area. (Maan)
- Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf's visit to Israel angers critics back home - The head of the Iranian cinema organization has asked the Film Museum in Iran to remove the section dedicated to him, and Iranian academics published an open letter asking him not to visit Israel. His response: 'Why not start a peace movement?' (Haaretz+)
- When Ramaddan and Tisha B'Av meet - Dozens of Jews and Arabs convened last night in the settlement of Tekoa in Gush Etzion to break the fast together of Ramaddan and 9th of Av. It was held in the home of (peace activist) Rabbi Menachem Fruman. Local settlers and villagers from Nahalin and Beit Omar came. (Maariv, p. 24)
- Israel's Chief Rabbinate race reaches High Court of Justice - Meretz MK seeks judicial intervention to disqualify Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu over anti-Arab rulings. (Haaretz+)
- IKEA may open Ramallah branch - "Yediot Ahronot" also reports that IKEA Israel is considering opening small stores in Jerusalem and Beersheva. (Yedioth, p.1 and Globes)
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