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A Small Victory At The U.N.
"A state whose heads claim they can destroy the Iranian nuclear program with one flyover can't deal with a few gangs of youth and criminals and with the handful of rabbis who supply them with the capacity, support and inspiration."--Yedioth's senior political commentator Nahum Barnea slams Israel after the latest 'price-tag' attack.
- Achievement at UN: Israeli chosen to head Human Rights Committee - After a year of an intensive Israeli diplomatic campaign Prof. Yuval Shani (43), dean of Hebrew University of Jerusalem's law department, got the job. (Yedioth, p. 5, Ynet, NRG Hebrew)
- State settles with family of Palestinian left to die by Israel Police, will pay damages - In out-of-court deal, Israel to pay NIS 875,000 to the family of Omar Abu Jariban, who was discarded by the side of a road in 2008, despite being gravely injured in accident. (Haaretz, Ynet)
- Government expected to approve appointment of Shai Nitsan - Nitsan will become Deputy Attorney General - despite great pressure by radical right-wing, which caused a delay in the appointment claiming he pursues settlers. (Yedioth, p. 5, Maariv, p. 6, Israel Hayom, p. 9)
- As West Bank economic protests build steam, Fayyad may look to step down - Haaretz analyst Avi Issacharoff says that, despite his reputation for rooting out corruption, thousands of Palestinians are calling on the PA's PM to step down due to the high cost of living. (Haaretz)
- Mofaz: PM should be probed first on leaks - Addressing leaks from Security Cabinet deliberations on Iran, Opposition leader says PM should be asked: Did you brief members of the press on confidential military maneuvers. (Ynet)
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