The News From Israel
IDF Goes Gangnam Style At Palestinian Wedding
Orly Halpern rounds up the news from Israel.
"The soldiers exposed themselves to unnecessary danger..."--IDF disciplines a group of soldiers serving in Hebron who crashed a Palestinian wedding party and danced with the guests to "Gangnam Style."
- U.N. agency in tiff with Israeli government over worker's death - Israel criticizes UNRWA after it issues statement following death of its employee in Qalandia riots allegedly by IDF; relief agency claims investigation underway, man was innocent bystander; foreign ministry says soldiers fired back after being met with Moltov cocktails, feeling lives in danger. (Ynet)
- Extracting politics from schools aim of new Education Ministry initiative - Idea for policy-directing committee of professionals far from new; its actualization among central election promises of Yesh Atid. (Haaretz+)
- Israel backtracks on confiscating Palestinian families' East Jerusalem hotel - The state had invoked the Absentee Property Law to seize the Cliff Hotel, located some 50 meters from the Palestinian Parliament in Abu Dis, but cut off from its owners. (Haaretz+)
- Israel rejected plan that would avoid splitting Beit Safafa, documents reveal - Recently revealed documents contradict Israel's claim that it cannot build a tunnel for a new Jerusalem road to avoid spliting an Arab village in two. (Haaretz+)
- No. 2 in Washington embassy suspended, stays in Israel - Eran Etzion, a senior diplomat at the foreign ministry, may be denied post due to Shin Bet investigation. Colleagues left in the dark on allegations, but think it is because of leak. Spokesman: Appointment delayed due to personal reasons. (Israel Hayom)
- Israeli fighter jets cleared to fly again, two months after crash - Decision follows findings of interim probe of July crash off Gaza coast. (Haaretz+)
- Israel's health-care system ranked fourth in world; U.S. trails behind - U.S. is near bottom of list of 48 countries ranked by Bloomberg for the quality of their health-care systems. (Haaretz+)
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