"I have treated thousands of Jews and tomorrow I could treat the mother of one of those who expelled me or I could save his brother."--Dr. Aref Khirallah, an Israeli Arab doctor who was among those attacked by settlers during a fun day for Clalit HMO doctors.
- Settler runs over Nablus teenager - An Israeli settler ran over Marwan Zakaria Asaous, 14, from Burin, a Palestinian village in the northern West Bank district of Nablus, medics said Thursday. Marwan was seriously injured with fractures to his skull. (Maan)
- Jerusalem 'price taggers' damage Jewish, Arab cars - Most likely targeting Arabs, 'price tag' act hits segregated Jerusalem street, causing damage to both Arab, Jewish property. Local residents slam racist act: 'Whoever wanted to harm Arabs got confused, though we as neighbors don't advocate such segregation.' (Ynet)
- Israeli minister apologizes for accusing U.K. of 'disguised anti-Semitism' - Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz says comments to Telegraph newspaper - saying British perceptions of Israel were more negative than those of other Western or European countries - were taken out of context. (Haaretz)
- Gen. John Allen appointed U.S. security envoy in peace process - Former commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan to formulate U.S. security policy in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. (Haaretz+)
- Kerry stops for shawarma after talks with Abbas in Ramallah - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry wandered the streets of the central West Bank city of al-Bireh (near Ramallah) Thursday, ate shawarma and Palestinian sweets and drank Arabic coffee at a local restaurant following a meeting with President Mahmoud Abbas. (Maan)
- Bill protecting IDF from slander passes first Knesset reading - New law will allow for defamation lawsuits to be filed against people or groups who slander the IDF, without having to go through the attorney-general, as is the case today. The bill aims to protect the IDF from libel by Israel detractors. (Israel Hayom)
- NYT: Israel assisting Syrian Druze - As civil war rages, Israeli sources tell paper IDF is providing humanitarian assistance to Druze on Syrian side of Golan Heights, engaging in intelligence gathering, but not arming. (Ynet)
- Jordan hands back border-hopping ultra-Orthodox family - Couple and their six children, barred by the courts from leaving Israel, crossed illegally into Hashemite kingdom en route to join Jewish cult in Canada. (Times of Israel)
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