Haifa University President Amos Shapira presented Netanyahu with data that shows the Iranians were investing more in higher education than Israel; now, following the decision to cut NIS 263 million from higher education, university leaders decided to fight back; ‘After all, Iran’s bomb is not built by the farmers working in the field,’ Shapira warns.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry departed for the Middle East on Friday for security talks in Egypt and discussions in Qatar with Arab foreign ministers whose countries are wary of the nuclear deal struck with Iran. He will not visit Israel, America's foremost Mideast ally and the primary foreign opponent of the Iran agreement.
Israelis attacked in drive by shooting after arson that killed Palestinian baby overnight; Hamas calls for demonstrations in West Bank leading to clashes with police.
The EU urged Israel Friday to show "zero tolerance" for settler violence after an arson attack blamed on settlers in the occupied West Bank left a Palestinian toddler dead. "The Israeli authorities should … take resolute measures to protect the local population. "The cold-blooded killing of Palestinian toddler Ali Dawabsha, presumably by extremist settlers … highlights the urgent need for a political solution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict," it added.
By Jibran Ahmad PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) – At the Taliban meeting this week where Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour was named as the Islamist militant group's new head, several senior figures in the movement, including the son and brother of late leader Mullah Omar, walked out in protest. The display of dissent within the group's secretive core is the clearest sign yet of the challenge Mansour faces in uniting a group already split over whether to pursue peace talks with the Afghan government and facing a new, external threat, Islamic State. Rifts in the Taliban leadership could widen after confirmation this week of the death of elusive founder Omar.
In a column written for Yedioth Ahronoth, the Zionist Union MK writes that ‘it is no longer possible to remain silent’ and that ‘this is the time to fight the great darkness’..
By Andrew Osborn LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron convened a meeting of his government's emergency response committee to discuss what more it could do to tackle a spike in attempts by migrant to enter Britain illegally via the Channel Tunnel from France. Cameron is under growing pressure to deter the migrants, many of whom have traveled from Africa and the Middle East, after repeated disruption to cross-Channel passenger and freight traffic, which has become front page news. Cameron will chair the meeting of the committee, known as Cobra, later on Friday after calls from some politicians to mobilize the British army to reinforce border controls.
Yishai Shlissel wrote of his intentions to attack Thursday’s gay pride parade in Jerusalem just two weeks before – and it wasn’t the first time he’d attempted murder.