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Israel Press Review of 15/12/2016
Israeli Press Review
Israel Press Review of 15/12/2016

Major Headlines 
  • Terrorist stabs two Border Policemen with screwdriver in Jerusalem

Two Border Police officers were lightly injured after being stabbed in the head and upper body with a screwdriver by a Palestinian near the Austrian Hospice in Jerusalem’s Old City on Wednesday afternoon, the Jerusalem Post reports.

Paramedics treated both officers at the scene, before transferring them to a hospital in the capital.

The unidentified suspect is from the West Bank and was shot by responding officers. The terrorist was also treated at the scene before being rushed to hospital in critical condition.

Click here to read the full article in Jerusalem Post


  • Hundreds protest in Jerusalem against Supreme Court Amona ruling

Hundreds of men, women and children braved the cold winds at Paris Square in Jerusalem on Tuesday night to protest the Supreme Court’s order to demolish houses in the West Bank settlement of Amona, as well as its rejection of an appeal to delay the demolition, the Jerusalem Post reports.

Gathered a few hundred meters from the Prime Minister’s Residence under an almost-full moon, protesters held large placards stating, “Don’t help our enemies destroy Jewish homes!” and “Israel: The only country that destroys Jewish homes!” 

Click here to read the full article in Jerusalem Post


  • Netanyahu warns Iran: Threatening Israel puts Iran in danger

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu asked Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev on Wednesday to convey a message to his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rohani that Tehran is "putting itself in grave danger" by continuing to threaten Israel with annihilation. Netanyahu's message to Rohani is the latest in a gradual escalation of the premier's rhetoric vis-à-vis Iran since the election of Donald Trump, Ha’aretz reports.

During the Netanyahu-Nazarbayev meeting, the latter said that Rohani is scheduled to visit Kazakhstan soon. He asked if Netanyahu would like to convey a message to him. A senior official said that Netanyahu answered in the affirmative, and asked the Kazakhstani president to ask Rohani why Iran continues to threaten Israel with annihilation.

"Israel isn't a rabbit, it's a tiger," Netanyahu told Nazarbayev, according to the official. "Israel isn't a small helpless country. The Iranians don't know who they are dealing with, and Iran is putting itself in grave danger."

In recent weeks, since the U.S. elections were held, Netanyahu has resumed commenting on the Iranian nuclear programme, a topic he had not mentioned publicly in a while.

On Monday, Netanyahu continued with messages about Iran during the reception ceremony for the first F-35 fighter planes at the air base in Nevatim.

“I want to say in the clearest way: Whoever thinks of attacking us, will be attacked,” Netanyahu said. “Whoever considers destroying us puts himself in existential danger. This is an essential condition for ensuring our future.”

Click here to read the full article in Ha’aretz


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