Excerpts from Hebrew news

‘Former PM Olmert: Barak protected Hamas during Cast Lead – Defense Minister Ehud Barak and former prime minister Ehud Olmert trade barbs over Israel’s offensive against Hamas two years ago’, Ha’aretz Service, 23/12/2010

‘Kissinger regrets gas chambers remark – Former secretary of state says remark about gassing Soviet Jews taken out of context’, Yediot Ahronot, 24/12/2010

‘US memo: Israel bombed Syrian reactor – Cable leaked to WikiLeaks website, but yet to be published, is first and detailed confirmation of attack on Syrian nuclear facility. Document, revealed by Yedioth Ahronoth, was sent by then-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to US representatives worldwide’, Yediot Ahronot, 24/12/2010

‘UN official: 45% rise in home demolitions – Humanitarian official in Palestinian territories says rise in home demolitions in east Jerusalem ‘raises concerns regarding to Israel’s obligations under international law’ while MKs debate Palestinian stone-throwing in capital’, Yediot Ahronot, 22/12/2010

‘As tensions on its borders grow, so do rivalries among Israel’s defense industries – Behind the scenes of IDF’s decision to deploy a Rafael-developed tank along Gaza border, company’s rival Israel Military Industries is fighting for survival.’ Amos Harel, Ha’aretz, 24/12/2010


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