Excerpts from Hebrew News

IDF platoon dismantled after soldier hurt playing with weapon – During investigation into incident, platoon’s soldiers admitted it was common practice to play with weapons, in contravention of army safety provisions’; Anshel Pfeffer, Ha’aretz.

‘PM: Israel won’t apologize to Turkey for Gaza flotilla raid – Netanyahu says that Israel regrets the loss of life in the Gaza flotilla incident but that Turkey must recognize IDF soldiers acted in self-defense.’ Barak Ravid, Ha’aretz.

‘Lieberman has taken over the Israeli government – That’s Lieberman: Like a master chef he manipulates the height of the diplomatic and coalition flames; Netanyahu may be prime minister, but he is no longer in charge.’ Yossi Verter, Ha’aretz.

‘FM: Iran with nuclear bomb will seek occupation of Gulf – Lieberman tells ‘Newsweek’ that best approach to conflict is "exchanging territory and populations," says biggest threat to PA is Hamas, not Israel.’ JPost.


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