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Jordan warplanes said to have refueled from an Israeli tanker over the Atlantic
Jordanian combat pilots flew with Israel counterparts in recent US exercise
Rare acknowledgement by US official of intimate Israel-Jordan military ties comes as Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon also notes that ‘Arab pilots’ participated in summer’s ‘Red Flag’ exercises
Two Israeli Air Force F-15 Ra'ams practicing air defense maneuvers at a previous Red Flag exercise (TSGT KEVIN J. GRUENWALD, USAF / Wikipedia)

Remains of the Acra citadel and tower in the City of David in Jerusalem. (Assaf Peretz/courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority)
2,000-year-old Maccabean-era fortress unearthed in Jerusalem after century-long search
Acra fortification, built by Hanukkah villain Antiochus IV Epiphanes, maintained Seleucid Greek control over Temple until its conquest by Hasmoneans in 141 BCE

LIVE UPDATES Latest: Russia says it doesn’t care if Assad stays or steps down
Two Arab teens indicted for planning Jerusalem attack
Zionist Union leader Isaac Herzog on July 14, 2015. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90) 
Charge sheet says 15- and 17-year-olds bought ax and knife in Old City store and waited for suitable Jewish victim

71-year-old seriously hurt in Netanya terror stabbing
Police say attacker is Palestinian from Tulkarem; stabber shot and wounded by officer near the site of the attack
 A member of the Israeli security forces cleans off the blood at the scene of a stabbing attack carried out by a Palestinian man in the Israeli city coastal city of Netanya on November 2, 2015 (AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ)
An ambulance evacuates a wounded Rishon Lezion resident after a Palestinian stabbing attack in the city, November 2, 2015. (MDA)
80-year-old woman among 3 stabbed in Rishon Lezion terror attack
Israeli security forces stand guard at the Gilboa/Jalama checkpoint, located north of the West Bank town of Jenin on October 24, 2015. (AFP/JAAFAR ASHTIYEH)
Attack thwarted near West Bank checkpoint, IDF says
Illustrative photo of an Israel Police car (Flash90)
Cops ward off two lynching attempts after Netanya stabbing

Palestinians carry the corpses of terrorists through the streets of Hebron during a massive funeral march in the West Bank, October 31, 2015. (Flash90)
Israel agonizes over the dirty business of terrorists’ corpses
Defense minister is resolved to return the bodies of Palestinian attackers to their families, despite objections from within the cabinet
Yossi Mansharof
Soleimani’s Curse
YOSSI MANSHAROF Photos of a top Iranian general posing with fighters killed in Syria prove what a mess Iran’s got itself into

Ben Greenberg
Yes to Zionism, no to Feminism?
BEN GREENBERG There’s an Israel shaped hole in the argument that female Orthodox clergy violates tradition

Avi Issacharoff
With no diplomatic horizon, terror wave won’t break
AVI ISSACHAROFFMonday’s attacks puncture the belief that the stabbing intifada was contained; absent new peace talks, things will only get worse

Shmuly Yanklowitz
Can Orthodox Judaism get back on track?
SHMULY YANKLOWITZ In the face of urgent existential crises, vindictiveness and arrogance are destroying the community

A father from Abu Ghosh was arrested and his detention extended on November 2, 2015 after a video shared online appeared to show him pushing his daughter into a bucket "in order to teach her." (screen capture: Walla news)
WATCH: Court detains man who sealed his daughter in a bucket
Video shows father from Abu Ghosh pushing his 2-year-old into plastic container, closing the lid, ‘to teach her’

Zionist Union Member of Knesset Tzipi Livni (left) and Zionist Union Chairman Isaac Herzog (right) at a party meeting at the Knesset on November 2, 2015. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)
Herzog accuses Shaked of hypocrisy over NGO ‘transparency’ bill
Opposition leader slams proposal forcing NGOs to disclose foreign funding, a move seen as directed at leftist groups

Heavy machinery for exploratory oil drilling on the Golan Heights at Oil Site 5. (Courtesy Afek Oil and Gas)
Oil exploration in Golan gets two-year extension
Afek Oil and Gas sees request approved to extend exploration period for 10 trial wells; opponents vow legal battle

Italian Soccer Federation President Carlo Tavecchio on Aug. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)
Italian soccer chief: ‘Nothing against’ Jews and gays, just keep them away from me
Carlo Tavecchio claims interview with Soccer Life misquoted him, ‘could have been tampered with’

In this Oct. 29, 2015 photo, Josh "The Fat Jew" Ostrovsky poses for a portrait in New York. Ostrovsky and his upright ponytail have leaped off his racy Instagram account onto the pages of a new book, "Money Pizza Respect," a memoirish collection of debauchery out Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015. (Photo by Drew Gurian/Invision/AP)
Josh ‘The Fat Jew’ Ostrovsky pens memoir
Internet-age comedian known for eccentric style, Instagram feed full of funny photos talks fashion and growing up with a Russian-Jewish dad

Illustrative photo: filling up at an Israeli gas station. (photo credit: Kobi Gideon/Flash90)
US built $43m useless gas station in Afghanistan
American senator calls watchdog’s findings ‘outrageous;” facility can be made for $500,000 in neighboring Pakistan

File: Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson speaks in Ankeny, Iowa, October 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
Ben Carson surges in national Republican race — poll
FROM THE WEBCandidate’s 29% plurality among GOP primary voters is highest percentage won by any candidate so far, NBC News reports

Polish born Thomas 'Toivi' Blatt, one of the joint plaintiffs during the Demjanjuk trial, waits in the court room in Munich, southern Germany, prior to the trail against John Demjanjuk,  January 20, 2010. (Photo by Christof Stache/Pool Photo via AP, file)
Thomas Blatt, survivor of escape from Sobibor, dies at 88
Prominent witness at the trial of notorious camp guard John Demjanjuk passes away in California

Hebrew Media Review
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Investigators at the scene of a stabbing attack in Rishon Lezion on November 2, 2015. (Photo by Avi Dishi/Flash90)
Old folks, new low
Even as a spate of attacks has become a norm, two assaults on the elderly stand out in the press both for their location and their victims. At least the terrorists didn’t try to deport cats

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