Published August 19, 2016, issue of August 29, 2016
Former Defense Minister Ehud Barak again attacked Prime Minister Netanyahu saying his approach to the American elections is creating tremendous fear in Israel. The Palestinian National Authority is preparing for local elections taking place in early October. Thousands turn out at the Western Wall to mark the fast of the 9th of Av with the traditional recitation of the Lamentations. 304 Jews received permission and approached the Temple Mount under supervision of security forces without incident. The Defense Ministry disclosed that for the first time Hezbollah had utilized social media, specifically Facebook to coordinate a political gathering in the Palestinian Authority’s jurisdiction. Donald Trump’s campaign opened its office in Israel. Israeli Composer and recipient of the 2009 Israel Prize, Nachum Heiman died this week aged 82. Israel won another medal at Rio’s Olympic games, a bronze, was won by Judo champion Ori Sasson who successfully defeated Egypt’s judoka who then refused to shake hands with Sasson.