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Sun., February 08, 2004 Shvat 16, 5764Israel Time:  18:42  (GMT+2)
18:25
Eitam: NRP will quit government if disengagement plan is approved
Infrastructure Minister Paritzky: 13,000 empty Negev apartments can be used to house settlers who would be evacuated from Gaza.
17:07
Israeli Arab brothers deny setting up Hezbollah-funded terror cell
The two, from village near Nazareth, indicted for allegedly establishing armed cell; one of two is member of Balad central committee.
18:13
Local authorities to intensify strike, plan to turn off street lights Monday
ULA rejects treasury proposal for NIS 600 million reduction in Interior Ministry budget cut; Interior Minister Poraz to head talks with ULA.
17:47
Qureia expects talks with Sharon soon; Sha'ath: Mideast can't wait for U.S.
16:39
PM announces new panel on yeshiva draft; findings will replace Tal Law
17:36
Gov't source: Route of West Bank fence to be made closer to Green Line
16:31
Source: Israel and India likely to sign Phalcon radar deal within month
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Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia gesturing to reporters after meeting Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Cairo on Sunday. (AP)
Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia gesturing to reporters after meeting Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Cairo on Sunday. (AP)
Top Articles
Withdrawal of weariness
Future historians analyzing the Israeli-Palestinian war will no doubt point to October 2003 as the turning point for the leadership of Israel.
By Aluf Benn
Sharon's separation plan won't end liquidations
Israel will continue its 'selective assassination' policy, especially targeting Jihad members taking orders from Iran and Damascus.
By Ze'ev Schiff
The unemployment fence
Danny Rubinstein
Not ready for Jewish president
Nathan Guttman
Identity crisis
Aluf Hareven
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Fence route to be moved closer to Green Line
The route of the separation fence will be shortened by moving it westward toward the Green Line and eliminating most of the loops planned around Palestinian villages, according to a senior source in Jerusalem.   By Aluf Benn
IDF assassinates Islamic Jihad leader
The Israel Defense Forces yesterday assassinated a leading Islamic Jihad operative, Aziz Mahmoud al-Shami. The IDF helicopter gunship attack against Shami's car also killed an 11-year-old boy, Tarak al-Sousi. Ten Palestinians were injured in the air strike, which was carried out on a Gaza City street.   By Arnon Regular
Sharon, Mofaz tap Halutz as IDF deputy chief of staff
Major General Dan Halutz, commander-in-chief of the Israel Air Force, will be appointed deputy chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces in the summer, thereby becoming the front-runner to be the next chief of staff.   By Amir Oren
Editorial & Op-Ed
The rise and rise of bank fees
Bank Hapoalim rejected a request submitted by the supervisor of banks to delay the increase in the commission fee charged for each transaction in a customer's account. Hence Bank Hapoalim is expected a week from today to increase this fee from NIS 1.21 to NIS 1.28.   Editorial
Identity crisis
Israel will undoubtedly continue to exist as the state of the Jews. However, is a state in which Jews constitute a majority also by the same token a Jewish state? Is it a state in which the humane values of Judaism in the course of 3,000 years are also leading values for the majority of its citizens?   By Aluf Hareven
Business
Regulators to review structured deposits
The Bank of Israel and the Israel Securities Authority are examining the legal status of the structured deposits sold by banks and private brokers. Until recently, Supervisor of Banks Yoav Lehman and his staff have only looked at the banks' exposure to the instruments, and if they were liable to affect the banks' stability.   By Rotem Starkman
Hatzi Hinam supermarket will move into Ashdod
The Hatzi Hinam private discount supermarket chain has purchased 34 dunams (8.5 acres) of land near Ashdod for a new store, according to real estate industry sources. The store will be in the 10,000-square-meter range, and the project will include a large number of stores to be rented out.   By Sivan Klingbail
Sports
Soccer / Hapoel Tel Aviv marches on, Nazareth stuns Be'er Sheva
Maccabi Haifa stayed on top of the Premier League yesterday despite being held to a goalless draw by Ashdod, while Hapoel Tel Aviv climbed into second place with a convincing 3-0 win over Bnei Yehuda.   By Haaretz Staff
Stuck in a time warp
Not only does Maccabi Haifa coach Roni Levy get everything he needs from the club, but everything he wants, as well. Defenders, midfielders, strikers - Levy gets them all. Haifa president Jacob Shahar is every coach's dream. Levy has the benefit of five-star training facilities, and an on-the-ball purchasing policy.   By Avi Ratzon
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