THE DAILY EDITION WHAT MATTERS MOST ON » TUE, DEC 29, 2015

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Ex-PM will start serving term on February 15; says lightened appeal verdict ‘lifts a weight’ from his shoulders

Olmert to go to jail for 18 months after Supreme Court cuts sentence

Justices overturn one bribery conviction but uphold another for disgraced former prime minister, who was originally slated to serve 6 years for his part in the Holyland scandal

By RAOUL WOOTLIFF and ELIE LESHEM

Defiant Olmert insists he never took bribes

By STUART WINER

Olmert’s career: Four decades of highlights and lowlights

By AP

From our archives: In Olmert case, a harsh sentence and a clear message

By HAVIV RETTIG GUR

Who is Dafni Gafni and why is she the most viral Israeli on Facebook?

The lovable troll has pranked everyone from Roger Waters to Turkey’s Erdogan to Israel’s right-wing Lehava organization

By SIMONA WEINGLASS

LIVE UPDATES Latest: Israeli tourists held for flying drone over Vatican

Netanyahu vows ‘forceful response’ to any attack on Israel

At Mossad event, PM warns ‘those who rise up to kill us,’ after Hezbollah, Islamic State threaten attacks on Jewish state

By MARISSA NEWMAN

Police arrest 2 revelers caught on ‘hate wedding’ video

Suspects held over role in celebration of Duma killings; court orders release of one suspect detained in connection with attack

By JUDAH ARI GROSS and RAOUL WOOTLIFF

Naftali Bennett faces calls to fire ‘terrorist aide’

By RAOUL WOOTLIFF

Israeli youth held for planning to attack left-wing protesters

By TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF

Hebrew U prof calls justice minister ‘filthy neo-Nazi’

By TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF

Life lessons from the childless

YEHUDIT JESSICA SINGER Two recent memoirs lay bare the pain of infertility and eke out meaning in dashed desires

Breaking the silence on ‘Breaking the Silence’

TUVIA BOOK Throughout his extensive IDF service, he never received an illegal order and always avoided harming civilians

Oh baby!

RUTH WELLINS When a package suddenly arrives in the middle of the night needing a diaper change and temporary love

Post Orthodoxy

JOEL MOSKOWITZ His fellow observant Jews are turning inward exactly when they most need to let in some new ideas

Sarah Silverman says Jesus is ‘gender fluid’

With 7.5 million Twitter followers, Jewish comedienne’s irreverant remarks draw hundreds of angry retorts

Minister eyes 50,000 immigrants per year as 2015 numbers soar

30,000 Jews move to Israel this year, most since 2003; arrivals include a record 7,900 new immigrants from France

Fake US bills featuring face of IS boss found in Galilee

Notes are apparently identical to those dispersed by Syrian regime; Israel Police launch probe, send currency for lab analysis

Peres says reports of his death greatly exaggerated

Office of former president, 92, says he is ‘alive and well,’ and the only thing preoccupying him is his dinner

‘Rabbi for Trump’ backs The Donald on Facebook

Yeshiva University-educated Bernhard Rosenberg says he shares GOP frontrunner’s worries about Syrian refugees

Israel returns tomatoes to Gaza, sparking rumors

IDF and Hamas say shipment was sent back because it was hidden among cabbages; others cite more sinister reasons

Senior cop cleared of sexual harassment, will return to post

Police chief Roni Alsheich cites inability to take disciplinary action due to minor nature of offenses, statute of limitations

Fashion a little less painful with sizing app, says MySizeID

Israeli start-up hopes to put an end to returning items that don’t fit right

After giant glass printers and printed lattés, Hebrew U seeks more 3D innovation

A new center at the Jerusalem university will push the envelope on three-dimensional printing tech, says its director

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Olmert goes to court, perhaps for the last time, in the Holyland corruption case; a doctor says terrorists trained in stabbing

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BBC radio hosts 13-minute Jewish conspiracy rant

‘Campaign Against Antisemitism’ demands broadcaster give caller’s phone number to police following racist diatribe

By KEREN PREISKEL

Haredi MKs stay away as first openly gay Likud MK sworn in

In maiden speech, Amir Ohana voices identification with downtrodden in Israel; Netanyahu ‘proud’ to have him on board

By MARISSA NEWMAN

Related article: PM urges early primaries to ready Likud for elections

Iran has shipped out most of its enriched uranium — Russia

In fulfilling obligation, Tehran moves closer to January’s expected implementation of nuclear deal with world powers

By GEORGE JAHN

Related article: Kerry hails ‘significant progress’ in Iran deal implementation

PM to oppose women’s Torah scrolls at Western Wall — report

Netanyahu said to support ‘status quo’ at the Jerusalem site, despite previously promising to make it ‘a source for unity’

By RAOUL WOOTLIFF and SUE SURKES

Iraqi PM: 2016 will be year of final victory over IS

Al-Abadi visits Ramadi after its capture, says next target is Mosul

By LEE GANCMAN and AP

Related article: Back-to-back losses in Syria, Iraq signal losing streak for IS

To skirt terror, Birthright trades exotic markets for malls

Heavy travel restrictions in Jerusalem disappoint participants, but the possibility of violence demands adaptation

By JUDAH ARI GROSS

Related article: Ezra Schwartz’s family visits site where he was killed

Belgium arrests 2 for planning end-of-year terror attacks

Plot was focused on ’emblematic’ targets in Brussels; military-type uniforms, propaganda from Islamic State, and computer material seized

By JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG

Jewish man beaten, robbed in Orthodox part of Brooklyn

‘We don’t think this is a bias attack,’ says state assemblyman; Jewish lawmakers offer reward for information on perpetrators

By JTA

In NY, space to spark curiousity aboard the ‘USS Intrepid’

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum president Susan Marenoff-Zausner sees the WW II aircraft carrier and exhibits as a launching pad for future generations

By CATHRYN J. PRINCE

6 (largely sad) numbers that describe Israel’s economy

With vast income gaps, low Arab and Haredi employment and widespread poverty, the startup nation is leaving many Israelis behind

By BEN SALES

State suspects security breach by ousted missile defense chief

Yair Ramati, fired Sunday for holding classified documents at home, reportedly held intel on his phone, showed it to others

By TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF

Bennett urges Israeli annexation of West Bank

‘The time has come to say Israel is ours,’ says education minister at Knesset caucus session celebrating new wine guide

By MARISSA NEWMAN

TOI talks terror, torture and the gay elephant in the room

PODCAST The weekly panel discusses the latest news and views defining our coverage

By RAOUL WOOTLIFF


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