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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Thursday, March 30, 2017

Israel

MK Basel Ghattas calls Knesset members to stop impeachment procedure against him.

MK Basel Ghattas (Joint List), who is accused of smuggling mobile phones to terrorists serving time in Israeli prisons, on Monday evening called on members of the Knesset to stop the impeachment procedure against him.

Ghattas sent a letter to Knesset members through his lawyer, claiming that the hearing on his impeachment in the Knesset House Committee should not take place, because the State Prosecutor is working on a plea bargain in his case.

Indeed, reports last week indicated that the State Prosecutor has initiated a plea bargain agreement with Ghattas, according to which he will serve a three-year jail term.

Ghattas’s lawyer, Attorney Hassan Jabarin

Israeli journalist Samah Wattad tweeted about terrorist killed by IDF: "the intellectual is the first to fight and never gives up."

A journalist employed by the Israel Broadcasting Corporation Kann, the new government corporation which replaced the IBA, has praised on her twitter account the terrorist Basel Al-Araj (31) who was eliminated in a shootout with Israeli security forces last week. This according to a report by Channel 20.

The journalist ,Samah Wattad, tweeted a page entitled

State Department spokesman says Trump adviser in Israel to hear from the sides, not to force administration's position on them

Jason Greenblatt, President Donald Trump’s adviser on international relations, is touring Israel to gauge attitudes to peacemaking and there will likely not be any developments from the trip, a Trump administration spokesman said.

“He’s really there to listen to both sides and how they perceive getting to a peace process,” Mark Toner, the State Department spokesman

As Prime Minister Netanyahu stepped into a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, a former Israeli ambassador to Russia said he believes the two leaders will move towards an agreement to allow Iran some power in Syria, as long as Islamic Republic forces stay away from the southern part of the country, near the border with Israel.

The meeting, the third between the leaders since the beginning of 2016, takes place in the shadow of ongoing contacts between the countries to avoid

Jerusalem Police clashed with ultra-Orthodox (haredi) Jews in the Meah Shearim neighborhood Monday after local residents hung three effigies of religious IDF soldiers during Purim celebrations. The effigies were defaced with the words “hardakim, get out!”, a reference to a vulgar Hebrew-language expression referring to haredim who choose to buck communal norms by serving in the Israeli military.

The topic of military service has been an explosive issue in the haredi world for generations