Ahmad S., then 16, was on his way to a wedding in the Jalazoun refugee camp when he was shot in the head. The IDF says it uses these "non-fatal riot dispersal methods" for crowd control purposes, but evidence suggests that soldiers regularly use these weapons excessively and improperly.
On Wednesday, March 12, the Knesset forever changed the shape of Israeli society by passing a law that will conscript most Haredi (Ultra-Orthodox) young men into the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) starting in 2017.
Over the past year I've started to take control of my own health. I've been going to yoga three times a week, eating healthier, making juice every morning and figuring out like-minded alternatives to living a better lifestyle with an immune deficiency.
This cyber attack is very big news. It proves a point that my hacker friends repeat over and over -- any and every computer and Internet site is hack-able. It is simply a matter of time and energy and of course, resources.
The Israeli intelligence community knows full well that in their case, good fences may not always make for good neighbors, but risks being taken to aid moderate rebel villages, rather than combat them, are paying off in security.
Last month I attended the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) World Congress in Melbourne. This was the largest diabetes conference ever held in Australia -- with over 10,000 clinicians, researchers, industry representatives and patients from 140 countries. I felt a change in the air.
Despite the prevailing unwillingness of both the IDF and Hezbollah to provoke each other, the August 7 bombing exposes an ominous reality in the border area, particular in that the next conflict between the two will likely be accidental.
On April 30, the Hezbollah chief made one of his most anticipated addresses since the start of the Arab Spring -- making it clear that despite the risks, his fighters will never abandon their support for the Assad regime.
Many believe the Nazis attacked that night to send a message that Passover, the Day of Liberation, should be transformed into a Day of Destruction. The fighters, led by Mordechai Anielewicz, stunned the Germans, killing and wounding German soldiers.
Israeli military law imposed in the occupied West Bank places sweeping and arbitrary restrictions on freedom of expression and assembly. This makes any unauthorized peaceful protest by Palestinians a criminal offence.
Whether Zarom and Watchitoo will take off and succeed beyond his wildest imagination cannot be predicted with any certainty. However, given the perpetual plethora of Zarom successes, I would definitely not bet against him.