The Israeli army began removing cement walls once used to protect against Palestinian sniper fire in a Jerusalem neighborhood adjacent to the West Bank. With direct peace talks on the horizon, enhanced security cooperation with the Palestinian security forces and no terrorist attack inside Israel for over two years, the army decided this wall was no longer needed.
In an asymmetric war between an advanced army like the Israeli Defense Forces and a guerrilla force like the Hezbollah, the Israelis have learned that the best way to defeat them on the battlefield is to use a digitalized army. This is the way the Israeli army will fight Hezbollah the next time they go to battle.
Translating politics and sensitive issues into street theatre is challenging and in the downtown streets of Jerusalem it can also be quite risky as actors raise the idea of sharing the Tempe Mount between Muslims and Jews.
The Governor of the Bank of Israel Prof. Stanley Fischer says the growing number of Jewish ultra-Orthodox Israelis preferring religious studies over gainful employment cannot sustain itself and arrangements have to be made to make them go to work.