The Jerusalem Post's top 5 stories of July 18

Palestinian attacker wounds 2 IDF soldiers in West Bank stabbing, prominent national religious rabbi's comments on gays spark uproar, Pence says world must know US stands with Israel, and more.

July 18, 2016 16:05
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1. A stabbing attack occurred at the Al Aroub IDF checkpoint on Route 60, south of the West Bank's Gush Etzion Junction on Monday, the army said.
Read more: Palestinian attacker lightly wounds 2 IDF soldiers in West Bank stabbing

2. Comments made last week by Rabbi Yigal Levenstein, founder and head of the Bnei David pre-military academy in the Eli settlement, describing homosexuals as perverts and claiming that a socially liberal agenda is being advanced in the IDF have caused uproar in the national-religious community in the last few days. 
 Read more: Prominent national religious rabbi's comments on gays, IDF spark uproar

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3. “He was always in love with Israel,” said Yocheved Rindenow, Shlomo Rindenow’s older sister.
Read more: IDF Sgt. Shlomo Rindenow: A dream cut short

4. Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump – who said in February he wanted to be a “neutral guy” in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – selected as his running mate a man who told The Jerusalem Post that the US should not be an “honest broker” in the Mideast, but rather let the world know the US is firmly on Israel’s side.
Read more: Pence: ‘World must know US stands with Israel’

5. Israeli Police on Monday concluded “Operation 500,” in which an undercover agent was embedded, for over a year, into the Arab sector’s illegal arms trade in the Israeli-Arab Triangle and Netanya regions.
Read  more: Undercover agent leads to mass arrests in Arab sector illegal arms trade


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