The Jerusalem Post's top 5 stories of June 21

Obama once questioned the necessity of maintaining Israel's qualitative military edge in the region, tensions with Trump's Jewish son-in-law reportedly behind ouster of campaign manager, and more.

June 21, 2016 17:28
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1. Frustrated over a stall in an arms sale to Saudi Arabia, Obama once questioned the necessity of maintaining Israel's qualitative military edge in the region, former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said this month.

Read more: In anger, Obama questioned necessity of Israel's qualitative military edge

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2. Tensions between Donald Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and Jewish son-in-law Jared Kushner reportedly were behind Lewandowski’s departure announced Monday by the campaign.

Read more: Tensions with Trump's Jewish son-in-law reportedly behind ouster of campaign manager

3. The Palestinian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday accused the IDF of “executing” a 15-year-old West Bank resident who the army said was killed accidentally.

Read more: PA: IDF ‘execution’ of Palestinian teen is proof Netanyahu doesn’t want peace

4. In his first big speech since stepping down as head of the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) last month, Yoram Cohen on Tuesday departed from conventional wisdom saying he wanted to “burst the myth of retribution,” explaining that Israel always eventually learns who to hold responsible for attempted cyber hacks.

Read more: Former Shin Bet head ‘bursts myth’ on cyber hackers who attack Israel

5.  Rabbi Meir Pogrow, a prominent rabbi and educator living in Beit Shemesh, has been accused of misusing his authority and position for his sexual gratification by an ad hoc rabbinical court of senior rabbis in Israel and the US, which issued a warning notice instructing women to avoid all contact with the individual.

Read  more: Prominent rabbi and educator accused of sexual abuse

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