Today in History, July 31: 2003: The Israeli Knesset enacted the Nationality and Entry Into Israel Law, prohibiting any residency or citizenship status to Palestinians who live in the territories and are married to Israeli citizens.

Headlines

Hamas Calls for All Arabs to Attack 'All Soldiers, Settlers'

Hamas leader in Judea-Samaria calls 'all soldiers, settlers legitimate targets' after arson and before attacks - all amid ceasefire talks.

It's Official: US Terror Threat not Islamist, Only 'Extremist'

No longer a private Obama initiative, but rather official US gov't policy: Muslim terrorism is simply 'violent extremism.'

Earthquake Centered on Dead Sea Shakes Israel

An earthquake centered in the Dead Sea rocked Israel.

IDF May Launch Preemptive Strikes against ISIS in Egypt

The Egyptian military says it has killed more than 1,000 terrorists Sinai, which borders Israel and the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.

Finance

The EU is Considering Sanctioning Israeli Banks

Reports calls on the EU to examine dealings between Israeli and European banks, particularly on issues such as loans and mortgages, to ensure "they comply with the EU requirement not to provide material support to the occupation."

Facebook Acquires Israeli StartUp That Will Change Your Life

The startup, which hails from the small Israeli town of Kfar Saba has developed technology for operating a computer through hand and finger gestures.

What the Greek Vote is Doing to the Shekel

Against the background of events in Greece, the shekel is mixed at the start of this week's trading on the foreign exchange market.

"Israeli Government Has No Credit Exposure to Greece"

Experts warn that Greece's bankruptcy will have consequences for the global economy, and is liable to harm Israeli exports indirectly, while increasing the risk in global markets.

World

Iran Orders Chinese Fighter Jets After Warplane Purchase From Moscow

On the heels of announcing the building of two new nuclear reactors, Iran is about to conclude a transaction with China for the purchase of mult-irole jet fighter planes. This transaction comes only days after purchasing a fleet of in-flight refueling warplanes from Moscow.

An Australian Reality Show Got Too Close to ISIS

Where reality TV "introduces" its contestants to life with ISIS.

Britain Plans to Re-Open Tehran Embassy

"The Prime Minister expressed his hope that this deal would mark a fresh start in bilateral relations between the UK and Iran."

Malala Says the World is Failing Syria's Children

"I am here on behalf of the 28 million children who are kept from the classroom because of armed conflict."

Offbeat

Orthodox Teen Calls for Public Protest Against His Chemotherapy

Even if I have to die, let me die with dignity thats all I ask, the teen says in the video, asking others to help protest on his behalf.

Twins Married to Twins Have Babies 20 Minutes Apart

The girls born last week in Netanya are the daughters of two couples identical twin brothers born 20 minutes apart and married to identical twin sisters born 20 minutes apart.

Jewish-Russian Billionaire and Stephen Hawking Search for ETs

Stephen Hawking and a Jewish-Russian tech billionaire launch a search for aliens.

Apparently Chicken Eating Started in Judea

Why are thousands of very well preserved ancient chicken bones such a big deal?

Soul Food, July 31

We learned about honesty and integrity - that the truth matters... that you don't take shortcuts or play by your own set of rules... and success doesn't count unless you earn it fair and square.-Michelle Obama