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Labor Party Chief: the Left Forgot What It Means to Be Jews

"We are Jews, living in a Jewish state," Gabai said, adding, "I think one of the Labor Party's problems is that it has distanced itself from that."

Knesset Debates Complaints that Restaurants Employing Olim Lose Kosher Certification

'According to the Halacha, only the person who cooks the food must be Jewish; the other workers do not have to be Jewish.'

Another One Bites the Dust: Orthodox General Forced to Retire over Inanity

As Israel is facing a looming war along the borders with Lebanon and Syria, the IDF has forced out one of its most brilliant generals for the unauthorized possession of a washing machine, a souvenir assault rifle and spare parts.

Ukraine Objecting to Moving Bones of Nachman of Breslov to Israel

The secret appeal was made by Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely (Likud), on behalf of Breslov Hasidism in Israel.

Bus Driver Waited Patiently for Passenger Who Was Removing Missionary Posters

"It was heartwarming to see the Jewish sentiment waking up against the missionaries," the woman said.
The water tower in the demolished village of Homesh, in Samaria, where Rabbi Vodka and others were staying two years ago despite an eviction of the residents in 2005.

Report: Netanyahu Vetoed Habayit Hayehudi Bill to Reverse Disengagement from Northern Samaria

The Prime Minister's decision will effectively prevent the possibility of Israelis visiting Area C's northern Samaria, and certainly quash any notion of resettling Homesh.

Netanyahu’s Center-Right Partners Won’t Join Labor-Led Government Despite Alarming Polls

It's definitely pre-elections season in Israel, as yet another new poll has come out over the weekend with devastating predictions for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

High Court: Jewish Settlers Part of Local Judea, Samaria, Population

Retiring Justice Salim Joubran ruled that according to International Law it is permissible to impound lands in favor of the Israeli population in Judea and Samaria, provided it is done reasonably.

For Reform the B in BDS Spells Bibi

The Reform movement will not meet Netanyahu before he gives back their share of the Western Wall.

Haredi Parties Demand New Military Draft Law Praise Torah Study, Likud Agrees

Last summer, the High Court of Justice revoked an earlier version of the draft law which granted yeshiva students an exemption from military service through 2023.

Labor MK: Soldiers Who Give Thanks at Kotel – Religious Coercion

Fewer than 20 people attended Bar-Lev's rally, but the vehemence with which he attacked one of the most common practices of IDF soldiers, religious and secular alike, suggests the gap between right and left in Israel is stretching even wider.

Chief Rabbinate Condemns Supreme Court for ‘Severely Harming Shabbat’

"The fact that the judges' decision was based on their way of life expresses more than anything else that this is not a matter for trial, but a matter of their worldview."

Israeli Hospital Training Spiritual Escorts for Patients

"The studies are not frontal in the sense of lectures, but include a lot of self-observation, and assimilation of materials in a practical and experiential way."

Soon – First Female IDF Tank Commanders

In view of the success of the female fighters in the training course so far, it appears that the integration of female combatants in tank units will eventually be accomplished.

President Rivlin Swears in New Supreme Court Chief Justice Esther Hayut

Justice Hayut's reputation as a jurist far outshines Naor's.

Peleg Yerushalmi Protesters Attack Egged Bus

A 14-year-old girl was treated by MDA for injuries from the attack.

Haredi Hospital Sued for Refusing Fertility Treatments to Unmarried Woman

This is the first time an Israeli court has approved a class action against a hospital.

Brigadier General Kahane Suspended, IDF Brass Kicking another Gifted Orthodox Commander under the Bus

The decision to make public a Military Police investigation which normally results in a hearing before the officer's immediate commander and a slap on the wrist, suggests that someone in the military's top brass is gunning for Kahane.

Netanyahu Plans Lowering Vote Threshold to Bolster Rightwing Parties, Rightwing Parties Enraged

Lowering the threshold would thus could give the rightwing block as many as 70 seats in the next Knesset—it now hovers around 65, and clip one or two Arab seats that would travel back to the Zionist leftwing parties.

Netanyahu Rejects IDF Choices for Military Secretary, Wants Commander Who Told Troops to Fight...

The remnants of Israel's left who still command key positions both in government and the military jumped out of their skins at the embarrassing news of an IDF commander who sees himself and his soldiers as the heirs of King David and his victorious armies.

Knesset Legal Adviser Warns Govt Can’t Probe Foreign Funding Behind NGOs

PM Netanyahu vowed in an address to establish a parliamentary committee to investigate NGOs "that operate against Israeli soldiers."

Leftwing Party Chief Zahava Gal-On Leaves Knesset

Last month, Gal-On, the first director general of anti-Zionist NGO B'Tselem, was spared a vote to oust her from the chairmanship in her party's national convention.

Labor Knesset Leader Condemned for her Anti-Family Stance on Australian TV

"This is a tool that was made to dominate women for the sake of reproduction."

MK Proposes Bill to Publicize Names of Recalcitrant Jewish Husbands

“Women denied a divorce may as well be dead,” MK Revital Swid said.

Rav Ovadia Yosef’s Mythical Chair Auctioned, Asking Price $57,000

"It has gone through chuppas, bris millahs, public conferences and various other events, during which people who needed medicine, spouses, blessings and salvation sat on it."

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