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Posted on: June 26th, 2013News & Views → Israel
In 1979, Peace Now co-founder Omri Padan protested the government's letting Gush Emunim to establish a settlement. Now, as McDonalds’ CEO in Israel, he refuses to allow a branch over the “Green Line.”
Posted on: June 26th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Small shop owners in cities outside of Tel Aviv may follow the example of Tel Aviv and campaign for their cities to uphold any laws that prohibit stores from opening on Shabbat. The Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that Tel Aviv has been mocking the law by simply imposing fines on stores that are open […]
Posted on: June 25th, 2013News & Views → Business and Economy
The Supreme Court has ordered Tel Aviv to enforce the law that prohibits stores from operating on the Sabbath. It overruled a February ruling by a lower court, which accepted the city’s claim that it carried out its responsibility by fining business owners without a need to force them to close. The three-judge panel, including […]
Posted on: June 25th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Government
Shas officials are concerned now that the good rabbi would outmaneuver their good rabbi in picking the next chief rabbi.
Posted on: June 23rd, 2013News & Views → Israel → Government
The Cabinet on Sunday approved a measure to extend Daylight Savings Time until the end of October. It also approved exporting 40 percent of natural gas, and the two decisions prompted Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to remark, “Now we have a land flowing with milk and honey, gas and sunlight.” The latest change concerning when […]
Posted on: June 23rd, 2013News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
Ephraim HaLevy, former chief of the Mossad, has committed himself to a program which will help certify the Jewish identities of thousands of immigrants, primarily from the former Soviet Union, who need certifications that they are Jewish in order to marry under official Israeli law. The announcement came at the annual meeting of the Shorashim […]
Posted on: June 18th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Government
It's Revolutionary techniques 101: every time you reach a goal – start looking for the next one.
Posted on: June 18th, 2013News & Views → Israel
"There is a small group of evil conspirators who want to generate a chain of hatred and violence between Arabs and Jews in our country."
Posted on: June 18th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
Streisand loves Israel – she even visits the country once in a while. She gives lots of money. And she can’t resist a chance to preach about women’s rights in Israel but admits it is a "foreign land.”
Posted on: June 17th, 2013News & Views → Eye on Palestine
The only real solution is "to build, to build, to build" in Judea and Samaria.
Posted on: June 17th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
"I was thinking of the path of the Torah and the mission of returning to the Chief Rabbinate the path of Rav Abraham Isaac Kook zt'l."
Posted on: June 16th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
The campaign for Chief Rabbi has sunk to the depths even politicians have not reached. Rav Ovadia calls Rav Stav of Tzohar “evil” and Tzohar calls on the Torah sage to “repent.” Next up: Tisha B’Av.
Posted on: June 16th, 2013News & Views → Israel
The campaign for Chief Rabbi in Israel got uglier Saturday night with Shas party’s spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef saying in his weekly address that Tzohar Rabbi does “not have the fear God.” Rabbi Stab has staged an unprecedented campaign to promote himself for Chief Rabbi. His candidacy is supported by most national religious leaders […]
Posted on: June 15th, 2013News & Views → Eye on Palestine
Prime Minister Netanyahu is functioning as an agent of U.S. foreign policy and Palestinian expansion.
Posted on: June 13th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
The Racial Discrimination Act of 1975 made BDS actions unlawful.
Posted on: June 12th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
Ten rabbis have signed a petition to boycott a mall in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Ramot because of “issues of modesty” while secular residents are organizing a demonstration in support of the shopping mall. The petition alleges that Haredi rabbis in the Ramot area struck an agreement with the mall developers on rules concerning modesty, […]
Posted on: June 12th, 2013News & Views → Business and Economy
It was difficult to tell whether Fischer considers Haredi poverty the central problem, or just Haredi majority.
Posted on: June 11th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Israeli Arabs
“Any plan to resettle members of the Bedouin community must be developed with leaders of that community rather than be forced upon them.”
Posted on: June 11th, 2013News & Views → Israel
The Knesset passed into law on Tuesday a requirement that at least four women be included on the committee that elects rabbinical court rabbis. Haredi Knesset Members voted against the bill. The committee automatically includes the Justice Minister, who currently is Tzipi Livni and who will sit on the committee in addition to the four […]
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