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Israel Tuning Up Forces With Weekend Counter-Terrorism Drills

8 Elul 5776 – September 11, 2016
IDF combat units carried out a counter-terrorism military drill this weekend, complete with "wounded" and "arrests."

Haredi Interior Minister Plans Closing TA Businesses on Shabbat Save for 3 Malls

3 Elul 5776 – September 6, 2016
Deri's staff has also been instructed to craft an atomic solution, to be used only if the coalition is certain to collapse.

A Pillar of Torah Lost as Haifa Chief Rabbi Sha’ar Yashuv Cohen Passes Away...

A bastion of Judaism and Torah has been lost with the passing of longtime Haifa Chief Rabbi Eliyahu Yosef Sha'ar Yashuv Cohen, z'l, age 89.

Former Shas MK: Solve Train Problem the Jewish Way – Use Goyim

2 Elul 5776 – September 5, 2016
Amsalem suggested that the clash over the railroad works over the past two Shabbat days was mostly about politics.

Meretz Chairwoman Forced Supreme Court to Work on Shabbat

1 Elul 5776 – September 4, 2016
Israeli courts maintain skeletal Shabbat and Holiday shifts to respond to the most urgent needs, like police requests for injunctions to prevent the smuggling of children.

Netanyahu Calms Coalition Crisis, Grabs Credit for Transport Minister’s Achievements

Taking for himself the credit that mostly belongs to the gregarious Transport Minister, Netanyahu said his Government has invested almost $9 billion in a massive expansion of highways and railways.

Everything You Wanted to Know About the Shabbat Train Coalition Crisis – and Weren’t...

As soon as they became public, those railroad projects turned into a ticking bomb.

Massive Traffic Jams Collateral Damage of Internal War in Likud

The daily Yated Ne'eman cited MK Moshe Gafni (UTJ) who accused Katz of acting out of revenge rather than caring for the services of his ministry.

Swedish Zionist Federation Assembles Pro-Israel Rally

25 Av 5776 – August 28, 2016
The Zionist Federation in Sweden held its fifth annual rally under the theme, 'Taking Back Zionism.'

Netanyahu OKs Major Road Works on Shabbat with Tacit Haredi Approval

23 Av 5776 – August 26, 2016
Interior Minister Aryeh Deri (Shas), Health Minister Yakov Litzman and MK Moshe Gafni (both from UTJ) sent Netanyahu an urgent letter Thursday night, demanding a halt to the works on Shabbat, warning of a possible coalition collapse.

IDF Rescues Dozens of Breslov Hassidim from Arab Mob at Joseph’s Tomb

19 Av 5776 – August 23, 2016
Israel Police said in a statement: "Uncoordinated visits without security are dangerous to the visitors as well as to the security forces who are sent to rescue them."

Sanz Hasidism’s Secret Revealed: How Couples Buy a Home for $660 a Month

15 Av 5776 – August 18, 2016
About 9,000 Haredi couples get married each year in Israel, and their inability to come up with the down payment for their own home forces them to waste years worth of income on rent.

R. Yisrael Meir Lau Advised PM Begin to Separate Tisha B’Av from Holocaust Remembrance...

11 Av 5776 – August 14, 2016
'Let each stand as a unique holiday and let Tisha B'Av stand as the national day of mourning.'

New Poll Sees Israeli Left Collapsing, Purely Rightwing Coalition Government

7 Av 5776 – August 11, 2016
The rightwing parties could possibly combine their numbers to boycott either Kahlon or Lapid, or both, from the future coalition government.

Sports Minister Employed Kabbalist to Secure Yarden Gerbi’s Medal

6 Av 5776 – August 10, 2016
"Dear Rabbi, how are you? We here hope and pray that we'll get a bronze medal. Yarden Gerbi's bout is in halaf an hour, we deserve to get a medal and hear the national anthem."

Pres. Rivlin Urges Israeli Arabs to Enlist for National Service

4 Av 5776 – August 7, 2016
Pres. Reuven Rivlin called on Israeli Arab families to allow their teens to volunteer for National Service.

Army Radio Poll: Netanyahu Down to 25, Bennett Up to 16

In terms of political affiliation, the Knesset factions would have experienced a serious tilt to the right were the elections held this week.

Airport Union’s Unique Strike Threat: Shabbat Observance

29 Tammuz 5776 – August 4, 2016
According to the union, the Shabbat protocol will permit landings of already scheduled flights from abroad, but no takeoffs.

Survey Finds Israelis Have Few Delusions about Peace, IDF Brass

28 Tammuz 5776 – August 3, 2016
Among the Jewish respondents, only 4% strongly believe in peace between Israel and the Palestinians. 16.1% believe it moderately. 35.4% moderately do not believe it. 41.1% do not believe it at all.

Knesset Passes Law Killing Core Curriculum Requirement

27 Tammuz 5776 – August 2, 2016
It should be noted that those Haredi schools that rejected the government-imposed of a Core Curriculum did so not necessarily because they object to teaching their students many of the subjects on the list.

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