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An injured Jewish boy is being hauled to the waiting bus by brutal Israeli policemen in the Samaria outpost Amona, Jan. 1, 2006. This deportation took place under the regime of Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who had just replaced the ailing Ariel Sharon, the architect of a much larger deportation of thousands of Jews from Gush Katif. Three days later, Sharon was felled by a massive stroke that left him in a vegetative state. Olmert himself and a very long list of officials involved in those expulsions were hit by tragedies, some minor, some major.
 

Sharon’s Fate Part of Stunning Downfall of Gush Katif Perpetrators

Posted on: January 2nd, 2014

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

"There is a law and there is a Judge"

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Lubavitch emissaries erecting a menorah (illustration image).
 

Knesset Panel Snubs IDF’s Objection to National Service for Chabad

Posted on: January 1st, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Chabad emissaries would share the same status as those who do national service.

 

Knesset Members Hand Peres Petition for Freeing Pollard

Posted on: January 1st, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Knesset Members Nachman Shai and Ayelet Shaked, who head the legislative caucus to free Jonathan Pollard, presented President Shimon Peres on Wednesday with a petition signed by 106 MKs calling for the release of Jonathan Pollard. Peres added to what is most likely another useless exercise of frustration by stating, “It is both a right […]

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Seeing as she doesn't stand a chance to conclude her negotiations with the Palestinians successfully, after the right has outmaneuvered her on retaining the Jordan Valley, Minister Tzipi Livni (far center) is livid. Naftali Bennett suggested she might do better negotiating with, say, Ferengi…
 

As Peace Talks Wane, Bennett Advising Livni to Negotiate with Aliens

Posted on: December 31st, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

"The question is not whether or not there's a partner – we need to mark a target and take action."

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Lapid Puts Cheeses under Price Control; Consumers Say ‘So What?’

Posted on: December 30th, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

Finance Minister Yair Lapid called a press conference to announce great news for consumers – soft white cheese and whipped cream now will be under price control. Lapid’s move is a belated populist reply to the :”cottage cheese” protests of three summers ago, but Monday’s publicity stunt did not make an immediate positive impression on […]

Likud MK Miri Regev (R), Chair of the Interior Affairs committee, has just jumped over the first hurdle on her path to annexing the Jordan Valley. This may turn out to be the move that killed the "peace" negotiations.
 

Government Approves Bill to Annex the Jordan Valley

Posted on: December 29th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Minister Perry: The bill is a provocative publicity stunt.

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Minister of Science and Technology Yaakov Perry says the killers are leaving prison, settler evacuations are pending, so who needs housing construction?
 

Yesh Atid Minister: Territories Construction Insults Bereaved Families

Posted on: December 28th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

You would think Minister of Science and Technology Yaakov Perry would understand that releasing terrorists insults bereaved families.

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Haredi Leaders Call Ruling for New Beit Shemesh Vote ‘Corrupt’

Posted on: December 26th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Haredi political leaders across the board called a court ruling for new elections in Beit Shemesh” corrupt,” “racist” and a sign of “dictatorship,” among other less than complimentary adjectives. The court accepted a petition by Attorney General Yehudah Weinstein that documented corruption in the voting October 22 as ground for voiding the election results, which […]

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on a train to the southern town of Sderot, to inaugurate a new, rocket proof train station. As this picture exhibits, Netanyahu's political foundation relies on right-wingers (like Minister of Transportation Yisrael Katz sitting next to him) and the Orthodox, without being one himself. He must devise maneuvers to keep the right at his side, while supporting the secularist Ashkenazi elite where he really belongs.
 

Bibi Frees Killers, Gives Construction, Cancels Construction, La Di Da

Posted on: December 26th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

The ultimate goal of the prime minister's current policy melange, as always, is political survival.

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Lapid Stages Slight Comeback in Polls

Posted on: December 25th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid party would win 14 Knesset seats if elections were held today, compared with 11 in a poll in November, according to the Hebrew-language Walla! website. The increased strength is attributed to recent bills on more rights for homosexuals that Yesh Atid has sponsored, although they not yet been passed into law. The […]

 

Canadian Prime Minister to Address the Knesset

Posted on: December 25th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper will deliver a speech to the Knesset during his visit to Israel next month, Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein announced Wednesday. Harper will lead an entourage of approximately 200 politicians, businessmen and journalists towards late January. ‘”I am happy and proud to host the prime minister of Canada, a courageous and […]

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Yair Lapid (Yesh Atid) and Naftali Bennett (Bayit Yehudi) in an affectionate embrace.
 

Bennett, Lapid, Play to Constituents on Gay Bill

Posted on: December 25th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Lapid's insistence on legislation rather than a unilateral fix by his office has actually been hurting gays.

 

Netanyahu: 150 ‘Significant’ Attempts at Terrorism This Year

Posted on: December 23rd, 2013

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Sunday’s terrorist attack on a metropolitan Tel Aviv bus was only one of at least 150 “significant” attempts at terror by Palestinian Authority Arabs this year, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told the Likud Knesset caucus Monday. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and President Barack Obama have repeatedly claimed that Mahmoud Abbas, chairman of the […]

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Court Lets Arab MK ’Mavi Mamara’ Zoabi Off the Hook

Posted on: December 23rd, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Israel’s Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by nationalists Michael Ben-Ari, a former Knesset Member, and Itamar Ben-Gvir, to demand criminal charges be filed against MK Haneen Zoabi for her participation in the IHH terrorist-backed Mavi Mamara flotilla in 2010. Ben-Ari and Ben-Gvir took their case to the court after government prosecutors decided not to […]

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MK Motti Yogev (Jewish Home, pointing) has had enough of the Oslo sounds coming from the closed negotiations chambers, and from Justice Livni Minister Tzipi Livni, who's ushering in a repeat of the 1994-95 nightmare.
 

Jewish Home MK: PM Embracing Settlement Evacuation Will Be Deposed

Posted on: December 23rd, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

MK Motti Yogev (Jewish Home) is calling for Israelis to "come out of their indifference."

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Nix the Knesset Xmas Tree

Posted on: December 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

A request by MK Hana Sweid (Hadash), to put up an official Christmas tree in the entrance to the Knesset was turned down by Knesset speaker Yuli Edelstein (Likud), according to a report in Arutz-7. Sweid is from an Christian-Arab family. Edelstein made it clear that the Knesset will not officially host a Christmas display […]

An amicable divorce: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman will be running in two separate party lists next national elections.
 

Lieberman Party to Ditch Likud in Next Elections

Posted on: December 19th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Israel Beiteinu Party Secretary MK Faina Kirschenbaum said that this was a done deal.

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Arab MK Tibi Makes a Storm Out of Cup of Tea Thrown at Him

Posted on: December 19th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

A Be’er Sheva area man threw a lukewarm cup of hot tea in the face of MK Ahmed Tibi on Thursday during the legislator’s appearance at a protest against the Prawer Plan that calls for legalizing thousands of Bedouin structures on state land and moving thousands of Bedouin to other communities and cities. Police arrested […]

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Haredi Torah Says Battle against Draft ‘A War of Life and Death’

Posted on: December 17th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

The Lithuanian Council of Torah Sages and the Hasidic Council of Torah Sages organized two protests in Bnei Brak and Jerusalem Monday against a Knesset committee in the process of adding details to the new draft law requiring almost all Israeli Jewish youth to report for military duty. “They are trying to bring us closer […]

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Knesset Bill Aims at Google to Pay Royalties on Israeli Content

Posted on: December 17th, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

Google will have to pay 7 percent on revenue from Israeli Internet content that is copyrighted if the Knesset approves a bill submitted by Labor Knesset Member Erel Margalit and now under discussion in the Knesset Finance Committee. The proposed legislation calls for the royalties to be deposited in an account managed by the Finance […]

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