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A worker tending to cannabis plants at a growing facility for the Tikun Olam company, near the northern city of Tsfat. New health ministry regulations will force this and similar facilities to sell to just one monopoly, which was picked without a bidding process.
 

New Cannabis Regulations Pick National ‘Pusher’ sans Bidding

Posted on: December 16th, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

Only the pharmacies will be decided according to an official bid – everybody else basically gets a license to print money.

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AG Weinstein and Justice Minister Livni both object to the new MK Shaked bill. Livni intends to appeal the ministerial committee's vote, and Weinstein may opt not to defend it.
 

Livni to Appeal Government Approved Foreign NGO Bill

Posted on: December 15th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitismAnti-Israel NGOs

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni has announced that she intends to appeal the committee decision in the high court.

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Armed with a camera, MK Pnina Tamano-Shata, who was born in Ethiopia, demanded to be permitted to donate blood. She was told she couldn't, because Ethiopian born Israelis are on the list of people who may not donate (the list also includes homosexuals and Englishmen). Now Israel may expose its blood supply to danger, to appease the political circus she created.
 

Ethiopian MK Stunt May Result in Compromising Israel’s Blood Supply

Posted on: December 12th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

An MDA medical team was kicked out of the Knesset for refusing an Ethiopian MK Blood.

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Former MK Dr. Einat Wilf
 

Leftist Former MK Disinvited by Peace Now for Excessive Zionism

Posted on: December 11th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

"If the Israeli Left has no place for those who … wage battle against those who seek to delegitimize Israel, it will not return to lead the country."

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Mobile Phone Rate-Buster Kachlon to Form New Party

Posted on: December 8th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Moshe Kachlon, the former Likud minister who busted the mobile phone oligarchy in Israel, announced on Sunday he is forming a new party to run in the next scheduled elections in 2017, assuming the current coalition holds together that long. Kachlon resisted appeals from Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to run again in the previous elections […]

The sign, posted in Jerusalem's Haredi neighborhoods this week, reads: "Yeshiva boys are kidnapped to military prison." Of course it's one guy, who ignored the law, while all the others around him showed up with their draft notices and got deferments.
 

Haredi Establishment Gets Fresh Draft Martyr, Expect Noise

Posted on: December 5th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Rabbi Auerbach and his merry band of Lituanian Haredim needed a pawn to serve their political aims, and Moshe A. volunteered.

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Abbas: Willing to Speak to Knesset on my Terms

Posted on: November 25th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said he would be willing to speak to the Knesset, but only on the issues he chooses. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a public statement last week called on Abbas to address the Knesset and said he would travel to Ramallah to speak to the P.A. leadership. “Netanyahu comes […]

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Israel's newly appointed AG Shai Nitzan, is an enemy of Jewish residents in Judea, Samaria and East Jerusalem. Why did a right wing government approve him with a huge majority of the vote Sunday?
 

Enemy of Settlements Picked for AG in Time for ‘Peace’ Enforcement

Posted on: November 24th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

The folks at the State's Attorney have dossiers on everyone in government, and they're not afraid to use them.

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President Obama shaking hands with Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman. The latter said this morning that "when you see the smiles on the faces of the Iranians, it's clear that victory is theirs.
 

Iran Deal Marks Vast U.S. Israel Gap on Existential Issues

Posted on: November 24th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Naftali Bennett said that "if in five years a nuclear suitcase explodes in New York or Madrid, it will be because of this deal."

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Labor Party elected MK Yitzhak "Buji" Herzog as its new chairman.
 

Labor Party’s Tradition Kept: New Chief Every Primary

Posted on: November 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

The outgoing chairperson, Yacimovich, failed to win enough seats to become a viable alternative.

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Labor MK Omer Barlev wants to kick out "only" 35,000 Jews.
 

Labor MK’s 2-State Plan Looks Very Gush-Katiffy

Posted on: November 20th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Back in 2005, when the Ariel Sharon thugs dragged 8,000 Jews kicking and screaming, they had the element of surprise on their side.

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Likud Knesset member Moshe Feiglin says he does not smoke pot, but his pro-marijuana views draw him unlikely allies from the left.
 

Pro-Marijuana Views Unite Feiglin and Lefitsts

Posted on: November 20th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Leftists may not like Moshe Feiglin’s view of the Palestinian Authority, but they love him for his pro-marijuana stance. Meretz MK says, “On this we have a shared goal.” Feiglin reveals, “I don’t smoke.”

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Deputy AG Shai Nitzan is the nominee to decide, as Israel's next AG, the life and death issues of Jews in Judea, Samaria and East Jerusalem. It is difficult to come up with a worse enemy of the settlement movement than this man. Will the Netanyahu Government stand up to the largely Ashkenazi Leftists who recommended him?
 

Committee Recommends Another Leftist, Anti-Settlements AG

Posted on: November 19th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Jewish Home MK Orit struk says Nitzan is known for his hostility to Jewish life in Judea and Samaria.

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Netanyahu shakes hands with Abbas in 2009 in a meeting arranged by Obama, for whom they share mutual suspicion.
 

Netanyahu Dares Abbas to Address Knesset

Posted on: November 19th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Netanyahu played one-up on Abbas Monday, inviting to speak at the Knesset. A reciprocal invitation from Abbas for the Prime Minister to speak in Ramallah is not likely.

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Arab MK Attacks Bill Supporting IDF Veterans

Posted on: November 18th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelIsraeli Arabs

MK Ahmad Tibi used graphic language—as he has been known to do—in attacking Likud-Beiteinu MK Yariv Levin. During a debate at the Knesset The Labor and Social Affairs committee, MK Tibi told MK Levin that he is “a racist who urinates off the diving board.” The committee was debating a bill proposed by Levin, which […]

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Netanyahu Links Iran with Order to Cancel E-1 Building Plans

Posted on: November 13th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu publicly stated on Wednesday that he ordered Housing Ministry Uri Ariel to retract his plans for development of the controversial E-1 area of Maaleh Adumim because of expected reaction of the international community at the same time he is campaigning against letting  up the pressure on the Islamic Republic. He said […]

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Haredi MK Banished from Knesset Two Weeks for Handcuff Gimmick

Posted on: November 13th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

The Knesset will be lacking one of its more colorful Knesset Members for two weeks following an Ethics Committee decision to punish Haredi MK Meir Porush for handcuffing himself to the Knesset podium last July in an outstanding theatrical appearance.. MK Porush was enraged over the bill, now law, that almost all Haredi youth must […]

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Netanyahu Gives Three Choices: War, a Bad Deal or Sanctions

Posted on: November 13th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told the Knesset Wednesday there are three choices on dealing with the Iranian threat – a bad deal, war or sanctions. “I would even say that a bad deal is liable to lead to the second, undesired, result,” he added. “There is no reason to submit to Iranian diktat; neither is […]

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Rabbi Stav spoke after the visiting head of the Reform movement, Reform Rabbi (nebech) Rick Jacobs, had told the Knesset forum that Reform and Conservative Jews outnumber and outweigh the Orthodox.
 

Rabbi’s Chelsea Clinton Jewish Status Quip Stressing Tear with Reform

Posted on: November 13th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAssimilation

"The problem of assimilation among American Jews is not only an American problem, it's our problem, too."

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Former Deputy Foriegn Minister Danny Ayalon (L), in the role of a witness against his boss, Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman (R) who is looking at him meaningfully.
 

As Lieberman Retakes the Helm, Defeated Ayalon Takes YU Job

Posted on: November 12th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishJudaism

Absent much to do in the home country, Ayalon got a job teaching at YU, where America's future diplomats usually don't come from.

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