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Cabinet Passes ‘Austerity Budget’

The Cabinet Monday evening passed a two-year budget, nearly five months late, with tax hikes and across-the-board cuts in spending, Only one minister voted...

New Budget Designed to Hurt Haredim, Tourists

That's a whole lot of achievements for the fresh finance minister.

Haredi Men Throw Garbage on WOW, Orthodox Women Keep the Peace

UTJ and WOW argue over the halacha of women's prayer on the radio -- can Mashiach be too far?

Livni Pushes for Law Banning Segregation of Women

Israel's Justice Minister Tzipi Livni ordered her ministry on Thursday to draft legislation that would make the gender-based segregation of women illegal. "Discrimination against women...

Report: Kerry Won Five-Week Unofficial Building Freeze from Bibi

Netanyahu again plays chess, or poker, with the United States. Kerry wants a building freeze to satisfy Abbas’ conditions for resuming talks. Netanyahu reportedly agreed – but for only five weeks.

Israel Moves Closer to Eliminating Small Parties

A bill to increase the minimum number for a political party to be represented in the Knesset has passed a ministerial committee and will...

Haredi Paper Equates Lapid and Hitler Speeches

Hitler wanted to exterminate Jews. Lapid only wants to exterminate the Haredi habit of not to work or serve in the IDF. That is enough for a Haredi columnist to compare Lapid’s and Hitler’s speeches.

Moving Left, Rav Ovadia Recrowns Deri as Shas Boss

The countdown to a Shas+UTJ replacement of Bennett in the government may have begun.

Rebellion in Shas

On Saturday Night, Rav Ovadiah Yosef, the spiritual head of the Shas party said that he had to return political control of the Shas...

Likud MK Regev Chickens Out, Cancels Visit to Temple Mount

Likud MK Miri Regev really sounded tough. She vowed to visit the Temple Mount to find out why Jews can’t pray there, although everyone else knows why. Now she says she doesn’t want to make a fuss.

Haredi Deans Refuse Meeting with Knesset Committee over IDF Recruiting

Meanwhile, a mini coalition crisis has been pitting Yesh Atid members of the Perry Committee against Likud representatives.

Temple Mount Organizations Warning Netanyahu on Feiglin’s Visit

"We fear that this step will give our enemies the tools to continue their incitement to violence."

Bibi Capitulates to Muslim Threats, Orders Feiglin Off Temple Mount

The waqf has threatened "World war Three" should Feiglin go on the Mount on Monday.

Bill Advances to Guarantee Women on Panel to Nominate Rabbis

The absence of Haredi parties in the government is already being, and women probably will be among those nominating Israel’s next rabbinic judges and chief rabbis.

Jewish Home Breaching Coalition Agreement to Protect Israeli Lands

At stake are hundreds of thousands of acres in the Negev, claimed by Bedouin squatters.

Liberman Bribe Trial Opens with Prime Witness Turning the Tables

Avigdor Lieberman’s political future will be decided by the outcome of his bribery trail that opened Thursday. If the first day is an indication of what will come, the trail will be a three-ring circus.

Deputy Minister Calls Haredim ‘Parasites’ on Radio

If Yesh Atid party leader Yair Lapid has any hopes of gaining one or even two Haredim as his fans, his deputy Finance Minister blew it “on air” when he called Haredim “parasites” on a Haredi radio program.

Police Appeal WOW Decision, Calling Women’s Prayer a Disturbance

Judge Larry-Bavly's decision was in open defiance of the high court's ruling.

Lapid Clashing Openly with Haredi MKs as Country Cheers

It was that kind of a parliamentary confrontation, stormy, angry, and deliciously witty.

Shas Balking on Support for Bennett’s Candidate for Chief Rabbi

"Rav Ovadia is willing to lose both chief rabbis" and not collaborate with those who "stuck a knife in our back."

With Haredim Out of Govt. Summer Clock Will Be Stretched

Traditionally, a religious Interior minister decided in favor of the religious, but now things have changed.

New Chief Rabbi Appointment Pitting Bennett Against Lapid

Yesh Atid opposes both the Jewish Home candidate and the tricky legislation his appointment would require.

Religious MK Proposing Burial of Gentile IDF Soldiers Alongside Jews

"This discrimination inside the military cemeteries shames all of us."

WOW Claiming Groundbreaking Court Ruling

Judge Sharon Larry Bavly stated that there was no cause for arresting the women.

WOW to Celebrate Rosh Chodesh Iyar as Usual

They will be joined by MKs Tamara Zandberg and Michal Rozin.

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