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Posted on: December 31st, 2013News & Views → Global
"The question is not whether or not there's a partner – we need to mark a target and take action."
Posted on: December 30th, 2013News & Views → Business 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 […]
Posted on: December 29th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Government
Minister Perry: The bill is a provocative publicity stunt.
Posted on: December 28th, 2013News & Views → Eye on Palestine
You would think Minister of Science and Technology Yaakov Perry would understand that releasing terrorists insults bereaved families.
Posted on: December 26th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Government
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 […]
Posted on: December 26th, 2013News & Views → Eye on Palestine
The ultimate goal of the prime minister's current policy melange, as always, is political survival.
Posted on: December 25th, 2013News & Views → Israel
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 […]
Posted on: December 25th, 2013News & Views → Israel
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 […]
Posted on: December 25th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Government
Lapid's insistence on legislation rather than a unilateral fix by his office has actually been hurting gays.
Posted on: December 23rd, 2013News & Views → Eye 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 […]
Posted on: December 23rd, 2013News & Views → Israel → Government
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 […]
Posted on: December 23rd, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
MK Motti Yogev (Jewish Home) is calling for Israelis to "come out of their indifference."
Posted on: December 22nd, 2013News & Views → News 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 […]
Posted on: December 19th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Government
Israel Beiteinu Party Secretary MK Faina Kirschenbaum said that this was a done deal.
Posted on: December 19th, 2013News & Views → Israel
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 […]
Posted on: December 17th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
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 […]
Posted on: December 17th, 2013News & Views → Business 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 […]
Posted on: December 16th, 2013News & Views → Business and Economy
Only the pharmacies will be decided according to an official bid – everybody else basically gets a license to print money.
Posted on: December 15th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism → Anti-Israel NGOs
Justice Minister Tzipi Livni has announced that she intends to appeal the committee decision in the high court.
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