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Israeli Firefighters Battle Nationwide PyroTerrorism

24 Heshvan 5777 – November 24, 2016
Four Arab suspects are arrested on allegations of deliberately setting fires in the Jerusalem Corridor.

Bereaved MK Lashes Out at Finance Ministry Over Fire Crisis

23 Heshvan 5777 – November 23, 2016
MK Boker says government funding for fire buffer lines could have prevented injuries and property damage.

‘Muezzin Law’ Ready for Vote Despite Arab, Rivlin Objections

MK Issawi Freij (Meretz) announced that separating the Shabbat calls from the Muezzin bill exposes it for what it is: yet another example of Israeli racism.

MK Glick to Petition High Court Against Netanyahu Temple Mount Obstruction

Should Glick persist with his petition he is likely to be sanctioned by his Knesset faction, the Likud, and be barred from speaking from the podium and submitting bills.

Responding to Meretz Petition, State Tells Court Rabbi Karim Does Not Believe in Raping...

22 Heshvan 5777 – November 22, 2016
In its response on Tuesday, the State noted that Rabbi Karim's responsa were prefaced with a proviso that these are not his legal rulings but rather his review of rabbinical law.

Netanyahu Nixes MKs Return to Temple Mount

21 Heshvan 5777 – November 21, 2016
PM Netanyahu says this is not the time to allow MKs and ministers to return to the Temple Mount.

Eight Crucial Things You Need to Know About the Amona Case

20 Heshvan 5777 – November 20, 2016
The two Arab claimants own only a sliver – about half an acre altogether, out of the 125 acres of the Amona territory – less than .5%.

Knesset Approves Arrangements Act in Preliminary Vote 58 – 50

15 Heshvan 5777 – November 16, 2016
Both Minister Moshe Kahlon (Kulanu) and Coalition Chairman David Bitan (Likud) warned that the bill would be suspended should it meet resistance from the Supreme Court.

Bennett: If Law to Save Amona Fails, We’ll Stop Voting with Netanyahu Coalition

The threat was intended to pressure Likud to make sure all the coalition partners indeed show up to support the bill.

Haredim Block Muezzin Law, Say It Threatens Pre-Shabbat Siren

Interestingly, several Muslim and European countries have enacted laws compelling their mosques to "muffle" their loudspeakers, including Saudi Arabia and Indonesia.

Bennett Defends Netanyahu Against Leftwing Attacks as Knesset Commemorates 21st Anniversary of Rabin’s Murder

14 Heshvan 5777 – November 14, 2016
"For 21 years, the Left has been trying to blame Netanyahu for the incitement. Over and over Netanyahu said we disagree, but there should be no incitement. And now you're trying to silence him."

3-Justice Panel Rejects Postponement, Demands Jewish Homes Demolished by Year’s End

The court noted that it is ignoring a claim by the GSS that an attempt to evacuate Amona would result in extreme acts of violence

Wikileaks: Netanyahu Planned to Transfer Area C Land to PA for Herzog Coalition

Netanyahu was offering the "transfer of more territory from Israel's Zone C to Zone A, controlled by the Palestinians" in return for the Labor party joining his coalition government.

Amona ‘Regulation Law’ Passed Unanimously by Ministerial Committee for Legislation

13 Heshvan 5777 – November 13, 2016
The 'Regulation Law' now goes to the Knesset for consideration after passing the government coalition.

Netanyahu, Hanegbi, Introduce Proposal to Open Records on Yemenite Babies

Minister Hanegbi, who is himself of Yemenite extraction, addressed the cabinet, saying: "Today's decision will not eliminate the pain and suffering that thousands of immigrants have endured."

Bennett, Netanyahu, Clash over Amona, Regulations Act

A whopping 25 out of Netanyahu's 30 Knesset Members have signed a commitment to pass the Arrangements Act, which would force a war between the government and the high court.

Former Jerusalem Grand Mufti at War with Knesset over Mosque Noise Pollution

The original Muezzin bill was tabled and the Knesset ordered a report that said mosque loudspeakers have been around since loudspeakers had been invented, recommending a dialogue with the Muslim authorities.

Netanyahu: Soon Majority of Jews Will Live in Israel

9 Heshvan 5777 – November 10, 2016
Jewish Agency Chairman Sharansky added, tongue-in-cheek, "We cannot forget our partnership with the world's Jews – we cannot give up on any Jew, even if they are not 'Orthodox.'"

Russian MP Affirms Jews’ Temple Mount Ties, Foreign Minister Calls Israel’s UNESCO Reaction ‘Over...

7 Heshvan 5777 – November 8, 2016
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov told TASS that Israel’s emotional approach to resolutions of UNESCO on Jerusalem is "not quite justified," suggesting the Israelis’ "emotions are over the top."

Happy Aliya Day, Everybody!

Strangely enough, the Knesset legislation known as the Aliyah Day Act 5776-2016 states that on the 7th of Cheshvan the country will celebrate the Israelites' entrance into the Land of Israel on the 10th of Nissan.

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