In 2009, Naftali Bennett voluntarily took a lie detector test to prove his loyalty to PM Netanyahu, according to an Israel Channel 2 report. At the time, Netanyahu apparently thought that Bennett, possibly among others, was the one who leaked the information that resulted in the Bibi-Tours investigation. In order to clear his name, Bennett […]
Israeli stocks and bounds advanced following elections, “as investors bet Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition would weaken ultra-Orthodox factions as the nation seeks to narrow its budget deficit,” according to a report by Bloomberg business news.
In the past, Chareidi (Ultra-Orthodox) participation in election voting has never topped more than around a third of their potential voters. Chareidim have avoided voting for two primary reasons. The first is to minimize their participation in the Zionist enterprise, the second is that many Chareidim are actually disillusioned with the Chareidi political leadership, and […]
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Shas party spiritual leader and former Sephardic chief rabbi Ovadia Yosef is urging Israelis not to vote for the party headed by Naftali Bennett, the Bayit HaYehudi Jewish Home party, calling it not a home for Jews but a home for gentiles.