As Purim approaches, thousands of Israeli children and families grapple with poverty
Posted on: November 6th, 2012News & Views → Politics
Avigdor Liberman's new and very creative YouTube video highlighting his party's achievements over the past 4 years.
Posted on: November 6th, 2012News & Views → News Briefs
Simcha Felder, Democratic challenger in the New York State Senate for the 17th Senate District (including parts of Borough Park, Flatbush, Midwood, Kensington and Sunset Park), says he will caucus with the Republicans and vote for Republican Dean Skelos as Senate majority leader.
Posted on: November 5th, 2012News & Views → News Briefs
While Obama's proposed budget decreased funding for Israeli anti-missile systems, it was Congress which, in the end, nearly doubled the funding.
Posted on: November 5th, 2012News & Views → Media
Long-time Ha'aretz columnist Neri Livneh has been ordered by a court to pay $50,000 for slandering two residents of the settlement Itamar.
Posted on: November 5th, 2012News & Views → Israel
The hype over a potential independent Knesset bid by popular Likud Communications Minister Moshe Kahlon has been quashed with news that Kahlon is putting his name behind prime minister and Likud chief Binyamin Netanyahu and announced that he will not abandon the party.
Posted on: November 5th, 2012Blogs → Knesset Jeremy
Weekly poll average: Likud-Beitenu at 38 seats; Labor at 22; the Right wing parties a little over 66 seats and the left has just under 54. The Jewish Home-National Union list rose to 9 seats while Kadima continues its decline into oblivion.
Posted on: November 4th, 2012News & Views → Eye on "Palestine"
For all intents and purposes, the president of the PA was giving up on the Palestinian right of return to pre-1967 Israel.
Posted on: November 2nd, 2012News & Views → News Briefs
It isn't just that Boteach is a rabbi, steeped in Jewish law and lore and is strongly pro-marriage, pro-America and pro-democracy, and it certainly isn't that he is a world-famous author and larger-than-life personality, although he is all of that. It's simply that despite there being a low bar set for congressmen to apply to their lapels the hecsher of "pro-Israel," not all of them really deserve it, and Boteach's opponent falls firmly into that category.
Posted on: November 2nd, 2012News & Views → Israel
In the last week of October, I Vote Israel has sent some 80 thousand ballots, weighing 500 lbs., to the U.S. embassy in Tel-Aviv.
Posted on: November 1st, 2012Special Features → Israel Elections 5773
TEL AVIV – Political pundits have long debated who is the real Benjamin Netanyahu. Is he a pragmatist handcuffed by his right-wing support base and fealty to his late father’s nationalist vision? Is he a true right-wing ideologue whose apparent concessions to Israeli-Palestinian peace are but feints?
Posted on: November 1st, 2012News & Views → Middle East → Iran
Stop the Bomb, a European coalition which works towards the enactment of economic and political sanctions against the Iranian Islamist regime, has criticized the lack of action by the Austrian authorities.
Posted on: November 1st, 2012News & Views → News Briefs
This morning, it appears that Bibi's worst nightmare is about to be realized, and this one could be a sea-change that would make the Likud Beitenu move seem like a parlor trick. According to Makor Rishon, retiring minister Moshe Kahlon has made a decision to return to political life after a two-week exile, and that he is about to announce very soon, maybe even today, Thursday, the creation of a new party.
Posted on: October 31st, 2012News & Views → Global → Europe
Netanyahu will meet with Hollande at 7 AM, NY time, and will focus mainly on the Iranian nuclear program, two weeks after the European Union imposed additional sanctions against Iran. Netanyahu will most likely find in Hollande a sympathetic ally, as France is one of the leading countries in demanding imposing further sanctions against Iran.
Posted on: October 30th, 2012News & Views → News Briefs
The conventional burial sites permit the burial of some 70 persons per acre, as opposed to as many as 600 in the new system.
Posted on: October 29th, 2012Special Features → Israel Elections 5773
Netanyahu said that the decision to run together won't change the Likud, but it would allow the Likud to change the State of Israel. But the new joint list will receive only 42 seats in the next Knesset elections next January, a Channel 2 News poll found on Sunday. It means that the parties will retain their current power.
Posted on: October 29th, 2012News & Views → Israel
Federal prosecutors and pro-Israel Republican stalwart Sheldon Adelson’s casino company Las Vegas Sands Corp. may have come to an understanding on issues pertaining to money-laundering laws allegedly violated in the cases of two criminal high-rollers, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Posted on: October 28th, 2012News & Views → Israel
In an unexpected move, 10% of the Likud Central Committee members gathered enough signatures to demand a secret ballot on whether or not to run on a joint list with Yisrael Beiteinu.
Posted on: October 28th, 2012News & Views → Global → Europe
Colin Shindler asks why European socialists identify with the cause of militant Islam.
Posted on: October 28th, 2012News & Views → Israel
The merger of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s Likud party and the Yisrael Beiteinu party of Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman on Thursday has left-wing parties scrambling for a solution to the sudden show of solidarity on the part of the pro-nationalist camp.
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