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Olmert and Livni Hold Elections Pow Wow

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and former Kadima chairwoman Tzipi Livni may be throwing their hats into the political arena once more, teaming up to attempt to defeat the nationalist camp headed by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

The pair met on Wednesday for an hour and a half just a day after prosecutors announced their plan to appeal the verdict and sentence in a court case charging the former prime minister with tax evasion, fraud, and breach of trust.

Olmert was found guilty of breach of trust, fined less than $18,000 and given a one-year suspended jail sentence, considered by analysts to be a very light sentence.

If the pair do run, and add celebrity Yair Lapid, son of politician Tommy Lapid, they could receive more votes than the ruling Likud party, according to a poll published by Haaretz on Thursday.

There had been speculation that a new political party headed by Olmert and Livni could defeat Netanyahu’s Likud in the election, but polls released last week found that Olmert and Livni would likely only achieve ten seats.

The poll says 25 seats would go to the tripartite team, one more than Likud’s 24 seats.

Yet the poll also says nationalists would win the majority of votes, which means Netanyahu would probably continue as prime minister.

If Olmert, Livni, and Lapid do not join up, nationalists would likely win 65 seats, with 55 to the left wing.

Malkah Fleisher

Former Mossad Chief’s Health Improving in Belarus

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Former Mossad chief Meir Dagan’s condition is improving after contracting an infection following a liver transplant in Belarus.

Dagan is still being kept sedated and on a respirator, and is being kept in isolation to minimize his chances of additional infections.

US, German and Swedish hospitals refused to operate on Dagan, according to Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko, who gave a press conference on Tuesday.  “No one wanted to conduct this operation on a former head of the Mossad,” Lukashenko said.  Israeli officials decried Lukashenko’s conference as an attempt to get publicity for Belarus.

Malkah Fleisher

‘Feast of Tabernacles’ March Around Jerusalem Begins

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Tens of thousands of Christians from 60 countries around the world are participating in Thursday’s annual “Feast of the Tabernacles” march around Jerusalem.

The march includes non-Jews who have converged on the city to participate in the Sukkot holiday.

Several Jerusalem roads will be closed between 1pm and 6pm, including Ben Tzvi, Ben Yehuda, King George, King David, Shmuel Hanagid, Hillel, Remez and Rabin streets.

Police are encouraging drivers not to attempt to enter Jerusalem from Route 1, but rather from route 443 or through the Arazim tunnel at Motza.  Vehicles carrying disabled persons’ permits will be able to enter the Old City through the Zion Gate coming from Hebron Road and David Remez streets only.

Illegally parked vehicles will be towed.

Malkah Fleisher

IDF Evacuates Visitors to Upper Hermon Due to Approach of Armed Syrians

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

A group of visitors to Mount Hermon in Israel’s north were evacuated on Wednesday when a group of armed Syrians approached the border.

Officials in the Northern Command on Wednesday detected a group of 50 Syrians – four of whom were carrying weapons – several hundred meters from the border.  Because the intentions of the group was unclear, the IDF evacuated visitors from the upper level of the Hermon, relocating them to the lower level.

The Syrians did not attempt an infiltration, and were monitored by the IDF.

Earlier on Wednesday, blasts were heard in southern Lebanon, coming out of a Hizbullah-controlled area.  Seven people were reported killed by AFP.

Malkah Fleisher

Groups Blast NY Hotel for Offering Hospitality to Iranian President Ahmadinejad

Sunday, September 9th, 2012

A growing rumble of protest against Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s upcoming welcome in New York has led activist groups to take aim at the New York hotel the leader regularly inhabits during his US stays.

The Warwick New York is set to provide a luxury suite to Ahmadinejad when he arrives  to address the United Nations this month.  The room will be rented starting September 24.

Yet protest group United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) is urging the deluxe hospitality purveyor to refuse Ahmadinejad service – despite the fact that its pleas went unheard last year, when the group made a similar attempt (view the video below for news coverage of last year’s protests).

UANI activist Mark Wallace called the Iranian president’s presence a “true outrage”, and especially decried the US Secret Service and NYPD participation in securing the man who makes frequent public condemnations of the United States and Israel.

UANI is calling for a boycott of The Warwick if the hotel goes through with the week-long accommodation.  Several Jewish organizations, including B’nai Brith and the American Jewish Committee, have also publicly opposed the agreement.

Malkah Fleisher

Migron Not Evacuated as Scheduled

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

The Migron outpost in the West Bank was not evacuated as scheduled.

The eviction had been scheduled for Tuesday, the same day that the Israeli Supreme Court conducted a hearing on a petition filed by the residents requesting a delay in the eviction until the modular homes being built for the evacuees are completed. They reportedly will not be habitable for several weeks.

A decision is not expected for at least several days.

Some 17 families who claim they have purchased or repurchased the plots that their homes are located on also have petitioned the court to be allowed to stay in their homes.

In March, the Supreme Court ruled against an attempt by the government to postpone to 2015 the demolition of Migron, which the Palestinians say is built on their land. Deferrals against the demolition stretch back to 2006.

The settlers, who deny that Migron is built on private Palestinian land, had signed a deal with the Netanyahu government agreeing to relocate to a nearby hill.

JTA

Latest Flytilla Lands

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

The latest Flytilla attempt landed in Jordan on Saturday. The anti-Israel activists plan to attempt to cross over into Israel via the Allenby Bridge tonight and tomorrow.

Jewish Press News Briefs

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