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Ulpana Hill Residents Apprehensive But Hopeful As Deadline Approaches

BEIT EL, ISRAEL – “Gush Katif number two.” “Another Amona.” “It will topple the government, split the nation, and drive an irrevocable wedge between the people and the leadership.”

Netanyahu Legalizes Three Outposts in Judea and Samaria

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has legalized three Jewish outpost communities which were erected in the 1990s.

Government Job Cuts to Pay for Gas Tax Reduction

PM Netanyahu explained that lowering taxes means shrinking the government, and, this time, cutting taxes means cutting public sector jobs. He emphasized that no one needs to be fired if enough workers embrace early retirement or quit, but conceded that this means the ministries will not be hiring for a long time.

With Toughest Counter-Terrorism Laws on the Books, French Add Restrictions

Just ahead of France's presidential and legislative elections, the conservative French government Wednesday unveiled new counter-terrorism measures intended to restrain visits to extremist websites...

On Day of Hebron House Evacuation, Netanyahu Says He Wants to Legalize Some Judea...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he will submit a plan to legalize several Judea and Samaria outposts and avoid the demolition of another. At...

Deadline for Evacuation of Hebron House Passes Without Implementation

Defense Minister Ehud Barak and the Defense Ministry have remained silent in the few hours since the ministry reiterated that the deadline was still in effect.

Hamas: PA Blocking Egypt Fuel Supply to Gaza

The Palestinian news agency Ma'an is quoting a Hamas spokesman who said Thursday the electricity crisis in the Gaza Strip is at least partly...

Rubin Reports: The Government is Not a Magic Box

To view government as a form of deity or an inevitable friend of the poor and downtrodden is an illusion. Government is not a magic box, but a can of worms. To see it as a player, with its own interests, that should be as distrusted as any bank or corporation is the purest form of common sense, the very triumph of common sense over ideology and dogma that made America great, its people free, and real democracy possible.

‘You Need 150 Salaries To Buy An Apartment – That’s Outrageous’: An Interview With...

This past summer, Israel made headlines for something other than the peace process or fighting terrorism when hundreds of thousands of its citizens took to the streets to protest social inequality and rising living costs.

Is Israeli Home Front Ready For War With Iran?

MK Zeev Bielski, chairman of the Knesset subcommittee on Israel’s home defense: “The home front is not ready. We have made improvements over the situation since the Second Lebanon War in 2006, when the home front was completely unprepared, but the situation is not good.”

An Estate Tax in Israel?

Is an Estate Tax in Israel in the works? 30 years ago they tried, but it never took off. Will the new socio-political atmosphere make it possible?

Iran Embarks on Bible-Burning Campaign

According to the Iranian Christian news organization Mohabat News, Iranian authorities began to systematically seize and destroy Bibles after a Shiite cleric issued an...

Marine Le Pen Says Sarkozy Forces Halal Meat on Parisians

The Guardian reports that French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen switched her campaign back to immigration on Sunday, by claiming all meat in Paris...

IDF Prepares For Anarchy Along Syrian Border

The IDF has made contingency plans to deal with what may be large numbers of desperate Syrian citizens attempting to rush the border in order to seek refuge or attack Jewish and Druze communities in the area.

Jerusalem Court Refuses Extradition on Kashrut Grounds

Sometimes you save the bacon, sometimes the bacon saves you.

IDF Suspends Iron Dome Purchases

The IDF currently has three batteries of the rocket defense system and is scheduled to receive a fourth in the near future. The IDF work plan originally called for an array of nine Iron Dome batteries.

General Strike in Israel Still Planned for Wednesday

The Histadrut is demanding that the government employ contracted workers so that their conditions are on par with workers on the government employees.

Million Shekel Challenge or Legislation to Save Migron?

Migron's residents are not waiting for politicians to change their fate and are offering a one million shekel reward to anyone who can provide legal proof that Migron is owned by its residents and is not private Arab land.

PM Netanyahu Urges Migron Residents to Evacuate ‘with Consent’

Netanyahu supports MK Benny Begin's proposal for evacuating Migron.

No Politician Cares About Funding Private Schools

There are two types of politicians we encounter when advocating to relieve our community’s tuition burden through the use of government funding: those who claim to be 100 percent behind us, and those who claim to be 100 percent against us. What’s interesting is that politicians in both categories do not seem to understand what “100 percent” means.

Strike Halts Public Services Across Israel

A general strike of municipal workers shut down numerous public services on Monday, plunging schools and public transportation systems into chaos that hit the public particularly hard.

Evacuation of Mitzpe Avichai – Beyond the Pale

"They arrived in the middle of the night. It was brutal. I woke up after they broke down the door and were already in the living room."

Knesset Speaker: If the Government Does Not Legalize Migron, the Knesset Will

Comments come a day after Habayit Hayehudi threatens to leave coalition over the issue.

School Excitement Vs. Parental Excitement

It can’t be emphasized enough how important grassroots involvement is to political action. Serious unified support can impact the tuition crisis by making our community and its school choice allies an impenetrable voting bloc that must be listened to and that demands consistent results. How we get to “unified” is a challenge.

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