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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.

Mughrabi Gate Closure Sparks Political Brushfire

JERUSALEM – Prime Minister Netanyahu found himself trying to extinguish a political and religious brushfire in his own government this week after Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat on Sunday closed the Mughrabi Gate bridge, which leads to the Temple Mount.

Israeli Students Urge Bibi Not To Trade Them For Terrorists

JERUSALEM – A number of Israeli high school students on the verge of being inducted into the IDF publicly called on Prime Minister Netanyahu not to trade high-profile terrorists for them in the event they fall into enemy hands.

Reclaiming The Land

Editor's Note: This installment of Keeping Jerusalem was written by Hillel Fendel, who interviewed Chaim Silberstein, the usual co-author of the column.

AFSI Founder Herb Zweibon Dies At 84

Veteran pro-Israel activist Herbert Zweibon, founder and chairman of Americans for a Safe Israel/AFSI, passed away in New York on Jan. 20 at age 84.

Rubashkin Sentence Sullies U.S. Justice System

The unusually severe sentence of 27 years in prison for Sholom Rubashkin is a victory for a prosecution that from the outset pursued a win-at-all-costs strategy. But the success comes at a price, and not just to the 51-year-old man now facing a virtual life sentence, his wife and 10 children. The government's handling of this case has sullied our justice system.

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