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The Places Obama Will Avoid

7 Nisan 5773 – March 17, 2013
When does the 'Unbreakable Bond' become an abusive relationship?

Israeli Court Allows Country’s Most Celebrated Gay Couple to Divorce

19 Kislev 5773 – December 3, 2012
One of the two was the first openly gay man elected to the Knesset.

Feiglin Says Rivalry with Netanyahu Is Over, But Two-State Solution Could...

13 Kislev 5773 – November 27, 2012
The relatively new religious leaders on the Likud roster owe some of their status to Moshe Feiglin's relentless efforts to make the party more traditionally Jewish.

Moshe Feiglin #14

13 Kislev 5773 – November 26, 2012
It appear that Moshe Feiglin is going to Jerusalem.

National Union Chairman Calling on National Religious Voters to Avoid the...

12 Kislev 5773 – November 25, 2012
When tested, the Likud prime ministers have led their party into regions that the founders of the Likud could not have imagined.

Going Home

Israeli soldiers were packing up their gear as they leave their staging area near the Gaza border, on the first day of the ceasefire,...

Explosive New Arab Music Video: ‘Strike a Blow at Tel Aviv’

5 Kislev 5773 – November 19, 2012
The lyrics pulse with typical Middle Eastern themes of dominance and fear of humiliation.

‘Likudnik’ Website Hacked by Palestinians

5 Kislev 5773 – November 18, 2012
'Unofficial' Likud website attacked by Palestinian hackers.

Jewish Home Party Primary Results In; ‘Anglo’ Jeremy Gimpel Comes in...

1 Kislev 5773 – November 14, 2012
All but Smoliansky are allies of Naftali Bennett who trounced MK Zvulon Orlev to become the new chairman of the party last week.

Israel’s Political Circus In Full Swing

23 Heshvan 5773 – November 7, 2012
On October 15, the Knesset voted unanimously to dissolve itself. Elections will be held on January 22, 2013. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided to take the step after realizing he could not obtain a majority for his proposed budget.

On Politicians and Grunt Work

The Knesset members who “take care of things” for us deserve to be praised, not insulted: people like Uri Ariel and Zevulun Orlev, whose offices are filled day and night with the representatives of organizations and institutions, religious and secular. And they “take care” of these people. It’s true that Ariel and Orlev received popularity ratings of only three percent in a recent poll of the national-religious community, but this isn’t their problem—it’s the respondents’ problem. Orlev and Ariel are too busy for self-promotion.

Rally Gadget Maintenance

15 Heshvan 5773 – October 31, 2012
This picture was taken November 21, 2011, outside the Knesset, during a demonstration against the high cost of living. It started to rain and...

A Government Update With Jeremy Man Saltan

9 Heshvan 5773 – October 25, 2012
Yishai is joined by Knesset insider Jeremy Man Saltan to talk about upcoming Israeli elections along with the current situation in the Knesset.

Inside Hulda Gate to the Temple Mount

29 Tishri 5773 – October 14, 2012
The Hulda Gate is the southern entrance to the Temple Mount, also known as the 'Double Gate.' I was there, on the inside, in 1986, with the Knesset's Interior Committee on its famous tour when we were later attacked by a mob of Muslims, throwing rocks and yelling Itbah El-Yahud ('Kill the Jews'). It was a melee and I had to rush/run Geula Cohen north to the Tribes of Israel Gate to get out safely:

Israeli Elections Set for January 22nd

26 Tishri 5773 – October 11, 2012
After consulting with the various party leaders, the Prime Minister has set January 22nd as the date for elections, Yediot Aharonot and the Jerusalem...

Netanyahu Dissolves the Knesset, Announces Early Elections

24 Tishri 5773 – October 9, 2012
The prime minister announced his intention to hold elections in early 2013, after concluding that he could not pass a "responsible budget." He told the nation on Tuesday night: "I decided the good of the State of Israel requires elections now, and as soon as possible."

Evolution Vs. Revolution in Struggle over Haredi Draft

29 Tammuz 5772 – July 19, 2012
A spokesperson for Yisrael Beytenu said, “We’ve had 64 years to evolve,” he said. “Demographically, it will be impossible to pass this bill 20 years from now.”

Despite Declarations for Equality – Knesset Shoots Down Universal Service Bill

29 Tammuz 5772 – July 18, 2012
Despite demands for fairness and equality, the Knesset overwhelmingly voted down Yisrael Beytenu's bill for Universal Service.

An Anglo in the Knesset: Catching Up with Jeremy Saltan

Saltan: "A big reason why I started the 'Knesset Jeremy' blog was to help Anglos learn about the political process by giving them information in English on every bill and every MK’s speech. I hope this will lead to Anglos learning more about the Israeli political process and help them take an active part and integrate."

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