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Posts Tagged ‘Tzipi Hotoveli’

Hotovely Revamps Foreign Office Training Adding Right-Wing Teachers, Jewish Studies

Sunday, November 1st, 2015

(JNi.media) The days of Israeli Diplomats siding with the Palestinian Authority’s cause, or embarrassing themselves with their lack of familiarity with the Jewish prayer book, are over. Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) and Ministry Director-General Dr. Dore Gold have altered the new course for diplomatic cadets starting Sunday at the College of Statesmanship in Jerusalem, with changes including compulsory tours in Judea and Samaria, lectures from faculty who are affiliated with the right side of the political spectrum, Jewish studies, and a class on the justification for Jewish settlements in regard to international law, Israel Hayom reported.

Hotovely said that she added several educational topics to the training course, primarily helping Israel’s future diplomats to acquire tools to deal with contemporary issues challenging Israeli information dissemination, including knowledge of international law regarding the legality of Jewish settlements, knowledge of the laws of war in light of Israel’s struggle against terrorism, and defending Israel in debates of ethics and warfare.

In a recent Facebook post, Hotovely reported on a lecture she had delivered at the College of Statesmanship, on the topic of An Ethical Foreign Policy, revealing “things that not everybody knows about Israel’s foreign affairs, because they don’t receive media exposure.”

“Israel is a beacon of science and technology development for large parts of the world. World powers such as India and Japan, and other countries in the East and in the rest of the world, see Israel as a trailblazer in providing solutions to 21st century problems,” Hotovely said, adding that, “in meetings with officials of all countries, the themes that emerge are Israeli developments in medicine, agriculture, water infrastructure, technology, and security.”

“Israel’s shop window displays more and more contribution to humanity,” Hotovely noted in her lecture. “The best propaganda is the economic value of Israel alongside strengthening the moral prowess of Israel in the world. It is important to recognize and understand this aspect of Israel’s foreign policy.”

Pundits and politicians on the right have complained for years that the training course for diplomatic cadets conducted by the Foreign Ministry has had a leftist bias, and that the way to change it is by changing the teaching staff. But Foreign Ministry senior officials told Israel Hayom they consider the claims “absurd,” noting that the course does offer tours of Judea and Samaria and eastern Jerusalem. They called the news about the revamping “a spin on Hotovely’s part.”

However, an examination of the changes show at least a refreshing of the existing program, if not something more radical: there will be a tour of the City of David, near the Temple Mount, guided by David Be’eri, one of the heads of the Jewish community there; a tour of the Jordan Valley with Major General (Res) Uzi Dayan; and a guided observation of the city of Sh’chem with Benny Katzover, one of the leaders of Jewish settlement in Samaria. Also, the course will include a visit to the Barkan industrial park, to witness first hand the reality of Arabs working side by side with Israelis. And the cadets will receive a series of lectures on the subject of tikkun olam and Judaism’s universal message.

JNi.Media

Likud Charges Opponents with Illicit Funding Through US-backed V15

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

On Sunday, Feb. 1, the Likud party publicly charged that the U.S.-funded and organized political campaign effort known as V15 has inappropriate ties to the Labour-Livni and Meretz parties, as well as provided illicit funding under Israeli law.

They charged Zionist Union leader Isaac Herzog with campaign law violations, specifically with accepting campaign funds made by non-Israelis.

The charges were made at a press conference held in Tel Aviv. David Shimron, an Israeli lawyer close to Prime Minister Netanyahu, discussed the petition Likud has filed with the Israeli Elections Committee, in which he is a petitioner.

Israeli law sets limits on donations which can only be made by Israelis, Shimron said.

The lawyer and the Likud members present spoke about V15’s funding from OneVoice, which in turn has received grants from British political parties, the European Commission and the U.S. State Department.

OneVoice’s primary donors are U.S. citizens. This may also be a violation of U.S. law, and certainly violates U.S. Internal Revenue Service guidelines: OneVoice is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

It was also revealed during the press conference that Zionist Union candidates Yoel Hasson and Danny Atar and former Labor MKs Ephraim Sneh, Colette Avital, and Rabbi Michael Melchior were on OneVoice’s advisory board, the Jerusalem Post reported.

“We urgently request the underlying data in order to understand the financial scope” of inappropriate activity, Shimron said.

“This is an attempt by leftist associations to steal power through foreign funds,” claimed Likud member Tzipi Hotoveli, who claimed that the links between V15 and the “Zionist Camp” party was a criminal matter.

“They are making use of radical left-wing organizations, like OneVoice and Molad, which receive millions of dollars from Europe, the U.S. and the New Israel Fund. We call on the chairman of the Central Elections Committee to issue an injunction immediately to prevent the continued activity of V15 and Project 61 and ensure the purity of this election,” a statement issued by Likud said.

Deputy Environmental Protection Minister Ofir Akunis (Likud) said that Zionist Camp leaders Isaac Herzog and Tzipi Livni “are waging a personal campaign of incitement against Netanyahu, at the risk of hurting Israel’s national interests.”

Supporters and members of V15 demonstrated outside of the building where the Likud held its press conference, claiming they have nothing to hide. They told Channel 2 News: “We are a movement founded by Israelis, and Americans.” They said they love Israel and “want to change the government.” They also claimed that their “funding sources are visible, exposed and appear on our site and given to reporters.”

However, the Israeli news site Globes responded to the transparency claim by noting that it had asked V15 for the names of its donors two weeks ago and the organization refused to provide them.

In response to the charges, the “Zionist Camp” members rattled off a list of Netanyahu related “scandals,” such as his association with Sheldon Adelson, Israel HaYom and the recycled bottles refund charge.

Lori Lowenthal Marcus

Tzipi Hotovely to Go Up to Temple Mount

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Deputy Minister, MK Tzipi Hotovely (Likud), plans to go up to the Temple Mount on Tuesday.

Deputy Knesset Speaker, MK Moshe Feiglin, went up on Sunday, as Islamists reposted photos and videos of him across their media sites.

On Mondy, MK Shuli Moalem-Rafaeli went up, and she was assaulted by a Muslim woman.

We hope that Hotovely goes up with sufficient bodyguards. A platoon of armed Golani soldiers on the Temple Mount would be nice.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Settlement Rally a Gigantic Success

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

The gigantic (as it was billed) pro-Settlement rally in Binyanei Ha’uma (International Convention Center in Jerusalem) on Wednesday night, was just that, gigantic.

Thousands of people filled up the Ussishkin hall and the Agam lounge. The majority were (hilltop) youths and other young settlers who are helping build and grow Eretz Yisrael. Interspersed among them were adults.

Whatever the goal of the rally was supposed to be, it turned into a large show of support for the young audience and their self-sacrifice in building Eretz Yisrael, as well as a promise to defend the Settlements against those threats, local and foreign, that want to see the Jewish enterprise destroyed.

The beginning was disappointing. Most of the senior politicians who said they were coming backed out at the last minute, including representatives from Likud-Beiteinu and HaBayit HaYehudi.

The Israeli media, sitting together in the auditorium, used that as an opportunity to publicly mock the rally, the Jewish Right and the Right-wing politicians.

Rightfully, and embarrassingly so.

The only politician who initially showed up was the energetic MK Tzipi Hotovely (Likud), who had the crowd loudly cheering at every word she said.

But the lack of politicians didn’t discourage the crowd. Hundreds spontaneously climbed up onto the stage to dance and loudly sing along with the incredible band. While they stood with silent respect for Rav Lior, Rav Melamed, and Rav Levinger (Sr.), as they and other notable rabbis got up to speak.

After much of the Israeli media left, some of the missing politicians began to drift in. First among them was Ayelet Shaked, Rabbi Ben-Dahan, and Orit Struck.

During the rally, this reporter was holding a conversation with one of Naftali Bennett’s staff members who told me Bennett was otherwise occupied with local Jerusalem campaigning and wasn’t going to be coming.

I told him to make sure Bennett got over here, if he actually wants to meet his constituency and show them he is their represented leader; otherwise his very noted absence was making him irrelevant.

Minister Naftali Bennett at Gigantic Settler Rally

Minister Naftali Bennett at Gigantic Settler Rally

Finally Bennett listened to this staff member and left his beer-tasting party in Machane Yehuda for the rally.

He gave a great speech, but the reception was mixed. Bennett received both loud cheers and loud boos when he walked into the hall. Bennett was also verbally attacked outside the hall by some angry young men as he left, for what they perceive as his lack of support and protection for the Yeshivas.

But overall, the rally to promote new settlements and support our young settlers and new settlements was energetic, exciting, and a gigantic success.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Mazel Tov Tzipi and Ohr

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

MK Tzipi Hotoveli, one of the more activist voices in the Likud party, has a lot more to celebrate than just her recent reelection to the Knesset.

On Saturday night she announced that she got engaged to her boyfriend, Ohr.

Mazel Tov Tzipi and Ohr.

 

 

Jewish Press News Briefs

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