Merav Michaeli: 400 Inspectors Will Enforce Mask Mandates on Buses

The Israeli government has also announced that there will be greater enforcement of indoor mask mandates in place for public spaces.

Bennett Meets on Security with Gaza Region Regional Council Heads

"We are working to give the area adjacent to the Gaza Strip and the communities of the south as much long-term quiet and calm as possible."

Gantz in France Reassures Hosts Macron’s Phone Not Hacked by Israeli Software

Gantz said that assistance to Lebanon should be conditioned on avoiding the boosting of Hezbollah's military capabilities.

New Hope, Ra’am, at War over Defeated Cannabis Legalization Bill

Almost every Arab MK on Wednesday voted against the bill.

Knesset Plenum Adds 2nd Woman to Panel Selecting Rabbinical Judges

The Religious Services Minister will appoint a woman rabbinical court advocate.

Knesset Passes Law Making Sure Bennett Hands Keys Over to Lapid

“The alternate prime minister doesn't trust the sitting prime minister and vice versa."

Matan Kahana’s Kashrut Reform Bill Revealed, Here Are Some Key Items

Here are a few choice items I translated hurriedly. Clearly, a deeper discussion should follow.

Knesset Plenum Votes Down 3 No-Confidence Motions

The United Torah Judaism and Shas motion entitled “A trefah [non-kosher] Government" was rejected by a majority of 59-50.

Environmental Protection Rejects Pipeline’s Pollution Risks Survey, Crisis with UEA Looming

The idea of multiplying to a very large extent the amount of crude oil being pushed through the pipeline from Eilat to the Ashkelon terminal is dizzying.

Hadassah Sacks Prof. Zeev Rotstein

The Hadassah board's claim that the sacked CEO failed to rescue the hospital from its financial crisis is dubious, considering the year of the pandemic.

Report: PM, Education Minister Clash over Vaccinating Schoolchildren

Shasha Bitton denied the clash story, but confirmed that she opposes vaccinations in the schools.

Israel Warns Washington Iran Is on the Threshold of Becoming a Nuclear Power

Biden said: "Iran will not have nuclear weapons on my watch."

PM Bennett Congratulates Israeli Bronze Medalist Avishag Semberg

"It is an honor for me to be an example and source of inspiration for young women and be an example on realizing one's dream."

Israeli Government, European Jewry Condemn Poland’s New Restitution Law

“It is outrageous that someone who survived the Holocaust, who will be in their later years, will still be deprived justice by this cruel, illegitimate and discriminatory law."

Lapid-Bennett Blackmailed into Appointing Anti-Vax Minister

Why did I digress from the story of the MK who threatened to smash the coalition if he doesn't become a minister to the Bennett speech? Oh, you'll love it.

Israel Resurrects COVID-19 Green Pass, BGI Airport Plans

Effective Sunday, August 8, 2021, the cost of tests for people who have not been, but can be vaccinated will be the responsibility of those being tested.

Wednesday, Minister Kahana Also Reformed Conversions

The Conversion Authority in the Prime Minister’s Office provides services to Israeli citizens or permanent residents.

Secular, Haredi and Arab Lawmakers to Join Forces on Reducing Vote Threshold

It should be interesting to watch the Knesset becoming divided not along the traditional coalition vs. opposition divider, but as sharks vs. guppies.

Israel to Tax Soft Drinks including Diet and Juice

Children in Israel take in even more sugary drinks than American children.

Haredim Will Bear the Brunt of Government’s War on Disposable Plastic Utensils

Of course, if the finance and environmental protection folks really want to clean up Israel, and at the same time repress Haredi families even more, they should go after disposable diapers.

Right Irate Over Bennett’s ‘de-Facto Building Freeze’ in Judea and Samaria

Report: Bennett and Gantz are refusing to hold a meeting of the Supreme Planning Council in Judea and Samaria, due to a demand from Washington.

Matan Kahana Drives a D9 over Chief Rabbinate’s Kosher Certification Monopoly

Shas chairman Aryeh Deri said Kahana's plan is "crushing the Jewish identity of the state."

PM Bennett, Communications Minister Hendel Dedicate Fiber-Optic Cable in Remote Northern City

"They blazed a trail to reach everyone even if there is no initial economic interest in this connection."

And Now for Something Completely Different: Awarding Khan Al-Ahmar’s Squatters Israeli Passports

Moving them to the foot of Mt. Masada could solve a major dilemma for the left-right, Lapid-Bennett coalition.

First Jewish Store in US Announces It’s Dumping Ben & Jerry’s

"The Israeli consumer must not punish the Israeli factory which is independent and employs hundreds of people in the south."

Bennett Walks Back Jewish Freedom of Worship on Temple Mount in Favor of ‘Status...

We just received the first—but by no stretch the last—attack by Otzma Yehudit chairman MK Itamar Ben Gvir.

Lapid Asking AG to Postpone Evacuation of Illegal Outpost Khan al-Ahmar

Sadly, in the current political reality, it's more likely that the Lapid-Bennett government would continue to kick this can further and further down the road.


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