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Ex-Mossad Chief Backs Move to ID Soviet Jews

Ephraim HaLevy, former chief of the Mossad, has committed himself to a program which will help certify the Jewish identities of thousands of immigrants,...

Defense Minister Urges Acceptance of Guilty Verdict, Lawmakers Call on President Rivlin to Pardon...

DM Liberman says it's important to accept the verdict handed down in the Azaria case, even as lawmakers say the soldier should be pardoned for killing an injured terrorist.

Knesset Committee Survey of Street Modesty Signs Cut Short over Security Concerns

Deputy Knesset Speaker MK Yisrael Eichler (United Torah Judaism) compared the women's committee's visit to Beit Shemesh to a visit by supporters of Rabbi Meir Kahane to Umm al-Fahm.

Tireless Schemer: Deri Announces Plan to Return to Govt Using Lieberman

In Deri's own words: if the Haredim aren't united next week around Moshe Leon's candidacy, they'll be "losing the chance to take down the coalition in the next three years."

Bennett and Livni in Facebook Fight over Women of the Wall

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and Religious Affairs Minister Yair Lapid, who doubles as Finance Minister, are arguing via Facebook over the issue of a...

Likud Youth Organization Members Ignore PM, Ascend Temple Mount

Members of the Likud Youth Organization ignored a directive from PM Netanyahu, ascending the Temple Mount anyway.

Beitar Jerusalem Announces Shabbat Ban on Soccer Games

The Beitar Jerusalem soccer team announced that it will stop playing on Shabbat in order to allow its religious and traditional fans to attend...

President Rivlin: Israel Is Democratic and Jewish and Tribal, and There Are Arabs, Too

Naturally, when MK Odeh speaks of two states, he really means four states: three purely Arab — Jordan, the PA and Gaza, and one 20% Arab — Israel.

Chief Rabbi Lau Condemns Minister Bennett’s Visit to US Conservative School

"The visit constitutes a recognition of congregations that are dangerous to the future of the Jewish nation.”

Latest Poll: Gantz-Lapid Merger Will Tie Netanyahu

The movement headed by Tzipi Livni, Gesher, led by Orly Levi Abekasis, Moshe Feiglin's Zehut (Identity), Gal Hirsch's Magen (Protector), Baruch Marzel and Itamar Ben Gvir's Jewish Power, Eldad Yaniv's New Land do make the electoral threshold.

‘D-9 Yogev’ Wins Habayit Hayehudi Primary

Clearly, Yogev, who is likely to get a ministerial portfolio in Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition government, is a man who wears his heart on his sleeve and follows his principles even when those are costly.

Lapid to Haredim: I Will Not Hurt the Torah World, It’s Nonsense

"The study of Torah cannot become an excuse not to study math and English, not to serve the homeland, and not to work for a living."

Shin Bet to Release Rechelim Detainees amid Accusations of Inflicting Emotional Damage on Innocent...

The boys' rabbi has already told the Shin Bet the boys spent Shabbat night at his table and remained in his vicinity, but, surely, you can't trust a settler rabbi.

Many National Religious Rabbis Object to Referendum on Givebacks

An unexpected hurdle for Jewish Home leader Bennett who's been pushing the referendum legislation.

Police Interrogate Litzman on Suspicion He Blocked Extradition of Haredi Pedophile

Litzman is suspected of illegally using the powers of his office to influence a psychiatric evaluation of Leifer's mental fitness to stand trial.

Zionist Union Collaborates with Joint Arab List in ‘Children Under Occupation’ Knesset Conference

Needless to say, Yair Lapid, who is the founder and chairman for life of Yesh Atid, stands to gain significantly from pushing his enemy on the center-left all the way to the left in the public's mind.

Religious Jews Take Over Empty Reform Kotel Section, Build Mechitza

Of course, this entire drama would have been prevented had there been even a couple of Reform or Conservative Jews to celebrate Chol Ha'Mo'ed at the Kotel.

Shas MK Resigns under Rabbinic Pressure over Attending Nephew’s Same-Sex Wedding

Shas MK Yigal Guetta on Wednesday announced his resignation from the Knesset, in the wake of harsh rebuke he received from Sephardi rabbis, including...

Compassionate Donor Helps NGO Buy Field to Grow Food for Needy Israelis

"This land is one of the only fields in Israel where produce is grown specifically for this purpose, and it's the only field that has a greenhouse to grow staple vegetables."

High Court Bars Business Owners from Paying Kashrut Inspectors’ Wages

The kashrut supervisors union strongly opposes the reform, fearing that an open and transparent pay method would adversely affect their income.

Peres’ Eulogy: Rav Ovadia Was ‘My Teacher, My Rabbi, My Friend’

No matter how secular Israeli Jews may appear, the glow of Torah burns somewhere inside almost everyone. Peres was not pretending when he called Rav Ovadia his “teacher.” His tears were real.

Labor MK Launches IQ War Against Likud

MK Oren Hazan invited MK Rosenthal to a chess match.

Rabbi Ovadia’s Daughter May Bid to Succeed Peres as President

The next presidents of Israel as well as the United States might be women.

Storms Send Israeli Mimouna Celebrants Indoors

Stormy weather sent celebrants indoors but did not dampen their joy in celebrating Mimouna after Passover in Israel.

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