Brace yourselves: The next Israeli election is on the way

Brace yourselves: The next Israeli election is on the way

Mark your calendars, ladies and gentlemen. The next election is on the way. Tuesday night’s to draft yeshiva students made it very likely that an election will be held between the end of January and the end of February. Be the first to know – The government had asked for a seven-month extension of the September deadline to pass the law. Those seven months could have enabled the current government […]

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Amb. Danon blasts official who suggested Israel be suspended from U.N.

Amb. Danon blasts official who suggested Israel be suspended from U.N.

Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon harshly criticized a suggestion by UN official Michael Lynk that Israel be suspended from the world body over what the United Nations characterizes as violations of international law, Fox News reported Wednesday. Lynk‘s comments is “another reason why the [Human Rights Council] lost its credibility,” Danon said. Be the first to know – “Mahmoud Abbas knows that actions such as this do […]

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Yehonatan Geffen is ‘not comparing‘ Israel to Nazis

Yehonatan Geffen is ‘not comparing‘ Israel to Nazis

Songwriter, poet and professional rabble-rouser Yehonatan Geffen posted yet another sensational poem to Instagram on Sunday night, comparing – or not comparing – the Israeli government to Nazi Germany. Less than 24 hours later, the post disappeared from his Instagram page. “No, I’m definitely not comparing! Wrote the poet whose poems are not read by anybody,” Geffen wrote underneath a photo of German police demanding papers from a Polish Jewish […]

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‘Antisemitic‘ Bayit Yehudi Jerusalem campaign raises ire

‘Antisemitic‘ Bayit Yehudi Jerusalem campaign raises ire

The Bayit Yehudi Party distanced itself on Monday from its own campaign in Jerusalem, which depicts with black hats and sidelocks. The goal of the campaign was to warn religious Zionist voters in Jerusalem that if they do not vote for Bayit Yehudi, the next mayor will build a coalition dominated by haredim (ultra-Orthodox). Be the first to know – Campaign director Yehoshua Mor-Yosef defended it on Army Radio, saying […]

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Settlers excluded from Chief Rabbinate Council selection committee

Settlers excluded from Chief Rabbinate Council selection committee

National Union MKs Uri Ariel and Bezalel Smotrich have reacted furiously to a decision by the Religious Services Ministry to uphold a policy preventing representatives from Judea and Samaria from being selected for the electoral committee that chooses members of the Council of the Chief Rabbinate. – 10 of whom are up for election – and is the decision-making organ of the Chief Rabbinate having broad powers. Be the first […]

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