Wednesday July 23rd 2014

‘Culture’ Archives

Eldad Intensifies Temple Mount Struggle

Eldad Intensifies Temple Mount Struggle

by Sagit Levi Professor Arieh Eldad, a former lawmaker and current head of the Professors for a Strong Israel organization, sharply criticized the way the State of Israel has been conducting itself since 1967 with respect to Jerusalem's Temple Mount. Eldad’s remarks on Sunday came in the wake of the publication of a secret report by the [...]

Ben-Dahan Commits to Jewish Rights on Temple Mount

Ben-Dahan Commits to Jewish Rights on Temple Mount

by Eitam Abadi Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan (Jewish Home) voiced his frustration on Tuesday with the police decision not to allow Jews to pray on the Temple Mount on Tisha B'Av, vowing to improve the situation. Tisha B'Av - the ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av - marks the day on which several tragedies [...]

Cannabis Activists Challenge Police Department

Cannabis Activists Challenge Police Department

by Eitam Abadi Local cannabis activists have legally challenged a police ban on a Marijuana Day rally, in which people publicly smoke the substance in protest of its illegal status each year. But the police department notified the activists that any such rally in Tel Aviv would not be tolerated, refusing to authorize the event due to claims [...]

Religious Soldiers Fight IDF for Rights

Religious Soldiers Fight IDF for Rights

by Sagit Levi The Association for Religious Soldiers has submitted a complaint to the state comptroller protesting the treatment of more traditional soldiers at the IDF’s Officer’s Training Base. In a letter sent to the office of Micha Lindenstraus Sunday morning, the association listed a series of events that have occurred at the base [...]

Orlev Opposes Renewing Tal Law

Orlev Opposes Renewing Tal Law

by Sagit Levi Member of Knesset Zevulun Orlev (Jewish Home) criticized attempts to renew the Tal Law Thursday night. The lawmaker expressed his opposition to the law during a visit to the "suckers tent" erected by military reservists in Tel Aviv to protest what they call an unjust distribution of national service requirements in Israeli [...]

New Bill Attempts to Enshrine Western Values

New Bill Attempts to Enshrine Western Values

by Sagit Levi The Ministerial Law Committee is expected to discuss a piece of legislation on Sunday that would define "exclusion of women" as a criminal act. The bill, proposed by Member of Knesset Yitzhak "Buji" Herzog (Labor), is being criticized by political analysts as an attempt to enshrine Western values and cultural norms in the state [...]

N’eman Clinches Solberg Appointment to Supreme Court

N’eman Clinches Solberg Appointment to Supreme Court

by Sagit Levi The Committee for Appointment of Judges selected four new justices to the Supreme Court on Friday, including the hotly debated Judge Noam Solberg. The announcement followed disagreements over Solberg between Surpeme Court President Dorit Beinisch and Justice Minister Yaakov N'eman, who chairs the committee. Solberg, who [...]

Katz Unfazed by ‘Grunis Law’ Delay

Katz Unfazed by ‘Grunis Law’ Delay

by Naama Ben-Yaakov Member of Knesset Yaakov Katz (National Union) appeared unfazed Monday by the government's decision not to bring his so-called "Grunis Bill" to a final vote in the plenum. The vote was scheduled for Monday but postponed because the Coalition was concerned that the bill may not have enough support to pass. Unspecified [...]

Clinton Criticizes Israeli Resistance to Westernization

Clinton Criticizes Israeli Resistance to Westernization

by Eitam Abadi Israeli political figures on Sunday rejected comments by American Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in which she expressed concern for the state of what she called "democracy" in Israel. Clinton was cited by the Israeli press late Saturday as expressing concern over recent Knesset legislation and social trends signifying [...]

Educational Aid for IDF Veterans in Jerusalem

Educational Aid for IDF Veterans in Jerusalem

by Eitam Abadi Israel's cabinet on Sunday unanimously approved new financial aid towards higher education for discharged IDF soldiers and national service graduates seeking to learn at Jerusalem institutions. Full scholarships worth 9,300 Shekels for the first year's tuition will be granted to all those who are eligible, according to [...]

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