Tuesday November 21st 2017

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Ramat Migron Villagers Arrested Before Yom Kippur

Ramat Migron Villagers Arrested Before Yom Kippur

by Eitam Abadi A few minutes before the start of Yom Kippur late Friday afternoon, government forces raided the village of Ramat Migron and arrested seven residents for violating an order declaring the community a closed military zone. Ramat Migron is located in Israel's disputed Binyamin region just north of Jerusalem and is part of what [...]

Leading Religious Figure Supports Civil Disobedience

Leading Religious Figure Supports Civil Disobedience

by Eitam Abadi Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, the chief rabbi of Tzfat, has publicly declared his support for civil disobedience in the face of administrative distancing orders. The IDF is currently able to issue distancing orders to residents of Israel's disputed Samaria and Judea regions without bringing charges against them or allowing them a [...]

Jerusalem to Honor Black Panther

Jerusalem to Honor Black Panther

by Sagit Levi The city of Jerusalem has decided to name a street for Israeli Black Panther leader Saadia Marciano. Marciano was one of the original “Black Panthers” who went on to decades of political and social activism and a brief stint in parliament. Marciano was born in Morocco and grew up in Jerusalem's Musrara (Morasha) [...]

Bennett-Lapid Rift on Key Issues

Bennett-Lapid Rift on Key Issues

by Eitam Abadi For the first time since they entered the government as partners in a political pact, Economy and Trade Minister Naftali Bennett (Jewish Home) has issued direct public criticism of Finance Minister Yair Lapid (Yesh Atid), albeit without naming him by name. In an interview with Yediot Aharonot, Bennett detailed a list of [...]

Indyk Role Revealed in Secret Talks

Indyk Role Revealed in Secret Talks

by Sagit Levi Israeli negotiators headed by Justice Minister Tzipi Livni (Hatnua) and Palestinian Authority negotiators headed by Saeb Erekat are meeting Tuesday for the sixth round of American-imposed talks towards an Israeli surrender of the territories won from Jordan during the 1967 Six-Day War. The meeting will be the sixth since [...]

A-G Against Strook Law for Working Women

A-G Against Strook Law for Working Women

by Sagit Levi Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein has opposed extending the law protecting the rights of pregnant and working Israeli and Palestinian mothers into Area C, in advance of Sunday’s debate on the matter at the weekly cabinet meeting. He warned that applying such a law, which is of a “territorial nature” could have wide [...]

Secret Budget Reveals US Spying on Israel

Secret Budget Reveals US Spying on Israel

by Avi Yellin The Washington Post has revealed a collection of clauses from the United States government's top secret $52.6 billion "black budget," meant to finance the special operations of the intelligence services, including operations against the State of Israel. The 178-page budget summary for the National Intelligence Program, which [...]

Livni Undermining Netanyahu in Talks

Livni Undermining Netanyahu in Talks

by Eitam Abadi Maariv reported on Tuesday that there differences of opinion have arisen between the two heads of Israel's negotiating team in talks with the Western-backed Palestinian Authority. Justice Minister Tzipi Livni (Hatnua) and Attorney Yitzhak Molcho, who represents Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud), have reportedly taken [...]

Ariel Defies Washington with New Samaria Neighborhoods

Ariel Defies Washington with New Samaria Neighborhoods

by Sagit Levi Housing Minister Uri Ariel (Jewish Home) participated on Sunday in dedication ceremonies for the new Jewish neighborhood in communities throughout Israel's disputed Samaria region. The ceremonies took place in the towns of Alei Zahav and Kdumim, where hundreds of new housing units were being dedicated. During [...]

Journalists to Stage Anti-PA Strike in Ramallah

Journalists to Stage Anti-PA Strike in Ramallah

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Palestinian journalists plan to stage a sit-in strike in Ramallah on Sunday in protest against recurring assaults on them by the Palestinian Authority's American-trained security forces. The Palestinian Journalists Syndicate called on its members to participate in the protest and condemned the attacks as an assault on [...]

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