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Posts Tagged ‘Ehud Barak’

Beinisch ‘Privatizes’ Non-State Land

Beinisch ‘Privatizes’ Non-State Land

by Eitam Abadi Outgoing Supreme Court President Dorit Beinisch has ruled that any area in Israel's disputed Samaria and Judea regions that has not been officially declared as state land will automatically be considered private land. Beinisch's ruling, which will in effect allow for the demolition of all homes on land not designated as [...]

Leading Labor Candidates to Face Off in Second Round

Leading Labor Candidates to Face Off in Second Round

by Eitam Abadi The leadership race for Israel's Labor party is headed for a second round after none of the candidates succeeded in achieving the necessary 40% of the votes for a decisive victory in Monday's party primaries. After 90% of the votes had been counted,Member of Knesset Shelly Yachimovich was leading with 32% of the votes, with [...]

Migron Villagers Protest Outside Netanyahu’s Residence

Migron Villagers Protest Outside Netanyahu’s Residence

by Naama Ben-Yaakov Families from the Jewish village of Migron protested on Sunday outside the Jerusalem home of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud). Their protest followed the midnight demolition last week of three homes in the community. The protesters chose to target Netanyahu despite attempts within the ruling Likud party to blame [...]

DC’s Anti-Bibi Team Behind Housing Protests

DC’s Anti-Bibi Team Behind Housing Protests

by Eitam Abadi As large scale social justice protests marched through Tel Aviv, Haifa and Jerusalem Saturday night, it was revealed that the movement that began in July over the skyrocketing cost of housing in Israel may have been orchestrated by outside players. According to an investigative report by Maariv's Kalman Libeskind, the [...]

Eldad Wants Answers on Egypt’s Role in Eilat Attacks

Eldad Wants Answers on Egypt’s Role in Eilat Attacks

by Eitam Abadi Member of Knesset Professor Arieh Eldad (Hatikva) has filed a parliamentary query asking Defense Minister Ehud Barak (Atzmaut) to explain why the IDF is ignoring testimony regarding the involvement of Egyptian soldiers in last week's attacks on Route 12 near the southern resort town of Eilat. Several civilian eyewitnesses have [...]

Ashton in Israel Pushing for Concessions

Ashton in Israel Pushing for Concessions

by Naama Ben-Yaakov European Union Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton is in Israel exerting pressure the Jewish state to surrender the disputed Samaria and Judea regions to the Western-backed Palestinian Authority. In a meeting with Defense Minister Ehud Barak (Atzmaut), Ashton used the looming threat of next month's expected PA [...]

Security Forces Raid Migron Heights

Security Forces Raid Migron Heights

by Sagit Levi Security forces demolished five homes and two tents early Wednesday morning at the Jewish village of Migron Heights north of Jerusalem. The village, which has been destroyed and rebuilt several times in the last couple years, is home to a community of young activists dedicated to resisting the agenda of Western powers in the [...]

Clashes Over Demolition at Alei Ayin

Clashes Over Demolition at Alei Ayin

by Avi Yellin Six police officers and 5 resistance activists were injured as security forces assisted the Civil Administration in demolishing a home and two agricultural structures in the Jewish village of Alei Ayin early Thursday morning. A large force comprising both soldiers and police arrived at the village in the early morning hours [...]

Barak: US Aid Dependent on Concessions

Barak: US Aid Dependent on Concessions

by Sagit Levi In an interview with the LA Times published Thursday, Defense Minister Ehud Barak (Atzmaut) claimed that the State of Israel's security and international standing is directly dependent on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud) submitting to the demands of the international community. Barak said that unless Israel agrees to [...]

Police Department to Punish Brutality

Police Department to Punish Brutality

by Eitam Abadi The Police Department has decided to press charges against an officer who tear-gassed a non-violent demonstrator from point-blank range in the Jewish village of Yitzhar. The incident occurred a year ago, after which a complaint was filed by the Yesha (Judea and Samaria) Civil Rights Organization. Orit Strook, the [...]

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