Wednesday April 23rd 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Globalization’

Activists Target Tel Aviv Mall on Purim

Activists Target Tel Aviv Mall on Purim

by Sagit Levi A few dozen demonstrators from a variety of social justice movements converged on the Azrieli Mall in central Tel Aviv Thursday to protest against predatory banking, rampant materialism and, along the way, mall security guards. The protest, titled “superheroes against supervillains,” was held to highlight the negative [...]

GCC Advancing Mideast Block

GCC Advancing Mideast Block

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Saudi King Abdullah has formally called for the formation of a Gulf Union to unite Western-backed Arab states against Iran. The move comes against a backdrop of regional unrest and growing tensions between the Islamic Republic and several Arab leaders in the region fearful of Tehran's nuclear ambitions. "I ask today [...]

US, Turkey to Cooperate Against Kurds

US, Turkey to Cooperate Against Kurds

by Avi Yellin United States President Barack Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Tuesday in New York, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, to coordinate their efforts in suppressing the Kurdish resistance movements currently struggling for freedom from Turkish occupation. The two leaders, in their [...]

Activists Organizing Against McDonald’s at Masada

Activists Organizing Against McDonald’s at Masada

by Sagit Levi The visitor's center at Masada, the ancient desert fortress famed for the last stand of Jewish freedom fighters against Roman imperialism, has ironically opened a franchise of the McDonalds global food chain. After the Roman Empire destroyed Jerusalem and its Temple in the year 70, effectively putting an end to the Great [...]

Knesset Speaker Joins Struggle Against Globalization

Knesset Speaker Joins Struggle Against Globalization

by Naama Ben-Yaakov Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin (Likud) called on Israeli corporate executives not to give up control of their companies to foreign elements but rather to retain their control of the top companies in Israel's economy. During a parliamentary discussion on the occasion of “Buy Blue and White Day" Tuesday afternoon, [...]

Arrest Warrent Issued Against Leading Resistance Rabbi

Arrest Warrent Issued Against Leading Resistance Rabbi

by Naama Ben-Yaakov The Israeli police have issued an arrest warrant against the chief rabbi of the Kiryat Arba city in Judea, Rabbi Dov Lior. Lior, a Holocaust survivor and one of the most prominent Jewish legal decision makers in the country, is regarded as a spiritual leader for the Zionist resistance against Western interests in the [...]

Payless to Open in Israeli Cities

Payless to Open in Israeli Cities

by Naama Ben-Yaakov The American chain Payless Shoes intends to open 15 stores in Israel in the next 18 months and another 45 by 2015, reportedly focusing on urban malls. Jerusalem and Ber Sheva will be among the first cities where the foreign chain will open its doors. There has been a growing presence of American and other foreign [...]

Local Victory over Globalization as Burger Kings Close Throughout Israel

Local Victory over Globalization as Burger Kings Close Throughout Israel

by Naama Ben-Yaakov The American fast food chain Burger King will cease operating  in Israel this summer, nearly 20 years after opening in the Jewish state. Orgad Holdings, Burger King's Israeli franchise, announced Sunday that Israel's 52 Burger Kings will be converted to Burger Ranches, and will stop operating this coming August. A [...]