Sunday November 23rd 2014

Posts Tagged ‘IDF’

Activists Protest Demolitions at IDF Base

Activists Protest Demolitions at IDF Base

by Eitam Abadi Over a dozen resistance activists held a demonstration on Friday at a military base in the Binyamin region's Gofna hills. The activists, said to range in age between 14 and 16, were protesting plans by the IDF to demolish homes in the nearby village of Ramat Migron. During the demonstration, ten youths reportedly entered [...]

Eisner Demoted for Striking Danish Activist

Eisner Demoted for Striking Danish Activist

by Naama Ben-Yaakov IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz has reportedly decided to demote Lt.-Col. Shalom Eisner from his position following this week's media storm over a video showing the officer striking the face of a Danish anti-Israel activist with his rifle. While Eisner will not be allowed to perform any duties as a commander for two years, [...]

Quartet Meeting at G-8 in Washington

Quartet Meeting at G-8 in Washington

by Naama Ben-Yaakov Senior Middle East Quartet representatives are scheduled to meet in Washington on Wednesday to brainstorm new efforts for pressing Israel to relinquish the Samaria, Binyamin and Judea regions to the Western-backed Palestinian Authority. The Quartet, comprised of the United States, European Union, United Nations and [...]

Petition for Law Against House Demolitions

Petition for Law Against House Demolitions

by Sagit Levi Twenty-five lawmakers have signed a petition calling for legislation that would prevent the Supreme Court from continuing to order house demolitions in Israel's disputed Samaria and Judea regions. Member of Knesset Danny Danon (Likud) called Sunday to assemble the Knesset prior to the next scheduled session in order to vote [...]

Barak Criticized for Politically-Motivated Evictions

Barak Criticized for Politically-Motivated Evictions

by Naama Ben-Yaakov Member of Knesset Z’ev Elkin (Likud) blasted Defense Minister Ehud Barak (Atzmaut) on Thursday, saying Barak’s decision to evict the residents of the Patriarch's House in the ancient Judean city of Hebron was made only for political reasons. Elkin’s criticism came in the wake of reports that Barak ordered a poll [...]

Barghouti Lynched by Fatah, Blames IDF

Barghouti Lynched by Fatah, Blames IDF

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Mustafa Barghouti, Secretary-General of the Palestinian National Initiative and one of the main organizers of Friday's Land Day protests, was reportedly injured during the event and rushed by ambulance for treatment. Barghouti's office told reporters the activist had sustained minor injuries from a tear gas canister [...]

Compromise Reached on Migron

Compromise Reached on Migron

by Naama Ben-Yaakov An agreement has reportedly been reached between residents of Migron and Minister-without-Portfolio Benny Begin (Likud) to prevent the demolition of several homes in the village. According to reports, the compromise permits new homes to be built at a permanent site not far from Migron, making it possible for villagers [...]

Eldad Threatens Filibuster over Exploitation of Soldiers

Eldad Threatens Filibuster over Exploitation of Soldiers

by Eitam Abadi Member of Knesset Professor Arieh Eldad (Hatikva) warned that he will mount a filibuster to block a new security service bill allowing the Israeli police department to use IDF soldiers instead of hiring police officers at higher salaries. "The IDF complains it is thousands of soldiers short of what it needs to fulfill its [...]

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 [...]

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