Thursday October 23rd 2014

Posts Tagged ‘IDF’

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 [...]

IDF Bans Activists from Samaria Homes

IDF Bans Activists from Samaria Homes

by Naama Ben-Yaakov Security forces raided the homes of resistance activists in the Samaria region early Thursday morning and distributed 12 restraining orders, barring activists from their own villages. Those who received the orders will be prohibited from crossing the 1949 armistice lines into either the Samaria or Judea regions won from [...]

Officer: Activists Stopped Ramat Gilad Demolition

Officer: Activists Stopped Ramat Gilad Demolition

by Sagit Levi The deputy commander of the IDF’s Ephraim Brigade confirmed on Monday that the Ramat Gilad village had indeed been scheduled to be demolished the night resistance activists invaded his base. The deputy commander, Tzur Harpaz, made the remarks in a conversation with high school students in Tel Aviv that were later reported [...]

Orlev Fights Uphill Battle for Children’s Rights

Orlev Fights Uphill Battle for Children’s Rights

by Eitam Abadi Member of Knesset Zevulun Orlev (Jewish Home), who chairs the Knesset Committee on the Rights of Children, accused the defense ministry on Tuesday of refusing to cooperate with efforts to minimize harm to children in endangered Jewish villages. Orlev, the only parliamentarian attending the meeting on children of families [...]

Resistance Activists Losing Civil Rights

Resistance Activists Losing Civil Rights

by Naama Ben-Yaakov Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud) has accepted a recommendation from Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch (Yisrael Beiteinu) to strip aggressive demonstrators of their civil rights. The draconian measures came following clashes between young activists and soldiers Monday night at the IDF's Ephraim base [...]

Ben-Eliezer Advocates Soldiers Shooting Activists

Ben-Eliezer Advocates Soldiers Shooting Activists

by Sagit Levi Member of Knesset Binyamin Ben-Eliezer (Labor) said Wednesday that soldiers should have shot to kill the young protestors who raided the IDF's Ephraim base Monday night. Approximately 50 youth, acting on a rumor of an imminent demolition of Jewish villages in the Samaria region, infiltrated the base, vandalized vehicles and [...]

Clashes Follow Rumors of Demolitions in Samaria

Clashes Follow Rumors of Demolitions in Samaria

by Eitam Abadi Dozens of young protestors entered a military base in Israel's Samaria region late Monday night following rumors of an imminent destruction of a nearby Jewish village by government forces. Clashes broke out at the IDF Ephraim base between soldiers and the youth, who reportedly burned tires and damaged military vehicles by [...]

Hotovely Advancing Bill Against Foreign Intervention

Hotovely Advancing Bill Against Foreign Intervention

by Avi Yellin Member of Knesset Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) praised Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Monday night for supporting a bill that would prevent local political organizations from receiving donations from foreign governments. The bill was proposed by Hotovely together with MK Ofir Akunis (Likud) and Yisrael Beiteinu faction chairman [...]

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 [...]

IDF Caught Hiding Palmer Murder

IDF Caught Hiding Palmer Murder

by Eitam Abadi A senior IDF officer in the Judea region has admitted that security forces purposely covered up evidence that 25-year-old Asher Palmer and his infant son Yehonatan were murdered on Friday in a road ambush carried out by local anti-Israel Arabs. The officer acknowledged Sunday that the IDF falsely described the event to the [...]

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