Tuesday November 25th 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Likud’

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 [...]

Likudniks Receive Call from Migron Child

Likudniks Receive Call from Migron Child

by Naama Ben-Yaakov Thousands of Likud Central Committee members received a phone call Saturday evening from a child living in the Jewish village of Migron, expressing her fear of the planned demolition of her home and community by the state. Upon picking up the phone, committee members heard a recorded message from four-year-old [...]

Yachimovich Supports Strike for Contract Workers

Yachimovich Supports Strike for Contract Workers

by Sagit Levi Member of Knesset Shelly Yachimovich (Labor) expressed support Friday morning for Monday's expected general strike over the employment status of contract workers. "There is no strike more justified," the Labor Party leader said in an interview with Israel Radio. According to Yachimovich, the issue of the contract workers is [...]

Looming Demolitions Endanger Coalition

Looming Demolitions Endanger Coalition

by Sagit Levi Member of Knesset Zevulun Orlev (Jewish Home) warned on Sunday against government plans to demolish four Jewish communities in Israel's disputed Samaria region, saying such actions could bring about the coalition's demise. Orlev proposed a bill that would give legal status to the villagers of Migron and Givat Assaf, as well [...]

Political Resistance Mounting to US Pressure for ‘Quiet Freeze’

Political Resistance Mounting to US Pressure for ‘Quiet Freeze’

by Naama Ben-Yaakov Following renewed attempts by Washington to force Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud) to once again ban all Jewish construction in Israel's disputed heartland, several political figures have come out in defiance of American demands, urging that Jerusalem stand strong for Jewish rights. National Infrastructure [...]

Netanyahu Establishes Committee on Endangered Villages

Netanyahu Establishes Committee on Endangered Villages

by Avi Yellin Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud) agreed on Tuesday to establish a special committee to examine the legal status of Jewish villages in Israel's disputed heartland currently slated for demolition by the state. The decision is being hailed as a victory by Zionist lawmakers, many from Netanyahu's own party, who have long [...]

Likud ‘Rebels’ Seek to Stop House Demolitions

Likud ‘Rebels’ Seek to Stop House Demolitions

by Sagit Levi Ministers and lawmakers from the ruling Likud party are seeking ways to prevent the state from destroying thousands of homes in the Samaria region. Following the demolition of three homes at the Migron village in September, politicians are particularly concerned about a number of Supreme Court decisions and government [...]

Trajtenberg Passes Cabinet Vote

Trajtenberg Passes Cabinet Vote

by Eitam Abadi Israel's government handily passed the Trajtenberg Committee report on Sunday, a week after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud) was forced to retreat from bringing the report to a vote due to not being able to muster a cabinet majority. The committee's recommendations on socio-economic change prompted by the summer's [...]

Israel Succumbing to Quartet Demands

Israel Succumbing to Quartet Demands

by Sagit Levi Following a five hour meeting with his inner cabinet of eight ministers Tuesday night, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud) has agreed to accept the Middle East Quartet's proposal for negotiations with the Western-backed Palestinian Authority. Although it was widely expected that Israel would submit to foreign pressure and [...]

Land of Israel Caucus Pushes Annexation

Land of Israel Caucus Pushes Annexation

by Avi Yellin Efforts to officially annex areas of Israel's disputed heartland gained momentum in recent days, as the Knesset Land of Israel Caucus and the heads of four factions wrote a letter to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud) on Tuesday asking him to consider the move. The letter, signed by caucus leaders Professor Arieh Eldad [...]

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