Thursday December 14th 2017

Posts Tagged ‘Peace Now’

Calls to Boycott McDonald’s Nationwide

Calls to Boycott McDonald’s Nationwide

by Eitam Abadi Activists are calling to boycott McDonald's restaurants nationwide over the refusal by Omri Padan, owner / CEO of McDonald’s Israel and a founder of the European-backed Peace Now organization, to place a branch in the new mall being built in the city of Ariel located in Israel's disputed Samaria region. Slated to open in [...]

Ariel Directs Jerusalem Freeze Complaints to PMO

Ariel Directs Jerusalem Freeze Complaints to PMO

by Sagit Levi Housing Minister Uri Ariel (Jewish Home) told Army Radio on Thursday that anyone concerned about a freeze on Jewish building in most of Jerusalem should call the Prime Minister’s Office. In a brief exchange that lasted only a minute, Army Radio asked Ariel, “Is there no more building in Jerusalem over the Green [...]

McDonald’s Workers Demand Basic Rights

McDonald’s Workers Demand Basic Rights

by Eitam Abadi Efforts are currently underway to organize McDonald's workers in Israel against the exploitation they suffer at the hands of the global chain. Only days after the young workers at Israel's Burger Ranch fast-food chain organized themselves, the Labor Union for Youth in the Histadrut (Federation of Labor in Israel), announced [...]

State May Save Givat Assaf from Demolition

State May Save Givat Assaf from Demolition

by Eitam Abadi Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud) is reportedly seeking to authorize four Jewish villages in Israel's disputed heartland. According to a response submitted Tuesday to the Supreme Court as part of an ongoing petition filed by the European-funded Peace Now organization, the four communities which the state said it [...]

US Warns Against Beit El Construction

US Warns Against Beit El Construction

by Sagit Levi The United States warned Israel on Thursday against following through with reported plans to build additional homes in the Jewish town of Beit El. US State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell told reporters at the daily briefing in Washington, that President Barack Obama has consistently condemned any Jewish building in the [...]

Peace Now Accuses PM of Assisting New ‘Outposts’

Peace Now Accuses PM of Assisting New ‘Outposts’

by Naama Ben-Yaakov The European-funded Peace Now organization is reportedly fuming over two new Jewish villages in Israel's disputed heartland that the organization says have been set up with electricity and water, indicating tacit government support. This was the first time since 2005 that "outposts" have been connected to the national [...]

Chief Rabbi Fails to Save Migron Synagogue

Chief Rabbi Fails to Save Migron Synagogue

by Eitam Abadi Government forces demolished the synagogue at the Jewish village of Migron on Wednesday, despite a request by the Chief Sephardi Rabbi Shlomo Amar to spare the structure. Rabbi Amar had sent a letter to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud) asking that the synagogue and mikveh (ritual bath) be spared from destruction, [...]

Migron Evacuated by Government Forces

Migron Evacuated by Government Forces

by Eitam Abadi Government forces completed the expulsion of residents from the Jewish village of Migron on Sunday, culminating years of legal wrangling in a case that has become a rallying cry for resistance activists opposed to the Middle East agendas of Western powers. By midday, all of Migron's roughly 300 villagers had left, authorities [...]

Beit El Boundaries Officially Expand

Beit El Boundaries Officially Expand

by Eitam Abadi The IDF this week signed an order expanding the municipal boundaries of the ancient Jewish town of Beit El in the Binyamin region to make way for the construction of new homes. News of the expansion order signed by OC Central Command Major-General Nitzan Alon was made public only on Thursday. The expansion Beit El, located [...]

20 Day Reprieve for Migron

20 Day Reprieve for Migron

by Eitam Abadi Israeli Supreme Court President Asher Dan Grunis ruled Friday that the planned demolition of the Migron village will be postponed by at least 20 days. The court had previously ordered the government to destroy Migron by August 1. Friday's ruling extended the deadline to August 21. The State Prosecutor had submitted on [...]

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