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Posts Tagged ‘Supreme Court’

Eldad Intensifies Temple Mount Struggle

Eldad Intensifies Temple Mount Struggle

by Sagit Levi Professor Arieh Eldad, a former lawmaker and current head of the Professors for a Strong Israel organization, sharply criticized the way the State of Israel has been conducting itself since 1967 with respect to Jerusalem's Temple Mount. Eldad’s remarks on Sunday came in the wake of the publication of a secret report by the [...]

Lapid Preventing Heartland Building Projects

Lapid Preventing Heartland Building Projects

by Eitam Abadi Finance Minister Yair Lapid (Yesh Atid) is personally intervening to prevent the approval and advancement of building projects for Jews in Israel's disputed heartland, the chairman of the Binyamin Regional Council, Avi Ro'eh, said Monday. Among the projects Lapid is preventing from moving forward is one designed to ease [...]

Jewish Home Takes on Supreme Court

Jewish Home Takes on Supreme Court

by Naama Ben-Yaakov Economy and Trade Minister Naftali Bennett (Jewish Home) accused the Israeli court system on Monday of straying from its proper role and interfering in matters not under its purview. "We need to strengthen the trust in the court system, to make it balanced, and to select the judges in a more proper way,” he said at a [...]

Amona Saved from Demolition

Amona Saved from Demolition

by Eitam Abadi Residents of the Jewish village of Amona breathed a sigh of relief on Thursday after Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein decided that only one building in the community should be demolished. Jewish villagers who bought homes on the land on which the community sits were blindsided seven years ago when political organizations [...]

Amona Rabbi Hopes to Avoid Further Police Violence

Amona Rabbi Hopes to Avoid Further Police Violence

by Sagit Levi While the fate of the endangered village of Amona is still very much in doubt, community Rabbi Yair Frankel is hopeful that demolitions will not take place. “We are of course following the events in the Supreme Court, but for us it does not matter what is decided. We believe in the justice of our cause.” The Supreme [...]

Jacob Frenkel to Return as Bank of Israel Governor

Jacob Frenkel to Return as Bank of Israel Governor

by Naama Ben-Yaakov JP Morgan Chase International chairman Jacob Frenkel was nominated on Sunday to be the next Bank of Israel governor, returning to a post he held from 1991 to 2000. His nomination has been met with harsh opposition, including from Shmuel Slavin, who served as director-general of the Treasury when Frenkel previously [...]

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 [...]

N’eman Challenged on Levi Report

N’eman Challenged on Levi Report

by Sagit Levi Member of Knesset Orit Strook (Jewish Home) challenged outgoing Justice Minister Yaakov N'eman on Tuesday regarding the Edmund Levi Report, which states that the presence of Jewish communities in the Samaria and Judea regions is legal under international law and proposed a new approach to land disputes between Jewish and Arab [...]

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 [...]

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