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Posts Tagged ‘Yariv Levin’

MKs Resist Kerry Proposal on Jordan Valley

MKs Resist Kerry Proposal on Jordan Valley

by Sagit Levi Coalition head Yariv Levin (Likud) expressed concern Sunday over the extent of United States pressure on Israel to cede land to the Western-backed Palestinian Authority. In particular, Levin expressed worry over US Secretary of State John Kerry’s offers to the PA regarding "security arrangements" in the Jordan [...]

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 [...]

Likud MKs Working to Strengthen Netanyahu Against Washington

Likud MKs Working to Strengthen Netanyahu Against Washington

by Eitam Abadi Member of Knesset Yariv Levin (Likud) announced late Sunday Monday that while Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's government continues negotiations with the Palestinian Authority towards an Israeli surrender of the Samaria and Judea regions, Jewish construction must continue in these territories. “In the end there is only [...]

Levin Pressures Netanyahu from Below

Levin Pressures Netanyahu from Below

by Naama Ben-Yaakov Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud) received a stern warning from the head of his coalition Yariv Levin on Tuesday not to sign a deal with the Western-backed Palestinian Authority that would require the destruction of any Jewish communities in Israel's disputed heartland. Speaking to the Middle East news site [...]

Ariel Warns PM Not to Abandon Heartland Communities

Ariel Warns PM Not to Abandon Heartland Communities

by Eitam Abadi The Jewish Home party will not support the 2013 budget in the Knesset unless Jewish construction in Israel's disputed heartland is fully funded, Construction and Housing Minister Uri Ariel warned on Tuesday. Ariel's words marked the first possible coalition crisis with the power to disband Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's [...]

Knesset Caucus Calls to Implement Levi Report

Knesset Caucus Calls to Implement Levi Report

by Eitam Abadi Members of the Knesset’s Land of Israel Caucus toured Israel's disputed Binyamin region on Sunday, where they called on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud) to formally adopt the government-initiated Levi Report. The 89-page report was submitted to a ministerial committee in July by the panel officially established by [...]

Gaza Expellees Charged Rent for Refugee Camps

Gaza Expellees Charged Rent for Refugee Camps

by Eitam Abadi Lawmakers from across the political spectrum are protesting a decision that would force Jews expelled from the Gaza region during the 2005 "Disengagement" to pay rent for the years spent in the refugee camps they were placed in following the destruction of their communities. Since United States President George W. Bush [...]

Netanyahu Defeats Regulation Law

Netanyahu Defeats Regulation Law

by Eitam Abadi The Knesset rejected the Regulation Law on Wednesday by a vote of 69-22. Notable was the absence of Science and Technology Minister Daniel Hershkowitz (Jewish Home) and Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs Minister Yuli Edelstein (Likud) from the vote. Both ministers had previously declared they would vote for the bill [...]

Katz Blasts Likud MKs for Voting Against Natural Growth

Katz Blasts Likud MKs for Voting Against Natural Growth

by Naama Ben-Yaakov The Knesset voted down a bill on Tuesday that would have permitted annual natural growth in Jewish communities throughout Israel's disputed heartland without the defense ministry approval currently required by law. Member of Knesset Yaakov Katz (National Union), who proposed the legislation, criticized Likud lawmakers for [...]

Cabinet Delays Vote on Migron Law

Cabinet Delays Vote on Migron Law

by Naama Ben-Yaakov The Ministerial Law Committee decided on Sunday to postpone by three months a vote on legislation that could prevent the demolition of endangered communities in Israel's disputed heartland. The legislation, popularly known as the "Migron Bill," was proposed by Members of Knesset Z'ev Elkin (Likud), Yariv Levin [...]

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