Politics & Gov't

MKs Seek to Change Boycott Law

MKs Seek to Change Boycott Law

Defense Minister Ehud Barak's Atzma'ut faction is seeking to make major changes to the recently passed Anti-Boycott Law.David Lev, 7/19/2011, 11:44 PM
High Court Pro-Dirani

High Court Pro-Dirani

Judges Procaccia and Joubran rule Hizbullah terror master who tormented IAF pilot Ron Arad may sue Israel for 6 million shekels.Gil Ronen, 7/19/2011, 4:35 PM
Congressmen to Visit Yesha

Congressmen to Visit Yesha

Sessions, Grimm, Hayworth and West pledge support for Judea and Samaria communities, will come on a visit.Gil Ronen, 7/18/2011, 1:38 PM
Haredis Hopeful on Housing

Haredis Hopeful on Housing

MK Yisrael Eichler (UTJ) thinks leftist housing protest could help homeless Hareidim as well.Gil Ronen, 7/18/2011, 1:16 PM
Hareidi-Secular Common Ground

Hareidi-Secular Common Ground

Hareidi-religious politicians and secular students from Tel Aviv have found common ground in the housing crisis.Maayana Miskin, 7/18/2011, 5:12 AM
Questioning 'Leftist' Terrorism

Questioning 'Leftist' Terrorism

Foreign Minister in strong response to critics, says media lies serve to strengthen terrorists at the expense of democracy.Maayana Miskin, 7/17/2011, 9:30 PM
Approval for Digital Textbooks

Approval for Digital Textbooks

A law that would provide students with a digital alternative to standard textbooks is making its way through the Knesset.Maayana Miskin, 7/17/2011, 6:04 PM
Regev Attacked at Rental Protest

Regev Attacked at Rental Protest

MK Miri Regev is attacked in Tel Aviv by protesters against high housing prices. Protest was hijacked by radical leftists, she says.Chana Ya'ar, 7/17/2011, 11:10 AM
Ketzaleh Wins Praise for Fence

Ketzaleh Wins Praise for Fence

Even political opponents admit that the fence along Egyptian border is a success. Ketzaleh continues to push migrant city.Maayana Miskin, 7/15/2011, 10:03 AM
Zionists to Mark Yesha Products

Zionists to Mark Yesha Products

Grassroots group “My Israel” to mark Judea and Samaria products on retailers’ shelves. Producers are pleased.Gil Ronen, 7/14/2011, 8:52 PM
Bill Against Boycott Law

Bill Against Boycott Law

After bill against boycotters passes, furious opposition party proposes bill to knock it out of the sky.Gil Ronen, 7/14/2011, 7:29 PM
Treasures of the Knesset

Treasures of the Knesset

A vast collection of treasures, gift and souvenirs given to Israel has been unveiled by the Knesset.David ben Yacov, 7/14/2011, 5:44 PM
Yishai : PM Stop Demolition

Yishai : PM Stop Demolition

The Minister of the Interior urges the PM to prevent the destruction in the town of Migron due to its strategic location. David ben Yacov, 7/14/2011, 2:14 PM
MK Throws Fit at PM’s Speech

MK Throws Fit at PM’s Speech

MK Hanin Zoabi pushes Knesset guards as they escort her out after she rails against Prime Minister.Gil Ronen, 7/13/2011, 7:59 PM
Gush Shalom Challenges New Law

Gush Shalom Challenges New Law

Attempting to prove its point that the Knesset Law imposing penalties on boycott organizers was unconstitutional the Left petitioned the court. Uzi Baruch, 7/12/2011, 9:10 PM
Bibi and Peres Thank Greek Pres.

Bibi and Peres Thank Greek Pres.

President Peres and Prime Minister Netanyahu met with Greek Greek President Karolos Papoulias and thanked him for his support of Israel.Elad Benari, 7/12/2011, 10:11 AM
Knesset Approves ‘Boycott Bill’

Knesset Approves ‘Boycott Bill’

Bill which prevents companies from participating in government bids if they boycott Judea and Samaria communities passes second and third readings.Elad Benari, 7/12/2011, 3:13 AM
Change in Libel Law?

Change in Libel Law?

A law proposed by MK Yaakov Katz would make it possible for groups, not just individuals, to sue for libel.Gil Ronen, 7/11/2011, 2:29 PM
Israel-Balkans Ties Flourish

Israel-Balkans Ties Flourish

Netanyahu praises Israel's ties to the Balkans, cites common interests. “They get it,” he says. Maayana Miskin, 7/11/2011, 1:38 AM
Knesset's Boycott Law Battle

Knesset's Boycott Law Battle

As MKs take sides over the “boycott law,” MK Elkin says Kadima's change of heart reveals slide to the left.Maayana Miskin, 7/11/2011, 12:40 AM
US, Jews to UN: 'Sack Falk!'

US, Jews to UN: 'Sack Falk!'

The United States, joined by American Jewish groups, has called on the United Nations to sack its rapporteur on PA rights, Richard Falk.Chana Ya'ar, 7/10/2011, 10:40 PM
Israel Recognizes South Sudan

Israel Recognizes South Sudan

“Israel recognizes South Sudan,” says Prime Minister, thanks Israel’s friends for helping to block “fly-in.”Gil Ronen, 7/10/2011, 2:44 PM
 State Dept 'Insights' on Israel

State Dept 'Insights' on Israel

Clinton swears in Obama’s “peace advisor” Dan Shapiro as new ambassador and reveals US learns so much about Israel by spending time in Florida. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/10/2011, 12:35 PM
Bulgaria Rebuffs Israel

Bulgaria Rebuffs Israel

Bulgaria, usually considered an ally of Israel, does not commit to voting against the planned unilateral declaration of a Palestinian state.Elad Benari, 7/8/2011, 6:12 AM
Only 2 Ships Leave for Gaza

Only 2 Ships Leave for Gaza

Flotilla fizzles? Out of ten ships that wanted to make their way to Gaza, only two have so far been able to leave Greek ports.Elad Benari, 7/7/2011, 4:08 AM
PM: Arab Democracy Means Peace

PM: Arab Democracy Means Peace

Prime Minister Netanyahu addresses Middle East instability on YouTube: "Arab democracies are the best thing that could happen to Israel."Elad Benari, 7/6/2011, 8:55 AM
Poll: Jews Like Obama a Bit Less

Poll: Jews Like Obama a Bit Less

A new Gallup poll released Tuesday indicates that Jewish support for President Obama has slipped over the past months – but only slightly.David Lev, 7/6/2011, 1:10 AM
Group: Left Incites Againt Right

Group: Left Incites Againt Right

The Yesha Human Rights group is demanding that Shai Nitzan investigate leftwing journalist Yonatan Shem-or for incitement against the right.David Lev, 7/5/2011, 9:15 PM
Rotem Unfazed by Detractors

Rotem Unfazed by Detractors

Intellectuals and artists want MK David Rotem deposed as Knesset’s Law Committee head because of his support for Rabbi Dov Lior.Gil Ronen, 7/4/2011, 10:22 AM
400 Homes for Judea, Samaria

400 Homes for Judea, Samaria

The government will allow a small number of new building tenders for Judea and Samaria, all in “settlement blocs.”Maayana Miskin, 7/4/2011, 12:12 AM
Anti-Court Protest Monday

Anti-Court Protest Monday

100 buses will carry thousands to Jerusalem, for a rally opposite the Supreme Court in support of rabbis’ freedom of religious opinion. Gil Ronen, 7/3/2011, 5:52 PM
Survey: Religious Right Grows

Survey: Religious Right Grows

The political right-wing and hareidi-religious bloc continues to grow, poll finds. Public support for parties nearly unchanged.Maayana Miskin, 7/1/2011, 12:22 PM
Peres Thanks the U.S.

Peres Thanks the U.S.

Peres during event in honor of U.S. Independence Day: Despite our differences, the U.S. and Israel share many things.Elad Benari, 7/1/2011, 5:16 AM
Ne’eman Under Guard

Ne’eman Under Guard

Stepped up security for Justice Minister after nationalists shouted at him at Cave of Patriarchs.Gil Ronen, 6/30/2011, 6:51 PM
Ombudsman Faults Judge in NIF

Ombudsman Faults Judge in NIF

Judiciary Ombudsman justifies Legal Forum's complaint against Justice Ruth Ronen.Gil Ronen, 6/30/2011, 5:24 PM
PA Official Defends Hamas

PA Official Defends Hamas

PA representative in Belgium: it wasn’t Hamas who kidnapped Gilad Shalit, Israel must release terror prisoners in order to get him back.Elad Benari, 6/29/2011, 4:13 AM
Israel-Turkey Ties Warming Up?

Israel-Turkey Ties Warming Up?

Turkish newspaper reports Israel warming up to Turkey in light of the IHH pulling out of this year’s Gaza flotilla.Elad Benari, 6/28/2011, 5:13 AM
Israel Unfazed by Hunger Strike

Israel Unfazed by Hunger Strike

Internal Security Minister unconcerned over Hamas security prisoners hunger strike. “They can strike as much as they want,” he says. Elad Benari, 6/28/2011, 4:14 AM
New Pro-Israel Candidate

New Pro-Israel Candidate

Solidly pro-Israel Rep. Michele Bachmann announces she is running for the GOP presidential nomination and already is at the top of polls in Iowa.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 6/27/2011, 4:22 PM
NY: Same Sex ‘Marriage’ OK

NY: Same Sex ‘Marriage’ OK

Pending court challenges, homosexuals will be able to marry each other in New York from July. Agudath Israel issues scathing condemnation.Gil Ronen, 6/26/2011, 10:48 AM
S. Carolina Backs United Israel

S. Carolina Backs United Israel

South Carolina passes a resolution saying Israel is not an "attacking force or occupier" and is "US's best friend" in symbolic unanimous vote. Samuel Sokol, 6/26/2011, 8:57 AM
Deri Returns to Politics

Deri Returns to Politics

Former Shas leader officially announces he will form new party and run in the next election to the Knesset.Elad Benari, 6/23/2011, 9:43 AM
Ross: Peace is Urgent

Ross: Peace is Urgent

Dennis Ross speaks at Presidential Conference, says that since MIddle East is not static, peace talks cannot be static either.Elad Benari, 6/23/2011, 3:13 AM
Turkey and Israel in Talks

Turkey and Israel in Talks

The results are yet unclear, but Israel and Turkey are making efforts to mend or at least contain their rift.Aryeh Ben Hayim, 6/22/2011, 10:01 AM
Dagan: Iran a Challenge to All

Dagan: Iran a Challenge to All

Former Mossad chief takes advantage of honorary degree ceremony to fire back at PM and remind all of the Iranian threat.Elad Benari, 6/22/2011, 8:40 AM
‘Vietnam, Don’t Side with PA’

‘Vietnam, Don’t Side with PA’

Deputy Foreign Minister meets Vietnam’s Minister of Information and Communications, on first official Vietnamese visit to Israel in 12 years.Gil Ronen, 6/20/2011, 7:45 PM
Think Tank: Out of US Politics

Think Tank: Out of US Politics

JPPI experts tell cabinet Israel should not be the focus of the US presidential campaign, say Israel should buy U.S. cars.Gil Ronen, 6/20/2011, 6:06 PM
Poll: American Voters Pro-Israel

Poll: American Voters Pro-Israel

Israel Project checks American attitudes toward Middle East: 56% define themselves as “Israel supporters,” and 10% “Palestinian supporters.”Hillel Fendel, 6/20/2011, 4:12 PM
Lawmakers to Stop Hizbullah Aid

Lawmakers to Stop Hizbullah Aid

New legislation introduced by Jewish and Lebanese Congressmen would stop U.S. funds from going to Hizbullah.Elad Benari, 6/20/2011, 5:13 AM
Phone White House for Pollard

Phone White House for Pollard

Two campaigns to free Jonathan Pollard to attend his father’s funeral: A massive phone-in to the White House and political pressure from Israel.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 6/19/2011, 2:06 PM
‘Peace Only Thru Negotiations’

‘Peace Only Thru Negotiations’

President of the EU Parliament and Knesset Speaker meet, hold press conference in the Knesset.Elad Benari & Hezki Baruch, 6/16/2011, 2:13 AM
‘Cyber Pearl Harbor’ or a Prank?

‘Cyber Pearl Harbor’ or a Prank?

Hackers hit the US Senate web “just for kicks” shortly after the CIA director warned the US faces a ”cyber Pearl Harbor” if security is breached.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 6/14/2011, 5:10 PM
More Israeli-Vatican Talks

More Israeli-Vatican Talks

Vatican calls for PA state, has not repealed its demand for control of Old City areas - and Dep. Min. Ayalon is on his way there for talks.Hillel Fendel, 6/13/2011, 6:23 PM
Gingrich: Obama Bad for Israel

Gingrich: Obama Bad for Israel

Newt Gingrich tells GOP Jews that as president, he would move the US embassy to Jerusalem and cut off funds to the UN if it recognizes the PA.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 6/13/2011, 5:56 PM
Early Morning Raid Questioned

Early Morning Raid Questioned

The four residents of Yitzhar arrested in today's early-morning police raid are already free, having been released during the course of the day. Hillel Fendel, 6/13/2011, 4:19 PM
Hevron’s King David St. - Jewish

Hevron’s King David St. - Jewish

Supreme Court agrees: The status quo – no Arab traffic allowed – will be perpetuated on the only Jewish thoroughfare in the City of the Patriarchs.Hillel Fendel, 6/9/2011, 3:46 PM
Call to Cut US Funding to UN

Call to Cut US Funding to UN

Chairman of House Foreign Affairs subcommittee proposes cut of US funding to the UN if it unilaterally approves a PA state.Hillel Fendel, 6/9/2011, 11:15 AM