Israel strikes a chord with a Milwaukee musician and Houston family

Among the 218 immigrants from North America who arrived on Nefesh B’Nefesh’s 54th flight from North America on July 19 were Ilan Eckhardt, a Milwaukee musician, and Linda Grodner, who made aliya with her two daughters and dog from Houston, Texas. The aliya flight was facilitated in cooperation with the Immigration and Absorption Ministry, The […]


Bennett invokes 2014 Gaza war in warning over ‘past mistakes’

Education Minister Naftali Bennett took an apparent shot at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday, saying that in the case of 2014’s Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, those who do not learn from their mistakes are doomed to failure. Bennett said Tuesday about the 2014 war in Gaza that "every platoon commander learns from past […]


Knesset meeting turns ugly over stalled IBC launch

The stormy three-hour meeting of the Knesset Economics committee repeatedly demonstrated the lack of foresight, professional know-how and sensitivity of ministers and MKs involved in legislating the new public broadcasting law. The meeting was called to debate the joint decision taken by the Communications Ministry, headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Histadrut Chairman Avi […]


Analysis: What’s next for Rabbi Levenstein and his academy?

In the wake of the uproar surrounding the offensive comments made by the head of the Eli pre-military academy, the Defense Ministry said it was “demanding clarifications” from the institute on the matter. In a speech last week, Rabbi Yigal Levenstein described gays as “perverts” and Reform Judaism as “a Christian denomination.” Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Analysis-Whats-next-for-Rabbi-Levenstein-and-his-academy-460871


Politics: Political interference in JerUSAlem?

It is very rare that Israeli politicians salivate over what is happening in London – especially lately. But there was the prime minister and leader of the British Conservative Party, David Cameron, actually submitting his resignation, and there was a successor taking over in a relatively clean and uncomplicated change of power. And then, shortly […]


ADL, Israel Policy Forum knock GOP for leaving ‘two states’ out of platform

NEW YORK – The recent talk surrounding Israel policies in the platforms of the Democratic and Republican parties signals “substantial tremors in the notion of bipartisan support for Israel, according to David Halperin, the executive director of the Israel Policy Forum. “Bipartisanship on Israel should be a real thing and not just lip service,” Halperin […]


Report: PM will likely be questioned under caution in latest investigation

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is likely to undergo an investigation under caution, as part of a probe into a wider, unspecified investigation surrounding alleged money-laundering, Channel 2 and Channel 10 reported on Friday night. Earlier Friday, The Jerusalem Post’s sister publication Maariv quoted law enforcement officials saying that they will ask Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit to […]


Coalition to advance bill targeting V15 group

The heads of the parties in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition will meet on Sunday to discuss how to advance a bill that would hobble political organizations like V15 that campaigned against Netanyahu in the last election. Attention has been focused on V15 after a bipartisan US Senate subcommittee criticized the State Department for giving […]


Five years after social protests, has anything really changed?

On July 14, 2011, 25-year old video editor Daphne Leef pitched a tent in Tel Aviv’s Habimah Square to protest high rental rates in the city. Within a day, she was joined by others on the adjacent Rothschild Boulevard; a day after that, the National Union of Israeli Students enlisted in the effort and soon […]

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