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  • GSS: Ex-MK Bishara Recruiting for Hizbullah

    04/05/2008 6:33:53 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 5 replies · 86+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 04/01/08 | Nissan Ratzlav-Katz
    (IsraelNN.com) Security services suspect that former MK Azmi Bishara, a fugitive living abroad accused of providing aid to Hizbullah, is intent on recruiting agents for the Lebanese terrorist group among Israeli Arabs. In recent days, agents of the General Security Services (GSS) invited activist members of the Balad party from Wadi Ara to the agency's offices and warned them against contact with Bishara. Balad was led by Bishara until his flight from the country in 2007. A member of the Arab Coordinating Committee, Ashraf Kortam, was also questioned by security services about his relationship with Bishara. He was asked to...
  • 'I brought down the government, no one should be lecturing me'

    02/08/2017 3:53:31 AM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/2/17 | Hezki Baruch
    MainAll NewsInside Israel'I brought down the government, no one should be lecturing me' Exclusive interview: 'I brought down the government, no one should be lecturing me' Likud MK attacks Jewish Home party, justifies voting against Regulation Law. Contact Editor Hezki Baruch, 08/02/17 12:40 Share MK Benny BeginMK Benny BeginYonatan Sindel, Flash 90 In an exclusive interview with Arutz Sheva, MK Ze'ev Binyamin "Benny" Begin (Likud) slammed the Jewish Home party for the Regulation law and and justified his vote against it, saying he'd "already brought down the government after it gave away Israeli land." "This coalition is all about threats...
  • Knesset committee meeting for annexing Ma'ale Adumim

    01/02/2017 1:23:12 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    ...convening to discuss the legal aspects of applying Israeli law to Ma'ale Adumim.
  • Zoabi to be finally booted from Knesset?

    07/04/2016 9:06:21 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/7/16 | Shai Landesman
    Is Joint List MK Hanin Zoabi on her way out of the Knesset? Coalition Chairman David Bitan (Likud) revealed this afternoon (Monday) that a Prime Minister backed initiative is being promoted to pass legislation that will facilitate the expulsion of Zoabi from the Knesset. The Chairman explained that Likud leaders wish to enlist as broad a base of support as possible for the initiative, rather than push it through the Knesset against strong opposition. Bitan said that most of the Jewish parties have already pledged support, including opposition party Yesh Atid. He expressed hope that the support of the Zionist...
  • 'The blood of a Jewish child must be avenged'

    05/22/2016 3:38:24 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 24 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/5/16 | Hezki Baruch
    The Almagor terror victims organization on Sunday contacted ministers on the Security Cabinet and Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit, demanding that they not block a new death penalty bill for terrorist murderers. The bill is being requested by incoming Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman as a condition for his Yisrael Beytenu party to join the coalition. While Liberman reportedly may fold on the demand for a new law, it seems that new instructions will be given to facilitate the death penalty for terrorists. Almagor Director Lt. Col. (ret.) Meir Indor spoke to Arutz Sheva on Sunday about the new bill, and former...
  • Minister Ya'alon quits; Yehuda Glick to enter Knesset

    05/20/2016 3:19:41 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/5/16 | Ari Yashar
    Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon (Likud) announced on Friday morning that he is quitting politics, following Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's decision to hand his portfolio over to Yisrael Beytenu head MK Avigdor Liberman so as to bring his party into the coalition. "This morning I let the Prime Minister know that due to his conduct and recent developments, and due to a lack of confidence in him, I am resigning from the government and from the Knesset and taking a timeout from political life," said Ya'alon. Ya'alon's resignation is particularly dramatic as Liberman has not yet formally been given his portfolio...
  • Arab Knesset Member: Ban Jews From Temple Mount ‘Any Way Possible’

    04/14/2016 4:53:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    algemeiner journal ^ | 4/14/15 | JNS.Org
    JNS.org – Israeli-Arab Member of Knesset Jamal Zahalka called on Palestinians to prevent Jews from visiting the Temple Mount holy site “in any way possible,” just a day after the Joint Arab List party lawmaker returned from a two-month suspension from the Knesset. “In light of the daily increase of [Jewish] ascent to the [Al] Aqsa mosque, it is up to us to stop it in any way possible,” he told the Palestinian site Dunya al-Watan on Wednesday. “Our people have the right to the mosque, and we must protect it with all of our power. The Palestinian nation is...
  • Galon: This isn't transparency, it's persecution

    02/08/2016 3:49:09 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/2/16
    Meretz chairwoman Zehava Galon blasted Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked and the Transparency Law at Monday evening's discussion of the bill in the Knesset. “This is not transparency; it is political persecution,” she charged. “Those who slander Israel are actually Ayelet Shaked and her settler friends. The world hates Israel not because of what the [leftist] organizations make public...
  • 'Transparency Law' passes first reading

    02/08/2016 3:44:28 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/2/16 | Ben Ariel
    The Knesset on Monday night approved the first reading of the so-called “Transparency Law”, initiated by Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked. The bill would require Israeli NGOs who receive more than half of their funds from foreign states to disclose their sources of funding and identify themselves as "foreign agents" when lobbying MKs. 50 MKs voted in favor of the bill and 43 voted against. The bill has been criticized due to the fact that it will only affect left-wing organizations, who receive funding from European countries and the United States, as opposed to right-wing groups who are more likely to...
  • Abortions decline in Israel, despite government liberalizing laws

    01/24/2016 9:06:44 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1-22-16 | Mark Hodges
    JERUSALEM, Israel, January 22, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – The number of abortions in the nation of Israel continues to decline dramatically, according to the Israeli Health Ministry. The Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) reported that there has been more than a twenty-percent drop in abortions from 2000 to 2014. The report explained that of the terminations in 2014 (17,500), half were cases of rape or other criminal activity. The CBS report noted that the percentage of pregnant women who appeal for an abortion is diminishing, too. In 2013, 9.6 out of every 1,000 pregnant women appealed for an abortion –...
  • Video mocking Swedish Foreign Minister goes mega-viral

    01/21/2016 3:14:35 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/1/16 | Gil Ronen
    The Knesset held a tense discussion Wednesday afternoon over Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom's recent demand to investigate Israel for the alleged extrajudicial "executions" of Palestinian terrorists. Science Minister Ofir Akunis (Likud) called Wallstrom's remarks "insane," and said they gave a boost to terrorism. An Israeli copywriter named Guy Ordever used humor to fight Wallstrom, creating a video based on a Swedish TV broadcast with Hebrew subtitles, that has received 730,000 views in four days. The huge number corresponds to about 9% of Israel's total population. A version of the video with English subtitles has been uploaded by a new...
  • Arab MKs call to ban Trump from visiting Israel

    12/09/2015 1:52:54 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 24 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/12/15 | Hezki Ezra
    Radical Arab MK Ahmed Tibi of the Joint List party on Wednesday asked Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein (Likud) to block Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's impending visit to Israel, in a call later echoed by Arab MK Issawi Frej (Meretz). Tibi termed Trump a "neo-Nazi" over his controversial plan to ban Muslim entry to the US, and went on to say that "what Trump said isn't foreign to several people in the Knesset." Trump has announced his plans to visit Israel sometime this month, while announcing his intentions to force Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) to hold more peace...
  • Tickling the Ayatollahs With Laughter

    09/10/2015 10:18:46 PM PDT · by Yomin Postelnik · 6 replies
    9/10/15 | Yomin Postelnik
    In 1981, Israel launched Operation Opera and directly saved millions of Israeli and Middle Eastern lives, while also making conditions far safer for Americans and for the western world. The task was clear and simple. Israel bombed Iraq's Osirak Nuclear Reactor and prevented Saddam Hussein from wreaking havoc in the Middle East. The strategy was reasonable and spoke to a reasonable era. Today's buffoonery is shameful and dangerous. The following is a possible solution and, at the very least, constitutes a sensible path. In 2006, those who opposed then President Bush yelled that he should have gone to war against...
  • Knesset Approves Harsher Punishments for Rock Throwing

    07/20/2015 6:09:28 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/7/15 | Hezki Ezra
    Arab MKs livid as Knesset plenum passes bill that toughens the punishment handed out to rock throwers. Picture The Knesset on Monday evening approved the second and third readings of a bill that toughens the punishment handed out to rock throwers. 69 MKs voted in favor of the bill, while 17 voted against. The law stipulates that the offense of obstructing an officer by throwing rocks or other objects is punishable by five years in prison. The law also establishes a hierarchy of punishment for offenses involving the throwing of rocks or other objects at a vehicle in motion. .....
  • Live thread: Israelis vote for 20th Knesset (polls close at 4pm EDT)

    03/17/2015 5:18:27 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 289 replies
    i24 News ^ | live
    Polls scheduled to close 10pm local time / 4pm EDT. Turnout as of 9am was 7.4%, at 10am was 13.7%, and at 12pm was 26.5%. Exit polls will be released when polls close in less than 8 hours. For live coverage in English, click on link below:
  • MKs: Livni-Herzog Backtrack a New Low

    03/16/2015 12:41:56 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/16/2015, 8:20 PM | Tova Dvorin
    "The historic announcement of Livni and Herzog marks new lows in terms of broken promises," MK Yariv Levin (Likud) stated Monday night. "If, until today, we had grown accustomed to the Left breaking its promises after elections, now these promises are being broken even before the polls open." "Whoever can't handle the stress of the night before elections is not able to handle the day-to-day stresses of premiership," he added. "Now it is absolutely clear that there is only one suitable candidate for Prime Minister - Binyamin Netanyahu - and that only one party fulfills its promises: Likud." "Livni's misstep...
  • Netanyahu Slips in Polls Days Before Israeli Elections

    03/12/2015 1:03:58 PM PDT · by Lurking Libertarian · 64 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | March 11, 2015 | JOSHUA MITNICK
    Netanyahu Slips in Polls Days Before Israeli Elections Labor Party leader Herzog benefits from perception that Prime Minister is not focused on economy TEL AVIV—Less than a week before Israel’s general elections, the party of incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu has begun to fall behind an opponent who promises to restart talks with Palestinians and smooth the prime minister’s notoriously rocky relations with the White House. Two polls on Wednesday put Isaac Herzog, leader of the dovish Labor Party, slightly ahead and suggest that support for Mr. Netanyahu and his Likud party among working-class Jews has eroded because of their widespread perception...
  • Indictment Against Radical Arab MK Hanin Zoabi [Israel]

    12/11/2014 5:46:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 12/9/2014, 8:07 PM | Yishai Karov, Ari Yashar
    State Attorney Shai Nitzan on Tuesday evening was said to support submitting an indictment against pro-Hamas Arab MK Hanin Zoabi (Balad), according to Channel 10. According to the report, the indictment will be on charges of threatening police officers, after Zoabi verbally abused two Arab Israeli police officers in Nazareth, and urged Arab youths to attack them. […] The indictment apparently will not be served for other notorious incidents, which include her defending the Hamas terrorists who abducted and murdered three Israeli teens on June 12, saying they weren’t “terrorists” and justifying their actions as a “legitimate” way to “fight...
  • Arab MK Calls for Establishment of ‘United Islamic States’

    10/03/2014 9:33:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    INN ^ | 10/3/2014, 10:51 AM | Dalit Halevy, Ari Yashar
    After Arab MK Mohammed Barakeh (Hadash) said Israel is like the Islamic State (ISIS) terror group, and Palestinian Authority (PA) chief negotiator Saeb Erekat likened the Jewish state and “Islamic state,” Arab MK Ibrahim Sarsour (Ra’am-Ta’al) has now raised the bar. Sarsour, who heads his Arab Islamist party, was asked what its position is on ISIS by Prof. Marwan Dwairy of the Oranim Academic College located near Haifa. According to the Arab member of Israel’s Knesset, Israel is “crueler” than the brutal jihadist regime. […] “We support one united state in the Arab world as preparation for one united state...
  • MK Zoabi Arrives at Police Station for Investigation

    08/11/2014 3:30:30 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/8/14 | Yoni Kempinsky, Ari Yashar
    Arab MK Hanin Zoabi (Balad) arrived on Monday morning to a police station in Lod, to be investigated by the Lahav 433 unit over incitement to violence and insulting a public worker. Zoabi's arrival for investigation comes after Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein ordered her to do so last Tuesday, after she more than once refused to show up, at one point claiming she has "no time" to sit for the police investigation. Nationalist activists waving Israeli flags, led by Attorney Itamar Ben-Gvir, were waiting at the station as Zoabi pulled up in her car, at which they tried to approach...