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  • Your Help Is Needed (Former IDF member to start new Israeli political party)

    08/14/2006 2:40:33 PM PDT · by The Blitherer · 2 replies · 293+ views
    Yoni The Blogger ^ | 8/14/06 | Yoni
    We have gone from highs to lows over the last month as together we have watched Israel suffer. The people in the north of Israel have suffered deaths and injuries as well as losses of income and production in the billions of dollars, due to the rain of thousands of rockets that have fallen on their homes. All of Israel and those that love Israel around the world, have suffered through a month of the worse leadership in Israel’s history. This failure of leadership is not only on the part of the ruling government but extends to the total of...
  • Olmert: Resolution 1701 changes strategic situation

    08/14/2006 1:45:53 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 100 replies · 1,539+ views
    The Jerusalem Posr ^ | 09/14/2006 | By JPOST.COM STAFF
    Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told the Knesset on Monday that UN Security Council Resolution 1701 "will change fundamentally our strategic situation on the northern border." The war in Lebanon has demonstrated that "we will respond with force to every terror act, from the north or the south, from land or sea ... and that the State of Israel won't suffer any harm to come to its sovereignty or citizens," Olmert declared. According to the prime minister, the resolution's main achievement was that "the entire international community agrees that the terror state in Lebanon must be annihilated," he said. "The Security...
  • Netanyahu: Israel Must Finish the Job

    08/03/2006 6:51:16 AM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 38 replies · 1,573+ views
    Israpundit ^ | 08/02/2007 | Kenneth Zimmerman
    NewsMax senior correspondent and Middle East expert Kenneth R. Timmerman is in Israel reporting on the conflict there. Timmerman reports from Kiryat Shemona in this exclusive interview with former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. KIRYAT SHEMONA, Israel — Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu found this northern Israeli city a ghost town today when he came to meet the residents officials. Those that stayed behind were few. They also were defiant – and so was he. In a town meeting behind the heavy steel doors and reinforced concrete of the city hall bomb shelter, Netanyahu came to reassure residents that...
  • Arab Knesset Members Ordered to Leave Government Session

    07/31/2006 4:25:40 AM PDT · by Trupolitik · 31 replies · 1,389+ views
    Israel National News ^ | Jul 31, 2006 | Staff
    <p>Three Arab Knesset members were removed from the Knesset on Monday after heckling government leaders during a session called to discuss the war on the northern border.</p> <p>Knesset member Ibrahim Sarsur called Defense Minister Amir Peretz a “war criminal” and together with two other Arab legislators, antagonized both peretz and opposition leader and Likud Chairman Binyamin Netanyahu.</p>
  • Lebanese Expatriates Condemn Syria, Iran; and Praise Israel

    07/25/2006 11:45:35 PM PDT · by M. Espinola · 25 replies · 671+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | July 25tg, 2006 | Nissan Ratzlav-Katz
    Many Lebanese expatriate groups have roundly condemned the Hizbullah, Iran and Syria. Some of them are also calling for Israel to press ahead in its military campaign. The Lebanese Canadian Coordinating Council (LCCC), a coalition of organizations in Canada, has released a statement laying out its vision of what measures should be endorsed by the world community at an international conference on the ongoing warfare in Lebanon. The conference is to be held in Rome on Wednesday, pursuant to a recommendation issued by the United Nations Security Council on July 21, 2006. Among the measures the LCCC is recommending are...
  • Ehud Olmert's 7/17/06 Address To The Knesset (MUST READ!)

    07/17/2006 11:45:35 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 16 replies · 759+ views
    Seraphic Press ^ | 07/17/06 | Ehud Olmert
    The Knesset, July 17, 2006 Madam Speaker, Ladies and Gentlemen, Members of Knesset, At the outset, I offer condolences, on my behalf and on behalf of the government, the Knesset and the entire nation, to the families of the victims - both civilian and IDF. I also send best wishes for recovery to the wounded, and a huge embrace for the families of those kidnapped and the boys themselves. Over the past few weeks, our enemies have challenged the sovereignty of the State of Israel and the safety of its residents - first in the southern sector, then on the...
  • Orlev: Arab MKs back Hamas, should be kicked out of Knesset

    06/29/2006 4:02:30 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies · 304+ views
    Ha'aretz ^ | Thu., June 29, 2006 Tamuz 3, 5766 | Mazal Mualem, Jack Khoury, Gideon Alon and Yoav Stern
    Right-wing lawmaker Zevulun Orlev on Thursday accused Israeli Arab Knesset members of supporting Hamas in its activities against Israel and the military, Army Radio reported. According to the report, the National Union-National Religious Party MK called for his Arab colleagues to be deprived of their seats in parliament... Meawhile, MK Ahmed Tibi (Ra'am-Ta'al) on Thursday called the mass arrests of Palestinian lawmakers a "macho display by Israeli government," the radio said... The right-wing parties expressed satisfaction Wednesday at the Israel Defense Forces operation in the Gaza Strip, while lawmakers from the left of the political spectrum leveled criticism for the...
  • Welcome To Barak's World (Countering Israeli Supreme Court Judicial Activism Alert)

    05/27/2006 5:29:26 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 2 replies · 317+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 05/28/06 | Evelyn Gordon
    An e-mail written by Supreme Court President Aharon Barak made justifiable waves last week - but for the wrong reason. What grabbed headlines was Barak's citation of Justice Minister Haim Ramon's prediction that were the Knesset to extend the current Citizenship Law unchanged, the High Court of Justice would overturn it. That, however, was hardly news to anyone who read last week's 6-5 ruling upholding the law, since one of the majority justices stated explicitly that he considered the law unconstitutional, and refrained from striking it down only because it expires in two months anyway. What was truly noteworthy about...
  • Rabbi: Torah law above Knesset

    05/26/2006 4:55:30 AM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 2 replies · 273+ views ^ | Rabbi: Torah law above Knesset | Neta Sela
    Rabbi: Torah law above Knesset Contrary to previous years, no high-profile politicians attended Merkaz HaRav Jerusalem Day events this year. We don't want Olmert, army officers here, yeshiva students say. Kiryat Arba rabbi states in speech no law stands above the Torah Neta Sela In the shadow of the realignment plan: Jerusalem Day celebrations at the Merkaz HaRav yeshiva, the spiritual flagship of the religious Zionist public, bore a different character than usual this year. While in previous years, presidents, senior politicians and army officers used to attend the yeshiva's ceremony, this time around no high-profile figure took part in...
  • Arafat-advisor made deputy Knesset speaker

    05/18/2006 5:13:51 AM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 176+ views ^ | May 18, 2006 | Stan Goodenough
    Arafat-advisor made deputy Knesset speaker Liberal trend progressively undermines institutions of Jewish state By Stan Goodenough May 18, 2006 A former advisor to PLO chief Yasser Arafat and one of the most virulent of Israel-hating Arab parliamentarians was Wednesday selected for the influential position of Deputy Speaker of the Knesset. Ahmad Tibi had Dalia Itzik, Labor Party member turned Kadima Party member, to thank for his appointment. Itzik, in turn, was elected Knesset Speaker earlier this month by the new Kadima-led government, which heaped praise upon itself for choosing a woman to fill that post for the very first time....
  • MK: Abolish kashrut of food products

    05/10/2006 9:06:48 AM PDT · by Alouette · 28 replies · 680+ views
    YNet ^ | May 10, 2006 | Tzvika Brot
    Moshe Sharoni (Pensioners party) suggests abolishing kashrut on food products to make them more affordable During Knesset session on Monday regarding the price increase of bread, MK Moshe Sharoni of the Pensioners party suggested a unique idea – to totally abolish kashrut on food products in order to make them more affordable, according to Israel’s leading newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth. "Everyone here talks about the increase of bread prices," he said, "and everyone screams 'gevalt'. They also talked about meat. Why don't we simply cancel the kashrut of meat and diary products and in-turn they will be inexpensive? Food products will...
  • Calls to charge Arab MKs with treason (Israel)

    04/19/2006 8:46:27 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 2 replies · 318+ views
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | April 19, 2006 | Attila Somfalvi
    The support United Arab List-Ta’al Knesset members have shown for the Hamas members whose Israeli citizenship was revoked has infuriated politicians across the political spectrum. Some have called on Attorney General Menachem Mazuz to investigate whether the visit UAL-Ta’al members paid to Hamas representatives in east Jerusalem this week doesn’t legally qualify as treason. Others have demanded that UAL-Ta'al MK Taleb el-Sana be immediately kicked out of the Knesset Defense and Foreign Affairs Committee. MK Yoel Hasson (Kadima) said that the “Arab MKs proved once again that their loyalties lie with the Palestinian Authority and its leadership, and not with...
  • Knesset Members Respond to Election Results

    03/28/2006 5:38:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies · 550+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Mar 29, '06 | Ezra HaLevi
    With the results of Tuesday’s election still coming in, incoming and outgoing Knesset Members were quick to assign blame and take credit for the results. Likud Chairman Binyamin Netanyahu said he would remain as party head and work to reform the party despite the “harsh blow” it was dealt at the polls. Netanyahu also laid part of the blame at Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s doorstep, saying that “Sharon left us with a broken party” when he left to form the victorious Kadima faction. Likud MK Michael Eitan said of his party’s decline, "There is no doubt that we deserved a...
  • Israel - Exit polls: Kadima 29-32 Labor 20-22 Likud 11-12

    03/28/2006 12:11:50 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 39 replies · 1,026+ views ^ | March 28, 2006
    Excerpt - Exit polls released as polls closed at 10 P.M. Tuesday showed Kadima gaining from 29 to 32 seats, Labor from 20-22, and the Likud 11-12. ~ snip ~
  • Israel's Election Predictions (Vanity)

    03/27/2006 7:38:48 PM PST · by Piranha · 4 replies · 342+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 03/28/06 | Self
    What are your predictions for the results of Israel's election to the 120-member Knesset? Mine are as follows: Kadima 28 Labor 20 Likud 17 Yisrael Beitenu 14 NU-NRP 13 Shas 11 United Torah Judaism 7 Arab parties 6 Meretz 4
  • {Israeli election] Poll: Kadima on 36 seats, Labor on 18, Likud on 14

    03/26/2006 11:34:28 AM PST · by anotherview · 34 replies · 740+ views
    Ha'aretz ^ | 26 March 2006 | Yossi Verter
    Last update - 20:44 26/03/2006 Poll: Kadima on 36 seats, Labor on 18, Likud on 14 By Yossi Verter, Haaretz Correspondent A day and a half before polls open for the 17th Knesset, the latest Haaretz-Channel 10 poll puts Kadima on 36 seats, Labor on 18 and the Likud on 14. The number of undecided voters has risen to 22 percent of those polled, meaning there are 28 Knesset seats still up for grabs. The Labor Party, headed by Amir Peretz, has seen no change in the number of predicted seats since last week's poll. The Likud, however, has dropped...
  • Middle East: Israel's Green Leaf (Marijuana) Party Could Win Knesset Seats

    03/25/2006 12:50:38 PM PST · by TFFKAMM · 2 replies · 447+ views ^ | 3/17/06 | N/A
    Israel's pro-marijuana reform (Green Leaf, or marijuana) Ale Yarok Party is poised to win a pair of seats in the Knesset in elections set for the end of this month, the Associated Press reported. Two years ago, the party came within 7,000 votes of winning a seat, and this year, according to some pollsters, it could go over the top. Headed by 47-year-old Boaz Wachtel, Green Leaf's platform is centered on legalizing marijuana, but also calls for legalizing gambling and prostitution. The party also calls for overall drug policy reform. And Green Leaf takes a dovish stance toward the Palestinians,...
  • The Promise of Kadima

    03/09/2006 12:53:31 PM PST · by anotherview · 16 replies · 458+ views
    The Guardian (U.K) ^ | 9 March 2006 | Shai Tsur
    The Promise of Kadima By Guardian Unlimited / World news 12:07pm The elections here are just under three weeks away. If the polls can be believed, Kadima, Ehud Olmert's party, will get the largest number of seats and form the next government. Since November, surveys have shown Kadima well in the lead, and it has remained there despite the seemingly incredible turns of event - from Ariel Sharon's debilitating stroke to Hamas's unexpected victory in the Palestinian elections. I, for one, am not surprised. I come from a long-time Labor family. During the '90s I supported the Oslo accords and...
  • Knesset Begins Inquiry into Amona Violence

    02/27/2006 9:02:04 AM PST · by Esther Ruth · 10 replies · 272+ views ^ | 16:58 Feb 27, '06 / 29 Shevat 5766 | Hillel Fendel
    Knesset Begins Inquiry into Amona Violence 16:58 Feb 27, '06 / 29 Shevat 5766 By Hillel Fendel The Knesset Parliamentary Committee of Inquiry into the violence at Amona has convened for its first meeting. It will call Olmert, Mofaz and others to testify - but cannot force them to appear. Committee Chairman Yuval Shteinitz (Likud) said that the purpose of today's meeting was to determine the manner in which it would function and how testimonies would be heard. The first testimonies will be heard on Wednesday. The committee is to investigate the violence at the destruction of nine homes in...
  • Knesset Establishes Commission to Investigate Amona Violence

    02/08/2006 11:38:20 AM PST · by Esther Ruth · 11 replies · 279+ views ^ | 19:04 Feb 08, '06 / 10 Shevat 5766 | Ezra HaLevi
    Knesset Establishes Commission to Investigate Amona Violence 19:04 Feb 08, '06 / 10 Shevat 5766 By Ezra HaLevi The Knesset voted Wednesday to establish a commission of inquiry into alleged police brutality at Amona last week. The commission was established despite the objection of Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s Kadima Party, as well as the Labor Party, who dropped their initial call for an investigation after advisors said it would harm them in the polls. Defense Minister Sha’ul Mofaz, speaking prior to the vote, said that he sees no reason to establish a committee of investigation into the events at...