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Shechita Upheld By Belgian Court - Restricting Shechita Violates Religious Freedom

Shechita Upheld By Belgian Court - Restricting Shechita Violates Religious Freedom
It was a big victory for the Jewish community as the Belgian Wallonia District Court upheld the right of Shechita as the court ruled to forbid it, would be an affront to freedom of religion as well as significantly harming human and religious right, which would be a violation of the law. A number of local senators have challenged kosher slaughter; claiming animal suffering and seeking to compel the stunning of an animal before shechita. Belgian Chief Rabbi Avraham Gigi praised the ...
(Add your opinion  |   February 22 )

Jack Teital Continues His Hunger Strike In Prison

Jack Teital Continues His Hunger Strike In Prison
Yaakov (Jack) Teital, who is serving two life sentences for murdering Arabs,  is on a hunger strike. His wife, Mrs. Rivkah Teital has turned to Israel Prison Authority officials to cease the policy of violating her husband’s rights, which has had a major impact on her and their daughter. Teital has been hunger-striking for eleven days after he was suddenly moved from Ayalon Prison to Rimonim Prison and now lives under harsher condition including fewer family visits. Mrs. Teital explains ...
(Add your opinion  |   February 22 )

Effort To Prevent Mandatory Autopsy On SIDS Babies

Effort To Prevent Mandatory Autopsy On SIDS Babies
Yahadut Hatorah MK Uri Maklev is among those working to prevent a mandatory autopsy regulation for children who die of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). He accuses police of failing to be willing to accept responsibility in such cases which include clear evidence at the scene regarding the cause of death, but instead, Israel Police wishes to places the burden of the responsibility for determining the cause of death on the forensic institute. Such a reality he explains leads to additional ...
(Add your opinion  |   February 22 )

Police Response In El-Chiran Vehicular Attack Under Fire

Police Response In El-Chiran Vehicular Attack Under Fire
The actions of police responding to the vehicular terror attack in the Bedouin community of Um el-Chiran are under investigation. Policeman Staff-Sgt. Erez Levy HY”D was killed in the attack. Investigators now feel police fired warning shots at the vehicle prematurely, as well as firing disproportionately at the vehicle. The Justice Ministry Police Investigations Unit feels there are serious failures regarding the conduct of police. The attack took place on 18 January 2017 as police ...
(Add your opinion  |   February 22 )

PHOTOS: Defense Minister Lieberman Visits N. Command Escorted By IDF Chief Eizenkott

PHOTOS: Defense Minister Lieberman Visits N. Command Escorted By IDF Chief Eizenkott
[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Tuesday 25 Shevat visited the IDF’s Northern Command escorted by IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-General Gadi Eizenkott. The senior minister also met with Golani Brigade commanders and troops involved in a training exercise in the Golan Heights, an exercise which also involved combat engineers, tank corps soldiers and artillery personnel in the Barak and Golan outposts. After observing the forces involved in the exercise he ...
(Add your opinion  |   February 22 )

Chareidim Insist On Firing Kiryat Yovel Community Council: Kiryat Yovel Community Council Leader's Words Are Representative Of Mayor Barkat

Chareidim Insist On Firing Kiryat Yovel Community Council: Kiryat Yovel Community Council Leader's Words Are Representative Of Mayor Barkat
Jerusalem Councilman Rabbi Eliezer Reichenberg told Kol Berama Radio on Wednesday 26 Shevat that Kiryat Yovel community council official Yechiel Levy must be ousted from his post following his interview on Galei Tzahal (Army Radio) on Tuesday. During the interview, Levy explained his systematic plan to embitter the lives of chareidim in Kiryat Yovel towards getting them to leave. Reichenberg explains no apology can be accepted and he must be removed from his post. The councilman’s words ...
(1 opinions  |   February 22 )

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: PM Netanyahu Ends Singapore Visit And Heads To Australia

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: PM Netanyahu Ends Singapore Visit And Heads To Australia
[VIDEOS AND PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu completed his first-ever visit to Singapore and then traveled to Australia on an official state visit to that country. The Prime Minister and his wife Sara have arrived in Australia, following their visit to Singapore. The Prime Minister on Wednesday 26 Shevat met with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and with Israeli and Australian business people. Afterwards, he attended a large event with Australian ...
(Add your opinion  |   February 22 )

Israeli And Palestinian Researchers Cooperate To Find Risk Factors For B Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Israeli And Palestinian Researchers Cooperate To Find Risk Factors For B Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL), tumors which may originate from B or T lymphocytes, account for approximately 3% of the worldwide cancer burden. Most epidemiological studies of NHL have been carried out in North American and European populations, with a few focusing on East Asian populations. Very few epidemiological studies have been conducted on B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (B-NHL) in Middle Eastern populations. Since Israelis and Palestinians represent genetically and culturally diverse ...
(Add your opinion  |   February 22 )

The World Bnei Akiva Whatsapp Win: Over 200 Groups Within 4 Days

The World Bnei Akiva Whatsapp Win: Over 200 Groups Within 4 Days
Last, World Bnei Akiva launched Operation: WBA Whatsapp, calling upon all movement alumni to reunite virtually with old friends and peers via its special internet application SHEVETsapp. Within four days of launching the campaign, over 250 Whatsapp groups formed with WBA members and alumni around the world. The oldest alumni to create their own group were Shevet Eitanim, whose members were born in 1936. SHEVETsapp enables WBA alumni around the world to create online Whatsapp groups by ...
(2 opinions  |   February 22 )

HOD Facing An Uphill Battle In France

HOD Facing An Uphill Battle In France
As the result of a new organ donation policy ("opt out") adopted in France, almost all of the rabbis of France recently voiced their sweeping opposition to organ donation. There are more than 500,000 Jews living in France. In order to counter this latest development HODS (Halachic Organ Donor Society) is arranging an educational evening program in Paris that will include a French neurologist who will explain the finality of brain death. A local transplant coordinator will be in the ...
(6 opinions  |   February 21 )

Arrest Made In PA Israel Entry Permits Operation

Arrest Made In PA Israel Entry Permits Operation
Police report that a PA (Palestinian Authority) resident is in custody after apprehended running a fraudulent permit operation, selling permits to enter “Green Line” Israel for NIS 2,000. He obtained bogus entry permits for payment from PA residents. Following the police investigation over recent months, which began with the arrests of PA residents attempting to enter ‘Israel proper’ with forged permits, a resident of PA-occupied Hebron was taken into custody over the weekend. He ...
(Add your opinion  |   February 21 )