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VIDEO: One Of The Terrorists Involved In Lynching IDF Soldiers In 2000 Being Released

VIDEO: One Of The Terrorists Involved In Lynching IDF Soldiers In 2000 Being Released
[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] It was back in October 2000 when Hatem Khalil Marari took part in the heinous lynch of two IDF soldiers in Ramallah. The two reserve duty personnel were targeted by the blood-thirsty mob and murdered and their bodies desecrated. After the evidence against him was challenged, the charges against him were reduced to firing an illegal weapon and the time of that 11-year maximum sentence has elapsed. Hence, he is being released immediately as the paperwork to ...
(Add your opinion  |   March 30 )

PHOTOS: Baking Matzos At Kikar Safra

PHOTOS: Baking Matzos At Kikar Safra
[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] ‘Matza Kikar’ began on Wednesday 2 Nissan, the pre-Pesach program permitting people to bake matzos at Safra Square, Jerusalem City Hall. The pre-Yomtov program is ongoing for a third consecutive year, and it is being hosted in a very large tent in the promenade outside City Hall, headed by Councilman (Bayit Yehudi) Dov Kalmanovich, who holds the culture portfolio in the city government in cooperation with Rabbi Amichai Eliyahu and the Igud ...
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Coalition Chairman Bitan On The Possibility Of Early Elections

Coalition Chairman Bitan On The Possibility Of Early Elections
Coalition Chairman (Likud) MK David Bitan told Kol Berama Radio on Thursday morning 3 Nissan that the coalition crisis is not over. He explained that even if the matter of the Israel Broadcasting Authority is resolved between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon, Bayit Yehudi is certain to declare the next crisis. “Simply stated, it does not matter what agreement is reached between us and the Trump administration, however good it may be, the Bayit Yehudi ...
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Chief Rabbis Order The Sale Of Chametz Of Businesses Without Charge

Chief Rabbis Order The Sale Of Chametz Of Businesses Without Charge
In response to a request from Israel’s Chief Rabbis, Rabbi Dovid Lau Shlita and Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef Shlita, Minister of Religious Services David Azoulai has ordered abolishing the costs associated with local religious councils around the country selling chametz for businesses. The previous directive issued earlier this month by the head of the supervision and control division of the Ministry of Religious Services states that a business owner who has a kosher certificate will not be ...
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Friedman Sworn In As US Ambassador To Israel

Friedman Sworn In As US Ambassador To Israel
Mr. David Friedman, an Orthodox Jew and prominent attorney from NYC has been sworn in as the next United States Ambassador to Israel. Friedman has already been labeled the “staunch supporter of settlements” by Haaretz, representing the left-wing total inability to fathom having a US representative that is not in line with their left-wing liberal agenda. In fact, Friedman in his civilian life has been a staunch supporters of Beit El and its institutions as well as other endeavors that are ...
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Lapid: We May Not Continue Turning A Blind Eye To Chareidi Violence

Lapid: We May Not Continue Turning A Blind Eye To Chareidi Violence
Yesh Atid party leader MK Yair Lapid feels the nation may no longer turn a blind eye to current events, namely the hafganos of the Peleg Yerushalmi faction of the litvish chareidi community. He points out it is quite evident the campaign against serving in the IDF is escalating, becoming increasingly violent with each passing day and something must be done. He spoke of how mock IDF soldiers were hanged in effigy in Meah Shearim on Purim and how today, there are pashkavilim calling on persons ...
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Tel Aviv Labor Court Gives Egged The Green Light To Strike - Strike On Hold Till After Pesach

Tel Aviv Labor Court Gives Egged The Green Light To Strike - Strike On Hold Till After Pesach
The Tel Aviv Labor Court convened on Wednesday afternoon 2 Nissan to discuss the ongoing negotiations between the state and Egged. Agreement has not yet been reached by the sides, who returned to the court as stipulated in the last hearing. The Egged labor union and Histadrut National Labor Federation accepted a request from the court to push off the nationwide bus strike until April 18th, until after Pesach. Justice Esther Robovitz-Barchash instructed the sides to continue intensive ...
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Israel's Consul General In Toronto Says Israel Will Help Canada's Russian Jewish Community To Grow

Israel's Consul General In Toronto Says Israel Will Help Canada's Russian Jewish Community To Grow
Israel’s Consul General in Toronto, Galit Baram, told the Limmud FSU Canada conference this week that the Israeli government will help Canada’s Russian-speaking Jewish community “grow and flourish.” “It's heartwarming to see so many motivated young Russian-speaking Jews getting together in the framework of this major Jewish event in the heart of Canada, and to witness the inspiring work being done,” Baram told Limmud FSU Canada participants. “We will do everything in our power ...
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Rabbi Stav: We Must Break The Kashrus Monopoly

Rabbi Stav: We Must Break The Kashrus Monopoly
Addressing a hoteliers’ association event, Tzohar Rabbonim head Rabbi David Stav announced his organization will leader kashrus reform in the state as it did for marriage, citing how Tzohar has been working since 1996 and assists thousands of couples who wed annually. He promises to work to reform the current state kashrus run by the Chief Rabbinate towards uniformity, that the same level will be found in all cities, which is not the case today. Rav Stav remains confident that “Breaking ...
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MK Moses: We Don't Rule Out Sitting In A Coalition With Lapid

MK Moses: We Don't Rule Out Sitting In A Coalition With Lapid
Yesh Atid party leader MK Yair Lapid has worked hard to change his image during the current Knesset, seeking to distance himself from the anti-chareidi image that he earned during the tenure of the previous Knesset when he, Bayit Yehudi and Likud ran the coalition while the chareidi parties were in opposition. Following that ordeal, with all of the ‘gezeiros’ passed by Yesh Atid and Bayit Yehudi against the chareidi tzibur, the chareidim placed Lapid in cherem, stating they would not ...
(1 opinions  |   March 29 )

Bank Of Israel Report: Chareidim In Mixed Areas Earn More

Bank Of Israel Report: Chareidim In Mixed Areas Earn More
A Bank of Israel report that was released this week shows that chareidim living in mixed communities earn more than their counterparts living in exclusively chareidi communities. According to the report, immigration to the chareidi communities established over the past three decades, such as Betar Illit or Modi'in Illit, stems from a desire to improve housing conditions. However, when it comes to cities on the outskirts of the metropolises of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, efficient public ...
(2 opinions  |   March 29 )