Israel News


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 ...
(2 opinions  |   March 30 )

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 ...
(13 opinions  |   March 30 )

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 ...
(1 opinions  |   March 30 )

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 ...
(1 opinions  |   March 30 )

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 ...
(7 opinions  |   March 30 )

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 ...
(8 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 ...
(4 opinions  |   March 29 )

Happy Times For Many Ahead Of Yomtov At The Mir

Happy Times For Many Ahead Of Yomtov At The Mir
Due to the success of the fundraising dinner held in the United States on behalf of Mir Yeshiva, marking 200 years since its foundation, many avreichim are smiling ahead of Pesach. It is reported the dinner raised millions of dollars for the yeshiva. Many avreichim have reportedly received NIS 3,000-3,500 NIS each ahead a Yomtov, a handsome some to put it mildly, significantly more than expected. Their salaries were distributed along with an additional NIS 1,000 as per a promise made by ...
(5 opinions  |   March 29 )

Algorithmic Diplomacy: Ministry Of Foreign Affairs Initiates First Hackathon To Fight Online Hatred

Algorithmic Diplomacy: Ministry Of Foreign Affairs Initiates First Hackathon To Fight Online Hatred
[caption id="attachment_1246381" align="alignleft" width="450"] Noam Katz, Deputy Director General for Media & Public Affairs at the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs[/caption] Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in cooperation with IsraeliHub and MassChallenge IL, held a special 24-hour Hackathon on 23-24 March, to develop algorithmic solutions to the scourge of online hatred. 11 teams made up of over 50 web developers came together at the MassChallenge accelerator in Jerusalem's ...
(Add your opinion  |   March 29 )

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Holocaust Survivor, 86, Returns To Auschwitz For A First Time With IDF Officers

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Holocaust Survivor, 86, Returns To Auschwitz For A First Time With IDF Officers
[VIDEO AND PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Forty Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) supporters from across the United States will embark on an unprecedented mission to Poland and Israel April 24-May 3 with Holocaust survivors – one of whom is returning to Auschwitz for the first time since her liberation – and IDF soldiers and officers. Joining the delegation will be Auschwitz survivor Bronia Brandman, 86, who was born in Jaworzno, Poland, and watched two of her sisters being ...
(2 opinions  |   March 29 )

Glick Petitions To High Court Against PM Netanyahu To Visit Har Habayis

Glick Petitions To High Court Against PM Netanyahu To Visit Har Habayis
Israel’s High Court of Justice rejected a petition filed by MK (Likud) Yehuda Glick) against the prohibition against Members of Knesset and cabinet ministers visiting Har Habayis. He was asking the court to issue an interim order prohibiting Prime Minister Netanyahu from preventing from elected officials from visiting the holy site, which he used to do regularly before becoming a MK. While the court did not agree to issuing the order immediately as requested, it did instruct respondents to ...
(Add your opinion  |   March 29 )