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Giyur Bill on the Knesset Agenda for Monday

Giyur Bill on the Knesset Agenda for Monday
The controversial Giyur Bill authored by MK (The Movement) Elazar has been placed on the Knesset calendar for Monday 10 Marcheshvan and barring any surprises, the bill is expected to pass its second and third votes, at which time the bill will become law. Backed by the Yesh Atid, The Movement, and Yisrael Beitenu parties in the coalition, there will also be support from some of the opposition including MKs from the Meretz and Labor parties. If passed into law chas v’sholom, it will ...
(Add your opinion  |   October 30 )

Christie Helping Friends in Final Midterm Stretch

Christie Helping Friends in Final Midterm Stretch
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is returning to Iowa yet again to campaign for a governor who doesn't need his help, one in a string of meetings with Republican candidates who would be valuable allies should he run for president. As he reaches the homestretch before the midterm elections in his role as chairman of the Republican Governors Association, Christie's dance card is full: He's packed his schedule with stops for a long list of competitive candidates along with some who don't need his ...
(Add your opinion  |   October 30 )

Rabbi Glick's Shooter Shot Dead by Commando Force [UPDATED 08:44 IL]

Rabbi Glick's Shooter Shot Dead by Commando Force [UPDATED 08:44 IL]
06:30 IL: There are reports of a shooting incident with injuries in eastern Yerushalayim, in the Silwan area. A police chopper is overhead. Neighbors in the Arab area are on rooftops shouting “Allah Akbar”. More details to follow. 07:09: Shooting reported earlier appears related to Arab violence in that area of the capital. Unconfirmed reports state one person has been killed in the violence. Police troops and Special Forces are moving into the eastern areas of the capital, which ...
(1 opinions  |   October 30 )

Hikind To Cuomo: Education Investment Tax Credits Must Happen This Year

Hikind To Cuomo: Education Investment Tax Credits Must Happen This Year
NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo addressed a large crowd at Bais Yaakov in Borough Park on Wednesday night. Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) was asked to speak as well and he took the occasion to praise the Governor profusely for all of his past accomplishments. “There’s still one job left to do,” said Assemblyman Hikind as he publicly called on Governor Cuomo to make Education Investment Tax Credits a personal issue. “Our parents are literally struggling to send their children to ...
(Add your opinion  |   October 30 )

Sheirut Leumi's Future in Jeopardy

Sheirut Leumi's Future in Jeopardy
As the coalition is working to complete the 2015 budget, it has been learned the Finance Ministry plans a major budget cut for the nation’s Sheirut Leumi program. The cut will all but eliminate the funding for apartments for the volunteers. The organization’s leaders are calling on Minister Naftali Bennett, Minister Uri Orbach, MK Ayelet Shaked and the head of the nation’s Volunteer Service Saar Shalom Jerbi to intervene before it is too late. The program is staffed primarily by religious ...
(Add your opinion  |   October 30 )

OU Advocacy Urges New York City Council Education Committee to Support Reform of DOE’s Management of Special Education Services

OU Advocacy Urges New York City Council Education Committee to Support Reform of DOE’s Management of Special Education Services
In his testimony before the New York City Council Education Committee and the Subcommittee on Non-Public Schools, Jake Adler, OU Advocacy’s New York City Director of Political Affairs, urged the City Council to consider even greater reforms for New York City’s Department of Education (DOE) in how it manages its special education services than those included in Proposed Intro 435. Proposed Intro 435 would require the DOE to submit an annual report to City Council about its special ...
(Add your opinion  |   October 30 )

Israel: Public School Violence on the Rise

Israel: Public School Violence on the Rise
The alarming trend of increased school violence in Israel’s public school system continues as the number of youths involved in attacks continues its upward trend. A report released by the Israel National Authority for Measurement & Evaluation in Education documents violence in the nation’s public schools is on the rise. The report concerns itself with the 2013-2014 school year, which was worse than the years preceding it, basing the information on the completion of questionnaires by ...
(Add your opinion  |   October 30 )

PA Leader Warns Closure of Har Habayis is a 'Declaration of War by Israel'

PA Leader Warns Closure of Har Habayis is a 'Declaration of War by Israel'
PA leader Abu Mazen has released a statement that Israel’s decision to close Har Habayis to Muslim worshipers and non-Muslim worshippers alike is an Israeli declaration of war, the AFP News Agency reports. Tensions continue to rise in the capital following the Wednesday night attempted assassination of Har Habayis activist Rabbi Yehuda Glick. Following that incident, police moved to heightened alert status nationwide and ordered the closure of Har Habayis. In the interim, Arab violence ...
(Add your opinion  |   October 30 )

50 Percent of Israeli Seniors are Living in Poverty!

50 Percent of Israeli Seniors are Living in Poverty!
The Knesset on Tuesday 4 Marcheshvan observed Senior Citizens day in the plenum and in a number of committees. The day included highlighting growing concern for according to the standard set by the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development), 50% of Israeli senior citizens are living in poverty. Even after receiving discounts in taxes and other payments and receiving government assistance. 21% still remain poverty stricken, placing Israel as the leader among OECD ...
(Add your opinion  |   October 30 )

The Knesset Remembers Rechavam Ze'evi HY"D

The Knesset Remembers Rechavam Ze'evi HY
Former IDF Major-General and Minister of Tourism Rechavam Ze’evi HY’D was gunned down in a terrorist attack in 2001 at the age of 75. Ze’evi was gunned down at point blank range by a PFLP terrorist in the Jerusalem Hyatt Hotel. Ze’evi, known affectionately in Israel as “Ghandi”, was also a noted historian. a decorated IDF officer and founder of the Moledet party in Knesset. Following is an excerpt from Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's remarks made at the special Knesset ...
(Add your opinion  |   October 30 )

Report: Arabs Targeted Glick for his Har Habayis Activism

Report: Arabs Targeted Glick for his Har Habayis Activism
The PA (Palestinian Authority) Maan News Agency reports that photos clearly show that terrorists planned to target Rabbi Yehuda Glick as is evident from photos that appeared on social media networks and published by the PA media agency. Clearly Glick’s tenacious battle to open Har Habayis to Jewish prayer all the time made him a target for extremists. Rabbi Yehuda Glick remains in very serious condition in Shaare Zedek Medical Center. The tzibur is requested to be mispallel for Yehuda ...
(Add your opinion  |   October 30 )

Update on Attempted Assassination of Har Habayis Activist Yehuda Glick

Update on Attempted Assassination of Har Habayis Activist Yehuda Glick
Har Habayis activist Rabbi Yehuda Glick remains in very serious condition following an attempted assassination against him on Wednesday night outside the Jerusalem Menachem Begin Heritage Center. The Temple Mount Faithful organization hosted a conference at that venue. MK Moshe Feiglin had spoken and left the area. At the end of the conference, Rabbi Yehuda Glick, accompanied by Manhigut Yehudit Director-General Shai Malka, walked outside to his car. There was a motorcyclist with his helmet ...
(Add your opinion  |   October 30 )

Har Habayis Closed to All!

Har Habayis Closed to All!
Following the Wednesday night attempted assassination of Har Habayis activist Rabbi Yehuda Glick, Jerusalem Police have announced Har Habayis is closed to all, Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Arab media sources however have published photos of worshippers praying on Har Habayis so it is not certain if police have truly closed down the site to everyone or possibly, permitting some Islamic worshipers onto the holy site. Israel Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld this morning released a Twitter ...
(1 opinions  |   October 30 )

Gov't Pushes Air Bag Maker on Replacement Parts

Gov't Pushes Air Bag Maker on Replacement Parts
The U.S. government's auto safety agency, responding to criticism of its slow response to safety issues, told the manufacturer of millions of potentially faulty air bags to make replacement parts faster and do more testing to find the cause of the problem. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sent letters Wednesday to Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. and 10 automakers seeking information in a widening air bag recall that now covers almost 8 million U.S. vehicles. The ...
(Add your opinion  |   October 30 )

Dems Rush To Save Suddenly Vulnerable Incumbents

Dems Rush To Save Suddenly Vulnerable Incumbents
Desperate Democrats are scrambling to save vulnerable House incumbents, even in states where President Barack Obama cruised to double-digit wins in the past two presidential elections. Six days to the election, the once friendly terrain of New York, California, Obama's native state of Hawaii and his adopted state of Illinois all are posing stiff challenges to Democrats. Republicans and Democrats agree that the GOP will hold its House majority. The question is whether Republicans can gain ...
(Add your opinion  |   October 30 )

Deri: Livni Closed a Deal with the Arabs on the Giyur Bill

Deri: Livni Closed a Deal with the Arabs on the Giyur Bill
Shas party leader Aryeh Deri accuses Justice Minister Tzipi Livni (The Movement) of cutting a deal with the Arab parties to advance her Giyur Bill agenda. Interestingly, in a hearing to address an appeal by Arab MK Hanin Zoabi on Wednesday challenging the Knesset Ethics Committee ousting her from Knesset for six months, five of the six members of The Movement faction were conspicuously absent from the plenum. The Arab MKs sitting on the Ministerial Law Committee absented themselves from the ...
(Add your opinion  |   October 29 )