Shas Goes on the Offensive as Deri's Suitability Questioned by the Public
A petition against Aryeh Deri serving as the Minister of Interior has the Shas party on the defensive. Following elections, Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid used Facebook to spread his message, that one who was convicted of bribery during his tenure as a cabinet minister is not suited to return, referring to Deri.
The Union of Local Authorities has since circulated a petition which has already been signed by thousands saying the same thing. The petition states that serving one’s prison term is ...
Amzaon.com Introduces Prime Now to Baltimore, Miami
Amazon.com is expanding its one-hour delivery Prime Now service to Baltimore and Miami.
The service, which works through a mobile app, is already available in sections of New York City.
The company says that the service will be expanded only to certain zip codes within Baltimore and Miami at first, but it plans to further expand within each city soon.
Israel Police College Opens in Beit Shemesh
Israel Police’s new college opened in Beit Shemesh about two months ago. The department’s senior command explains the new college serves 3,000 members of the force daily and the plan is that using simulators, new technology, classrooms and teaching new methodology and the college will change the face of Israel Police towards becoming increasingly professional and sensitive.
Israel Police is working hard to change its image the persons in charge of the college are optimistic. It is ...
Bennett: Don't Let Likud Dupe You Again
Bayit Yehudi leader Economy Minister Naftali Bennett used his Facebook page to send a message to potential voters. Bennett accuses Likud of being less than honest with voters. “The mask has been removed” Bennett stated. He alleges that after Election Day Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will try to form a national unity coalition with Labor/The Movement and will try to exclude Bayit Yehudi from the coalition.
Bennett explains that voters must vote for his party for this will result in ...
Rabbi Berland Backs the Yachad Party
Rabbi Eliezer Berland on Tuesday, 28 Shevat spoke with HaGaon HaRav Meir Mazuz Shlita to express his support for the new party. This would indicate that Eli Yishai’s party will now enjoy the backing of the Shuvu Banim community within the Breslov Chassidus.
Rabbi Berland promised Rav Mazuz that he will work to bring votes to the party and expressed hope that they will receive 26 seats as a result.
Adding to the growing list of rabbonim backing Yachad is Rabbi Shalom Arush Shlita of ...
Smartwatches Leave The Phone Behind
15Strap on the Samsung Gear S or the Sony SmartWatch 3 if you want to take a jog on the beach or head out for a bike ride without your phone clunking along.
One of my frustrations with early smartwatches has been how little they can do on their own. Sure, your phone might be with you most of the time, but sometimes you want to leave it behind. The Gear S and SmartWatch 3 still need to be close to an Android phone for a lot of things, but both do more solo than other ...
Two US Congressmen will Hold a Rare Town Hall Meeting in Jerusalem
Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-Charlotte) and Rep. Dennis Ross (R-Tampa) will hold a rare and unfiltered town hall meeting open to the public this Thursday, 30 Shevat, at 8 pm at the Inbal Jerusalem Hotel.
The congressmen are in Israel for a tour sponsored by PJTN and Yes! Israel Mission with IDF commanders, local Arab and Jewish leaders and leading Israeli politicians, including a lengthy meeting Tuesday morning with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. The informal town hall meeting is ...
26 Party Lists Approved Ahead of Elections
The Central Election Committee on Sunday, 26 Shevat approved the 26 lists of candidates competing in the 20th Knesset elections as well as the letter codes that will be sued on the voting ballots to represent each party.
Committee Director-General Orli Adas announced that once the final approval is given, the order will be given to print over 6 million ballot slips for each of the parties running.
On Tuesday, 28 Shevat, a 9-justice panel of the Supreme Court is expected to convene to hear ...
Flu Vaccine Not Working Well; Only 23 Percent Effective
As predicted, this year's flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. Health officials say a new study shows it's only 23 percent effective.
That's one of the worst performances since the government started tracking how well vaccines work a decade ago. The best flu vaccines were 50 to 60 percent effective.
But this year, the vaccine doesn't include the specific virus that is making most people sick. Early in the season, officials warned the vaccine probably would not work very well.
Is Jerusalem Mayor Barkat Heading to a Cabinet Appointment?
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat may be slated to become the nation’s next Minister of Jerusalem Affairs, Channel 10 News reports. The report states that Barkat told close associates that he and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu reached agreement on the appointment during recent meetings.
The slot is currently held by Bayit Yehudi leader Naftali Bennett, who is also Economy Minister and Minister of Religious Services.
It appears the prime minister will exercise his prerogative and appoint ...