Politics

Uri Ariel ascends to the Temple Mount after three-year ban revoked

Uri Ariel ascends to the Temple Mount after three-year ban revoked

Member of Knesset and Minister of Agriculture Uri Ariel ascended to the Temple Mount on Sunday morning. Uri Ariel‘s visit to the Temple Mount came after the three-year ban on Members of Knesset visiting the holy site was revoked by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Be the first to know – Ariel is a member of the the Bayit Yehudi (Jewish […]

Netanyahu responds to Holocaust criticism: Goal has been achieved

Netanyahu responds to Holocaust criticism: Goal has been achieved

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded to recent widespread criticism of his joint statement with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Poland‘s role in the Holocaust, which was published as an advertisement in newspapers across Israel on Thursday, at the cabinet meeting on Sunday morning. "With regard to Polish [Holocaust] law, the aim of the cooperation with the Polish government was […]

25 years of Oslo failure slammed at Knesset conference

25 years of Oslo failure slammed at Knesset conference

The Oslo agreements have failed not only the people of Israel but also the Palestinians, speaker after speaker said Tuesday at a conference of the Knesset’s Israel Victory Caucus called “25 years of Oslo, time for rethinking.” The caucus and the conference were sponsored by the Philadelphia-based Middle East Forum, a right-wing think tank headed by Daniel Pipes. Be the […]

Cabinet approves haredi enlistment bill for passage to Knesset

Cabinet approves haredi enlistment bill for passage to Knesset

The cabinet voted on Sunday to approve new legislation for for passage to the Knesset, where a first reading is scheduled for Monday.  The bill stipulates annual enlistment targets which increase every year for ten years, and financial sanctions in the form of steadily increasing reductions to the budget for haredi yeshivas should enlistment targets not be met. Be the […]

Barkan Vineyards controversy affects sales, causes social media outcry

Barkan Vineyards controversy affects sales, causes social media outcry

The controversy surrounding Barkan Vineyards has resulted in lower sales of the company’s wine at some stores, a vociferous social media outcry and the decision by some to at least temporarily stop buying it. Barkan Vineyards, a winery based in Kibbutz Hulda, caused controversy last week when Israeli media uncovered its decision to . Israeli broadcaster Kan aired a recording […]

Leifer to remain in prison until end of extradition hearings

Leifer to remain in prison until end of extradition hearings

An appeal by for release to house arrest during extradition proceedings was rejected on Sunday by the Jerusalem District Court, with the judge ordering that she remain in prison until the end of the proceedings. Leifer is accused by the Australian authorities of 74 charges of sexual abuse against at least eight pupils, who were minors at the time, at […]

Theater Review: OTHELLO

Theater Review: OTHELLO

This Othello hits like a fist to the stomach. There’s very little tenderness, save for the early scenes between Othello (Amos Tamam) and Desdemona (Avigail Harari). Frustration, greed and, above all, spite are dominant, and not just any old spite. This spite is vicious, driven by malice aforethought, by an obsessive desire to get even without counting the cost, and […]