Politics

Culture warrior: Rabbi Eli Sadan takes on secularists, feminists and LGBT

Culture warrior: Rabbi Eli Sadan takes on secularists, feminists and LGBT

Rabbi Eli Sadan is truly the father of the pre-military academy institutions. Through founding the Bnei David pre-military academy in Eli he established a model for preparing youth for the army, and at the same time created an institution that is renowned for its high number of graduates who enlist to combat units in the IDF, including many who go […]

Analysis: Labor’s path to victory?

Analysis: Labor’s path to victory?

There was euphoria in the Labor faction on Friday from when its Knesset members woke up until 8:23 am, when the spokeswoman of party leader Avi Gabbay released a statement the lead story in the Maariv newspaper. The report by journalist Ben Caspit revealed that there have been intensive talks between Gabbay and former IDF chief of staff Benny Gantz […]

Bill to punish Palestinians for pay-for-slay scheme heads to final vote

Bill to punish Palestinians for pay-for-slay scheme heads to final vote

A bill meant to discourage the Palestinian Authority from continuing to pay terrorists can go to a final vote, after the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee authorized it on Monday. The legislation requires the government to deduct the amount that the Palestinian Authority pays terrorists from the taxes and tariffs Israel collects for the PA, and is backed by […]

Netanyahu’s son’s new job: Helping sue Facebook and Google

Netanyahu’s son’s new job: Helping sue Facebook and Google

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s son Yair has joined the fight against terrorism – on social media. The 26-year-old started a new job in April as the social media coordinator for Shurat Hadin, a Tel Aviv-based civil rights non-governmental organization focused on representing terror victims, Jewish issues and Israeli causes. Be the first to know – Shurat Hadin is for a […]

Analysis: Rabbis squabbling over conversion while Jerusalem burns

Analysis: Rabbis squabbling over conversion while Jerusalem burns

If ever there was an example of how Jewish infighting brings about disaster, the recriminations surrounding the latest proposals for restructuring the conversion system are surely an outstanding one. Here is a summary of the various factions’ positions on to transfer jurisdiction for conversions from the Chief Rabbinate to new state-authorized Orthodox body: the chief rabbis loathe the proposals because […]

Police arrest Hadera mayor and other senior municipality officials

Police arrest Hadera mayor and other senior municipality officials

Police arrested four suspects, including a mayor and other senior municipality officials, on Monday morning for suspicion of involvement in bribery, fraud and breach of trust, tax offenses and other offenses. Hadera Mayor Zvi Gendelman was identified as a suspect. In response, Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid suspended Gendelman from the party. Be the first to know – Yesh Atid […]

Ex-Shin Bet chief: Hamas must know IDF troop deployment in Gaza possible

Ex-Shin Bet chief: Hamas must know IDF troop deployment in Gaza possible

Israel may have to send troops into Gaza to put an end to the rocket fire, Likud MK Avi Dichter said. “We cannot allow terrorists to determine our moves for us,” he said in an interview with Army Radio on Monday. “Hamas has to be aware of the possibility of an IDF ground operation in Gaza, otherwise our deterrent power […]