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Thursday, March 14, 2013
Coalition deal: Fewer benefits for haredim, draft reform
(Quote) Coalition deal: Fewer benefits for haredim, draft reform
After compromise reached on distribution of ministerial portfolios, final coalition agreement expected to be signed Thursday; Yesh Atid's demand for core studies in all schools, IDF draft reform apparently accepted. Bennett: Historic opportunity
Moran Azulay, Yuval Karni
Published: 03.14.13, 10:36 / Israel News
Following another round of nightly negotiations, the final agreement between the three main coalition partners are expected to be signed on Thursday. Israel's 33rd government is expected to be sworn in early next week.
A spokeswoman for the Likud party confirmed Thursday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reached a deal to...
Sunday, April 11, 2010
The Illegal-Settlements Myth
I saw a really good article concerning the myth that the settlements are illegal by David M. Phillips that I wanted to share with the forum.
The conviction that Jewish settlements in the West Bank are illegal is now so commonly accepted, it hardly seems as though the matter is even open for discussion. But it is. Decades of argument about the issue have obscured the complex nature of the specific legal question about which a supposedly overwhelming verdict of guilty has been rendered against settlement policy. There can be no doubt that this avalanche of negative...
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Ariel students not invited to Obama speech
(Quote) Ariel students not invited to Obama speech
Despite recognition as official Israeli educational institution, West Bank university students not amongst those to attend US presidential event in Jerusalem. MK: US gov't taking unilateral stance
Published: 03.13.13, 12:45 / Israel News
US President Barack Obama has not landed in Israel yet, but he has already managed to upset certain Knesset members. The reason: The American Embassy invited student representatives from all universities to the president's speech at Jerusalem's International Convention Center, save those from the Ariel University.
Habayit Hayehudi already responded on Tuesday night, calling it discrimination and demanding clarifications from the...
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