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  • Netanyahu fires defense minister who called for a stop to Israel's judiciary reforms

    03/26/2023 12:44:23 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies
    JTA ^ | March 26, 2023 | Ron Kampeas
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired his defense minister, Yoav Gallant, exactly a day after Gallant called for a stop to radical [sic] reforms to the judiciary that have divided the country and that the defense minister said posed security risks to Israel.The dramatic move could accelerate a crisis that Israel’s president, Isaac Herzog, who has also called for a stop to the legislation, has said could culminate in a bloody civil war. It could also further fray ties with the United States, where Gallant has been steering coordination on defense cooperation with his U.S. counterpart, Lloyd Austin...In a surprise...
  • The real ones to blame for the rioting in Huwara

    02/28/2023 2:05:05 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/2/23 | Rabbi Professor Dov Fisher
    If we are honest — which most of the world is not when it comes to Israel and Jews — we need to recognize that Jewish rioting in Huwara is against the law. But if we continue being honest, we need also to recognize that the blame for those riots must fall primarily on the past 50 years of Israeli governments who have failed to provide adequate security to the Jewish residents of Samaria and Judea. And, because there is little value in blaming the dead prime ministers and defense ministers who have been at fault, the focus of blame...
  • Top Israeli Rabbi: Openly Gay Knesset Speaker is 'Infected With That Disease'

    01/03/2023 2:15:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 3, 2023 | 3:25pm EST | Michael W. Chapman
    A leading Israeli rabbi, Meir Mazuz, said that openly gay Likud Party member Amir Ohana, the Speaker of the Knesset, is “infected with that disease,” according to Haaretz, a news outlet founded in Jerusalem in 1919. Mazuz also denounced Jerusalem’s Gay Pride parade, describing it as a “parade of beasts.” Rabbi Mazuz is a Sephardic Haredi rabbi in Jerusalem and dean of the Kisse Rahamin yeshiva, a traditional school of Jewish learning. […] The minister in charge of policing during the annual pilgrimage to Mount Meron in May 2021 was Amir Ohana, then the Minister of Public Security. During that...
  • Blinken to new Israeli Foreign Minister: US committed to two-state solution

    01/02/2023 1:36:13 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/1/23
    US Secretary of State congratulates Eli Cohen of the Likud on his new role, underscores commitment to Israel's security. .....
  • Potential changes to the Law of Return: an explainer (Aliyah)

    12/24/2022 2:08:28 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 13 replies
    World Israel News ^ | 12/23/22 | Lauren Marcus
    Hebrew-language media reported Thursday that Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu has walked back a recent promise he had made not to alter the Law of Return, as part of a coalition agreement with the ultra-Orthodox United Torah Judaism and Shas parties. The proposition to change the law has roiled Israeli politicians, including those within Netanyahu’s Likud party. Prominent Netanyahu ally Yuli Edelstein spoke out against any proposed changes, saying that adjusting the law was a slippery slope that could lead to the policy’s demise. On the other hand, former Religious Services Minister Matan Kahana of the National Unity party, who clashed...
  • Exclusive - The Netanyahu Doctrine: An in-depth regional policy interview

    12/17/2022 12:35:32 AM PST · by robowombat · 1 replies
    Al Arabiya English ^ | 16 December ,2022: 09:22 PM GST
    Al Arabiya English Benjamin Netanyahu is preparing to become the Prime Minister of Israel for the third time. He has until December 21 to form a government before taking office. In a wide-ranging interview with a group of print and television journalists at Al Arabiya, Mr. Netanyahu discussed Israel’s relations with Arab states, the US alliance structure in the Middle East, unrest in Iran, Israel’s new hard-right government, the future of the US-brokered maritime border agreement with Lebanon, and the Russia-Ukraine war. Mr. Netanyahu reiterated the paramount importance of normalization with Saudi Arabia, which would be a “quantum leap” toward...
  • MKs advance bills to let Deri take ministry; grant Ben Gvir, Smotrich broad powers (Israel)

    12/13/2022 5:28:18 PM PST · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Times Of Israel ^ | 12/13/2022 | Carrie Keller-Lynn
    Likud-led bloc fast-tracks legislation crucial to incoming coalition, seeking to reshape ministerial authorities, prevent MK rebellions Hours after electing a new Knesset speaker from their camp, incoming coalition members won premliminary votes on four bills, some of them highly contentious, set down as political preconditions for finalizing the hardline government coalescing under Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu... Clearing its first of several legislative hurdles eight days out from the December 21 expiration on Netanyahu's mandate to form the new government, the incoming coalition is sprinting to wrap up voting early next week... In addition to Likud, the three far-right and two...
  • Netanyahu signs Israel coalition deal with anti-LGBT Noam party

    11/29/2022 9:22:37 PM PST · by Tipllub · 14 replies
    BBC |
    Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party has signed a deal to give an Israeli government post to an openly homophobic ultra-nationalist party leader. It is the latest development set to give far-right parties unprecedented power within Israel's ruling coalition. Avi Maoz will be a deputy minister and run a "Jewish identity" authority. He heads Noam, a religious-nationalist, anti-Arab and anti-LGBTQ party that argues for a strict interpretation of Jewish religious laws in Israel. The agreement has added to a growing sense of alarm over the composition of Mr Netanyahu's likely government. Outgoing Prime Minister Yair Lapid has described it as "full-on crazy",...
  • "Insanity, unreal": Netanyahu slammed over deal with anti-pluralistic, homophobic MK

    11/28/2022 7:29:31 AM PST · by Nextrush · 24 replies
    Times Of Israel ^ | 11/28/2022 | Michael Bachner
    Polticians from outgoing coalition say Likud chief's agreement to put Avi Maoz in charge of Israel's Jewish identity is a 'slap in the face,' could 'plunge Israel into the abyss' The prospect of a hardline, ultra-conservative, anti-pluralistic, homophobic nationalist being appointed as the next government's head of "Jewish identity" was met with staunch rebuke from politicians from the outgoing coalition on Sunday, with lawmakers slamming the move by prime minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu as "insanity," "racist" and "unreal". Avi Moaz, the single lawmaker of the fringe Noam party, is one of the Knesset's most far-right politicians, holding non-pluralist Jewish views and...
  • Israeli elections 2022: The tired R word and the elephant Arab Islamist racism, supremacy, fascism in the area

    11/02/2022 8:26:42 AM PDT · by Words Matter · 8 replies
    Commentary at DP ^ | 2 Nov 2022
    Israeli elections 2022: The tired R word and the elephant Arab Islamist racism, supremacy, fascism in the area Take a look at Zehava Galon Mererz, total defeat. Her/Meretz's constant R ("racism") word throwing around isn't just making people tired, but draws more attention to the real dangerous bigotry in the area: Arab Islamist leadership, not just Hamas and Palestinian Authority media, Mosque sermons but inside Israel, with its Arab MKs and preachers, especially before (like the Lod grand mosque leader), during, after 2021 anti-Jewish racial riots and the sick glorification of Islamic butchers as supposed heroes. Or in its Islamist...
  • Benjamin Netanyahu clinches majority to win Israel elections, exit polls show

    11/01/2022 1:18:27 PM PDT · by Tipllub · 68 replies
    Former prime minister and Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu is set to become Israel's next prime minister, according to Tuesday night's exit polls. According to the polls, Netanyahu's bloc, which includes Likud, Religious Zionist Party (RZP), United Torah Judaism (UTJ) and Shas, crossed the 61-seat threshold and will be able to form the next coalition. In some of the polls his bloc reached 62 seats. What do the exit polls say? Netanyahu's Likud party is expected to receive 30 seats according to Channel 12 and 31 seats according to Channel 13, while Lapid's Yesh Atid party is expected to get 24...
  • Israel’s Fifth Election – Can a Stable Government Emerge?-Polls predict another stalemate, and a sixth election coming soon

    10/31/2022 7:10:41 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 31, 2022 | Joseph Puder
    The State of Israel will be going to vote on Tuesday, November 1, 2022. This will be the fifth election in less than four years. The near parity is between the competing political blocs: the Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-of-center on one hand, and the anti-Netanyahu left-of-center bloc led by Yair Lapid. Netanyahu’s Likud bloc has nevertheless a noticeable advantage; it has a reliable bloc of 60 mandates in the polls, and it may have an even higher number in the real poll – on Election Day. Netanyahu has only to find a single defector to form a narrow coalition government of...
  • Netanyahu Poised to Be Elected for Third Time as Prime Minister of Israel

    10/29/2022 5:19:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/29/2022 | Rick Moran
    Politics in the state of Israel has never been more complex. One coalition is held together by the slimmest of reeds: opposition to one man — Benjamin Netanyahu. It’s a collection of liberal, conservative, and Arab parties that was formed primarily to defeat Netanyahu last year with Yair Lapid as its leader. Some oppose the two-time former prime minister for his alleged corruption. Others blanch at his policies in the Palestinian territories. But because the only real unifying factor for the opposition is hatred of Netanyahu, the governing coalition lasted only a few months. Netanyahu’s Likud coalition is a mish-mash...
  • Bennett: A fully right-wing government is a 'disaster'

    06/25/2022 4:12:00 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 38 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/6/22 | Ido Ben Porat
    Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has not ruled out sitting with MKs Benjamin Netanyahu (Likud), Bezalel Smotrich (Religious Zionism), and Itamar Ben Gvir (Otzma Yehudit), but opposes the formation for a "fully" right-wing government. In an interview with Channel 13 News, Bennett said, "A fully right-wing government, in the current sense, is, in my eyes, a disaster, because it does not have the balances." He added, "Netanyahu, Bezalel, and Ben a different constellation, can be fine, but a government trapped in the hands of the extreme is horrible and awful, even if it is the other side." .....
  • Israel to dissolve parliament, call 5th election in 3 years

    06/20/2022 4:28:35 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 36 replies
    ABC ^ | 6-20-22 | Josef Federman Associated Press
    Israel’s weakened coalition government announced Monday that it would dissolve parliament and call new elections, setting the stage for the possible return to power of former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu or another period of prolonged political gridlock. The election will be Israel's fifth in three years, and it will put the polarizing Netanyahu, who has been the opposition leader for the past year, back at the center of the political universe. “I think the winds have changed. I feel it,” Netanyahu declared. The previous four elections, focused on Netanyahu’s fitness to rule while facing a corruption investigation, ended in deadlock....
  • The Protocols of Pat Buchanan ...And the LewRockwell, Hate-America Right.

    07/21/2006 5:53:01 AM PDT · by SJackson · 124 replies · 2,706+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 21, 2006 | FrontPage Magazine
    Since the outbreak of the Hezbollah-Israeli conflict, Pat Buchanan and other paleoconservatives have made themselves true exponents of populism: the Jew-baiting, conspiracy-driven demagoguery of 1890s agrarians. In two columns, posted at WorldNetDaily this week, Buchanan accused President Bush of being a puppet of nefarious Jewish warmongers. Outlets of the Hate America Right – especially Paul Craig Roberts and – have joined him, and then some. Nothing sets Buchanan’s imagination racing like a Bush-backed Israeli war. On Tuesday, Pat asked, “Who is whispering in his ear?” His answer: bloodthirsty Hebrews. That Tel Aviv is maneuvering us to fight its wars...
  • Israel's Naftali Bennett loses majority after MP quits coalition [Netanyahu waits in the wings]

    04/06/2022 6:01:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    JERUSALEM - A key member of Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett's Yamina party said Wednesday she was quitting his coalition government, in a surprise move that leaves him without a parliamentary majority. Idit Silman's announcement left Bennett's coalition, an alliance of parties ranging from the Jewish right and Israeli doves to an Arab Muslim party, with 60 seats -- the same as the opposition. Although Silman's defection does not mean the fall of the coalition, it raises the spectre of a potential return to office by veteran leader Benjamin Netanyahu, less than a year after he lost the premiership to...
  • Invoking Holocaust in Speech to Israeli Lawmakers, Zelensky Calls to Prevent Russian ‘Final Solution’

    03/20/2022 11:42:18 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/20/2022 | Deborah Brand
    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addressed Israeli lawmakers via Zoom in a fiery speech on Sunday, and called on Israel to help prevent a Russian “final solution.” Zelenskyy told lawmakers: “102 years after the Nazi party was established, on February 24, an order was given for a full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine.”
  • Israeli lawmakers seethe at Zekensky's "outrageous" Holocaust comparisons

    03/20/2022 10:59:58 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 60 replies
    Times Of Israel ^ | 3/20/2022 | TOI Staff
    Several Israeli lawmakers criticize Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky for drawing comparisons between the Holocaust and Russia's invasion of Ukraine during his speech to Knesset members. "I admire the Ukraine president and support the Ukrainian people in heart and deed, but the terrible history of the Holocaust cannot be rewritten," Communications Minister Yoaz Hendel tweets. Hendel notes part of Nazi Germany's genocide of Jews "was also carried out in the land of Ukraine." "The war is terrible but the comparison to the horrors of the Holocaust and the final solution is outrageous." he says. Hebrew media outlets quote unnamed senior ministers...
  • How Netanyahu plans to bring down Israel’s new government

    08/01/2021 5:50:38 AM PDT · by bert · 19 replies
    Al Jezeera ^ | July 31, 2021 | Thomas O Falk
    On top of all the challenges Israel’s new Prime Minister Naftali Bennett already faces in trying to hold an unlikely, ideologically-diverse ruling coalition together, analysts say he also has to deal with a concerted attempt by his predecessor Benjamin Netanyahu to sabotage the government’s work and bring it down. On June 13, Israel’s parliament swore in a new eight-party coalition government – led by right-wing nationalist Bennett – featuring an alliance of left-wing, centrist and right-wing parties, as well as a party representing Palestinian citizens of Israel. ----snip Netanyahu and Likud are determined to undermine the ability of this government...