In response to unrealistic White House security proposals to guarantee Israel’s defense in the Jordan Valley, Habayit Hayehudi’s (Jewish Home’s) secular branch released a parody trailer.
US Secretary of State John Kerry, in Israel for his tenth visit since taking office, has been raising serious concerns with his security arrangement proposals that would include a full Israeli withdrawal from the Jordan Valley – as well as much of the rest of Judea and Samaria – over a period of 10 years.
Inbal Lieber, Jewish Home’s secular branch – The Secular Branch
While some Israeli officials, such as Interior Minister Gideon Sa’ar, are using logic to argue for the security necessity of having an Israeli presence in the region, others have turned to humor to point out the infeasibility of Kerry’s plans. Continue Reading »
Jerusalem residents & activists rally against a municipality agreement which dictates that currently under construction Cinema City, will be closed on Shabbat.
‘Logic says that we should win,’ one protester says. Jerusalem Deputy mayor says that’s highly unlikely.
By Noam (Dabul) Dvir
Dozens of Jerusalem residents joined a protest at Safra Square on Saturday, calling on the municipality to open a new compound containing restaurants and a movie theater on Saturdays and holidays.
According to the agreement between the Finance Ministry, the property developer and the municipality, the Cinema City compound which is located at Jerusalem’s International Convention Center parking lot and is scheduled to open in the coming months – will work only on weekdays. Continue Reading »
Here’s a refreshing perspective from a respected Haredi Rabbi with a clear view of the Haredi contribution to the problems between the secular & the ultra-Orthodox.
Rabbi Dovid Bloch is the official spokesman for the Nahal Haredi, the Netzah Yehuda IDF battalion, was among its founders, and is the spiritual guide (mashgiach ruchani) of its recruits. This part of his record is impeccable, as far as secular Israelis are concerned. Rabbi Bloch studied at Yeshivat Ponivez and for many years served as Rosh Yeshiva of the Midrashia in Pardes Hanah. He currently is a Ram (Rosh Metivta) in Nahora Yeshiva High School and a Rosh Kollel in Jerusalem. Continue Reading »