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Israel moves to acknowledge Armenian Genocide by the Turks

Similar motions to recognize the Armenian Genocide have been put to the Knesset for a vote, but unlike in the past when the gov’t required the coalition to vote against it out of concern for relations with Turkey, this time, Netanyahu’s gov’t did not respond to the motion.



The Knesset will hold a vote on whether to recognize the Armenian Genocide, after approving Meretz chairwoman Tamar Zandberg’s motion for the agenda on the subject Wednesday.

Tamar Zandberg is a Knesset Member and chairwoman of Meretz – Photo: Mr. Kate, Wikimedia

“This is our moral and historic obligation,” Zandberg said. Continue Reading »

Israel passes first hurdle in Knesset to legalize cannabis

Israel’s Minister of Public Security is spearheading effort to end criminal proceeding for the use of marijuana in private. With the bill having passed unanimously in its first reading in the Knesset, it’s highly likely, average citizens caught with grass will no longer be stigmatized as criminals.



A bill that would legalize the use of cannabis passed unanimously in its first reading in the Knesset on Wednesday.

Currently, the law prohibits the usage of cannabis.

The new bill focuses on public enforcement: those caught with cannabis in public are subject to various fines: on the first offense, 1000 NIS and 2000 NIS for the second offense. Continue Reading »

Women of the Wall joined by 3 MKs for Kotel prayer service

Despite wearing Jewish prayer shawl & police objections, Labor MK joins group’s monthly service alongside Meretz MKs Tamar Zandberg and Michal Rozin.

Since MKs’ presence prevents worshipers’ arrests, the service were held under ‘police protection’.

Israel Hayom Staff



Knesset Members Stav Shaffir, Tamar Zandberg and Michal Rozin on Tuesday joined the monthly prayer service held by the Women of the Wall at the Western Wall Plaza in Jerusalem.

Senior 'Women of the Wal'l member Anat Hoffman with MK Stav Shaffir (m) and MK Tamar Zandberg (r) - Photo  Lital Kaplan

Senior ‘Women of the Wall’ member Anat Hoffman with MK Stav Shaffir (m) and MK Tamar Zandberg (r) – Photo: Lital Kaplan

The Women of the Wall have been holding monthly prayer services at the Western Wall for the past 24 years.

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