In response to the Palestinian Authority’s ban on the sale of Israeli lamb inside the West Bank, Israel’s Minister of Agriculture, Uri Ariel has unilaterally frozen all imports of Palestinian produce, depriving the PA economy of more than 720,000₪ ($200,000) daily, until the Palestinians rectify the trade agreement.
The Israeli minister for agriculture, Uri Ariel, prohibited the entry of fruits and vegetables from the West Bank in Israel on Tuesday.
The move, which was reported on Israel’s Channel 10, was justified by an apparent decision by the Palestinian Authority to ban the sale of Israeli lamb inside the West Bank. Continue Reading »
In light of UNESCO’s overtly anti-Israel character, Jerusalem has decided not to attend the 2017 Life Sciences ceremony, awarding this year’s prize to the Israeli research center, which is part of the Agriculture Ministry.
• “The prize awarded to the Volcani Institute will not serve as a fig leaf to legitimize the political resolutions of this organization, which harm the State of Israel,” commented an Israeli gov’t official.
By Itamar Eichner
The United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization (UNESCO) has chosen to honor the Israeli Volcani Institute, but the Israeli government has decided to snub the event.
Minister of Education Naftali Bennett and Minister of Agriculture Uri Ariel have decided, in conjunction with the Prime Minister’s Office, that the institute would not accept the prize as part of steps Israel is taking against UNESCO for its anti-Israel resolutions. Continue Reading »
Comptroller: Minister Ariel allowed close associates ‘to make decisions based on personal interests,’ diverting 43% of the NIS 51 million to well-established cities like Modi’in, Tel Aviv & Raanana, that was earmarked for increased construction to lower housing prices in the Negev and the Galilee.
By Yehonatan Bnaya, Yaron Druckman
Millions of shekels earmarked for developing and bolstering Israel’s geographic and social periphery were instead invested in housing projects in central Israel, State Comptroller Yosef Shapira determined in a report released on Tuesday.
Uri Ariel – Photo: Volcani-Institute
The comptroller, who examined the Construction Ministry’s conduct from 2013-2015 under Minister Uri Ariel (Bayit Yehudi), found that Ariel appointed close associates who share his political and ideological interests to key positions in the ministry and allowed them to interfere in the implementation of a government plan to develop the periphery. Continue Reading »
Israel’s Volcani Agricultural Institute, along with Uri Ariel, the Minister of Agriculture, honored the memory of Israel Borderguard policewoman Hadar Cohen (ז”ל), by naming a new strain of strawberry in her name.
The Volcani Agricultural Research Organization has decided to name a newly developed strawberry strain after Border Police Cpl. Hadar Cohen, who was killed in a terror attack at the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem last February.”Hadar’s favorite fruit was strawberries,” said Hadar’s mother, Sigal.
Hadar Cohen and her mother – Photo: Volcani Institute
“The institute’s decision to register a variety of strawberries in her name has greatly moved the whole family, and the commemoration of Hadar in this manner has exceeded all our expectations. Continue Reading »
Ex-MK Ben-Ari suggests executions of convicted terrorists every hour until kidnapped Jewish teens are returned, “A hanging every hour in the streets like they do in the Arab countries, this is how they do things.”
By Ari Yashar
There was talk on Sunday among MKs and former MKs suggesting that the time has come to apply the Israeli death penalty law to terrorists, given the kidnapping last Thursday night of three teenage students.
Construction and Housing Minister Uri Ariel (Jewish Home) on Sunday called for the death penalty law to be acted upon.
“The death penalty appears in the laws, but has only been used one time in the state’s history against (Nazi leader) Adolf Eichmann,” Ariel said, adding that he thinks the law should be applied against terrorists as well, reports Walla! Continue Reading »
Israel Police force quickly enter the Temple Mount compound after Arab Muslims began throwing stones at the Jewish visitors.
By Kochava Rozenbaum
Police forces were dispatched on Wednesday to break up Muslim stone throwers who were targeting Jewish visitors on the Temple Mount (Har Habayit).
As soon as stones were thrown and riots broke out, police forces stepped in to make arrests.
Security forces were prepared for a riot as this incident follows renewed incitement by Islamic Movement leader Sheikh Raed Salah, who called for Muslims to physically prevent Jews from visiting the Temple Mount last week.
Yesterday, the leader of the northern branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel was arrested on charges of “incitement against Israel and regarding the Temple Mount,” and is currently being questioned by police. Continue Reading »
Senior Israeli minister says it’s time to build a real Temple (not a synagogue) on the Temple Mount.
An Israeli cabinet minister last week publicly stated that perhaps the time has come to rebuild the biblical Temple on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.
Most Israelis has no aspirations of rebuilding the Temple. Even among those who would like to see the Temple restored, most do not believe Israel can undertake something so controversial absent a direct act of God.
But that didn’t stop Housing and Construction Minister Uri Ariel (Jewish Home) from stating that “we need to build a real Temple on the Temple Mount.”
Ariel was speaking at a press event in the Samarian community of Shilo, where archaeologists have uncovered remains of the biblical Tabernacle that was located there for hundreds of years before King David’s conquest of Jerusalem. Continue Reading »
Anger as UN representative publicly airs his displeasure over Prime Minister’s choice for Minister of Housing.
By Maayana Miskin
MK Uri Ariel and his supporters expressed outrage Wednesday over United Nations envoy Robert Serry’s criticism of Ariel’s reported future appointment as Housing Minister.
Uri Ariel – Photo from Facebook
Serry was quoted in Ma’ariv as publicly telling Israeli activists that Ariel’s appointment would mean new construction in Judea and Samaria, which would lead to international condemnation and would hurt Israel’s standing in the international community.
“This is an incredibly arrogant statement, and constitutes blatant interference in Israel’s sovereignty,” MK Ariel said in response. Continue Reading »