Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, “This is a magnificent exhibit… cherished by us… the friends of the Jewish people, and the friends of truth. And is being denied by those who seek to erase the history of our people, our connection to our land, and our connection to our eternal capital, Jerusalem.”
By DANIEL J. ROTH
NEW YORK – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opened a special exhibit at the United Nations on Thursday that presents historical evidence of the Jewish people’s presence in Jerusalem centuries before the Christian era.
UN Ambassador Danny Danon (L) and Minister Zeev Elkin (R) – Israel gov’t photos
Titled “3,000 Years of History: Jews in Jerusalem,” the exhibit was initiated by UN Ambassador Danny Danon and MK Zeev Elkin (Likud), Minister of of Jerusalem and Heritage and Environmental Protection. Continue Reading »
Just mere meters outside of Israeli-controlled territory, King Herod’s grand Third Palace is being systematically destroyed by the Palestinians, who are stripping its stone and building homes around it, and the Israeli government can do nothing to stop it.
By Nadav Shragai
Here is a lesson that teaches us how the Palestinians today treat remnants of the past. Following the revolt led by Mattityahu and his sons (the Macabbees) against the Greeks in 167 BCE, Jews had sovereignty in the Land of Israel for some 200 years, until the Herodian era. Forty years after Mattiyahu the Hasmonean and his sons first relit the Temple menorah and found that its oil miraculously lasted eight days, their descendants built grand winter palaces at the mouth of the Parat stream, at the entrance to Jericho. Continue Reading »
Acknowledging “a tremendous opportunity that will significantly boost Israel’s economy,” Israel’s Environmental Protection Minister Zeev Elkin, is in China to promote local investment in Israeli clean tech firms.
By Dan Lavie
An Israeli delegation headed by Environmental Protection Minister Zeev Elkin is currently in China in an effort to bring together Israeli firms that specialize in green tech and Chinese companies looking to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in the growing industry.
Environmental Protection Minister Zeev Elkin with his Chinese counterpart Li Ganjie – Photo: Israel Ministry of Environmental Protection.
The delegation, organized by the Environmental Protection Ministry, the Economy and Industry Ministry’s Foreign Trade Administration and the Israel Innovation Authority, is comprised of representatives from Israeli clean tech companies. Continue Reading »
Israel’s cabinet approved a plan to encourage schools in East Jerusalem to begin teaching the Israeli curriculum instead of the current Palestinian curriculum to “influence the future youth in the Arab neighborhoods in Jerusalem and their integration into Israeli society in the long term.”
By LIDAR GRAVÉ-LAZI
The cabinet on Sunday approved a plan submitted by Education Minister Naftali Bennett and Jerusalem Affairs Minister Ze’ev Elkin to encourage schools in east Jerusalem to teach an Israeli curriculum as opposed to the Palestinian school curriculum.
Education Minister Naftali Bennett visiting Israeli classroom – Photo source: Naftali Bennett/Facebook
“The time has come that also in east Jerusalem [pupils] will learn the Israeli curriculum from first grade,” Bennett said. Continue Reading »
After High Court of Justice ruling yesterday, requiring boycotters to compensate for lost revenues, Legal Forum for Israel says it is preparing legal fusillade.
By Benny Toker & Ari Yashar
The Legal Forum for Israel is preparing to submit a series of lawsuits against leftist organizations that call to boycott products from Judea and Samaria, after the High Court this week ruled that those calling to boycott the state of Israel must pay compensation for their economic damage.
Attorney Yifa Segel of the Forum told Arutz Sheva that “we were witnesses in recent years to calls to boycott goods, an academic boycott, an artist boycott and more, they made blacklists against us.” Continue Reading »
Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister Elkin opposes concept that “releasing terrorists brings peace, & building a kindergarten prevents peace.”
By Gil Ronen
Deputy Foreign Minister Ze’ev Elkin (Likud) had harsh criticism Sunday for the government he is a part of, over the decision to release terrorist murderers. He admitted that he, too, shares in the blame for the decision, although he opposes it.
“I am angry at the approach that says that releasing terrorists brings peace nearer, and building a kindergarten prevents peace,” he said – in a reference to the “peace camp” and its criticism of construction for Jews in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria. Continue Reading »
Deputy Foreign Minister: The ‘Bad News’…Netanyahu would relinquish 86% of Judea & Samaria to the Palestinians, but the ‘Good News’ is they will never settle for that.
By Elad Benari, Canada
Deputy Foreign Minister Zeev Elkin (Likud) believes that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu would be willing to give more than 80% of Judea and Samaria to the Palestinian Authority as part of a future peace agreement.
In an interview with the Maariv daily newspaper which was published on Friday, Elkin said that former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon had spoken with the PA about Israel keeping 14% of the so-called “settlement blocs” and handing the remaining 86%. Continue Reading »