Jewish Journal

Moshe Feiglin leaving Likud


January 6, 2015 | 10:42 am

Moshe Feiglen. Image via Wikipedia

Moshe Feiglin said he is quitting the Likud Party after failing to secure a realistic spot on the candidates’ list for the March elections.

Feiglin, a Likud member since 2005 and a... read full article

  • Israel’s new rules on natural resources putting off investors

    by Ari Rabinovitch, Reuters

    January 6, 2015 | 10:23 am

    New regulation of Israel's natural gas and mining industries aimed at increasing competition to bring down prices is scaring off investors, putting billions of dollars at risk.

    The rules, introduced over five years for many sectors but hitting natural resource companies...

  • Snow forecast takes Holy Land by storm


    January 6, 2015 | 10:00 am

    With memories still fresh of the Holy Land's worst storm in 50 years last winter, Israelis and Palestinians stocked up on supplies for a forecast heavy snowfall on Tuesday.

    The approaching storm, due to peak on Wednesday, was expected to be lighter than in December 2013, when...

  • Israeli nationalist leader in spotlight over 1996 Lebanon attack

    by Dan Williams, Reuters

    January 6, 2015 | 8:57 am

    Naftali Bennett, leader of an ultra-nationalist Israeli party and a potential future defense minister, is in the spotlight over his indirect role in an army shelling attack that killed more than 100 Lebanese civilians nearly two decades ago.

    Bennett, whose Jewish Home party is in...

  • Ringleader in killings of 3 Israeli teens sentenced to 3 life terms


    January 6, 2015 | 8:41 am

    The leader of the terrorist cell who kidnapped and murdered three Israeli teenagers in June was sentenced to three life sentences.

    On Tuesday, the Judea Military Court sentenced Hussam Kawasme of Hebron for planning and financing the kidnapping and murder of Gilad Shaar, Eyal...

  • Israeli Supreme Court freezes barrier through Battir

    by Linda Gradstein, The Media Line

    January 5, 2015 | 11:37 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Israel’s Supreme Court has frozen plans to build the separation barrier that Israel has been building in and around the West Bank, through the village of Battir, a 4000-year-old Palestinian village next to Jerusalem.


  • At memorial for African Hebrew leader, signs of integration and respect

    by Ben Sales, JTA

    January 5, 2015 | 11:27 am

    Yitzchok Elefant ascended the stage in his black hat and coat and turned to face an auditorium full of people in flowing white shirts and pants with matching scarves and caps.

    Standing beneath a banner reading “A tribute to his majesty, our spiritual leader, the prince of peace,...

  • U.S. Embassy in Israel issues warning over predicted snowstorm


    January 5, 2015 | 11:17 am

    The U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv warned Americans in Israel to prepare for snow and stormy conditions.

    Along with the snow, rain, heavy winds and freezing temperatures are predicted for throughout Israel this week. As much as a foot of snow is expected in some areas.

    “We advise you...

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