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  • Ex-Shas chief on Western Wall agreement: A ‘horrible disaster’

    1 week ago

    A former head of the Shas Sephardic Orthodox party slammed the Israeli Cabinet’s approval to expand the egalitarian section of the Western Wall, joining several politicians who have ridiculed the deal and liberal movements of Judaism.

    “This is a horrible disaster and an attack on...

  • Arrest warrant issued in Spain for Netanyahu, others, for Mavi Marmara deaths

    November 17, 2015 | 10:32 am

    A federal judge in Spain has issued arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other current and former top Israeli officials over the deaths of nine Turkish activists.

    Last week, Judge Jose de la Mata of the National Court reopened the case against the...

  • Israeli prosecutor: Yishai’s plan to deport migrants not approved

    October 25, 2012 | 12:01 pm

    Israel's state prosecutor, saying the government has not approved a plan to arrest Sudanese asylum seekers, rejected a petition by Israeli human rights organizations to prevent its implementation.

    "So far, no order has been issued to detain the infiltrators from Sudan," the State...

  • Israel moves to deport Ivory Coast migrants

    June 28, 2012 | 10:21 am

    Migrant workers from the Ivory Coast have two weeks to leave Israel before they begin being arrested and ultimately deported, Israel’s Interior Minister Eli Yishai said.

    In a message Thursday to the migrants, Yishai reportedly said, “You have two weeks to leave. Whoever does so will...

  • Israeli leaders criticized over deadly 2010 Carmel forest fire

    June 20, 2012 | 8:49 am

    Israeli leaders were sharply criticized in a government watchdog’s report on Wednesday into emergency services’ lack of preparedness for a 2010 forest fire that killed 44 people, but there were no calls for dismissal.

    The fire, the deadliest in Israel’s history, raced through the...

  • Israel rounds up African migrants for deportation

    June 11, 2012 | 11:23 am

    Israel said on Monday it had started rounding up African migrants in the first stage of a controversial “emergency plan” to intern and deport thousands deemed a threat to the Jewish character of the state.

    Israel Radio reported that dozens of Africans, mainly from South Sudan, had...

  • Deport African migrant criminals, Israel’s Yishai says

    May 16, 2012 | 10:30 am

    Most African migrants in Israel are involved in criminal activity and should be imprisoned and deported, Israel’s interior minister said.

    Only a small number of the Africans who have infiltrated into Israel are refugees and should be treated as such, Eli Yishai said Wednesday in a...

  • A king, a martyr, and a bunch of rabbis

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 10, 2012 | 3:31 am

    My take on Israel’s current political scene was published Tuesday by the IHT/New York Times, and you can read it in full here. The point I was making is quite simple: Netanyahu is the current and the next Prime Minister of Israel, as there are no available alternatives even for...

  • Israel’s Yishai apologizes for saying soldiers do not have faith

    January 18, 2012 | 10:57 am

    Israeli Interior Minister Eli Yishai apologized for saying that Israel fell short in the Second Lebanon War because its soldiers did not have faith.

    Yishai, amid calls for his removal from office, said Wednesday in a statement that his words were taken out of context and that only a...

  • Carmel aftermath: Israel allocates $223 million for preparedness

    January 10, 2011 | 10:50 am

    In the wake of the Carmel Forest fire, Israel’s government approved more than $223 million for homefront emergency preparedness and disasters.

    Nearly $100,000 will be allocated to establishing an upgraded national fire service and an aerial firefighting force, according to the bill...

  • Who is to blame for deaths in Israel’s Carmel forest fire?

    By JewishJournal.com

    January 6, 2011 | 4:31 pm

    In the wake of Israel’s destructive Carmel forest fires last month, the battle over who’s to blame has intensified. Some Israelis have blamed their government for not being prepared, pointing fingers at Prime Minister Netanyahu and at Shas Interior Minister Eli Yishai. Now Shas...